Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

August 31, 2022

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Holy Cross Catholic School guides each student in developing academic, emotional and physical excellence while spreading the Gospel message as Jesus did, since 1868.

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Father, thank you for friends and for creating a space for us to be in a relationship with you and each other. We pray our children find kind friendships where they build each other up and support one another. We pray they act with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience this year. Guide us as their parents to encourage all that in their hearts. As we plant these seeds Lord, help them grow and guide us to build community with other families.

In Your Name We Pray,


On The Calendar

9/5 - No School - Labor Day


9/11 - Grandparents' Day Masses at Holy Cross 10AM

9/14 - Feast of the Holy Cross

9/19 - Picture Day

9/23 - No School - Teacher InService

9/25 - Student Led Mass at 10AM at Holy Cross

NWEA MAP Testing Coming Soon!

MAP Testing begins September 7 and will run through September 28. For grade-specific schedules and more information, please visit: https://gracesystem.org/upcoming-map-testing-in-grace-schools/
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HCCS Food Service Assistant

Are you interested in working at a school, and/or are you interested in a position that matches your student's schedule? Do you enjoy providing nutritious meals to children?

If yes, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service at jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330, ext. 1001.

Details for the Holy Cross Food Service Assistant Vacancy include the following:

  • 20 hours per week; 40 weeks per year (follows the school academic calendar, summer's off)
  • Wage - $10-12/hour
  • Tuition discounts if children are enrolled in a GRACE School!
  • Applicants can apply by sending their resume and references to jhurley@gracesystem.org

Apply Today! For questions or further details, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service, at

jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330, ext. 1001.

Project Lead the Way

GRACE is excited to announce the adoption of Project Lead The Way, a cutting edge STEM curriculum program. Learn more on our website: https://gracesystem.org/grace-announces-the-adoption-of-project-lead-the-way-pltw-launch-a-cutting-edge-k-5-stem-program/
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Thank you to all of our volunteers who answer the call every time we ask here at Holy Cross!

Holy Cross has been blessed with many generous and talented people who shower love on us at every turn. Our days at HC are that much brighter because of generosity and selflessness you give us!

Thank you to all who say, "Yes" and make a big impact here at HCCS!

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Amy Bertram receives HCCS Volunteer Award at GRACE Mass on August 30th.

Holy Cross Joins CatholicLink Leadership Academy

CatholicLink Leadership Academy is directed toward educators with a goal to foster vibrant, faith-based school cultures focused on excellence and growth. Participants of the leadership program work alongside their colleagues to grow in both their leadership skills and faith along with developing a renewed passion for their work in Catholic education.

This year Principal, Kari Peterson, Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Davister, Fifth Grade Teacher, Jillian Amezquita and Middle School ELA/SS Teacher, Jamie Sheehy will participate in the cohort together.

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Campfire Stories

After a writing prompt test, 6th-graders took to the carpet to share stories around a virtual campfire. There were many laughs and memories being shared. This was their introduction to their first writing unit where they will begin writing a mystery campfire story.

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HCCS Composting Program