"Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."

(Matthew 16:24)



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:

Message from Principal Weis




Message from Principal Weis

Dear Parents,

     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! 

Mrs. Weis




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



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School Calendar

Please refer back to this calendar often as there may be updates throughout the year



Monday, Sept. 29-Friday, Oct. 3:  Cog AT Testing grades 3, 5, and 7

Monday, Oct. 13:  Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Oct. 14:  Teacher Diocesan Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, Oct. 17:  End of First Quarter

Monday, Oct. 20:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Friday, Oct. 24:  Grandparent's Day; Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM; Teacher In-Service Meeting follow

Monday, Oct. 27:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 31:  All Saints Day Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 6:  Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early Dismissal at 11:40 PM

Friday, Nov. 7:  Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Nov. 17:  HSA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 22:  Math Team Competition at Marmion from 9 AM-12 PM

Monday, Nov. 24:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 28:  Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Dec. 15:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM; Christmas Program - 6:30 PM

Friday, Dec. 19:  End of Second Quarter

Dec. 22 - January 2:  Christmas Vacation

Monday, Jan. 5:  Classes Resume

Monday, Jan. 12:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

Friday, Jan. 16:  Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Jan. 19:  Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, Jan. 25:  Catholic Schools Week begins; Open House 12:15-1:30 PM

Monday, Jan. 26:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Thursday, Jan. 29:  Night of Wonders 6- PM

Friday, Jan. 30:  Late Arrival 8:30 AM; Early Dismissal 11:40 PM; Teacher In-Service Meetings Follow

Monday, Feb. 9:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

Monday, Feb. 16:  President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Wed., Feb. 18:  Ash Wednesday

Monday, Feb. 23:  HSA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Friday, March 13:  End of Third Quarter; Teacher Diocesan Institute Day-Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM

Monday, March 16:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM and SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

Wednesday, March 18:  Math Team Competition at IMSA from 9 AM-3 PM

Thursday, April 2:  Holy Thursday; 1 PM Dismissal

Friday, Aprill 3:  Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 6-Fri., April 10:  EASTER BREAK

Friday, April 17:  Aurora Area Eighth Grade Mass at Aurora Central

Monday, April 20:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM and HSA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Monday, May 4:  May Crowning 8 AM All School Mass

Monday, May 4:  Friday, May :  Teacher Appreciation Mass/Reception

Wed., May 13:  Volunteer Appreciation Mass/Reception

Monday, May 18:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Monday, May 25:  Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 29:  Last Day of School (w/out Emergency Days); Dismissal 1 PM

Staff Rosary

Tuesdays, 7 AM

Know that we pray for our families and their special intentions weekly at every Staff Rosary.


Also, at the school entrance each morning at 7:35 AM, we also pray a decade of the Rosary as students arrive for a new day.  Come join us as we entrust our community's prayer intentions to the loving, immaculate heart of Our Blessed Mother.


Special Community Prayer Intention:


Novena Prayer


O gentle, loving God, You chose Saint Joseph to watch over the Divine Child and our Blessed Mother, knowing that his care would be loving and sure, constant and wise.  We seek his care and protection, entrusting our spiritual and temporal needs to his fatherly intercession.


cornerstone"The path we have walked (in building and opening Holy Cross Catholic School)...has been in the footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Supreme Architect whose plan we have followed. All that we have tried to do has been for Him. There is a joy in this new ministry for our parish and the exciting work we have been able to accomplish under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

On behalf of the administration, faculty, parents and students, I wish to express gratitude and praise to God for all the good work that He has begun and prayerful hope for all that we have yet to accomplish...From daily Mass, confessions, adoration, prayer, classes, sports, friendships, challenges and joyful expectation for all that is to come, Holy Cross School is a place of love diffusing far and wide the goodness of Christ. Only in openness to the Holy Spirit can we continue to grow in body, mind and soul and give glory to Christ by becoming all that He calls us to be in His Holy Name.


Yours in Jesus through Mary,


Msgr. Daniel J. Deutsch    August, 2008