Sacred Heart Weekly Digital Newsletter - February 8, 2021
CALLED TO BE SAINTS -EVERYDAY HEROES
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Sacred Heart Families,
From a Living Saints museum, to 8th graders battling teachers in minute to win it games our school came together in many ways this week to celebrate who we are as a Catholic school. I always love Catholic School's week because we get to step away from some of our usual activities and have some extra fun. It is also a chance for us to honor and recognize the beautiful call we have to bring our students into a close personal relationship with Jesus.
Below you will see some pictures from the week and we will highlight some additional activities in next week's Paw Prints as well!
I wish you all a blessed and healthy week!
Week Long Faith in Action Contest
BUT HERE IS THE TWIST... Change and $ 1.00 bills will count as positive points and be placed in the students own homeroom bucket. Bills larger than $1.00 will be dropped into the buckets of competing homerooms and will count as negative points. The class with the most positive points when the contest ends (this Friday) will win!
KUDOS & THANKS
K of C Free Throw Contest
Pictures, Computers, Subbing, Tutoring and Much More
Pics from the Week
Too Cold Outside - Let's head to the gym
As the weather has become very cold we have been able to facilitate a rotational schedule to get students into the gym for some indoor recess fun while still following our COVID guidelines!
Mrs. Kovick provides indoor recess fun for our students
Thank you parents for your support of Catholic Schools
Mrs. Bilas greets a parent this week with coffee and a danish
Mrs. Hancock enjoys seeing parents in the morning as she delivers a breakfast treat
Students surprise Mr. C with Spiritual Bouquet - Faces on front and prayers on the back.
Mrs. Easton let's 8th graders explore their photography skills in Art Class
THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE
A patch of lily pads float in a lake. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?
It's tempting to say 24 ... but you'd be wrong!
Email your answer to me or drop it in the Challenge Bag on my office door.
END OF DAY PARKING AND CROSSING BROAD STREET
We thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe!
Cafeteria Charges for "EXTRAS"
NEW PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES - INTRODUCTION MEETINGS
Monday, February 8th @ 7:00 for PreK
Tuesday, February 9th @ 7:00 for Kindergarten
These will be held via zoom. Please have the family visit our school website or call the school office to register for the meeting.
Results of our Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
The Knights will not hold a District level competition this year. A Regional competition is anticipated in which the District winners can compete. Details will be forthcoming.
Here are our winners...
Valentine's Day Activities
You are invited to our February PTO meeting this Tuesday, February 9th @ 7:00pm.
Items on the agenda include:
- Open Officer Positions
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 951 6587 5960
Auction 2021 Volunteers Needed
General School News
Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Fascione
Hello Sacred Heart Families and Friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and a happy new year! I'm glad to be back and see everyone's smiling faces. I wanted to share with you all that I am looking to form a student Sunshine Committee! This committee would have the honor of sending some "sunshine" to a different student in the school each week. Gifts may include but are not limited to cards, artwork, small treats, trinkets and other creative items that the committee collects/receives. Once the committee is formed, we will be open to receive nominations of students who may need a little extra sunshine in their life! If your student is interested in being a part of the Sacred Heart Sunshine Committee, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week!
Danielle Fascione, LPC
FUNDRAISER ENDS THIS THURSDAY!
Gift Basket Raffle to Support Grade 7 Washington DC Trip
Yearbooks from the 2019-20 School Year Are Available for Sale!
The cost is
- $23.00 for soft cover
- $28.00 for hard cover
Click below to download a copy of the flyer
We welcome long time substitute teacher and alumna of Sacred Heart, Mrs. Tricia Easton as she assumes the role of interim art teacher. We continue our search to fill the position of Art Teacher for grades PreK-8 for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them contact the main office or email to email@example.com
Substitute Teachers Needed
Recess Monitor Volunteers Needed
Recess Monitor Volunteers needed to assist watching students while on the playground. Our ability to expand activities for our students is impacted by the number of adults on the playground.
Though COVID-19 guidelines require schools to restrict access to the building which includes volunteers, there are exceptions for select individuals who would consistently provide assistance in a situation like the playground. If you are able to volunteer on a regular and consistent basis please contact Mrs. Sobnosky with your days of availablility. Times would be 11:15 - 12:30.
Are you a Videographer or do you know one?
Resources Related to COVID-19
New Contact Tracing Guidelines
The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to conduct contact tracing, now defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, according to a CDC.
COVID Identification, Reporting and Illness Management Process
Screening for symptoms at home and at school
As our students have returned to the classroom for on-site learning here at Sacred Heart one of the things our families must do is to screen their children each morning. This is done to ensure that your child is healthy and not exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below. For situations where a child has the symptoms listed below they must remain home.
- One low risk symptom - Parent monitors and child returns to school when symptom clears.
- Two or more low risk symptoms OR one high risk symptom - Child and siblings will remain home until sick child is cleared by doctor. Note from the doctor is required prior to your child returning to school.
Fever of over 100 °F
Muscle or body aches
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Loss of taste/smell
Students who exhibit these symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home.
These guidelines should be followed by parents health screening their children each morning.
While it is understood that there are no guarantees in preventing COVID-19 cases in our building, we all can take steps to help mitigate the spread. These procedures and policies will not necessarily be easy and will require effort and sacrifice on all our parts. We thank you in advance for assisting us to keep our school as safe and healthy as possible.
Planning for a Quarantine
Currently, our staff has been, and will continue to plan for quarantine. This includes items like the recruitment of substitute teachers and establishment of remote learning options and procedures.
We appreciate your help in planning for this option should it arise. As always, feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Fortunato, if you have any further questions.