Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

March 7, 2022

A Message from the Principal


Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,


Last week we had the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops – Education (TCCBED) accreditation team visited our campus from Sunday afternoon, February 27 through Wednesday, March 2. The visit was a success! The chair of the visiting team recognized our strong Catholic identity and warm community spirit in her parting comments to the faculty and staff on Wednesday afternoon. It was noted that our students are joyful when learning and are kind to each other, and that our teachers are creative and caring educators. She also said that we have something incredibly special here at Holy Family Catholic School and we that should continue to work on preserving the wonderful strong relationships that we have built with our parents, students, teachers, and parish.


We received many other commendations from the accreditation team, and of course, a few recommendations for improvement. One area of improvement was noted regarding carline safety. On two mornings the team observed students walking from the parking lot, and between cars in the car line, which is not in compliance with our handbook. Please remember to use the carline and drop your children off at school from your car, not from the parking lot.


I am in the process of posting new job openings for the 2022-2023 academic year, and am changing the schedule for the fourth quarter due to staffing changes. Mrs. Jodi Price is not returning next year to devote more time to her family and Mrs. Michele Hankins is retiring at the end of this year. Ms. Bernal’s last day here at HFCS will be this Friday, we wish her well in her new endeavors. Ms. Hiett will be teaching additional art classes to the 4th through 8th grades in lieu of band during fourth quarter. Soon the Diocese will be posting these open HFCS positions for next year on its website: MS Math, Band, MS Spanish, Technology, and Kindergarten Aide.


We have a noon dismissal this Friday, after school care will not be offered.


I hope that you all have a fun and safe spring break next week!


Thank you and God bless,


Ann Walters

Principal

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This Week

Monday. March 7 - Spirit Club

Tuesday, March 8 - 6th and 7th grades to Nolan Live

Tuesday, March 8 - 1st and 2nd grades to Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, March 8 - HFCS Band Solo Contest

Tuesday, March 8 - Prospective Parent Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, March 9 - HFCS Band Solo Contest

Wednesday, March 9 - HSA Meeting and Student Enrichment

Thursday, March 10 - 3rd grade to Butterflies in the Garden

Friday, March 11 - Stations of the Cross - Pemberton Library

Friday, March 11 - Noon Dismissal - NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Friday, March 11 - End of the Third Quarter


Next Week

March 14 - 18 - Spring Break


Up-Coming Events

Monday, March 21 - Start of the Fourth Quarter

Friday, March 25 - Stations of the Cross - 2:30pm

Friday, April 1 - Stations or the Cross - 2:30pm

Friday, April 8 - Stations of the Cross - 2:30pm

Thursday, April 14 - Live Stations of the Cross

Friday, May 13 - Dads' Club Golf Classic


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 Ella Davis!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

Seventh Graders Celebrate Texas Independence Day!

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Remember the Alamo!

Mrs. Conway's Fourth Grade Class has been studying Texas Independence Day. This past Tuesday, they presented their projects to the Seventh Graders on the Alamo. Great job, Fourth Grade!

Ash Wednesday

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Stations of the Cross

If you have not attended our student-lead Stations of the Cross, please join us on Friday's at 2:30pm in the Church through April 14, to Walk the Way of the Cross.


PLEASE NOTE: Stations on Friday, March 11 will be held in the school library

HFCS makes a great visit to Holy Redeemer for First Sunday!

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Check out Mrs. Jonker's Kindergarten Class as they participate in Read Across America Day as they celebrate The Cat in the Hat!

Also known as Dr Seuss Day, Read Across American Day is a yearly observance in the USA inaugurated by the NEA (National Education Association). It is held on the school day that is nearest to 2 March, Dr Seuss birthday. Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American artist, book publisher, animator, poet, a political cartoonist as well as an author. He is best known for authoring over 60 children’s books.


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For $2.00, wear your favorite Dr. Seuss accessories and Silly Socks to school on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Enjoy the Student Enrichment Program starting with pizza at 5:30pm.

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The next Home and School Association meeting is Wednesday, March 9 at 6:00pm in the school library. Come eat pizza, visit with parents and find out what is going on in the building while earning service hours!
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Remember to Log Your Service Hours

It is getting to be that time of year to up-date your service hour requirement in FACTS.

Follow this link to review your 2021-2022 hours.


Volunteering at HFCS - Holy Family Catholic School (hfcsfw.org)


To follow is a listing of eligible hours.

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Don't Forget to Place Your Lunch Order!

Nolan Catholic News

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