Mrs. Amanda Louie

“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

Welcome! My name is Amanda Louie and I am the librarian, the 5th grade Religion teacher, and am Middle School Academic Support. I was born and raised in northern Utah and moved to Oregon in 1994 to attend the University of Portland, where I earned a Masters of Education degree with a reading endorsement. I began my teaching career at Holy Cross in 1998. I have taught at two other schools but returned to Holy Cross because it feels like home. I have taught in every grade from 3rd grade to 8th grade. I have also taught Title One Reading. I have completed the University of Notre Dame's English as a New Language program as a Hernandez Fellow through the ACE Program. I have an ESOL endorsement which helps me better understand how to teach students learning to speak English as well as support the teachers in their classrooms.

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HCCS Summer Reading Program!

  • Read 10 books over the summer.
  • Write the title and author on the HCCS Summer Reading Program sheet and return it to school at the beginning of school year.
  • Be recognized for the accomplishment at a school wide assembly.
  • If an older child reads to a younger child, please use one line on the HCCS Summer Reading paper to record the title or simply write “Read __ books to a younger child”.
  • If you are a younger student who does not know how to read yet, please record the books that were read aloud to you.

HCCS Summer Reading 2020 (English)

HCCS Summer Reading 2020 (Spanish)

Reading activities from the summer:

reading in a book including textbooks and graphic novels

listening to a story read aloud including audiobooks

reading aloud to another person including a younger child

reading the newspaper or a magazine

Please go to your local public library and join their summer reading program!

Multnomah County Library 

St. Helens Public Library

Scappoose Public Library

Washington County Library

Book recommendations from Multnomah County Library

Ages zero-5:

Grades K-2:

Grades 3-5:

Middle school:

High school:

2021 OBOB grades 3-5

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza

Please note: Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza replaces the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge that Holy Cross had participated in for many summers (and have won!).

Information about this program can be found here.

“When you open a book with your children, you are opening the world for them."

1. Talk with your children as you play, shop, or work around the house. Listen to what they say. Ask questions.
2. Read to your children.
3. Let your children see you read.
4. Ask older children to read to younger ones.
5. Go to the library together.
6. Give your children books about their special interests.
7. Keep books, magazines, and newspapers around your home.
8. Plan outings for your children.
9. Say rhymes and poetry, or sing songs.
10. Tell stories about your family.


All students come to the library each week for a read aloud novel and to check out books. Reading or being read to each night at home is a key to success in school.

Please ask your child/children to share with you the book(s) that he/she checked out of our school library.

If you have any concerns about the book(s) being checked out by your child/children, please contact me.

My goal is to help your child have an enjoyable reading experience while improving reading skills.