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

(Matthew 16:24)

Office Hours

School year office hours:

  • 8:30AM-3:30PM

School Phone:

  • 630-593-5290
  • 630-593-5289 (fax)

Parish Office Hours:

  • 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • (Closed Noon-1PM for lunch)

Parish Phone:

  • 630-879-4750

Mission Statement

Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ-centered Parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence in a loving, hospitable environment.

Related Parish News

ADORATION CHAPEL:  Please consider praying just an hour each week with Our Lord in our parish Adoration Chapel.  Christ is waiting there to provide you peace, help in daily life and companionship.  Contact Pat Roatch in our parish office at 630-879-4750 x 110 for more information or to be placed on our sub list.    

KIDS CURE CANCER T-SHIRTS order form here.

TOTUS TUUS ITEMS order form here. 

HOLY CROSS

CRUSADER UPDATE

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.

 SCHOOL WEBSITE

www.holycross-batavia.org/hccs/

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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

Announcements

Reminders

Attachments

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

 

 

Announcements

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.

 

 

Reminders

·         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!

 

Attachments

·         Parish Mission flyer

·         Pro Life T-shirt Order Form

 

 

Holy Cross Catholic School ?  2300 Main Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510 ?  (630) 593-5290

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Events This Week

 Sun., April 6-Wed., Apr 9: Parish Mission, Fr. Dave Pivonka 7PM with confessions each night

Tues., April 8- Thurs., April 10:  Book Fair in the Library

Thurs., April 10:  Preschool Picture Day and Explorer Day at Marmion and Rosary for 7th Grade

Thursday, April 10- Sat., April 12:  Bulldogs (in Batavia)  Restaurant Fundraiser

Fri., April 11:  Career Day in Junior High and Living Stations

Sun., Apr 13: Palm Sunday

Upcoming Calendar Highlights

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

 

Thursday, Apr 17: Holy Thursday (no morning Mass) Late arrival 8:30AM; Early Dismissal 11:40AM;  Teacher In-service meeting; Mass of the Lord's Supper

Friday, Apr 18: NO SCHOOL Good Friday

Saturday, Apr 19: Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Baskets; Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday, Apr 20: Easter

Monday-Friday, Apr 21-25: Spring Break

Monday, Apr 28: Classes resume

Thursday, May 1: Overnight Retreat at Bishop Lane for 8th Grade

Friday, May 2: Overnight Retreat concludes for 8th Grade

Saturday, May 3: First Holy Communion

Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Monday, May 5: May Crowning at 8AM All-School Mass

Wednesday, May 14: Volunteer Appreciation Mass/Reception

Monday, May 19: Class Trip 8th Grade

Wednesday, May 21: Preschool 4 Yr Old Graduation during class times

Thursday, May 22: 8th Grade Graduation Mass 6PM

Friday, May 23: Preschool End of Year Picnic;

Monday, May 26: NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27: Field Day

Wednesday, May 28: 8AM Honors Mass

Thursday, May 29: Used Uniform Sale

Friday, May 30: Last Day of School; Dismissal 1PM

Monday-Wednesday, June 2-4: Emergency Snow Days

 

 

 

Virtue Spotlight

Each month, our school community features a different Virtue

that is spotlighted in our school and among our behaviors that continually bring joy to our Lord! 

 

August/Sept.:  Self-Discipline

October: Work

November: Perseverance

 December: Faith/Trust

 January: Compassion

 February:  Friendship

 March: Courage

 April: Loyalty

 May: Responsibility 

Community Outreach

School Advisory Commission

Our School Advisory Commission meets regularly to provide Monsignor Brodeski and Mrs. Weis their valuable assistance.

SAC 2013-2014 Members:

Gael Hanauer

Deacon Larry Motyka

Mike Puttin 

Kevin Beirne

David Bruno

Linda Cattero

Nikki Hoolehan (HSA President)

Tammy Studebaker

 

Our School Advisory Commission may be reached through the school and parish's Voice Mail system or by e-mail.  Please dial 630-879-4750 x363 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   For more information, the SAC By-Laws are attached here.

Household Spotlight

Knights of God Household Covenant

 

We, the Knights of God, promise to be kind to each other, be good examples at home and at school, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.  We will do these things by using only kind words and actions, treating others the way we want to be treated, pausing to think before we act, and asking if Jesus would be pleased by what we are doing.

We pledge to participate in Mass, receive the Sacraments regularly, and share our faith with others.

We pledge to do our best to keep this covenant as the household of the Knights of God.

 

Fourth Grade, 2012-2013

Staff Rosary

  • Tuesdays, 7AM

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At the school entrance each morning at 7:35AM, 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.

 INTENTION for HCCS needs:  Guide us as we place our parish spacing needs into your hands!

Saint Joseph, strengthen our faith, renew our hope and keep us steadfast in God’s love.  Surround us with His unseen light, and we will walk in your footsteps with trusting hearts that are ready to accept God’s Will and carry it out with courage and trusting confidence.  Amen.

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