Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

May 2, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

Dear Families,


Happy May! As we enter May, the month during which we especially remember Mary, let us ask for her intercession on behalf of our students as we complete the final weeks of school. Let us also ask for Mary's intercession on behalf of our teachers during this Teacher Appreciation Week. May they graciously follow Mary's humble example of saying "yes" to the call to do God's Will.


Dear Heavenly Father,

Please shower special blessings upon our teachers this week.

Obtain for them the grace to persevere in truth,

to be a light to their students and colleagues,

to convey to others in their words and actions

the wisdom to teach in the Way of Jesus Christ.


Mary, Holy Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Catherine, Patron Saint of Teachers, pray for us.


Amen.


Blessings,

Veronica Tucker

Upcoming Events

This Week: Teacher Appreciation Week!

  • Wednesday, 5/4 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Camp Thurman - All Day
  • Wednesday, 5/4 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Log Cabin Village - 9:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 5/4 - Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, 5/5 - May Crowning Mass - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 5/5 - Fiesta Day School Assembly - 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday 5/5 - Fiesta Day Classroom Parties - 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, 5/5 - Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream Available for Purchase after School
  • Friday, 5/6 - Unused Snow Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday, 5/8 - Happy Mother's Day!


Next Week:

  • Monday, 5/9 - ACRE testing for 5th and 7th grades
  • Tuesday, 5/10 - Donuts with Dad - 7:15 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 5/10 - ACRE testing for 5th and 7th grades
  • Wednesday, 5/11 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Boulevard Heights for Cultural Day - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 5/11 - 8th Grade Greek Festival
  • Wednesday, 5/11 - PK4 Mother's Day Tea - 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 5/12 - Volunteer Appreciation Mass hosted by 5th grade - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 5/12 - 7th & 8th grade field trip to Jewish Synagogue - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 5/13 - 10th Annual Golf Club Tournament
  • Friday, 5/13 - 1st & 2nd Grade Fire Safety Presentation - 8:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, 5/14 - 2nd Grade First Communion Mass

Plans for Fiesta Day

Fiesta Day will be celebrated THIS THURSDAY, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo. The day will begin with Mass celebrated by Father Jeff in both English and Spanish. We will then have a short school assembly which will include a performance by Ballet Folklorico and some of our students leading the school in prayer and music in Spanish. The day will conclude with 2:15 classroom parties.

Save the Date for Donuts with Dad

We will honor our Dads on Tuesday, May 10th from 7:15 - 7:50 in the A, B, C Rooms with some yummy donuts. Please make plans to attend if possible.

Save the Date - Volunteer Appreciation Mass

We want to honor all of our volunteers who work behind the scenes to make everything flow so smoothly! Many of you help in classrooms, monitor the cafeteria, drive on field trips, help with crafts, make copies, plan parties.... The list goes on and on! Please join us for Mass on Thursday, May 12th where we will honor all of our volunteers with a special blessing. We appreciate you!!!

2016 HFCS Parent Survey

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We finished up the survey with over 70% parent participation. This is such a huge help in planning for next year. Thank you for taking the time to do this to help your students! And since every class had over 50% parent participation, all grades enjoyed popsicles on Tuesday afternoon! You should have received the results last Friday.

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Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream

Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream Truck will be at Holy Family at dismissal time on May 5th. Teachers and staff will be treated to a free ice cream as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Parents and students are welcome to purchase their own gourmet ice cream treat. Ice cream is $3.50 each. Flavors include: chocolate chocolate chip, gypsy bride, dreamsicle, wookies cookies, butter pecan, strawberry, Mexican vanilla and more!

2nd Grade Engineers

2nd grade enjoyed a presentation last Tuesday by Mrs. Terri Almas, mother of Isabella, as part of Lockheed Martin's, "Engineers in the Classroom" program. Students launched seltzer rockets outside and learned all about what engineers do. Thank you, Mrs. Almas!

Muffins with Mom

What a great event that Dads Club put on for our Moms! Muffins with Mom was delicious and fun! More pics on the Facebook page. Thanks to all who attended!

