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Mrs. Folk's Weekly Message-November 8, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, November 08, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Academy Families,

For being a short week, we really had a lot going on at our campus: Vocation day on Monday, picture retake day, Mass led by 2nd Grade, Bookfair, 4th Grade field trip to Cahokia Mounds, and Parent/Teacher Conferences.

On Monday, Sr. Karolyn, from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, came to talk with each class about our personal connection with Jesus our Savior. She talked about prayer, ways we all can get closer to Jesus, sang songs with the children, and discussed the different vocations we are all called for our faith. She talked about the differences of priests, sisters, married, and single vocations. Sr. Karolyn really connected to the children, especially with her knowledge of Disney songs and her ukelele. Thanks to Fr. Grosch for arranging Sr. Karolyn’s visit to our campus.

The 4th grade took a field trip to Cahokia Mounds to learn more about the Native American culture and heritage from our area in connection with what they are learning in class. The experience is a great opportunity to expand on learning that is not just in the classroom.

I also wanted to thank all of the parents signing up for your child’s conference with their teachers. I know how hard it is to take time from work and busy schedules. It really shows the children we are all working together in the formation of their faith, academics, and personal growth. Thanks again for the partnership we have with home and school.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Bookfair!!!! I hope some were able to check some gifts off of your Christmas list. All of the proceeds from the Fair goes to our campus for new books for the library and classrooms.

I want to give a special Thanks to Kenda Baccott for Chairing the Bookfair this year for the SMA campus!!! Also, thanks to all her parent volunteers that helped each day from setup, to helping write children wishlists, sales, and take down.

Enjoy your extra long weekend!!!

I feel blessed to be part of this community.

God Bless!

Mrs. Karen Folk


Holy Cross Academy-St. Michael the Archangel Campus



*****3rd & 5th Grade Dress Down Day*****

Tuesday, November 12th for 2 top classes for Food Drive for SMA Campus

Celebrate Conferences and Support Holy Cross Academy

HCA – Family Fun Night – Dairy Queen – Thursday, November 7th – 5:00-8:00 pm


**** December lunches are available for pre ordering until November 22nd at midnight. Please send in your lunch money owed. Please order before the deadline.

HCPA Meeting November 13th at SMA - 6:30 pm

DOT card given to parents to be redeemed on 11/14


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.

HCA Toy Drive starts November 18th till December 2nd

The collected unwrapped toys will be given to the Wellston Center. Please have our children help other children have a bright and joyous Christmas.


What is Coming Up:

November 8: No School

November 12: 3rd & 5th Grade Dress Down Day

November 13: HCPA meeting at 6:30 pm (DOT card given for 11/14)

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

November 14: HCPA Fall Uniform Resale at ANN

November 16: Gala

November 18: Toy Drive begins

November 22: December lunch orders are due

November 23: First Reconciliation at ANN at 10:00am

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1: HCPA Kris Kringle begins

December 3: First Reconciliation at SMA at 6:30pm

December 5: Spirit Day for Academy

December 9: Santa Workshop at campuses

December 11: HCPA meeting at SMA at 6:30pm

December 13: Our Lady of Guadeloupe Mass at 8:00am

December 17: SMA Advent Program at 6:00pm

December 20: HCA Christmas Parties from 11 - 11:45 am, Noon Dismissal

December 20 - January 5: Christmas Break