HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

February 14, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 24

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone enjoys this special day which invites us to pause and thank God for everyone in our life that we love.

We are at the approximate midpoint of the second trimester. At this time, parents should be checking the FACTS Family Portal for grades and overall achievement thus far in the trimester. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any concerns or questions. And always, encourage your child to do their very best, every day. If you haven’t already done so, directions for how to create a FACTS Family Portal account can be found in today’s newsletter. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, March 17.

Our morning carline drop off procedures are designed so we can have as safe and efficient arrival as possible. Following the drop off procedures ensures safe arrival and any deviation from that compromises student safety. Please review our drop off procedures in this newsletter.

Our Terra Nova testing will begin on Monday, March 6 and will go through to Thursday, March 9. Students in grades 2-7 will take the Terra Nova. This year we are taking the new version of Terra Nova, entitled Terra Nova Next. These tests and the data we receive from these tests provide us with valuable information that can drive teacher instruction. All tests will be given in the morning. It is very important for students to be present and on time for testing. I thank you in advance for your cooperation during Terra Nova testing.

The penitential season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 22 with Ash Wednesday. Our school will be celebrating Ash Wednesday with Mass at 9:30 AM and the distribution of ashes. Please join us if your schedule permits. More information on our Lenten plans will be shared very soon.

As a reminder, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20th as we celebrate Presidents' Day and the faculty has a professional development day.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

Graduate Spotlight!

Cassidy Fellman

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


Powderpuff Flag Football, Yearbook Committee

Favorite Memory

A lot of things.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Don't take your time for granted here. You're going to miss it.

Chase Cullison

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


Soccer, World Cup Club, Flag Football Club

Favorite Memory

My favorite memories were the Hawk Walk and Field Day with my friends.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Respect the teachers and your classmates, and also have fun and spend your time wisely.

FACTS Family Portal Account

To create your FACTS Family Portal account:

  • In Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge, visit factsmgt.com and click Family Login | FACTS Family Portal.
  • Click Create Family Portal Account.
  • Type the school's District Code HFR-PA.
  • Type your email address (use the email address that you receive weekly newsletters or school communications) and click Create Account. An email will be sent which includes a link to create your Family Portal Login. The link is active for 6 hours.
  • Select the Click to Create your Family Portal Login link
  • Type a User Name, Password, and Confirm your password.
  • A message displays at the top of the browser, "User Name/Password successfully updated."
  • Return to factsmgt.com and click Family Login | FACTS Family Portal.
  • Login with your newly created Username and Password.

To access your FACTS Family Portal account:

  • In Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge, visit factsmgt.com and click Family Login | FACTS Family Portal.
  • Type the school's District Code HFR-PA.
  • Enter your login credentials. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password using the Forget Password link.

Please reach out to Michelle Mangapit michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org if you encounter any issues accessing your account.

Vote Holy Family - Bucks County's Best!

Holy Family Regional Catholic School has been nominated for two categories in the 2023 Bucks Happenings: Best Elementary School & Best Preschool! We hope you will vote for Holy Family! Help us show Buck County the #HFDifference!

2023 Kids: Preschool: https://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/2023-kids-preschool/

2023 Everything Bucks: Elementary School: https://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/2023-everything-bucks-elementary-school/

Voting ends February 28, 2023!

Handbook Highlights

Please review the Family Handbook for reference on Morning Carline (pages 15-16):

Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:40 a.m.

Drivers: When entering the parking lot, pull up to the 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. Cars will form in lines in the parish parking lot and will feed to the Parish Center lot. Once your child has exited your vehicle, proceed through the Parish Center parking lot, and exit onto Trenton Road.


- For safety reasons and the efficient flow of traffic, parents/drivers must remain in their vehicles. We have staff members who will assist your children out of your vehicle.

- If your child has exited your vehicle but the vehicle in front of you still needs to be unloaded, please stay in line and DO NOT overtake the vehicle in front of you.

- Please DO NOT drop off your child(ren) at the front door when staff members are still available in front of the Parish Center for everyone's safety. If you do, your vehicle will be going against the traffic when you exit the parking lot.

- Please be extra cautious and attentive when exiting the parking lot.

Book Club (Grades 3 to 6)

We will be reading and discussing your favorite books! Bring a copy of your favorite book! Bring snacks! We will also do book-related crafts and discuss our favorite books - be prepared to share what you like about books! We may also watch the movie version of a favorite book on the third or fourth day of our meeting schedule.

Dates: February 21 and 28, March 7 and 14 / 3:00-4:00 PM

Please return the signed permission to Mrs. Daly by Wednesday, February 15!

Chess Club (Grades 6 to 8)

All levels welcome! Come learn basic rules and learn some strategy! Chess Club will meet in 7A, Mrs. Kinniry’s room. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Kinniry at nicole.kinniry@hfrcs.org.

Dates: February 22, March 1, 8, and 15 / 3:15-4:15 PM

Please return the signed permission form to Mrs. Kinniry by Friday, Februrary 17!

Holy Family Happenings!

Financial Aid

Financial Aid applications for 2023-2024 BLOCS funding are being accepted through FACTS Grant & Aid. You can start an application by logging into your FACTS account. There is also a link on our website under Admissions > Financial Aid.

