HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

January 11, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 21

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

After a challenging start to the new year with weather and the uptick in COVID, we are settling down to some consistency in learning.

This Friday we will be previewing our Catholic Schools Week theme by having a Disney $1 dress down day! Wear your favorite Disney themed attire (or primary colors) and support our Student Council.

This Monday, January 17 there will be NO SCHOOL as we recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday.

Out of an abundance of caution, and in order to welcome as many guests as possible into our school, the Catholic Schools Week Open House has been postponed. Please see updated information from Jim Downey, our Enrollment Director, in this newsletter.

Next week we will share more information about the events planned for Catholic Schools Week. We look forward to sharing all the wonderful things that make our Catholic school an inspiring, challenging and nurturing environment for our students. Stay tuned!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

1st Trimester Honor Roll

Congratulations to the 1st Trimester Distinguished Honors, First Honors, and Second Honors!

Gifts from Gwen Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Bella Petrillo, Scholarship winner from the Gifts from Gwen Foundation! Also congratulations to Sophia Bux, who was the runner up. Both girls will be attending Conwell-Egan Catholic High School next year.

January 12 Lunch Menu Change

Due to the change in food availability and delivery, Jan 12 lunch menu has changed to: teriyaki chicken with brown rice, broccoli, salsa, Rosati water ice, and Tostitos chips.

If you ordered lunch for Jan 12 but prefer not to have the updated menu, please pack lunch accordingly. Check the school website for the latest menu.


K-8 students have outdoor recess if the temperature/wind chill (real fee) is 32 degrees or above. Students must come to school with proper attire suitable to the weather.

Reference: Page 13, Family Handbook

School Closure, Delayed Opening, and Early Closure

School closings/delayed openings are the decision of the school districts providing transportation and the bus companies providing this service. HFRCS follows Bristol Township School District in decisions regarding delayed opening/closing of school.

In the event that the school is closed due to inclement weather, weather-related problems, or other emergencies, parents are directed to the media resources below:

  • An alert posted on the home page of the school website at www.hfrcs.org
  • The school’s Facebook page
  • Text and email will be sent through My Students’ Progress

As a courtesy to parents, when school is in session and is closing early due to weather, the school will attempt to notify all parents by text, email, and the school website. In the event that a parent is not notified, the child will be dismissed as instructed by the parents/guardians on the Emergency Information Form provided at the beginning of the school year. It is extremely important that the office has up-to-date, accurate contact information on the Emergency Information Form.

Each family is responsible for providing adequate care and supervision once the child leaves Holy Family. It is highly recommended that each family discuss its plan in regard to an early dismissal, especially when inclement weather is predicted.

Note: For delayed openings, there is no school for half-day PreK students.

Reference: Page 18, Family Handbook

Upcoming Events

January 14 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Disney themed clothing or primary color)

January 17 - No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 30 - Catholic Schools Week Begins


Home & School News

Home and School will be holding a Super Bowl Pool Raffle. Rules are as follows:

  • $20 a block
  • Payouts: 1st Quarter $125, Half $250, 3rd Quarter $125, Final $500
  • Payment will be Venmo ONLY @HFRCS-HandS. Venmo payment MUST SAY “Super Bowl Block Pool" with name, phone number and number of the block(s) chosen
  • Link for the Super Bowl Pool Raffle: https://superbowlpoolsite.com/contest/96717?p=Homeandschool

We encourage you to ask friends and family BUT Venmo should ONLY come from a Holy Family PARENT/GUARDIAN therefore you would have to input their information and block selection in the VENMO comment.

Upcoming events:

  • February 11 - Sweetheart Dance (on hold)
  • February 17 - Roller Skating Party/Fundraiser at Philly SkatePlex. Form attached.
  • May 13 - Cash Bingo @ 7pm (players must be 18 years or older), St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details.

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team.

From the Enrollment Office

In an effort to maintain the highest safety standards, we are officially postponing our January 30th Catholic Schools Week Open House. A new date for the Open House will be determined but enrollment for the 2022-23 school year will still be opening later this month. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns as we approach enrollment season!

Thank you and please have a great week.

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

From the Advancement Office

Bridge Education Foundation Volunteer Service Reminder

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With a new year upon us, I wanted to remind you that volunteer service hours are now due if you received a Bridge Grant in the last year. If you are involved in any number of activities such as Home & School, CYO, service to the parish, school or broader community, those hours will likely count towards the 40-hour requirement set by the Bridge Foundation. The Bridge approved volunteer form is attached and should be completed and returned to the Advancement office by Monday, January 31, 2022.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your assistance.

Ms. Mary Ann Conway, Advancement Director

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

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Brian M. Kean, Parochial Administrator

Rev. 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 - Tuesday through Friday

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

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. 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 $8,000.

SFC Winter Luau

February 12, 7:00-11:00 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

St. Frances Cabrini Monsignor Woods Hall

Dinner prepared by Chef John Rifkin and the Goomba Sous Chefs

Coffee, desserts, Malibu punch, wine, beer, and soda

All for only $30 per person

Dancing to the sounds of DJ John Serenelli

Please call the Rectory 215-946-4040 for more information or to reserve a table.

See attached flyer for details.

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