Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.
September 23, 2019
A Message from our Principal
Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,
My heart is full of gratitude for the Annual Fund contributions that HFCS received through your generosity on North Texas Giving Day; we received $14,635.00! Our Annual Fund goal this year is $20,000.00, and we are almost there!
Our Book Fair is ready to go and the library is open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Wednesday, and until noon on Thursday!
HFCS is very excited about Grandparents Day, this Thursday, September 26! See more details below.
Parent Teacher Conferences are this Friday, September 27; teachers have sent you links to SignUp Genius to help you schedule conference times easily. There is no school that day and no Extended Care. Students are required to attend the meetings with their parents or guardians in the uniform of their choice.
Mrs. Szostek’s Second Grade class demonstrates how reading, writing and learning work together!
Our Sixth Grade math scholars taught me a few things about fractions when I stopped in to visit their class today. Did you know that it is possible to multiply two numbers and get a smaller number as the answer? For instance, 8 x 1/2 = 4.
I’m looking forward to seeing you during this busy week at our Book Fair, Grandparents Day and Parent Teacher Conferences!
Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,
Mrs. Ann M. Walters, MPS
September 23 - Book Fair Begins
September 26 - Grandparents' Day, 8:15 am Mass; Noon Dismissal
September 26 - Book Fair ends
September 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences - Students attend the conference with parents in uniform.
October 3 - Picture Day
October 3 - Adoration
October 6 - Fall Festival 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
October 7 - School Holiday - No School
October 11 - End of the First Quarter
October 14 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament at Diamond Oaks Country Club
October 16 - 7th Grade to Vikathon at Nolan Catholic
October 16 - HSA Meeting and Literacy Enrichment Evening at 5:30 pm in the Library
October 16 - School Advisory Council Meeting
October 21 - VIRTUS training at Holy Family Parish
October 23 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters
October 25 - Diocesan In-service - No School
October 25 - Deadline for submitting Box Tops for Education
October 27 - Trunk or Treat - Holy Family Community Parking Lot
October 28 - Dads' Club Campus Cleanup - 8:00 am
October 29 - Dads' Club Campus Cleanup - 9:00 am
November 1 - All Saints Day - 12:00 Noon Mass
November 6 - Nolan Catholic Parent Information Night - Pemberton Library
November 8 - High Touch High Tech - Scantlin Hall
Mrs. Mia Cook - PreK-3
I teach at Holy Family Catholic School because I believe in the way HF supports the growth of children. My four children graduated from HFCS. HFCS provides a safe environment, strong academics, service projects, and a community centered on families. We are in this together. Teaching at HFCS allows me to create in children a love of God and a love of learning!
The Book Fair is here through Thursday, September 26.
If grandparents (or, parent) are joining us for Mass this Thursday, they may sit with their grandchildren (children) by waiting in our cafeteria after students are dismissed to their homerooms (about 7:45am).
Here is what to expect for the day...
- Grandparents arrive by 8:00 am and come to the school cafeteria.
- As the homerooms are passing through the cafeteria, grandparents (or parents) will meet up with their grandchild.
- Students and grandparents proceed through the hallway to the Church and sit together for Mass. Students whose grandparents are unable to attend will sit with their class.
- After Mass, students and grandparents will be given instruction on where to go after performances by the band and music students.
- The reception will be in the cafeteria as the gym floor is not quite ready. The Book Fair is in the library.
- We anticipate wrapping up the morning around 11:15 am. If your student is leaving for the day with their grandparents, it is essential that the grandparents are listed in Renweb as an authorized agent to pickup. Grandparents will also be required to sign their grandchild/children out in the school office.
Parent volunteers are needed to help with the reception set up starting at 7:30 am in the kitchen. Please call or email Lisa Griffith at 817.737.4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All Dads!
The Dads' Club will host a campus cleanup this weekend in preparation of our annual Fall Festival and the start of soccer season.
Meet us on the Hornet's Nest at 8:00 am Saturday and/or 9:00 am on Sunday.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! PICTURE DAY!
Students from Kindergarten through 8th grade must wear formal uniform. PreK-3 and PreK-4 must wear the red polo shirt.
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 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 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! Donations can be placed in the boxes on the library stage. 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: Class booth sign-ups for volunteering have been sent out. If you have not received an email about volunteering the day of the festival, please contact your class room parent. Each class is sponsoring a booth at the festival and room parents will need your 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". Contact Tracy Head at email@example.com 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. Please turn in forms to the front office. 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 this Wednesday, September 25, 2019. For more information on vendor booths, please contact Maria Orand at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vonne Velez at email@example.com.
Fall Festival Needs Prize Booth Volunteers: If you are interested in helping with the prize booth at the Fall Festival, please contact Lisa Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Fall Festival, please contact one of the co-chairs:
Clara's Kitchen - October Lunch Menu
Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
Don't miss the fun! Register online at www.kofc15882.org or download the form below.
Holy Family Community Trunk or Treat
Nolan Catholic Ballet Folklorico La Vikina
Singing and dancing acts in Spanish are welcome. Auditions will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Recorded submissions will be accepted no later than Friday, September 27, 2019.