HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

September 28, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 6

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This Friday, our school community will celebrate First Friday Mass on the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower. After Mass, we will be installing our Student Council officers and members for the 2021-2022 school year. We will also install our student Safety Patrol. Please come if your schedule permits.

Over the weekend, Queen of the Universe Parish announced that Father John Babowitch will stay on as Administrator of Queen of the Universe until the new Administrator arrives on October 29. The new Administrator is Reverend Michael Mullan. Father Mullan was ordained in 2006 and is currently a Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Aston. Father John Wackerman is assigned to Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Glenside, as Parochial Vicar, effective October 29, 2021. We send Father Wackerman our best wishes in his new assignment and eagerly welcome Father Mullan as he joins our school community.

Please be sure to read the information shared by our school nurse, Mrs. McKnight, in today’s newsletter. It is very important that you do a health check with your child every morning, and if your child is not feeling well, keep them at home. If your child is being tested for COVID, they are not permitted to return to school until the test results come back, at which time the school nurse must be notified, and appropriate direction will be given at that time. Your cooperation with this is the only way we can ensure the safety of our students. Thank you.

Please see the information in today’s newsletter from Home and School, and please consider volunteering for a H&S event. New members are needed! We appreciate all of the work the H&S does for our students and families!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Message From the Nurse's Office

For the health and safety of all students and staff in school, parents must be vigilant in self-assessing their children's health before sending them to school each morning. If your child is not feeling well, they must stay home. According to the school’s Health & Safety Plan, students must stay home if they have a fever of 100 ⁰F or higher. Any student with a fever will stay home until they have not had a fever for at least 72 hours without using medicine.

If your child received a COVID test, he/she is not allowed to return to school until the test results are available. Symptomatic students who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days from the onset of first symptoms (asymptomatic students who test positive must isolate for 10 days from the test date). Refer to the Archiocese of Philadelphia Cathlic Schools Onward Playbook for more details. Parents should report positive COVID-19 cases to school. Schools are required to report cases to the Bucks County Health Department. For any questions, please contact me.

Mrs. Barbara McKnight, School Nurse

hfrcs.nurse@hfrcs.org, 215-269-9600 x207

Pot of Gold Challenge: Have questions? We have answers!

Are you ready for the Challenge? Students received their Pot of Gold packets last week. The first drawing is on Monday, October 4. Make sure your tickets are in!

What is the purpose in having a Pot of Gold Challenge?

The purpose of the Pot of Gold Challenge is to raise awareness among our School families about their ability to receive tuition credit by participating in the Pot of Gold Lottery. Many families have paid a good portion of their tuition

by participating in this Program, and many families learned about the Program through the Challenge.

Are we required to purchase/sell all 25 tickets?

No. You can choose to purchase/sell as few or as many as you can. We are simply providing tickets in the event that you are able and willing to participate.

Can we sell more than 25 tickets each week?

Absolutely! Simply call Mrs. St. John in the school office and she will send home more tickets.

See more frequently asked questions and answers in the attached document. If you have other questions, contact Karen David, Parish Business Manager, at 215-946-4040.

Breakfast/Lunch Program Reminders

Please note, there is no school on October 5 and there is no food service on October 8. Student must bring their own food.

Lunch orders for November are due on October 13. We are transitioning to an online lunch order form. Lunch order link will be available in next week's newsletter and posted on the school website (under Parents > Lunch Menu).

Contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse, Lunch Director

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

Upcoming Events

October 1 - First Friday Mass @ 9:30AM, Student Council Induction

October 4 - Pot of Gold Challenge Begins!

October 5 - No School - Faculty Retreat

October 8 - No Food Service - bring your own food

October 8 - Hawk Walk Kickoff

October 14 - Dismissal @ 11:30AM, bus transportation available, no afternoon CARES

October 14 - Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00PM

(For those who missed Picture Day today, there is a retake scheduled on Wed, December 1.)

My Student's Progress (MSP) Contact Information

We use the contact information in MSP (such as mobile numbers for morning text messages, email addresses for weekly newsletters and teacher messages, etc) to communicate with parents/guardians. Please review your contact information in MSP and if there are any changes or you need access to MSP, please reach out to our school secretary, Mrs. Mangapit michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org.

After School Program by Overtime Athletics

Due to schedule changes in our October school calendar, Overtime Athletics has to adjust their programs schedule. Those registered for a program should have received a notification on schedule changes from Overtime Athletics:

- Flag Football Tuesdays starts on October 12

- Cheerleading/Jump Rope Thursday no session on October 14 due to early dismissal. re-scheduled

Please contact bozek@otathletics.com if you have any questions.

Home & School Fall Events

Mark your calendar for the updated Home & School Fall Events!

Oct 1 - Nov 5 - Lochel’s Bakery Thanksgiving Pies/Cakes Fundraiser

October 5 - Dairy Delite (Rt. 13) Fundraiser - 5-9 pm, cash only!

October 8 - Designer Bag Bingo - 7pm (doors open at 6 pm) St. Frances Cabrini Gym ($30 per ticket) 18+ years to attend.

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From the Enrollment Office

I hope that each of our families had a fantastic first weekend of Fall!

Please note that enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in January 2022. However, if you are a current family and plan to enroll another child of yours next year, please get in touch with our office at your convenience so that we can begin to accurately build our class lists for 2022-23.

I hope you all have a great rest of your week! Thank you!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

From the Advancement Office

Pathway Scholars Important Information

The Danaher Lynch Family Foundation has requested a group photo of Holy Family’s Pathway Scholars. If you prefer that your child forgo a group picture, please contact Mary Ann Conway @ maryann.conway@hfrcs.org as soon as feasible. Thank you.

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 $35,000!

Mass Schedule

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