Sacred Heart Catholic School News

September 6, 2022

Welcome Back Students! We are looking forward to a great year.

1st Day of School

September 5-9

Tuesday

Welcome Back-1st Day of School

7:15-7:30 a.m. Join us in front of school for a fun welcome back! Photo opportunities, fun music, parade into school

7:30 a.m. Coffee for parents-gathering space

5:30 pm PTC Meeting @ Robbinsdale HyVee


Wednesday


Thursday

10:00 Penance service, grades 3-8


Friday

8:00 a.m. School Mass---mass uniform

1st Fire Drill today

Upcoming Events

September 11 Backpack Blessing (receive a St. Joseph keychain) 10:00 a.m. Mass

September 16 Pep Fest-Fun Fest

September 17 Fun Fest-Please join us

September 22 NET Retreat, grades 6-8

September 22 Curriculum Night, Grades Kinder, 1, 2, 3, 4

September 29 PreK Meet & Greet 5:45-6:30 pm Outside. Meet other PreK families and preschoolers.

September 29 Curriculum Night, grades 5-8

October 1 School Marathon

Blessing of student backpacks

Join Fr. Pedersen and I on Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. mass to bless student backpacks. Students will receive a St. Joseph keychain to clip on their backpack. This keychain will protect them during the school year. Coffee and donuts will be available after mass.


Don't forget to bring your backpack to mass!

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Student Birthdays-School policy

If a student wishes to bring a birthday treat or special treat for a celebration, we mandate that he/she refrain from bringing a food and/or drink. Other options could include pencils, stickers or a book donated to the classroom or the library in the child’s name commemorating the special day. The school does celebrate by announcing student/staff birthdays over the intercom and acknowledging in the classroom. Birthday students may be out of uniform on this special day. We will celebrate June, July, August birthdays at the ½ year mark.


Because we are a small school and wish to maintain an inclusive environment, we ask that ALL invitations be mailed and gift giving take place outside school. A class list may be requested at the school office.

Sacred Heart Childcare Houses

The parish made the difficult decision to close both of our childcare houses. Our toddler house closed in July due to lack of staff so we combined both childcares into one. In August, we lost more staff and no applicants to hire. The PreK childcare house closed last Friday.


We want to give Mrs. Cheryl Schrepfer a big thank you for her many, many years of service as director of childcare for both houses. Her dedication to the children and families was amazing.

Good luck to Cheryl as she retires and spends more time with her family.

AM Drop Off PreK and Kindergarten Door 8

4PreK Students and families (7:15-7:40 a.m.): Parents must walk preschoolers in to school and sign them in. Please park in a parking spot and enter Door 8. Go directly to the preschool room and Mrs. Lundberg has a clipboard for parents to sign in.


Kindergarteners and Siblings (7:15-7:25 a.m.) Class begins at 7:30 a.m.:

Kindergarten parents may create a car line by door 8 and drop off your kindergartener and siblings. They may walk into school and go directly to their classroom.

Note: We want all K-8 students in front of school on the 1st Day of School for welcome fun, photo opportunities, etc. So please walk to the front of the school.

AM DROP OFF FOR GRADES 1-8 FRONT OF SCHOOL

We are asking all car riders to drop off students on the Hubbard parking lot with cars entering the lot on Hubbard Ave. and exiting on 41st Ave. by police station. This will create one way traffic in lot and safer for all. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILD DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF SCHOOL. Your child will walk to the corner of 41st Ave. N. (church corner) and cross the street at the corner with the safety patrols. We will not let students walk across the middle of the street due to safety reasons.

PM Pick Up 2:10 pm

4 PreK: At 2:10 pm, please walk in to school at Door 8 to pick up your child. Parents must sign out their child.


Kindergarten: Pick up at your child at Door 8 at 2:10 pm. Kinder parents will create a car line in the parking lot and Mrs. Powell will walk your child to the car.


