Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

December 3, 2018

A Message from Our Principal

We prayed the Holy Rosary this morning for the repose of the soul of George H. W. Bush, our 41st President.

Additionally, we talked about Advent and how it’s different than Christmas. We talked about preparing ourselves for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. You should also receive “Advent Preparations” in the Monday Folder. Encourage your children to recommit to praying daily and staying faithful to God’s commandments. God has promised us that He will send His only begotten Son as our gift. We have to slow down, focus, and prepare to greet our Lord when He comes.

Nolan Night at HFCS. Wednesday, December 5, 6:30pm in school library. Parents of middle school students who have questions about our sister school, Nolan Catholic High School, will be able to meet with Nolan’s Principal.

Basketball - 8th grade girls and boys will compete in the Our Lady of Victory Pre-season basketball tournament. Girls game is tomorrow and boys on Wednesday. Go Hornets!

Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

Open House

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 5 - Nolan Night at HFCS; 6:30, Pemberton library

December 5 - Middle School Youth Night; Family Life Center; 6:00-7:30 pm

December 6 - Weekly Mass; Hosted by Sixth Grade; 8:10 am

Next Week

December 12 - HSA Meeting; 6:30

December 13 - Christmas Concert; 6:30

Upcoming Events

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

December 24 thru January 6 - Christmas Break

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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2018 Reading Bee

Good Luck David Garcia 2nd grader, who will represent Holy Family Catholic School at this years reading bee. We are all rooting for you, David!

Lunch Room Volunteers

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 Tamales are on Sale!

Student council will be selling tamales from December 3rd thru the 7th before and after school in the cafeteria for $15.00 a dozen. Half of the proceeds will be given to a Holy Family Alumni in need. We are offering pork or beef which will be made by Gotta Lotta Enchiladas. Tamales will be delivered on December 19th to Holy Family Catholic School. Please help support this important fundraiser this Christmas Season.
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It is almost that time, for our annual Pot O’Gold gala. For new parents, this is our annual fundraiser for our school. The money raised at the event will go towards the shade structure to cover the new multi sport outdoor court area. Save the date for the gala, which will be on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Ridglea Country Club. The official kickoff will be on Monday, January 7, 2019. The parent packets will be sent home on Monday, January 7, 2019 with all the information about the event and how you can help us reach our goal.

Starting today Monday, December 3 raffle tickets will be sent home with your students. Our goal amount for raffle ticket sales is $15,000. If each student sells 4 books we will reach our goal. Raffle ticket sales will end on Friday, February 22, 2019. Tickets will be sent home with each student. Any tickets not sold need to be returned to the office.

Students receive prizes for the raffle ticket they sale. Prizes will not be handed out until we have the kick off. Don’t worry, we will keep track of all raffle ticket sales as they are turned in for the month of December and all students will receive their prizes.

If you have any questions about Pot O’ Gold, raffle tickets, how you can help, you can contact Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com


We are in need of wine. At the POT O’GOLD gala we have what we call the WINE PULL. Taking part of the wine pull is very simple: A person buys a numbered cork and in turn wins the corresponding bottle of wine. To stock our reserve of wines for the wine pull, we are asking for your help by donating a bottle (or two) of wine. The minimum value of each bottle is $15.00.

We will have someone in the carpool line on Friday December 7 and Friday December 14 at pick up and drop off to collect your donation. Please fill out the donation form. We need this information for TABC.

If you have any questions please contact our wine chairs 2019 Sophie Kriss at sophie.kriss@gmail.comor Nelda Cacciotti at nelda1973@hotmail.com.

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