Sacred Heart Catholic School News

September 26, 2022

K-8 School Marathon $15,011 raised so far. See you on Saturday!

We will see you on Saturday at our SCHOOL MARATHON!

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

Where: Sanborn Park, Robbinsdale

Rain or Shine

What to bring:

Students: Filled water bottles

Parents: Cup of your favorite coffee

Dress for the weather

SHCS will provide:

Donuts! This will give you energy to walk!

After the marathon: hot dogs, chips, cookies

And of course, FUN!

Sanborn has a great park for the students to play with their SHCS friends during the picnic.

Top classrooms so far:

3rd Grade: Meeting 51% of Goal

Kindergarten: Meeting 47% of Goal

6th grade: Meeting 46% of Goal

Mr. Ziebol is waiting to see if we meet our goal. He is preparing to have whipped cream pies thrown at him. Mr. Ziebol is the best!

A big thank you to our PTC group and the Knights of Columbus for hosting our picnic.

Watch this video message from astronaut Mark Vande to SHCS students

Marathon volunteers needed--Crossing Guards

We need 9 more crossing guards for marathon to help keep everyone safe.

Wreath Sales begin on Thursday

Happy Wreath Selling Season to You All!

We have vigorous FUNdraising goals this fall and they’re based on the reality that this great community always rises to the occasion. Thank You!

While the wreath campaign falls right on the heels of Marathon, we’re pretty certain you understand the value of wreath sales for our school community.

This packet includes a vivid color display of the affordable, quality items we are offering such as wreaths, swag, pine boughs, and centerpieces. Please send all orders and checks/cash by October 25, 2022. Checks payable to Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Another option: Send a fresh, fragrant, natural balsam fir holiday decoration to friends, business associates and loved ones! We have an order form available for mail order and Evergreen Industries will ship directly for you. Contact Sarah Bowback for this special mail order form.

We appreciate all you do to help keep education costs down with these invaluable fundraisers.

Thanks so much!

Bud Heifort and Karen Bursey

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9th Annual Gala -February 10th

We have started to plan for our gala on February 10th in our activities building. This is a fun evening for our parents, parishioners, and friends to join together to celebrate Sacred Heart Catholic School.

We need help with the following:

1. LIVE AUCTION ITEMS: Looking for cabins or condo, trip tickets, concert or golf tickets, Twins/Wild/Vikings tickets, hosting a dinner for a group of people, etc. Please contact Karen.

2. Sponsorships: We are looking for businesses to sponsor our event. We have a variety of levels of sponsorships. Maybe you own a business or your place of employment would sponsor our gala. Letters coming soon.

3. Silent Auction baskets: We will be releasing a list of silent auction baskets that you can donate to our auction. All baskets will be due January 15th.

4. Wrapping baskets: We need three people to wrap our baskets before the gala.

Pumpkin Drop-October 31 Donate a pumpkin and earn volunteer hours!

Our pumpkin drop is back! Each class will create a cradle to keep their pumpkin safe from falling from the roof of the school. We need 12 pumpkins no larger than 20 X 20 X 30 and less than 50 lbs. Please go to SignUp to donate.

We also need two strong people to carry the pumpkins up the ladder to our roof and a clean up crew after the event.

September 26-30



Volleyball game 7:00 pm

Soccer game 4:15 pm



2:10-3:00 pm Sterling Karate

3-4:00 pm Volleyball practice

4:30 Soccer Practice

4-5 pm Cross country practice


2:10 pm Chess Club

3:00-4:00 Volleyball practice

4:15 pm Soccer game


3-4 pm Volleyball practice

4-5 pm Cross Country practice

PreK Meet & Greet 5:45-6:30 pm

Curriculum Night, 5-8 See blurb below. Starts at 5:45 pm.


8:00 a.m. School Mass---mass uniform (NO SHORTS ARE ALLOWED)

1:20 pm Marathon Pep Fest

Cross Country meet

Grandparent Day/Special Person Day-November 11

Please let your child's grandparent(s)/special person(s) know about our special day.

When: Friday, November 11

Time: We will begin with mass at 8:00 a.m., visit the classrooms and take part in activities.

We are in the process of putting together an electronic invitation for our event that we will send to parents. Each family will be responsible for passing this on to your child's grandparent/special person.

Upcoming Events

October 1 School Marathon Prayer begins at 9:15 a.m.

October 4-Gr. 2 Sacrament parent meeting 6:30 pm

October 11--PTC meeting 5:30 pm

October 12--Picture Day

October 17-18 Parent/teacher conferences

October 19,20,21 No School

October 31 Pumpkin Drop 9:40 a.m.

October 31 All School Halloween Party 12:30 pm Gym

Thursday, September 29 Family Fun for 3 and 4 PreK 5:45-6:30 pm

We want to welcome you to Sacred Heart Catholic School. We would like the preschoolers to have time to play with each other on our PreK playground and time for parents to meet each other. This is the perfect way to meet and greet each other.