Grades 1-8: Teachers will walk students to the front of school at 2:10 pm . Since we do not have bussing, parents may begin their car line directly in front of school. Parents will enter this car line on 40 1/2 Ave and Hubbard Ave. Cars will rotate at the intersection for their turn to line up on Hubbard Ave.

The first parking spot each day on Hubbard Ave. is designated for our silent auction winner for 1st in Line each day-Frances deKooker. A yard sign marks this spot.


We ask that parents stay in the car for pick-up. WE ASK THAT IF PARENTS MUST EXIT THEIR CAR, NO PETS ARE ALLOWED OUTSIDE AT PICK-UP FOR SAFETY REASONS.

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Order hot lunch----Even if you missed the deadline, you can still order lunch.

Please take the time this week to order your child's hot lunch, if you choose this option. Some days may be blocked out, but you can order for the rest of the month. Lancer catering only delivers the number of items ordered each day.
Order September lunches here

Parents have two weeks to order hot lunch. Make sure you check out when finished.

Hiring a recess supervisor

We are looking for an adult supervisor for recess duty from either 8:55-9:30 a.m. and/or 10:45-12:15 pm.

Our teachers cover three recesses a week and they could use this time for planning and working with children.


Please contact Karen for more information.

Art Adventure-Need 1 volunteer per grade

Calling for Art Adventure Volunteers!

Please consider being a “Picture Person” in a classroom! We present Art Adventure, a program created by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, to students in November and December. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours. This year’s theme will be Let’s Celebrate Life!


Classroom Picture People are not art historians or artists themselves, instead, you will lead students in conversations about art, listen as they describe what they see, talk about what the artist is hoping to express, how the art makes them feel. Any parent would be a great Picture Person!


The MIA provides amazing virtual and in-person training, a printed book for you to keep, and art reproductions for presenting. Training opportunities begin late September through October and November! Please use SignUp to claim your spot. Contact Joanna Rosendahl with any questions 612-876-1929 (call or text), email: joannarosendahl@gmail.com Joanna is a volunteer and parent of a fourth grader and is coordinating Art Adventure this year.

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Fun Fest---Use this SignUp link to volunteer. Hours count toward your school volunteer hours.

Please complete the Interest Survey on SignUp

2022-2023 Volunteer requirement: 15-20 hours.

We know that each family has many demands, so we are allowing a little more flexibility with the requirement. We have volunteer opportunities during the school day, evening, and weekend hours to meet your needs.


Interest Volunteer Survey:

We created a volunteer interest survey that we want all parents to complete. This will identify the volunteer opportunities that you may be interested in helping with throughout the year. We will reach out to you the month of the event to see if you are still interested in volunteering.

****We will help parents complete this survey at Back to School Day.


Access the interest survey on SignUp:

https://signup.com/group/499655098074?utm_source=group-badge-volunteer-green

School Volunteer Opportunities ready on SignUp

Our requirement is that each family volunteer at least 15-20 hours during the school year. We have many opportunities during the school day, evening or during the weekend.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Fun Fest (separate SignUp link) http://signup.com/go/NJaigLy

Thursday Treats for staff

Gala committee

Art Adventure needed: K, 1,2,4,7

Marathon crossing guards

Room parents needed: 3PreK and 8th grade

Soccer coach-1 more needed

Volleyball coach-1 more needed


School SignUp Link-

https://signup.com/group/499655098074?utm_source=group-badge-volunteer-green

Gala Committee---We are looking for parents to help with the planning

We are looking for parents to help plan our Annual Gala tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 10th. We will gather a few times to create sub committees such as decorations, food, refreshments, silent auction, live auction, sponsorships, etc. Committees members will sign up for one of these areas. Period check-ins will occur up until the gala.


Questions: Contact Karen Bursey


Please go to SignUp to say "YES". We are excited to begin planning.


K-8 School Marathon for Non-Public Education--CHANGE IN FUNDRAISING AMOUNT COLLECTED THIS FALL

Mark your calendar: SCHOOL MARATHON

Saturday, October 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Sanborn Park


What is the Marathon for Nonpublic Education?

