HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

April 26, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 36

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In case anyone was wondering, Holy Family does indeed have talent! Our first Holy Family’s Got Talent show was a huge success on Friday evening as students bravely shared their gifts and talents on the stage. Equally impressive was the outpouring of love and support from our audience! Many thanks to all who attended our inaugural event! We especially wish to thank Mr. Brett Walzer, Miss Linda Lusher, Mrs. Heather Murphy and our fabulous judges, Mrs. Sonnie (aka Penny Potter), Mrs. Morrison (aka Squeegie Beckenheim) and Mr. O (aka Simon Scowl). With the talent we witnessed on Friday night, there is no telling how great next year’s show will be!

This Saturday, our 3rd grade students from Queen of the Universe Parish will be receiving their First Holy Communion. Please pray for these young students who will receive Jesus for the first time at Masses on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM and also at 12:30 PM.

We are now at the midpoint of the third trimester. Please check your child’s grades on MSP and if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your child’s teacher. If you are having difficulty logging into MSP, or have any concerns seeing grades while on MSP, please contact our school secretary, Mrs. Mangapit (michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org)

Looking ahead, Friday, May 6 our 8th grade will sponsor Bingo Day for the entire school. This day serves as a fundraiser for the 8th grade legacy gift and is also a super fun day for all students. More information will be forthcoming, but I do know that this year’s Bingo Day theme is “Under the Sea!” Since it is a $1 dress down day, start thinking about your “Under the Sea” outfit for the day!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Graduate Spotlight!

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8th Grade Bake Sale

8th graders are having a bake sale this week and will be selling at all lunch times. Items are $1.00 each and proceeds of the bake sale will go toward the 8th grade Hersheypark field trip.

Thank you for your support!

Holy Family Art Show 2022 on May 19

Join us for a fun evening of art appreciation, to celebrate and find "The Artist Among Us" on Thursday, May 19th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Save the date!

June Lunch Order due May 5

Please place your child's lunch order for May 31-June 9 using this online order form.

Students will need to bring their own lunch on June 10, and June 13-15.

Message from the Nurse's Office

The School Health Law requires physical examinations for those on original entry into school and in grade 6. Dental examinations are required for those on original entry into school and in grades 3 and 7. These grades were selected because they represent critical periods of growth and development in a child's life.

Forms were sent home today for students currently in 2nd grade (dental), 5th grade (physical exam), and 6th grade (dental) in preparation for the health requirements for the 2022-2023 school year. Forms can also be found on the school website: https://hfrcs.org/nurses-office

Please have your child's physician or dentist complete the form on your next visit. Completed forms can be sent back to the school any time until the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Barbara McKnight, School Nurse

215-269-9604 nurse.hfrcs@hfrcs.org

Yearbook Order!

Please place your Yearbook Order (School Year 2021-2022) using this link. The cost of the yearbook is $30 each.

Hersheypark® Tickets Order due this Friday

Hersheypark is offering to the friends and families of the Diocese of Philadelphia, a substantial reduction in the price of Hersheypark tickets. Purchase discounted tickets with no limit as to the amount that can be ordered!

Included is the order form to be returned to school with payment (check payable to HFRCS) by Friday, April 29 at the latest. Any orders received after April 29 will be returned. Tickets purchased in 2022 are valid for any single day of operation throughout the 2022 calendar year, expiring on the final day of operation, January 1, 2023.

The school will receive tickets for distribution on or before the week of May 23, 2022. See order form for details.

Upcoming Events

April 26 - 3rd Trimester Midpoint Check

April 26-29 8th Grade Bake Sale

April 29 - Last day to order and pay for Hersheypark Tickets

May 6 - Bingo Day / $1 Dress Down (Under the Sea)

May 12 - May Procession @ 1:00 PM

May 19 - Holy Family Art Show 2022 6:30-8:30 PM

May 26 - Ascension Thursday Mass @ 10:00 AM

May 27 - No School

May 30 - No School, Memorial Day


From the Enrollment Office

If you are interested in sending another child of yours to Holy Family, or have a family/friend who may be interested in joining our community, we encourage you to connect with the Enrollment Office. School tours available Monday-Friday, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

From the Advancement Office

Financial Aid Alert

Every family who plans to apply for financial assistance for the 2022-2023 school year must complete the Facts Grant & Aid online application. You are required to upload your 2020 tax return before submitting your application. FACTS Grant & Aid will not process your application without a current tax return. If you previously completed a FACTS Grant & Aid application, you are required to update your application each year. Only those families who complete the FACTS Grant & Aid process in its entirety, and who meet FACTS Grant & Aid financial criteria, will be eligible for assistance. The awarding of funds is contingent upon availability of such funds.

Bridge Educational Foundation

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are available in April 2022. Only those families who completed the volunteer service requirement for the 2021-2022 school year will be eligible for future funds.

Questions about financial aid for the upcoming school year can be directed to Mary Ann Conway at maryann.conway@hfrcs.org or Sue Weed at susan.weed@hfrcs.org.

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Now-May 2: Hanging Baskets Sale. $20/each for a premium basket. Order forms will be sent home this week. See flyer/order form for details
  • Now to May 4: Mother's Day Raffle. See flyer for details.
  • May 13: Cash Bingo, St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium @ 7:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer/order form for details. Tickets on sale now, $30/ticket in advance ($35 at the door).
  • May 19: Richman's Fundraiser
  • June 12: Holy Family at Trenton Thunder. See flyer/order form for details. Orders are due by May 11th.
  • June 16: Dairy Delite Fundraiser

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

Cash Bingo Volunteer Link & Raffle Baskets

H&S is in need of volunteers for the May 13 Cash Bingo. Please see the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4BAEAC28ABF49-cash

Also, we are looking for raffle baskets to chance off at the Cash Bingo on Friday, May 13. We are asking each grade level (Pre-K thru 8th) to donate a basket (any theme). Themes could be "Movie Night", "A Gift Card Tree", "Mom's Night Out" (gift cards and drinks), "Summer Fun", "Camping", "Beach Gear", or anything else. Thank you in advance for your help!

For tickets or questions, please reach out to Bridget Baill bbaillhf@gmail.com or Jennifer Petrillo jennpetrillo7@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 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

Queen of the Universe 3rd grade parishioners will be receiving their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM. God bless our 3rd graders!

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 $23,000.

CAMP CABRINI: Monumental!

We are excited to announce the theme for Camp Cabrini 2022: MONUMENTAL! Celebrating God’s Greatness! Camp Cabrini will be held Monday, June 20 through Friday June 24, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Children from ages 3 to 11 are welcome to participate. Children who are 12 years of age or older and adults are welcome to volunteer. This will be a wonderful faith filled experience for our youth! Please call Jean Madden for more information at 215-946-1115. Mark your calendars and save the date!

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CYO Soccer Registration

CYO Soccer Registration is now open! Please share the link with any other Queen of the Universe or St. Francis Cabrini parishioners and/or Holy Family families that would like to sign up.

  • Registration will close on May 9, 2022.
  • The season will officially begin on or around August 1st, with practices. Games will start in the beginning of September.
  • For students in grades K-8th in 2022-2023 School Year.

2022 HFRCYO Soccer Registration Link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/312215

Questions? Contact: Elizabeth Aizen elizabethaizen@gmail.com.

Girls Summer Basketball Camp @ CEC

Soar with the Lady Eagles this summer! For girls in Grades 3-8. Register online at https://conwell-egan.org/summer-camps. See flyer for details.
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