HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

September 27, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 5

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You know the school year is in full swing when we have Picture Day! Today our students had their pictures taken and they looked very fine in their school uniforms! Pictures typically come back to school by Thanksgiving and a retake date is scheduled for December 2.

The Pot of Gold Challenge, sponsored by St. Frances Cabrini Parish, begins on Monday, October 3. Information on the challenge is sent home this week. Please read the Challenge information and consider participating in Pot of Gold as it is an excellent way to offset your tuition payment.

Our morning carline seems to be making progress! The best way to ensure an expedited and safe carline is: make sure your child is ready with all belongings, unfasten/unbuckle car seats and seatbelts while waiting, don’t get out of your car to assist your child, have the child available on the passenger side of your vehicle. Thank you for your cooperation with our morning drop off procedures.

On Thursday, September 8, our school was recognized as a School of Distinguished Instruction and our award was received by Father Weber at an awards ceremony at St. Pius X Church in Broomall. Right now, you can view the award in our display case as you enter the school. What does it mean that we are a School of Distinguished Instruction? Our school was recognized in the area of growth, which means that by comparing the Normal Curve Equivalent score from this year’s Terra Nova testing to the Normal Curve Equivalent in the 2021 score, our students gave evidence of expected or greater-than-expected growth. Our school was found to have exceeded 90% or above in all content areas with a rate of potential between 76 and 90%. I congratulate all our students and teachers for this accomplishment and encourage everyone always to do their very best!

Just as a reminder, when students leave school, they should be bringing home with them all of the materials they need to prepare for the next school day, either for homework or study. Returning to school and requesting to re-enter the classroom after a teacher has left for the day is not an option. Teachers at all grade levels offer strategies for students to organize and be responsible for their schoolwork. We need to provide opportunities for students to learn these very important study skills while they are in grade school, so that they are prepared to be excellent students in high school. We appreciate your support in this regard.

As summer turns to fall and September to October, we can be truly grateful for a very blessed start of the school year. Let us praise and thank God for the great work He has begun in us this school year!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

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Pot of Gold Challenge!

Get ready for the annual Pot of Gold Challenge starting on Monday, October 3. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.

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Gifts from Gwyn

Gifts from Gwyn is sponsoring the 6th annual 5K run and 1 mile fun walk at beautiful Falls Township Community Park, on Saturday November 5th, starting at 9:30 AM. This is a professional timed event, with awards for top male/female finishers in each class. Once again, this year, we will have music, vendors, a food truck, sports tickets and restaurant gift card raffles. Please come out and support the foundation to help us keep Gwyn's memory alive. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for Holy Family Regional Catholic School and Conwell-Egan Catholic high school, in Gwyn Rivells' name. For More info or to register, go to www.GiftsFromGwyn.org. Look forward to seeing you there!

Registration link: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1559 or see attached registration form and flyer for more information.

Early Pickup by 2:00 PM!

Per the Family Handbook (page 16), if students need to be picked up early from school, the latest time that the student will be dismissed for early pick up is 2:00 PM. Any request for dismissal after 2:00 PM will have to wait until regular dismissal time to prevent confusion and disruption of our PK dismissal and regular dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation.

Wear Your Uniform Proud!

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 3 (Mon): Pot of Gold Challenge Begins!
  • Oct 6 (Thu): Hawk Walk Kickoff
  • Oct 7 (Fri): First Friday Mass and Installation of Student Council and Safeties @ 9:30 AM, 8th grade Leadership Day
  • October 17 - No School (Professional Development Day)

  • October 19 - Early Dismissal (PK 11:00 AM, K-8 11:30 AM), Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00PM

  • Oct 21 (Fri): Hawk Walk!

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.

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Sep 26 (Mon) to Oct 10 (Mon): Mrs. Fields and Cheesecake Factory Bakery Fundraiser, see flyer for details. Packets went home on Monday, September 26
  • Oct 7 (Fri): Middle School Dance - $10 entry, see flyer for details, information sent home with students today
  • Oct 28 (Fri): Trunk or Treat
  • Nov 12 (Sat): Designer Bag Bingo - Tickets are now on sale for $30/each. See flyer for details.

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

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New Spirit Wear

New spirit wear! Spirit wear available on hand! Please email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

For extended sizes, you may purchase your spirit wear here: Products - HOLY FAMILY SPIRITWEAR - Kampus Klothes (chipply.com). Ordering closes on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:59 PM. All orders are expected to be delivered the week of October 24.

Join Cub Scouts Pack 168 and Scouts BSA Troop 168!

Cub Scouts meet on Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM and Scouts BSA meet on Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM at First Methodist Church of Fairless Hills, 840 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030. For more information, contact N. Sonnie at 215-939-6411 or smtroop168@gmail.com.

***** CYO NEWS *****

Basketball registration is now open for 4th grade through high school only. Link is below. Please share the link as much as possible. Registration will remain open until October 13th as this is when our team data sheets need to be turned into the Region for team counts. The Pee-Wee's registration (K thru 3rd grade) will open in December. They will not start their season until after the new year.


When sharing the link, please make sure to review your child's teamsnap profile to make sure all information is current (especially the grade level!).

Any questions/issues with the teamsnap system can be directed to

Liz Aizen @ elizabethaizen@gmail.com

Any basketball related questions can be directed to

Mike Meehan @ mike.meehan@pauldavis.com

John Chapman @ Jchapman3557@gmail.com

***** 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

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $45,000!

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