Sacred Heart Weekly Digital Newsletter - March 29, 2021
CALLED TO BE SAINTS -EVERYDAY HEROES
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Sacred Heart Families,
Listening to the Palm Sunday readings this past weekend I was again moved at the immense love that our Lord has for us. I was also reminded of the great joy that fills my heart in being a part of a Catholic School like the one we have here at Sacred Heart. Joy that stems from the daily interactions I have with staff and students, watching the Lord work in their hearts and minds.
On Friday our 8th grade students, after many weeks of prayer and practice, performed the Living Stations. What a moving and transformative event for both them and for the students, staff and parents that watched it. If you have not had a chance to watch the Living Stations I strongly encourage you to take some time this week to view them with your family.
Over the last two weeks I have also given out over 50 Saints in the Crowd certificates to students who have been recognized for their Christian example of love and service. It is overwhelming at times to see the great love our children have for one another and their teachers.
These are just some of the opportunities our students have living and learning day in and day out in the faith filled, Christ centered environment we have here at Sacred Heart.
I pray that we all find ourselves drawn to our Lord in a deeper, more powerful way this week!
Wishing you a blessed Holy Week!
LIVING STATIONS - Presented by our 8th Grade Class
Missed this amazing performance? View the Living Stations on our Parish Website.
Pics from the Week
Prayers for Confirmandi
Thank you to all our students who made cards and said lots of extra prayers for our confirmandi. The support was greatly appreciated.
A Hard Fought Championship
Our 8th Grade boys basketball team participated in a hard fought CYO championship game this past Saturday. While they finished runner up they competed for 90 minutes through a double overtime. At the awards presentation it was noted that the boys example of sportsmanship was outstanding this year.
Prayers for Confirmandi
A Hard Fought Championship
Middle School Highlights Woman in Science
Mr. & Mrs. Paydo Share their Faith Journey as Foster Parents
As part of Lenten Breakfast of Champions tradition, Mr. & Mrs. Paydo spoke to students in grades 6-8 about how the Lord has called them to care for and foster over 100 children for the last 30 years!
LAST WEEK'S CHALLENGE
WINNER: Rebecca M.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CURRENT FAMILIES IS THIS FRIDAY!
Celebrating Math & Pi Day
Maggie & Kyleigh
Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Wadsworth, Ohio celebrated Pi Day on Monday, March 15, 2021. Students in 5th through 8th grade celebrated by participating in a variety of activities. The students learned how to find the digits of pi by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter. They made pi sun catchers, generated a list of words that begin with the letters “pi” and used their chromebooks to complete a pi day scavenger hunt.
Students also memorized the digits of pi. Much to the teachers’ amazement, several students memorized an unbelievable number of digits. The top winner is Kyleigh Friedl (6th gr) who memorized 445 digits followed by Maggie Gerschutz (6th gr) with 435 digits and Jacob Gresser (5th gr) with 356 digits. What an awesome accomplishment by these students!
Thank you to those families that have helped ensure a safe and secure dismissal for our students!
Dismissal Safety Procedures
Use of Parish Drive off Humbolt (Diagram A): This driveway is for use by 8th grade families only.
Walkers (Diagram B):
- Any student who walks home MUST have a note on file with the main office and their classroom teacher.
- Walkers will be dismissed after bus riders, car riders and aftercare students have been dismissed.
- Walkers will exit the Humbolt doors and proceed either north on Humbolt or south to the crosswalks at the corner of Humbolt and Broad streets. At this point walkers may cross either Humbolt or Broad. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CROSSING GUARD AT THIS LOCATION.
- No walker should cross either Humbolt or Broad street anywhere but the marked crosswalks.
- Older and younger siblings should meet at the Hubolt doors and exit together.
Use of First Methodist Parking Lot on the corner of East and Broad Street (Diagram C):
- All families are encouraged to use the Sacred Heart parking lot at dismissal.
- Through the generosity of the FMC parents may park in the lot across the street from Sacred Heart.
- If parking in the FMC lot, parents MUST pick up their child from the steps of the school unless a form is on file listing them as a walker. In this case they MUST exit at the Humbolt door and use the crosswalk on Broad street.
- NO ONE SHOULD CROSS BROAD STREET EXCEPT AT THE MARKED CROSSWALK on the corner of Humbolt and Broad streets.
Art Teacher for the 2021-22 School Year
Mrs. Easton has agreed to remain on as our Art Teacher for the remainder of the school year. We are so blessed to have her in this role and the work she has done and is doing with our students is amazing. We will be interviewing for an art teacher for the 2021-22 school year. If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them contact the main office or email to email@example.com
7th Grade Fundraiser - MONDAY APRIL 5th
Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Fascione
Good Morning Sacred Heart Families and Friends!
I hope you are doing well! I wanted to continue our conversation from last week! Along with positive self-talk, there are actions children can take to help promote confidence and leave them feeling proud of themselves. Actions to consider having your child involved in are:
-Teaching something to a younger child
-Giving affection to a pet
-Helping parents clear the table after meals
-Saying good morning to your bus driver or teacher
-Complimenting a classmate on their skills
-Helping a friend who drops something
-Saying “please” and “thank you” while using eye contact
-Doing chores without being asked
Giving back to others improves overall self-esteem in adults and children! I hope this list of ideas is helpful. Have a great week, a great spring break and a wonderful Easter! See you all when we get back!
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 - Tuesday, March 30th
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.