FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Sacred Heart News
Principal’s Corner
Dear Parents, Lent Rites and rituals are among the gifts that make our Catholic faith very rich and meaningful. Years after children have grown and moved out of the house, they recall the times that their family prayed together. They remember going to Sunday Mass with the entire family. As parents, you have a wonderful opportunity and responsibility to influence and strength your child’s practice of the faith. Family observance of the holy season of Lent is a perfect opportunity to teach your children the importance of faith in their lives. Consider saying the rosary together during Lent. Or, you may decide to pray the Stations of the Cross with the entire family. Maybe you will talk with your children about what you can do during Lent to prepare for the glorious season of Easter. Children are constantly watching and learning from the adults in their lives. The practice of your faith is a visible sign to your children of your love for God and all of the gifts you have been given. If children are surrounded by people who try to live out their faith on a daily basis, they will be inspired to do the same. The power of example is strong. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to model a faith-filled and hope-filled Christian life. What greater gift could you give?

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 community. Feb 20 Mass Feb. 20 SAC mtg Feb. 21 Conferences Feb 22 Spring pictures-out of uniform Feb. 22 Fish Fry Feb. 22 History Day-gr. 8 Feb. 25 Conferences Feb. 27 Mass Feb. 28 Girls Basketball tourney March. 1 End of Trimester 2 March 1 Stations-1:15 pm March 1 Raffle ends March 1 Fish Fry March 2, 4 Girls Tournament March 8 Report cards

New Car Rider Procedure beginning Tuesday, February 19
The safety of our students is always our main concern and we are happy when parents bring things to our attention. The car pick up at the end of the day is chaotic. Now that we have our new gathering space, we will utilize it. Beginning TODAY - New Procedure: The students will wait for their car ride INSIDE the main gathering space doors with the teachers on duty. Parents will PARK in a parking spot and walk up to the main doorway. When the teachers see the pick up person, your child will be released to you, to safely walk to your vehicle. We believe this system will provide a safe way for our students to get home. God Bless Our Children! Conferences-February 21 and 25 Hopefully you have signed up for conferences, if not please email your child’s teacher to set up a time. We want to touch base with all parents at the end of Trimester 2. Report cards will be available on Cornerstone on March 8th at 2:00 p.m. If you are having trouble accessing grades, please call the school office. Gr. K-3 Conferences are teacher led Gr. 4-8 Conferences are student led (students must attend) *****Times for scheduled conferences have been emailed to you. If you did not receive your time, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. Blue Ribbon Award Sacred Heart Catholic School is proud to display the Readers’ Choice Award on our web site. We were voted as the best Private School and Best Preschool by the Sun Newspaper Readers! Hats off to our staff for their dedication to the students at Sacred Heart. We have a great deal to be thankful for! Registration for 2013-2014 NOW OPEN TO NEW FAMILIES! Current families had until February 15th to turn in the tuition contract along with the registration fee of $50. Now registration opens for new families until the classroom maximum has been reached. If you need a new Pre K or K-8 contract, they are available on our web site under the 13-14 Info tab or contact Pat Moore in the school office.

