Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

January 12, 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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The frustration on our children's faces as they realize just how much homework they have saved for the night before it is all due tugs at our hearts. It’s easy to fly through concepts we understand, but when the correct answers elude us, it can be so hard!

Far beyond homework assignments, we have all held back tears in moments where we can’t understand what is happening to us. Wisdom is not an elective course.

Understanding requires pause. Through prayer, God’s word, and the people He has faithfully placed around us to speak to us, we can walk in wisdom.


You hold the key to understanding. So many days we travel through our minutes and moments without understanding. You know the fabric of our hearts like the back of Your hand. You have prepared the way for all of us and made us with purpose. The love You have for us leads us to wisdom and understanding. You have what we need to walk through our lives in a way that brings glory and honor to Your name.

Let us come to You in our times of need as we seek wisdom and clarity.


On The Calendar

1/13 - SAC Dress Down Day

1/14 - Adoration following Mass

1/14 - FAST Sledding Event

1/17 - No School - Teacher Inservice Day

1/19 - Gr. 5-8 NDA Field Trip for Footloose

1/21 - Packer Dress Day

1/24-2/4 Read A Thon Fundraiser

1/24-3/27 - Tundra Tales Reading Program

1/28 - Packer Dress Day (If Packers win first playoff game)

1/30 - Enrollment for 2022-23 Opens

1/31-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week

2/11 - No School

2/25 - Early Dismissal (11:30) - Teacher Inservice


This Friday is our FAST Sledding Event at Winter Park in Kewaunee. Please be advised that the lodge will only be open for bathroom use and face coverings will be required inside the lodge. Please plan to bring your own food and beverages to this event.
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Help Wanted

Holy Cross has an immediate opening for the Extended Care Program Director. Please contact the Holy Cross Parish Office (920-468-0595) if you might be interested, or know of someone else who might be.

Walk A Thon Update - From Incredible Generosity!

We have raised $5283.60 towards the sponsorship of a new well.

Check out: https://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/sponsorship-opportunities

to learn more about where our dollars are going.

Remember - we are still collecting now through January 31st.

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FAST Sponsored Ski Trip? Take The Survey!

Interested in another FAST Sponsored Ski Trip this winter? Please take the following survey to provide feedback:


Surveys are due Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Learning Survey

The GRACE Board of Trustees Education Committee has the mission of assuring quality educational programs, maintaining academic excellence and infusing faith in all subjects. To help in that mission, we are asking you to please complete a Learning Survey before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022. Please use the following link to submit your responses:


Tax Deduction For Tuition Expense

Wisconsin Tax Deduction for Tuition Expense

Tax legislation signed into law gives Wisconsin taxpayers the opportunity to deduct private school tuition expenses from their taxable income. A subtraction from income is allowed for tuition expenses that are paid for any of the GRACE schools. Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child in grades 9-12. Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade are eligible for both deductions. Per state guidance, any amount spent on tuition and book fees are eligible for the deduction. Book fees include digital books, such as laptops or tablet fees issued by the school.

Tuition tax credit information is available to GRACE families online via GRACE’s enrollment management system, TADS. The TADS Household Paid Tuition Tax Report will provide a breakdown of payments made for the specified household’s tuition account during the tax year. When gathering information for tax preparation, GRACE families are to access their TADS account | select Billing | Billing Account Number | Reports | Household Paid Tuition Tax Report | enter the tax year (i.e. 2021) and submit. If you have questions or require assistance, please call TADS Family Support at (800) 477-8237.

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Keeping Us Safe Together And Reducing The Spread - Please Note Changes To HCS COVID Site Plan:

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 any COVID symptoms be tested immediately and for those who are close contacts without symptoms, be tested on day 5 by a recognized medical provider regardless of the individual's vaccine status prior to his/her return. This has helped us to minimize the spread of the virus here at Holy Cross. Short-term quarantines are proving effective in reducing the spread as well.

Effective 1/11/22 through 1/25/22 HCCS is also requiring all individuals to onsite to wear masks over their mouth and nose unless they are actively participating in physical exertion, eating or drinking or are outside the school or church buildings.

Frequent reviews and updates to our Holy Cross COVID Site Plan are monitored and provided as necessary. For your reference, please see below for a summary of the changes to the CDC recommendations effective 12/27/2021.


Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

HCCS COVID Site Plan - Effective January 3, 2022

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