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Ms. Abkemeier's Weekly Message-April 12, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, April 12, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Academy Parents,

CONGRATULATIONS to the students from the JP2 campus who participated in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon last weekend. The students were challenged to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds and learn to set goals to RUN the necessary miles in preparation for the final race. Our students reached their goals of training to complete the 1.2 or 2 mile race. Thank you to Mrs. Mills for being our JP2 campus organizer and Mrs. Hagerty for organizing the parent volunteers. Way to go!

GOOD LUCK to our second grade students this weekend. They will be making their First Holy Communion this Saturday. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive the Eucharist for the first time.

IMPORTANT INFO…

CLICK HERE to view the St. John Paul II Parish Bulletin

Save the Date: JPII Picnic - May 24th-May 25th

We can’t do this without volunteers! This is the one fundraiser that our children get to enjoy. You will be hearing from your room parent soon asking for you to sign up or you can reach out to Kati Johnson at 314-650-4037 or email at katicastello@yahoo.com.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR APRIL 23RD - 25TH

Our 2019 Scholastic Book Fair will be open after school April 23rd-24th and during Grandparents' Day on 4/25. All fair proceeds go to purchasing books for both classrooms and the HCA/JP2 library.

SUPPORT OUR FAIR BY VOLUNTEERING!

ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A DOT CARD.

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS

Teachers will have wish list boxes with books at the fair.

SHOP ONLINE

A large selection will be available online from April 14 - April 27th

The Online Book Fair | Scholastic Book Fairs

K-5 GRANDPARENTS DAY - APRIL 25TH

The JP2 campus will be having GRANDPARENT/SPECIAL FRIEND DAY for our Kindergarten-Fifth Grade students on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. We will begin the day with Mass at 8 AM in St. John Paul II school chapel. Grandparents/Special Friends are invited to meet their grandchild/ren in Church. Grandparents/special friends can go directly to church and sit in pews. The students will then meet you at church.

All children in the family will sit together at Mass in the classroom area of the youngest child in the family (for example: grandparent with children in 5th, 4th, and 1st grade will sit with the entire family in the 1st grade area). After Mass you are invited to visit your grandchild/ren’s classroom and enjoy a donut/juice in the cafeteria.

Please click the link to fill out the RSVP form by Friday, April 19th.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for K-5 Grandparents Day

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a summer tutor or summer camp? Check out the links below to view the list of HCA recommended tutors and activities.

2019 Summer Opportunities List 2019 Summer Tutor List

REMINDERS...

2019-2020 IMPORTANT DATES

Click below for a list of some of the important dates for next year’s school calendar. The entire calendar will be available later this spring via the school Google Calendar. As usual these dates are subject to change, and the best way to stay up to date is with the Google calendar found at: https://www.holycross-stl.org/calendar.html

Click here to download a pdf version to print

MAY LUNCHES

May lunches are available for pre ordering. You may order May lunches until midnight on April 18th. Since the end of year is approaching please send in your lunch balance owed to the school office.

May 2019.pdf

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We are in need of cafeteria and parking lot volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. A parking lot volunteer is responsible for aiding parents and their children across the crosswalk near the preschool entrance from 7:15-7:50 a.m. A cafeteria volunteer is responsible for helping in the cafeteria during school lunches from 11:15 - 12:30. If you are interested, please see the following links to our JP2 google calendar sign up page. All volunteers must have a background check and have attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop. To sign up for a workshop, follow this link. CLICK HERE: to sign up for a Protecting God's Children workshop

CLICK HERE: for Cafeteria Volunteers CLICK HERE: for Parking Lot Volunteers

For questions, please contact me at cabkemeier@hca-stl.org or Miss Katie in the school office at kstein@hca-stl.org

IMPORTANT DATES…

April 5 First Friday Adoration @ 2:15

April 5 Report Cards Available Online @ 3:30

April 5 JP2 Parish Fish Fry 4PM-8PM

April 6 Read, Right, Run Race day

April 8 - 12 Safety Week

April 9 OPTIONAL Parent Teacher Conferences

April 11 1st & 4th Grade Mass

April 11 JP2 First Communion Rehearsal & Dinner

April 12 1st Grade field trip to the Arch

April 12 3rd Grade Leads Stations @ 2:15

April 12 JP2 Parish Fish Fry 4:30 PM - 8 PM @ school campus

April 13 First Communion @ 10 AM

April 17 Cub Scouts may dress in Scout Uniform

April 18 5th Grade Lead Living Stations of the Cross

April 18 K-5 Holy Thursday retreat

April 18 Early Dismissal JP2 @ NOON ANN @ 11:40

April 19 NO SCHOOL

April 19 JP2 Parish Fish Fry 4:30 PM - 8 PM @ school campus

April 22 NO SCHOOL

April 23 Scholastic Book Fair 3:00 - 5:30 in cafeteria

April 24 Scholastic Book Fair 3:00 - 5:30 in cafeteria

April 24 HCPA Meeting

April 25 K-5 Grandparents Day 8:00 - 9:30 AM

April 25 Scholastic Book Fair 8:00 - 3:00 in cafeteria

April 26 Dress Down Day for $1

April 30 5th Grade Jefferson City Field Trip

May 2 2nd Grade Mass - May Crowning - students may bring flowers

May 3 First Friday Adoration @ 2:15

May 7 4th Grade Link Up Field Trip - Bring Lunch

May 7 STREAM SHOWCASE @ ANN 6:30 -8:00

May 8 HCPA Meeting

May 9 Kinder & 5th Mass

May 9 Panera Fundraiser

May 10 Field Day @ OLP - NOON DISMISSAL

May 14 1st - 3rd Grade Spring Sing @ 6:30

May 16 4th & 5th Character Ball

May 16 4th Grade Mass

May 17 Rosary with Buddies

May 21 8th Grade Graduation

May 22 Last Day of School

May 22 5th Grade Sending Forth Mass @ 9 AM

May 22 10:30 dismissal


BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE COMPLETE HCA CALENDAR ON THE HCA WEBSITE FOR THE 2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR!

https://www.holycross-stl.org/calendar.html

As always, please contact me if you should have any questions or concerns.


Thank you,

Clare Abkemeier

Principal

Holy Cross Academy at the St. John Paul II campus