Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

January 11, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

With last Thursday’s first Mass of the New Year, Father Jeff asked our students to share the ways in which they show love of God. Students answered with a variety of responses: prayer, caring for friends, telling God we love Him, going to church, and more. Each response warmed my heart. It made me think that every parent of these students is showing love of God by choosing to send their students to a school in which Jesus Christ is the role model and at the heart of all we do. In a time of resolutions and fresh starts, may we all keep our priorities focused on teaching and following the Way of Christ.

Upcoming Events

This Week:


  • Monday 1/11 Recognition Ceremony - 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/12 7th Grade to Catholic Charities 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/12 Internet Safety Guest Speaker - 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/14 Mass - 7th Grade Host - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/14 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Museum - 9:30 a.m.



Next Week:


  • Monday 1/18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday 1/19 Spirit Day Dress
  • Wednesday 1/20 Advisory Council - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/21 Mass - 6th Grade Host - 8:15 a.m.

Congratulations, Mrs. Pierce!!!

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year…

Kimberly Pierce!!!!

A BIG thank you to Mrs. Pierce for all that she does going above and beyond the call of duty for her fellow teachers, students and parents. Mrs. Pierce is an amazing model of strong faith, hard work and excellent teaching. She is a wonderful example for all of us and we are so blessed to have her at Holy Family Catholic School!

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Second Quarter Recognition Ceremony

This morning, we held the Recognition Ceremony for our student achieving honors for the second quarter. Below are listed those who received Academic Honors, High Honors and Highest Honors. We also named this quarter's Christ Bearer Award recipients. Many awards were also given to those who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd by grade level for our Accelerated Reader Program. Those names will be listed in next week's Hornet Herald. We are so proud of all of our students! Go Hornets!

Christ Bearer Award Recipients

Congratulations to Ava Terrell and Delaney Boley - our Christ Bearer Award Recipients for the second quarter of the 2015 - 2016 school year. These young ladies are excellent examples of unselfish behavior. They are courteous, polite and respectful. They go above and beyond what is expected and truly follow in the footsteps of Christ. We are so proud of Ava and Delaney!

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Honor Roll - Highest Honors

Congratulations to these students who eared a numerical average of 96 or above with no grades below 70, no "incompletes" and a conduct grade of 80 or above...

5th Grade - William Hughes, Ivan Lopez, Megan Zavala

6th Grade - Mia Flores, Emily Grimes, Nikita Marquardt, Victoria Martinez

7th Grade - Griffin Kopp, Kate Morton, Ava Terrell

8th Grade - Tara Fitzsimons, Madison Grimes, Jacob Marquardt, Kaitlyn Speairs, Nicole Zavala

Honor Roll - High Honors

Congratulations to these students who eared a numerical average of 90 to 95 with no grades below 70, no "incompletes" and a conduct grade of 80 or above...

5th Grade - Samuel Asprilla, Thomas Conway, Noah Esquivel, Mary Michael Johnson, Grant Neill, Cooper Salerno, Jackson Thompson

6th Grade - Alexandra Acuna, Stefan Saba, Ethan Zavala

7th Grade - Erin Fishman, Claudia Leidner, Ryan Phillips, Nathan Pierce, Eliana Romero, Kelsey Sterett, Garrett Wartelle

8th Grade - Andrea Acuna, Olivia Asprilla, Delaney Boley, Grace Chambers, Anna Conway, Matthew Jones, Jenna Mance, Daniel Neff, Hunter Phillips, Rachel Sibal, Payton Thompson, Celizz Valdez

Honor Roll - Honors

Congratulations to these students who eared a numerical average of 86 to 89 with no grades below 70, no "incompletes" and a conduct grade of 80 or above...

5th Grade - Eli Geater, Riley Geater

6th Grade - Michael Jones

8th Grade - Ciara Esquivel

Special 2nd Grade Recognition for Sophia Ordaz

At our Recognition Ceremony this morning, we were honored to have Mr. Ernie Horn from Score A Goal in the Classroom. Mr. Horn recognized the accomplishments of Sophia Ordaz at the Reading Bee in the Fall. Way to go, Sophia!
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Guest Speaker on Internet Safety - January 12th

Holy Family Catholic School will host an evening program by Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Carl J. Lazarus on January 12th at 6:45 pm in the Family Life Center. Mr. Lazarus will discuss many topics including bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting, social media as well as general internet safety for children. All parents are welcome.

Holy Family Talent Show Auditions

Just a reminder that Talent Show Auditions will continue this week after school (3:15) in the library on Tuesday, January 12th, and Wednesday, January 13th. Please see Mrs. Rians for more details.

Running Club

Running Club will meet this Wednesday, January 13th.

April 15th - Make-up School Day

Now that you have your 2016 calendar, please mark April 15th as a regular school day. This will make up for the missed day of school on November 17th due to the power outage after the storm.

Middle School Parents Invited to NCHS

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Holy Family Catholic Church Men's Club Guest Speaker

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Pot O' Gold News - Save the Date and Sponsors

The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball

Make Plans to Join Us for Pot O' Gold

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. 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.

Event Sponsorship for POG

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. All sponsor forms are due by January 22, 2016. For more information or questions about being an event sponsor, please contact Tracy Head at 817-737-4201 x110 or busmgr@hfsfw.org.

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 News - Raffle

Pot O' Gold Raffle Kickoff

Today is the raffle kickoff for Pot O' Gold! Parent Packet is being sent home with your student. The packet contains important information and dates about this FUNdraiser. Please note that the price of the raffle tickets was left off all tickets. We apologize for this inconvenience. The price of each raffle ticket is $5 or a book of 6 for $25.

Pot O' Gold News - Wine Pull

New to the 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!

What is a Wine Pull, you ask? Pot O’ Gold attendees will be able to purchase and choose a bottle of wine from the donations we receive. The fun part of the event is they do not know what kind of wine they are choosing because the bottles are all wrapped the same!

We are asking for a donation of a bottle of wine worth $15.00 or greater. All wine must be received by Wednesday, February 3rd. You may drop it off at the school office.

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

St. Alice / Holy Family Alumni

Are you a St. Alice/Holy Family Alumni?

Come join alumni and celebrate the school's 70th Anniversary at POG. If you or anyone you know is an alumnus, please send your contact information to Lisa Phillips at hfcspog2016@gmail.com. The POG committee will be sending out special invitations to all alumni. Please feel free to share this message with friends and family.