Sacred Heart Summer Update

August 22, 2022


Please take the time this week to order your child's hot lunch, if you choose this option. Lancer catering only delivers the number of items ordered each day.
Order September lunches here

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

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.

Hiring a recess supervisor

We are looking for an adult supervisor for recess duty from either 8:55-9:30 a.m. and/or 10:45-12:15 pm.

Our teachers cover three recesses a week and they could use this time for planning and working with children.

Please contact Karen for more information.


Are you looking for a part time job or do you know someone that is?

Our teachers supervise the playground every day and they could really benefit by using this time to prep for classes, take a bathroom break, check parent emails, grab a cup of coffee, etc. We are looking for an adult to supervise the playground from 8:55-9:30 a.m. and/or 10:45-12:00 pm.

We are looking to cover all recesses, Monday-Friday, or commit to one or two days.

Please help us find a person to hire. Our teachers deserve a break from recess duty. Let's do this for ou teachers!

Please email me.
Karen Bursey

CHANGES to our Volunteer Requirement

Volunteers are such a big part of our Catholic community. We could not do the many, many events without your support. Being a school volunteer gives you the opportunity to share in school-related experiences. It is also a great way to connect with other parents and create a circle of adult friends. More importantly, having a presence at school is a wonderful way to get to know the staff better and show them support.

More importantly, schools that have a strong school volunteer base perform better. We can do so much more when parents share their time and talent.

2022-2023 Volunteer requirement: 15-20 hours.

We know that each family has many demands, so we are allowing a little more flexibility with the requirement. We have volunteer opportunities during the school day, evening, and weekend hours to meet your needs.


We have a new form that parents will use to record the dates, events and number of hours completed throughout the year. This form will be turned in at the end of the year.

Interest Volunteer Survey:

We created a volunteer interest survey that we want all parents to complete. This will identify the volunteer opportunities that you may be interested in helping with throughout the year. We will reach out to you the month of the event to see if you are still interested in volunteering.

****We will help parents complete this survey at Back to School Day.

Access the interest survey on SignUp:

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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.


Thursday Treats for staff

Gala committee

Wash lunchroom towels

Donate food for marathon--cookies/donuts

Marathon crossing guards

Room parents needed: 3PreK and 8th grade

Soccer coach-1 more needed

Volleyball coach-1 more needed

Gala Committee---We are looking for parents to help with the planning

We are looking for parents to help plan our Annual Gala tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 10th. We will gather a few times to create sub committees such as decorations, food, refreshments, silent auction, live auction, sponsorships, etc. Committees members will sign up for one of these areas. Period check-ins will occur up until the gala.

Questions: Contact Karen Bursey

Please go to SignUp to say "YES". We are excited to begin planning.

NEW 2nd Step Curriculum, K-8

We are excited to start a new curriculum at Sacred Heart Catholic School. The Second Step Elementary digital program helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and mindsets needed to persevere through challenges, set and achieve goals, handle strong emotions, better understand and connect with others, and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

In addition, the program helps develop students’ executive-function skills and promotes a growth mindset (the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed). Together these skills and mindsets contribute to positive classroom and school climates that serve as the foundation for academic and social success.

Students will be engaged in one lesson per week.

There are four units in the program:

1. Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting

Students learn how to develop a growth mindset and apply strategies to their social and academic lives.

2. Emotion Management

Students learn how to build their emotion vocabularies, practice identifying their own and others' emotions, and recognize the importance of labeling and processing emotions.

3. Empathy & Kindness

Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly towards others, and how to develop empathy by learning strategies to take others' perspectives.

4. Problem-Solving

Students learn how to process strong emotions, describe a problem, identify the wants and needs of others.


Mark your calendar: SCHOOL MARATHON

Saturday, October 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Sanborn Park

What is the Marathon for Nonpublic Education?

The MARATHON is a viable public relations and fundraising activity in support of nonpublic education in Minnesota. The purpose of the marathon is to enable those who support and advocate for nonpublic education to make a public demonstration of their belief and involvement. Nonpublic schools and church religious education programs make a real contribution to the total community. For more information, go to

Our goal is for EVERY student to bring in the required $300 fundraising amount for the Marathon. This is NEW this year! We have some fun prizes for the students to help us reach our goal of $44,500. We understand that this may not work for everyone, but we hope that parents will do their best to help us reach our goal.

Why did we change the marathon amount required for Marathon? We would like to collect the required fundraising total in fall, if possible, so that we can use our read-a-thon funds for a new playground structure. The current structure is over 20 years old and we can not purchase parts anymore and it has served us well over the years. We will strat doing research for a new playground structure and begin fundraising. Our hope is that a new structure may be install next summer.

A packet of information will be sent home the second week of school!

Middle School Service Hours

Community service hours support the mission of Sacred Heart Catholic school by engaging students in meaningful volunteer opportunities which enrich the learning experience while teaching civic responsibility and strengthening communities. Being involved in our communities and serving others provides students a sense of purpose and will help prepare them to serve, lead, and succeed.

Students are required to complete community service outside of the regular school day.

Requirements for the school year (September 1-May 31)

6th grade: 5 hours

7th-8th grade: 10 hours

****Volunteering at our Fun Fest on September 17th is a great way to begin!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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: 15-20 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.