Cardinal Lacroix Academy

Eagle's Eye News - Week of May 17, 2021

Cardinal Lacroix Academy

We are a Christ-centered school rooted in Catholic faith, tradition, and Gospel values. We are committed to encouraging each person’s relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to educating each child both intellectually and spiritually; challenging all students to develop their God-given gifts.
Click Here for the Attendance Form

Please use this form to report your child absent, tardy, or dismissed early. This form can also be found on the school website under Resources.

NWEA Testing

Over the next two weeks, students in grades 2-6 will be taking NWEA standardized tests. Please help your child be prepared for these test by ensuring they are well rested, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time.

Because of the testing, student will not receive their usual amount of homework.

May Crowning of Mary

On Thursday, May 20th, 2021 we will be Crowning Mary and praying the Rosary. We are asking students to bring in a single flower to lay at Mary’s feet. Red and white roses are the flowers of Mary. Students should bring in flowers the day of the Crowning.

June hot lunch/milk ordering deadline is May 23rd.

Hot lunch includes a milk. Do not order a lunch milk if you order lunch.

Uniforms Care Closet

Please consider donating uniform items that your children have outgrown. You can drop items off in the office by June 18th.

Early Childhood Education at CLA

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working on a new web page specifically highlighting our Early Childhood Program, and we’re calling it The Nest! Check it out at We hope that this can be a resource to prospective families, showing them the benefits of enrolling their children at CLA for these critical early childhood years and giving them a greater insight into the day-to-day life of our Pre-K and Kindergarten students. We also want to encourage families to register for Pre-K and Kindergarten before the end of this school year, so as an incentive to register for either Pre-K or Kindergarten early, we are waiving our registration fee from now until June 15th. If you know anyone who might be interested, please refer them to our Admissions Director, Amanda Kane, at to schedule a tour.

Any current family who referrers a new family that enrolls will receive a tuition credit!

Diocesan Virtual Summer Institute-Click to learn more.

A virtual summer program for remediation and enrichment for students in grades K-8.


Virtue of the Month: Zeal

Zeal comes from your heart. What you choice to focus on and think about will determine your zeal. What occupies your mind and to what extent to you act upon it? Be aware and consciously ponder this week about what consumes your time. Then question yourself, is this what I want to be focused on? Sometimes your zeal will point you to your heart, so look at your behaviors and what you get excited about. Bring God into the process by asking for the grace to pursue healthy zeal.

Romans 10:8b-10

The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is the word of faith that we preach). For if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your hear that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Faith in the heart leads to justification, confession on the lips to salvation.

God Bless


Peeking into Pre-K

I am so very happy to be back at school with all my little friends and I can tell everyone was extremely excited to be back as well. I would like to thank all the Pre-K parents for working so hard with their children during our remote learning. I couldn’t have done it without your hard work and dedication to your children’s learning. Last week we focused on the last letter of the alphabet and will now begin to review all that we have learned this year. We are continuing to learn more sight words and the children are eager to read the words that they’ve learned when they find one in a book. In math we continue with number recognition along with patterns. In religion we have been talking about what the Bible is and why we have a Bible.

Have a great week and thank you for all that you do.

Mrs. Raymond

Peeking into 6th Grade

Here we go … peeking into our 6th grade as we end our unique year with the pandemic. These students have made the best of a difficult situation, and I am so proud of them working to their best potential in such challenging times.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to practice adverbs and their modifiers before we move on to prepositional phrases in grammar. Then we will begin the traditional grammar review at the end of the year.

Social Studies has taken us to the ancient civilizations of the Americas where people crossed a land bridge that once connected Asia and North America. The class learned how these ancient civilizations survived, developed numbers systems, and were astronomers who could predict eclipses! They are amazed at the recent discoveries made like the worker who uncovered a gigantic stone while uncovering plants and dirt in a jungle on Mexico. Glaring back at him was a sculptured face made from volcanic rock!

I am very pleased that the class is now ready to start geometry. They have worked so hard in the fraction unit. Yay, grade 6!! All your hard work paid off!

It seems only appropriate that the theme of our reading unit is “Expanding New Worlds.” Students will be reading about people reaching beyond their everyday world to achieve their goals. Facing risks and challenges are sometimes part of fulfilling these goals and dreams.

As I was preparing for the end of the year activities, retreat, and Mass, and graduation, I came across a prayer that I would like to share with you.

Precious Lord, be with our children as they soar towards their future selves. Keep them steady in Your teachings, never let them be lead away from You, and give them comfort and contentment in their lives. Bless them with safety, wisdom, and success. Show them when to talk and when to listen, encourage them to pick their friends wisely, and overwhelm them with Your love. These things I ask for our children, in your name. Amen

May God Bless our 6th grade and their families, Trish Palanski

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  • May 20th: Crowning of Mary
  • May 31st: Memorial Day - No School
  • June 14th: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8am
  • June 15th: Pre-K Promotion Ceremony 8am
  • June 15th: Kindergarten Celebration 9am
  • June 16th: Last Day of School Grades 1-5, Early Release 11:30am (No lunch served)