2017-18 New School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

While there is still a full month of summer fun yet to come, it is time to start thinking about your children’s return to school. What a wonderful and unique goal we have – to provide for your children an education devoted to academic excellence and committed to Catholic values and ideals. No matter the lesson, here at Sacred Heart we have the opportunity to guide our students to see through the lens of being good stewards of God’s world and to view current and historical events by relating them to the Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. What a blessing it is to integrate Gospel values into the curriculum and daily living!

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One way to get ready for school is our SUMMER ACADEMY. Once again Miss Phelan and Miss Persia will convene a Summer Academy for students coming in to Grades 1 – 8. Sessions will be held from August 14th-18th. See attached for more detail. If you have not already registered, please contact Miss Phelan at kphelan@sh-school.org.

Our Maintenance team under the leadership of Mr. Mike McGann have made some fine improvements to school. Mr. McGann has installed new lighting in Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 3. In addition to general maintenance, some painting has been done in our hallways and all of the bathrooms in the building. The boys’ bathrooms on both floors and near the lobby, as well as the girls’ room in the gym have all been reconstructed with new stalls and partitions. Additionally, a new ventilation system is going into the girls’ room in the gym. Finally, our gym is getting its annual overhaul and all of the floors will be gleaming by mid-month. We are so very grateful to our maintenance team!

Terra Nova Reports are not yet in, but they are promised to us soon. I assure you that I will have these mailed if they come before the end of August. Otherwise they will come home on the first day of school with the family packets.

Later this week the Business Office will send an email with a formal letter regarding tuition and monthly payments. I am attaching the basic information as the first monthly payment will be due on August 15th.
I am in the process of adding 2017 – 2018 school information to the web site. The updated handbook and all summer reading requirements will be online later this week. A big thank you to Steve Klein, our site webmaster, for getting updates added within 24 hours!!

Grandparents Conference If any grands are interested, there will be a course offered by the Archdiocese later this month. See attached flyer.
EITC and OSTC Funding is being finalized now. As soon as grants have been determined, I will contact you.
Volunteers are in need. If you have time available to help at school during the day, we would love to have you! We need lunch aides and monitors for some of our after school clubs. I am looking in particular for someone to assist our Future City Club. Engineering background would be a plus.
THRIFT SHOP Looking for school uniforms or gym clothes? They are available at a discounted price through our Thrift Shop.
Stationary Sale students are required to purchase copybooks and homework books through school. See attached list by grade.
⇨ August 29th 9 – 11 AM & 6 – 7:30 PM
⇨ August 30th 9 – 11 AM & 6 – 7:30 PM

Thrift Shop Summer hours
⇨ August 29th 9 – 11 AM & 6 – 7:30 PM (concurrent with Stationary Sale)
⇨ August 30th 9 – 11 AM & 6 – 7:30 PM (concurrent with Stationary Sale)

I know that I am harping, but I want to remind you of the importance of keeping your child’s math and reading minds active during the summer. Education today is very much about analyzing and reflecting on what is being learned. But make no mistake there are still things that need to be memorized. In order to manage algebraic concepts (included at all grade levels – yes, primary too!) students need to know their facts. If you could review addition and subtraction or multiplication and division per your child’s grade, this would go a long way to insuring that your child is ready for the new school year. N.B. There is also a reading challenge offered to Grades 1 – 4, and the reward is a water ice party the first week of school!

CLEARANCES AND CLASSES

Just a reminder that we must have clearances and certificates for Safe Environment classes before you can volunteer, participate in school activities, or go on class trips. These are mandated requirements as per the state of Pennsylvania:
Criminal Record Check https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Child Abuse Clearance https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
Register for the safe environment class at www.virtus.org.
Mandated Reporter Training on line http://childyouthprotection.org/learning/login/index.php.

Have a happy and safe August!
Celie Magee

2017 Summer Reading

Welcome to Sacred Heart School summer reading program.

The new selection of books chosen by our ELA teachers promises to enrich our students reading experience. It is our hope that during the summer months our students will continue to discover the positive rewards of reading.

Each student at Sacred Heart School is required to read over the summer. We hope you will enjoy the required and enrichment selections that each ELA teacher has carefully chosen for her grade level. Summer is an exciting time to read and develop a lifelong interest and love of reading.

Happy Summer Reading!

DOWNLOAD THE FULL LIST

Summer Reading by Grade:

DOWNLOAD KINDERGARTEN READING

DOWNLOAD GRADE 1 LOG

DOWNLOAD GRADE 1 SUMMER READING

DOWNLOAD GRADE 2 SUMMER READING FLOWER REPORT TEMPLATE

DOWNLOAD GRADE 3 SUMMER READING

DOWNLOAD GRADE 5 SUMMER READING

DOWNLOAD GRADE 6,7,8 SUMMER READING

2017 Stationary Sale

Stationary for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be sold at the following times and dates in the school lobby:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 AM
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 AM
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Stationary lists were sent home with your child(ren) at the end of the school year. All copybooks along with the pencil cases for grades 1, 2, and
3, and pencil grippers for grade 1 must be purchased from school. Homework assignment books for grades 2 – 8 also must be purchased from school. Please see BELOW for the needs and prices for each grade’s list.

