2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Link to St. Mary's Facebook Page
Join us online this morning at 9:00 a.m. for Mass from Holy Cross Academy. During the broadcast, we will recognize birthdays for from the weekend and honor our Noble Crusaders.

Link to morning announcements
No live announcements today. Birthdays and Noble Crusaders will be recognized before or after Mass today.

Today's announcements:
-I pray that all the mothers in the HCA community have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday.

-Friday's Mass will take place at Holy Cross Academy in Father Brisson Hall. Please join us live on St. May'sFacebook page to watch Mass. See the link above.

-Huge thanks to Theresa Varga, Mary Carroll, and Charlotte Vorder Bruegge for their participation in our May Crowning Ceremony yesterday!

-HCA families can bring flowers to the statue of Mary on on campus this weekend. She's located at the turnaround before you get to our building.

-Our Bookworm Central Spring Book Fair is now live! (May 4th-May 15th)
Step 2: Type in Organizational Code: holycross
Step 3: Browse for books!

-Holy Cross Academy's Talent Show will be held Friday, June 5th. Please see details below!

Noble Crusader Awards
May 4 - May 8

From Mrs. Herold to:
Ariana Rivera for working hard on her Language Arts
Sydney Kramer for working hard on reading and never giving up
Hannah Ellis for showing compassion and kindness to others

From Ms. Godek to:
Colton Klaus for his extra efforts in his reading assignments
Emery Myruski  for her excitement in participating in Zoom sessions
Max Argueta for   his huge smile and focus during Zoom sessions
Paige Delwiche   for her enthusiasm during our Zoom Sessions
Joseph Cralle  for his attention and focus during Zoom sessions

From Mrs. Appleton to:
Luis Leon for his compassion
Justin Hernandez for his extra efforts in Science

From Mrs. Kingsbury to:
Molly Puckett for earning an honorable mention in the CRRL's Poetry Contest. Thank you for representing our school so well.

From Mrs. Hickman to:
Mia Argueta for challenging herself with Kids A-Z


From Mrs. Cook to:
Emily Biddulph, James Uriell, Ashlynn Schatchard, Carly Miller, Analya Mantilla-Cruz, Calder Fannin, Sophia Day, Joe Brown and Zelie deBonfils for their continued efforts on Reflex Math
Lilly Bostain and Jack Bridy for their completion of the addition and subtraction level on Reflex Math


From Mrs. Lang to:
Adian Leonen for obtaining 100% fluency in Reflex Math
Kira Powhala for diligence in completing assignments
Grace Foster for commitment to her school assignments 
Annah Galazka for superb effort in completing assignments
Braidon Blanco for successfully meeting requirements
John Paul Sanger for extra effort and success completing assignments


From Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Pollok to:
Emily Brooks, Xaelie DeMaio, Zelia DeMaio, Lucy Duffy, Ethan Karanwal, Zyan Khan, Samantha Modesitt, Julia Rinker, Joseph Vogel, Seraphina Welch and for perseverance in their studies during distance learning
Spring Book Fair Has Begun
Holy Cross Academy is excited to announce our online spring book fair through Bookworm Central! Book fair dates are May 4th-May 15th. Summer reading lists for each grade have been included in the fair offerings, making this a perfect opportunity to purchase your child's summer reading and benefit our school!

Reading List
Honoring Mrs. Peterson
We are collecting pictures of Mrs. Peterson's outstanding career at Holy Cross Academy. For her upcoming retirement, we'd like to present her with an awesome photobook of memories. Please send photos to hokiewilson2@gmail.com . Huge thanks to Mrs. Huber for organizing this effort.

There is also a collection for a retirement gift for Mrs. Peterson. To contribute, please visit   https://payit.nelnet.net/form/I97ND7Cc .
PTO Elections for 2020-2021

Holy Cross Academy’s PTO helps all of us achieve our mission each day by offering their time and support to the students, parents and teachers so that we all can be successful. Our PTO plans and implements important events in the life of our school that we all enjoy (and now really miss) and is always there to keep the spirits of our school high. Each spring, all HCA parents are invited to run for PTO offices for the coming school year.

Office Positions are:

President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Member At Large (4)

If you are not able to be part of the Executive Board…that’s OK, but know…you ARE the PTO and your heart and help are needed to assist our children and our school grow and achieve our vision of a bigger and brighter tomorrow.  Given this year and the challenges our children faced with grace and compassion; we are looking forward to an amazing 2020-2021 school year and everyone's help is needed. Remember you do not have to be on campus to help…we have many things that can be done “behind closed doors”/ or living rooms or kitchen tables.
 
PTO Board Elections are coming up soon. Please take a moment to consider being part of the board and assist in helping our school thrive.  

To get yourself on the spring ballot, please send a short Bio (really it does not have to be a resume) to Dawn Mauro at  dawn.mauro@genexservices.com

The closing date is May 23 rd .  Elections will take place via Constant Contact shortly thereafter.
Get your Yearbooks Here!! The link to order yearbooks is live again - new deadline May 30th!

Personalization and "Year in Review" are both available again this year!
Looking Ahead - HCA Important Dates 
 
May
8: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
10: Mother's Day
15: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
HCA Book Fair Ends
21: NJHS Induction Ceremony
22: No School - cashed in snow day
Last day for HCA Preschool
25: No School - Memorial Day
29: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
 
June
2: Last Day of School for 8th Graders
5: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 a.m. Mass
HCA Talent Show
9: Last day of distance learning - Have a wonderful summer!
10: No School - Professional Development Day
11: No School - Professional Development Day
12: No School - End of Year Mass
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
540-286-1600 
Holy Cross Academy Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-7553