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Holy Cross School
Weekly Newsletter
October 10, 2018
Holy Cross Catholic School guides each student in developing academic, emotional, and physical excellence while spreading the Gospel message as Jesus did, since 1868.
Upcoming Dates:

10/12: School Mass/Grade 3
10/12: Magazine Sale Kick off
10/15: Last day to wear shorts & Capri style pant
10/15: PACKER DRESS DAY (Monday night home game)
10/16: Grade 7 service trip to Paul's Pantry
10/16: SAC Meeting 6:00 pm (school library)
10/17: SAC Dress Down Fundraiser Day
10/23: NDA Shadow Day for 8th Grade
10/23: Parent teacher conferences 4-8:00 pm
10/25: Early Dismissal 11:30 am
10/25: Parent/Teacher conferences 1-6:00 pm
10/26: NO SCHOOL

Principal's Update
There has been so much learning and faith filled moments that have taken place in this first month of school. Students have learned their classroom routines, expectations, and continue to form relationships with their peers and new teachers. We are blessed with wonderful families here in the Holy Cross community. Each family is a domestic church, which means that each home has a noble purpose. I would ask you to seek ways that you can pray together as a family and grow to love the Lord and the Church as a family unit. I encourage you to pray the rosary together as a family or read the Scripture readings for the coming Sunday so that you are familiar with them when you attend Sunday mass. Together in partnership we are forming young disciples of Christ!

Parent /Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher conferences are on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd (4-8:00 pm) and Thursday, Oct. 25th (1-6:00 pm). The core middle school teachers are conducting team conferences. If you would like a special teacher to be there please sign them up at the same time. You can access the Sign Up Genius from our website.
Magazine Sale Kick-Off
Friday, Oct. 12th is our Great American Magazine Sale Kickoff
"Reach Out" booklets will be given to all students tomorrow, THURSDAY, Oct. 11th to take home and fill out and bring back the next day to the kick off event on Friday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 in the gym
If they return it at the event (NOT AT THE OFFICE) they will receive one of the trinket toys handed given out by the Great American Fundraiser organization.
The base goal remains at $25 profit per family. However for every $25 of PROFIT generated in excess of the initial $25, one (1) TSF Hour is fulfilled. We will not be considering fractions of profit for TSF Hours.
The sale will run 10/12-10/29 and orders will arrive in November. For more information go to the Great American website: LINK
Holy Cross Recruitment and Marketing Committee
Needs You!!

To increase our enrollment here at Holy Cross School it is vital to have a marketing committee whose primary focus is to spread the word about the wonderful things we are doing at Holy Cross Catholic School. Our marketing committee is in need of members. We meet once a month and plan marketing strategies for recruitment, retention, and awareness. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 16th in the school library.We would love to have you join us and share your marketing ideas! Please contact Mrs.Gast at


Holy Cross School Email Update

In the spirit of creating efficiencies as well as robust utilization of IT resources, we are moving away from using the old Holy Cross Google Group beginning today. All email communication related to HC School will be included in this weekly Holy Cross School Newsletter. If you feel something should be added to the newsletter, please email communications directly to the Principal Gast at for consideration. We have received positive feedback regarding this enhanced newsletter format that was purposefully redesigned over the summer months to improve communications.
 This practice of using our school newsletter for streamlined communicates helps ensure the best and most efficient communication to the entire
school family for Holy Cross School.


Golden Apple Awards
Show your teacher your appreciation for their hard work and dedication by nominating them for the 26th Annual Golden Apple Awards. Please take the time to nominate or help your child nominate their teacher. We have wonderful teachers here at Holy Cross School! Let’s show them how much we appreciate them! You can also nominate by going to their website using this LINK.
Holy Cross Lunch Helpers
Thurs. 10/11: Amanda Perry
Fri. 10/12: OPEN

Mon. 10/15: Beth DenRuyter
Tues. 10/16: Michele Guthrie
Wed. 10/17: Kendall Palmer
Thur. 10/18: Julie Wondergem
Fri. 10/19: Stacy Michiels

Mon. 10/22: Cynthia Tourmo
Tues. 1023: Nicole Perret
Wed. 10/24 Rhonda Cumicek

To sign up for your required three lunch duties go to this Link:
Holy Cross Lunch Menu
Thurs. 10/11: Choice of hot dog or egg rolls, rice, broccoli

Fri. 10/12: Nennig Family casserole, dinner roll, peas

Mon. 10/15: Brat, Packer Backer soup, Jell-O

Tues. 10/16: Chili, mini corn muffin, cookies & cream

Wed. 10/17: Buttered noodles, meatballs, garlic bread, green beans

Fri. 10/18: Pancakes, bacon, tater triangle
Please plan on joining us on Sunday, October 21, following the 10:00 am mass, as we bless the construction site for the new Parish Center. Abbot Dan Radecki will join Abbot Gary in celebrating mass, followed by the side blessing and then refreshments in the school gym.
Your attendance is welcomed and encouraged.
We have until Thursday, October 25, 2018 to still purchase Football Mania tickets and activate them.
     The sweepstakes has changed their structure this year as to winnings.  The end of the year final ticket payment (covers all 17 weeks) has been reduced to $600 but at the same time there are approx. 7 more winners ($25 each) available per week.
     We had one family unit that did not purchase their ticket and could have received a $400 check from week #4 winnings.  There was also a $100 and a couple of $25 winners that could have received checks from week #4.  Please consider purchasing the tickets.  They are $20 each and you have the potential of winning in the remaining 13 weeks.  Tickets must be activated in order to win.
As part of our 40 Days for Life rally, the Holy Cross Respect Life Committee is hosting a Celebrating Life Family Event. It will be held in the Holy Cross School gym on Saturday, October 13 from 2-4 pm. Enjoy cupcake decorating, snacks, kids activities, making cards for new moms and fellowship
Adults and older students are needed to help come up with ideas for group kids games.
The event is free but if you can, please bring a diaper drive donation.
For more information, contact Rachel Vogel at 920-660-8184. 
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