National Junior Honor Society Induction

Congrats to our 7th graders newly inducted into the Holy Family Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society!
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8th Grade Diocesan Mass

Last Thursday, Bishop Olson celebrated Mass with all the 8th graders from the Diocese at Saint Patrick's!
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From Our HFCS PTO

We now have these positions for 2016-17 filled:

* President

* Treasurer

* Focal Point – Fund Raising

* Focal Point – Teacher Appreciation


These positions are open:

* Next President – This person would participate in PTO leadership, be instrumental in planning for the future, and be the President in 2017-18.

* Focal Point -- Volunteers – serve as the focal point for those who need volunteers, keep volunteer lists, support volunteer needs and communication (be the funnel between school groups and events and the volunteers)

* Focal Point -- Hospitality – this is a knowledge and experience position. It would be very helpful to have someone who understands the church/school plant, rules, procedures, staff/roles, and how things are customarily done. This is not a person to set up for events. I am working on documenting how to do meals for teachers and staff to add to the Room Parent Guide. Other procedures could be added by this focal point.


Please phone or email me if you are interested in any of the open positions or have suggestions for other roles PTO should have. Also please contact me or a room parent if you have suggestions about events PTO held this year or any you would like to be considered for next year. Debra Geater; PTO@hfsfw.org; 817-701-9443

Thank you, Mr. Davidson!

Thank you, Mr. Michael Davidson, for your generous donation to our school library! Mr. Davidson is an alum of Saint Alice Catholic School and Laneri Catholic High School. He continues his tradition of making donations to our library in memory of his sons. We are grateful for his generosity and dedication to Holy Family!
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World War II Ball

Last Friday evening, we travelled back to the 1940s! The 8th grade class prepared a delicious meal and showcased their talents dancing the Jitterbug, Waltz and much more. A big thank-you to Mrs. Pierce and Ms. Barker for all their help in making this special event such a success.
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10th Annual HFCS Dads' Club Golf Tournament - May 13th

Mark your calendar to join the HFCS Dads' Club for its 10th Annual Golf Classic on May 13 at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth. Online registrations for both players and sponsors are now available. Please use links below.

Big Band Dance at NCHS

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Prayer Garden

This summer, HFCS is installing a beautiful new feature on the southeast corner of the school building — the Holy Family Alumni Prayer Garden. In connection with the school’s ongoing 70th anniversary celebration, HFCS families and alumni, as well as all Holy Family parishioners, are invited to participate in this project. There are two ways to be a part of the Prayer Garden project:

(1) Sponsor a brick — Have your name, the name of a HFCS student or alumni, or another special message engraved on a brick in the garden walkway. To honor HFCS’s 70th year of Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ, you can reserve your brick today for $70.

(2) Put a name on the HFCS Wall of Service — Honor a beloved current or former HFCS teacher, administrator, volunteer, or anyone else who has impacted our children’s lives in the last 70 years by submitting their name for inclusion on the Wall of Service plaque that will be installed in the Prayer Garden ($20 per name).

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Extended Day for Last Week of School


The schedule for Extended Day for the last week of school is as follows:

  • Monday--5/23-Regular morning/afternoon Extended Day
  • Tuesday--5/24--Regular morning/afternoon Extended Day
  • Wednesday--5/25--Regular morning Extended Day/ afternoon 12-5pm (please bring a lunch)
  • Thursday--5/26--Regular morning Extended Day/afternoon 12-6pm (please bring a lunch)
  • Friday--5/27--Regular morning Extended Day -- NO afternoon care

Monday and Tuesday will be billed at the end of each day. These fees need to be paid by Wednesday 5/25.

Wednesday through Friday must be prepaid. Use the form below and circle the sessions that your child will attend Extended Day. Attach payment and return the form to the Business Office no later than Friday May 20, 2016.

A separate form is needed for each student but payment may be combined.

If you have any questions contact Jan Barker at jbarker@hfsfw.org or Tracy Head at busmgr@hfsfw.org or call 817-737-4201 x110.

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Engineering and Fine Arts Summer Camps at Nolan Catholic

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