HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

November 8, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 11

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Friday, November 4 was the closing of our online donation platform for our 2022 Hawk Walk. I am pleased to say that we surpassed our goal of $35,00 by raising $39, 395! This is the highest amount we have ever raised for our Hawk Walk and I am profoundly grateful to all our parents, grandparents, family, and friends who supported our students this year! As a result of meeting this goal, the Turkey Bowl is on! The Turkey Bowl, which is our 8th Grade versus Faculty flag football match-up, will be held on Tuesday morning, November 22! Thank you again for your generous support for this year’s Hawk Walk!

Just a reminder that effective November 1, we are officially wearing winter uniforms. Please see this newsletter for more information on winter uniform. Once we begin winter uniform, shorts are no longer worn for regular uniform or gym uniform, and the polo shirts will have to wait until after Easter. Please be aware that while we are experiencing unseasonably warm weather, students are permitted to remove the sweater component while in the classroom.

This Friday is Veterans Day. Due to the holiday, most public schools are not in session and we do not receive bussing. The only school district that will be bussing students on Friday is Neshaminy, Bus 84. All other students must be dropped off by car in the morning and picked up in the afternoon. To alleviate the excessive car traffic in the morning, we will have extra teachers on hand to open car doors. In the afternoon, we begin carline dismissal early at approximately 2:40 PM so that we can expedite carline dismissal and have students dismissed as quickly as possible. I thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is still taking place! Food can be brought in between now and Monday, November 21. In addition to providing meals for our supporting parishes, we also contribute to food banks in our community. It is a wonderful time to share the bounty of our gratitude with others.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

Carline Reminders

Due to more than usual students using carline on Friday, please expect the wait to be a little bit longer in the morning and afternoon.

To ensure that students get into the school building quickly and safely when using the morning carline, please:

  • Pull up your car in front of the Parish Center where you will be greeted by a staff member. Do not park and bring your child to the front door.
  • Parents must stay in the vehicle at all times. We have staff ready to open doors and assist your child(ren) out of the vehicle.
  • Have your child(ren) exit by the right passenger side (if possible) so they can safely exit toward the sidewalk.
  • Have your child(ren) ready to go with their belongings (e.g. backpack, water bottles), so they do not leave anything behind.

For carline dismissal, please:

  • Line up in the church parking lot.
  • Display your family number by the front passenger window so staff can record your carline number quickly.
  • Make sure your child knows their carline number.
  • Wait for direction from a staff member before pulling out of your lane. We appreciate your patience as our goal is to have all students dismissed as safely as possible.
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Winter Uniform

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

The following items have been assigned for the schoolwide annual Thanksgiving food drive:

PreK /K: Cake/brownie boxed mixes

Grade 1: Boxed potatoes

Grade 2: Canned vegetables

Grade 3: Canned Fruits

Grade 4: Turkey gravy and cranberry sauce

Grade 5: Stuffing

Grade 6: Canned vegetables

Grade 7: Soup

Grade 8/Faculty & Staff: Cash or gift cards toward the purchase of a turkey

We thank you for your generous response to the needs of our own parish families and those in our community.

December Breakfast/Lunch Order Form

The Breakfast (PK) & Lunch (PK-Grade 8) Order form for December (Dec 5 - Jan 6) is due on Monday, Nov 14.

Order Form: https://forms.gle/Y4ZCQuqfzgMQzeYZ6

Breakfast and Lunch Menu: https://hfrcs.org/lunch-menus

Menus are subject to change. Please refer to the school website for the latest menu.

Holy Family Happenings & Highlights

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 11 (Fri): Veterans Day, busing available for Neshaminy bus 84 only

  • Nov 14 (Mon): December Lunch Order Due
  • Nov 22 (Tue): Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (Favorite Football Team or brown), Turkey Bowl, The NED Show Assembly (K-Gr.8)
  • Nov 23 (Wed): Thanksgiving Prayer Service @ 9:30 AM, Early Dismissal (PK 11:00, K-Gr.8 11:30)
  • Nov 24 (Thu) to Nov 28 (Mon): No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 29 (Tue): Classes Resume

Save these Dates!

  • Dec 20 (Tue): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM

From the Enrollment Office

If you know anyone that would like to schedule a tour of our school, please have them contact regan.downey@hfrcs.org or call 215-269-9600 x 209. You can check out our referral page for more information on this program.

From the Advancement Office

Danaher Lynch Family Foundation CEC Scholarship

The DLFF scholarship portal is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Students who wish to be considered for a DLFF scholarship, which is a 2-year renewable grant at Conwell Egan High School, should complete the application at www.dlff.org, select scholarship, how to apply.

Please note the deadline so every student who would like to be considered will have an opportunity.

Questions? Contact: Ms. Mary Ann Conway maryann.conway@hfrcs.org

215-269-9600 x 208

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

H&S Upcoming Events

Nov 12 (Sat): Designer Bag Bingo, special raffles available which include: 76ers and Flyers tickets!!! Please sign up here to volunteer.

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team or holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com

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New 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 $51,000 and will be drawn on Wednesday, November 16.

Parish Mission

The Sacraments: The Treasures of our Faith

Guest Speaker: Rev. Tom McCarthy, OSA

November 13, 14, and 15 at 7:00 PM

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