Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

January 7, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear HFCS Community,

Happy New Year, Happy Epiphany!

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What gift will you present to the Christ Child this year?

One of my goals for our wonderful school is to develop a more robust and engaging service learning program for our students, staff and HFCS community. To that end, the faculty started our second semester in the spirit of service at the Ronald McDonald House yesterday and cooked and baked for the families that are in residence there. The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth is known for “Keeping Families Close,” and “offers a supportive, home-like community that eases burdens for seriously ill children and their families.”

It felt so good to gather together yesterday to support these families and live into our own motto of Learn, Serve, Lead.

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While we were at the Ronald McDonald House we were very excited to learn that our MS students are old enough to participate in this type of service learning, too. We will be exploring the opportunity for some of our students to experience this same service learning experience during the school day with teacher and parent supervision. This type of hands-on experience will help our students grow as joyful disciples, lifelong learners, and compassionate leaders. Stay tuned for more information!

The Christmas break was a good time to reflect on some of the internal accomplishments of first semester. These are some of the new and successful changes and initiatives that I am grateful for:

· A positive school culture and climate that supported a smooth leadership transition –thank you students, faculty/staff, and parents for your support!

· A Dominican sister on staff – thank you, Fr. Hoa for bringing Sr. Teresa to HFCS!

· A full-time Development and Enrollment Director!

· The implementation of a Virtue and Saint of the Month program!

· Silly Sock Day and enrichment programming supported increased parent attendance at Home and School Association meetings!

· Quarterly Coffee and Conversation with the Principal!

· The results of the Parent/Staff/Board Survey – soon to be published!

· The implementation of ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted) Hall for grades 5 -8 during lunch to support academic success!

· The faculty and staff for their tireless work on the 100 page Accreditation Self-Study document – it’s almost finished!

Holy Family, Pray for us!


Ann Walters

Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS


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Upcoming Events

This Week

January 7 - First Day of School for the Second Semester

January 10 - Diocesan Science Fair

January 10 - 5th & 6th Girls Basketball at St. Joseph

January 10 - 7th Boys Basketball at OLV

January 10 - Moms Night Out

January 10 - 8th Girls Basketball at St. Rita

January 11 - 8th Girls Basketball at St. Maria Goretti

January 11 - 8th Boys Basketball at St. Maria Goretti

January 11 - 7th Boys Basketball at St. Maria Goretti

Next Week

January 13 - Last day to donate wine for POG

January 17 - Muffins with Mom

Upcoming Events

January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

January 21 - Awards Ceremony during Morning Prayer

January 22 - Coffee and Conversation with Fr. Hoa and Mrs. Walters for current and prospective families

January 24 - Family Dance

January 26 - Prospective Family Open House

January 27 - Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Day

January 29 - Family Lunch Day

February 8 - Denim and Diamonds - Pot O'Gold

Open House Events

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Invite your family and friends to our Prospective Parent Open House events to learn more about our wonderful school and the admissions process.

The Coffee and Conversation is for current and prospective parents.

Questions? Contact Lisa Griffith @817.737.4201 or lgriffith@hfsfw.org.

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Denim and Diamonds - Pot O'Gold

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Get scootin' and make your reservation for POG's Denim and Diamonds Dinner and Auction on Saturday, February 8, 2020. You won't want to miss this bootacular event! Follow this link to make your reservation today... https://hfsfw.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/PotOGold2020/tabid/1107947/Default.aspx
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Monday, January 13 is the last day to make your wine donation.

Drop off your wine donation through the car line this Thursday morning and on Friday and Monday morning and after school. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Kriss or Mrs. Cacciotti.
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Top Raffle Ticket Sellers for Week 3 (not pictured-Evelyn Skelly)

Sell, Sell, Sell Pot O' Gold Raffle Tickets!

Please turn in raffle tickets by 2:00 pm this Friday to receive credit for the weekly sales. If you need more raffle tickets, please ask the front office. Turn in all unsold raffle tickets to the front office.

Our goal for raffle this year is $15,000 and the proceeds will go toward a new roof for the school. Tickets are $5.00 each or six for $25.00. The winning tickets will be drawn at Pot O' Gold on February 8. 1st place will receive a $1,500 Visa gift card and 2nd place will receive a $750 Visa gift card.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results for Week Three

Congratulations to the Kindergarten class for being the top-selling class! Way to go, Kindergarten! Keep up the great work!

Top Individual Sellers for Week Three:

1st Place:

Ryan and Mary Mocek

2nd Place:

Nevis and Milan Cacciotti, Cooper Orand

3rd Place:

Evelyn Skelly, Ruby and Harry Jonkers, Max Motheral, Kaitlyn and Levi Szostek, Addie Roels, Julia Garcia and David Granado

Individual Sales List:

Thank you to all the students who helped make week three raffle sales a success:

Evelyn Skelly, Harry Jonkers, Ryan Mocek, Julia Garcia, Mila Cacciotti, Bella Reyes, Mary Mocek, Benedict Reyes, Max Motheral, Ruby Jonkers, Levi Szostek, Nevi Cacciotti, Cooper Orand, Laura Garcia, Kaitlyn Szostek, Addie Roels, and David Granado.

Don't forget to keep selling raffle tickets!

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Kindergarten was the top selling class for Week Three!

Hornet Basketball

Come out and cheer on our Hornet Basketball teams this weekend. So many games to choose from!

5th and 6th grade girls play St. Andrew at 7:00pm on Friday at St. John the Apostle.

7th grade boys play St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 5:00pm on Friday at Our Lady of Victory.

7th grade boys play St. Joseph at 11:00am on Saturday at St. Maria Goretti.

7th and 8th grade girls play St. Rita at 6:00pm on Friday at St. Rita.

7th and 8th grade girls play St. Maria Goretti at 1:00pm on Saturday at St. Maria Goretti

8th grade boys play St. Maria Goretti at 2:00pm on Saturday at St. Maria Goretti.

Moms of Holy Family

Moms, join us at Cadillac Wines, located at 3500 West Loop 820 South on Friday, January 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost is $25.00 per person and there will be four flights of wine.

Please RSVP to Mrs. Sophie Kriss at 817.319.0374 if you are able to join in.

Hope to see you there!

Order Your Yearbook Today

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Middle School Leadership Council Tamale Fundraiser with Gotta Lotta Enchiladas

Thanks to Gotta Lotta Enchiladas for partnering with our Middle School Leadership Council for the delicious tamale fundraiser. Our students sold 111 dozen tamales, raising $999.00 to help support Educate the Children Honduras.

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ, Holy Family Catholic School empowers students to become joyful disciples, lifelong learners, and compassionate leaders.