Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

January 13, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear HFCS Community,

Thank you so much for your flexibility and quick response to our severe weather early dismissal announcement last Friday. The weather was not as bad as expected but it is better to choose safety first in these situations.

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We are all so proud of Milla Saba and Kaitlyn Szostek for the awards that they received from Bishop Olson last Saturday at the Thirty-fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diocesan Memorial Mass for Peace and Justice. The topic of the Diocesan essay contest was, “How does MLK inspire you to be a light in the darkness of the world?” Milla won 1st place and Kaitlyn won second place in the 4th- 5th grade category. Milla and Kaitlyn will read their essays at our Morning Prayer on Tuesday, January 21, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Muffins with Moms is this Friday, January 17, from 7:00 am to 8:00 am in Scatlin Hall – see you there!

Report cards will be sent home today and Accelerated Reading and Honor Roll awards will be presented on Tuesday, January 21, at Morning Prayer in the Pemberton Library. Our assembly will start at 8:00 am.

I am looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday, January 22, for our quarterly Coffee and Conversation – Father Hoa will be joining us! I will be presenting the results of the fall community survey: The Five Best Things about HFCS and the Five Growth Opportunities for HFCS. All are welcome to attend on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:30 am in Pemberton Library.

God bless and have a wonderful week,

Ann Walters

Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS


Upcoming Events

This Week

January 13 - Last day to donate wine for POG

January 15 - Silly Socks Day

January 15 - HSA Meeting with Student Enrichment Program

January 15 - School Advisory Council Meeting

January 17 - Muffins with Mom

January 17 - 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball games

January 18 - 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball games

Next Week

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

Upcoming Events

January 26 through February 1 - Catholic Schools Week

January 26 - Open House

January 27 - Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night

January 29 - Family Lunch Day

January 29 - 6th and 7th grades to Bass Hall

January 30 - 8th Grade service project at Ronald McDonald House

February 8 - Denim and Diamonds - Pot O'Gold

Home and School Association Meeting with Student Math Enrichment Evening on Wednesday

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2nd Grade First Reconciliation Workshop

Our second graders attended a workshop with their parents last Saturday in preparation for their First Reconciliation.
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Open House

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Spring Creek Spirit Day - Monday, January 27

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Pot O'Gold - Saturday, February 8, 2020

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 2 items, each with a $25 value, no later than Friday, January 31, 2020. You may leave your donations at the front office or on the library stage. If you have any ideas or items for our Live Auction, please contact Tamara San Miguel at tamarasanmiguel1@gmail.com or Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

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 reservation tickets and showcasing your family name or business through various advertising mediums at Pot O' Gold. More information can be found at https://hfsfw.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/PotOGold2020/Sponsorship/tabid/1107949/Default.aspx. The deadline to purchase sponsorship is Wednesday, January 15.

Advertising in Pot O' Gold Program

Do you have a business that you would like advertised in the Pot O' Gold program? Ad space can be purchased for $25 (1/4 page), $50 (1/2 page), $100 (full page). Please contact Melissa Aldinger for more information at melissakswan@me.com. The deadline to purchase an ad is Wednesday, January 15.

Helping Hands Needed for Pot O' Gold Set-Up

Volunteers are needed on February 7th and 8th to help set-up and transfer items to Ridglea Country Club. If you are interested in helping, please contact Tamara San Miguel at tamarasanmiguel1@gmail.com or Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com for more information.

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 6 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 Four

Congratulations to the 1st grade class for being the top-selling class! Way to go, 1st grade! Keep up the great work!

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Top Individual Sellers for Week Four:

1st Place:

Luke Hoang

2nd Place:

Hannah Pierce and Cooper Orand

3rd Place:

Aubrey Isaac and Thomas Cole

Great Job!

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Individual Sales List:

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

Millie Davis, Laura Garcia, Joette Kriss, Maggie Goggans, Jacob Davis, Milan Cacciotti, Christopher Conway, Thomas Cole, Aubrey Isaac, Levi Szostek, Hannah Pierce, Luke Hoang, Nevis Cacciotti, Adriana Villareal, Kaitlyn Szostek, Cooper Orand, Lauren Miller, and Daniel Aselage

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Notes from Nurse Lisa

Sneezing, red, itchy eyes are not signs to play the lottery. Unfortunately they are signs that Cedar Fever has arrived….early. Those in the Metroplex with allergies are feeling the effects of Mountain cedar, Red cedar and Juniper trees. Ways to help combat the pollen is to change your clothes and leave them out in the garage or laundry room if you’ve been outside, as well as rinse hair to get the pollen off. Be consistent with any allergy medicine, and take it at night before bed, so that when you or your child wakes, the medicine is already working J Pollen can live indoors for a long time (limit open windows or doors on windy days), and typically this “fever” season lasts until March.

Middle School Leadership Council's Winter Family Dance

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Dads' Club

Calling All Dads! Get our your rakes and work gloves to clean-up the campus in preparation of our up-coming Open House. The cleanup will happen this weekend, January 18 and 19, time to be determined.

The Dads' Club meeting this month will be on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 pm at Mama's Pizza. YUM!

Questions? Contact Jack Price at jeprice@gmail.com.

Annual Appeal - We Need Your Help!

HFCS participated in the "Day of Giving" on North Texas Giving Day back in September as a soft kickoff to our annual appeal. Last month, we did a mailing with the formal ask of participating in our annual appeal. Our goal for this year is $25,000. And, more than ever, we must reach the goal to replace a much needed roof for the school.

If you have not had the opportunity to participate in the appeal, please consider doing so today. Honestly, no amount is too small. With accreditation this spring, it would be wonderful to brag that we had 100% parent participation. Questions? Please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfsfw.org or 817.737.4201.

Hornet Athletics

While the weather kept our Hornets from their basketball games Friday night, the 7th and 8th grade Lady Hornets defeated the St. Maria Goretti Trojans on Saturday.

Come out and cheer on our students this weekend!

Games this Weekend

5th and 6th grade girls vs. St, Maria Goretti at SMG on Saturday at 10:00am

7th grade boys vs St. Andrew at SMG on Friday at 5:00pm

7th grade boys vs St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at SEAS on Saturday at 10:00am

8th grade boys vs St. Rita at St. Rita on Friday at 7:00pm

8th grade boys vs St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at Nolan Arena on Saturday at 2:00pm

7th and 8th grade girls vs Holy Trinity at St. George on Friday at 7:00pm

7th and 8th grade girls vs St. Andrew at St. Andrew on Saturday at 2:00pm

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Box Top$ for Pizza!

Calling all HFCS students!

Please submit your unexpired Box Top$ to your homeroom teacher by Friday, February 21, 2020.

The class that submits the most BOX TOP$ will win a Pizza Party!

Follow the link to learn more about submitting using the app. https://www.boxtops4education.com/

If you have any questions, please email Vanessa Escamilla @ vescamilla18@yahoo.com.

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With Catholic Schools Week comes one of Holy Family Catholic School's most cherished annual traditions...FAMILY LUNCH DAY!

Come and enjoy a spaghetti lunch with your child/children on Wednesday, January 29.

PreK-3 though third grade will eat from 11:00 am to 11:45 am. If you also have children in grades 4 though 8, they will join you for first lunch.

4th grade through 8th grade will eat from 12:00 noon to 12:45 pm.

The 8th graders will be selling desserts and soft drinks for $1.00 per item.

Your child is welcome to bring a sack lunch from home if not feasting on the spaghetti, however, please no fast food.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 29th!

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