11-20-2019

Important Dates:

Friday, Nov. 22nd

Saturday, Nov. 23rd & Sunday, Nov. 24th


Tuesday, Nov. 26th
Prayer Service 8:30
St. Joseph Church

Tuesday, Nov. 26th
November Birthday's
Dress Down Day

Tuesday, Nov. 26th
"Turkey Day" Thanksgiving Collection w/b Delivered

Wednesday, Nov. 27th - Friday, Nov. 29th
Thanksgiving Holiday
No Classes

Monday, Dec. 2nd
School Picture Retakes
Must bring picture package 

Friday, Dec. 6th
Trimester 1 Ends



HSA Notes:

Friday, Nov. 22nd
Chick-fil-a Lunch

Monday, Dec. 3rd
Online Boon Catalog Fundraiser Ends

Wednesday, Dec. 4th
Christmas Extravaganza
Degnan Hall 4-7:30
Toys for Tots Collection Ends


Save the Date:
Saturday, December 7th






November 20, 2019 


Holy Family Regional School is having a Thanksgiving pie and quiche sale...

My House Cookies makes the 10-inch pies and quiches. Please see flyer/order form for details.



Thanksgiving Prayer Service..Shining our light by giving to others... 

Our whole school will launch into the holiday weekend with a special school prayer service at 8:30 (new time) on Tuesday, November 26th. Our students will participate in prayers focused on thanking our Lord for our many gifts. The conclusion of the prayer service will include a very holy way for our students to share their prayers with each home. We hope this is a meaningful tradition and a powerful way to begin the Holiday week. 

Immediately following the prayer service our 8th grade will be delivering a “bus load” of food – thanks to Penn Delco School District for supplying the bus we will be sharing with the Sisters of Charity a huge donation of food from our school and parish families!



Friday…Dress Down Donation = $1.00...

Please see the attached flyer describing the Fall Dress Down Day set for this Friday, Nov. 22nd 

All proceeds will go to the Sisters of Charity and compliment the donation of food we have been collecting. Please review the attached flyer to help donate the grade level specific items requests!

Thanks in advance for your generosity. If you have questions or need more information please reach out to Barena@holyfamilyaston.org



AfterCare Scheduling Change... 

Please note the following update to our AfterCare weekly schedule: 

On Thursday, November 21st, we will not be going to the gym for our weekly activity period. The gym will be closed in preparation for St. Joseph Parish’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Students will remain in our two CARES rooms and follow our daily schedule that day.

Our CARES morning program is very low subscribed this year...

Consequently, we need to adjust our staffing practices and the flexibility of our morning program. This will insure we have adequate staff, plus on days no students enroll, we will save on staffing costs. 

Going forward we ask families to continue to sign up for morning care “by appointment” with the following modification:

All families wishing to make appointments for morning care are required to make a non-refundable prepayment at least 3 school days in advance. Additionally, an email scheduling your child for morning care must be sent to aftercare@holyfamilyaston.org at least 3 school days in advance of the date of requested service.



School Picture Re-Takes...

If you were not present or would like to re-take your school pictures they will be done on Monday, Dec. 2nd at 8:45am.  You will either need an order form completed or return the complete pack that you are having re-done.  Full winter uniform must be worn in photo.



Grades and Attention...

We had over 95% of families meet with teachers to discuss their child’s progress during our conference time. One goal of these meetings is to make sure everyone is aligned with student grade progress. Our final 1st trimester grades will be completed on December 6th. Please, if you have grade concerns reach out to your child’s teacher so steps can be taken and if possible, results improved.



Weather Reminders...Please be alert to two important weather updates... 

First, each day we will make every effort to have outside recess. It is important that students bring proper out of doors clothes so they can participate outside each day. We will hold recess inside only when temperatures or wind chill is below freezing – but we will make every effort to “get outside” — please send your child with warm clothes! 

