Sacred Heart Catholic School News

December 5, 2022

Advent-Week 2

God of peace, during this Advent season, keep us from getting caught up in the busyness and chaos of the world around us. Help us to slow down, so that we may find rest in the Prince of Peace, your son, Jesus Christ. As we prepare for his coming, make us instruments of your peace in our homes, in our schools, in our work and in our world. Amen.

Happy St. Nicholas Day---December 6th

Traditionally, St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on the day of his death, December 6, and children leave shoes or stockings outside of their bedroom door or on the hearth.

Hopefully, St. Nick will stop by our school on Tuesday. Students will put shoes in the hallway. If they have been nice, they will find a candy cane. If they have been naughty, they will find a piece of coal.

How to Access Your Child's Trimester 1 Report Card on Educate

1. After logging in to Educate, from your " homepage", select "School" from the left side of the page.

2. Click "Students"

3. Click "Report Cards"

***Click on the PDF icon to view Trimester 1 Report Card.

If you cannot log into Educate or you are having trouble, please contact Sarah Bowback.

Reminders for this Week

1. Santa's Workshop Shopping envelope

Remember that this is an optional activity for your child. Your child brought home a green envelope last week. If you want your child to shop at Santa's Workshop, please return the envelope this week with cash or a check. Directions are on the envelope. Your child's class is scheduled to shop on Thursday or Friday.

2. January lunches are now ready to order.

3. School mass is Thursday this week for Immaculate Conception.

4. Join us for our band/orchestra concert on Tuesday at 12:45 pm or 6:30 pm.

Kindness Awards for November

Congratulations to the following students for being role models for their classmates by being kind and caring students:








Mr. Melius HR-Gus

Mrs. Hippen HR-Evelin

Mrs. Barbatsis/Mrs. Petit HR-Tim

Mrs. Thomes HR-Annaliese

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NEW---Study Hall After school for grades 5-8 Starting TODAY!

We are offering our 5th-8th grade students a study hall after school on Monday-Thursday from 2:10-3:15 pm. Teachers have graciously agreed to supervise the study hall. Please note: This is not tutoring, but a time for students to work on homework.

Cost: $5.00 per student each day and collected when your child attends a particular day.

Middle School Honor Roll--Trimester 1

Gold Honor Roll--All A's

Ben Ross-8th

Tim Fisher-7th

Tyler Hillenbrand-7th

Silver Honor Roll--All A's and B's

Eli Antoine-8th

Jameson Hinz-8th

Xavier Adams-7th

Abigail Bentler-7th

Noelle Brown-7th

Brier Conzemius-7th

Charlie Finley-7th

Annaliese Harty-7th

Declan Murphy-7th

Yadira Ocampo-7th

Parker Olson-7th

Nolan Anderson-6th

Julien Bethea-6th

Mac Flanagan-6th

Sam King-6th

Maggie Leonard-6th

Sugeyli Salazar-6th

****Students may be out of uniform on Wednesday, December 7th.

Santa's Workshop: December 8-9

Volunteers Needed:

Santa’s Workshop is December 8th and 9th and Santa’s elves are needed to help students shop, wrap gifts, and collect money. Volunteers are needed on Thursday morning and afternoon and volunteers to send food for the elves. Please sign up to help in person or to send refreshments for Santa’s elves.

What is Santa’s Workshop?

Santa’s Workshop provides students Pre-K 3 through 8th grade the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Each family will receive an envelope with gift tags to help their student create a shopping list by filling the gift tags out. You’ll return the envelop with money and the gift tags for your student to shop. Gifts range between $1 and $8 and students will be helped to stay within their budget. We want all students who want to participate to be able to do so, so a Saint Nicholas fund is established to help all students participate. Envelopes will be sent home after Thanksgiving.

Where do the funds go?

Santa’s Workshop is PTC’s biggest fundraiser. All funds raised go directly back in to the school to support student activities and treats and teacher appreciation gifts and meals, among many other PTC initiatives. We appreciate the continued support for this wonderful event!

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Donate a basket or other items for our gala. Don't forget today is Cyber Monday!

Please consider buying an item to be used in the silent or live auction at the 9th annual Sacred Heart Gala, "We Are All In This Together" taking place on February 10th, 2023. If you want to donate an item, but are having trouble thinking of what to donate, we have some ideas on the signupgenius. Thank you for your generosity in considering supporting us!

Some items listed have an amazon link directly to the item, if you are able to use the link (may have to copy and paste), please feel free to send it directly to the school: 4050 Hubbard Ave. N. Robbinsdale, MN, 55422. For any other items or baskets please drop them off at the main office, or contact Zach Fimon (763-285-6256, to arrange having an item picked up. You will receive a thank you for your donation following the event. Thank you for your help in making our Gala an incredible night!

All baskets are due on January 20th.

Let me know if you think of anything else we need to include or have any questions!

