HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

November 29, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 14

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that all our school families enjoyed a most blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

Our NED Kindness Sale begins today and runs until next Monday, December 5. The Kindness Sale is a pay-it-forward process so that NED’s Kindness Adventure can be shared at another school. It also helps to support artisans from Kenya as well as provide clean water for kids in Kenya by assisting with a well project. The order form is attached to this email.

Today is Giving Tuesday, and if you are inclined to support Holy Family through Giving Tuesday, please consider our “Thirteen Days of Giving.” A gift of any size can be given between November 29 and December 11. In case you are wondering, the number 13 represents the years Holy Family has been providing a quality Catholic education to students in our community. A gift of $13 would be great! Please see the message from our Advancement Director, Mary Ann Conway, in this newsletter for more information about the Thirteen Days of Giving.

As we begin the season of Advent, our students will be supporting the St. Francis Inn in Kensington with donations of hygiene products. Please see the list in today’s newsletter for more information. All donations must be in by Friday, December 9.

Please be sure to read the “Handbook Highlight” in today’s newsletter regarding haircuts. We want to be sure all students are following the uniform guidelines to conform to the policies of the school. The appearance of the student reflects their respect for themselves as well as their respect for our school.

Picture re-take day is scheduled for this Friday, December 2. If your child was absent for picture day, be sure to bring your picture order form. If you are having pictures re-taken, please bring in the picture package you received in late October.

This Friday marks the end of the first trimester. FACTS gradebook will be closed to print report cards beginning on Friday, December 2 through Friday, December 9. It will re-open for parent view at the close of the school day on December 9.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

Advent Service Project

As part of our school-wide Advent Service Project, we will be collecting items to make hygiene bags for the St. Francis Inn in Kensington. Families can shop off our Amazon Wishlist (link below) and have items shipped directly to the school OR you can shop and your child can deposit your donation in the collection box outside the Main Office. All items must be in by Friday, December 9th.


The items on this list are just suggestions. Any toiletry items will be accepted.

Handbook Highlights

Family Handbook, II. Policies D. Dress Code / Appendix B Uniform Requirements, C. Overall Appearance & Accessories (page 43)


  • Hair must be above the collar, above the ear and above the eyebrows
  • Unusual, extreme or fad styles such as Mohawks, spiked hair, or shaved heads are not permitted
  • Hair may not be artificially colored. Students who violate this policy will be required to have their hair restored to its natural color
  • Must be clean-shaven at all times


  • Hair should be appropriately styled and away from the face. Bangs should be above the eyebrows
  • Hair may not be artificially colored. Students who violate this policy will be required to have their hair restored to its natural color
  • Extreme styles or hair colors are not permitted
  • Hair accessories must be simple and plain. Large flowers or bows attached to headbands are not acceptable.
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Lost & Found

Lost an item? We might have found it! See photos. Lost and found items not claimed by Wednesday, November 30 will be donated.

Moving forward, all lost and found items not claimed by the end of each month will be donated.

January 2023 Breakfast/Lunch Order Due

The Breakfast (PK) & Lunch (PK-Grade 8) Order form for January is due today, Tuesday, November 29.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/QevKVfVz1iA8b8L68

Breakfast and Lunch Menu: https://hfrcs.org/lunch-menus

Menus are subject to change. Please refer to the school website for the latest menu.

Swap Shop

We need your help! Before you donate any items to the Swap Shop, please check:

  • Are the uniforms clean (no stains), gently used (no rips or tears), and official (from Flynn O'Hara and Kampus Klothes)? We are only able to accept clean, gently used, and official uniforms.
  • Donating polos? At this time we are not accepting any polos due to the quantity available on hand.
  • Missing size tag? Please identify each piece of clothing with a size label to help everyone out.

Thank you for your help to keep our Swap Shop stocked, clean and organized.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 2 (Fri): End of First Trimester, Picture re-take
  • Dec 5 (Mon): Second Trimester Begins
  • Dec 8 (Thu): Immaculate Conception Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 9 (Fri): First Trimester Report Cards
  • Dec 14 (Wed): No School - Faculty Retreat Day
  • Dec 16 (Fri): PK3 Christmas Pageant @ 9:30 AM, PK4-K Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 AM
  • Dec 20 (Tue): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM
  • Dec 22 (Thu): Christmas Prayer Service @ 9:30 AM, Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (red and green)
  • Dec 23 (Fri) to Jan 2 (Mon): No School - Christmas Break

Save the Date!

  • Jan 29 (Sun): Open House @ 11:00-1:00 PM

From the Enrollment Office

If you know anyone that would like to schedule a tour of our school, please have them contact regan.downey@hfrcs.org or call 215-269-9600 x 209. You can check out our referral page for more information on this program.

From the Advancement Office

As your favorite Christmas songs begin to play on every radio station and in every retail store, we are reminded of the hustle and bustle during the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. We take time to be thankful for all the blessings we have received this past year, which is quickly followed by the bargains and deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, on a day when there is a global generosity movement, we take a break to give back to those communities and organizations that make a difference in our lives.

Giving Tuesday is a day where YOU can spread Christmas cheer to Holy Family Regional Catholic School. This year, Holy Family will celebrate this global generosity movement with a timeless Christmas song with a twist of Holy Family spirit,

The Thirteen Days of Giving

Holy Family Regional Catholic School has provided hundreds of students with a quality Catholic education. Since our school opened its doors, Holy Family Regional Catholic School gave to families 13 years of inspiring challenging, and nurturing students leading to one incredible faith-based community that continues to grow through your support. (Something worth well more than 5 Golden Rings).

Will you please consider a gift of any size between November 29th and December 11th? As we celebrate our 13th anniversary, we hope to receive gifts of $13.00 to honor each year we’ve operated, perhaps even $26.00 to show investment in the next 13 years of Holy Family. As we near the holiday season, please keep our school on the gift list. No gift is too small and every act of kindness helps Holy Family to keep “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree”. Let’s make Giving Tuesday 2022 the most wonderful time of the year! Thank you for your continued support.

Giving Tuesday Link: https://hfrcs.org/giving-tuesday

Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director


215-269-9600 x208

***** HOME & SCHOOL NEWS *****

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Nov 30 (Wed): Dress Down Day Raffle due! Tickets 1 for $5 and 3 for $10. Raffle tickets for purchase were sent home last week. Drawing will be at school on Wed, November 30.
  • Dec 3 (Sat): Parents Day Out! 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, $10 per student. Special Guest Author (Mrs. Morrison!) reading and book signing at 3:00 PM. Please return the attached Parents Day Out form.
  • Dec 6 (Tue): Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser Spirit Night, mention Holy Family!
  • Dec 16 (Fri): Christmas Gift Card Bingo @ 6:30 PM, Large Hall, RSVP by Dec 13

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team or holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com

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New Spiritwear

New spiritwear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

***** PARISH NEWS *****

Queen of the Universe

Father John R. Weber, Pastor

Father 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 - Monday through Saturday

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

St. Frances Cabrini

Monsignor McCormac, Pastor

Monsignor 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
  • Holy Days: 6:30 AM, 12 Noon, 7:00 PM (except January 1st which follows a Sunday Mass schedule)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 4:15-5:15 PM or by appointment

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Joseph Chapel

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM–8:00 PM

Pot of Gold

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