HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

January 17, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 20

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited to be welcoming the Barn Hill Preserve to our school this Thursday for an assembly program for the whole school. The Barn Hill Preserve is a mobile animal program that brings exotic animal ambassadors into the school along with their travelling educators who speak about biology, ecology, environmental stewardship, responsible pet ownership, life science and other interesting, related topics! It is necessary that everyone who attends the assembly have a signed permission slip. If you haven’t already done so, please send in your permission slip tomorrow so that your child can attend this wonderful presentation. The permission slip is attached to this newsletter.

This Friday will be an Eagles “add-on” day! To support and cheer on our Philadelphia Eagles in their Divisional playoff game on Saturday evening against the New York Giants, students are permitted to wear their Eagles jerseys and tee shirts over their regular winter uniform. Students can also wear Eagles green if they do not have any Eagles attire. Here’s hoping our Eagles can claim victory on Saturday and move on in their quest for the Super Bowl!

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 29th for our Catholic Schools Week Open House! Our Open House is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and is for all current parents, parishioners, and prospective families. If you know of anyone interested in our school, please encourage them to come and see what we are about! There will be information on enrolling for the coming school year, financial aid opportunities, and information on our Home and School Association. Our faculty and staff will be here to answer questions, and we have student ambassadors on hand to provide informative school tours.

Today we have included in our newsletter, our schedule for Catholic Schools Week! This year our theme is: “Catholic Schools are SUPER! We learn! What’s your Superpower?” Please see the attached schedule for all the fun activities planned for Catholic Schools Week 2023!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

Barn Hill Preserve Permission Slip

On Thursday, January 19 at 9:00 AM, we will have a schoolwide assembly with Barn Hill Preserve. In order for your student to watch the assembly with his/her class, the attached permission slip needs to be signed and returned to school no later than Thursday, January 19.

Students must have a signed permission slip to attend the assembly. Permission forms were sent home today and attached for your reference.

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Catholic Schools’ Week Service Project

Women’s Animal Center

Location: 3839 Richlieu Rd, Bensalem

About The Women’s Animal Center

The Women’s Animal Center was once called The Women’s Humane Society. This is a “no-kill” animal shelter that accepts all animals found or surrendered, regardless of age, breed, size or health. They are committed to placing all healthy or medically and behaviorally treatable animals into new homes by implementing proven methods of lifesaving and rehabilitation. The Women’s Animal Center ultimately provides shelter, veterinary care, behavior training, rescue transfer and adoption services for over 3,000 animals in need each year.

The Women’s Animal Center serves approximately 10,000 patients annually in their low-cost Veterinary Hospital, with a focus on making pet ownership affordable and helping to reduce owner surrenders related to financial burden. All of the service fees raised through the Veterinary Hospital are directly reinvested into the shelter and rehoming of the stray, abandoned and abused animals in our care.

The Center also works with schools and scout programs to build a more compassionate future for animals. They receive no federal, state or local government funding, and depend upon the support, partnership and patronage of local and national communities to accomplish their animal welfare mission.

Donations Needed: (Please have your child bring any donations to school during Catholic Schools’ Week January 30th-February 3rd)

  • Any kind of dog/cat food that is unopened and not expired (no larger than 20lbs.)

  • Any kind of dog/cat treats

  • Towels- new and clean used

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Dawn Dish Detergent

  • Soft Dog and Cat Treats- unopened/unexpired

  • Adaptil and Feliway Spray and Plug-ins

  • Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter

  • Freedom Harnesses, all sizes

  • KONGS, XL and XXL

  • KMR Kitten Formula

  • Small Animal Food for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs (pellets, treats, alfalfa hay and timothy hay)

  • Chewable Hay Toys for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

  • Cat Toys

  • Leashes, 4-6 ft nylon or leather, non-retractable

Super Bowl Football Pool Fundraiser

The Super Bowl is set for February 12, 2023. Although we do not know which two teams will be facing off, we are gearing up for the big game! Holy Family’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction is organizing a Super Bowl Football Pool fundraiser. Please consider supporting our school. Three pools will be offered at different price levels. Squares are available to purchase today at $25, $50, or $100. If you have any questions, please email holyfamilyfundraiser@hfrcs.org or visit https://hfrcs.org/ways-to-give.

