Sacred Heart Catholic School News
February 21, 2023
Monitoring the winter storm this week
We will use the following communication:
- Email all parents
- Text all parents (Please make sure that your cell phone is listed on Educate in the "Cell Phone Number" category.
- Posted on WCCO, KARE11, Fox 9 and KSTP. (there is a delay in the posting)
- Posted on our website.
- Posted on Facebook.
Tuition Rates for 2023-2024
Thank you for the investment you have made in Catholic education. We understand the many sacrifices you as parents and guardians make on behalf of your children. We are grateful for your commitment and our partnership with you to form young people with a strong moral compass and prepare them for success both now and in the future.
If you have any questions about finances, tuition or any other matters, please contact me.
LAST CHANCE FOR AIM HIGHER SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!!
Did your family receive an Aim Higher Scholarship this year? YOU MUST RE-APPLY BY FEBRUARY 22ND.
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
What did we do on Friday for Staff Development Day?
In the afternoon, we went to the Game Show Battle Room in Golden Valley for a team building activity. It was a great way to end our week and enjoy each other's company.
Fundraising Events: March-May
Gertens Plant Sale--February 21-April 6. If you still have fundraising dollars left to collect for this year, 30% of your sales will apply to your fundraising. You will enjoy Gertens beautiful planters, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials. This fundraising continually grows each year due to the quality of the plants that customers enjoy all year long. Please encourage friends and family to purchase. Plant pick-up is at Sacred Heart on May 10th.
Read-a-thon March 13-24 The cost of our new playground is approximately $45,000. We have already collected funds for this project. WE HAVE $13,000 LEFT TO RAISE. The kids are very excited for our new playground structure. See the photos below. Our hope is that we will collect the balance of the funds during our read-a-thon! This is optional as well, but we could use your support to make our new playground happen!
Teacher Appreciation Beer Bust April 21 Optional. Parents are planning this event. Watch for Evites and emails about this fun event to support the hard work of our teachers and staff.
Parent Teacher Conferences-Thursday, March 9 2:30-7:00 pm Please make an appointment (PreK-8th grade)
Please note: Spring conferences are optional for parents. Please do not hesitate in signing up. We would love to share all the good things about your child.
Parents MUST sign up for a conference, PreK-8th grade. Go to SignUp to schedule your time.
If you have a a5-8th grader, you may sign up with any core teacher your child has.
Fish Fry Dinners-March 3, 10, 17, 24 SignUp to Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities will be posted this week on SignUp.
How can you help?
1. Thursday afternoon prep--3:00-4:30 pm
2. Friday dining room-serve dinner and beverages to our guests and bus tables. We need some volunteers to arrive at 4:15 or 4:30 pm an others at 4:45-5:00 pm.
3. Friday dessert table-help at our dessert table. Time: 4:30-7:00 pm
4. Friday Scullery--help wash dishes using our dishwasher. Time 5:15-7:30pm.
5. STUDENTS-Our middle school students may earn their volunteer hours at our fish fry dinners. Grade 3-5th graders may help bus tables with a parent. Students must use Signup to help. Each Friday will have a limit of the number of students needed to help.
Time: 4:30-7:00 pm.
Gergens Spring Plant Information
Delivery date: May 10 1-5 pm
Plants Available: Hanging baskets, planters, annuals, perennials
**PLEASE NOTE: Quantities are limited on fundraiser items. If an item sells out, it will be marked sold out on the website and customers will not be able to continue to order that item. We encourage you to get your orders in early to avoid limited item availability!
PLEASE PASS THIS LINK AND SCHOOL CODE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HAVE THEM LIST YOUR CHILD'S NAME SO YOU RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE SALE.
Online orders only:
http://www.gertensfundraising.com Sacred Heart Store ID code---145
NEW Playground for 2023-2024
We will fundraise the balance of our playground through our read-a-thon in March. The students are so excited! More details coming.
STEM Science Fair, Grades 5-7
C-STEM Engineering Fair
Friday, February 24, 2023
Fair Day Schedule:
7:00-7:25 a.m. Grade 6-7 projects set-up in Marion Rooms (If preferred: students may bring projects on Thursday.)
7:30 a.m. All students in their homeroom for prayer
7:00-9:00 a.m. Families/guests welcome to view student projects
9:00-11:00 a.m. Judging - videotaping of presentations
(No Guests 9:00-10:00)
10:00-10:45 5th graders at their projects for guests to visit
10:00-1:45 p.m. Families/guests welcome to view student projects
12:30 Stations of the Cross in Church
~1:15 p.m. Award ceremony for grades 5-7 in gym (after Stations of the Cross)
(All students & parents are invited)
Projects will remain displayed through the weekend. They may be picked up after 10:00 Sunday Mass.
Science Fair judges needed
Judges Needed: We are looking for additional judges for our Engineering Fair on Friday, February 24th. Students in grades 6 and 7 have been working hard and are looking forward to sharing their projects. A science or education background is not required. Judges will receive a short orientation at 8:45 a.m. on fair day. Each judge is placed on a judging team of 3-4 judges assigned to a specific group of 6-8 projects. You and your teammates will visit each exhibit individually, interview each competitor, and then complete a judging form for that exhibit/student. Once you have judged all your assigned competitors, you and your teammates will deliberate and fill out certificates. Judging is from 9-11. Please contact Mrs. Petit or the school office if you are interested and able to judge or if you have any questions.
Not interested in judging? Additional help is also welcome throughout the day. Let us know ahead of time, or find Mrs. Petit at any time on Fair day between 7-2 to see how you could help.
Congratulations to Mrs. Svien and Ms. Bursey
Athletic fundraiser--Crystal VFW Steak Fry-March 8
The proceeds from this fundraiser help us purchase athletic uniforms.
Still looking for volunteers to help us make the night successful. If you wish to help, please let Lori Jandl know. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Send in your money to the school in an envelope marked Steak Fry-Lori Jandl. I will send your tickets home with your child!
****Gertens Plant sale goes live!
ASH WEDNESDAY-MASS AT 8:00 A.M. Please join us.
AIM Higher Scholarships due
No mass today
STEM Fair, grades 5-8 (See schedule posted above) 1:15 pm Awards
12:30 pm Stations for the Cross
February 22 Aim Higher Tuition Scholarships due
March 3 End of Trimester 2
March 3 Living Stations 1:00 pm/7:00 pm
March 3 Fish Fry/Spaghetti Dinner
March 8 Steak Fry--Crystal VFW
March 9 Conferences
March 10 No School Students-Staff Development Day
March 10 Fish Fry/Spaghetti Dinner
March 17 Fish Fry/Spaghetti Dinner
March 24 Fish Fry/Spaghetti Dinner
March 27-March 31 Spring Break
Sacred Heart Cenacle
Come join us in community on March 4th at 8:00 am Mass followed by the rosary to petition the Lord, our God and ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will meet in the Marian rooms after Mass. Fr. Pedersen will be hearing confessions from 9:00-9:30 am in the church. Children welcome.
Attention all women business owners
Extreme Faith Camp-Grades 6-8
Extreme Faith Camp 2023 is coming! Any and all 6th-8th graders are invited to join us this June 26th-30th for Extreme Faith Camp! EFC is our annual Catholic summer camp focused on having kids grow in their personal relationship with Christ. This year we'll be heading to Camp Victory just outside Rochester for awesome games, amazing talks, ropes courses, 9 square, archery tag, laser tag, river tubing, Wacky Olympics, Mass, Confession, Adoration, and so much more! It's the best week all summer!
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.