Holy Family Updates

January 25, 2023

Dear HFRCS Families,

It has been quite a week here at Holy Family. We are very excited that Catholic Schools Week is next week. We have a lot of fun planned for our students, teachers, and families. It all starts this Sunday with our Open House. We hope to see everyone there!

Sunday - 9:30am HFRCS Staff attending 9:30 mass at St. Joe’s; 10:30-12:00 Open House at the school

Monday - Decades Dress Down; CSW Kahoot! Game for prizes!

PreK 3 - Y2K

PreK 4 - 50’s

KA - 70’s

KB - 80’s

1st - 60’s

2nd - 70’s

3rd - 80’s

4th - 90’s

5th - 50’s

6th - 60’s

7th - 90’s

8th - Y2K

Tuesday - Colors & Crazy Hair Dress Down; Teacher Lunch & Prizes

PreK & 8th - Green

1st & 7th - Blue

2nd & 5th - Black

3rd & 6th - Red

KA & 4A - Blue

KB & 4B - Green

Wednesday - Student Choice Dress Down; Student Prizes: Prayer Partner Bingo; Band Concert

Thursday - PJ's Dress Down; Religion Bee grades 5-8 10:00am Degnan Hall

Friday - Spirit Wear Dress Down; 8th Grade Volleyball Game 1pm Degnan Hall

Thank you,

Mr. Elia

Important Reminder

Just a reminder - There will be no afternoon CARES on Friday, February 3rd.

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!

Parent Meeting

The Parent Meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm. It will take place in Degnan Hall. We will be covering several topics including financials, enrollment, the Board of Limited Jurisdiction, an overview of our strategic plan moving forward, and current news regarding Holy Family.

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.

Winter Ball

Tickets are on sale now! Spend some time with friends catching up, bidding on auction items, and dancing the night away.

Friday, February 3rd from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Held at Kings Mill at 6000 Pennell Rd in Media

$75.00 per person. Click here to purchase. https://bngn.blackbaud.school/?id=tbk3ro1milg#/home/

If you are interested in helping the committee with auction items or decorations, please reach out to Kim Lake at kimlake75@gmail.com.

Important Dates


29th Sun Catholic Schools Week Begins/Open House


3rd Friday - Winter Ball @ King’s Mill

4th Saturday - Catholic Schools Week Ends

17th Friday - Professional Dev. - No School

20th Monday - Presidents’ Day - No School

22nd Wednesday - Ash Wednesday 11:30 dismissal


2nd-10th - Standardized Testing (Gr. 2-7)

2nd Thursday - End of Second Trimester

15th Wednesday - 11:30 dismissal

17th Friday - Second Trimester Report Cards – Online Conferences No School


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