News

Update May 26, 2010

Any student entering the school must fill out this form (or have it filled out by their parent) before entering the building.

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Update May 25, 2020

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Congratulations to Dr. Anju Bajaj who received the “Global Citizenship Award for Educators for 2020” from the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. 

The Global Citizenship Award for Educators is an initiative of MCIC to recognize Manitoba teachers and administrators who have been leaders in promoting global citizenship. Awards are given to only one recipient in each of the following categories: middle years teachers, high school teachers and administrators (including principals, vice principals, superintendents, trustees and other divisional or Manitoba education staff). 

This award is given on the basis of Dr. Bajaj's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiatives at the school, community, and global basis.

The award includes a cash prize, certificate and public recognition at MCIC’s Annual General Meeting and at school’s award celebration night.

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Update April 29th, 2020

Due to the current situation, the Top Marks uniform fittings that were to take place on May 6th have been cancelled.  Please find the NEW Top Marks ordering information below.  Please contact Top Marks directly with any uniform related questions or inquiries. 

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Update April 15th, 2020

Student Belongings in Lockers and Classrooms

Holy Cross School is requesting that all student belongings (personal school supplies, shoes, jackets, binders, clothing, etc.) be removed from Holy Cross School by Friday, May 1st, 2020.  Please make arrangements to have all items picked up by students or authorized family members.  Reminder that the school is only open from 9am-1pm daily.  Any items not picked up by May 1st will be donated or discarded.  We need to have this done so that the school can properly disinfect everything.  You are encouraged to bring a bag to store all of the items in.  We will not be letting more than 10 people in the school at a time, so there may be a short wait if too many people show up at once.

Update April 15th, 2020

Student-Homework Assistance/Help:

Students who are in need of assistance, clarification or help with their assignments, please ensure you contact your homeroom teachers by email.  All our teachers are online every day from 8:30am - 3:00pm to assist you.

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Update Monday, April 6th, 2020

Effective immediately Holy Cross School hours will be from 9am - 1pm daily for pick up and drop off of materials and assignments.  All materials left by teachers for pick-up are in boxes just inside the main office door.  We also have a drop off box just inside the main office door.  When dropping off assignments, please ensure you label everything accordingly with your child's name and homeroom teacher.

Just a kind reminder that Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th the school will be closed to observe Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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UPDATE March 31st, 2020

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March 27, 2020

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

I would like to extend to all of you a warm thank you for your patience with the current situation we are experiencing. The Coronavirus 19 and the provinces announcement to temporarily suspend classes is unparalleled in history and it’s creating difficulties for all families.

Please be aware that we will continue to provide learning to your child, but this will occur in a slightly different format. Thank you for investing your time in your home to assist your child with their learning. Your help and your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or our school should you have any questions. All teachers, under my direction, continue to develop appropriate lesson plans for learning at home and are available to assist with your child’s learning during regular school hours- online.

Please be advised that due to SPRING BREAK WEEK (March 30-April 3, 2020) all HCS teachers will not be available to support students during that designated time. All online classes will resume Monday, April 6th, 2020.  Regular school will resume Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 or until further notice. We will keep you informed should there be any other changes.

If you need to visit the school to pick up any school related assignment for your child, please keep in mind and abide by the provinces public health requirements. They are as follows:

  • Avoid coming to HCS should you have flu-like symptoms, a fever, and/or a cough;
  • Avoid coming to HCS should you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days

Please call HCS if any of the above requirements are not met so that we can make alternate arrangements.

Many thanks for your co-operation during this trying time. If you have any concerns, you can contact Mrs. Erin Dietrich, Administrative Assistant or Mrs. Jill Anderson, Secretary at (204) 237-4936 or by e-mail at   HCSoffice@holycrossschool.mb.ca

God Bless and have a Safe Spring Break

Yours in Education,

 

Alexander Cap B.Ed., M.Ed.

Principal, Holy Cross School

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Supportive Resources During Covid19 Pandemic

Direct Support:

1.  Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba  Support Line  204-925-0040.  Hours M-F: 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

2.  Alneau Renewal Centre (counselors will provide a wellness check/counselling over the phone).  Go to  www.aulneau.com to complete form or call 204-987-7090

3.  Sara Riel Peer Support line for those seeking contact with others or for those needing peer support because of stress or mental illness call  204-942-9276 or 204-231-0217

4.  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline:  1-800-985-5990 or text “Talk With US” to 66746

5.  For crisis or suicidal ideation: Klinic Community Health Crisis Line:  204-786-8686

Talking to your Kids about COVID 19

  1. LRSD Website Information Sheet: Talking to Children About COVID 19 + FAQ
  2. NASP link on how to talk to kids about Covid 19:

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources

  1. Children’s Mental Health Ontario: Talking to Your Anxious Child About COVID  19
  2. Anxiety and Depression Association of America: How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
  3. Mental Health and Coping During COVID 19 /CDC

     https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

  1. Talking to students about Coronavirus

      See https://wakelet.com

  1. The Coronavirus Free Printable Updated 2 The Autism Educator

  Online Anxiety Resources and APPS

  1. Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com
  2. Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
  3. Worry Shrinker- Clinic Psychology .pdf
  4. headspace.com/meditation/kids
  5. Mindshift CBT App (Anxiety Canada)
  6. Breathing Bubbles (for younger kids) or Breath Ball

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Update:  March 20th, 2020

Good Afternoon to all of our Families,

We understand there are many issues and questions surrounding the coronavirus and its impact on our community.  The safety, health and well-being of our staff and students has always been at the core of all our recommendations and decisions.  Holy Cross School (HCS) is always closely monitoring the most current status and situation, since it first began developing.  We are working close with the Manitoba Department of Education and the Province team of Health Professionals to advise our decision making and any actions that need to be addressed while maintaining high quality ed programming.  Holy Cross School will continue to take proactive measures.  Effective immediately, to help support our students, the teachers will work closely online classroom learning by doing the following:

- Teachers will continue to be on the job either in schools or at home at various times/days to create learning plans and continue teaching using HCS School Notes and email addresses (please see below to access these).

- Teachers are preparing online packages for learning to continue. 

- Teachers will be putting all assignment information on their School Notes page. 

- Please contact your child's homeroom teacher by email with any assignment questions. 

- Teacher's School Notes page and email addresses can be found on our website:  http://holycrossschool.mb.ca/academics/teachers/

- Teachers may ask students to pick up or drop off assignments at school.  This can be done by phoning the office ahead of time between the hours of 9:00am - 2:00pm only.  

  • March 23rd - March 27th office is open.
  • March 30th - April 3rd office is CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK
  • April 6th - April 9th office is open.
  • April 10th Good Friday - no classes
  • April 13th Easter Monday - no classes  
  • April 14th - tentative date for back to school (will be confirmed and updated by the office).

Some important information for parents and students to be aware of:

1. Prevention is Key. COVID-19 can spread through close contact with an infected person who is coughing or sneezing, as well as from objects contaminated with the virus.  Public health officials are also reminding all Manitobans of important prevention measures including:

  • Washing hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 15 seconds.  If soap and water are unavailable, and if hands aren't visibly dirty, an alcohol based hand cleanser may be used.
  • Covering mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, or coughing/sneezing into sleeve.
  • Avoiding close contact (within two meters/six feet) with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing or sneezing.
  • Refraining from touching mouth and nose.
  • Cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Staying home when sick.

2. Travel.  As of March 13, 2020, Public Health is advising Manitobans to consider avoiding travel.  For more information about COVID-19, including those traveling abroad and seeking guidance on returning to school/work, please visit:  www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus.

Should you have any issues or concerns please do not hesitate to call us at the office at 204-237-4936.

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Good Morning,

Regarding the recent coronavirus pandemic, Holy Cross School will be following the same guidelines as outlined by the provincial government.  Please visit the site below:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-schools-covid-19-update-1.5497122

All Extra-Curricular activities have been cancelled.  

Spring/Grad Pictures have been postponed until further notice.

Science Fair will be rescheduled.

PAC Movie Night has been cancelled.

PAC Pizza Lunch has been cancelled.

Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday March 26th and Friday March 27th have been cancelled.  If any parents would like to interact with their child's homeroom Teacher, all conferencing can be done through email.  Teachers will do their best to get back to parents as quickly as possible.

Teachers are preparing online packages for learning to continue.  Teachers will be putting all assignment information on their School Notes page.  Once again, please contact your child's homeroom teacher by email with any assignment questions.  Teacher's School Notes page and email addresses can be found on our website:

http://holycrossschool.mb.ca/academics/teachers/

For parents with children in our Pre-Kindergarten program, Holy Cross School will not be charging you for the weeks of March 23-27th, and April 6-10th.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the office.

Holy Cross School will keep parents up to date as more information becomes available.

Thank you.

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Each month during the school year, Holy Cross issues a newsletter. The newsletter contains valuable information about what has gone on the month before, as well as what is going to happen during the current month.

