HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

December 14, 2021 - Vol.1 Issue 17

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From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach the Christmas holidays, I am asking everyone to be extra careful about monitoring their child’s health before making the decision to send them to school. As we come off the Thanksgiving holiday, we have seen an increase in illness and COVID cases. Since we want everyone to be healthy and well for Christmas, I ask you to please read and reacquaint yourself with the Monitoring Health and COVID Checklist as listed in our Health and Safety Plan. Those areas are highlighted in the attachment below.

Many thanks to everyone who responded to our Middle States survey. Your feedback assists us in our planning for our Middle States Reaccreditation visit which is scheduled for next fall. Just to clarify, many respondents commented on the Holy Family Regional CYO program. CYO and school are two separate entities and CYO is a program of the parish, not the school.

Our Christmas Pageants signify the beauty and tradition of the season. Please see the Pageant flyer in today’s newsletter with important information regarding date, time, attire, and guest limits for each Pageant. We hope you are able to attend!

May God bless all our Holy Family families during this hopeful season of Advent!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift? There are over 600 student original artworks uploaded to Artsonia! Check your student login sent home in October or use our school access code KXZH-XDWK. Use our school discount code HolidayFunds21. This code takes an additional 15% off any one item! See attached letter from our Art teachers on how to navigate Artsonia.

Report Cards

Report cards were sent home on Friday, December 10. Should you have any questions about your child's report card, please contact your child's teacher.

Please sign and return the brown envelope to school no later than Friday, December 17th. You should keep the report cards for your records.

Lost and Found

Lost a hoodie, sweater, or possibly a flip flop??? Check out our Lost & Found by the school entrance and help these items come home before Christmas!

Note: Holy Family uniforms not claimed by the end of this week, December 17, will be brought to the Uniform Swap Shop.

Upcoming Events

December 17 - PK3 Christmas Pageant @ 9:15 am, Large Hall, PK4-K Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 am, QU Parish

December 20 - K-Gr8 Christmas Pageant 1st Performance @ 9:30 am, QU Parish

December 21 - K-Gr8 Christmas Pageant 2nd Performance @ 1:00 pm, QU Parish

December 22 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day - Red and Green, Christmas Prayer Service @ 9:30 am, Men of Harmony @ 10:00 am

December 23-31 - Christmas Break

January 3 - School Resumes

Amazon Smile!

This season of gratitude and gift-giving, please consider designating our school as your favorite charitable organization when shopping on Amazon (smile.amazon.com). When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you. Our school benefits by receiving quarterly deposits from Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support! See attached document to see how to designate our school as your favorite charitable organization.

Home & School News

Upcoming events:

  • January 15 - Cash Bingo @ 7pm (players must be 18 years or older), St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details.
  • February 11 - Sweetheart Dance
  • February 17 - Roller Skating Party/Fundraiser at Philly SkatePlex. See flyer for details.

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

From the Enrollment Office

Merry Christmas! While we are excited for the holiday season at Holy Family, we are equally excited for our Open House on January 30th. All of our families are invited and encouraged to come and speak with teachers, tour their children's classrooms, and enjoy an afternoon with members of our community as we celebrate Holy Family and catholic education.

Don't forget to let us know if you plan on enrolling another child next school year! Thank you and have a great rest of your week!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Brian M. Kean, Parochial Administrator

Rev. 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 - Tuesday through Friday

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

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. 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 $10,000.

Men of Harmony Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 19 @ 5:00 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Church. All are welcome (no tickets)! See flyer for details.