Dr. Densberger's Weekly Message- September 20, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, September 20, 2019

Holy Cross Academy - St. John Paul II

Bulletin for the Week of September 23, 2019

I can't believe that we have already been back in school for a month. As a result of the students' cooperation, the continued support of parents and the dedication of our faculty and staff, the beginning of the new school year went exceptionally well. Thanks for getting us off to such a great start!

On September 24 and 25, we will be providing the Archdiocesan mandated Safe Touch program to our students. This program provides a curriculum that teaches students appropriate boundaries and personal safety. If you would like to preview the materials that will be used or you would like your child to opt out of the program, please contact the JP2 campus office by Monday, September 23.

Congratulations to the following students who got "Shout Outs" this week: Emily Liam (K), Gus Noland (K), Caroline Schloss (K), Maxine Stavron (K), Jackson Zurumski (K), Maggie Eckert (1st), Stella Kiley (1st) and Blake VonOehsen (1st). See photo below.

Note from the JP2 Parish Office: Please support 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. Copies were also included in this week's Friday folder.

Photo day is October 2. Order forms were included in this week's Friday folder.

Students of all elementary grades will not need to bring a regular uniform to change into

on gym days. They will now be allowed to wear their gym uniforms all day long. This will

help them make more productive use of their time during the school day.

On this past Friday at the All Academy Mass, students made homemade gift tags to support Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital's "Tags for a Cause." Please feel free to pick-up your child's homemade gift tags in the JP2 campus office. Parents are invited to make a donation of any amount to support Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. You may send your donation to the campus office marked, "Tags for Cause." Thank you to the Zipfels, a SMA family, who sponsored this service project through "Tags for a Cause."

Thursday Mass this week will be prepared by the fourth grade. Please know that you are welcome to join us for Mass on Thursday mornings at 8:00.

Have a great week!

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

September 24 & 25: Safe Touch Presentations in classrooms

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

September 26: 4th grade lead Mass

October 2: Photo Day

October 3: Spirit Day

October 8: JP2 Kindergarten and Preschool Morning with Mom

October 15: Coffee with the Principal (Kindergarten and First Grade)

October 17: First Reconciliation Meeting for 2nd grade parents

October 21: Hearing and vision screenings

October 22: Coffee with the Principal (2nd and 3rd Grades)

October 25: No School (Teacher Work Day)

October 29: Coffee with the Principal (4th and 5th Grades)

October 31: Halloween Parties

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.