HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

February 28, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 26

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we begin this first full week of Lent, our school is focusing on our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Throughout our hallways, the footsteps of Jesus are seen and we are walking his path and following his example. Tomorrow, we will begin praying the Stations of the Cross. This Lenten tradition will be prayed each Wednesday during the season of Lent. Our hope is that this sacred season brings us closer to our Lord.

This Friday, March 3, we will be celebrating the First Friday of March with Mass at 9:30 AM. Please join us if your schedule permits.

Monday, March 6 we will begin our Terra Nova testing. Testing will take place in the morning, for four consecutive mornings, Monday through Thursday for grades 2-7. To assist your child in having a positive experience with these standardized tests, please ensure that they get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast, and have sharpened pencils ready. Standardized tests show a snapshot of a child’s ability and cannot be prepared for in advance. Encourage your child to do their very best, take their time, and check their completed work.

The end of the trimester is fast approaching, ending on Friday March 10. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, March 17.

Finally, we would like to congratulate our Holy Family Maroon CYO 5th/6th grade girls basketball team for winning the Region 19 JV Parish Championship! Our Holy Family girls participating on this team are: Laila Nguyen, Dani Keehner-Steckley, Hannah Cumplido-Delgardio (also selected as MVP!), Gia Luna, Ella Torres, and Amalia Oleaga. Thank you also to Coaches Nico Oleaga and Lisa Keehner. Congratulations girls! We are proud of you!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

Graduate Spotlight!

Kenna Vanderstine

High School Destination

Bucks County Technical High School


Flag Football Club, World Cup Club, Soccer, Track & Field, Powderpuff Flag Football, and the Art Show

Favorite Memory

Doing the Powderpuff game with all of my friends.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Don’t let anyone tear you down and tell you who to be. Be yourself no matter what and never give up.

Jackson Gardner

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


I was in many clubs such as Flag Football, Dodgeball, Running, and Soccer Club. Also, I have done CYO Soccer and Basketball almost every year.

Favorite Memory

My favorite memory at Holy Family was when I went to the Franklin Institute on a field trip.

Advice to Holy Family Students

You are responsible for your grades, not your teachers.

Lenten One-Can Meal Drive

For our 2023 Lenten Service Project, HFRCS will be collecting one-can meals for our friends at Nutritional Development Services which they will then distribute to local food cupboards and soup kitchens. In order to make this a more meaningful experience, we ask that you have your children either pay for or, at the very least, shop for their donated items. This gives ownership of the good deed and creates a connection to those we are out to help.

Our SCHOOL GOAL is 400 cans! 2 cans per person will exceed our goal!

Many of the local food cupboards and soup kitchens have seen a swift increase in numbers of families with children who utilize their services. Please see attached document for examples of what we are collecting.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity to the many hungry people in our surrounding communities. As always, we appreciate all you and your family do to support your children, our school and Catholic education as well as those in our community.

Please send in donations by Friday, March 31.

Congratulations, Champs!

Congratulations to our CYO Region 19 JV Parish Girls Basketball Champions! Great job, girls!

Team Photo:

Top row (left to right): Laila Nguyen, Giavanna Luna, Alyvia Albertelli, Olivia Schafer, Coach Nico Oleaga, Ella Torres, Coach Lisa Keehner

Bottom row (left to right): Dani Keehner-Steckley, Hannah Cumplido-Delgardio, Amalia Oleaga

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Title 1 Program Survey

We need your help to achieve 100% participation! Last week, a survey for families with children in K-8 was sent home with the youngest child in K-8.

Please return the completed form by Friday, March 3, 2023.

Art Club (Gr. 4-5 only)

Sign up for Art Club! Art Club will be held 3:00-4:00 pm for Grades 4-5 on Thursdays March 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/KRxJxFgq8MbQr5QW8

Register now to secure your spot (waitlist after 20 participants)!

Board Game Club (Gr. 3-4 only)

The Board Game Club will be held for 3rd-4th graders on Thursdays, March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 3:15pm to 4:15 pm. Group will meet in the Spanish Room, 2nd floor. Games will be provided.

Please turn in completed form to Ms. Yurkanin in the Resource Room by Tuesday, March 7.

Breakfast/Lunch Order due Mar 9

Breakfast/Lunch order for April 3-28 is due on Thursday, Mar 9. Please note menus are subject to change at any time. Please refer to the school website for the latest menu.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/LExpcv6rvF3Lv5yNA

Hersheypark Discount Ticket Offer!

Discount tickets to Hersheypark are available to friends and families of HFRCS for significant savings. Gate admission for Regular is $85.80; our price is $40.95 (ALL ages 3+) valid until 9/10/23 or $42.95 (ALL ages 3+) valid until 1/1/24.

*ADD-ON discount Hersheypark Meal Tickets at a savings of up to 12% off retail prices ($14.99 each) and Parking Pass: $20.00 pre-ordered or pay $25.00 onsite.

Tickets purchased in 2023 are valid for any single day of operation throughout the 2023 calendar year, but will not be valid past their expiration date.

Orders must be received by Friday, March 31, 2023. We will distribute tickets on or before the week of April 24, 2023.

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Grants Dispensation from the Obligation to Abstain from Meat on the Memorial of Saint Patrick

Handbook Highlight

Please review the Family Handbook for reference on Absence (page 9).

