Sacred Heart Weekly Update

October 18, 2021

From the Principal

I want everyone to be aware that I am teaching language arts full time in the middle school until we hire someone for the position. Please pray that we find a great candidate soon. I feel it is in the students' best interest that I step in at this time. I am enjoying teaching on the lower floor. We have great middle school students and they are a joy to teach.

With being said, please be patient through this process. I may not answer your phone calls and emails right away as my focus will be on teaching, planning and grading. I am blessed to have such a great staff. They are jumping in to support me and each other by picking up some extra duties. Spread the news that we are hiring. Many of our teachers have found out about positions at Sacred Heart Catholic School through word of mouth.

If you need help with Educate, hot lunch, or TADS, please contact Sarah Bowback.

Order November lunches by October 19th (TOMORROW)

November lunches are ready for ordering on Boonli. Please order the entire month at a time. Time is running out. Please order TODAY!

Deadline to order: October 19th.


All parents (PreK-8th grade) must reserve a time on SignUp whether you are meeting in-person or over Zoom. You may also schedule a time with any specialists.

Middle school parents--You may choose to meet with any middle school teacher that you feel you need to connect with. You must have an appointment.

Here is the link to sign up for conferences:

Marathon Goal-$35,000 Pledge Money Due: October 20th by 8:00 a.m. to be eligible for prizes

We are getting closer to our goal!

Total so far - $32,350 (Fr. Pedersen has collected $3467.00 so far)

School Goal - $35,000

Our goal is that every student turn in $200 in pledges.

***You may still collect pledges on PledgeStar or turn in cash/checks to the school office.

We can meet our goal with your support!

*If your child fundraised $200 or more for the Marathon, please go back onto the Pledgestar website and indicate your child's t-shirt size!!

Week at a Glance



Parent/teacher conferences--2:30-7:00 pm



Parent/teacher conferences-2:30-7:00 pm

2:05-3:05 pm Sterling Karate

B squad volleyball @ HOME


8:00 a.m. Marathon money due to qualify for prizes

Spirit wear day----Wear RAM shirts with uniform pants, skort

2:00 pm Coats for Kids---Coats available for children (Parking lot behind school)

Cross Country Meet @ St. Raphael's

6:00 pm SAC Meeting


No School

Rummage Sale in gym


No School

Rummage Sale in gym

Future dates:

November 12 Food Drive, World Kindness Day

November 23 End of Trimester 1

November 24-26 No School, Happy Thanksgiving

Coats for Kids--October 20th 2:15-4:00 pm

Knights of Columbus Council 3656 Coats for Kids Distribution

As the weather starts to get cold many families cannot afford a good, warm winter coat for their children. Putting their faith into action, Knights Council 3656 will be distributing coats free of charge to deserving children in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Robbinsdale on Wednesday, October 20th from 2:15 – 4:00. We have almost 50 coats that will fit children from kindergarten through teen. Contact Tony Bangasser at 763-537-1495 if you have any questions.

Halloween Parties-October 29th

We decided not to have our all-school Halloween party in the gym. Each classroom will celebrate Halloween in their classroom. Watch for teacher announcements about costumes, treats, and volunteer help.

Because our Halloween parties will be on Friday, October 29th, our students will not attend mass since many will be in costume. We will attend mass on Tuesday, November 2nd for All Souls' Day and Friday, November 5th for our normal Friday mass.

Job openings at Sacred Heart-Please spread the word!

1. Full time Middle school Language Arts teacher-----Teaching grades 6,7,8 English and Literature. Benefits included. Please contact Karen Bursey

2. Long-term sub position for kindergarten (Nov. 22-Feb. 4). Mrs. Gasparini will be taking her maternity leave.

3. Sacred Heart’s Childcare Program has a Childcare Teacher open at our Toddler Childcare. Hours are 7am-1pm Monday thru Friday. It is an hourly position and includes benefits. Please contact Mary Daugherty at 763-285-6241 or mdaugherty

We are a certified Believe & Read School

Congratulations to Sacred Heart Catholic School on becoming a certified Believe & Read School. We want to recognize our PreK-3 teachers for their hard work the last two years. They have spent a great deal of time learning the curriculum, looking at data and meeting monthly for professional development with our Groves coach. Our teachers are putting literacy in the forefront of preparing students for success!

As we begin year 3, Ms. Mary Byrne is training this year to be our in-house literacy coach. We are proud to hang our certification in the school.

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Living Rosary

On Friday, our middle schoolers led our school in a living rosary. Students with red shirts represented the beads on the rosary for the Hail Mary prayer and the white shirts represented the beads for the Our Father and Glory Be prayers. This was a great visual for our younger students as they prayed along using their own rosary. We were so proud of how reverent the students were during this service.

October is the month of the rosary that includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We encourage you to pray the rosary at home as a family.

Here is a link from the USCCB on how to pray the rosary

Wreath Sales--Orders due October 28th

Sales material includes a vivid color display of the affordable, quality items we are offering, and the order sheet is located directly on the back of the page. Checks payable to Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Order deadline: October 28

Deliver: November 16-18

We appreciate all you do to help keep education costs down with these invaluable fundraisers.

Bud Heifort and Pat Moore


CSCOE is hosting another training for classroom substitutes. Personal invitations from principals often inspire highly qualified people to join the ranks of reliable substitutes in our schools. Not sure who to call? Ask your teachers to recommend their top picks to you, then you can call the individual and say they were recommended! (Minimum requirement for participant's: bachelor's degree in any field.)

A limited number of seats for this in-person training are available, so share the registration link soon. Registration deadline is October 14.
DETAILS: Oct. 18: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. AND Oct. 19: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, St. Paul.

Volunteer Hours--Goal: 20 hours per family

Please click on the link to volunteer.

We need volunteers for the following:

Chess Club afterschool

Girls Scouts, K-1, 2-4

Santa's Workshop-Dec. 9-10 Help kids shop, cashier, wrap gifts

Cross Country Team

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B Squad Volleyball Team

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Varsity Volleyball Team

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RAMS Corner--Athletic News

If you want to help out at volleyball games working concessions, being a line judge, or working the score table please let me know!

Athletic Sign Up Form

We are in need of some coaches for boys basketball. Let me know if you are interested!!!

If you are interested in helping coach spring sports, please let Lori Jandl know!

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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.