HFRCS Newsletter: Back-to-School

September 7, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 3

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are very excited to begin a new school year! Our teachers met today for Mass and a day of organization and professional development. Most importantly, we are ready for a new school year of learning, growing and fun!


Tomorrow, we will be gathering in the field for opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, and the Blessing of the Backpacks. If you are dropping your child off in car line and would like to be a part of the gathering, please drop your child off first in carline, THEN go back and park back in the parish parking lot and return to the field. (Park as close to the front of the lot, as parishioners will be coming in for 8:30 Mass) Please do not park and walk with your child. This is for safety purposes as cars will be moving within both parking lots.


Tomorrow is an early dismissal day, beginning at 11:30. There will be no afternoon buses (going home) for Bensalem, Bristol Township and Neshaminy. Parents using car line tomorrow at dismissal should post their family carline number in the front passenger side window. You should have received your car line number from your child’s teacher. If you did not receive your child’s car line number, please contact me.


Our CARES program will begin tomorrow. Students staying for CARES after school must bring a lunch.


I, and all our faculty and staff, look forward to working with you this school year. Together, we will accomplish great things!


Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Congratulations Sister Marilou!

Sister Marilou McDonald, IHM is celebrating her 70th anniversary of entering the Sisters, Servants of Immaculate Heart of Mary! Congratulations, Sister Marilou! We wish her all the best on this important milestone.

Nicky Folder & Forms to Return to School

Students will be coming home with a maroon Nicky Folder on their first day of school. The Nicky folder has forms that need to be signed and returned to school. These forms are:
  • Photo Release Waiver Form (Yellow)
  • Student Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Form (Lime Green)
  • Student and Parent Electronic Device Agreement with Optional Insurance (Orange) - Grades 3-8 only
  • Emergency Information (White)
  • Student Covid Rapid Testing Consent Form (Green)


Please return the completed forms to school by Friday, September 10 (Grades 1-8) or Wednesday, September 15 (PreK and K).


We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Breakfast/Lunch Menu & Order Form

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for September and October are now available on the school website. Due to the time constraint and deadline to place orders with NDS (Nutritional Development Services) for meals starting September 13, the school placed the orders on behalf of all students. Please note that Grades 1-8 should have a packed lunch for September 9-10. Breakfast and Lunch program start on Monday, September 13 for all grades.


October order forms are included in the Nicky Folder. October orders are due by Wednesday, September 15.


For any questions about the breakfast and lunch program, please contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse

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

Car Line Number Information & Procedure

Student's homeroom teacher sent out an email last week with your Family Number for the car line. We are using the same car line procedure's as last year. Drivers should remain in their vehicles at all times.

Car Line Arrival Procedure: Cars should pull up in front of the Parish Center where you will be greeted by a staff member. Please do not park and bring your child to the front door.

Car Line Dismissal Procedure: Cars will line up at the church parking lot. Family number should be displayed on the front passenger window. For everyone's safety, please wait for direction from a staff member before pulling out of your lane.

PK3, PK4, Kindergarten Orientation

PK3 Orientation

  • September 9, 6:00PM @ KA Classroom
  • September 10, 9:00AM @ Classroom


PK4 Orientation

  • September 9, 6:00PM @ Large Hall
  • September 10, 9:00AM @ Large Hall


Kindergarten Orientation:

  • September 8, 6:00PM @ Large Hall
  • September 9, 9:00AM @ Large Hall


Feel free to attend one of the Orientation sessions. PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten students are invited to attend their orientation session. First day of school for PK3-K is on Monday, September 13.

Reminders


  1. Bus Schedule - available in the school website
  2. Gym Uniforms - Gym uniforms and spirit wear can be purchased from Kampus Klothes
  3. Nurse's Office - Contact School Nurse Mrs. Barbara McKnight hfrcs.nurse@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x207 if you have any questions on the health form requirements.
  4. Volunteer Clearance and Safe Environment Requirements
  5. My Student's Progress - link available from the school website homepage at the top menu. Contact michelle.mangapit@hfrcs.org for assistance with login.

Home & School Fall 2021 Events

Mark your calendars for Home & School Fall Events!

Pack, Troop, Crew 168 Open House

Pack, Troop and Crew 168 is having an opening house on September 14 beginning 6:00PM at 1st Methodist Church of Fairless Hills 840 Trenton Rd. For information, please contact Mr. N. Sonnie smtroop168@comcast.net.

From the Enrollment Office

While I hope each of our families had a happy and healthy summer, I think I speak for the faculty and staff when I say how excited we are to get the school year underway! If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out. My door is always open!


Have a great week and don't forget to get to bed early tonight!


Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

From the Advancement Office

Dear Parents of Pathways Scholars,


By way of re-introduction, I am the Pathways Scholarship liaison at Holy Family. Throughout the year, if you have questions about the Pathways program, please feel free to contact me at maryann.conway@hfrcs.org.


In the coming months, the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation will host a leadership workshop and service activities for current and new Pathways Scholars. I will keep you informed as more information about these, and other activities, becomes available. Please let me know if you have questions.


Ms. MaryAnn Conway, Advancement Director

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

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin. Football Mania tickets are available at the Rectory or after each weekend masses until Saturday, September 10.


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

Drawing for this week's winnings is today! Information will be available in the Parish website.


A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Register for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass here. This study explores the roots of the words and gestures which we experience at mass and explains their profound significance. This study, held in Monsignor Woods Hall, begins on Wednesday September 15 at 7:00pm and continues every Wednesday for six weeks.


Mass Schedule

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