Sacred Heart Catholic School News

November 28, 2022

Advent-Week 1

God of hope, we light this candle as we prepare for the coming of your Son. Awaken our hearts to you this Advent season, so that when Christ arrives, we are ready to receive him with all our hearts, all our minds, and all our strength. Amen.

Reminders for this Week

1. Santa's Workshop Shopping envelopes---COMING HOME TODAY!

Your child will bring home a green envelope TODAY. If you want your child to shop at Santa's Workshop, please return the envelope next week with cash or a check. Directions are on the envelope.


2. We still need elves to volunteer on Thursday, Dec. 8 and volunteers to provide snacks for the elves. Please use SignUp to volunteer.


3. Did you order December lunches?


4. WEAR A RED SHIRT TOMORROW FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PHOTO! See below.

All School Christmas Photo--TOMORROW! PLEASE WEAR RED SHIRT

Thank you to Katherine Johnson, school parent, for volunteering to come in tomorrow to take our all school Christmas photo in the church.


PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR A RED LOGO SHIRT. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE A RED LOGO SHIRT, PLEASE WEAR A PLAIN RED T-SHIRT.

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Donate a basket or other items for our gala. Don't forget today is Cyber Monday!

Please consider buying an item to be used in the silent or live auction at the 9th annual Sacred Heart Gala, "We Are All In This Together" taking place on February 10th, 2023. If you want to donate an item, but are having trouble thinking of what to donate, we have some ideas on the signupgenius. Thank you for your generosity in considering supporting us!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44AFAE23A2F8C07-weareall


Some items listed have an amazon link directly to the item, if you are able to use the link (may have to copy and paste), please feel free to send it directly to the school: 4050 Hubbard Ave. N. Robbinsdale, MN, 55422. For any other items or baskets please drop them off at the main office, or contact Zach Fimon (763-285-6256, gala23@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org) to arrange having an item picked up. You will receive a thank you for your donation following the event. Thank you for your help in making our Gala an incredible night!


All baskets are due on January 20th.


Let me know if you think of anything else we need to include or have any questions!

Zachary Fimon

Director of Advancement

zfimon@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org

Order December Lunches Here

Order your child's lunches for December.

Saturday, December 3 Christmas Tree Lighting

Please join us for mass on Saturday at 4:00 pm followed by our Christmas tree lighting in the gathering space.


Fr. Pedersen will bless our tree and then we will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. All welcome.

Retake photos are now ready!

Ordering photos is totally optional, however, we need all parents to choose the photo you would like in the yearbook.


Questions: Please contact info@k-photography.com or call 952-473-2142.

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NEW---Study Hall After school for grades 5-8 Starting Monday, December 5

We are offering our 5th-8th grade students a study hall after school on Monday-Thursday from 2:10-3:15 pm. Teachers have graciously agreed to supervise the study hall. Please note: This is not tutoring, but a time for students to work on homework.


Cost: $5.00 per student each day and collected when your child attends a particular day.

Poinsettia Pick-up-December 1

Thank you to those who ordered poinsettias from our seventh grade students! The funds from this fundraiser will be used to supplement the cost of an overnight environmental camp in eighth grade.


Poinsettias will be delivered to the church on Thursday, December 1. Please plan to pick up your plants on December 1st between 12:00 and 3:00pm in the gathering space.

Sock Religious Fundraiser

Want to rock amazing Catholic clothing and support Sacred Heart's youth at the same time? Well you're in luck! Sacred Heart's Youth Ministry program will be selling Sock Religious gear now until the end of November. Simply click the link below, buy as many items as you want, then come pick them up at Sacred Heart once they arrive here. 50% of the sales will go directly to support Sacred Heart Youth Ministry. And the best part is everything should be here in time for Christmas!


If you have any questions, you can send them to Matt Kruc at mkruc@shrmn.org. Thank you for all your support!


https://stores.inksoft.com/sacredheartmn/shop/home

Gala 2023 February 10, 2023 Check out what is NEW at our gala this year!

Tickets for the 2023 Gala are now for sale! Purchase your ticket now for an early bird rate!


New to the Gala this year:

- Discount code: From now until January 2nd you can use code earlybird to get $15 off your ticket at checkout. Tickets are $65 but with the early bird rate, you can purchase a ticket for $50.00! What a deal!


- VIP Tables: We are selling VIP tables this year. VIP tables will be a reserved table for 8 people near the stage. VIP perks; complimentary wine and water pours at dinner, sponsorship tables and VIP tables will be first in line for dinner hosted by Miltons.


- Teachers' Tickets: Please consider sponsoring a teachers' ticket with your purchase. Selling these tickets will help immensely with covering event costs, while enabling our teachers and staff to attend the event for free! Let's show the teachers how much we appreciate them. Teacher tickets will be $45.00.


http://bidpal.net/gala23weareallinthistogether


Sponsorships

Do you own a business or know of a business that may sponsor our gala?


We have sponsorship levels of $5000, $2500, $1000, and $500. The details are listed on our One Cause website under the Sponsorship Opportunities tab. Please contact Zach Fimon, Director of Advancement, or Karen Bursey, Principal, at gala23@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org or call 763- 285-6256 for any questions or interest concerning sponsorships.


We need help with the following:

1. LIVE AUCTION ITEMS: Looking for cabins or condo, trip tickets, concert or golf tickets, Twins/Wild/Vikings tickets, hosting a dinner for a group of people, etc. Please contact Karen.

