Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

December 17, 2018

Mrs. Claus came to Holy Family!

A Message from Our Principal

In preparing for the coming of our Savior, we prayed / sang the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This helps to prepare our hearts and souls to ask God for His forgiveness and mercy (“…have mercy on us and on the whole world.”) We have the opportunity to profess our shortcomings tonight at 7pm here at Holy Family’s Communal Reconciliation service. There will be 8 priests to hear confessions.



Frequently put your hand on your heart, remembering Jesus is there.


Our National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is facilitating Toys for Tots fundraiser. The United States Marine Corps reserve founded this program in 1947 to help needy children receive a gift at Christmas. Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, will be the last day the NJHS will be accepting monetary donations. Thank you


Please remember to have your children to school on time. Our first bell is 7:50am. Also, beginning Monday, January 7, 2019, parents will no longer be able to walk their children to class. Early childhood (PK3-Kinder) will be chaperoned to their classrooms. Additionally, if you have to pick up your child early, for any reason, you must check in at the front office and a staff member will see to it your child is brought to you. This process is part of our Diocesan safe and secure plan. Thank you for helping to make our school safe.


Students may also wear Christmas shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters, with school uniforms this Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Please join us in singing traditional Christmas hymns this Friday, December 21, at 10:45am in the Church. Students may also wear Christmas shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters on Friday. They may also wear Santa hats on Friday except when we are in Church.


Class Christmas parties will follow caroling at about 11:15am. We will have closing prayer and dismissal after parties. Please remember that there will be NO After School Care on Friday, December 21.


Please find attached the letter from our Bishop.


Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

Bishop Olson's pastoral letter addressing recent decisions

Upcoming Events

Due to a constantly changing calendar, we will not be printing a full calendar this year. Please refer to the Holy Family Catholic School website calendar for all important dates. There is a printable version at that link, for your convenience. Thank you!


This Week

December 20 - All School Mass, Hosted by fourth grade; 8:10 am

December 21 - Noon Dismissal; PK - 8 End of 2nd Quarter;

December 21 - NO After School Care


Next Week

December 24 thru January 6 - Christmas Break


Upcoming Events

January 16 - Spelling Bee - Pemberton Library 9:00 am

January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; No School

February 15 - Noon Dismissal

February 23 - Pot 'O Gold Dinner and Auction; 6:30

Christmas Grams for Sale!

Student Council will continue selling Christmas Grams for 50 cents before and after school through Tuesday afternoon. They will be delivered to students on Friday morning. Thanks for supporting Holy Family Catholic School Student Council!

Lunch Room Volunteers NEEDED!

We are looking for volunteers, who are Keeping Children Safe certified, to help with lunch room duties. Please contact the school to get more information on this opportunity.
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Lights, Camera, Raffle Tickets!!

The raffle ticket sales have started. Don't forget to turn in any raffle tickets and money to be counted for prizes on January 7, 2019 during the Pot O' Gold Kick Off. The money and tickets will be counted on Thursday this week instead of Friday. Any tickets and money that come in on Friday will be counted after we return from the Christmas break.

Just a reminder our goal is $15,000 and the money raised is going toward the shade to cover the multi use court. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. 1st prize $1500 Visa Gift Card and 2nd prize $750 Visa Gift Card, need not be present to win.

Make sure to get extra books to sell during the Christmas Break.

Wine Pull Donation

Christmas Concert

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Spelling Bee 2019

The HFCS spelling bee will be held in the library on Wednesday, January 16. More details to come after the Christmas break.