HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

October 4, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 6

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that everyone is staying dry during these very wet days! We continue to pray for all of those who experienced devastation as a result of Hurricane Ian.

Many of you have expressed frustration because of the interruption we have been experiencing with transportation, particularly from the Bristol Township buses. We share the information we receive from our sending districts as soon as we receive it, and some days it is at 5:00 A.M. There is a general understanding that they do not have enough bus drivers to cover all their runs and the public schools are also experiencing loss of buses on given days. Your patience as we proceed through the school year is greatly appreciated.

This Thursday, our school will celebrate the Kickoff to the Hawk Walk! Our annual Hawk Walk is scheduled for Friday, October 21st. This year we have set a challenging school-wide goal of $35,000! I am confident that with everyone’s help and support, we can reach our goal! We will celebrate our Kickoff with a Student Council sponsored $1 Holy Family-wear dress down day this Thursday, October 6, with all proceeds going to the Hawk Walk fund! What can your student wear for Thursday’s Dress Down day? Any Holy Family Spiritwear – the new items recently released by our Home and School Association that is still available for purchase (order form is in this newsletter!), any Spiritwear from previous years, any Holy Family CYO jerseys or shirts, Spirit Day shirts from previous years or even your gym uniform! We are looking for everyone to participate! Also this Thursday evening will be the release of our fundraising platform where donations can be made. Look for an email letter about how to donate this Thursday! Our donation platform will be open for donations from Thursday, October 6 through Friday, November 4.

On Friday, October 7, we will celebrate our First Friday Mass at 9:30 A.M. Following Mass, we will be installing our new Student Council officers and members and our Safety Patrol. Please attend if your schedule permits. This Friday is also 8th grade Leadership Day. Please pray for our 8th grade students as they use this day to team build and prepare to assume student leadership in this, their last year at Holy Family Regional Catholic School!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

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Pray the Rosary as a family!

Show Your School Spirit on Thursday, October 6!

Pot of Gold Challenge!

The Pot of Gold Challenge started on Monday, October 3. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.

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Carline Dismissal Signals

Help our staff know whether your car is loaded and ready to leave the parking lot! Give us thumbs up if you are ready to go or a thumbs down if you are not ready. Please wait for direction from a staff member before pulling out of your lane.

November Lunch Order Due Oct 9

The Breakfast (PK) & Lunch (PK-Grade 8) Order form for November is due on Sunday, October 9.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/6tDFSAKyRDc9CUdF7

Breakfast and Lunch Menu: https://hfrcs.org/lunch-menus

Menus are subject to change. Please refer to the school website for the latest menu.

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.

Uniform Guide

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 6 (Thu): Hawk Walk Kickoff, Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Spiritwear)
  • Oct 7 (Fri): First Friday Mass and Installation of Student Council and Safeties @ 9:30 AM, 8th grade Leadership Day
  • Oct 9 (Sun): November Lunch Order Due
  • Oct 17 (Mon): No School (Professional Development Day)

  • Oct 19 (Wed): Early Dismissal (PK 11:00 AM, K-8 11:30 AM) - parent pickup needed for Bensalem. No afternoon CARES. Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00PM

  • Oct 20 (Thu): 1st Trimester Midpoint

  • 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, refer to packets sent home with students last week
  • Oct 7 (Fri): Middle School Dance - $10 entry, see flyer for details, permission slips due by Thursday, October 6
  • Oct 26 (Wed): Home & School Meeting - see invite for details
  • 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 inventory on hand available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

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 $46,000!

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