Author: Leigh Little

Video Training – Executive Functioning During Covid-19

Get control of your brain and your days to avoid the meltdowns. Executive function is a set of skills we use daily to learn better, plan better, and manage daily life. Executive function has often been described as the “management system of the brain”. When children struggle with executive function, it affects their well being […]

7 Tips to Create a Successful Digital Learning Experience

Distance learning can be a challenge, for even the most dedicated students and organized parents. Working from home, job changes or loss, stress, health concerns, and uncertainty have created additional challenges to distance learning success. Try these 7 tips from Teri-Kay Johnson, Learning Support Coordinator at Holy Cross, to help your distance learner stay on […]

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2nd Grade Holy Cross Students Deliver 600 Pounds of Food

Thank you for your generous support of the recent food drive to help our own St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.  Over 600 pounds of food was brought over to the pantry by our 2nd graders on Thursday.  Thank you also for your support to the parish Youth Group’s hygiene kits.  The teens made 113 […]

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Let’s Help the Community of Hope

During Black Friday, please consider purchases of pillows and queen-size or single-size blankets, which families are given as they leave Hope House.  The Community of Hope is a shelter in the St. Johns neighborhood that helps homeless single-parent families as they learn to manage finances, hold a job, and make healthy choices while they transition […]

What Happens When Things Get Difficult?

Developing a growth mindset can make all the difference in whether a child embraces challenge or shuts down in the face of adversity. We sat down with Marisa Veiga, 4th grade teacher at Holy Cross to ask her about the work she’s been doing around growth mindset with her class. Find out: which phrases might […]

5 ways to get kindergartners reading ready

5 Easy Ways to Get Kindergartners Reading Ready

Summer is fading and school supplies greet us in almost every store reminding us that change is in the air. Getting new kindergartners ready for school can be fun and filled with new challenges for your little one to tackle. Below we’ve listed 5 simple ways to help your new scholar become a reading rock […]