Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

October 25, 2021

A Message from the Principal

October 25, 2021

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

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Our HFCC Fall Festival was a great success! There was a sense of joyful community celebration on Sunday afternoon at our Fall Fest. My thanks go out to all of our parent, teacher, and parishioner volunteers who made Sunday a memorable event. Dads’ Club and the Knights of Columbus did a great job keeping us full of great food and drink, the room parents made all the booths come alive for family fun, and the HFCS Band, Nolan’s Ballet de Folklorico, and our great DJs kept us all moving and dancing. Special thanks go to Mrs. Sara Hiett and Mrs. Kim Nappier-Pierce for co-chairing our “I am the Vine, you are the branches” 2021 Fall Festival.

Great news! We have received 30 new iPads and 30 new laptops through a government grant! We were able to apply for COVID-19 related government grant money last year with the possibility of receiving more funding this year.

The Diocesan schools are moving away from the ACT Aspire national assessments and returning to the IOWA national assessments. We will conduct our IOWA summative assessments this spring.

Our full-time faculty members will be attending the How to Start a Nature Studies Program workshop at Nolan this Tuesday afternoon from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. I will keep you informed on what we learn and how we are going to implement our HFCS Nature Studies Program in the future.

We will celebrate All Saints Day Mass at 8:15am next Monday, November 1, please join us, many of our students will be dressed as saints!

Have a blessed week,

Ann Walters


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This Week

Monday, November 1 - All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation - Mass 8:15am

Sunday, October 24 - Fall Festival

Tuesday, October 25 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Maria Goretti at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 27 - 1st Grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Wednesday, October 27 - 2nd Grade SeaQuest Field Trip

Wednesday, October 27 - RUNNING CLUB!

Thursday, October 28 - Pot O'Gold Meeting at 9:30am

Thursday ,October 28 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. George at Holy Family - 4:15pm

Thursday, October 28 - 7/8 Grade Viking Football vs. Oakridge at Oakridge at 4:30pm

Friday, October 29 - Kindergarten Story Book Parade

Friday, October 29 - PreK All Saints Celebration

Friday, October 29 - All School Rosary 2:00pm in the Church

Next Week

Tuesday, November 2 - Prospective Parent Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, November 2 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 3 - Silly Socks Day

Wednesday, November 3 - HSA Meeting and Student Enrichment Program

Thursday, November 4 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Rita at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Saturday, November 6 - Mass Uniform Weekend - Annual Appeal Kick-off


Sunday, November 7 - Mass Uniform Weekend - Annual Appeal Kick-off

Tuesday, November 9 - Kinder Zoo Field Trip

Tuesday, November 9 - Hornet Soccer vs. All Saints at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 10 -Current New Family Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

Wednesday, November 10 - Running Club

Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony

Thursday, November 11 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Andrew at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Friday, November 12 - Donuts with Dad

Friday, November 12 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Log Cabin Village

Monday, November 15 - Pot O'Gold Kick-off

Tuesday, November 16 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Joseph at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 17 - 8th Grade Thanksgiving Feast

Wednesday, November 17 - Running Club

Thursday. November 18 - Class pictures and retakes

Thursday, November 18 - Hornet Soccer vs. Holy Trinity at Holy Family - 4:30pm

Friday, November 19 - Noon Dismissal

November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

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 Josh Marbut and Blake Roman!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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Kindergarten will delight us with a Story Book Parade on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00am in the Library.

Second Grade Gordy Story

Mrs. Einway's Mad Scientists

Welcome to Mrs. Conway's wacky world of fun science! And, what great experiments the 3rd graders conducted! From floating eggs to blowing up balloons, it was a wonderful way for the students to learn to to make a hypothesis to conclusion and actual outcomes.
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Pot O'Gold Committee Meeting

The first Pot O'Gold (POG) meeting will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021at 9:30am in the ABC Rooms.

POG is our annual dinner and auction. Working on the committee is fun and a great way to meet parents from all the grades as well as earning your family service hours.

POG is on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Ridglea Country Club.

Questions? Contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

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All School Rosary

Join the students, faculty and staff for an All School Rosary this Friday, October 29, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Church.

If you would like to submit the names of deceased loved ones to be read aloud, please follow this link to submit their names. Please know you may submit multiple names, but will need to do so individually.


When the Saints Came Marching In!

Holy Family Middle Schoolers have selected a saint to portray and make presentations during their religion classes to the elementary students on All Saints Day. What a joyous way to celebrate our saints!

8th Grade - 9:15am to 9:45am

5th Grade - 10:30am to 11:00am

6th and 7th Grade - 11:15 to 12:00 noon

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We've Got Spirit! How 'bout You?

Mrs. Conway and Mrs. Jonkers will sponsor the Holy Family Catholic School Spirit Club for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more and sign up your student to participate in the Spirit Club click here https://payit.nelnet.net/form/hs2m75we

The deadline to sign up is Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Questions about the Spirit Club may be directed to Mrs. Conway at bconway@hfcsfw.org or Mrs. Jonkers at mjonkers@hfcsfw.org

Hornet Athletics

Get Your Running Shoes On!

We are so glad to have Running Club back! Open to all students, join Mrs. Szostek, Mrs. Gomez and Mrs. Cerda on Wednesday afternoons to get your laps in. Complete the form below and turn into the front office by Wednesday, October 27.

Hornet Viking Football

Both the 7th and 8th grade teams were defeated by Parish last week, yet they put in great effort and demonstrated what team work looks like.

Come on out and cheer on our 7th and 8th grade Hornet Vikings as they close their season - a combined game - against Oakridge at Oakridge at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021.


The 8th Grade Volleyball team advanced to the finals in the post-season Volleyball tournament.

While they did not place in the tournament, they played well and closed out the season.

Hornet Soccer

And they are off!! Come out and cheer on the Hornets as they kick-off their season on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 4:30pm. They Hornets will play St. Maria Goretti on the Hornets Nest.

Their next game will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 4:30pm vs. St. George on the Hornets Nest.

Great News! All their games will be played on the Hornets Nest!

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For All Our New Parents

It has been a little over two months, and Mrs. Walters would love to check in with all of our new families. Join her for Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, November 10 to see how you and your child are doing in your new school home!
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God Bless America

Please join us on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 2:00pm in Scantlin Hall as Holy Family Catholic School students pay their respects to those who have served our country, for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Holy Family Catholic Community

Register Today! Knights of Columbus Annual Top Golf Tournament

It is not too late to sign up for the Knights Annual Top Golf Tourney! Enjoy an evening fun and fellowship! Questions, contact Marc Meadows at marc@meadowsanalysis.com.
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