HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

November 30, 2021 - Vol.1 Issue 15

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From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that everyone enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends!

As we continue to move through challenging times, please see the attached letter from the Office of Catholic Education regarding the health plan moving forward. As you will see from the letter, the thoughts and recommendations from the Archdiocese align with our current Health and Safety Plan. Your continued support during these difficult and changing times is most appreciated.

Next week, I will be sending out a survey to all parents. The data gathered from the survey will assist us as we prepare for our Middle States visit during the fall of 2022. Your input will be most appreciated. The survey will be open for two weeks.

Just a reminder that this Wednesday, December 1st will be picture re-takes. Pictures will be taken for any student who was absent for Picture Day. Also, if you would like your child to have their picture re-taken, the package of pictures sent home must be returned intact. Also, this Friday, December 3 marks the end of the first trimester. Report cards will be sent home next Friday, December 10.

As we enter into the Advent season, may we wait in hope for the newborn King.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Student Council Candy Cane Sale

Student Council will be selling candy canes for $0.50/each at all lunches starting on St. Nicholas Day, Monday, December 6.

Lunch January Order - Due Today (November 30)

The January lunch order form and menu are available! Lunch order for January is due today, Tuesday, November 30:

  • YEAR-LONG LUNCH ORDERS: If you already indicated in November or December that your child will receive lunch for the rest of the school year, there is no need to complete the form. If you are unsure, please complete one.
  • MILK ONLY ORDERS: We must know your child's milk order by the deadline since we have to place the milk order separately with NDS. We are unable to provide milk for your child if no order was placed.

Questions about the Lunch Order Online Form?

Contact: Mrs. Michelle Mangapit michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x206

Questions about the Breakfast/Lunch Program?

Contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse patricia.prasse@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x210

Upcoming Events

November 30 - Online lunch order for January 2022 due

December 1 - Picture (Re-take) Day

December 3 - 1st Trimester Ends

December 6 - 2nd Trimester Begins, Student Council Candy Cane Sale ($0.50/each) starts

December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass @ 10:00 am

December 10 - 1st Trimester Report Cards

December 17 - PK3 Christmas Pageant @ 9:15 am, Large Hall, PK4-K Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 am QU Parish

Home & School News


  • December 3 - St. Nick's Gift Card Bingo @ 6:30 pm, Large Hall. Only open to students, siblings and parents/guardians. RSVP by December 1 to Bridget Baill bbaillhf@gmail.com. See flyer for details.
  • Until December 9, 8:00 pm - PA Lottery Scratch Off Fundraiser for Danica. Drawing will be held on December 10. See flyer for details.

Upcoming events:

  • January 15 - Cash Bingo @ 7pm (players must be 18 years or older), St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details.
  • February 11 - Sweetheart Dance
  • February 17 - Roller Skating Party/Fundraiser at Philly SkatePlex

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team.

Amazon Smile!

This season of gratitude and gift-giving, please consider designating our school as your favorite charitable organization when shopping on Amazon (smile.amazon.com). When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you. Our school benefits by receiving quarterly deposits from Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support! See attached document to see how to designate our school as your favorite charitable organization.

From the Enrollment Office


Holy Family is excited to announce that we will be hosting an Open House on Sunday January 30th, 2022. Current families are invited and we encourage you to invite friends and family who may be interested in finding a new, wonderful school for their children! More details will follow in the coming weeks but please consider coming to see your child's hard work, tour their classrooms, speak with faculty and staff, and enjoy some light refreshments from local favorites!

Also, please allow me to thank those of you that participated in our satisfaction survey. The answers you provided will surely help us as we continue to market and improve our school!

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions as we approach the reopening of enrollment. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

jim.downey@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x209

From the Advancement Office

The Giving Tuesday Challenge:

Giving Tuesday is a global movement of giving which takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 30th.

What is the Giving Tuesday Challenge?

We invite you to give to Holy Family today and join the movement. Big or small - your gift makes an immediate impact on the lives of our students.

When you donate, $12 in our 12th year as a regional school, your gift will have an immediate impact in an area of great need. This year, donate $12 to help purchase an early childhood playground in the rear of the school, or support technology upgrades in the middle school. You can always give to what means most to you.

Donate $12 on Giving Tuesday through the outlet easiest for you: Facebook, the school website, the QR code, send a check or cash into school (in an envelope marked "Giving Tuesday"). Please make a gift today and have an impact every day.

If your organization has a United Way Campaign, and you would like to designate your gift to Holy Family, the United Way designation code is 51525.

Holy Family graciously accepts corporate matching gifts. Ask your employer for details. Contact Ms. Mary Ann Conway with questions on making a donation of any size.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director

maryann.conway@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x208

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Brian M. Kean, Parochial Administrator

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Sunday Mass Schedule:

4:00 pm (Vigil Mass), 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm La Misa en Español

Weekday Daily Mass:

8:30 am - Tuesday through Friday

Holy Days: (subject to change)

5:00 PM (Vigil), 8:30 AM, Noon, & 7:00 PM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Thursday: 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm, Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

The Sacrament of Baptism:

1st and 3rd Saturdays, at 11:00 am

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Mass Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $8,000.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 11@ 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Tickets are $20 per family.

Breakfast, crafts and games for the kids, scheduled time slot for photo opp with Santa, and Christmas music surprise! Tickets are available at the rectory: 215-946-4040. See flyer for details.

Men of Harmony Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 19 @ 5:00 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Church. All are welcome (no tickets)! See flyer for details.