Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

September 8, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

I hope that you all had a safe, fun, and restful Labor Day!

Over these first weeks of school the homeroom teachers have been working with their students in the creation of Discipleship Agreements to support social emotional learning and the positive culture of the classroom. Some schools call these types of agreements Social Contracts or Respect Agreements. We decided to name our contracts Discipleship Agreements because it is more in alignment with our HFCS mission statement:

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Holy Family Catholic School empowers students to become

joyful disciples, lifelong learners, and compassionate leaders.

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First Graders showing Ms. Walters their Discipleship Agreement.

The Discipleship Agreement is created by the students through a process that is facilitated by the teacher and involves student input on four important questions. The students are also asked to incorporate specific virtues into their Discipleship Agreements to further strengthen our virtue program. The four questions are:

· How do you want to be treated by the teacher?

· How do you want to be treated by each other?

· How do you think the teacher wants to be treated by you?

· How do we want to treat each other when there is conflict?

After the students and teacher have settled on their Discipleship Agreement it becomes the guiding principle in maintaining positive relationships and respectful behavior in the classroom. This agreement is revisited often and becomes a virtuous touchstone and guidepost for the classroom.

Please join us next week for Monday Morning Prayer when some of our classes will be sharing their Discipleship Agreements with the school community.

The yearbooks have (finally) arrived!!! Thank you to Sara Heitt for doing a great job on the yearbook! My first thought when looking through the book was, “Look how happy everyone is!” My second thought was a prayer of gratitude; what a blessing it is to be here in this amazing community surrounded by such caring people.

God bless,

Ann Walters


Up-Coming Events

This Week

September 7 - No School - Labor Day Holiday

September 9 - Meet the Teacher Night via Zoom

Next Week

September 14 - 17 - CANCELED - IOWA/CogAT testing

September 17 - North Texas Giving Day

September 17 - Knight of Columbus Top Golf Tournament

September 18 - Rescheduled to October 16 - Parent - Teacher Conferences

September 18 - Noon Dismissal

Future Events

October 7 - Marvelous Mask Day

October 7 - Home and School Association Meeting via Zoom at 6:00pm

October 8 - Individual School Picture Day

October 15 and 16 - Kendra Scott Gives Back On-line Party

October 15 - End of the First Quarter

October 16 - No school - Teacher In-Service

October 16 - Parent/Teacher Zoom Conferences from 10:00am to 4:00pm

October 21- Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom at 9:00am

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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Zoom Meet Your Teacher Night - Wednesday, September 9

We will have three different sessions so parents with multiple children will have time to visit all of their children’s classrooms. Be on the lookout for the teachers’ Zoom invitations. Here is the schedule for the evening:

6:00p – 6:20p: Distance Learning Group

6:20p – 6:40p: First Session

6:40p – 7:00p: Second Session

7:00p – 7:20p: Third Session

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What a great turnout for the first HSA meeting for the 2020-2021 school year!

If you were unable to attend, follow this link to watch the recording of the meeting.

Seventh Grade Parents - Sr. Immaculata is in need of room parents.


Watch the Hornet Herald for ways to get involved!

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North Texas Giving Day

Don't want to wait until September 17 to give to HFCS? You are in luck!

Early Giving opened up on September 1.

Got to www.northtexasgivingday.org, type in Holy Family Catholic School, and you will see our tab - you will know by looking for the bell tower logo, click on give and you are on your way to helping the school to raise $75,000 in honor of the school's 75th anniversary.

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Happy Birthday, Hornets!

Sending birthday wishes to...

Michael Anthony Acuna, Ruby Jonkers, and our very own Mr. Larry!

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Left to Right and Front to Back - Kaitlyn, Ashton, Kiley, Adrianna, Chloe and Drew. Not Pictured - Jude.

The Beat Goes On!

Please welcome the 2020-2021 Band Officers!

President - Drew Hill

Vice President - Adrianna Gray

Secretary - Kylie Sterett

Historian - Chloe McLain

7th Grade Representative - Jude Pierce

6th Grade Representative - Kaitlyn Szostek

5th Grade Representative - Ashton Brissette

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The Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Finally, the Yearbooks were delivered this past Friday afternoon.

The yearbooks will be sent home this week with students that are in-person in school.

Students learning from a distance will need to pick up their yearbook from the office. Please call Mrs. Vasquez at 817.737.4201 to make arrangements to pick up the yearbook for your student.

So... here we go again!!! Hopefully, the yearbook for this year will be filled with lots of pictures students learning by distance and in-person.

Those of you who don't know, Mrs. Hiett will again working her artistic magic in creating the yearbook for 2020-2021. It would be ever so helpful for you to share your pictures with her. She has created Dropbox for you to upload your pictures to. Here is the the link:


Thank you for your help! And, if you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hiett at shiett@hfcsfw.org.

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Box Top$ for Education

Did you know that for every Box Top$ for Education coupon that you clip or scan earns 10 cents per BoxTop for the school?

If you clip the BoxTop, collect them and send them to the school.

If you scan your receipt, you will need to download the app and scan within 14 days of your purchase.

Below is more information about how to submit the BoxTops and a listing of products that are participating.

Remind your family and friends to save BoxTops for HFCS!


Faith Formation

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Parish Request

The parish is in need of people to sanitize the pews after a 3:00 PM wedding on Saturday, September 19 and a 10:00 AM Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 26.

Please contact Keisha Matthews at 817.737-6768 x 104 or kmatthews@holyfamilyfw.org if you are interested.

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Second Annual Knights of Columbus Top Golf Tournament

Make your reservation today to compete in the Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament to be held at Top Golf on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

To register, go to https://knights-of-columbus-top-golf-fundraiser.perfectgolfevent.com/registration

Questions? Please contact Marc Meadows at 817.996.3841 or marc@meadowsanalysis.com.