HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

September 20, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 4

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our first full week of school went very well! We are working out the kinks with morning car arrival and afternoon carline is going very well. Busses continue to be a concern with arrival at school and arrival at home. We work on this consistently with our sending school districts. If you are having a bussing problem, please reach out to the school district and express your concerns. This, coupled with school contact, will be the most effective manner to correct any problem. It was also wonderful to welcome so many parents to our Back to School Nights last week. I hope everyone found the visit to be beneficial.

It is important that all our students in grades K-8 are dressed in proper school uniform. In this newsletter, we are sharing photos of proper school uniform. Please note that black sneakers must be an all-black sneaker with black laces and no markings. Socks also should be solid black for regular uniform or solid white for the gym uniform. Socks should be crew socks; no show socks are not permitted. Spiritwear shirts cannot be worn in place of the gym uniform tee shirt. Spiritwear is for dress down days or weekends. If you have a particular concern with the uniform, please contact your child’s teacher. Teachers will be vigilant about enforcing the school dress code. Thank you for your attention to school uniform.

This Friday, our Student Council is sponsoring their first $1 Dress Down Day! We are “going for gold” on Friday, September 23 in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The color gold symbolizes how precious children are and the resiliency of childhood cancer heroes. All proceeds will be donated to Childhood Cancer prevention and awareness. Students may wear gold or yellow to support this cause. We are also preparing our school families for the Pot of Gold Challenge that will be taking place in October. More information on the Pot of Gold Challenge in next week’s newsletter!

Next Tuesday, September 27, is Picture Day. Students must wear their school uniform. Students may wear either the summer or winter uniform, this is a parental choice. If your child has gym on Tuesday, your teacher will give directions about what to wear for gym that day. Please be on the lookout for picture order forms which will be coming home this week.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

Wear Your Uniform Proud!

Pot of Gold Challenge!

Get ready for the annual Pot of Gold Challenge!

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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.

Forms to Return to School

Students brought home forms that need to be signed and returned to school. These forms are:

  • Photo Release Waiver Form
  • Student Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Form - Family Handbook can be found here.
  • Student and Parent Electronic Device Agreement with Optional Insurance - Grades 3-8 only
  • Emergency & Medical Information
  • Student Dismissal Information - Grades K-8 only
  • Optional Student Covid Rapid Testing Consent Form

Please return the completed forms to school as soon as possible. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

HFR News Texts!

Have you been getting our 6:30 AM school day texts? We send reminders and school alerts (e.g. snow day or delayed opening) via text. If you have not received any school texts and would like to be added to our distribution list, please call the office. Stay informed!

Setting Up Access to FACTS Family Portal

Please see the attached file for instructions on how to setup your family's FACTS Family Portal account to find information on your child's class assignment and to view grades. It is recommended to setup the account now so we can troubleshoot the issues immediately. If you have any questions or issues, you may reach out to Mrs. Mangapit michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org 215-269-9699 x206.

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 23 (Fri): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (gold/yellow)
  • Sep 27 (Tue): Picture Day
  • Oct 3 (Mon): Pot of Gold Challenge Begins!
  • Oct 6 (Thu): Hawk Walk Kickoff
  • Oct 7 (Fri): First Friday Mass and Installation of Student Council and Safeties @ 9:30 AM, 8th grade Leadership Day
  • 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, see flyer for details
  • Oct 7 (Fri): Middle School Dance - $10 entry, see flyer 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 Spiritwear!

New spiritwear! Purchase your spirit ear here: Products - HOLY FAMILY SPIRITWEAR - Kampus Klothes (chipply.com). Ordering closes on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:59pm. All orders are expected to be delivered the week of October 24.

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

*Please note: Monsignor McCormac will celebrate daily Mass at St. Frances Cabrini at 8:00 AM on Thursday morning, September 22. THERE WILL BE NO 9:30 AM DAILY MASS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $44,000!

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