Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

April 11, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

Dear Families,

As I am sure you have heard by now, Dr. John Shreve will be the Principal at HFCS for the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Shreve is returning "home" --- to the parish where he currently ministers in numerous ways and to the school where he served as principal from 2006 - 2011, and from which his daughter, Jacie, graduated.

John and I are in frequent communication. We are working together as plans are made for next year so that the transition is smooth and hopefully seamless. I am so happy for Holy Family Catholic School and for John. What an exciting time to be a Hornet!


Veronica Tucker

Upcoming Events

This Week:

  • Tuesday, April 12th - 5th Grade Field trip to Southwest Airlines
  • Tuesday, April 12th - Kendra Scott Party - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13th - Running Club - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14th - Mass Hosted by 3rd Grade - 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, April 15th - 8th Grade Retreat Field Trip to Botanic Gardens

Next Week:

  • Monday, April 18th - Spirit Dress Day
  • Tuesday, April 19th - 6th Grade Field Trip to the Zoo with Boulevard Heights Students
  • Wednesday, April 20th - 8th Grade Field Trip to Catholic Charities Event held at Saint Bartholomew
  • Thursday, April 21st - Mass Hosted by 6th Grade

Important Dates Coming Up...

  • Sunday, April 24th - Spirit Games at Nolan Catholic High School
  • Monday, April 25th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Day
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Kendra Scott Party - TOMORROW!!!!

You will not want to miss Spirit Night at Kendra Scott! Come to the University Village location TOMORROW, April 12th, between 5:00 and 7:00. This is a great way to stock up on birthday gifts, Mother's Day gifts --- and more. 20% of all proceeds come back to Holy Family Catholic School. You just MUST mention HFCS when making the purchase. See you there!

2016 HFCS Parent Survey

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the survey e-mailed last week. The link is also included below. This information is invaluable in helping us as a school, parish and Advisory Council make plans for the upcoming school year(s). This is most helpful when everyone participates. This survey only takes about 15 minutes. As of today, we are at about 20% overall parent participation. Please complete by this Friday, April 15th. While the survey is anonymous, we are able to see the number of total respondents per grade. Each grade with over 50% participation by April 15th will receive popsicles later this month. Kudos to our parents in 4th and 7th grade. You are already almost over 50% participation! Thank you, in advance, for your help!

Pot O' Gold News

Many thanks to all who helped plan, attended and contributed to this year's Pot O'Gold. Special thanks to chairs, Lisa Phillips and Melodi Thompson, who made it all possible. The final numbers are win!


which includes...


(Classroom Laptops and Mobile Cart) - $12,000


The POG Team would like to extend to everyone at Holy Family a chance to purchase the special HFCS items offered at POG. There are many HFCS spirit gear items for purchase. We will be selling these items after school on Friday, April 15.

Also, there are other items which include a picture of the entire school forming a cross in the church (courtesy of Smiley's Photography). The photo can be viewed in the school office. The picture is being offered in a 5x7 or 8x10.

In addition, there is an opportunity to purchase:

- Marquee for a Day

- Free Dress Pass

- Tardy Pass

- Texas Holdem' Party at the Neill House

AND a chance to bid on some special items!

Please fill out the order form below and return it to Tracy Head in the school office or the POG team on Friday, April 15, after school.

Time to Re-enroll!

I know that we are all busy and that re-enrolling might be something you plan to get to soon. However, please know that staffing and other budget decisions are based on our projected enrollment. For this reason, it is critical that you re-enroll soon so that we can move forward. If you need the link to re-enroll sent to you again, please contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfsfw.org.

April 15th - Regular School Day

THIS Friday is a regular school day. This was originally scheduled as a bad-weather day on the school calendar. This is a make-up day for the day we did not have school in November due to the power outage.

Tech Buzz - Mathletics

Our 1st - 3rd grade students are piloting Mathletics, a web-based Math enrichment program used to supplement the great things happening in the classrooms. The students are really enjoying this fun way to hone their math skills!

HFCS Hosts Diocesan Middle School Dance

Last Friday, our student council, along with moderator Mr. Thrower, organized a Middle School Dance for our students and also invited 6th - 8th graders from Our Lady of Victory, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint John and Saint Peter Catholic Schools. Even with some "technical" difficulties, it was a HUGE success! Many thanks to all the parents who helped chaperone. Below is a picture of all the Hornets in attendance. For more pics, please open link below. Thank you to Hilary Boley for being our official photographer!
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8th Grade Field Trip to Dallas

Last week, the 8th graders went on a field trip to Dallas. They first visited the Dallas Holocaust Museum building on their studies of World War II. Afterwards, they went to Klyde Park and enjoyed lunch and time with their classmates on a beautiful day in Dallas! For more pictures, please visit our school Facebook page.
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Congratulations, Ava Terrell!

Congratulations to 7th grader, Ava Terrell whose ACT scores qualified her for Grand National recognition at Duke University on May 16. We are so proud of you, Ava!
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We have been invited to host a game at the Spirit Games at Nolan on April 24th. The booth is a duck pond and we need 6 Safe Environment certified volunteers to manage the pond from 12-3 in 1 hour shifts. Instructions, equipment, and prizes will be provided at Nolan on the 24th. Please email PTO@hfsfw.org if you can help out. Middle school students are welcome to work when accompanied by an adult. Everyone gets service hours.

Click this link for information about the games: http://stephenbreenmemorialfoundation.org/spirit-games-2016/

Next PTO MEETING will be April 26th at 6:00 pm with childcare provided.

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Spirit Games 2016

Spirit Games 2016 is less than a month away! St. John Catholic School is in the lead with the most students registered. Congrats to St. John’s! Let’s see if another school can take the lead for next week by registering more students.

Please click on the image below to register your children for Spirit Games 2016. Remember, $15 pays for their t-shirt which is their ticket to Spirit Games.

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Nolan Catholic High School

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Mass with Bishop Olsen at 11:00 am on the football field

Games & Activities begin at 12:00 pm

Registration: Please click here to register for Spirit Games 2016.

Website: http://stephenbreenmemorialfoundation.org/

Facebook: Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation

Twitter: sbreenfdn

Instagram: sbreenfdn

Snapchat: sbreenfdn

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10th Annual HFCS Dads' Club Golf Tournament - May 13th

Mark your calendar to join the HFCS Dads' Club for its 10th Annual Golf Classic on May 13 at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth. Online registrations for both players and sponsors are now available. Please use links below.