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

(Matthew 16:24)





February 12, 2011

Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ centered parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence.




Sunday, Feb. 13

Confirmation Workshops


Monday, Feb. 14

Saint Valentine’s Day parties 2PM;

Out of Uniform in Red, White and/or pink or in uniform as usual


Tuesday, Feb. 15

School Confessions


Wednesday, Feb. 16

Fun Lunch

School Confessions


Thursday, Feb. 17

NIGHT of WONDERS and Business Fair 6-7PM

Friday, Feb. 18

Midterms go home


Monday, Feb. 21

NO SCHOOL - President’s Day



In this communication:





Prayer for Parents:

Surround me with your light, Jesus, and penetrate the very depths of my being with that light.  Let there remain no areas of darkness in me or in my family members, but transform our whole being with the healing light of your love.  Open me completely to receive your love, Jesus.  Thank you for being our family healer and my personal healer.

                                                                      Author unknown




  • Our celebration of Saint Valentines Day is this Monday, Feb. 14thStudents may be out of uniform in red, white and/or pink or wear their uniforms as usual.  Classroom parties are scheduled for 2PM.  Thanks to all our volunteers.


  • Samantha Sanchez will represent Holy Cross in the semi-finals of the Spelling Bee this coming Friday at 7:00p.m. at Jefferson Junior High in Aurora.  Congratulations, Samantha! 




Parents, Please be extra careful and slowly exit our parking lot after 8AM Mass.  Kindergarten and Preschool students are arriving at this time and the snow drifts limit a driver’s ability to see them!  Everyone’s safety is our great concern!





Career Day Invitation

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School Calendar

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


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

Tuesday, Sept. 16:  Lead Room Parent Meeting 3:10 PM in the gym

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

Monday, Oct. 27:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

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

Monday, Nov. 24:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 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

Monday, Jan. 12:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

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. 9:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

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 and SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM

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:  SAC Meeting at 4:00 PM and 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