Welcome to Holy Cross

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the
diverse North Portland Catholic Community,
providing Catholic education for children in
grades kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges
the students in their pursuit of learning and
the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Welcome to Holy Cross!
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Quick info & news

Portland Public just made the decision. Holy Cross Catholic School follows the decision made by PPS. See you on Friday!

We only have 4 of the 31 spots filled for the Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, October 13. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the importance of service with your children. Schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and our sponsor code is holycrosscatholic. Please don't wait! Remember - give blood - give life!!

Full day PreK for 4 year olds!
Follow this link for a story about the new PreK that will be opening in September:

Parish Garden Supports Food Pantry
Holy Cross students started a garden where all of the wonderful vegetables are donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Follow the link for the full article: http://www.catholicsentinel.org/main.asp?SectionID=5&SubSectionID=30&ArticleID=25803&TM=53364.72

Mrs. D Receives National Honor
Suzanne DeVaney-Wilkes, known fondly by her students as Ms. D, was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher by the National Catholic Education Association for her 5 state region! This is a competitive process and there are only 12 Distinguished Teachers nationally. Holy Cross Catholic School is blessed to have such a talented and committed teacher!!

Centennial Celebration Video
Watch the video Tim Briare created to celebrate 100 years here at Holy Cross Catholic School. More Info

Harlem Shake!

Sr. Ruth Frank Profile
Please follow this link profiled in the most recent newsletter from the Sisters of the Saint Mary's of Oregon. There are some great pictures of Sr. Ruth!
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Catholic Schools' Week
The celebration of Catholic Schools begins on Sunday, January 27. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to our Open House on this Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the benefits of a Catholic education. Spread the word!!

Wonderful Advent Video
Follow this link for a 2 minute video about the importance of Advent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S02KOlw7dlA

Scholastic Book Fair
Results of the Book Fair More Info

The Jog-a-Thon is on Wednesday, November 21 at the University of Portland Chiles' Center. Please remember - each student is asked to get $50 in pledges. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate in talking to the office!

Centennial Stories
Here is a write up that tells some of the stories that have come through the doors at Holy Cross.
Holy Cross Centennial

Catholic Sentinel profiles Holy Cross Centennial
Please follow the link to read the full article in the most recent Catholic Sentinel profiling Holy Cross Catholic School's Centennial year. Thank you to Ed Langois for such a fantastic article!

Check out this article! More Info

Holy Cross School Centennial
The school begins observing its centennial, which will include 100 good deeds done by students, displays, a May 19 gathering of alumni and friends, a new website and a special Mass. Theme of the centennial will be "Educating Hearts and Minds for 100 Years." More Info

Archbishop Centennial Mass
Please join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 8:30 a.m. as Archbishop Vlazny celebrates our Centennial year with our students!

University of Portland Men's Basketball Team to Visit on January 9th at 3:30 p.m.
The UP Men's basketball team will be at Holy Cross to share experiences with our students. There will be a discussion led by the UP players, along with some on court demonstrations. There will also be time for questions. Team posters will be given to all students in attendance! Prizes will also be given and time for autographs!

New Paint Job!
Many thanks to the UP volunteers! At Holy Cross School approximately 80 business students (juniors) from the University of Portland worked all day Saturday, October 1 to paint the school’s gymnasium!
Click here for the article!

Kindergarten in the News!
Stacy Lynn interviewed our kindergarteners today and they will be on the air tomorrow (December 1) at 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on 95.5 FM. The audio will also be online at a later date. We will let you know when we receive that information.

Jog-a-Thon Great Success!
The students did a fantastic job at the Jog-a-Thon. The middle school students encouraged the younger runners to keep going and some even ran with their little buddies! Now, the hard work begins. Please have your children collect the pledge money and turn in to the school beginning this Friday, December 2. Thank you for all your support.

Holy Cross Catholic School   5202 N. Bowdoin St., Portland, OR 97203 (503) 289-3010