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Mrs. Folk's Weekly Message-March 6, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, March 06, 2020

Dear Holy Cross Academy Families,

What beautiful weather we had this week!!! We really have enjoyed the touch of spring. The children have been spending time outside during recess. I think some classes enjoyed some extra recesses as well.

On Tuesday, our campus participated in the city/county Tornado drill. The children did an amazing job in a quick and orderly fashion. Also, we had our first day with full attendance this week. We may have turned the corner on all of the sicknesses.

The 3rd graders led the K-5 in Stations of the Cross on Tuesday, enjoyed a program at the Sheldon on Wednesday, and participated in Lenten confessions on Friday.

During Lent, we are having a number of activities planned at SMA including Stations of the Cross weekly led by a different grade, Lenten series and lessons the teachers are using for their class, adoration and benediction, Change to Change alms giving, Sacrament of Reconciliation for 2nd-5th graders, and a campus retreat day on Holy Thursday. Please continue to pray for each other as we all are going through the Lenten season together.

Next week the 2nd graders will lead K-5 in Stations of the Cross on Tuesday at 8:45 am in Church. The 5th graders will enjoy their Sheldon Concert Hall field trip on Tuesday too. The 2nd and 4th graders will participate in Lenten confessions Tuesday as well. On Thursday, the Kindergartens will go on their field trip to Sheldon Concert Hall. On Friday, the Kindergartners with the help of 5th graders will lead the Mass. Please join us if you are able.

The HCPA will be hosting a meeting at SMA campus at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11th. Any parent that attends receives a DOT card for their family.

Also, many parents and the children themselves have asked when they will be able to wear uniform shorts at school. After spring break the children can wear their warm weather uniform. I would suggest watching the daily temperatures because it does get chilly at the end of March when out at recess.

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

You have redeemed the world

God Bless!

Mrs. Karen Folk


Holy Cross Academy-St. Michael the Archangel Campus




HCA is partnering with the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues to raise money for our Art program. It's all about a viewing party at the Enterprise Center. Tickets are $10 and we get $5 for each ticket we sell. All we have to do is promote the ticket link. Everything else is automatic and they'll cut us a check.

All oconsession are open. The Zamboni cleans the ice between periods and the "cheerleaders" toss out t-shirts. It's just like a real game except the Blues are out of town. The game is on the Jumbotron.

Parent View on A2Z will be closed on March 13th to prepare for 3rd Quarter Report Cards

HCPA meeting at SMA on March 11, 2020, 6:30pm


The April lunch menu is available for pre ordering. Please take a moment to order before Spring Break because the menu will lock at midnight on Monday, March 23rd which is the Monday we return from break. After you order please send in your lunch money owed to your school office.

April 2020.pdf

Change for Change

Every year HCA during Lent participates in the collection Change for Change. Your child’s bag is in their Friday folder. Every child in the Academy in the elementary buildings is asked to collect money to donate for Melissa's Hope Orphanage in Haiti and the Sisters of Notre Dame missions in Ghana. The donations will be split between the two. Collections will continue until April 7th.

Prevent and Protect STL

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct. Please go to www.preventandprotectstl.org to register. The link for registering is on the HCA website.

All volunteers, parents going on field trips, and working in the classroom are required to take this online class. It takes about 45 minutes.

Knights of Columbus

March Planned Events

On Wednesdays in Lent, Council families are urged to attend the 7 – 8 PM hour of “Adoration” followed at 8 PM Benediction service (Wednesdays 3/4 , 11, 18, 25, 4/1, 8). Rosaries to be said remaining time of silent prayer

March 13 & 27th Council will be serving Lenten Fish Dinners (Volunteers Needed in 2 time periods)

3:30 to 530 PM

- Table & Chair set up after pre-school classes let out 3:30 to 4 PM & Servers 4:30 to 5:30 PM

5 PM to 7 PM

-Servers 5 PM to 7 PM & Clean up of gym 6:45 – 7:30 PM

What is Coming Up:

March 16-20: Spring Break - No School

March 25: Mass led by 4th Grade (Annunciation - Holy Day of Obligation)

March 27: End of 3rd Quarter - Early Dismissal at Noon from SMA

March 28: HCPA Mother/Son Event

March 30: 5th Grade Lenten Confessions

March 31 & April 1: SMA 5th Grade Shadowing Days at ANN

April 2: Spiritwear Day

April 3: Report Cards go Live at 3:00pm

April 3: End of Change for Change Drive

April 6: Mom’s Night Out - HCPA Event

April 7: Preschool Easter Egg Hunt

April 7: 5th Grade Mime Stations of the Cross Presentation after Mass at 9:00am

April 8: HCPA meeting at SMA at 6:30pm

April 9: Holy Thursday campus Retreat Day - Noon Dismissal

April 10: Good Friday - No School

April 12: Happy Blessed Easter!!!

April 13: Easter Monday - No School

April 17: 1st Grade Field Trip to the Arch

April 23: Agape Dinner & Rehearsal for SMA 1st Communicants at 5:30pm

April 24: SMA K-5 Grandparents Day

April 24: HCPA sponsored Middle School Trivia Night at ANN