Sacred Heart Catholic School News

September 19, 2022

Welcome our new Director of Advancement--Mr. Zach Fimon

I am very excited to begin my role as director of advancement at Sacred Heart Catholic School. While new to the role within the school, I graduated from SHCS in 2012 and have had much of my family attend or work at SHCS throughout the years so I am very familiar with and am looking forward to positively promoting the amazing community we have here.

After attending SHCS, I made my way down to Nicollet Island in Minneapolis where I graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 2016. Upon graduation from high school I studied at Saint John's University (MN) where I obtained my bachelor's degree in Economics while studying Theater, Vocal Performance, singing in choir and playing club volleyball on the side.

In my free time I still enjoy acting, singing and anything to do with playing or listening to music. I am also a huge sports fan, especially anything Minnesota sports! Most importantly I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

I am looking forward to the rest of this school year, and would like to thank everyone for welcoming me to the school! Let's have a great year!

Thank you,

Zach Fimon

We had a great time at our Pep Fest on Friday

We competed in cheers, team relays and tug-of-war to create excitement for our Fun Fest. Great fun was had by all.

Thank you to Katherine Johnson, Monica Thibault, and Sarah Svien for planning.

Pep Fest

Have you set up your PledgeStar account for Marathon?

This is a super easy way to collect online pledges from family and friends. We also accept cash and checks. We will add the pledge amounts to your Pledgestar account.

****Directions are below in the newsletter.

September 19-23

****West Broadway parking lot closed until tent is removed.



Soccer game 4:30pm

Volleyball game 6:30 pm at St. Raphael's



2:10-3:00 pm Sterling Karate

4:30 Soccer Practice

4-5 pm Cross country practice


2:10 pm Chess Club

4:15 pm Soccer game at HOME

6:30 pm Volleyball game at St John Paul

6:00 pm SAC meeting


NET Retreat, grades 6-8 at Sacred Heart

3-4 pm Volleyball practice

4-5 pm Cross Country Meet

Curriculum Night, K-4 (see information below)


8:00 a.m. School Mass---mass uniform (NO SHORTS ARE ALLOWED)

Upcoming Events

September 29 PreK Meet & Greet 5:45-6:30 pm Outside. Meet other PreK families and preschoolers.

September 29 Curriculum Night, grades 5-8 Begins at 5:45 pm

October 1 School Marathon Prayer begins at 9:15 a.m.

October 4-Gr. 2 Sacrament parent meeting 6:30 pm

October 11--PTC meeting 5:30 pm

October 12--Picture Day

October 17-18 Parent/teacher conferences

October 19,20,21 No School

Kids Club reminders

1. This year, Kids Club closes at 5:30 pm. Please be on time to pick up your child.

2. Mrs. Ross does billing each week. Please stay on top of your weekly invoices for Kids Club.

3. Please communicate with classroom teachers and Kids Club to keep them informed when your child will be attending Kids Club after school.

September 22 Curriculum Night, K-4

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.

Kindergarten-4th Grade Parent Curriculum Night

Teachers will present the exact presentations both times: 5:45-6:10 pm and 6:20-6:45 pm.

Parents are invited to curriculum night on September 22nd 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

Handbook Reminders: Hair color and shoes

Hairstyles that draw undue attention to the students will not be permitted. Highlights, braids and extensions must be of a color that occurs naturally in humans and not be in contrast as to draw undue attention to the student.

Note: We understand that some students may still have hair color in from Fun Fest. By end of the week, the color should be washed out.

Socks and Shoes

  • Solid white or navy socks or tights must be worn at all times
  • Shoe style must cover the whole foot with no open toes, sides or backs
  • Shoes with built-in wheels, in-line skates, crocs, slides, high platform shoes, etc. are not permitted

Families may order FREE COVID-19 home test kits

K-8 School Marathon for Non-Public Education-Funds collected so far $8396

Mark your calendar: SCHOOL MARATHON

Saturday, October 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Sanborn Park

Our goal this year is for EVERY student to bring in the required $300 fundraising amount for the Marathon. This is NEW this year! We have some fun prizes for the students to help us reach our goal of $44,500. We understand that this may not work for everyone, but we hope everyone will do their very best to help us reach our goal.

If we reach our goal: Mr. Ziebol has graciously agreed to having whipped cream pies thrown at him during a pep fest IF AND ONLY IF we reach our goal! The top pledge earner in each grade will have the honor of tossing a cream pie at Mr. Ziebol.

Why did we change the marathon amount required for Marathon? We would like to collect the required fundraising total in fall, if possible, so that we can use our read-a-thon funds for a new playground structure. The current structure is over 20 years old and we can not purchase parts anymore and it has served us well over the years. We will strat doing research for a new playground structure and begin fundraising. Our hope is that a new structure may be install next summer.

We use PledgeStar to collect Marathon pledges OR send in cash/checks

PledgeStar allows you to send emails to your family and friends and collect online donations. This is super easy to use. You can track your donations for your child on PledgeStar.
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Order October lunches by September 23

October lunch menu is now ready. Remember, lunches must be ordered one week in advance.
Order October lunches here

Parents have two weeks to order hot lunch. Make sure you check out when finished.

Parenting webinars with Dr. Jules

These webinars are free and sponsored by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE).


"Back to School" — September 26, 7:00 p.m.

Parenting in 2022 and beyond presents specific challenges not seen before in the field of psychology and child development. In this session we will talk about some concrete tips to make your back to school transition smoother and offer some helpful insights into how to parent in 2022 and beyond.


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September 29 Family Fun for 3 and 4 PreK 5:45-6:30 pm

We want to welcome you to Sacred Heart Catholic School. We would like the preschoolers to have time to play with each other on our PreK playground and time for parents to meet each other. This is the perfect way to meet and greet each other.

***Please meet us on the PreK playground. If the weather does not cooperate, we meet in the gym.

September 29 Curriculum Night, 5-8 5:45 pm Note: Time change

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.

Parents will have a chance to meet with every teacher that your child has this year.

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.


Thursday Treats for staff

Gala committee

Art Adventure needed: PreK ,2,4,7

Marathon crossing guards

Room parents needed: 3PreK and 8th grade

School SignUp Link-

Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

Donald's Uniform

Check out the Donald's website:

Parents may use our school code (SacredHeartSTS) and items will ship to the school for free.

All incoming 6th graders and new middle schoolers: Don't forget to order the navy full zip Rams jacket and a PE t-shirt and gym shorts. We suggest that you have your child's name embroidered on the jacket.

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.

Directions for new users and those that need to renew, are posted at the bottom of the newsletter.

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.