Sacred Heart Weekly Update
MAY 3, 2021
Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7
Consider having your child and/or family write a thank you note to your child's teacher thanking him/her for a great year. Our successful in-person school year is a result of our teachers and staff.
THANK YOU TO OUR GREAT TEACHERS AND STAFF! YOU ARE AMAZING.
We also had another practice Fire Drill. We have 4/5 drills completed so far.
Thank you to our 1st graders
During the month of May, we honor our Blessed Mother by crowning her with flowers and adorning her with bouquets of flowers.
IMPORTANT: May 6th and 7th
AM-- Please drop your K-1st grader off on the Hubbard Ave. playground, pull into the lot and children will cross the street at the corner with our crossing guards.
PM--Parents will join our car line along 40 1/2 and Hubbard Ave. Do not wait in front of the school due to bus pick-up. When all buses leave the curb, cars will pull forward on Hubbard in front of the school.
2. Plant Sale pick up on May 6th beginning around 2:00 pm in the parking lot behind the school.
3. NO SCHOOL -FRIDAY, MAY 7 due to a professional development day for staff.
Safety Protocols we will continue next year
We will NOT be offering all year distance learning for students next year.
We have found many safety protocols are working well. We will continue the following procedures next year:
- Dots in upper hallway and playground. This helps students keep their personal space.
- Handwashing before entering each classroom in AM and before eating. More hand washing eliminates germs.
- Sanitize desks at end of day. Teachers will continue to do daily.
- Zoom for those that may be quarantined for COVID for 10-14 days. No Zoom for those absent 1-3 days or those traveling. All year distance learning will NOT be an option.
- We will offer in-person and Zoom parent/teacher conferences. Parents will have a choice. Zoom offers some parents more flexibility with work schedules.
- We will offer Closed Facebook pages for parents in each classroom. This helps parents stay connected.
- Back to School Night: We will continue offering 15 minute appointments for Back to School Night. This allows each family to have personal time with their child's teacher.
HELP! Plant sale volunteers needed to sort plants-May 6
Thank you for signing up to help sort plants. We could use a few more volunteers from 9-1 pm to help us sort and a couple people to help with plant pick-up.
Please go to SignUp or email Karen.
Totino Grace honors two of our 7th graders---Amelia and Cate
Totino Grace recognizes two 7th grade student leaders from our schools. These 7th graders meet the following criteria:
- Academically in the top 5% of 7th grade class
- Upholds values of school and church community
- Strives to be a model of Christian behavior among peers
- Shows personal leadership through active involvement in school or church community activities
This year we honor Cate Thibault and Amelia Thissen. Congratulations!
This year's event is Tuesday, May 18, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the TG Theater.
Congratulations MN History Day Winners
Owen took 5th place overall in the state competition with his documentary on Sports Broadcasting History tying into the History Day theme "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding".
Ellen and Mac were named as Honorable Mention for their category.
Thank you Mr. Melius for helping the students organize their information.
Parking lot student BINGO ---Thursday, May 13
When: Thursday, May 13
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Parking lot behind the school. Please park on Hubbard. No cars in lot where we are playing bingo.
Bring: A blanket or lawn chairs to sit on and a beverage
We gather as a community to have some fun and see each other in person.
Possible make-up bingo date: May 20th.
Ultimate Parent Survey-HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR SURVEY? ONLY 3 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER.
Sacred Heart Catholic School/Parish started a development and strategic planning process in 2019 designed to improve our development, communication, and enrollment management efforts. This process involved many people – parents, parishioners, alumni, faculty and staff, and others.
One of the steps in this process is to conduct an annual survey that will invite input from many people who make up our school and parish community. Business researchers have tested hundreds of questions related to satisfaction and they determined that the ultimate satisfaction question to ask is: “Would you recommend our Catholic school to your family, friends, and colleagues?” Realizing the importance of your input to this development process, we are asking you the ultimate question to better understand how we can improve as a school.
With this in mind, we invite you to take the time to complete the short satisfaction survey. We want to keep your response anonymous and are therefore not asking for your name. The link to take this survey will be emailed to you tomorrow.
Please know that we will take the responses we receive on this satisfaction survey seriously. Everyone will receive a summary of the results, and this information will be great to have as we continue the development and planning process.
We thank you for your input.
Remember: We will host another used uniform sale this summer. We are accepting used uniforms through June 5th. Please make sure all clothing is clean and in good condition. We are collecting spirt wear, but NO marathon t-shirts.
Calling all Parents! Need help on May 14-15
PTC has a wonderful opportunity on the table to help with the CSCOE Bash this year!
CSCOE stands for Catholic Schools Center for Excellence and is a non-profit organization that helps Minnesota’s metropolitan Catholic schools through support and enrollment opportunities.
CSCOE is hosting an event May 14-15 and we need volunteers! We are looking for people to walk auction prizes from their office in Edina to the parking lot. Please check Sign Up for these opportunities which will earn $2500 for our school! That money goes directly back to Sacred Heart School to support our students and teachers.
