Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

October 8, 2018

A Message from Our Principal

In our prayers this morning, we learned about the story of the Good Samaritan. A lawyer was questioning Jesus about the two Great Commandments. Jesus answered with the parable saying that we love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We take care of the vunerable just like the Samaritan took care of the traveler.

We continue to observe students who are arriving to school late. Please help us teach your child that being on time is very important. "Early is on time; on time is late."

Additionally, parents will no longer be able to walk their children to class in the mornings beginning, January 7, 2019. Now is a great opportunity to teach your child a little independence. It's what they need. It may make you feel good (I know it was for me), it's not really helping them.

Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

A Note to Parents

We are beginning our eighth (8) week of school. We need you to please have your children here on time. Your children miss out on essential bell-ringer activities and announcements, and most importantly, 8am morning prayers. It is also a great life lesson to learn to be on time. We need your help with this please.

Also, we encourage parents of Early Childhood to begin transitioning from walking your children to class to dropping them off at the cafeteria. It is best for the child. The positive gain from this is that your child becomes more and more independent and this transfers to their learning.

This is a reminder that during dismissal, we will call those students whose parents / guardians are in the carline first. The students of the parents who choose to walk up to pick up children, will wait until carline is complete. We ask that you not come into the building and bypass the carline. Our goal is safety and staying in your cars is the safest way to pick up your child. We have had several parents who are not following the practice. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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

October 10 - Spirit Day Panera Bread; 4-8

October 11 - Mass hosted by 7th grade; 8:15 am

October 12 - Last day to donate to Catholic Charities Drive

Next Week

October 17 - Running Club Begins; 3:05-3:35

October 17 - Home and School Association meeting; Pemberton Library; 6:30

Upcoming Events

October 27 - Fall Festival 10am-3pm

November 7 - Chick-fil-a Spirit Day; 6-10pm

November 9 - Donuts with Dad; 7:00- 7:50

November 15 - Group Pictures and Retakes

Annual Appeal 2018-2019

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7th Grade Catholic Charities Drive

We will be collecting snacks for the Veterans Outreach Services Project. A list has gone home as to which items the different grade levels are asked to bring in. This is a great example of helping our vulnerable men and women who have served our country and provided us with freedom. Please be generous.

PreK3- PreK4: Crackers with peanut butter (snack size)

Kinder-1st Grade: Crackers with cheese spread (snack size)

2nd-3rd Grade: Snack size trail mix

4th-5th Grade: Individual packs of granola bars

6th Grade: Foiled packages of tuna or chicken

7th Grade: Fruit snacks

8th Grade: Protein bars

Box Tops for Education

This years Box Tops coordinators will be PK3 moms Vanessa Escamilla and Kristina Gonzales. The classes will be competing to see who can collect the most tops. Please have them in no later than October 26th. See link below for more information.

Panera Fundraiser This Wednesday!

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Order your Spirit Shirt Today!

2018-2019 Spirit Shirts are now available. If you order before this Thursday you will get it in time for the fall festival. Order online at: https://stores.inksoft.com/holy_family_catholic_school/shop/home
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2018 Fall Festival

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Holy Family Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Join us on the Hornet's Nest (the school field) for fun, bounce houses, food, college football games, a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, $500 gift card raffle and most importantly community fellowship. Look for more information about the new school spirit shirt to kick off Fall Festival in your email this week. For more information or questions, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

Donations for Fall Festival: Please help make a donation for the booths at Fall Festival. Each family is asked to give two books for the Book Walk and two prizes for BINGO. Items can be placed in the boxes located on the library stage. We also need Cake Walk donations. Baked goods MUST be store bought and will be accepted the weekend of the festival. Be sure to check the Hornet Herald for more exciting news about the Fall Festival in coming weeks.

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. Each vendor must be up-to-date on safe environment training or attend the in-person Virtus training. Please check the school website for more information on Virtus training classes. Vendor packet forms are available at the Pastoral Center and school office. All forms for craft vendor booths are due by Friday, October 12, 2018. For more information on vendor booths, please contact Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

Craft Fair Participant Documents

Flu Season......

The flu season is upon us! Please read the attached flyers for very helpful information and encourage your children to cover their coughs and sneezes correctly, to wash their hands frequently, and to not share food or drinks.

Let’s do all we can to stay healthy and in school!

School Advisory Council

We are looking for three parents who have an interest in advising Father Hoa and Dr. Shreve in the duties of administering our great school.

Meetings are once a month, on third Wednesday’s, at 6:15pm.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Shreve at jshreve@hfsfw.org, or Troy Morton (Rose – 5th grade) limestoneabode@hotmail.com for more information.

Running Club

Running club will start Wednesday, October 17, 2018 to November 28, 2018 from 3:05-3:35 weather permitting. We will meet ever Wednesday. Running club is open to K-8 and PreK is allowed to join with parent supervision. Sign up packets will go home in todays folders.

Pictures Needed

Please email shiett@hfsfw.org with any pictures you have from this year's events such as sporting events, class parties or field trips and any other school related event. I will use them on our website as well as the yearbook. Thank you.
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Home and School Association Meeting Minutes