Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Did you know that Holy Family Catholic Church and School was originally named St. Alice Catholic Church and School? Sara Hiett, Lisa Griffith and I have been working on creating a dedicated gallery space in Pemberton Library to celebrate the history of our school. Come and visit the gallery at the next Coffee and Conversation with the Principal on Wednesday, October 23, from 7:30am to 8:30am.

Our Virtue of the Month is Forgiveness and our Saint of the Month is Saint Faustina. Our students prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet last week at Monday Morning Prayer to deepen their understanding of mercy and forgiveness. This week we will pray A Prayer to be Merciful.
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St. Maria Faustina

A Prayer to be Merciful

Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbor’s soul.

Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbor’s needs.

Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of my neighbor.

Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbor.

Help me, O Lord, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor

Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful, so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbor.

May Your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me.


Silly Sock Day is Wednesday, October 16, the same date as our Home and School Association meeting. You may purchase your child’s $2.00 Silly Sock Day pass during homeroom on Wednesday, October 16. Silly Sock Day funds will support HSA sponsored HFCS Enrichment Nights.

Art Enrichment Night is Wednesday, October 16, the same night as the HSA meeting. Your HFCS students may be dropped off in the cafeteria while you attend the HSA meeting in the library. Mrs. Sara Hiett will be our Art Enrichment Night moderator. Time? 5:30pm. Pizza will be served!

Our School Advisory Council Meeting is also meeting on October 16. Our meeting will start at 6:00 in the Computer Lab. All are welcome.
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Our 8th graders will attend the Nolan Catholic High School Shadow Day on November 5th.

The President and Principal of Nolan will be on campus the evening of November 6th at 6:30 pm for a Parent Information Night.

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Mrs. Ann Walters, MPS

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Upcoming Events

This Week

October 14 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament at Diamond Oaks Country Club

October 16 - 7th Grade to Vikathon at Nolan Catholic

October 16 - Crazy Sock Day, HSA Meeting, SAC Meeting

Next Week

October 21 - VIRTUS training at Holy Family Parish

October 23 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

October 24 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

October 24 - Panda Express Fundraiser

October 25 - Diocesan In-service - No School

October 25 - Deadline for submitting Box Tops for Education

Upcoming Events

October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Holy Family Community Parking Lot

November 1 - All Saints Day - 12:00 Noon Mass

November 3 - Nolan Catholic Open House

November 5 - 8th Grade Shadow Day at Nolan Catholic

November 6 - Nolan Catholic Parent Information Night - Pemberton Library

November 8 - High Touch High Tech - Scantlin Hall

November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony

November 14 - Class Pictures and Individual Retakes

December 2 - Pot O'Gold Kickoff

December 14 - Diocesan History Fair

January 10 - Diocesan Science Fair

Faculty Showcase

Mrs. Jodi Price
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I thank God for opening the door for me to teach at Holy Family Catholic School. Our students and staff are truly amazing. In 1979, Saint John Paul II said in a message to the NCEA, “Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others.” That is our calling; to ensure that we are teaching our students, and working alongside our peers, with each other’s soul in mind. We are actively trying to help each other get to Heaven. For 14 years, teaching was a profession but since joining the HFCS faculty it has become a vocation. I love that we are a community that engages in dialogue and PRAYER with each other and our students. We get to witness God’s mission being fulfilled daily in and through our precious church and school. I love being a growing part of THIS. That’s why I teach and why I treasure the blessing of being a Holy Family Hornet! And, the icing on the cake is that I get to see my own three children participating and growing in their own sweet faith at Holy Family.
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Last week, our 7th and 8th graders sat in on a video conference through Connect2Texas. Connect2Texas is a network of Texas-based educational content. The students learned real-time on this virtual field trip about La Salle.
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Hornet Volleyball

Post Season Volleyball Tournament

The 5th and 6th Grade Volleyball Tournament will start on Monday, October 18 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School. The 5th and 6th graders will start with the tourney playing in the second game at 5:15 pm on Monday, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Tuesday. Finalist bracket will be played Thursday and Friday.

The 8th Grade tournament will start on Wednesday, October 16 at St. Joseph Catholic School. The 8th graders play in the first game, which starts at 4:30 pm. The next scheduled games are at 6:45 pm and 7:30 pm, but times may be pushed back if previous games run longer. The finalist bracket games will be played on Thursday, October 17.

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Panda Express will donate 20% of sales by dining at the Alta Mere location from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 24. Please present a paper or digital version of the flyer for in-store orders or enter 305038 in the promotion code box when ordering online.

Follow this link for digital information.


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Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to submit your Box Tops! Deadline for submission is October 25.

Follow the link below for additional information.


Nolan Catholic News

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Holy Family Catholic Community Trunk or Treat

You won't want to miss the Holy Family Community Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

To reserve your spot, please contact Sergio Villareal at sergejv@sbcglobal.net or Jack Price at jeprice2@gmail.com.