Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

May 4, 2022

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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.

To Honor Our Blessed Virgin Mother

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On The Calendar

5/2-5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7 - Walk To Mary Event

5/9-5/20 - Golden House Toy Drive

5/11 - Cribbage Club 3PM

5/13 - No School - Teacher Inservice - FAST Sponsored Urban Air Event 2-9 PM

5/13 - PK Shadow Day 9:00-10:30 AM

5/16 - K9 Bax and Officer Tremel Demo

5/18 - Cribbage Club 3PM

5/19 - Crazy Coupon Day

5/19 - Pk/5th Gr. Fieldtrip to Mulberry Farm

5/19 - Spring Concert and Art Show

5/20 - Grades 6-8 Field Trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

5/22 - Student Led Sunday Mass 10AM

5/25 - Grades 4-7 to Madison Fieldtrip to Capital

5/25 - PK Graduation Ceremony 2 PM / Cribbage Club 3PM

5/27 - Friendship Card Mass - 8 AM / Yearbook Signing 1:15 PM / 8th Gr. & Faculty Volleyball Game 1:45 PM - 8th Grade's Last Day

5/30- No School - Memorial Day

5/31 - 8th Grade Graduation 6PM

6/1 - Field Day

6/2 - Last Day of School

6/6 - Summer Care Starts

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Parish Verification Form

Our GRACE parishes are integral to our mission of Catholic education in our homes, schools and community!

  • Complete the Parish Verification Form with your parish and submit by June 1, 2022.
  • Access the Parish Verification Form HERE.
    • Complete Step 1.
    • Contact your Parish directly for them to complete Step 2.
    • Submit the completed Form to GRACE Riverside Office as outlined in Step 3.
  • Families with children enrolled in grades K-8 (K-10 at SJPII) will have the standard rate of tuition adjusted to the active parishioner rate in their TADS Billing Account once the form is submitted.

Staff Updates

Ms. Sara DeGroot

Ms. Sara DeGroot is a recent graduate from St. Norbert College with degrees in Education, Mathematics, and Spanish. Besides the small Catholic community, what most drew her to Holy Cross was the friendly work environment, as well as the platform to impact lives in her local community that has meant so much to her growing up.

When she’s not doing math, Ms. DeGroot enjoys playing with her dogs, being active with Track and Field, spending time with her family, and eating cookie dough. She can’t wait to start at Holy Cross in the fall! Welcome, Ms. DeGroot!

Kelly Boudwin

Mrs. Boudwin has chosen not to return for the 2022-23 school year to concentrate on some personal matters. She has devoted so much love to our little school and has made us all laugh and find joy. For the last 10 years she has been the face we all see when we walk through those doors and the voice we hear when we call the school. Although she won't be here at Holy Cross, we know she will continue to be one of our greatest cheerleaders. Thank you, Mrs. Boudwin and wil wish you all the best!


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HCS VBS Registration Link Below:

Holy Cross Creating Disciples Receives Catholic Foundation Grant

HCCS has received a grant from the Catholic Foundation - part of the Green Bay Diocese - to assist in integrating faith into the curriculum and expanding that beyond our classrooms as we act as Jesus' Disciples. Funds from the Catholic Foundation will allow us to offer spiritual retreats to our students, engage students in Bible Study groups and encourage families to explore their faith through "FORMED" - an online resource filled with Catholic content at the touch of a button.
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We are JUMPING with excitement!

Friday, May 13, from 2:00pm-9:00pm (Private Park Time from 2:00pm-4:00pm)

FAST will be sponsoring an event at Urban Air,

4741 West Lawrence Street, Appleton

$17.99 per person (spectators are free), Platinum access to ALL attractions, one pair of jump socks per person included

FAST will pay half of your $17.99 ticket fee!

(Holy Cross families only - guests will need to pay full price)

All families are welcome to stay for public park hours until the park closes at 9:00pm.

Families are also welcome to arrive at any time during the 2:00pm-9:00pm event and receive the HCS discount.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, with the number of people who will need wristbands for the attractions.


If you are planning to attend the event, please fill out a waiver prior to the event:


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Hanging Flower Basket Pick Up Details

This is a reminder to pick-up Floral Hanging Baskets this Friday, May 6th. Baskets may be picked up starting when school is released and go to 5:30pm. When you arrive, check in with someone holding a clipboard. They will have your order form and help confirm what Flower baskets you will be taking. If you have any questions please email me at ariellembrowne@yahoo.com.
Thank you all for contributing to this wonderful Mother’s Day fundraiser!
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Upcoming Golf Outing - Third Source Funding Requirement

The Holy Cross golf outing is the final fundraising event that is required through our enrollment contract for the 2021-2022 school year. As outlined, each Holy Cross family is required to purchase one of the following.

-2 dinner tickets ($25 each which includes dinner and 1 drink ticket)

-Enlist 1 golfer* ($100 which includes range balls prior to the round, 18 holes of golf with a cart, catered lunch, 2 drink tickets to be used on the course or in the pro shop and dinner to follow)

*The golfer can be a parent, family member or friend. If the golfer is not a parent please send an email to SAC at sacholycross@gmail.com with the golfer’s first and last name and the HC family name so the requirement is marked as being met. Please note, each golfer is only allowed to represent one Holy Cross family.

Little Minds - Big Ideas

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Kinder, First & Second Grade At The Building For Kids