HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

January 10, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 19

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

After all the holidays of the past few weeks, we are grateful for a full week of instruction! Next week, we will be off on Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Since the MLK holiday is recognized as a National Day of Service, please see this newsletter for an opportunity for you and your child to participate in an act of service here at our school. Mrs. Jennifer Nguyen will be coordinating an hour or two of cleanup around the school on Monday. If your child needs to complete service hours, this might be a great opportunity to do so! More information is in this newsletter and on the Holy Hawks Facebook page.

This Friday, January 13, our Student Council is sponsoring a $1 Dress Down day. Students wishing to participate should wear their favorite Holy Family Spiritwear! There are lots of Spiritwear options still available for purchase. Please see this newsletter for more information on ordering Holy Family Spiritwear.

January 29 begins Catholic Schools Week! This year’s Catholic Schools Week theme is: Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. To begin Catholic Schools Week, we celebrate Mass with our parish communities; 9:00 AM at St. Frances Cabrini, and 9:30 AM at Queen of the Universe. Students should come to Mass in their winter uniform and proudly share their Holy Family spirit with fellow parishioners! Our pastors and parishes generously support our school, and it is important for our families to worship together at their parish to praise and thank God for all his blessings, especially the gift of a Catholic education! Our annual Catholic Schools Week Open House will be held that morning between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Current and prospective families as well as parishioners are welcome to come and see our Parish School! More information about our Catholic Schools Week celebration is forthcoming, so stay tuned!

Yesterday, I sent an email sharing information about our Board of Limited Jurisdiction’s Super Bowl Football Pool fundraiser. Please consider supporting this fundraiser by playing a block or two yourself and/or sharing the link with those football fans you know who love to play Super Bowl pools. We are looking for this to be very successful for our school! Thank you in advance for your attention and participation.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

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Catholic Schools’ Week Service Project

Women’s Animal Center

Location: 3839 Richlieu Rd, Bensalem

About The Women’s Animal Center

The Women’s Animal Center was once called The Women’s Humane Society. This is a “no-kill” animal shelter that accepts all animals found or surrendered, regardless of age, breed, size or health. They are committed to placing all healthy or medically and behaviorally treatable animals into new homes by implementing proven methods of lifesaving and rehabilitation. The Women’s Animal Center ultimately provides shelter, veterinary care, behavior training, rescue transfer and adoption services for over 3,000 animals in need each year.

The Women’s Animal Center serves approximately 10,000 patients annually in their low-cost Veterinary Hospital, with a focus on making pet ownership affordable and helping to reduce owner surrenders related to financial burden. All of the service fees raised through the Veterinary Hospital are directly reinvested into the shelter and rehoming of the stray, abandoned and abused animals in our care.

The Center also works with schools and scout programs to build a more compassionate future for animals. They receive no federal, state or local government funding, and depend upon the support, partnership and patronage of local and national communities to accomplish their animal welfare mission.

Donations Needed: (Please have your child bring any donations to school during Catholic Schools’ Week January 30th-February 3rd)

  • Any kind of dog/cat food that is unopened and not expired (no larger than 20lbs.)

  • Any kind of dog/cat treats

  • Towels- new and clean used

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Dawn Dish Detergent

  • Soft Dog and Cat Treats- unopened/unexpired

  • Adaptil and Feliway Spray and Plug-ins

  • Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter

  • Freedom Harnesses, all sizes

  • KONGS, XL and XXL

  • KMR Kitten Formula

  • Small Animal Food for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs (pellets, treats, alfalfa hay and timothy hay)

  • Chewable Hay Toys for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

  • Cat Toys

  • Leashes, 4-6 ft nylon or leather, non-retractable

Barn Hill Preserve Permission Slip

On Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 AM, we will have a schoolwide assembly with Barn Hill Preserve. In order for your student to watch the assembly with his/her class, the attached permission slip needs to be signed and returned to school no later than Thursday, January 19.

Students must have a signed permission slip to attend the assembly. Permission forms were sent home today and attached for your reference.