Parents must call the attendance line at 215-269-9600 ext. 250 by 8:30 a.m. to report a student's absence and the reason for the absence, or even to inform the school if the student will be coming in late.

Have you voted? Ends today at midnight!

We need your help! Vote Holy Family as Bucks County's Best 2023.

2023 Kids: Preschool: https://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/2023-kids-preschool/

2023 Everything Bucks: Elementary School: https://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/2023-everything-bucks-elementary-school/

Voting ends February 28, 2023.

FACTS Family Portal Account

Please note that FACTS Family Portal will be closed for report card printing beginning on Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17. It will re-open for parent view at the close of the school day on March 17.

To create your FACTS Family Portal account:

  • In Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge, visit factsmgt.com and click Family Login | FACTS Family Portal.
  • Click Create Family Portal Account.
  • Type the school's District Code HFR-PA.
  • Type your email address (use the email address that you receive weekly newsletters or school communications) and click Create Account. An email will be sent which includes a link to create your Family Portal Login. The link is active for 6 hours.
  • Select the Click to Create your Family Portal Login link
  • Type a User Name, Password, and Confirm your password.
  • A message displays at the top of the browser, "User Name/Password successfully updated."
  • Return to factsmgt.com and click Family Login | FACTS Family Portal.
  • Login with your newly created Username and Password.

To access your FACTS Family Portal account:

  • In Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge, visit factsmgt.com and click Family Login | FACTS Family Portal.
  • Type the school's District Code HFR-PA.
  • Enter your login credentials. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password using the Forget Password link.

Please reach out to Michelle Mangapit michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org if you encounter any issues accessing your account.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid applications for 2023-2024 BLOCS funding are being accepted through FACTS Grant & Aid. You can start an application by logging into your FACTS account. There is also a link on our website under Admissions > Financial Aid.

A tax return (2021 or 2022) must be submitted with your application. Please note that FACTS charges a fee for processing and verifying applications.

Grants will be awarded in late Spring once we are notified of our available funding. Awards are based on factors such as the available funding, the number of applicants and the income eligibility of applicants.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 3 (Fri): First Friday Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Mar 6-9 (Mon-Thu): Terra Nova, Grades 2-7
  • Mar 10 (Fri): Terra Nova Make up Grades 2-7, Second Trimester Ends, FACTS Family Portal will be closed for report card printing
  • Mar 13 (Mon): Third Trimester Starts
  • Mar 14 (Tue): Reconciliation Gr. 3-8, 1:00 PM
  • Mar 17 (Fri): Report Cards
  • Mar 20-23 (Mon-Thu): Middle States Visit
  • Mar 23 (Thu): 7th Grade Universal HS Visit, Early dismissal PK 11:00, K-8 11:30, after school CARES available, dismissal buses available for all school districts EXCEPT Council Rock and Bensalem.
  • Mar 31 (Fri): Last day of Lenten one-can meal drive

Save the date for Holy Family's Got Talent! Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM @ Conwell Egan High. School

From the Enrollment Office

PreK3-8th Grade applications for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! If you are interested in enrolling another child of yours this fall, please get in touch with our Enrollment Office. Our Referral Program is a great way to expand our school community while earning a tuition credit for your family.

Ms. Regan Downey, Enrollment & Marketing

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

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Mar 12 (Sun): 1:00-3:30 PM Holy Family at the Rink. Please return form by Wednesday, March 8. See flyer for details
  • Mar 17 (Fri): St. Patrick's Day Virtual 50/50 drawing @ 2:00 PM; get tickets now! See flyer for details.
  • Mar 23 (Thu): Miller's Ale House, 4:00 PM to Midnight!, Present flyer to the server at the time of payment, see flyer for details
  • Apr 22 (Sat): Save the date for the Family Spring Fling Dance

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team or holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com

Spiritwear: New spiritwear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

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***** 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
  • Holy Days: 6:30 AM, 12 Noon, 7:00 PM (except January 1st which follows a Sunday Mass schedule)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 4:15-5:15 PM or by appointment

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Joseph Chapel

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM–8:00 PM

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. The jackpot prize for the next drawing is $17,000!

***** OTHER NEWS *****

CYO Track & Field

SPRING TRACK REGISTRATION IS HERE! Season starts March 13. Please contact Mr. Brian McGinley brianmcg11@gmail.com or Mrs. Cassandra Lee cassbernard41@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Registration link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/360744

Please register by Friday, March 24th.

CEC Middle School Ice Hockey

Conwell-Egan Catholic is in the process of gauging interest for the return of the CEC Ice Hockey Program. In addition to the high school JV/Varsity teams, the program would include a middle school (grades 5-8) team.

If you are interested, please complete this survey to help CEC in this process.

Gifts from Gwyn Designer Bag Bingo

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Tickets only $30 (If purchased in advance, $35 at the door)

Includes 3 chances to win on 10 games of Bingo

Extra sheets and Special Games available for purchase

Location: Saint Frances Cabrini Gymnasium 325 S. Oxford Valley Rd.

Doors open at 6:00 PM / Bingo starts at 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information contact: Susan Rivells 215-327-0278 or

visit www.giftsfromgwyn.org to purchase tickets and view foundation details.

50/50 / Raffles and Door Prizes

BYOB! And feel free to bring your own snacks! The Snack Stand will also be open, selling hotdogs, pretzels, soda and water!

Fab Lab Center 2023 SUMMER CAMP - Open House