HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

December 13, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 16

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow our faculty will be making an Advent Retreat and there will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14. Please pray for our dedicated faculty as they prepare their hearts for Christmas by sharing in a retreat led by Sister Pat McCormack, IHM, entitled, “Walk the Advent Highway.”

This Friday, December 16, our youngest learners will be sharing their Christmas joy as they present their Christmas Pageants for their families and friends. Please see this newsletter for specific times for each performance. Next Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20 and 21, our school Christmas Pageant, with students from grades K-8, will take place in church at 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM respectively. Students are to wear their full winter uniform for each performance. Please come and hear the Christmas story beautifully portrayed in word and song. There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit!

As the holidays get closer, we ask that you be particularly mindful of your child’s health before sending them to school. Illness of all forms; flu, viruses and colds are on the rise. Please review the Parent/Guardian Health Check that is part of our Family Handbook. It is featured in today’s Handbook Highlights section of this newsletter. Being proactive in monitoring your child’s health goes a long way in preventing the spread of illness to others.

Next week, we will be in school Monday through Thursday, full days. Transportation is available from all sending districts to and from school on Thursday, December 22, however, there will be no after school CARES on that day. Our Christmas break extends to Monday, January 2 and we return to welcome the New Year on Tuesday, January 3.

As we progress to the fourth Sunday of Advent, may everyone seek opportunities to prepare their hearts and quiet their minds for the coming of the Infant King!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

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Report Cards

Report cards for K-Gr. 8 were sent home on Friday, December 9. Should you have any questions about your child's report card, please contact your child's teacher.

Please sign and return the envelope to school. Please keep the report cards for your records.

Handbook Highlights

Family Handbook, Parent/Guardian Health Check (page 7)

Partnership – Catholic elementary schools are inherently a partnership between the parents and the school. At Holy Family Regional Catholic School, we value this greatly. We request parents agree to the importance of monitoring your child’s health daily. Most importantly, this means that parents need to keep their children home if they are experiencing symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. With parental cooperation in this matter, we will be able to keep our school open and safe.

As a parent/guardian, I accept this responsibility to check the health of my child/children in the morning of every school day of the school year. I will check for symptoms – such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and will not send my child/children if experiencing the above signs.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 14 (Wed): No School - Faculty Retreat Day
  • Dec 16 (Fri): PK3 Christmas Pageant @ 9:30 AM, PK4-K Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 AM
  • Dec 20 (Tue): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM
  • Dec 22 (Thu): Christmas Prayer Service @ 9:30 AM, Student Council $1 Dress Down Day (red and green), No after-school CARES
  • Dec 23 (Fri) to Jan 2 (Mon): No School - Christmas Break
  • Jan 16 (Mon): No School, Martin Luther King Day

Save the Date!

  • Jan 29 (Sun): Open House @ 11:00-1:00 PM

From the Enrollment Office

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

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Dec 16 (Fri): Christmas Gift Card Bingo @ 6:30 PM, Large Hall, RSVP by today, Dec 13

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

Spiritwear: New spiritwear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

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***** 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

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