Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.
November 1, 2021
A Message from the Principal
November 1, 2021
Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,
It’s a busy week for all of our aspiring saints here at HFCS!
Mrs. Conway’s fourth grade class presented a Texas History Reader’s Theater to the younger students in the library last week.
I want to thank all of the HFCC parishioners who attended our Parishioner Focus Group last Wednesday night. At least thirty people came and shared their thoughts about the different ways we can improve HFCS and it was great to be with alums, and parents and grandparents of alums, who love our school!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2, we will have a Lunch and Learn at noon for prospective families. We have several events coming up for prospective families, please tell your friends, neighbors and relatives about our great school!
I am looking forward to this Wednesday’s Home and School Association meeting where we will continue our strategic planning conversation. Pizza will be served at 5:30pm.
Monday, November 1 - All Saints Day - Mass at 8:15am
Tuesday, November 2 - Prospective Parent Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, November 2 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at Holy Family - 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 3 - Silly Socks Day
Wednesday, November 3 - Running Club
Wednesday, November 3 - HSA Meeting and Student Enrichment Program
Thursday, November 4 - NO SCHOOL MASS TODAY!
Thursday, November 4 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Rita at Holy Family - 4:30pm
Friday, November 5 - Soda sales after school
Saturday, November 6 - Mass Uniform Weekend
Sunday, November 7 - Mass Uniform Weekend
Tuesday, November 9 - Kinder Zoo Field Trip
Tuesday, November 9 - Hornet Soccer vs. All Saints at Holy Family - 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 10 -Current New Family Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters
Wednesday, November 10 - Running Club
Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 11 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Andrew at Holy Family - 4:30pm
Friday, November 12 - Donuts with Dad
Friday, November 12 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Log Cabin Village
Saturday, November 13 - Annual Appeal Kickoff - Students to Mass in Uniform
Sunday, November 14 - Annual Appeal Kickoff - Students to Mass in Uniform
Monday, November 15 - Pot O'Gold Kick-off
Tuesday, November 16 - Hornet Soccer vs. St. Joseph at Holy Family - 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 17 - 8th Grade Thanksgiving Feast
Wednesday, November 17 - Running Club
Thursday. November 18 - Class pictures and retakes
Thursday, November 18 - Hornet Soccer vs. Holy Trinity at Holy Family - 4:30pm
Friday, November 19 - Noon Dismissal
November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
The school calendar can be found in its entirety on the school website at www.hfcsfw.org, click on the About tab, then click on the Calendar tab. Dates are subject to change.
Wear Your Uniform to Mass this Weekend!
May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!
We've Got Spirit! How About You?
The deadline to sign up has been extended to 11:50pm to night, Monday, November 1, 2021.
Second Grade to SeaQuest
First Grade to Mainstay Farms
PreK Saints Came Marching In!
Home and School Association Meeting and Student Enrichment
The evening will start with pizza at 5:30pm. Student will proceed to enrichment and parents will participate in a focus group for the school's strategic plan.
For $2.00, wear your silly socks to school on Wednesday, November 3!
Student Enrichment Night - How to Build a Family Altar
The evening will start with pizza in the Library at 5:30pm followed by the student enrichment program.
Come out and cheer on the Hornets on Tuesday against SEAS and Thursday against St. Rita at 4:30pm here on the Hornet's Nest this week.
That is something to BUZZ about!
While your season ended with a loss to Oakridge, winning is not always the most important thing.
Reflect on your season and the friendships made and how you pulled together as a team. That is what winning is all about!
Well done and we are so very proud of you!
Holy Family Catholic Community
Hello Holy Family School Parents! My name is Keisha Matthews and I am the director of Music and Liturgy at Holy Family. You may have seen me with the Cantors at the school Masses. I also direct the Children’s and Youth Choirs at the Church, a position I have held for the past 27 years.
Music has always been in my life. My dad was a choir director and I sang my first solo in our church when I was five years old. I do not ever remember not singing in church and music, especially church music, is a huge part of my life. I’d like it to be a part of your child’s life too. Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” While of course we know this proverb isn’t referring to children’s choirs, I think the principle applies to children’s choirs as well. “Train up” a child in the children’s choir and there’s a good chance that child will keep singing their whole life long – and having a positive experience at church can stay with them into adulthood, making it more likely they’ll continue as a churchgoer. Singing at Mass, and therefore helping lead the Mass, helps children feel the power of the presence of God in the context of worship. It will make them better worshipers as they start to grasp the impactful beauty of the worship experience.
Right now, we have very tiny choirs and need more members. I invite you to bring your child to a Children’s (2nd – 6th grade) or Youth Choir (7th – 12th grade) rehearsal. We rehearse on Wednesdays and sing only once a month at the 5:00 Mass, although in months like December, we sing twice. Remember…”he who sings prays twice!” Please give me a call at 817-502-7884 or email me at email@example.com for more information.