Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

October 21, 2019

A Message from our Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic Community,

Last Wednesday’s Silly Sock Day was a super success and so was the Home and School Association meeting and Art Enrichment! Pizza was enjoyed by all! Thanks go to Mrs. Angie Uptmore, our HSA president, and Mrs. Sara Hiett for leading the art enrichment, Mrs. Price was there to help all our student artists. We are planning on having one enrichment program per quarter that coincides with that month’s Home and School Association meeting.

I just ordered my socks for next month from this site...


New HSA officers were elected last Wednesday night, they are:

President - Angie Uptmore

Treasurer - Rebecca Luna

Secretary - Mary Reyes

The School Advisory Board also met last Wednesday night. The minutes from the September SAC meeting were approved. To view, please click the file below...

Did you know that Holy Family Catholic Church and School was originally named St. Alice Catholic Church and School? Sara Hiett, Lisa Griffith and I have been working on creating a dedicated gallery space in Pemberton Library to celebrate the history of our school. Come and visit the gallery this Wednesday, October 23, from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, at the Coffee and Conversation with the Principal.

Our Virtue of the Month is Forgiveness and our Saint of the Month is Saint Faustina.

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Today at Monday Morning Prayer we celebrated our Honors students and also our Accelerated Readers.



Highest Honors

Kaitlyn Szostek, Sami Lopez, Meagan King, Tuesday Hiett, and Adriana Villarreal

High Honors

Mila Saba, Anna Stepczynski, Mary Ellen Price, Addie Roels and John Cote


Highest Honors

Rose Morton, David Granado, Alexa Gottieb and Jackson Schuster

High Honors

Cooper Orand, Lauret Miller, Abigail Smith, Caleb Marks and Aaron Morales


Highest Honors

Sophia Hughes, Jordan Hill, Drew Hill and Bella Alfaro

High Honors

Carter Smith, Kylie Sterett, Chloe McLain, Brent Neill, Lucas Asprilla and Aden Geary


Highest Honors

Annie Fatima, Olivia Vasquez, Aiden Souder and Alicia Luna

High Honors

Tyler Phillips, Daniel Aselage, Amaryn Moreno, Christian Paddack and Lily Barker


Cade Swan


The First Place AR Awards went to Ben Price, Emory Browning, Julia Garcia, Kaitlyn Szostek, Cooper Orand, Sophia Hughes, and Daniel Aselage. The Second Place AR Awards went to Josh Matasso, Rosemary Pearson, Ashton Brissette, Samantha Lopez, Rose Morton, Drew Hill, and Alicia Luna. The Third Place AR Awards went to Blake Roman, Nevis Cacciotti, Annica Moreno, Adrianna Villarreal, David Granado, Chloe McLain, and Michael Spencer. Congratulations Hornets!

The President and Principal of Nolan will be on campus the evening of November 6th for a Parent Information Night.

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Mrs. Ann Walters, MPS

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Upcoming Events

This Week

October 21 - VIRTUS training at Holy Family Parish

October 23 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

October 23 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. John at St. John the Apostle Catholic School

October 24 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony following the 8:15 am Mass

October 24 - Panda Express Fundraiser 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

October 25 - Diocesan In-service - No School

October 25 - Deadline for submitting Box Tops for Education

Nest Week

October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Holy Family Catholic Community Parking Lot

October 28 - Hornet Soccer vs. Holy Trinity at the Hornets Nest

November 1 - All Saints Day - 12:00 Noon Mass

November 2 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Rita at the Hornets Nest

Upcoming Events

November 3 - Nolan Catholic Open House

November 5 - 8th Grade Shadow Day at Nolan Catholic

November 6 - Nolan Catholic Parent Information Night - Pemberton Library

November 7 - Panera Fundraiser 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

November 8 - High Touch High Tech - Scantlin Hall

November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony

November 13 - Silly Sock Day and HSA Meeting

November 14 - Class Pictures and Individual Retakes

November 15 - Donuts with Dad

November 22 - 8th Grade Thanksgiving Feast

November 25 to 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2 - Pot O'Gold Kickoff

December 4 - Silly Socks and HSA Meeting

December 7 - Chick-fil-A Fundraiser 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

December 14 - Diocesan History Fair

January 10 - Diocesan Science Fair

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Make it a Family Date Night! Panda Express will donate 20% of sales by dining at the Alta Mere location from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 24. All you have to do is order and eat! Please present a paper or digital version of the flyer for in-store orders or enter 305038 in the promotion code box when ordering online.

