HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

February 21, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 25

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow begins the most sacred season of Lent. Our school will begin this penitential season by attending Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:30 AM and receiving blessed ashes on our foreheads. Please join us if your schedule permits. Throughout the school, we will be observing the three practices of Lent: prayer, fasting or sacrificing, and almsgiving. Our theme for this Lent is Lenten Adventure. Throughout the building we will be following in Jesus’ footsteps, especially his path to Calvary as depicted in the Stations of the Cross. For our Lenten service project, we will be supporting Nutritional Development Services by conducting a One-Can Meal Drive. Donations of one-can meals can be sent into school until Friday, March 31. Please see this newsletter for more information on our Lenten Service Project.

This week we will be sending home our annual Title One survey. This very important survey is anonymous and helps to determine the amount of Title One funding we receive. This funding helps support remedial reading and math services. Thank you in advance for completing and returning this survey.

Have you heard? Holy Family’s Got Talent! Our talent scouts are busy searching the classrooms and seeking out the best talent in the school! You won’t want to miss our second Holy Family’s Got Talent talent show, scheduled for Friday, April 28th at 7:30 PM at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Mark your calendar now! Audition information is included in this newsletter!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

Graduate Spotlight!

Lyla McDermott

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


I was involved in soccer and track & field.

Favorite Memory

My favorite memory at Holy Family is when Kiley and I did morning prayer and announcements and we kept messing up and laughing.

Advice to Holy Family Students

My advice would be to never doubt your teachers. They'll always have your back if something is wrong.

Adam Mois

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


I wasn't involved in any big things except being Joseph in the Christmas Pageant.

Favorite Memory

Coming to the school was hard, but that was probably the best time.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Try stepping out of your comfort zone sometimes.

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.

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Holy Family's Got Talent

Preparations are well underway for the Holy Family's Got Talent talent show! Attached are the forms, available in front of the music room, that have been mentioned in the morning prayers and announcements over the past few weeks.

Host Auditions (4th to 8th grade only):
  • Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:30 PM in the Music Room. The host application form must be submitted by Wednesday, February 22

Acts Audition (4th to 8th grade only) - Application forms must be submitted by Friday, February 24. Acts can audition for any one of these dates:

  • Monday, February 27, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 28, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 1, 3:00-4:30 PM

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

Title 1 Program Survey

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

Please return the completed form to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, March 3, 2023.

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.

Vote Holy Family - One Week Left!

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

FACTS Family Portal can be used to view your student's grades/progress.

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.

Handbook Highlights

Please review the Family Handbook for reference on Morning Carline (pages 15-16):


- For safety reasons and the efficient flow of traffic, parents/drivers must remain in their vehicles. We have staff members who will assist your children out of your vehicle.

- If your child has exited your vehicle but the vehicle in front of you still needs to be unloaded, please stay in line and DO NOT overtake the vehicle in front of you.

- Please DO NOT drop off your child(ren) at the front door when staff members are still available in front of the Parish Center for everyone's safety. If you do, your vehicle will be going against the traffic when you exit the parking lot.

- Please be extra cautious and attentive when exiting the parking lot.

- If dropping off for morning CARES, please park in the parking lot and walk your child to CARES. The fire lane should remain free and not used for parking.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe.

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

  • Feb 22 (Wed): Ash Wednesday Mass @ 9:30 AM, Lenten one-can meal drive starts
  • Mar 3 (Fri): First Friday Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Mar 6-9 (Mon-Thu): Terra Nova, Grades 2-7
  • Mar 10 (Fri): Second Trimester Ends
  • 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): 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

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

  • Feb 22 (Wed): Salvatore's - dine in or take out, 4:00-9:00 PM, mention Holy Family, see flyer for details
  • Feb 24 (Fri): Last Day of Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Sale
  • Mar 12 (Sun): 1:00-3:30 PM Holy Family at the Rink, 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 $16,000!

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

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

Join us at the Fab Lab Center for an Open House designed to highlight all of the camp themes being offered over the 9 weeks of 2023 Summer Camp. Come by, check it out, and get registered to win a free week of camp!

Sunday, March 5, 2023

OPEN HOUSE from 2:00 - 4:00pm

And don’t miss out on the savings of Early Bird Registration

Save $50 and register by 11:59pm on March 5, 2023!

Multi-week and sibling discounts also available.

QUESTIONS? Email: FabLab@BucksIU.org

Fab Lab Center Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

9 Different Weeks of Exciting, Interactive Camps!

Every Week is a Different Theme - Register for 1, 2, 5, or all of them!

Fab Lab Center Summer Camp will engage kids in interactive, challenging, FABulous activities designed to bring tons of smiles. Using games, exhibitions, and competitions, children will use their creativity and curiosity to imagine, explore, design, and create! Each day includes theme-scheduled projects, open/free Fab Lab time, movement breaks, snack times, lunch, and FUN!

  • Who Should Attend: Children entering grades 1 through 7 in the Fall of 2023
  • Dates and Times: Camps begin June 19 and run through August 25 (no camp the week of July 4th).
  • Days/ Hours: Camp is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm [Full Day camp options offer 3 or 5 days a week. Mornings only (8:00 am-12:00 pm) option offers 5 days a week]
  • Before/After Care: Fab Lab Explorers is available as an add-on through the camp registration process and provided from 7:00-8:00 am and/or 4:00-5:30 pm.
  • Location: Fab Lab Center, One lvybrook Blvd., Suite 150, Warminster PA 18974

Click Here for ALL the Summer Camp Options, Details, Costs and REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $50 Off All Registrations

Register on or before March 5, 2023

(discount is automatically applied at check-out!)