Weekly Highlights

January 27 - February 1, 2020


Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated January 25 – February 1.  The theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.”  Thank you to our faculty, staff, parents, students, and parishioners for giving your time, talent, and treasure to make a quality Catholic education possible for our students.  May God bless you for your dedication.
Monday, January 27: “Celebrating our Students”

  • PK-8th grade students may wear their We Are Heelan shirts with uniform pants

  • Students will be treated to a donut

Tuesday, January 28: “Celebrating Vocations”

  • Students will be making thank you cards for Priests

  • BHCS all-school Mass @ Bishop Heelan O’Gorman Fieldhouse, 9:45 AM.  Parents, grandparents and families are welcome to attend.

  • 1st Reconciliation for 2nd grade students @ SM Church, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 29: “Celebrating Community”

  • PK-8th grade students may give a free will offering or bring cereal or granola bars and wear sweats and an appropriate shirt.  Students may not wear hooded sweatshirts, tank tops, spandex, yoga pants, leggings, or flip flops. Money and items will be donated to the Warming Shelter.

  • 6-8 Honor Club activity, 9:30 AM.  Students will be attending a movie and must bring money for lunch or a sack lunch.

Thursday, January 30: “Celebrating Family”

  • PK – 8th grade parent/student lunch, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Parents may bring lunch and eat with their child in the gym or classroom.  HOT LUNCH/MILK WILL NOT BE SERVED AT EITHER CENTER.

  • Bible Stories and STEM Festival for PS3-2nd grade @ SM Center, 4:45 PM check in / 5:00 PM meal / 5:30 PM activities.  Pre-registration is required before January 28th, as we have a minimum number for the event to proceed.  Registration forms are being sent home with SM students and are also available in the SM Center office.  See additional details below!

Friday, January 31: “Celebrating Staff and Faculty”

  • Early dismissal BS Center 11:30 AM / SM Center noon.  Buses will run accordingly.  Lunch will not be served at either center.  No after school daycare @ SM Center.

Saturday, February 1:

  • PTO family fun day @ Bishop Heelan CYO, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

*During Catholic Schools Week every student will receive a pass to allow free admission to one Heelan activity.


*Bible Stories and STEM Festival.  The evening will begin with check in at 4:45 PM followed by a meal at 5:00 PM and activities beginning at 5:30 PM.  3 year old preschool students through 2nd grade along with their parents, will have the opportunity to make various Bible stories come to life through STEM challenges.  Some of the Bible stories we will be presenting include: Zacchaeus, Moses in the Basket, Good Samaritan, Prodigal Son, Tower of Babel, David and Goliath, David’s Harp, and Coat of Many Colors. All children will need adult guidance to complete their challenges.  (Children above 2nd grade are welcome to attend). This event is free of charge.  We look forward to a fun, educational evening with our families!

*An order form for the Holy Cross School 2019-2020 yearbook was sent home with students.  It is highly encouraged to order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  You may also send a check payable to Holy Cross School in the envelope attached to the order form.  All orders are due by February 28!

*Upcoming event February 114th: Kindergarten Registration @ Holy Cross School - St. Michael Center, 6:00 PM. Please attend if you are interested in having your child attend Kindergarten for the 2020/2021 school year. Call the St. Michaels Center @ 239-1090 to register or if you have questions.

*Holy Cross - Blessed Sacrament Center has a full time para educator position opening.  Hours are M-F 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM.  The para will be working with small groups of students, assisting teachers, recess and other assigned duties. The position includes an hourly wage with benefits and half price tuition.  Please contact Mrs. Younger at 712-277-4739 if interested.