HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

November 1, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 10

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy Solemnity of All Saints! This morning at Mass, we praised and thanked God for the lives of the saints; those recognized by the Church, and those we see every day. We are all called to be Saints! Tomorrow we will celebrate the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, or All Souls Day. It is a special day (and month!) to pray for our departed family and friends. On Friday, our 8th grade will host the Living Saints Museum, where the saints come alive and tell us about their lives and answer questions. All our classes will have an opportunity to visit the Living Saints Museum. As part of the “admission” to the Saints Museum, we are asking each student to bring in an item for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Each class will be collecting specific items so that we can provide full Thanksgiving dinners for those in our parishes and the local community. Food can be brought in anytime between now and November 21. Please see more information in today’s newsletter.

Today also begins the winter uniform. All students should be prepared to wear the winter uniform as outlined in the Family Handbook and as provided in the pictures in this newsletter. Winter uniform means there is no more wearing of shorts as part of the regular school uniform or gym uniform. Our Swap Shop still has available items for the winter uniform.

This month our teachers will be providing Safe Environment lessons to their students during the religion period. Safe Environment lessons review “safe touch” protocols that ensure the safety of our students. If you have any questions about Safe Environment, please reach out to your child’s teacher, or you can review the Safe Environment lesson here.

Our Hawk Walk was again a wonderful success and since we reached our school goal, we will be heading to the Turkey Bowl again this year! Donations are still being accepted and the online platform remains open until this Friday, November 4. Thank you all for your support of this year’s Hawk Walk!

Parent Teacher conferences are being held on Monday evening, November 7 and during the school day on Tuesday, November 8. (No School for students on November 8) Due to Queen of the Universe having their PREP classes also on Monday evening, some teachers will have an alternative meeting space. Please look for more information in an email coming to you tomorrow about Monday evening conferences. I thank you in advance for your cooperation with our shared space.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

Hawk Walk Update

We are headed to Turkey Bowl! Through your generosity and support, we have raised $37,169 (74% participation rate)! Donations continue to be accepted until Friday, November 4. The online donation platform will be accessible until Friday, November 4 as well.

Students who make their individual goal of $125 will get their name on a footprint displayed in the hallway by the front office under our Hawk Walk banner. These students will also get a ticket placed into a drawing for a Holy Family Spiritwear basket! For each additional donation of $125, a ticket will go into the drawing! Drawing will be held this Friday afternoon, November 4.

Will these classrooms reach their goal ($2,000) and incentives in time?

PK3 - $1,075

PK4A - $1,989

PK4B - $1169

KA - $1,180

4A - $1,485

5B - $925

8A - $1,310

8B - $1,867

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Students will be attending 8th grade's Living Saints Museum on Friday, November 4. As admission to the museum, each student is requested to bring in at least ONE canned food item.

The following items have been assigned for the schoolwide annual Thanksgiving food drive:

PreK /K: Cake/brownie boxed mixes

Grade 1: Boxed potatoes

Grade 2: Canned vegetables

Grade 3: Canned Fruits

Grade 4: Turkey gravy and cranberry sauce

Grade 5: Stuffing

Grade 6: Canned vegetables

Grade 7: Soup

Grade 8/Faculty & Staff: Cash or gift cards toward the purchase of a turkey

We thank you for your generous response to the needs of our own parish families and those in our community.

December Breakfast/Lunch Order Form

The Breakfast (PK) & Lunch (PK-Grade 8) Order form for December (Dec 5 - Jan 6) is due on Monday, Nov 14.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/Y4ZCQuqfzgMQzeYZ6

Breakfast and Lunch Menu: https://hfrcs.org/lunch-menus

Menus are subject to change. Please refer to the school website for the latest menu.

November 11 Transportation

November 11 is Veterans Day. Parent drop-off and pick-up are needed for all students taking the bus except for Neshaminy. Due to more than usual students using carline on Friday, November 11, please expect the wait to be a little bit longer in the morning and afternoon.

To ensure that students get into the school building quickly and safely when using morning carline, please:

  • Pull up your car in front of the Parish Center where you will be greeted by a staff member. Do not park and bring your child to the front door.
  • Parents must stay in the vehicle at all times. We have staff ready to open doors and assist your child(ren) out of the vehicle.
  • Have your child(ren) exit by the right passenger side (if possible) so they can safely exit toward the sidewalk.
  • Have your child(ren) ready to go with their belongings (e.g. backpack, water bottles), so they do not leave anything behind.

