Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

September 15, 2021

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O God of Creation,

You have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.

As we welcome the autumn months, may the earlier setting of the sun remind us to take time to rest.

May the brilliant colors of the leaves remind us of the wonder of your creation.

May the steam of our breath in the cool air remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.

May the harvest from the fields remind us of the abundance we have been given and the bounty we are to share with others.

We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.


Upcoming Dates

MAP testing through September 30

9/17 - Norbertine One Act Play at Holy Cross Church @ 7:30 PM

9/20 Packer Dress Day

9/22 Birder Acting Class 2:50-4:00 for those registered

9/24 Adoration following Mass and Early Dismissal - 11:30 Release - Teacher Inservice

10/4 - Feast of St. Francis Blessing of Pets 2:00

10/23 Auction For Education - Badger State Brewery

Acting Class Returns For Students In Grades 1-8

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Free College Planning Seminar and Pizza

Interested HCS Families will need to register for the pizza, by end of day (11:59 PM) on Sept 23 and by doing so will automatically be registered for the workshop and will receive a confirmation email.

Registration link for families of Holy Cross: https://bit.ly/PizzaHolyCross

Pizza will be ordered at Papa Murphy’s Menu, 2235 Main Street, Green Bay, based on which pick-up date they select. Papa Murphy’s pizza is only good for 24 hours, so if they select pick up Sept. 27th they can pick up during normal business hours that day. Those hours are listed as 11 AM to 7 PM. Please call ahead at 920-465-7272 to be sure it is ready.

There are six menu options listed in the registration link. They are all 16” pizzas on original crust: Fritos Outlaw, Combo Magnifico, Pepperoni w/Classic Cheesy Bread, Big Murphy’s Stuffed, Papa’s Favorite, BBQ Chicken. No variations will be offered.

Papa Murphy's - Papa Murphy's Main (Greenbay, WI) - Order Online (papamurphys.com)

Just a reminder - the pizza offer expires at 11:59 PM on Sept. 23.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out to:

Joe LeMere

Thrivent Associate

C 920-664-1005

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Late Arrivals and Lunch Counts

Please make note that if a child arrives at school after 9:00 AM, parents/guardians will need to plan that their child/ren will need a cold lunch. If you contact the school in ADVANCE, to let us know that you are requesting hot lunch, we can make arrangements for them that day. This allows us to prepare accurate lunch counts for our students.

GRACE Annual Appeal

This weekend is the GRACE Annual Appeal. This is an important fundraiser across the entire GRACE System that supports Holy Cross School as well as the other 8 schools in the system. This Annual Appeal helps to keep tuition affordable for families. For this school year, In-System Tuition for families is just over $3000 per child; however, the total cost of education for that child is over $6000. Supporting the Annual Appeal helps to bridge that gap. Our 23 supporting parishes all bolster our 9 schools through financial investment. These fundraisers and financial assistance make Catholic education possible for Green Bay families. Please prayerfully consider a gift towards this year's Annual Appeal.

"He Walks Through Lightning": A One-Act Play on the Life of St. Norbert of Xanten

Friday, Sept. 17, 7:30pm, Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2pm & 7:30pm, St. Norbert College Webb Theater

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2pm, St. Norbert Abbey

2021 marks 900 years since the founding of the Norbertine Order by St. Norbert of Xanten in 1121 in Premontre, France. As part of this year-long Jubilee Celebration, the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey is pleased to have collaborated with Still Point Theatre Collective of Chicago to produce this live, one-act performance on the life of St. Norbert. Join us as the story of Norbert comes alive, exploring his personal joys and struggles along a compelling journey of conversion, prayer, and reconciliation. (Free admission; seating first-come, first-served.)

Auction Raffle Tickets

Holy Cross Auction For Education Raffle Tickets need to be sold - We are asking families to each try to sell 2 tickets each. That would bring us to 100 tickets sold...Together we can do this!!!

Contact the school office to get your tickets to help us out!

**We also need people to sell these Raffle Tickets after 10 AM Masses on Sundays. There are 5 more opportunities to sell tickets after Mass and these sales would count towards your required TSF hours.**

Get Your TSF Hours!

The Auction Committee has a lot of opportunities for you to earn your required TSF hours by participating to help to finalize preparations, set up, sell tickets during the auction and help with clean up. Please take a look and sign up to secure your spot and opportunity to earn your hours!


Pet Blessing

On Monday, October 4th we invite you to bring your family pet(s) to Holy Cross School for blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. We will meet in the school parking lot (if weather permits) or move into the gym if necessary. Abbot Gary Neville will provide the blessing. Please have your pet on a leash, carrier or in your arms for the entire time for the safety of him/her and our HCS community. Our blessing will take place at 2:00. Please consider joining us.

Keeping Our School Healthy

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 COVID symptoms be tested by a recognized medical provider regardless of the individual's vaccine status prior to his/her return. We are committed to a frequent review of our Holy Cross Covid Site Plan and will make adjustments as necessary.

September 14, Feast of the Holy Cross

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CHI ROH - The Christ

Middle School Students Create Symbols of Christ - Inside Each CHI ROH, you will find words that represent Christ Himself.

Never Forget September 11th