Summer Update #5

Holy Cross Lutheran School August 6, 2017

What's going on?

We are in the final weeks before school starts. It seems that June and July just flew by and now here we are... getting ready to start another school year. Perhaps you are looking forward to school starting, perhaps you are wishing that summer would just keep going on and on. Whatever you are feeling, school is going to be starting and SOON. We are hard at work getting ready. I would encourage parents to begin transitioning back to a schedule that closely mimics your school year schedule with regard to bedtime and waking up time. Otherwise, your kiddos will struggle when school begins.

OFFICE HOURS

Until the first day of school, our offices will be open from 8AM until 4PM Monday through Friday, other hours by appointment only.


The school offices will be closed for business tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9th from 11:30AM until 2PM; all day this Friday, August 11th and from 9AM until 11AM on Monday, June 14th as we have staff events in preparation for school.

Class Assignment Cards will be mailed

You will receive a postcard in the mail on or around August 14th. Please make sure that your mailing address is correct in Renweb to insure that you receive this. The card will state which teacher / classroom your child has been assigned to, if there is more than one of that grade. Please note that we cannot make changes in class assignments based on student or parent request so please do not ask.


If for some reason you do not receive a card, please call the school office BEFORE you come for orientation. Please note that if you do not receive a card it is due to the wrong address in our records or a postal error. All cards will be mailed.

New Website

We are continuing to add important information to our new website. Please take the time to visit our website at www.holycrossnorthmiami.org. You will see that our photo album is growing. Copies of all newsletters are also posted on the website for you to refer back to later.
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ORIENTATIONS- Meet the teacher!

You will have two opportunities to visit the school and meet your child's teachers. Please pick the day and time that fits your schedule best. Your visit will start in the auditorium. You will receive some materials and also a list of places to visit.


If you want to participate, you will visit them all and see what you can learn and receive a stamp on your paper. This is of course optional. If you do not wish to participate, just pick up your forms and visit the classrooms of your children. All completed forms (this means that you have visited all areas indicated) will be entered into a drawing for a small prize.


Remember, the idea is not the prize, it is taking advantage of the opportunity to visit all around the school and meet staff that you might not otherwise meet. Please bring your patience and a positive attitude as we expect a great turnout!


You will be able to purchase PE uniforms, early childhood shirts and shorts, bibles, composition books, etc. at these events. CASH OR CHECK ONLY at these events.


Orientation Schedule:

Thursday, August 17th 6PM to 8PM

Friday, August 18th 12PM to 3PM


Note....You may bring school supplies to school to orientation, but please have them all together in a bag, labeled with your students name and only leave the items that are kept at school.

Summer Reading

Don't stop reading now! Keep those brains active and engaged. Written work will be turned in on the third day of school, Wednesday August 23rd.

School Uniform Policy and Dress Code

Sunshine-Wear Uniforms is the official uniform provider for Holy Cross Lutheran School. Students in K5 and up should purchase uniforms from Sunshine-Wear.

Remember that every student in K5 thru 8th grade must purchase ONE RED POLO SHIRT. Other than that, you may choose any items that are approved.


K5 thru 8th: Shoes must be black, white or navy and may have a small logo. Soles can be black, white or navy. If your student does not know how to tie their shoes independently, buy velcro closure shoes. Socks may be solid black, white, grey or navy.


PK and K4: Shoes MUST HAVE velcro closures.


Students in PK and K4 purchase all uniform items at Holy Cross. Please note that all PK and K4 students need to wear the pull-on athletic shorts and Early childhood tshirts that are purchased in the main office. Shoes must have velcro closures. Early childhood shorts will be in stock hopefully by Monday the 7th.


Sunshine Wear is located at 16345 NW 57th Ave, Miami Lakes, FL 33014


Telephone: (305) 521-9166

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10AM to 6PM; Sat. 10AM to 4PM

July and August: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM to 6PM


If you have not yet purchased uniforms, you have officially waited until the last minute so be prepared to wait and bring a smile and patience with you. We have been informed that some items are on back order and we understand that. If you wish a hard copy of the dress code, please visit the school office, our website or click on the link below.


http://www.holycrossnorthmiami.org/wp-content/themes/holycross/pdf/2017-2018-Dress-Code-and-Uniform-Policy.pdf

Immunization Records and Health Forms

These must be up to date for your child to begin school in August. Please provide updated health and immunization records to the school office by August 14th. The physical examination form is valid for 2 years and the immunization form is dependent on the age and vaccination schedule of the student. If you have any questions, please contact Marluys Sejba in the school office msejba@holycross-nm.org.

1st Tuition Payment and Balances due

Parents, your first tuition payment is due on August 1st. This is next Tuesday. This will be billed to your account and a statement will be emailed to you. However, it is your responsibility to know that tuition is due on the 1st day of each month even if you do not get a statement. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month, however, you do have a 10 day grace period until the 10th of each month. If you have a balance due from this year, it must be paid in full by the 1st of August.


You will find a link to Vanco payments at the bottom of this email.

Payments are made from your checking or savings account. You can set up one-time payments or recurring payments. Credit card payments are taken in the school office.

For Parents of New Students Only!

Please ACT NOW. We must have a copy of your child's FINAL report card as well as any standardized test scores for this school year, depending on the school. (FSA, MAP, ITBS, SAT10). The admission process is not completed until you submit this. Your child was admitted based on the admission test results and the records that were available at the time of testing but we must have the complete records for your child to be eligible to begin school. By now, all schools have distributed final report cards. Please bring a copy to the school office. We need to have a complete file.
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Service Hour Opportunities

COMMUNITY WORK NIGHT (formerly known as PRIDE NIGHT)

On Wednesday, August 16th, volunteers from our church and school and our staff will come together to get some work done on our grounds and in our classrooms. There is plenty to do and we need your help! This is an awesome opportunity for parents to begin earning their service hours for the year. We will feed you a simple meal. Community Work Night is Wednesday, August 16th, 5PM to 8PM but come when you are able. Come first to the school office to sign in and you will be given an assignment /room to help in.


We still need more Breakfast volunteers. This position is from 7:20AM to 8:05AM, 45 minutes per day. If you enjoy being around kids and can make this commitment, please contact Mrs. Mackey so we can discuss it further and how it can be mutually beneficial. This requires commitment. Two more volunteers are needed.


Volunteers are needed at our Orientations. If you are able to come to one and help at the other, please notify Mrs. Mackey via email.

School Supply Lists

These lists are available on our school website and are also available for pick-up in the school office. Take advantage of the sales in July! Please mark all supplies with your child's name before school. You may bring supplies to school for orientation but they must be in a bag with the student's name. Copies of the supply list are also available in the school office. Some supplies are sold in the school office as indicated on the supply list. The following items will be sold in the school office.



  • NIV large print bibles (if you have an NIV bible, your child is free to use it but the page numbers will not match up) (3rd-8th)
  • Beginners Bible (K5 -2nd)
  • Superkids journals (K5-1st)
  • Primary journals (PK2 - 1st)
  • PE uniforms (K5 and up)
  • Early Childhood tshirts and shorts (PK, K4)


Below is a link to our supply lists on the website.

http://www.holycrossnorthmiami.org/schools-school-supply-lists-by-grade

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