CRUSADER NEWS THAT YOU CAN USE....

June 5, 2019

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

I can't believe that 180 days have passed. Seems like just yesterday that the students were arriving at school with their new sneakers, uniforms and backpacks. We are giving them back to you a whole lot bigger, smarter and more mature. We look forward to seeing you again in August for another awesome year.


There is early release tomorrow.


PK, K4 and K5 are dismissed at 11:30.

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade are dismissed at 11:45

6th, 7th and 8th grade are dismissed at Noon.


The school office AND the business office are both closed to business on Friday so kindly wait until Monday to come to school to conduct any business.


Summer Camp begins on Monday, June 17th. Registration will be taken tomorrow and all next week until all spots are filled. There are camps for students who are 2,3 and 4 and also a camp for incoming K5 and up. Camp is six weeks long.


Summer School begins on Monday, June 24th. If your child is REQUIRED to attend summer school as a condition of promotion, YOU MUST register for summer school. Summer school is four weeks long.


If your child is RECOMMENDED to attend summer school, this means that we recommend it but it is optional.

Kindergarten Graduation

This is tomorrow night Thursday, June 6th.


Students must be in the classrooms at 6:30PM.


Graduation will start promptly at 7:00PM.


Every year, we have one or two children who come late and actually enter the church after we have started. Please don't let this be your child. Be on time. That means 6:30PM.


Please... for safety reasons NO HIGH HEELS.


Girls hair should not be arranged high on the head because the graduation cap will not fit over it.


Girls should wear a dress or skirt and top with dress shoes


Boys should wear dress pants, a dress shirt and tie with dress shoes. A Jacket is not necessary.


We understand that parents are very excited about the graduation but we ask you in advance to follow the instructions given regarding when and where it is appropriate to take photos and staying seated for the courtesy of others.


We will see you tomorrow. You will walk away very happy.

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Summer Camp and Summer School

Summer Camp for all ages will begin on Monday, June 17th. Registration information will be available next week. We have programs for PK age students and also Elementary and middle school grades. Both summer camp programs are 6 weeks long.


Summer Academic program will begin on Monday, June 24th. This program is four weeks, four days per week.


Registration information for all programs are available in the school office.

Registration for PK camp is done in the office at any time.

Registration for Summer Blast Summer camp is Wednesday and Thursday from 4PM until 6PM until school ends. If you cannot come during these times, please contact Mrs. Trujillo to make other arrangements. strujillo@holycross-nm.org.

SUMMER READING INFORMATION

We read for fun and to prevent "The Summer Slide"

Help Prevent "The Summer Slide"


What is the Summer Slide? The summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn't in session. Numerous studies show that kids who don't read during summer vacation actually slip in reading ability by the time August rolls around.


Please note that children should be reading every day, all year! The more we read, the more we learn and the better students we become.

Please note that these are MINIMUM number of books a child should read. The Reading Log and Summer Reading Form will be available on the school website, via email or you can pick up additional copies in the school office.


You may use the form or students can write their information on a separate sheet of paper. Students who are reading below or above reading level should select books that are appropriate for them.


K5: Please read to your child every day for at least 15 minutes. Our K5 teachers recommend books that have a pattern using rhyme or rhythm, books that have predictable text and high frequency words, as well as, counting books. Here are a few of their favorites. I Can Read: Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks, I Can Read: May I Please Have a Cookie? by Jennifer Morris, I Can Read: Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean




1st Grade: Please read with your child every day for at least 30 minutes. We recommend reading any "Step into Reading" book at your child's level, {Probably Step 1) or any Dr. Seuss book. However, please select books that your child will enjoy! How much you read with your child is more important than what you read with your child. Please maintain the summer reading log and return it to school when school begins. If your child is a beginning reader,have him/her read to you or alternate reading with them. If not, read to them.




2nd Grade: We recommend reading picture books at your child's independent reading level, as well as, Step Into Reading Books at their level (probably Level 2 or 3). Recommended Authors are: Tomie de Paola {Ex. Big Anthony, The Art Lesson and, Strega Nona) and James Marshall { Ex. The Three Pigs, Cinderella, and Miss Nelson is Missing). Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading form for at least three books and return to school with log in August.




3rd Grade: Minimum of 3 Fiction Chapter Books. Each book should contain up to 100 pages. Suggestions include books in the following series: Junie B. Jones, Magic Treehouse, American Girls, however, any book your child will enjoy is fine. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.




