Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ
January 19, 2016
A Note from the Interim Principal
I hope you enjoyed a restful long weekend!
As we begin to gear up for Catholic Schools Week and Open House in a couple of weeks, we would like to also invite our alumni to return to campus for these events. As a way of honoring those who have walked these halls and graduated from our school, the Hornet Herald will periodically highlight an alum. In this issue, Casey Chambers will be our honored Hornet. Please scroll down to learn more about Casey. If you have news you want to share about a HFCS graduate, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful week!
Hornet Alum Casey Chambers
- Monday 1/18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday 1/19 Spirit Day Dress
- Wednesday 1/20 Advisory Council - 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday 1/21 Mass - 6th Grade Host - 8:15 a.m.
- Tuesday 1/26 PK4, Kindergarten, 1st and 8th Field Trip to Stock Show
- Wednesday, 1/27 Spelling Bee - 8:15 a.m.
- Saturday, 1/30 - Open House 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
- Sunday, 1/31 - Open House 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Accelerated Reader Award Recipients
Congratulations to the top AR readers for the second quarter.
1st Place- Ethan Lampka
2nd Place- Isabella Almas
3rd Place- Alexa Gottlieb
1st Place-Jordan Hill
2nd Place-Chloe McLain
3rd Place-Sophia Hughes
1st Place-Klement Rix
2nd Place-Daniel Aselage
3rd Place-Amaryn Moreno
1st Place-Ivan Lopez
2nd Place-William Hughes
3rd Place-Cooper Salerno
1st Place- Ory Yelverton
2nd Place-Ethan Zavala
3rd Place-Emily Grimes
1st Place-Jesse Kimmerly
2nd Place-Nathan Pierce
3rd Place-Garrett Wartelle
1st Place-Anna Conway
2nd Place-Rachel Sibal
3rd Place-Tara Fitzsimons
Spelling Bee Winners - Preliminary Round
Congratulations to this year spelling class bee winners- Samuel Asprilla, Megan Zavala, Stefan Saba, Mathilda Thompson, Seth Ulmer, Ava Terrell, Celizz Valdez, and Hunter Phillips! We are proud of you! Parents please join us for the school spelling bee on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:15 A.M. in the Pemberton Library.
Student Volunteers Needed
Save the Date - Open House!
Thank You Dad's Club!
Catholic Charities S.O.S. Team
Our 7th graders visited Catholic Charities last week and will be spear-heading this project on our campus. They presented to the student body during this morning's assembly.
The following items are needed. Please bring any donations to the 7th grade classroom.
Below are the items needed.
Hygeine Kits - 1 Gallon Ziplock Bags
- Full-size shampoo
- Wash cloth
- Full-size toothpaste
- Bug spray (small bottle)
Snack Packs - 1 Gallon Ziplock Bags
- Peanut butter crackers
- Granola / protein bars
- Pop-Top cans (i.e. Vienna sausages)
- Water bottle (small)
- Hand sanitizer
- Bandana / Rag
- Duct Top Roll (mini)
- Kleenex (travel-size)
A Note from Nurse Reeder
Dear Holy Family Catholic School Parents,
As we continue in the cold/flu season, I wanted to send a reminder of what we can all do to help keep our children healthy. Please remind them to cover their coughs and sneezes, wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently (especially before eating or after using the restroom), avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth, refrain from eating or drinking after others and avoid close contact with others who are sick. And it is certainly not too late to get a flu shot! Healthy lifestyle habits such as eating healthy food, drinking adquate amounts of water, getting plenty of sleep and regular exercise also help a lot in illness prevention. Below are the Diocesan guidelines about when students should stay home and when they are ready to return to school following an illness.
I hope this is helpful!
Carrie Reeder, RN, BSN, NCSN
Holy family Catholic School Nurse
February Lunch Menu
Parent/Family Service Hour Requirement
During a school year, each family is responsible for completing thirty (30) service hours. All hours must be logged in RenWeb. Over the next few weeks please take some time to make sure that your hours are up to date. If you are in need of hours, the Pot O’Gold chairs are always looking for assistance. Send an email to email@example.com. On April 1, 2016 service hours will be checked. At this time, a monetary fee will be assessed at the rate of $10 per hour for every hour below the required thirty. The total fee assessed will be adjusted for all service hours completed and recorded in RenWeb subsequent to this date. Final report cards and records will be withheld for any amounts outstanding at May 27, 2016.
