HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

December 20, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 17

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In today’s newsletter, we recognize students who earned Honors for the first trimester. Academic Honors are a specific set of criteria determined by the school, that recognizes academic achievement in all areas of learning, academic subjects as well as special subject areas and areas of effort and conduct. Honors gives students something to strive for, but all good effort, no matter where a child is academically, is worthy of praise and affirmation. Congratulations to all students who did their best during the first trimester!

This week we are in school until Thursday, which is a full day of school. Transportation is available all week, but there will be no after school CARES on Thursday. Our Christmas break will extend into the New Year, and we return to school on Tuesday, January 3.

As we draw ever closer to the Nativity of our Lord, let us all give thanks and praise to our God, who came to earth to be among us, the greatest gift ever given. May we take the time to look for Jesus in one another, knowing that we are the face, hands, and feet of Jesus on earth. On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, may all our Holy Family families experience the JOY of the season!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Advent Service Project

We did not need to worry, God provides and so did our Holy Family Regional Catholic School family! Our Advent service project resulted in more than 200 toiletry bags accompanied by a loving note and candy cane. Every grade level played a part in compiling the bags. Student Council funded the candy canes and an item for each bag. Many thanks to Mrs. Raffin and Father Weber for delivering the bags to St. Francis Inn in Kennsington last Wednesday, December 14. Their director was so pleased as the bags were provided to individuals in need at their Christmas event on the same night.

First Trimester Honor Roll 2022-2023 SY

Congratulations to the First Trimester Distinguished Honors, First Honors, and Second Honors!

Yearbook Committee (Open to 8th Graders Only)

Sign-up for the Yearbook Committee is now open! Forms are available outside of Mrs. Gallo's classroom (Tech Lab). Yearbook Committee meeting dates are: Jan 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Another meeting will take place in April. Please return the Parent/Guardian Permission Slip to secure your spot on the Committee. See attached permission form.

Forms must be returned to Mrs. Gallo by January 10, 2023

Handbook Highlights

Please take this time during the Christmas break to check your child's uniform. Full winter uniform is in effect until the Easter break. Please see the Family Handbook, Winter Uniform (Pages 38-42) for the details.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM, full winter uniform
  • Dec 22 (Thu): Christmas Prayer Service @ 9:30 AM, Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (red and green), No after-school CARES
  • Dec 23 (Fri) to Jan 2 (Mon): No School - Christmas Break
  • Jan 12 (Thu): February Breakfast/Lunch Order due
  • Jan 13 (Fri): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Spiritwear)
  • Jan 16 (Mon): No School, Martin Luther King Day
  • Jan 19 (Thu): The Barn Hill Preserve Assembly @ 9:00 AM

Save the Date!

  • Jan 29 (Sun): Open House @ 11:00-1:00 PM, Catholic Schools Week Begins

From the Enrollment Office

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

H&S Upcoming Events

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.

***** 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 $7,000!

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

CEC Girls Varsity Basketball Game

Conwell Egan's Girls Basketball team is inviting Holy Family students to watch their game this Thursday evening, December 22 (see attached schedule). Come support Holy Family alumnae, includes 2022 graduate Deanna Porter!

Admission is $5, however, if students wear their Holy Family uniform, admission is free!