Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ
December 9, 2019
A Message from the Principal
Dear HFCS Community,
The Season of Advent gives us so many opportunities for prayer and contemplation and today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is one of these moments. On Thursday we will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and we will remember once again how our divine mother cares for all of her children.
Aidan Souder and Oliva Vasquez set up our HFCS Nativity last week.
Last Friday afternoon the students each left a shoe in the library in the hope of a visit from St. Nicholas and they were not disappointed! St. Nick left each child a candy cane. There is story that years ago a candy maker wanted to make candy that would remind people of the real meaning of Christmas, so the candy maker made candy in the shape of a J for Jesus.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas Concert this Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in Scantlin Hall.
Holy Family, Pray for us!
Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS
December 9 - Spelling Bee
December 9 - 13 - Middle School Leadership Christmas Candy-gram fundraiser
December 11 - Christmas Concert
December 12 - Chick-fil-A Fundraiser from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
December 13 - Kinder and 5th Grade Caroling at Brookdale Senior Center
December 13 - 5th Grade field trip to the US Bureau of Engraving
December 13 - 5th & 6th Girls Basketball vs. All Saints at St. Joseph 5:00 pm
December 13 - 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Joseph at St. Joseph 7:00 pm
December 13 - Nolan Catholic Fine Arts Christmas Concert
December 14 - 5th & 6th Girls Basketball vs. Holy Trinity at St. Joseph 1:00 pm
December 14 - 5th - 7th Boys Basketball vs. St. Andrew at St. Andrew 11:00 am
December 14 - Diocesan History Fair
December 16 - PreK-3, PreK-4 and Kindergarten Concert - After Monday Morning Prayer
December 16 - 6th and 7th Grade to Nolan Christmas Fine Arts Concert
December 18 - School Advisory Council Meeting
December 19 - !st Grade to Casa Manana
December 20 - All School Christmas Caroling - 10:30 am
December 20 - Class Christmas Parties - 11:00 am
December 20 - Noon Dismissal - End of Semester
December 23 - January 6. 2020 - Christmas Holiday - No School
January 6 - Teacher In-service - No School
January 7 - First Day of School for the Second Semester
January 10 - Diocesan Science Fair
January 24 - Family Dance
January 26 - Prospective Family Open House
January 29 - Family Lunch Day
Spelling Bee Winner Kaitlyn Szostek
Congratulations to our winner, 5th Grader Kaitlyn Szostek, who spelled the winning word correctly - agricultural. She will advance to the regional level in the spring. Congratulations also to our 1st runner-up, 6th Grader Jackson Schuster.
Please join us in congratulating these students!
The Hornet Robotics Sting Team competed in the City Shaper Challenge First Lego League Tournament with over 30 other teams on Saturday, December 7, taking First Place in Robotics Design and Eighth Place overall. Below is a message from their Nolan Catholic mentor, John Conlin...
Dear Parents and Coaches,
Hi, I am John Conlin, the mentor from Nolan Catholic High School. It was a pleasure to mentor your children as they practiced and competed against other teams. I am very proud of them for receiving First Place in Robot Design, they made up their color coding system by themselves, and they beat a team that scored 325 points, (that is a lot) in Robot Design. I can also agree with Dr. Matasso that your team did very well on the project award, they were
considered to win Second Place on the Project Award. Your team was in 8th place with a high score of 220 points.
I am very proud to have mentored your team and I will keep wearing the lanyard that was given to me. I saw how the team has grown over the season, and it was certainly for the better.
I will keep working hard to make sure the FLL program at HFCS improves, and to make the robotics program at Nolan better for when your children hopefully attend Nolan. I do not know what the future has in store for us yet, but I will let you know.
Some requests that I have are for the person who took the complete HFCS team picture with the Robot Design Trophy,to please send it to me. We would use this picture to promote Robotics at Holy Family and Nolan with our social media accounts and we would also write a newsletter about them as well. Below are links to our social media accounts, which
I hope to get Mr. Depta posting on soon. If Holy Family has any social media accounts, I ask that you share pictures on that as well so more people become interested in Nolan and the Robo Vikes.
