Paw Prints

11-22-21

Theme: Who Do You Say that I am

Big picture

Celebrating our Catholic Heroes The Saints

-------------------

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Sacred Heart Families,


We are excited to share some wonderful news about two Sacred Heart alumni who recently achieved a great honor. Garret Phipps, and SHS classmate Stephen Matko (SHS Class of 2018) are National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalists! The 16,000 semifinalists nationwide represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and include the highest-scoring PSAT/SAT entrants in each state. Garret is a Senior at St. Vincent- St. Mary and Stephen at Hoban. We are proud of both Garret and Stephen on this amazing achievement!


I am also excited to announce that parents and students can keep up with all the great happenings going on at Sacred Heart by following me on Twitter @mrcshsprincipal. I will post pics about all the amazing moments that I am privileged to experience on a daily basis here at "The Heart," as well as reminders about upcoming events.


This is a reminder that this is a short week. There is no school beginning Wednesday, November 24th through Monday, November 29th. Students will return to class on Tuesday, November 30th.


November 30th is Giving Tuesday across our country. Here in the Diocese of Cleveland we will be holding our annual #WeGiveCatholic day. This important day of fundraising helps our schools and parishes to raise much needed funds to enhance and facilitate our programming. I am asking all our families to please use the information below to get the word out and encourage your family, friends, coworkers and relatives to consider supporting Sacred Heart School this year. The money we raise will help us continue to upgrade and improve our building, particularly in the area of digital active panel boards. Our goal is replace our aging projector based boards for new, cost effective active panel boards. These boards are more intuitive, offer more features for both our students and teachers and are cheaper to maintain. I thank you in advance for supporting #WeGiveCatholic this year!


Please also note the information below related to some additional COVID-19 safety protocols for the week we return after Thanksgiving Break and to our school Giving Tree.


I pray that you will all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday!


In Christ,


Mr. C

------------------------------------

Big picture

Follow Mr. C on Twitter

Follow Mr. C on Twitter @mrcshsprinicpal and share in all the wonderful experiences, events and activities on the Sacred Heart campus!
Big picture

Last Week's Challenge

NO CHALLENGE THIS WEEK - ENJOY YOUR VACATION

---------------------------------

COVID-19 Updates

Our current school COVID-19 numbers are listed below.
Big picture

At Home COVID-19 Test Kits

We have previously received our supply of at home test kits from Medina County. The county is no longer providing these to schools but instead is making them available through the Medina County Library system. You must contact one of these libraries to request a test kit. We are working to get additional kits from the State of Ohio for use by our families.


If you take an at home COVID-19 test it MUST BE PROCTORED to be valid. Tests that are taken without a proctor are not valid.

PLEASE NOTE - SPECIAL COVID-19 Precautions for the Week of November 30th - December 3rd

Due to the anticipated rise in COVID-19 cases expected following additional travel and family gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday the below listed precautions will be implemented for the week we return to school (Tuesday, November 30th - Friday, December 3rd):

Students will need to wear a mask:

  1. While attending activities with large numbers of students indoors such as Mass, assemblies, performances etc.

  2. When entering or exiting the building or moving in groups through the building.

  3. When close group work (less than 3 feet) is being offered by teachers such as in the science lab, partner work, carpet time and centers.

  4. While students are receiving support, tutor or aide services in small groups or in one to one situations. This also includes instances where teachers may be working in close proximity with a student for more than 15 minutes.

  5. For activities that involve singing.


Staff will need to wear a mask when working within 6 feet of students or staff indoors.


This is also a reminder that any child who is displaying symptoms or feels ill must remain home.

