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Holy Cross High School

Holy Cross High School 587 Oronoke Road Waterbury, CT 06708 Main Office 203.757.9248 Advancement Office 203.574.5422 www.holycrosshs-ct.com

Parent Volunteer Information


Athletic Events The Fathers’ Club manages the concessions and provides support for home football and basketball games. They also cater all sports banquets. Freshmen Welcoming Picnic Registered students and their families are invited to this picnic as a chance to meet and mingle with other incoming students, their parents, faculty, current students, and current parents. The Parents Clubs not only help us welcome new families but also provide the food and refreshments. Magazine Drive This fundraiser runs for two weeks in the fall. Assistance is needed for tallying orders and prize distribution. Casino Bus Trip The Fathers’ Club organizes a Casino Bus Trip which is open to all in the Holy Cross community and their guests. Halloween Happening The Student Government and Holy Cross students representing various clubs and athletic teams work together to host this event for more than three hundred children from area elementary schools. The Mothers’ Club provides refreshments.

Thanksgiving Liturgy We celebrate the Eucharist as a school community the night before Thanksgiving to remember our deceased alumni and friends. All students, alumni and their families are invited back for the celebration and to enjoy a light reception hosted by the Mothers’ Club. Junior Ring Night Juniors are presented with their class rings at this ceremony followed by a reception hosted by the Mothers’ Club. Accepted Students Night Accepted students and their families are invited back to learn more about the school. The program includes an ice cream sundae reception hosted by the Fathers’ Club. Fashion Show The Mothers’ Club hosts this event for our students as an opportunity to see the current prom fashion trends as modeled by their peers. Door prizes are awarded, including prom tickets, and refreshments are served. Special Olympics Holy Cross hosts the Special Olympics in the gymnasium. The Fathers’ Club provides food for the athletes and volunteers.

Open House All prospective students and families are invited to Holy Cross to learn about all we have to offer. Tours are given, refreshments are served by the Mothers’ Club and our academic, athletic and student programs are showcased.

Green & Gold Gala This event is organized by the Parents Clubs in conjunction with the Advancement Office. It is an auction/dinner dance held at an outside venue and is our major fundraiser. Planning starts in the fall. Sponsorships opportunities are available.

Christmas Bazaar This Mothers’ Club event is held on a Saturday in November and runs all day. Various vendors sell items to holiday shoppers and our parent volunteers manage a variety of tables.

Art Show The Art Show is held in the Alix Family Gallery. This event coincides with the spring musical and is open to preview before and after the show as well as during intermission. The work of our Art students, faculty and alumni are on display. Light refreshments are provided by the Mothers’ Club as well as an opportunity to meet some of our talented artists.


College Fair An event where students and their families learn more about college opportunities and the Fathers’ Club provides a light dinner for the college representatives. Honors Convocation Students are inducted into the National Honor Society and/or are recognized for achieving academic excellence at this formal ceremony celebrated by Faculty and Administration. Family and friends are invited to share in the evening and enjoy light refreshments afterwards provided by Mothers’ Club. Senior Lock-In This end-of-year tradition is an opportunity for seniors to spend an overnight at Holy Cross. Some of the highlights include receiving their yearbooks, games, movies, contests, raffles, music, food, a hypnotist, and more. The Fathers’ Club provides breakfast and the Mothers’ Club serves pizza and ice cream. Graduation Liturgy Graduating seniors and their families gather in the auditorium to celebrate the Eucharist. A senior offers his/her reflections on their experience at Holy Cross. A reception is hosted by the Mothers’ Club following the Liturgy.

Dear Parents and Guardians, The Holy Cross Fathers’ Club and the Holy Cross Mothers’ Club are volunteer organizations of parents, guardians, and alumni parents of Holy Cross students. Volunteers are the key reason for our successful school programs and the development of our resources. They are committed to serving the mission of the school through service to the Holy Cross community. By virtue of the fact that your child attends Holy Cross, you are all members of the Fathers’ or Mothers’ Club and can participate in a variety of activities depending on your availability and interests. There are countless ways to share your talents while getting to know other parents. I strongly encourage you to attend club meetings to find out what is happening at Holy Cross. Meetings are held monthly and are noted on the school calendar, the school website and edline.

Graduation Commencement is held in the gymnasium and a reception, hosted by the Mothers’ Club, follows in the cafe for graduates and their families.

The following is a list of some of the annual activities that provide opportunities to volunteer.

Phonathon The Advancement Office conducts a phonathon which supplements our direct mail solicitation for the Holy Cross Fund. Parent volunteers assist with making calls.

Sincerely,

Thanks in advance for your support.

Tim McDonald, President

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