This Week At SHOJ

Nov. 20, 2020

From Mrs. Rhodes

  • "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Does your family have the tradition of saying things they are thankful for during Thanksgiving dinner? As I was lamenting how different my holiday is going to look, I remember being forced to do this in years past. Maybe being a little thankful I wouldn't have to do it this year, I started thinking about what I would say. Is there anything to be thankful for in 2020?

Of course there is and many of these things were surprises brought on by the pandemic. Our SHOJ Counseling department, shared the following: Are you feeling frustrated about all of the restrictions you have upon you right now? Looking for more joy during this confusing time? Try expressing gratitude. Research continues to show how expressing gratitude literally changes you and your brain. “Much of our time and energy is spent pursuing things we currently don’t have. Gratitude reverses our priorities to help us appreciate the people and things we do.”

How do you do it? It’s as easy as 3-2-1…

Name your stress.

1-5 Rate your level of heaviness it brings you (where 1 is the least and 5 is the most)

Take THREE deep breaths.

Write TWO things for which you are thankful.

Write ONE way God has answered you prayers.

Again, rate your level heaviness from the stress (1-5).

The number should go down. The more you focus on your gratitude and blessings, the better you feel. Check out this Catholic minute…

SHOJ Covid Updates for Week of Nov. 16-20

SHOJ had no positive students or teachers this week. 12 students are quarantined. We continue to meet (locally, with JOCO Principals and the health department) about in person learning. Of course, decisions made today could change at any time. At this time, we will be in-person between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you for your continued support in monitoring your children's health, encouraging them to follow protocols, and for your prayers and support. Just a reminder that if your child's class is affected, there will communication sent via email from Nurse Mary.
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8th Grade Baby Pictures

Dear Eighth Grade Families,

We are needing baby photos for the yearbook. Please send in a vertical, high-quality jpg baby or toddler photo of your eighth grader. You may email them to or send in a printed copy to be scanned. If you send a printed copy, you will get them back.

Please include your child’s first and last name.

All photos will be due by December first.

Thank you!

Sacred Heart’s yearbook club.

SHOJ Wear for Christmas Gifts - Order by Dec. 1

Does someone need some SHOJ swag for Christmas? See the order forms below to order. FYI, the bubble printed about wearing items every Friday is a misprint.

Calendar Events

Nov. 23 Free Dress Day

Nov. 24-25 No School

Nov. 26 Thanksgiving

Nov. 29 First Sunday of Advent

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