Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

A Message from Our Principal

A personal thanks to all for their generous contributions to our North Texas Giving Day. Our Annual Appeal kicked off with NTG Day. If you didn’t have the opportunity to give on September 20, you may still make a gift to the school. God bless you.

In our prayers this morning, Jesus taught the disciples not to judge other. We ask our Father in Heaven to help us overcome any meanness we may have for others. Bless us with inclusive and courteous hearts.

Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

A Note to Parents

We are beginning our seventh (7) week of school. We need you to please have your children here on time. Your children miss out on essential bell-ringer activities and announcements, and most importantly, 8am morning prayers. It is also a great life lesson to learn to be on time. We need your help with this please.

Also, we encourage parents of Early Childhood to begin transitioning from walking your children to class to dropping them off at the cafeteria. It is best for the child. The positive gain from this is that your child becomes more and more independent and this transfers to their learning.

This is a reminder that during dismissal, we will call those students whose parents / guardians are in the carline first. The students of the parents who choose to walk up to pick up children, will wait until carline is complete. We ask that you not come into the building and bypass the carline. Our goal is safety and staying in your cars is the safest way to pick up your child. We have had several parents who are not following the practice. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Upcoming Events

Due to a constantly changing calendar, we will not be printing a full calendar this year. Please refer to the Holy Family Catholic School website calendar for all important dates. There is a printable version at that link, for your convenience. Thank you!

This Week

September 24 - Book Fair Begins

September 27 - Grandparents Day, 8:15 Mass; Noon Dismissal

September 28 - Knights of Columbus, Respect Life Night with Abby Johnson; 7:30 Holy Family Church

September 28 - Teacher Inservice; No School

Next Week

October 4 - Picture Day; All 3K and 4K students must wear their red HFCS shirts for pictures.

Upcoming Events

October 10 - Spirit Day Panera Bread; 4-8

October 27 - Fall Festival 10am-3pm

November 7 - Chick-fil-a Spirit Day; 6-10pm

November 15 - Group Pictures and Retakes

The Sport Court is OPEN!!!

First phase of the outdoor sports court is completed. We will be having the court stained and striped (scheduled October 8).
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Grandparents Day!

Thursday, September 27th is Grandparents Day. If grandparent (or, parent) comes to Mass this Thursday, you may sit with your children/grandchildren by waiting in our cafeteria after students are dismissed to their homerooms (about 7:45am). As the homerooms are passing to the Church, grandparent or parent may pick them up at that time. Please make sure the teacher knows you are coming (RSVP to the homeroom teacher) to help make this process efficient.

There will be a reception after Mass, as well as, an opportunity for grandparents to shop at the book fair.

North Texas Giving Day Success!

A HUGE Thank You to all who were able to give during North Texas Giving Day on September 20, 2018. This campaign raised approximately $16,153.00 without consideration of potential bonus funds that will be distributed in October 2018. We still need your help funding phase two of this project which will provide a shaded cover for the new sport court. The addition of a cover will allow for greater use throughout the changing Texas seasons.

Simply click on the link to donate today.


Annual Appeal 2018-2019

The Book Fair is HERE!

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Fifth Grade Science Lab


Capture school memories with portraits by Lifetouch and get ready for Picture Day on Thursday, October 04, 2018.

Students received flyers this week at school with all of the detailed information you need. Online payment/Envelope Order Forms must be returned to your child's teacher by Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Students in K – 8 must wear formal uniform, students in Pre-3 and 4 must wear red polo shirt.

Visit www.lifetouch.com for suggestions, grooming tips, program details and more.

Questions or comments? Call 972-669-9200 or email txcustomerservice@lifetouch.com

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Fall Festival

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Holy Family Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Join us on the Hornet's Nest (the school field) for fun, bounce houses, food, college football games, a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, and most importantly community fellowship. Look for more information about tickets, contests, and a new school spirit shirt to kick off Fall Festival in next week's Hornet Herald. For more information or questions, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

Arts and Crafts Vendor Information and Forms: Once again, the Fall Festival will provide vendor booths. This is a chance to sell one-of-a-kind handcrafted items or promote your home business that sells goods. The cost per booth is $25. Each vendor must be up-to-date on safe environment training or attend the in-person Virtus training. Please check the school website for more information on Virtus training classes. Vendor packet forms are available at the Pastoral Center and attached to the bottom of this newsletter. All forms for craft vendor booths are due by Friday, October 12, 2018. For more information on vendor booths, please contact Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

Craft Fair Participant Documents


Holy Family Catholic School’s uniform guidelines require that all boys in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade wear the official school tie on formal uniform days (e.g., mass, etc.). The child-sized tie provided by Mills Uniform Company is a pre-tied tie that has a neck strap similar to a bow tie. During formal dress days the administration has noticed that these ties hang very loosely on the students even though they are cinched as tightly as possible. After discussion with Mills Uniform Company it was determined that there was a manufacturing error with these ties and the neck strap was the incorrect size for a child. At no cost to you Mills Uniform Company will alter or replace these ties for you. To have your ties altered or replaced you must take them to their store located at 5460 E. Loop 820 S., Fort Worth, TX 76119.

Thank You 2nd Grade!

A special thank you to the second grade class for providing lunch this month for our staff. It was wonderful!

Pictures Needed!

Please email shiett@hfsfw.org with any pictures you have from this year's events such as sporting events, class parties or field trips and any other school related event. I will use them on our website as well as the yearbook. Thank you.

Flu Season.....

The flu season is upon us! Please read the attached flyers for very helpful information and encourage your children to cover their coughs and sneezes correctly, to wash their hands frequently, and to not share food or drinks.

Let’s do all we can to stay healthy and in school!

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