Holy Family Updates

March 9, 2023

Dear HFRCS Families,

March is flying by! We just finished the Terra Nova’s with only a few students making up the sections they missed. We also had a lot of other activities and events going on the past week as well. We had grades celebrating Read Across America and Stations of the Cross last week, our Designer Bag Bingo Saturday night, 4th grade dissected owl pellets yesterday, and many many more. A big shoutout to HSA, our amazing families, and the best teachers around for making it such a great time.

Just as a reminder, the Terra Nova’s are a standardized test that is given across the country in the major subjects of reading, language, and mathematics. Once we receive the results later this year, we share them with you so that you can see how much your children have achieved compared to other students in the same grade. We are extremely proud of how hard they worked and are excited to receive the results in a couple months.

Looking ahead, we have another Stations of the Cross tomorrow, 3/10, at 1pm with Deacon Jack and we have mass Wednesday, 3/15, at 9:30am with Fr. McDermott, both at St. Joseph’s church. All are welcome to attend. Our monthly virtue is Patience after St. Francis de Sales. 3/15 is an 11:30 dismissal. Another reminder that next Friday, 3/17, is Report Card Conferences and a virtual day for students. They will bring home all the materials they need on Thursday as they will have assignments to complete.

As always, thank you for your support and dedication to Holy Family and catholic education. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Mr. Elia

It's Tax Time!

Do you need a copy of your year end tuition statement for tax purposes? Following the link below for instructions:


Would you rather send your PA income tax dollars to Holy Family instead of Harrisburg? Watch the presentation from the Foundation for Catholic Education and see how to designate your tax dollars as tuition assistance for Holy Family RCS families.


Have you applied for Financial Assistance for 2023-2024 yet?

To be eligible for Financial Assistance, an application must be completed through FACTS.

Income Guidelines: $105,183 Maximum Income (Parent’s Income) + $18,514 for each additional child

1 child$123,697

2 children$142,211

3 children$160,725

4 children$179,239


Applications are due by May 1, 2023.

Healthy Kids Running Series

Healthy Kids is a five-week youth running series for girls and boys ages 2-14, designed to provide a positive and fun introduction to running. Our program is set to take place Sundays, beginning April 16, 2023 at 4:00PM at the Aston Community Center fields. Each HKRS Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the 1 mile run. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series the boys and girls who accumulate the most points in their respective distances are awarded trophies. All participants receive a medal on Week 5!

For more information Please use the link below.


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Alpha Youth Group

St. Joe’s Parish is starting a youth program called Alpha Youth Group. It is for students in grades 8 through 12 and the program emphasizes our faith over a series of nine meetings. Each meeting begins with a meal, followed by a presentation with a discussion. It is a great opportunity for our children. Any 8th grade student who participates will receive a dress down each week. Below is a link for the program and to register.


2022-23 St. Joe’s CYO Sports - SPRING Registration is now open!

Please use the links below to sign-up for each sport (Google Form).

Then...Archdiocese Mandatory Forms will need to be printed, completed and forwarded to your coach.

Registration Fees - payment via check, payable to "St. Joe's CYO".

COACHES/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Clearances need to be up-to-date.


The next VIRTUS class held at our parish will be on Saturday, March 18th at 9:00 in Donnelly Hall – Lower Church. Please register via the Archdiocesan website @ https://learning.childyouthprotection.org.

St. Joe's CYO Program - Forms and additional information:



Baseball (Boys)

5th & 6th Grade (JV)

7th & 8th Grade (V)

Please note: Registration numbers for each team, will determine if we will have both teams or just a Varsity Team.

JV Coach: Coaches needed!

Varsity Coach: Denny Anastasia, denny2021@verizon.net

COACHES NEEDED. All clearances need to be up-to-date prior to first practice. Please contact Mike Flaherty asap if interested.

Contact: Mike Flaherty, St. Joe’s AD, stjoescyoaston@gmail.com

St. Joe’s CYO Baseball Registration Link —>



Softball (Girls)

5th & 6th Grade (JV)

7th & 8th Grade (V)

We are hoping there is enough interest to once again fill a Varsity Team (6th-8th grade).

