For New Families

Being a new family entering school is hard!  Take some of these tips from previous parents to get started.

Tip 1: Join the Parents Facebook Group.  This is a closed group only available to parents of Holyland Catholic School.  Post questions out there like “Is tomorrow church day” and get responses from other parents!

Tip 2: Want to earn money to pay your tuition?  Get involved in the Scrip program through your local parish.  It’s a great way to earn money towards your children’s tuition.

Tip 3: Wondering about school closures?  Our school closes whenever New Holstein School District does – so look for that in the event of inclement weather.  Occasionally we have made the decision to close on our own – but you would receive a call from the office if this is happening.

Tip 4: Starting in 4K your child will attend mass. Mass is usually on Wednesday and rotates between the sponsoring parishes, but is most often in Johnsburg.  Family members can attend these masses.  Transportation is provided if the mass is not in Johnsburg.

Tip 5: Want to get more involved?  You are welcome to volunteer in the school, serve hot lunch, join a committee or accompany the kids on a field trip. There are many ways to get involved! However, you will be required by the Archdioceses of Milwaukee to attend the Safeguarding All God’s Family training before you can work within the school or with the students.  Register or find a location to complete this requirement.

Tip 6: Fundraising is a critical part to help keep school tuition costs down.  See the fundraisers we do throughout the year.

Tip 7: Before and After School Care is available.  Check with the school office for more information.

Tip 8: Hot lunch is available!  Hot lunch is something that is handled by our Home and School committee and is served by the parents and students. If you have time and would like to help, please talk to a committee member.


Parent Testimonials

Wilkum Family One of the things I appreciate most about HCS is how the kids interact with one another as if it is the most natural thing in the world. Thank you for being great role models for the kids and for encouraging them to be great role models for the younger kids. I know Gregory is a better person because of his interaction with the 'big' kids. It really does make HCS a great place.

Wagner Family We send our children to CPES for many reasons. Small class sizes allow the dedicated teachers at CPES to focus on individual student needs. Academic rigor and Catholic values are a given. Most important to me is the emphasis placed on respect and kindness each day at CPES.

Ditter Family We send our kids to CPES to build strong values in them. The smaller classes allow plenty of opportunities for us as parents to be involved in the school.

Student Testimonials

Owen Jacobs
I like CPES because you get super smart!

Adam Lisowe - past student
As a sophomore I feel I am a lot farther in my classes than students that came from the public school. I was taught very early in my education that I needed to be responsible for getting my work organized and done. I was taught very good study habits that have followed me through my current high school years. Thanks to CPES I am on track to completing several college credits in high school which will help me financially and academically in college. CPES also taught me to be a leader and volunteer in our community, which will help me in years to come when applying for scholarships. CPES laid down a solid foundation for me to build the rest of my education on. I am grateful to my parents for making the decision to send me to CPES because it made a huge difference in my schooling and my life.

Anna Jacobs
I like CPES because I learn about Jesus and all the good things he did.

Mackenzie Ditter
I like it because we get to go to church every week and the teachers are really nice.