Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

April 24, 2019

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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A Message from our Principal


On behalf of the faculty and staff, I hope you had a happy Easter weekend. This morning at our prayer service, the students brought out the “Alleluia’s” that had put away during Lent.

Easter is the singular event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ will be raised from the dead.


We resume our weekly School Mass tomorrow.


Thank you for your generosity in your donations of towels. The homeless in East Fort Worth benefitted greatly from these wonderful gifts. What a great lesson to teach our kids about giving to those less fortunate.


Calendar note: Friday, May 3, will be an early dismissal day. On the morning of May 3, we celebrate the Hispanic Culture in our community. The Fiesta Day parties will begin at about 11:30am, followed by Noon dismissal.


We welcome our new principal, Mrs. Ann Walters. She will be here on Wednesday, May 1, and spend a little time during the school day meeting with faculty, staff, and students. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Walters the evening of Wednesday, May 1, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We invite you to please come meet the next principal of Holy Family Catholic School. Mrs. Walters will also join us for Mass on Thursday, May 2.



Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

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 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


Next Week

April 30 - Sports Banquet; 6:30

May 2 - Kendra Scott Gives Back; 5:00 - 7:00; The Shops at Clearfork

May 3 - Early Dismissal day; Aftercare available bring lunch

May 3 - Fiesta Day; Fiesta parties 11:30 in classroom

May 3 - USO Dance for Eighth Grade; 7:00 - 9:30


Upcoming Events

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

May 10 - Spring Concert, PreK-K, 10 am

May 17 - Dad's Club Golf Tournament

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Yearbook Pictures NEEDED

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

There are still a few spots available! Reserve yours today!

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!

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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.

Teaching Positions

School Nurse (Part Time)

Holy Family Catholic School is looking for an RN or LVN that is interested in serving part-time (20 hours per week) as our school nurse. Nursing licensure must be current and verified. CPR/AED certification required. Candidates must be current in VIRTUS training or agree to be trained in safe environment. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and application to the school principal, John Shreve, jshreve@hfsfw.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

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

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Spirit Games!

COME OUT APRIL 28 TO NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR BBQ COMPETITION!!
As you all know, every year, typically in April, the Diocese teams up with the Stephen Breen Foundation to run Spirit Games up at Nolan Catholic.
This year, due to the construction at Nolan, the original idea of Spirit Games was being postponed until next year.
However, instead of the full fledge carnival and field day, this year we are inviting everyone to a BBQ competition held on April 28!
In order to do so, we will need some BBQ competitors!
We are looking for 12-15 teams, hoping for one representative per school. The teams will be judge on their Brisket, Pork Ribs, and/or Chicken (labeled and/or because each team only needs to submit one of the meats, but can, and is recommended to, submit all three)!
Competitors will be able to arrive by 10 AM on Saturday, April 27 and stay the night at Nolan in order to ensure they are able to get their best results! On April 28, the competition will begin with Mass at 11 AM in the Nolan Catholic Auditorium. Then at Noon, the gates open to the public to come around and try the best BBQ the Diocese has to offer! Judging will begin at 1 PM.
There is no entry fee to compete, but each team will be providing food for all attendees at the event!
It will be $10 a ticket with a $50 max for families when preregistered at www.stephenbreenmemorialfoundation.org.
It will be $15 a ticket with a $50 max for families at the gate at Nolan Catholic.
There will be tables set up for the attendees to sit and enjoy the delicious food; as well as games set up for everyone to enjoy!
If you would like to compete, please email Diocesan Athletic Director Michael Carlson @ mcarlson@fwdioc.org to register. Please forward this on to anyone you would think would like to put a team together!

Hurry! Spots are filling up fast!

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FAMILY SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENT

During each school year, all families are required to perform 30 hours of service for Holy Family Catholic School. All service hours must be recorded within your ParentsWeb account. At this time, all families should review their entries in ParentsWeb for accuracy and update as necessary. On May 6, 2019 the hours will be audited. At this time, an assessment of $10.00 per hour for any hour, or portion thereof, not fulfilled will be posted to your FACTS account. This assessment may be reduced by further serving of volunteer time through the remainder of the school year and recording the hours within your ParentsWeb account. Or, the assessment may be paid in full.

Parents of an 8th grader must fully serve and record their hours or pay for any outstanding balance no later than May 21, 2019. Failure to do so will keep your student from participating in graduation activities and all academic records being held.

Parents of all other students must fully serve and record their hours or pay for any outstanding balance no later than May 29, 2019. Failure to do so will result in all academic records being held and enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year being revoked.

If you have any questions about your hours or any assessment that may be charged contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfsfw.org.