It's About the Children
What a great day!
It was wonderful to welcome our 1st through 8th grade students back to campus and celebrate Mass together as a school community. During Mass, administration, faculty and staff, and parents pledged their commitment to working together to ensure the best opportunities for our students.

The picture at right of me and my two HCA aged children. I've been waiting months for this day.
Thank you for your patience!
I appreciate everyone's patience at the end of the day today as we dismissed car line. Please know that the process will speed up a bit as faculty, students, and parents settle into a routine.

The most important thing is that everyone be alert and cautious as you drive on campus. The safety of our students is the most important thing!
Reminders about this week:
Aviat Care begins at 7:00 a.m. each morning. There is no charge for morning Aviat Care.

Tuesday we welcome 1/2 our our kindergarten students for orientation and Wednesday the other 1/2 will have their orientation. Thursday all our HCA students will be present.

Lunch is served for the first time tomorrow. See emails from last week for information on how to order.

Friday, August 30 is one of very few Fridays when we will not celebrate Mass as a school community.
Parent Meetings this week
Tuesday we invite 6th through 8th grade parents to join us for our Back to School Night beginning at 7:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a presentation in Fr. Brisson Hall followed by classroom visits. MS parents will visit each of their child's classes for 7 minute mini sessions to meet each of their teachers and learn more about the curriculum.

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. is our Back to School Night for grades K-5. Following a presentation in Fr. Brisson Hall, parents will visit their child's classroom to hear a presentation from their child's classroom teacher.

These events are for parents only.
Volunteer Opportunity - Recess Duty

We are looking for volunteers from any grades for Recess Duty this week! Come out during recess and get to know our students and parents! If you are able to volunteer please contact our front office staff to lock in your date and time! 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  6-8= 12:57-1:17
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Chromebook Meeting
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.
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St. Mary's Ice Cream Social & Cake Walk
St. Mary’s Ice Cream Social is coming up…This is also our Annual Cake Walk. 

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.
 
The cake walk will start at 4PM. We wish all of you luck in winning a cake.
 
This is a fun gathering and the children love it...who doesn't love cake?
 
When:
Sunday, September 15 th  from 4- 7- Cake Drop off from 3:00- 3:30 PM
 
Where:
Holy Cross Academy- Father Brisson Hall
 
This event is a great way to volunteer and get to know the families and staff while eating cake. 
If you are interested, 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.
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.
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