HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

March 1, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 28

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow we begin the holy season of Lent. The school Ash Wednesday Mass will be held at 10:00 AM tomorrow. The imposition of ashes will take place during Mass. Please join us if your schedule permits. Throughout the sacred time of Lent, our school will be focusing on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We will also be praying the Stations of the Cross each Wednesday afternoon. Please consider some special sacrifice or act of service that your family can do this Lent.

Effective Friday, February 25, the CDC lifted the Federal Requirement of masks on public transportation. Students will no longer be required to wear a mask while riding school district buses to and from school.

This Friday, March 4, there will be NO SCHOOL for students as school will be closed so that our school community can be available to attend the Funeral Mass for Danica Mulholland. The Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. Frances Cabrini Church, with two hours of viewing prior to the Mass, beginning at 8:30 AM. If students plan to attend the funeral with their families, we suggest that they wear their winter uniform, as a sign of support and so that the Mulholland family can easily recognize the classmates of Danica.

Due to school being closed on Friday, all Terra Nova tests will be administered the week of March 7-11. Please be sure that students get a good night's rest and eat a healthy and nourishing breakfast. All testing takes place in the morning. It is very important that students in Grades 2-7 are present for Terra Nova testing.

This Sunday, March 6, our school will be OPEN for our annual Open House! The Open House is scheduled from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Please come and see the school, the work displayed, and bring a friend or family member who may be interested in our school! Just a reminder that we do have our HFRCS Referral Program where current families will receive $200 tuition credit when they refer a family who enrolls in our school!

May God continue to bless our school community and let us as a faith family pray for peace in our world.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty


For families who expressed interest in making a donation to the Mulholland family, we are coordinating a collection of monetary donations that will be given directly to the family. If you would like to send in a monetary donation through the school, please send in your donation in an envelope marked "Danica" by Friday, March 11.

Alternatively, you may make a donation through this link: https://fundthefuneral.com/danica-brianne-mulholland

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April 4-29 Lunch Order Due March 4

Please place your student's hot lunch order for April 4-29 using the online lunch order form by Friday, March 4. Check out the April lunch menu from the school website under Parents, Lunch Menu.

For those ordering milk only, please send in milk money for the whole month of April, in an envelope marked "Milk Money" with the student's name, to your homeroom teacher.

Yearbook Order!

You may place your Yearbook order (School Year 2021-2022) through the month of March using this link. The cost of the yearbook is $30 each. Don't delay so you don't miss out on bringing home the memories of this school year! Books will be distributed in June for those who ordered.

Note: 8th graders will receive a yearbook as part of their graduation fee so there is no need to place an online order unless they need more than one copy.

If you missed out on ordering the yearbook for previous years, we have limited quantities available for purchase. If you are interested, please send in the payment, exact cash or check payable to HFRCS, in an envelope marked "Past Yearbook" to your homeroom teacher.

  • SY 2020-2021 - $25
  • SY 2019-2020 - $20

Title 1 Program Survey - Return ASAP

We need your help to achieve 100% participation! A survey was sent home with your youngest child in Grade K-8 around February 10. The survey is attached for your reference.

Please return the completed form to your child's homeroom teacher by March 3

Holy Family's Got Talent

Get ready to have some fun! We are looking for acts for our first Holy Family's Got Talent! Application form and guidelines (see attached) are available in front of Mr. Walzer's Music Room. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 3rd and we are looking for 4th graders to join the show. Get those acts and forms together!

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 from 3:00-4:30 pm at the Music Room. Performers will be dismissed at 4:30 pm.

We are excited to see our 4th-8th Graders showcase their talents!

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Message from the Nurse's Office


Holy Family adheres to the following procedures approved by the Neshaminy Board of School Directors for the administration of medication during the school day:
  • Medication will be administered to students only when failure to take the medication will jeopardize the health of the student, or the student would not be able to attend school if it is not administered.
  • Prescription medication must be sent in the original pharmaceutical container and accompanied by a physician’s order to take the medication during the school day.
  • Over-the-counter medications, which are not listed on the student’s emergency card, will not be administered unless they are in their original container and accompanied by a physician’s order to take the medication during school hours.
  • If a child is to self-administer a medication during the school day, for example, an inhaler, written permission from the child’s physician is necessary.
  • All medicines, prescription or over-the-counter, must be brought to school by the parent/guardian and not sent to school with the student or they will not be administered. This includes such things as Tylenol, cough drops, Tums, etc. The nurse has the responsibility of administering all medications.

Reference: Family Handbook, pages 29-30

Physical / Dental Exam Forms

Please turn in the overdue physical and dental exams forms to the Nurse's office as soon as possible.

Contact: Mrs. Barbara McKnight, School Nurse

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

Upcoming Events

March 2 - Ash Wednesday Mass @ 10:00 am

March 3 - Holy Family's Got Talent Application Form, last day to submit to Mr. Walzer

March 4 - No School, April lunch order due

March 6 - Open House @ 11:00-1:00 pm

March 7-11 - Terra Nova*

March 8, 9 - Holy Family's Got Talent Auditions (4th-8th Graders) 3:00-4:30 pm

March 11 - End of 2nd Trimester

March 14 - Terra Nova Makeup, 3rd Trimester Begins

March 15 - Reconciliation (Grades 3-8) @ 1:00 pm

March 17 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (wear green)

March 18 - Report Cards

*The Terra Nova Test is administered to students in Grades 2-7. Please mark your calendars and plan for your child(ren) to be in school during this period.


From the Enrollment Office

We sincerely hope to see you this coming Sunday, March 6th for our Annual Open House! From 11:00-1:00 pm our school will be open to all visitors so we encourage you to come by and walk the same halls as your child while enjoying some light refreshments and great company. Join us as we take pride in our student's work, our faculty's passion, and our school community's ability to inspire, challenge, and nurture!

The enrollment books are still open for next fall! 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.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, reflective Lenten Season!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

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

2nd Annual Pizza Crawl - Salvatore's Cucina Mar 2

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!

Wednesday, March 2 at Salvatore's Cucina (4-9 pm), 1150 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd.

H&S Upcoming Events

  • March 1-25: Fritz's Sticky Bun voucher sale. $10 for 1/2 dozen sticky buns. Vouchers will be distributed the first week of April. See flyer/order form for details.
  • March 2: Pizza Palooza at Salvatore's Cucina (4:00-9:00 pm)
  • March 15: Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (All Day)
  • March 18: St. Patrick's Gift Card Bingo @ 7:00 pm, $5 gift card entry, doors open @ 6:30 pm. See flyer for details.
  • May 13: Cash Bingo, St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium @ 7:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details. Tickets on sale now, $30/ticket in advance ($35 at the door).
  • June 12: Holy Family at Trenton Thunder. See flyer/order form for details. Orders are due by May 11th.

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

***** PARISH NEWS *****

Queen of the Universe

Rev. John R. Weber, Pastor

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

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 $15,000.

Cash Bingo

March 5th, from 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

St. Frances Cabrini Monsignor Woods Hall/Gymnasium

10 Games of Cash Bingo, Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, and 50/50 Drawing

Tickets are available at the Rectory or call 215-946-4040 for more information

See attached flyer for details.

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CYO News

THE CYO IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO CONTINUE ITS PROGRAMS . The Holy Family Regional CYO offers athletic opportunities for the parishioners and PREP students of St. Frances Cabrini and Queen of the Universe Parishes and the students of Holy Family Regional Catholic School.

See attached flyer for details.

Email mike.meehan@pauldavis.com or elizabethaizen@gmail.com for more information.

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