2. Sponsorships: We are looking for businesses to sponsor our event. We have a variety of levels of sponsorships. Maybe you own a business or your place of employment would sponsor our gala. Letters coming soon.

3. Silent Auction baskets: We will be releasing a list of silent auction baskets that you may donate to our auction. All baskets are due January 15th.


Zachary Fimon

zfimon@sacredheartschoolrobbinsdale.org

Christmas Programs in December

1. 3 and 4 year old Pre K: Thursday, December 15th at 5:15 pm.

The 3 and 4/5 PreK students have their program the same night as K-8 but it will be at 5:15 pm. Please arrive at 5:00 pm. We will sing songs and everyone may stay for pizza, beverages and/or cookies. Watch for an invitation. Then families may choose to attend the K-8 program at 6:15 pm in the gym.


2. Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7: Thursday, December 15th 6:15 pm.

The Sacred Heart Christmas production of "Babes in Toyland" is fast approaching! Grades 1,3,5, and 7 are performing for the school at 12:20 and for family and friends at 6:15 on Thursday, December 15. Please have the seventh graders be at school that night at 5:15 with costumes ready to go so we can practice any last minute things. Grades 1,3,and 5 should arrive by 6:00 to meet their teachers in the Marion rooms. All involved have been working really hard, looking forward to it!

Mr. Melius


3. Band/Orchestra Concert-Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm. Join us for a night of beautiful music by our band and orchestra students. It will definitely put you in the Christmas mood.

Santa's Workshop: December 8-9

Volunteers Needed:

Santa’s Workshop is December 8th and 9th and Santa’s elves are needed to help students shop, wrap gifts, and collect money. Volunteers are needed on Thursday morning and afternoon and volunteers to send food for the elves. Please sign up to help in person or to send refreshments for Santa’s elves.


What is Santa’s Workshop?

Santa’s Workshop provides students Pre-K 3 through 8th grade the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Each family will receive an envelope with gift tags to help their student create a shopping list by filling the gift tags out. You’ll return the envelop with money and the gift tags for your student to shop. Gifts range between $1 and $8 and students will be helped to stay within their budget. We want all students who want to participate to be able to do so, so a Saint Nicholas fund is established to help all students participate. Envelopes will be sent home after Thanksgiving.


Where do the funds go?

Santa’s Workshop is PTC’s biggest fundraiser. All funds raised go directly back in to the school to support student activities and treats and teacher appreciation gifts and meals, among many other PTC initiatives. We appreciate the continued support for this wonderful event!

November 28-December 2

Sunday-Advent Begins


Monday

7:40 am Advent prayer service (4th)

Band/orchestra

5:00 pm Boys B Squad Basketball game

6:30 pm Boys JV Basketball game @ HOME


Tuesday

1:30 pm All School Christmas Photo--EVERYONE WEAR RED!

Band/orchestra

2:10-3:00 pm Sterling Karate


Wednesday

Chess Club


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Friday

8:00 a.m. School Mass

2:00 pm Report cards available on Educate (K-8)

Upcoming Events

December 6 Band/Orchestra Concert 12:45 pm/6:30 pm

December 8 Immaculate Conception Mass 8:00 a.m.

December 8-9 Santa's Workshop

December 9 School Penance Service 10-11 am. Grades 3-8

December 15 Christmas Program 6:15 pm

December 20 All-school caroling at end of day

December 21-January 3 Christmas Break

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Aim Higher Scholarship Application Open---2023-2024 School Year

Families must apply each year to qualify for the Aim Higher scholarship.


https://mytads.com


1. Create an account or login to an existing one.

2. Begin filling in the application.

3. Near the end, add your child(ren)'s name when it asks if you'd like to be considered for the Aim Higher Foundation scholarship(s).

4. Submit the application.


Fliers attached at the bottom of the the newsletter (English and Spanish)

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Join us on January 15th for Family Movie Night--There is no school on Jan. 16th!

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Hiring: Recess Supervisor (Plus earn volunteer hours)

We are in need of a recess supervisor during lunch time from 10:45-12:00 pm. This would allow teachers to have time to eat lunch and plan for the day.


Please pass this on to anyone you know that might be interested.

School Volunteer Opportunities ready on SignUp

Our requirement is that each family volunteer at least 15-20 hours during the school year. We have many opportunities during the school day, evening or during the weekend.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Gala--Solicit businesses

Join our PTC group

Garden Club for SHCS


School SignUp Link-

https://signup.com/group/499655098074?utm_source=group-badge-volunteer-green

Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

Do you want to volunteer in the classroom? Parents must complete the Essential 3

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis requires the Essential 3 for volunteers who work with students in Catholic schools or parishes. All employees must also complete the Essential 3. ****Cell phones do not work well for Essential 3 and you will receive an error message. Please use a computer.


You may complete all three requirements online at www.virtusonline.org
1. Log in to create your account and watch the Virtus awareness session online. Every 3 years, a new video will be assigned to your account.
2. Successfully complete a background check.
3. Sign a Code of Conduct.

****The Archdiocese requires all volunteers to renew the Essential 3 requirements every 3 years. You will receive an email message when your account is up for renewal.

2022-2023 School Calendar

Updated calendar.

Box Tops---Help us earn extra cash

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. We earn 10 cents for each Box Top along with Bonus points. Simply scan your receipt on your phone and Sacred Heart earns money.


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.