Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

August 30, 2022

A Message from the Principal

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This Week

Tuesday, August 30 - Meet the Teacher Night - 6:00pm

Thursday, September 1 - North Texas Giving Day Early Giving Opens

Friday, September 2 - Noon Dismissal


Next Week

Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Wednesday, September 7 - Home and School Association Meeting and Student Enrichment

Friday, September 9 - Back to School Family Dance


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 13 - Keeping Children Safe Renewal Training

Thursday, September 15 - Classical Education Meeting with Mr. Brinton Smith

Friday, September 16 - Noon Dismissal

Friday, September 16 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Friday, September 16 - Middle School Night at Nolan Catholic

Thursday, September 22 - North Texas Giving Day

Saturday, September 24 - Altar Server Training

Tuesday, September 27 - Keeping Children Safe Renewal Training

Wednesday, October 12 - 7th Grade Vikathon

Tuesday, October 18 - Keeping Children Safe Initial Session

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Happy Birthday to Mrs. Cook, Lungsengawng Kaiji and Hannah Flores.


May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

Meet Our Home and School Association President, Meredith Green!

Hello, HF families! I’m Meredith Green and I'm excited to serve as your new HSA President.


I have a son, Connor (first grade) and a daughter, Parker (PreK-4) and my husband is Casey. Last year was our first year at Holy Family and the HSA was the first way our family got involved, met other families and felt a part of the school.

What is the HSA you ask? HSA stands for the Home and School Association and acts as a bridge between our homes and our school. The monthly meeting is an informative meeting about what’s happening at our school and how we can contribute. Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Griffith provide updates and parents are able to ask questions. If you’re new, it’s a great introduction to the Fall Festival, Pot Of Gold, class parties and other Holy Family events.

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month, starting September 7th. Join us from 5:30-6:00pm in the library and eat dinner with other HF families. Dinner is provided. At 6:00pm the kids go with a staff member and work on a craft or activity for the hour while the meeting is in progress. Kids three & above (that don’t attend Holy Family) are welcome to join in the activity and younger kids can stay with parents during the meeting. If you need to get up and tend to them during it, that's fine. It's lowkey, but an important part of our school.

Do you still need an extra incentive?! The hour meeting counts as a service hour for your family’s yearly contribution…bring your spouse and earn two! It’s dinner, community, school information and entertained children all in ninety minutes!


Mark your calendars for September 7th and please reach out if you have any questions!


Meredith Green

817-319-6976

meredithanngreen@gmail.com

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Jason's Deli Spirt Night

It was so great to see our current and alumni families at our first spirit night of the year at Jason's Deli! Whether you dined in our carried out, please know how much we appreciate your support of Holy Family Catholic School!


Watch the Hornet Herald to learn how much was donated back to HFCS!


Go Hornets!

Hornet Sports

Volleyball

Watch the Hornet Herald to dates and times for Volleyball.

Diocesan Swim Team

Hello!


Below, is some general information about our Diocesan Swim Team. If you choose to sign up your student please send me an email. The link to sign up is under the Meet Schedule.


If you have any questions, please let me know.


Thanks,

Brittany Grady


MIDDLE SCHOOL DIOCESAN SWIM TEAM

Calling all student athletes 6th-8th grades interested in trying out for our diocesan middle school swim team. Diocesan swim team will have a tryout process. Coaches will be looking at all four strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly). During the tryout, athletes will demonstrate the ability to complete multiple 50s: Freestyle and athlete's choice. Demonstrate the ability to understand and complete swim sets. Demonstrate the ability to perform racing dive from blocks. The fee to tryout is $10 and will be charged to your athlete's FACTS account.


Tryouts will be held at Nolan Catholic on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22. Your child only needs to attend one of the two dates and you will be asked to specify which date when signing up. We will notify all families on Friday, Sept 23 by 6pm of team results. If your child makes the team an additional $250 for participation fee will be charged. This fee is non-refundable and will be charged to FACTS beginning of October. In addition to the fees listed, each family is required to provide swim goggles and their own suit in either black or royal blue colors. Participation fees will include swim cap, entry meet fees for swimmers, team shirt, and facilities/coaching fees. Practices will be on Mondays and Tuesdays 5:30p-6:30p starting the week of Sept 26th. We understand that many of our members are multi-sport athletes or swim for club teams, our coaches will be flexible with athletes missing for other commitments. Follow the link below to register for tryouts...


Diocesan Swim Team Tryout Sign Up (office.com)


Meet Schedule:

10/22 Spooktacular -Granbury

11/5 2nd Annual Nolan Catholic

12/10 Candy Cane Classic - Granbury

12/17 Christmas Classic - Lewisville

Jan TBD Granbury Invitational

1/28 MS Championships

Holy Family Parish News

Children's and Youth Choirs

The Holy Family Children’s and Youth Choirs will begin their rehearsals on Wednesday, September 7th. Mrs. Matthews, who helps the cantors at our weekly School Masses, is the director.


Each choir sings once a month at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays. The Children’s Choir is for children who can read without help through the 6th grade. The Youth Choir is for grades 7 and up.


If you would like more information on how your child can be a part of these choirs, and have fun participating at Mass, please contact Keisha Matthews at 817-502-7884 or kmatthews@holyfamilyfw.org.

Altar Server Training

Does your 4th through 8th grade student want to become an altar server?


HFCS students must attend a parish training in order to serve at school and parish Masses.

The next Altar Server Training will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00a.m.


To register, please call Star Fedor at 817-502-7885 or email her at sfedor@holyfam

Nolan Catholic News

3rd Annual Viking Club Golf Classic

Grab your golfing buddies and head over to Hawks Creek Golf Club to support the Nolan Catholic Viking Club on Friday, September 20, 2022.


Questions? Please contact our very own Mrs. Imelda Morales for additional information at morales_imelda@att.net or 817.343.7612.

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Middle School Night

Friday, September 16 is Middle School Night at HCHS. All middle school students and families are welcome to participate in leaning more about cheer, the Royelles dane team, band, and football. Follow this link to RSVP .

Safe Environment Sessions Offered at Holy Family Parish

All parent volunteers are required to attend the safe environment training. New parents that have not had the training are required to attend the Initial Session, either through Holy Family or the Diocese. Current parents that have attended the training and need renewed may register to attend the sessions below.


If you are unsure of your training status, please contact Mrs. Tracy Head at 817.737.4201 or busmgr@hfcsfw.org for additional information.


There will be Renewal Sessions for Keeping the Promise Alive on Tuesday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.


There will be an Initial Session, Protect God's Children on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.


All sessions will be in the ABC Rooms. Participants may register by clicking the following link..


https://fwdioc.org/safe-environment.


For questions, please contact Star Fedor at safeenvironment@holyfamilyfw.org.