Join Us for The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball
Pot O' Gold is one of Holy Family Catholic School's primary fundraisers and has a long tradition of raising funds for our school while providing a fun night out for our parents. Please make plans to join us this year for The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball, as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our wonderful school. POG will be held on March 5, 2016, starting at 6 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club.
Event sponsorship offers the opportunity to receive reservation tickets and showcasing of your family name and/or business through social media, the school's website, the program cover and the slide show shown at Pot O' Gold. A sponsor form is included in the parent packet. All sponsor forms are due this Friday, January 22, 2016. For more information or questions about being an event sponsor, please contact Tracy Head at 817-737-4201 x110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pot O' Gold Raffle Tickets
Raffle ticket sales are off to a GREAT start! Keep selling! The students were very excited about the new prizes and incentives announced at last week's Raffle Kickoff. Be sure to check out the raffle information in the parent packet that was sent home last Monday. If you need more raffle tickets, please ask the front office. The price of the raffle tickets was left off all tickets. We apologize for this inconvenience. The price of each raffle ticket is $5 or a book of 6 for $25.
Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results - Week One!
Congratulations to the 2nd grade class for being the highest selling class this week (see picture below).
Top individual sales for this week are:
Maddie Grace Wolff
Individual Sales List:
Thank you to all the students below who helped make this week's raffle sales a success:
Maddie Grace Wolff
New to the Pot O' Gold - The Wine Pull!
Get in the "spirit" with a donation of a bottle of wine for the Wine Pull that will be held at the Pot O' Gold!
What is a Wine Pull, you ask? Pot O’ Gold attendees will be able to purchase and choose a bottle of wine from the donations we receive. The fun part of the event is they do not know what kind of wine they are choosing because the bottles are all wrapped the same!
We are asking for a donation of a bottle of wine worth $15.00 or greater. All wine must be received by Wednesday, February 3rd. You may drop it off at the school office.
If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Maria Orand at 817-676-6711.
St. Alice / Holy Family Alumni
Come join alumni and celebrate the school's 70th Anniversary at POG. If you or anyone you know is an alumnus, please send your contact information to Lisa Phillips at email@example.com. The POG committee will be sending out special invitations to all alumni. Please feel free to share this message with friends and family.
Upcoming Keeping Children Safe Training
Diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy
The following is the diocesan Firearms and Weapons Policy. Signs will soon be posted on every entrance door of the building(s).
FIREARMS AND WEAPONS POLICY
PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.06, PENAL CODE (TRESPASS BY LICENSE HOLDER WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN) A PERSON LICENSED UNDER SUBCHAPTER H, CHAPTER 411, GOVERNMENT CODE (HANDGUN LICENSING LAW), MAY NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
CONFORME A LA SECCIÓN 30.06 DEL CÓDIGO PENAL (TRASPASAR PORTANDO ARMAS DE FUEGO) PERSONAS CON LICENCIA BAJO DEL SUBCAPITULO H, CAPITULO 411, CODIGO DE GOBIERNO (LEY DE PORTAR ARMAS), NO DEBEN ENTRAR A ESTA PROPIEDAD PORTANDO UN ARMA DE FUEGO.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.07, PENAL CODE (TRESPASS BY LICENSE HOLDER WITH AN OPENLY CARRIED HANDGUN), A PERSON LICENSED UNDER SUBCHAPTER H, CHAPTER 411, GOVERNMENT CODE (HANDGUN LICENSING LAW), MAY NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY WITH A HANDGUN THAT IS CARRIED OPENLY.
DE CONFORMIDAD CON LA SECCIÓN 30.07, DEL CÓDIGO PENAL (TRASPASO DE UNA PERSONA CON LICENCIA CON UNA ARMA DE FUEGO VISIBLE), UNA PERSONA CON LICENCIA BAJO EL SUBCAPÍTULO H, CAPÍTULO 411, DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO (LEY DE LICENCIAS DE ARMAS DE FUEGO), NO PODRÁ ENTRAR A ESTA PROPIEDAD CON UNA ARMA DE FUEGO QUE SEA LLEVADA VISIBLEMENTE