HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

February 8, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 25

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

After the whirlwind week of Catholic Schools Week, we are ready to settle down for some quiet and consistent learning! We were so pleased with our CSW; the activities, events, and projects of the week helped us to showcase how “Faith, Excellence and Service” are a part of our everyday life here at Holy Family. A special thank you to our Home and School Association for their support of our week’s activities and to you, our parents and guardians, for entrusting us to the care and education of your children.

Next week our teachers will be presenting the second Safe Environment lesson. The first lesson shared in November, reviewed, and reminded students about personal safety and how to identify an unsafe situation and who to go to for help. Student safety is our highest priority. In today’s newsletter there is an “opt out” form for any parent who does not wish for their child to participate in this important lesson.

On Monday, February 14, our school will celebrate Valentine’s Day by having a $1 Pink and Red Dress Down Day. All proceeds from the dress down day go to our Student Council efforts.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

Message from the Nurse's Office

Please keep your child at home:

  • If your child is symptomatic
  • On the day your child is scheduled for a COVID-19 test
  • If your child is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test
  • If your child tested positive for COVID-19 AND until the required isolation period is completed

Included is the guideline from the CDC / US Department of Health and Human Services that is followed by the school for COVID-19 positive and exposure cases. If you are uncertain how to proceed or have any questions, please contact Mrs. McKnight.

Contact: Mrs. Barbara McKnight, School Nurse

hfrcs.nurse@hfrcs.org, 215-269-9600 x207

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Student Council Valentine's Candy Sale

Student Council is selling Valentines Lollipop for $1/each during all lunch times this week while supplies last!

Student Council CSW Basket Raffle Winners & Souper Bowl Champs

Student Council congratulates Catherine Pogorzelski (1A) for winning the Mickey (Red) Basket Raffle and John Chapman (1B) for winning the Marvel (Blue) Basket Raffle. And a big congratulations to KB for bringing in the most canned food during Catholic Schools Week. The Kindergarteners are our Souper Bowl Champs!

Lost & Found

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Perhaps you lost an item

or maybe two?

We have a lunch box, water bottle, hoodie, coats, and sweaters in our Lost & Found table by the main entrance. Please label all of your child's belongings so items can be returned when found.

Upcoming Events

February 14 - Student Council $1 Dress Down (Red, Pink, Hearts) Day

February 18 - No School (Professional Development Day)

February 21 - No School (Presidents' Day)

March 2 - Ash Wednesday Mass @ 10:00 am

March 4-10 - Terra Nova*

March 11 - Terra Nova Makeup, End of 2nd Trimester

March 15 - Reconciliation (Grades 3-8) @ 1:00 pm

*The Terra Nova Test is administered to students in Grades 2-7. Please mark your calendars and plan for your child(ren) to be in school during this period.


From the Enrollment Office

We have officially opened PreK3-8th Grade enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year! If you are interested in enrolling another child of yours this fall, please complete this online application or get in touch with our Enrollment Office.

Please make note of the following:

  • You will need to submit copies of their birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if applicable), and their updated medical/immunization records before they are officially enrolled
  • The $50 registration fee is waived for current families adding another student
  • If applying for PreK3 or PreK4, please make the Enrollment Office aware of whether your child will be attending full or half-day PreK as soon as possible
  • Tours are always available to current families
  • Our Referral Program is a great way to expand our school community while earning a tuition credit for your family

Our Open House has been re-scheduled to March 6, 2022. Come join us from 11:00-1:00 pm for a tour of the school, light refreshments, and to speak with teachers and current students.

If you have any questions regarding enrollment for the 2022-23 school year or anything regarding admissions, please don't hesitate to reach out. I hope you have a great week!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

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

Holy Family at The Rink

Join us for a night of roller skating fun with friends and family on Thursday, February 17th at The Rink (1775 Creek Rd. Edgewater Park, NJ 08010) from 6:30-9:00 pm! Completed form (see attached) and payment are due by Tuesday, February 15th. Don’t miss this fun night!

2nd Annual Pizza Crawl - 3rd Stop at Arianna's!

Please join Home & School as we support some local pizza shops, while raising money for the school. All shops are donating a percentage of sales, to our school, on the date listed in the flyer. You MUST mention HOLY FAMILY at the time of placing your order. You can either show them a paper flyer or a digital flyer. Also, be sure to share the news with friends and family!

3rd stop is on Tuesday, February 22 at Arianna's Pizza (all day) at 230 Levittown Parkway!

H&S Upcoming Events

  • February 13: Super Bowl Pool Raffle - all blocks have been claimed. Good luck to all!
  • February 17: Holy Family at The Rink, 6:30-9:00 pm (see attached form)
  • February 22: Pizza Palooza at Arianna's Pizza (All Day)
  • March 2: Pizza Palooza at Salvatore's Cucina (4:00-9:00 pm)
  • March 15: Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (All Day)
  • Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

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

***** 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

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 $12,000.

SFC Winter Luau

February 12th, 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.

Cash Bingo

March 5th, from 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

St. Frances Cabrini Monsignor Woods Hall/Gymnasium

10 Games of Cash Bingo, Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, and 50/50 Drawing

Tickets are available at the Rectory or call 215-946-4040 for more information

See attached flyer for details.

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