Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

February 10, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

It was great to see everyone decked out in their denim and diamonds on Saturday night at our Pot O’ Gold! It was a fun evening and the live auction was quite energetic, thank you for supporting the new roof initiative. Watch fo the link to the POG Singin’ in the Rain slideshow in case you missed it – it is adorable and so are our talented K-2 grade students and our very own Gene Kelly, Evan Carlo Olmas! I am grateful to Jesse and David Granado for the photography and editing skills that made this slideshow come to life.

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It took quite a team to make our Pot O’ Gold such a success. Heartfelt thanks go out to POG chair, Tamara San Miguel and co-chairs Maria Orand and Lisa Phillips. Special thanks also go to all of our room moms and teachers for creating beautiful classroom baskets, and all of the parents who donated items or found donors for our silent auction. I appreciate the efforts of our faculty and staff with the production of the event, especially Tracy Head, Jan Barker, Sara Hiett and Lisa Griffith.

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Friday is Valentine’s Day and a half-day at HFCS. Class parties will include sweets and snack food at 11:00 am, dismissal will be at noon. After school care will be available, please pack a lunch for your student/s on Friday.

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We are so proud of Kaitlyn Szostek! Kaitlyn came in 3rd place at the Area 16 Spelling Bee held at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts last Tuesday. She competed against students in grades 4-8 from 27 private, parochial, charter, and home schools in Area 16. Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

Safety is on all of our minds. Our school safety committee has been, and will continue to be, focused on assessing and implementing new campus safety measures. HFCS has purchased security cameras and is working with our IT consultant to incorporate the security camera system with the recently installed server. Once that process is complete, the physical cameras will be installed on campus, both inside and outside of the school building. I will keep you informed on the progress we make on this project and any other safety implementations.


Mrs. Ann Walters


Holy Family, Pray for Us.

St. Valentin, Pray for Us.

Up-Coming Events

This Week

February 12 - Silly Socks Day

February 12 - Home and School Association Meeting and Craftivities Enrichment Night

February 14 - Noon Dismissal

February 14 - Valentine's Day parties

February 14 - 8th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball games

February 14 - Deadline for Re-enrollment

February 15 - 5th & 6th Girls, 7th Boys, 8th Boys and Girls Basketball games

February 15 - Knights of Columbus Cana Night

Next Week

February 19 -Prospective Family Lunch and Learn

Upcoming Events

February 25 - 6th and 7th Grade Retreat

February 26 - Ash Wednesday

February 29 - TPSMEA Solo Contest

March 2 - Texas Independence Day

March 5 - HFCS Solo Contest for Band

March 6 - End of the 3rd Quarter

March 9 - 13 - Spring Break

Denim and Diamonds - A Stompin' Good Time!

Yee haw… That’s a wrap for the 33rd annual Denim & Diamonds Pot Gold.


Pot O’Gold cannot happen without each and everyone of you. From selling raffle tickets, for all the donations, for the time you took to make class projects (which by the way were AWESOME), for the buy it nows, for the teacher and staff donations, for the volunteers who made the baskets look amazing, for the volunteers who helped with the move in and out of Ridglea Country Club and especially for everyone who attended the event and purchased the silent and live auctions.

Our school might be small, but we are mighty, and we can move mountains. God has truly blessed our little gem of a school with caring and loving parents, grandparents, parishioners, teachers and staff who come together for the benefit of our children and our school.

Thank you again from the bottom or our hearts.

Tamara San Miguel

Lisa Phillips

Maria Orand

Pot O' Gold 2020 Raffle Tickets

It's amazing what happens when we all pull together and work as a team! Pot O' Gold Raffle raised $14,250. Way to go Holy Family! All raffle proceeds will go toward the purchase of a much needed new roof for our school.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results for Week Eight

Congratulations to the 6th grade class for being the top-selling class! Way to go, 6th grade!

Top Individual Sellers for Week Eight:

1st Place:

Jude Pierce

2nd Place:

Hannah Flores

3rd Place:

Presley Matlock and Rosie Pearson

Individual Sales List:

Thank you to all the students who helped make week eight raffle sales a success:

Evelyn Skelly, Harry Jonkers, Julianna Price, James Welsh, Joette Kriss, Edward Hughes, Harry Uptmore, Mila Cacciotti, Mia Romero, Sebastian Marks, Ruby Jonkers, Truman Pearson, Hannah Flores, Hannah Pierce, Ben Price, Ellie Kriss, Evelyn Uptmore, Tory Luna, Emma Circelli, Presley Matlock, Nevis Cacciotti, Emory Browning, Rosie Pearson, Evan Olmos, Olivia Reed, Mary Ellen Price, Mila Saba, Cooper Orand, David Granado, Rose Morton, Aaron Morales, Caleb Marks, Jude Pierce, Jordan Hill, Drew Hill, Aden Geary, Adrianna Gray, Tyler Phillips, Adian Souder, Daniel Aselage, and Alicia Luna.