I am very proud of Holy Family's Robotics Team and happy that they did well.
Christmas Concert Schedule
Attire for lady band students - red polo, plaid skirt or jumper and Santa hat
Attire for men band students - red polo, blue pants and Santa hat
Arrival for Band students
- 5th – 8th report to the Gym at 6:15 pm
- 4th report to the Gym at 6:45 pm
All cases are to be left on instrument storage rack in Cafeteria
Attire for all Choir students - Christmas Festive apparel.
Arrival for Choir students
- 1st – 3rd report to the Cafeteria at 6:30pm
Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Szostek and & Mrs. Wetmore will move students to the Gym at 6:50 pm.
Order Your Tamales By Friday!!!
Holy Family Catholic School's Leadership Council and Gotta Lotta Enchiladas, Etc. is partnering to sell delicious, handmade tamales.
These delicious pork or beef tamales are delivered frozen, easy to prepare and can be stored up to five months in the freezer.
Cost - $15.00 per dozen
Proceeds of $9.00 per dozen will be donated to the Educate the Children Honduras campaign.
Online orders will be accepted from November 16, 2019 through December 13, 2019 at https://payit.nelnet.net/form/ouxgYrtF
Your order will be available for pick up from the school library on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
PreK-3, PreK-4 and Kinder Christmas Concert
The 5th and 6th grade girls team is listed as Holy Family.
The 7th and 8th grade girls team is listed as St. Peter.
The 5th - 7th grade boys team is listed as Holy Family.
The 8th grade boys team is listed as St. George.
SMG Pre-Season Basketball Tournament
The Basketball Teams participated in the St. Maria Goretti Catholic School Pre-Season tournament last week, fought tough and played well.
The Lady Hornets took 1st Plac!!!
The boy's 5th - 7th grade and 8th grade teams each took 3rd Place!
Great teamwork and team spirit! Congratulations!
Each candy-gram is $0.50 and will be delivered during the Christmas parties on December 20.
All proceeds of the fundraiser will go into the Leadership Council account for family dances and other Leadership Council sponsored events.
Notes from Nurse Lisa
Chapped lips are not on anyone’s Christmas Wish List!
Students may bring lip balm to school and keep in their pocket to fight this naughty side-effect of changing weather.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Day Is Thursday
Visit the Hawks Creek location at 6650 Westworth Blvd, Westworth Village, TX 76114 (Westworth Blvd is also known at Alta Mere Blvd)
Raffle Ticket Sales for Pot O'Gold
Three-way Tie for Classroom Raffle Ticket Sales - Week One
1st Place Individual Top Sellers for Week One
Cooper Orand, Julia Garcia and Tuesday Heitt
2nd Place Top Individual Sellers for Week One
Cruz Ramos and Laura Garcia
Our goal for raffle this year is $15,000 and the proceeds will go toward a new roof for the school. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. 1st place will receive a $1,500 Visa gift card and 2nd place will receive a $750 Visa gift card.
Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results - Week One
Congratulations to the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes for being the top-selling class for week 1! Way to go, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade! Keep up the great work!
Top Individual Sellers for Week One:
Julia Garcia, Tuesday Heitt, and Cooper Orand
Laura Garcia and Cruz Ramos
Individual Sales List:
Thank you to all the students who helped make this week's raffle sales a success.
Don't forget to keep selling raffle tickets!
This event includes a Wine Pull whereby a single bid of $25.00 will win you two randomly selected bottles of wine.
Help HFCS stock the wine reserves by donating bottles with a minimum value of $15.00 each. Sophie Kriss and Nelda Cacciotti, Wine Pull Co-Chairs, will be available on Thursday, November 21 (at morning drop-off) and Friday, November 22 (at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up) to accept your donations. Donations also may be dropped off at the school office at any time. Be sure to include the attached Wine Pull Donation Form with your donation to be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card.