Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

December 10, 2018

Reading Bee Success!

Congratulations to second grader David Garcia on his reading bee success. We are so proud of you!
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Kindergarten Fun at the Science Museum

A Message from Our Principal

In today’s Prayer Service, we lit (battery tea light) the second candle of the Advent Wreath. We heard how John the Baptist helped to prepare the way for Jesus. As we journey through this Second Week in Advent, we ask God to help us make the rough places smooth so that we may welcome Jesus into our hearts and homes.

There is an Advent Family Prayer that will be attached. I encourage you to pray the simple prayer with your children each night so that you all may appreciate the season of Advent and make way for the Lord’s birth.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT –Thursday, December 13 in Scantlin Hall. All Band students (grades 4 – 8) should be in their seats ready to rehearse no later than 5:30pm. Grades 4-8 will wear their school red polo shirts, blue pants or skirt/jumper, and a Santa hat.

PK3 – 3 students will meet in the cafeteria no later than 6pm. They should be dressed in their best Christmas outfits (no uniforms).

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. This week the NJHS will be accepting monetary donations. We encourage you to ask your children to work for a donation so that they learn to give. 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. This process is part of our Diocesan safe and secure plan. Thank you for helping to make our school safe.

God of Love,

Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.

He is a sign of your Love.

Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,

As we wait and prepare for his coming.

We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior.


Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

Basketball Tournament Winners

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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 12 - HSA Meeting; 6:30

December 13 - Christmas Concert; 6:30

December 13 - All School Mass, Hosted by fifth grade; 8:10 am

Next Week

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

December 21 - NO After School Care

December 24 thru January 6 - Christmas Break

Upcoming Events

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

February 15 - Noon Dismissal

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

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Raffle Ticket Sales

Make sure to turn in your tickets and money for any raffle tickets you have sold. We are keeping track of all sales and prizes will be awarded on Mon January 7, 2019 during the Pot O'Gold, LIGHTS, CAMERA, HORNETS Kick Off. If you need more raffle tickets please see the front office. 1st prize $1,500 VISA Gift Card 2nd Prize $750 VISA Gift Card. Need not be present to win.

For more information on POT O'GOLD and how you can help, come to the HSA meeting on Wednesday December 11 at 6:30pm in the library. You can also contact Maria Orand, chairman for the event, at hfmom2015@gmai.com.

Wine Pull

We are off to a good start. Thank you to everyone who donated wine on Friday. We will be collecting wine one more time before the Christmas break on Friday December 14 We will be in the drop off and pick up line. You wont even have to get our of your car. Please include the donation form with your wine donations (TABC rules). Congratulations Paul Goggans his daughter Maggie is in PreK 3. He was the first wine donor and will receive a Starbucks gift card.

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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.

Christmas Grams for Sale!

HFCS Student Council will be selling Christmas Grams before and after school this week only in the cafeteria. Each Christmas Gram can be purchased for 50 cents. STUCO will deliver these to students on December 21. Don't miss out! Order yours this week! Thanks for supporting HFCS Student Council!

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