Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ
January 14, 2019
Congratulations Christ Bearer Award Recipient David Granado
A Message from Our Principal
Yesterday was the end to the Christmas Liturgical Season in the Catholic Church. It was also the First Sunday in Ordinary Time. The word “Ordinary” is from the Latin, to order. It means that Winter Ordinary time begins telling the story of the life of Jesus.
The first story / Gospel tells of how John the Baptist baptized Jesus and the Heavens opened, the Holy Spirit descended like a dove, and God said, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
Thanks to all parents for your cooperation in dropping off your children in the school cafeteria. Your children are wonderful. Additionally, we are trying out an intercom system at our main entry door. This is NOT for our families. It’s being proactive in trying to screen visitors who we do not know and to keep the school safer.
Roe Memorial Mass and North Texas March for Life Events
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, North Texas will mark the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion in America and leading to the death of over 59 million unborn children. Join Bishop Edward Burns, Bishop of Diocese of Dallas, with thousands of people of faith to pray and march for LIFE. Come for all or some of the events... just be sure to come!
Please visit the website, https://www.prolifedallas.org/Roe_Memorial_Events, for details.
Peace in Christ,
Dr. John Shreve
Honor Roll Second Quarter
Izzy Almas, Alexa Gottlieb
Rose Morton, David Granado, Arabella Cox, Cooper Ornad, Lauret Miller, Aaron Morales
Sophia Hughes, Jordan Hill, Drew Hill
Bella Alfaro, Gina Nguyen, Kylie Sterett, Chloe McLain, Daisy Pulido, Brent Neill, Aden Geary
Aidan Souder, Annie Fatima, Tyler Phillips
Amaryn Moreno, Klement Rit, Olivia Vasquez, Lily Barker, Alicia Luna
Brennan Cox, Cooper Solerno, Ivan Lopez
Meredith Garcia, Thomas Conway, William Hughes, Daniel Kiehlbauch, Samuel Asprilla, Jackson Thompson, Samuel Morales, Noah Esquivel, Mary Michael Johnson, Grant Neill
Due to a constantly changing calendar, we will not be printing a full calendar this year. Please refer to the Holy Family Catholic School website calendar for all important dates. There is a printable version at that link, for your convenience. Thank you!
January 16 - Spelling Bee - Pemberton Library 9:00 am
January 17 - All School Mass, Hosted by eighth grade; 8:10 am
January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; No School
January 23 - Home and School Association Meeting; 6:30 Pemberton Library
January 30 - Family Lunch Day, 11:00-12:30
January 31 - TPSMEA MS Region Honor Band Recording Due
February 15 - Noon Dismissal
February 23 - Pot 'O Gold Dinner and Auction; 6:30
March 1 - Muffins with Moms, 7:00-7:50
March 2 - TPSMEA Solo Contest, Green Hill School, Addison
April 4 or 5 -TPSMEA Band Contest, Bishop Lynch HS, Dallas
Lights, Camera, Hornets! UPDATE
Parents, the parent packet for the Pot O’ Gold went home on Tuesday Jan 8. If you did not receive it, please check with your student’s teacher. Start getting your reservations in. You do not want to miss this night of fun.
We are asking each family to donate two items for the silent auction valued at $25.00 each.
These items do not have to be purchased but may be solicited from your favorite businesses.
Classroom Baskets – if you are having a difficult time deciding on what to donate, you can donate an item(s) for your classroom basket. Listed below are the theme baskets for each class and some helpful hints on what you can donate. Last year was the first year we did classroom baskets, they were a HUGE SUCCESS.
PREK3 - PREK4 – Family Fun in Fort Worth – Zoo/ museum/ bowling passes, games for game night, restaurant gift cards.
Kinder – 1st - Breakfast of Champions (Brunch basket) – Bloody Mary Mix, Champagne, Juice, Champagne glasses, coffee, coffee mugs, wine, gift cards to restaurants that serve brunch, Baileys, Kailua
2nd - 3rd - Moms Spa Day – Robe, bath bombs, lotions, nail polish, pajamas, Gift cards to nail salons or for a massage or to Bath and Body Works.
4th– 5th– The Grill Master – Charcoal, a grill, instruments for the grill, manly apron, seasonings, BBQ sauces, gift card to central market or a meat market
6th– 8th– Mom and Date Date night basket – Gift cards to restaurants, movies, bowling, wine and cheese date night, wine, wine glasses, a chef to come to their home
If you have any questions you can contact Maria Orand at email@example.com. You can also go to Pinterest to get some great ideas for the baskets.
Another question I am getting is “what am I supposed to wear?”
Think Academy Awards. Bring out your inner Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt think Hollywood glam.
Pot O' Gold Reservation Form
Spelling Bee 2019
Congratulations to our participants who were the winners of their grade level spelling bees. Those students are: 4th grade- Kaitlyn Szostek and Samantha Lopez, 5th grade- Cooper Orand and Rose Morton, 6thgrade- Sophia Hughes and Jordan Hill, 7th grade- Amaryn Moreno and Klement Rix, 8th grade- William Hughes and Brennan Cox. Parents, family, friends, and members of the Holy Family Catholic community are welcome to attend.
Lights, Camera, Raffle Tickets!!
The raffle ticket sales have started. Don't forget to turn in any raffle tickets and money to be counted for prizes every Monday. The money and tickets will be counted on Friday. Any tickets and money that come in on Friday will be counted the following week.
Just a reminder our goal is $15,000 and the money raised is going toward the shade to cover the multi use court. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. 1st prize $1500 Visa Gift Card and 2nd prize $750 Visa Gift Card, need not be present to win.
Make sure to get extra books when you run out.
Pot O' Gold Wine Donations
Hiring for part time help in the After School Care program
We are currently seeking a part-time After School Care Worker. The After School Care Worker will be supervising students in the After School Care Program. The worker will help plan and implement activities for students on campus, which include snack time, homework/study, and playtime. The qualified applicant will possess a minimum of a high school diploma and experience in childcare for all ages. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to the school’s Before and After School Care Director, Jan Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, call the school at (817) 737-4201 if further assistance is needed.
Box Tops for Education
National Junior Honor Society Service Project
Every Year the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo hires day laborers to work 12-hour shifts, 7 days per week. Each of the day laborers makes minimum wage. Many of the day laborers are homeless. Over the years, a good number of formerly homeless hires end up with full-time jobs with the City of Fort Worth because of the good work they did during the Stock Show.
We need your help in providing 225 sack lunches of non-perishable food items.
Please bring your donation no later than Friday 1/18 at 8:30 am. Here is the breakdown of the request from each class.
PK3-- individual cookie packets or small wrapped candy
PK4--Applesauce in small packets/or cups
K - Fruit cups
1st- Fruit roll ups
2nd- Fruit snacks/ or chews
3rd -- Fruit juice boxes
4th - pretzels-- individual packets
5th - peanut butter crackers (any variety)
6th - pudding cups
7th-- jello cups
8th -- granola bars