HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

January 18, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 22

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

January 30 begins the nationally celebrated week of Catholic Schools Week. Each year, Catholic schools around the country celebrate the uniqueness that is Catholic education. Here at Holy Family, we look forward to a week filled with special experiences for our students that make our school a magical place to learn! This year, our Catholic Schools Week theme is: “Our Magic Kingdom-Holy Family Regional Catholic School, where dreams come true!” Please see the attached schedule that highlights the many daily themes and activities that our students will be enjoying each day of the week.

Our Catholic Schools Week festivities begin with attending Mass at our respective sponsoring parish communities – Queen of the Universe and St. Frances Cabrini. Our faith is the foundation of all that we do here at Holy Family, and while we enjoy celebrating Mass as a school community, we are looking for our students to come together at the same time in their parish to celebrate Mass with the parish community. On Sunday, January 30, as Catholic Schools Week begins, we are asking students from Queen of the Universe to attend Mass at 11:30 and students from St. Frances Cabrini to attend Mass at 11:00. Please see the SignUp Genius links in this newsletter to volunteer to participate or to indicate that you will attend. Students should wear their winter uniform to Mass and should proudly share with their parish community their Holy Family pride!

Along with Catholic Schools Week, we also begin our enrollment season for the 2022-2023 school year! Our school uses Continuous Enrollment, so all enrolled students are automatically considered re-enrolled for next year. If you know of a family that is interested in attending our school, please refer them to Jim Downey, our Enrollment Director! Remember that there is a referral incentive of $200 for families that refer another family, and that student(s) enrolls!

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting Catholic Schools Week!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) begins on Sunday, January 30. To celebrate the opening of CSW, we are holding a special mass at St. Frances Cabrini at 11:00 am and at Queen of the Universe at 11:30 am. We are hoping for great participation from our families and students. We are asking students to dress in their school uniform (polos with pants/skirts/jumpers are fine, but NO GYM UNIFORMS).

We are also looking for students to volunteer to participate in the mass, or come to help before the mass:

For Queen, please use this Sign Up Genius

For Cabrini, please use this Sign Up Genius

If your child is not interested in participating, but you are attending the Mass, please RSVP on the Sign Up Genius. Thank you in advance for your attendance!

For questions, please contact: Bridget Baill (for Queen of the Universe) or Amanda Westerman (for St. Frances Cabrini)

Student Council Basket Raffle

Starting next week, Student Council will be selling $1 chances to win one of two Where Dreams Come True Baskets. Tickets will be sold during lunch.

Canned Food Drive

Student Council will have a Canned Food Drive during Catholic Schools Week. Canned food can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the office the week of January 31. Please check the expiration dates on the canned food.

Students should report how many cans they brought in to their homeroom teacher. Mr. Perry has a trophy to bestow upon the classroom that brings in the most cans.

Piano Lessons

Mr. Walzer is accepting new students (Gr2-8) for piano lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes and will be held in the music classroom during school hours. Lessons begin February 8 until beginning of June. Attached is the registration form and fee information. For questions, please contact Mr. Brett Walzer brett.walzer@hfrcs.org.

Upcoming Events

January 30 - Catholic Schools Week Begins. CSW Opening Mass @ 11:00 am (St. Frances Cabrini) and 11:30 am (Queen of the Universe)

February 1 - March Lunch Online Order Due

February 4 - Closing CSW Mass @ 9:30 am

February 14 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day

February 18 - No School (Professional Development Day)

February 21 - No School (Presidents' Day)

Note: Save these dates! The Terra Nova Test is administered to students in Grades 2-7 and will take place on March 4 to March 10, 2022. Please mark your calendars and plan for your child(ren) to be in school during this period.


From the Enrollment Office

A new date for the 2022 Open House has yet to be decided but enrollment for the 2022-23 school year will be opening in the coming days. I'd also like to remind our families of the HFRCS Referral Program. For referring a new family to Holy Family Regional, the current school family will receive an incentive payment of $200 off their child’s tuition. Please note that there is no limit to how many times you can receive a referral credit so don't be afraid to spread the word about Holy Family!

If you have any questions about the looming enrollment process or anything concerning the 2022-23 school year, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Have a great rest of your day and thank you!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

From the Advancement Office

Bridge Education Foundation Volunteer Service Reminder

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With a new year upon us, I wanted to remind you that volunteer service hours are now due if you received a Bridge Grant in the last year. If you are involved in any number of activities such as Home & School, CYO, service to the parish, school or broader community, those hours will likely count towards the 40-hour requirement set by the Bridge Foundation. The Bridge approved volunteer form is attached and should be completed and returned to the Advancement office by Monday, January 31, 2022.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your assistance.

Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director

maryann.conway@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x208

Home & School News

Super Bowl Pool Raffle:

Home and School will be holding a Super Bowl Pool Raffle. Rules are as follows:

  • $20 a block - once block(s) are claimed, payment must follow
  • All payments will be verified. If you do not pay the claimed block(s) by the end of the day that they were claimed, the block(s) will be released.
  • Payment will be Venmo ONLY and Venmo payment MUST SAY “Super Bowl Block Pool" with name, phone number and number of the block(s) chosen
  • Link for the Super Bowl Pool Raffle: https://superbowlpoolsite.com/contest/96717?p=Homeandschool
  • Venmo: @HFRCS-HandS

We encourage you to ask friends and family BUT Venmo should ONLY come from a Holy Family PARENT/GUARDIAN therefore you would have to input their information and block selection in the VENMO comment.

2nd Annual Pizza Crawl

Save the dates! For our second annual PIZZA CRAWL. Please join Home & School as we support some local pizza shops, while raising money for the school.

All shops are donating a percentage of sales, to our school, on the date listed in the flyer. You MUST mention HOLY FAMILY at the time of placing your order. You can either show them a paper flyer or a digital flyer. Also, be sure to share the news with friends and family!


Upcoming events:

  • January 25: Pizza Palooza at Pizza Yeah!
  • February 7: Pizza Palooza at Giovanni's Pizza
  • February 17: Holy Family at The Rink, 6:30-9:00 pm. See flyer for details
  • February 22: Pizza Palooza at Arianna's Pizza
  • March 2: Pizza Palooza at Salvatore's Cucina
  • Valentines Cocoa Bomb Fundraiser: order form was sent home last week
  • Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Booklet will be sent home next week

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team.

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Brian M. Kean, Parochial Administrator

Rev. 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 - Tuesday through Friday

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

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. 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 $9,000.

SFC Winter Luau

February 12, 7:00-11:00 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

St. Frances Cabrini Monsignor Woods Hall

Dinner prepared by Chef John Rifkin and the Goomba Sous Chefs

Coffee, desserts, Malibu punch, wine, beer, and soda

All for only $30 per person

Dancing to the sounds of DJ John Serenelli

Please call the Rectory 215-946-4040 for more information or to reserve a table.

See attached flyer for details.

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