Click on the link below to read or download our current newsletter:

March 2020 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, The month of March will be busy for us due to a Parent Teacher Conference which is scheduled for March 26^th and 27^st. These two designated days will provide parents and guardians wit…

Spring & Grad Pictures

Hello Parents, Spring Pictures/Grad Picture Day is Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Students can be out of uniform for Spring Pictures. Grade 8s will be given a graduation gown to wear for their grad picture. After Picture Day, the easiest way to order pictures is on mylifetouch.ca using your Portra…

February 2020 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: I Love to Read month and St. Valentine’s Day are just some of the events happening this month. A number of special guests will join us during the I Love to Read month. Valentine’s D…

January 2020 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Happy New Year and welcome back everybody. Christmas was a time of joy for Christ was Born and an opportunity to spend some time with family and friends. I extend a warm thank you to all the teaching staff, studen…

December 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, The month of December is an important time in our calendar for it enables all families to interact more closely, share the gift of love, exchange gifts and celebrate the birth of Christ.…

November 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, The month of November is upon us and a number of significant activities will be taking place at our school. The Holy Cross School Remembrance Day commemoration is scheduled for Friday,…

October 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: I wish to extend a warm thank you to all parents/guardians for selecting our school. Due to our excellent educational offerings, philosophy, beliefs and values we continue to attract a …

Picture Day October 3rd, 2019

Hello Parents, Just a kind reminder that Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, October 3. After Picture Day, you will be given instructions on how order your pictures on mylifetouch.ca (http://click.email-lifetouch.ca/?qs=da91772477443787fe3d051d1f8098431415ee55147971bf9f9915049415ecd5c3cb2d4d57…

September 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Holy Cross School Students and Parents! Warm greetings and welcome back to another exciting 2019-2020 school year. I am positive that all of you had an opportunity to relax, enjoy the beautiful summer weather…

May 2019 Newseltter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: We are approaching the end of our school year and we still need to stay on task. I’m pleased to inform you that we had for the third time at our institution the Bison Regional Scienc…

March 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, Ash Wednesday is scheduled for March 6^th at 1:00 – 3:00 pm and will be held in the school gymnasium. The Ash Wednesday mass will be held jointly with SBHS. Everyone is welcome to a…

February 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: I Love to Read month and St. Valentine’s Day are just some of the events happening this month. A number of special guests will join us during the I Love to Read month. Valentine’s …

January 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy New Year and welcome back everybody. Christmas was a time of joy for Christ was Born and an opportunity to spend some time with family and friends. I extend a warm thank you to a…

December 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians The month of December is an important time in our calendar for it enables all families to interact more closely, share the gift of love, exchange gifts and celebrate the birth of Christ.…

November 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, November is an important month for our school and a number of significant events will be held in our institution. Holy Cross School Remembrance Day Commemoration is scheduled for Monday…

Please view our October 2018 Newsletter (attached) for important dates and some of the fun activities going on at Holy Cross School!

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: I wish to extend a warm thank you to all parents/guardians for selecting our school. Due to our excellent educational offerings, philosophy, beliefs and values we continue to attract a…

September 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians! Welcome back to another exciting 2018-2019 school year. I’m sure you all had a chance to interact with many friends, travel and even possibly found time to relax in the sunshine. Th…

June 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, I’m pleased to report that we had a wonderful turnout for our Spring Tea “The School of Rock” and wish to take this opportunity to thank our staff for making this event a success.…

May 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: With the final two months of the school year coming to an end, we are faced with overwhelming year-end activities such as, school field trips, outdoor education and grade 8 farewells. …

April 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: Welcome back everyone! April is considered volunteer month. As such, let me take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to all Holy Cross School volunteers for their heart of gold…

March 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, As you are probably aware, our school is in the forefront of new pedagogical ideas and innovations. A good example of this is the recent (February 22, 2018) provincial “Outstanding Sc…

February 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: The month of February has a number of interesting events including I Love to Read month and St. Valentine’s Day. A number of special visitors will join us during the I Love to Read m…

January 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians! Happy New Year and a warm welcome to the second half of our academic school year. Our goal this year is to continue to create a community setting which is academically challenging, mul…

December 2017 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians, The month of December is an important time in our calendar for it enables families to be closer together, share the gift of love, happiness and an opportunity to celebrate the birth of …

PAC News

DID YOU KNOW? 1. The PAC, with the help of almost the entire Holy Cross School staff, served 700 hotdogs at this year’s Welcome Back BBQ! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the beginning of what promises to be a great school year! 2. The new water fountain/ water bottle filling sta…

November 2017 Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Hello Students and Parents, I would like to take the time to introduce myself to the community of Holy Cross School. My name is Jeff Le Sage and I will have the duty to serve your needs as Acting Principal until M…

Holy Cross School October Newsletter

Principal's Message ------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Parents and Guardians: I’m very pleased to inform you that due to our excellent educational offerings at Holy Cross School, enrollments have increased and as a result we needed to expand our staffing perso…

September 2017 Newsletter

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE September 2017 Dear Holy Cross School Students and Parents! Warm greetings and welcome back to another exciting 2017-2018 school year. This year we had a very unusual summer (heat waves after heat waves). The summer school break was an excellent opportunity to relax, enjoy th…

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