Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

April 1, 2019

Congratulations Band Students

Congratulations to all the band students! They received medals for their participation at the TPSMEA Solo Contest on March 2nd and the HFCS Solo Contest on March 7th.

Fifty-eight students received a 1st Division and eleven received a 2nd Division.

Great Job Hornets! Thank You Ms. Bernal for all your hard work!

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A Message from our Principal

We prayed the Holy Rosary this morning. Thanks to Third Grade who did a great job.

We also talked about yesterday’s Gospel, the Prodigal Son. The parable talked about a young man who left home, took his inheritance and squandered it all. Yet, when he decided to return home, his father welcomed him wholeheartedly.

“The Bible is not the story of our quest for God, but of God’s passionate, relentless quest for us.” (Bishop Robert Barron)

The father put a ring on his son’s finger – symbolizing the reestablishment of a right relationship between us and God.

Please continue to encourage your children to collect spare change for the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl encounter. It’s a great was to give alms to the poor.

Thank you for your generosity with the paper drive. We brought all the items to Our Lady of Victory Convent this morning.

Stations of the Cross---Friday’s @ 2:20 pm- during Lent, with the exception of Holy Thursday, when it will be at 11:20 am.


The Hornet band (8th, 7th, and 6th) is in the last week of preparation for the Texas Private School Middle School Concert Band competition this Friday, April 5, at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas. We wish them the best! Go Hornet Band!!


Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

Why Pray the Rosary at Home?

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

April 3 - HSA Meeting; 6:30 pm; Pemberton Library

April 3 - School Wide Photo; 8:30 Girls dress in red shirt and plaid. Boys red shirt and pants.

April 4 or 5 -TPSMEA Band Contest, Bishop Lynch HS, Dallas

April 5 - Stations of the Cross (hosted by sixth grade) at 2:20 in the Church


Next Week

April 11 - Stations of the Cross (hosted by fifth grade) at 2:20 in the Church


Upcoming Events

April 18 - Stations of the Cross (hosted by fourth grade) at 11:20 in the Church

April 18 - Holy Thursday; Early Dismissal Day

April 19 - Good Friday; No School

April 21 - Easter

April 22 - Easter Monday; No School

April 23 - Bad Weather Day; No School

April 25 - Chick-fil-A Fundraiser; Hawks Creek

April 26 - Rice Bowl Due

April 30 - Sports Banquet; 6:30

May 9 - Spring Concert, PreK-K TBD, 1-8 6:30 Scantlin Hall

May 17 - Dad's Club Golf Tournament

Yearbook Pictures NEEDED

Please forward me any pictures you have of sports teams and other events. Thank YOU!

Enrollment Information for 2019-2020

To complete our online reenrollment process, you will access ParentsWeb through your existing login. If you do not have a login, please follow the Instructions for Creating a ParentsWeb Login listed below.

To access ParentsWeb:

  • Go to factsmgt.com.
  • Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter HFCS-TX into the District Code field.
  • Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided.
  • After logging in, click on the Apply/Enroll button in the left menu.
  • Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment button.
  • Select Click here to open Online Enrollment.
  • Select the link to the enrollment packet for Tuesday.

The online process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later.

The Instructions and Enrollment Checklist page of the enrollment packet may contain supplemental enrollment forms that also must be submitted. Further instructions on these forms are provided online, if applicable.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Admissions Office at 817-737-4201.

Dad's Club Golf Tournament

Registration is now live at https://hfsfw.ejoinme.org/DCGT2019 - visit today to register your spot in the field or your sponsorship


Volunteers needed - Not a golfer? Keep May 17 on your calendar anyway and come spend a day outdoors helping the Dads' Club raise money for our students. If you are available to volunteer, please drop us a line at holyfamilydadsclub@gmail.com so we can add you to our volunteer list. Thanks!

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES RICE BOWL

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith in action. In its first 40 years, more than $250 million has been given through CRS Rice Bowl to support programs that prevent hunger and poverty around the world. Cardboard CRS Rice Bowls and Lenten calendars have been sent home with all students today. Use your cardboard CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten calendar to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season. Be sure to visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities whose lives your Lenten gifts are changing. CRS Rice Bowls should be returned to the school office by April 26, 2019.

