HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

February 15, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 26

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This Friday, February 18, there will be NO SCHOOL for students. Friday is a scheduled day of professional development for our teachers. Monday, again, will be NO SCHOOL for students as we celebrate Presidents' Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, we will be celebrating Two’s Day! This will be a special dress down day to recognize the unique date and we have a special dress down for the students! Please see today’s newsletter for more information on Two’s Day!

Just a reminder – March 4, 7-10 we will be taking the Terra Nova tests in Grades 2-7. Please do not schedule any time out or appointments the mornings of these days as it is important for all students to be present to take the Terra Nova.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

2's Day - 2/22/22

It's 2x and double the fun at Holy Family on Tuesday, February 22, 2022! We're celebrating Two's Day with a dress down day:

  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade / 1st Floor - Tie Dye Tuesday: wear tie dye from head to toe!
  • 4th Grade to 8th Grade / 2nd Floor - 2s Day Twin Day: pair up and dress the same!

Please bring in a box of cereal and see what fun we have in store for the students! Boxes of cereal will be donated to Martha's Cupboard afterwards.

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Masks Required in School Buses

Due to Federal Regulations, students are still required to wear masks in school buses. Please make sure your child has a mask to wear in the school bus.

Message from the Nurse's Office

Please keep your child at home:

  • If your child is symptomatic
  • On the day your child is scheduled for a COVID-19 test
  • If your child is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test
  • If your child tested positive for COVID-19 AND until the required isolation period is completed

Included is the guideline from the CDC / US Department of Health and Human Services that is followed by the school for COVID-19 positive and exposure cases. If you are uncertain how to proceed or have any questions, please contact Mrs. McKnight.

Contact: Mrs. Barbara McKnight, School Nurse

hfrcs.nurse@hfrcs.org, 215-269-9600 x207

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Lost & Found

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Thanks for getting your items,

We're down to a few!

We still have a lunch box, water bottles, hoodies, coats, and hats, gloves in our Lost & Found table by the main entrance. Please label all of your child's belongings so items can be returned when found.

Any items left at the end of this month will be donated or discarded.

Upcoming Events

February 18 - No School (Professional Development Day)

February 21 - No School (Presidents' Day)

February 22 - Dress Down 2s Day Celebration!

March 2 - Ash Wednesday Mass @ 10:00 am

March 4, 7-10 - Terra Nova*

March 6 - Open House @ 11:00-1:00 pm

March 11 - Terra Nova Makeup, End of 2nd Trimester

March 15 - Reconciliation (Grades 3-8) @ 1:00 pm

*The Terra Nova Test is administered to students in Grades 2-7. Please mark your calendars and plan for your child(ren) to be in school during this period.


From the Enrollment Office

Don't forget to save the date for our rescheduled Open House! From 11:00-1:00 pm on Sunday March 6th, our doors will be open to current and prospective families as well as parishioners and friends of the school. Come and speak with current faculty members, see the incredible work of our students, and enjoy some light refreshments as we take pride in our school community.

For families who do not plan on returning to Holy Family next school year, we kindly ask that you complete an opt-out form at your convenience before March 1st. If there is anything we can do to address the reason(s) you are considering leaving, please let us know right away. We hope to have all of our families return next year and encourage those who are considering other options to get in touch with us!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

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

Holy Family at The Rink

Join us for a night of roller skating fun with family and friends on Thursday, February 17th at The Rink (1775 Creek Rd. Edgewater Park, NJ 08010) from 6:30-9:00 pm! Don’t miss this fun night!

This is a private event for Holy Family families and friends (must come with a Holy Family family). Cash payment will be taken at the door. We will also be selling basket raffles and 50/50 tickets.

2nd Annual Pizza Crawl - 3rd Stop at Arianna's!

Please join Home & School as we support some local pizza shops, while raising money for the school. All shops are donating a percentage of sales, to our school, on the date listed in the flyer. You MUST mention HOLY FAMILY at the time of placing your order. You can either show them a paper flyer or a digital flyer. Also, be sure to share the news with friends and family!

3rd stop is on Tuesday, February 22 at Arianna's Pizza (all day), 230 Levittown Parkway!

H&S Upcoming Events

  • February 17: Holy Family at The Rink, 6:30-9:00 pm
  • February 22: Pizza Palooza at Arianna's Pizza (All Day)
  • March 1 to March 25: Fritz's Sticky Bun Voucher. Vouchers will be distributed the first week of April
  • March 2: Pizza Palooza at Salvatore's Cucina (4:00-9:00 pm)
  • March 15: Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (All Day)
  • Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser

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

***** PARISH NEWS *****

Queen of the Universe

Rev. John R. Weber, Pastor

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

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 $13,000.

Cash Bingo

March 5th, from 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

St. Frances Cabrini Monsignor Woods Hall/Gymnasium

10 Games of Cash Bingo, Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, and 50/50 Drawing

Tickets are available at the Rectory or call 215-946-4040 for more information

See attached flyer for details.

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