Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.
May 18, 2021
A Message from the Principal
May 18, 2021
Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,
I hope that you are staying safe and dry in this amazingly wet spring!
Last Friday was a wonderful sunny day for both the HFCS students and parents! The students enjoyed many fun activities during Field Day, and the parents enjoyed the HFCS Dads’ Club Gold Classic! Thank you, Jack Price, for orchestrating a golf outing that brought the community together for fellowship and fun, it was a much needed, and very appreciated, event.
I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 12noon for our Coffee and Conversation with the Principal! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82957609987?pwd=SzFhSWllZ3IyZURrQ3dJMm1ZR2dmdz09
There are many things I want to share with you as this school year is closing and we look forward to next year:
Please join me is wishing Mrs. Hoyer and Mrs. Wetmore many blessings as they leave HFCS at the end of May and begin new phases of their lives. Mrs. Hoyer has accepted the position of principal at the James L. Collins Catholic School in the Diocese of Dallas. Mrs. Wetmore will be retiring at the end of this school year after thirty-one years of teaching. Congratulations!
Many thanks go to Mrs. Conway and Ms. Barker for heading up the research for our upcoming adoption of new ELA and SS textbooks in August. Our teachers studied many different ELA and SS textbooks and are very excited about the resources they have chosen:
PK-2: Superkids (https://www.superkidsreading.com/tech)
3-5: Into Reading (https://www.hmhco.com/programs/into-reading)
6-8: Into Literature (https://www.hmhco.com/programs/into-literature)
6-8: Social Studies: Contemporary World Studies, Texas History, United States History (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt)
6-8: Prima Latina, An Introduction to Christian Latin (www.memoriapress.com)
Ms. Barker will teach preliminary Latin vocabulary to the MS once a week.
I am thrilled to be bringing Thinking Maps to HFCS in August! Utilizing the Thinking Maps program from PK through 8th grade will give the students a consistent method of processing and sorting information to support higher levels of thinking and learning. We will host a presentation on Thinking Maps to parents in September.
“Thinking Maps are consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes. By visualizing our thinking, we create concrete images of abstract thoughts. These patterns help all students reach higher levels of critical and creative thinking essential components of 21st Century education. In a school-wide implementation, Thinking Maps establish a consistent Language for Learning.” https://www.thinkingmaps.com/
Our Athletic program will return in 2021-2022 and will include 3-on-3 basketball for 3rd/4th grade.
Robotics Club, and other extracurriculars, will return in 2021-2022.
After much consideration, HFCS will be combine the current 5th and 6th grade classes into one class next year. I believe that both grades will benefit socially and academically from this merger.
Please join me next Tuesday, May 25, at 6:00pm to learn more about the combined classes.
Topic: 5th and 6th Grade Parent Meeting, 5/25, 6:00pm
Time: May 25, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Our neighbors ask that carline parents do not block their drive ways during drop-off and pick-up. Please abide by their request as many of our neighbors are elderly and need to make sure that they can exit their driveways in case of a medical emergency.
Please continue to keep our soon to be graduates in your prayers, they will be passing on the light of leadership onto the seventh graders at our school Candle Mass this Thursday, May 20, and will celebrate their Graduation Mass on Friday evening at 7:00. Seventh and eighth grade parents are invited to attend Candle Mass, graduate families may have up to ten people attend Graduation Mass. Masks are required at school Masses.
Celebrating Mrs. Walters and Father Hoa
Sunday, April 25 was Good Shepherd Sunday and the student body thanked Father Hoa for being our all loving and caring shepherd.
Saturday, May 1 was National Principals' Day. Mrs. Walters twin presented her with flowers and a scroll of well wishes!!
Father Hoa and Mrs. Walters, we appreciate all you do for the students, faculty and staff at HFCS.
May 17 - Band Concert in the Courtyard
May 19 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom at 12:00 noon
May 20 - Candle Mass and Eighth Grade Pinning Ceremony (Facebook Live Streamed)
May 21 - Eighth Grade Pep Rally
May 21 - Eighth Grade Walk About
May 21 - Eighth Grade Promotion Mass
May 27 - Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal
14th Annual Dads' Club Golf Classic
Dear Holy Family Community:
After an unplanned 24-month hiatus, the 14th Annual HFCS Dads’ Club Golf Classic was held on Friday. We had 114 golfers participate, awarded prizes for top finishers and contest winners, and raffled off some great packages. It was also amazing to see the faces of our students' parents again and to get to catch up with friends we hadn’t seen in a while. Thank you so much to all of the parents, friends, and supporters of our school who participated, joined us to socialize, and volunteered to make the event run smoothly.