For carline dismissal, please:

  • Line up in the church parking lot.
  • Display your family number by the front passenger window so staff can record your carline number quickly.
  • Make sure your child knows their carline number.
  • Wait for direction from a staff member before pulling out of your lane. We appreciate your patience as our goal is to have all students dismissed as safely as possible.

Phillies Add On Day Changes

Due to the changes to the Phillies game schedule, we will have Phillies/Red Add on days when the Phillies play during their World Series run which include, but may not be limited to:

  • Wednesday, November 2
  • Thursday, November 3

Holy Family Happenings & Highlights

Winter Uniform

See the Family Handbook, pages 38-41, for the specifics of the winter/formal uniform. Winter/formal uniform started today, November 1.
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Pot of Gold Challenge!

In observation of Halloween and All Saints Day, the Pot of Gold Drawing for Monday, October 31 was postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2.

This is the final drawing for our Holy Family Pot of Gold Challenge! Please continue to participate in the Pot of Gold program to earn tuition credits!

Gifts from Gwyn

Gifts from Gwyn is sponsoring the 6th annual 5K run and 1 mile fun walk at beautiful Falls Township Community Park, on Saturday November 5th, starting at 9:30 AM. This is a professional timed event, with awards for top male/female finishers in each class. Once again, this year, we will have music, vendors, a food truck, sports tickets and restaurant gift card raffles. Please come out and support the foundation to help us keep Gwyn's memory alive. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for Holy Family Regional Catholic School and Conwell-Egan Catholic high school, in Gwyn Rivells' name. For More info or to register, go to www.GiftsFromGwyn.org. Look forward to seeing you there!

Registration link: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1559 or see attached registration form and flyer for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 4 (Fri): 8th Grade Living Saints Museum, Last day for Hawk Walk donation and online platform

  • Nov 7 (Mon): Parent-Teacher Afternoon & Evening Conferences PK-Gr. 8
  • Nov 8 (Tue): No School, Parent-Teacher Morning Conferences
  • Nov 11 (Fri): Veterans Day - busing available for Neshaminy only
  • Nov 14 (Mon): December Lunch Order Due
  • Nov 22 (Tue): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Favorite Football Team or brown), Turkey Bowl, The NED Show Assembly (K-Gr.8)
  • Nov 23 (Wed): Thanksgiving Prayer Service @ 9:30 AM, Early Dismissal (PK 11:00, K-Gr.8 11:30)
  • Nov 24 (Thu) to Nov 28 (Mon): No School, Thanksgiving Break

Save these Dates!

  • Dec 20 (Tue): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM

From the Enrollment Office

If you know anyone that would like to schedule a tour of our school, please have them contact regan.downey@hfrcs.org or call 215-269-9600 x 209. You can check out our referral page for more information on this program.

From the Advancement Office

Danaher Lynch Family Foundation CEC Scholarship

The DLFF scholarship portal is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Students who wish to be considered for a DLFF scholarship, which is a 2-year renewable grant at Conwell Egan High School, should complete the application at www.dlff.org, select scholarship, how to apply.

Please note the deadline so every student who would like to be considered will have an opportunity.

Questions? Contact: Ms. Mary Ann Conway maryann.conway@hfrcs.org

215-269-9600 x 208

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Nov 1 (Tue): Playa Bowl Fundraiser
  • Nov 6 (Sun): Margaritas Fundraiser
  • Nov 7 (Mon): Orders due for Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser
  • Nov 12 (Sat): Designer Bag Bingo, special raffles available which include: 76ers and Flyers tickets!!! Please sign up here to volunteer.

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

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New Spirit Wear

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

***** 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 are the past week's winnings. The jackpot prize for tomorrow's drawing is $49,000! In observation of Halloween and All Saints Day, the Pot of Gold Drawing for Monday, October 31st was postponed to Wednesday, November 2nd.

Annual Memorial Mass

On Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM, we will gather for our Annual Memorial Mass. For this Mass, we have especially invited the family members of all those whose funeral Mass was celebrated here at Saint Frances Cabrini. We invite all our parishioners to come celebrate the life, the love, and the faith of all those who have gone before us in faith.

Following Mass, there will be refreshments served in Monsignor Woods Hall.

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