Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

January 5, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

Happy 2016! I pray everyone had a wonderful and relaxing break. Both the students and teachers seem rejuvenated and ready to kick off the second-half of the school year!

In addition to the miracle of Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family was celebrated while we were on break. On Sunday, December 27th, we honored the Feast of The Holy Family. May we strive to model our own families after that of Mary, Joseph and Jesus. With the Holy Family as our patron, we especially seek to focus on this family and emulate their love, humility and faith in all we do.

Loving God,

During this holy season of Christmas,

we ask for your blessing on all families.

Let Mary's openness to your wondrous ways be

an inspiration to place all trust in you.

Let Joseph's courage provide hope during

times of anxiety and uncertainty.

Let Jesus' life ignite all families with a spirit

of light and love.

May the grace that encircled the Holy Family

widen to embrace all families.

For this we pray.


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Upcoming Events

This Week:

  • Tuesday 1/5 Start of Third Quarter
  • Tuesday 1/5 Report Cards Sent Home
  • Thursday 1/7 Mass - 8th Grade Host - 8:15 a.m.

Next Week:

  • Monday 1/11 Recognition Ceremony - 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/12 7th Grade to Catholic Charities 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/12 Internet Safety Guest Speaker - 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/14 Mass - 7th Grade Host - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/14 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Museum - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Mr. Schwalbe!

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Paul Schwalbe as our 6th grade homeroom teacher, 6th - 8th math teacher and 6th/8th science teacher. Mr. Schwalbe has taught students in 5th - 11th grades and is also an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College and a software developer for a financial firm based in Chicago. Mr. Schwalbe has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, College Algebra and Precalculus. He is certified in Secondary Mathematics Education in Texas, Arizona and Minnesota. He also has experience coaching, moderating clubs and tutoring. Welcome to Holy Family, Mr. Schwalbe!

Annual Appeal Update

Many thanks to the families who contributed to Annual Appeal in 2015. We had a strong finish to the year and now have reached a total of $47,652.44. Thank you to all who have contributed.

Guest Speaker on Internet Safety - January 12th

Holy Family Catholic School will host an evening program by Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Carl J. Lazarus on January 12th at 6:45 pm in the Family Life Center. Mr. Lazarus will discuss many topics including bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting, social media as well as general internet safety for children. All parents are welcome.

Homework Assignments

A BIG thank-you to those students who submitted their Christmas break "homework" sharing the thing they most love about being a student at Holy Family Catholic School. And thanks also to the parents who contributed. We will continue to collect those this week. Please submit to Mrs. Tucker.

Countdown to the 2016 Holy Family Talent Show

We are one month out from our 2016 HFCS Talent Show! Just a reminder that this event will take place February 5th at 6:30pm in the Gym. All 6th-8th graders are required to audition as part of Mrs. Rians’ music and drama classes. Auditions will be held after school (3:15pm) in the library THIS Wednesday January 6th, Tuesday January 12th, and Wednesday January 13th. Audition forms must be returned to Mrs. Rians by January 6th.

Calling All Runners!!!

Running Club will resume tomorrow, January 6th from 3:15 - 3:45. However, if it rains, Running Club will be cancelled for this week.

Middle School Parents Invited to NCHS

Middle School Parents, you are cordially invited to experience the Nolan Catholic difference. Please join the students at Nolan Catholic to celebrate weekly Mass on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 9:20 A.M. in Hartnett Arena. A coffee reception with NCHS Administrators will immediately follow Mass in the Atrium. RSVP to Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@nchstx.org.

Class Pictures and Retakes

Class Pictures and Retakes will be sent home today. We hope you enjoy these priceless memories!

For questions about your portraits or to reorder additional products please contact:





A Big Thank You!

Thank you to the PTO 4th grade class (especially Mrs. Allison Rix & Ms. Charity Cole) and Mrs. Judith Gaudet for a delicious lasagna lunch from Campisi’s for our faculty/staff the Tuesday before Christmas Break!

Thank you, also, to the Salerno Family for the delicious Schlotzsky's sandwiches the Wednesday before Christmas Break.

Pot O' Gold News

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the POG team! Can you believe we are only 2 months away from one of the biggest FUNdraisers for Holy Family?!? Make plans to join us March 5, 2016, 6 p.m., at Ridglea Country Club.

This year POG will be hosting a wine pull. During the month of January we are asking that each family please donate a bottle of wine with a $15 or greater value. All wine must be turned into the school by February 3, 2016.

POG is still looking for Event Sponsors. If you are interested, please check out the sponsor levels and form below.

Next week on Monday, January 11, 2016 we will be kicking off raffle!! This is where our STUDENTS get to help make a difference and raise much needed funds for their school. Parent packets will also be sent home that day. Be on the lookout!

If you have any questions or concerns about Pot O' Gold, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Melodi Thompson at Melodi-thompson@att.net.

Week before Christmas Re-Cap

It feels like "last year", but wanted to share some pictures from the many great things all our Hornets were involved in that week before Christmas break. Such a great end to the first semester! Looking forward to an awesome second half of the year!

30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass

Please see the flyer below for information on this year's diocesan Memorial Mass for Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Holy Family Catholic Church Men's Club Guest Speaker

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