2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Transition to High School Night - Thursday
We are looking forward to our Transition to High School Night on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Fr. Brisson Hall. All HCA parents and students are welcome to attend.
The event will begin in Fr. Brisson Hall at 7:00 p.m. with a presentation from Ms. Melissa Yakabouski, director of undergraduate admissions at Mary Washington University. Ms. Yakabouski will talk about what college admission officers are looking for when they review a student’s high school transcript and records. She will also speak about how families can work to find a college or university that is the best match for each child. 
By 7:30, parents and students will make their way to classrooms to meet with representatives from a number of local private and public schools. There will be three 20-minute sessions that families can attend to learn more about the high school options available in our region.
We have confirmed visits with representatives from:
Colonial Forge High School
Commonwealth Governor's School
Fredericksburg Academy
Fredericksburg Christian School
Mountain View High School / International Baccalaureate Program
St. John Paul the Great High School
St. Margaret's
St. Michael the Archangel High School
Summit School
Woodberry Forest
We are looking forward to this informative event for HCA families!
Paint and Sip Fundraiser this Friday
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) while supporting the Drama Club! 
Sign up directly here ——> Paint and Sip Registration

Drama Production News - Try Outs Sunday
Now that the calendar has flipped to November, it’s time to prepare for Drama Club. We have exciting things in the works! Try outs and our mandatory parent meeting are on Sunday, November 17th from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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

Middle School Dance Saturday, December 7
6th through 8th grade students are invited to the first middle school dance of the year on Saturday, December 7th in Fr. Brisson Hall. The Middle School Student Council is working to finalize details which will be broadcast soon. Please save the date!
Scrip Program Offering Extra Christmas Incentives
Scrip Bonus Rebates for Black Friday and Christmas are just around the corner. Never miss a Scrip bonus rebate 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 .
Square 1 Art
We hope that everyone received an order form for Square 1 Art. This is a wonderful way to capture your budding Picasso's artwork.

The due date for orders is November 20th.
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
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.
16: Date Night at St. Mary's Parish 6:30 p.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