Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

December 15, 2021

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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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On The Calendar

12/16 - HCS Christmas Concert

12/17 - Adoration Following Mass

12/23 - Early Dismissal (11:30)

12/24 to 1/2/22 - Christmas Break

1/3/22 - Classes resume

1/4 - Parents' Second Cup

1/13 - SAC Dress Down Day

1/14 - Adoration following Mass

1/14 - FAST Sledding Event

1/17 - No School - Teacher Inservice Day

1/31-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week

Concert Details

We are looking forward to celebrating the season together next week at our all-school Christmas Concert! Seating is limited; two or three guests along with each school family is typical. We are also offering a live-stream option this year, for those who would like to hear and see our concert, but cannot get to our location. https://www.facebook.com/holycrossparishfamily



The concert begins at 6:00 pm in the church. Students are asked to arrive at 5:45 pm and meet their classroom teachers in the church gathering space. If students are arriving earlier, they are asked to stay with their parents until the 5:45 "call time."

All students are asked to dress nicely and to leave their outdoor gear with their parents before going to the parish center.

Attention - No Parent Folders Today

Catholic Schools Week TShirt Orders Cancelled

Due to insufficient orders of the Catholic Schools TShirts, we have decided to cancel this sale. Please watch for your refund from QualiT.

GRACE Calendar Raffles Due By End of Day December 17

SAC is asking that any GRACE Calendar Raffles be turned in by the end of the day on Friday, December 17th. Please sell your remaining tickets and return the stubs to the school office by next week Friday.

GRACE Food Service Employment Vacancy

Food Service Manager - St. Matthew Campus - Immediate Opening

Are you interested in working at your student's school, with a job that matches your student's schedule?

Do you enjoy providing nutritious meals to children? If yes, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service

at jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330, ext. 1001 as we have a Food Service Manager Vacancy at St. Matthew!

Details include the following:

  • ~25-28 hours per week; 42 weeks per year (follows the school calendar)
  • Benefit eligible! - PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan
  • Tuition discounts if children are enrolled in a GRACE School!

Apply Today! For questions or further details, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service, at

jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330, ext. 1001.

Charlie Brown Christmas

On Wednesday, December 22 at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM, the Holy Cross Sixth and Seventh Grade Students will once again present the annual tradition of Charlie Brown Christmas in our school gym.

Please join us. All are welcome!

Walk A Thon Update

As of Tuesday, December 14th - we have raised $3069.10 towards the rehabilitation of an existing well or the sponsorship towards a new well.

Check out: https://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/sponsorship-opportunities

to learn more about where our dollars are going.

Remember - we are still collecting now through January 31st.

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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. We ask that those who are ill with any COVID symptoms consider testing by a recognized medical provider regardless of the individual's vaccine status prior to his/her return. This has helped us to minimize the spread of the virus here at Holy Cross. Short-term quarantines are proving effective in reducing the spread as well. Frequent reviews and updates to our Holy Cross COVID Site Plan are monitored and provided as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!