10/28 News & Info

October 28, 2021

First Quarter Grade Cards

Check your child’s backpack Friday for their grade card!

Friday is a non-uniform day.

Students are permitted to wear costumes! Please refer to this week’s M&M newsletter from Mrs. Reinhart for costume guidelines. The M&M is available at https://defianceholycross.org/wp-content/uploads/MM-10_25_21.pdf

New State COVID protocol info

Please see https://defianceholycross.org/quarantine-exposure-guidelines-updated-10-25-21/

Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you have not received a parent-teacher conference date confirmation form  please call the office ASAP to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. Conferences are next week.

November Lunch Menu


Go Wild Fundraiser Update

  • Last chance to be entered into the drawing for a One Year Family Membership to The Toledo Zoo! All students who have a friend or family member create a Facebook Fundraiser will be entered. The drawing will take place at 4pm on Friday October 29th. The fastest and easiest way to raise money is with a Facebook Fundraiser. 45 out of the 47 families who created a Facebook Fundraiser have raised over $100! To create a Facebook Fundraiser, you must have an account or ask someone who does to create it in your child’s honor. To get started, go to https://www.facebook.com/fund/HCCSofDefiance/.
  • The Limo Trip to The Toledo Zoo is Friday November 12th – there is still time for students who wish to go to reach their $500 fundraising goal! Students have until November 8th to reach the $500 goal.

Family Dinner & Fun Night

November 10, 2021 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Holy Cross Catholic School Gym
1745 S. Clinton Street, Defiance

The FREE Evening will feature:

  • Family-Style Meal catered by Maverick’s Smokehouse
  • Tips on how to increase family function & peace
  • Fun family activities for all ages
  • Resources for strengthening your family
  • A copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Book or 7 Habits of Happy Children
  • Chances to win great prizes including a one year youth or family memberships to the Defiance YMCA
  • Fellowship with families throughout Defiance

Online Registration
is required by November 8th

Vendor Fair and Holiday Extravaganza is Back!

The PMO is happy to say that we will be once again hosting the Holy Shopping Extravaganza this year! After a year off because of COVID, and waiting to make sure we would still be in school and able to host, we have been given the green light! Please see the link for information and the vendor registration form. We hope to see you all at the event! https://defianceholycross.org/vendor-fair-2021/


  • Students record and air the “News at Nine” every Friday on YouTube.
  • If your child needs a new HCCS jacket, they (along with other HCCS gear) can be purchased at https://wearecustomtees.com/
  • Lost and found items are kept in the school office. Feel free to stop in and look for missing items!
  • CHIEF SUPERMARKET RECEIPTS COLLECTED. HCCS receives funding for all Chief receipts collected during the school year. Please collect and tell your friends and family! You can send receipts in the M&M envelope.
  • All HCCS students have free access to the YMCA through the end of December. Take advantage of your membership benefits this fall by signing up for a team sport, visiting the YMCA to swim, use of the gym and take classes at membership rates!
  • All HCCS Families have free access thousands of movies, programs, audio and books instantly through FORMED, a streaming service pulling together the best in Catholic movies, children’s programming, audio dramas and books.

    Sign up for FREE in 4 easy steps:

    1. Go to https://formed.org/signup
    2. Enter the Defiance Zip Code 43512
    3. Select any Defiance Parish listed
    4. Enter your name and email address
  • Lending Library at HCCS: HCCS has a lending library! A lending library is an outdoor place where the public can borrow a book and donate books. The library is located in the bus loop on Clinton Street. Come visit and borrow a book this summer!