November 29, 2018

This Week's Recap....

Hello Parents,

Midterm reports will be sent home tomorrow to Grades 1 and up. I will also be emailing these to you for your records. Please review and sign the midterm and return it to school on Monday. This is a PROGRESS REPORT, it is not a report card. However, if your child's grades are poor, it should be a wake up call to you and to your student. The 2nd quarter ends in January so time remains for some grade improvement.

Both K5 classes are singing in church this Sunday, December 2nd. Please bring your K5 children (Mrs. Lee and Ms. B's classes) to meet their teachers in Room 1 at 10:15AM. Our service will begin at 10:30. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILD AND LEAVE please. Stay and enjoy the service.

I hope that you are taking advantage of having access to Renweb. I do not understand when parents seem to be in the dark about their children's grades and progress because access is available on your computer or on your smartphone 24 hours a day. While things are not always perfect, our teachers do strive to keep grades as up to date as they can. If you need help setting up your Renweb account, please stop by the office or the business office.

On Wednesday evening, we took a few groups of our students to participate in the City of North Miami Tree Lighting and they did a great job! Thank you to the parents who brought their students and to the students who made us proud.

Please be sure to take note of the day of your student(s) Christmas program. All of the students are working very hard on this. Please drop your students off at 6:30PM and then find a seat in the auditorium. Parking will be available in our front and back parking lots, on the street and at Fraternity Baptist Church.

PTL Potluck this coming Tuesday!

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Christmas program information

PK2 thru 2nd Grade Thursday, December 13th 7:00PM

Children meet their teachers in their rooms at 6:30PM.

3rd thru 8th Grade Monday, December 17th 7:00PM

Students meet their teachers in their room at 6:30PM

Please make sure that you know what your child needs to wear as it varies from class to class.

The back parking lot will be open. You may also park on the street or at Fraternity Baptist Church. Please do not double-park and block other people in who may need to leave.

North Miami Public Library Book Sale

This is a great opportunity to add to your child's personal library for a low cost.
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Holy Cross Youth Group Fundraiser at Anthonys!

This is eat in or take out. We always have fun when we host this fundraiser. I hope you will come and support our youth group while have a great dinner at the same time. We receive 10% of everyone's check if you mention that you are here with Holy Cross. Again, you can also order take out.
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Important info for Miami Dade homeowners

This is FREE if you qualify! They will put a smoke detector in every room of your house (no apartments) if you live in Miami Dade County.

To qualify:

One adult 65 or older

One child 14 or younger

One disabled person

Qualify as low income.

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Advent and Christmas Worship Services

Please join us at any or all of our Advent and Christmas Services

Advent Services:

Wednesday December 5, 12 and 19 7:00PM

Christmas service info to follow

Illness Update

We have had students diagnosed with Flu, Strep and pink eye recently, along with the typical stomach flus and colds. Thank you to those parents who called and notified us and kept their sick children home. When your child is out sick, you must call the office or send an email of explanation.

Parents, please do not medicate your children to mask symptoms and send them to school sick! They are still contagious and the symptoms do come back once they are at school. They have also shared their illness with their classmates and their teachers in the meantime.

Please do not send your child to school with any of the following:

  • Fever within 24 hours
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Unknown Rash
  • itchy, red, oozy, crusty or watery eyes

Chaperoning Field Trips

We need parents to volunteer to chaperone field trips. Otherwise, we cannot safely take students on field trips. We appreciate our parents who volunteer. Please remember if you volunteer that it is necessary for you to take an ACTIVE ROLE in the field trip and supervision of children. You are not just going along for the ride and to get service hours. You are helping the teacher, helping the students, helping with lunch, helping with bathroom breaks, etc. Whatever is necessary. Also, if you make a commitment to chaperone a field trip, it is very important that you follow through with it. Otherwise, we may need to cancel a trip literally the day of the trip. This morning, we had 3 chaperones cancel at the last minute or not show up at all without any notification for a field trip. Fortunately, we had other parents who were willing to go along at the last minute. Otherwise, we would have had to disappoint our students because we are not going on a trip if we cannot be safe. We do understand that sometimes things happen, but kindly give proper notice.

This is now on the back side of all permission slips. if you volunteer to chaperone, please read and sign the reverse side as well to acknowledge that you have read it and understand what we need you to do to help keep our kids cared for:

Chaperone Information:

Our teachers need parents or guardians to volunteer as chaperones for field trips or other activities to help provide proper supervision of the children and to assist the teachers as needed. We appreciate chaperones very much and the children greatly enjoy sharing a field trip or activity with their parent.

