Morning Message

June 16, 2020

From the Principal

Happy summer. I hope that everyone is enjoying the nice weather and that you are staying safe.


2020-2021 School Calendar

Our tentative school calendar is posted below. Note the dates highlighted in yellow. October 9 and November 3 are designated as "no school" days for Robbinsdale School District, but Sacred Heart decided to be in session. This means that these two days are "parent drive days" sine bussing will not be available. Because of the change, we are ending our school year on June 4th instead of June 9th.


Preparing for the 1st Day of School-Tuesday, September 8th

Archbishop Hebda has assigned a Task Force to provide K-8 Catholic schools with recommendations and guidance on the safe return to school this fall. This Catholic Schools Task Force includes leaders from the Archdiocese along with experts in finance, communications, law, public health and mental health.


Together, in solidarity with Catholic school leaders, we are clear-minded about the challenges of COVID-19 and confident that we possess the skill and flexibility needed to meet the unprecedented and evolving requirements for health and safety protocols and best practices for our schools to open this fall.


The recommendations and guidelines will be sent to principals early July. Reopening Catholic school buildings for the instruction of students will be contingent upon careful observance of the Archdiocesan Protocols. Each Catholic school must use the Archdiocesan Protocols to create a plan that is tailored with school-level processes and procedures that are reflective of the needs of our school. The plan will be called the School-Level Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan (PPRP). Each Catholic school will be required to have a PPRP. I will have a committee that includes school staff and parents to help create a plan that is tailored to our school. I will communicate our plan to you in my newsletter during July and August. Our plan must be submitted to the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Mpls. by the first week of August.


Our parish leadership team recently completed our "COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Sacred Heart Catholic Church & School Employees" to safely return to work. Keeping everyone safe is our primary goal.


Again, our plan is to re-open Sacred Heart Catholic School in fall. Please reach out to me with any questions, ideas, or concerns you have.


Enjoy the weather!

Karen

SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!!! Our School is Unmatched

As a school community, we have a pretty good thing going here. We are a great school, that fosters a community of caring staff, teachers and students. We have high academic standards, with a focus on C-STEM curriculum. We have small, diverse classrooms and in those classrooms, we instill core Catholic values.


Our families are our best marketing tool and I am asking if you would let your friends and neighbors know about us. Let them know why you send your child to SHCS. We would also love to talk to and invite them to take a look at SHCS.


I would appreciate it very much, if you could let me know of families that we can reach out to.

Give us a call at 763-537-1329 or send me an email:pmoore@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org


Thank you for your help!

Pat Moore

Director of Advancement

Sacred Heart Pre K Program--3 and 4 year olds

We have room in our 3 year old PreK Program. We fill up quickly at the end of July and August.


Our 4 year old program is almost full. We currently have room on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.


Reserve your spot now-

https://mytads.com/a/sacredheartrobbinsdale


Tuition payments run September - May.

Donald's Uniform Company

Due to COVID-19, Donald's Uniform Co. did not have their uniform sale at our school in June. Parents will have to visit one of their stores in St. Paul or Eden Prairie. St. Paul Store has the biggest selection of uniforms to try on.


Parents may also have uniforms shipped to our school for FREE using the code-SacredHeartSTS


Visit our school web page that has more information-

https://sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org/uniform-policy/


Or visit our page on Donald's Uniform web site-

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


Remember, incoming 6th graders will need to order PE shorts and T-shirt. Most middle schoolers also wear the RAMS hooded sweatshirt. Don't forget to have our child's name embroidered on the hood.

Looking for volunteers to help in our school garden

Do you enjoy the outdoors working in a garden? Our outdoor garden located in front of school on Hubbard Ave. needs a little love and care. We are looking for 1-2 people to help pull weeds. The benefits? Enjoy the sun, listen to the birds, and enjoy the tranquility of being outdoors.


Please let me know if you are interested.

Karen

MNSAA Accreditation

On June 15th, schools are required to complete their MNSAA accreditation final report showing progress on the school strategic plan and complete an annual report.


Both documents are posted at the bottom of the newsletter and posted under the accreditation tab on our school web site.

1. State of the School Annual Report

2. SHCS Strategic Plan

School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists for the 2020-2021 school year are posted at the bottom of the newsletter:

1. K-8

2. Pre-K

Catholic Kids Summer Activity Book (PreK-3rd grade)

Are you looking for some ideas for your child that is faith-based? This activity book focuses on the following saints: St. John the Baptist, St. Felix of Nola, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Dominic, and many more.


Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to download the activity book for your child. Have fun.

AIM Higher Foundation-NEW Summer applications now available-Due August 7

Applications open today! We are pleased to announce the availability of additional $1,000 tuition-assistance scholarships to attend a Catholic school for the 2020-21 school year. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis through August 7.


PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NEWSLETTER WITH MORE INFORMATION AND SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS.

Don't forget: Your child has access to IXL and AR during the summer months

Students will be able to use IXL for math and language arts along with Accelerated Reader throughout the summer. We encourage your child to read this summer.


This will be a great way for your child to practice many skills in these subject areas.

Yearbooks are still available

Our school yearbooks are in! Thank you to Ms. Smith and the 8th grade students for designing our yearbook.


Parents have 3 options to purchase:

1. Stop by the office on Monday-Wednesday between 8:30-2:00 pm.

2. Mail us a check in the amount of $20.20 which includes shipping to your house.

3. Stop by the parish reception desk Monday-Thursday between 9-4 pm. Please bring exact amount or a check. No change will be available.


Cost: $18.00.

1st Day School Supplies-Deadline to order: July 1st

Hey Parents,

There will be a 1st Day of School Next year! Have you visited www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com yet to purchase your child’s back to school kit? I am so happy our school has partnered with them, especially right now. This year get all your school supplies RISK free from the safety and comfort of your own home.


Parents may pick and choose which school supplies to order online. The process is easy.


On top of that they are offering up all the accessories we need including Vera Bradley, JanSport, and Under Armour backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles! So this year avoid the "germy" experience of back to school shopping at retailers and shop online with confidence knowing you are getting the exact supplies your teacher requested.

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RAMS Athletics

It's hard to believe that we are already planning for the 2020-2021 sports' season. I am looking for coaches early this year. Mrs. Bowback has added the coaching spots to the SignUp page for next school year. If you are interested in coaching, please let me know and then sign up on the website.

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

Any questions, please email Lori Jandl at ljandl@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org.


Coaches needed:

Volleyball (2 for B squad/2 for Varsity)-September-October

Cross County (2 coaches)-September-October

Soccer(Co-ed) (2 coaches)-September-October

Boys Basketball (2 for B squad/2 for Varsity)-November-mid January

Girls Basketball (2 for B squad/2 for Varsity)-Mid January-February

Softball (2 Coaches)-April-May

Baseball (2 Coaches)-April-May

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.