Gifts from Gwyn Scholarship

Congratulations to all our Gifts from Gwyn CEC Scholarship recipients!

Super Bowl Football Pool Fundraiser

The Super Bowl is set for February 12, 2023. Although we do not know which two teams will be facing off, we are gearing up for the big game! Holy Family’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction is organizing a Super Bowl Football Pool fundraiser. Please consider supporting our school. Three pools will be offered at different price levels. Squares are available to purchase today at $25, $50, or $100. If you have any questions, please email holyfamilyfundraiser@hfrcs.org or visit https://hfrcs.org/ways-to-give.

$25 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/25HFRCS1

$50 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/50HFRCS1

$100 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/100HFRCS1

Payment can be made by a bank account or debit card through Venmo @HFF-Advancement or by credit card through the Parish Giving link.

Payouts for each pool are as follows:

  • End of 1st Quarter: 10%
  • End of 2nd Quarter: 10%
  • End of 3rd Quarter: 10%
  • Final Game Score: 20%

If all squares are purchased for the pool, the payouts are as follows:

  • $25 pool - 1st Quarter $250, 2nd Quarter $250, 3rd Quarter $250, Final $500
  • $50 pool - 1st Quarter $500, 2nd Quarter $500, 3rd Quarter $500, Final $1000
  • $100 pool - 1st Quarter $1000, 2nd Quarter $1000, 3rd Quarter $1000, Final $2000

Note: If all squares are not purchased, the winning amounts are based on the percentages listed above and the total amount collected for the pool.

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Lunch Order Due Jan 12

Breakfast/Lunch order for Feb 6 to Mar 3 is due on Thursday, January 12. Access the order form here. See the lunch menu here.

Handbook Highlights

Please review the Family Handbook. The handbook contains many important information including:

  • CARES hours
  • School Communication (especially on delayed opening or school closure due to inclement weather)
  • Uniforms
  • Health Check
  • Attendance
  • Honor Roll Criteria

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 12 (Thu): February Breakfast/Lunch Order due
  • Jan 13 (Fri): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Spiritwear)
  • Jan 16 (Mon): No School, Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • Jan 19 (Thu): The Barn Hill Preserve Assembly @ 9:30 AM, student must have permission slip signed to attend
  • Jan 29 (Sun): Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass @ 9:00 AM St. Frances Cabrini and 9:30 AM Queen of the Universe, Open House @ 11:00-1:00 PM
  • Feb 3 (Fri): Closing of Catholic Schools Mass @ 9:30 AM, Early Dismissal (PK 11:00 AM, K-Gr. 8 11:30 AM)
  • Feb 9 (Thu): Super Bowl Football Pool Fundraiser last day
  • Feb 20 (Mon): No School, Professional Development Day

From the Enrollment Office

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Jan 11 (Wed): The Borough Pub 5:00-9:00 PM, see flyer for details
  • Feb 10 (Fri): Valentine's Gift Card Bingo, doors open 6:30 PM and games start 7:00 PM. RSVP by Wed, Feb 8 to aaamrhein1@aol.com and include the number of players attending
  • Feb 22 (Wed): Salvatore's - dine in or take out, 4:00-9:00 PM, see flyer for details

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.

***** 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 $10,000!

Annual Winter Luau Dinner and Dance

February 4 (Sat) from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Doors open at 6:45 PM

Tickets on sale now $30/person at the Rectory or via: https://form.jotform.com/230085450675153

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

Martin Luther King Day of Service

January 16, 2023 is the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service. All are encouraged to volunteer to improve their communities.

See the Holy Hawks Parents' Facebook page to learn more about how you can help our school with cleanup on MLK day. Please reach out to Mrs. Jennifer Nguyen cutiejen@gmail.com if you have any questions.

CYO Pee Wee Basketball Signup

Registration for Pee Wee Basketball (Kindergarten to 3rd grade) is now open! Register here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/353485

The registration fee is $60 per player and the season will run from early February to the end of March. Registration link will be available until January 23, 2023.

Please reach out to John Chapman, Basketball Coordinator, for any questions: jchapman3557@gmail.com.