3-11-2020

Important Dates:

Monday, March 23rd


Thursday, March 12th
St. John Fisher Parish
Confirmation

Friday, March 13th
Trimester 2 Ends

Friday, March 13th
Stations 1:30pm

Monday, March 16th Trimester 3 Begins

Tuesday, March 17th

Tuesday, March 17th
Confessions 1pm

Wednesday, March 18th
March Birthday's
Dress Down Day

Thursday, March 19th
St. Joseph Parish
Confirmation

Friday, March 20th
Stations 1:30pm

Friday, March 20th
Online Trimester 2
Report Cards

Friday, March 20th
St. John Fisher Parish
Lent Fish Fry 5pm-7pm

March 20th - March 27th
Terra Nova Testing

Tuesday, March 24th
Adoration 9am - 7pm

Monday, March 30th
Family Lent Reflection
St. Joseph Church 6:30 - 8pm

Friday, April 3rd
Stations 1:30pm

Friday, April 3rd
Gr. 4 Field Trip Harr./Hersh.




HSA Important Dates:

Saturday, March 14th
Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday, March 18th

Friday, March 20th

Saturday, March 28th

Saturday, April 4th
Designer Bag Bingo

Saturday, April 4th
Philadelphia Wings Game




March 11, 2020

Ongoing Monitoring… Coronavirus and Holy Family School… 

The Coronavirus, having been detected in Delaware County and has increased local attention on this ever expanding novel virus. Importantly, as of today, our school and our closest neighboring schools in the Penn-Delco School District have had no known cases of the Coronavirus directly affecting our schools. We will continue to monitor regularly with both local and state officials to insure all appropriate actions are being undertaken. 

Local government health officials believe our schools can continue to operate in a normal manner, with heighten alert to the health of all in our school’s setting. We continue to request that students or staff showing signs of fever and flu like systems remain at home. 

Internally, we are reviewing methods to provide student’s access to virtual/online learning opportunities should matters worsen and demand long-term school closures. It is also important to note that our tradition school calendar also includes emergency days, which if necessary can be utilized as a short-term response. 

Our school will continue with nightly disinfected cleaning efforts with increased attention to high traffic areas/surfaces. Beginning this past weekend (3/7/2020) we increased our surface cleaning and disinfecting by adding elector-static disinfecting. These efforts will continue to take place or expand as matters evolve. 

Each family realizes this is a fast moving and changing health event. We will keep monitoring and should rapid communication be necessary, trust we will employ our OptionC email and text alert systems. 

*Chichester School District has elected to close for students on Friday, March 13, 2020. As of today, March 11, 2020 transportation for all Holy Family Students assigned to ride Chichester School District transportation will remain in place/unchanged. 


Peter pan… Success… Holy Family Students Shine in First Musical Production… 

The Production of Peter Pan was a huge success by any standard! This first time event, directed by Ms. Levi - who did and outstation job - was widely praised! 

Over 30+ actors and stage crew members learned a great deal about preforming arts as well as team work. Over 500 spectators attended our 3 shows and left praising the great work of our students. Peter Pan set a very high bar for our future performance dreams.


Invitation from St. Joseph’s Pastoral Council to All Families… 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Lent… 

As parents, we spend a majority of our time running from one event to the next with our children or planning elaborate vacations where we come home more exhausted than when you left. 

Ever consider that giving our children the gift of silence in the presence of God is just as impactful as learning how to hit a baseball? 

During this season of Lent, add Adoration to your list of Lenten activities! 

Please join us on Tuesday, March 24 at St. Joseph’s Church for Family Adoration any time from 9am-7pm (the normal Tuesday Adoration is being extended to 7pm). Bring your family for even five minutes of silence to experience God’s presence as you journey through this season of Lent. 

We will also have a special blessing of the family at 6:45pm. Any questions please contact Sharon McDermond, Smcdermo5@hotmail.com


March 30…Mark Your Calendars… 
Family Lent Service Hosted by Fr. Michael and Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Miley… 

The Advent Family Service was a huge success. Building on that effort, a Family Lent Service is being planned for the evening of March 30 6:30 -8pm in the lower church hall at St. Joseph’s Church. A simple dinner and age appropriate prayerful activities will be included.  Please RSVP by emailing:  christlife.stjoes@gmail.com with your Name, Phone # and # Adults & # Children.


Getting Fit and Joining Teams… 
Spring Sports Sign-up Act Today 

We want to encourage everyone to join a Spring CYO sports team. Our school is a great place to learn and thanks to CYO Sports it is also a great place to play sports. The best thing about CYO Sports is that teams are open to players of all skill levels. Please review the attached sign up flyer (all sign ups can be done online!). 

We encourage all students to pick a Spring Sport…remember no experience is necessary! 

Email: Mike Flaherty mflaherty20@verizon.net or Joe McGinn jfmcginnjr@gmail.com for more info.


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.

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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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