Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

February 1, 2023

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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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Snow-covered fields, leafless trees, and skies laden with steel gray clouds describe the view out my window. It’s wintertime, and frost covers everything. It penetrates the ground, and farmers discuss how deep the frost line goes and how it impacts next spring’s fieldwork. The wind drives snowflakes like tiny needles piercing the sky. The cold reaches deep into my bones, and I struggle to stay warm.

Too often, we view the beginning of a new year with an eye to growth and transformation. While this is a noble pursuit, we also ebb and flow with the seasons. Sometimes, we have seasons where it doesn’t seem like any growth or change happens. There is a time to bear fruit and there is a time to harvest fruit. There is also a time of rest so that more fruit can grow.

We will have seasons where we feel as though we’re missing fruit in our lives. Instead of gentleness, we respond with harshness. Rather than self-control, we choose to self-indulge. Peace disappears in the face of worries and it can feel like our previous growth faded like autumn colors giving way to the monochromatic colors of winter.

In these moments, we can pause. We can rest and trust that God hasn’t given up on us. He still has fruit to grow in us. When we choose to rest and trust, God works in the soil of our hearts to prepare us for the next harvest of fruit.

On The Calendar

1/29-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week

2/2 - Mass at 8:00 AM

2/3 - Special Person's Bingo 9:00 AM

2/6 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS

2/8 - SAC Dress Down Day

2/9 - Mass at 8:00 AM

2/10- No School - FAST Ski Brule Trip

2/12-2/26 - Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

2/13 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS

2/14- St. Valentine's Day - Choice Dress Wearing Red, White, Pink or Purple

2/15 - Adoration 8:30 AM

2/17 - Hearing and Vision Screening - Grades PK/Kinder/1/3/5

2/20 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS

2/21 - Grades 1, 2, 3 - Field Trip To Weidner

2/22- ASH WEDNESDAY 8:00 Mass - Lent Begins

2/23 - Student Led Stations of the Cross 11:00 AM / Early Dismissal 11:30 - End of 2nd Trimester

2/26 - Student Led Mass - 10:00 AM

2/27 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS

2/28 - GRACE Solo & Ensemble - 3:30 - St. John the Baptist School

3/1 -SAC Dress Down Day

3/2 - Talent Show

3/2 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:00 PM

3/3 - Student Led Stations of the Cross 11:00 AM / Early Dismissal 11:30 - Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00-3:00

3/3 - Fish Dinner

Enroll Early for 2023-24!

Enrollment Fee incentives are offered when enrolling early!

$50 – Early Enrollment Now – through February 5, 2023

$100 – February 6-28, 2023

$125 – beginning March 1, 2023

The nonrefundable enrollment fee is per family.

Catholic Schools Week 2023

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Help GRACE grow! Refer new families and earn an incentive for yours. We at GRACE value the support and loyalty of our school families, and are excited to announce our New Family Referral Program, which rewards our existing families with a tuition incentive for referring new families that enroll in our system. Share the word about GRACE education with your friends and family, and be a part of building our strong, faith-based community.

Help Holy Cross Get Ready To Reach Our $10,000 Fundraising Goal!

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Consider Chesterton Academy For Your High School Student

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Order Your Yearbooks!

It is time to purchase your yearbook! Please visit the below link to order today.

LINK: https://harmannstudios.wufoo.com/forms/holy-cross-yearbook-20222023/

Best pricing for books is available until March 1st. After March 1st prices will increase and no upgrades will be available.

If you are in need of alternative ordering options please have them contact Harmann Studios Customer Care Team at 1-800-236-8910.

Intramural Volleyball Begins Soon!

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Holy Cross Blogs

Thunderbolt Gallery

Mrs. Sheehy Teaches 8th Grade To Knit On The 100th Day Of School

Oldies But Goodies On The 100th Day!

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HCCS Spelling Bee 2023

HCCS 2023 Spelling Bee Winner

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Silent Disco Celebrating Our Glowing Nation

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GRACE Day Of Giving - Wednesday - February 1st

The Day of GRACE is officially one week away! It takes people, prayers, and your participation to build the GRACE community where every student has the opportunity to learn, lead and succeed. Celebrate with us, make a donation in support of our students, spread the word, and follow along with us on social media for a Day of GRACE! Early donations are now being accepted at givingday.gracesystem.org/