Cardinal Lacroix Academy Newsletter

September 1, 2023

Cardinal Lacroix Academy

We are a Christ-centered school rooted in Catholic faith, tradition, and Gospel values. We are committed to encouraging each person’s relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to educating each child both intellectually and spiritually; challenging all students to develop their God-given gifts.

No School Monday, September 4th.

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Refillable Water Bottles

We are expecting some temperatures in the 90's next week. Please make sure you are sending in a refillable water bottle with your child/ren.

"Staying hydrated helps kids stay alert and focused, can keep their bodies at a safe and healthy temperature, and may improve cognitive functioning. School-aged kids should be drinking at least six to eight glasses of water each day."*

*Action for Healthy Kids


Back to school forms have been posted on our website, These forms must be submitted by the first day of school. Printed forms will also be available at our Meet & Greet Open House for your convenience.

ALL students must have a recent physical exam form and immunization record on file. Please send a copy of this to the office by September 8th if you have not done so already.

Additionally, email notices have been send out to the new families who still need to submit important documents. Please make sure these documents are sent to Mrs. de Barros before the first day of school.

IMPORTANT: ALL students must bring a lunch from home on August 29th - August 31st. Hot lunch begins on September 5th.


Wednesdays: Mass Uniform

Fridays: Gym Uniform

There are still a limited supply of uniforms in or office. If you would like to "shop" please come to the office between 8am and 2pm any day of the week.

Be sure to review the Uniform and Dress Code Policy

POPCORN FRIDAYS - Forms Due Wednesday September 6th!

Every other Friday is Popcorn Day! Students may order to have a bag of freshly popped popcorn during snack time. This year, popcorn is pre-paid. No more worrying about forgetting popcorn money. $9 for the entire year. Same day orders will NOT be accepted.

The first Popcorn Day will be September 8th.


Follow Cardinal Lacroix Academy on Facebook and join the Parents Group. It's a great way to connect with other CLA families and peek into what's happening at the school.

Drop off and Pick up Procedures


Cars must enter St. Anthony Church parking lot from Harvard Street then stop on Silver Street to drop off children. Do not allow your child to disembark in any other part of this moving traffic area. Students should be ready to disembark when the vehicle stops. Parents must remain with vehicles at all times. Do not pass around a vehicle that is stopped in the drop off zone. Stay in the line of traffic until you leave the school grounds.

Doors open at 7:15 am and close at 7:30. After 7:30, students are considered tardy and parents must sign their child(ren) in at the main office using the Belmont St. entrance.


Drive toward the schoolyard to make a u-turn. Children will be dismissed from the building or courtyard. Cars must display the family name on windshield to assist teachers in a speedy dismissal.

Please depart with children as soon as they are buckled up. In order to keep the line moving and ensure the safety of the children, we ask that you promptly leave. Should you need extra time for buckling seat belts, please pull your car over to the side (out of line) then return to line to depart the schoolyard.

Any parent that chooses not to drive in the pick-up line, may park on side streets or the church parking lot ONLY. Proceed to the pick-up area to retrieve your child. No child will be allowed to walk unescorted to a parked vehicle. Do not park in front of school on either side of Belmont Street.

Drop Off Map

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Pick Up Map

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At Cardinal Lacroix Academy we count on parent volunteers. If you are interested in helping at the school or chaperoning field trips this school year, please be sure to complete the Safe Environment Volunteer Requirements if you have not done so already. Forms and trainings can be found here: