June 1, 2018


Time sure does go by fast. We are down to 4.5 more days of school and there still is alot going on. Please be sure to read and understand all that you need to know and everything that is available to you coming up.

Coming up

Monday, June 4: VPK MOVING UP Ceremony 9AM in the church. Parents of VPK students, you do not want to miss this so I hope that you have planned your schedules according.

Monday, June 4: Student Services Field trip to Rapids, weather permitting. The bus WILL NOT wait for kids who are late to arrive.

Tuesday, June 5: Athletic Awards, 1:30PM in the church. Parents are invited to come.

Wednesday, June 6: End of year student awards, 9AM in the auditorium. Parking will be limited so please use the PE court, the street or Fraternity Baptist Church if the front lot is full.

Thursday, June 7: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! All school chapel, EARLY RELEASE

Thursday, June 8; K5 Graduation 7PM (Students need to be in their rooms at 6:30PM. Graduation will start on time so do not be late. Please do not put high heels on your little girls for this event).

Friday, June 8: No School, 1st day of summer break

Monday, June 18: 1st day of both of our summer camp programs

Tuesday, June 19: Report cards and final MAP scores available for pickup.

Thursday, June 21: Ibiley Uniform Truck will be here on our PE court. See more information on uniform purchase and dress code below.

Monday, June 25: 1st day of summer school (If you got a letter, be sure to come in and register your child, however, any child can be enrolled in summer school).

Change in Uniform Company, Uniform Truck and Dress Code

Last Friday, we sent home a card from Ibiley Uniforms, who will be our new provider of school uniforms effective now. I hope that your child gave it to you but if not, please look in the backpack for it. At the bottom of the card, there is a coupon for ONE FREE RED POLO, which is a perk that I negotiated for our parents. A student asked me if it had to be red and the answer is yes. Why Red? Because we want all of the kids to have one shirt the same color for field trips (it stands out and it is easier to see them in a crowd) and for photos (it shows up much better than any other color). So, please make sure that when you purchase uniforms, you get your FREE RED POLO, one per child K5 and up.

Mrs. Trujillo and I have personally toured the conveniently located facility at the 163rd street mall and we are very confident that you will be pleased and that we will not have problems like we did last year.

Incoming PK and K4 parents... please remember that your children DO NOT wear the regular school uniform and you will purchase your items here at school with the exception of long pants for cooler days. These must be pull-on with no button and zipper.

Now, for the minor changes in the dress code. We have eliminated Khaki has a color choice so all uniform bottoms must be navy or the plaid (girls). If you have Khaki items that still fit your child from this year, they may use them NEXT YEAR ONLY. Please DO NOT purchase any new Khaki items (short, pants, skorts) from anywhere.

We have eliminated a color choice in the polos as well as the Peter Pan blouse and the Island shirt. As stated previously, if you still have these items that fit and are usable, your children may wear them NEXT YEAR ONLY.

Ibiley stocks a very nice and reasonably priced jacket which is now part of our dress code. It's so nice and comfy that Mrs. Trujillo and I have ordered one! This is optional this year but will be the only outerwear that is permitted next year so I would suggest you buy it now. Always buy jackets a size larger to get a couple of years out of them and always PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME IN THE JACKET. Why are we doing this? If you have seen the hodgepodge mess of jackets and sweaters that we always have in the lost and found, then you understand. Of course, it will be months before it is cold enough for your child to need a jacket so you can stagger your purchases if you wish.

Ibiley has online ordering and shipping available and also has layaway. The uniform truck will also be here in late July. They also have money saving packages available. I think you will be very pleased.

If you want the most pleasant shopping experience, I really do advise you to shop early.


You may register for Camp Crusader Jr. and Summer Academic Program in the main office at any time. Registration for Summer Blast Summer Camp is accepted on Tuesday and Thursdays in the business office. Please note that on the first day of camp, June 18, we will not accept registration so if you wait until the last minute, your child will miss a day of camp. Information regarding all three programs are attached below.

Regarding summer school... we have changed the schedule a bit this year in an effort to allow students and parents time to get away on the weekends. The summer school day is longer but there is no school on Friday so the kids get a three day weekend. Kids who are enrolled in camp get a full day in camp. Lunch is provided to all students in summer school.

Summer Sign Language

Please see link below for information on summer sign language that is being offered by Marie Innocent to incoming 6,7 and 8th grade students. Please contact Ms. Innocent with any questions.

We are under construction

You probably have noticed that our courtyard has been dug up and that work is going. We have to replace all of the sewer lines to permanently solve the problem that we have had this year with plumbing. This is a very costly and time consuming project and we appreciate your understanding.
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All are invited to our church!

Holy Cross is not just a school, it is also a church. Everyone is welcomed here for Sunday School, Bible Study and Church. Even though school is out soon, the church is open and available ALL SUMMER! Be on the lookout for information regarding special summer programs for kids and families, including a back to school picnic.

Sunday School for Kids and Bible Study for Youth and Adults: 9:15AM

Sunday Worship Service: 10:30AM


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