Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

May 16, 2022

A Message from the Principal


Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Last Thursday, under the direction of Mrs. Hurst, our talented 3rd graders demonstrated their love of music in the Create Peace program in the library. They also revealed their great human insight and empathy with their acrostic poems on peace! The first song that the students performed was an original piece of music composed by Mrs. Hurst.

Last Friday was an amazing and action-packed day with both Field Day and the Dads’ Club Golf Classic providing a great day for students and parents alike! Field Day was full of shrieks of delight, as one enthusiastic kindergartener put it, “I was born for this day!” Thanks go to Mrs. Barker for organizing the day.

The Golf Classic was at full capacity this year thanks to our generous parents and sponsors. Congratulations go to Mr. Jack Price for a successful Dads’ Club Golf Classic. Additional thanks go to Mrs. Griffith and Mrs. Head in their support of the event, as well as, the HFCC Knights of Columbus who cooked up the best BBQ in Fort Worth for the event.

Friday evening our HFCS Middle School Leadership Council hosted a middle school dance which students from St. George and St. Peter were invited to attend. The theme was NEON and the students had a great time dancing and glowing in the dark! Thanks go to Mrs. Price for organizing the dance, our student leaders, and all of the parents and teachers who chaperoned.

Two beloved Holy Family Catholic School traditions, the Pinning Ceremony and the Candle Mass Ceremony, will be held this Thursday, May 19, at our School Mass at 8:15am. These deeply touching ceremonies mark important rites of passage for our 7th graders and our 8th graders.

The Pinning Ceremony will be held before Mass. Each 8th grader has chosen a teacher to pin him or her, this teacher has been a significant role model and support in the student's journey through HFCS.

The Candle Mass Ceremony will be held after Communion. The 8th graders will symbolically pass the light of leadership to the 7th graders so they can carry on the school's mission next year.

After Mass, the 7th grade class will host a reception in the ABC rooms for the 8th graders and their parents.

We are all so excited for our eighth graders' upcoming graduation, and also sad to see them go - we will miss this special class!

Here is what we are planning for our eighth graders on Friday, May 20th:

  • 8:30am Arrival and Car Parade
    • Decorate your cars in celebration of your soon to be graduate
  • 9:00am: Pep Rally in the Parking Lot
    • Each grade level will present a cheer in honor of the Class of 2022
  • 9:45am: 8th graders travel from classroom to classroom and get signatures on their t-shirts
  • 10:30am: Homeroom activities
  • 11:30am: Clap Out
    • Parents, teachers and students gather in the library to clap out our 8th graders
  • 5:30pm: Promotion Mass
    • 8th graders will be seated in the center front rows
    • Parents, friends and family will have reserved seating directly behind the 8th graders

We had a wonderful school-wide rosary this morning in honor of our Spiritual Mother, Mary. It is such a joy to be able to gather and pray together as a school community.

Thank you for the many ways that you support our great school!


Ann Walters


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This Week

Monday, May 16 - All School Rosary with Monday Morning Prayer - 8:00am

Monday, May 16 - First and Second Grade to sing at Monday Morning Prayer

Thursday, May 19 - Candle Mass and 8th Grade Pinning Ceremony

Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Parade

Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Only Noon Dismissal

Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Promotion Mass

Next Week

Tuesday, May 24 - 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip

Thursday, May 26 - Ascension of the Lord

Friday, May 27 - Fiesta Day

Friday, May 27 - Awards Ceremony - 8:00am

Friday, May 27 - End of the 4th Quarter and Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal

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Happy Birthday to Aubrey Issac and Milla Saba!

May all you birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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First Holy Communion

Congratulations to James Roels and Harrison Uptmore on their First Holy Communion this past weekend. We are so happy for you!
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Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year are now on sale. GO to the link below and enter the job number. 14723822

They are $25.00 and the deadline to order is June 5th! Don’t forget and order today!


Remember to enter job Number: 14723822.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Hiett at shiett@hfcsfw.org.

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Holy Family has once again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies for all your school supply needs. 1st Day School Supplies donates a percentage of all orders back to HFCS.

The supplies will be delivered to the school in August. Follow the link below to get started!



Mrs. Cerda's Third Grade Class experienced underwater creatures last week at Sea Quest. The students visited the aquarium and were able to participate in hand-on experiences with sea life.
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15h Annual Dads' Club Golf Classic

What a fabulous day for golf!

We will send out later in the week a Special Edition of the Hornet Herald with details and photos from the day, however we wanted to immediately thank all the volunteers and golfers who participated to make this the best golf outing ever!

Stay tuned!

Sports Banquet

We honored our Middle School athletes this past Tuesday at the annual Sports Banquet. All of the students who participated in volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, softball, baseball and field and track were recognized for their participation and teamwork.

Way to show Hornet Pride!

Create Peace

What a stellar performance created by Mrs. Anita Hurst for Mrs. Cerda's Third Grade Class.

The musical performance can be viewed on the school's Facebook page.

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First Grade Teacher for the Day

Mr. Beck Arlington enjoyed his stint as Principal for the Day last week, with Mrs. Gomez assisting him throughout the day. Mr. Beck graded papers, handed out stickers, ordered pizza for lunch and proclaimed an extra recess for the 1st grade.

Great Job, Mr. Beck!

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Field Day

Thank you, Miss Barker for an action-packed, fun-filled day!

A special thanks to our future freshmen for assisting Miss Barker in making the day run so smoothly!

Eighth Grade vs. Teachers for Annual Volleyball Challenge

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Neon - The Middle School Dance

What completed the black lights and neon colors for last Friday's dance were middle school students from Holy Family, St. George and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Schools. Holy Family Catholic School partners with St. George and St. Peter for middle school athletics.

Thank you to Mrs. Jodi Price and the Middle School Leadership Council for such a fun-filled evening!

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Summer Art Camp with Mrs. Hiett

Follow this link to sign up for these super fun classes!


Third Grade Dioramas of Mr. Popper's Penguins

Nolan Catholic News

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