COACHES NEEDED. All clearances need to be up-to-date prior to first practice. Please contact Mike Flaherty asap if interested.

Contact: Mike Flaherty, St. Joe’s AD, stjoescyoaston@gmail.com

St. Joe’s CYO Softball Registration Link —>



Track & Field (Boys & Girls)

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade (Pee-Wee Track)

4th - 8th Grade (Track & Field)

Head Coach: Coach Mia Tango-Vivas - mia.tangco@gmail.com

Contact: Mike Flaherty, St. Joe’s AD, stjoescyoaston@gmail.com

St. Joe’s CYO Track & FIeld Registration Link —>


High School CYO - Volleyball (co-ed)

JV - 9th/10th Grades

Varsity - 11th/12th Grades

JV Coach: COACHES NEEDED! Clearances need to be up-to-date.

Varsity Coach: Kelly Nagle - kellynagle211@gmail.com

Contact: Theresa Flaherty, St. Joe’s HSCYO Lead, tflaherty1027@gmail.com

St. Joe’s HSCYO Volleyball Registration Link —>


2023 Chichester Girls Softball

Who: Girls ages 5 to 16 in Chichester & the surrounding communities

What: Clinic: new to the game, under the age of 8

Intramural: beginner, 10 years & younger

Del Val Player: travel locally for away games,

girls 10 & older as of 1/1/2023

age brackets : 10U- 10yrs & under 12U- 12yrs & under 14U- 14yrs & under 16U- 16yrs & under

Where: Register & pay online at:


When: Registration is open now! .

Questions? Please email ChichesterGirlsSoftball@gmail.com


Congratulations to Matthew Adam and Ian Calise for being chosen for the Northeastern Music Programs Honor Band. The members were chosen by teacher recommendations from schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The concert will take place at Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School on Saturday, April 22.

Hailey Lake, Joseph Webber, and Nicholas McDermond will receive the Northeastern Music Leadership Award as they were also nominated for the ensemble.

Exciting News

Congratulations to Grayson Johnson, Faith Kelly, and Sofia Pizzi. They recently auditioned for the Archdiocese Festival Band and made the cut! The Archdiocese Festival Band is an elite group of students from schools in the Archdiocese who are in 4th -6th grades. Congratulations again!

COVID Policy Reminder

At Holy Family, our number one priority will always be the safety of our students, staff, and families. We have seen an increase number of positive cases among students the last three days. Nothing to panic about, but we must make sure we are following proper protocols and taking necessary precautions. If we do not work together, we may be facing a mask mandate and/or possible virtual days if the numbers continue to rise.

As a reminder, our COVID Policy is below. So, please make sure you monitor for symptoms.

Everyone will follow the same procedures regardless of their vaccination status.

If you are exposed to someone who is positive with COVID-19

- There is no quarantine period, but masks will be strongly recommended.

If you live with a person(s) who has tested positive for COVID-19

- There is no quarantine period, but masks will be required. The length of time will be confirmed by Nurse Victoria.

If you test positive for COVID-19

- You must contact Nurse Victoria immediately. You will isolate for at least 5 days and be able to return after that time period if you are free of fever and your overall symptoms have improved. Nurse Victoria will confirm your return date and when you will be able to return to being mask optional.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Nurse Victoria if you have any questions or concerns.

Important Dates


9-10th - Standardized Testing Make-up dates

9th Thursday - End of Second Trimester

15th Wednesday - 11:30 dismissal

17th Friday - Second Trimester Report Cards – Conferences -Virtual Day for Students


5th Wednesday - 11:30 dismissal

6th-11th Easter Holiday - No School


1st Monday - 11:30 dismissal

18th Thursday - Ascension Thursday - No School

19th Friday - School Holiday - No School**

26th Friday - Professional Dev. - No School**

29th Monday - Memorial Day - No School

30th-31st End of Year Testing & Assessments


1st-2nd End of Year Testing & Assessments

7th Wednesday - PreK Promotion Time TBD

7th Wednesday - Kindergarten Promotion Time TBD

7th Wednesday - Eighth Grade Graduation - 7pm

9th F Last Day 10:30 Dismissal