Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

October 15, 2018

A Message from Our Principal

The Gospel we read this morning is about the young man who asked Jesus what he needed to do to have eternal life. He kept the Commandments as he should. Jesus said that he left out something: give up your possessions and give them to the poor. It’s very hard for us to let go of our “stuff.” When we ask ourselves, what it will take to be a Disciple of Jesus, I think we know what we must do.

2 NEW SAINTS: Yesterday, Pope Francis canonized Pope Paul VI and Father Oscar Romero. Pope Paul VI is best known for applying the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. Father Romero served the poor and disadvantage mostly in El Salvador. He was assassinated by gangs as he tried to protect citizens of that country. It is very exciting to have a new American Saint to intercede for us to the Father.

We continue to observe students who are arriving to school late. Please help us teach your child that being on time is very important. “Early is on time; on time is late.”

Additionally, parents will no longer be able to walk their children to class in the mornings beginning, January 7, 2019. Now is a great opportunity to teach your child a little independence. It’s what they need. It may make you feel good (I know it was for me), it’s not really helping them.

Clarification: 3K and 4K students are never allowed to walk themselves from the main building to the PK building. Adult faculty and staff do that.

Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

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7th Grade Catholic Charities Drive

A HUGE thanks to all who contributed to the snack drive to help our homeless Veterans. This is an example of what we have been called to be. Seventh grade assembled 175 complete snack kits with 7 items in each! Way to go Hornets!

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

October 17 - Running Club Begins; 3:05-3:35

October 17 - Home and School Association meeting; Pemberton Library; 6:30

October 17 - School Advisory Board meeting; 6:00

October 18 - Weekly School Mass – Hosted by 6th, 8:15am. Celebrating the Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist.

Next Week

October 26 - World Mission Rosary, 11am; Church

October 27 - Fall Festival 10am-3pm

Upcoming Events

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

November 9 - Donuts with Dad; 7:00- 7:50

November 11 - Coffee and Conversation; 9am - 11am

November 15 - Group Pictures and Retakes

Coffee and Conversation Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with this years coffee and conversation held, November 11th from 9-11 am. This is a time for prospective parents to see what makes our campus so special. Volunteers would give tours and answer questions. If you are interested please contact shiett@hfsfw.org.

Annual Appeal 2018-2019

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Box Tops for Education

This years Box Tops coordinators will be PK3 moms Vanessa Escamilla and Kristina Gonzales. The classes will be competing to see who can collect the most tops. Please have them in no later than October 26th. See link below for more information.

Panera Spirit Night Success!

Thank You to all who came out to our Panera Spirit night last week. With your help we raised $125.43! Thank you! Goooooo Hornets!

School Advisory Council

We are looking for three parents who have an interest in advising Father Hoa and Dr. Shreve in the duties of administering our great school.

Meetings are once a month, on third Wednesday’s, at 6:15pm.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Shreve at jshreve@hfsfw.org, or Troy Morton (Rose – 5th grade) limestoneabode@hotmail.com for more information.

2018 Fall Festival

Make plans to join us in TWO weeks for the Holy Family Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. There will be sand art, BINGO, book and cake walk, bounce houses, zorb balls, face painting, delicious food, college football games, a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, and most importantly community fellowship. Tickets and play passes are on sale now! Order forms can be found in the Hornet Herald or on the Holy Family website, www.hfsfw.org. For more information please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com. We will be at the HSA meeting this Wednesday to answer questions or concerns. Please make plans to attend.

Donations for Fall Festival: We are still in need of donations and asking that each family donate the following items:

  • 2 books for the Book Walk
  • 2 baked goods for the Cake Walk MUST BE STORE BOUGHT (these donation will be accepted on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27)
  • 1 BINGO Item

If you are struggling with ideas for BINGO donations here are a few suggestions. Keep in mind, EVERYONE likes to play BINGO. We are looking for donations for ALL age groups.

  • Fall / Holiday Decor
  • Gift Certificates
  • Themed Baskets
  • Legos, arts and crafts kits, games, toys
  • Sport items (tickets to any college or professional teams)
  • Movie Tickets

Costume and Pumpkin Carving Contest: New to the festival this year will be a costume and pumpkin carving contest. Judging for all costumes will take place between 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m and the winners will be announced at 12:30. All winners for the costume contest will receive a $25 VISA gift card. The pumpkin carving contest will be set up at the pumpkin decorating booth and requires an entry form. Entry forms can be picked up in school office, found attached in the Hornet Herald or the school website, www.hfsfw.org., and are due by Thursday, October 25, 2018. All pumpkins must be carved at home and brought to the festival for judging. The winner will be announced at 1:30 and will receive a Fun Family Fall Basket.

Fall Festival Raffle: Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets this week for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card. Tickets are limited and only $2 per ticket. Raffle forms are attached in the Hornet Herald or can be purchased at the school office.

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Craft Vendor Forms

Running Club

Running club will start Wednesday, October 17, 2018 to November 28, 2018 from 3:05-3:35 weather permitting. We will meet ever Wednesday. Running club is open to K-8 and PreK is allowed to join with parent supervision.

We need your Pictures!

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.

Middle School Night At Nolan!

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