Sacred Heart Weekly Update

September 20, 2021

Safety protocol update

As this school year progresses, COVID-19 will continue to be something we will monitor. We have had two cases affecting school already. The Delta variant is known to be more contagious than the strain going around last year. We will track all cases and report them to MDH and the Archdiocese.

This is the protocol we will follow:

1. Positive case reported to the school: Positive person will quarantine for 10 days. A letter will be emailed to the class to notify them. Classroom parents are asked to watch for symptoms and the positive case will be reported to MDH and the Archdiocese. We will sanitize the entire classroom.

2. The entire class might be asked to quarantine if it begins to appear that there has been an outbreak in the class. This will be based on a percentage of the class out, our ability to trace the exposure, and other factors. The decision will be made in collaboration with the leadership team and school nurse.

3. Students who have a family member test positive for COVID must stay home for 10 days to protect the rest of their classmates unless they are fully vaccinated or have had a positive COVID test in the preceding 90 days. This is because it is in their home and therefore much more likely to be transferred to them.

4. This year, only students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are therefore required to quarantine will be allowed to learn virtually. This will also include siblings that have to quarantine due to positive test results.

Note: Specialists will provide homework only. No virtual learning for specialists.

Please set up your child's PledgeStar account for Marathon

Using your computer-

Go to

Click "Not Registered For This Year's Event"

Enter parent name and email address, then click "Submit"

Follow the directions on-screen to register jogger's and add family and friends.

Using your phone:

Go to your device's App Store and search for "PledgeStar" to download the Family App, or go to

On the home screen enter your event code: "sacred heart" to locate your event

Click "Not registered For This Year's Event"

Enter parent name and email address, then click "Submit"

Follow the instructions on-screen to register jogger(s) and add family and friends.

Week at a Glance


School Pictures--out of uniform for students

Fall MAP testing ---Reading, gr. K-8

Volleyball: B squad @ St John Paul 6 pm, Varsity @ Providence 7:00 pm


Chipotle fundraiser-Crystal 4-8 pm

2:05-3:05 pm Sterling Karate

Cross Country Meet @ Epiphany 4 pm

Soccer: Sacred Heart vs. St. Raphael HOME 3:45 pm


Spirit wear day----Wear RAM shirts with uniform pants, skort

Dr. Jules parenting webinar @ 7 pm (See below)


Curriculum Night, PreK-4th grade 5:45-6:10 pm or 6:20-6:45 pm. Teachers will make the same presentation at both sessions. Parents only.


8:00 a.m. School Mass--wear mass uniform (wear logo shirt, no shorts)

Volleyball: Varsity @ Ave Maria 7:15

Soccer: Sacred Heart vs. Providence HOME 4:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Chipotle in Crystal from 4-8 pm

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Lost & Found

Our lost and found is growing. We have many jackets and blue 3/4 zip SHCS pullovers.

Please put your child's name on the tag if possible so when we find the item, we can return to your child.

Our lost and found is located by the lunchroom.

Curriculum Nights

Working with your child's teachers is one of the best ways to support his/her learning. You share a common goal: Providing the best educational experience for your child. We hope that we have 100% attendance from our parents. Curriculum night is for parents only.

PreK-4th Grade Curriculum Night--Thursday, September 23

Teachers will present to exact presentations at 5:45-6:10 pm and 6:20-6:45 pm.

Parents are invited to curriculum night on September 19th to meet their child's teacher.

At curriculum night, you should expect:

  • teacher presentations on curriculum
  • teachers providing an outline for routines and expectations that will help students have a successful year
  • time to ask questions
  • time to network with other parents in your child's class
  • learn about the teacher's communication strategy
  • homework expectations

Grades 5-8 Curriculum Night--Tuesday, September 28 5:45 pm.

At curriculum night, you will meet with each of your child's core teachers to learn about the curriculum, how to log in to your child's electronic device, check grades on Educate, behavior expectations, homework/projects, grading, service hours, etc.

RAM Pride rewards for students

We will begin handing out RAM Pride rewards to students for their reverence to prayer, respect, integrity, determination, and excellence. The teachers are on the look out for students displaying RAM Pride throughout the day.

Students have the chance to earn weekly prizes in their homeroom. We will also select a student of the month in each grade who models our RAM Pride traits.

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Marathon 2021 Saturday, October 2 @ Sanborn Park at 9:15 a.m.

