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November 9, 2022

Dear Holy Cross Families,

We had our first 4th grade Saints Wax Museum yesterday. Each student wore their Saint costume, displayed their poster and talked about their saint as friends, family, teachers, and students visited the museum. Thank you Sra. Santi, Ms.Gibbs, Sra. Cole, and Mrs. Kowalski for preparing our 4th graders for all the Saints Day activities!  

This morning we had the pleasure to welcome back Jaime El Estampio  and his Sevillian guitarist, Antonio Herrera, to perform a traditional Spanish cante flamenco, percussion and dance for our students! We will make sure to share pictures and clips of their performance. 

It’s hard to believe that winter is coming, especially since we have enjoyed some beautiful warm fall days! But as those cold, snowy days do approach and there is a need for a school closing you will be alerted through the following sources: 

  • A message via Remind and an email.
  • An announcement on our school website on the main page, under News and Announcements.
  • Detailed information on the school answering machine
  • Holy Cross Grade School delays and/or closings on WNDU16, WSBT22 and ABC57     
Please note that we DO NOT follow South Bend Community School Corporation or any other Catholic School closings.

Have a great week!

Annie Borjas

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Queridas familias,

Ayer tuvimos nuestro primer Museo de Cera con los Santos de cuarto grado. Cada estudiante usó la vestimenta de su santo, exhibió su cartulina y habló sobre su santo mientras amigos, familiares, maestros y estudiantes visitaban el museo. ¡Gracias Sra. Santi, Srta. Gibbs, Sra. Cole y Sra. Kowalski por preparar a nuestros alumnos de cuarto grado para todas las actividades del Día de los Santos!

¡Esta mañana tuvimos el placer de recibir nuevamente a Jaime El Estampio y su guitarrista sevillano, Antonio Herrera, para interpretar un cante español tradicional, percusión y baile para nuestros alumnos! Nos aseguraremos de compartir fotos y clips de su presentación.

¡Es difícil creer que se acerca el invierno, especialmente porque hemos disfrutado de días hermosos este otoño! Pero a medida que se acercan esos días fríosy es necesario cerrar la escuela, se le avisará a través de las siguientes fuentes: 

  • Un mensaje a través de Remind y por correo electrónico.
  • Un anuncio en el sitio web de nuestra escuela en la página principal, en noticias y anuncios. (News and Announcements)
  • Información detallada sobre el contestador automático de la escuela 
  • Retrasos y / o cierres de Holy Cross Grade School en los canales locales de WNDU16, WSBT22 y ABC57

Es importante notar que NO seguimos los cierres de las escuelas de South Bend ni los cierres de otras escuelas católicas

!Que tengan una buena semana!

Annie Borjas

Important Dates/ Fechas Importantes
11/11 - 8:30 a.m. School Mass
11/11 -9:30 a.m. Adoration 2-8 grade
11/12 - St. Joseph HS Placement Test
11/17 - Picture Retake Day
11/18 - 8:30 a.m. School Mass
11/21 - 11/22 1:00 p.m. Early Dismissal
11/21-11/22 Parent- Teacher Conferences
11/22 - 8:30 a.m. School Mass
11/23-11/25 - Thanksgiving Break

The Mass needs to afford people opportunities to reflect on what is happening during the liturgy and to incorporate that into their lives... At the recent presbyterate continuing education days, Bishop Rhoades spoke strongly of the need for these times of silence during Mass.

The first moment for quiet reflection is at the Penitential Rite when we have an extended moment to reflect on our sinfulness and God’s mercy before we pray the Confiteor and/or the Lord, Have Mercy. The next moment is before the opening prayer. When the priest says, “Let us pray,” it is an invitation to take a moment for our personal quiet prayer, which is then “gathered together” in the Collect, or opening prayer. An extended time of quiet reflection after the homily is an important opportunity for us to reflect on the readings proclaimed to us in light of the homily. Another moment of extended prayer comes after communion. While we actively participate in the communion rite by singing the communion hymn, we then have the opportunity after the hymn for an extended time of personal prayer. For this reason, there is no piano or organ instrumental music “filling in” the silence… I pray that the Eucharist, as the source and summit of our lives as Christians, will continue to form us into a community of prayer and discipleship.
Christ the Teacher Nomination Every year The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend recognizes teachers who not only express core values of Catholic education but also incorporate these values in the classroom. Our Diocese encourages the school community to nominate a deserving teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching, service, and dedication. If you would like to nominate a teacher for the award, please complete Christ the Teacher Nomination form by Friday, November 11th. 
Athletics Newsletter November, 9th Edition
to our JV and our Varsity football teams for both walking away with the ICCL Football championships! 🎉 🏆 🏈


The City of South Bend has partnered with several community organizations to host a series of sign-up events to help eligible South Bend residents apply for assistance programs that can help cover past-due water bills as well as current and future payments for electric, heating and water expenses. Staff members from these organizations will be available to walk residents through the sign-up process and answer any questions they may have.

The Utility Assistance Program helps customers reduce their water and sewer bill by up to $25.50 every month if they meet income guidelines and receive sewer service from the City. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program that provides a one-time annual benefit during winter months to assist qualifying households with electric, heating and water expenses.

A schedule of current sign-up events will be added to once they are finalized.

You're invited!
3 amazing authors are coming to Brain Lair Books and we want to see you there! Students from Kindergarten to 12th Grade, college students and adults are all invited. Unless noted, events will be held at 1005 Portage Ave.
November 9th - Bloodmarked, Tracy Deonn
November 10th -Jarrett Lerner, Enginerds
It will get cold soon.. order your uniform approved fleece now through Lands' End, Click Here for instructions on how to order.
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