Second, if we get hit with in climate weather that causes a delay or cancellation for school — our Option C email blast (the same address you receive the newsletter) will provide you with the most up to date actions! 

Thanks for your weather alert attention!



Advent Events…Shining Your Light in Preparation for Christmas...

Christmas is a wonderful, magical, blessed time of year. It can also be stressful, hectic and crazy. For one night, one moment, put away all the things that put a demand on you this time of year and sit in quiet to reflect on the gift of Jesus and how very much He loves you. Father Michael Mullen will speak with the adults and bring their hearts to the joy of Christmas!

Don't have a baby sitter...no worries. Kellianne Miley (DRE) will have a reflection and activity for your children. PLUS...big bonus, we will take care of dinner...so you don't have to worry about anything, only finding some time to reflect. All adults, think of this as a gift to yourself. Take the time on December 10th to unwrap this gift that is just for you, the gift of Jesus.

 

Please see the attached flyer for RSVP information.



Baby Jesus Birthday Party...

The St. Joseph High School CYO would like to invite the children (kindergarten thru 1st grade) to a Baby Jesus Birthday Party. They have been hosting this party for many years — and it is always wonderful for our youngest students!

BABY JESUS BIRTHDAY PARTY

Wish List

Kindergarten thru 1st Grade

Saturday, December 7, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Lower Church Hall

Baby Jesus Birthday Party RSVP Link -- https://forms.gle/E5AcJBviP3236J6g8

 


New Spirit Wear...get ready for the holidays with Holy Family Spirit Wear...

Thanks to our Home and School Association, we have a great new line up of Holy Family Spirit wear.   The link to the Spirit Wear Store is: https://apparelnow.com/hfrcs-apparel




Shine Your Light... Snack & Lunch Orders Due...


Lunch, Milk and Pretzel program orders -  Please be sure to update your accounts to enroll your child/ren in the  correct grade/class-teacher (grade 1 families please enter 1A Mrs. D or 1B Ms. Morgan).



Spreading Holy Family Word...

Please keep sharing the positive support you feel for Holy Family School with your friends, work associates and neighbors. We are excited to enroll new families and pledge to help any student transition to Holy Family smoothly - if you know interested families have them contact chughes@holyfamilyaston.org

**we have current openings for Pre-K 3!



CYO... Shining a Light on the Field and Court... 

ST. JOSEPH’S CYO (Girls & Boys) Basketball "NEW" ON-LINE REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
Shinning Your Light on The Basketball Court….tip-off is right around the corner! 

Please see the CYO Sing up flyer for easy online registration - this is open to boys and girls equally! Online Registration: http://saintjosephofaston.website.sportssignup.com

Questions/Comments please email: stjoescyoaston@gmail.com

CYO is a great way for students in various grades to play and learn sports. CYO Flyer!

If you have questions email Mike Flaherty mflaherty20@verizon.net or Joe McGinn jfmcginnjr@gmail.com - both gentlemen are anxious to grow and expand our CYO programs and grade level offerings! 

 

Giant A+ Rewards Program...

Please add HFRCS to your Giant rewards card.  A portion of all sales get donated back to our school from the Giant A+ Rewards Program.


Amazon Smile...

Turn your shopping into a force for good! Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5053819 and Amazon donates 0.5% of what you spend to Holy Family.


Box Tops for Education...

Did you know that Holy Family participates in the box tops program?  We are always looking to collect box tops to help our school! 
The program has changed this year.  If you have paper ones that have not expired please send them in ASAP. 
Information for the new program can be found by using the two links:

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 Click here for the HSA Google Doc.

Past 
10-30-2019
11-6-2019
11-13-2019

Important Links

Health Immunization Requirements 

Dental Exam
Form


Physical Exam Form


2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Thanksgiving Pie & Quiche Sale 

Chess Club Flyer New Students Needed

St. Joseph Parish CYO Basketball

St. Joseph Parish Christmas Bazaar

O'Hara Bag Bingo Fundraiser