Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

February 7, 2022

A Message from the Principal

February 7, 2022

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

I am sorry that our Catholic Schools Week was cut short due to inclement weather, but I hope that you had the perfect combination of distance learning and fun snow play last Thursday and Friday!

Last Wednesday night at the Home and School Association meeting I spoke about the safety plans that we have in place at HFCS. I want to share that information with those of you who were unable to attend the meeting as the safety of our students is our number one priority.

HFCS has a dedicated Crisis & Emergency Team who update our safety manual each year. Every classroom has a red binder which contains all our safety policies and protocols, and all our teachers review this information every year. Our team members are:

⦁ Ann Walters

⦁ Lisa Bothwell, RN

⦁ Mirna Vasquez

⦁ Jan Barker

⦁ Tracy Head

⦁ Monica Molina, HFCC Parish Administrator

⦁ Detective Maria Orand, parent

The faculty/staff members are CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified:

⦁ Lisa Bothwell

⦁ Jan Barker

⦁ Jodi Price

⦁ Mia Cook

⦁ Tracy Head

⦁ Daphne Gomez

HFCS is a designated Project ADAM Heart Safe School, which means that all our faculty and staff are hands-only CPR certified and have been trained how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). We have two AEDs in our school building, there are also two more AEDs in on the parish side of the campus.

HFCS requires these safety drills every year:

⦁ FIRE DRILL: 1x a month

⦁ TORNADO DRILL: 2x per year

⦁ LOCKDOWN DRILL: 1x per year

⦁ AED Drill: 1x per year (Project ADAM)

We follow Standard Response Protocol (SRP) in emergency situations as shown in this infographic:

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The Standard Response Poster, as well as fire evacuation routes and tornado shelter location maps are displayed in all classrooms and offices.

Here are brief descriptions of when SRP would be implemented. “HOLD” would be used if there is a disturbance or medical emergency in the building and that area needs to be cleared so the crisis team are able handle the situation efficiently. “SECURE” would be used if there is a disturbance in the neighborhood or outside the building, no newly arriving people or visitors are allowed into the building during this time. LOCKDOWN would be used if there is an intruder in the building or a threat of an intruder. EVACUATE would be used if there is a fire or gas leak in the building. SHELTER would be used in the event of a tornado.

I hope this safety information was helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Ann Walters


This Week

Sunday, February 6 - First Sunday of the Month - Wear Uniform to Mass

Wednesday, February 9 - Prospective Family Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

Friday, February 11 - Souper Bowl Spirit Day

Friday, February 11 - 5th/6th Grade Basketball vs. SAS @ SAS at 6:00pm

Friday, February 11 - 7th-8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. SAS @ SAS at 7:00pm

Saturday, February 12 - 5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Rita @ St. Rita at 10:00am

Saturday, February 12 - 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. SAS @ SAS at 9:00am

Saturday, February 12 - 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. SAS @ St. George at 9:00am

Saturday, February 12 - 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. SEAS @ St. George at 11:00am

Next Week

Monday, February 14 - Valentine's Day Parties

Tuesday, February 15 - Spirit Day at La Madeleine

Friday, February 18 - Noon Dismissal

Friday, February 18 - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Saturday, February 19 - PromOrama

Up-Coming Events

Sunday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 2 - Accreditation

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.

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Happy Birthday to Mrs. Jonkers, Mrs. Salerno, Mrs. Fitzsimons, Isaiah Bengfort, Joette Kriss, and Jacob Davis!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

Dads' Club

Holy Family Dads and Friends-

I hope everyone is safe and warm from the the taste of winder last week. I wanted to share a little bit of Dads’ Club news with you:

This year’s Dads’ Club Golf Classic is officially set for Friday, May 13 (1PM shotgun start) at Squaw Creek Golf Course. It will be our 15th annual tournament and we look forward to another successful day of fun on the course and raising money for the school. Please mark your calendars and plan to golf or volunteer that day if you are able to.

The next Dads’ Club meeting is this Wednesday, February 9 at 6:00PM at Heim Barbecue on the River (5333 White Settlement Rd). If the weather is nice we’ll sit outside. If not, I’ll send an update. The main business for this meeting is launching the planning and promotional efforts for the golf tournament. There are lots of ways to help make it a great day for our school — bringing a foursome to play, sponsoring a hole, volunteering on the event day, helping us plan, etc — so please consider what you are able to do to help out. Please RSVP to the meeting and let us know how you may be able to help with the tournament here: dMsy0UC64DjOJ7WP1

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Bonjour, Hornets! la Madeleine Spirit Night

Join us for a Spirit Night at la Madeleine on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Camp Bowie location.

