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Ms. Abkemeier's Weekly Message-May 3, 2109

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, May 03, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Academy Parents,

Mark your calendars for May 7th for the HCA STREAM showcase. The showcase will be at the Annunciation campus from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. The showcase will display all the STREAM lessons, activities, and projects our students have been able to produce thanks to the the grant we received from the Roman Catholic Foundation. All students who attend will receive a DOT card to be used on May 8th.

Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Book fair last week. The JP2 campus earned 2,000 Scholastic points from your purchases at the fair. With these points, we will be able to purchase guided reading and book club materials, added to our Teacher’s classroom libraries, and added lots of new books to our school library. Thank you for making this fair a success. All the students at JP2 will benefit.

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


Coffee with Ms. Abkemeier and Dr. Densberger: Preschool and K to 5th parents are invited to stop by on Tuesday morning, May 21, at 7:45 a.m. in the faculty lounge to say thanks to outgoing Principal, Ms. Clare Abkemeier, and to welcome Dr. Greg Densberger, the new Principal of the JP2 campus. A continental breakfast and coffee will be available. The format will be informal, with some time available for you to ask questions of Ms. Abkemeier and Dr. Densberger. Please join us!


Yearbook orders are due this Friday, May 3rd. Here is the link to order online: https://book.hrimaging.com/book/default.aspx


REMINDER: Friday, May 10th is Field Day for K-8 students. The locations and times are listed below. Students should bring a nut free snack and water bottle. Preschool students will have a normal half day at the JP2 campus.


6-8th grades Drop off: 7:00-7:30 Pick Up: 11:20-11:40 @ Wehner Park

K-5th grades Drop off: 7:30-7:50 Pick Up: 11:40-12:00 @ OLP Campus

If the weather is forecast to be bad on field day, it will be cancelled. A message will be sent out to notify all families of the cancellation, and K-5 students will report to their normal school campus. Students may wear their field day clothes to school. The timing for the day would be the same as a normal half day for drop off (7:00-7:30) with a pick up time of 12:00. ASP will be offered at each home campus in this situation.

*Please Note: If you have a student at the Annunciation campus, and field day is cancelled, they will cancel school for that campus only. For more detailed information, click the link below. K-5 Field Day Information 5-10-19

All students must pre register for aftercare for field day. Please click the links below to register for aftercare. ASP Form - Preschool ASP Form - K-5th ASP Form - 6-8th


On Wednesday, May 8th the JP2 campus will be participating in yellow day. This special day is all about spreading kindness. Wear yellow, be yellow, spread happiness. So on Wednesday, May 8th please have your child wear as much yellow as possible.


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


We are in need of cafeteria and parking lot volunteers. 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


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

May 24 JP2 Parish Picnic

May 25 JP2 Parish Picnic




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

Thank you,

Clare Abkemeier


Holy Cross Academy at the St. John Paul II campus