Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

November 24, 2021

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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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A Heart Of Thankfulness

I have gotten to know a number of souls in the past few years who live day to day through situations and relationships I can't even begin to understand. Their hearts and minds carry burdens that I can't even fathom because, in all honesty, I have led a fairly charmed life.

There have been bumps and even valleys along the way, some unfortunate choices, and some regrets too. However, through it all, I knew, without question, that I was loved and forgiven and accepted.

Some people have never known that security. They don't have "their people" who they can say with absolute certainty will always love them and stand by them as long as they are able. They don't know, without a doubt, that there is a God who loves them and will never leave them because no one in their life has modeled a love like that.

It's because of them - that thankfulness takes on a new meaning this year. I need to tell them and others exactly what I am thankful for and share how God's hand affects every good thing in my life. Because I can't guarantee them that their family or friends will always be there, I can guarantee them that there is a Savior who loves them and will never let them go. And we, as Believers, can help introduce them to Him.

Dear Jesus,

Help me take time this Thanksgiving to be still, thoughtfully consider all you’ve done in my life, and praise you for the good things as well as the hard things. Give me courage, wisdom, opportunity, and the words to share you with someone who needs you as much as I do. Thank you for loving me, forgiving me, and never letting me go.


On The Calendar

11/25-11/26 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

11/28 - First Day of Advent

12/1 - Advent Penance Service (grades 2-8) at 1:00

12/3 - Walk A Thon for Water for South Sudan

12/7 - Parents' Second Cup

12/7 - Grades 1-5 to NDA Elementary Christmas Program

12/9 - SAC Dress Down Day

12/10 - Packer Dress Day

12/10 - Holy Cross Cookie Walk - Parish Center

12/11 - Polar Express 8th Grade Fundraiser

12/13-12/14 - FAST Sponsored Gingerbread House

12/16 - HCS Christmas Concert

12/17 - Adoration Following Mass

12/23 - Early Dismissal (11:30)

12/24 to 1/2/22 - Christmas Break

To Our Phenomenal Faculty From Our Outstanding Students:

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Walk A Thon For Water For South Sudan

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Would You Drink This Water?

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Student Ambassadors For Clean Drinking Water

Eighth Grade students presented a slide show to fellow HCS students (K-7) that highlighted the severity of the clean water crisis for our neighbors in Christ in South Sudan. Please consider pledging for your child's walk that will take place next Friday, December 3rd. This walk will simulate Salva and Nya's walk that they endured just to find water for their families each day. Learn more at: https://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/

Reach out to your child's teacher or the school office to make a donation for our cause.

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2022 Catholic Schools Week TShirts Available

This T-shirt was designed by an 8th-grade student and is available for purchase to spread our Catholic School pride. Purchasing this shirt allows students/staff to wear it any time during Catholic Schools Week (January 31-February 4) and on Spirit Day Tuesdays throughout the rest of the year. Additionally, every t-shirt purchased includes 2 Choice Dress Passes that can be used through June 2, 2022.
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HCS Library Receives Meemic Foundation Teacher's Discovery Grant

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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 consider testing 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. Frequent reviews and updates to our Holy Cross COVID Site Plan are monitored and provided as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

Holy Cross COVID Site Plan + 90 Days

With careful thought and consideration of our needs and requirements here at Holy Cross, please find the updated COVID Site Plan that will take effect on November 29, 2021. The only update to the plan includes the timing for those who are household contacts and choose to be tested for an early return:

Individuals must be tested on day 5 or 6 of quarantine, be symptom-free, and prove a negative test result to return on day 7 of quarantine.

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