2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
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Say Cheese! Picture Day at HCA November 4
With the extension of the summer uniform to October 31st, we have re-scheduled our school picture day to Monday, November 4. There are no gym classes on Mondays, so every student should be in their full winter uniform for pictures. This includes the school sweater.

Picture order forms should be arriving at the school soon. We will notify parents via E-blast when they are sent home with students.
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.
Reminder: 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 .
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Trunk or Treat - October 25
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 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.


All Saints Day Attire for Grades K-5
Friday, November 1st is our first day for HCA students to wear their winter uniform this year. Following school Mass that day, students in grades K-5 are invited to dress as their favorite saint. Costumes do not need to be elaborate and need to be something students can change into unassisted.
Date Nights At St. Mary's
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.

Click below for a calendar of future date nights.

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 .
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
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.

Paint and Sip Fundraiser for HCA Drama
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 Sign Up
Upcoming Events at Summit School
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
October
16: Boys Soccer Home vs. Holy Family 4:00 p.m.
16: Confirmation Formation Night, Year 1, 6 p.m. FBH
17: Girls Volleyball @ St. Francis 4:45 Varsity Only
17: Confirmation Formation Night, Year 2, 6 p.m. FBH
18: 6th Grade Field Trip to Riverside – 9:45 -1:30
18:   Field Hockey v. St. Patrick, TBD
18:   Boys Soccer v. St. Francis at John Paul the Great, Early Dismissal 2:30 p.m. Game 4 p.m.
18: Middle School Social Event - Dinner and Movie Night
24: Grandparents Day at HCA
25: No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
25: Trunk or Treat 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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.
11: 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 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
540-286-1600 
St. Mary Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-7553