Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

September 29, 2021

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Curled up on the couch, and snuggled in, my family and I were watching the movie “Queen of Katwe,” about a young girl who made history as a chess player in Uganda. Her life was anything but glamorous, and the reality of her reality made one of my daughters uncomfortable.

“I don’t want to watch this movie,” she said, “it’s making me uncomfortable.”

Here is an example of where the unfair circumstances of others can make us uncomfortable. It's the seed of Christ’s compassionate heart nudging us to do something about it. We know about hunger and donate to help those in need, but until that moment it was still so very far away for us.

I believe that God pushes us out of our comfort zone to do some major work on our hearts. He can meet us on the couch in our comfortable family room, to teach us a lesson in compassion, gratefulness, and our duty to take care of each other on this earth.

There is no commandment greater than to love each other, and we are living truly free when we are extensions of His love.


We praise You for the stories that You place in front of us...even the ones that make us unconformable and call us to action. Thank You for all those who answer calls to physically go to those far corners of the world to feed the hungry. Keep them physically safe as they travel the globe on Your behalf. For those of us who feel the stir to help around the world and in our own communities, give them strength and compassion. Bless all those who go hungry in this world, and show us what our part is to aid in filling their stomachs with food and their hearts with Christ’s love.

Whether through prayer, finances, or physical presence, show us where our place to extend Your love is. Soften our hearts to those who suffer, and guide us to share the Gospel where hurt and suffering are prevalent. There are so many big things, little things, daily things, that we can do. Help us to operate in Your love, so we don’t miss an opportunity for one.

In Jesus’ Name,


Upcoming Dates

MAP testing through September 30

9/29 - Birder Acting Class 2:50-4:00 for those registered

10/1- Packer Dress Day

10/2 - Holy Cross Parish Wine Tasting Event

10/4 - Feast of St. Francis Blessing of Pets 2:00

10/5 - Second Cup 7:00-7:30

10/5 - 2nd Gr First Reconciliation Parent Meeting 6:00 - Church

10/14 - 8th Gr NDA Shadow Day

10/23 - Auction For Education - Badger State Brewery

10/26 - Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM

10/28 - Early Dismissal at 11:30

10/28 - Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences 1-6 PM

10/29 - No School

Auction RSVPs

Please complete and submit the Auction RSVP Form (even if you are not able to attend the auction) to the school office by the end of the week. These slips are due by October 1st. Reminder that purchasing the 2 tickets to the event for $60/each is a requirement outlined in your tuition contract. We are excited to have you join us to celebrate Holy Cross on October 23rd.
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Please Consider Selling More Auction Raffle Tickets

Looks like we have 65 more raffle tickets to sell. These Auction Raffle tickets are available for $100 each. Maybe you know of a couple of people who would be interested in a ticket but want to go together to purchase and then split their winnings???
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Chaperones and School Volunteers

Want to help out in your child's classroom? Go on a field trip with your child? Help out in school in other ways?

Then you need to get VIRTUS trained and complete a background check. It's easy and can be done right from home! Once you complete both you are good forever.

Please see the instructions attached on how to do this.

If you have already completed both of these please send an email to Mrs. Boudwin in the school office at kboudwin@gracesystem.org

VIRTUS and Background Checks

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Keeping Our School Healthy - How You Can Help -

Please remember that if your child is exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19, including sniffles, cough, stomach ache, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. he/she should stay home. We ask that those who are ill with COVID symptoms be tested by a recognized medical provider regardless of the individual's vaccine status prior to his/her return. We are committed to a frequent review of our Holy Cross Covid Site Plan and will make adjustments as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

HCS COVID Site Plan 2021-22 + 30 Days

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Smiles At Recess

7th Grade Spanish - "Una Nueva Persona" Skits

Grade 3 Glazing Leaves In Art Class