We need your support to continue to provide students with snacks, playground equipment and other necessities that fall outside normal budget parameters! Thank you in advance for making Sacred Heart a great place for your child’s development and education!
Recruiting new SAC members for 2021-2022
Are you a Leader? Do you have children at Sacred Heart Catholic School and time to give back to the School? If so, we would like to get to know you! Currently the SHCS School Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for new members! Please apply by May 12th.
What We Are: The School Advisory Council is an advisory Leadership Council that assists the Principal and Pastor in sustaining and building a stronger school.
Who We Are: Parent volunteers with children enrolled at Sacred Heart.
What We Do: We help to foster faith development and help advance the school community. We assist the Principal in helping to set policy in many areas including: Advancement, Education Programs, Finance, School Policy, and Strategic Planning.
We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month, August-May. This is a three commitment.
Click on this link to learn more about our School Advisory Committee:
All you have to do is submit a short biography about yourself and tell us why you would like to be on SAC.
Order a 2020-2021 School Yearbook
Order forms will be sent home this week. The yearbook has class photos from PreK-8th grade, team and group photos, along with special events.
Thank you to Katie Powell for coordinating our yearbook this year.
Volunteers Needed--Go to SignUp
Thursday Treats for staff---Open dates: May 13, May 27
Simply purchase treats for our staff and drop them off in the morning.
CSCOE--Help walk down prizes from office to their cars May 14-15
Santa's Workshop Shoppers for next year--Shop before June 1st. See the blurb below.
News from PTC-Santa's Workshop 2021
Shoppers are needed for Santa's Workshop 2021! Shop for ten items at a time within the price range of $1.00-3.00. Volunteers can sign up for a specific group to shop for. Go to Sign-UP! June 1st deadline. Consider buying a multiple pack of something to split into more than one gift. (For example, a set of match box cars, a pack of Nike socks). Turn in your gifts and receipts to the office and we will reimburse you.
Thank you PTC
NWEA: Testing math this week
Math, grades K-8 May 3-6
****The students will take 1/2 of each test a day.
We can't wait to share your child's results with you at the end of the year.
1st Day School Supplies-Order by July 1st
Order school supplies all from the comfort and convenience from your home.
Click on the blue link below.
Week at a Glance
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
8:00 a.m. May Crowning-1st grade
NWEA testing this week: Math, grades K-8
Testing: 1st, 2nd
Mass Grades 3/4
Testing: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Mass Grades 1/7
Testing: K, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Gertens Plant Sale Pick-up 2:00-6:00 pm
Mass Grades 2/5
Testing: K, 3rd, 5th
8th grade Gala Lock-in
No School-Staff Professional Development Day
May 20/21 Track and Field Day
Friday, May 28--Last Day for 8th grade
Monday, May 31--Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 1--Last day for 3 PreK
Wednesday, June 2--Last day for 4 PreK
Thursday, June 3-Last day of School, 11:00 a.m. Dismissal
Please help us spread the word about Sacred Heart Catholic School
There are many dissatisfied families in the Robbinsdale School District and we want to share the success Sacred Heart has had this school year We are so fortunate to have our school doors open, welcoming our students each morning. Plus we have the additional $150 incentive for all new kindergarteners that register before January 31, 2020. See below.
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We want to support the expertise that that hospital provides for children. We have had Sacred Heart children that received great care from their dedicate doctors and nurses.
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SHCCW Rummage Sale at Sacred Heart--May 20-22
The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women (SHCCW) is planning to hold their annual spring TREASURE HUNT!!!! The dates are May 19-21 with the usual drop off day of May 19, presale May 20, full sale on May 21 and half price and half day on May 22. We expect this to be a huge fund raiser for Sacred Heart since we were not able to have these sales last year.
In order to ensure we can hold this sale, we need enough volunteers. The majority of our volunteers have been the people who had been most vulnerable to COVID. I don’t know how many of my wonderful volunteers will be able to return so I am praying and hoping for new faces to add this year.
We need volunteers all day on Wednesday when we sort and display the items that are dropped off.
The hours will be from approximately 10am to 8pm. On Thursday, in the morning we will continue to sort and organize. The afternoon will be the presale when we will only need a few people to help. On Friday, we anticipate the hours to be 8:30am to 6pm, as usual. We need people who will straighten the table as people delightedly find all sorts of great treasures. Saturday after the sale, we desperately need people to pack everything up. I am currently trying to find a place that will take all the leftover items from the sale.
All COVID protocols will be in place. We will be wearing masks and gloves. We will require our guests to wear masks and do safe distancing. If we actually get too many guests at one time, we will limit the number of people who are allowed into the gym. We will not be able to offer coffee and donuts as we have done in the past.
If you can help, please consider volunteering at any time during those days, any hours you can arrange. Please text/call me at 763-202-6014 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what days you can volunteer. If we do not get enough volunteers, we will not be able to hold the Treasure Hunt.
Thank you in advance for your support. Renee Buchanan
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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.