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Daily Notices October 22nd

Student Notice October 22, 2021

General Notices


Being Good Neighbors

Thank you to all of our students who have been good neighbors to all of the vendors at Market Mall, keep up the good work!  Market Mall has been in contact with us because a small number of our students and WMC students are being disrespectful to the staff especially in Dollarama.  Shoplifting is occurring and please be reminded that this is a crime and we will encourage City Police to press charges on any student of ours that is caught.  This is embarrassing to our school and all of our students who continue to be good ambassadors and Crusaders of Holy Cross.  “What goes around comes around”


Cafeteria Line Up

Please stay clear of the cafeteria line up unless you are purchasing something. Groups of students who are not intending to purchase for themselves have been causing congestion and slowing down the line. Thanks for your cooperation.


Schools Win Twice

The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. Schools Win Twice Lottery is bigger and better than ever! The Lottery will now be online and we have added a 50/50 with a maximum payout of $250,000 to go along with 8 great prizes up for grabs. Please head to their website to purchase tickets and more information :


Crusade Against Hunger

Mr. Saretsky’s CST 30 classes are embarking on our annual Crusade Against Hunger project in support of the Saskatoon Food Bank. On Halloween Day (Sunday, October 31), students will be canvassing some of the local neighbourhoods around Holy Cross collecting food items as listed below. To get into the spirit of Halloween giving, I encourage classes to collect the following items: infant formula, soups and stews, whole grain pasta/cereals, canned vegetables, 100% real fruit juice, canned beans and proteins. Thank you for your support!


Student Printing

Students please be aware which printer you are choosing when printing. Make sure you are choosing the library printer. Many unclaimed items are coming through the Art Room printer. This is a waste of paper and entirely preventable. If you do not see the word LIBRARY in your printer option, you can use the drop-down menu to find it. Thank you for your time and care. Save the trees. 


School Clothing Drive

Ms. Fuller’s CST30 Class is holding a clothing drive as part of their Catholic Studies class. They will be collecting the following to donate to our feeder schools or a clothing depot. Students are to bring the clothing to their homerooms and the homeroom that collects the most clothing gets a prize!

Week 3 (Oct 18-22) : Bottoms

Week 4 (Oct 25-29) : Kids clothes

Week 5 (Nov 1-5) : All clothing


Homework Hall

Do you have homework to do? Are you behind in a subject?  Do you need math help?  Do you need a quiet place to work?

Homework Hall might be for you.  We have math teachers that supervise Homework Hall and they are there to help you with your math.  They can also help with a lot of other subjects too.

Go to Room 133 in the English Hallway before 12:30 pm and you can stay for the whole half hour or leave part way through if it has not been assigned to you.  Homework Hall is offered every day except shortened days.


Student Access to the School

The school is opened on regular school days for students until 4:00 pm.  Families should make arrangements to have their children picked up from the school by 4:00 pm unless they have a planned extra-curricular activity with a staff supervisor.




The following items will be available daily at the cafeteria:

Burgers, soup, sandwiches, subs, wraps, baking and various snacks.


Here are the specials for the next few days:

Friday – Perogies and Sausage

Monday – BBQ pork on a bun

Tuesday – Macaroni & Cheese




There will be a full choir practice today at lunch.


The HCMPA (Holy Cross Music Parents Association) are looking for parent volunteers to be on their board.  If you are a music student who believes their parent(s)/guardian(s) would be interested please come see Ms. Reynolds or Mrs. McGonigal. 




SRC Events Week of Oct 22-29th

  1. Tuesday October 26th and Wednesday October 27th the SRC will be selling Halloween treat bags in the commons at noon. Bags will be $1 for a small bag or $2 for a large bag. We’ve also hidden 5 free admission tickets for the Haunted Hallway in random bags, so buy a bag to see if you are a lucky winner!
  2. Thursday October 28th is the Haunted Hallway. Admission is $2 and the theme is a Haunted Hospital. The Haunted Hallway is located in the music practice room hallway. We will also be selling chip bags for $1 that day near the haunted hallway entrance. Get your friends together and get prepared for some spooky, creepy fun!
  3. Friday October 29th all students are encouraged to dress up in Halloween Costumes. Costumes must follow dress code

Halloween Costume Guidelines

  1. The regular dress code still applies.
  2. No costume masks, moderate use of face paint is OK. Medical or non-medical face coverings that cover the nose, mouth and chin are still required.
  3. No cross dressing or costumes that perpetuate stereotypes of someone’s culture, heritage or religion.
  4. Hats pertaining to costume are allowed.
  5. No weapons – toy or real.
  6. No artificial blood or wounds.
  7. No artificial teeth or prosthetics.
  8. Gloves and mitts can be worn during the breaks but not during classes.
  9. Robes should not be longer than ankles to avoid tripping in the halls.
  10. No rollerblades.
  11. Costumes must be in good taste and appropriate for a Catholic School.


  1. There will also be a photo booth set up just outside of the main office for you to take pictures with your friends at noon hour.




There will be a brief yearbook meeting for yearbook members in grades 11 & 12 at noon on Tuesday, Oct 26 in room 323 (photo lab). Members in grades 11 & 12 are strongly encouraged to attend.




