Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

February 8, 2021

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Remember to wear coats and hats to school this week for outdoor play!

A Message from the Principal

February 10, 2021

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Thank you for making our 75th Birthday Bash livestream Pot O’ Gold a great success! We have been getting great feedback from you, and the students, about how much you enjoyed the event. I especially loved the student songs, history lesson, band, and other performances that were embedded into the livestream - I am so proud of all of our students!

My many thanks go to all the people who helped make this evening a success: Brenda Conway, Sophie Kriss, Sara Hiett, Kim Nappier-Pierce, our room parents, Tracy Head, Jan Barker, and Lisa Griffith, the chair of the event! We were also very happy to honor three women who have previously given many years and many hours of service to our beloved school: Lisa Phillips, Maria Orand, and Vonne Velez. A special thank you goes out to Chuck Johnson of Big Bad Wolf Creative Group for the gift of his time, and directorial, and video production talent.

The total numbers are not in yet, but we do know that the raffle sales added up to $16, 525.00 - go Hornets! This number is up from the past few years. Thank you, students and parents!

The students reported that Catholic Schools Week was awesome, especially the pep rally! The pep rally will become a new CSW tradition for our wonderful school.

I was very moved by the vocation story that Father Hoa shared with us at Mass last Thursday; we can certainly see how the hand of God was at work to bring Father and his family to America, the place where he would become ordained. Sr. Immaculata also shared her vocation story with all of us, we are so blessed to have a Dominican sister here at HFCS.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Szostek and Samantha Lopez, we are happy to announce that Samantha and Kaitlyn auditioned for, and earned, a chair as members of the Texas Private School Music Educators Association Middle School Honor Band!

God bless, and thank you again for coming to our 75th Birthday Bash,

Ann Walters


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Up-Coming Events

This Week

February 10 - Virtual Open House Tours for for PreK and Kindergarten Prospective Families

February 12 - Class Valentine's Day parties

Next Week

February 17 - Ash Wednesday

February 19 - Noon Dismissal

February 19 - Prospective Family Zoom with Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Griffith

Upcoming Events

February 22 - Prospective Family Meet and Greet with Faculty

February 24 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom

February 26 - Stations of the Cross

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Dear Holy Family Catholic Community,

I hope everyone had a wonderful time at the live-streamed 75th Birthday Bash!

Please know how thankful I am to our students, parents, faculty and staff for participating in this new view of Pot O'Gold. From the first pep rally kick off to the last raffle ticket sold, this evening would not have been a success without you.

Thank you Mrs. Walters and Father Hoa for your support and guidance in taking our gala in a new direction. Without your support, none of this would have happened.

Thank you to Sophie Kriss, Brenda Conway, Kim Nappier-Pierce, Sara Hiett, Jan Barker and Tracy Head for all your expertise, rounding up donations, time and talent! You were the brightest shining candles on our birthday cake!

What our community did not get to witness was the dedication to POG this year by Tracy Head and Sara Hiett. Mrs. Hiett, your creativeness with the class projects were beyond adorable. I know how many hours you put in at school. I can't imagine the personal time you invested in the projects to have such great items to bid on. Thank you! Mrs. Head, thank you for all the organization of the auction items and entering all the items into Greater Giving. Then bagging them all up in such festive birthday bash bags, on top of your day to day duties. Please know how much I appreciate you both!

I will be in touch with those who won auction items to arrange a time to come to school and pick them up. I would like to avoid handing the items out during the carline as to not slow things down, especially with the cold weather upon us this week.

Happy 75th Birthday Holy Family Catholic School!


Lisa Griffith

Our Fantabulous Honorees!

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Week 10 Raffle Ticket Sales and Final Results

Way to go, Hornets!

Top Sellers for Week 10

1 Jonathan Howell

2. Nicholas Howell

3. Hannah Flores

Top Selling Class for the ninth week in a row, Third Grade!

Overall Raffle Results

The raffle tickets have been tallied, and Hornets, you sold $16,525 raffle tickets! You blew our goal of $15,000 right off the cake! This set the stage for hoping reaching the overall goal of $75,000.

Way to go, Hornets!

Top Selling Family

The Howell Family is the top selling family!

