Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

February 2 , 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.
2022 Message for Catholic Schools Week from Bishop David Ricken

On The Calendar

1/24-2/4 Read A Thon Fundraiser

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

1/31-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week - see below for details!

2/11 - No School - FAST Sponsored Ski Trip to Ski Brule

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

Enroll Early for 2022-23!

Enrollment Fee incentives are offered when enrolling early!

$50 – Early Enrollment during Catholic Schools Week – Now through February 2/6

$100 – February 7-28, 2022

$125 – Beginning March 1, 2022

The nonrefundable enrollment fee is per family.



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HCCS Catholic Schools Week 2022

*Sunday, January 30th: Celebrating Our Parish

  • Students participate in 10:00 am Sunday liturgy at Holy Cross Parish and Prince of Peace Parishes
  • Coffee and Muffins after Mass for all parishioners

*Monday, January 31st: Celebrating Our Community

  • Career Dress Up Day / Choice Dress Day
  • Sock Collection for St. John’s Homeless Shelter
  • Spelling Bee – 8:30 AM
  • All School DEAR (drop everything and read) for ReadAThon – 1:45-2:30

*Tuesday, February 1st: Celebrating Our Students

  • HCCS Spirit Dress Up – dress in school colors, color your hair in school colors
  • All School Field Trip – Willow Creek Lanes
  • Class "Adopt A Class"
  • HCCS Petting Zoo

*Wednesday, February 2nd: Celebrating Our Nation

  • Red White and Blue or Patriotic Dress
  • Make cards for troops
  • Paint and Sip – 1:15-2:15
    • Grade level appropriate canvas painting project in the classrooms
    • Red/White/Blue ice cream floats delivered to classrooms

*Thursday, February 3rd: Celebrating Vocations

  • Class Theme Dress – each class chooses its theme
  • Abbot Gary Q&A – via Google Meet
  • Letters Written to Sisters of St. Francis-
  • Sock Toss – All grades with collected socks
  • Board Games / Saran Ball Game Hour

*Friday, February 4th: Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff & Volunteers

  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Dress Down Day
  • PM Movies + popcorn + juice boxes
  • Lunch catered for staff

** Read A Thon will go on all week**


Please remember to send in new socks for your children to donate towards the SOCK COLLECTION for our friends in Christ who utilize the St. John's Homeless Shelter. Let's make a difference in our community!

Tuition Credit

Holy Cross is looking for more great families like yours! Referring a family can earn you tuition credit! From now through August 1, 2022, for each new family that you refer to Holy Cross, you are eligible to receive a $300 tuition credit for the 2022-23 School Year. When a new family enrolls at Holy Cross, completes the form (below) and mentions that they were referred by you, your family will receive a $300 tuition credit. So talk it up and share what you love about HCS with other families!

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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 and be tested.

Frequent reviews and updates to our Holy Cross COVID Site Plan are monitored and provided as necessary.


Please see the updated HCCS COVID Site Plan below.

Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

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NDA NEWS - 2/1/2022

NDA Summer Enrichment and Athletic Camps

Spend your summer at NDA! Enrichment and Athletic Camps registration is open. Click here to register.

NDA Spanish Placement Exam

The Spanish placement exam can be taken by any incoming freshman that is registered at NDA for the 2022-2023 school year to help determine whether the student should be placed in a Spanish I or Spanish II course. Incoming freshmen interested in enrolling in Spanish II must take the placement exam.

The test will be offered at NDA on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m. The make-up test date is Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 3:30-4:30pm. Students MUST make one of these dates in order to enroll in Spanish 2. Contact: Amy Stover: (920) 429-6175 or astover@notredameacademy.com.

Join NDA for Tritonfest on Feb. 19

Tritonfest.givesmart.com to register to attend. The festivities will feature dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and time for reconnecting among the many supporters. All funds raised directly support every NDA student.

Want to Win a Year of Tuition to NDA or Tickets to the Masters? Click here for more information.

Middle School Boys Volleyball League

Boys in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are invited to play in a boy's volleyball league this Spring. All are welcome and no experience necessary. For more information click here.

Future Tritons Softball

Do you have an interest in softball? We offer camps for a variety of ages, pitching clinics, summer teams and more. To learn more contact Head Coach, Scott Hermes at hermes.scott1962@gmail.com.

NDA Future Tritons' Softball Fundraiser

Stop in at Noodles & Company on your way home from school or work on Tuesday, March 1 between 4PM - 8PM! Enter "GIVING25" when ordering online. Noodles & Company will donate a portion of your sale to the Future Tritons' Softball Program.

NDA Boys and Girls Swim Team in 2022

NDA is excited to add Girls and Boys Swimming to winter sports. An informational meeting will be held at NDA on Monday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. All incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade families interested in swimming are invited to attend.

Fifth Grade Experiences Tastes Around The World - Eggrolls, Mochi and Tikka Masala

Career Dress Day

2022 Spelling Bee

Drop Everything And Read With Abbot Gary


HCCS Petting Zoo