6th Grade, MS Language Arts,
Ms. Kathy Gritzmacher

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

I am very honored to join the Holy Cross School faith community. I am returning to the old neighborhood where both of my grandparents were members of the parish and my father graduated from Holy Cross School in 1934.

For the past 40 years I have shared my teaching ministry in the Archdiocese of Portland. During those years I have taught all middle school subjects. I understand that proficiency in the language arts curriculum paves the way for all curriculum areas and helps insure a successful middle school experience.

As a Holy Cross Middle School teacher I will recognize the language arts curriculum as the heart of learning. Through differentiated learning strategies students will develop all components of the curriculum. Using effective learning tools students will work individually and cooperatively to become proficient readers and writers establishing the foundation of
life-long learning.

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Important Dates

First day of school is Tuesday, September 4!!




 "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." --Mahatma Gandhi:

During the 2017-2018 school year, the sixth-grade service focus will be aiding those in dire hunger at the Oregon Food Bank. If you'd like to know more about the OFB, what they do, how they run, etc., please click here: The Oregon Food Bank Informational Website

CHAPERONES: If you are interested and available, each trip to the Oregon Food Bank requires at least three (3) parent/guardian chaperones/drivers. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email me at kgritzmacher@archdpdx.org


Faith Formation

Our 2017-2018 school faith verse is "We are the light of the world" Matthew 5:14