Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

May 18, 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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We’ve all had days when it seems like everything goes wrong. Remember the children’s storybook Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?

Here’s the abbreviated adult version: You drop your kids off at school late, arrive to work late yourself, and while you speed through your morning tasks, your child calls because he forgot his lunch. Then your 4:00 pm meeting goes an hour overtime, and on the way home traffic stops due to an accident. You don’t have time to stop for groceries after all, so you pray like crazy for the kids not to have eaten that last frozen pizza.

God’s love can get you through any day. In all circumstances, you can trust His steadfast, unwavering, never-ending love. You can trust it forever.

If you’re having a hard day, stop and tell your Heavenly Father about it. Ask Him to fill you with a fresh outpouring of His love and assure you of His faithful presence with you. Even if life seems stressful at the moment, try smiling and remember God loves you through it all.

God’s love will last all day long. He will love you as you fall into bed at night, and He will still love you when you wake up in the morning.

Psalm 147:3-4

He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.

On The Calendar

5/19 - Crazy Coupon Day

5/19 - Pk/5th Gr. Fieldtrip to Mulberry Farm

5/19 - Spring Concert and Art Show

5/20 - Grades 6-8 Field Trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

5/22 - Student Led Sunday Mass 10AM

5/25 - Grades 4-7 to Madison Fieldtrip to Capital

5/25 - PK Graduation Ceremony 2 PM / Cribbage Club 3PM

5/27 - Friendship Card Mass - 8 AM / Yearbook Signing 1:15 PM / 8th Gr. & Faculty Volleyball Game 1:45 PM - 8th Grade's Last Day

5/30- No School - Memorial Day

5/31 - 8th Grade Graduation 6PM

6/1 - Field Day and Used Uniform Sale

6/2 - Last Day of School

6/6 - Summer Care Starts

HCCS 2022 Spring Concert and Art Show Tomorrow Night!

We are excited to welcome you to the 2022 Spring Concert and Art Show here at Holy Cross tomorrow night. The gym will be transformed into a beautiful gallery of student masterpieces created during the school year and displayed with great care. We invite you to stop in before or after the concert to take a peek at what our students and Mrs. Zirbel are so proud to show off. The gallery will be open from 5:30-5:50 and after the concert until 8:00. Please be sure to stop by - you won't be disappointed!

Staff Updates

Mrs. Jennifer Davister

Mrs. Davister is already a familiar face here at Holy Cross. She will still remain at school but next year she will be our Administrative Assistant. You will still see and hear from Mrs. D. each day - but not as often in the PK room, lunchroom or playground...just more often from the office. Thank you, Mrs. Davister for saying "Yes"!


We are asking for your help with donations of games/toys/prizes for the childrens' games at the Holy Cross Church Picnic. If you are out and about and find some great deals or have some new items at home that you would like to donate, please bring those to the school or parish and drop them in the box marked accordingly.

Fr. Thomas Hagendorf Scholarship Fund

A Catholic education is possible for everyone!

The Father Thomas Hagendorf Scholarship Fund offers support for those parish families in good standing that may need extra financial help to make this a reality for their children. Please call the parish or school office for information on how you might qualify for aid to send your child to Holy Cross Faith Formation, Holy Cross Catholic School and/or Notre Dame Academy.

Used Uniform Sale - All Items $1

  • Wednesday, June 1st, 8am-3pm
  • Outside the school (weather permitting) or TBD within the school building
  • This is a great way to get some uniform pieces and spirit wear in anticipation for next Fall.
  • If you have any items you wish to donate, please bring those to the school office by Wednesday, May 25th.

Golf Outing Update

Just over a month left before the 2nd Annual Golf Outing for Education!!

The Holy Cross golf outing is the final fundraising event that is required through our enrollment contract for the 2021-2022 school year. As outlined, each Holy Cross family is required to purchase one of the following.

-2 dinner tickets ($25 each which includes dinner and 1 drink ticket)

-Enlist 1 golfer* ($100 which includes range balls prior to the round, 18 holes of golf with a cart, catered lunch, 2 drink tickets to be used on the course or in the pro shop and dinner to follow)

*The golfer can be a parent, family member or friend. If the golfer is not a parent please send an email to SAC at sacholycross@gmail.com with the golfer’s first and last name and the HC family name so the requirement is marked as being met. Please note, each golfer is only allowed to represent one Holy Cross family.

Registration forms and payment should be submitted to the school office with checks made payable to GRACE. Any additional questions can be submitted to the site advisory committee at sacholycross@gmail.com.

If you still need your volunteering hours there are a few spots left. We are still looking for volunteers for the following:

- Collection for 3rd Grade, 6th & 7th Grade Classroom Baskets

- Selling Bucket Raffle Tickets & 50/50 Tickets the day of the event.

- Working the Par 3's the day of the event

- We are also looking for hole sponsorships, and donations for bucket raffles

Please click on the link to sign-up:


Any questions please contact Amy Bertram (920)217-6980 or Molly Charles (920)360-2693. All information can be found on our website.


Thank you all so much and have a great day!

Amy Bertram

Little Saints Birth to 3 Program

GRACE families can now register for fall enrollment at Little Saints, located inside Holy Family School. Sign up today! We will be opening up to parishes very soon to fill any open spots we have remaining. Contact Tami VanGruensven with registration inquiries.
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Middle School Blog Link By HCCS Student Council

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Officer Tremel and K9 Bax Visit Holy Cross

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Outsiders One Pagers

The seventh graders recently finished their novel study on the book “The Outsiders.” As their final project they had to complete a One-Pager complete with a theme analysis, symbolism, impactful quotes, and LOTS of creativity. They blew it out of the water!

Outdoor Learning - Good For The Soul

Miracles Defy The Laws Of Science STREAM Project In Grade 5

Fifth Grade has started a STREAM/STEM countdown to summer. Each 5th grader was given a limited amount of foil sheets and were tasked with trying to create a boat that would hold the most amount of weight. Using our knowledge about buoyant force came in handy. The winning boat held 53 marbles! The class then listened to the story about the Miraculous Catch of Fish. We discussed how the weight of the fish didn’t sink Simon’s boat in the deep waters and how miracles defy the laws of science.