Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

August 23, 2021

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,
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We are off to a solid, safe, and happy start to the new year! It is so good to see parents back on campus again. Today’s Monday Morning Prayer was especially beautiful, please click on this link to see our joyful discipleship in action https://www.instagram.com/p/CS6zBELgWJS/?utm_medium=copy_link.
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Last Wednesday night we had our first 2021-2022 School Advisory Council meeting and our main goal this year is to engage the Holy Family community in our HFCS strategic planning process.


  • Members of the council will lead, and participate in, community focus groups which will include these groups of stakeholders: parishioners, parents, school faculty/staff, parish staff, and students.

  • Council members will also analyze the data from the focus groups and use this data to write our next year strategic plan.

  • This work will be done in four phases:

  • Collecting data: October 2021 through December 2021

  • Analyzing data: January 2022 through March 2022

  • Writing the plan: May 2022 through July 2022

  • Publishing the plan: August 2022

  • Our parent focus group will be held on November 3rd at our Home and School Association meeting. Please plan on attending, your input will help shape the future of our precious school.

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It was a pleasure to stop in our PK portable this morning and read the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, to our youngest students!
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I look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.


We will have three different Elementary sessions that you will be able to choose from, and one Middle School session. Our Middle School session will include all full-time MS faculty, who will be presenting information about their individual subject areas.


Please be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius from your child's Elementary teachers so you can pick which session/s you will be attending. We will not be offering a Sign-Up Genius for the Middle School meeting because there is only one session.


Meet the Teacher Night, Tuesday, August 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


  • 6:00 - 6:15: Welcome in the Library - Mrs. Walters

  • 6:20 – 6:40: Session One - Elementary Homerooms

  • 6:45 – 7:05: Session Two - Elementary Homerooms

  • 7:10 – 7:30: Session Three - Elementary Homerooms

  • 7:10 – 8:00 Session Three - Mrs. Price's Classroom, all full-time Middle School Teachers will be making short presentations about their classes.


The summer St. Brendan's Bingo project deadline, facilitated by our Catholic Mission Committee, has been extended to Friday, August 27.

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Uniform shipping delays and back orders: Many of you have not yet received your child’s full uniform for this year due to Mills uniform supply chain issues. Students may wear plain red polos if you have not received the logo polos yet. Other uniform accommodations can be made as needed.


Thank you and God bless,


Ann Walters

Principal

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Up-Coming Events

This Week

Tuesday, August 24 - Meet the Teacher Night

Friday, August 27 - St. Brendan's Bingo Due to Mrs. Walters


Next Week

Wednesday, September 1 - Early Giving open for North Texas Giving Day

Wednesday, September 1 - Home and School Association Meeting and Student Enrichment

Thursday, September 2 - Campisi's Spirit Night

Friday, September 3 - Noon Dismissal


Up-Coming

Monday, September 6 - No School - Labor Day Holiday

Week of September 6 - ACT Aspire Testing

Wednesday, September 8 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

Friday, September 10 - Back to School Family Dance

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

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

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.

Please mark your calendars for the evening of Tuesday, August 24, from 6:00 to 8:00pm for our Meet the Teacher Night.


We will have three different Elementary sessions that you will be able to choose from, and one Middle School session. Our Middle School session will include all full-time MS faculty, who will be presenting information about their individual subject areas.

Please be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius from your child's Elementary teachers so you can pick which session/s you will be attending. We will not be offering a Sign-Up Genius for the Middle School meeting because there is only one session.


Meet the Teacher Night, Tuesday, August 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

  • 6:00 - 6:15: Welcome in the Library - Mrs. Walters
  • 6:20 – 6:40: Session One - Elementary Homerooms
  • 6:45 – 7:05: Session Two - Elementary Homerooms
  • 7:10 – 7:30: Session Three - Elementary Homerooms
  • 7:10 – 8:00 Session Three - Mrs. Price's Classroom, all full-time Middle School Teachers will be making short presentations about their classes.


Looking forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night!

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Happy Birthday to all of our students, faculty and staff that had birthdays over the summer...


Easton Aldringer, Abigail Smith, Presley Matlock, Almudena Roseman, Aaron Morales, Ellie Kriss, Truman Pearson, John Cote, Samuel Williams, Alexa Gottlieb, Vincent Circelli, David Granado, Ben Price, Weston Alexander, Cruz Ramos, Evangeline Circelli, Lauret Miller, Andrew Acuna, Levi Szostek, Colin Steger, Gabriel Johnson, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Head, Ms. Bernal, Nurse Lisa, and Mrs. Griffith.


Happy Birthday this week to Hannah Flores and Mrs. Cook!


May all your birthday wishes come true!

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Catholic Schools Night at Globe Life Park

Get together with family and friends to cheer on the Texas Rangers as they take on the White Sox on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6:05pm.

Click on the link below to reserve your tickets.


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2nd Annual Nolan Catholic Golf Tournament

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Nolan Golf Tournament sponsored by the Viking Club on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Hawks Creek Golf Club.


For more information, contact Mark Cortez at markcortez@aol.com.