2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Prayers for Sister Susan Louise
Please join everyone in the Holy Cross Academy Family in praying for Sister Susan Louise. Sister was diagnosed this summer with endometrial cancer and is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Please pray that her surgery is successful and that she makes a full recovery.

Holy Cross Academy students have been working on a spiritual bouquet of prayers offered for Sister Susan Louise.
Band and Keyboard Sign Ups
A reminder for parents that band and keyboard sign up forms are due to the office tomorrow. Below is a link to the registration form.

Opening Year Paperwork Reminder
If you haven't already done so, please turn in your Permission for Emergency Care, Handbook Acknowledgement, Media Release, and Acceptable Use Policy forms. 

Thank you!
A Holy Cross Academy Crusader in the Big Leagues!
Holy Cross Academy graduate Ryan McBroom is expected to make his major league debut tonight as a member of the Kansas City Royals. He is scheduled to be the starting first baseman and bat sixth in the batting order.

Please wish Ryan the best of luck as he lives his dream of playing in his first major league game.
Google Classroom Passwords
In order to increase security of student Google Classroom accounts, students in grades 4-8 are being provided individualized account passwords. The password is the student identification number assigned by the school. Middle school students are being provided this information today. The front office and classroom teachers have access to these passwords in case students forget their passwords. Passwords for grades 4 + 5 will be distributed to classroom later this week.

Thank you for your patience as we implement these increased account security measures for our students.
Mmmmm...Cake and Ice Cream!
What: St. Mary's Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk

When: Sunday, September 15 th  from 4- 7. Cake Drop off from 3:00- 3:30.
Where: Holy Cross Academy- Father Brisson Hall
If you would like to participate, simply bake (or not bake) your most delicious and/or decorative cake and deliver it to HCA, Father Brisson Hall between 3:00 - 3:30 PM at the latest as it needs to be entered to be judged. Judging takes place at 4 PM. Any cakes that arrives after the cut off time are just for sharing and participation.

This event is a great way to volunteer and get to know the families and staff while eating cake...who doesn't love cake?

If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Dawn Mauro at  dawn.mauro@genexservices.com . We are in need volunteers to help register the cakes, run the cake walk, and clean up. The more the merrier and easier it is for all of us.

Also, if you or someone you know can be the DJ at this sweet gathering, please reach out.
Transitioning to High School Meeting - November 14
We know that even at the start of the year, many of our 8th grade students are already thinking about their high school options. I know that Holy Cross Academy graduates attend a variety of different private and pubic schools in our area. I am excited to work collaboratively with our students, parents, and faculty in finding the right fit for our graduates, whether that is a parochial, independent, or a public institution.

We will host a Transitioning to High School Night on Thursday, November 14. That event is open to parents of all HCA students. Please mark your calendar now.
Chromebook Meeting - Final Reminder
We will have a meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. for any parents wishing to learn more about the 6th grade Chromebook initiative.

For an introduction to the Chromebook program and list of frequently asked questions, please click the link below.

Volunteer Opportunity - Recess Duty
We are looking for volunteers from any grades for Recess Duty this year. Come out during recess and get to know our students and fellow parents. When you come in, just sign in at the front desk and we will direct you as to where to go from there!

Recess Times:  K-2= 11:20-11:40   3-5 - 11:40-12:00  (4 spots available)
Middle School Lunch/Recess - 12:37-1:17 (3 spots available)
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