HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

October 12, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 8

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Hawk Walk is officially underway! All parents should have received access to the donation page for their child(ren). Now all you must do is share that link with your family and friends! Our official “walk” is scheduled for Friday, October 22. The donation platform will remain live until Friday, November 5. I thank in advance all our Holy Family parents and families for their amazing support of this important fundraising effort!

In last week’s newsletter, you received a link to order hot lunch online. The form is easy to complete. We are working to move toward paperless ordering. If you have any questions about the lunch order form, please contact our school secretary, Mrs. Mangapit at michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org. Lunch orders are due today. Please let your child(ren) know when they are getting a hot lunch as lunches are ordered based on the numbers of orders received. Parents who would like to order hot lunch for their child(ren) for the year can email Mrs. Prasse at patricia.prasse@hfrcs.org.

This Thursday, we will be celebrating “A Call to Kindness Day.” The students may dress down for $1 and all proceeds will be going to a new program in the Archdiocese entitled Rising Together Alliance. The mission of RTA is to provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education in their local parochial schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A Call to Kindness Day is a day to celebrate the differences in all of us and what makes each child unique. Just as a reminder, Thursday, October 14 is also an early dismissal day. All school districts (except Bensalem) will be sending busses.

This Thursday afternoon, our 8th grade students from Queen of the Universe Parish will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please join me in praying for these, our newest members of the Church: “Lord, You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfillment the good work that You have begun in them.”

Congratulations to our candidates for Confirmation! God Bless You!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

November Lunch Order Due Today!

November lunch orders are DUE TODAY, Tuesday October 12.

Thank you to those who have submitted their orders. For those who haven't, please complete the Lunch Order Form or inform Mrs. Prasse about your year-long standing order. Lunch order form link is also posted on the school website (under Parents > Lunch Menu) for future reference. You will receive a copy of your response sent to your email address.

Contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse, Lunch Director

patricia.prasse@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x210.

Pot of Gold Challenge Results for Week 2!

Participating families have collectively earned $1,913.00 in tuition credit! 1B is the winner for Week #2!! The students and Mrs. Lusher received a special treat!

We had 9 Consolation Prize winners in this drawing, each earning $112.00! Two of the winning tickets were sold by the Racassi and Kinniry Families! Congratulations to all of our winners!

Next week’s Jackpot Prize is $37,000!

Participating families will receive more tickets tomorrow. Thank you to all the families who are participating in the Challenge!!!

Contact: Karen David, St. Frances Cabrini Parish Business Manager


From the Nurse's Office

Please send in your child's latest health records. If you have not submitted a physical exam and/or dental exam records for your child(ren) in the past year(s), please submit one as soon as possible. These are required:

  • Physical Exam - Kindergarten/Grade 1 (entering school for the first time), Grade 6
  • Dental Exam - Kindergarten/Grade 1 (entering school for the first time), Grade 3, and Grade 7
  • Latest immunization records - for all students

We hope to have all the required exam forms by the end of this month. Forms are available on the school website. If your child has a doctor/dentist's appointment scheduled later on this year, please let us know so we can note it in our records. Thank you for your help.

Contact: Mrs. Barbara McKnight, Nurse

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

Upcoming Events

October 14 - $1 Dress Down day to celebrate "A Call to Kindness Day"

October 14 - Early dismissal @ 11:30am, bus transportation available (except Bensalem), no afternoon CARES

October 14 - Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00pm

October 22 - Hawk Walk!

From the Enrollment Office

I'll be reaching out to all of our new families over the course of the week to hear how the first month of school has gone for their child(ren). If any of our new families would like to schedule a follow-up call or meeting, then I would be more than happy to accommodate. If you have yet to hear from me at the time you are reading this, don't fret; I'll be getting in touch soon!

Quick Reminders:

  • Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens in January but if you plan on enrolling another child, please feel free to let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Holy Family's Referral Program is a great way to grow our school community while taking at least $200 off of your tuition tab for the school year. Remember, there is no limit to the amount of times a family can utilize the referral program!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

Home & School Fall Events

Trunk or Treat - Friday, October 29 7-8:30pm @ Queen Parish Center Parking Lot (next to school)

Signup if you would like to host a trunk - space is limited! See attached flyer for details.

Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm - We have a special code (21HFRCS) for online ticket purchases. The code is good for both weekends and weekdays. See attached flyer for details.

Lochel’s Bakery Thanksgiving Pies/Cakes Fundraiser - orders are due by November 4. Order form is attached.

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar

Congratulations to the Queen of the Universe Confirmation class as they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, October 14th. They will be confirmed by the Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior. Please pray for them as they continue their faith journey.

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Mass Schedule:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am (no music), 9:30am (also virtual), 11:30am, 1:00pm (La Misa en Español)

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $37,000!

Trunk or Treat

We are having our annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 24 @ 1:00-3:00PM. St. Frances Cabrini extends an invite to anyone wishing to participate! Signup here to let us know you are coming. See attached flyer for details. If you have any questions, please contact the rectory at 215-946-4040.

Mass Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am