Outdoor Ed

The Outdoor Ed toques have arrived so if you paid for one please see Mr Kwan in the IA lab to pick up. If you haven’t paid for one they are $18 and you can pay Mr Kwan.


Bible Study

If you’re interested in gaining further knowledge of the Bible in a fun and engaging way, then please join us every Tuesday at lunch in Room 242 (Mr. Sikora's classroom). All are welcome. Our belief is in 2 Tim 3:6, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right''. Led by Bisola Olaniyi and Praise Akintude.

Hope to see you there!


Chess Club will be meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch for all those interested in room 120.





Head over to to see all the schedules and results for high school sports.


Come cheer on our Girl and Boy soccer teams as they play in the City semifinals tomorrow.

Crusader girls take the field at 12:00pm facing BJM while the boys play at 2:00pm against Evan Hardy. Both games are being played on the Kinsmen Field at the Soccer Centre. Please note that there is a $3 gate charge for students and a $5 gate charge for parents at all playoff games. Go Crusaders!!!


Student Services



Today is the last day to let Student Services know of any errors or omissions on the Honour Roll list that is posted on the bulletin board outside student services. We will be making certificates after today.


See Your Future Education & Career Fair!

At this event Gr.11 & 12 students can explore educational opportunities, examine career paths, and plan vocational goals.  With over 100 exhibitors from organizations across Canada, the USA , and overseas, this is the premier event in Saskatchewan that makes significant connections between post-secondary institutions and high school students in our province!  

The 2021 See Your Future - Education & Career Fair will be held November 1st in Saskatoon, SK at TCU Place and November 2nd in Regina, SK at Evraz Place.  Go to to register and to see a schedule of events!  Do not miss this opportunity to see what is out there and to have your career and education questions answered!


University of Alberta Presentation!!  

We have a recruitment advisor from the U of A coming for a virtual presentation on Wednesday, October 27th, 12:05- 1:05pm in the large conference room (next to Student Services). She will discuss the different programs at the U of A, as well as campus life and admission requirements.  Come with your list of questions!  Sign up in Student Services if you plan to attend.  



U of S Application Workshop

Mrs. McNabb will be holding another U of S Application Workshop in the Computer Lab (room 354) on Thursday, October 28th over the noon hour.  If you need help with your application, or sending transcripts, please take the opportunity to join Mrs. McNabb on Thursday.  (Please note, you cannot eat in the computer lab.  Please arrange with your teachers to eat lunch before or after.)


University of Calgary Presentation!! 

We have a recruitment advisor from the U of C coming for an in-person presentation on Tuesday, October 26th, 12:05- 1:05pm in the library. She will discuss the different programs and scholarships at the U of C, as well as campus life and diving into the application process.  Come with your list of questions!  Sign up in Student Services if you plan to attend. 


***New opportunity for Scholarship

The Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) has many great opportunities to explore and experience careers. They are looking for students to fill out their interests in a short survey here: or email for the link. 

By filling out this short 1-2 minute questionnaire, you will have access to information and invitations to their programs as well as a new scholarship opportunity that they would like to share. 

They will also be in the school on Monday October 25th at lunch in the commons to meet you and answer all your questions!


USASK Application Express

Our webinars are for students interested in applying for undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Engineering and the Edwards School of Business for the 2022-2023 academic year. If eligible, students who submit their application at our USASK EXPRESS event AND provide all the required documents such as transcripts, could receive a decision about their admission within one week!!! Go to to sign up and see the dates and times. 


USASK Engineering - Grades 10-12

**What is Engineering: We've made some big changes to first-year engineering at USask. It's been RE-ENGINEERED for student success, wellness and learning. On Tue. Nov. 9, 6-8 pm (CST), students are invited to come to What is Engineering? and learn more about the college and life as a USask Engineering student. See more details and register here:


House of Commons Page Program

Each year, 40 bilingual graduating students are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are first-year students registered at one of the eligible post-secondary institutions in the national capital region. They work on a part-time basis for one year.  In the chamber and around Parliament Hill, pages support parliamentary democracy by providing a range of services to members of Parliament. This incredible work experience broadens their knowledge of the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system. For information and to apply, go to:  Deadline: November 7th.


Lakeland College Open House

Learn all about Lakeland College during their Virtual Open House on October 22nd - 23rd.  Application is free during the Open House!  For details and to register go to:

All students Grade 9 - 12 - Do you struggle with Anxious Thoughts or Anxiety

Holy Cross is getting our group back up and running!! We bring in a facilitator from CFS to work with our students in small groups to help learn skills and strategies to cope with Anxiety and develop resilience. If this is something you are interested in or would like to know more about, please talk to your counselor in Student Services and we can provide you with more details. Mrs. McNabb Grades 10,12. Mrs. Park Grade 9,11. 


After School Youth Study Group

Come Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm in Room #334 

Free tutoring and help is available with your schoolwork, projects, essays, research, assignments, etc. University students working as Volunteers for the Open Door Society come every week to support your academics on 1-1 basis. Healthy Snacks will be provided. Assistance is at your own premises so come and join. Hope to see you there every week. Everyone is welcome to join. You do not need to stay for two hours. You can leave whenever you’ve received the help needed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your EAL teacher Mrs. Classen

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