April 29 New & Information

April 29, 2021

TOMORROW IS A NON-UNIFORM DAY! TGI last Friday of the Month! 

Parent Volunteers Needed for Lilac Festival

HCCS will be out at the Children’s Tent at the Lilac Festival on Saturday May 8th. In addition to handing out information about our awesome school, there will be sidewalk chalking and a building creation area for us to oversee. The event runs 10am-4pm and we are looking for volunteers to pop in for an hour or two throughout the day. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Meyer at ameyer@defianceholycross.org or 419-784-2021

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day Things that Go

Our field day will take place on Monday May 24th. From 9:30-11:30 we will host our “Things that Go” event in the school parking lot. We are in need of parents to help students interact with the many different “exbibits”. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Meyer at ameyer@defianceholycross.org or 419-784-2021. Students will get to explore all of the exhibits – some will be hands on, some will be just to look. Antique cars, trucks, farm equipment…our list of “Things That Go” for students to explore is growing! If you have a “thing that goes” that you would like to offer for our two hour event, please contact Mrs. Meyer.

May 11 Lunch Menu Change

A change was made to the May 11th lunch. Cold cut sandwiches will be served that day. The online menu is correct.


Students going into third, fourth or fifth grade next school year are eligible to apply for the Student Lighthouse Team. We encourage anyone interested to apply!  Applications can be picked up in the school office or printed from the attached. Applications are due Friday May 7th. 

First Communion Prayer

Congratulations to all students who will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend at St. John’s!

O Jesus, You have loved us with such exceedingly great love as to give us the ineffable gift of the Holy Eucharist, inflame us with a burning zeal to promote Your glory by praying for Holy Cross Students to prepare worthily to approach Your holy table for the first time. Protect, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, this young soul from the assaults of evil, strengthen his/her faith, increase his/her love and endow him/her with all the virtues that will make him/her worthy to receive You. Amen.

Holy Cross Catholic School PMO Spring Plant Fundraiser going on NOW! 

April 26- May 1
Present this flower coupon at:
Kircher’s Flowers, 1119 Jefferson Ave, Defiance
and receive 10% off your entire purchase of any plants!
Hours of Operation: Monday –Friday 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 2:00 pm
*annuals*vegetable plants*hanging baskets*combination pots*herbs*perennials*rosebushes*
20% of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to HCCS PMO

THIS COMING WEEK: Teacher Appreciation Week! 

The Parent Ministry organization and some special donors have coordinated to provide the teachers with lunch every day to show our appreciation. If your child would like to get something to show their appreciation for their teacher, there is a list of teacher “favorite things” on our website: https://defianceholycross.org/hccs-staff-favorite-things-list/ 


  • Bring in boxed goods for the Domino Rally Drive! 
  • Registrations received by May 4th will not require the $25 application fee. Online registration has a technical issue right now. Paper forms are available at Y5-5 registration 21-22PRINT VERSION.docx (defianceholycross.org)
  • All HCCS students not have free access to the YMCA. Remember to take advantage of your membership benefits by visiting the YMCA to swim, use the gym and take classes at membership rates!
  • All HCCS Families now 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
  • You can check your child’s academic progress in MSP (My Student Progress).
  • HCCS logo wear and uniform jackets are available for online order at Custom Tees & Apparel.


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