May 15th New & Information

May 15, 2020

Information, News & Reminders for Parents & Caregivers


News


Last Day of School

The Last Day of official school instruction is today, Friday May 15th. This is the last day teachers will assign work. May 18-20 teachers will host the last class zoom meeting and students may submit all work that needs to be turned in. May 21-28 we will have opportunities to take virtual field trips. We know your children are disappointed to miss their annual spring field trips and our big field day. Our teachers really look forward to those events too! We hope you and your child will find some of the virtual trips fun and interesting.


Student Lighthouse 2020-21 Applications Now Accepted – Due May 19

Our Student Lighthouse team this year was a hard working group and we want to thank them for their commitment to helping model The 7 Habits and lead our school in many events and activities that developed the leadership skills of all. This was the first year the SLH Team was composed of 3,4 & 5 grade students and it worked very well.

Students in 3-5th grade this coming fall who would like to be considered for the SLH Team can apply now. Applications are due May 19th by emailing them to Mrs. Reinhart. All applications are blindly scored by the HCCS Staff and the students with the highest scores will become members of the 2020-21 SLH Team. The application was posted under ‘Stream’ in Google Classroom (3rd & 4th grade will find theirs in Mrs. DeCola’s Google Classroom), It is also attached to this email.


Pick Up/Drop Off Day May 21 & May 22

May 21 8:30 – 3:00 pm and May 22 8:30 – 12:00 we will be collecting your child’s school books, library books, loaned technology and anything else that you need to return to the school. Your child’s teacher has packed up each student’s personal belongings from their desk for pick up. There will be a table of lost-and-found items set outside. A letter from Mrs. Reinhart was mailed this past Tuesday with more information. Please remember to bring a self addressed stamped envelope if you’d prefer to have your child’s grade card mailed home. Grades can be viewed in MSP after May 28th.


5th Grade & Fr. Eric Send-Off Parade

We will be holding a send off parade for the 5th grade students and Fr. Eric on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm rain or shine.   Please stop by one last time and thank the 5th grade for their leadership to our school and wish Father Eric well on his new assignment. The parade will take place in the school parking lot.


First Communion Set for June 14th

Our Second Grade students will receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist on June 14th at either St. John’s or St. Mary’s Church. We pray for our students and their families. Remember that God’s love will always be there to comfort you, guide you, and bless you!


The 2020-21 School Calendar

The School Calendar came home with the letter from Mrs. Reinhart that you should have received by now. More dates will be added as we know how and if we can host some of our larger/public events. You can access it HERE


Summer Food Grab ‘n Go Program, June 1 – July 30th

This program provides FREE grab n’ go lunches to children ages 1-18 (up to age 21 with a valid IEP). For locations and times, CLICK HERE.


Summer Library Programs

CLICK HERE for information on the Defiance Public Library’s summer programs.


    Reminders 


  1. If you need to turn in your registration papers, please do so ASAP. Additional forms are available HERE.

  2. You can check your child’s progress in MSP (My Student Progress). Grades can be viewed in MSP after May 28th.

  3. Vote for HCCS in the Reader’s Choice Contest

  4. Science with STEM Summer Camp, June 1-5 REGISTER HERE

  5. The Legacy Fund Scholarship Application is now available online. The deadline is June 30th.

  6. We are hiring a Music Instructor part time, one or two days a week. Please share this info with anyone interested. 

Volunteer Needs

  1. Would you like to be a part of a prayer group forming to pray for our students, staff and the school? Do you know someone who would? We are looking for individuals who would be willing to help design a prayer group and take turns leading the group in regular prayer for our students. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Mrs. Meyer at ameyer@defianceholycross.org. The prayer group will start the first week in July. New members will always be welcome!


  2. Calling all green thumbs: We are looking for volunteers to take a week during the summer to tend to the needs of our beautiful garden. This is a great service opportunity for a family. If you are interested in signing up for a week to weed and water the HCCS garden please contact Mrs. Carr at jcarr@defianceholycross.org.


Great Happens Here

  • PreK and Young 5’s had their annual field trip to Eric’s Ice Cream virtually this week. There is a nice article in today’s Crescent-News!

  • Our Young 5’s watched as Mrs. Moore released butterflies.

  • The Kindergarten class watched an animated book on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the life cycle of a butterfly. They made a caterpillar craft and shared it with their classmates.

  • First Graders are sharing God’s love by making cards or calling someone who misses them.

  • Second Grade has been studying weather and making water cycle bracelets and different clouds with cotton balls.

  • Wildlife Officer Chad Grote visited the Third Graders and Young 5’s. He is a wildlife officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. They learned about animals and their habitats.

  • Fourth Graders listened to the story “If I Ran For President” and then created their own slogans and yard signs that would help them get elected.

  • Fifth Graders will be designing their class ceiling tile today. This is a tradition that the 5th grade looks forward to! Watch our social media for the finished product!

 

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