Zachary Fimon

Director of Advancement

Order December and/or January Lunches Here

Order your child's lunches for December.

Christmas Programs in December

1. 3 and 4 year old Pre K: Thursday, December 15th at 5:15 pm.

The 3 and 4/5 PreK students have their program the same night as K-8 but it will be at 5:15 pm. Please arrive at 5:00 pm. We will sing songs and everyone may stay for pizza, beverages and/or cookies. Watch for an invitation. Then families may choose to attend the K-8 program at 6:15 pm in the gym.

2. Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7: Thursday, December 15th 6:15 pm.

The Sacred Heart Christmas production of "Babes in Toyland" is fast approaching! Grades 1,3,5, and 7 are performing for the school at 12:20 and for family and friends at 6:15 on Thursday, December 15. Please have the seventh graders be at school that night at 5:15 with costumes ready to go so we can practice any last minute things. Grades 1,3,and 5 should arrive by 6:00 to meet their teachers in the Marion rooms. All involved have been working really hard, looking forward to it!

Mr. Melius

3. Band/Orchestra Concert-Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm. Join us for a night of beautiful music by our band and orchestra students. It will definitely put you in the Christmas mood.

December 5-9

2nd Week of Advent


7:40 am Advent prayer service (3rd)


2:10 pm Sterling Karate (make-up)


St. Nick's Day


12:45 pm Band/Orchestra school performance

6:30 pm Band/Orchestra evening performance

2:10-3:00 pm Sterling Karate


Chess Club


8:00 a.m. School Mass---Immaculate Conception

Santa's Workshop

6:00 pm B Squad boys' basketball game @ SHCS

7:00 pm JV boys' basketball game @ SHCS


No School Mass

Santa's Workshop

10:00 am School Penance Service--grades 3-8

Upcoming Events

December 15 Christmas Program 12:30 pm/6:15 pm

December 15 PreK Christmas Program 5:15 pm

December 20 All-school caroling at end of day

December 21-January 3 Christmas Break

January 4 Return to School

January 10 PTC meeting

January 16 Movie Night sponsored by PTC

January 17 No School-Martin Luther King Day

January 27 Frosty Fun Dance--PreK-5th grade

January 29 Open House at SHCS---11:00-12:30 pm, Book Fair, Coffee & Donuts

January 30-February 3 Catholic Schools Week

Retake photos are now ready!

Ordering photos is totally optional, however, we need all parents to choose the photo you would like in the yearbook.

Questions: Please contact or call 952-473-2142.

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Gala 2023 February 10, 2023 Check out what is NEW at our gala this year!

Tickets for the 2023 Gala are now for sale! Purchase your ticket now for an early bird rate!

New to the Gala this year:

- Discount code: From now until January 2nd you can use code earlybird to get $15 off your ticket at checkout. Tickets are $65 but with the early bird rate, you can purchase a ticket for $50.00! What a deal!

- VIP Tables: We are selling VIP tables this year. VIP tables will be a reserved table for 8 people near the stage. VIP perks; complimentary wine and water pours at dinner, sponsorship tables and VIP tables will be first in line for dinner hosted by Miltons.

- Teachers' Tickets: Please consider sponsoring a teachers' ticket with your purchase. Selling these tickets will help immensely with covering event costs, while enabling our teachers and staff to attend the event for free! Let's show the teachers how much we appreciate them. Teacher tickets will be $45.00.


Do you own a business or know of a business that may sponsor our gala?

We have sponsorship levels of $5000, $2500, $1000, and $500. The details are listed on our One Cause website under the Sponsorship Opportunities tab. Please contact Zach Fimon, Director of Advancement, or Karen Bursey, Principal, at or call 763- 285-6256 for any questions or interest concerning sponsorships.

We need help with the following:

1. LIVE AUCTION ITEMS: Looking for cabins or condo, trip tickets, concert or golf tickets, Twins/Wild/Vikings tickets, hosting a dinner for a group of people, etc. Please contact Karen.

2. Sponsorships: We are looking for businesses to sponsor our event. We have a variety of levels of sponsorships. Maybe you own a business or your place of employment would sponsor our gala. Letters coming soon.

3. Silent Auction baskets: We will be releasing a list of silent auction baskets that you may donate to our auction. All baskets are due January 15th.

Zachary Fimon

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Aim Higher Scholarship Application Open---2023-2024 School Year

Families must apply each year to qualify for the Aim Higher scholarship.

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.

Fliers attached at the bottom of the the newsletter (English and Spanish)

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Join us on January 15th for Family Movie Night--There is no school on Jan. 16th!

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School Volunteer Opportunities ready on SignUp

Our requirement is that each family volunteer at least 15-20 hours during the school year. We have many opportunities during the school day, evening or during the weekend.


Gala--Solicit businesses

Join our PTC group

Garden Club for SHCS

School SignUp Link-

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.