Sacred Heart Summer Update

August 15, 2022

Two Important Items for this Week

1. Used Uniform Sale-Wednesday, August 17th

2. Order September hot lunch using the Boonli website. Two week window to order.

***More information is available in this newsletter.

Welcome Mrs. Katie Powell, kindergarten teacher

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Powell will be our new kindergarten teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Katie has worked at Sacred Heart Catholic School for the last 5 years in many capacities: PreK para-professional, short and long-term substitute, coach, parent and volunteer and she attended Sacred Heart as a student! Katie is married and her two children, Molly and Ethan, attend Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Katie is currently attending St. Kate's for her teaching license and she will be licensed as a PreK -3rd grade teacher. She will graduate the fall of 2023.

Katie is the perfect fit for kindergarten. She is enthusiastic, loves working with young children, is patient and dedicated to the teaching profession.

Please stop in the kindergarten room at Back to School Day and congratulate Katie!

Welcome our PreK teacher aides-Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Hayes

Since Mrs. Powell will be teaching kindergarten, we have two teacher aides that will help our 4 year preschool students.

Mrs. Michelle Ross

Mrs. Michelle Ross has been working at Sacred Heart Catholic School and Church in a various of roles the last few years. Michelle is the always the first one to pitch in and help wherever needed. She has worked in the lunchroom, PreK para, recess, substitute teacher, Kids Club, parish receptionist and she has volunteered at many events. Michelle will be our 4 year old PreK para M-F from 7:15-12:30 pm.

Mrs. Kristin Hayes

Mrs. Kristin Hayes has been working at Sacred Heart Catholic School the last few years at Kids Club, lunchroom, recess, daycare and fills in wherever she is needed. Kristin will be working in our lunchroom and 4 PreK M-F from 12:30-2:00 pm. Then she will work finish her day at Kids Club.

Back to School Day--Wednesday, August 31st

The school staff, our Parent Teacher Committee, and the Knights of Columbus are in the process of planning our Back to School Day to celebrate our SHCS community.

Students and families will be able to visit the classrooms, meet the teachers/staff, drop off school supplies, and meet/greet other friends and families. (Note: If you pre-ordered supplies through 1st Day School Supplies, they will be waiting for your child in the classroom.)

Join us for a fun picnic behind the school to include free hot dogs, chips, beverage and cookie. Activities will be available for the students that will include face painting, bubble machine, cotton candy, pop corn, chalk art, and more.

Schedule of Events:

Visit classrooms 3:30-6:00 pm

Activities and Fun 4:00-7:00 pm

Food/treats 4:00-6:30 pm

****Please park in the Hubbard parking lot.

Used uniform sale August 17

We will have our used uniform sale on Wednesday, August 17th.

Where: Gathering Space (by elevator)

When: 8:00-9:30 a.m. and 4:00-5:30 pm

Payment: Cash or check

We will have a variety of gently used uniforms on hand.

Still time to donate: If you have uniforms you would like to donate, please drop them off outside the school door inside the entry way.

Time to order hot lunch for September-PARENTS HAVE A TWO WEEK WINDOW TO ORDER

THE SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU IS NOW READY FOR ORDERING. Please log in to your Boonli account from last year or create a new account.

Since we use Lancer catering, parents must order 7 days in advance. So do not delay and order your child's lunch. Further instructions are below.

Instructions on how to order hot lunch on Booli-

Order September lunches here

Parents have two weeks to order hot lunch. Make sure you check out when finished.

How does hot lunch work?

The September menu is ready for parents to order using the Boonli web site. We encourage parents to order for the entire month. You may decide to order every day or choose the days you wish. Since we are using a caterer, lunches must be pre-ordered a week in advance for planning purposes. Payment must be made at the time of the order. You have the option of ordering an extra entree or extra pizza slice.


Cost: $4.30 Daily lunch, $.75 milk (remember milk comes with each meal), $4.50 forgotten lunch charge, $2.60 extra entree, $2.35 extra pizza slice.

If your child brings a cold lunch, please pre-order milk on Boonli as well. Or send $.75. We offer 1% white milk or fat free chocolate milk.

You will find our hot lunch quick link in the middle of the home page of our web site.

School Volunteers

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

Watch for more information next week as we communicate our new process for volunteering.


1 more Soccer coach

1 more volleyball coach

Help wash gala table cloths

Room parent for each grade

Volunteer to wash Gala black table cloths

We have two bins of table cloths that need to be washed and folded. You may earn 5 volunteer hours for washing them. Two volunteers are needed. This is an easy volunteer opportunity you may do right from your home.

Please go to SignUp to volunteer using this link-

We need one room parent for each grade. Please use SignUp to select your child's classroom.

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Parent Student Handbook 2022-2023

Read our school policies and procedures.

Back to School Forms

New family packet, band/orchestra, school calendar, supply list, Kids Club form, etc.

