April 20, 2018

Author Kentrell Martin Visits Holy Cross on Monday!

Author KENTRELL MARTIN of the Shelley's Adventure series and picture books, will be visiting Holy Cross on Monday and will be presenting to the students in PK through 5th grade. Mr. Martin grew up with a deaf brother and his books are fun and at the same time educational as he is also teaching the students about American Sign Language.

This is very exciting! He was here several years ago and the children really loved meeting him and asking him questions about becoming an author. Who know if we have a future author in our midst?

An order form was sent home today with all children in PK through 5th grade if you wish to order an autographed book or other goodies to commemorate the event.

Here is a link to information on Mr. Martin. I hope that you will support this African-American Author by ordering an autographed book for your child. The Chapter books are appropriate for 3rd grade and up and 2nd graders that are very good readers. The other books are appropriate for PK through 2nd grade.

ISSF Star Students

Holy Cross was very proud to recognize our three ISSF Star Students from our 8th grade class. ISSF is the association of Independent Schools of South Florida. Congratulations to Amaya Brookins-Gilley, Tamika Dolisca and Michael Canete and to their families. You have made our school proud!

What is ISSF STAR STUDENT Criteria?

"A ISSF Star Student is an exemplary student. He/She is a student who sets an example for others to follow, whether in the home, school or community. These students have excelled in one or more of these areas: academics, community service, citizenship, fine arts, athletics, student activities, perserverance, effort, dedication, committment to positive goals, improvement in performance and attitude."

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Sigma Math League and the Math League Winners

Select students in our middle school participated the Sigma Math League competition throughout this year. The following students have received awards for their superior achievement:


Richardo Santos

Omari Dorvilus

Shanora Charles

Alex Cassagnol

Tamika Dolisca

Marvens Beaubrun

Amaya Brookins-Gilley

Math League:

Shanora Charles

Ruth Estavien

Alex Cassagnol

Michael Canete

Marvens Beaubrun

Amaya Brookins Gilley

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Work Day coming up!

In preparation for our upcoming accreditation visit, we will be having a work day here on Saturday, May 12th. If you wish to help and/or need to earn last quarter stewardship hours, here is your chance and we would really appreciate it!

We will begin work around 9AM and there will be things to do inside classrooms and lots to do outside on our grounds/painting, etc. Please plan to help if you are able.

Coming up

Monday, April 23rd: Author Visit - Kentrell Osse (preorder form for book purchases will be sent home)

Tuesday, April 24: Middle School trip final meeting 6PM

Wednesday, April 25th: Middle School incentive field trip to Pace

Thursday, April 26th: All School Chapel and awards (including 3rd quarter Honor Roll)

April 30-May 9: Middle School Trip

Thursday, May 10: Rescheduled Children's Trust video shoot

Congratulations to our Confirmation Class of 2018

Shannon Searcy, Alexander Cassagnol, Tatiana Johnson and Skii Hilaire were confirmed into our church body last Sunday. These students prepared for this and took part in confirmation classes for many months. This is a big step of faith for them and we are very proud of them. Congratulations to Shannon, Alexander, Tatiana, Skii and their families!

Thanks for your support of our special SHED YOUR THREADS fundraiser

On Tuesday, we raised $500 to help one of our school families that has special needs due to the serious medical condition of a parent. We thank you for your support. In addition to many of the children donating $1 in exchange for wearing their own clothes to school, Mrs. Moore's class by itself raised over $100 and many children and parents made special donations.


This is a reminder that discounted early registration will end on May 1st. After May 1st, registration fees increase by $100. Several grades are already full or near full. This will just a little over one week away. If you plan to take advantage of this opportunity to save $100, please do not wait until the last day and overwhelm the business office. Mrs. Rogers will be staying until 5:45 on Tuesday, May 1st as a convenience to parents.

Here are the steps:

1. Complete the registration on Renweb

2. Pay the registration fee

3. Sign the tuition plan

Updated School Calendar

Here is a link to the updated school calendar.

You may also pick up a paper copy in the school office.

Holy Cross is selected as "Program of the Year" by the Children's Trust

The early childhood department of Holy Cross Lutheran School was recently selected as "Program of the Year" by the Children's Trust as a result of our involvement with the Quality Counts Early Childhood Rating program. Our program has a five star rating. This is a tremendous honor and we are so proud of our teachers and other early childhood department staff. We will be honored at a banquet at Jungle Island in June. Congratulations to our staff for this tremendous accomplishment.

The video shoot has been reschedule to Thursday, May 10th due to illness.

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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

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

Sunday Worship Service: 10:30AM

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5


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