Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

February 22, 2022

A Message from the Principal

February 21, 2022

Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,

Thank you for making PromORama such a great success, and although I was not able to be there with you, I have seen wonderful pictures of the event. You all looked marvelous and happy! I am grateful for our generous donors and our creative and hardworking volunteers who worked with Lisa Griffith, Tracy Head and Sara Hiett to make PromORama a night worth remembering.

I deeply appreciate your outpouring of prayer for my husband who will most likely be discharged from the hospital today or tomorrow.

Our Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops – Education Accreditation starts next Sunday afternoon when the four-member Accreditation Team arrives on our campus to meet our pastor, faculty, staff, and School Advisory Council members. We will have a welcoming reception for them and will also be giving them a tour of the school before they settle into our Tech Lab as their main workspace while on campus. The team will stay through Wednesday, March 2.

The Accreditation Team will be observing classrooms, recess, pick-up and drop-off procedures and all other facets of school operation. The team will also be interviewing our faculty and staff, as well as parents and School Advisory Council members. HFCS is well prepared for the visit with comprehensive Self Study and Supporting Data documents for the committee to work with.

Thank you again for supporting the success of our PromORama!


Ann Walters


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This Week

Wednesday, February 23 - HFCS Solo Band Contest

Friday, February 25 - Theatre Nolan - Mary Poppins performance

Friday, February 25 - Robotics

Next Week

Sunday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 2 - Accreditation Visit

Up-Coming Events

Tuesday, March 8 - Prospective Parent Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, March 9 - HSA Meeting and Student Enrichment

Friday, March 11 - Noon Dismissal

March 14 - 18 - Spring Break

Friday, May 13 - Dads' Club Golf Classic

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.

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Holy Family Band Students named to the TPSMEA MS Honor Band

Four Holy Family band students submitted recordings to earn a chair in the 2022 TPSMEA (Texas Private School Music Educators Association) Middle School Honor Band

We want to thank Kaitlyn Szostek, Samantha Lopez, Mary Ellen Price and Jude Pierce for all the hard work they put in for the last five months.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Szostek for earning 11th chair Clarinet and Samantha Lopez for earning 5th chair Flute.

Kaitlyn and Samantha attended an intensive rehearsal at Greenhill School on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th and presented a concert with all the top band students across North Texas, some as far away as Austin, on Saturday at 3:00pm.

Many thanks to our incredibly talented band teacher, Ms. Kathy Bernal, for her mentoring and leadership.

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Way to go, Hornets!

HFCS's Spirit Night at la Madeleine last Tuesday was a great success! HFCS brought in $615.18 to the restaurant, earning $92.28 for the school.

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PromOrama is a night we will all remember! It was so wonderful to be in person and everyone in their finery!

Thank you to Mr. Larry Walters - yes, Mrs. Walters' husband, who created our clever logo and graphics, invites and slide show.

Many thanks to all parents, family and friends who donated their time and talent to make the evening such a success! And, for donating items for the silent and live auctions.

Room parents, thank you for coordinating all the Classroom Showcases, But It Now's and Class Baskets! They were lovely!

Thank you to Mrs. Tracy Head for her support on the business end of POG. Please thank her the next time you see her.

So thankful for Mrs. Sara Hiett. Mrs. Hiett put together all the print materials.

The evening would not have happened with out my fantabulous Prom Queen Committee - Sarah Hiett, Kim Nappier-Pierce, Jan Barker, Sophie Kriss, Angie Uptmore, Julie Sisk, Erin Isaac, Maria Orand, and Kathleen Romero. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Prom love,

Lisa Griffith

The Raffle - $18,665 Raised by Raffle Ticket Sales!

Mrs. Orand, we could not have done this without you! Thank you for your love and dedication to Holy Family Catholic School, especially with the raffle! Your smiling face over the last 10 selling weeks and tallying the results each week, and being here every Monday to give the results is above and beyond. Please know how much you are appreciated.

Hannah Flores and Samuel Levisee sold the winning tickets!

