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Mrs. Dolan's Weekly Message-August 22, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, August 23, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Families, August 23, 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – Tuesday, August 27th

Have you ever wanted to experience middle school again?

This is your chance. After a brief introduction in the gym at 6:30 pm, parents will travel in their child’s footsteps through their average day of core classes. For parents wishing to speak with specials teachers, the Learning Consultants, or our Technology Coordinator, he or she will be available in classrooms from 6:00-6:30. Parents will receive a copy of their child’s individualized schedule in today’s Friday Folder. (8th grade Monday)

Our eighth grade students are in Springfield Illinois today visiting the Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln’s Tomb and other interesting sites. Thank you to Mr. Ewing for offering our students this opportunity and to Ms. Bourne and the many parent chaperones for accompanying them. They have a beautiful day!

Congratulations to art teacher, Greg Sullentrup and Holy Cross Academy Middle School for being accepted into the Art Aficionados Program of the St. Louis Art Fair for the 2nd year in a row. Each year all schools submit a blind application and we are thrilled to have been chosen again. The program is designed to give students access and exposure to professional artists and their work. Mr. Sullentrup and three of our eighth grade students will represent HCA at the St. Louis Art Fair on September 7 with two goals — select a piece of artwork for our campus and also choose some artwork to be added to the Cultural Festival’s traveling collection. This program is funded through the Art Fair and its sponsors. We look forward to seeing the “Art Aficionados” selections.

Band Information Night: Monday, September 9 – ANN 6:30 pm

Car pool: The after school carpool is moving along; dismissal has been finished within 6-8 minutes. This gives parents enough time to go to the other campuses by 3:00. The cars that back into the lot are the first cars to leave. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as student safety is our highest priority.

Electives: The students have chosen their electives and we are planning to start on Thursday, August 29th. This process usually takes one rotation cycle to be completely polished. If you have any concerns, please contact me as soon as possible.

On Saturday, November 16th, 2019, we will celebrate the Holy Cross Academy Legacy Gala and Auction. Proceeds are used to invest in the future of Holy Cross Academy by enhancing the learning environment and giving our students the best resources available in the ever-changing world of modern education. We are asking our HCA community to come together in support of the 2019 Auction. There are so many ways in which you can help and all of us here at HCA have something special to give. We offer tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and we are always looking for donated items for our Live and Silent Auction. Please feel free to email legacygala@hca-stl.org

DATE CHANGE: Eighth Grade Principal’s Coffee

The 8th grade Principal’s Coffee has been changed to Thursday, September 5th, so I may attend the first Archdiocesan Regional Principal meeting. We will start at 7:30 with coffee giving time to drop younger students on the other campuses. The topic of the day will be the high school application process and an overview of the activities for the year. This is also a good time for you to share any concerns you would like to discuss.

Next week:

Monday: HCA Fundraiser Papa John’s Pizza 25% goes to HCA

Tuesday: Mass 8:00am – Back to School Night 6:30 general meeting

Looking ahead:

Thursday, September 5 - 7:30 am - Eighth grade Principal Coffee

Thursday, September 5 - Spirit wear all shorts must be an appropriate length

Monday, September 9 – Band information Meeting, ANN 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 10 – High School Information Night – Ursuline Academy 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 11 – 6th grade Principal’s Coffee 7:30 am

Friday, September 13 – Holy Cross Academy Mass and Retreat SHF – 7:30 am-12:00pm

Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

Janet Dolan


Holy Cross Academy – Annunciation Campus