2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
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Join Mass today at 9:00 a.m. Before and after Mass, Mrs. Castelarian will wish her students well on their last day of school and Dr. Fry will recognize Noble Crusaders.

Link to morning announcements
Morning announcements return Tuesday, May 25, 2020.

Noble Crusaders
During Mass this morning at 9:00, I will recognize our Noble Crusaders for their accomplishments. The students names apprear in this message below.

Today, I'm also recognizing a few teachers who received specific praise from HCA parents. I should have been doing this all along...I have received so many positive messages from parents about our outstanding teachers. This new tradition begins today.

Today's announcements:
-Today is the final day of school for Holy Cross Academy Preschool. We are thankful for a great year of learning for our youngest crusaders. We wish our HCA Preschool students and their families a wonderful summer!

-Students have a long weekend ahead with today and Monday off. I hope they enjoy the long weekend before finishing up their final tests and quizzes of the year next week.

-Nominations for PTO officer positions are due tomorrow . See the info below in the message.

-Please submit your talent show videos to Mr. Krueger at nkreuger@holycrossweb.com. Also, contact Mr. Krueger if you are having trouble submitting your video. He's happy to help.

Noble Crusaders
May 18-May 22


From Mrs. Miller to:

Nathan Nguyen  for taking ownership of his education.
Kaitlyn Halepaska  for putting in the hard work during distance learning.
Timmy Hootselle  for showing up and putting the hard work in.
Abigail Wright  for persevering during distance learning.
Evan Craig  for putting forth the continual effort.
Guiseppe Olsen  for trusting his critical thinking skills and going above and beyond.
Kealani Daniels  for taking risks and remaining committed to her work.
Jacob Parker  for demonstrating a commitment to his work during distance learning.


From Mrs. Hickman to:

Eliza Klump for her consistency with Kids A-Z,
Whitney Walsh for reading and listening to an amazing amount of books in two days!

From Mrs. Lanzarone to:

Avery Walsh  for being a conscientious student (joining a Zoom meeting from the airport.
8C and 8D for being kind, generous and attentive students

From Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Pollok to:

Pemberley Mendiola and Kate Bridy for always being ready to work with a smile on their face.
Whit Keddie, Tilden Dunneback, Rachael Crockett, Brynn Maule and Eleanor Martin for always using their AMAZING imaginations.
Daniel Prasad for doing an exceptional job during reading groups.

From a 7th Grade Parent to:

Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Appleton for going above and beyond in using Zoom calls to connect with students and help their students.

From a Kindergarten Parent to:

Mrs. Godek for her work ethic, patience, and encouragement to her students throughout distance learning.


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.
Looking Ahead - HCA Important Dates 
 
May
22: No School - Professional Development Day
Last day for HCA Preschool
23: Due Date for PTO Officer Nominations
25: No School - Memorial Day
29: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
Last day for tests and quizzes
 
June
2: Last Day of School for 8th Graders
5: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 a.m. Mass
HCA Talent Show
Grades Close
8 - 9: Book pick up/drop off for all HCA families
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
15: School Yearbook Order Due
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