2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Grandparents Day Reminder
We are excited to welcome HCA grandparents to campus Thursday, October 24th. Please be patient at pick up as this is one of our busiest traffic days on campus with many visitors.

A reminder of our schedule for the day:

12:30 - 1:30 Grandparents Luncheon, Fr. Brisson Hall

1:30 - 2:15 Classroom visits (K through 5)

2:30 - 3:00 Living Rosary

3:10 Dismissal
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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.


Holy Cross Academy Book Fair - Opens October 26
Below is the web address for the book fair homepage. Parents can order online, set up e-wallet for their children, and get updated information. Beginning on October 26th, all online orders are part of our book fair and sales and profits will go to HCA.

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St. Mary's CCW Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale Saturday and Sunday 8 - 2
Don't miss the Council of Catholic Women's Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale this Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There are delicious baked goods and beautiful arts and crafts for sale. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping this weekend!
Middle School Basketball Try Outs
Try outs for boys and girls basketball is next week. The schedule for try outs is as follows:

Monday, October 28- Girls 3:30-5:00, Boys 5:30-7:00

Wednesday, October 30- Boys 3:30-5:00, Girls 5:30-7:00

Please contact Mrs. Brenda Meskunas, our athletic director, with any questions at bmeskunas@holycrossweb.com.
St. Mary Altar Server Training
All children 4 th grade and older are invited to Altar Server Training with Fr. Mosimann! This training is for Saturday and Sunday masses at both St. Mary and Holy Cross. Our training will be on 4 consecutive Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at St. Mary. All 4 dates are mandatory to complete training. Our dates are as follows:

Tuesday, October 29th
Tuesday, November 5 th
Tuesday, November 12 th
Tuesday, November 19 th

Please contact Vicky Kopcak if your child will be included in these trainings which are mandatory at: test08vic265@gmail.com .

I look forward to hearing from you and working with your children.

Vicky Kopcak
Coordinator, Altar Servers
St. Mary's Choir and Orchestra Concert - November 8th at 8:00 p.m.

Save the Date for Donuts with Dad!

Join us on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 from 7:30am- 8:00am in Father Brisson Hall. Enjoy a special morning with coffee, juice and yummy donuts to celebrate our Holy Cross Academy Dads! We hope to see you there!!
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.
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.
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!

Thanks,
Rosemary Brown
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
October
24: Grandparents Day at HCA
25: No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
25: Trunk or Treat 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
26 & 27: St. Mary's Arts and Crafts Festival
28: Basketball Try Outs 3:30-5:00 Girls, 5:00 -6:30 Boys
30: Basketball Try Outs 3:30-5:00 Boys, 5:00-6:30 Girls
31: Orange Out Dress Down Day to Benefit Brisben Center

November
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
540-286-1600 
St. Mary Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-7553