Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

January 14, 2019

Congratulations Christ Bearer Award Recipient David Granado

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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

Fifth Grade

Highest Honors

Izzy Almas, Alexa Gottlieb

High Honors

Rose Morton, David Granado, Arabella Cox, Cooper Ornad, Lauret Miller, Aaron Morales


Abigail Smith

Sixth Grade

Highest Honors

Sophia Hughes, Jordan Hill, Drew Hill

High Honors

Bella Alfaro, Gina Nguyen, Kylie Sterett, Chloe McLain, Daisy Pulido, Brent Neill, Aden Geary

Seventh Grade

Highest Honors

Aidan Souder, Annie Fatima, Tyler Phillips

High Honors

Amaryn Moreno, Klement Rit, Olivia Vasquez, Lily Barker, Alicia Luna

Eighth Grade

Highest Honors

Brennan Cox, Cooper Solerno, Ivan Lopez

High Honors

Meredith Garcia, Thomas Conway, William Hughes, Daniel Kiehlbauch, Samuel Asprilla, Jackson Thompson, Samuel Morales, Noah Esquivel, Mary Michael Johnson, Grant Neill


Allen Novoa

Upcoming Events

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!

This Week

January 16 - Spelling Bee - Pemberton Library 9:00 am

January 17 - All School Mass, Hosted by eighth grade; 8:10 am

Next Week

January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; No School

January 23 - Home and School Association Meeting; 6:30 Pemberton Library

Upcoming Events

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 hfmom2015@gmail.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

HFCS Spelling Bee will be held in the Pemberton Library on Wednesday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m.

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.

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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

Please don't forget to turn in your two bottles of wine for our POG wine pull. Attached is the donation form. Thank you for helping make this a successful event!

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 jbarker@hfsfw.org, or, call the school at (817) 737-4201 if further assistance is needed.

Box Tops for Education

Please turn in your box tops to your students teacher. We are still collecting!

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