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,

Mrs. Haggerty

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

We also celebrate Mrs. Antoinette Morrison, KB teacher, for being awarded as a 2021 AoP EdTech Digital Ambassador! This award "recognizes individuals for their dedication to and enthusiasm for using technology to transform their school communities...[and] for their strong foundational use of technology and tireless “can-do” mindset. Congratulations, Mrs. Morrison! We are blessed to have you! Thank you for all your hard work!

Hawk Walk Stats!

Days Left to Donate: 10

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!!!

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Artsonia!

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.

Upcoming Events

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

Quick Reminders:


  • 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

jim.downey@hfrcs.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 (kathy@dlff.org) or Kate Rice (krice@conwell-egan.org) by November 11th. Thank You!


Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director

maryann.conway@hfrcs.org 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.

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.


Mass Schedule:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am (no music), 9:30am (also virtual), 11:30am, 1:00pm (La Misa en Español)

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.


Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $39,000!


Mass Schedule

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