Sacred Heart Catholic School News

February 21, 2023

Monitoring the winter storm this week

We will closely monitor the winter storm this week. We are expecting a great deal of snow Tuesday-Thursday. Please remember that this year, Sacred Heart Catholic School will make our own decision regarding school closing due to weather. We are NOT following Robbinsdale Schools. When school is closed, Kids Club will close as well.

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

The Sacred Heart Parish Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Finance Council and input from the School Advisory Council, has set tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 school year. It is our goal this year to limit the increase, while at the same time ensuring we provide the best quality educational experience to our students and families with a highly qualified faculty and staff. Parents will see a $400 tuition increase for the 1st and 2nd child and a discount for the 3rd child. Our goal is to retain our qualified teachers at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

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.

Karen Bursey


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Registration Fee Deducted for the 2023-2024 school year

On February 15th, the $50 registration fee per child was deducted from your TADS account. This is the registration fee payment for next year.


Did your family receive an Aim Higher Scholarship this year? YOU MUST RE-APPLY BY FEBRUARY 22ND.

Families must apply each year to qualify for the Aim Higher scholarship. If you received a scholarship this year, you are guaranteed a scholarship next year as long as you apply by Feb. 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 morning, we had an NWEA coach come in to meet with all math teachers, K-8, and reading teachers, gr. 5-8, to look at student NWEA winter testing results. They analyzed winter data, discussed strategies that worked the first half of the year, and created a new strategies to help students meet their spring NWEA growth goals.

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.

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Fundraising Events: March-May

We have a few fundraising events coming up that are optional as long as you have completed your $300 fundraising commitment per child for the 2022-2023 school year.

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)

Parent teacher conferences are a great opportunity to share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, assessments, assignments and time for parents to share their child's strengths, needs, behaviors, and learning styles.

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

Our famous fish fry dinners are right around the corner and we need many helping hands to make it all possible. All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Catholic School.

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.

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Gergens Spring Plant Information

Dates to order online: February 21-April 6. Closes at 10 PM.

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!


Online orders only: Sacred Heart Store ID code---145

NEW Playground for 2023-2024

Check out our new playground. We have already received many donations for our playground which also includes sales from our used uniform sales the last couple years and our new school store. The plan is to install the playground this summer. To save on costs, we will do a community build where parents and friends will help with the install under the guidance of two playground installers.

We will fundraise the balance of our playground through our read-a-thon in March. The students are so excited! More details coming.

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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

Congratulations to Sarah and Karen chosen for their wisdom in growing our Catholic community.
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Athletic fundraiser--Crystal VFW Steak Fry-March 8

Come out to the Crystal VFW on Wednesday, March 8th from 5-7 for a Steak Fry to support RAMS Athletics! $12 will get you steak, Texas toast, cole slaw, and a baked potato served to you by student athletes and parents.

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!

Hot Lunch

Lunch ordering is open from now thru April 10. Menu changes were made to the following dates: February 22 (Ash Wednesday), Cheese Bread, and February 24, Cheese pizza.

February 20-24

****Gertens Plant sale goes live!


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ASH WEDNESDAY-MASS AT 8:00 A.M. Please join us.

AIM Higher Scholarships due

Chess Club



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STEM Fair, grades 5-8 (See schedule posted above) 1:15 pm Awards

12:30 pm Stations for the Cross

Upcoming Events

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

Sacred Heart Parish is forming a prayer group, meeting on the first Saturday of the month. We will be praying for the conversion of our loved ones; children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

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

Attention all women business owners or those who may know of a woman owned business in the community!!! Please join the Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women for their 2nd Annual Celebrating Women Owned Business Expo on Saturday 4/22/2023 from 10 - 2 pm here at Sacred Heart Church. Registration is just $20 per table or $10 if you want your business card on a resource table and cannot attend in person. Contact Dianne Detloff for more information
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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!

Registrations are due May 5th. Contact Matt Kruc at for more info and to sign up!
Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

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
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.

2022-2023 School Calendar

Updated calendar.

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.