2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Link to morning announcements
Below is a link to a video of our morning prayers and announcements for Thursday, April 30, 2020.


Prayer to Jesus for Healing and Guidance - click here to pull up this special prayer.

Today's announcements:
-We are moving forward with an online May Crowning on Thursday, May 7th. The 8th grade girls have voted for Theresa Varga to crown HCA's statue of Mary. Mary Carroll was voted as her peers to assist Theresa with the crowning.

-The Microsoft Store in Tysons Corner is offering free online STEM classes next week. The topic is code your own video game. A link to register is in the E-blast.

-Our spring online book sale begins Monday, May 4th. See more
information below.

-Noble Crusaders will be presented live during Friday morning Mass. I will also be recognizing student birthdays. Since I'll be involved with the live Mass, I will not be posing recorded morning announcements tomorrow.

-Below is a link to a humorous (my opinion anyways) video of "quarantine stereotypes". Link to Dude Perfect Quarantine Stereotypes video.

-After a week of hard work, students will enjoy a long weekend. Monday, May 4 will be a professional development day for faculty and staff.

-Mother's Day is approaching quickly. Keep in mind that shipping on your favorite websites may take a little longer than usual to ship items.

-The deadline for ordering yearbooks has been extended to May 30th. The link to order is in the E-blast.
Spring Book Fair Begins Monday
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!

We will publish our specific school link on the morning of May 4th when it officially activates, Holy Cross Academy summer reading lists will be shared in each grade's Library Google Classroom and posted on the Library portion of HCA's distance learning page. Below is the fair preview flyer. Stay tuned for our access link on May 4th!
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!
Free Virtual STEM Classes from the Microsoft Store
We post all our public facing virtual workshops every week on  www.microsoft.com/tysonscorner , which you are welcome to share with teachers and families if you would like (there is no cost associated with our classes). Our next coding workshop sessions are Monday and Tuesday next week, which parents can register for with these links:
Services from St. Mary's Church
Below is the link for St. Mary's Parish Facebook Page. There are live Masses offered each morning at 9:00 a.m. Additional Masses and prayer services are offered throughout the day and "on demand."

Looking Ahead - HCA Important Dates 
 
May
1: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
4: No Distance Learning - Professional Development Day
Online book sale begins
6: Online Mass with Bishop Burbidge at 10:00 a.m.
7: May Crowning
8: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
10: Mother's Day
15: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
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
5: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 a.m. Mass
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