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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!


In Christ,


Mr. C

Week Long Faith in Action Contest

Due to a slight error in the delivery of the collection pails we will be continuing our Faith in Action Penny Drive this coming week with the contest finishing on Friday! This " Pennies from Heaven" contest will benefit displaced families in Honduras. Buckets will be placed outside each classroom and students are asked to bring in money from their "piggie banks" to fill their classrooms bucket.


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

Thank you to Mr. Kirk Gegick Grand Knight of our local Knights of Columbus who, along with his team of volunteers, arranged our annual Free Throw Contest held this past week. The event allowed students ages 9-14 to show off their free throw shooting skills. We also thank Fr. Pat, Mrs. Bernard, Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Gegick for providing extra support in keeping score while our students took their shots!

Pictures, Computers, Subbing, Tutoring and Much More

Mrs. Palte is a woman of many talents who has, and continues to, provide much love and service to our Sacred Heart school family. Her roles around the school include classroom aide, building sub, computer tech support and official photographer. But Mrs. Palte contributes so much more than this. Her positive spirit, willingness to tutor students and help jumping in whenever it's needed has helped in so many ways. Mrs. Palte can often be found helping out in the building well after her "shift" ends and she never hesitates to lend a helping hand. We are truly grateful to her for all the work she does!

Pics from the Week

Students surprise Mr. C with Spiritual Bouquet - Faces on front and prayers on the back.

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Mrs. Easton let's 8th graders explore their photography skills in Art Class

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LAST WEEK'S CHALLENGE

What has cities, but no houses; forests, but no trees; and water, but no fish?


ANSWER - MAP


WINNER - Giuliana I.


PRIZE - GIFT BAG WHICH INCLUDES A GRUB DAY PASS!!!

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.

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END OF DAY PARKING AND CROSSING BROAD STREET

We strongly encourage ALL of our families to use our parking lot for pick up at the end of the school day. We also know, and are thankful for, the First Methodist Church on Broad street who allows some overflow parking in their lot. If you choose to use the First Methodist parking lot you MUST cross Broad Street at the cross walk. This creates a very dangerous situation and Wadsworth Police have informed us of several complaints related to parents and students crossing Broad street at other points.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe!

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Cafeteria Charges for "EXTRAS"

While hot lunch is provided free of charge to our students some have purchased additional item or "extras." If your account is negative we ask that payment be sent in as soon as possible. Thank you.

Registration Information

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NEW PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES - INTRODUCTION MEETINGS

If you know of anyone interested in enrolling their children in either PreK or Kindergarten, we will be holding introduction meetings on:


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.

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Results of our Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

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We had 39 students come out and participate in our KofC Free Throw contest. A number of students were first timers and all gave great effort. We especially thank our KofC members for arranging this great event!


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...

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Valentine's Day Activities

Those classes that are planning events to celebrate Valentine's Day will do so on Friday, 2/12. Teachers or the room parents will send specific plans and guidelines but if students plan to bring in cards or treats they should bring them in by Wednesday 2/10 so that the cards can sit for a few days. Treats must be prepackaged.

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February Calendar

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PTO Meeting

You are invited to our February PTO meeting this Tuesday, February 9th @ 7:00pm.


Items on the agenda include:

  • Membership
  • Open Officer Positions
  • Fundraising



Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95165875960?pwd=Tkc1cmFCcEEyNHZIWGxBVytQVldzQT09

Meeting ID: 951 6587 5960
Passcode: 4U0978

Auction 2021 Volunteers Needed

Our 2021 Auction is scheduled for September 25th. Our planning team is in need of additional volunteers. Please use the form below to sign up!

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General School News

Girls on the Run

See the attached flyer regarding Girls on the Run coming to Sacred Heart!

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 dfascione@tesidea.com


Have a great week!

Danielle Fascione, LPC

FUNDRAISER ENDS THIS THURSDAY!

Gift Basket Raffle to Support Grade 7 Washington DC Trip

See the form below to order raffle tickets for our 7th Grade Gift Basket Fundraiser. Ticket forms will be collected through February 11th. A hard copy will also be sent home the week of February 1st.
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Yearbooks from the 2019-20 School Year Are Available for Sale!

If you would did not pre order a yearbook from last year and would like to purchase one, please contact the school office.


The cost is

  • $23.00 for soft cover
  • $28.00 for hard cover

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Click below to download a copy of the flyer

Subscribe and Notification Bell

Mr. C will continue to routinely post videos for Sacred Heart students and families every week or two so subscribe to his Youtube page and don't forget to hit the bell to receive notifications when new videos are posted.
Mr. C's Youtube Page

Daily announcements and other school related videos from Mr. C

Art

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 joczaplicki@edu.shswadsworth.org

Substitute Teachers Needed

With our goal of remaining in person and providing onsite instruction it is essential we maintain a list of substitute teachers to provide instruction should staff be quarantined. While we have several individuals on our sub list currently we are activitly seeking to expand this list. If you know of anyone currently certified to substitue teach or interested in being certified please have them contact Mr. Czaplicki at joczaplicki@edu.shswadsworth.org.

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?

We are currently looking for someone who is willing to help SHS create a promotional video for the school that highlights the many unique and amazing aspects about our school community, it's staff and students. If you have a background in videography or know someone that does, and would be willing to donate time and energy towards this endeavor please contact Mr. Czaplicki at joczaplicki@edu.shswadsworth.com or Mrs. Gegick at mary@shofjesus.com

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Resources Related to COVID-19

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Quarantine Update

In recent days the CDC and the Medina County Health Department have published a revised set of quarantine guidelines.
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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.

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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.


Low Risk
  • Fever of over 100 °F

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


High Risk
  • New Cough

  • 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

While efforts are being made to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our school the possibility still exists. We know that a student or staff member may test positive for COVID-19 at some point and if this happens, the contact tracing process will be implemented. This process is explained in detail by the CDC in a link that can be found below. Families are asked to establish a plan now in the event that your child would need to 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.

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