HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

November 15, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 12

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

November is a time to reflect on all the blessings God has given us. We are all very fortunate in so many ways! Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is one of the many ways our school family gives back to our parish and local communities. The food drive began on November 4 with our Living Saints Museum, and will continue through Monday, November 21. We are looking to provide a minimum of 40 turkey dinners! We are not close at this point and really need your help! Please see the listing in this email about what each class is collecting. We are also able to accept donations of frozen turkeys. While we cannot accept grocery story free turkey certificates, if you are able to redeem the certificate and bring the turkey to school on Monday, November 21, we would be happy to take the donation. To ensure proper and safe food handling, please only bring the turkey to school on Monday or Tuesday morning. Please do not bring the turkey ahead of time as we do not have a place to properly store it. If you would like to donate cash/gift cards toward the purchase of turkeys, please turn in your cash/gift cards by Friday, November 18. All other donations should be in by Monday, November 21. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

Tuesday, November 22, our Student Council is sponsoring a $1 dress-down day. Students are permitted to wear their favorite football team shirt or jersey OR any brown shirt. Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM, we will have our Turkey Bowl! Our faculty will try to hold on to their 2-0 record as they take on the 8th grade in a game of flag football. Parents and guests are welcome to come and watch the excitement! Who will take home the Turkey Bowl trophy this year?

On Wednesday, November 23, our school students will participate in a Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 9:30 AM in the church. We will also have an 11:30 AM dismissal that day (11:00 AM for our PK classrooms). All buses will provide transportation going home except for the Neshaminy 84 bus and the Bensalem bus. Parents of students riding those buses will need to provide transportation home that day. There is no after-school CARES on Wednesday, November 23.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

The following items have been assigned for the schoolwide annual Thanksgiving food drive:

PreK /K: Cake/brownie boxed mixes

Grade 1: Boxed potatoes

Grade 2: Canned vegetables

Grade 3: Canned Fruits

Grade 4: Turkey gravy and cranberry sauce

Grade 5: Stuffing

Grade 6: Canned vegetables

Grade 7: Soup

Grade 8/Faculty & Staff: Cash or gift cards toward the purchase of a turkey

If you would like to donate cash/gift cards toward the purchase of turkeys, please turn in your cash/gift cards to school by Friday, November 18. We can accept donations of turkey on the morning of Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22. All other canned/boxed donations should be in by Monday, November 21.

We thank you for your generous response to the needs of our own parish families and those in our community.

Student Council Raffle

Student Council will be selling $1 raffle tickets at all lunches for a chance to win 2 tickets to Longwood Gardens (visit before September 2023) and a turkey hat! Drawing will be on November 22.

Thank you for supporting Student Council!

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Handbook Highlights

Even though Parent-Teacher conferences are over, if deemed necessary, parents may request to set up a time to discuss concerns at a date and time convenient to all parties. Please note that teachers are only able to periodically check and respond to emails during the school day. If teachers have not been able to respond to your questions/concerns within 24 hours, feel free to call the school office.

Family Handbook, Section III Curriculum, E. Assessments (page 21)

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Mandatory parent-teacher conferences are held at the beginning of November. Parent-teacher conferences may also be held after the distribution of the report card for each trimester, if deemed necessary by either the parent/guardian or the teacher. Additional conferences with the teacher or the Principal are available by appointment only. Requests for an appointment may be made by contacting the school office or sending a written note or email to the teacher. Teachers request 24 hours to set up a conference time or return a response.

Swap Shop

We need your help! Before you donate any items to the Swap Shop, please verify:

  • Are the uniforms clean (no stains), lightly used (no rips or tears), and official (from Flynn O'Hara and Kampus Klothes)? We are only able to accept clean, lightly used, and official uniforms.
  • Donating polos? At this time we are not accepting any polos due to the quantity available on hand.
  • Missing size tag? Please identify each piece of clothing with a size label to help everyone out.

If you are in need of uniforms for your child(ren), please let the office know the size and item you are looking for. Thank you for your help.

Winter Uniform

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 22 (Tue): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Favorite Football Team or brown), Turkey Bowl, The NED Show Assembly (K-Gr.8)

  • Nov 23 (Wed): Thanksgiving Prayer Service @ 9:30 AM, Early Dismissal (PK 11:00, K-Gr.8 11:30), No Afternoon CARES
  • Nov 24 (Thu) to Nov 28 (Mon): No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 29 (Tue): Classes Resume
  • Dec 2 (Fri): End of First Trimester
  • Dec 5 (Mon): Second Trimester Begins
  • Dec 8 (Thu): Immaculate Conception Mass @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 9 (Fri): First Trimester Report Cards
  • Dec 14 (Wed): No School - Faculty Retreat Day
  • Dec 23 (Fri) to Jan 2 (Mon): No School - Christmas Break

Save these Dates!

  • Dec 20 (Tue): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM
  • Jan 29 (Sun): Open House @ 11:00-1:00 PM
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From the Enrollment Office

If you know anyone that would like to schedule a tour of our school, please have them contact regan.downey@hfrcs.org or call 215-269-9600 x 209. You can check out our referral page for more information on this program.

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Nov 22 (Tue): Mrs. Fields/Cheesecake Factory orders and pie orders pickup in the large hall from 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Nov 30 (Wed): Dress Down Day Raffle due! Tickets 1 for $5 and 3 for $10. Raffle tickets for purchase were sent home this week. Drawing will be at school on Wed, November 30.
  • Dec 3 (Sat): Parents Day Out! 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, $10 per student. Please return the attached Parents Day Out form.
  • Dec 6 (Tue): Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser Spirit Night, mention Holy Family!

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

New 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 are the past week's winnings. The jackpot prize for the next drawing is $51,000 and will be drawn on Wednesday, November 16.

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