$25 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/25HFRCS1

$50 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/50HFRCS1

$100 Pool: https://www.superbowlsquares.org/100HFRCS1

Payment can be made by a bank account or debit card through Venmo @HFF-Advancement or by credit card through the Parish Giving link.

Payouts for each pool are as follows:

  • End of 1st Quarter: 10%
  • End of 2nd Quarter: 10%
  • End of 3rd Quarter: 10%
  • Final Game Score: 20%

If all squares are purchased for the pool, the payouts are as follows:

  • $25 pool - 1st Quarter $250, 2nd Quarter $250, 3rd Quarter $250, Final $500
  • $50 pool - 1st Quarter $500, 2nd Quarter $500, 3rd Quarter $500, Final $1000
  • $100 pool - 1st Quarter $1000, 2nd Quarter $1000, 3rd Quarter $1000, Final $2000

Note: If all squares are not purchased, the winning amounts are based on the percentages listed above and the total amount collected for the pool.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid applications for 2023-2024 BLOCS funding are being accepted through FACTS Grant & Aid. You can start an application by logging into your FACTS account. There is also a link on our website under Admissions > Financial Aid.

A tax return (2021 or 2022) must be submitted with your application. Please note that FACTS charges a fee for processing and verifying applications.

Grants will be awarded in late Spring once we are notified of our available funding. Awards are based on factors such as the available funding, the number of applicants and the income eligibility of applicants.

Baby Announcement!

Mr. and Mrs. Coles are the proud parents of a baby boy, Ledger James, who was born on January 8, 2023 at 11:24PM. Ledger weighed in 6lbs. 14 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Please pray for Mom and Baby!

Handbook Highlights

Gym Uniform vs. Spiritwear

Please review the Family Handbook page 42 for the proper gym uniform. Spiritwear hoodies should not be worn in place of the gym maroon sweatshirt. Gym uniforms can be ordered from Kampus Klothes.

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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 19 (Thu): The Barn Hill Preserve Assembly @ 9:00 AM, students must have a permission slip signed to attend!
  • Jan 20 (Fri): Eagles Add-on Day! Wear an Eagles shirt/jersey or green over your uniform!
  • Jan 29 (Sun): Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass @ 9:00 AM St. Frances Cabrini and 9:30 AM Queen of the Universe, Open House @ 11:00-1:00 PM
  • Feb 3 (Fri): Closing of Catholic Schools Mass @ 9:30 AM, Early Dismissal (PK 11:00 AM, K-Gr. 8 11:30 AM)
  • Feb 9 (Thu): Super Bowl Football Pool Fundraiser last day
  • Feb 20 (Mon): No School, Professional Development Day

From the Enrollment Office

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Feb 7 (Tue): Home & School Meeting @ 7:00 PM, Parish Center PC6 (2nd Floor)
  • Feb 10 (Fri): Valentine's Gift Card Bingo, doors open 6:30 PM and games start 7:00 PM. RSVP by Wed, Feb 8 to aaamrhein1@aol.com and include the number of players attending
  • Feb 22 (Wed): Salvatore's - dine in or take out, 4:00-9:00 PM, see flyer for details

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

Spiritwear: New spiritwear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

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***** 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 is this week's winnings. The jackpot prize for the next drawing is $11,000!

Annual Winter Luau Dinner and Dance

February 4 (Sat) from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Doors open at 6:45 PM

Tickets on sale now $30/person at the Rectory or via: https://form.jotform.com/230085450675153

***** OTHER NEWS *****

CYO Pee Wee Basketball Signup

Registration for Pee Wee Basketball (Kindergarten to 3rd grade) is now open! Register here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/353485

The registration fee is $60 per player and the season will run from early February to the end of March. Registration link will be available until January 23, 2023.

Please reach out to John Chapman, Basketball Coordinator, for any questions: jchapman3557@gmail.com.

MLK Day of Service

Thank you to all our families who helped in the cleanup of the school and church grounds yesterday! There was a great turnout for its first year. Thank you to Mrs. Nguyen for organizing the event.
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