Hi-lites week of February 27, 2015

Second week of Lent

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have a nice full week with conferences and our Book Fair all packed into four days. Thanks for our Home and School Committee for bringing such wonderful titles into our school for the sale. I would love to have a Book Store in the school year round.

Our Summer Camp Brochure and Tutoring Schedules will be available this week, also. Yes, it is time to begin planning for those months of June, July and August.

We are putting the finishing touches on the upcoming calendar and will put that in your hands shortly. Time does not stand still.

Looking forward to seeing you at conferences.

Jane Schmidt


Thanks for doing such a great job of telling the story of our school. We have had many wonderful families come and take a look. Registrations are flying in to school!


Our second graders participated in a series of lessons with Midwest Food Connections that focused on seasonal foods and healthy eating habits. The lessons were: Winter Vegetables, Pasta, Noodles of Fun, Corn through the Centuries and Sweets and Sugars.

These four lessons were sponsored by our neighbor, Mississippi Market. You can get connected at www.midwestfoodconnection.org

Letter from the Sisters in North Minneapolis

Letter from Sr. Mary Frances Reis, Visitation Monastery in North Minneapolis. In graditude for our Christmas gifts to her community.

Dear Friends at Highland Catholic School,

Pope Francis has a wonderful maxim for 2015, “If we can realize that everything is God’s gift, how happy our hearts would be.”

I cannot begin to express to you how many ‘happy hearts’ you have touched through your Christmas outreach. It is also said that HOPE is a byproduct of SUFFERING. Often many of our parents come very closet to giving up. We get to see the delight in their eyes because they can provide for their families over the holidays. It has become a tradition! It is great to have these very neighbors help us prepare and provide for the community here.

The positive side of having a Visitation presence in North Minneapolis is that we can continue the relationship with these families, build on the HOPE you have given them and pray with them.

Susan and Todd Muntifering delivered the wonderful variety of toys and games, all organized in specified bags; that made the job of distributing them so easy! Please express our thanks to all of the children and their families who donated them.

Yes, everything is God’s gift, but you have been God’s instruments in bringing joy and hope to our neighbors and friends. That spirit will continue throughout the year.

Please be assured of our prayer for you, your families your special ministry of education, and your special intentions in 2015.

Catholic Schools Week Cup stacking Contest Winners

We forgot to recognize these champions!

K Audrey M. 71.34

K Molly J. 77.74

1 Paige T. 53.

1 Claire K. 59.59

2 Sydney P. 31.03

2 Tea O. 33.16

3 Adam G. 39.5

3 Lauren B. 40.0

4 Natalie S 34.

4 Adam T. 35.20

5 Ben S. 25

5 James W. 33.83

6 Tristin T. 35.2

6 Yafet S. 40.49

7 Helen D. 27.99

7 Megan H. 29.43

8 Nina P. 20.72

8 Olivia K. 24.46

Take Charge of Education

Thanks to all parents, teachers and other supporters in the community for shopping with their Target REDcard. Target donates 1% of purchases at Target and Target.com to the eligible K-12 schools they have designated.

Highland Catholic School received $2,246.39!

2015 USED Book Sale

New! Friday preview shopping $10 entry fee

Friday, March 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 22, 8:30 am - Noon

We are accepting books, games and puzzles for this event. All donations may be dropped off at school! Time for a little spring cleaning.