Reader’s Choice Award! Best Private School Best PreSchool

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Catholic United Financial Raffle
Great Job selling so far! We are at $5386.00. Remember, we have until March 1st to sell. That gives us two weeks, and while we may not be able to make it to our $20,000 goal, we can definitely double what we already have! Please make sure you have fulfilled your fundraising commitment of $225 per student. Remember with this raffle, we keep ALL proceeds at Sacred Heart Catholic School AND there are some GREAT raffle prizes, a top seller prize just for a student at our school and a top selling classroom prize as well! NOTE: ALL SOLD AND UNSOLD RAFFLE TICKETS MUST BE RETURNED TO SACRED HEART. $10.00 Gift Card Winners Week 1 Eli Hippen, gr. 4 Week 2 Bradyn Powell,Kinder Week 3 Dylan Frye, gr. 7 Week 4 Claire Mendoza, gr. 1 ****Magazine sales will begin in March. Food for Thought Thank you to everyone who came out to Birdtown Cafe on Saturday evening for our February, "Food for Thought!" We had another GREAT turnout and I know that the crew at Birdtown really appreciates our support! Keep an eye out for the March, "Food for Thought!" Box Tops for Education Thank you for the Box Tops that have already been sent in! We want to have another GREAT turn in like we did in the Fall. Remember that your student will get a prize for each sheet turned in AND have their name entered into a drawing for a large prize on March 1. Get those Box Tops turned in!!! Alumni Newsletter—Sacred Heart recently mailed out our annual alumni newsletter. Thank you to Sarah Brouillard, editor, for helping Mrs. Olson with this year’s edition. If you know of an alum who would like to receive this newsletter, please let us know. We mail to those alum that are 18 on up. Feed My Starving Children-Gr. 5-8 March 15th This is a great Lenten project for our students. We need volunteers to make this happen. We need a total of 20 adults total. Please sign up on DIBS. ALL PARTICIPANTS LOVE THIS EVENT! 8:45 a.m.-Noon Rams Sports Sacred Heart will be hosting the 2013 B Squad girls Basketball Tournament on 2/28, 3/2, and 3/4.! This will require many volunteers in order to be successful.! We will need people to work concessions, scorebook, and the admission table.! We rely on this money to purchase new sports uniforms every year. ! We are in the process of ordering new girls’ Varsity volleyball uniforms for next year.! Dibs has been updated to show the remaining home games where we still need help. All tournament workers are needed to help make this a successful tournament. We are fortunate that we were chosen to host this fun sporting event. Please log in to Dibs to sign up.! If you have any questions, please let me know. Pennies for Patients Did you know that our own, Gretchen Wagner is one of the Pennies for Patients Poster Heroes this year?! As Sacred Heart does every year, we are raising money for Pennies for Patients.! The kickoff assembly for the school is March 4th!! We will be collecting money all week for this valuable group.! Please help us in supporting this worthy cause!! Spring Pictures-Friday, February 22 (These pictures are optional) While your purchase is optional, everyone will have their photo taken. A new feature this year is being able to pre-order online, where you can build your own package and take advantage of special offiers, by going to: www.mylifetouch.com. If you choose not to pre-order you have 48 hours to place your order after picture day and you still go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter the picture day ID. !After the 48 hours you can still order, but you will need to go through the Lifetouch call center at 1-888-543-3867 x2

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-Fish Fry 2013The first Fish Fry last Friday was a success due to all the volunteers. Thank you to Joe and Laurie Blais for leading the kitchen crew and Keli and Beth Hippen for leading the dining room crew. We need many, many volunteers to help work in the kitchen and dining room. Times are now posted on Dibs. You can choose from preparing food, serving food, food servers, clearing tables, working ordering table, working the scullery, etc. All profits go directly to the school. This is a great event to volunteer for during Lent. Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. BUY A BOX OF FISH and he, friends and family eat a great meal. For every case donated – YOU or your Business receives 2 FREE Fish Dinners. Our 2013 GOAL is to raise funds for 60 cases! Help the school make this happen. It’s simple to do! Just complete the form below, enclose your donation (checks payable to SHCS) & send to school with a student or drop at Church office. Sign me up! YES, I /We would like to become a 2013 Fish Fry Donor . I would like to donate ________ # cases of fish at $60.00/ea. Donation Given By : ______________________________Phone: ___________ In Honor/Memory*of: ___________________________________________________________________ * Names of Donors and Memorium Donor Names will be proudly displayed throughout the Lenten Season at the Fish Fry events. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Serving All Fridays during Lent Feb. 22nd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Serving from 4:30 – 7:00 PM Adult Menu(Senior Discount 65 and older $1.00 off) Fish Dinner: Fish Fillet, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Coleslaw & Garlic Bread $9.00 Fish Sandwich, Spaghetti & Coleslaw $9.00 Fish Fillet, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans & Garlic Bread $9.00 Large Spaghetti & Garlic Bread $8.00 " Large Homemade Mac & Cheese, Green Beans & Garlic Bread $8.00 " Children’s Menu $5.00 Spaghetti & Garlic Bread Fish Sandwich & Green Beans Homemade Mac & Cheese & Garlic Bread ~ Maximum Family Dinner Rate is $30.00 (2 adults & kids) Take Out Orders Available

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