HFRCS Newsletter - Summer Edition

August 31, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 2

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that a week from tomorrow we will be welcoming our students in grades 1-8 back to school for a new school year! Much work continues to go on in school in preparation for the first day. We are looking forward to everything good that God has in store for our school community this year!

Today, the Parent Portal of MSP will be opened, and parents can view their student’s teacher for this school year. If you have any difficulty logging into MSP, please contact Mrs. Michelle Mangapit, our school secretary for assistance (michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org). Also, transportation schedules for bussing from our local sending school districts will be posted on our school website. Please contact Mrs. JoAnn St. John with any questions regarding bus transportation (joann.stjohn@hfrcs.org).

By the end of this week, our school Health and Safety Plan will be sent to all parents and guardians. This will include all the protocols we will be using this year to ensure that we have a safe learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. I appreciate your patience as we work to finalize this document to include the very latest information.

As always, I am grateful for the dedication of our faculty and staff, the support of our Pastors, and the cooperation and partnership of our school families. Working together positions us for success, and I appreciate everything everyone is doing to ensure a positive year for all.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Welcome New Faculty!

We are excited to have back at Holy Family: Mrs. Nicole Kinniry (7A) and Mrs. Karly Radich (7B). Mrs. Nicole Kinniry will be teaching 7th Grade Religion and 8th Grade ELA. Mrs. Radich will be teaching 6A Religion, and 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Science.

We'd also like to welcome Mrs. Kristen Nelson who will be assisting Mrs. Molly Saucier in PK4A.

Bus Information

Bus schedules are available in our school website. Please contact Mrs. JoAnn St. John joann.stjohn@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 with any questions regarding bus transportation.

Parent Pick Up for Sept 8 11:30AM Dismissal - Certain Districts

Bus transportation will not be available for 11:30AM dismissal on Wednesday September 8 for the following school districts: Bensalem, Bristol Township, and Neshaminy.

Pick up for students in these districts will need to be arranged. Alternatively, after school CARES will be available starting Wednesday, September 8. See our school website for details about the CARES program.

Car Line Procedure

Car line for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up will remain the same as last year. Parents should remain in their vehicle at all times.

Car Line Arrival Procedure:

Cars should pull up in front of the Parish Center where you will be greeted by a staff member. Please do not park and bring your child to the front door.

Car Line Dismissal Procedure:

1. Cars will line up in the church parking lot.

2. Each family will be provided with a family number that should be displayed on the front passenger window. Your family number will be the same as last year. New families will have a number assigned to them.

3. Staff members will record family numbers from right to left using the lanes in the front of the school. Cars will be dismissed individually when students have their seat belts on. Please wait for direction from a staff member before pulling out of your lane.

Teachers Meet & Greet Day (Grades 1-8)

Grades 1-8 can come meet and greet their teachers on September 7 from 2:00-3:00pm. Feel free to bring in school supplies to make your student's first day of school a little "lighter."

PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten will have their own scheduled orientation sessions.

PK3, PK4, Kindergarten Orientation

PK3 Orientation

  • September 9, 6:00PM @ Nazareth Hall
  • September 10, 9:00AM @ Classroom

PK4 Orientation

  • September 9, 6:00PM @ Large Hall
  • September 10, 9:00AM @ Large Hall

Kindergarten Orientation:

  • September 8, 6:00PM @ Large Hall
  • September 9, 9:00AM @ Large Hall

PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten students are invited to attend their orientation sessions. We look forward to welcoming our PK3-K students on Monday, September 13 for their first day of school!

Supply List, Health Forms, and Volunteer Clearances

Supply Lists

School Supply Lists are available on the Teacher Pages from the school website.

Health Forms:

All students must have current immunization records on file before the start of the school year. Specific grades have State mandated screenings (Physical for Kindergarten & 6th Grade and Dental for Kindergarten, 3rd Grade & 7th Grade). Refer to the website for more information.

Volunteer Clearances:

We are grateful for the time and talent of our volunteers. Volunteers must meet the Safe Environment Requirements. Clearances are renewed every 5 years and we must have the latest ones on file. Mrs. Mangapit, our Safe Environment Coordinator, can assist you with any questions michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org, 215-269-9600 x206.

Home & School Fall 2021 Events

Home & School has planned exciting events this fall, from Ice Cream Social to Trunk or Treat. September and October will sure be packed with fun activities. Mark your calendars for the Home & School Fall 2021 Events!

From the Enrollment Office

On behalf of the faculty and staff of HFRCS, please have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! We look forward to welcoming students back and ringing in the new school year on September 8th, 2021. If you have any questions before the start of school, whether you’re a new or returning family, please don’t hesitate to reach out; I’m always happy to help!

Enjoy the last few days of summer but don't forget to get excited about your new school year!

Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin. Football Mania tickets are available at the Rectory or after each weekend masses until Saturday, September 10.

Mass Schedule:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am (no music), 9:30am (also virtual), 11:30am, 1:00pm (La Misa en Español)

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Pot of Gold

View this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $31,000!

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Register for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass here. This study explores the roots of the words and gestures which we experience at mass and explains their profound significance. This study, held in Monsignor Woods Hall, begins on Wednesday September 15 at 7:00pm and continues every Wednesday for six weeks.

Mass Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am