Donald's Uniform--Have you ordered your school uniforms yet?

It is that time to start thinking about school uniforms. In stock uniforms are taking up auto 10-15 days to process and ship. Some items are on back order.

Check out the Donald's website:

Parents may use our school code (SacredHeartSTS) and items will ship to the school for free.

All incoming 6th graders and new middle schoolers: Don't forget to order the navy full zip Rams jacket and a PE t-shirt and gym shorts. We suggest that you have your child's name embroidered on the jacket.

Sterling Karate is Back!

Classes begin the week of Sept. 12th on Tuesday after school. Register early for a discounted price. Grades K-8.

For more information, click on this link-

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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
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.

Directions for new users and those that need to renew, are posted at the bottom of the newsletter.

Kids Club 2022-2023

Parents may find the Kids Club form on our school web site on the Back to School Forms page. Forms will be available at Back to School Day or you may download the form from the website and turn in. We accept all students that need care.

Our new hours for Kids Club: 2:10-5:30 pm. (We are closing 15 minutes earlier this year)

We have not increased our rates for three years. Due to increasing costs, our new rates are listed below.

Our new rates:

2:10-4:15 pm ($11.00)

2:10-5:30 pm ($17.00)

Parents only pay for care on days of attendance. Our Kids Club is located in the brick building on the south side of school.

SAVE THE DATE! FUN FEST 2022 September 17th

Mark your calendar for our Fun Fest on Saturday, September 17th. We will have children's games, bingo, bags tournament, food tent, band, beer garden and more!

We will need adult and middle school volunteers as well. More information to come!

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RAMS Athletics-Have you signed up for fall sports?

Have you signed up for fall sports! We are forming teams for girls' volleyball (gr. 5-8), boys/girls soccer (gr. 5-8) and boys/girls cross country (gr. 3-8). If you have not registered, please do so at this time! Here is the link:

Money will be due at back to school night. $80 for volleyball and soccer. $40 for Cross Country.

Coaches needed:

Cross Country: Katherine and Andy Johnson

Soccer: Need a coach (Dan Nordstrom will help)

Volleyball: Katie Powell (one more parent to help)

Lori Jandl

Hiring at Sacred Heart Catholic School

Hiring a Full time Director of Advancement

Please spread the news that we are hiring a full time director of advancement. The job description is posted on the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Mpls. career website.

Please send cover letter and resume to Karen Bursey.

Sign up for Boys Basketball Camp, Grades 5-8

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Stay connected with our parish through FlockNote

Stay connected with events through Sacred Heart Church.

Coming up on September 17th is our annual Parish Fun Fest.

Sign up for Flocknote to stay connected.

School Supply List 2022-2023

Our school supply list is now ready.

Note: We made a change to the middle school supply list. We had the incorrect bible listed.

The school supply list is attached at the bottom of the newsletter.

Looking for ways to to help pay tuition? MN Fundraising Initiative

Sacred Heart has an opportunity for parents and friends to support your child’s tuition!

MN Fundraising Initiative (MNFI) secures contracts with over 23 venues in the greater Twin Cities area including Target Field, Target Center, Canterbury, and US Bank to operate food and beverage concessions stands at their events.

MNFI organizes teams of volunteers from all over the state of MN and WI who work together to run these stands. In turn, MNFI receives donations from these venues. The donations are then used to award grants to families in local communities to allow youth to attend private school, such as Sacred Heart Catholic School and participate in enrichment activities they may not otherwise be able to enjoy. Checks are mailed directly to Sacred Heart in your name.

Many of our school families use this organization to help pay for tuition.

Click on the website and create an account by clicking on the "Volunteer registration".

School Calendar 2022-2023 UPDATED

We have more flexibility with our school calendar for next year since we are not using Robbinsdale bussing.

Click on the tab to view the school calendar for 2022-2023.

2022-2023 School Calendar

Updated calendar.

Grade 3-8 Band/Orchestra Information

Orchestra is open to all students grades 3 - 8 / Band is open to all students grades 4 - 8.

Already in either program? No need to do anything - with our continuous enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled for next year. For more information, to update your account, or to unenroll, please click HERE.

New to either program? Click HERE for the registration form. Enrolling as soon as possible helps us prepare for the upcoming year, so as soon as you know about your intent to participate, please take a moment to fill out the form.

Need to rent an instrument for next year? We work closely with Eckroth Music in Roseville to rent and service our instruments. Click HERE to check out their rental options for instruments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you and we look forward to a great summer and great school year next year, either continuing working with your children or meeting them and starting them on a great journey of musical possibilities!

Timothy Hoffman

Director of Instrumental Music

Associate Activities Director / Fine Arts Academy Director
Totino-Grace High School | 1350 Gardena Avenue NE | Fridley, MN 55432
763-586-6311 |

Box Tops---Keep scanning this summer.

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.

Volunteer Hours--Goal: 20 hours per family

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.