Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

February 15, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe that Lent has already arrived. The parties on Fat Tuesday followed by the "burying" of the Alleluias and the receiving of ashes definitely show us that we have entered this time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. As a school, we will close each day with a Lenten prayer and will focus on the importance of this season in our daily Religion classes. May this season of Lent be a time of repentance and renewal for all of us as we eagerly anticipate the joy of Easter.


Veronica Tucker

Upcoming Events

This Week:
  • Wednesday, 2/17 - Advisory Council - 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, 2/17 - NO RUNNING CLUB
  • Thursday, 2/18 - Mass Hosted by 3rd Grade - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 2/18 - Student Council Field Trip to NCHS - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 2/18 - Spirit Night at Campisi’s
  • Friday, 2/19 - Diocesan In-Service NO SCHOOL!

Next Week:

  • Monday, 2/22 - Spirit Day!
  • Monday, 2/22 - HFCC Lenten Series Speaker Visits Morning Assembly
  • Wednesday, 2/24 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Sid Richardson Museum - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/24 - 7th Grade BHS Field Trip - 12:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/24 - Running Club - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2/25 - Mass Hosted by 8th Grade - 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, 2/26 - Stations at 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, 2/26 - NOON DISMISSAL!

HFCS Receives Bowling Grant

Holy Family Catholic School is a 2016 recipient of the Bowler’s Education In-School Bowling Equipment Grant awarded by International Bowling Campus Youth Development. This grant supplies the school with six In-School Bowling kits which includes carpeted lanes, regulation size pins, bowling balls, and teaching curriculum. This equipment will enhance the teaching of the sport during all PE classes. Annually, some of our students step out of the classroom and put their practiced bowling skills to the test at a bowling alley. In addition, our 7th grade students go bowling with the students from Boulevard Heights. We are so excited to be able to offer this unique experience to our students!

Fat Tuesday Parties

Many thanks to the parents and grandparents who helped make our Fat Tuesday / Valentine's Parties so much fun. It was the perfect way to end Ordinary Time as we moved into the season of Lent. (Additional pics on our Facebook page.)

Re-enrollment for 2016-2017

Just a reminder to re-enroll via the e-mail sent to you. Until February 12th, all slots are held for current students. If you are interested in financial assistance, that application (submitted through FACTS) must be completed by March 1st. Please contact the school with any questions regarding enrollment.

Holy Family Spirit Night

Please make plans to visit Campisi's for Spirit Night THIS Thursday, February 18th. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Holy Family Catholic School. Campisi's is located at 6150 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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HFCS and NCHS on Channel 8!

Last Friday, several Hornet alums as well as our very own 8th grader, Payton Thompson, performed on television in celebration of Pope Francis in Mexico. So great to see these current and former Hornets honoring this milestone in our church. We are proud of you!

All Saints Catholic School Ballet Folklorico - Payton Thompson

Band - Brandon Sauceda

Choir - Casey Chambers

Whitney Churchill

Midori Hrinda

Hunter McCans

Mike Neff

Lucy Petkovyat

Lizzie Theisen

Susie Theisen

Help Needed : Extended Care

Holy Family Catholic School seeks a part time After School Care Worker. The After School Care Worker fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by caring for and supervising students in the After School Care Program. The worker will plan and implement activities for students on campus, which include snack time, homework/study, and playtime. This position reports to the Director of the Before/After School Care Program and will be assigned to primarily before/after school hours. Please contact Jan Barker for more information at jbarker@hfsfw.org.

Annual Appeal Update

Here is an update on our Annual Appeal.

Our goal for this year is $50,000.00.

Our total to date including pledges is $58,782.44.

Excluding expenses, our net (including pledges) to date is $55,822.60.

Thus far, 58% of parents with children currently attending HFCS have contributed. Thank you! To those who have not yet contributed, donations may be dropped off at the office anytime. We would love to have this family percentage at 100%!

March Lunch Menu

Below is the lunch menu for March. Menus are also going home with each student today in their Monday folders. Please return forms with desired lunches marked. Checks made out to "Clara's Kitchen". These are due to the office by February 22nd. Thank you!
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Middle School Game Night at NCHS

TUESDAY, February 16, 2016

Lady Vikings @ 6:30pm

Vikings @ 8:00pm

Questions? Email Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@nchstx.org.

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Lenten Series Speaker

On February 22-24, the church is hosting a special speaker for our Lenten Series, Mr. Dan Duet. Attached is more info about the event. I hope you'll be able to join us as we prepare ourselves during Lent for Easter. This speaker will also be addressing the 7th and 8th graders during their Religion classes on Monday, February 22nd.
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Nolan Catholic High School Applications

Nolan Catholic High School is accepting online applications for current 8th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are accessed through the school’s website at www.nolancatholichs.org. To arrange a tour, a shadow day experience or have any questions, please contact Lisa Griffith, Director of Enrollment Management at 817-395-0436, or email: lgriffith@nchstx.org.

SHREK-fast at Nolan Catholic High School

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Make Plans to Join Us for The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball

Pot O' Gold News

Less than 3 weeks and counting 'til POG! Check your email on Wednesday, February 17, for POG's second newsletter. The newsletter will have information on donations, raffle, reservations, event sponsorship, live and silent auction items.

Donations - Reminder!

Please remember to bring in donation items for the silent/live auction this week! Each family is asked to donate 2 items approximately $25 each. These items do not have to be purchased, but may include solicited products or gift certificates from you favorite restaurant or hair salons. If you are struggling with ideas, visit the signup genius site sent out in last week's POG newsletter.

If you have any questions about Pot O' Gold, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Melodi Thompson at Melodi-thompson@att.net.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results - Week Five!

Congratulations to the 4th grade class for being the top selling class this week! Way to go 4th grade!

Top individual sales for this week are:

1st Place:

Klement Rix

2nd Place:

Emery Medearis

3rd Place:

Mia Flores

Individual Sales List:

Thank you to all the students below who helped make this week's raffle sales a success:

Ben Price

Maddie Grace Wolff

Ellie Kriss

Julia Garcia

Emery Medearis

Ashton Brissette

Tuesday Hiett

Mary Ellen Price

Rose Morton

Alexa Gottlieb

Presley Fulbright

Cooper Orand

Isabel Urso

Klement Rix

Tyler Phillips

Eli Geater

Riley Geater

Mia Flores

Kate Morton

Daniel Neff

Ryan Cussnick

Hunter Phillips

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Pot O' Gold Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets must be turned in at 2:30pm each Friday to receive credit for the week sales. If you need more raffle tickets, please ask the front office. The price of the raffle tickets was left off all tickets. The price of each raffle ticket is $5 or a book of 6 for $25. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Holy Family Alum competing in Winterfest German Contest

Holy Family alum Thomas Park competed at Winterfest German Contest this past Saturday. Between 500 - 700 German students from across North Texas compete in this contest each year.

Thomas placed 2nd for Sight Reading - Level 3.

Thomas will be competing in the Texas State German Contest on Saturday, Feburary 27 at Texas State University in San Marcos.

I know you will join us in congratulating Thomas on this accomplishment and wish him much luck at State!
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Diocese of Fort Worth Middle School Rally

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