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Mrs. Dolan's Weekly Message-August 30, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, August 30, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Families,

“Take and Read” Fr. Mike shared these words at both our school Mass and Back to School Night. Through the story of St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine, Fr. Mike encouraged the students to open their Bible and read a few lines each day. Take and Read and hear the word of the Gospels.

Thank you to the many parents attending Back to School Night. The goal of the evening was to provide you with a peak into your child’s day and our middle school program. Working together as home and school we can help our students better navigate their middle school experience.

Please support Holy Cross Academy by selling Blue and Gold Rush tickets. This is a good opportunity to raise money from individuals not in the HCA family.

The Blue and Gold Rush raffle ticket sale is now live. This is an important fundraiser for our school. We are asking each family to sell four $25 raffle tickets. There will be prizes for the top-selling families as well as a big special surprise if 90% of HCA families meet this goal.

You should already have received a link that you can use for selling tickets. Ticket sales are open until midnight on Sept. 19, and the winners will be announced on Sept. 20. The grand prize is $2,500, and there will be a total of ten winners. If you have questions about this raffle sale, please contact Lauren Bryant, lbryant@hca-stl.org or (314)475-3436.

The Electives have started! This year the teachers have offered a variety of electives in the areas of STREAM, academics, fine arts, life skills, and study skills. I always enjoy meeting with the individual students when choosing electives. It is fun getting to know and learn about our new 6th grade students.

Band Informational Meeting: Band meeting Monday, September 9, 6:30 pm in the ANN café. Join band instructor Bill Wamser and Nottleman’s Music to hear about the coming school year.

Information on renting instruments will be available.

DATE CHANGE - Eighth Grade Principal’s Coffee: Please join me on Thursday, September 5, 7:30 am in the MPH Room. This is a good time to review the high school process and upcoming 8th grade events.

Iowa Assessments: Standardized testing is September 16-19th. Students receiving special accommodations will receive information in today’s Friday Folder. Please respond by Friday, September 6th. Please refrain from scheduling appointments before 12:30.

Heads up note for Picture Day October 2nd: Eighth grade boys wear sports coats and ties for their class pictures and Graduation. Girls wear nice tops or dresses; no spaghetti straps. For more specific information follow the 8th grade Google Classroom.

Next week:


Tuesday: Mass 8:00am

Thursday: Spirit Wear, 8th grade Principal’s Coffee

Saturday: Art Aficionados attend St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton

Enjoy the three-day weekend!

Janet Dolan


Holy Cross Academy – Annunciation Campus