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

(Matthew 16:24)

“Whatever you do for your family, for your children, for your husband, for your wife. . . you do for Jesus.”  Mother Theresa





(Nov. 12th, 2010)

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



Our website: www.holycross-batavia.org/hccs/




Sun., Nov. 14th

First Reconciliation Parent/Child Mass Workshop 3-6PM in Church


Fall Sports Banquet


Confirmation Saint Workshop 6:30-



Mon., Nov. 15th

Cookie Dough Pick-up 2-5PM


Tues, Nov. 16th

Confessions 1:15PM


Wed., Nov. 17th

Confessions 1:15PM

Fun Lunch: McChicken Sandwiches

Student Service Club 3:05-4:30PM


Thurs., Nov. 18th

Math Team 3:05-4PM





In this communication:

Message from Principal Weis




  • Preschool  survey for Kindergarten interest

Message from Principal Weis

Dear Family,


Thank you to Home and School for the fabulous lunch they provided for our teachers during parent/teacher conferences.  We want to especially mention and thank Jill Perez and MaryAnn Ping for creating a wonderful atmosphere with great food and refreshments over the two day period. 


I am thrilled to announce that our conferences went very well.  Thank you for supporting your child and our teachers by taking their direction and holding your child accountable for their behavior, homework, good study skills and spiritual growth.  Our teachers did a fabulous job and I was amazed at our student-led conferences that begin now in Grade 5.  Students are much more apt to be positive about their school work when they are involved in this process of formulating goals, talking about their strengths and weaknesses, while observing positive discussion with parents about how each individual can be more successful.  Our entire teaching team is working closely on providing you with continual communication about “needs improvement” areas and monitoring progress for future success.  Our junior high team appreciates your continued support with student responsibility and organization.  Although their plentiful number of group conferences took a great amount of time, this team effort will be the foundation to future growth and learning for your child.


I am hearing reports of a norovirus that is popping up in schools during the flu season.  While it is not usually serious, it can make people feel very sick, especially the very young and elderly.  Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, low grade fever, chills, headache and muscle aches.  If you notice these symptoms, please keep your children home from school.  People infected with norovirus are contagious from the moment they begin feeling ill to at least three days after recovery.  Please help us in talking to your children about  frequent hand washing (warm water and soap is the best) and good hygiene practices.


I have attached the Preschool Survey so that we can have accurate information concerning our Kindergarten program next year.  We are in the beginning stages of collecting data.  Be assured that we will do everything we can to accommodate your family.  Once we have all of the surveys turned in, we will then be able to begin discerning what this program will look like for next year.  Pray with us as we do everything we can to meet your needs and jump start your Kindergartner for a future of tremendous spiritual and academic success!


Our gathering yesterday at the flag pole began in prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a group song led by Mrs. Pesel and students.  It was beautiful.  Thank you for helping us honor our Veteran’s on this day where we are humbly grateful for the sacrifices those who serve our country have made for each of us. 


Have a tremendous weekend!

Mrs. Weis



  • Our Peer Mediation team will have pizza with the principal on Thursday Nov. 18th at lunch time.  The members of that team should please leave your lunches at home next Thursday!!
  • If you are arriving on Wednesday with your child and plan to stay for the All-School Mass, please enter our parking lot off of Main Street and park near the church entrance area.  You can then walk your child up to the front entrance of the school.  We have witnessed parents entering the parking lot from Deerpath Rd. and then accelerating past the drop-off area.  This is of large concern!  Again, please drive slowly and pay close attention to our students entering the school at all times!!!



  • Our Pro-Life team is collecting diapers and wipes through Nov. 30th.  Please leave your contributions in the front entrance of the school in the collection box there.
  • Please sign up for our God-given talent show that will be a first for Holy Cross School.  More information can be found in my email communication earlier this week or on our website.
  • Schwann’s sale today in the parking lot!


  • Preschool survey


Holy Cross Catholic School ?  2300 Main Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510 ?  (630) 593-5290


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School Calendar

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



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