Sacred Heart Catholic School News
January 2, 2023
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO OUR GALA
6:30 pm B squad basketball game at SHCS
Return to school--Welcome back!
NO Chess Club today--resumes next week
7:30 pm JV basketball game at Providence
Practice our HOLD safety protocol
8:00 a.m. School mass
6:00 pm B Squad basketball game at SHCS-Homecoming
7:00 pm JV basketball game at SHCS-Homecoming
Open Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year
We are beginning to plan for the 2023-2024 school year. After signing your K-8 initial tuition agreement, enrollment in future years is continuous and tuition agreements will carry over each year until your child graduates from 8th grade. This means that you will no longer have to complete the enrollment process each year, unless you have a new child entering the school, a new kindergartner, or preschooler.
This will be a huge time-saver for you in future years and it will help us be more efficient and more fiscally responsive. No action is needed at this time, unless your child will not be returning next school year, in which case, please notify the school in writing by January 31st.
Registration Fee and Tuition: An annual non-refundable $50 per student registration fee will be charged to your TADS account, on or around February 15th for students who are enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year at Sacred Heart Catholic School.
We will notify families at the end of January regarding changes to tuition rates and fees. It is the responsibility of each family to then adjust account information (i.e. address, phone number, emails) and payment plans (one, two, or 10 monthly payments) through TADS each spring.
Tuition Agreements (Action needed in spring): Once tuition agreements generate in TADS in spring, parents will be notified via email (from TADS) to sign their tuition agreement for the 2023-2024 school year.
Once the registration fee is charged and paid through TADS, a place will be reserved for each student. However, acceptance of the registration fee does not guarantee admission for the following year. Continuous enrollment will be based on a family’s good standing in meeting financial obligations to the school as well as meeting compulsory attendance obligations as defined in our School Handbook.
If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact Karen Bursey at 763-285-6255 or email email@example.com.
Open Enrollment DOES NOT INCLUDE PreK or Kindergarten for 2023-2024
All 4 year old PreK students attending kindergarten, please log in and enroll in our K-8 program. Once this happens, open enrollment begins.
All 3 year olds enrolling in 4 year old PreK program, please re-enroll in our program. You have many options for next year: 5 days all day, 4 days, all day, 3 days all day, or 3 half days.
NEW School Safety Protocols
Sacred Heart Catholic School has adopted the "I Love U Guys" Foundation's Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Students and staff will be training, practicing and drilling the protocols this month and throughout the year.
The premise is simple-there are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these , the action is labeled as Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter. Then staff and students know the directive to follow.
Parent's role in an emergency
- Stay Home – Parents are advised not to come to the school. By arriving at the school you may be endangering yourself or your child. School personnel and First Responders will be working hard to control the situation and protect your children. Law Enforcement will be focused on the important task of keeping your child safe.
- Stay informed – School personnel will provide information as soon as possible. Some situations take time to verify accurate information. School personnel will be in communication throughout the situation and will communicate in several different ways: Text messages, email, school web site, or local news media. Please do not call the school as you most likely will not get an answer or you could be pulling staff away from the emergency situation.
- Be ready – In case a reunification is necessary, you’ll be informed of when and where to pick up your child. Please bring a photo ID and be patient in the process of connecting you with your child. The process takes time and it’s important to stay calm. The reunification process protects both the safety of students and provides for an accountable exchange of custody from the school to a recognized parent or guardian.
- Hold off on calling or texting your student - Parents will be notified with updates on the situation in a timely manner. When it’s safe to do so, older students will be allowed to text their parent(s) during a crisis, if applicable. You should NOT call or text a student’s cell phone during a crisis unless you’ve heard from them first and you know it’s safe to text back. You may be placing your child at risk. Students are trained to stay out of site and quiet during a Lockdown. A phone ringing or vibrating could alert an intruder to the student’s location.
January 10 PTC meeting
January 11 Armstrong/Cooper counselors here for 8th graders
January 11 Gala meeting 6:00 pm
January 15 Movie Night sponsored by PTC
January 16 No School-Martin Luther King Day
January 18 SAC meeting
January 24 1st Confession meeting 6:30 pm
January 27 Frosty Fun Dance--PreK-5th grade
January 29 Open House at SHCS---11:00-12:30 pm, Book Fair, Coffee & Donuts
January 30-February 3 Catholic Schools Week
Congratulations to our St. Gianna Club!
The St. Gianna Club has won the St. John Paul II Champions for Life Award for their work in loving, respecting, and promoting life! Their award will be presented at the Respect Life Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul on January 22nd at noon. Please join us at the Mass! We are very proud of our students.
“St. Gianna Club has really opened my eyes about the pro-life movement and taught me how to stand up for this movement.” -Breena, 9th grade
“I think that it has been a positive thing for me because I think it’s good to fight for a cause that not many people think is a problem when in reality, it is.” -Charlie, 7th grade
“Being in the St. Gianna Club has strengthened my conviction in being pro-life and engaging in the fight for life.” -Catherine, 9th grade
“My life has changed for the better because I am part of a movement I believe in.” -Maia, 9th grade
Don't forget to order January lunches!
Congratulations to Mrs. Powell and Mr. Melius
We are proud of you!
Parenting Exceptional Children--January 18
“Parenting Exceptional Children” — January 18, 7 p.m.
Parenting children with educational and behavioral differences can be rewarding AND challenging. Even children who are gifted and talented present special challenges in parenting. In this session we will discuss parenting children who have diverse needs because of educational, behavioral, and mental health challenges, as well as those who may need more enrichment.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Are you interested in becoming a classroom substitute teacher at Sacred Heart?
When: Monday, January 23 8:30-3:00 pm and Tuesday, January 24 from 8:30-2:00 pm
Must attend both days.
Where: Highland Catholic School, 2017 Bohland Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116
Lunch is provided both days.
Please contact Karen if you are interested. We need more substitute teachers.
Join us for Movie Night at Imagine Theater
The movie will be announced in January.
You must RSVP using SignUp-
Donate a basket or other items for our gala.
Please consider buying an item to be used in the silent or live auction at the 9th annual Sacred Heart Gala, "We Are All In This Together" taking place on February 10th, 2023. If you want to donate an item, but are having trouble thinking of what to donate, we have some ideas on the signupgenius. Thank you for your generosity in considering supporting us!
Some items listed have an amazon link directly to the item, if you are able to use the link (may have to copy and paste), please feel free to send it directly to the school: 4050 Hubbard Ave. N. Robbinsdale, MN, 55422. For any other items or baskets please drop them off at the main office, or contact Zach Fimon (763-285-6256, firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange having an item picked up. You will receive a thank you for your donation following the event. Thank you for your help in making our Gala an incredible night!
All baskets are due on January 20th.
Let me know if you think of anything else we need to include or have any questions!
Director of Advancement
Aim Higher Scholarship Application Open---2023-2024 School Year
1. Create an account or login to an existing one.
2. Begin filling in the application.
3. Near the end, add your child(ren)'s name when it asks if you'd like to be considered for the Aim Higher Foundation scholarship(s).
4. Submit the application.
February 22 Application closes
March 22 Scholarships awarded and parents notified
October Student's enrollment verified by school
Fliers attached at the bottom of the the newsletter (English and Spanish)
School Volunteer Opportunities ready on SignUp
Join our PTC group
Garden Club for SHCS
School SignUp Link-
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.
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.