Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

March 9 , 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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Finding Rest

“If I can just make it to the weekend, I’ll finally get to rest,” I tell myself. I am not going to lie...I look forward to sleeping in and watching Netflix, but I know that kind of weekend rest only offers a temporary respite from the challenges I’ll face all over again on Monday morning.

As God offers us a deep soul rest that comes from a close walk with Jesus, we’re often dreaming about our next break or vacation. We don’t realize we can experience spiritual rest even on a busy day.

Jesus offers an invitation and promise when all our endeavors have worn us out: “Come to me…I will give you rest.”

When we ask Jesus to fill us with His life-giving Spirit and give us the strength and energy we need for our daily tasks, He not only gives, but offers to walk with us. Jesus guides our efforts, showing us what to make our priority and what we can leave undone.

When we make the choice to entrust our concerns to Jesus, He carries them for us. We can then walk freely and lightly, resting and trusting in His loving care.

Lord Jesus, you know what makes us tired. Forgive us for trying to power through life in our own strength. Forgive us for not trusting you with our concerns and for carrying burdens you never meant for us to carry.

Lord, give us the grace we need to trust you with our worries and cares. We lay them at your feet. Help us find my rest in you.

In Your Name we pray, Amen.

On The Calendar

1/24-3/27 - Tundra Tales Reading Program - Log Your Reading Minutes


3/10 - Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/10 - Student-Led Stations of the Cross - 2:00

3/11 - Early Dismissal - Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/14 - 3/18 - Spring Break - No School

3/24 - Student-Led Stations of the Cross - 2:00

3/25 - Grades 2 - 8 Lenten Penance Service

3/31-4/1 - Grades 7 & 8 Camp Tekawitha

4/1 - Student-Led Stations of the Cross - 2:00

4/5 - Parents' Second Cup

4/7 - Student-Led Stations of the Cross - 2:00

4/13 - Living Stations of the Cross - 2:00 and 6:00


4/14 - Chaplet of Divine Mercy - 2:00

4/15-4/18 - Easter Break - No School

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When: March 7th - 25th

Supplies Needed:

  • Long Underwear and Underwear
  • Baby Essentials
  • Baby food, Diapers, Wipes
  • Medical Supplies
  • Gloves, Bandages, First Aid Kits, Garbage Bags
  • Warm Clothes
  • New or Used Shirts, Sweatshirts, Pants, ect.
  • Hygiene items
  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Antibacterial Wipes, Sanitizers
  • Dry/Non-perishable foods
  • Dry foods for a Children’s Orphanage in Donetsk
  • Granola Bars, Cereal, ect.
  • Sleeping Bags and Sleeping Mats
  • Blankets and Pillows
  • Women’s Products
  • Outerwear
  • New or Used Coats, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Socks, Raincoats

Drop off items at Holy Cross by Wednesday, March 23rd. We will collect items in our school lobby.

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The Notre Dame Academy Girls Basketball team is headed back to State for the second year in a row in hopes of defending their title.

NDA plays Menomonie at 1:35 on Friday, March 11th in the Semi-Finals in our hometown of Green Bay at the Resch Center.

Tickets are on sale in the NDA Atrium until 3 on Thursday and until 10 a.m. on Friday. Tickets are $11

Hoping for a sea of Blue and Green and inviting all alumni of NDA and Grace Families to come and support the Girls!

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HCCS Staffing News

Mrs. Katie Steege will complete her year as Fouth Grade Teacher here at Holy Cross in June. She will then take the time with her daughter, Audrey, and focus on her role as Stay At Home Mom. Mrs. Steege has been a wonderful addition to our HCCS family and we wish her the very best as she embarks on this new leg of her journey.


Mark your calendars for another fun FAST sponsored event. Family Night at Ashwaubomay Park on August 4th from 6-8pm.

This will be a free event to those who sign up to join in fun together as an HCCS family.

Student-Led Stations Of The Cross

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6th-graders started off Third Trimester with their How-To Presentations! Students presented on a wide array of topics; kneeboarding all the way to drawing a dog.

Hello....Hello....Horton Hears A Who

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Kinder and Eighth Grade Buddies

Second and Seventh Reading Buddies

Fourth Grade Pizza Art

Middle School Book Club

Book Club started discussing their new book, “Number the Stars.” They broke out into small groups and discussed the many aspects of the first few chapters. Such great conversations happening over lunch!