Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

April 6 , 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.

He was pierced and crushed for our sins,

Yet through His wounds we are healed.

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Jesus Carries His Cross

Jesus struggled under the weight of the wooden Cross. He would be forced to carry it through the streets while being mocked, laughed at, ridiculed. Some even denied knowing Him. How painful that must have been.

We experience many crosses in our lives: fears, worries, frustrations. Many of us carry our Crosses with us daily - they weigh us down, they handicap us, they prevent us from being able to care for others and love unconditionally. Yet we are strengthened with the knowledge that Jesus promised to be near us at all times. And so, as he carried his Cross, let us bear ours, knowing that Jesus once again helps us to carry it.

Let us pray for those who are carrying their Cross - for those who continue to carry their Cross alone, may Christ lift those who have buckled under the weight of their failures and personal challenges.

We pray to the Lord.

On The Calendar

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

4/8 - Early Release - 11:30 Dismissal - Teacher Inservice

4/11 - PK/Kinder Night Under The Big Top - 4:45-6:15

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

4/14 - All School Chaplet of Divine Mercy - 8:00 AM


4/14 - Holy Thursday Service - 6:30

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

4/19 - 5/10 - MAPS Testing

4/22 - Mr. Sheehy - Principal For The Day

4/22 - NDA Middle School Dance for 7-8 Graders

4/29 - Adoration

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The deadline for GRACE financial aid applications is May 1, 2022.

Enroll your child and submit your completed financial aid application prior to May 1st. Together, we will find a way to make Holy Cross Catholic School an affordable option for your family. Learn more by visiting gracesystem.org | Admissions | Tuition Assistance or by contacting Kari Peterson at 920-468-0625 or by email at: kpeterson@gracesystem.org

Not Feeling Well?

We are seeing greater numbers of students and staff exhibiting symptoms. In order to prevent the spread of germs and illness, I ask that you continue to follow the plan that has been outlined in our communications that remains in line with our previous protocols:

  • Students should not come to school if they are not feeling well (sniffles, cough, fever, stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.). Err on the side of caution and keep the student home who is not feeling well (even those who have any negative test result).

  • Individuals should be symptom-free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to school after any illness and/or COVID-related symptoms.

  • If an individual exhibits symptoms, we reserve the right to require him/her to wear a mask to prevent the spread of other infections for 10 days or until those symptoms are gone.

Yearbooks Still Available For Purchase

If you have not yet ordered your 2021-22 Yearbook, you are in luck!

You can order by clicking here: https://harmannstudios.wufoo.com/forms/holy-cross-yb/.

HCCS Employment Opportunities

Teaching Positions

Imagine working somewhere that you make a difference everyday and can encourage children academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Holy Cross Catholic School has teaching positions available.

Full Time 4th Grade Teacher - WECAN Posting # 135760

Full Time 6-8 Math/Science Teacher - WECAN Posting # 136238

Part Time 6-8 Religion Teacher - WECAN Posting # 136239

Part Time K-8 Spanish Teacher - WECAN Posting # 136477

Interested candidates should submit their applications and materials through the WECAN website at: https://wecan.waspa.org/

Holy Cross Before After School Care (BASC) Program Positions

GRACE is looking to hire Part Time 2022 Summer Caregivers for our Holy Cross BASC Program


Part Time Caregivers for the BASC Program for the 2022-23 School Year.

Please email Mrs. Peterson if you are interested in receiving more information for these employment opportunities at: kpeterson@gracesystem.org or call 920-468-0625 to speak with her directly.

Position Summary:

The Before and After School Program position cares for children before and after school each day. This position looks out for the child’s well-being and safety while participating in the program.

Job Description Essential Functions:

● Care for children participating in the program

● Look out for children’s safety and wellbeing

● Attend to any first aid needs

● Work with peers to plan activities and games for students

● Supervise snack time Qualifications and Education Requirements

● Work well with children

● Communicate well

● Be organized

● Flourish in a team environment

Physical Demands while performing the duties of this job:

The employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, and frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk. The employee will use the hands feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally exert or lift up to 20 pounds. Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Antibullying Speaker & Author: Jodee Blanco

Thursday, May 5 @ 6:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy

New York Times bestselling author, survivor, and celebrated anti-bullying expert Jodee Blanco will be giving a FREE seminar open to the public on school bullying, survival, and prevention. Parents are encouraged to bring their children, and will have the opportunity to speak with Jodee following the presentation. Click here to register.

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Second Grade Trick Word Practice

Spring Planting Experiments

7th graders are testing how different environmental alterations will impact the growth of three different plants (beets, radishes and spinach). Each week we journal the progress made by the plants in each of our seven different locations to observe how each plant is reacting to its environment. This also gives us the opportunity to practice our lab writing skills as we document the progression of the plants.

First Grade Word Work

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First Grade Poetry

April is national poetry month. The kids have been making “book spine poems”.

Camp Tekawitha

6th Graders Attend Middle School Leadership Conference

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Outdoor Read Aloud

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