Week Ten

The following students sold raffle tickets


Luke Isaac (1); Elizabeth Jarrell (3 books and 2 tickets) Miller Arlington (1ticket)


Easton Aldinger (1); Paul Jacobi (1); Matthew Williams (3); Evelyn Skelly (5); Lorelei Matasso (7); Emily Schneider (7)

1st grade

Josh Marbut (1); James Welch (1); Liam Isaac (1); Isaiah Bengfort (2); Harry Jonkers (2); Juliana Price (9); Beck Arlington (2 tickets)

2nd Grade

Nicholas Jacobi (1); Michael Acuna (1 book 3 tickets); Mila Cacciotti (4 books and 4 tickets); Andrew Matasso (7);

3rd Grade

Aiden McRae (1); Ruby Jonkers (2); Cash Henry (2); Aubrey Isaac (2); Sophia Macchia (4); Christopher Conway (5); Hanna Flores (5books and 5 tickets)

4th grade

Jamison Gotleib (1); Lucy Bengfort (2); Hanna Pierce (2 books and 5 tickets); Samuel Williams (2 books and 4 tickets); Josh Matasso (4 ); Jonathan Howell (4 books and 1 ticket); Gabriel Johnson (7 books and 2 tickets); Ben Price (9)

5th grade

Andrew Acuna (1 book 3 tickets) ; Presley Matlock (1 book 2 tickets)

6th grade

Oliva Reed (1)

7th Grade

Tuesday Hiett (2 books); Anna Septczynski (2); Samantha Lopez (4); Mary Ellen Price(8)

8th grade

Alexa Gotleib (1); Aaron Morales (2); Cooper Orand (12); Jude Pierce (4 tickets)

Top 3 sellers for Week Ten

3rd place - all sold seven books; The Matasso kids - Josh, Andrew and Lorelei, Gabriel Johnson and Emily Schneider

2nd place The Price Kids - Mary Ellen, Ben and Julianna all sold 9 books

1st place Cooper Orand 12 books

Top class for Week Ten

7th grade


Top 3 sellers

3rd Place is Hannah Flores she sold 38 books will receive a $25 Visa GC

2nd Place is Cooper Orand sold 58 books will receive a $50 Visa GC

1st place Jonathan Howell 103 books will receive a $100 Visa GC

Top Class PreK -4th grade for Prom O Rama

Is 4th grade they sold $4,765 in tickets. They will be able to wear spirit shirts for a week ( not including Mass day) and get an ice cream social.

Top Class 5th -8th

8th grade sold $2,315 will also be able to wear spirit shirts for the week (not including Mass day and will have lunch of your choice during one of those days.

Week Ten Top Sellers

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Not pictured - Ben Price and Gabriel Johnson

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Not pictured - Derek Hershberger

Overall Top Three Sellers

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Overall Top Selling Elementary Class - Fourth Grade

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Overall Top Selling Middle School Class - Eighth Grade

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Not Pictured - David Granado and Jude Pierce

Buy It Now

Buy It Now

As part of Pot O'Gold, the students have been working on a variety of projects that are offered as a Buy It Now item. The opportunity to purchase these items will only be available using the links below. The last day to submit your order is February 27, 2022.

Grade Specific

PreKindergarten - Painted Flower Pot https://payit.nelnet.net/form/c0ECFXci

Kindergarten - T-shirt https://payit.nelnet.net/form/O8uPTDWX

1st/2nd Grade - Saints' Day Book https://payit.nelnet.net/form/TQ1bTOMe

4th Grade - Calendar https://payit.nelnet.net/form/Q7gbNLat

4th Grade - Chick-fil-A Lunch https://payit.nelnet.net/form/cBUIqMMa

5th Grade - Flannel Blanket https://payit.nelnet.net/form/YsDRyImZ

6th/7th Grade - Batik Print https://payit.nelnet.net/form/ulttbcVY

6th/7th Grade - Pizza Lunch with Mrs. Hiett https://payit.nelnet.net/form/77zrlJe8

All Students

Kona Ice Truck Day https://payit.nelnet.net/form/HNhiUA2C

Liturgical Altar Cloths https://payit.nelnet.net/form/QyRJX7ih

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Student Enrichment Night

Get our your best Dr. Suess accessories, pay $2.00, and wear them to school on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 with your school uniform.
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The next Home and School Association Meeting is on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00pm.

Nolan Catholic News

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