Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

December 14, 2021

A Message from the Principal

December 13, 2021

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

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During this third week of Advent we await the birth of the Christ Child with Joy!

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Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who attended our Monday Morning Prayer and the joyful PK and K Christmas performance in the library. Our young students did an amazing job celebrating Christmas cheer with their energetic singing! Kudos go to Mrs. Hurst, Mrs. Jonkers, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Fitzsimons, and Mrs. Hankins for helping our students shine.

I look forward to seeing you this evening for our Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert featuring our great band and our music students. I sat in on the rehearsal this morning and the music was fantastic! Thanks go to Ms. Bernal and Mrs. Hurst for creating this concert for our school community.

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Please join us on Friday, in the church at 8:30am for our Christmas Pageant.

First semester has gone so fast! I am so grateful for your support of HFCS and for our community of faith, we truly are a Holy Family. Here is a prayer from Lead, Kindly Light, The Notre Dame Book of Prayers in honor of this special season of light.

Bless us, Lord, as we come to Bethlehem,

where animals and angels, shepherds and seekers

together behold your face.

Here snow becomes straw and frost becomes flowers

as winter melts into everlasting spring.

In our holy Christmas, in this festival of Christ,

give us the riches of poverty and the power of weakness

as we join the angels in proclaiming your praise:

Glory in heaven and peace on earth,

now and forever. Amen.

Have a blessed Christmas and a fun and safe Christmas break with your family and friends,

Ann Walters


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This Week

Monday, December 13 - PreK3&4 and Kindergarten Christmas Concert - Monday Morning

Monday, December 13 - Christmas Concert - 7:00pm

Monday, December 13 - Diocesan Girls Basketball vs. Liberty at Nolan at 5:30pm

Friday, December 17 - Christmas Pageant

Friday, December 17 - Class Christmas Parties - Noon Dismissal - No afternoon extended day.

Friday, December 17 - End of the Second Quarter - End of the First Semester

Next Week

December 20 through January 3, 2022 - Christmas Holidays - No School


December 20 through January 3, 2022 - Christmas Holidays - No School

Monday, January 3, 2022 - Faculty In-Service - No School

Tuesday, January 4 - School Resumes - Start of the Second Semester and 3rd Quarter

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.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Fr. Hoa, James Roels, Sophia Macchia, and Matthew Williams!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

Sounds of the Season

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The Raffle

The students are doing a great job of selling raffle tickets!

Need more books of tickets to sell over the holidays? Call Mrs. Vasquez and she will get them to your student.

Here are the winners for Week Two.

Top 3 Sellers

1. Jonathan Howell sold 12 books

2. Hannah Florees sold 7 books

3. Cooper Orand sold 4 books

Top Selling Class

Fourth Grade

Gift Card Winners

Cooper Orand and Jonathan Howell

Many thanks to all the students that sold books this week...Millie Davis, Oliver McRae, Jacob Davis, Drew Garcia, Tuesday Hiett, Cooper Orand, Jonathan Davis and Hannah Flores.

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Donations for a King and Queen

It is not too early to send in donations for the auction. Here are some ideas for you to consider! Our POG will be a success if we are able to acquire exciting auction items. Please be brave and ask your friends, businesses you support and family members to donate items! Please keep in mind items can be other that what is listed below.

  • Colorado Weekend Getaway
  • Texas Coast Weekend Getaway
  • Austin/Wimberley/Fredricksburg Getaway Package
  • Glamping or Tree House Getaway
  • Airline Tickets
  • Texas Country Backyard BBQ for 10 Couples
  • Sporting Events Tickets
  • Golf Bundle - Colonial, Shady Oaks, Rivercrest, Mira Vista, Diamond Oaks, Top Golf, Putt Putt Golf, Top Golf, Golf Lessons
  • Culture and Cowtown Bundle
  • Pet Package - pet accessories, pet portrait, etc.
  • Beauty Bundle
  • Principal for the Day
  • Nurse for the Day

These are just a few suggestions! The sky is the limit!

Wine Pull

This Thursday and Friday, Sophie Kriss and Angie Uptmore will take wine donations for POG's PromOrama. Here are the details...

  • Bottles valued at $15.00 or more
  • Thursday, December 16 - morning drop-off
  • Friday, December 17 - morning drop-off

Science Fair

Ms. Grady's 7th Grade Science class presented their Science Fair Projects last week. Milla Saba, Kaitlyn Szostek, Anna Stepczynski, and Samantha Lopez.

Anna won first place, Kaitlyn won second place and Milla won third place.

Anna, Kaitlyn, Milla and Sami will represent HFCS at the Diocesan Science Fair in the near future.

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Hornet Sports


The Middle Schoolers kicked off the season last week.

Congratulations to the Boys 8th grade team and the Boys 5th and 6th grade team for their wins last week.

The games will resume in January. Watch the Hornet Herald for dates and times.

Go Hornets!

Diocesan Boys Basketball Team

Eighth grader Aaron Morales tried out for the Diocesan Boys Basketball Team and made the team. Way to go, Aaron! We are so proud of you!

Practices will get underway during the Christmas holidays with games starting in January. Watch the Hornet Herald for the schedule.

Diocesan Girls Basketball Team

Games will resume after the first of the year.