Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

September 6, 2021

A Message from the Principal

September 7, 2021


Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,


I hope that you enjoyed time with friends and family over the long Labor Day weekend! Fall is right around the corner, and we all have Fall Festival to look forward to on Sunday, October 24th.


Don’t forget to take or renew your Safe Environment Training, Protecting God’s Children, if you plan on volunteering at Fall Festival or at any other time at HFCS. Visit www.fwdioc.org, Safe Environment, Awareness Sessions, to register for a training. You will need to set up a Virtus profile if this is your first time taking the training. Thank you for taking the time for this important training.


Please join me tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 8, at 7:30am in the library for Coffee and Conversation with the Principal.


ACT Aspire is no longer offering periodic benchmark testing. Grades 3 to 7 will take an ACTS Aspire summative in the spring; 8th grade will take the PreACT test date TBD. K – 2 grade students will continue with the TPRI benchmark testing.


Parent survey! Throughout this year the School Advisory Council will be working with me to create our next HFCS Five Year Strategic Plan and your input in this process is vitally important – please respond to this survey by September 20.


https://forms.gle/WgJDG81DeUgfeBjv7


This is a comprehensive survey so please give yourself time for thoughtful reflection and response. The parent community will gather at our November 3rd Home and School Association meeting to discuss the results of this survey and to add new goals and aspirations to our plan.


Thank you and God bless,


Ann Walters


Principal

Seventh Grade Silly Socks!

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This Week

Sunday, September 5 - Wear Your uniform to Mass

Monday, September 6 - No School - Labor Day Holiday

Week of September 6 - ACT Aspire Testing

Wednesday, September 8 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters - 7:30am

Thursday, September 9 - Mass 8:15am Adoration - 9:00am

Friday, September 10 - Back to School Family Dance


Next Week

Week of September 13 - ACT Aspire Testing

Monday, September 13 - Middle School Student Leadership Council Speeches and Elections

Monday, September 13 - Progress Reports Due

Tuesday, September 14 - Panera Bread Spirit Night - Westworth Village location

Thursday, September 16 - Dads' Club Meeting - Mama's Pizza - 6:00pm

Friday, September 17 - Noon Dismissal - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Saturday, September 18 - Catholic Schools Night with the Texas Rangers

Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19 - Hosting Christ and Coffee after all Masses


Up-Coming

Thursday, September 23 - North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, September 23 - National Junior Honor Society Induction

Week of September 27 - Follett Book Fair

Thursday, September 30 - Grandparent's Day


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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Happy Birthday to Anthony Michael Anthony Acuna and Ruby Jonkers!


May all your birthday dreams and wishes come true!

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PreK-3 and PreK-4 are really getting into reading! The are following along the audio story of Little Red Riding Hood with their very own books!


Read on further to learn more about reading in PreK!

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Art Enrichment Night

The students had so much fun during the art enrichment program last week, creating a lovely banner.


Many thanks to Mrs. Hiett for such an artsy packed eventing!

Dads' Club

The HFCS Dads’ Club's first meeting of the year is on Thursday, September 16 at 6:00 PM at Mama’s Pizza (5800 Camp Bowie). Please join us to talk about our plans for the school year, including the upcoming Fall Festival, and to get to know some of your fellow Hornet dads.


Contact holyfamilydadsclub@gmail.com for more information and be looking for an email later this week with additional details.

Lemonade Squad

Olivia held her 4th annual Lemonade for Hayden this past weekend supporting The WARM Place. She had wonderful support and donations from parents, students, and faculty making it a huge success!


Way to go, Oliva!

Staying Healthy with Nurse Lisa

Nurse Lisa got a head start with PreK-3 and PreK-4 this week with proper handwashing skills and staying healthy!
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Ready to Read!

Last Wednesday, PreK-3 and PreK-4 had a surprise visit from the 8th graders. The 8th graders read a story to each PreK student.


Learning! Serving! Leading!

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Panera Bread Spirit Night on Tuesday, September 14!

Head on over to Panera Bread for HFCS's Spirit Night on Tuesday, September 14 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Westworth Village location at 6505 Westworth Blvd.


When dining in or going through the drive-thru, present the flyer below.


If ordering online, type in the code PRFUND.


Panera will donate 20% of proceeds to Holy Family Catholic School.

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Grandparent's Day

Please remember to invite your child's grandparents, great-grandparents and grandfriends to Grandparent's Day on Thursday, September 30!

North Texas Giving Day

Did you know that Early Giving started on September 1? Follow this link to donate to the school and parish today!


https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/holy-family-catholic-school

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Catholic School's Night with the Texas Rangers!

The Texas Rangers are having a Catholic School's Night on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6:05pm. Click on the link below to reserve your tickets for the Rangers vs. White Sox.


https://offer.fevo.com/texas-rangers-v-white-sox-147aawb-ce5dc4a?fevoUri=texas-rangers-v-white-sox-147aawb-ce5dc4a%2Ftexas-rangers-v-white-sox-147aawb-ce5dc4a


If you would like to purchase a T-Shirts, click on the link below..


https://www.yoomarkit.com/product/baseball-night-2021/

Walking with Women in Need

Walking With Moms in Need is a new nationwide initiative from the USCCB that the parish has been implementing. Attached the first newsletter that explains WWMIN a little more.


The plan is to have an “organization of the month” where we will feature different opportunities to learn more about that organization.


The first featured organization will be Catholic Charities and we will be hosting a couple of KNOW poverty hours, giving everyone the opportunity to learn about CC and their out of poverty pathways.

Catholic Mission Committee

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration beginning on Thursday, September 9 and every Thursday after the school Mass at 9:00am and ending with Benediction at 6:00pm in the Chapel.


All are invited to pay a visit sometime throughout the day at your convenience. If you’ve never been to Adoration, we invite you to come following the school Mass for Exposition then we will pray the Rosary as a group. It is a special time to pray and to be in the actual presence of Christ. Please click on the link for a great description on the meaning of Eucharist Adoration and a fun activity for you and your child.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ETRkL51fhMREs1ZkFtX2xlVmc/view?resourcekey=0-z8ghfiLsAStUkIsyrDrf1A


Below is a Youtube link to watch a short video on Adoration...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mbyMeNPddBs