Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter
December 1, 2021
Holy Cross Catholic School guides each student in developing academic, emotional and physical excellence while spreading the Gospel message as Jesus did, since 1868.
The beauty of God be reflected in your eyes, the peace of God reside within your heart, and the love of God be the focus of your life, this day and all days. (Photo by Abbot Gary Neville)
Release Today's Battle
The truth is, we all face battles in this life. Jesus himself tells us this in John 16:33 saying, " I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world, you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” We can’t take away the battles, but we do have the greatest Warrior of all-time fighting on our behalf.
So, what if we began to step out of the way when it comes to fighting our battles, and instead let God step in and fight the battle through His strength? We don’t need to put our hands in the battle, rather we can step aside and let Him take full control.
Let’s put on our armor, pick up our sword, and stand firm behind the One who holds the victory. He is the greatest defender, the greatest leader, the greatest victor, and we need to only stand beside Him and watch Him lead the fight.
Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your vast army. Thank you for sending your very own Son to die on the cross, so that we can become victors in these battles we face. You know all of them, the big ones, and the quiet ones we are facing in our own minds. We surrender them to you.
On The Calendar
12/3 - Walk A Thon for Water for South Sudan - morning
12/3 - Advent Penance Service - 1:00 PM
12/7 - Parents' Second Cup
12/7 - Grades 1-5 to NDA Elementary Christmas Program
12/9 - SAC Dress Down Day
12/10 - Packer Dress Day
12/10 - HC Cookie Walk - Parish Center - Doors open @ 12:30
12/11 - Polar Express 8th Grade Fundraiser
12/13-12/14 - FAST Sponsored Gingerbread House
12/16 - HCS Christmas Concert
12/17 - Adoration Following Mass
12/23 - Early Dismissal (11:30)
12/24 to 1/2/22 - Christmas Break
MS Science Position
The search for her replacement is underway and will be announced soon.
Would You Drink This Water?
2022 Catholic Schools Week TShirts Available
As an Advent gift for our staff, parish members and families, Holy Cross would like to present Formed.org.
This resource offers a plethora of movies, audiobooks, podcasts and materials that promote Catholic Teachings for all ages. Use this in your lessons, for personal meditation and reflection. We have a one-year subscription. Check it out here: https://leaders.formed.org/pathway-religious-ed-and-schools/
You will need to sign up under our school at:
type in the zip code 54311
put in your name and email address.
You will receive an email confirmation then, you are in!
Enjoy, spread the word and share with others.
Let Him love you!
This gift was made possible by funding from The Catholic Foundation.
FAST SPONSORED GINGERBREAD HOUSE
2021 Gingerbread House
December 13, 14, &15
During the year, our shopping elves find all sorts of wonderful gifts at low, low prices. Then we set up a store in the school library where the kids can shop for Christmas gifts. We even wrap the presents.
A LOT of help is needed by parent volunteers:
We will need help setting up on the weekend before the GBH opens
Shopping and wrapping with the children in the Gingerbread House
Takedown on December 15 at shop closing time
Sign up to help can be found on our Signup genius at:
1. Fill out your child’s full name and grade.
2. Provide a list of who each child is shopping for and optional idea see page attached.
Sister (their name) (age 8) – likes hair ties, loves purple, likes owls
Brother (their name) (age 12) – likes Packers, fish, and to read
Mom – likes to run, coffee
Dad – likes gloves, needs neckties, likes basketball
3. Fill out the Total Dollar Amount Enclosed for each Child.
Each child needs his/her own slip.
4. Return the permission slip and cash or check payable to GRACE
to the school office. One check per family is okay.
5. Change will be given to each child in an envelope and sent
home in their shopping bag.
6. The gifts will come home with your child, wrapped and labeled.
Please consider helping this year. It is a lot of fun. Reach out to Betha Mackey, FAST President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via text at (920)634-6889.
Keeping Us Safe Together And Reducing The Spread - Please Note Changes To HCS COVID Site Plan:
Kim Connelly - GRACE Contact Tracing Nurse
Kim is a dedicated health care professional with over 20 years of nursing experience including care of children in clinical, camp, and school settings. Kim has her B.S. in Nursing from Marian University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Integrative Health and Healing through the University of Minnesota.
Her part-time nurse role for GRACE will be to assist with contact tracing and alleviate the burden of this important task for our principals and front offices. Her current work at Holy Cross will also expand to serve additional GRACE schools in the future.
Kim's work hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment/as scheduled on Fridays.
Kim is already familiar with our GRACE community as a parent, and we are pleased to have her join us to share her expertise as we continue to work earnestly to maintain in-person learning in a safe and healthy environment for our students.
Welcome, Nurse Connelly!
Sharing Stone Soup
Seventh Grade Thankful Prayer
8th Grade Prepares For Christmas
We still have used lockers for sale.
- 26 tan lockers (12" wide, 15" deep, 60" high)
- 34 blue lockers (12" wide, 12" deep, 60" high)
We offer these at $150/bank of 3 to Holy Cross School and Parish Families but these need to be removed before this Sunday, December 6th. You would need to bring your own tools to remove with your own crew. These lockers are on the second floor and please remember - the building does not have an elevator. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Peterson to coordinate or get more info.
NEW LOCKER INSTALLATION - HELP NEEDED THIS SUNDAY!!
Our project will take place this Sunday (12/5) starting at 8AM. If you or someone you know could donate some time and muscle - we would be so grateful! Lunch and beverages will be provided. Please reach out to Jaris Briski if you can help or want more details: 920-366-5200.
Thank you for helping to make a difference here at Holy Cross!