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Dr. Densberger's Weekly Message-January 17, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, January 17, 2020

Holy Cross Academy - St. John Paul II

Bulletin for the Week of January 19, 2020

There is no school on Monday, January 20, to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy the three-day weekend!

Access to grades on A2Z is limited at this time to allow teachers to work on second quarter

grades. Second quarter report cards will go live on Friday, January 24. If you have questions or concerns about your child's grades, please contact the teacher directly or contact me.

20-21 Preview Night for parents is scheduled on Thursday, January 23, at the Annunciation campus. On this evening, we will be providing four sessions to share information about the

2020-2021 school year. The Preview Night will include sessions on our early childhood program, K-2, 3-5, and School Life/Logistics. This event will run very similar to our back to school nights where everyone gathers in the church first and then can attend the appropriate sessions based on their children's grades for the coming school year. Each session will run four times to give parents the opportunity to attend every session.

Catholic Schools Week is January 26-31. Please find below an outlined summary of the activities and events of the week.

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - JP2


January 26

Mass: Students who go to Mass in uniform will get a DOT card

Open House: 10::00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


January 27

Catholic Schools Week Kick-Off Day: spirit wear day

8:00-8:30 A.M.: Morning kick off in the cafeteria

All students will get to decorate a puzzle piece to be hung up in the hallway.

Students should bring coloring tools and return pieces to homeroom teacher when they are finished.


January 28

Team Tuesday: sports clothes/jerseys/team shirts with P.E. bottoms

The 4 pre-k rooms will be paired with a homeroom of big kids for time to play board games (or do a craft/color if board games aren’t age appropriate).

2:00 P.M.: Sports Trivia in the cafeteria with families


January 29

Wacky Wednesday/Student Appreciation Day: wacky clothes/full dress down

No homework or tests

2:15-2:50 P.M.: Extra recess


January 30

Teacher Appreciation Day: teachers dress down/students in full uniform

No tests

Teachers will get lunch covered and catered in.


January 31

Parent Appreciation Day : students dress like their parents

STUCO gives out donuts to parents as they drop off in the morning

We need your help! Thursday of Catholic Schools Week, January 30, is Teacher Appreciation Day. As part of the day, the Holy Cross Parents Association is providing lunch for the teachers, both K-5th and PreK. Since they will be enjoying lunch together, we need parent volunteers who will supervise their students at that time. If you can assist us with this, please use this link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45acaf23a2fd0-teacher. Also, please consider joining us for Sports Trivia on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00.

Mass this week is being planned by the 4th graders. Please know that you are always welcome to join us for Mass on Thursday mornings at 8:00.

February lunches are available for pre-ordering until January 24. After you order, please send your lunch money to the office. FYI: During lent, we will only serve cheese pizza on Fridays.

Have a great week!


January 20: MLK Jr. Day - No School

January 23: 20-21 Preview Night at ANN

January 24: Report cards go online

January 26: Open House, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

January 26-31: Catholic Schools Week

February 1: 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

February 3: Middle School Information Night

February 13: JP2 Preschool Grandparents Day

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.