Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

September 9, 2019

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Many of our Middle School students campaigned for Student Council last week by making creative posters and delivering well thought out speeches to their classmates – well done, MS Hornets! Below are pictures of all of the candidates and their posters. The newly elected 8th grade Student Council representatives are Annie Fatima, Aidan Souder, Alicia Luna, and Tyler Phillips. The 7th grade representatives are Adriana Gray, Chloe McLain, and Carter Smith. The 6th grade representatives are Alexa Gottlieb, David Granado, Rose Morton, and Jude Pierce. Congratulations!

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Every morning next week our 1st through 8th grade students will be taking the Iowa Assessment (IA). The IA is a nationally standardized test that provides HFCS with benchmarks for our individual student’s academic progress each year. These benchmarks provide me and the teachers with information that will help us support student learning.

The best way to help your child prepare for the test is to make sure that he or she has gotten a good night’s sleep! The IA is not something that a student can prepare for ahead of time, therefore, no study time is necessary.

A few things to remember about IA testing week:

It is important that all of our students are in attendance next week to take the IA.

No homework will be assigned next week.

Please pack extra, and healthy, snacks with your child’s lunch for snack breaks between tests.

The week of September 23rd brings us our annual Book Fair and Grandparent's Day! We can’t wait to see the Grandparents here on Thursday, September 26.

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Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner on September 27! There is no school that day and no Extended Care. Students are required to attend the meetings in unform with their parents or guardians.

Teachers will be utilizing SignUp Genius to help you schedule conference times easily; your child’s teacher will activate her SignUp Genius by next Wednesday, September 18th.

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Pot O’ Gold is looking for a co-chair, and other volunteers, to help Maria Orand plan our 2020 event! Please reach out to Maria Orand or Lisa Griffith to learn more about this special evening and what you can do, big or small, to help make this year’s Pot O’ Gold a night to remember!

God bless,

Ann Walters

Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS


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Hornet Athletics

The 5th and 6th grade Volleyball team played their first game against SEAS and won! Way to go Hornets!
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Upcoming Events

This Week

September 9-13 - IOWA/CogAT testing for grades 1-8

September 9 - North Texas Giving Day Early Scheduled Giving

September 9-22 - Installation of new flooring in the Gym

September 13 - Nolan Catholic Middle School Night

Next Week

September 19 - North Texas Giving Day

September 19 - Dads' Club Meeting - Location to be determined

Upcoming Events

September 23 - Book Fair Begins

September 26 - Grandparent's Day, 8:15 Mass; Noon Dismissal

September 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 3 - Picture Day

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

October 7 - School Holiday - No School

October 11 - End of the First Quarter

October 16 - HSA Meeting at 6:30pm in the Library

October 25 - Diocesan In-service - No School

Fall into fun at the Holy Family Catholic Community Fall Festival

Hornet Families,

We are a month away from the Holy Family Community Fall Festival! Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this fun day full of fellowship, games, bounce houses, and delicious food! The festival will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Attached are two flyers with more information about the festival.

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Nolan Catholic Middle School Night

Friday, Sep. 13th, 5pm

Nolan Catholic High School, 4501 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX 76103

To sign up, visit www.nolancatholichs.org/Sept13.

For more information, please contact advancement@nchstx.org.

North Texas Giving Day!

Scheduled giving opens on September 9th @ 8 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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Grandparent's Day

Don't forget to invite your child's grandparents to Grandparent's Day on Thursday, September 26.

If you would like to volunteer for this festive day, please contact Lisa Griffith at 817.737.4201 or lgriffith@hfsfw.org.

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Box Tops for Education

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