4th Grade: Minimum of 3 Chapter books. Each book should contain at least 125 pages and be at a reading level of 3.5 or higher. One book should be non-fiction or historical fiction (it can be a graphic novel/comic book format), the second one should be a mystery book, and the third is the student's choice. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.




5th Grade: Minimum of 2 novels. Each book should contain a minimum of 150 pages and should be at 4.5 reading level of higher, depending on student. Select any genre. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading form for at least two books. Return to school with log in August.




6th Grade: Minimum of 3 novels containing at least 150 pages. Each one should be a different genre (fiction, historical fiction, mystery, non-fiction, biography etc.) Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.




7th Grade: Minimum of 3 novels containing at least 175 pages. Each one should be a different genre (fiction, historical fiction, mystery, non-fiction, biography etc.) Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.




8th Grade: Minimum of 3 novels containing at least 175 pages. At least one of the books must be non-fiction. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.




PRIZES FOR THE TOP SUMMER READERS IN EACH CLASS/GRADE.


  • Be the great parents you are, and make sure that your child is reading for pleasure and to keep those brain cells active during the summer.


  • Parents, in interest of fairness and honesty, please only sign the reading log if you can verify that your child actually completed the reading.


  • We encourage you to participate in the North Miami Public Library Summer Reading Program and the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program. Information is attached. If you have a library card, the librarians at the public library would love to help you select books that are appropriate for your child.

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Summer Reading Assignment Format

This will be emailed to you and also will be available for pickup in the school office. You can print it or have your child complete these questions on a regular sheet of notebook paper.



Holy Cross Lutheran School Summer Reading Assignment 2nd - 8th Grade



Student’s Name Grade


Book Title


Author


Number of pages



Write at least 3 sentences describing the setting of the story (when and where)



The Main Characters: (Write 2 sentences describing each main character. Include information about their age, personality, appearance, etc.)



Brief summary of the book (Include the beginning, middle and end of the story. Attach an additional page if necessary)



Circle One I didn’t like it It was okay I loved it!


Why?


Certification:

I read this book completely and finished this assignment on my own and did not plagiarize this information from any source or website: Student Signature_________________________________________________________________


I verify that my student read this book and completed this assignment on his/her own.

Parent’s Signature :_____________________________________________________________Date:_________

Summer Reading Log

Pick up a copy of the summer reading log or print it from your email.

Parents, please only sign the log if you really can verify that your child has read the book. Let's be fair. We will be recognizing those students who read the most pages in each grade level 2nd through 8th grade and we want it to be fair.

Uniform Information

We will again be using Ibiley School Uniform.


The only change in the dress code is that next year, the yellow shirt and Khaki bottoms have been phased out. We did give you all 2 years to get all of the wear out of them that you could.


Next year, only navy shorts, pants and skorts and our school plaid jumper and skort from Ibiley can be worn and no yellow shirts or island shirts can be worn only white, navy, red and pink polos.


The uniform store will be here on Tuesday, June 25th from 11AM until 7PM on the PE Court in a store on wheels. I have been assured that they will be fully stocked. You will receive a discount if you shop on this day.



Students must wear athletic shoes and socks in white, navy or black. There may be a logo as long as this color scheme is adhered to.

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Regular Registration Fees are now in effect.

Please be aware that there is limited space in every class.


Here is the link to Re-Enrollment information.


RE-ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

You can also pick up a printed copy of the registration information in the school office.


You must register through your renweb account.


Don't forget about our Finder's Fee Program.

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Background check authorization

Below is the link. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete. It is valid for 12 months. You must complete this in ample time to chaperone a field trip


http://www.holycrossnorthmiami.org/schools-background-check-authorization

How to Contact Us:

Holy Cross Lutheran School

650 NE 135th St.

North Miami, Fl. 33161

School 305 893 0851

Church 305 893 0371


www.holycrossnorthmiami.org


Office emails:

Sherri Mackey smackey@holycross-nm.org

Marluys Sejba msejba@holycross-nm.org

Natalia Escobar nescobar@holycross-nm.org

Soraya Trujillo strujillo@holycross-nm.org

Roslyn Noel rnoel@holycross-nm.org

Lisette Rogers lrogers@holycross-nm.org

Marie Innocent minnocent@holycross-nm.org


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