Sacred Heart News

Mission Statement - Sacred Heart
Catholic School is dedicated to
educating children through high
academic and moral standards in a
faith-based setting. We achieve this
goal through collaboration with
our families, parish, and local
Jan 16 - Mass 8:00 a.m.
Jan 17 - Parish Visitation
Raffle Kick Off!!!
SAC - 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 - Semester Ends
Jan 21 - No School
Jan 22 - No School
Jan 23 - Mass
Jan 25 - Lunch with a Loved One
Jan 27 - SHCS Open House/Book
Catholic Schools Week Begins
JANUARY 14, 2013
Principal’s Corner
Dear Parents,
Catholic Schools Week 2013
“Catholic Schools Raise the Standards” is the theme of our National Catholic Schools Week celebration
scheduled January 25-February 1. The events we’ve planned demonstrate how we at Sacred Heart Catholic
School are striving for high standards and what our students are learning as a result.
High standards are nothing new for Catholic schools, which have long been known for their emphasis on
academic excellence, faith development and commitment to service. Nonetheless, our theme is timely because it
highlights the launch of an initiative, the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary
and Secondary Schools, to ensure consistent high standards at Catholic schools across the country.
The national initiative established a set of defining characteristics for Catholic schools that we have started to
implement such as moving towards the MN state standards, implementing the MCA standardized test next school
year, and eventually moving towards a standards-based report card. I hope you will join us during a fun-filled
week of celebrating our wonderful Catholic school. Please bring your friends and neighbors to our Open House
on Sunday, January 27th, particularly those who may be thinking of Catholic education for their children.
When you visit our school, I’m sure you’ll be as proud of our students as we are. What helps make their
accomplishments possible is the dedication and commitment of our pastor, teachers, staff, school committee
members, parents, and volunteers. I’m thankful for each one of you every day, but I want to make a point-at this
special time of year for Catholic schools-of publicly extending my deepest appreciation to everyone who makes
our school a success.
Devoted in Christ,
Karen Bursey
Registration for 2013-2014 begins on January 27th
Open House is the first day that new families may register for Pre K-8th grade. So please pass on this information
to family, friends, and neighbors. Registration materials will be ready by January 25th. Information will be posted
on our web site and will also be sent home with your child. We will provide our current families with a window of
opportunity to register and then open up enrollment for new families. We will send an email out the day we send
home the new contract.
Idennfy future SnCS kams!
It's easy! Connnue to share your SnCS story w|th fam||y, fr|ends, ne|ghbors, coworkers,
par|sh|oners, and more. 8r|ng |nterested fam|||es to our open house or schedu|ed tour. W|th each
new|y referred, reg|stered student |n k-8, you w||| rece|ve 5S0.00 oñ your 2013-2014 reg|stranon
fee. So….start shar|ng your stor|es today.
Welcome Rollie Brouillard, new parish business administrator, at Sacred Heart Church & School. Rollie
started on January 3rd and he is very excited to work at his home parish.
Lockdown Procedures
Last Wednesday, Robbinsdale Police Officer Beard visited after school, to discuss new lockdown procedures for our students
and staff. He helped us develop a new safety plan to ensure that our students and staff are safe when internal or external
factors deem it necessary to go into school lockdown mode. Because our building is one large campus now, our entire
building will take part in practice drills. The state mandates five practice drills each year. If you are in the building during
one of our practice drills, please be expected to follow the designated procedures.
Please help us stay safe at school. As you enter the building, please do not let anyone follow you in the
building if you do not know the person. Please notify the school office of any suspicious activity or
concerns you may have. Safety is our primary concern.
Development News
Box Tops for Education
THANK YOU! We received our largest check ever from Box Tops in the amount of $1545.78. Thank you for submitting
Food for Thought - January
Please join us on Tuesday, January 15 for our Food for Thought at Robbinsdale Broadway Pizza and Eagles
Nest. Come anytime after 5pm and enjoy hanging out with school friends and enjoy some delicious pizza! A percentage of
your final bill will be donated back to Sacred Heart Catholic School. What a fun and easy way to support our school. We are
really looking forward to seeing you there!!
EXCITING NEWS!!! 2013 Catholic Schools Raffle - Kick Off Assembly January 17, 2013!!!!
Do we have some exciting news for you, Sacred Heart Catholic School families! This year, we have been chosen to be one of
the schools to take part in the!Catholic United Financial!Annual Catholic Schools Raffle!!This is a very exciting opportunity
for our school! This raffle will take the place of 52 Club in 2013.!
#1 Reason that this is such an exciting opportunity for our school -!
Started in 2009 by sponsor Catholic United Financial, the Catholic Schools Raffle is an annual fundraiser supporting
