HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022
October 26, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 10
From the Principal's Office
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Last Friday’s Hawk Walk was a beautiful demonstration of teamwork and inspiration! God blessed us with the most magnificent weather to “hustle” and walk! Our students exemplified the beauty of the rainbow in their colorful outfits and their attitude of positivity and hope. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our day, especially our Home and School Association and our parent volunteers! I also encourage anyone who has yet to donate to the Hawk Walk to please consider joining us in our Hawk Walk fundraiser! The online donation platform will remain open until November 5, and we are still accepting donations of cash and checks that can be sent into school in an envelope marked “Hawk Walk.” While we have just exceeded our $30K school goal, can we surpass what we accomplished last year and raise $38K? Your generosity in support of our school is always valued and appreciated!
This Friday, our students in grades PK-Grade 3 will be participating in a Halloween Parade (weather permitting). The parade will begin at 9:30, and parents and family members are invited to come and watch. The students will be parading in the field and guests may watch at the fence, just like the Hawk Walk. Teachers will have the classes parade past the fence and will also pose for a class photo, so that everyone can get a shot! We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday for the Halloween Parade!
On Monday, November 1st we will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints. Our school Mass will be at 10:00, so please join us if your schedule permits. We will be welcoming Father Michael Mullan, who will be concelebrating the Mass with Father Cesar, from Queen of the Universe. Also, on Monday, November 1, we will begin wearing winter uniforms. Please see the attached for specifics about winter uniforms and the school uniform in general. While I strongly encourage all students to wear full winter uniform, because we are wearing masks and if your child has a difficulty, polos will also be permitted. It is important that all aspects of the uniform conform to our School Uniform Policy. Teachers will be using a Uniform Violation form to address any issues with school uniform.
Finally, parents are invited to take part in Parent Teacher
Conferences which are scheduled from November 2-5. Please see this newsletter for the dates of conferences by grade. Your child’s teacher will send a sign-up link for you to register for a time for an in-person meeting with your child’s teacher to review progress so far this year, and to ask/answer any questions you or the teacher may have. We value our partnership with our parents, for it is by working together that we can provide the best educational experience for your child.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Parent Teacher Conference Schedule
November 2 (Tue):
- Grades 1-5 Evening Conferences
November 3 (Wed):
- No School for Grades 1-5
- Grades 1-5 Morning Conferences
- PreK-K Evening Conferences
November 4 (Thu):
- No School for PreK-K
- PreK-K Morning Conferences
- Grades 6-8 Evening Conferences
November 5 (Fri):
- No School for Grades 6-8
- Grades 6-8 Morning Conferences
Teacher Feature (Part 1): Mrs. Amy Gallo
We celebrate Mrs. Amy Gallo for being awarded 2021 Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AoP) EdTech Influencer! This award "recognizes individuals in our schools who use technology in innovative ways to help engage, extend and enhance the learning of our students. Influencers frequently collaborate with their peers to share ideas and resources, as well as, to create innovative learning environments." This is the 3rd year Mrs. Gallo was recognized by AoP EdTech. We are grateful for your knowledge, guidance, and support of the school community. Congratulations, Mrs. Gallo!
Teacher Feature (Part 2): Mrs. Antoinette Morrison
Hawk Walk Stats!
School Participation Rate: 72%
Help these classrooms reach their goal of $1,200: PK3, PK4B, 8B
There's still time to donate! Can we get a 100% classroom participation rate like KB?
Looking for your child's online donation link? Search here: https://independent.pledgebrite.org/fund/hawkmini21
Pot of Gold Challenge Results for Week 4!
Participating families have collectively earned $3,509 in tuition credit! 4B is the winner for Week #4!! The students and Mrs. Sonnie received a special treat today!
We had 8 Consolation Prize winners in this drawing, each earning $125.00! Five of the winning tickets were sold by Flounders, Piskorski, Elkins, Dunn, and Walton families! Congratulations to all of our winners!
Next week’s Jackpot Prize is $39,000!
Thank you to all the families who have participated in the Challenge!!!
Holy Family Regional Catholic School is launching Artsonia! Artsonia is the world's largest collection of student art, published by teachers and students from around the world. New artwork is uploaded by your child's art teacher at school. Parents and family can view the art online, maintain a digital art gallery, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork. You may purchase high-quality custom keepsakes with your child's art or upgrade to an Artsonia+ family membership. The school arts program receives 20% of your purchase or membership fee to use for art supplies.
October 29 - Halloween $1 Dress Down Day, Halloween Parade PK3-Grade 3
November 1 - All Saints Day School Mass @ 10:00am, Winter Uniform Begins
November 2-5 - Parent Teacher Conferences (see November Calendar for details)
November 5 - Last Day for Hawk Walk Online Donation
November 8 - Online order for December lunch due
November 10 - Living Saints Museum
November 11 - No School, Professional Development Day
November 12 - Modern Saints 1:00-2:30pm
From the Enrollment Office
- Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens in January but if you plan on enrolling another child, please feel free to let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!
- Holy Family's Referral Program is a great way to grow our school community while taking at least $200 off of your tuition tab for the school year. Remember, there is no limit to the amount of times a family can utilize the referral program!
Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director
firstname.lastname@example.org 215-269-9600 x209
From the Advancement Office
The Danaher-Lynch Family Foundation kindly requests that all Pathway Scholarship recipients attend the 2021 Pathway Scholar Workshop on November 16th, at Conwell-Egan High School. Please see the flyer for more information and please RSVP to Kathy Shegda (email@example.com) or Kate Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 11th. Thank You!
Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director
email@example.com 215-269-9600 x208
Home & School Fall Events
Trunk or Treat - Friday, October 29 7-8:30pm @ Queen Parish Center Parking Lot (next to school)
Signup if you would like to host a trunk - space is limited! See attached flyer for details.
Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm - We have a special code (21HFRCS) for online ticket purchases. The code is good for both weekends and weekdays. See attached flyer for details.
Lochel’s Bakery Thanksgiving Pies/Cakes Fundraiser - orders are due by November 4. Order form is attached.