"Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."

(Matthew 16:24)

Office Hours

School year office hours:

  • 8:30AM-3:30PM

Summer office hours:

  • Jun M->Thurs: 9AM - Noon
  • July T/TH - 9AM - Noon
  • Aug M->Thurs: 9AM - 2PM

School Phone:

  • 630-593-5290
  • 630-593-5289 (fax)

Parish Office Hours:

  • 8:30AM-4:30PM

Parish Phone:

  • 630-879-4750

Mission Statement

Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ-centered Parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence in a loving, hospitable environment.

September 1, 2013
Dear Parents,
CRUSADER CASH is a gift card purchase program run by Holy Cross HSA .
Participants purchase gift cards at face value from HSA. HSA is able to purchase gift
cards to sell to you at a discounted rate. The “discount” represents the earnings
available to be used by the participant to reduce tuition costs, fundraising obligation
or donate towards our Guardian Angel Fund (tuition assistance). It’s a win/win situation
for everyone! (Ex. $100 Jewel Gift Card is purchased by HSA for $96 and sold to
participant for $100. Earnings = $4)
What will I earn per gift card purchased?
Participant earnings depend on the discount associated with the merchant involved.
Discounts range from 1.5% to 25%, but generally average around 5%. While this
amount may seem small, the numbers add up if you regularly participate. For example,
assume you purchase $100 in grocery gift cards per week throughout the school year.
You will earn over half of your $250 fundraising obligation in grocery purchases alone –
at no extra cost to you! There is no limit on the amount you can earn! The variables are
the discount offered by the merchant and how much you spend.
How will the earnings be distributed?
90% of a participant’s earnings (Ex. Jewel $100 gift card above - 90% of $4 = $3.60) go
towards tuition obligation, fundraising obligation, or donation to the Guardian Angel
Fund (tuition assistance). The remaining 10% (Ex. $0.40) goes to HSA to cover the
costs of the program – shipping, printing and supplies.
Ready to participate?
- Set Up Online Account
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, establish an individual account, and enter our
enrollment code 28633B212167L.
- Submit Registration Form (Current form required for all participants)
The process is easy! Feel good about raising money for the school and for YOU! Tell
family and friends how easy this is and invite them to participate!
Kristin Stumm
Crusader Cash chairperson
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(773) 892-5004

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School Calendar

Please refer back to this calendar often as there may be updates throughout the year



Monday, Sept. 1:  LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Sept. 2:  First Day of 3 year old preschool

Wednesday, Sept. 3:   First Day of 4 year old preschool

Tuesday, Sept. 9:  Curriculum Night K-5th 6-7:15PM; Junior High 6:45-8:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 11:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

Friday, Sept.12: Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM; Teacher In-Service

Monday, Sept. 15:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Monday, Sept. 22:    Teacher Deanery Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Sept. 23-Friday, Sept. 26:  ITBS Testing

Monday, Sept. 29-Friday, Oct. 3:  Cog AT Testing grades 3, 5, and 7

Monday, Oct. 13:  Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Oct. 14:  Teacher Diocesan Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, Oct. 17:  End of First Quarter

Monday, Oct. 20:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Friday, Oct. 24:  Grandparent's Day; Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM; Teacher In-Service Meeting follow

Friday, Oct. 31:  All Saints Day Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 6:  Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early Dismissal at 11:40 PM

Friday, Nov. 7:  Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Nov. 17:  HSA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 28:  Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Dec. 15:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM; Christmas Program - 6:30 PM

Friday, Dec. 19:  End of Second Quarter

Dec. 22 - January 2:  Christmas Vacation

Monday, Jan. 5:  Classes Resume

Friday, Jan. 16:  Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Jan. 19:  Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, Jan. 25:  Catholic Schools Week begins; Open House 12:15-1:30 PM

Monday, Jan. 26:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Thursday, Jan. 29:  Night of Wonders 6- PM

Friday, Jan. 30:  Late Arrival 8:30 AM; Early Dismissal 11:40 PM; Teacher In-Service Meetings Follow

Monday, Feb. 16:  President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Wed., Feb. 18:  Ash Wednesday

Monday, Feb. 23:  HSA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Friday, March 13:  End of Third Quarter; Teacher Diocesan Institute Day-Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM

Monday, March 16:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Thursday, April 2:  Holy Thursday; 1 PM Dismissal

Friday, Aprill 3:  Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 6-Fri., April 10:  EASTER BREAK

Friday, April 17:  Aurora Area Eighth Grade Mass at Aurora Central

Monday, April 20:  HSA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Monday, May 4:  May Crowning 8 AM All School Mass

Monday, May 4:  Friday, May :  Teacher Appreciation Mass/Reception

Wed., May 13:  Volunteer Appreciation Mass/Reception

Monday, May 18:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM

Monday, May 25:  Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 29:  Last Day of School (w/out Emergency Days); Dismissal 1 PM

Staff Rosary

Tuesdays, 7 AM

Know that we pray for our families and their special intentions weekly at every Staff Rosary.


Also, at the school entrance each morning at 7:35 AM, we also pray a decade of the Rosary as students arrive for a new day.  Come join us as we entrust our community's prayer intentions to the loving, immaculate heart of Our Blessed Mother.


Special Community Prayer Intention:


Novena Prayer


O gentle, loving God, You chose Saint Joseph to watch over the Divine Child and our Blessed Mother, knowing that his care would be loving and sure, constant and wise.  We seek his care and protection, entrusting our spiritual and temporal needs to his fatherly intercession.


cornerstone"The path we have walked (in building and opening Holy Cross Catholic School)...has been in the footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Supreme Architect whose plan we have followed. All that we have tried to do has been for Him. There is a joy in this new ministry for our parish and the exciting work we have been able to accomplish under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

On behalf of the administration, faculty, parents and students, I wish to express gratitude and praise to God for all the good work that He has begun and prayerful hope for all that we have yet to accomplish...From daily Mass, confessions, adoration, prayer, classes, sports, friendships, challenges and joyful expectation for all that is to come, Holy Cross School is a place of love diffusing far and wide the goodness of Christ. Only in openness to the Holy Spirit can we continue to grow in body, mind and soul and give glory to Christ by becoming all that He calls us to be in His Holy Name.


Yours in Jesus through Mary,


Msgr. Daniel J. Deutsch    August, 2008