Catholic schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas. In 2013, more than 80 schools will be participating. Since Catholic United
underwrites ALL expenses for the Raffle, schools get to keep!every penny!of each $5 raffle ticket sold. The money comes into
the school and stays at the school. Our school does not pay for any of the Marketing tools, tickets, promotion, etc. That is all
paid for by Catholic United. More than $30,000 in prizes are given away in the Raffle, including the grand prize: a brand
new SUV!
#2 Reason that this is such an exciting opportunity for our school -!
To name just a few of the fantastic prizes anyone who purchases a raffle ticket can win
Grand Prize - 2013 Ford Escape SUV (1 winner)
More Prizes - Two tickets to Superbowl XLIX or Caribbean Cruise Package (Two Winners)!
Even More Prizes - Twins Game Suite Tickets or 2013 Basilica Block Party MVP Tickets (Two Winners)
Even MORE Prizes - Apple iPads (Four Winners)!
WHAT!? MORE PRIZES!!!!! - XBOX 360 Kinect Bundles (Six Winners)
The list goes on and you can find the entire list and more about this raffle on the Catholic United Facebook
#3!Reason that this is such an exciting opportunity for our school -!
The Prizes for the Students!!!!!
Wow do we have some amazing prizes for our top sellers as well as drawings kids will be entered into just for turning in
tickets! I would LOVE to tell you what the prizes are...but you will have to wait until this Thursday to hear because I don't
want the kids to find out before our BIG assembly!!
We will have a Kick Off Assembly on January 17th and I am sure that our students will be VERY excited to sell their tickets
because there are individual and classroom prizes for top sellers. This opportunity does not come every year, so we are very
eager to get started and excited to have been chosen! We would love your help and support to make this an extremely
successful fundraiser for our school.! Raffle tickets and information will be sent home with your child on
LUNCH WITH A LOVED ONE-Friday, January 25th
Parents, grandparents, special loved ones are invited to join us for lunch. Please note the revised lunch times on the attached Catholic Schools
Week calendar. All visitors, please meet your child in the gym. The Book Fair will be in our new Parish Commons.
We need many volunteers for a successful week.
1. Book Fair Volunteers-Jan. 24th, set up and Jan. 25, 26, 27.
2. Coffee and Donuts-Jan. 27
3. Field trips-All grades Jan. 29. All volunteers must have a background check and Virtus completed.
4. Students-We need the following at all masses: Gr. 5-8 student readers/petitions, K-8 students to distribute the bulletin at the end of mass, K-8
students to carry up the gifts at offertory. Please email to submit your child’s name.
5. Calling All Fish Fry Workers!!!
Lent is just around the corner, and we are looking for MANY volunteers to work 6 Friday Fish Fries.! We start the week of Feb. 15 and go until the
week of March 22. We need volunteers to work in the kitchen and serve/clean-up the dining room.! Please go to DIBS to reserve your spot.! Come
join us for a fun evening of helping the school!!!! Volunteers also in-need of school age childcare may bring their kids too.! Thanks for all your help
and support!!!
Chess Club is back!
Sessions will start Monday, Jan.28th thru March 18th. Students will meet in the lunch room from 2:15 to 3:00. To register, please email Mrs. Rios
at The cost will be $3 per child. Please note that basketball practices will not conflict with Chess
Club. Hope to hear from you!
School Uniforms
As we begin the new year, it is also a good time for parents to go through your child’s uniforms. Make sure you are in complete compliance with
our uniform policy. Refer to the Parent/Student Handbook located under School Information on our web site. Clothing may not be ripped or
Pants-“Uniform pants” only. Plain, solid, navy blue twill material (not faded)
Shirts-Only long/short sleeve polo shirts. No blouses or T-necks. REMEMBER RED OR WHITE LOGO SHIRT FOR MASS ON
Socks/tights-only red, white, blue may be worn
RAMS Hoodies-gr. 6-8 May not be torn or ripped
All Spiritwear-may only be worn on Friday’s.
****See the new ordering procedures for Donald’s uniforms located under Important Announcements.
Lost and Found-We have an abundance of clothing items, especially hats, mittens, and uniform clothing in our lost and found located on the
lower level of our old back entrance.
From Risen Christ
Thank you so much for your generous donation to Project Christmas here at Risen Christ. Your generosity will help us provide Christmas gifts and
toys to some of the 180 families who have asked for assistance this year. It is truly humbling to see the miracle that happens each year as the
generosity of unknown “friends” insures that each and every child here at Risen Christ School experiences the special joy of receiving their own
wished-for gifts on Christmas morning.
Thank you for making this miracle happened.
Helen Dahlman, School President
As you may know, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, along with parishes, Catholic schools and Catholic ministry organizations throughout the
archdiocese launched the Rediscover: initiative at Christmas. This initiative reaches out to Catholics and invites us all to find meaning and purpose
in life through our shared faith. You can find out more at the website: We still have books available in the Parish Commons
area. Please stop by and pick up a book.

