Kindergarten, Ms. Kristina Maiers

Greetings & welcome to Holy Cross Catholic School! Your child will be in my Kindergarten class! I really appreciate that you want to partner with us in educating your child and look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year. I am so happy to begin my second year at HCCS with this wonderful, caring community.

I would like to tell you about myself. My name is Kristina Maiers and I am originally from northern California where I attended Sacred Heart in Saratoga. My family moved to Boulder, CO in 1999 and I returned there after college graduation in 2010. I received my BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I have been teaching for 7 years and this will be my 3rd year teaching Kindergarten. I have previously taught 2nd grade and Preschool, so I have a great sense of where my Kindergarteners are coming from at the start and where they need to go by the end of the year. I am eager to help your child learn and try their best to succeed. In the classroom I plan to engage, support, and challenge individual students and to help strengthen their skills in each academic area.

I have lived in Portland, OR for over a year now and am enjoying meeting new people and exploring this beautiful state. This summer I went kayaking for the first time and took a weekend trip to Bend. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, skiing, yoga, and watching movies. I am very excited about the coming school year, getting to know & teach my new students!

Learning Corner:

Religion- God Loves Us
Math- Scott Foresman, Addison Wesley Mathematics, Saxon Math & supplemental materials
Literacy- Journeys Common Core whole group, grammar & writing, and small group lessons each day                                   Core Knowledge Language Arts phonics                                                                                                                             Science- FOSS Kits                                                                                                                                                             Social Studies- Harcourt & supplemental materials                                                                                                           Health- Call to Protect, Second Step Social Emotional & 5 Senses                                                                               Specials: Music, Library, Computer, P.E., Art

Service Corner:

  • The Kindergarten class visits the elderly at Assumption Village several times throughout the year. We perform songs in costume at Halloween, sing Christmas Carols in December, and spring songs about baby animals and Our Mother Mary in April.
  • We also participate in school-wide food pantry projects and making prayer cards/ bookmarks for parishoners.

Faith Formation:

  • Please join us for weekly Mass on Fridays at 8:30am.
  • Our Bible quote for this school year is "We are the Light of the World." Matthew 5:14

Important Dates

Bring Your Supplies to School Day ~ August 31st

First Day of School for 2017-18 ~ September 5th

Our field trip to the Oregon Zoo with our 7th Grade buddies in May 2017!



We are the Light of the World

Matthew 5:14

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