Holy Cross School
~A Catholic School Committed to Spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ~
The Falcon Flyer
June 7, 2010
Monday, June 7 The school will attend the 9:00 a.m. mass with the parish.
Full Dress Uniform Required
8th Grade Graduation Breakfast
8th Grade Graduation at 7:00 p.m. in the Church
Tuesday, June 8 Grade 8 Field Trip to Cedar Point
Grade 2, Room 2 and Grade 5, Room 10 Field Trip to Dairy Queen
Wednesday, June 9 Compact Day -- 1:30 p.m. Dismissal
Full Dress Uniform Required
Thursday, June 10 School Closed for Meetings
Friday, June 11 School Summer Office Hours Begin -- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Monday, through
Friday in June and August. The school is closed in July.
Thank you Ms. Harig and Committee for Field Day!
Thank you Ms. Harig and Committee for Field Day. Field Day was extended this year at the
instigation of the Holy Cross School Advisory Committee and specifically, Mr. Jim Grove. Mr. Grove
got the ball rolling making the initial contacts with Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School and Ms. Harig.
Ms. Harig and her committee including Mr. Grove, Mr. Jim Michals, Mrs. Rossman and Ms. Zbiegien
planned a great day of physical fun and competition for the entire school. Thanks to all the parents who
volunteered and spent the day running the games and chaperoning the students. Your time, dedication
and spirit of fun are appreciated by everyone. Thank you to our wonderful host VASJ and especially
Mrs. Nancy Naujoks, VASJ Athletic Director and Our Lady of the Lake parishioner who planned a great
day and cared for our every need all day long. Thanks to Coach Tony Redding who visited with us and
joined in the fun. Thanks to all the VASJ faculty and staff who stopped to visit including VASJ
President Brian Menard, Principal Janice Roccosalva, Guidance Counselor Regina Gorman, and Teacher
Bev Moore. Thank you to the wonderful maintenance staffs at Holy Cross and VASJ who helped us set
up, take down and clean up. Thank you to the VASJ bus drivers who chauffered our kindergarten and
first grade back and forth. Thank you to VASJ Admissions Director Terri Richards for the welcome and
refreshing ice cream treat at the end of the day. Thank you to the Holy Cross School student body for
your enthusiasm and great behavior. Everyone made Field Day a great event for all.
Thank you to the Holy Cross PTO and Faculty for the help for the 200th Street
This past Saturday, Euclid once again celebrated the East 200th Street Stroll with Our Lady of the
Lake and Holy Cross School participating. Thanks to Mrs. Kay O’Donnell and all the PTO members
who volunteered on Saturday meeting visitors in the parish tent. Thanks to all the teachers who helped
with the open house in the school. Fun was had by all.
Congratulations to the 83rd Graduating Class of Holy Cross School!
On Monday, June 7th, forty-six students will graduate at 7:00 p.m. in the church. A reception
will be held in the church hall immediately following graduation. Students will receive the actual
diplomas in the mail with report cards during the middle of June.
On Tuesday, the 8th graders will enjoy their last field trip together to Cedar Point. Student will
need to meet in the parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and they will return from Cedar Point between 7:30 and 8:00
p.m. There will be no school for 8th graders on Wednesday.
Last Day of School
The last day of school is Wednesday, June 9th. The last day is a compact day with dismissal at
1:30 p.m. Wednesday is a full dress uniform day. The final Falcon Flyer for the 2009-2010 school
year will be mailed with report cards during the middle of June.
School Office Hours for Summer
The school office will be closed for meetings on Thursday, June 10th. The regular summer
school office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday in June and August. The
school will be closed in July. All full tuition payments due by August 1 can be dropped off in the school
office, the rectory office or mailed to the school office. The 3% tuition discount can only be applied to
tuition payments received no later than 12:00 noon on August 1st.
6th graders need a booster dose to return to school in August as a 7th grader.
The Ohio Department of Health has revised the School Immunization Requirements to include a dose of
Td or Tdap. Please review carefully the letter from Mrs. Duffy, our school nurse regarding this regulation.
