Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

October 18, 2021

A Message from the Principal

October 18, 2021

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

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It was great to see so many parents at our Fall Festival Pep Rally this morning! The weather was perfect for our band performances and our grade level cheer contest. Mrs. Cerda’s 3rd grade students won the HFCS Spirit Stick for their great cheer:

We rock and we rule!

We are the third graders of this school.

We have courage, we have pride,

We have heart inside.

We fill our brains with power and knowledge,

We’re as smart as the kids in college!

Last Friday’s Diocesan In-Service included Mass celebrated by Bishop Olson, and Mrs. Lisa Griffith received her 15-year Diocesan Service Pin. Our teachers went to a variety of professional development sessions including topics on classical education, Catholic identity, nature studies, differentiated learning strategies, cyberbullying, and growth mindset


My thanks go to the families that responded to the HFCS Parent Survey, your comments will help shape our new 5-year strategic plan. I look forward to continuing our conversation about strategic planning at our next Home & School Association meeting on November 3rd.

Fall Festival is next Sunday and I am so glad that we are able to gather as a community to celebrate our parish and school life together this year.


Ann Walters


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Up-Coming Events

This Week

Monday, October 18 - Start of the Second Quarter

Tuesday, October 19 - VIRTUS Initial Training

Thursday, October 21 - 7th Grade Viking Football vs. Newman Academy at Nolan at 4:30pm

Thursday, October 21 - 8th Grade Viking Football vs. Parish at Nolan a 6:00pm

Next Week

Sunday, October 24 - Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 27 - 1st Grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Wednesday, October 27 - 2nd Grade SeaQuest Field Trip

Thursday, October 28 - Pot O'Gold Committee Meeting - 9:30am - ABC Rooms

Thursday, October 28 - 7/8 Grade Viking Football vs. Oakridge at Oakridge at 4:30pm

Friday, October 29 - All School Rosary 2:00pm in the Church


Monday, November 1 - All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation - 12:00 noon Mass

Tuesday, November 2 - Prospective Parent Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, November 3 - Silly Socks Day

Wednesday, November 3 - HSA Meeting and Student Enrichment Program

Tuesday, November 9 - Kinder Zoo Field Trip

Wednesday, November 10 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony

Friday, November 12 - Donuts with Dad

Friday, November 12 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Log Cabin Village

The school calendar can be found in its entirety on the school website at www.hfcsfw.org, click on the About tab, then click on the Calendar tab. Dates are subject to change.

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We Heard It's Your Birthday!

Birthday wishes to Sybil and Sally Tasler!

may all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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Fall Festival Pep Rally

We enjoyed a morning of fun and cheer as we gear up for Fall Festival on Sunday!

You can watch the recorded event on the schools Facebook page. Click on the link to view...


Fall Festival is Here!!!

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the Fall Festival "I Am the Vine, you are the branches" on Sunday! There is still time to donate books for the Book Walk, store bought cakes and cookies for the Cake Walk, and prizes for the BINGO tables.

Visit the photo booth to capture memories of returning to the Hornet's Nest!

The Dads' Club and the Knights of Columbus will be cooking up some amazing food for us. The school and parish ministries will have fun booths to visit, not to mention the Cake and Book Walks.

Our very own Hornet Band will perform at 1:15pm on the Sport Court followed by Nolan Catholic's Ballet Folklorico at 2:00pm.

B+I+N+G+O, see how many times you can yell BINGO and choose from many fun prizes!

Bring your family and friends to this fun family festival.

From the Dads' Club

Holy Family Dads & Friends-

We have some important volunteer opportunities coming up, including our biggest day of the fall, Fall Festival on Oct. 24. We’re in charge of preparing and serving the bulk of the food for the event so we need lots of help. I encourage everyone to volunteer for a shift if you can, and if you can work longer I promise it’s one of the more enjoyable work days you’ll have. Let me know if you have questions about any of the below items:

(1) Tuesday, Oct. 19 there is a VIRTUS Safe Environment training session. You need to be up to date on VIRTUS training in order to volunteer at Fall Festival. To register for this session or if you have questions about this process or the requirements, please contact Star Fedor at the Parish Offices at 817.737.6768 x 122 or email her at sfedor@holyfamilyfw.org. If you’re already up to date with VIRTUS, you can disregard.

(2) Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 AM - 1PM, we will be helping get the field set up for Fall Festival. This involves moving and setting up tables, tents, booths, etc. If you can assist, please sign up using the link below for Fall Festival volunteers.

(3) Sunday, Oct. 24 is the big day. We need help setting up before the event and cleaning up after it, and we need a team of 6-10 people working the grill from 1-5. I know everyone is being asked to work in different capacities at Fall Festival, so we’ve split the day into shifts that will hopefully accommodate busy schedules. If you can pitch in for one or more shifts, or help with setup or cleanup, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48adab2ea0f94-2021

(4) Finally, if you’re going to be helping at the grill and want to look the part, you can order a Dads’ Club Holy Smoke Grill shirt like the one many of the “veteran” dads will be sporting. They are bright gold dry fit tees and cost $20 (see attached image). If you want a shirt, please reply to this email with your size and we’ll be back in touch with details for payment and pickup.

Thanks in advance for all your help. I hope to see everyone next week.

Jack Price

Holy Family Catholic School Dads’ Club 2021-22
“St. Joseph, pray for us"
Email: holyfamilydadsclub@gmail.com
Twitter: @HolyFamilyDads
Instagram: @HolyFamilyDads

Pot O'Gold Committee Meeting

So thrilled to be back in person for Pot O'Gold, our annual dinner and auction. We will return to Ridglea Country Club on Saturday, February 19, 2021.

We need your help! Mark your calendars to attend the first POG Committee Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in the ABC Rooms. There are so many ways to be involved in this event!

Questions? Contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

St. Brendan's BINGO Winners Pizza Party

The Catholic Missions Committee challenged students over the summer to participate in the

St. Brendan's BINGO. The students spent their summer traveling with St. Brendan's and grew their Catholic faith.

Students who participated and won BINGO's were treated to a special pizza lunch last Wednesday by Mrs. Walters and the Mission Committee.

Living Rosary

On Friday, October 29, HFCS students will participate in an All School Rosary at 2:00pm in the Church. Follow the following Google link to submit names of deceased family members to be read aloud during the Living Rosary.


Hornet Sports


The 7th Grade Volleyball team had three games last week and lost all three, but showed true humility and sportsmanship. They played in a post season tournament and will know how they placed tomorrow.

The 8th Grade Volleyball team beat out St. Peter in their game on Saturday. They will enter a post season tournament on Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic School.

Hornets, we are so proud of you!


8th grade Viking football took on Fort Worth Country Day and won 42 - 28! The 8th Grade team will play Parish at 6:00pm at Nolan on Thursday, October 21.

Will report on the 7th grade team game with Fort Worth Country Day next week. The 7th Grade team will play Newman Academy at 4:30pm at Fort Worth Country Day on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Way to go Hornets!


The 7th graders traveled to Nolan Catholic last week to participate in Vikathon. Vikathon is a field day or sorts that Nolan hosts each October where they briinging the 7th graders from the Diocesan schools together for a day of fun and fellowship.

Looks like our 7th graders were all buzzing!

3rd Grade Soars into Space

The 3rd graders learned about the Solar Systems recently. Each student selected a plant and made a dioramas for all of us to enjoy!

Great job 3rd grade!

Holy Family Catholic Community

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Knights of Columbus Top Golf Tournament

Join the Knights for fun and a round of Top Golf on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. See the flyer for more details.

Nolan Catholic News

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