HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

October 11, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 7

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Hawk Walk Kickoff was a great success! Our students and teachers learned what color they will be wearing for the Hawk Walk and our teachers challenged our 8th grade to the Turkey Bowl! To get to the Turkey Bowl, our school must meet its goal of $35,000! We are hopeful we can meet that goal! The Turkey Bowl is a fun experience for all our students as we gather on the field and cheer on the faculty and the 8th grade in a competitive game of flag football! The faculty has a 2-0 record, so our 8th grade is getting ready to step up their game! We have gotten off to a great start with our Hawk Walk! As of today, the total donated is $6,265!!! Updates on our progress will be shared on our Facebook page each Tuesday and Friday during the four weeks our platform is opened. Thank you in advance for supporting the Hawk Walk!

After school clubs are underway here at Holy Family! Our Running Club got their start last Tuesday. Students are preparing for the Gifts from Gwyn 5K, scheduled for Saturday, November 5. The Comic Book Club also started last week! This club is for students in grades 4 and 5 and exposes young writers and illustrators to the process of creating a comic book. Next week, our 5th -8th grade students can sign up to participate in the Flag Football Club. This popular club will meet on Thursdays and culminates with our 8th grade players taking on the Faculty in the Turkey Bowl!

This coming Monday October 17, school will be closed for a faculty professional development day. On Wednesday of next week, October 19, school will be dismissing at 11:30 AM (11:00 AM for PK3 and PK4) due to the Sacrament of Confirmation Mass at Queen of the Universe at 4:00 PM. There will be no afternoon CARES, or the sending home Bensalem bus on October 19.

Please mark your calendars to SAVE THE DATE for our Holy Family Christmas Pageant! Our pageant will take place on the morning of December 20 at 9:30 AM in the Queen of the Universe Church, and again on the afternoon of December 21 at 1:00 PM, also in the church. It is hard to believe we are already planning for the holidays!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

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Pray the Rosary as a family!

Pot of Gold Challenge!

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Hawk Walk 2022

This year's Hawk Walk is on Friday, October 21 (Rain date: Monday, October 24)! The student's unique donation page was sent via email on Thursday, October 6. If you missed the email, you can search for your student's donation page: https://independent.pledgebrite.org/fund/hawkwalk202 to share with family and friends. See attached documents for more information about Hawk Walk.

Watch the Hawk Walk 2022 classroom color reveal and target goals here.

Home and School is looking for volunteers the day before and the day of the Hawk Walk. Also, donations of snacks to be sold during the Hawk Walk would be appreciated. Any and all rainbow-themed prepackaged snacks would be greatly appreciated. Some examples are rainbow Twizzlers, rainbow chocolate chip cookies, and anything that goes along with the rainbow theme of the Hawk Walk. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa4a92aa3fc1-hawk

Carline Dismissal Signals

Help our staff know whether your car is loaded and ready to leave the parking lot! Give us thumbs up if you are ready to go or a thumbs down if you are not ready. Please wait for direction from a staff member before pulling out of your lane.

November Lunch Order - LAST CALL!

If you have not submitted your November Breakfast (PK) & Lunch (PK-Grade 8) Order, please submit your student's order by the end of today. If you have indicated in previous forms that your student will be having lunch all year, there is no need to complete another form unless there are changes.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/6tDFSAKyRDc9CUdF7

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

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

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

  • Oct 17 (Mon): No School (Professional Development Day)

  • Oct 19 (Wed): Early Dismissal (PK 11:00 AM, K-8 11:30 AM) - parent pickup needed for Bensalem. No afternoon CARES. Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00PM

  • Oct 20 (Thu): 1st Trimester Midpoint

  • Oct 21 (Fri): Hawk Walk! Rain Date: Oct 24 (Mon)
  • Nov 1 (Tue): All Saints Day Mass
  • Nov 7 (Mon): Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences PK-Gr. 8
  • Nov 8 (Tue): No School (Parent-Teacher Conferences)

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

  • Oct 26 (Wed): Home & School Meeting - see invite for details
  • Oct 28 (Fri): Trunk or Treat
  • Nov 6 (Sun): Margaritas Fundraiser
  • Nov 7 (Mon): Orders due for Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser
  • Nov 12 (Sat): Designer Bag Bingo

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

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.

Join Cub Scouts Pack 168 and Scouts BSA Troop 168!

Cub Scouts meet on Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM and Scouts BSA meet on Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM at First Methodist Church of Fairless Hills, 840 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030. For more information, contact N. Sonnie at 215-939-6411 or smtroop168@gmail.com.

***** CYO NEWS *****

Basketball registration is now open for 4th grade through high school only. Link is below. Please share the link as much as possible. Registration will remain open until October 13th as this is when our team data sheets need to be turned into the Region for team counts. The Pee-Wee's registration (K thru 3rd grade) will open in December. They will not start their season until after the new year.


When sharing the link, please make sure to review your child's teamsnap profile to make sure all information is current (especially the grade level!).

Any questions/issues with the teamsnap system can be directed to

Liz Aizen @ elizabethaizen@gmail.com

Any basketball related questions can be directed to

Mike Meehan @ mike.meehan@pauldavis.com

John Chapman @ Jchapman3557@gmail.com

***** 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 EspaƱol

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

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $47,000!

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