Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’


PTO Teacher’s Christmas Fund

December 5, 2014

sinking-clipart-4i9rjXkiEDon’t Forget! Deadline is TOMORROW!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your child’s teacher and having a difficult time deciding what to get? Worry no longer! The PTO has the perfect solution, the PTO Teacher’s Christmas Fund!

Please send in your donation by Wednesday, December 17, any sized gift is greatly appreciated.

Checks will be delivered to each teacher by the PTO on Friday, December 19.

If you have any questions contact Amy Briscoe at or 913-660-2100.


Thank You Father’s Club

November 26, 2014


Thank You To The Holy Cross Father’s Club!

In addition to all of the things that the Holy Cross Father’s Club does for our Parish and school, they have put up the holiday lights at the school. This year they have added a STAR above the manger.  This STAR was donated by Father’s Club who covered the cost of the materials and a HUGE thank you to Patrick Barron.  Patrick offered his services free of charge and designed and welded the Star.

Drive by the school in the evening over the holiday to see it!



What does Christmas mean to you?

December 24, 2013

candycaneHoly Cross junior high language arts teacher, Mr. Fournier, assigned his newspaper students a contest to write about the meaning of Christmas. The following is the winning article, by 8th grader Devin Palmer…

Candy Canes, Baby Jesus and… Christmas Sweaters?

What does Christmas mean to you?

Ask a child and get an hour long description of their favorite hot cocoa recipe, all the presents they absolutely need for Christmas and their record for most candy canes eaten in ten minutes.

Ask an adult and they’ll give a list of all their favorite family traditions, how stressed they are about having the whole family over and how their children can eat more than 26 candy canes in under ten minutes.

Shouldn’t Christmas mean a little bit more than that? Christmas is not solely about who can down the most eggnog or fit the most fruitcake in her mouth, it has a little bit more to do with that whole giving/receiving stuff.

Think about it, Christmas could just as easily be called Jesus Day. God was born on Christmas before it was Christmas. There were no candy canes, Santa hadn’t even been born yet. It was just a very pregnant Mary, a very nervous father-to-be and a lot of animals, who are all very grateful that they are about to receive a beautiful son, who –oh by the way- will bring eternal peace and joy to the whole world.

We need to be grateful for that, too.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally thankful for candy canes and Christmas cookies (seriously thankful), but that same baby from that stable more than 2000 years ago is the reason we’re here. So this holiday let’s be a little more “Wow, Great-Aunt Marge, thanks for spending your time to make me a gift!” instead of your usual sarcasm: “Gee, Great-Aunt Marge, another hand-knitted sweater?”

Now go crank up your favorite Christmas jam, eat some fruitcake and have a happy Christmas Jesus Day.



Preschool Carolers

December 23, 2013

Take a peek at pictures from the Holy Cross Early Education Center’s Christmas program. A few are posted below. Visit the Holy Cross photo gallery on Shutterfly at for the whole bunch. (password = holycrossop)

Thanks, Mrs. Roberts, for sharing your photos! If you have pictures to share, email

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A ‘Beary’ Merry Christmas

December 22, 2013

We’ve posted more pictures from the 5th through 8th grade Christmas Extravaganza program (thank you, Mrs. Roberts!), plus a slew of adorable photos from the Kindergarten through 4th grade program – A ‘Beary’ Merry Christmas.

A few of them are posted below; for the whole album, check them out in the Holy Cross photo gallery on Shutterfly at (password = holycrossop). If you have photos to share, please email

We’ll have photos posted from the Holy Cross preschool Christmas program tomorrow…

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Making Christmas Merrier

December 14, 2013

Thanks to all the Holy Cross families and friends who donated food, toiletries, furnishings, money and time to help the less fortunate have a special holiday season.

On Tuesday, our Holy Cross forces loaded up dozens of boxes and big items donated, and delivered them to Catholic Charities in Kansas City, Kansas. The Refugee and Migrant Services program workers welcomed the donated items, and quickly set out to get them to those who can use them, including refugees new to our country who need assistance to furnish their living spaces.

Holy Cross also helped with the Red Bag program this Christmas season, adopting families to provide gifts and necessities to children in need.

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St. Nicholas Day Celebration

December 11, 2013

from Mrs. Herrick, PTO Communications Coordinator –

Thank you to all the families that braved the cold Saturday morning to celebrate St. Nicholas Day.  Elfina the Elf had a captive audience all morning with her wonderful stories! Thanks for visiting us again, Elfina. It was a joy to see you!

Pflumm Hall was a flurry of activity. The children made their own St. Nicholas tree ornament and worked on coloring pages while waiting to have their picture taken with St. Nicholas!

Thank you to the volunteers for stepping up and assisting the children with crafts. Special thanks to Mrs. Miller from the EEC for providing the supplies for the craft.

Everyone had a wonderful time. Mark your calendars for next year’s St. Nicholas Day celebration.  This event has fast become a Holy Cross tradition.

Merry Christmas!

Here are a few pictures from Saturday morning. Visit the Holy Cross photo gallery (, password = holycrossop) for many more!

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