Even if you weren’t able to participate in person at Squaw Creek last week, there’s still a way to be a part of the action. We had two silent auction items and one buy-it-now opportunity which are being opened up to everyone for online bidding beginning through the weekend - click here to view them and start bidding. (If you checked in as a golfer at the tournament you should already be in the system to bid. If not, click “Get Started" on the auction site to register as a bidder.) Please check these items out, spread the word, and get your bids in before this Sunday.
Item 1: Beyond the Green package
Golf at Ridglea Country Club and more…
- Round of golf at Ridglea Country Club for 3 people with Miles or Jennifer Brissette (Tues.-Fri. by arrangement)
- $100 Mi Cocina gift card
- Bottle of Jack Daniel’s
- Bottle of Jim Beam
- Golf socks, golf cups, & golf extras at the course
- RTIC 32oz tumbler
Item 2: Red Barn Social (Buy it now — Available to All Bidders, First-Come, First-Served; Limit 40 Guests)
- Alla & David Macchia are throwing a Red Barn Social later this year in support of the Dads’ Club Golf Classic!
- $50 per couple or $25 a person.
- Heavy appetizers & adult beverages.
Item 3: Welcome to Globe Life Field
- Take the family to see the Texas Rangers at their new stadium
- 4 premium lower-level tickets to a Texas Rangers game at Globe Life Field (date to be arranged with donor)
- Includes premium parking pass
Finally, THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & DONORS THIS YEAR WHO MADE OUR GOLF TOURNAMENT POSSIBLE:
Circle C Construction
Mike’s Garden Centers
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Ben E. Keith Beverages
Circelli & Walter, PLLC
Kaci Cross (Realtor - Lynch Legacy, eXp)
The Hilliard Family
All Tune and Lube Total Car Care
Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Terry Baker
Custom Auto Interiors
Haltom Quick Lube & Tires
Knights of Columbus Council #15882 (Holy Family)
Meadows Analysis & Design, LLC
Mega Collision Repair Center & Glass
Mr. Bill Motor Co.
The Neill Family
The Price Family
Nolan Catholic High School
The Holy Mamas of HFCS
The Circelli Family
The Macchia Family
Avid Golfer Magazine
The Brissette Family
The Datinguinoo Family
Falcon Document Solutions
Firestone and Robertson Distilling co.
Hawk's Creek Golf course
The Kriss Family
McCans Sonic Group
The Orand Family
Ridglea Country Club
The Salerno Family
Squaw Creek Golf Course
The Uptmore Family
Second Grade Hosts Mass for the First Time!
This was also their first time to receive Holy Communion with the student body, faculty and staff.
Great job, Second Grade! Mass was marvelous!
Way to go David! Congratulations!
Another Cowtown Classic
Hornets are stellar athletes!
6th Grade Gets into the Roll of Things!
First Grade Social Studies and Science Fun!
The race was on! Emery's was the fastest while Olivia's traveled farthest.
7th Grade Explores the Scientific Method!
The 7th graders selected a question or problem to investigate employing the scientific method to discover the answer or solution. Some used apps like the Google Classroom Science Journal to collect data. For example, when Caleb Marks wanted to know how much faster a soccer ball would travel when he kicked it with his left foot versus his right foot he used an app on his phone to measure the speed the ball traveled.
Distance learners, Jude Pierce and Rose Morton also selected topics related to their personal interests. Since COVID became an issue, Jude has picked up some new hobbies like using a sling shot. He constructed a huge sling shot to test his theory about the mass of objects being flung compared to the distance they traveled. Meanwhile Rose was inspired by the masks we've all been wearing over the past year. She wondered if they are supposed to filter microbes from the air, could they filter them from water, too.
1st Day School Supplies
Just a couple of clicks, and you will be done with shopping for school supplies!
The school supplies will be delivered to the school in early August. Please forgive for the misinformation. The supplies will be individually boxed and labeled with your students' name.
Take advantage of this offer by ordering soon!
Follow this link and click on the tab for Holy Family Catholic School.