A tax return (2021 or 2022) must be submitted with your application. Please note that FACTS charges a fee for processing and verifying applications.

Grants will be awarded in late Spring once we are notified of our available funding. Awards are based on factors such as the available funding, the number of applicants and the income eligibility of applicants.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 20 (Mon): No School, Professional Development Day
  • Feb 22 (Wed): Ash Wednesday Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Mar 3 (Fri): First Friday Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Mar 6-9 (Mon-Thu): Terra Nova, Grades 2-7
  • Mar 10 (Fri): Second Trimester Ends
  • Mar 13 (Mon): Third Trimester Starts
  • Mar 14 (Tue): Reconciliation Gr. 3-8, 1:00 PM
  • Mar 17 (Fri): Report Cards
  • Mar 20-23 (Mon-Thu): Middle States Visit
  • Mar 23 (Thu): Early dismissal PK 11:00, K-8 11:30, after school CARES available

From the Enrollment Office

PreK3-8th Grade applications for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! If you are interested in enrolling another child of yours this fall, please get in touch with our Enrollment Office. Our Referral Program is a great way to expand our school community while earning a tuition credit for your family.

Ms. Regan Downey, Enrollment & Marketing

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

***** HOME & SCHOOL NEWS *****

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Feb 22 (Wed): Salvatore's - dine in or take out, 4:00-9:00 PM, mention Holy Family, see flyer for details
  • Feb 24 (Fri): Last Day of Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Sale
  • Mar 12 (Sun): 1:00-3:30 PM Holy Family at the Rink, see flyer for details
  • Mar 17 (Fri): St. Patrick's Day Virtual 50/50 drawing @ 2:00 PM; get tickets now! See flyer for details.
  • Mar 23 (Thu): Miller's Ale House, 4:00 PM to Midnight!, Present flyer to the server at the time of payment, see flyer for details
  • Apr 22 (Sat): Save the date for the Family Spring Fling Dance

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team or holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com

Spiritwear: New spiritwear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

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***** 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
  • Holy Days: 6:30 AM, 12 Noon, 7:00 PM (except January 1st which follows a Sunday Mass schedule)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 4:15-5:15 PM or by appointment

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Joseph Chapel

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM–8:00 PM

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. The jackpot prize for the next drawing is $15,000!

***** OTHER NEWS *****

CEC Middle School Ice Hockey

Conwell-Egan Catholic is in the process of gauging interest for the return of the CEC Ice Hockey Program. In addition to the high school JV/Varsity teams, the program would include a middle school (grades 5-8) team.

If you are interested, please complete this survey to help CEC in this process.

Gifts from Gwyn Designer Bag Bingo

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Tickets only $30 (If purchased in advance, $35 at the door)

Includes 3 chances to win on 10 games of Bingo

Extra sheets and Special Games available for purchase

Location: Saint Frances Cabrini Gymnasium 325 S. Oxford Valley Rd.

Doors open at 6:00 PM / Bingo starts at 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information contact: Susan Rivells 215-327-0278 or

visit www.giftsfromgwyn.org to purchase tickets and view foundation details.

50/50 / Raffles and Door Prizes

BYOB! And feel free to bring your own snacks! The Snack Stand will also be open, selling hotdogs, pretzels, soda and water!

Fab Lab Center 2023 SUMMER CAMP - Open House

Join us at the Fab Lab Center for an Open House designed to highlight all of the camp themes being offered over the 9 weeks of 2023 Summer Camp. Come by, check it out, and get registered to win a free week of camp!

Sunday, March 5, 2023

OPEN HOUSE from 2:00 - 4:00pm

And don’t miss out on the savings of Early Bird Registration

Save $50 and register by 11:59pm on March 5, 2023!

Multi-week and sibling discounts also available.

QUESTIONS? Email: FabLab@BucksIU.org

Fab Lab Center Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

9 Different Weeks of Exciting, Interactive Camps!

Every Week is a Different Theme - Register for 1, 2, 5, or all of them!

Fab Lab Center Summer Camp will engage kids in interactive, challenging, FABulous activities designed to bring tons of smiles. Using games, exhibitions, and competitions, children will use their creativity and curiosity to imagine, explore, design, and create! Each day includes theme-scheduled projects, open/free Fab Lab time, movement breaks, snack times, lunch, and FUN!

  • Who Should Attend: Children entering grades 1 through 7 in the Fall of 2023
  • Dates and Times: Camps begin June 19 and run through August 25 (no camp the week of July 4th).
  • Days/ Hours: Camp is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm [Full Day camp options offer 3 or 5 days a week. Mornings only (8:00 am-12:00 pm) option offers 5 days a week]
  • Before/After Care: Fab Lab Explorers is available as an add-on through the camp registration process and provided from 7:00-8:00 am and/or 4:00-5:30 pm.
  • Location: Fab Lab Center, One lvybrook Blvd., Suite 150, Warminster PA 18974

Click Here for ALL the Summer Camp Options, Details, Costs and REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $50 Off All Registrations

Register on or before March 5, 2023

(discount is automatically applied at check-out!)