Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

September 30, 2019

A Message from our Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Last Thursday’s Grandparents Day felt like a big family reunion and it was a joy to walk through the school and see so many smiling faces! I continue to be amazed at the genuine warmth and caring of the Holy Family Catholic School Community. The Catholic identity here extends far beyond the things we can list in our Accreditation Self-Study; it is woven into the very fabric of who and what we are.

I appreciate all the hard and joyful work that Lisa Griffith and Lisa Phillips did in making the Grandparents reception fun and hospitable. Special thanks go to Mrs. Anita Hurst and Ms. Kathy Bernal for showcasing our students' choral and musical talent! Thanks go to Mrs. Mary Salerno, and all your volunteers, who transformed our great library into a buzzing book fair. And of course, thank you to all our wonderful families: grandparents, parents and students!

An extra special thanks to our fantastical Dads' Club for sprucing up the campus this past Saturday and Sunday. From new plants in the flower pots to the rubber mulch around the bench under the tree to the clay for home plate on the baseball diamond - many, many THANKS!
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You are invited to join us at 8:15 am on Thursday for Mass and First Thursday Adoration, and on Friday at 2:15 pm in the Library for our World Mission Rosary.

I can’t wait to see you at the Fall Fest this Sunday!

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Ann Walters

Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS


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Upcoming Events

This Week

October 3 - Picture Day

October 3 - Adoration

October 4 - World Mission Rosary - 2:15 pm - Library

Next Week

October 6 - Fall Festival 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

October 7 - School Holiday - No School

October 11 - End of the First Quarter

October 14 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament at Diamond Oaks Country Club

October 16 - 7th Grade to Vikathon at Nolan Catholic

October 16 - HSA Meeting

October 16 - School Advisory Council Meeting

Upcoming Events

October 21 - VIRTUS training at Holy Family Parish

October 23 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

October 25 - Diocesan In-service - No School

October 25 - Deadline for submitting Box Tops for Education

October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Holy Family Community Parking Lot

November 1 - All Saints Day - 12:00 Noon Mass

November 6 - Nolan Catholic Parent Information Night - Pemberton Library

November 8 - High Touch High Tech - Scantlin Hall

Faculty Showcase

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Ms. Meg Ruhter

I love working at Holy Family Catholic School because our students are the future of the Church and we have the privilege to help form joyful disciples. We are truly blessed to celebrate mass every week and pray together. I am grateful for the opportunity to live out on of my vocations as a teacher at HFCS.

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Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Holy Family Community Fall Festival THIS Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Join us on the Hornet's Nest (the school field) for fun, bounce houses, food, NFL football games, a pumpkin carving contest and most importantly community fellowship.

Ticket and Play Pass Bracelet Order Form: Pre-order your Play Pass Bracelet and Tickets today! Pre-orders will be accepted through this Thursday, October 3, 2019. Pre-orders will be sent home with students on Friday, October 4. More details regarding these items can be found on the order form.

Donations for Fall Festival: Donations are needed for the booths at the Fall Festival! Donations can be placed in the boxes on the library stage. Each family is asked to donate the following items:

· Two books for Book Walk

· Two prizes for BINGO

· Two baked goods for the Cake Walk (baked goods can be home-baked or store-bought) Baked goods will be accepted the weekend of the festival.

Volunteers will be in the carpool line on Thursday and Friday to accept donations.

BINGO is very popular at the Fall Festival. A few donation ideas are listed below. Keep in mind, EVERYONE likes to play BINGO! We are looking for donations for ALL age groups.

· Fall / Holiday Decor

· Gift Certificates

· Themed Baskets

· Legos, arts and crafts kits, games, toys

· Sport items

· Movie Tickets

Class Booths and Volunteering: Class booth sign-ups for volunteering have been sent out. If you have not received an email about volunteering on the day of the festival, please contact your classroom parent. Each class is sponsoring a booth at the festival and room parents will need your help. This is a great way to meet families in your class and get to know the Holy Family community. Please make sure your Safe Environment training has been updated to the new VIRTUS program "Protecting God's Children for Adults". Contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfsfw.org or visit the school's website athttp://www.hfcsfw.org/support/volunteering.cfm for more information.

Fall Festival Pop-Up Tents: The fall festival is in need of more tents for booths at the festival. If you have an extra tent that the school can borrow, please label it with your name and drop it off in the school cafeteria by Friday, October 4.

Pumpkin Carving Contest: The pumpkin carving contest is returning to the Fall Festival and requires an entry form. The entry form can be picked up in the school office or accessed from the school's website. The form is due by Thursday, October 3, 2019. Please turn in forms to the front office. All pumpkins must be carved at home and brought to the festival for judging. The winners will be announced at 3:00 P.M. and will receive a gift card.

Fall Festival Raffle: Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card. Tickets are limited and only $2 per ticket. The raffle ticket form can be picked up in the school office or accessed from the school's website.

Fall Festival Needs Prize Booth Volunteers: If you are interested in helping with the prize booth at the Fall Festival, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com.

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PICTURE DAY is this Thursday!

Lifetouch Credentials

Holy Family Catholic School

Picture Day: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Picture Day ID: TX138102Q0

  • Capture school memories with portraits by Lifetouch and get ready for Picture Day on Thursday, October 3.
  • Students have received flyers with all of the detailed information you need. Online payment/Envelope Order Forms must be returned to your child's teacher by Wednesday, Oct. 2.Note: Please inform the teacher if your order is placed online.
  • Students in K – 8 must wear formal uniform, students in Prek-3 and Prek-4 must wear red polo shirt.
  • Visit www.lifetouch.com for suggestions, grooming tips, program details and more.
  • Questions or comments? Call 972-669-9200 or email txcustomerservice@lifetouch.com
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Reflex Math

Congratulations to David and Andrew as they received the first certificates for addition and subtraction facts in Reflex Math in third grade.

Come out and cheer for Hornet Volleyball!!!

Go Hornets!

The next 5th and 6th grade team volleyball game is Saturday at 12 noon at SEAS.

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Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Join the Knights for a round of golf and fellowship on October 14, 2019 at Diamond Oaks Country Club.

Don't miss the fun! Register online at www.kofc15882.org or download the form below.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops coordinator Vanessa Escamilla reminds us to submit them electronically no later than October 25th. See link below for more information.