Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

A Message from Our Principal

Thank you to all of the families that attended Meet the Teacher Night last Tuesday, it was wonderful to see you in the classrooms with the teachers and visiting with each other in the library!

Sister Teresa's 4th grade Religion class created and performed an original HFCS Mission Statement skit at this morning's prayer - it was a big hit with the entire student body!
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Our Virtue of the Month is Kindness and our Saint of the Month is St. Teresa of Calcutta.
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"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: Kindness in your face, Kindness in our eyes, Kindness in your smile."

St. Teresa of Calcutta


Calling all LEGO Robotics enthusiasts grades 4 through 8! Mr. Matasso will be coaching a LEGO Robotics team again this year and is looking for 10 committed students. You will receive an information letter via RenWeb/FACTS today.

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Good News! Scantlin Hall will be getting a new gym floor, installation will begin on September 9th. A dumpster will be parked on the front sidewalk for a portion of the flooring project. Please use common sense safety procedures when walking around the dumpster.

Upcoming Events

This Week

September 4 - HSA/Room Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm Pemberton Library

September 7 - Knights of Columbus Casino Night


Next Week

September 9-13 - IOWA/CogAT Testing for grades 1-8 - Please make sure your children get plenty of rest the night before each test.

September 9-22 - New Gym Floor Instillation

September 9 - North Texas Giving Day Early Scheduled Giving


Upcoming Events

September 19 - North Texas Giving Day

September 19 - Dads' Club Meeting - 6:00 pm - Location to be determined

September 23-26 - Book Fair

September 26 - Grandparent's Day - Noon Dismissal

September 27 - Parent-Teacher Conferences


Next Month

October 3 - Picture Day

October 6 - Fall Festival

October 14 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Mrs. Ann Walters, MPS


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Grandparent's Day - Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dear Hornet Parents,

We are looking forward to grandparent's visiting their grandchild/children for Grandparent's Day.

Please share this invitation with them in order for them to "Save the Date" to their calendars. It will be a day all will cherish.


If you would like to volunteer to help prior to or the day of, please email Mrs. Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfsfw.org.

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Nurse's Notes

I wanted to introduce myself to the Holy Family community, my name is Lisa Houlder-Bothwell and I am a new face in the Health Clinic. I spent 14 years practicing as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse and briefly as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner before stepping away from the profession to raise my three children. As they are advancing through their mid-to-high school years (YIKES! One is a senior this year), my desire to care for children kept circling back to me. Please reach out to me if there is anything you need me to be aware of or to assist with. Taking care of children is taking care of the family; this partnership and I are blessed to serve your children in this role.

Go Hornets!

Nurse Lisa

Home and School Association Meeting

Hoping to see all of you at the first HFCS Home and School Association meeting this Wednesday, September 4th in the Library at 6:30 pm. These meetings are an opportunity to gain insight about all the HSA sponsored activities and meet new parents.

A Room Parent Meeting will be held immediately following the HSA meeting.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Angie Uptmore at thumbs_98@hotmail.com.

Family Service Hour Requirement

Over the course of each school year, every family is required to perform 30 hours of service. To volunteer, one must have successfully completed safe environment training.

For a list of approved service opportunities, how to log your hours and additional information on service hour requirements, please follow this link to our website http://www.hfcsfw.org/support/volunteering.cfm.

For additional information on service hours, please contact Mrs. Tracy Head at busmgr@hfsfw.org.

Safe Environment Training

To volunteer at Holy Family Catholic School, one must have successfully completed safe environment training, ideally, by August 31, 2019. All volunteers are required to complete the Diocese's program titled "Protecting God's Children for Adults". This program is managed through VIRTUS and requires attendance at a live and in-person awareness session. To start the process of becoming eligible to volunteer, please follow this link to complete your profile http://www.hfcsfw.org/support/volunteering.cfm. Once on this page, click on the "I Need a VIRTUS Profile" button on the right, read the directions and click on the gray box labeled "Start registration".

You may attend any of the sessions offered throughout the Diocese. Holy Family Catholic Parish will host two sessions this month, Thursday, September 5 and Saturday, September 21. You will select the class you would like to attend as your create your online profile.

Once you have completed your awareness session, please advise Mrs. Tracy Head.at 817.737.4201 or email at busmgr@hfsfw.org. Please inform her of the date and location your session was completed.

If you are unsure of your safe environment status, please contact Mrs. Tracy Head.

North Texas Giving Day

Scheduled giving opens on September 9th at 8:00 am and goes through September 19th until midnight! Simply go to https://northtexasgivingday.org and look for Holy Family Catholic School. Every dollar makes a difference!
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The Book Fair is Coming! The Book Fair is Coming!

Mrs. Mary Salerno, our librarian, will need parent volunteers to help with the Book Fair the week of September 23rd.. Please watch for the opportunity to sign up to work this fun event while earning your family service hours.

Holy Family Catholic Community Events

Knights of Columbus Council 15882


The Knights of Columbus will host a Casino Night on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the Family Life Center. The Social Hour starts at 6:00 pm and tables open at 7:00 pm. Admission is $25:00 per person or $45:00 per couple. Sponsorship packages are available.

For more information, contact Sergio Villarreal at 214.497.8022 or Garland Tate at 817.307.7937.


Save the Date! Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament on October 14, 2019 at Diamond Oaks Country Club. For more information, visit their website at www.kofc15882.org.