HCCS News & Info 9/10/21

September 10, 2021

The annual Fall Friends & Family Fundraising Campaign kicks off on Monday! Be sure to check the M&M and ask your child about it next week. If you’d like to get a head start, visit https://defianceholycross.org/gowild/

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Testing Begins Next Week

Be sure to note the days your child(ren) have MAP testing next week. Adequate sleep and nutrition can make a big difference in your child’s testing performance. Put First Things First and make help your students do the best they can!

Kindergarten – Tuesday

First Grade – Thursday

Second Grade – Tuesday

Third Grade – Wednesday

Fourth Grade – Monday & Wednesday

Fifth Grade – Thursday & Friday


The Student Lighthouse Team is looking for donations of the following items for upcoming fall events:

  • small – medium sized pumpkins
  • Individually packaged whole-grain chips and animal crackers
  • Individually packaged popcorn
  • Real Fruit Snacks/Fruit Roll-Ups (snacks with a leading fruit ingredient)
  • Individually packaged beef jerk snacks
  • Bulk popping corn kernels
  • Popcorn cooking oil

If you would like to donate any of these items, the students would truly appreciate it! Donations are needed by Friday September 17th.


Our feast day is Tuesday September 14th. To celebrate, we will have a blessing of crosses by Fr. Dave and a parade around the school building beginning at 9:30. Parents/caregivers/grandparents are invited to participate. We anticipate the celebration to last about 20 minutes.


We are excited to have the book fair return to HCCS this year! Our first fair will be the week of December 6th. We need volunteers! You can sign up at https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/aNvMkWGqC


  • Our feast day is Tuesday September 14th. The students are celebrating with a blessing of crosses and parade around the building. Parents are invited to stay after drop-off and watch/participate! Feel free to bring a cross to have blessed by Fr. Dave.
  • Sign up for the 25 Week Saints in the Making Family Email Series
  • 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!


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