Hi-lites week of Sept. 14, 2020

No School Friday, Sept. 18th

Check in Tables

We are consolidating to three check in tables in the gym. Things are going so well.

It is an easy adjustment.

Last Name A-H Table One

Last Name I-P Table Two

Last Name Q-Z Table Three

Please remember to send two clean masks with your child each day. Wearing their lanyards makes the check in process so efficient. Thanks for your help.

Congratulations to Joe!

Joe's sketch of Abraham Lincoln is included in the very small number of choices for the virtual art exhibit for K-12 for the 2020 MN State Fair.

Joe's is one of 3 chosen from his age group.

See links below.



Marathon 2020!

We wanted to update you about Marathon this year. This year, probably more than ever, the money we bring in for Marathon is essential! So essential, in fact, that we have reimagined many parts of Marathon.

In the past each student has walked on the day of Marathon. The younger kids walked through the neighborhood, and the older kids walked at the Highland High School Track.

This year each grade will be doing service work as a component of Marathon. Teachers are still thinking about all of the exciting service options for their students. Students are generating ideas, too.

Another change is that we are in this together. We are working together to hit our goals as a pod (class), as a grade, and as a school. This is especially great because it builds community. When our school hits its goal, everyone gets a shirt.

There are a few fun competitions along the way. The first classes to reach certain goals can win popsicles, a PJ day, or a movie and snack afternoon (among other things).

So start gathering up donations and sending them in. The shirts will come when we hit our school goal.of $50,000

Extra prizes are nice, but we all win when our school gets the funds we especially need this year.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Early Catholic Family Life Groups Starting Up

Hello Hi-C families!

I’m Keri Brenden, a Hi-C parent, licensed School Counselor, and Family Life Educator. I’ve facilitated Early Catholic Family Life groups (ECFL) at Hi-C for the past three years. Rather than use the time and facilities of the school this year, I’m branching out to offer Family Life “Parenting Circles” outside of Hi-C. Just like ECFL, our time together will be a mix of support and education, with the goal of building community, providing support, and sharing resources for all families. This year, with the added challenges of COVID, parents with kids of ANY age are invited to join. Groups meet weekly and space is still available in the Monday night group. It meets from 6:30-8:00. Cost is $55.

Weekly topics are determined by the members of each group. Past topics have included: Balancing Parent/Child Needs, Answering Kids’ Tough Questions, Fostering Independence, Growing in Faith, Creating Community, etc.

This year, Parenting Circles will meet outdoors at Wabun Park Picnic Area (4655 46th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406). We’ll spread out (chairs 6 feet apart) and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, with covered picnic areas in case of rain. The location may change as the weather cools. Classes will begin the week of September 14 and meet until Thanksgiving.

Click here to register: https://forms.gle/2dnbywuajXUvU6Qv6

I hope you can join us! Please reach out with questions: keri.brenden@gmail.com

This is a great story to share from Mrs. Kenney, our Preschool Director

I just received an email from a preschool parent about Fr. Paul's blessing yesterday. Her son came home all excited about the first day of school, sang "This Little Light of Mine" and told her God visited us.

Fr. Paul, quite a promotion!

Sign up at LCCC to Participate in Praying for our School

Welcome! The next four weeks we will pray a decade of the rosary each weekday for our teachers, students and parents.

You will receive an email each day with the Mystery for that day.

Start at the fifth group of 10 beads, start at the spaced bead before the group of 10.

The Joyful Mysteries

5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

When Jesus was 12 years old, they went up to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. When they were on their way home, the boy Jesus stayed behind without his parents knowing it. They went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. Three days later they found him in the temple. He was sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions. And all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. "My child why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you." "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father's affairs?" But they did not understand what he meant. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and men. --Luke 2:22-52

Mary knows what it is like to parent a teenager. Help us as teachers and parents to lead and listen to the wisdom of all students, especially those in middle and high school.

When have I felt worried and upset? Help all parents of middle and high school students, especially during the restrictions of COVID 19.

Meditate on Jesus at this point in his life.

Say the Our Father (spaced bead)

Say 10 Hail Marys

Say Glory be the Father (no bead)

Our Father (first bead)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread: and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Marys

Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary; Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be to the Father (after 10th Hail Mary, no bead)

Glory be the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Concluding Prayers

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy queen, Mother of Mercy. Our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy rosary of the blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Hi C Men's Club Pumpkin Sale - An Annual Tradition

The attached flyer has an embedded link to take interested buyers directly to the Men's Club website. The website is set up to take orders via credit card, create a pdf receipt and send an email confirmation upon purchase completion. I tried it and it is really slick!

People will simply bring a printed receipt or can have the link available on their phone to confirm the quantity required at pickup.

Pickup dates are scheduled for Friday Oct 9th from 2:30 - 6pm and again on Saturday Oct 10th from 8am - 11am in the Hi-C / Lumen Christi parking lot.

The Pumpkin Sale event has been a great way for the Men's Club to help raise funds for the school, so we are hoping for a good order turnout this year.

The Men's Club website will be ready to start taking orders on Friday Sept 11 Online ordering closes on Friday, Oct 2 @ 5pm.

Highland Catholic School is grateful to the Men's Club for their summer purchases for the school: a new interactive whiteboard for Room 105 and our fabulous badge creating device and badges. How would we manage without those student badges for morning temp checks!

We LOVE the Men's Club!!

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Third graders spent time meditating in their own personal spots during a recent music class with Mrs. Olson. The students followed that quiet reflection time with some Yoga Calm. We are using all of our tools to support good mental health during this pandemic.

Theme for School Directory Cover Contest

Our 2020-21 Theme is "Come With Me."
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Distance Learning Friday Lunch

Henry enjoys Davanni's pizza and his Vikings Jersey from the comforts of home! Way to go!