Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

February 1, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

A BIG thank you to our teachers, parents, and students who helped make our Open House this past weekend a booming success! The school looked amazing, the food from Dad's Club was delicious, our tour guides recruited many future hornets, students were wonderful and the teachers had the classrooms looking fabulous! I was so proud to be a part of this event.


Please also remember to re-enroll via the e-mail sent to you last week. Until February 12th, all slots are held for current students. If you are interested in financial assistance, that application (submitted through FACTS) must be completed by March 1st. Please contact the school with any questions regarding enrollment.


Blessings,

Veronica Tucker

Upcoming Events

This Week:
  • Tuesday, 2/2 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th Field Trip to Stock Show
  • Wednesday, 2/3 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Bass Hall
  • Wednesday, 2/3 - Science Fair
  • Wednesday, 2/3 - Running Club - 3:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2/4 - 4th Grade Hosting Mass - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 2/4 - Science Fair
  • Friday, 2/5 - Family Lunch Day 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 2/5 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal in gym - 1:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 2/5 - Talent Show in gym- 6:30 p.m.


Next Week:

  • Tuesday, 2/9 - Fat Tuesday / Valentine's Day Class Parties - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 2/9 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/10 - Ash Wednesday Mass at Noon
  • Wednesday, 2/10 Running Club - 3:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 2/12 - Stations of the Cross - 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, 2/12 - 4th & 5th Grades to Casa Manana - 9:30 a.m.

Family Lunch Day and Talent Show - February 5th

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week. we will enjoy Family Lunch Day this Friday! Lunch is being generously provided by Ronald and Edith Hilliard.

The menu will be: brisket and potato chips.

Drinks and desserts may be purchased from our middle school for $1.

Schedule will be as follows...

11:00 - 11:45 -
PK3, PK4, K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Lunch in A, B, C Rooms and Family Life Center

11:45 - 12:15 -

PK3, PK4, K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Recess

12:00 - 12:45 -

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Lunch in A, B, C Rooms and Family Life Center

12:45 - 1:15

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Lunch Recess

1:45 - Daytime Talent Show Performance

6:30 - Evening Talent Show Performance

Fat Tuesday Parties

We will be celebrating Fat Tuesday next Tuesday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. In keeping in line with the liturgical calendar and respecting the solemnity of Fridays during Lent, we will not hold Valentine's Parties on Friday, February 12th. Teachers will notify their classes whether they will exchange Valentine's cards on the 9th or at a later date. Students are permitted to wear Mardi Gras beads on Fat Tuesday. However, if these become a distraction to the learning process, they may be asked to remove the beads until party time.

Stock Show Field Trip - Part 1

Last Tuesday, our PK4, Kindergarten, 1st and 8th Grade students visited the Stock Show. The 8th graders did a FABULOUS job with their "buddies" as they navigated the grounds.

Nolan Catholic High School Applications

Nolan Catholic High School is accepting online applications for current 8th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are accessed through the school’s website at www.nolancatholichs.org. To arrange a tour, a shadow day experience or have any questions, please contact Lisa Griffith, Director of Enrollment Management at 817-395-0436, or email: lgriffith@nchstx.org.
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Spelling Bee Winners

Students who participated in the Bee were Celizz Valdez, Hunter Phillips, Ava Terrell, Seth Ulmer, Mathilda Thompson, Stefan Saba, Samuel Asprilla, and Megan Zavala. Congratulations to all who participated!

Ava Terrell is the spelling bee champion! She spelled “retrieval” as the winning word. She will represent HFCS at Fort Worth Country Day on February 9, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. The spelling bee runner up is Hunter Phillips. We are so proud of them. Great job, Ava! We wish you the best of luck as you progress to the area spelling bee.

A huge thank you to Father Jeff for being the moderator; Mrs. Kopp, , Mrs. Szostek, and Mrs. Pierce for judging and Mr. Thrower for videotaping the event.

We are so proud of all these Spelling Hornets!

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Annual Appeal

Congrats to our 1st and 2nd graders for reaching 100% participation in the Annual Appeal campaign. They enjoyed ice cream and popsicles at lunch today. We are so proud of you! Thank you for supporting HFCS!
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All School Picture After Mass this Thursday!

We will be taking an all-school picture following our school Mass / Adoration this Thursday. Please make every effort to have your student present this Thursday. Students will be in their Mass uniforms. Preschool students are asked to wear white shirts.

Out of Uniform Dress

With many out-of-uniform days coming up for our raffle ticket sellers, I wanted to send our a reminder of our non-uniform dress policy as stated in the Family Handbook.

NON-UNIFORM DRESS

These days require conventional or basic clothing styles, keeping the following in mind:

  • Jeans must be properly fitted, clean and in good condition. (No holes)
  • No sweatpants or leggings without a skirt are permitted.
  • Skirts, culottes or shorts must be no shorter than 2" above the kneecap. NO GYM / ATHLETIC SHORTS ARE ALLOWED. Sleeveless sweaters, blouses or dresses are not permitted.

