Hornet Herald

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March 29, 2021

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A Message from the Principal

March 29, 2021

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

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Yesterday was Palm Sunday and today is Monday of Holy Week; we have been preparing for this week, preparing to walk with Jesus through his Passion. Part of our preparation has been to pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent, and this Friday our middle school students will be presenting a Stations of the Cross play for us. Please join us on Thursday, at 8:30am, for this live streamed event.

We are so proud of our 6th grader Kaitlyn Szostek who competed in the Fort Worth Spelling Bee Regionals at TCU on March 9th. She represented HFCS very well and is eager to compete again next year!

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I want to thank Mr. Harry Jonkers for his excellent work as Principal of the Day last Friday. He did a wonderful job running the school and we had a successful tornado drill under his leadership. He also provided many fun activities for his Kinder classmates.

Graduation is swiftly approaching and I want to give you some information about the Candle Mass and the Promotion Mass.

Candle Mass:

The eighth graders will pass on their light and leadership to the seventh-graders at the Candle Mass on May 20, at 8:00am, during our regularly scheduled school Mass. This Mass will be live streamed. Before Mass, we will have our annual Pinning Ceremony, where student designated faculty members will pin the eighth-grade students as a symbol of the time spent here at Holy Family Catholic School, and as a blessing on their upcoming high school career. The Candle Ceremony will close the Mass.

Candle Mass Reception:

Immediately following the Candle Mass the seventh-grade will host a reception for the eighth-graders. Only students and faculty will be in attendance at the reception.

Promotion Mass:

The Promotion Mass will be held in the church on May 21, at 7:00pm. This Mass will have limited seating and will also be live streamed. The eighth-grade students will be seated with six-foot distancing in the front, middle aisle seats. Each family may have up to ten family members attend the Promotion Mass. Ten tickets will be sent home in May, seating will be assigned, and faculty ushers will seat the graduate’s family members.

Graduation is one of the most exciting and meaningful times of a HFCS student’s career! We are planning more events to celebrate our eighth-graders but wanted to get these dates out to you so you can plan accordingly.

Have a safe and joyous Easter!

God bless,

Ann Walters


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This Week

April 1 - Live Stations of the Cross - Live-streamed from Parish Facebook Page - 8:30am

April 1 - Holy Thursday - Noon Dismissal

April 2 - Good Friday - No School

Next Week

April 5 - SNOVID Make-up Day - School as usual

April 6 - SNOVID Make-up Day - School as usual

April 7 - Silly Socks Day

April 7 - Home and School Association Meeting via Zoom

April 9 - Start of Middle School Fun Days

Upcoming Events

April 16 - Noon Dismissal

April 30 - Kona Ice to Campus

May 14 - 14th Annual Dads' Club Golf Classic

Dads' Club 14th Annual Golf Classic

Get Into the Swing! Register Today On-Line!

Want to get involved with our tournament or just help the school with a fun event? Golfing, sponsoring, and volunteering is open to all so please spread the word. Here are some ways to participate and help out:

  • Play in the tournament (better yet, put together a foursome) and spread the word to anyone who may be interested in golfing
  • Buy a sponsorship or sell a sponsorship to your employers, friends, or local businesses
  • Donate an item or ask a local business to make a donation (items are used as prizes or are raffled at the event)
  • Volunteer on the day of the event – we can use all the help we can get to make the tournament run smoothly and nothing beats earning service hours at the golf course on a spring day
  • Volunteer to be on the tournament planning committee

To register, go to the event website: www.holyfamilygolf.org. To volunteer or if you have any questions, email us at holyfamilydadsclub@gmail.com or call Jack Price at 817-875-2307. We hope to see you on May 14 at Squaw Creek!

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Principal Harry Jonkers

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Last Friday Harry Jonkers embarked on his new role as "Principal for the Day". Principal Jonkers declared Friday as wear your favorite sports team shirt to school for the entire student body!

As students arrived to school, Mr. Jonkers greeted students as they were exiting their cars and squeezed hand sanitizer into their hands. Mr. Jonkers proceeded to Kindergarten, where the students helped him with morning prayer.

He was accompanied by Mrs. Walters to the Kindergarten classroom where the Kinders all participated in an art project. He then conducted our tornado drill, which ran so smoothly!

Mr. Jonkers was then invited to the First Grade Classroom by Mrs. Gomez to learn first hand what first grade is all about. He then went back to Kindergarten to explain to the students what first grade will look like for them for the 2021-2022 school year.

Mr. Jonkers made an executive decision that the Kindergarteners would have a delicious cheese pizza lunch followed by cookies.

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Mr. Jonkers called for the Kindergarteners to have an extra recess, where the students enjoyed Popsicles under the oak tree.

Mr. Jonkers last executive decision was to help load students into their cars during the dismissal carline. When asked what was his most favorite action of the day, he enthusiastically said helping during the carline!

Thank you, Mr. Jonkers for such a a great day!

Brent Neill working along side distant learner Bella Alfaro during a recent Science class.

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Congratulations to Our Accelerated Readers!

Third Quarter Awards

First Grade

1st Place: Samuel Levisee

2nd Place: Michael Anthony Acuna

3rd Place: Jacob Davis

Second Grade

1st Place: Max Motheral

2nd Place: Drew Garcia

3rd Place: Cash Henry

Third Grade

1st Place: Benjamin Price

2nd Place: Josh Matasso

3rd Place: Blake Roman

Fourth Grade

1st Place: Emory Browning

2nd Place: Rosemary Pearson

3rd Place: Presley Matlock

Fifth Grade

1st Place: Ashton Brissette

2nd Place: Emery Medearis

Sixth Grade

1st Place: Kaitlyn Szostek

2nd Place: Samantha Lopez

3rd Place: Milla Saba and Anna Stepczynski

Seventh Grade

1st Place: Abigail Smith

2nd Place: Lauret Miller

3rd Place: Aaron Morales

Eighth Grade

1st Place: Adrianna Gray

2nd Place: Kylie Sterett

3rd Place: Drew Hill

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Presenting PreK Teacher for the Day - Ms. Emma Marbut!

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Birthday wishes to Ms. Barker, Mrs. Vasquez, Emma Marbut, Cooper Orand, and Leah Nguyen!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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Fourth Grade Reading Club

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Live Stations of the Cross Live-Streamed via Holy Family Catholic Parish Facebook Page

Join the students of Holy Family Catholic School via Facebook as they re-enact the Stations of Cross on Holy Thursday, April 1, 2012 at 8:30am.

Order Your Yearbook Today!

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Save the Date - Kona Ice at Holy Family on April 30!

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Parish Community News

Calling All Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Graders!

All 6-12th grade students are invited to help lead the LIVE Stations of the Cross for our parish community on Good Friday, April 2nd at 5:00 pm. There will hold a brief rehearsal on Thursday, April 1st at 6:00 pm in the courtyard outside for those who are able to attend. The major roles will be assigned at this time.

Any students who would like to participate but cannot be there on Thursday can still help by being soldiers, weeping women and crowd people. All Prayer Leaders need to be at Holy Family by 4:00 pm on Friday. We will gather in the Family Life Center. Please bring a flat solid colored bed sheet if you have one, if not we have extras.

To volunteer, please contact Genni Sayers at gsayers@holyfamilyfw.org or 817-502-7887.

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HFCS, in conjunction with the parish, is gathering new and gently used towels to be donated to the homeless. Towels can be bath or hand towels as well as wash cloths. Bins have been set up on the stage in the Library to collect the donations.

Towels will be collect through Wednesday, March 31, 2021.