HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

November 23, 2021 - Vol.1 Issue 14

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From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,


In this season of thanking God for all our blessings, I begin by thanking YOU, our Holy Family family, for the many ways you have truly blessed us this past week!


Friday evening’s Powder Puff game was an extremely special event. It was heartwarming to watch our community come together for the good of one of our own. What began as an idea from some of our 8th grade students, evolved into a true act of love from everyone involved. Special thanks go to our 7th and 8th grade girls who played, the 8th grade boys who coached or served on the sidelines, Monsignor McCormac who prayed the opening prayer, Grace Bilardo who sang the National Anthem, our H&S who sold tickets for two raffles, our 8th grade parents who helped with admission, raffles, and food for the concession stand, St. John the Evangelist Parish for their unbelievable generosity in supporting our event, our faculty, especially Mrs. Konen and our referee, Mr. Perry, and everyone who attended and supported the game, especially the guest of honor Danica, and her parents. Together, we accomplished much good, and for that, I am especially grateful.


Yesterday, we concluded a Thanksgiving Food Drive that again, exceeded all expectations. We were able to provide full Thanksgiving dinners to our parish communities and to local food banks to provide for those in need. In addition to all our students and families, a special thank you goes to the Luna family and Douglas Pharma US INC and Douglas Pharma Ltd. for their generous contributions to our food drive. We were able to fill 36 bags with everything for a complete Thanksgiving dinner and provide turkeys or gift certificates for each dinner. Thank you for helping us to care for others!


Today was the culminating event for the school Hawk Walk -the incentive for meeting our 30K goal! The Turkey Bowl had our faculty competing against the 8th grade in a friendly flag football game. While it was a hard-fought match, I am pleased to say that the Faculty has come up victorious! Congratulations! And thank you for a great Hawk Walk 2021!


Tomorrow is an 11:30 early dismissal day with no bus transportation at dismissal for Bensalem and Bristol Township. There is also no after school CARES. Classes resume on Tuesday, November 30.


I want to wish all our school students and families a most blessed Thanksgiving holiday!


Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Student Council Candy Cane Sale

Student Council will be selling candy canes for 50 cents/each at all lunches starting on St. Nicholas Day, Monday, December 6.

Lunch January Order - Due November 30

The January lunch order form and menu are available! Lunch order for January is due on Tuesday, November 30:

  • YEAR-LONG LUNCH ORDERS: If you already indicated in November or December that your child will receive lunch for the rest of the school year, there is no need to complete the form. If you are unsure, please complete one.
  • MILK ONLY ORDERS: We must know your child's milk order by the deadline since we have to place the milk order separately with NDS. We are unable to provide milk for your child if no order was placed.


Questions about the Lunch Order Online Form?

Contact: Mrs. Michelle Mangapit michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x206


Questions about the Breakfast/Lunch Program?

Contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse patricia.prasse@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x210

Upcoming Events

November 24 - 11:30 am Dismissal* (K-Gr8)/11:00 am Dismissal (Pre-Kindergarten), 9:30 am Prayer Service, No after school CARES

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break / School Holiday

November 30 - School resumes, online lunch order for January 2022 due

December 1 - Picture (Re-take) Day

December 3 - 1st Trimester Ends

December 6 - 2nd Trimester Begins, Student Council Candy Cane ($0.50/each) Sale starts

December 10 - 1st Trimester Report Cards


*Parent pick up needed for Bristol Township and Bensalem bus students.

Home & School News

December:

  • December 3 - St. Nick's Gift Card Bingo @ 6:30 pm, Large Hall. Only open to students, siblings and parents/guardians. See flyer for details.
  • Until December 9, 8:00 pm - PA Lottery Scratch Off Fundraiser for Danica. Drawing will be held on December 10. See flyer for details.


Upcoming events:

  • January 15 - Cash Bingo @ 7pm (players must be 18 years or older), St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details.
  • February 11 - Sweetheart Dance
  • February 17 - Roller Skating Party/Fundraiser at Philly SkatePlex


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

Amazon Smile!

This season of gratitude and gift-giving, please consider designating our school as your favorite charitable organization when shopping on Amazon (smile.amazon.com). When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you. Our school benefits by receiving quarterly deposits from Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support! See attached document to see how to designate our school as your favorite charitable organization.

From the Enrollment Office

We kindly ask that you take a few short minutes to complete our satisfaction survey. It will not only provide us with some wonderful marketing material, but will also allow us to reflect on how we can improve the school and your family's overall experience at Holy Family. We thank you ahead of time for your resounding response and please do not ever hesitate to reach out if the Enrollment Office can ever be helpful!


Survey Link: https://forms.gle/wyGkhoBRZAN6FRau6


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!


Happy Thanksgiving, Holy Family! May your plates be filled with good food and hearts filled with good times! Stay safe and see you all next week!


Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

From the Advancement Office

The Giving Tuesday Challenge:

Giving Tuesday is a global movement of giving which takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 30th.


What is the Giving Tuesday Challenge?

When you donate, $12, in this our 12th year as a regional school, your gift will have an immediate impact in an area of great need. This year, donate $12 to help purchase an early childhood playground in the rear of the school, or support technology upgrades in the middle school. You can always give to what means most to you.


Donate $12 on Giving Tuesday through the outlet easiest for you: Facebook, the school website, the QR code, send a check or cash into school (in an envelope marked "Giving Tuesday"). Please make a gift today and have an impact every day.


If your organization has a United Way Campaign, and you would like to designate your gift to HFR, the United Way designation code is 51525


Holy Family graciously accepts corporate matching gifts. Ask your employer for details. Contact Ms. Mary Ann Conway with questions on making a donation of any size.


Thank you for your kind consideration.


Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director

maryann.conway@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x208

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Brian M. Kean, Parochial Administrator

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.


Mass Schedule:

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


Rite of Reconciliation:

  • Thursday: 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.


Pot of Gold

View the results of the November 17 drawing here. Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $7,000.


Mass Schedule

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


Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 11@ 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Tickets are $20 per family.

Breakfast, crafts and games for the kids, scheduled time slot for photo opp with Santa, and Christmas music surprise! Tickets are available at the rectory: 215-946-4040. See flyer for details.


Men of Harmony Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 19 @ 5:00 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Church. All are welcome (no tickets)! See flyer for details.