Holy Cross Anglican School December Newsletter

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Holy Cross Anglican School Newsletter December

In This Issue Santa at Holy Cross, Fundraising Success, Boat Parade, Presents for All, Santa with Children. What an expression of joy there was on each child’s face when golf carts driven by Santa and his merry elves pulled up.  Every child received a package, individually named and wrapped for them and Santa was incredible, laughing, joking, high five-ing and individually greeting each child and making them feel special. It was so much fun to see the children playing with their gifts afterwards.

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A Little Hammock Fun by Karen Brodie Photography
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Dale's mechanic shop in San Juan
belize food
Creole shrimp
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Dragonfly pottery Artisan Ruby hand

We’d like to thank Krista from Reef Village for doing a fantastic job of gathering presents, as well as all those who responded to our appeal.

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to the Town Council and Mayor Elza Paz for also bringing great gifts to every child at the school.

Dear Supporters of Holy Cross Anglican School

On behalf of the staff and students I want to thank you all for the generous support you have given Holy Cross this year. It’s been a tough year with many ups and downs, but thanks to your faithful and generous support we have been able to continue to provide an excellent education to 420 of San Pedro’s children. Thank you so much for helping us do this.

Fund Matching Campaign a Huge Success
Once again we are humbled at the generosity of our supporters and want to take a moment to thank you one and all for making our fundraising event a huge success.

At last count, just over $35,000 had been raised, which, after matching is just fantastic – thank you all SO MUCH!

The better news is that there is still time to give.  We still have $15,000 or so of funds are still waiting for your donation to match up with, otherwise they’ll be sent home cold and alone on new years day. You can prevent this terrible tragedy by clicking here to donate, or sending a check made out to the Holy Cross Education Foundation at 7550 Corporate Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, Attn Brian Ostenso, Chairman.

Thank you!
Christmas Boat Parade
December brings the annual lighted boat parade which brings many fun entries. Holy Cross has a tradition of doing well in the parade and this year was no exception.  Thanks to the huge effort by Mr Freddy Holy Cross won the best boat in the religious category. Well done! Read More on Holy Cross School Blog.

If you’re planning a visit soon, please bring some Christmas Lights – any shape and size – to help us do even better next year.

Volunteers Make a Difference
Two groups of volunteers spent time in our classrooms and really showed that anyone with a heart and some passion can make a difference.

Amalia, founder of Nature Explorers International, spent a fun filled week teaching the children about their natural environment, knowing that when kids are interested in their environment they are much more likely to take care of it. Read More on Holy Cross School blog.

Then Peter and Helen Wall, of Spiritual Fruit Ministries brought the message of Jesus to all the children in Std’s 4, 5 and 6 through an inspirational video. Many children responded to the message and teachers have a great curriculum to follow up with in the new year. Read more on Holy Cross School Blog.

Thank you so much for all the time you spent with the children. It is truly a blessing.

That ends the news from Holy Cross this year. We now look forward to three weeks well earned holiday before re-opening the doors in January.

On behalf of Holy Cross I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Lydia Brown
Holy Cross Anglican School

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Pictures above from Holy Cross blog and facebook page.



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