Dr. Densberger's Weekly Message-September 6, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, September 06, 2019

Holy Cross Academy - St. John Paul II

Bulletin for the Week of September 8, 2019

On Saturday, November 16, 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 Auction. To volunteer or donate please email legacygala@hca-stl.org.

The Blue and Gold Rush, HCA's annual online raffle, went live on Thursday, August 29, and runs through Thursday, September 19. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 20. Thanks in advance for your generous support of the Blue and Gold Raffle.

Counselor, Michelle Siroko, from Saint Louis Counseling (formerly Catholic Family Services) will be here at the JP2 campus on Wednesdays again this year. If you are interested in your child meeting with her, please contact Dr. D. or your child’s teacher and we can send home the necessary paperwork.

This past week, we practiced fire and tornado drills. Next week, we will have earthquake, lockdown and reverse drills. If you have questions about any of these drills, please feel free to give me a call.

All Academy Mass and Retreat is scheduled for Friday, September 13. This is the Feast of the Holy Cross. Students (K-5th) should be dropped off and picked up at Seven Holy Founders. Please plan on arriving to the parish hall at SHF by 7:50. We are on a half-day schedule with dismissal at noon. You will be sent more specific information regarding drop-off and pick-up next week.

Note from the JP2 Parish Office: Please consider supporting St. John Paul II Parish and HCA by purchasing "scripts" for use at those stores that you regularly shop at. A percentage of each card purchased is returned to the parish. Funds from "scrip" sales go to funding the parish's monthly subsidy to support HCA. Please return order forms to the campus office, and we will send them on to the parish office. The link to the order form is Link to script order form.

Note from Jessica Banks, Director of the After Scholl Program: HCA is offering several classes this semester that are open to students from all three elementary campuses, but are only held on one campus. The classes will start at 3:20 to allow travel time for students arriving from other campuses. If students from the host campus enroll in the class, they may go to ASP until 3:20 at no charge. For example, on Mondays at OLP, karate starts at 3:20. OLP students that enroll for karate go to the cafeteria, have a snack, and then our instructor signs the children out for class. We do not charge these families for the 20 minutes of ASP before the class.

October lunches may be ordered until midnight on September 20. After you order, please send a check for your order to the JP2 campus office.

Congratulations to the following students who got "Shout Outs" this week: Jasmine Bequette (5th), Tim Lueken (4th), Maggie Hagerty (3rd), Alison Meyers (3rd), Jimmy Noland (3rd), Camille Adams (2nd) and Jordan Tinker (2nd). See photo below.


September 11: HCPA Meeting at 6:30pm at JP2 for DOT Day

September 11: Adoration in the Huhn Center

September 11: Lockdown/Intruder Drill

September 12: Reverse Drill

September 13: All Academy Mass @ SHF - drop off @ SHF with Noon Dismissal from SHF for grades K-5. Preschool has noon dismissal but will be dropped off at their home campus and picked up from their home campus.

September 16 - 20: ITBS Testing week for 1st - 8th grades all campuses

September 23 - 30: Safe Touch Presentations in Classrooms

September 24: HCA STUCO Commissioning Mass at ANN Church 8:00am

September 26: 4th grade lead Mass

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.