Sacred Heart School

Week of October 13th

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This Week...

Human Sexuality Classes

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 10am

Computer Lab

Human Sexuality Classes will take place for 5th and 6th grade in the Computer Lab.

10:00-11:30 - Girls

1:00-2:30 - Boys

State of the School Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 6pm


Annual State of the School meeting will be at 6pm in the theater!

All are welcome.

Confirmation Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 5:30pm

Ms. Kullberg's Classroom

Confirmation Meeting in Ms. K's classroom at 5:30pm. Ms. Cinnamon and Br. Bryan will lead!

PreK3 and 4th Visit the Library

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 12:30pm

3160 16th Street Northwest

Washington, DC

Excited for our PreK3 and 4th graders to get new books!

Bullying Awareness Assembly - 4th-8th grade

Friday, Oct. 16th, 12pm


We will have be hosting a Bullying Awareness Assembly for 4th-8th grade.

4th and 5th will be from 12:00-12:45

6th-8th will be from 1:30-2:30

Bake Sale

Friday, Oct. 16th, 3:30pm


The fourth grade class will host a bake sale in the theater at dismissal time!

Looking Ahead

We have so many fun and exciting events coming up. Mark your calendars!

October 19th-26th - Scholastic Book Fair

October 20th - Hispanic Heritage Assembly - 2pm

October 21st- Unity Day - bullying prevention

October 24th - Fall Festival in the SHS Parking Lot 3-7pm

October 29th - All Saints Gallery at 1:30pm

October 30th - No School, ADW PD Day

Cultural Competency

This week, at our HSA Meetings, several parents asked for us to take a deeper look at how we celebrate and validate our diverse cultures here at SHS. At first, my initial reaction was offended. I feel like we do a great job of celebrating diversity. But, after I let my defenses lie down a bit, I realized that this could be a powerful learning opportunity for both us and our kids.

I had parents generate a list of ideas of things they'd like to see us do here at the school. Some were simple, like hosting an International pot luck night, to some more complex, like providing opportunities for parents to get to know each other and dialogue more about this issue. One person suggested doing some Ice breakers at the Homeroom parent meetings, times for parents to build community. Another suggested using that time to facilitate a conversation amongst parents about "What do we want for our children? How can we all support each other?"

This video popped up on my newsfeed today and I think it does a great job of delving deeper into the reality of diversity - labeling people not just as where they are from, but the various relationships, rituals, and restrictions that have defined their formative experiences.

Let this be a stepping stone as we start to think about these ideas together!