Holy Cross Newsletter
For the next several newsletters, I am going to post an excerpt on why we choose Catholic schools.
Catholic schools exist to introduce students to Jesus Christ, and to assist them as they grow in their love of Him. Through catechesis, celebration of the Sacraments, and diligent study of the world, students gain an appreciation for the Creator and creation.
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has written, "Catholic schools afford the fullest and best opportunity to realize the fourfold purpose of Christian education, namely, to provide an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is proclaimed, community in Christ is experienced, service to our sisters and brothers is the norm, and thanksgiving and worship of God is cultivated."
In the face of increasing secularization, Catholic schools provide an atmosphere that privileges Gospel values and the role of parents as the primary educators of their children.
I would like to welcome several new volunteers to Holy Cross: Mrs. Regina Z will be providing assistance in our school office. Mrs. Eileen McAvinue will be helping us run the Library so students will be able to check-out books on a regular basis. Mrs. Valorie has been helping out with Pre-K lunches and recess. We are so grateful to have them helping our wonderful school.
Incoming email has been an issue for the past week. We have finally resolved the issue, but if you sent something to any teachers or staff over the past 7 days and did not get a response please resend it!
Please remember if there is rain or inclement weather, we have a different drop off procedure. You may still drop your child off like normal weather days and provide them with an umbrella, coat, hat, etc. However, if you are not comfortable with the idea of your child waiting outside then you may follow the directions of Ms. Kathy, park your car, and have your child wait inside your vehicle until it’s time to enter the building.
We have a new pick-up procedure that we started putting into place on Tuesday September23. Safety of our students is the number one priority! Please enter the parking lot and park your cars in the designated spots. There are cones blocking the no parking areas. Then when you pick up your child and are ready to leave there is a specific route to exit. We have staff out there to help guide you through this process so please follow their instructions. This will help things to move smoothly, efficiently, safe, and avoid unnecessary accidents or aggravation.
Chic-Fil-A lunch is on Friday September26, please remember that they use peanut oil to cook with for anybody that may have an allergy!
We received about 60 envelopes back from SchoolStore.com and 29 of those families sent email inviting friends and family to help. What is so great about this program is that our school gets credit and funds from everyday things that are purchased just by doing it through this website. So far in only two weeks our school has earned $340.00 worth of rewards. Every little bit helps. You can register for your family and then pass the information along to others!
Due October 10, 2014
Please collect and turn in to school at your convenience.
If you shop at Target or Target.com and use the Red Card they will donate 1% of purchases to our school. All you need to do is visit the website https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home and register for your funds to go to Holy Cross School in Springfield, PA.
Acts of Service
Going home in the PIC this week is our peanut butter and jelly drive. This will take place from September 29-October 24.
Students should begin to wear their winter uniforms starting on October 14, 2014. This gives you several more weeks to purchase needed items!
You may send in one payment for the month, there is no need to write out separate checks for each week. The students will still use envelopes to help track the lunches they receive, but only one payment is necessary.
If you have not yet sent in the fees and or paperwork from the beginning of school, please do so ASAP!
My Students Progress
MSP will be our new on-line reporting system. Your child’s grades, reports, progress reports, etc., will be generated via MSP. We expect our system to be up and running by mid October. It is taking a great deal of time to input data for students. However, if you wish to learn about your child’s grades, please contact the teacher. We ask for your patience as we move into a new and better reporting system.