HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

February 7, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 23

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last week, our school celebrated the awesome aspects of Catholic education. It was a great reminder of all that we have to be grateful for in our Catholic school community, specifically our Holy Family family. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make Catholic Schools Week a wonderful experience!

This Friday we will celebrate our EAGLES and have a free EAGLES dress down day in anticipation of the Super Bowl! Students may wear their jerseys, shirts and EAGLES green! Go Birds!

In two weeks, our teachers will be presenting the second Safe Environment lesson to our students. Personal safety for our students is our highest priority. These lessons on personal security and safety are presented at grade level, and help students to learn to identify unsafe situations, learn what to do, and who and where to go for help. Please see this newsletter for more information on Safe Environment lessons.

Looking ahead, our Student Council is sponsoring a Candy Gram lollipop sale for Valentine’s Day. Each Candy Gram is $1. Candy Grams will be sold in the cafeteria at lunch. Also, on Tuesday, February 14, the Student Council will be having a $1 Valentine Dress Down Day. Students may wear red and pink or anything with hearts.

Finally, today we begin sharing our Graduate Profiles. It is hard to believe that our 8th grade is winding down their time here at Holy Family! We are proud to share the accomplishments and words of wisdom from our school leaders. Graduate Profiles will be shared from now until the second week of June.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

Graduate Spotlight!

Riley Jakubowicz

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field, Dodgeball Club, and Comic Book Club

Favorite Memory

One of my favorite times at Holy Family was the Hawk Walk.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Don't be a procrastinator and enjoy your time here.

John Gaittins

High School Destination

Bucks County Technical High School


Flag Football, Coding Club, and Christmas Pageant

Favorite Memory

2019 gym class was my best memory

Advice to Holy Family Students

Try just enough to make it so you don't burn out.

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Super Bowl Football Pool Fundraiser

The Super Bowl is set for February 12, 2023. We are gearing up for the big game as our very own Philadelphia Eagles will be going up against the Kansas City Chiefs! Holy Family’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction is organizing a Super Bowl Football Pool fundraiser. Please consider supporting our school. Three pools will be offered at different price levels. Squares are available to purchase today at $25, $50, or $100. If you have any questions, please email holyfamilyfundraiser@hfrcs.org or visit https://hfrcs.org/ways-to-give.

$25 Pool (1): SOLD OUT

$25 Pool (2): https://www.superbowlsquares.org/25HFRCS2

$50 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/50HFRCS1

$100 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/100HFRCS1

Payment can be made by a bank account or debit card through Venmo @HFF-Advancement or by credit card through the Parish Giving link.

Payouts for each pool are as follows:

  • End of 1st Quarter: 10%
  • End of 2nd Quarter: 10%
  • End of 3rd Quarter: 10%
  • Final Game Score: 20%

If all squares are purchased for the pool, the payouts are as follows:

  • $25 pool - 1st Quarter $250, 2nd Quarter $250, 3rd Quarter $250, Final $500
  • $50 pool - 1st Quarter $500, 2nd Quarter $500, 3rd Quarter $500, Final $1000
  • $100 pool - 1st Quarter $1000, 2nd Quarter $1000, 3rd Quarter $1000, Final $2000

Note: If all squares are not purchased, the winning amounts are based on the percentages listed above and the total amount collected for the pool.

March Breakfast/Lunch Order - Due Feb 9

Lunch order for March 6-31 is due on Thursday, Feb 9. Please note that menus are subject to change at any time. Please refer to the school website for the latest menu.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/JnzZwTLQsVVGcaUn8

Student Council $1 Candy Grams and $1 Dress Down Day

Student Council is selling heart lollipop candy grams starting Thursday, February 9. Lollipops are $1.00 each. If a candy gram is completed on Thursday, Friday or Monday, it will be delivered to the proper homeroom on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 before lunch. Lollipops will be on sale until they sell out! Don't miss your chance!

You can also support Student Council with the $1 Dress Down Day on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14. Wear your Valentine-themed t-shirts, red or, pink.

Vote for Holy Family - Bucks County's Best!

Holy Family Regional Catholic School has been nominated for two categories in the 2023 Bucks Happenings: Best Elementary School & Best Preschool! We hope you will vote for Holy Family! Help us show Buck County the #HFDifference!

2023 Kids: Preschool: https://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/2023-kids-preschool/

2023 Everything Bucks: Elementary School: https://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/2023-everything-bucks-elementary-school/

Voting ends February 28, 2023!

Handbook Highlights

Please review the Family Handbook for reference on Morning Carline (pages 15-16):

Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:40 a.m.

Drivers: When entering the parking lot, pull up to the front of the Parish Center where you will be greeted by a staff member. Please do not park and bring your child to the front door. Cars will form in lines in the parish parking lot and will feed to the Parish Center lot. Once your child has exited your vehicle, proceed through the Parish Center parking lot, and exit onto Trenton Road.


