Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.

October 8, 2019

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A Message from our Principal

Dear Holy Family Community,

Wow! The 100 degree temperature did not keep our intrepid and committed families away from having fun at Fall Fest last Sunday! It takes a village to run a Fall Fest and we have a lot of gracious people to thank! Did you know that Lisa Phillips and Vonne Velez have been our main HFCS volunteers in organizing the Fall Fest for the last six years – we thank them for their leadership and service! Let’s not forget Maria Orand who was also one of our main “Fall Fest Fairies”, too! What would we do without our Dad’s Club and Knights of Columbus, thank you Jack Price and Sergio Villarreal for your leadership. The HFCS faculty was there in force working the ticket booth, and parish staff, school parents and parishioners were at their stations or plain just having fun. Thank you to everyone who made Sunday a success, the children had a blast!

Our World Mission Rosary last Friday was so very beautiful and moving under the direction of Sister Teresa Vu. One of the many things we can be proud of here at HFCS is the deep devotion our students and teachers have for our faith.

Our Virtue of the Month is Forgiveness and our Saint of the Month is Saint Faustina.

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Crazy Sock Day is Wednesday, October 16, the same date as our Home and School Association meeting. You may purchase your child’s $2.00 Crazy Sock Day pass during homeroom on Wednesday, October 16. Crazy Sock Day funds will support HSA sponsored HFCS Enrichment Nights.

Art Enrichment Night is Wednesday, October 16, the same night as the HSA meeting. Your HFCS students may be dropped off in the library while you attend the HSA meeting. Mrs. Sara Hiett will be our Art Enrichment Night moderator. Time? 5:30pm.

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Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,

Mrs. Ann Walters, MPS

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Upcoming Events

This Week

October 10 - 8th Grade Volleyball game

October 11 - End of the First Quarter

October 11 - Nolan Catholic Homecoming

October 12 - 5th/6th and 8th Grade Volleyball games

Next Week

October 14 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament at Diamond Oaks Country Club

October 16 - 7th Grade to Vikathon at Nolan Catholic

October 16 - Crazy Sock Day, HSA Meeting, SAC Meeting

Upcoming Events

October 21 - VIRTUS training at Holy Family Parish

October 23 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters

October 24 - National Junior Honor Society Induction

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

November 1 - All Saints Day - 12:00 Noon Mass

November 3 - Nolan Catholic Open House

November 5 - 8th Grade Shadow Day at Nolan Catholic

November 6 - Nolan Catholic Parent Information Night - Pemberton Library

November 8 - High Touch High Tech - Scantlin Hall

November 11 - Veterans Day Celebration

December 14 - Diocesan History Fair

January 10 - Diocesan Science Fair

Faculty Showcase

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Mrs. Mandy Jonkers

I teach at Holy Family Catholic School, because I attended Catholic schools for 18 years in this diocese. Walking into Holy Family was like walking back into my childhood. I am able to celebrate my religion! I love that I can read bible stories to my students, that we are able to learn from each other and deepen our sense of religion.

This environment is welcoming, joyful and exciting. Holy Family is a comforting family which truly cares about each other. I am so excited that my own two children are able to attend Holy Family Catholic School; my own family gets to belong to this loving family.

Hornet Volleyball

Come out and cheer our Hornet Volleyball teams this Thursday and Saturday! The 8th grade team plays on Thursday, October 10 at St. George Catholic School at 5:00 pm against St. John the Apostle and on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 pm at SEAS against Holy Trinity. The 5th/6th grade team plays at 10:00 am.at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School.

Post Season Volleyball Tournament

The 5th and 6th Grade Volleyball Tournament will start on Monday, October 18 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School. The 5th and 6th graders will start with the tourney playing in the second game at 5:15 pm on Monday, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Tuesday. Finalist bracket will be played Thursday and Friday.

The 8th Grade tournament will start on Monday, October 18 at St. Joseph Catholic School. The 8th graders play in the first game, which starts at 4:30 pm. The next scheduled games are at 6:45 pm and 7:30 pm, but times may be pushed back if previous games run longer. The finalist bracket games will be played on Thursday, October 17.

Robotics First Team Meeting

Dr. Matasso and the Robotics team met for the first time this past Friday.
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Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Join the Knights for a round of golf and fellowship on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Diamond Oaks Country Club.

Don't miss the fun! Register online at www.kofc15882.org or download the form below.

Nolan Catholic Open House

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Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to submit your Box Tops! Deadline for submission is October 25.

Follow the link below for additional information.

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Trunks Needed!

Join the Holy Family Community Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

To reserve your spot, please contact Sergio Villareal at sergejv@sbcglobal.net or Jack Price at jeprice2@gmail.com.

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Pictures for the Yearbook

Please share your pictures over the course of the school year for our yearbook. Please forward pictures to lgriffith@hfsfw.org.

Nolan Catholic News

The Lady Vikings Volleyball team plays Liberty Christian this Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 pm at Hartnett Arena. There will be games and entertainment between each set.

Friday is homecoming! Come and watch the Vikings take on Liberty Christian. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. Immediately following kickoff, carnival games will open on the baseball field.

Admission to both events is free.

For more information on homecoming, follow this link - https://www.nolancatholic.org/alumni-events.