The food basket program is in full swing, serving 100 families, all of whom have students to attend Holy Cross Anglican Primary School. Each basket has to have enough basic food staples such as rice, flour, beans, cooking oil, sugar salt, shortening, corn flakes milk, etc, as well, as some modest cleaning and sanitation supplies.…

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PERSEVERING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC When schools in Belize shut down in March, Holy Cross Anglican teachers scurried to create packets of review materials to send home with students. Teachers communicated with families however possible including using WhatsApp …and the school limped to end the year with a modified graduation for Standard VI and little celebration.…

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Gabriel, 11 years old in Standard 5, and Gary, 10 years old and in Standard 2, are students at Holy Cross Anglican School. They have lived on Ambergris Caye for 12 years with their mother, father and infant sister. Their father is unable to work due to back injuries and their mother, Martha, is a…

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“I proudly watch how God has brought people together to ensure that Holy Cross students continue to receive their education.” Olivia Tasher, Principal To say that the year 2020 has been a challenging one is an understatement. Never in my thirty- eight years as an educator has there been anything like it. Each day since…

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The Holy Cross Education Foundation is very grateful to be selected to receive a 2020 United Thank Offering (UTO, little blue boxes) grant. Sponsored by the Episcopal diocese of Minnesota the grant will provide a significant portion of the construction costs for a concrete cistern on the Holy Cross Anglican School property. The project goal…

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We are writing this third message to you in the midst of racial struggle in the United States and continued concerns with COVID-19 virus protection and spread in Belize. Three of the Holy Cross Foundation Board live in the Minneapolis area, so the tensions in that city have been very personal. This has caused us…

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Welcome to our second update on the status of Holy Cross School and San Pedro. We pray that you and yours continue with good health. Even though Ambergris Caye remains COVID free, the residents of San Pedro are still required to follow the same protective guidelines for COVID – wear masks at all times, practice…

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Warm greetings from the Holy Cross Education Foundation Board. As a valued supporter of Holy Cross School you are probably wondering what is happening on the island and at the school in these uncertain times. This is the first of three updates that we plan to send. As a Board we have “met” on a…

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Virginia Vasquez currently works for a real estate closing & title company. She is an agent there and says that she absolutely loves it. “I don’t get to sell anyone any property but I bring the most important document to the table, the Land Certificate!” Virginia attended the local Catholic school for two years before…

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Rodell Mendez  was 11 years old when a group from the University of Sioux Falls arrived in San Mateo to extend Holy Cross’ playground. Professor Kim Bartling and her 19 students came with 600 pounds of athletic equipment and a passion for children. They left after 10 days of tutoring, building land mass, erecting the…

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