January 12, 2023

Important Dates

  • JAN 18TH - Muffins with mom! (see info below)
  • JAN 29th-Feb 4th - Catholic Schools Week
  • FEB 8th - Donuts with Dad
  • FEB 11th - Academic Olympics @ Holy Cross
  • FEB 13th-16th - Camp for 5th-8th graders
  • FEB 17th-21st - Mid-winter break - students return on Wed. Feb 22nd


There's still time to order a DVD of this years Christmas Show! We apologize that not every family received a paper order form. Please Click HERE for the order form.


Academic Olympics is being hosted here at Holy Cross this year. This is a fun opportunity, for our 5th-8th graders, to show their skills in forensics, math, religion and problem solving. Check with your students teacher to find out how to get things started.


Who: Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, and mother-figures

What: Holy Cross PTO is hosting a light breakfast of muffins, other breakfast pastries, coffee and juice for you to enjoy while you spend time with your special Holy Cross student(s)!

Please join us for some fellowship with our Holy Cross school family! When: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 7:00-7:30am in the Cafeteria

Coming Feb 8th, Donuts with Dad. Info HERE! Mark your calendar!

Theology of the Body (or TOB)

Our students will be learning Theology of the Body along side their Religion course work. Please see attached for more information, click HERE!


Please join us this year on June 10th for our annual Home Plate Detroit event!

This annual outing is a Christian outreach event that includes a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, an on-field baseball clinic, and the athletes speaking about their careers in professional sports and their faith in Jesus Christ.

This year’s speakers are pitchers Matthew Boyd and Will Vest, outfielder Kerry Carpenter, retired Tiger Frank Tanana, and retired Detroit Lion Jason Hanson.

Last year’s event was a huge success. We had a great time participating in this community adventure sharing the day’s events, lots of laughs, and a great time making memories together!

For additional information on the program, visit or review the attached. PLEASE SIGN UP BY JANUARY 31ST TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS! TICKET PRICE IS $35 EACH FOR PAVILLION SEATS.

52 Sundays for 2023

52 Sundays is a weekly resource to help parents reclaim the Lord’s Day for faith and family. This year, 52 Sundays is available online and is free to access! This all-new digital format includes downloadable PDFs and a podcast, making it easier for parents, catechists and teachers to use and share the content. Learn more and subscribe today to receive weekly content!

CAMP - FEB. 13th-16th

Camp is just around the corner and must be fully paid for by January 31st. If you need to know your balance, feel free to call or email the office (810-765-3591 or Packets with additional information (packing list, etc) and required forms went home! Please return any required paperwork to the school ASAP.

If for any reason you can no longer attend camp please let the office know ASAP. Thank you!


With the science fair and other presentation opportunities coming up students will need tri-fold display boards. We have them here in the office for $4.00 each. If interested please stop by the office.


The AOD has given our school one more day off for this school year. It will be added to our mid-winter break. Our break will be extended to include, Tuesday Feb. 21st. The break in it entirety will be from Feb. 17th - 21st, with classes resuming on Feb. 22nd. School calendar has been updated, click HERE.



Thomas Uppleger- Thomas is creative, thoughtful and funny! He likes to play imagination games, and it's awesome to watch the things he can come up with. He is great at including all friends in whatever he is playing. Thomas is a hard worker! He works on his work with intent until it is finished just the way he likes. Thomas makes our classroom more joyful and he is a pleasure to have in class.

Matthew LeTarte- Matt is sweet, kind and very independent. He likes to try things by himself, and puts a lot of focus and effort into anything he does. He is always up for a new challenge and loves trying new things! Matt is a great helper to his friends! Matt has helped friends put on shoes, gloves, jackets and more. I have really enjoyed having Matt in class for the second year in a row.

Remi Walker- Remi is so kind, sweet, and thoughtful. She is always helping her friends and teachers in class! She loves to wipe the table, straighten the books and help in any way. Remi loves doing things that are a little challenging for her. She works hard to figure things out before asking for help. Remi is a great listener and I usually do not have to ask her to do things twice. I have really enjoyed having Remi in my class.


Elizabeth Bryson is an imaginative first grader. She is a deep thinker who gives a lot of thought to her responses. Elizabeth's favorite food is purple grapes. Her favorite thing about school is Religion, because it teaches her about God. When Elizabeth grows up, she wants to be a zookeeper or a veterinarian for birds. Her favorite animals are cheetahs and dolphins

Lilly Braun is a sweet and bubbly first grader! She is always thinking about others. Lilly's favorite food is really, really cheesy macaroni and cheese. Her favorite thing about school is playing with her little brother, Wyatt, at recess. When Lilly grows up, she wants to be a mom with four kids! She is most excited about making food for her children. :)


Lacey Scott is in the second grade. Lacey's favorite food is pizza, and her favorite drink is Sierra Mist. Her favorite color is purple. She enjoys playing soccer and she is on the bowling team. Lacey has a beautiful voice and sings with the school's choir. One of her favorite vacations is when she went to Splash Village in Frankenmuth with her family. She really liked swimming in the water and going shopping at her favorite stores. I'm so proud of Lacey and all of her hard work. Keep up the good work.

Lincoln Tucker is in the second grade. His favorite foods are spaghetti, pizza, and nachos. Lincoln plays football, baseball, wrestling, and sings in the school choir. His favorite colors are green and red. Lincoln's favorite family vacation was when they went to Marco Island in Florida. He enjoyed going to the beach where they had different activities for the kids. He liked making donuts and a tie-dye shirt. Lincoln is such a hard worker in the classroom. Keep up the great work.


