Hornet Herald

Teaching the way of Jesus Christ.

January 11, 2021

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

I hope that you and your children were able to enjoy yesterday’s snow. I saw quite a few snowmen in my neighborhood, it brought back happy memories from my Wisconsin childhood!

Last Wednesday, Nurse Lisa, Maria Orand, and I, gave a safety presentation at the Home and School Association meeting. We reviewed the protocols we have in place for the various safety drills and that we have on campus each year. We will be having a planned school lock down drill on Wednesday, January 20th, that the teachers and students will be aware of, and prepared for. Here is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from that meeting, please reach out to me if you have any questions.


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Ms. Jan Barker is featured in the January-February 2021, VOL. 37/No. 1, issue of North Texas Catholic! Here is a quote from the article, “History is so intertwined with the Church that Barker can’t imagine teaching in a public school. ‘Catholic education is in my blood. I don’t know how to teach history without Catholicism, how not to rely on faith.’ “

We had a fun mini curbside Pep Rally last Friday to celebrate our upcoming live stream Pot O’ Gold. Don’t forget to register as an online bidder at http://PotOGold2021.ggo.bid Bidding begins on Monday, February, 1, 2021.

February 19 is a noon dismissal day, and the teachers will schedule Zoom Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for that afternoon. The teachers will be working with the ACT Aspire benchmark testing results and helping each student set academic goals for the rest of the year. It is important that your child attend the conference with you so that we can all partner to support your child’s goals.

Today we had honors assembly during Monday Morning Prayer. Here are the students that were recognized for Accelerated Reading, Honor Roll, and Duke TIP. We are proud of our students!

Accelerated Reading

2nd Grade

  • 1st Place: Drew Garcia

  • 2nd Place: Max Motheral

  • 3rd Place: Levi Szostek

3rd Grade

  • 1st Place: Josh Matasso

  • 2nd Place: Ben Price

  • 3rd Place: Blake Roman

4th Grade

  • 1st Place: Emory Browning

  • 2nd Place: Presley Matlock

  • 3rd Place: David Garcia

5th Grade

  • 1st Place: Ashton Brissette

  • 2nd Place: Evan Olmos

  • 3rd Place: Emery Medearis

6th Grade

  • 1st Place: Samantha Lopez

  • 2nd Place: Kaitlyn Szostek

  • 3rd Place: Milla Saba

7th Grade

  • 1st Place: Abigail Smith

  • 2nd Place: Alexa Gottlieb

  • 3rd Place: Cooper Orand

8th Grade

  • 1st Place: Lucas Asprilla

  • 2nd Place: Sophia Hughes

  • 3rd Place: Drew Hill

First Semester Honor Roll

5th Grade


  • Ashton Brissette

  • Emery Medearis


  • Evan Carlo Olmos

6th Grade


  • Samantha Lopez

  • Ludmilla Saba

  • Kaitlyn Szostek

  • Tuesday Hiett

  • Meagan King


  • Anna Stepczynski

  • Addie Roels

  • Mary Ellen Price

7th Grade


  • Rose Morton

  • Alexa Gottlieb

  • Cooper Orand


  • Jackson Schuster

  • David Granado

  • Abigail Smith

  • Aaron Morales

  • Caleb Marks

  • Jude Pierce

  • Lauret Miller

8th Grade


  • Jordan Hill

  • Bella Alfaro


  • Carter Smith

  • Drew Hill

  • Lucas Asprilla

  • Nicholas Howell – Duke TIP Texas State Scholar

  • Brent Neill

  • Aden Geary

Thank you for all that you do to make HFCS a caring and excellent Catholic educational environment for all of our students.


Ann Walters


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This Week

January 15 - Muffins with Mom - Drive Thru

January 15 - Noon Dismissal

Next Week

January 18 - No School - MLK Holiday

January 20 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom

January 21- Cancelled - Class Pictures and Retakes

Upcoming Events

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

February 1 - Bidding opens for live and silent auctions

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

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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Muffins with Mom - Mobile Style!

Joins us as you navigate the morning carline on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 7:15am to 7:50am for Mobile Muffins with Mom!

Here is how it will work...

  • Pull up to the cones as usual.
  • Pose for a picture with your child/children in the car.
  • Child/children exit your vehicle.
  • Muffins will be handed to you by faculty and staff.
  • Enjoy!

Your child/children will receive their muffins prior to the noon dismissal.

This is a great opportunity to drop off your POG donations!

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Pot O'Gold's 75th Birthday Bash

Don't miss the fun! Invite your family and friends to our 75th Birthday Party Bash! 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.

Donations! Sponsorships! Advertising!

Donation Items for Silent/Live Auction

The POG Committee is looking for Silent and Live Auction items! In order for Pot O' Gold to have a successful auction, we need help from our families. Each family is asked to donate two items, each with a $25 value, no later than Friday, January 15. Donations do not necessarily need to be purchased. Ask your favorite stores, salons or vendors for a donation. You may leave your donations at the front office, dropped off through the carline or Lisa Griffith will come to you for pick up. Please include a completed donation form with you items. If you have any ideas or items for our Live Auction, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

Event Sponsorship

It is not too late to be a sponsor at Pot O' Gold! Event sponsorship is offered at many levels. The levels provide showcasing your family name or business through various advertising mediums at Pot O' Gold. Deadline is Friday, January 15, 2021. For more information, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgrffith@hfcsfw.org.

Advertising in Pot O' Gold Program

Do you have a business that you would like advertised in the Pot O' Gold program? Your business name and logo will be listed in the program and included in the live-stream the night of POG. Ad space can be purchased for $25 (1/4 page), $50 (1/2 page), $100 (full page). Please contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfcsfw.org.

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Hornet Birthdays!

Happy Birthday wishes to Mrs. Maureen Wetmore.

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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Holy Family Catholic School Virtual Open House Events

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective families to our virtual open house events.

Want to know how families find out about HFCS?

Quite Simply, it is YOU!

Please invite your family and friends to attend one or all of our virtual gatherings. RSVP to Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org in order to receive the Zoom links.

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Holy Family Memories for $25.00!

Don't let the memories escape you! Order your 2020-2021 yearbook today!

Order from Lifetouch at ybpay.lifetouch.com. The code for HFCS is 13681621.