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GRADE ITEMS PRICE (Unit) AMOUNT DUE
Pre-K BEGINNER PENCILS & SUPPLIES $2.50
K 1 COPYBOOK (see additional items below) $1.75
1 4 COPYBOOKS 1.75 → $7.00
1 PENCIL CASE 3.50
2 PENCIL GRIPPERS 1.00
ART CLASS FEE 10.00 21.50
2 5 COPYBOOKS 2.00 → $10.00
1 PENCIL CASE 3.50
1 HOMEWORK BOOK 4.00
ART CLASS FEE 10.00 $27.50
3 5 COPYBOOKS 2.00 → 10.00
1 BLUE COPYBOOK 1.85
1 HOMEWORK BOOK 4.00
1 PENCIL CASE 3.50
ART FEE 10.00 $29.35
4 5 COPYBOOKS 1.85 → 9.25
1 THEME TABLET 1.75
1 HOMEWORK BOOK 4.50
ART FEE 10.00 $25.50
5 5 5 COPYBOOKS 1.85 → 9.25
GRAPHING COPYBOOK 2.50
1 THEME TABLET 1.75
1 HOMEWORK BOOK 4.50
ART FEE 10.00 $28.00
6,7,8 3 HARD COPYBOOKS 2.25 → 6.75
GRAPHING COPYBOOK 2.25
1 BLUE COPYBOOK 2.00
1 SMALL GREEN COPYBOOK 1.60
1 HOMEWORK BOOK 4.50
ART FEE 10.00 $27.10

Large pencil cases are an option for the upper grades. Cost $4.00

Additional Items for Kindergarten

Download the Supply List for Kindergarten

Terra Nova Testing

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Terra Nova testing continues. The testing is challenging, and your children are working hard.  Thank you for insuring that the children are well rested and have eaten a good breakfast. Students need to stay on this regiment through next Monday.  Math is tomorrow, and it is the last lengthy test.  The tests on Friday and Monday are shorter in duration.  If your son or daughter has missed a test, we will work to get them caught up on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.

Report cards went home yesterday.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher.

The First Communion Retreat will be this Saturday, March 25th.  The retreat begins with Mass at 8:30 AM.  After Mass everyone is to go to Everett Hall.  The retreat will conclude at Noon.  As always, Sister Kathy and her team have prepared some wonderful activities for the whole family, as well as, for the students.

There is a dress down day on Tuesday, March 28th.  This will be a fundraiser ($1.00 per student) for Catholic Charities.

The Thrift Store will be open on Thursday, March 23rd and on Wednesday, March 29th.  Summer uniform begins on April 1st.  Based on the current weather, we might have a hard time believing that Spring will come back and stay. J

Still looking for spiritual refreshment for Lent?  Sacred Heart Parish is offering a silent prayer walk in Church on Tuesday, March 28th.  One on the Journey is a meditative way of the cross, which offers pictures of people in today’s world carrying their crosses as Jesus carried His.  Church will be open at 7 PM.

Happy Lent!

Celie Magee

 

Showcase of Excellence

The Archdiocese is holding a Showcase of Excellence at Villanova University’s Connelly Hall on Thursday, March 30th from 4 – 7 PM.  The purpose of the showcase is to create a setting which showcases the incredible talents we have in our Catholic schools.  Catholic schools from Delaware and Montgomery counties will be present at Villanova.  We have a good selection of student writings across all grades, which will be on display, Mrs. Donaher will display student art work, and students from the McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance will be performing on the stage.  I am hoping that some of our STEM students will show their amusement park rides, as well.  You are most welcome to come and visit our display!!

Showcase Of Excellence Info

Grandparents and Special Persons’ Day

will be held on Friday, April 7th.  We will begin with Mass and then have all Grands and Special Persons come over to the auditorium to be entertained by each of our classes. Hopefully you can join us.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Special Persons’ Day Info

 

 

 

 

Designer Bag Bingo – Friday, December 2

Join us for Designer Bag Bingo!!
Support Sacred Heart’s CYO

15 Rounds of Bingo
Friday, December 2, 2016
Sacred Heart School Gym

Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the Door (if available)
Reserve a table of 10 for $300 – must be paid in full by 11/30/16
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Games begin at 7:30 Sharp!


BYOB! Bring appetizers to share with your friends.

Included in your cost:

  • One 15-round bingo book and One door prize raffle ticket
  • Water, Coffee, Tea and Desserts

Sold the night of (CASH ONLY):

  • Extra bingo books $20 each
  • 50/50 raffle arms length $5
  • Bingo daubers $1 each

Limited number of tickets – Don’t wait!

Click here to purchase tickets online at Eventbrite

or

DOwnload Ticket Order Form

Questions?

Denise Hopkins: neesieQ@comcast.net
Liz Coll: ecoll1219@verizon.net

All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Parish CYO
Thank you for your support!!

Ladies Night Out – Friday, November 18, 2016

Craft & Vendor Show

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Hosted by Sacred Heart Home & School

Friday, November 18, 2016
6:30-10:00 pm

Sacred Heart School Gym
109 North Manoa Road, Havertown

$5.00 Admission cost

includes beverages, appetizers/desserts
(Pizza, pretzels, baked goods for sale)

Over 40 unique vendors & crafters!

50/50 Drawing & Exciting Raffle Prizes

For more info, please contact:
Carolyn Jones
Leigh Anne McCabe

2016 Fall Social – Saturday, October 22nd

Welcome Back

SACRED HEART HOME and SCHOOL INVITE ALL PARENTS TO A NIGHT ON THE BOULEVARD

A month has come and gone since the beginning of school!! It’s time to catch up with the moms and dads of SACRED HEART and meet & welcome those parents new to our school …

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 ND from 8:00 ~ 11:30 PM
JD MC GILLICUDDY’S ON BROOKLINE BOULEVARD

$25/PP GETS YOU BEER, WINE, FOOD, and DJ

**SOCIAL EVENT FOR THOSE OVER 21 YRS OLD**