Attached to this Falcon Flyer is a list of PTO Activities we are hoping to have next year, and the names of
people who have offered to chair these events. There are a few events that still need a chairperson. Please take a moment
to look over the list and fill out the form at the bottom if you are interested in helping out. We look forward to working
with all of you next year.
Summer Fun at the “Keys”
Please see attached flyer if your child would be interested in learning to play the piano or keyboard.
Summer Math Tutoring - Students entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8
Please see attached flyer.
The last Market Day sale of the school year is June 14th from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the church hall. It's time to
stock up on all your favorite Market Day items for the summer. Get a free grilling sauce with a $40.00 purchase. Please
see page 3 of the order form for details. Orders are due online by 11:00 p.m. on June 9th or to the office by June 8th.
Please order online if possible. You can also pre-pay for your order online for quicker checkout at the sale.
If you can help with Market Day, please come to the church hall between 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on June 14th.
Market Day sales will continue in September. Profits from Market help keep tuition costs low so please help us to
continue to have a successful sale by volunteering. Thanks for supporting Market Day and Holy Cross School.
I am thankful for Mrs.Gentile, M. Michals, M. Shea, B. Garin, A. Hribar, R. McDonald, T. Beuck, J. and D.
Michals and S. Smith for helping us raise money at the Chick-Fil-A fundraiser last week. We couldn’t have
done it without you! Mrs. Hribar
I am thankful for all the teachers. They’ve been the best this year. R. Holzheimer and D. McGarry Grade 5
We are thankful for Ms. Harig planning our Field Day at VASJ. Grade 5 Room 10
I am thankful for “Crazy Week”; it was awesome. Grade 5 Room 12
I am thankful to fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Patterson, for her thoughtfulness in opening up my windows and
turning on my fans every morning! Mrs. Duffy
We are thankful for Officer Bonchak for teaching us about DARE! Eileen and Erin, Grade 5 Room 12
I am thankful to the Band Program and Mr. Litman for the wonderful concert last week. Well done! Mrs.
Thank you to Ms. Pokorny for all of her efforts with the Polymer Program. Your time is appreciated. Mrs.
I am thankful for everything! J. Findura, Grade 5 Room 12
The second graders did a tremendous job this year working on many different skills. It is important to keep these
skills sharp throughout the summer. Students are encouraged to practice flashcards (addition, subtraction, and
multiplication) everyday. Students should also continue to practice their cursive handwriting. Finally, the Euclid Public
Library has a great reading program which should help to keep your second grader motivated to read.
In math class, the fourth graders have been expanding their knowledge of fractions. They are preparing for fifth
grade math. Students are adding and subtracting fractions, naming equivalent fractions, and reducing fractions to lowest
In science class, the students completed a Scitt Lab "Images and Reflections.” Each student made a kaleidoscope
and learned how light is reflected to make beautiful patterns and designs. Students also learned that light is a form of
energy and can be used to work for us. Ask your child about the experiment using a TV, a remote control, and a mirror.
Good job, fourth grade physicists!
All of the students presented their D.A.R.E. essays. Officer Bonchak enjoyed them. Congratulations to the DARE
essay winners: Maggie Carroll, Christopher Rusnak, Curstyn Alexander, Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Nikkia Schady, and Ronnie
Thank you to all of the students that sent money in. Officer Bonchak received a gift card to Cala's Pizza.
A big thanks to all of the wonderful and supportive parents. Thank you for helping us give your child a successful school
year! Have a great summer!
As the school year comes to an end, I encourage you to continue drawing, painting and creating this summer!
Take advantage of the many wonderful art camps available. The Holy Cross Art Camp will be held from June 21 - June
25 and is open to students entering grades 1 - 6 for the 2010/11 school year. Please see the attached flyer for information
and to register. Form and payment due by June 11th. The camp is open to the community, so please tell your friends
Other art camps that may be of interest are Arts Collinwood (www.artscollinwood.com), The Cleveland Institute
of Art (www.cia.edu/continuinged), The Cleveland Museum of Art (www.clevelandart.org) and The Fine Arts
Association in Willoughby (www.fineartsassociation.org ).
OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PTO
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
ACTIVITY CHAIRPERSON DUTIES CHAIRPERSON(S)
Ice Cream Social Coordinate & get volunteers to help set-up & serve Jennifer Adams/Lynett Savanick
1st week of school ice-cream to students/parents at this after-school
activity. Event occurs on 2 consecutive days.
All Around Town Lydia Rogers
Fall Bake Sale Coordinate volunteers to bake and sell items
throughout the day.
Dads & Donuts Coordinate volunteers to set-up & help serve donuts Chris Mahaffey
October & drinks to dads & students at this morning event.
Cookie Dough Sale Coordinate this sale which usually takes place in the Marilyn Hahn
Box Tops for Label collection bag for each classroom. Collect bags Kristen Barth
Coordinate volunteers to count box tops.
Campbell’s Soup Label collection bag for each classroom. Collect bags Jasmine Carlsen/Katie Butauski
Labels ¼-ly & coordinate volunteers to count labels.
Uniform Exchange Coordinate volunteers to work at the event, which is Traci Flowers/Christin Carroll
usually held during Meet-the-Teacher Night.
Family Fun Night Coordinate this Halloween-themed event. Get Karen McGarry
volunteers to bake, set up simple games & activities,
and clean up.
Santa Workshop Coordinate workshop. Get volunteers to assist Vicky Trickett
students with shopping.
Birthday Bulletin Write names of students celebrating monthly b-days Leah McSween/Laurie Koeth
Boards on pre-cut papers. Hang on 3 school bulletin boards. Lauren Zbiegien
Shoppers Be available for occasional shopping for supplies for Bev Franczyk/Laurie Koeth
various events. You will be given a list and at least a
Graduation Brunch Coordinate & get volunteers to help serve this brunch Leah McSween/Anne Petters
to the 8th grade graduates on the morning of
graduation. (Traditionally done by 7th grd. parents)
Graduation Coordinate & get volunteers to set-up a simple cake &
Reception punch reception for the 8th grade graduates.
Skating Parties Be the contact with United Skates of America for our Sharon Furlan
¼-ly skating parties.
Moms & Muffins Coordinate & get volunteers to help with purchasing Lynett Savanick/Jen Adams
(Spring) & serving donuts & coffee to students & moms before Laura DiFrancesco
the start of the school day.
Spring Uniform Organize collection of uniforms & get volunteers to
Exchange work at this event. Date is flexible – has been done
after masses (possibly combine w/Spring bake sale).
Bike Rodeo Coordinate and get volunteers to assist in running and Lisa Brazytis
judging this spring event.
OLL Spirit Days One day (eg. last Friday) a month, provide a small Megan Roland
treat or morale booster to teachers & students.
Restaurant of Solicit local restaurants to participate in a fundraiser Sharon & Tony Furlan
the Month during which OLL receives a percentage of the sales
of that night.
Used Book Coordinate collection of books to donate to a needy Peg Osborne
Collection school in the Cleveland area at Christmastime.
Spring Bake Sale Coordinate & get volunteers to bake & sell items
throughout the school day, or possibly after masses.
OLL Bag Sale Coordinate sale of drawstring backpack and “green” Sally Holzheimer
shopping bags with new OLL logo on them.
If you would like more information before committing to an event, please give Kay O’Donnell a call at
216/486-4115 or email email@example.com
If you are not able to chair an event, but would like to be contacted as a volunteer, please return this form to
Kay O’Donnell/PTO c/o the School Office.
Name:__________________________________________ Phone #: __________________
Events or Activity:_______________________________________________________
May we include your email address on a master volunteer list that will go to all event chairs? ______
Summer Fun at the “Keys”
Is your piano or keyboard just collecting dust? Why not get some real use out of
it? Instead of just listening to family members plunking on it, enjoy the sounds of
classic and modern melodies right in your own home! If your child would be
interested in learning to play that piano or keyboard, feel free to contact Mrs.
Seidel at 216-481-1740 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Half-Hour Lessons
Summer and/or During School Year
Beginner to Intermediate Level
$10.00 per half hour
****Research confirms that playing an instrument enhances brain development,
strengthens eye-hand coordination, encourages critical thinking and problem
solving, and provides an avenue for creativity and self-expression. These
advantages last a lifetime.