HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

September 21, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 5

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As we move forward in our school year, we are fine tuning procedures and routines, and smoothing out any challenges. As you may be aware, local school districts are very short staffed with transportation employees and bus schedules are running late almost every day. We continue to work with our local school districts in sharing information as it becomes available to us. Every day, we are working to improve our own drop off and pick up procedures. We appreciate everyone having their child ready when our staff members greet them and open their car door each morning.


In October, we will begin the Pot of Gold Challenge. For those of you who are not familiar with Pot of Gold, it is a fundraising program sponsored by St. Frances Cabrini Parish that provides tuition assistance for families that participate. During the month of October, there is a Challenge for Holy Family families to sell as many tickets as they can on the four Monday night drawings in October. Later this week, you will receive an information packet for the Pot of Gold program and the October Challenge. Please read the attached flyer and get ready to join the Pot of Gold Challenge!


Thank you for your cooperation and support,

Mrs. Haggerty

Teacher Feature: Mr. Oleaga

We are so pleased to feature Mr. Nico Oleaga, “Mr. O” this month in our Teacher Feature. Mr. O is a familiar face in the halls of Holy Family as he has served as a lunch Dad, substitute teacher and last year, a long-term sub in middle school ELA. This year, Mr. O is working exclusively with the Resource Room, assisting Mrs. Yurkanin, and targeting specifically students in the middle school grades. Mr. O will work collaboratively with the Resource Room, classroom teachers, and Catapult staff in meeting the organizational and transitional needs of our oldest students. Mr. O is the proud Dad of two Holy Family students, Amalia and Lenora, and brings a sunny disposition, inspiration and energy to everything he does. Welcome back, Mr. O! We are glad you are on our team! We also want to wish you a belated happy birthday!!!

Breakfast/Lunch Program

Our Lunch Director Mrs. Patricia Prasse is taking her Food Safety Certification on October 8. Breakfast and hot lunch will not be available on October 8 (Friday). Please plan accordingly since students need to bring their own meals. Also, as a reminder, October 5 (Tuesday) is a scheduled day off for the students.


Breakfast and Lunch Menus for September and October are available on the school website. Menu is subject to change at any time. Please check the school website for the latest menu.


For any questions about the breakfast and lunch program, please contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse

patricia.prasse@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x210.

Upcoming Events

September 24 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Favorite Color Friday!)

September 28 - Picture Day (Wear your school uniform)

October 4 - Pot of Gold Challenge Begins!

October 5 - No School - Professional Development Day

October 8 - No Food Service - bring your own food

Home & School Fall Events

Mark your calendar for the Home & School Fall Events!

From the Enrollment Office

I truly hope that all our new families have been able to settle into the school year comfortably. I will personally be reaching out to each of you to check in over the next few weeks but please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to be helpful in the meantime.

I wish that all of our families have a wonderful rest of the week and enjoy the first official weekend of Fall!


Mr. 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.


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

Attached is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $34,000!


Mass Schedule

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