Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

January 26, 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 is nothing like getting together with your "tribe" when you can laugh, swap stories, and simply enjoy being together. The time we spend in their company gives our souls the boost of joy they need.

We oftentimes don't realize until that day with friends how parched our spirits become. So much despair in the world affects our attitudes. Sure, we have plenty of reasons to be joyful but we forget to actively seek joy in our everyday lives. When we forget to seek joy, weariness will gradually take over.

Time spent with God will replenish the joy we’ve lost. As we invite Him to lead us each day, we will discover new pleasures. Just like our much-needed date with our "tribe", we need to prioritize time with the Lord. So, when weariness or despair overwhelms us, the answer is to draw close to Him so he can restore our joy.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for reminding me that true joy can be found by having you in my life. Forgive me for letting the struggles of this world steal my joy. I come into Your presence today, ready to experience more joy.

With your goodness and love right beside me, I can always find reasons to be joyful. Lord, as I see others who are hurting, help me reach out and share the renewed joy I’ve found in you.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

On The Calendar

1/24-2/4 Read A Thon Fundraiser

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

1/30 - Enrollment for 2022-23 Opens

1/31-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week - see below for details!

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

2/25 - Early Dismissal (11:30) - Teacher Inservice

Help Wanted

Holy Cross has an immediate opening for the Extended Care Program Director. Please contact the Holy Cross Parish Office (920-468-0595) if you might be interested, or know of someone else who might be.


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HCCS Catholic Schools Week 2022

*Sunday, January 30th: Celebrating Our Parish

  • Students participate in 10:00 am Sunday liturgy at Holy Cross Parish and Prince of Peace Parishes
  • Coffee and Muffins after Mass for all parishioners

*Monday, January 31st: Celebrating Our Community

  • Career Dress Up Day / Choice Dress Day
  • Sock Collection for St. John’s Homeless Shelter
  • Spelling Bee – 8:30 AM
  • All School DEAR (drop everything and read) for ReadAThon – 1:45-2:30

*Tuesday, February 1st: Celebrating Our Students

  • HCCS Spirit Dress Up – dress in school colors, color your hair in school colors
  • All School Field Trip – Willow Creek Lanes
  • Class "Adopt A Class"
  • HCCS Petting Zoo

*Wednesday, February 2nd: Celebrating Our Nation

  • Red White and Blue or Patriotic Dress
  • Make cards for troops
  • Paint and Sip – 1:15-2:15
    • Grade level appropriate canvas painting project in the classrooms
    • Red/White/Blue ice cream floats delivered to classrooms

*Thursday, February 3rd: Celebrating Vocations

  • Class Theme Dress – each class chooses its theme
  • Abbot Gary Q&A – via Google Meet
  • Letters Written to Sisters of St. Francis-
  • Sock Toss – All grades with collected socks
  • Board Games / Saran Ball Game Hour

*Friday, February 4th: Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff & Volunteers

  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Dress Down Day
  • PM Movies + popcorn + juice boxes
  • Lunch catered for staff

** Read A Thon will go on all week**

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

Please share pictures of your favorite Thunderbolts! We want to feature those shots in our annual yearbook. Email your photos to: holycrossyearbookpics@gmail.com



The GRACE Board of Trustees Education Committee has the mission of assuring quality educational programs, maintaining academic excellence and infusing faith in all subjects. To help in that mission, we are asking you to please complete a Learning Survey before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022. Please use the following link to submit your responses:

Project Play 60

The Green Bay Packers Community Outreach Department is gearing up for Project Play 60, Saturday, February 5. It is one of several free Packers community events that takes place at Lambeau Field. In addition to inflatables and roving entertainment, students can enjoy mindful yoga, a ninja obstacle course, gymnastics circuit, climbing wall, football circuit and face painting. It’s a great event for kids to get active in the winter!

Masks are recommended and participants asked to socially distance. Waivers are required for entry.

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Keeping Us Safe Together And Reducing The Spread - Please Note Changes To HCS COVID Site Plan:

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!

"T" Is For Tricycle Races in PK

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Hands On Experiments In Middle School Science

Student Council Prepares For CSW Events

Peanut Butter Sandwich How To

6th graders started their introduction to How-To Essays/Articles this week. They discussed what they already know about that type of writing and where they see it in their daily lives. As an introductory activity students had to write a How-To Essay on how to make a peanut butter sandwich. Today, each student was tested on their ability to be precise and specific in their writing by then reading it aloud and as Mrs. Sheehy tried to create their peanut butter sandwich based on their directions. It was fun, messy, and delicious!

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Middle School Team Building

Friendzy is a biblical friendship workbook that helps to provide tools the students can use to help them with good decision-making and positive life skills. Today, the middle school practiced their teamwork skills as they were given several tasks to accomplish with specific rules and parameters. Teamwork Makes The Dreamwork!


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