2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Thank You!
Huge thanks go out to our faculty and parent chaperones for their help with our middle school Dinner and Movie Event Friday night. It was great to see our students together enjoying a fun event just for them.

The feedback from students on Friday's event was overwhelmingly positive. I appreciate all of our parents being so flexible as the theater rearranged start times to accommodate our group that grew to over 100 participants. If we schedule an event like this in the future, we will reserve one of their largest theaters just for our students and their families...lesson learned!
Mass with Bishop Burbidge - 9:00 a.m. on November 19
Our school is blessed to have a visit from Bishop Burbidge on Tuesday, November 19. We just received additional information regarding Bishop's visit to campus.

Mass that day will be at 9:00 a.m. After Mass, Bishop Burbidge will spend time with students in their classrooms.

Noon Dismissal November 19
Bishop Burbidge would like to conclude his visit to Holy Cross Academy with a visit and lunch with our outstanding faculty and staff. We will have a special dismissal time of 12:00 on November 19.

Parents, please make note of this noon dismissal on November 19.
Support Our Washington Nationals
Our hometown Washington Nationals are on their way to the World Series! On their gym day this week, students are invited to wear a Washington Nationals t-shirt, jersey, or sweatshirt with their HCA shorts or sweatpants. It students don't have Washington Nationals gear, they may wear a blue or red t-shirt (the National's team colors) on thier gym day to show their support.

Thanks to Mrs. Wiley and her class for this fun idea to support our local team as they seek their first World Series Title.
Trunk or Treat - Friday 7-9 p.m.
Trunk or Treat is right around the corner. We are hoping for a great turn out as our students enjoy some Halloween fun at this great family event. Trunk or Treat will be on campus this Friday, October 25th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. You won't want to miss it!

Click TRUNK OR TREAT! for all the details.

Volunteers Needed
We are still in need of volunteers to help support this event. Please click the link below to volunteer.

Say Cheese! Picture Day at HCA November 4
With the extension of the summer uniform to October 31st, we have re-scheduled our school picture day to Monday, November 4. There are no gym classes on Mondays, so every student should be in their full winter uniform for pictures. This includes the school sweater.

Picture order forms should be arriving at the school soon. We will notify parents via E-blast when they are sent home with students.
Tell a Friend, Tell a Neighbor, Tell Everybody!!! HCA Open House November 12th
Holy Cross Academy will hold our first Open House event of the year on Tuesday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m. It is a great chance for prospective families to tour the school, see our classes in action, and learn more about how their child can become a Holy Cross Academy Crusader.

Please help spread the word to any parent or guardian you know whose child could benefit from a high-quality Catholic education.
Date Nights At St. Mary's
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church's Marriage Ministry hosts a series of date nights throughout the year. The events begin with wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation and discussion at 7:00 p.m.

Click below for a calendar of future date nights.

December 8 - HCA Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble
Did you know Barnes & Noble cards are available for purchase through the SCRIP Program? By purchasing Barnes & Noble SCRIP cards, you can boost your support to our school two-fold.  SCRIP provides 8% back  to our school. On December 8, 2019, Barnes & Noble will also provide a percentage of the net sales back to HCA. 

Barnes & Noble offers books, Café items, gift products, and much more. Mention HCA Voucher 12557542 at the time of your purchase. Avoid the rush, purchase your SCRIP Barnes & Noble cards today and come show your support at Barnes & Noble on December 8th!

Rosemary Brown
Upcoming Events at Summit School
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
24: Grandparents Day at HCA
25: No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
25: Trunk or Treat 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
31: Orange Out Dress Down Day to Benefit Brisben Center

1: All Saints Day, Mass 8:15 a.m
1: Winter Uniforms Begin
4: Picture Day at HCA
7: Early Dismissal - Conferences begin 12:30 p.m.
8: No School - Conference Day
12: Open House at HCA, 9:00 a.m.
14: Transition to High School Night @ HCA 7:00 p.m.
15: Paint and Sip Fundraiser for Drama Club
19: Visit from Bishop Burbidge - Mass 9:00 a.m. Mass, 12:00 p.m. dismissal
Mission Statement

At Holy Cross Academy, we are guided by the spirit of Saint Francis de Sales as we dedicate ourselves to: 

  • Create an atmosphere of prayer and reliance on our heavenly Father;
  • Spread the message of Jesus in our families and our community by treating all persons with respect and showing reverence for the gift of God in each one;
  • Build up the Spirit-filled faith community within Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish;
  • Serve those in need in our local community and in the Missions through an awareness of our global responsibility to all humanity;
  • Develop the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically;
  • Promote academic excellence by challenging all our students to recognize their gifts and fulfill their God-given potential.

It's About the Children
Holy Cross Academy
250 Stafford Lakes Parkway  
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
St. Mary Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401