Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

January 19, 2021

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

I hope that you all enjoyed our long weekend, especially Monday, our national holiday, Martin Luther King Day. This morning during all-school morning prayer we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King through the reading of the award-winning children’s book, Martin’s Big Words written by Doreen Rappaport. The teachers will be offering some additional classroom activities this week around the quotes presented in this book. Two of my favorite quotes from the book are, “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that,” and, “Love is the key to the problems of the world.”

I have my eye on some of the items being auctioned at our livestream Pot O’ Gold 75th Birthday Bash and can’t wait to start bidding on February 1st! Don’t forget to register for the POG at http://PotOGold2021.ggo.bid

Our Zoom Coffee and Conversation with the Principal has been rescheduled to February 24, 2021, at 9:00am.

It was great to see the joy infused Muffins with Moms turnout last Friday! The Pot O’ Gold pep rally added another layer of energy and excitement to the morning.

Last Friday the 3 – 8th grade teachers and I continued to review the data we have collected from our first ACT Aspire benchmark test. The teachers will be meeting with each of their students individually to help them set learning goals for the semester. The students will share their goals with you during the Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences on February 19; it is important that your child attends this Zoom meeting with you.

I spoke with the children today about the lockdown drill that we are planning for this Friday. The teachers will be reviewing our lockdown safety procedures with their students this week in preparation for the drill. HFCS is required to have a lockdown drill once a year, tornado drills twice and year, and fire drills once a month. We utilize Standard Response Protocol for our drills.

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Please keep Father Hoa in your prayers, he is in good spirits and in on the mend.

Thank you, and God bless,

Ann Walters


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Up-Coming Events

This Week

January 18 - No School - MLK Holiday

January 20 - Postponed - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom

January 21- Cancelled - Class Pictures and Retakes

Next Week

January 27 - Prospective Parent Zoom Meet and Greet with Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Jonkers

Upcoming Events

January 31 through February 6 - Catholic Schools Week

February 1 - Bidding opens for live and silent auctions

February 3 - Patriotic Accessories Day

February 3 - Home and School Association meeting via Zoom at 6:00pm

February 6 - Pot O'Gold's 75th Birthday Bash Live-Streamed Auction

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Pot O'Gold's 75th Birthday Bash

Don't miss the fun! Invite your family and friends to our 75th Birthday Party Bash! And, it is free!!!

The success of the auction this year is dependent on your participation. Register today as an on-line bidder at http://PotOGold2021@ggo.bid.

Once registered, you will be able to visit the site to view the exciting silent and live auction items, with new items arriving daily. Bidding begins on Monday, February 1.

A link to watch the live-streaming will be emailed to you prior to the evening of the event, Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Raffle Ticket Sales at Mass

Want to sell more raffle tickets? The Parish Office has given permission for students to sell raffle tickets at all Masses for the weekends of January 23 and 24 and January 30 and 31.

To sign up to sell tickets, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

Week 7 Raffle Ticket Results

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The results are in for Week 7!

Our top sellers are...

1st place - Hannah Flores

2nd place - Jonathan Howell

3rd place - Milla Saba

And, wait for it...guess who was the top selling class? Of course! 3rd grade!

Milla and Jonathan have joined Hannah in having sold 20 or more books of raffle tickets and have earned the privilege to wear tennis shoes to school on Friday's until the end of the school year.

As of last Friday, students have sold over $6,000 in raffle tickets.

Keep up the wonderful work!

Donations! Sponsorships! Advertising!

Donation Items for Silent/Live Auction

The POG Committee is looking for Silent and Live Auction items! In order for Pot O' Gold to have a successful auction, we need help from our families. Each family is asked to donate two items, each with a $25 value, ASAP. Donations do not necessarily need to be purchased. Ask your favorite stores, salons or vendors for a donation. You may leave your donations at the front office, dropped off through the carline or Lisa Griffith will come to you for pick up. Please include a completed donation form with you items. If you have any ideas or items for our Live Auction, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

Event Sponsorship

It is not too late to be a sponsor at Pot O' Gold! Event sponsorship is offered at many levels. The levels provide showcasing your family name or business through various advertising mediums at Pot O' Gold. Deadline is NOW. For more information, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgrffith@hfcsfw.org.

Advertising in Pot O' Gold Program

Do you have a business that you would like advertised in the Pot O' Gold program? Your business name and logo will be listed in the program and included in the live-stream the night of POG. Ad space can be purchased for $25 (1/4 page), $50 (1/2 page), $100 (full page). Please contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfcsfw.org.

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Happy Birthday Wishes to Hannah Pierce, Harry Jonkers, Mrs. Hiett and Mrs. Szostek.

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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