Overall Top Sellers for Pot O' Gold 2020

1st Place:

Cooper Orand - $100 Visa Gift Card

2nd Place:

Hannah Pierce - $50 Visa Gift Card

3rd Place:

Nevis Cacciotti - $25 Visa Gift Card

Overall Top Selling Class for PreK-5th Grade:

Second grade was the top-selling class for elementary. They will receive a spirit day, movie, pizza and soft drink party! Thank you for doing an awesome job, second grade!

Overall Top Selling Class for Middle School:

Sixth grade was the top-selling class for middle school. They will receive a spirit week with a movie and popcorn. Thank you for doing an awesome job, sixth grade!

Top Selling Family for Pot O' Gold 2020

Hannah Pierce and her family will enjoy a night of bowling and fun. Thank you, Pierce Family!

Overall Individual Top Raffle Ticket Sellers

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Overall Top Selling Family - Hannah Pierce and Family

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Overall Top Selling Class from PreK-3 to Fifth Grade for Raffle Tickets - Second Grade

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Overall Top Selling Class from Sixth to Eighth Grade for Raffle Tickets - Sixth Grade

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Week 8 - Top Raffle Ticket Sellers - not pictured - Jude Pierce

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Week 8 - Top Raffle Tickets Sales Class - Sixth Grade

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Bring On The Band!

Congratulations and Thank You to the following HFCS Band members for auditioning for the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Band!

We are proud to announce that Kaitlyn Szostek placed 14th chair Clarinet, Samantha Lopez is 1st Alternate Flute, Annie Fatima is 2nd Alternate Flute and Tyler Phillips is 2nd Alternate Trombone.

Kaitlyn will now have the opportunity to perform with other outstanding musicians in the DFW Metroplex at Greenhill School on February 21st and 22nd.

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Home and School Association Meeting - Wednesday, February 12!

Join us for our monthly HSA meeting and Student Enrichment Night this Wednesday. Pizza at 5:30 pm with the meeting and student enrichment at 6:00 pm.

You children won't want to miss out! They will be doing crafts with the Dads' Club!

Come on out!

Hornet Athletics

Our Hornets continue to win, or have narrowly lost.

Basketball will come to a close this weekend, so come on our and cheer our student athletes on! Watch the Hornet Herald for more details on the post season tournament.

5th and 6th grade girls vs. SEAS at SEAS on Saturday, February 15 at 11am

7th grade boys vs. Holy Trinity at the Nolan Arena on Saturday, February 15 at 11am

8th grade girls vs St. Rita at St. Rita on Friday, February 14 at 6pm

8th grade girls vs. SEAS at SEAS on Saturday, February 15 at 2pm

8th grade boys vs. St. Joseph at St. George on Friday, February 14 at 7pm

8th grade boys vs. St. John at the Nolan Arena on Saturday, February 15 at 2pm

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Valentine's Day - 12:00 Noon Dismissal

Students will celebrate Valentine's Day with class parties starting at 11:00 am on Friday.

With Friday being a 1/2 day, the students do not have lunch.

Please remember to send a sack lunch with your student if he/she will be staying for Extended Day.

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Knights of Columbus Cana Night

Celebrate Marriage with the Knights this Saturday! Make your reservation by Tuesday, February 11.
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Turn in Box Top$! Win a Pizza Party!

Turning in your Box Top$ is so easy and benefits HFCS and does not require any additional pruchase!. And, here is even more incentive...The class that turns in the most BoxTop$ will win a pizza party!

Please submit your unexpired Box Top$ to your homeroom teacher by Friday, February 21, 2020.

Follow the link to learn more about submitting using the app https://www.boxtops4education.com/

If you have any questions, please email Vanessa Escamilla @ vescamilla18@yahoo.com

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Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Wholly Chicken!

Because of you, the Hawk's Creek location of Chick-fil-A donated $97.58 to Holy Family Catholic School from our Spirit Night in December.

Nolan News

Nolan Band Director, Mr. Manny Guerrero Visits Band Class

Ms. Bernal invited Mr. Guerrero from Nolan Catholic to work with our Band students last Wednesday.
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