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Weekly Update: March 9-13, 2020

“Prayer reunites us to God; charity to our neighbor; and fasting, to ourselves.”
~Unknown

Our Lenten Project – Milk Bags for Mats!

A warm thank you to Mr. Kirtz of our Catholic School Council, for constructing the frame upon which the milk bag mats will be woven.  Thank you for beginning to send in your outer milk bags: keep them coming! Our Lenten Project supports both the less fortunate, and the environment by re-using something that would be thrown out anyways.  We look forward to sharing pictures of our progress.  

MILKBAGSunlimited was launched by Angela Kesthely in Toronto, Ontario following the devastating Haitian Earthquake of 2010.   The plastic outer shells of 4-litre milk bags – which do not disintegrate into landfills — are cut and woven into mats to be used as mattresses or, table covers for surgery use.  While providing finished milk mat mattresses to people who have nothing but bare earth or cardboard to sleep on, and saving the planet from discarded, non-recyclable milk bags, the initiative also gives people the tools and the coaching, to create income opportunities. 

Please send in your clean, outer shells of any 4-litre milk bags throughout the Lenten season.  Special thanks to Ms. Logozzo and to the ECO team for their support in launching this initiative!

Sports/Jersey Day at Holy Cross!

Thank you for your generous donations to in support of the Holy Cross Bowling Team.  Mr. Sutton, Mr. Rogers, Mrs. Robling, Mrs. Daugherty and Mrs. Toltl, with special call-ups Mr. Daugherty, Miss Daugherty and Mr. Toltl, represented Holy Cross on Friday evening in the annual Bowl for Kids Sake Challenge.  All proceeds support Big Brothers, Big Sisters programs which directly benefit Holy Cross students.  The School Cash-on-line link will stay open until Monday March 9th.  Thank you for your support!

Speeches this week

Our Public Speaking Festival will take place on Thursday, March 12th, in the gymnasium, with opening remarks beginning at 12:45.  Special thanks to Mrs. Tielemans-Deoni, and to Mme Herak for their efforts in organizing this event.  Congratulations and good luck to the students representing their classes in that event!  We look forward to enjoying your speeches.  We are proud of ALL the students for their work in developing their presentation skills over these past weeks: everyone made wonderful progress!      

Lost and Found Items

All lost and found items will be on display outside the gym doors on Monday and Tuesday.  All classes will have opportunity to take a walk through the items to see if anything can be identified and picked up. Please note that unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

Holy Cross Tips

The recent cold snap makes for perfect curl-up-and-read weather!   Over the next stint, Holy Cross staff will share some of their favourite picks for consideration.  From the Primary division (in the spirit of this Lenten season):

The Power of the Praying Parent – By Stormie Omartian

In The Power of the Praying Parent, Stormie Omartian shares how you can pray through each stage of your child’s life.  Learn how to put your child’s life in God’s loving hands in such areas as his or her safety, success in school, friends, family relationships and gifts and talents.  It’s never too late to discover the joy that comes from being a part of God’s work in your child’s life.  You don’t have to be a perfect parent – you can be a praying parent!

Upcoming Events

Please check our school calendar found on our school website to keep on top of upcoming events:

AM Toltl/M. Simon
Principal/Vice Principal

Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: March 9-13, 2020