Sacred Heart School

February 10th, 2023

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Thank you to everyone who registered for the 2023-2024 school year.

We are working to make Sacred Heart to best school ever!!

We Had A Blast Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

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Penned By the Principal

Lord, fix my broken heart

The word courage comes from the Greek “cor” which translates to heart. The heart represents our innermost thoughts, feelings and desires. These things are very personal and are what make us individually wonderful to God. Yet, our hearts are easily broken by others and by ourselves. How do we teach children to be courageous and share God’s light and love with the world without first teaching them to heal and protect their hearts?

The world will break your heart. That is for certain. The students at Sacred Heart easily pointed out many, many ways that a heart can be broken.

*Being told you aren’t good enough *Feeling left out *Having someone physically hurt you *Telling yourself you are awful *Having someone yell at you *Being told you are bad * When you lose someone close to you * Having a pet die.

These are just a few of the examples the children shared when I asked them how our hearts can be broken. We also quickly realized that we can break our own hearts.

*Lying *Not trying hard *Not finishing your homework *Hurting our friends *Arguing with siblings *Not obeying the rules at home or at school.

I showed them a crisp white piece of paper and crumbled it with every example they provided. In the end, the paper was a mangled mess. We can never put the paper back to the crisp white piece we had at the beginning but maybe, we don’t want to. Those wrinkles and scars are enlightening us. They are giving us a reason to think harder about our resilience, and our inner strength. We want them to know God’s power to heal and how to use it to bring them closer to God.

6 Ways to heal your own heart

1. Pray- Let God show you how much he loves you and bask in this love until you feel better. 2. Hope- God’s love will guide you through the darkness and into the possibilities of loving fully again

3. Gratitude- Count your blessings, and what are we grateful for: EVERYTHING!

4. Forgiveness- Yes- you are hurt, maybe even deeply wounded. No one can heal this pain the way you can. God has given you all that you need to heal your pain. You just need to trust that God can heal you if you ask him.

5. Purpose- Why are you here on Earth, in this life, with these people? Surely it is to spread goodness and knowledge. Focus on your purpose and ask God to reveal your special gifts that you are meant to share.

6. Love- Be kind to yourself and others and serve them as best as you can. Be gentle, be sweet, be honest and caring.

"I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to My statutes, and observe and carry out My ordinances; thus they shall be My people, and I will be their God" (Ez 11:19-20).

God Bless,

Anne Atkin, principal

St. Josephine Bakita

St. Josephine Bakita- Feast Day Feb. 8th- Her story is a testament to the power of forgiveness. We learned about her in morning prayer.

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Saint Valentine- the Patron Saint of Marriage- A Simple Story Told for Children to Understand

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Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, Feb. 12th– Parent Group Meeting 6:00-7:00 in the Gray Room at the school.

Friday, Feb. 17th– 1/2 Day of School. No Beyond the Bell.

Monday, Feb. 20th– No School—Presidents’ Day

Wednesday, Feb. 22ndAsh Wednesday. Mass at 8:00am. Students should wear the Mass uniform.

Friday, March 3rd- Glow Party to Kick off March is Reading Month (more info. to come)

Healthy No Bake Valentine Cookies

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· ½ cup peanut butter

· ¼ cup coconut oil measured liquid

· ¼ cup coconut sugar

· ½ cup dark chocolate chips or semi sweet chocolate chips

· 1 teaspoon vanilla

· ½ teaspoon salt

· 1 ¾ cup oats

· 2 tablespoon chia seeds


1. First, start by melting both the peanut butter and the coconut oil together in a small pot. Stir until smooth then add the coconut sugar then stir until the sugar is dissolved. By this time the mixture is just about to boil but do not boil it.

2. Move the pot off the heat and add in the chocolate chips. Stir until all the chocolate is melted and well incorporated. Add in the vanilla and the salt and stir one more time to combine.

3. Add in the oats and the chia seeds and stir until everything is coated with the peanut butter and chocolate mixture. Let the mixture rest in the pot for 20 minutes.

4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and using your heart cookie cutter scoop out 2-3 tablespoons in the center. Flatten using the back of the spoon and then remove the cookie cutter. Repeat this process until you are completely done with all the oat mixture. Top the cookie with pink sprinkles if you are making these for valentine's day.

5. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and let the cookies solidify in there for 20 minutes.


Store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

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Betsy Meyers 1st Jan. 30th

Hannah Meyers 1st Jan. 30th

Brylee Luma 4th Jan. 30th

Paisley Shaffer 4th Jan. 31st

Jamison Cleary PK Feb. 1st

Hendrix Fountain PK Feb. 2nd

Magdalena Moreno K Feb. 3rd

Dixon Root PK Feb. 4th

Cruz Miesel K Feb. 4th

Wyatt Sanborn PK Feb. 5th

Paxon Bovee PK Feb. 6th

Kingsley Shaw 4th Feb. 12th

Jaxson Clark PK Feb 17th

Kaydence Henning 5th Feb. 17th

Anze Williams 4th Feb. 19th

Craig Price K Feb. 21st