HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

March 22, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 31

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Friday, report cards were issued for students in grades K-8. Please review your child’s report card carefully and direct any questions to their teacher. Your child’s grades are available for your review at any time through the electronic gradebook found in My Students Progress. If you do not have access to MSP or are having difficulty logging on, please contact Mrs. Mangapit (michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org).

This Thursday, our 7th grade students will be participating in Universal Visitation Day at archdiocesan high schools. This day provides our 7th grade students with a “day in the life” of a high school student at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, or any of our other archdiocesan high schools. Please wish our students well as they explore the next phase of their educational journey.

This month, our second-grade students received their First Reconciliation; Thursday, March 10 at Queen of the Universe Parish, and Saturday, March 19 at St. Frances Cabrini Parish. We want to congratulate them on this important milestone of their faith journey, and thank their teacher, Miss Weight, and the Directors of Religious Education, Sue Raffin (QU) and Jean Madden (SFC) for their instruction and guidance!

As we continue through the holy season of Lent, our students are observing the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and works of charity. As a reminder, we are still collecting baby items for The Blessed Margaret Castello Home. Please see this newsletter for details. All items must be in by April 13.

This Friday we will be having a blue and yellow $1 dress down day to support Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to Catholic Relief Services. Please continue to pray for all those impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Graduate Spotlight!

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Report Cards

Report cards were sent home on Friday, March 18. Should you have any questions about your child's report card, please contact your child's teacher.

Please sign and return the brown envelope to school no later than Friday, March 25. You should keep the report cards for your records.

Art Club

Sign up for Art Club! Art Club will be held 3:00-4:30 pm for Grades 3-5 on Mondays (3/28, 4/4, and 4/11), and for Grades 6-8 on Thursdays (3/31, 4/7, 4/21).

Register now to secure your spot (waitlist after 24 participants)!

Grades 3-5 Sign up Link

Grades 6-8 Sign up Link

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May 2-26 Lunch Order due Apr 5

Please place your student's hot lunch/milk order for May 2-26 using the online lunch order form by Tuesday, April 5. 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 May, in an envelope marked "Milk Money" with the student's name, to your homeroom teacher.

Lenten Service Project

As part of our Lenten Service Project, the school will be collecting donations for The Blessed Margaret Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies.

The following items are needed:

  • baby shampoo/body wash
  • diapers size 2 to 6
  • new clothing: boy/girl clothes (6-24 months), socks (newborn to 24 months)
  • laundry detergent
  • wipes
  • diaper rash cream
  • Similac Advance 12.4oz can
  • pacifiers
  • bottles
  • nursing pads
  • stamps
  • gift cards to Walmart/ACME/Giant/Target/Aldi/Uber/Lyft

The Blessed Margaret of Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies, founded in 1986, is the longest continually active crisis pregnancy home in the Delaware Valley. It is a residential home for pregnant women offering support, guidance, and physical security in a loving atmosphere, throughout a woman’s pregnancy. The services are free of charge and they are located in Bensalem.

Please send in your donations by Wednesday, April 13. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Student Council: Ukraine

Student Council will be sponsoring a two-part fundraiser to provide immediate assistance to families in Ukraine. March 25, Friday, will be an extra $1 dress down day to wear Blue and Yellow only to show our support.

Student Council will be selling $0.50/chance to guess the number of blue and yellow jelly beans in a jar. Chances will be available at all lunch times through March 25. Winner will be announced on Friday, March 25, afternoon. If more than one winner guesses the exact amount, the jelly beans will be split amongst the winners.

All proceeds will be donated to Catholic Relief Services.

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

Message from the Nurse's Office

Water Bottles

Spring is here! Please remember to pack a water bottle for your child(ren), especially on those warmer days. Water refilling stations are available throughout the school.

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 23 - Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm (Gr 1-4), 2:00 pm (Gr 5-8)

March 24 - 7th Grade Visitation Day @ CEC

March 25 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day - wear blue and yellow only

March 30 - Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm (Gr 1-4), 2:00 pm (Gr 5-8)

April 1 - First Friday Mass @ 9:30 am

April 6 - Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm (Gr 1-4), 2:00 pm (Gr 5-8)

April 11 - Living Stations 7 pm

April 13 - 11:30 Dismissal

April 14 - No School, Holy Thursday

April 15 - No School, Good Friday

April 18 - No School, Easter Monday

April 19 - Classes Resume, Summer Uniform

April 22 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day, Holy Family's Got Talent 7:30 pm @ CEC


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.

For families who do not plan on returning to Holy Family next school year, we kindly ask that you complete an opt-out form at your convenience by April 15. If there is anything we can do to address the reason(s) you are considering leaving, please let us know right away. We hope to have all of our families return next year and encourage those who are considering other options to get in touch with us!

I hope everyone has a wonderful, reflective Lenten Season!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

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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 will become 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

  • Due March 25 (Friday): 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.
  • Apr 1-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 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.

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***** 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 - 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

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 $18,000.

Lenten Fish Fry

Fish Fry by Chef Rick "Ballpark" Tralies will be available for Dine In* or Pick Up on Fridays during Lent from 4:00-7:00 pm. Menu and Order Form is attached. Please drop off your order at St. Frances Cabrini Rectory by 12:00 noon on Friday.

*Note: Due to an event in the gym on Friday, March 25 (this week only), all fish fry orders will be for Take Out only. Dine in returns on April 1.