Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

August 18, 2021

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Waiting is hard. And whether you’re waiting in traffic, waiting for the seasons to change, waiting for your spouse to get home from a work trip, or waiting for your dream to come true — waiting is never fun. Chances are if we’re waiting for something, that means we want it pretty bad, but we don’t have it yet.

I don’t know what you’re waiting on right now, but I invite you to draw strength not only from those who have waited before us but from God himself. Draw strength from His promises.

We are not alone when we wait. God is with us and He wants us to pour our hearts out to Him. He wants us to trust and find refuge in Him. So, I pray that as we wait, we will hold on to these truths and we will let God’s Word renew our souls. Whatever He has for us is worth the wait.


Help me to trust You as I wait for the things I desperately want. Help me not become discouraged or depressed, but help me take my place joyfully with all the saints who persevered through the wait you had for them.

In Jesus’ Name, I pray,


Back To School Night

Please plan to attend our Back To School Night on Tuesday, August 24th from 5-7 PM. Families are invited to drop off supplies, meet their teachers, check out their rooms and shop the Used Uniform Sale. Parents are asked to attend the Parent Meeting at 6PM in the school gym to receive important information pertaining to the first day/weeks of school.

Used Uniform Sale

Our semi-annual used uniform sale will take place on August 24 from 5-7PM. Each item is Dress Code approved and will be $1/item. We are accepting gently used HCS uniform items that are free from stains or rips. Donations can be dropped off at the school office from 9AM-2PM now until August 23rd. If you have questions, please call Kelly at: 920-468-0625.

Upcoming Dates

8/24 Back To School Night 5:00-7:00 PM - Parent Meeting at 6:00 PM in Gym

8/26 First Day of School

8/28 GRACE Walk/Run

8/29 Holy Cross Parish Picnic

9/6 No School - Labor Day

10/23 Auction For Education - Badger State Brewery


The 2021-22 HCS Family Handbook in no longer password protected.

You can access the handbook at: https://holycrossfamily.org/resources/family-handbook/

School Supply List

For those of you who may still need to refer to the HCS School Supply List, please refer to:


Holy Cross 2021-22 COVID Site Plan

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5-8 Grade Thunderbolt Soccer

It is that time of year again! It’s time to sign up for fall Holy Cross soccer, even though there are still many wonderful summer days ahead. It is a terrific way for your child/children, as well as you, to begin the new school year cheering on a Holy Cross team!

We have one 5th/6th-grade coed team and one 7th/8th coed grade team.


Contact Sue Aerts for more information at: hcsathletics@gracesystem.org

Teacher Updates

3rd Grade Teacher: Ms. Stacey Smith

My name is Stacey Smith, and this will be my first full-time teaching position, but not my first year at Holy Cross. I spent the last six months of the 2018-2019 school year here – first as a student teacher in the fifth grade, and then as a substitute in fourth grade for the remaining three months.

In between there, I had the wonderful opportunity to substitute at Notre Dame Elementary in DePere and then was hired on as both the middle school Social Studies teacher and third-grade co-teacher at St. John Nepomucene in Little Chute. While I enjoyed my experiences at both schools, I am thrilled to be returning to Holy Cross full time.

My favorite hobbies are reading and traveling. I’ve spent most of my life in Green Bay, but I was able to snag a student abroad semester in London as well – which inevitably led to exploring other parts of Europe alongside my studies. Needless to say, a return trip is definitely in the works.

For this year, however, I am truly excited to be teaching third grade the STREAM way, and learning how to work God’s word into every subject I can. I can also say that I am looking forward to getting to know both students and parents throughout the next ten months. Here’s to a blessed 2021-2022 school year!

Ms. Smith has been hired as a contracted teacher for 3rd grade.

Part Time Spanish Position

We are looking for the perfect individual that loves children, has great command of both the Spanish and English languages, and would want to help teach our students Spanish part-time at Holy Cross. High School Diploma, VIRTUS training, and a successful background check would also be required. Please reach out to Mrs. Peterson if you or someone you know would be interested.


The Run-Walk is a fun, all GRACE community event!

The entry fee is only $5 and the link for registration is listed below:


We are hoping that you will be able to join in the fun! Please take a moment today to register.

Calling All Callers

Reminder that the auction committee has an immediate need for volunteers to make follow-up calls to area businesses to acquire donations. You will even be provided what to say! Working together makes the load light and also helps your family fulfill your required TSF hours.

Please sign up with the link below and join the effort to raise money for our school!


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the auction committee at hccsauction@gmail.com.

Check Out "Mind The Gap" Music

On Thursday night - August 19th, the Gapinski family will be playing at the Black Sheep. This group, comprised of very talented musicians who are Holy Cross Alum, has generously donated to this year's auction! If you haven't heard Mind The Gap before, stop in to check them out and get ready to bid on their donation on October 23rd!