Sacred Heart Weekly Update

MAY 3, 2021

Congratulations to our 2nd graders

Our 2nd graders made their 1st Communion on Sunday. May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of His love and the joy of His life within you.

Blessings to our 2nd graders.

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All students need a water bottle each day

This year, we have set our drinking fountains in the water bottle filler mode only. With the warmer weather, students are drinking more water.



Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7

This week we give a big shout out to all our fabulous teachers who have worked tirelessly all year long. We have been in school since September 8th and we could not be prouder of our staff for what we have accomplished.

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.


safety update

On Friday, we practiced an emergency drill on our playground. There may be a time that we need to get our students into the school quickly when they are outside. We have an emergency whistle that has a very shrill sound. When the students hear the whistle, they drop everything and line up quickly so we can bring them inside. We practiced this drill on Friday.

We also had another practice Fire Drill. We have 4/5 drills completed so far.

Thank you to our 1st graders

Our 1st graders led us in a beautiful prayer service this morning.

During the month of May, we honor our Blessed Mother by crowning her with flowers and adorning her with bouquets of flowers.

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IMPORTANT: May 6th and 7th

1. West Broadway parking lot closed all day---Thursday May 6th due to plant sale.

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.

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Congratulations MN History Day Winners

Owen, Ellen, and Mac made to through the final round of qualifiers for MN History Day. This is a huge accomplishment. We are proud of you.

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

Join us for parking lot BINGO on May 13th at 6:00 pm. Prizes are geared for our students.

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.


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.

Donald's Uniform

Donald's Uniform Company will no longer be coming out to each school in spring. All parents will have to visit their store in St. Paul or order uniforms online.

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.

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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:

For now, please contact Rebecca Lahr or Alicia Nordstrom for more information.

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

Our yearbooks have been ordered and they will arrive the 3rd week of May. We only ordered 130 yearbooks.

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.

Cost $17.00.

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

NWEA tests are state-aligned, computerized adaptive tests called Measure of Academic Progress (MAP). These tests accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time.

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

Many families ordered their child's school supplies through 1st Day School Supplies. Everything is included in the kit AND the kit will be shipped directly to your child's classroom. The kit will be on your child's desk when you arrive at Back to School Night.

Order school supplies all from the comfort and convenience from your home.

Click on the blue link below.

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May Lunches are ready to order!

The May menu is posted on Boonli.

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


Sterling Karate


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

Important Dates

May 13 Bingo in parking lot

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

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Please help us spread the word about Sacred Heart Catholic School

Our best marketing tool we have is our families. Please let your friends and neighbors know about Sacred Heart. We have already started enrolling new families for the 2021-2022 school year.

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.

Please continue collecting pop tabs

We will continue collecting pop tabs for MN Children's Hospital. We have quite the collection.

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.

Amazon Smile-Please support our school!

You Shop. Amazon gives. Support Sacred Heart Catholic School at no extra cost when you shop at, or, go to your Amazon page, click the Amazon Smile tab in the left corner and type in

Church of the Sacred Heart, Minneapolis

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

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 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

Box Tops for Education-Thank you for scanning.

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. 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.

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.