Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

October 5, 2020

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A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic Community,

Last year Father Hoa had a dream to host a parent gathering to discuss the beauty and power of the Domestic Church and the important role that parents have in the religious formation of their children. Learning more about the Domestic Church is especially appealing given the name of the patron saints of our church and school, the Holy Family. Those plans, like many, went by the wayside with our COVID stay at home orders last quarter.

What is the Domestic Church? “The term Domestic Church refers to the family, the smallest body of gathered believers in Christ. Though recovered only recently, the term dates all the way back to the first century AD. The Greek word ecclesiola referred to “little church.” Our Early Church Fathers understood that the home was fertile ground for discipleship, sanctification, and holiness.” http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/family-life/family/parenting/what-is-a-domestic-church/

Now, the Father Hoa’s and my dream is becoming a reality through a book study of Father Ronald Rolheiser’s small but spiritually mighty book, Domestic Monastery. This book will help us understand how our homes and family life have their own spiritual rhythm to nurture and grow within. My thanks go to our Catholic Mission Committee for hosting this event. We will meet via Zoom on October 21 and October 27 at 7:00pm. The book is available at Amazon. More information to follow!

Thank you and God bless,

Ann Walters


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Virtue of the Month - Truth

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Saint of the Month - Saint Faustina

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This Week

October 7 - Marvelous Mask Day

October 7 - All School Rosary

October 7 - Home and School Association Meeting via Zoom at 6:00pm

October 8 - Individual School Picture Day

Next Week

October 15 and 16 - Kendra Scott Gives Back On-line Party

October 15 - End of the First Quarter

October 16 - No school - Teacher In-Service

October 16 - Parent/Teacher Zoom Conferences from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Future Events

October 21- Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom at 9:00am

October 22 - Virtual Grandparent's Day

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.

Animal Habitats Presented by Mrs. Szostek's Second Graders

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Happy Birthday this week to...

Madilyn Sisk, Evelyn Uptmore, and Mrs. Conway.

Have a fantastical day!

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Marvelous Mask Day

Wednesday, October 7 is the monthly Home and School Association Meeting at 6:00pm. Watch your email for a Zoom invite from Mrs. Uptmore.

In addition to Silly Sock Day, students may decorate a mask (which was sent home with your student) to wear on Wednesday. Our students are so creative , we can barely wait to see their marvelous mask creations!

The cost is $2.00 which goes to support future student enrichment programs. Please use only non-toxic supplies when decorating the mask.

Box Top$ for Education Labels Due by Friday, October 23!

Do you love coordinating things? HSA is looking for a parent to coordinate and submit the Box Top$ for Education labels.

It is fast and simple. The clipped labels are submitted twice a year - by November 1 and March 1. The labels are bundled in groups of 50 and complete the submission form online for each bundle and mail. Checks will be mailed directly to the school in December and April.

Interested? Contact Mrs. Angie Uptmore at thumbs_98@hotmail.com

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Grandparents Day Goes Virtual!

We will celebrate Grandparents Day on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Grandparents will be invited to start the day with celebrating Mass virtually with our students.

We are working on what the rest of the morning will look like.

We have many of your grandparent names and mailing addresses, however, we do not have many email addresses. In order to Zoom invite them into your child's classroom, we will need their email address. If you will send me the email addresses, I will make sure they get the Zoom invites into the student classrooms.

Watch the Hornet Herald for more details.

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Smile, Smile, Smile for the Camera!

Capture school memories with school portraits of your student by Lifetouch. Get ready for Picture Day on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Students will receive the envelope order forms today with the details.

Please complete your paper order and attach payment or circle 'on-line orders' and return to your child's teacher by Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Please remember students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade are required to wear their formal uniform. Students in PreK-3 and PreK-4 are required to wear their red polo shirt.

Visit www.lifetouchcom for suggestions, tips and additional information. Questions? Please call Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.

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Hornets! Kendra Scott Gives Back On-Line Party!

Get ahead of the curve and order birthday, graduation and Christmas gifts during the on-line party to be held on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Shop from the comfort of home and HFCS will receive 20% of the proceeds for the two day event.

When checking out, enter code GIVEBACK9348.

Invite your family and friends to participate!

If you would like to pick-up curbside, you can do that as well at the Clearfork location.

Additional details below.

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