Sacred Heart Catholic School News

May 1, 2023

Happy May Day!

May is finally here. Let's pray that water weather is on the way.

Remember: Gertens spring plants will be delivered on May 10th and pick-up is from 1-5 pm in the parking lot behind the school.

We say good-bye to Mrs. Mary Lundberg

Mary Lundberg has decided to retire after 21 years of teaching preschool at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Mary has been with us in preschool since Day 1 and helped us design an excellent program for our young students. Over the years, she has seen many changes to DHS licensing and curriculum.

Mary is going to spend her time at her cabin, traveling, and relaxing with her grandchildren. Thank you for your many years of teaching at SHCS. We will miss you!

Hiring a 4 year old PreK Teacher

Do you know a person looking to work at a great place? Our preschool position is full time with benefits. We have a great community with awesome students. If you know someone that might be interested, please pass on the information.


Karen Bursey

We met our goal for our new playground! Thank you for helping make this happen

Now we need your help with building our playground. They have delivered our playground materials and we have planned the install on Friday, June 2 3:00-6:00 pm (13 more volunteers needed) and Saturday, June 3 from 7:00-3:00 pm.(12 more volunteers needed). Lunch provided.

PLEASE help us put our playground together!

Two playground foreman will be onsite to help lead the install of our new playground. We need 15 volunteers on both days. The students are so excited to have a new playground.

Please volunteer and support our new playground-

Last day to apply for a Sacred Heart Tuition Scholarship Applications-- Due today!

Sacred Heart Catholic School uses TADS Financial Aid Assessment to determine the needs of each family that applies for a scholarship. Annually, families will be required to apply for a scholarship by the given deadline as the school and parish have limited resources.

Apply online at and click on the Family Log-in Button. Use our school code SP23364000. Call TADS at 1-800-477-8237 for more information.

Deadline: May 1st

Tuition for 2022-2023 school year

Please make sure your tuition for the 2022-2023 is paid in full by May 31st so your child will receive the end of the year report card.

We rely on prompt payment of tuition to meet our budget. If you have have questions or special circumstances, please contact Karen Bursey.

April Kindness Awards

Thank you to the following students for being kind to one another!

4 PreK-Ethan










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Looking for new SAC members for next year--Forms due on May 15th

The School Advisory Council is established to assist the Pastor and Principal in the governance of the school. SAC has responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Advancement
  • Education Programs
  • Finance
  • Policy
  • Selection of the Principal
  • Strategic Planning

Meetings: We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month, August-May.

Term: Three years, with the option of serving an additional term.

The purpose of this Google form is to allow candidates interested in joining SHCS's School Advisory Council (SAC) to submit personal and professional information for consideration, as well as, why they are interested and a good fit for this role. Please direct any questions you may have to: Karen Bursey, Principal or Laura Carrillo (

****The form will provide more information on the qualifications for a SAC member.

Click on this link to submit your information for SAC:

Volunteer Opportunities in May

1. May 10 Spring plants--We are in need of volunteers to sort plant orders and help with plant pick-up.

2. June 2-3 Help build our playground. We need 15 volunteers each day. Two foreman will be here to guide us along. Our goal is that our playground will be blessed before we leave for the summer.

3. May 24 K-4 Track & Field Day--We need 7 volunteers to help monitor a station at track and field. MUST HAVE VIRTUS-background check, watch video, code of conduct.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8-12

We celebrate our amazing teachers the week of May 8-12. Consider having your child write a note to his/her teacher thanking them for a great school year. Our teachers make many sacrifices working in a Catholic school and we thank them for their ministry to their faith.

Kindergarten Round-Up! Encourage family and friends to set up a tour for our kindergarten program!

Please send prospective kinders and families to us so we can showcase our school. We can't wait to meet our future students on May 9th.
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Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

From May 1-7, 2023, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends!
*except for work and school assignments

Students are encouraged to participate and try a week without screens for entertainment. Students who participate will earn a non uniform coupon from Mrs. Svien. Parents please email or send a note to Mrs. Svien to verify participation.

Gertens Spring Plants Volunteers--May 10

Thank you for ordering spring plants with us. Please mark your calendar for the delivery date.

Delivery date: May 10 1-5 pm

We are in need of volunteers to help sort the orders once they arrive and help with pick-up.

Sorting Plant Volunteers: 10:00-12:30 pm. 7 volunteers needed

Pick-up Volunteers: 1:00-3:00 pm and 3:00-5:00 pm. 2 for each time slot.

May Hot Lunch is Ready for Ordering

Lunch ordering is open from now thru June 2nd.


May 12th is a teacher professional development day. Students will enjoy a day off!

May 1-5

NWEA MAP TESTING CONTINUES. This week: Reading test: Grade K-8.




Testing: Grades K, 2nd, 3rd

3:30 pm Girls Run Group



Testing: Grades K, 1st, 3rd


3:45 pm Baseball game at Sacred Heart


Testing: Grades 1st, 2nd


3:30 pm Girls Run Group


8:00 am School Mass

Field Trip: Grades K-5

3:45 pm Baseball at Sacred Heart


1st Communion Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, May 8th MAY CROWNING-Students may bring 1 flower to crown Mary.

Upcoming Events

April 24-May 12 NWEA MAP testing, K-8

May 6 1st Communion at 10:30 a.m.

May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9 Kindergarten Round-up 6 pm

May 10 Gertens Plant Delivery 1-5 pm

May 12 No School--Staff Development

May 17 DARE graduation-grade 5 1:00 pm

May 18-Spring Musical--Grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8

The Sacred Heart Spring production of "Jungle Book: The Musical" is fast approaching! Grades 2,4,6,8, and Kindergarten will be performing for the school at 12:20 pm and for family and friends at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 18. Please have the sixth and eighth graders be at school that night at 5:30 pm with costumes ready to go so we can practice any last minute things. Grades Kinde, 2, and 4 should arrive by 6:15 pm to meet their teachers in the Marion rooms. Sixth and Eighth graders will both be acting this year. All involved have been working really hard, looking forward to it!

Mr. Melius

Summer Piano Lessons


I have some openings for new piano students this summer. I will be teaching Monday and Tuesday days this summer, either here at school or I can come to your home. If your child is interested in starting piano lessons, please contact me at

Mr. Melius

Family Volunteer Hours and middle school service hours

Thank you to all parents and students that have volunteered so far this year. We could not do the many, many activities and events without you. Volunteering builds a strong Sacred Heart community and a way for parents to get to know each other.

Families may begin turning in the list of volunteer hours they have participated in this year. You may use the form attached at the bottom of the newsletter or type of a list and send it our way.

Students in grades 6-8 may also start turning in their service hours. Forms are located in their homeroom. Parents must sign this form acknowledging the service hours.

Order your School Supplies for 2023-2024

We are using 1st Day School Supplies again. For convenience, parents have the option of ordering your child's school supplies online and the kit will be waiting for you at Back to School Day in fall.
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Sacred Heart Church Raffle

The raffle flier is posted at the bottom of the school newsletter or stop by the parish reception desk to purchase your ticket(s).
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Summer Activities you might be interested in

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Summer Basketball Camp-Boys Grades 5-8

Coach Maureen Finley has graciously volunteered to run the summer basketball camp once again.

Simply email drop off a check in the school office to save a spot.

Cost: $25 per player.
When: August 28-31st Monday-Thursday.

Time: 10-11:30 am.

Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

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.