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Mrs. Folk's Weekly Message-November 1, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, November 01, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Academy Families,

We have had an exciting week at the SMA campus.

I enjoyed hosting the 4th and 5th Grade Coffee the Principal on Tuesday. Thanks to the parents who came to meet with me and enjoyed a cup of coffee and some bagels.

SMA Campus will Dress Down Day on Monday, November 4th for the great job of covering “St. Michael’s Shield” with the Canned Foods for the food drive for St. Vincent de Paul and St. Augistines.

Both organizations were so happy with the gracious and generous donations from our community.

Sra. Mills and her Spanish students created an Ofrenda for Dia de Los Muertos. This is an altar to celebrate the “Day of the Dead”. Students brought in pictures of loved ones who are deceased which were placed on the altar. The altar will be on display through parent teacher conferences.

The SMA campus had a fun Halloween. The preschool started the day with a parade of costumes. Many of the classrooms did fun activities including Zombie and Skeleton dance parties, haunted fact family houses, making masks and scary witches, reading spooky stories, and of course at the end of the day the awesome Halloween Parties.

I want to thank all of the Room Parents who made our Halloween celebrations so wonderful. The kids, teachers, and even I had a great time!!!!

The school office is accepting donations of any leftover Halloween candy that will be shared with Melissa Hope’s orphanage in Haiti and St. Augustines. Please send any donations to the school office by Wednesday, November 6th.

Today we all celebrated as a community All Saints Day led by the 3rd grade. After Mass, the 3rd Grade gave their Saint Presentations of their choice. They all did an amazing job!!!! Thanks to the parents, students, and Mrs. Kiley for all of your hard work.

Enjoy your weekend!!!

I feel blessed to be part of this community.

God Bless!

Mrs. Karen Folk


Holy Cross Academy-St. Michael the Archangel Campus



Picture Retakes

Next Tuesday, November 5th is picture retakes. Students who were not here on the originally scheduled day or students who weren't satisfied with their picture can do retakes. Please return your packet of pictures if you would like retakes. Students getting retakes are able to dress up for their picture. Pictures will start around 8:30 am. and will go until all retakes have been taken.

Family Night at DQ for Holy Cross Academy Thursday, November 7th


Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 7th

Please be on time for your conferences with your child’s teacher. If you need to find out the appointment times you can enter the following web address into your browser window:



The Bookfair will run from Sunday, November 3rd through Thursday, November 7th.

Parents can shop with the children during the donut social in the SMA cafeteria after the Masses this Sunday. The students will have a chance to make purchases during lunch on November 5th and 6th. The students will come to the fair for a Preview Day on Monday with their class to write out their personal wishlist. Either send money or fill your child’s E Wallet for them to make purchases. The link is at the bottom of this section. Parents will have the last opportunity during Conferences on November 7th and online. The Bookfair will close on Thursday at 7:00p,m.

The teachers will have a book “wish list” for their classrooms for parents to purchase. Please support your child’s teachers. More information will be sent soon.

All proceeds go to the SMA Library. Thanks for your help!!!!

Link to Our Campus BookFair: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=holycrossacadstmichael

Volunteer Sign up for Book Fair for beginning November 3rd

We still need volunteers for Thursday afternoon and evening. Please see the sign up genius to take a shift if you can. The times listed are suggested - please don’t worry if you can’t make it the entire time, or feel free to stay longer! Any and all help is appreciated! Thank you, Kenda Bacott!



On Saturday, November 16, 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 Auctions. Please feel free to email legacygala@hca-stl.org or call Chasley Bradbury-Flores at 314.249.1307 with any questions.


What is Coming Up:

November 3: Start of the SMA Bookfair after Masses

November 4: Vocation Day

November 4: 2nd Reconciliation Meeting at 6:30 pm at JP2

November 4: 2nd Reconciliation Meeting at 6:45 pm at OLP

November 5: Picture Retake Day

November 7: Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Bookfair

November 8: No School

November 13: HCPA meeting at 6:30 pm

November 14: Preschool & Kindergarten Doughnuts with Dads at 7:30am

November 16: Gala

November 18: Toy Drive begins

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday