HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

October 25, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 9

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Hawk Walk day was a wonderful success! God blessed us with a beautiful fall day to be outdoors and everyone enjoyed the Mini Hawk Hustle dance-a-thon in the morning and the neighborhood walk in the afternoon. I would like to thank our Home and School and all parent volunteers for the colorful decorations, the snack table, the Spiritwear, the DJ and music, and generally all the support for the Hawk Walk. We are very close to goal! We are currently at $34,356!!!! We are almost there! If you have not yet supported the Hawk Walk, or know someone who would like to donate, our online platform remains open until Friday, November 4.

As if the Hawk Walk wasn’t enough excitement for the month of October, on Monday, October 31, our PK3 through 3rd grade students will have their Halloween Parade! The Parade will begin at 9:30 AM and the students will parade around the field. Parents and guests are welcome to come and view the parade by the fence bordering the field. Students will parade directly down the fence line, so you will have a great opportunity for photos. Specific directions regarding costumes, etc. can be found in this newsletter. Students in all grades will be having a free Halloween dress down day. Wear your black and orange!

On Tuesday, November 1, we will be celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints. Our school Mass is at 9:30 AM and will be led by our 5th grade. Prior to the beginning of Mass, our 8th grade students will be dressed as a saint and will process up the aisle. This is in preparation for our Living Saints Museum, which will be held on Friday, November 4. Please join us for Mass if your schedule permits.

On the afternoon and evening of Monday, November 7 and during the day on Tuesday, November 8, we will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences. Teachers will be sending parents a link to a Signup Genius where you can sign up for a 15-minute meeting slot. You may only sign up for one slot per child. Please use this time to discuss any concerns you may have with your child’s academic learning and achievement. And please note that there will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

As a result of an application submitted to PECO, our school will be receiving new LED lighting in all classrooms, hallways, and common areas. The new efficient lighting will be better for our classrooms, will use less energy and will save us money on our electric bill. All the lighting has arrived at the school and will be installed throughout the next few months. PECO will pick up more than half of the cost for this important energy-efficient upgrade.

Go Phillies!

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!

Halloween Dress Down Day & Parade

Monday, October 31 is a free black and/or orange dress down day!

Also, our Holy Family Halloween Parade for our students in grades PK3 through 3rd grade will take place at 9:30 AM. These students will be parading on the field in their Halloween finery. All are welcome to come out and cheer! Please remember the following when choosing a costume for your child:

  • Label all costume parts with your child's name
  • All costumes are to be worn OVER their orange and/or black dress down day outfits into school that day
  • Please send a bag labeled with your child's name so that when the parade is over, costumes can be placed in labeled bags for safe travel home.
  • Please wear safe shoes for walking in the grass and through the halls.

Happy Halloween!

Hawk Walk Update

We are so close to goal! With your generosity and support, we have raised $34,356 (72% participation rate)! Our online donation platform remains open until the end of Friday, November 4. Please share your student's link to family and friends so we can reach our goal!

For students who make their individual goal of $125, they will get their name on a footprint that will be hung 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!

If our school meets its goal of $35,000, we'll have the Turkey Bowl! 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! Let's go for goal!

Pot of Gold Challenge!

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Student Council Raffle

Student Council is selling tickets this week for $0.50 each for a chance to win this Belly Buddies Hamster (measures 26" tall) AND a Phillies hat! Raffle tickets will be sold at all lunch periods. Drawing will be on Friday afternoon, October 28.

Thank you for supporting the Student Council!

Holy Family Happenings & Highlights

Let There Be Light!

The Science Lab has new LED lights installed! The project to upgrade lighting fixtures in the school building is currently in progress. Check back in a few months to "see" the difference!

Winter Uniform

See the Family Handbook, pages 38-41, for the specifics of the winter/formal uniform. Winter/formal uniform starts on Tuesday, November 1.
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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 31 (Mon): Turn in tickets for the last day of Pot of Gold Challenge, Halloween/Orange/Black Dress Down Day, Halloween Parade (PK3-Gr.3) @ 9:30 AM

  • Nov 1 (Tue): All Saints Day Mass @ 9:30 AM, Winter Uniform begins

  • Nov 4 (Fri): 8th Grade Living Saints Museum, Last day of Hawk Walk online donation platform
  • Nov 7 (Mon): Parent-Teacher Afternoon & Evening Conferences PK-Gr. 8
  • Nov 8 (Tue): No School, Parent-Teacher Morning Conferences
  • Nov 13 (Mon): December Lunch Order Due
  • Nov 22 (Tue): Turkey Bowl (if Hawk Walk $35,000 goal reached!), The NED Show Assembly
  • 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

  • Oct 26 (Wed): Home & School Meeting - see invite for details
  • Oct 28 (Fri): Trunk or Treat
  • 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

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.

***** 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. Next week's jackpot prize is $49,000! In observation of Halloween and All Saints Day, the Pot of Gold Drawing for Monday, October 31st will be 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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