  • Shirts that expose the midriff are not permitted.
  • Clothing must be free of messages or symbols referring to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, vulgar language and/or gangs.

  • Socks or hose must be worn. Socks must come above the ankle bone. No flip flops or shower shoes. Boots must be a standard style(Western or Cowboy); however, proper athletic shoes must be brought to wear for PE classes.

  • Jackets, coats, hats, bandanas and sunglasses may not be worn in the school or church buildings.


Note: Failure to be dressed appropriately on Non-Uniform Dress days will result in the student’s exclusion from participation in class and/or activities until he/she is dressed appropriately with the time spent away from the classroom considered unexcused, and/or the loss of future non-uniform dress privileges. Out-of-uniform slips will be sent home if not in compliance. A dress code violation will results in a 2 point deduction from conduct grade. Four dress code violations in one quarter will result in a detention.

Prayers for Mrs. Yanger

Mrs. Yanger, our librarian, had knee surgery last week. The surgery went well and Mrs. Yanger is home healing. Please keep her in your prayers as she recovers. She hopes to return to campus in March. Until then, we are blessed to have Mrs. Bergkamp as our substitute until Mrs. Yanger returns.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE

Tired of fighting the Valentine’s Day crowd? Can’t get a babysitter? Holy Family olyHolyCatholic Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will host a Parish Valentine Dance on February 13, 2016. Fr. Jeff will preside over a blessing of wedding rings at 7:30 pm, followed by a dance until 9:00pm. Admission will be $20 per couple. Admission will include beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and tunes laid down smooth by our very own DJ Lee Boley. Babysitting will be available in the nursery. Please RSVP for babysitting to holyfamilyknight @gmail.com. Tell your friends!!!

Make Plans to Join Us for The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball

Pot O' Gold is one of Holy Family Catholic School's primary fundraisers and has a long tradition of raising funds for our school while providing a fun night out for our parents. This year's goal is $50,000. Please make plans to join us this year for The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball, as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our wonderful school. POG will be held on March 5, 2016, starting at 6 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club.



The event sponsorship deadline has been extended until February 29, 2016. Event sponsorship offers the opportunity to receive reservation tickets and showcasing of your family name and/or business through social media, the school's website, the program cover and the slide show shown at Pot O' Gold. A sponsor form is included in the parent packet. For more information or questions about being an event sponsor, please contact Tracy Head at 817-737-4201 x110 or busmgr@hfsfw.org.



Have you checked out the new POG website? It can be found on the Holy Family website, www.hfcsfw.org, click on support HFCS, then Pot O' Gold. Here you can find out who has donated to POG and what they have given. We are extremely fortunate to have the support of many businesses in our community. The list will be updated weekly.


If you have any questions about Pot O' Gold, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Melodi Thompson at Melodi-thompson@att.net.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Tickets

WOW! The student rocked Week 3 in raffle sales. Keep selling! Raffle tickets must be turned in at 2:30pm each Friday to receive credit for the week sales. If you need more raffle tickets, please ask the front office. The price of the raffle tickets was left off all tickets. The price of each raffle ticket is $5 or a book of 6 for $25. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results - Week Three!

Congratulations to the 4th grade class for being the top selling class this week! 4th grade sold a grand total of 27 books. WAY TO GO 4th GRADE!

Top individual sales for this week are:

1st Place:

Klement Rix

2nd Place:

Daniel Aselage

3rd Place:

Alex Acuna

Individual Sales List:

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

Price Pickard

Nevis Cacciotti

Jenna Milotte

Samantha Lopez

Klement Rix

Maddie Grace Wolff

Adriana Villarreal

Tuesday Hiett

Rose Morton

Sophia Ordaz

Presley Fulbright

Cooper Orand

Elli Kriss

Caleb Medina

David Granada

Isabella Almas

Lauren Lopez

Daisy Pulido

Aden Geary

Annie Fatima

Daniel Aselage

Mary Michael Johnson

Alex Acuna

Jesse Kimmerly

Ava Terrell

Kate Morton

Ryan Phillips

Ryan Cussnick

Grace Chambers

Daniel Neff

Christyn Ballweg

Payton Thompson

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Pot 'O Gold Wine Pull

Get in the "spirit" with a donation of a bottle of wine for the Wine Pull that will be held at the Pot O' Gold! We are asking for a donation of a bottle of wine worth $15.00 or greater. All wine must be received by this Wednesday, February 3rd. You may drop it off at the school office. Volunteers will be in carpool line on Wednesday at drop off and pick up to receive donations. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their donation(s).

If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Maria Orand at 817-676-6711.

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CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES RICE BOWL

This Lent Holy Family Catholic School will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that will help you experience Lenten spirituality by living in solidarity with people in need around the world. As we, the global Church, continue our prayerful walk through this Holy Year of Mercy, it is especially appropriate to come together in prayer as a family this Lent, reflecting on how we can live this call to mercy more abundantly. Use your cardboard CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Be sure to visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities whose lives your Lenten gifts are changing through CRS Rice Bowl. We will collect your CRS Rice Bowl at the end of Lent.