Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

November 30, 2020

A Message from the Principal

November 30, 2020

Dear HFCS Community,

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I hope that you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving break! Advent followed Thanksgiving very closely this year and we are now preparing for the coming of the Christ Child! During the first week of Advent we focus on the virtue of Hope. Here are the prayers that we said today during our Monday Morning Prayer as we lit the first candle on our Advent Wreath:

O God, Bless this Advent Wreath.

May it help us prepare to welcome Jesus, Your Son, into our lives.

May the light of His love shine through us.

We believe in you, Lord.

We know that you can help us

to love and respect each other more.

You are our light,

the light that overcomes darkness.

Come, Lord Jesus!

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It was my privilege and pleasure to be a part of the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony on November 19th. I am so proud of our returning NJHS members Drew Hill, Jordan Hill, Sophia Hughes, Chloe McLain, and our new members Carter Smith, David Granado, Jackson Schuster, Rose Morton, and Alexa Gottlieb. Congratulations HFCS NJHS members!

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2021-2022 HFCS Uniform Changes

Every year around this time HFCS meets with the Mills Uniform representative about our uniform updates for the following academic year. Here is a short list of changes you can anticipate for 2021-2022.


· Transition from poly-cotton red logo polos to Dri-Fit red logo polos

o Dri-Fit polos were the parent survey choice

o Poly-cotton logo polos may still be worn next year

o Dri-Fit polos will become available at Mills once the current poly-cotton logo polo stock has been depleted


· PK girls will wear a pull up plaid skort and a red logo polo every day

· PK boys will wear navy uniform shorts or pants and red logo polo every day


· Transition from Girls’ Leather Saddle Medium Width Shoes to solid white or black athletic shoes

o Based on parent, teacher, and student feedback, the girls’ saddle shoe will no longer be required

o Solid white or solid black athletic shoes will be the new uniform choices

· Possible transition from front-zip jumper to Girls’2-in-1 Plaid Skort for dress day

o There is a possibility that the front-zip jumper may not be available from Mills next year for dress day

o More information will be forthcoming about the availability of the front-zip jumper for next year


· 5th grade is now considered to be part of Middle School and will follow the Middle School dress code in 2021-2022.

My thanks go out to all the students and parents who made the extra effort to sell Pot O’ Gold Raffle Tickets this past week! Go Hornets!

May you have a light filled first week of Advent,

Ann Walters


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This Week

November 30 - December 4 - Class Level Spelling Bees

December 1 - iGiveCatholic Appeal

December 2 - Silly Socks Day

December 2 - Home and School Association Meeting

Next Week

December 11 - Orders Due for Tamale Fundraiser

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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Let's Celebrate!

Have you heard it is our birthday? Pot O'Gold will celebrate our annual gala on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from the comfort of your own home!

We are currently accepting donations for the auction. Here are some ideas for you to consider! Our POG will be a success if we are able to acquire exciting auction items. Please be brave and ask your friends and family members to donate items! Please keep in mind items can be other that what is listed below.

Colorado Weekend Getaway

Texas Coast Weekend Getaway

Austin/Wimberley/Fredricksburg Getaway Package

Glamping or Tree House Getaway

Texas Country Backyard BBQ for 10 Couples

Aggie Football Bundle

Golf Bundle

· Colonial

· Shady Oaks

· Rivercrest

· Mira Vista

· Diamond Oaks

· Top Golf

· Putt Putt Golf

· A Golf Club w/ Accessories

· Golf Lessons

Puppy Package

· Puppy

· Vet

· Grooming

· Treats

· Bowls

· Cage

· Puppy Portrait (secured)

Cowtown Bundle

· Cowboy boots

· Night at Stockyard Hotel

· Dinner at Joe T’s

· Rodeo Tickets

· Horseback Riding Lessons

· Bike Share

· Cowtown Segway Adventures

Culture Bundle

· Botanical Garden Pass

· Fort Worth Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge Family Pass

· Fossil Rim Pass

· Fort Worth Zoo

· Cowgirl Museum

· Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art

· Kimball Museum

· Amon Carter Museum

Beauty Bundle

· Gift Certificate Hair Salon

· Gift Certificate Nail Salon

· Gift Certificate Wax

· Gift Certificate Massage/Facial

· Gift Certificate MedSpa

· Spa Robe

· Bath Salts

· Deluxe Face Creams

Principal for a Day

Nurse for a Day

Silent Auction Wish List

Cadillac Wine: Wine Tasting

Put a Cork in It: Wine Tasting

Mike’s Garden Center Gardening Package

Class Projects (Room Moms)

Class Baskets (Room Moms)

Buy It Now

Kendra Scott Pull

Student Art: Sara Hiett will work with all of our students to create individual canvas paintings (secured)

Cowgirls and Saints Swarovski and Sterling Rosary (secured)

Cowgirls and Saints Holy Family Bracelet (secured)

Cowgirls and Saints Holy Family Necklace (secured)

Handcrafted Welcome Door Wreath (secured)

Family Portrait with Professional Photographer (secured)

Custom Logo Design (secured)

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Pot O'Gold's 75th Birthday Bash Raffle Ticket Sales!

Raffle Ticket sales have started! Please turn in raffle tickets by 2:30 pm each Friday to receive credit for the weekly sales. If you need additional raffle tickets, please ask the Front Office. Please turn in all unsold raffle tickets to the Front Office.

Our goal for raffle this year is $15,000. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. 1st place will receive a $1,500 Visa gift card and 2nd place will receive a $750 Visa gift card.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results - Week One

Congratulations to the 7th grade classes for being the top-selling class for week 1! Way to go, 7th graders! Keep up the great work!

Top Individual Sellers for Week One:

1st Place:

Cooper Orand

2nd Place:

Milla Saba and Jonathan Howell

Thank you to all the students who helped make this week's raffle sales a success.

Don't forget to keep selling raffle tickets!

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Holy Family Catholic School's Leadership Council and Gotta Lotta Enchiladas, Etc. is partnering to sell delicious, handmade tamales.

These delicious pork or beef tamales are delivered frozen, easy to prepare and can be stored up to five months in the freezer.

Cost - $15.00 per dozen

$9.00 will be donated back to Holy Family Catholic School.

Online orders will be accepted from November 20, 2020 through December 11, 2020 at https://payit.nelnet.net/form/japLv17p

Your order will be available for pick up from the school on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Holy Family Catholic Community News

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Virtual Retreat for Women

Here is the link to register for the retreat. https://bit.ly/HFRetreat

Questions? Contact Genni Sayers at gsayers@holyfamilyfw.org