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Mrs. Dolan's Weekly Message-January 17, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, January 17, 2020

Dear Holy Cross Families, January 17, 2020

Today marks the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year. For the middle school campus this means that our new electives will be starting on Tuesday, January 21st. We have many offerings for the students including a return of Economics, Cooking, and Middle Medical School. All three of these electives are being offered by a present or former parent and a volunteer.

All students will turn in their Responsibility Cards (yellow cards) and receive a new start. Students with one or less write ups on either side of their card will have a Dress Out Day on Friday, January 24th. Responsibility Cards have one side for academic responsibility and one side for behavior. Congratulations to the numerous students who will be dressing out next Friday.

As often stated we could not do everything without the help of our many parent volunteers. We have weekly help on the playground and in the cafeteria. Mrs. Perkins oversees our special HCPA sponsored events and over the last few, Mrs. Littlewood has been helping with Python coding in our Coding elective. I know I speak for all of the faculty when I express our sincerest appreciation for your help and support.

Tuesday, January 24, the eighth grade students will be going to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to celebrate Mass with all of the other eighth grade students in Region 5. In addition to Mass, they will participate in activities and assemble “Blessing Bags” (personal care items). The bags will be distributed to students attending Hancock Middle School. Holy Cross Academy alone makes up almost one fourth of the eighth grade students in the Region.

Water Bottles: Reminder that ALL water bottles must be clear, completely see through and filled up at home in the morning.

TTEF Scholarships

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation offers scholarships to families with students in area Catholic schools. There are some need-based scholarships and some that are not need-based, so all families are encouraged to apply. The application period will begin January 27 at 8:00am, and some scholarships are first come, first served, so please apply right away! Go to ttef-stl.org to apply. This online system will automatically sort your application to the scholarship you would qualify for based on your income level. Here are instructions for how families who do not currently have a scholarship can apply.

Families who are renewing a scholarship should reuse the same login information. The deadline for families renewing a scholarship is February 28. More information is available at http://www.ttef-stl.org/info-for-parents/.

Next week:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: ANN Mass 8:00am, Regional Mass Field Trip 8:15-11:30

Wednesday: Chess Club

Thursday: Sixth Grade attends Junior Achievement’s BizTown, Robotics 2:40

Friday: Report Cards posted 4:00 pm

Saturday: Special Robotics practice for the upcoming Jamboree

Sunday: Catholic Schools Week – Open House 10:00am-1:00pm

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. Because by Your Holy Cross

You have redeemed the world.

Janet Dolan


Holy Cross Academy – Annunciation Campus