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

(Matthew 16:24)

School Hours

Full Day Students

7:40-7:52AM ~ Students arrive and go directly to their classrooms to drop off their backpacks and coats.  Attendance will be taken at this time.

(At 7:52AM, the front doors to the school will be locked and students should proceed directly to Mass through the front church doors.  Students will then be considered tardy.)

 

K & 1st Grade arrival ~ Kindergarten and First Grade students are expected to follow this arrival procedure every Wednesday morning and on Holy Days of Obligation in order to attend our 8AM Mass with the rest of the student body.   On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday they are invited to attend Mass as well in the same manner. If your child does not attend Mass on optional days, he/she should arrive at the main entrance of the school at 8:30AM and will be guided to their classroom. 

 

8:00-8:30AM ~ Daily Mass (Second through Eighth Graders on Monday through Friday; Kindergarten and First Graders on Wednesdays and Holy Days of Obligation with other school days optional.)

8:35-11:00AM ~ K-5 Morning instruction 

8:35-11:45AM ~ Grades 6-8 Morning Instruction

 

11:00 ~ 11:20 K-2nd grade lunch   11:25 ~ 11:45 K-2nd grade recess

11:00 ~ 11:20 3rd-5th grade recess   11:25 ~ 11:45 3rd-5th grade lunch

11:45 ~ 12:05 6th-8th grade lunch  12:05 ~ 12:25 6th-8th grade recess

 

11:45AM ~ 3:00PM ~ K-5 Afternoon Instruction

12:25 ~ 3:00PM ~ Grades 6-8 Afternoon Instruction

3:00PM ~ Dismissal         

  

Half Day Kindergarten Students

7:40-7:50AM ~ (See note below for days when this applies.)  Students arrive and go directly to their classrooms to drop off their backpacks and coats.  Attendance will be taken at this time.

(At 7:52AM, the front doors to the school will be locked and students should proceed directly to Mass through the front church doors.  Students will then be considered tardy.)

 

Our Half Day Kindergarten students are expected to follow the Full Day Student arrival procedure every Wednesday morning and on Holy Days of Obligation in order to attend our 8AM Mass with the rest of the student body.  They are invited, along with our Full Day Kindergarten and First Grade students, to attend Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday as well in the same manner. If your Half Day student does not attend Mass on optional days, he/she should arrive at the main entrance of the school at 8:30AM and will be guided to their classroom. 

 

8:30AM ~ Arrive at school and proceed directly to the classroom entering through the main doors of the school

8:35-11:25AM ~ Morning Instruction

11:30AM ~ Dismissal

  

Preschool Students

3-year-old

Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ AM Session - 8:40-11:15 / PM Session - 12:20-2:50

4-year-old

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ~ AM Session - 8:40-11:15/PM Session - 12:20-2:50

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School Calendar

Please refer back to this calendar often as there may be updates throughout the year. Also, our most up-to-date calendar can be found on School Speak.

 

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

Monday, Dec. 15:  HSA Meeting at 9:45 AM; Band Concert 6:30 PM

Thursday, Dec. 18:  Christmas Program in Church 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

Wednesday, March 18:  Math Team Competition at IMSA from 9 AM-3 PM

Saturday, March 28:  Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:00 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