Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

February 9 , 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.
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There are some mornings when I wake while it is still dark outside. I grab a cup of coffee and sit in a chair before an eastern-facing window. As I watch the sun slowly rise over the trees and the stars begin to fade away from the light, I begin to pray and reflect. I pray for the opportunities that will cross my path. I pray for each family member that I will be doing life with, for those in my family who live far away, for our country and our leaders and for those I know who are hurting.

Each new day is an opportunity for our faith to grow. If you woke up today, then it is because this very day God has a plan, a purpose for you being alive! He loves you with unfailing love, every single day.

Even though life sometimes has a way of overwhelming us with its difficulties and each new day can seem challenging, look up to the heavens and be reminded that God is always at work in every part of your life. He can be trusted with your life, your dreams and your heart. If you look to Him for guidance for each new day, relationship and situation, He will help you.

Just because it may be a cloudy or a stormy day and we cannot see the stars in the night sky or the sun rising above the tree line, it doesn't mean that they aren’t there. The sun and stars continue because God determined it to be so.

Those stars and planets and that sunrise or sunset are continual reminders that His love for you is unfailing. He has determined the planet's path and they will not crash. He can show you the way to go each and every day of your life. He can most certainly be trusted with your life. His love for you is unfailing.

Dear Lord,

Each and every morning as we begin to wake, may we pray that the first thought of each new day would be of You and of your unfailing love for us. We pray that You would give us wisdom for every single situation we face and show us what we should do and where we should go.


On The Calendar

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


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

2/18 - WALK A THON DAY - Wear your Walk A Thon Tshirt with Dress DOWN Bottoms

2/25 - HCCS Talent Show - 10:00

2/25 - Early Dismissal (11:30) - Teacher Inservice - END OF 2ND TRIMESTER

3/2 - Ash Wednesday

3/4 - Student-Led Stations of the Cross - 2:00 at Church

3/10 - Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/11 - Early Dismissal - Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences

Enroll Early for 2022-23!

Enrollment Fee incentives are offered when enrolling early!

$100 – February 7-28, 2022

$125 – Beginning March 1, 2022

The nonrefundable enrollment fee is per family.


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 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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Parish Verification Form For Enrollment

Enrollment for 2022-23 is off to a very brisk pace, and we are pleased many of you have re-enrolled. We have already created waitlists for a few grades at some of our schools.

As reviewed in my January letter to you, new to the enrollment process for students in grades K through 10 this year is the Parish Verification Form.

This new process supports the meaningful relationship between our families and our GRACE parishes in harmony with our mission of growing in our Catholic faith. This process also recognizes our GRACE parishes who significantly support our schools through their financial investments.

  • Families enroll K-10 students with the Standard Rate of tuition in our TADS.com enrollment management system.

  • After enrollment, families are to complete - with their GRACE parish - the Parish Verification Form. Upon receipt of verification, the family’s TADS Billing Account will be adjusted to the Active Parishioner Rate (lower rate).

  • Your parish office will help guide you through the process of obtaining their verification. Our parishes define what ‘active parishioner’ means in each parish.

  • The Parish Verification Form and instructions are provided during the online enrollment process in TADS. Information is also available at gracesystem.org | Admissions | Parish Verification Form.

  • Please submit your completed Form which includes verification by your parish representative to GRACE Riverside Office by June 1, 2022. Tuition payments for 2022-23 begin in July annually. Submission instructions are on the Form.

  • Completed verification forms will be processed in batches at regular intervals. Each family will receive an email when their Form is processed and their TADS Billing Account is adjusted.

Please be sure you enroll your K-10 students fully and then complete the Parish Verification Form with your parish.

If you have not already re-enrolled, we encourage you to do so to ensure your child’s seat for fall 2022 and to take advantage of the lower enrollment fee (now $100 until March 1st). Early re-enrollment also allows us to plan resources including staffing for next school year; preparations are already underway!

God bless!

Check Out Chesterton!

Chesterton Academy of St. John Paul II Classical School will be hosting a Shadow Day on Thursday, February 24 for GRACE eighth-graders, where prospective high school students are invited to experience the Chesterton Academy difference. We welcome interested families to please fill out the survey below. For questions or further inquiries can contact pmckeown@gracesystem.org.


Log Your Outside Reading

Our Tundra Tales program is going on now through March 27, 2022.

During this time, 4K through fifth-grade participants must read or be read to for an average of 60 minutes per week outside of the school day for eight weeks, for a TOTAL of 480 minutes.

Sixth through eighth-grade participants must read for an average of 90 minutes per week outside of the school day for eight weeks, a TOTAL of 720 minutes.

An extra week to achieve the total goal has been included to accommodate school schedules and spring breaks.

Remember to log your child(ren)'s reading time on the yellow slips that were sent home in the parent folder.

Keeping Us Safe Together And Reducing The Spread

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.


Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

Skiing on Friday?

If you are skiing with FAST at Ski Brule this Friday, please look for your paperwork that will be sent home in the parent folder. Any questions, please reach out to Julia Broullire at: julesbroullire@gmail.com

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Algebra In Action

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Abbot Pennings Council, Knights of Columbus Knowledge Contest Grades 5-8

Fifth - Eighth Grade students from Holy Cross, Notre Dame of De Pere, Our Lady of Lourdes, Father Allouez, West De Pere Middle School, De Pere Middle School, West De Pere Intermediate, and Foxview Intermediate participated in the 2022 Knights of Columbus Knowledge Contest. Of the 448 students participating in the Math Contest and 389 students participating in the Spelling Contest, all of our students did a fine job! Congratulations to Lindsay Ortega (Gr. 7) who earned a 4th Place Finish in the Spelling Contest with a certificate and gift card to Barnes and Noble.



February Friendzy Theme

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