2018-19 Registration Begins Mon, Jan. 8th

Dear Parents,

Registration for the 2018-19 school year will begin through our online application process on Monday, January 8th at 9am on this website under the Application 2018-19 Tab. Priority placement is given in the following order:

  1. Returning students and their sibblings
  2. Church members
  3. Children remaining on our waiting list from the 2017-18 Registration Process
  4. General public

If you have questions about our process, or wish to speak to the Director about the best placement options for your child, please do not hesitate to contact us at 843-883-3586. For the Daniel Island location, ask for Assistant Director, Marlo Greene; for the Sullivan’s Island location, ask for Director, Sue Cuthbert.

Sincerely,

HIS School Management

Inclement Weather, Friday 9/2

Dear Parents,

We have officially heard from both Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts, and school will be closed tomorrow due to the predicted forecast and conditions of Tropical Storm Hermine. Therefore, HIS School will be closed on both campuses tomorrow Friday, September 2, 2016.

Both districts have announced make-up days, which we will observe:

BCSD Make-up day is Monday, October 17th (Holy Cross Daniel Island will observe this make-up day).

CCSD Make-up day is Friday, October 21st (Holy Cross Sullivan’s Island will observe this make-up day).

Blessings,

Sue Cuthbert & Marlo Greene

Spring Chapel Series: The Good News of the Gospel of Christ

Dear Parents,

We wrap up our Chapel this school year with a series all about the Gospel! The Gospel is the Good News that we believe Jesus came into the world to save us from our sins, to forgive us, to love us and to help us be the best we can be!  Our scripture for this series is “My God is everywhere, because He is with me in my heart.” Psalm 139

Week 1:  “We believe”: We started out learning about how Jesus is our Savior! We continue studying about Easter and the Jesus’ greatest miracle ever – his resurrection. We talked about Thomas and how he doubted while the other disciples believed. Jesus found Thomas and showed Thomas his hands and side where he suffered. Thomas proclaimed, “my Lord and my God!” We talked about the word believe and what it means.

Week 2: “We are FORGIVEN”:  This week we talk about WHY Jesus had to die. I mean, if He was truly God, couldn’t he do whatever he wanted? Couldn’t he save himself? We explore the word SIN and look into how Jesus’s passion was all for the forgiveness of our sins.  We write our sins on a hard-boiled egg in black and blue markers. The egg is hard and ugly. This is like our heart without Jesus’ forgiveness. Then, we crack the shell, peel the wins away and reveal the white, soft new heart that Jesus gives. And on the inside, is the bright and sunny middle that is the Holy Spirit – giving us Joy as we live for Him!

Week 3: “We have the HOLY SPIRIT”:  Next week, we will talk about all 3 parts of the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We will learn that each part is unique but they cannot be separated. They are one. We will explore the greatest mystery of all – the Holy Spirit- and how He comes to live within us so that we are never alone.

Week 4: “We CAN DO ALL THINGS”: In this lesson, we will look at “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper. We will learn that God’s best for us is POSSIBLE because God is on our side, lives within us, and helps us at all times – giving us strength & courage to persevere!

Week 5: God loves us – NO MATTER WHAT: In this lesson, we learn that there is nothing that can separate us from the LOVE of GOD!

God be with you!~Sue

Chapel Update – we are studying Jesus’ Miracles

Dear Parents,

We are  rolling through Jesus’ Miracles this semester in Chapel. The goal of this teaching is to introduce your child to the POWER of our God! Miracles are things that only God can do, but we have access to His power through the Holy Spirit; the same power that rose Jesus from the dead!   Already, we have studied:

  • Jesus’ 1st miracle, turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11)
  • Jesus calmed the storm (Matthew 8:28-34)
  • Jesus healed ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
  • Jesus opened the eyes of a man born blind (Mark 8:22-26)
  • Jesus walked on water (Matthew 14:28-31)

We are learning that “with man, these things are impossible, but with God, all things are possible,” Matthew 19:26.  We are singing some new songs, too, that you have hopefully heard from your child by now:

  • Jesus Loves Me Everyday
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • My God is so Great

We will continue with more awesome miracles until we reach Easter and learn of the greatest miracle of all – the Resurrection! We will study:

  • Jesus heals a man lowered through the roof (Luke 5:17-39)
  • The great haul of fishes (Luke 5:1-11)
  • Jesus fed at least 5,000 men (Matthew 14:15-21)
  • Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-16)
  • Jesus rose from the dead (Luke 24:5-6)

Please join me in sharing the wonder of these miracles with your child. Or, maybe Jesus has shown you a miracle or performed a miracle in your life. If so, make sure to share it with your child so he/she can know the awesomeness of our God! In the meantime, I will be praying that we all can open our eyes to the miracles occurring around us every day!

Love,

Sue

2015-16 Registration begins Monday!

