September 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians!
Welcome back to another exciting 2018-2019 school year.  I’m sure you all had a chance to interact with many friends, travel and even possibly found time to relax in the sunshine.  The staff and I look forward to working with all families and students and wish everyone all the best this academic year.  Holy Cross School will continue to closely cooperate with all family members and ensure that every child’s journey is academically challenging, positive and safe.  We believe that each child is unique and that they in the near future could be " the next generation of young Christian Leaders".
This year two new teachers have joined our academic institution. A warm welcome to Miss Sabrina Smaczylo (Grade 3) and to Miss Joy Chyzzy (Grade 7 & Phys. Ed).
A special thank you to all of our school partners, parents, volunteers, students and staff for their cooperation and dedication to help us reach Holy Cross Schools ideals. The staff and I look forward to working with all new families and students and wish everyone success this academic year.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Tel: (204) 237-4936 or E-mail: .

Alexander Cap, B.Ed., M.Ed.
Principal, Holy Cross School  


4 - Orientation for New Students 1pm


11 - Welcome Back BBQ 6pm - 8:30pm

11 - Top Marks Exchanges 6pm - 8pm

18 - Grade 7 Retreat

20 - School Board Meeting 7pm

25 - PAC AGM Meeting 7pm

26 - Sacramental Prep Parents Meeting 6:30pm

Please click HERE to view the HOLY CROSS SCHOOL CALENDAR in its entirety.


We are looking forward to our annual Welcome Back BBQ on September 11th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the gym.  Everyone is welcome!

Reminder TOP MARKS will be set up in the cafeteria during the BBQ to do returns and exchanges.

Hope to see you all there!
Holy Cross School Staff Listing 2018-2019

Mr. Alexander Cap

Office Staff:
Jill Anderson, Secretary
Erin Dietrich, Administrative Assistant

Teaching Staff:
Mrs. Elaine Pankiw - Kindergarten
Ms. Rodelyn Aaron - Grade 1A
Ms. Colleen Dooley - Grade 2D
Ms. Kelly Cruse - Grade 3C
Ms. Sabrina Smaczylo - Grade 3S
Mrs. Jean Gulowaty - Grade 4G
Mr. Braden Ewchuk - Grade 4E
Mr. Jeff Lesage - Grade 5L
Ms. Nia Tsiolas - Grade 5T
Ms. Natashia Viselli - Grade 6V
Ms. Rochelle Cabaguio - Grade 6C
Mr. Rom Ciric - Grade 7RC
Ms. Joy Chyzzy - Grade 7C
Mrs. Cheryl Munro - Grade 8M
Dr. Anju Bajaj - Grade 8B
Mrs. Mary Pollard - French/Religion
Ms. Karen Stubbs - Resource
Mrs. Heather Lampman - Music

Educational Assistants:
Pam Bembenek
Ann Buchanan
Jirapan Dimalanta
Tracy Fraser
Joseph Madden
Trish Neusitzer
Dary Palce
Delphine Sengimana
Mary Rose Tabing
Ashleigh Viloria (Maternity leave)

Maintenance Staff:
Orest Serediuk
Rudy Buenafe

Before & After School Program:
Sister Eucharia Mgbeadichie
Please call the school office by 9:00 a.m. if your child is going to be late or absent, and please remind your son/daughter to sign in at the office if they are late.  

Students must be in the proper school uniform.  PLEASE LABEL ALL ARTICLES OF CLOTHING WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.  This includes Grades 3-8 gym clothing as well.  Students that are not in proper uniform will have a note sent home the first time, the second time the student will have to call home for replacement clothing.  Remember all clothing MUST be purchased through Top Marks.

Uniforms may be ordered online at with our school code HOL01.

Before 7:00 AM No supervision provided.
7:00 AM – 8:20 AM Before School program hours. Unless students are enrolled in the Before School program, they should arrive at the school no earlier than 8:00 AM.
8:00 AM – 8:20 AM School open to receive pupils. Supervision provided.
8:20 AM – 3:00 PM Regular school hours. Supervision provided.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM School open for pickup of pupils. Supervision provided.
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM After School program hours. Unless students are enrolled in the After School program, they should be picked up no later than 3:30 PM.
A kind reminder, should you have any outstanding fees, please bring your account up to date as soon as possible.  We accept any form of payment (cash, cheque, debit, credit cards) EXCEPT for American Express.  FYI - we can take credit cards over the phone if you are unable to make it into the office.
Private Piano & Guitar Instruction
Holy Cross School offers private piano and guitar lessons at the school through the Academy of Music. The cost is $20 per lesson. Limited space is available. You can register through their website at www.academymusic Please mention ‘Holy Cross School” in the other information text box of the registration form. For more information please contact the music director Shawn Coughlin at 204-786-1704 or via email

If you have gently used uniforms to donate, we are happy to receive them at the office.  The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will once again be holding a Used Uniform Sale.


Holy Cross School's Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome, and PAC is always looking for new members.  The PAC AGM Meeting will be held on September 25th at 7:00 p.m.  Please come out and support us!


School Board meetings are held in the staff room on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  An invitation is extended to all parents to come out and participate in the meetings.  New members are always welcome.  The first meeting of the new school year is on September 20th.
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