Fifth Grade Pop Top Tab Collection; Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House

Fifth grade is sponsoring a drive to collect pop tabs (on aluminum cans) to donate to the Ronald McDonald house. These pop tabs will be turned into cash for the families who receive services through Ronald McDonald. Thank you for your help with this fabulous service project.
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Home and School Association Meeting UPDATE!

There will be an HSA meeting on April 3rd. Meeting time of 6:30 PM.


Just a reminder that this next meeting will be one with a lot of information specifically targeting Teacher Appreciation Week. This is the biggest event for the HSA and I'd like to go over ways to make it even better than last year.


Also, please begin asking your parents for any gift card donations they would be willing to help out with. We have roughly 6 weeks before we will be needing them with an additional week for final preparations.


As always, THANK YOU so much for all the time and effort you give to our school and our teachers and our children!!!

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Teaching Positions

Principal Position

Holy Family Catholic School, in Fort Worth, Texas, is seeking candidates for elementary school principal for Grades PK-8.

The Mission of Holy Family Catholic School is to empower students to become joyful disciples, lifelong learners, and compassionate leaders (LEARN, SERVE, AND LEAD). The candidate must be a practicing Catholic and a dynamic leader with experience as a Catholic School administrator. The candidate must understand that the primary responsibility is to lead others, students, faculty / staff, and families, closer to Jesus. The candidate will have had experience in curriculum and instruction, leadership, and success in advancing the mission of the school.

All interested must apply online at www.fwdioc.organd navigate to School Employment page. Email a cover letter, resume, 2 professional letters of recommendation and completed application to Father Hoa Nguyen, Pastor, Holy Family Catholic Community, frhnguyen@holyfamilyfw.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Part-Time Music Teaching Position

Holy Family Catholic School is seeking a highly qualified, part-time Elementary Music teacher (General, Instrumental, Choir) for grades PK-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience as an accompanist (piano) and directing students during Catholic Mass and organize choir performances at school functions. This position is part-time Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Job Responsibilities include:

·Organize and direct the Christmas and Spring Concerts, and help to produce the school's drama production.

·Develop and document weekly lesson plans consistent with curriculum guidelines.

·Provide a grade-appropriate instructional program of engaging and interactive activities/songs for various grade levels.

·Maintain high professional standards consistent with the missions of Holy Family Catholic School and the Diocese of Fort Worth, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

·Be responsible for the safety and active supervision of students at all times and for classroom management.

·Assess and document student progress

·Implement lesson plans, utilizing techniques to motivate, challenge and engage students.

·Interact effectively and responds to all parent communication in a professional, empathetic, and timely manner.

·Work collaboratively with other teachers, staff, and administration.

·Integrate technology effectively into the classroom where appropriate


Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree in Music Education or Elementary Education from an Accredited College or University

· Current Texas Teaching Certificate and teaching experience in a Catholic school setting preferred


All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to school principal, John Shreve, jshreve@HFCSfw.org

Part Time Spanish Teacher

Holy Family Catholic School is seeking a part-time Spanish teacher, responsible for all levels of instruction (PK - 8). The ideal candidate will provide Christ-centered faith experiences, challenging academics, and formative student activities that prepare students to respond to God’s call. This is a two, eight-hour day per week position.


QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Spanish, or Bachelors with at least 12 upper level credit hours in Spanish.

· TexasTeaching Certificate or 12 credit hours in Education courses.

· Prefer practicing Catholic in good standing with a commitment to ongoing formation

in catechetical and spiritual leadership development.

·Develop and document weekly lesson plans consistent with curriculum guidelines.

·Provide a grade-appropriate instructional program of engaging and interactive activities for various grade levels.

·Maintain high professional standards consistent with the missions of Holy Family Catholic School and the Diocese of Fort Worth, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

·Be responsible for the safety and active supervision of students at all times and for classroom management.

·Assess and document student progress

·Implement lesson plans, utilizing techniques to motivate, challenge and engage students.

·Interact effectively and responds to all parent communication in a professional, empathetic, and timely manner.

·Work collaboratively with other teachers, staff, and administration.

·Integrate technology effectively into the classroom where appropriate.


All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to school principal, John Shreve, jshreve@HFCSfw.org