One of our star student for 3rd grade is Ava DeMeulenaere. When Ava grows up she wants to be a veterinarian because she loves animals! She has two dogs that she helps take care of at home. Ava’s favorite snack is sliced apples. Her favorite subject in school is reading! In her free time, Ava dances and plays bitty ball. Ava was a baker and a mouse in the Nutcracker. Ava enjoys drawing and coloring. When she colors, he likes to use purple which is his favorite color. Ava loves it here at Holy Cross and we are lucky to have her part of our HC family!

Our other star student for 3rd grade is Lydia Zammit. When Lydia grows up, she also wants to be a veterinarian. If she gets a sweet treat at home, she loves Gushers®! In her free time, Lydia likes to run and exercise with her family. She really enjoys going on the River Trail! Lydia also plays soccer and she plans to play soccer even when she is older! She is very athletic! In school, her favorite subjects are music and art! In art, Lydia prefers to use her favorite color which is pink. Holy Cross is blessed to have Lydia as a part of our community.


Blake Paton is a very kind young man. He joined the Holy Cross family as a third grader. He has a sister, Stella, who is a second grader here at Holy Cross. At home, he has a Frenchy (dog), named Stewie. Stewie is loved SO much. Outside of school, Blake has taken up boxing. He is currently practicing the "speed bag". In the classroom, he is a model student, who is always happy, friendly, considerate, and academically driven! His favorite food is pizza, his favorite color is yellow, and he loves Star Wars! I am so proud to call Blake my student.


Elliana Enderby- Ella is a very hardworking, intelligent young lady, with an outgoing personality. She has a good heart and a very Christian attitude towards everyone. She is caring and will always help others when they need it.

Jack Gormley- Jack is an outgoing, young man, with a boisterous personality and easygoing manner. While new to Holy Cross, it seems like he has always been with us. He works hard to do well and has the ability to reach whatever goals he sets for himself.


Micah Arlow is an 8th grade student and attends CMC for math class. He will attend CMC for high school. Micah is a member of NJHS and has been since the 6th grade. Micah plays basketball, runs track and cross country. Micah’s favorite subject is ELA and he enjoys reading science fiction books. His favorite band is Weezer. When Micah is not in school, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family. If given the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, he would travel to Italy, so he could visit the Vatican. Micah puts great effort into his studies, is helpful and caring, and he is honest. I enjoy teaching Micah because he is eager to learn and curious.

Amelia Morgulec is an 8th grade student and attends CMC for math and French. Amelia has been a student at Holy Cross for 2 years. She is involved in NJHS, cheer, tennis, and volleyball. When Amelia is not in school, she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching Netflix. Amelia’s favorite subject in school is ELA and she enjoys romance novels. If given the opportunity to visit anywhere in the world, she would visit Skopelos, Greece because it is beautiful. Amelia is very funny, outgoing, and she enjoys being involved in activities. I enjoy teaching Amelia because she has great insight and adds to our conversations.


Looking for an opportunity to earn service credit hours? Now it is easier than ever to sign up for BINGO. Bingo does not require PGC workshop and is in the evening for those that find it hard to find available time during the day. If you want to help, sign up via the following link.

PTO Corner

Interested in what PTO is up to and what events to mark on your calendars? Check out the “PTO Particulars” flyer HERE!

Next PTO meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30pm via Zoom. Join us! Just let Sunni know your email so she can get you the Zoom dial in codes.


The annual Holy Cross School dinner/auction will be here before you know it!! Be sure to mark it on your calendars. 04/22/23 @ 6:30pm.


“Holy Cross Parent Group”

on Facebook

Here it is:

The group will serve as an online forum for parents / grandparents /guardians to:

· Ask questions;

· Share information (community events, sports tryouts, camps, educational opportunities, etc.);

· Donate items to each other (HC spirit wear, school supplies, etc.);

· Share PTO news and fundraiser information;

· Share other school news, internal pictures, newsletters, etc.;

· Showcase upcoming school events.

This will be a private group, and parents are invited to request admittance.


VG's Receipts: Thanks to everyone who continues to save them for us. Please keep saving the entire VG’s receipts, including the “Direct Your Dollars” paragraph. (Sorry--“e-receipts” are not accepted.) We’ll continue to collect receipts until the store tells us to stop! Drop off receipts at the school office or at the rectory.

Amazon Smile: You can designate Holy Cross to receive credit from online shopping through Amazon Smile. We are registered in Amazon Smile as “Our Lady On the River Parish Marine City”

Box Tops for Education: Just a reminder about “how to” digitally save those little box tops….download the app, scan the receipt, and you’ve done it! For details on the new program, please go to:

Please do continue to clip and send in “Box Tops” with good expiration dates: they are very strict about dates, however, and expired “Box Tops” are not honored.



Lunch menu - click here!


Free/Reduced Lunch Application



To find a session that fits your schedule, go to and select “First Time Registrant.” Then choose “view list” of class sites, and choose “Detroit.” Scroll through to find your session, then go back to the top of that page to create your login.



The SCRIP office is open Fridays 7-9am and Mondays 5-6pm.

Not quite sure how SCRIP works?--call Tammi Walker at 810-531-3458




Paul Burger at 734.837.5807