***Please meet us on the PreK playground. If the weather does not cooperate, we meet in the gym.

Thursday, September 29 Curriculum Night, Gr. 5-8, Starts at 5:45 pm

At curriculum night, you will meet with each of your child's core teachers to learn about the curriculum, how to log in to your child's electronic device, check grades on Educate, behavior expectations, homework/projects, grading, service hours, etc.

Parents will have a chance to meet with every teacher that your child has this year.

Is it Mean, Rude or Bullying---Classrooms talked about the differences. Posters are hanging in each room.

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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.


Gala--Solicit businesses (Need 2)

Gala-silent auction-wrap baskets (Need 3)

Marathon crossing guards-Need 9 more

Donate pumpkins-Need 12 for pumpkin drop 20 X 20 X 30 inches

Pumpkin drop-Strong people to carry pumpkins up ladder to roof (2 needed)

Pumpkin drop-Clean up Crew (Need 3) Clean up area after pumpkin drop

School SignUp Link-

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Thank you for supporting Fun Fest 22!

Wow!! We couldn’t have pulled this party off without all of our amazing volunteers. Fun Fest 2022 was a huge success thanks to our dedicated parents and students who helped run our game booths. Thank you so much for all your help, as well as for showing up to participate and have some fun with our school/church community. We can’t wait for next year!!

Katherine Johnson, Monica Thibault, Sarah Svien, Jessica Norgaard and Erin Leonard


A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered, attended, donated or participated in any way in this year’s 55th annual Fun Fest. It was a great success and fun day and evening to spend with family and friends! Financial results will be available in the coming weeks.

Thank you to the Fun Fest Committee:

Chair Couple: Monica & Steve Thibault

Co-Chair Couple: Katherine & Andy Johnson

Sweepstakes: Diane & Jim Yazvec

Pull Tabs: Jim Sobraske

Outdoor Food Tent: Kari Ryan

Knights of Columbus Concessions: Tom Hammrich/Nick Ryan

Set-up/Take-Down: Ken Timmerman

Kids’ Games: Jessica Norgaard, Erin Leonard, Monica Thibault, Sarah Svien

Beer Tent: Bob Brytowski

Maintenance: Mark Sazama

Cornhole Tournament: Tim & Adrienne Gooley and Theresa Gooley & Lee Wolf

Bingo: Combination of Several Committee Members/Pat Moore & Jeff Melius

**This committee puts in a great deal of time and energy to make the day fun for all! Thank you to all!

**Thank you to all our School Faculty & Staff volunteers and the many parishioners and school families who helped behind the scenes, the day of, etc.! We could not do it without you!

**Thank you to the money counting crew – this is an important group of dedicated individuals the day of Fun Fest: Anne Hedlund, Pete & Deb Krych, Peggy Bonicatto, Rick & Kathy Riley and Bill Bauer.

Thank you to all our Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor ($1000+): Dragon Nails

Silver Sponsors ($500+): Hackenmueller’s Meat Market, Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, Knights of Columbus

Bronze Sponsors ($250+): Carpet Country Carpet One, 50’s Grill, Go Health Chiropractic, Robbinsdale Lion’s Club, Superior Endeavors/dba Foresight, Totino-Grace High School, TWP Architects, Urban Foresters, Welna Ace Hardware Robbinsdale

Other Donors: Almsted’s, Boyle Architects, City of Crystal Recreation Dept., Curbside Waste, DeLaSalle High School, Evergreen Industries, St. Patrick’s Guild, Gertens, New Hope Cinema & Grill, St. Paul Saints Baseball Club, Salon HALO, Strait Stuff, Wuollet Bakery

**The generosity of all our sponsors is greatly appreciated! Please support our sponsors whenever you can!

Congratulations to the Sweepstakes Winners!

Grand Prize ($3,000): Greg Narr

1st Plan Price ($2,000): Laurie Johnson

2nd Place Prize ($1,000): Karen Krussow

Order October lunches by September 23

October lunch menu is now ready. Remember, lunches must be ordered one week in advance.
Order October lunches here

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

Sign up for Boys Basketball

It's time for BOYS basketball sign up. Please complete the google online form and send in $80 to the school office by October 6! We are looking for a B squad basketball coach for the 5/6th grade team. If you are interested, please let me know! Go RAM'S!!

Have questions? Contact Lori Jandl at

Parenting webinars with Dr. Jules

These webinars are free and sponsored by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE).


"Back to School" — September 26, 7:00 p.m.

Parenting in 2022 and beyond presents specific challenges not seen before in the field of psychology and child development. In this session we will talk about some concrete tips to make your back to school transition smoother and offer some helpful insights into how to parent in 2022 and beyond.


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Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

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
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.

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.