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Mrs. Dolan's Weekly Message-February 8, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, February 08, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Families, February 8, 2019


With the help of the Holy Spirit, next year Holy Cross Academy students

will be represented in 15 area high schools.

Affton High School-4                                                      Nerinx Hall High School-1

Bishop DuBourg High School - 6                                   Notre Dame High School-2

Chaminade - 1                                                                 Rosati-Kain High School-3

Cor Jesu Academy-10                                                     St. John Vianney High School-9

De Smet Jesuit High School-3                                        St. Joseph Academy - 1

Home School -1                                                              St. Louis University High School – 3

Lindbergh High School -4                                              St. Pius X -1

Webster Groves High School - 1                                    Ursuline Academy – 4

The 8th grade students are allowed to wear their high school tops to school all day next week. They must wear their logo or 8th grade sweatshirts to Mass on Friday, but they may put on the high school sweatshirt when they come back to the ANN campus.

In addition to high school acceptance, seven Holy Cross students competed in the Bellarmine Speech League bringing home one gold and several red and white ribbons. Congratulations to sixth grade; Sophia S., Lucy B., Maggie K., seventh grade; Maggie B., and eighth grade Sophia W., Rachel S., and Darcy N. Thank you to Ms. Bourne and all of the other coaches for preparing our students and to Mrs. McDaniel for accompanying them to the meet.

Fifth Grade Shadowing: Tuesday the students in fifth grade from OLP shadowed with the sixth grade students at the middle school. Shadowing on Tuesdays allows all of the present fifth grade students the opportunity to attend Mass and Family Time, visit all of the core classes, take P.E. and get to know some of the present 6th grade students. This coming Tuesday we will host the girls from JP2 and the following week the JP2 boys. SMA students will shadow on Tuesday, February 26.

MATHCOUNTS: Mathcounts is a nationwide middle school mathematics competition, held in various places in the United States. Its founding sponsors include the CNA Foundation, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Holy Cross is entering the competition this Saturday for the first time on the UMSL campus. Ms. Tavernaro and the team of Brie B., Madhaven A., Matthew W. and Izzy M. have been preparing after school. We wish them well and appreciate their efforts representing our HCA middle school.

Principal’s Coffee: Wednesday, February 13 7:30 am is a coffee for all middle school parents. I hope you can join me to share your thoughts about how the year is going.

Seven Holy Founders All Academy Mass: Friday, February 15th we will celebrate on the SHF Campus with Mass beginning at 9:00. Please join us for Mass. It is awesome to see over 500 students celebrating Mass together. Middle school students should be dropped off at SHF between 7:00-&:50 and they will be bused back to the ANN campus. Parents should pick up their students as usual at 2:40 at ANN. You should have received an email outlining the day.

Today and Tomorrow Scholarships: All families are invited to apply online for scholarships from the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation. There are scholarships available for low and middle income families. The application period began January 28 at 8:00am, and some scholarships are first come, first served, so please apply right away! Go to ttef-stl.org to apply. Families who have already applied previously should reuse the same login information. The deadline for families renewing a scholarship is February 28. More information is available at http://www.ttef-stl.org/info-for-parents/.

The Archdiocese is also offering Parent Support Sessions from 3:30-6:30 pm:

February 12th - All Saints School in St. Peters

February 13th - Holy Infant School in Ballwin

RE Enrollment Forms: Priority registration for existing families and those who are registered parishioners of one of the five supporting parishes will run from Feb. 1st – Feb. 15th, 2017. On Feb. 15th, registration will open to the general public. We are strongly encouraging existing and parish families to register BEFORE Feb. 15th to ensure placement for their child(ren). We expect high numbers at the elementary campuses and families must have their registration complete by Feb. 15th to ensure they have a spot. Registration forms received by March 1st, 2017 will receive the Early Bird Discount (only $75 per family). Registration forms turned in after March 1st will be charged $200.

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, February 28, 6:30 pm Tony Tramelli from the West County Psychological Center will be here to speak on helping students and parents navigate adolescence. Watch for more specific details to come.

Next week:

Tuesday: Mass 8:00 am, JP2 girls shadow 6th grade

Wednesday: Principal’s Coffee following drop off from any campus

Thursday: Dress Out Day, Math Meet at St. Justin

Friday: All Academy Mass at SHF Drop off at SHF, pick up ANN

Friday-Sunday: Luke 18 Retreat for 8th grade

Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 28 Tony Tramelli from West County Psychological Center

Will be in the ANN MPH/ANN room at 6:30

Janet Dolan


Holy Cross Academy – Annunciation Campus