Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

January 25, 2021

A Message from the Principal

January 25, 2021

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Next week is Catholic Schools Week, a time for us all to celebrate HFCS: 75 Years of Excellent Catholic Education! Here is the agenda for the week:

Sunday, January 31: Celebrating Our Parish

  • Pulpit Announcements: MS students read excerpts from their essays/poems

  • Student lectors at each Mass

  • All students wear uniforms to Sunday Mass

Monday, February 1: Celebrating Our Community

  • Livestream All-School Band Pep Rally/Kick-off of POG On-Line Bidding in parking lot

  • Each grade level will present a 1-2 minute HFCS 75th birthday cheer NJHS picks best cheer for each tier: PK-1, 2-4, 5-8,

  • NJHS awards Spirit Stick to overall best cheer

  • HFCS Spirit Wear Day with Uniforms

Tuesday, February 2: Celebrating Our Students/Celebrating HFCS’ 75th Birthday

  • 75th Birthday Party Hat Contest

  • students design their own hats at home and wear them to school

  • Each class picks best class hat

  • NJHS picks the best hats in PK-1, 2-4, 5-8

  • NJHS picks the best of the best hat

  • Ice cream cups delivered to classrooms, sprinkles provided

  • Student affirmation activities: PK-K: student super-power affirmation capes, 1-8: decorate classroom doors with paper t-shirts with affirmations on them

Wednesday, February 3: Celebrating the Nation

  • Students wear red, white, and blue accessories

  • Pledges at morning and afternoon prayer, National Anthem in afternoon

  • Students write thank you letters to first responders

Thursday, February 4: Celebrating Vocations

  • School Mass

  • Father Hoa, and Sister Immaculata speak about their vocations

  • 8th Graders pick appropriate Drop Everything and Dance Songs and Times

  • Students reflect on what they “want to be when they grow up,” and HFCS will have a virtual career day later in the year based on student interests

Friday, February 5: Celebrating the Faculty, Staff and Volunteers

  • Souper Bowl Spirit and Service Day

  • Students wear a team spirt shirt with their uniform

  • Students bring a can of soup to donate to the homeless

  • Mini Pep Rally: Hand out Family Party Packs for Saturday Night

  • Lunch for Faculty

Saturday, February 6: Celebrating Families

Congratulations Kaitlyn Szostek, winner of the Fort Worth Area 16 Spelling Bee! Kaitlyn will go onto the Regional Spelling Bee at TCU on March 9th. Kaitlyn, we are so proud of you!

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Every January Catholic school Pastors, Principals and Business Managers around the country review their school budgets and set tuition for the upcoming year, and HFCS has done the same.

Last week, Father Hoa, Tracy Head, and I reviewed our school budget and set the tuition for the upcoming year. We are raising tuition 3%, which is a $250.00 increase for fulltime students, and a $125.00 increase for a half day PK student. PK Enrichment is optional and is billed separately at $5.00 per hour.

This is what the tuition increase looks like:

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I am very proud of how our community has handled the challenges of COVID 19, we have had a great year even with the limitations that the pandemic has brought us. Our modest tuition increase will allow us to maintain the quality education and positive learning environment that Holy Family Catholic School is known for.

God bless you, and thank you for your support,

Ann Walters


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Up-Coming Events

This Week

January 27 - Prospective Parent Zoom Meet and Greet with Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Jonkers

Next Week

January 31 through February 6 - Catholic Schools Week

February 1 - Bidding opens for silent auctions

February 3 - Home and School Association meeting via Zoom at 6:00pm

February 6 - Pot O'Gold's 75th Birthday Bash Live-Streamed Auction

Upcoming Events

February 10 - Virtual Open House Tours for Prospective Families

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Our 75th Birthday Bash is going to be so much fun! And, it is FREE!

The success of the auction this year is dependent on your participation. Register today as an on-line bidder at http://PotOGold2021.ggo.bid.

Once registered, you will be able to visit the site to view the exciting silent and live auction items, with new items arriving daily. Bidding begins on Monday, February 1.


A link to watch the live-streaming will be emailed to you prior to the evening of the event, Saturday, February 6, 2021.

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Week 8 Raffle Ticket Results

Our Hornets are busy at work selling raffle tickets. As of Sunday evening, our students have raised $9,195.00 in ticket sales. Way to go, Hornets! Just under two weeks to go!

Here are the top sellers for Week 8...

1st - Hannah Flores

2nd - Jonathan Howell

3rd - Milla Saba

Top Selling Class for the 7th week in a row - that's right! 3rd Grade!

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Raffle Ticket Sales at Mass

Wow! Jonathan and Nicholas Howell sold 33 BOOKS OF TICKETS and then some yesterday and Saturday after all the Masses.

Want to sell more raffle tickets? The Parish Office has given permission for students to sell raffle tickets at all Masses this weekend, January 30 and 31.

To sign up to sell tickets, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

How Do I Bid On Auction Items?

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Sponsorships! Ads!

Event Sponsorships

It is not too late to be a sponsor at Pot O' Gold!

Deadline is TODAY!

For more information, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgrffith@hfcsfw.org.

Advertising in Pot O' Gold Program

TODAY is the deadline for your ad to be placed in the program for POG.

Contact Lisa Griffith for more information.

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Happy Birthday to Cash Henry and Emily Allred!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

Get into the Swing! Dads' Club Golf Classic!

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National Junior Honor Society and Gotta Lotta Enchiladas Fundraiser

If you will remember, the NJHS sold tamales last month.

They raised $913.00!

Many thanks to Gotta Lotta Enchiladas for partnering with NJHS and HFCS!

Way to go NJHS!

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