Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

February 24, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

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The season of Lent begins in just a few days, a time when we are called to take the time to return to God with all our hearts through praying, fasting and giving. Today at Monday Morning Prayer I asked the students to prayerfully consider loving their classmates (neighbors) as their selves by giving up, or fasting from, any grudges that they might be holding in their hearts. Lent is a perfect time to restore our relationship with God and neighbor.

Congratulations to our second grade students who will be making their First Reconciliation this evening, our prayers are with you!

Many of you requested more clubs and after school activities for our students in the survey I sent out in the fall. Our teachers have talked with the students and came up with a list of clubs that some students may be interested in. Please take this survey with your child/ren and submit it by March 16th. Your response will help HFCS determine which clubs we may be able to offer next year. Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.gle/7kmjivyPmfWxiBZb7

Last Wednesday HFCS hosted its first Lunch and Learn for prospective school families. We had four families, with children ages two months to 7 years old, join us for lunch. Eighth graders Annie Fatima and Tyler Phillips presented their heartfelt essays on their HFCS experiences, and parents Jack Price, Angie Uptmore, and Sophie Kriss spoke to the group about what makes this school so special. My thanks go to all of you, including Lisa Griffith, for making this a successful event.


Mrs. Ann Walters


Up-coming Events

This Week

February 25 - 6th and 7th Grade Retreat

February 25 - Dental Presentation for PreK-3 to 2nd grade

February 25 - Baseball and Softball practices begin

February 26 - Ash Wednesday - Noon Mass

February 28 - Stations of the Cross

February 28 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

February 29 - TPSMEA Solo Contest at Nolan Catholic

Next Week

March 2 - Texas Independence Day program with Morning Prayer

March 3 - 6th Grade to Theatre Nolan

March 3 - 7th Grade Mythology Festival

March 5 - HFCS Solo Contest for Band

March 6 Stations of the Cross

March 6 - End of the 3rd Quarter

March 6 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Upcoming Events

March 9 - 13 - Spring Break - School closed

March 13 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

March 14/15 - Parish Ministry Fair

March 18 - Silly Socks Day

March 18 - Home and School Association Meeting

March 20 - Stations of the Cross

March 20 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

March 24 - High Tech High Touch grades 1 through 4

March 25 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

March 25 - High Tech High Touch PreK-3 through K and 5th Grade

March 27 - Stations of the Cross

March 27 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

March 29 - April 1 - Accreditation

April 3 - TPSMEA Band Contest

April 3 - Stations of the Cross

April 3 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

April 9 - Live Stations of the Cross

April 9 - Holy Thursday - 12:00 noon dismissal

April 10 - Good Friday - No School

April 12 - Easter!

April 13 and 14 - Tentative Snow Days

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Box Top$ for Education

Thank you for all the Box Top$ submitted to benefit HFCS.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class for submitting the most Box Top$ and winning a pizza party!

Keep clipping and submitting!

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Texas Private School Music Educators Association - Middle School Honor Band

Congratulations, again, to Kaitlyn Szostek who was chosen as a​ member of the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Band.

She did a outstanding job representing HFCS this past weekend.

We are so proud of you!

Hornet Athletics


The Hornet basketball teams were buzzing this past week, playing in the post-season tournaments at St. Maria Goretti and St. Andrew.

The Breen Tournament at St. Andrew started this past Saturday and will continue on this week.

The girls 5th and 6th grade team lost by a mere 2 points in a double overtime game on Saturday. They play again on Saturday at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew.

The 7th grade boys team lost on Saturday, and will play on Tuesday at 5:30 pm at St. Andrew.

The St. Maria Goretti Tournament was played all last week and concluded on Saturday.

The 8th grade girls team advanced to the game on Thursday, barely losing and were knocked out of the bracket.

The 8th grade boys team made it to the playoffs and took Third Place!

If you have not had a chance to cheer on our students athletes, come out on Tuesday or Saturday!

Baseball and Softball

Watch for more information in next week's Hornet Herald.

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Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Holy Family Catholic School students, faculty and staff will attend Mass at 12:00 noon. There will be no school Mass on Thursday, February 27.

Clara's Kitchen - March Lunch Menu

Time to order lunches for your child for the month of March.

Stations of the Cross

HFCS students will participate in Stations of the Cross on all Friday's starting this week at 2:30 pm in the Church through Friday, April 3.

On Holy Thursday, April 9, the students will participate in Live Stations of the Cross.

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Re-Enrollment for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Please complete your re-enrollment packet to secure your child's/children's for the 2020-2021 school year.

Questions? Contact Tracy Head at 817.737.4201 or busmgr@hfsfw.org.

Get into the Swing! Save the Date - Friday, May 15, 2020

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All About Our Alumni

The Holy Family Class of 2018 received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Sunday and were sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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Knights of Columbus Fish Fry's

Every Friday evening during the Lenten season, the Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry after the Stations of the Cross in the ABC Rooms.
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Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is a Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program for families and faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith in action. It its first 40 years, more than $250 million has been given through CRS Rice Bowl to support programs that prevent hunger and poverty around the world. Cardboard CRS Rice Bowls and Lenten calendars have been sent home with all students today. Use your cardboard CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten calendar to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season. Be sure to visit crsricebolw.org to watch videos of the people and communities whose lives your Lenten gifts are changing. Please return the bowls to the school office by Monday, April 20.

Represent Holy Family Catholic School! Earn Service Hours!

Would you like to volunteer with your student to represent HFCS at the Ministry Fair of Time and Talent?

It will be held the weekend of March 14 and 15 after all the Masses in Scantlin Hall. Two to three volunteers are needed after each Mass.

Please contact Lisa Griffith at 817.737.4201 or lgrffith@hfsfw.org If you would like to sign up to work the Fair.

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Nolan Catholic News

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Texas Girls Choir Auditions

The Texas Girls’ Choir is a remarkable educational and social experience aimed at talented young girls who share a love and commitment for creating music at a high level of excellence. The Texas Girls’ Choir seeks to develop their musical and vocal talents by performing challenging repertoires of music.

Auditions for the Texas Girls Choir will be held from March 2 to March 6 for girls from the ages 7 to 12 years. For more information, please call 817.732.8161 in the afternoon or Ellen Cooper at 817.239.6511.

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