April 13, 2021
CALLED TO BE SAINTS -EVERYDAY HEROES
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Sacred Heart Families,
“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” Happy Easter to all our families. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and Spring break. We must not forget that we are still in the midst of the season of Easter in our Church and we celebrate the great saving power of Jesus! The quote above is a rather famous one used by St. Pope John Paul II and was delivered in 1986. Below is an excerpt of the speech he gave that includes this profound quote...
We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. And we live in the light of his Paschal Mystery - the mystery of his Death and Resurrection. “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”. We are not looking for a shallow joy but rather a joy that comes from faith, that grows through unselfish love, that respects the “fundamental duty of love of neighbour, without which it would be unbecoming to speak of Joy”. We realize that joy is demanding; it demands unselfishness; it demands a readiness to say with Mary: “Be it done unto me according to thy word”.
We also celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday this past weekend. Jesus’ message of Divine Mercy is that God loves us and He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. This is done so that we all will come to share His joy. St. Faustina, a polish nun was given by Jesus, a special prayer called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Each Friday, led by several 8th graders, our staff and students pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy together. Below I have included several pieces of information related to St. Faustina and the Chaplet. I invite you to join us on Zoom (link below) as we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy this Friday @ 3:10.
Have a blessed week!
Who is St. Faustina?
Though the Divine Mercy message is not new to the teachings of the Church, Sr. Faustina's Diary sparked a great movement, and a strong and significant focus on the mercy of Christ. Saint John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the "first saint of the new millennium." Speaking of Sr. Faustina and the importance of the message contained in her Diary, the Pope called her "the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time."
Today, we continue to rely of St. Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus' endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others. We also turn to her in prayer and request her intercession to our merciful Savior on our behalf.
Join our stduents as we pray the Chaplet this Friday at 3:10
Topic: Divine Mercy Chaplet Zoom
Time: Apr 16, 2021 01:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 919 4461 5296
Spring Pictures Friday - Dress up for those getting pictures
Uniform Shorts may now be worn
Khaki shorts must be purchased from Schoolbelles or Kids Kloset. For physical education athletic shorts must be solid black and loose fitting. All short length must be mid-thigh/finger tip or longer.
Shorts may not be worn on days where the students will be in Church for Mass or other prayer services.
New and Refresher Server Training Information
SERVER REFRESHER COURSE: If you child is already a trained server, they are asked to attend one of the two server refresher courses that are being offered this Spring. This includes any server that plans to continue their ministry, even if they have not served since the start of the pandemic. Fr. Pat and Deacon Rich will be offering these on Wednesday, April 28 from 3:45pm-4:45pm and a separate one on Sunday, May 2 f rom 1pm-2pm. To register for the new server training please complete the form: https://forms.gle/8P7VacLXkpHhkwRA7
Wadsworth Safety Force Camp
Easter Message from Bishop Malesic
Substitute Teachers Needed
Recess Monitor Volunteers Needed
Recess Monitor Volunteers needed to assist watching students while on the playground. Our ability to expand activities for our students is impacted by the number of adults on the playground.
Though COVID-19 guidelines require schools to restrict access to the building which includes volunteers, there are exceptions for select individuals who would consistently provide assistance in a situation like the playground. If you are able to volunteer on a regular and consistent basis please contact Mrs. Sobnosky with your days of availablility. Times would be 11:15 - 12:30.
Are you a Videographer or do you know one?
PTO March Meeting - April 13th
Topic: My Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 777 2683 3352
Auction 2021 Volunteers Needed
New Contact Tracing Guidelines
The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to conduct contact tracing, now defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, according to a CDC.
COVID Identification, Reporting and Illness Management Process
Screening for symptoms at home and at school
As our students have returned to the classroom for on-site learning here at Sacred Heart one of the things our families must do is to screen their children each morning. This is done to ensure that your child is healthy and not exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below. For situations where a child has the symptoms listed below they must remain home.
- One low risk symptom - Parent monitors and child returns to school when symptom clears.
- Two or more low risk symptoms OR one high risk symptom - Child and siblings will remain home until sick child is cleared by doctor. Note from the doctor is required prior to your child returning to school.
Fever of over 100 °F
Muscle or body aches
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Loss of taste/smell
Students who exhibit these symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home.
These guidelines should be followed by parents health screening their children each morning.
While it is understood that there are no guarantees in preventing COVID-19 cases in our building, we all can take steps to help mitigate the spread. These procedures and policies will not necessarily be easy and will require effort and sacrifice on all our parts. We thank you in advance for assisting us to keep our school as safe and healthy as possible.
Planning for a Quarantine
Currently, our staff has been, and will continue to plan for quarantine. This includes items like the recruitment of substitute teachers and establishment of remote learning options and procedures.
We appreciate your help in planning for this option should it arise. As always, feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Fortunato, if you have any further questions.