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Mrs. Folk's Weekly Message-March 8, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, March 08, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Academy Families,

We are in the season of Lent. SMA celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass with the parish this week. Thank you Brian Koenen for playing the music and 5th grade for leading the Mass.

The students participated in the State Tornado Drill on Tuesday. I heard everyone did an excellent job. Thanks go out to Ms. Mahfood and faculty for helping the students being prepared and participate.

On Thursday, the 4th grade took the standardized test from NAEP. I heard they did a great job and the company was giving our students and staff great complements. Thanks for all who helped.

The 3rd grade went on a field trip to Sheldon Music Hall on Thursday and the 2nd grade had confessions on Friday.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.

God Bless,

Mrs. Karen Folk

Principal, St. Michael the Archangel Campus

kfolk@hca-stl.org

Important Reminders:

Change for Change

The HCA service project during Lent will be the STUCO sponsored Change for Change campaign. Students are encouraged to collect change throughout the Lenten season. Monies collected will be donated to the children of Melissa's Hope Orphanage in Haiti and to help support the missionary work of the Sisters of Notre Dame. White paper bags to collect the donated change are coming home with your child today.

Early Dismissal on March 29th at Noon

Don’t forget to fill out the Aftercare form for early dismissal if needed. Form is due by March 25th,

SMA First Holy Communion Parent Meeting

The 2nd parent meeting for First Holy Communion will be at the following locations:

Monday, March 11th at OLP at 6:45 pm

The 3rd Video will be shown on March 21st at ANN at 7:00 pm.

3rd Quarter Report Cards

Gradebook will be closing next Friday for parent viewing. 3rd Quarter report cards will be available on April 5th

SMA Fish Fries During Lent

March 15th 4:30 - 6:45 pm, Stations of Cross at 7:00 pm

April 5th 4:30 - 6:45 pm. Stations of Cross at 7:00 pm

Lunch Orders

April and May lunches are available for pre ordering. You may order April lunches until midnight on March 22nd and May lunches until midnight on April 18th.

Donations Needed:

Each year the 8th grade students in the Archdiocese gather for Regional Masses. Starting last year the schools in Region 5 decided to make getting together a more meaningful experience. The students not only attend Mass, they work on a service project and have lunch together. In keeping with the 200 Year Anniversary of the St. Louis Archdiocese, the students will be making 200 personal care item bags for the homeless. Each school brings 200 of their assigned item, and this year HCA has been asked to bring deodorant. Students on all campuses are welcome to participate and they may bring the deodorant to their home campus office. Please have deodorant donations to office by March 15th. The donations will be taken to Annunciation. Thanks for your support.

HCA Registration

Registration forms turned in after March 1st will be charged $200. Please send in your forms to the office as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already.

UPCOMING DATES

March 13th HCPA Meeting at 6:30 pm at JP2

March 15th Confessions for 3rd Grade at 9:45 am

Mass at 8:00 am - 2nd Grade Leading

March 18th - 22nd - SPRING BREAK - No School

March 25th - Feast of ANN - 4th & 5th Grade go to Mass at ANN

March 28th - Concert at ANN for 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade at 6:30 pm

March 29th - End of 3rd Quarter

Noon Dismissal

Mass at 8:00 am - 1st Grade Leading

Confessions for 4th Grade at 9:45 am