This fundraiser is the only mandatory fundraiser for SHCS and its success is a tremendous example of how SHCS families and staff pull together to accomplish our goals. Our goal is for EVERY student to bringin $200.00 of the required $300 fundraising goal for the Marathon. The Marathon is also a celebration and a chance for people to come together. We have fun walking, running or biking. All funds remain here at Sacred Heart and they are used to offset the rising costs of providing a quality education.

Have you set up your PledgeStar account yet? Please refer to the instructions on setting up your PledgeStar web page. You may still collect cash/checks and we will enter them to your family PledgeStar web page so you can track your total.


PLINKO- Students earn a chip to play our PLINKO game. We have fun prizes to win.

Goal of $100.00………..Receive 1 Plinko chip. You are halfway there!

Goal of $200.00………..Earn a SHCS RAM marathon T-shirt and 2 Plinko chips. Thank you for reaching your goal. Students may wear the marathon t-shirt on spirt wear days.

Goal of $325.00 ……… Earn a SHCS RAM marathon T-shirt and 3 Plinko chips and an extra recess with Ms. Bursey AND a Target gift card. Thank you for going above and beyond your goal! Students may wear the marathon t-shirt on spirt wear days.

Homerooms that meet 100% of Marathon goal: The class will have a special reward in the classroom chosen by the class and teacher. (Ex. Extra recess, movie day, game day, etc.)

Top 3 Marathon Students:

1st place: Lunch with a friend and Ms. Bursey at place of choice in Robbinsdale (McDonald’s, Subway, Broadway Pizza, El Toro)

2nd place: Ice cream party for their class

3rd place: Game day for their class.

Wreath Sales--Orders due October 28th

Sales material includes a vivid color display of the affordable, quality items we are offering, and the order sheet is located directly on the back of the page. Checks payable to Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Order deadline: October 28

Deliver: November 16-18

We appreciate all you do to help keep education costs down with these invaluable fundraisers.

Bud Heifort and Pat Moore

Show your school spirit

We have some RAM sweatshirts for sale for either students or parents.

We have the following sizes available:

3 Youth Large (14-16)

9 Adult Small

9 Adult Medium

Cost $15.00

****Students may wear for spirit day (Wednesday) or parents can wear at athletic games.

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Bring to school every day

1. Face Masks--We suggest kids bring an extra mask in their backpack.

2. Water Bottle (K-8) Water bottles not allowed in PreK due to licensing.

Volunteer Hours--Goal: 20 hours per family

Please click on the link to volunteer.

We need volunteers for the following:

Marathon Crossing Guards

Purchase 1 doz. cookies

Purchase 1 doz. donuts

Thursday Teacher Treats

Wash lunchroom towels

Chess Club afterschool

Girls Scouts, K-1

Varsity Basketball coach

Art adventure--3rd, 8th grade

Santa's Workshop-Dec. 9-10

RAMS Corner--Athletic News

Good luck Cross Country on Tuesday, September 14 at your St.Raphael meet!! Volleyball and soccer games start next week!!

Fall Sports: please submit all volleyball, cross country, and soccer fees as soon as possible! 12 pack water, Gatorade, or pop can be dropped off to Lori Jandl!

Boys Basketball: If you have not signed up for boys Basketball, please do so using the google link! Payments can be sent to the office. Tryouts will be held in October!

We are in need of some coaches for this winter

Varsity basketball coach- boys

If you are interested in helping coach winter sports, please let Lori Jandl know ASAP.

We want to ensure we have coaches for all our athletic teams.

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What does the future hold for the Archdiocese?

It depends on you! Archbishop Hebda needs your feedback on priorities we should focus on as our Archdiocese moves forward.

How can you share your feedback? Through Synod small groups, hosted right here at Sacred Heart, and at parishes throughout the Archdiocese. For six weeks, you will gather in a small group with other parishioners to pray, learn, and discuss.

What to Expect when you participate in Synod small groups this Fall:

We hope you join in this important step in shaping the future of our Archdiocese. Here’s how it will go.

-Arrive at your parish and find a seat at a table of about 8.

-Watch a video which will lead everyone in prayer and share teaching on our beautiful Catholic faith to inform our discussion and response.

-As you are comfortable, share your experience and ideas in discussion with your tablemates.

-Respond to ideas and offer your own suggestions on a feedback form to be considered by Archbishop Hebda.

The Synod small groups will meet every week from September 20th-November 6th EXCEPT for the week of October 18th-23rd because it is fall break. Please choose the day/time that works best for you.

Monday evenings 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday afternoons 1:00-3:00pm

Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00am

Archbishop Hebda wants to hear from you. Please participate. Even if you are unable to commit to all 6 weeks, come for what you can. Join us in the Marian Rooms this week!

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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.