HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

October 5, 2021 - Volume 1 Issue 7

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As we begin the month of October, we remember that this month is the month of the Rosary. We will be praying the Hail, Holy Queen in our morning prayers and will be learning more about the Rosary this month in Religion class. Please consider praying the Rosary as a family this month. “Pray the Rosary together as a family. It’s very beautiful and it gives us strength.” Pope Francis


On Friday, we will have our Hawk Walk Kick Off! Classes will learn the color they will be wearing for the day of the Hawk Walk, which is scheduled for Friday, October 22. The online donation platform will open on Monday, October 11. Please see the attached letter for more information on our biggest fundraiser of the year – the 2021 Hawk Walk!


Lunch order forms for the month of October have been received. Please review with your child the days they should be getting a hot lunch. Parents who have ordered lunch for their child(ren) for the year, should also remind their child to go up and get their hot lunch at lunch time. Lunches are ordered according to the number of orders received. Mrs. Prasse has the list of who has ordered lunch, but often, the children appear not to know if they should get a hot lunch. Thank you for your attention to this matter. We want to ensure that everyone who has ordered a lunch, receives their lunch.


Since we are into the second month of school, please be sure your child is wearing the proper uniform. School shoes for boys should be durable black-tie shoes with a non-marking, non-scuff sole OR an all-black sneaker (no contrasting color markings of any kind permitted). Black or white crew or white ankle socks are acceptable (sock must cover the ankle). For girls, black tie Oxford-type OR Mary Jane-style shoe with non-marking, non-scuff soles OR an all-black sneaker with black laces (no contrasting color markings of any kind permitted). If you are having trouble with any part of the uniform that has not come in yet from your order this summer, please let your child’s teacher know. For more specifics on the uniform code, please visit: https://hfrcs.org/PDFs/HFRCS-Handbook-2021-2022.pdf


This Friday, October 8, ALL students must bring a packed lunch as there is no food service in the cafeteria that day. Finally, next Thursday, October 14, there will be an early dismissal at 11:30am.


Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Breakfast/Lunch Program Reminders

There is no food service on Friday, October 8. Students must bring their own lunch.


November breakfast and lunch menus are now available. Lunch orders for November are due by end of day Tuesday, October 12. Please complete the online Lunch Order Form for each of your children. Lunch order form link is also posted on the school website (under Parents > Lunch Menu) for future reference.


Contact: Mrs. Patricia Prasse, Lunch Director

patricia.prasse@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x210.

Grade 3-8: Last Call for Chromebook Insurance!

If you would like to purchase the protection plan / insurance for your child's Chromebook, please complete your purchase today. The Open Enrollment Portal will close tomorrow, Wednesday, October 6. The paperwork was sent home at the beginning of the school year.

Pot of Gold Challenge Results for Week 1!


Participating families have collectively earned $1,058.00 in tuition credit this week! PK4B is the winner for Week #1!! The students in that class will receive a special treat tomorrow!


We had 10 Consolation Prize winners in this drawing, each earning $100.00! Two of the winning tickets were sold by the Dolo and Kane Families! Congratulations to all of our winners!


Next week’s Jackpot Prize is $36,000!


Participating families will receive more tickets tomorrow. Thank you to all the families who are participating in the Challenge!!!


Questions? Contact Karen David, St. Frances Cabrini Parish Business Manager, at 215-946-4040.

Upcoming Events

October 8 - No cafeteria food service - bring a packed lunch!

October 8 - Hawk Walk Kick Off

October 11 - Hawk Walk online donation platform opens

October 14 - Early dismissal @ 11:30am, bus transportation available, no afternoon CARES

October 14 - Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00pm

Amazon Smile!

Please consider designating our school as your favorite charitable organization when shopping on Amazon (smile.amazon.com). When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you. Our school benefits by receiving quarterly deposits from Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support!

From the Enrollment Office

I hope that all of our students enjoyed their day at home!


Please note that enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in January 2022. However, if you are a current family and plan to enroll another child of yours next year, please get in touch with our office at your convenience so that we can begin to accurately build our class lists for 2022-23.


Starting next week, I will begin reaching out to all of our new families to see how their first few weeks at Holy Family have gone but regardless of if you're a new or returning family, please know that my door is always open and I am always happy to help. Thank you!


Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

Home & School Fall Events

Mark your calendar for the updated Home & School Fall Events!


October 1-November 4 - Lochel’s Bakery Thanksgiving Pies/Cakes Fundraiser (order forms are going home with students tomorrow, see attached order form for reference)

October 5 - Dairy Delite (Rt. 13) Fundraiser 5-9pm, cash only!

October 8 - Designer Bag Bingo 7pm (doors open at 6pm) St. Frances Cabrini Gym ($30 per ticket) 18+ years to attend.

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Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.


Mass Schedule:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am (no music), 9:30am (also virtual), 11:30am, 1:00pm (La Misa en Español)

Parish News: St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant


View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.


Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $36,000!


Mass Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30am
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am