2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Scheduling Conflict with the Globetrotters Game
I apologize for a rookie mistake in a scheduling conflict with a pair of upcoming events.

I just realized the Harlem Globetrotters game at the University of Mary Washington conflicts with the 1st through 3rd grade Christmas Concert on Monday, December 9th.

I never want families to feel that they have to choose between school events. We are cancelling the on court activity with the Globetrotters. Anyone who submitted payment will have their check returned to them. I apologize for the inconvenience. We will continue looking for fun activities for our students and school families (that don't conflict with other school events). Thank you for your understanding.
Open House Tuesday
On Tuesday, November 12, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., we are looking forward to welcoming prospective new families to learn about the amazing, Catholic education available to students at Holy Cross Academy.

Wow! Mini Mall Was Impressive!
I was blown away by the creativity and craftiness of our 4th graders. There were so many creative handmade items for sale today at the Mini Mall. The proceeds from the Mini Mall will be donated to Catholic Charities and the Missions. Way to go 4th graders!
Scholastic Book Fair Concludes Friday
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open today and Friday during parent/teacher conferences. It has been great to see how excited our students have been about reading and picking out new books and other little treasures.
Chick Fil A Fundraiser for Crusader Athletics
A last-minute reminder that a portion of sales at Chick-Fil A today between 11:30 and 2:00 will come back to benefit Holy Cross Academy.

Eat More Chicken!
Square 1 Art
Coming up is a chance to buy original artwork from your child printed onto a number of different products from Square 1 Art. These make perfect Christmas gifts and support our art program. Forms either will be sent home today or will be provided to you during your conference.
Chocolate Sales After Mass
Sign up now below to sell your chocolate after Mass!

Father Eversole at St. Matthews Church is happy to have the children sell chocolate at Masses on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17. Times for those masses are listed on the sign up genius sheets.

Please note the location for the slot you sign up and the start time of the Mass you select! 

You must be signed up to sell at the Mass and you can only select one Mass.

Please wear your school uniform to sell so that the parishioners can spot their chocolate sellers easily.

Happy selling!
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!!

Volunteer to Help
WE NEED YOU to help make this event a success. Let's show our HCA dads how much they are appreciated! Please click on the link below to view the Donuts with Dad Sign Up Genius.

St. Margaret's Admissions Event
St. Margaret's is hosting their next Experience Series event this Saturday, November 9, for girls interested in exploring admission to St. Margaret's. This event will include Field Day activities (team relays and more), and tours of campus will be offered prior to the event. More information and the link to RSVP can be  found here . Please share! Of course, we welcome visitors to join us on campus or for a FaceTime tour anytime. 
Drama Production News - Try Outs Nov 17
Now that the calendar is about to flip to November, it’s time to prepare for Drama Club. We have exciting things in the works! Try outs and our mandatory parent meeting is Sunday, November 17th from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Please follow the links below for more information and to RSVP.

Paint and Sip Fundraiser
Grab your friends (children 8 and over welcome) and come to our paint and sip fundraiser sponsored by Painting With A Twist! Come get some art and wine therapy (wine and/or soft drink provided) all while supporting the Drama Club! 
Sign up directly here ——> Paint and Sip Registration

Looking for a Music Director
We are seeking a talented music director. If you have any questions please contact Marty Ferraioli 
Scrip Program Offering Extra Christmas Incentives
Scrip Bonus Rebates Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner, it is a good time to be aware of Scrip Bonus Rebates. Never miss a scrip bonus rebates on your favorite brands by checking ShopWithScrip.com/BonusRebates every week.

You can also stay up to date on bonuses by subscribing to emails. Just log into ShopWithScrip.com >; Dashboard >; Profile >; check the box. Or “Like” ShopWithScrip on Facebook to see bonus alerts, surprise 24-hour
bonuses, and more.
To set up an account at www.shopwithscrip.com, use our school code, 7B876EBB188L2, so Holy Cross Academy gets credit for your purchase. If you have any questions about SCRIP please email the Scrip Coordinator at scripcoordinator@holycrossweb.com .
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.

Afternoon Aviat Care will be in session that afternoon.

Parents, please make note of this noon dismissal on November 19.
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
7: Early Dismissal - Conferences begin 12:30 p.m.
7: 4th Grade Mini Mall
7: Chick Fil-a Spirit Day, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
7: Stafford County IB Info Night 6:30-8:30 at Brooke Point HS
8: No School - Conference Day
9: Confirmation Retreat
11: Doughnuts with Dad, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
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
15: School Mass, 8:15 a.m.
17: HCA Choir to perform at 12:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary's Parish
17: Drama Auditions, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
18: Girls Basketball @ Aquinas, JV Early Dismissal at 2:30 p.m.
18: Boys Basketball vs. Aquinas
19: Visit from Bishop Burbidge - Mass 9:00 a.m. Mass, 12:00 p.m. dismissal
20: Boys Basketball vs St. Patrick
20: Girls Basketball @ St. Patrick
21: PTO Board Meeting 1
25: Boys Basketball @ SWOY, Varsity Only, Early Dismissal at 2:50pm
25: Girls Basketball vs. SWOY, Vasity Only
27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

3: Girls Basketball @ Holy Family, Early Dismissal @ 2:30 p.m.
3: Boys Basketball vs. Holy Family
5: High School Placement Test, grade 8
6: 1st Trimester Report Cards
6: School Mass, 8:15 a.m.
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