Medina County Health Department Contact Tracing and Quarantining Procedure

Big picture
Big picture

-----------------------------------

Monthly Calendar

December Events to Make Note Of

November 30th #WeGiveCatholic

Please continue to advertise this in your communications and encourage our families to participate. Used to purchase active panel digital boards and replace aging projector based boards.Share this Link -https://www.wegivecatholic.org/organization/Sacred-Heart-Of-Jesus-School


November 30th Grades 2&3 to Nutcracker 8:45 - 12:30


December 2nd - Picture Retakes


December 3rd Wadsworth Show Choir performs 11:00 - 11:25 in the gym for all grades (school only). We will call groups to the gym about 10:45.

STUCO Grub Day for Giving Tree ($1.00)


December 6th Feast of St. Nicholas Fr. Joe will again present to students in the gym at 10:30.


December 7th - 8th Grade Christmas Play in McMahon Hall

Grades 5-7 @ 1:45


December 8th - Feast Day Mass @ 9:30


December 9th & 10th Santa Shop Students will attend with buddies. This will be set up in the Andes Room.


December 9th - 8th Grade Christmas Play in McMahon Hall

Grades K-4 1:45

Parents and Families 6:30


December 13th - Winter Concert

School performance @ 1:45 in the school gym

Parents and Families @ 6:30 in the school gym

Grades K,2,4 & 6 will perform


December 14th - Grub Day $1.00 for Girls on the Run


December 16th - Kindergarten Nativity

Kindergarten will perform their Nativity play with the help of their 8th grade buddies immediately following the school Mass.


December 17th - Advent/Christmas Spirit Rally & Polar Express

Polar Express @ 1:45pm

Spirit Rally @ 2:15pm 5-8 & 2:50pm K-4 (will last about 20 minutes)


GRUB DAY - Christmas Colors Grub Day - no donation required

Big picture
Big picture

Winter Christmas Concert for Grades Kindergarten, 2,4 & 6

This year our Winter Music Concert, featuring Christmas carols new and old, will be performed by our even grades in General Music. This includes grades Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th and 6th. Then, in the Spring, the odd numbered grades will perform a concert.


This Winter Music Concert (for even grades) will be held on Monday, December 13 at 6:30 in the school gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:00 and the seating is first-come first serve. Performers should arrive no later than 6:10 to the main office lobby and then report to their homeroom class. Performers should be dressed in their Sunday best or Christmas outfits. No jeans please.


The 8th Grade has also been busy preparing their original play, Back to Christmas. It will be presented Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 in McMahon Hall. Admission is free. Students in grades K-7 will have an opportunity to see the play at one of our two daytime dress rehearsals.


The Pre-School General Music class will perform during the Nativity scene of the 8th Grade Christmas Play on Thursday, December 9th. Please see correspondence from Mrs. Robinson for details about their performance.


If you have any questions please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

-------------------------------

Our School Giving Tree

Please consider taking an ornament to help one of our 10 school families represented on our Giving Tree. If you would like your child to choose an ornament, please send in a note to your child’s teacher allowing them to do so. Also parents are encouraged to come into the lobby after 9:00 or prior to dismissal (before 3:20) to choose an ornament if they wish. We ask that the lobby to be empty before the students start coming out at 3:30.

Please have all gifts returned wrapped with tags securely attached by Friday December 10th.

Yearbooks for Sale

We still have a few yearbooks for sale. The price is $18.00. Contact the school office to purchase your copy.

Adorers Needed

Our tabernacle-monstrance allowed us to come back to having adoration when we didn't have enough adorers, but now, after a year and a half, we are moving back to Perpetual Adoration with a monstrance where the Blessed Sacrament is always in exposition. This means that at least one person must be always present. For this reason it's necessary that open hours are filled.


We are asking for individuals or groups of individuals to consider filling the hours below. If you would like more information please contact Patti at passiflora44281@gmail.com.


Hours that are in need of Adorers

Sundays: 1am, 2nd & 5th weeks 2am, 3am, 3pm. Mondays: 1am, 2am, 3am. Wednesdays: 3am. Fridays: 1am. Saturdays 2am.

------------------------------

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Click below to download a PDF sheet of the challenge