October 23 News & Info

October 23, 2020



Students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to school next week Friday. There will be a costume parade at 2:30pm with students parading around the building weather-permitting. Parents/Caregivers are invited to come at 2:30 and PARK in the parking lot to watch the parade. The pickup line will not be open until the parade has concluded. 

The Student Lighthouse Team and staff members will be judging costumes during the parade and will give out three awards to PreK-2 and 3rd-5th graders! No scary or gory costumes and no weapons please! Teachers will be having individual activities in their classroom to celebrate Halloween. 


 There is still time to order a Boo Gram from the PMO. Orders are due by Wednesday October 28th. They will be delivered to students on Friday October 30th. Go here for an order form: https://defianceholycross.org/halloween-boo-grams/

Mrs. Rickenberg’s PreK 4 Learns About Pumpkins

Did you know that the average pumpkin has about 200 pumpkin seeds? Our PreK students in Mrs. Rickenberg’s class do! Check out Facebook and Instagram for fun photos of their recent pumpkin project! 


Calling all party planners! We are planning an EPIC party at the YMCA in January to celebrate our students and we are STILL IN NEED of some parents who would have fun helping us plan this awesome event for our kids. Please contact Mrs. Meyer at ameyer@defianceholycross.org if you’re interested!

Thank you to those who purchase books from Scholastics! 
Orders to Scholastics Books benefit the entire school! When you order through Scholastic and purchase books at the Book Fair, the school receives up to 50% of your purchase in scholastic dollars! With these funds, teachers are able to add to their classroom libraries and the school is able to purchase new teaching material.  Recently, we used some of the scholastic dollars earned from the last book fair to purchase 10 books for our Title I teacher, Mrs. McCord to use with her students. Mrs. Westfall was also able to get a copies of a book she will use with her students to celebrate the 100th Day of School while promoting a love for reading. THANK YOU!

  1. Please turn in your conference form if you haven’t done so already. Forms are available at https://defianceholycross.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-conference-sign-up.pdf . Kindergarten parents, please note the date change for your conference days – Kindergarten conferences will be held November 9th and 12th. There will be more information in Monday’s M&M.
  2. Thank you to all those who have ordered Boo Grams! Orders are being accepted through October 28th. For an order form, go to https://defianceholycross.org/halloween-boo-grams/
  3. You can check your child’s academic progress at anytime in MSP (My Student Progress). 
  4. Our Coats for Kids Collection is going on. You can drop off clean, gently used or new coats in the receptacle in the school lobby. Thank you!


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