Hornet Herald

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!

Sister Immaculata, Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Fitzsimons worked with the joyful St. Mary and St. Joseph PK students for their All Saints Celebration last Friday. We were all amazed at how talented the PK students are with their prayerful singing, sign language and public speaking!
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The middle school students and the first and second graders also dressed as saints today and processed out of Mass to the song, When the Saints Go Marching In. Our MS students then met in the library and proclaimed their saintly biographies to the younger students.
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Mrs. Jonkers and our K students celebrated their love of reading with their annual Story Book Parade last Friday. Students dressed up as their favorite characters and we had several princesses, mad scientists, mice with cookies, Fancy Nancy, and even a wolf!
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Last Friday we celebrated October as the Month of the Rosary with our World Mission Rosary, we also offered our prayers for those friends and family members who have died.
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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.


Blessings,


Ann Walters

Principal

This Week

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


Next Week

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


Up-Coming

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.

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Wear Your Uniform to Mass this Weekend!

Take a picture of your child/children at Mass in uniform this weekend, November 6 and 7 and earn a spirit shirt pass.
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Happy birthday this week to Marie Rich!

May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!

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We've Got Spirit! How About You?

Mrs. Conway and Mrs. Jonkers will sponsor the Holy Family Catholic School Spirit Club for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more and sign up your student to participate in the Spirit Club click here https://payit.nelnet.net/form/hs2m75we


The deadline to sign up has been extended to 11:50pm to night, Monday, November 1, 2021.


Questions about the Spirit Club may be directed to Mrs. Conway at bconway@hfcsfw.org or Mrs. Jonkers at mjonkers@hfcsfw.org

Second Grade to SeaQuest

Prospective Open House Events

Invite your family and friends to attend our open house events!

For more information, contact Lisa Griffith at 817.737.4201 or lgriffith@hfcsfw.org.

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First Grade to Mainstay Farms

Mrs. Gomez and her 1st graders were thrilled to be able to go on a field trip to Main Stay Farms last Wednesday. It goes without saying the students had a fabulous day!
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PreK Saints Came Marching In!

Go to the school Facebook page to see our precious PreK-3 and PreK-4 students as Mary and Joseph!
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Home and School Association Meeting and Student Enrichment

The next Home and School Association Meeting is on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 6:00pm in the Pemberton Library.


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.

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For $2.00, wear your silly socks to school on Wednesday, November 3!

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Student Enrichment Night - How to Build a Family Altar

Students, join the Catholic Mission Council on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to learn how to build a family altar in your home.

The evening will start with pizza in the Library at 5:30pm followed by the student enrichment program.

Hornet Sports

Soccer

The Soccer team started their games this past week. They lost to St. Maria Goretti on Tuesday, yet came back for a win against St. George 3 - 0 on Thursday!


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!

Football

Great Job, Hornet Vikings!


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 kmatthews@holyfamilyfw.org for more information.