2013 Catholic Schools Week
Schedule of Events

Date Dress Activities
Friday, January 25 Regular School Uniform

****Wear yellow school
choice scarf!
(Students will receive the scarf
on Jan. 24
Scholastic Book Fair
Lunch With a Loved One
***Order Taher lunch by Jan.15
Special Lunch Schedule-Gym
10:45 Grades 6-8
11:10 Grades K-2
11:45 Grades 3-5
***Meet child in gym
Sunday, January 27 Come to Mass in Your
School Uniform and
Yellow school choice scarf

*See your teacher during the
open house for a non-uniform
• Students sign up to help at mass
• Open House 11:00-1:00 p.m.
• 1
opportunity to register for
2013-2014 school year
• Coffee and donuts in the gym
after 8:00 & 10:00 Mass
• Book Fair
Monday, January 28 Comfy Cozy Day

Wear flannel pants, sweatpants
comfy shirt, scarf, slippers, etc.
Spelling Bee
7:45 Grades 1-4 Gym
9:00 Grades 5-8 Gym
Home & School
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday, January 29 Color Day
Grades K-2 K - Green,
1st - Purple, 2nd Gray
Grades 3-4 Mass Uniform Shirt
and Jeans or Uniform Pants
Grades 5-8 Dress for your
career at Biz Town
Field Trips:
K-2 Westwood Nature Center

3-4 Science Museum of MN

5-8 Biz Town
Wednesday, January 30 Wear SHCS spirit wear or a red,
white, or blue shirt with
uniform pants. Girls do NOT
have to wear mass skirt.
Hat day begins at 9:00 a.m.
School Service Project
Bring a non-perishable food
item for N.E.A.R.
Class Cheer Contest
12:45pm, Gym
Thursday, January 31 Sports Day
Favorite sports’ team jersey day
with jeans
Talent Show
12:30pm, Gym

Friday, February 1 Beach Day
Wear shorts, Hawaiian shirts,
bright colored clothing.
(Students must wear socks with
Bring a beach towel to
sit on at lunch!
Home and School
Special treat today

Spirit Buddy
Pair up and read with your spirit
January “Food for Thought”

Tuesday, January 15 anytime after 5pm

Broadway Pizza and The Eagles Nest Lounge
4106 Lakeland Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Support your school while eating some delicious pizza at Broadway or
enjoying a night out with friends at The Eagles Nest Lounge. A percentage of
the proceeds from January 15
will be donated back to SHCS and go directly
towards your students classroom needs. Make sure to print this flyer out and
bring it with you to present to your server.

Check out their menus at:

Broadway Pizza – Robbinsdale

The Eagles Nest Lounge

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