"Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."
March 18, 2011
Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ centered parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence.
Friday, March 18
End of Third Quarter
Stations of the Cross 2:30PM
Gala Tickets on Sale after all Masses this weekend
Sunday, March 20
Parish Mission begins with Monsignor Deutsch 5:30PM
Monday, March 21
Parish Mission 7PM
Tuesday, March 22
K-8 Spring Picture Day
Students who are having their Spring picture taken (optional) are allowed to dress in Spring clothes; otherwise, they remain in uniform.
Parish Mission 7PM
Wednesday, March 23
Parish Mission begins at 6PM
Penance Service 7PM
Thursday, March 24
Dad N Me Night for 3 Yr Old Preschool 6:30-7:30PM
Friday, March 25
Half-Day; Dismissal at 11:40AM
Bullying presentations for Grades K-3 and 4-8
Report Cards go home
Saturday, March 26
Athletic Registration for 2011-2012 5-8th grade students
Basketball Awards Dinner 5:30-7PM
In this communication:
A big thank you goes out to the room parents and other volunteers who have so graciously stepped up to assist with the Gala Projects. They are coming together and look fantastic! The students are so proud of their contributions and involvement. These projects take a lot of work but in the end become such terrific gifts, raising a great deal of money for the church and school. Please consider coming to the Gala and participating in the hospitality, conversation, dancing, food and fun!
The excitement of spring is in the air. I appreciate the warmth, sun and the opportunity to get outside to enjoy the children at recess. The small conversations during these down times at school warm my heart and help to keep me connected to the innocent perspective of children. I am always amazed by their maturity and creativity in the way they approach life. Thank God for Kids!!
Our REACH program. . . .Resource for the Educational Achievements of CHildren has been such a huge success this year and a program where Mrs. Michelle Hunt deserves much praise. Mrs. Hunt works alongside myself and the teachers through this intervention/ assessment program and works with dedication and love helping students who are in need of extra academic support. Through various academic interventions and progress monitoring tools, Michelle meets either individually or in small groups depending on a student’s personal requirements and teacher recommendation. We have already promoted students who have grown leaps and bounds this year in reading progress. This is an individualized program that we offer that is more of a rarity for a Catholic School. We have tapped into many resources to create this program with input from Batavia Student Services. The goal is to identify students who need interventions and extra support early so that we can try to bridge the academic gaps before they become greater. On occasion, we cannot meet a student’s educational needs and offer an honest and detailed evaluation to parents about alternative academic settings in the student’s best interest. We are blessed here at Holy Cross to have such superior educators who work as a team . . . .with the support of parents, teachers and Batavia specialists, we are doing some great things to help our children succeed!
Please parents, if you have questions about your child’s academic level speak first with the classroom teacher. The teachers make me aware of any circumstances that need more support. If Batavia Students Services are to be involved, it must be made known to me as there are many steps that need to be taken at our level referred to as RTI before Batavia will even look at a case. Thank you for making me aware before you contact other educational services for your child. The success of a program depends greatly on all of us communicating and working together.
Have a great weekend!
Parish Gala: The fourth annual Holy Cross Parish Gala will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, at Pipers Banquets in Aurora. This fundraiser benefits the Holy Cross Parish Community, including our school. Tickets are $65 per person and include fellowship, live and silent auctions, entertainment, dinner, drinks, dancing and much more! Tickets to the Gala must be purchased in advance and are available in the school office, the parish office, or after Masses on Sundays in the Narthex.
The live auction will once again feature unique, one of a kind, hand-made treasures from our students. Our students are putting the finishing touches on these unique pieces - look for photos next week! Thank you to our Home and School Association for once again sponsoring these creations!
You are guaranteed a chance to win $5,000 if you purchase a cash raffle ticket! Cash raffle tickets can be purchased after Sunday Masses, in the parish office, and in the school office for $50 each or three for $100. Can't attend the Gala? Purchase a raffle ticket! Your support will be very much appreciated, and you just might win $5,000!
Home and School Association: Our General Meeting scheduled for this Monday, March 21, 2011 has been postponed due to the Parish Mission. The new date and time will be announced soon.
· Deadline to order Pro-life T-shirts is Friday, March 25th.
· There is a state law prohibiting cell phone use on school parking lot grounds while driving. Please refrain from talking on your cell phones when dropping off or picking up your child. Safety! Safety! Thank you! Thank you!
· Parish Mission flyer
· Pro Life T-shirt Order Form
Holy Cross Catholic School ? 2300 Main Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510 ? (630) 593-5290