Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

September 16, 2019

A Message from the Principal

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The collection for Fall Fest Bingo and Book Walk donations has begun! Follow Michael Spencer’s lead and drop off your donation in the Pemberton Library. I can’t wait to experience my first HFCS Fall Fest on October 6th!

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The student art gallery in the library is popping with the marvelous, creative work of our students! Stop in and see the students’ great work the next time you are on campus.

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Do you want to know more about how to keep your child safe in the age of social media? Our children know more about social media than we do, here is a website that will give you information about how to help your child stay cyber safe and make good choices about social media use: https://smartsocial.com/

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Dr. Matasso will be coaching a LEGO Robotics Team again this year, thank you, Dr. Matasso! Students in grades 4 through 8 are welcome to join, ten spots are available on the team. The sooner you sign your child up the sooner the team can begin to practice. The first meeting will be Friday, September 20, at 3:15.

The week of September 23rd brings us our annual Book Fair and Grandparents Day! We can’t wait to see the Grandparents here on Thursday, September 26.

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Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner on September 27! There is no school that day and no Extended Care. Students are required to attend the meetings with their parents or guardians.

Teachers will be utilizing SignUp Genius to help you schedule conference times easily; your child’s teacher will activate her SignUp Genius by next Wednesday, September 18th.
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Pot O’ Gold is looking for a co-chair, and other volunteers, to help Maria Orand plan our 2020 event! Please reach out to Maria Orand or Lisa Griffith to learn more about this special evening and what you can do, big or small, to help make this year’s Pot O’ Gold a night to remember!

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Ann Walters

Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS


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Upcoming Events

This Week

September 19 - North Texas Giving Day

September 19 - Dads' Club Meeting - 6:00 P.M. - Mama's Pizza 5800 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Upcoming Events

September 23 - Book Fair Begins

September 26 - Grandparent's Day, 8:15 Mass; Noon Dismissal

September 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences - Students attend the conference with parents in uniform.

October 3 - Picture Day

October 6 - Fall Festival 1:00pm to 5:00pm

October 7 - School Holiday - No School

October 11 - End of the First Quarter

October 16 - Home and School Association Meeting at 6:30pm in the Library

October 21 - VIRTUS training at Holy Family Parish

October 25 - Diocesan In-service - No School

October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Holy Family Community Parking Lot

October 28 - Dads' Club Campus Cleanup - 8:00am

October 29 - Dads' Club Campus Cleanup - 9:00am

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North Texas Giving Day!

North Texas Giving (NTG)– Schedule your donation ahead of time or make your donation on September 19. NTG marks the kickoff of HFCS's Annual Giving Appeal.

Please help us reach our goal of $20,000! Simply go https://northtexasgivingday.org/ and look for Holy Family Catholic School.

If your employer has a matching program, please forward your completed form to HFCS business manager, Mrs. Tracy Head.

Every dollar makes a difference! Thank you and God bless you for your generosity.

Snow Much to Read

Unlock the joy of reading by visiting the book fair in the Pemberton Library from Monday September 23 through Thursday, September 26.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the book fair (and earn family service hours), please contact Mrs. Mary Salerno at msalerno@hfsfw.org.

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Grandparent's Day

We are looking forward to grandparents coming to campus next Thursday, September 26, 2019!

If you would like to volunteer to help out or have any questions, please contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@hfsfw.org.

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Holy Family Catholic Community Fall Festival October 6, 2019 from 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Holy Family Community Fall Festival on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Join us on the Hornet's Nest (the school field) for fun, bounce houses, food, NFL football games, a pumpkin carving contest and most importantly community fellowship.

Ticket and Play Pass Bracelet Order Form: Pre-order your Play Pass Bracelet and Tickets today! Pre-orders will be accepted through October 3, 2019. More details regarding these items can be found on the form.

Donations for Fall Festival: Donations are needed for the booths at Fall Festival! Each family is asked to donate the following items:

  • Two books for Book Walk
  • Two prizes for BINGO
  • Two baked goods for the Cake Walk (baked goods can be home baked or store bought) Baked goods will be accepted the weekend of the festival.

BINGO is very popular at the Fall Festival. A few donation ideas are listed below. Keep in mind, EVERYONE likes to play BINGO! We are looking for donations for ALL age groups.

  • Fall / Holiday Decor
  • Gift Certificates
  • Themed Baskets
  • Legos, arts and crafts kits, games, toys
  • Sport items
  • Movie Tickets

Class Booths and Volunteering: Be on the lookout for an email and sign-ups from your room parents regarding class booths. Each class will sponsor a booth at the festival and room parents will be looking for help. This is a great way to meet families in your class and get to know the Holy Family community. Please make sure your Safe Environment training has been updated to the new VIRTUS program "Protecting God's Children for Adults". A few spots remain for the awareness session to be held at Holy Family Parish on September 21, 2019. Contact Tracy Head at busmgr@hfsfw.org or visit the school's website at http://www.hfcsfw.org/support/volunteering.cfm for more information.

Pumpkin Carving Contest: The pumpkin carving contest is returning to the Fall Festival and requires an entry form. The entry form can be picked up in the school office or accessed from the school's website. The form is due by Thursday, October 3, 2019. All pumpkins must be carved at home and brought to the festival for judging. The winners will be announced at 3:00 P.M. and will receive a gift card.

Fall Festival Raffle: Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card. Tickets are limited and only $2 per ticket. The raffle ticket form can be picked up in the school office or accessed from the school's website.

Arts and Crafts Vendor Information and Forms: Once again, the Fall Festival will provide vendor booths. This is a chance to sell one-of-a-kind handcrafted items or promote your home business that sells goods. The cost per booth is $25. Vendor packet forms are available at the Pastoral Center and school office. All forms for craft vendor booths are due by Wednesday, September 25, 2019. For more information on vendor booths, please contact Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com or Vonne Velez at vonnevelez@yahoo.com.

Fall Festival Needs a Prize Booth Volunteer: If you are interested in helping with the prize booth at the Fall Festival, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com.

For more information about the Fall Festival, please contact one of the co-chairs:

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Dads' Club Meeting

Please join us for our second general meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 P.M. at Mama's Pizza at 5800 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Please RSVP by following this link...https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/CbLA9a71h5Ts20Qdd8i1

Safe Environment Training

In order to volunteer for Fall Festival, field trips, book fair, etc., please remember you must complete VIRTUS training. There will be a session at Holy Family this Saturday, September 21. Please follow this link to sign up. https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=27402&theme=0

If you are unsure if your certification is complete or expired, please contact our business manager, Mrs. Tracy Head.