"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

School Phone:

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

Parish Office Hours:

  • 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • (Closed Noon-1PM for lunch)

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.

Related Parish News

ADORATION CHAPEL:  Please consider praying just an hour each week with Our Lord in our parish Adoration Chapel.  Christ is waiting there to provide you peace, help in daily life and companionship.  Contact Pat Roatch in our parish office at 630-879-4750 x 110 for more information or to be placed on our sub list.    

KIDS CURE CANCER T-SHIRTS order form here.

TOTUS TUUS ITEMS order form here. 

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

 

 

HOLY CROSS

CRUSADER UPDATE

(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/

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Sun., Nov. 14th

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

 

Fall Sports Banquet

 

Confirmation Saint Workshop 6:30-

8:30PM

 

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

Announcements

Reminders

Attachments

  • 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

 

Announcements

  • 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!!!

 

Reminders

  • 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!

Attachments

  • Preschool survey

 

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

 

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Events This Week

 

Monday-Friday, Apr 21-25: Spring Break

 

Upcoming Calendar Highlights

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

 

Monday-Friday, Apr 21-25: Spring Break

Monday, Apr 28: Classes resume

Thursday, May 1: Overnight Retreat at Bishop Lane for 8th Grade

Friday, May 2: Overnight Retreat concludes for 8th Grade

Saturday, May 3: First Holy Communion

Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Monday, May 5: May Crowning at 8AM All-School Mass

Wednesday, May 14: Volunteer Appreciation Mass/Reception

Monday, May 19: Class Trip 8th Grade

Wednesday, May 21: Preschool 4 Yr Old Graduation during class times

Thursday, May 22: 8th Grade Graduation Mass 6PM

Friday, May 23: Preschool End of Year Picnic;

Monday, May 26: NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27: Field Day

Wednesday, May 28: 8AM Honors Mass

Thursday, May 29: Used Uniform Sale

Friday, May 30: Last Day of School; Dismissal 1PM

Monday-Wednesday, June 2-4: Emergency Snow Days

 

 

 

Virtue Spotlight

Each month, our school community features a different Virtue

that is spotlighted in our school and among our behaviors that continually bring joy to our Lord! 

 

August/Sept.:  Self-Discipline

October: Work

November: Perseverance

 December: Faith/Trust

 January: Compassion

 February:  Friendship

 March: Courage

 April: Loyalty

 May: Responsibility 

Community Outreach

School Advisory Commission

Our School Advisory Commission meets regularly to provide Monsignor Brodeski and Mrs. Weis their valuable assistance.

SAC 2013-2014 Members:

Gael Hanauer

Deacon Larry Motyka

Mike Puttin 

Kevin Beirne

David Bruno

Linda Cattero

Nikki Hoolehan (HSA President)

Tammy Studebaker

 

Our School Advisory Commission may be reached through the school and parish's Voice Mail system or by e-mail.  Please dial 630-879-4750 x363 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   For more information, the SAC By-Laws are attached here.

Household Spotlight

Knights of God Household Covenant

 

We, the Knights of God, promise to be kind to each other, be good examples at home and at school, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.  We will do these things by using only kind words and actions, treating others the way we want to be treated, pausing to think before we act, and asking if Jesus would be pleased by what we are doing.

We pledge to participate in Mass, receive the Sacraments regularly, and share our faith with others.

We pledge to do our best to keep this covenant as the household of the Knights of God.

 

Fourth Grade, 2012-2013

Staff Rosary

  • Tuesdays, 7AM

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At the school entrance each morning at 7:35AM, 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.

 INTENTION for HCCS needs:  Guide us as we place our parish spacing needs into your hands!

Saint Joseph, strengthen our faith, renew our hope and keep us steadfast in God’s love.  Surround us with His unseen light, and we will walk in your footsteps with trusting hearts that are ready to accept God’s Will and carry it out with courage and trusting confidence.  Amen.

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