2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Mid-trimester Grades
With our grades live 24/7 on PowerSchool, parents can access their child's grades at any point during the trimester. Holy Cross Academy joins many schools in our Diocese in being green and not printing mid-trimester report cards. Now is a great time to check in on your child's progress if you have not monitored it for a while.

If you are having difficulty logging into PowerSchool please contact Mrs. Burke who can assist you. She can be contacted at bburke@holycrossweb.com .
Chocolate Fundraiser Buy Out
We will be able to accept chocolate buy out checks Tuesday morning until 8:30 a.m. to give anyone the chance to opt out of selling chocolates.
Grandparents Day Volunteers
Looking for a way to get involved at HCA? Grandparents Day is fast approaching! As one of our largest events at the school, we can always use extra help! There will be a planning meeting on  Thursday, October 17th at 2 p.m

Even if you didn’t originally sign up to help, please come to the meeting or contact Wendy Roche at  hokieswb@hotmail.com  to help with this event. We will need help on Wednesday, October 23rd to set up as well as on October 24th for the actual event!
Date Nights At St. Mary's Church
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church's Marriage Ministry hosts a series of date nights throughout the year. The events begin with wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation and discussion at 7:00 p.m. The first date night event is tomorrow night, October 12th.

More info about tomorrow's event and the calendar for future date nights can be found in the link below.

Trunk or Treat - October 25
Back by popular demand -- HCA's Annual TRUNK OR TREAT. This fun family event will take place on Friday, October 25. You won't want to miss it!

Click TRUNK OR TREAT! for all the details.

Scrip Newsletter
Do you need some help getting started with Scrip? Here is a great Scrip tip from the Great Lakes Scrip Company!   

Scrip tip #1 - Use scrip retailers for all of your expenses. By budgeting first, you can see how much money you have to spend in each different category. Then choose your favorite scrip retailer for every category. When you use scrip for gas, groceries, clothes, prescriptions, and other everyday shopping, your rebates really start to add up. Not only are you sticking to the budget, you're also earning for your organization!
Scrip is an easy way to help support the school. We raised close to $10,000 last year and need your help to raise even more this year. Look on-line at the list of retailers that can be ordered. While you are there, set up an account on www.shopwithscrip.com and order your cards on-line. No coming to the Scrip table. Orders can be sent home through a child’s folder or picked up in the office. You can even pay on-line with PrestoPay. Use our school code, 7B876EBB188L2, to set up an account today!
Please direct questions to the Scrip Coordinator at scripcoordinator@holycrossweb.com .
Super Science Sunday at Saint John Paul the Great
HCA middle school students are invited to Super Science Sunday at Saint John Paul the Great High School on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

There will be hands on biology, physics, and biology labs for the students to experience.

Follow the link below for more information and to register.

ORANGE OUT Dress Down Day
October 31 will be a specially themed dress down day at HCA. Students are encouraged ( but not required ) to wear orange that day. Attire for the day will still follow our dress down day guidelines.

With it being Halloween Day, students may were Halloween themed accessories (headband, bracelet, hair ties) for the day.

Who We Will Help with This Event
The Brisben Center is our region's homeless shelter. They provide at-risk and homeless men, women and children essential temporary shelter and services to affect positive life changes. In 2018 alone, they served 590 men, women and children. The center is in need of new towels and wash cloths for their residents. They can use them while in residence and keep them when they move on to a more permanent home.

We are asking each family to donate a towel, pair of washcloths, or $2 or more donation to the Brisben Center to earn the dress down day for your child(ren).
Substitute School Nurse
We're looking for a substitute nurse to fill in when our nurse isn't able to be here. The need is minimal, probably just a few days per school year, but we need someone who is registered and able to administer students' medications when needed. Please let us know if you are interested in being on call for those rare occasions when Mrs. Richardson is out. 

Contact Mrs. Tomayko atomayko@holycrossweb.com to volunteer or with with any questions you have.
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
14: No School - Columbus Day
15: Used Winter Uniform Sale - 8:15 - 9:45
15: Boys Soccer @ Linden Hall, 2:30 Dismissal
15: Field Hockey vs. St. Patrick @ Dixon Park, 2:50 Dismissal
16: Boys Soccer Home vs. Holy Family 4:00
17: Girls Volleyball @ St. Francis 4:45 Varsity Only
18: Middle School Social Event - Dinner and Movie Night
24: Grandparents Day at HCA
25: No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
Trunk or Treat 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
31: Orange Out Dress Down Day to Benefit Brisben Center

1: All Saints Day
1: Winter Uniforms Begin
4: Picture Day at HCA
15: Paint and Sip Fundraiser for Drama Club
19: Visit from Bishop Burbridge - 8:15 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
St. Mary Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401