Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

May 2, 2022

A Message from the Principal


Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

I am looking forward to celebrating our awesome volunteers tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 4th, for our Mix and Mingle in the Pemberton Library starting at 6:30pm. Thank you for all that you do to support HFCS, we appreciate you!

I also want to thank the school community for the thoughtful cards and flowers I received for Principal’s Day! I love our school and am honored to be here with you.

Last week’s 8th grade Diocesan Vocation Day started with a beautiful Mass celebrated by Father Wallis at St. Patricks’ Cathedral, followed by lunch and vocations talks for our 8th grade students throughout the Diocese. I was proud of our 8th graders who demonstrated dignity and respect throughout the day and was also amazed by Sr. Immaculata’s presentation!

May Crowning will be held this Thursday, May 5th, and will be live streamed. Please see Sr. Immaculata’s letter regarding May Crowning below.

The Diocese has selected Holy Family as one of the schools to beta test the CLT (Classical Learning Test), a national standardized assessment, with our 8th grade students, and the ARK (Assessment of Religious Knowledge), with our 5th and 8th grade students, who typically take the annual ACRE tests. The 8th graders will take the CLT tomorrow morning, and the ARK next Tuesday during Religion. The 5th graders will take the ARC test on Friday, May 5th.

The end of the school year is almost upon us! I am grateful to all of our parents, students, and teachers for the near completion of another successful school year.

Thank you and God bless,

Ann Walters


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May Crowning

Dear Parents,

May the joy and blessing of our Risen Lord be with you.

During the month of May, we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in a very special way. We attributed the queen symbol to Mary because she was a perfect disciple of Christ, who is the absolute Crown of Creation. All of us are called to imitate her to become faithful and joyful disciples of Christ.

This week on Thursday, May 5, 2022, our school will have a May Crowning before Mass at 8:15am. The students will pay special tribute to our Mother by presenting her with fresh flowers that symbolize our love for her. I would like to ask each student to bring a few flowers to present to our Blessed Mother.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the school Facebook page. Go to the school website at www.hfcsfw.org and click on the f in the top right-hand corner.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely in Christ,

Sr. Immaculata Therese Nguyen, OP

This Week

Sunday, May 1 - Breen Spirit Games

Monday, May 2 - First and Second Grades to sing at Monday Morning Prayer

May 2 to May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 3 - 8th Grade to Lakeview Outdoor Learning

Wednesday, May 4 - Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Wednesday, May 4 - Softball - Lady Hornets vs. SEAS at SEAS at 4:30pm

Wednesday, May 4 - Baseball - Hornets vs. SMG at SMG at 4:30pm

Thursday, May 5 - May Crowning - 8:15am - Live-streamed

Thursday, May 5 - Kona Ice

Friday, May 6 - 8th Grade USO Dance

Next Week

Monday, May 9 - Third Grade to sing at Monday Morning Prayer

Wednesday, May 11 - 3rd Grade to SeaQuest

Thursday, May 12 - 3rd Grade Spring Musical

Friday, May 13 - Field Day

Friday, May 13 - Dads' Club Golf Classic

Friday, May 13 - Middle School Dance

Up-Coming Events

Monday, May 16 - First and Second Grade to sing at Monday Morning Prayer

Thursday, May 19 - Candle Mass and 8th Grade Pinning Ceremony

Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Only Noon Dismissal

Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Promotion Mass

Friday, May 27 - Fiesta Day

Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal

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 Tuesday Hiett!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

Welcome, Hannah!

Hannah Pierce was welcomed to our Catholic faith during the the Rite of Initiation at the Easter Vigil! Her grandparents, Jon and Cindy Nappier, were her most proud sponsors.

We are so happy for you, Hannah!

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First Holy Communion

Congratulations to Andrew Matasso, Mila Cacciotti and Ryan Davis, all who made their First Holy Communion this past weekend!

We are so happy for you!

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Dads' Club 15th Annual Golf Classic

Golf Classic Registration

Registration is still open for the Golf Classic, but it is filling up fast! We need to have a player list close to final by Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Early bird pricing has been extended until Thursday, May 5, 2022. Please sign up at www.holyfamilygolf.org.

Golf Classic Volunteer Sign-Up

You do not have to be a golfer to enjoy the Dads' Club Golf Classic! There are many ways to volunteer for this action-packed fun day! Please follow this link to sign up today...


Golf Classic Needs

For the tournament, we will need ice chests and tents.

You may start to drop these items off on Monday, May 9 in the school cafeteria.

Please make sure your items are clearly labeled with your name so that we will be able to return to you the week following the tourney.

Arts Google Show

The image of the weaving is from Arts Goggle, which our very own art teacher, Mrs. Sara Hiett, participated in recently. The community and several of our students came through the festival and added a piece of material to help complete the piece. It is now on display at “One Safe Place” which is a Fort Worth non-profit that is a comprehensive crime prevention agency devoted to preventing crime and violence in Tarrant County's neighborhoods, schools and homes.

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Mrs. Cerda's Third Grade Class and music teacher, Mrs. Anita Hurst, present “Create Peace”, a musical presentation.

Each student has written an original acrostic poem about peace and these will be read by the students. The music includes an original song by Mrs. Anita Hurst, our music teacher and director called “Balancing Act” about life’s chaos. Then the class hopes to share some comfort with all of you through “In This Reconciliation”, “Live Love”, “Jesus, Jesus (round)”, “Peace is Flowing Like a River”, “Peace”, “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “Shalom”. The songs will all be accompanied by an original recording by Mrs. Hurst and Mr. Kevin Kerr.

Please make plans to join us!

Next Monday, May 9, the third grade will sill during Monday Morning Prayer.
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Summer Art Camp

Join Mrs. Hiett for her Art Camp this summer! Sign up by visiting her website at www.panthercityartists.org.

Spirit Games

Thank you to our Hornet mascot, Kindergartener Madilyn Sisk, for doing such an amazing job representing Holy Family Catholic School at the Spirit Games on Sunday.

Way to show your Hornet Pride, Madilyn!

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Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Grades to Lakeview

The 5th, 6th and 7th graders had a fantastical day at the Lakeview Outdoor Center in Waxahachie. It was a day of teambuilding with various sciences rolled into activities. The students loved it so much, they are asking when they can return.
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Eighth Grade Retreat

The Life Team at Nolan Catholic hosted a wonderful retreat for the Eighth Graders last Tuesday.
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Eighth Grade Vocations Day

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Hornet Sports


The Lady Hornets played a double header last Wednesday. They beat St. Rita and lost to Sr. Andrew.

The Lady Hornets play their last game against SEAS at SEAS at 4:30pm.


The boys took on St. Maria Goretti last Tuesday and the game ended in a tie. On Thursday, he boys played St. Andrew, with such a close game. and lost 7 - 5.

The boys will take on SMG on Wednesday at SMG at 4:30pm.

Go Hornets!

Track and Field

This past Friday, our Middle School students, once again, excelled in the Track and Field Meet!

Way to go, Hornets!

Nolan Catholic

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