Top Selling Students

First Place - Jonathan Howell

Second Place - Nicholas Howell

Third Place - Hannah Flores

Top Selling Classrooms

PreK3 through Fourth Grade - Third Grade

The Third Grade will be treated to an Ice Cream Social and will wear spirit shirts for a week with the exception of Mass day.

Fifth through Eighth Grade - Sixth Grade

The Sixth Grade Class will get a student choice catered lunch and wear spirit shirts for a week, with the exception of Mass Day.

Many thanks to all the Hornets who sold raffle tickets...

Samuel Williams, Samantha Lopez, James Welch, David Granado, Emery Medearis, Hannah Flores, Evan Carlo Olmos, Olivia Reed, Lauret Miller, Lucy Bengfort, Max Motheral, Christopher Conway, Aubrey Isaac, Cooper Orand, Ashton Brisette, Emma Circelli, Vincent Circelli, Addie Roels, James Roels, Andrew Garcia, David Garcia, Ellie Kriss, Joette Kriss, Kaitlyn Szostek, Levi Szostek, Ben Price, Mary Ellen Price, Juliana Price, Jonathan Howell, Nicholas Howell, Sophia Hughes, Edward Hughes, Alexa Gottlieb, Jamison Gottlieb, Tuesday Hiett, Evelyn Skelly, Josh Matasso, Hannah Pierce, Emory Browning, Aiden McRae, Oliver McRae, Liam Isaac, Cruz Ramos, Emma Marbut, Maggie Goggans, Michael Anthony Acuna, Lorelei Matasso, Presley Matlock, Tory Luna, Andrew Matasso, Aaron Morales, Josh Marbut, Gabriel Johnson, Ruby Jonkers, Harry Jonkers, Milla Saba, Rosie Pearson, Truman Pearson, Blake Roman, Eliana Datinguinoo, Madilyn Sisk, Jacob Davis, Millie Davis, Meagan King, Madilyn King, Aden Geary, Abigail Smith, and Cash Henry,

And, super thanks to the following Super Hornets who sold over 10 books of raffle tickets...

Christopher Conway (16), Cooper Orand (25), Ashton Brissette (15.83), Samuel Williams (15), Samantha Lopez (19), Hannah Flores (39), Max Motheral (17), Aubrey Isaac (23.5), Liam Isaac (10.5), Ellie Kriss (30), Joette Kriss (26), Kaitlyn Szostek (20.17), Levi Szostek (20), Mary Ellen Price (11.66), Ben Price (13), Juliana Price (12.66), Jonathan Howell (55), Nicholas Howell (45.5), Josh Matasso (10), Hannah Pierce (18), Maggie Goggans (13), and Milla Saba (20).

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Top Sellers for Week 10 and Over All Top Sellers are Jonathan Howell, Nicholas Howell and Hannah Flores

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Top Selling Class for Week Ten and Overall Top Selling Class for PreK through 4th Grade is 3rd Grade

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Over All Top Selling Class for 5th through 8th Grade is 6th Grade

Notes from Nurse Lisa

Nurse Lisa is hoping for some snow to go along with this cold weather!

Help her wish come true:

  1. Wear your PJs inside out and wear them backwards
  2. Flush an ice cube down the toilet
  3. Put a spoon under your pillow

Thank you!

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Valentine's Day Parties

The Valentine's day parties are this Friday, February 12 at 2:30pm.

I am sure your room parents have already reached out to you, so here are a few reminders for the parties...

  • Please place each Valentine card in a plastic baggie (Ziplock or similar bag).
  • Please, no home baked goodies.
  • Snack items must be individually wrapped.

Questions? Please contact your room parents.

Waiting for the day that you will be able to attend these parties in person!

Save the Date! Dads' Club Golf Classic

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Many Happy Birthday wishes to Joette Kriss, Jacob Davis, Mrs. Salerno and Mrs. Fitzsimons!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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Holy Family Catholic Community News

Calling all artists and non-artists alike! Join us for a morning of fellowship and painting. Sara Hiett, of both Holy Family and Panther City Artists, will be teaching an in-person painting class, open to all women of Holy Family! All supplies and instruction will be provided, and you’ll have a one of a kind painting to display in your home! Face masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed. Advanced registration required, as this event is limited, to be able to keep within the Diocesan safety protocols.

For more information on Sara’s organization, Panther City Artist, check out this link: https://panthercityartists.org/.

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/HFPaint