Dear Parents,
Happy New Year!
I wanted to let you know that our registration for the 2015-16 school year begins on Monday, January 5th, online at www.holycrossislandschool.com. Details can be found on the website. If HIS School is your top choice for preschool placement (of course it is!!), I encourage you to register at your earliest convenience as we fill up quickly.
Priority placement is given to returning students and siblings of returning students for applications received by Friday, January 16th.  After placing the returning students and their siblings, remaining openings will be filled by church members and then offered to the general public.
The registration fee (equal to 1 month tuition) must be paid in full in order to reserve your child’s place in the program. Please, however, do not submit payment for the registration fee until you have been notified by letter of your child’s placement.
Acceptance letters will be sent via email on Friday, January 23rd.  Registration fees will be due no later than Friday, February 6th.
Families with multiple children attending HIS School will receive a 10% discount on monthly tuition; however, this discount will not apply to registration fees. Also, families wishing to pay their child’s tuition in full will receive a 10% discount if paid by Aug 1, 2015.
Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your child’s preschool experience! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at sue@holycross.net or 843-364-9994.
Peace,
Sue Cuthbert

Fruits of the Spirit – Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfullness

Dear Parents,FOS

Over the past 3 weeks, we have studied about several fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5):  Grapes, blueberries and watermelon! Silly me – the fruits of the spirit aren’t FRUITS, they are QUALITIES!

The grape did help teach us about GOODNESS, though. We learned the Story of Creation,  and how after God saw all that He created, He said, “It is Good!” Each child learned that God created them, too, and that they are good! (Genesis 1)

The blueberry taught us about GENTLENESS. We learned the story of the Good Shepherd, and how our God is a gentle God, who takes care of his sheep. When the wolf comes to scatter the flock, the Good Shepherd leads the sheep to safety.  (John 10)

This week, the watermelon taught us about FAITHFULNESS. We learned the story of Noah’s ark. We learned that God was faithful to Noah because He saved him and took care of his family. We learned that Noah was faithful to God because Noah believed God and obeyed him. (Genesis 5)

My hope is that you will spend some time with your child reinforcing what they are learning in Chapel. Qualities like Goodness, Gentleness and Faithfulness come so naturally to children, but a little reinforcement and identification with their faith never hurts!!

In Christ,

Sue

Fruits of the Spirit – Peace, Patience & Kindness

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Dear Parents,

We continue to learn about the Fruits of the Spirit in Chapel. The children are really enjoying this lesson. We have now learned love, joy, peace, patience, and kindness. Our scriptures for each are:

  • God is love, 1 John 4:8
  • Be joyful always, 1 Thess 5:16-18
  • Happy are those who work for peace, Matt 5:9
  • God gives us strength to have patience, Phill 4:13
  • Be kind to everyone, Eph 4:32

We recently studied the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), when we learned about kindness.  This story stuck a cord with me as I was teaching it. If you don’t know it…there is a man traveling by foot on a road when he is attacked by robbers. They beat him up and leave him there wounded and suffering. A traveler walks by and does not stop to help. Again, a second traveler walks by and does not stop either. A third traveler walks by and does stop to help. He is kind to the wounded man. He tends to his wounds, gives him food and water, and even takes him to an inn and gives the innkeeper money to care for the man’s needs. What struck me about the story is the need to stop. In order to help the wounded man, the kind Samaritan had to stop! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just don’t want to stop. MY agenda is too important. MY day would get all messed up. MY time is too precious. God calls us to show kindness in the midst of our busy day, full agenda and precious time. My personal prayer is  that I will stop and show kindness at all times and in all circumstances. As we teach our children about kindness, let’s not forget that the best lesson is by example.

God’s peace,

Sue

Fruits of the Spirit – Love, Joy

Dear Parents,

We have started learning the fruits of the spirit! First, the strawberry was our “love” fruit (see 9/17 post). Last week, the pineapple was our “joy” fruit.  We learned that with God’s help, we can “Be joyful always!”  Sounds easy right? HA! That definitely falls into the easier said than done category.

The bible doesn’t stop there, it tells us how “Be joyful always” in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” The key to joy is found in constant prayer and thanksgiving. This world is hard! But our helper, savior, Jesus is able to sustain us when we seek him through prayer with thanksgiving.

The children grasp this teaching so much easier than us adults! We talked about how its easy to have joy when things are fun and the day is happy and there is a smile on your face. Its not so easy to have joy when things make us mad or sad and the day is NOT happy and there is a frown on your face. That’s when we should reach out to Jesus through prayer and thanksgiving. Thanksgiving forces us to focus on what is good; prayer forces us to trust! He is able to keep our hearts happy all the time, even when our circumstances are not – that’s JOY!

Here’s hoping you find joy today and everyday!  I certainly have found joy in being with your precious children at Chapel.  George came to Chapel last week and had a ball. You are welcome to join us too!  In Christ, Sue

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