The MARATHON is a viable public relations and fundraising activity in support of nonpublic education in Minnesota. The purpose of the marathon is to enable those who support and advocate for nonpublic education to make a public demonstration of their belief and involvement. Nonpublic schools and church religious education programs make a real contribution to the total community. For more information, go to www.mnmarathon.org.

Our goal is for EVERY student to bring in the required $300 fundraising amount for the Marathon. This is NEW this year! We have some fun prizes for the students to help us reach our goal of $44,500. We understand that this may not work for everyone, but we hope that parents will do their best to help us reach our goal.


Why did we change the marathon amount required for Marathon? We would like to collect the required fundraising total in fall, if possible, so that we can use our read-a-thon funds for a new playground structure. The current structure is over 20 years old and we can not purchase parts anymore and it has served us well over the years. We will strat doing research for a new playground structure and begin fundraising. Our hope is that a new structure may be install next summer.


A packet of information will be sent home the second week of school!

Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

Donald's Uniform

Check out the Donald's website:

https://www.donaldsuniform.com/home.php?cat=178

Parents may use our school code (SacredHeartSTS) and items will ship to the school for free.


All incoming 6th graders and new middle schoolers: Don't forget to order the navy full zip Rams jacket and a PE t-shirt and gym shorts. We suggest that you have your child's name embroidered on the jacket.

Successful Boys' Basketball Camp

Thank you to coach Maureen Finley for hosting basketball camp for our boys last week. This was a great way to see each other again and fine tune basketball skills. We are looking forward to a great season!
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Sterling Karate is Back!

Classes begin the week of Sept. 12th on Tuesday after school. Register early for a discounted price. Grades K-8.


For more information, click on this link-


http://SterlingKarate.com

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Do you want to volunteer in the classroom? Parents must complete the Essential 3

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis requires the Essential 3 for volunteers who work with students in Catholic schools or parishes. All employees must also complete the Essential 3. ****Cell phones do not work well for Essential 3 and you will receive an error message. Please use a computer.


You may complete all three requirements online at www.virtusonline.org
1. Log in to create your account and watch the Virtus awareness session online. Every 3 years, a new video will be assigned to your account.
2. Successfully complete a background check.
3. Sign a Code of Conduct.

****The Archdiocese requires all volunteers to renew the Essential 3 requirements every 3 years. You will receive an email message when your account is up for renewal.


Directions for new users and those that need to renew, are posted at the bottom of the newsletter.

RAMS Athletics-Have you signed up for fall sports?

Have you signed up for fall sports! We are forming teams for girls' volleyball (gr. 5-8), boys/girls soccer (gr. 5-8) and boys/girls cross country (gr. 3-8). If you have not registered, please do so at this time! Here is the link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZraJiK5_l1naFo1nMMzl5dNiEwDkxglCAU3s9iLCWO7rgdw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Money will be due at back to school night. $80 for volleyball and soccer. $40 for Cross Country.


Coaches needed:

Cross Country: Katherine and Andy Johnson

Soccer: Need a coach (Dan Nordstrom will help)

Volleyball: Katie Powell (one more parent to help)


Lori Jandl ljandl@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org

2022-2023 School Calendar

Updated calendar.

Box Tops---Help us earn extra cash

The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state of the art technology to scan your store receipt. Find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings. We earn 10 cents for each Box Top along with Bonus points. Simply scan your receipt on your phone and Sacred Heart earns money.


Find the Box Tops for Education app and search for Sacred Heart by our zip code---55422.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Mission Statement

Sacred Heart Catholic School is committed to instilling high moral standards rooted in Catholic teachings. We are dedicated to educating the whole child through an integrated C-STEM curriculum. In collaboration with our families, parish, and local community, we maximize individual potential to ensure students are prepared to meet the challenges in the world as disciples of Jesus.