- For safety reasons and the efficient flow of traffic, parents/drivers must remain in their vehicles. We have staff members who will assist your children out of your vehicle.

- If your child has exited your vehicle but the vehicle in front of you still needs to be unloaded, please stay in line and DO NOT overtake the vehicle in front of you.

- Please DO NOT drop off your child(ren) at the front door when staff members are still available in front of the Parish Center for everyone's safety. If you do, your vehicle will be going against the traffic when you exit the parking lot.

- Please be extra cautious and attentive when exiting the parking lot.

Book Club (Grades 3 to 6)

We will be reading and discussing your favorite books! Bring a copy of your favorite book! Bring snacks! We will also do book-related crafts and discuss our favorite books - be prepared to share what you like about books! We may also watch the movie version of a favorite book on the third or fourth day of our meeting schedule.

Dates: February 21 and 28, March 7 and 14 / 3:00-4:00 PM

Please return the signed permission to Mrs. Daly by Wednesday, February 15!

Chess Club (Grades 6 to 8)

All levels welcome! Come learn basic rules and learn some strategy! Chess Club will meet in 7A, Mrs. Kinniry’s room. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Kinniry at nicole.kinniry@hfrcs.org.

Dates: February 22, March 1, 8, and 15 / 3:15-4:15 PM

Please return the signed permission form to Mrs. Kinniry by Friday, Februrary 17!

Holy Family Happenings! (Catholic Schools Week)

Financial Aid

Financial Aid applications for 2023-2024 BLOCS funding are being accepted through FACTS Grant & Aid. You can start an application by logging into your FACTS account. There is also a link on our website under Admissions > Financial Aid.

A tax return (2021 or 2022) must be submitted with your application. Please note that FACTS charges a fee for processing and verifying applications.

Grants will be awarded in late Spring once we are notified of our available funding. Awards are based on factors such as the available funding, the number of applicants and the income eligibility of applicants.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 9 (Thu): Super Bowl Football Pool Fundraiser last day to enter! March breakfast/lunch order due, Student Council $1 Heart lollipop candy grams sale starts
  • Feb 10 (Fri): Eagles/Green Dress Down Day
  • Feb 14 (Tue): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Valentine's/Red/Pink)
  • Feb 20 (Mon): No School, Professional Development Day
  • Feb 22 (Wed): Ash Wednesday Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Mar 6 (Mon): Terra Nova
  • Mar 7 (Tue): Terra Nova
  • Mar 8 (Wed): Terra Nova
  • Mar 9 (Thu): Terra Nova
  • Mar 23 (Thu): Early dismissal PK 11:00, K-8 11:30, after school CARES available

From the Enrollment Office

PreK3-8th Grade applications for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! If you are interested in enrolling another child of yours this fall, please get in touch with our Enrollment Office. Our Referral Program is a great way to expand our school community while earning a tuition credit for your family

Ms. Regan Downey, Enrollment & Marketing

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

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Feb 7 (Tue): Home & School Meeting @ 7:00 PM, Parish Center PC6 (2nd Floor)
  • Feb 8 (Wed): RSVP to Valentine's Gift Card Bingo at aaamrhein1@aol.com and include the number of players attending
  • Feb 10 (Fri): Valentine's Gift Card Bingo, doors open 6:30 PM and games start 7:00 PM
  • Feb 22 (Wed): Salvatore's - dine in or take out, 4:00-9:00 PM, mention Holy Family, see flyer for details
  • Feb 24 (Fri): Last Day of Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Sale
  • Mar 12 (Sun): 1:00-3:30 PM Holy Family at the Rink, see flyer for details
  • Apr 22 (Sat): Save the date for the Family Spring Fling Dance

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

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

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***** 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

Included is this week's winnings. The jackpot prize for the next drawing is $14,000!

***** OTHER NEWS *****

CEC Middle School Ice Hockey

Conwell-Egan Catholic is in the process of gauging interest for the return of the CEC Ice Hockey Program. In addition to the high school JV/Varsity teams, the program would include a middle school (grades 5-8) team.

If you are interested, please complete this survey to help CEC in this process.

Gifts from Gwyn Designer Bag Bingo

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Tickets only $30 (If purchased in advance, $35 at the door)

Includes 3 chances to win on 10 games of Bingo

Extra sheets and Special Games available for purchase

Location: Saint Frances Cabrini Gymnasium 325 S. Oxford Valley Rd.

Doors open at 6:00 PM / Bingo starts at 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information contact: Susan Rivells 215-327-0278 or

visit www.giftsfromgwyn.org to purchase tickets and view foundation details.

50/50 / Raffles and Door Prizes

BYOB! And feel free to bring your own snacks! The Snack Stand will also be open, selling hotdogs, pretzels, soda and water!

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