Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

October 26, 2020

A Message from the Principal

October 26, 2020

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

It was great to see so many people at the Coffee and Conversation with the Principal last Wednesday, thank you for attending!

Grandparents Day was an amazing and heartfelt success! The love that was shared between grandparents and their grandchildren was joyful and delightful, even via Zoom. Thank you for attending Grandparents, you are loved and appreciated!

The Diocese is no longer using the IOWA test to assess student learning, we are now using ACT/Aspire. ACT/Aspire allows us to do periodic benchmarking to chart student progress throughout the year, IOWA did not provide this important feature. Like IOWA, ACT/Aspire also has a summative standardized test that is administered once a year; we will not utilize this test until 2021-2022.The students will take three periodic benchmark tests during the course of the year. These tests will help the teachers support individualized learning strategies with their students.

We will be administering ACT/Aspire periodic benchmarking tests to our 3rd through 8th graders during the weeks of November 9 and November 16; your child’s homeroom teacher will share which days each grade level will be testing.

I am so proud of our 8th graders for organizing a collection of items for the homeless! They have assigned different items to each grade level and they hope to assemble at least 50 Ziploc bags full of these essentials. Please bring your donations to school on November 9th. Here is the list of items the 8th graders are asking for:

8th: A pack of athletic crew socks

7th: Travel size shampoo

6th: Soap

5th: Water

4th: Tooth brush and tooth paste

3rd: Lotion

2nd: Note for the homeless (will be done in class)

1st: Deodorant

PK-K: Drawing (will be done in class)

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All Saints Day is Sunday, November 1st, and our students are getting ready to celebrate! Some of our students will be dressed as saints at this Thursday’s School Mass. Mass will be livestreamed via the parish Facebook page.

Start shopping for your scary socks - this Friday is a free Halloween Sock Day!

God bless and have a great week,

Ann Walters


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This Week

October 27 - Book Study with Mrs. Walters via Zoom

October 28 - 8th Grade Zoom Shadow Day with Nolan Catholic

October 30 - Scary Halloween Sock Day

Next Week

November 1 - All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation

November 4 - Silly Socks Day

November 4 - Home and School Association Meeting via Zoom 6:00pm

Future Events

November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony

November 13 - Drive Thru Donuts with Dad

November 13 - Noon Dismissal

November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

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.

Accelerated Reading

Congratulations to our First Quarter Accelerated Readers! Please join us in celebrating the top three readers per class. A big Hornet Buzzing hooray to...

Second Grade - 1. Lola Najera 2. Max Motheral 3. Drew Garcia

Third Grade - 1. Ben Price 2. Ellie Kriss 3. Samuel Williams

Fourth Grade - 1. Emory Browning 2. Presley Matlock 3. David Garcia

Fifth Grade - 1. Emery Medearis 2. Ashton Brissette

Sixth Grade - 1. Kaitly Szostek 2. Samantha Lopez 3. Milla Saba

Seventh Grade - 1. Alexia Gottlieb and Lauret Miller 2. Cooper Orand 3. Abigail Smith

Eighth Grade - 1. Sophia Hughes 2.Adriana Gray 3. Lucas Asprilla

Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Story Book Character Pumpkins

Mrs. Szostek's 2nd graders have been busy! Each student selected a storybook, chose a character from the story, and created the character by decorating a pumpkin. The students then wrote a book report about the story and gave a presentation to the Kindergarteners. What a fantabulous way to work on reading, writing, art, and presentation skills!

Way to go, 2nd grade!

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Happy Birthday to Lucas Asprilla, Joshua Marbut and Blake Roman!

Wishing you the best birthday ever!

Quotable Hornet Quotes!

On a scale from 1 to 10, kindness is an 11!

Ari Dase - Second Grade

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