Follow this link for digital information.


Help spread the word to your family and friends in support of Holy Family Catholic School!

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Time to Migrate!

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Mrs. Wetmore's third graders are on their annual monarch butterfly watch. They sent monarchs they colored to children in Mexico. The monarchs migrate twice a year, and are in town now on their journey south to Mexico from Canada their wintering grounds.

Did you know that Fort Worth is the top of the funnel for the migration? So get out there and plant your milkweed for the spring migration and watch the monarchs fill your garden!

Get Your Running Shoes On!

Fall is here and that means Running Club! Join Mrs. Gomez and Mrs. Szostek on Mondays from 3:10 pm to 3:40 pm on the Hornets Nest for fitness fun. Running Club is open to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Running Club will run from October 28 through December 2.

Please download the sign-up form and complete one for each student and return to the school office by October 24..

Home and School Association

Did you know that the Home and School Association is a partnership between HFCS parents and faculty? The meetings are held monthly during the school year and are open for all school parents. This is a great way to get to know parents and teachers from other grades and learn what is going on in our school community in an out of the classroom. Last week, students were invited to come along with their parents, ate pizza, then participated in the Art Enrichment program moderated by Mrs. Hiett and assisted by Mrs. Price while parents attended the HSA meeting.

Please mark your calendars for the next meeting on Wednesday, November 13.

Hornet Store

Holy Family Catholic School spirit shirts for the 2019-2020 school year are available for order online. Follow the webstore link...https://stores.inksoft.com/hfcs_hornet_store/shop/home.

Orders will be accepted through Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Your order will ready for pick-up at school.

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Trunk or Treat with the Holy Family Catholic Community

Join our School and Church Community in this fun, safe and free event on Sunday, October 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Dads' Club and the Knights of Columbus will sponsor games for all ages. The Knights are also providing free hot dogs. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and best trunk! You still have time to reserve a spot for your trunk. Please contact Jace Price at jeprice2@gmail.com or Sergio Villarreal at sergejv@sbcglobal.net to sign up.


5th and 6th grade students in Mrs. Hiett's art class are working on these little books that “explode” into a series of square pages when you open them. Each student constructed their own book with decorative papers, cardboard, foil, acrylic paint, Sharpies and construction paper.


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Hornet Volleyball

We are all BUZZED about our Volleyball teams and the close of their season. We are so proud of each of you for your contribution to your teams. As a result, you have shown leadership and teamwork throughout the season. Thank you, Mary Ellen, Meagan, Samantha, Mila, Tuesday, Kaitlyn, Jude, Rose, Addie, Adriana, Aaron, Abigail, Alexa, Aden, Aidan, Alicia, Amaryn, Annie, (that is a lot of A's) Christian, Michael, Olivia, Tyler and Lily for being such wonderful role models for each other, our student body and school!

We ended the season with a Pep Rally to cheer the teams on in their post season tournaments.

Hornet Soccer

Soccer season is underway! Our soccer players have been honing their soccer skills on the Hornet's Nest. Below is their schedule. Come out and cheer them on!

Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 pm against St. John at St. John

Monday, October 28 at 4:15 pm against Holy Trinity at Holy Family

Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 am against St. Rita at Holy Family

Wednesday, November 6 at 4:15 pm against St. Andrew at St. Andrew (red goal)

Monday, November 11 at 4:15 pm against St. Joseph at Holy Family

Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 am against St. Martin de Porres at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Monday, November 18 at 4:15 pm against Our Lady of Victory at Holy Family

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Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops by this Thursday (remember no school on Friday) or submit the on-line. Questions? Please contact Vanessa Escamilla at vanessamascorro02@yahoo.com.

Clara's Kitchen - November Lunch Menu

Please download the lunch menu for November from Clara's Kitchen, select your lunch preferences and return to the school office.


Open House

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Parent Information Night - Pemberton Library

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