You may dine in, take away or order on-line!

Mention Holy Family Catholic School when ordering and please present a copy of the flyer for all sales, including dining in.

la Madeleine will donate 15% of total sales to HFCS.

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Catholic Schools Week

While the snow took a toll on our Catholic Schools Week activities, it did not damped the spirit of the week!

Monday was "Connect with Students' day starting the day off with a pep rally and the students had a donut treat. Tuesday was 'Connect with Faculty and Staff' day and The Dads' Club sponsored lunch for all the ladies. Wednesday was 'Connect with Community' day and students in Kindergarten, 4th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade stepped out at the Stock Show and soaked in our Cowtown Culture. Back at the Ponderosa - HFCS style, the 5th graders made blankets for the homeless as a service project. All the students looked great in their western accessories, including their decorated bandanas!

All week long, students Dropped Everything and Danced and songs filled the school! Check out the pictures!

As the building was closed on Thursday and Friday, we were not able to celebrate the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur at Mass and hope to invite the Sisters back once the weather clears.

Family Lunch Day - Picnic Style - will be rescheduled once Accreditation is complete.

This Thing Is Legendary! Stock Show Fun!

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Fifth Graders Make Warm Blankets for the Homeless

Drop Everything and Dance

Donation Drive for the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur

Souper Bowl Friday

With last week's inclement weather, Souper Bowl Friday will be this Friday, February 11.

Students may wear their favorite sports team t-shirt or jersey with uniform bottoms on Friday and bring a can of soup for food drive.

Valentine's Day

In celebration of St. Valentine's Day, students may wear valentine accessories with their school uniform.
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The Reservation

Prom Kings and Queens, it is not too late to make your reservation for PromOrama.!

Click on the QR code above or click this link...


to reserve your seat by Friday, November 11, 2022.

Want a table? You can do that too! Click on Sponsorships on the menu bar and review all the options!

Questions? Please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org or 817.737.4201.

The Raffle

With the snow causing a short week last week, the winners for Week Eight will not be announced on Monday. Please turn in your tickets from last week as Mrs. Orand will keep Week Eight and Week Nine separate. Mrs. Orand will be back on February 14 to announce the winners from both weeks.

There are a few spaces to sell raffle tickets after Mass. Follow the link to the Sign-up Genius and reserve your time!


Keep Selling, Hornets!

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The Flowers

Show your prom date how special they are by purchasing an exclusive PromOrama corsage and/or boutonniere. Proceeds from each purchase will benefit Holy Family Catholic School. Click on this link to place your order https://payit.nelnet.net/form/8whD90ti

The last day to order is Wednesday, February 9.

Snow Much Fun!

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Holy Family Catholic School is proud to partner with Wholesome Food Services to offer lunch service to students, faculty, and staff. Our restaurant partner, Raising Cane's, will offer lunch on Monday's throughout the remainder of the school year. Lunch service begins Monday, January 31, 2022.

Sign Up Today!

Registration is free, and there is no obligation!

  • Go to www.wholesomefoodservices.com
  • Select Register to create an account
  • Set up a profile for each child by selecting Add Profile
  • Select Order Now to view menus and place orders
  • Enter your credit/debit card information to pay securely online
  • Ordering app (WFS Ordering) available in the App Store and Google Play

Winter Welcome Sale!

10% OFF - Lunches Delivered January 31 Through February 28, 2022

Enter promo code WLCMHF22 at checkout to save!

Valid for orders placed between 1-26-2022 and 2-27-2022 for lunch delivery between 1-31-2022 and 2-28-2022.

Cannot be combined with any other coupons, offers or promo codes.

Quick, convenient and easy to use!

  • You can place orders up until 1 pm the day before delivery
  • You can order up to 60 days in advance
  • You can cancel up until 8 am the day of delivery

Lots of great benefits!

  • Order every Monday or occasionally - whatever best suits your needs, budget, and taste
  • Lunches are individually prepared and delivered
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian items available on many menus
  • Send a Love Note to your student on their lunch label for good luck wishes on test days or positive words of love and encouragement
  • Wholesome Food Services offers gift cards - the perfect gift for students, teachers, and friends

Need help?

Call the 24/7 customer support line at 800.872.0226 or email support@wholesomefoodservices.com.

Wholesome Food Services donates a portion of your lunch purchases back to Holy Family Catholic School.

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