Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

January 22, 2019

Congratulations 7th Grade Our Top Selling Class

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Top Raffle Sellers

1st - Christian Paddack - 13 books

2nd - Luke Hoang - 7 books

3rd - John Cote - 6 books

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A Message From Our Principal

Today is a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, when we pray that parents of unborn babies will experience delight in them. All human life deserves dignity respect, care, and protection, no matter what stage, from conception to natural death. NO exceptions!

The more vulnerable, threatened, of fragile, the more dignity, respect care, and protections life requires. (Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have published these statistics:

Incidence of Abortion (published in 2004):

  • In 2005, 1.21 million abortions were performed in the U.S.
  • From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million abortions occurred in the U.S.
  • The abortion ratio, the proportion of pregnancies ending in abortion, was 22.4. In other words, 22% of all pregnancies in the U.S. (excluding miscarriages) ended in abortion in 2005.
  • The abortion rate, the number of abortions per a given subgroup, was 19.4 per 1,000 U.S. women aged 15-44.
  • Each year, about 2% of U.S. women aged 15–44 have an abortion; 47% of them have had at least one previous abortion.
  • 50% of U.S. women obtaining abortions are younger than 25. Women aged 20–24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and teenagers obtain 17%.
  • Black women are 4.8 times as likely as non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely.
  • 37.1% of all abortions are performed on black women who make up only 14% of the total population of U.S. women of child-bearing age.
  • 54% of U.S. women who had an abortion in 2000-2001 had used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant.

All human life deserves dignity, respect, care, and protection, no matter what stage, from the womb to the tomb. No exceptions! The more vulnerable, threatened, or fragile, the more dignity, respect, care, and protection life requires.

Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

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

January 23 - Home and School Association Meeting; 6:30 Pemberton Library

January 24 - All School Mass, Hosted by seventh grade; 8:10 am

Next Week

January 28 - Catholic Schools Week

January 30 - Family Lunch Day, 11:00-12:30

January 31 - TPSMEA MS Region Honor Band Recording Due

Upcoming Events

February 15 - Noon Dismissal

February 23 - Pot 'O Gold Dinner and Auction; 6:30

March 1 - Muffins with Moms, 7:00-7:50

March 2 - TPSMEA Solo Contest, Green Hill School, Addison

April 4 or 5 -TPSMEA Band Contest, Bishop Lynch HS, Dallas

Catholic Schools Week

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Special Collection

Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 27. Bishop Michael Olson encourages everyone to support the special collection for the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund. The collection will be at all Masses this weekend.

If you plan to write a check for your contribution, please include “for Holy Family School” in the memo section on your check and your contributions will remain at Holy Family Catholic School.

Catholic Schools Week

January 26 & 27 --- Beginning of Catholic Schools Week. HFCS students will attend Mass in formal uniforms and serve as greeters at the 3 entrances of the Church. You will also help ushers at the end of Mass at those locations.

Those students who attend Mass and help with greeting will receive a non-uniform dress pass. **Please see those requirements at end of today’s Hornet Herald.**

Family Luncheon--- Wednesday, January 30, in the Parish Hall. Our eighth graders will prepare a spaghetti lunch. Desserts and soft drinks will be sold.

Thank You from Student Council

HFCS student council would like to thank everyone for their support. We especially want to thank those of you that purchased Christmas Grams and tamales in December. We are planning more fun and exciting events for this semester. None of this would be possible without your support.

Pot O' Gold Donations are Coming IN!!!

Lights, Camera, Hornets! is just 5 weeks away! Who will you be wearing as you walk the red carper on Saturday February 23? Get your reservations in by February 8 to make sure you gain access to the biggest party of the year.

Donations we have received:

  • 4 tickets to 2019 Texas Tech foot ball season game
  • Wine party for 10 in your home
  • 4 A&M tickets with parking pass vs Texas State on August 31st
  • Texas Country Night for 10 couples
  • 2 week long passes to Charles Schwab Golf Tournament
  • Principal for the day
  • First in Car Line
  • A night at the Dallas Omni

A few reminders, donations for classroom baskets and silent auction are being accepted. You can bring them in to the school office or I will be at the car line, before and after school, on Fridays to accept donations. Classroom baskets:

PRK3-PREK4 - Family Fun in Fort Worth

2nd -3rd Mom's Spa Day

Kinder - 1st - Breakfast of Champions

4th -5th The Grill Master

6th-8th Mom and Dad Date Night

Don't forget I need to know what your One of Kind class projects will be by Mon January 28th and the class project needs to be completed and placed on the stage by Monday February 18th. Start thinking about your BIN projects also.

We also need baskets of all shapes and sizes to be donated for silent and live auction items.

If you have a business and would like to purchase an ad in our program please fill out the donation form that is included in the parents packet and turn it in to the office by Monday Feb 11th.

8th grade parents, be watching your email for something special you will be able to purchase for your student.

If you have any questions about any of the above you can contact Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

Pot O' Gold Reservation Form

Pot O' Gold Wine Donations

Please don't forget to turn in your two bottles of wine for our POG wine pull. Attached is the donation form. Thank you for helping make this a successful event!

Hiring for part time help in the After School Care program

We are currently seeking a part-time After School Care Worker. The After School Care Worker will be supervising students in the After School Care Program. The worker will help plan and implement activities for students on campus, which include snack time, homework/study, and playtime. The qualified applicant will possess a minimum of a high school diploma and experience in childcare for all ages. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to the school’s Before and After School Care Director, Jan Barker at jbarker@hfsfw.org, or, call the school at (817) 737-4201 if further assistance is needed.

Box Tops for Education

Please turn in your box tops to your students teacher. We are still collecting!

Candy Grams

Student council will be selling candy grams from February 4th -11th before school at 7:35-7:50 and after school from 3:00-3:25 in the HFCS cafeteria for .50 cents a piece.
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Science Fair

Our Seventh Graders participated in the Diocese of Fort Worth Science Fair on Saturday, January 12, at Nolan Catholic High School. The following students were recognized:

Animal Science: Aidan Souder (1st)

Chemistry: Annie Fatima (1st), Tyler Phillips (2nd), Amaryn Moreno (3rd)

Physics & Astronomy: Christian Paddack (2nd), Klement Rix (3rd)

Congratulations to all our Seventh Graders!


These days require conventional or basic clothing styles, keeping the following in mind:

·Jeans must be properly fitted, clean and in good condition. (No holes)\

·No sweatpants or leggings without a skirt are permitted.

·Skirts, culottes or shorts must be no shorter than 2” above the kneecap.


·Sleeveless sweaters, blouses, or dresses are not permitted.

·Shirts that expose the midriff are not permitted.

·Clothing must be free of messages or symbols referring to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, vulgar language, and/or gangs. 27

·Socks or hose must be worn. Socks must come above the ankle bone. No flip flops or shower shoes. Boots must be a standard style (Western or Cowboy); however, proper athletic shoes must be brought to wear for PE classes.

·Jackets, coats, hats, bandanas, and sunglasses may not be worn in the school or church buildings.

February Lunch Menu