Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

August 30, 2021

A Message from the Principal

August 30, 2021


Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,


I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, September 1, at our first Home and School Association meeting! We will enjoy pizza at 5:30pm and will start the H&SA meeting and Art Enrichment at 6:00pm. Art Enrichment is open to currently enrolled students ages 3 and up.


Calling all Dads! Please plan on attending our Home and School Association meeting tomorrow night at 6:00pm to hear what Jack Price has planned for this year’s Dads’ Club.


Parent survey! Throughout this year the School Advisory Council will be working with me to create our next HFCS Five Year Strategic Plan and your input in this process is vitally important – please respond to this survey by September 20. Https://forms.gle/WgJDG81DeUgfeBjv7

This is a comprehensive survey so please give yourself time for thoughtful reflection and response. The parent community will gather at our November 3rd Home and School Association meeting to discuss the results of this survey and to add new goals and aspirations to our plan.


Thank you and God bless,


Ann Walters

Principal

Up-Coming Events

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This Week

Wednesday, September 1 - Early Giving open for North Texas Giving Day

Wednesday, September 1 - Home and School Association Meeting and Student Enrichment

Friday, September 3 - Noon Dismissal

Saturday, September 4 - Wear your uniform to Mass


Next Week

Sunday, September 5 - Wear Your uniform to Mass

Monday, September 6 - No School - Labor Day Holiday

Week of September 6 - ACT Aspire Testing

Wednesday, September 8 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

Friday, September 10 - Back to School Family Dance


Up-Coming

Week of September 13 - ACT Aspire Testing

Monday, September 13 - Middle School Student Leadership Council Speeches and Elections

Monday, September 13 - Progress Reports Due

Tuesday, September 14 - Panera Bread Spirit Night - Westworth Village location

Friday, September 17 - Noon Dismissal - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Saturday, September 18 - Catholic Schools Night with the Texas Rangers

Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19 - Hosting Christ and Coffee after all Masses

Thursday, September 23 - North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, September 23 - National Junior Honor Society Induction

Week of September 27 - Follett Book Fair

Thursday, September 30 - 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.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Andrew Matasso, Nathan Welch, and Kamilah Gonzalez!

May all your birthday dreams and wishes come true!

Mrs. Pritchard's Book Tasting

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In an effort to increase our parish community awareness about Holy Family Catholic School, we would love all our students to wear their uniform to Mass the first Sunday of each month, starting this weekend, September 4 and 5. This includes all the weekend Masses - Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 7:45am, 9:15am and 12 noon.


Take you child's picture while at Holy Family for Mass and email the picture to Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfcsfw.org. Students who send in their picture will earn a spirit shirt pass.

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Home and School Association

Join us for the first Home and School Association Meeting for the 2021 - 2022 school year on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 6:00pm in the school library

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Dads - you won't want to miss this meeting! Dads' Club president, Jack Price, will be our guest speaker to bring us up-to-date on all that is going on with the Dads' Club. We will also visit about room parents, Grandparent's Day, fall festival, POG and so much more.


Back by popular demand are the student enrichment nights in conjunction with the HSA meetings. The September program will be Art Enrichment with our very own Mrs. Hiett!


Come on over at 5:30pm for pizza. The meeting and student enrichment will start at 6:00pm.


Go Hornets!

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Panera Bread Spirit Night

Save the date for our Panera Bread Spirit Night on Tuesday, September 14 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Westworth Village location at 6505 Westworth Blvd.


When dining in or going through the drive-thru, present the flyer below.


If ordering online, type in the code PRFUND.


Panera will donate 20% of proceeds to Holy Family Catholic School.

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Safe Environment Training

Are you current with the safe environment program?

All volunteers are required to be VIRTUS trained prior to volunteering for school or parish activities and events.


Here is what you need to do...

  • Attend the current safe environment program entitled "Protecting God's Children"
  • Complete the Volunteer Ministry Application
  • Read and sign the Code of Conduct agreement


To set up a VIRTUS profile and schedule an awareness session, please follow these instructions...

  • Go to the Diocesan website at: www.fwdioc.org
  • Click on Safe Environment
  • Click on Awareness Sessions
  • Click I Need A VIRTUS Profile


Download and print the forms and bring them to the awareness sessions. Sessions are offered in-person and via Zoom.


Questions? Is your VIRTUS expired? Please contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfcsfw.org.


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Walking with Women in Need

Walking With Moms in Need is a new nationwide initiative from the USCCB that the parish has been implementing. Attached the first newsletter that explains WWMIN a little more.


The plan is to have an “organization of the month” where we will feature different opportunities to learn more about that organization.


The first featured organization will be Catholic Charities and we will be hosting a couple of KNOW poverty hours, giving everyone the opportunity to learn about CC and their out of poverty pathways.

Catholic Mission Committee

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration beginning on Thursday, September 9 and every Thursday after the school Mass at 9:00am and ending with Benediction at 6:00pm in the Chapel.


All are invited to pay a visit sometime throughout the day at your convenience. If you’ve never been to Adoration, we invite you to come following the school Mass for Exposition then we will pray the Rosary as a group. It is a special time to pray and to be in the actual presence of Christ. Please click on the link for a great description on the meaning of Eucharist Adoration and a fun activity for you and your child.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ETRkL51fhMREs1ZkFtX2xlVmc/view?resourcekey=0-z8ghfiLsAStUkIsyrDrf1A


Below is a Youtube link to watch a short video on Adoration...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mbyMeNPddBs

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Catholic Schools Night with the Texas Rangers!

The Texas Rangers are having a Catholic Schools Night on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6:05pm. Click on the link below to reserve your tickets for the Rangers vs. White Sox.


https://offer.fevo.com/texas-rangers-v-white-sox-147aawb-ce5dc4a?fevoUri=texas-rangers-v-white-sox-147aawb-ce5dc4a%2Ftexas-rangers-v-white-sox-147aawb-ce5dc4a


If you would like to purchase a T-Shirts, click on the link below..

https://www.yoomarkit.com/product/baseball-night-2021/

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Box Top$ for Education

Remember to scan your receipts to earn credit for HFCS. Holy Family receives $0.10 for each participating product. Below is an updated listing of participating products.
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Nolan Catholic News

Viking Club Golf Tournament

Save the date for the Nolan Catholic High School Viking Club Golf tournament on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Hawks Creek Golf Club.


See the attached flyer for more information.