If you agree to participate in a field trip or any other school activity as a chaperone, please understand that you are not going on the the trip as a bystander to get service hours. It is required that you be an active participant in the trip or activity.

If you volunteer to be a chaperone, you are agreeing to the following:

  • You have completed a background check via the link provided to you by Holy Cross Lutheran School.

  • You are physically able to participate fully in all aspects of the field trip (i.e, you are able to walk or otherwise transport yourself, you can be in the sun if applicable, you can be in the water, etc.)

  • You will take part in all activities associated in the field trip that are required by the teachers, including but not limited to supervision of children inside and outside, helping with getting on and getting off of the bus, helping to carry materials if needed, helping with lunch, monitoring play areas, being in charge of a small group of children, etc.

  • You are welcome to ride on the bus if there is room. Otherwise, you must provide your own transportation.

  • You may not bring siblings with you on the field trip because your attention needs to be on the group of children you are responsible for.

Background check authorization

Below is the link. You cannot chaperone or otherwise interact with our students unless you complete the background check.

Cooler Weather is here... dress code info

Today was a little bit cooler and eventually cooler weather will settle in. Please be sure that your child in K and up is wearing outerwear that fits our dress code. You may purchase the very nice Holy Cross Fleece Jacket from Ibiley, or you can buy a sweatshirt, sweater or jacket in solid navy blue, white, black or grey. No logos. Jean jackets, jackets or sweaters with logos and hoodies are not permitted. And most importantly.....MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S NAME IS IN THE JACKET OR SWEATER. If we find them with a name in them, we return them. Otherwise, they end up in lost and found and without a name, anyone can claim them.

Collecting for an upcoming event:

We are collecting donations of bags of Tortilla chips for an upcoming fundraiser. if you would like to donate a bag and receive stewardship credit, please send the bag with your receipt and name to Mrs. St. Vil's room which is Room 6. Or you can drop it off in the office and we will make sure that it gets there. Please make sure that the bag is not expired. You will receive the dollar value of your donation as per the receipt as stewardship credit.

What's Coming Up?

Saturday, Dec. 1: Praise group and Ms. Q's 5th grade perform at "Holiday Lights for the Animals" at the Humane Society. See Below. This event begins at 4:30.

Tuesday, December 4th: PTL Christmas Potluck 6:00PM. Come for the fun and bring a dish to share.

Tuesday, December 11: Holy Cross night at ANTHONY'S COLD FIRED PIZZA, to benefit our church youth group and their trip to the National Youth Gathering.

Thursday, December 13: PK through 2nd Grade Christmas Program

Friday, December 14: Visit with Santa, PK thru 1st Grade. Students in PK thru 1st grade can wear Pajamas to school

Monday, December 17: 3rd through 8th Grade Christmas Program

Friday, December 21: All school chapel, early release

Saturday, December 22 thru Sunday, January 6th: Christmas Break, No School or OOS

Praise group and Ms. Q's 5th Grade will be performing at this event this Saturday!

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Regular after school activity schedule (may vary depending on circumstances)

Praise Group: Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 PM

Student Government Tuesday, 3:15-4:00 PM.

8th grade girls Bible Study: Monday after school

Middle School Sign Language: Tuesday, 3:30-6:00 PM

Hip Hop Dance: Friday 3:30-4 K4 thru 1st, 4:00-5:00 2nd and up

Girls Varsity BB: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4 until 5:45

Boys BB: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 until 5:45

JV Boys: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 4 until 5:45

PeeWee Cheerleading Tuesday 3:30-4:30

JV Cheerleading Tuesday, 3:30-4:30

Please observe the pickup time. Students not picked up on time will be sent to OOS.

Join our church family or just come and worship!

Worship is 10:30AM every Sunday. We have an education hour for all ages from 9:15AM to 10:15AM which includes Sunday school for younger children and bible study for older Youth and Adults.

We have a regular group of 5th thru 8th grade students who meet together on Sunday Morning in Room 14, all 5th thru 8th grade students are invited.


next Wednesday, November 21st at 7:30PM.

How to Contact Us:

Holy Cross Lutheran School

650 NE 135th St.

North Miami, Fl. 33161

School 305 893 0851

Church 305 893 0371

Office emails:

Sherri Mackey

Marluys Sejba

Natalia Escobar

Soraya Trujillo

Roslyn Noel

Lisette Rogers

Marie Innocent

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