Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

October 22, 2018

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First Quarter Christ Bearer Award Recipient

Congratulations to Grant Neill our eighth grade Christ Bearer award recipient. The student is expected to be a consistent example of living in the way of Jesus Christ. He/she exhibits an example of unselfish behavior or has a dramatic self-initiated example of self-sacrifice. HFCS students are to be courteous, polite, respectful, and share nicely. Christ Bearer students must go above this expectation and behave with Christian humility, not a reward- seeking attitude.

A Message from Our Principal

In prayers this morning, we talked about Mark’s Gospel where he said, “For the Son of Man came not be served but to serve, and to give His life as ransom for many.”

The key is serving others. Encourage your children to serve others. Engage them in activities that allow them to help others.

We recognized academic achievement this morning at Prayer Service. See list of Honor Roll, Accelerated Reader recognition, and Christ Bearer Recipient.

Eighth Grade

Highest Honors

Brennan Cox, Ivan Lopez, Cooper Salerno, Thomas Conway, Meredith Garcia

High Honors

William Hughes, Daniel Kiehlbauch, Samuel Morales, Samuel Asprilla, Jackson Thompson, Mary Michael Johnson, Grant Neill, Allen Novoa

Seventh Grade

Highest Honors

Aidan Souder, Annie Fatima, Daniel Aselage

High Honors

Tyler Phillips, Alicia Luna, Olivia Vasquez, Amaryn Moreno, Klement Rix, Christian Paddack, Michael Spencer, Lily Barker

Sixth Grade

Highest Honors

Jordan Hill, Drew Hill, Sophia Hughes, Carter Smith

High Honors

Gina Nguyen, Bella Alfaro, Kylie Sterett, Brent Neill, Daisy Pulido, Chloe McLain, Aden Geary, Lorena Vargas, Lucas Asprilla

Fifth Grade

Highest Honors

Izzy Almas

High Honors

Rose Morton, Alexa Gottlieb, David Granado, Jackson Schuster, Cooper Orand


Aaron Morales, Jude Pierce, Arabella Cox, Abigail Smith

Accelerated Reader

2nd Grade: David Garcia, Zachary Almas, Emiliana Circelli,

3rd Grade: Evan Olmas, Ashton Brissette, Annica Moreno

4th Grade: Samantha Lopez, Kaitlyn Szostek, Adrianna Villareal

5th Grade: Isabella Almas, Alexa Gottlieb, Laurette Miller

6th Grade: Sophia Hughes, Jordan Hill, Drew Hill

7th Grade: Klement Rix, Christian Paddack, Daniel Aselage

8th Grade: Ivan Lopez, William Hughes, Brennan Cox

Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

First Quarter Awards Ceremony

Finger-painting with Father Hoa in Pre-K 3

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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 25 - Weekly School Mass - Hosted by 5th, 8:15 am.

October 26 - World Mission Rosary, 11am; Church

October 26 - Noon Dismissal, PK - 8

October 27 - Fall Festival 10am-3pm

Next Week

November 1 - All Saints Day, 12 pm; Church

Upcoming Events

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

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

November 11 - Coffee and Conversation; 9am - 11am

November 15 - Group Pictures and Retakes

November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Break

Coffee and Conversation Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with this years coffee and conversation held, November 11th from 9-11 am. This is a time for prospective parents to see what makes our campus so special. Volunteers would give tours and answer questions. If you are interested please contact shiett@hfsfw.org.

Annual Appeal 2018-2019

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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.

Middle School Night At Nolan!

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World Mission Rosary

World Mission Rosary will be this Friday, October 26 at 11am in the Church. Please join us as we pray for all the people in the world. In February of 1951, Archbishop Fulton Sheen saw the need for us to pray not just for ourselves, but for the whole world, and especially for those who are poor and vulnerable in our own country and around the world. “When the Rosary is completed, one has…embraced all continents, all people in prayer.” Join us in taking a tour of the world with the World Mission Rosary.

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Fall Festival is This Saturday!

This Saturday, October 27th, is the Holy Family Community Fall Festival from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. There will be sand art, BINGO, book and cake walk, bounce houses, zorb balls, face painting, delicious food, college football games, a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, and most importantly community fellowship. Tickets and play passes are on sale now! Order forms can be found in the Hornet Herald or on the Holy Family website, www.hfsfw.org. For more information please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Maria Orand at hfmom2015@gmail.com.

Donations for Fall Festival: We are still in need of donations and asking that each family donate the following items:

  • 2 books for the Book Walk
  • 2 baked goods for the Cake Walk MUST BE STORE BOUGHT (these donation will be accepted on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27)
  • 1 BINGO Item

If you are struggling with ideas for BINGO donations here are a few suggestions. 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 (tickets to any college or professional teams)

Volunteers will be in the drop off and pick up care line on Thursday and Friday to take donations. Thank you to everyone who has already donated to Fall Festival!

Costume and Pumpkin Carving Contest: New to the festival this year will be a costume and pumpkin carving contest. Judging for all costumes will take place between 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m and the winners will be announced at 12:30. All winners for the costume contest will receive a $25 VISA gift card. The pumpkin carving contest will be set up at the pumpkin decorating booth and requires an entry form. Entry forms can be picked up in school office, found attached in the Hornet Herald or the school website, www.hfsfw.org., and are due by Friday, October 26, 2018. All pumpkins must be carved at home and brought to the festival for judging. The winner will be announced at 1:30 and will receive a Fun Family Fall Basket.

Fall Festival Raffle: Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets this week for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card. Tickets are limited and only $2 per ticket. Raffle forms are attached in the Hornet Herald or can be purchased at the school office.

Father Hoa Pot O' Gold Backyard Barbecue Success

Thank you to the Rix and Matasso families for your support of Holy Family Catholic School in purchasing the "Backyard Barbeque with Father Hoa" at last year's Pot of Gold. The evening was celebrated on Saturday and it was a lovely night with good food, beautiful weather and great friends. Father even brought his own delicious Lemongrass Pork Kabobs for the occasion. Be sure not to miss POG this February where items like this and other priceless opportunities are available in our live auction.
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Individual Pictures are HERE!

2018-19 Portrait packages have arrived! They will be sent home with students today. We hope you enjoy these priceless memories! Visit www.lifetouch.com for more information on how to reorder additional portraits and photo gift products.

If you need a redo simply return the original package on Picture Retake Day. Lifetouch will return to HFCS for Class Pictures and Retakes on Thursday, November 15. Details and forms will be sent soon.
Any student who was absent on the original date will have his/her photo taken on Retake day. If you have questions or comments please call 972-669-9200 or email txcustomerservice@lifetouch.com