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A Message from the Principal

Dear Holy Family Catholic School,

Monday Morning Prayer is a long standing tradition here at HFCS, it has always been a positive and prayerful touchstone for the beginning of each week. This summer I was saddened at the prospect of not having our weekly prayer kick-off in the library, where we could all gather and affirm our Catholic identity and sense of strong community. Now, I find as much joy as before, with our Zoom Monday Morning Prayer. The silver lining has been an increased parent presence which brings a different, and even stronger, sense of bonding and belonging. It also helps our distance learners and their families feel connected to the prayerful heartbeat of the school. Thank you parents for joining our prayer, I hope that it brings you joy, too.

In homeroom today our students picked the virtue that they will work on for the remainder of the school year. I had a wonderful conversation with a small group of students this morning about which virtues they picked, and one young man commented on how all of our virtues were connected – how insightful he was!

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Next Wednesday, October 7, is Marvelous Mask Day and/or Silly Sock Day to remind our parents to attend our Home and School Association meeting that night. Plain paper masks will be sent home with the students to decorate, and make marvelous! I ask that the students use only non-toxic art supplies in their home mask decorating endeavors since the students may choose to wear these masks at school. Like Silly Sock Day, the students will bring $2.00 to their homeroom teacher to support future HSA student enrichment activities.

I have been getting some inquiries about student participation in our HFCS athletics and extracurricular programs this semester. As you know, we have a closed campus as part of our COVID safety practices and we will not be opening up the campus for athletic games, or participating in any campus sports, in keeping with this policy. We are making great efforts in keeping our HFCS health “bubble” safe, and so far so good, we are all still healthy! I cannot promise that we will open up our athletics anytime soon, it will all depend on the COVID environment. Other schools may be opening up their sports and extracurricular programs, but staying cautious, HFCS is not. This remains true for most of our extracurricular activities, the exception being, student participation in the Texas Private School Music Education Association competition, which adheres to strict safety precautions.

We all look forward to the time when we can be mask free and get back to our old "normal", let us continue our safety practices now to support this goal.

Thank you for your patience and your safety practice compliance.

God bless,

Ann Walters


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This Week

Next Week

October 7 - Marvelous Mask Day

October 7 - All School Rosary

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

October 8 - Individual School Picture Day

Future Events

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

October 22 - Virtual Grandparent's Day

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.

Nothing Mad About These Scientists

Ms. Grady's 4th graders show off their science projects on the study of plant and animal cell structure.
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Birthday Wishes this week to Brent Neill, Ms. Grady, and Sebastian Marks.

Hope this is your best birthday ever!

Marvelous Mask Day

As mentioned by Mrs. Walters, next Wednesday, October 7, is the monthly Home and School Association Meeting. In addition to Silly Sock Day, students may decorate a mask (which will be sent home with your student) to wear next Wednesday. Our students are so creative , we just can barely wait to see their marvelous mask creations!

The cost is $2.00 which goes to support future student enrichment programs. Please use only non-toxic supplies when decorating the mask.

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Put on Your Best Smile! Picture Day is Coming!

Capture school memories with school portraits of your student by Lifetouch. Get ready for Picture Day on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Students will receive the envelope order forms today with the details.

Please complete your paper order and attach payment or circle 'on-line orders' and return to your child's teacher by Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Please remember students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade are required to wear their formal uniform. Students in PreK-3 and PreK-4 are required to wear their red polo shirt.

Visit www.lifetouchcom for suggestions, tips and additional information. Questions? Please call Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.

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First Grade's People Habitat

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Virtual Weekly School Mass

Did you know that you can join the students virtually for our weekly school Mass on Thursday's at 8:15am via the parish Facebook page ?

It is this easy...

  • Go to the parish website at www.holyfamilyfw.org
  • Once on the homepage, scroll down to the Facebook icon
  • Click the Facebook icon
  • Once on the HF community FB home page, scroll down to 'videos'
  • Click the first video
  • You will view the live feed of Mass

You may also follow this link to take you directly the the parish Facebook page...


Teaching the way of Jesus Christ, Holy Family Catholic School empowers students to become joyful disciples, lifelong learners, and compassionate leaders.