Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 27th

4th Annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 27th

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This fun school social event is not to be missed!

Sacred Heart School Families mark your calendars and plan on joining us on Friday, October 27th for Trunk or Treat.

Decorate your car, come in your costumes and bring candy to share with all your classmates.

Important Event Details:

  • Cars can start entering the parking lot at 6:30PM.  The parking lot will remain open for cars to enter until 7:10PM.
  • 7:10PM the gates will close and trunk or treat will begin promptly at 7:15PM.  This is to ensure the safety of all the children in the school yard.
  • Children should come in costumes and bring a bag for all their treats
  • Decorate your cars.  Cash prizes awarded!
  • Bring candy to give out to all the trick or treaters that visit your “trunk”.
  • Visit the Sacred Heart Facebook Page for up to date information on this fun night.  Not on Facebook?  No problem, contact Katie Browne or Colleen Whitlock for details.
  • 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be sold to cover the prize money.
  • There will be a $5 per family charge to cover the cost of the DJ- please bring the $5 the night of the 27th-will collect as entering the parking lot.

HASA 2017 Committees

2017 Committee

There are various Home and School committees here at Sacred Heart. Hopefully, you will be able to sign up to help with some of our great activities and fundraisers. We thought it would be helpful to have a brief description and contact people for each of these committees.

Hot Lunch

Tricia Bell
email: ridley428@verizon.net

  • Assist in serving hot lunches during the lunch periods on select Fridays throughout the school year.

Thrift Shop

Kathy Mariotti
email: mkmejp@msn.com

  • Help accept donations of gently used school and gym uniforms and sell items in Everett Hall once a month for a few hours.

Ladies’ Night

Leigh Anne McCabe
email: leighannemccabe@comcast.net

  • Assist with the planning, set-up, and the day of the event and also help coordinate the Linvilla pie sale. Ladies’ Night is scheduled for Friday, 11/17

Secret Santa Shop

Teresa Wimmer
email: wimmer408@yahoo.com

  • One of the best events at SHS! Students buy Christmas presents for their friends and family, visit with Santa, make a class craft, and take part in raffles. Help with crafts ahead of time and volunteer on the day of the event, Thursday, 12/7.

Night at the Races H&S/CYO Fundraiser/Social – Saturday, 2/3/18

Spirit Wear

Denise Hopkins
email: neesieq@comcast.net

Melissa McCormick
email: melissanjoemc@verizon.net

  • Get the word out and help with ordering SHS gear.

Fun Money

Carolyn Jones
email: carsakabs@aol.com

LeighAnne McCabe
email: leighannemccabe@comcast.net

Scrip

Amy Bauer
email: crawfordbauer1416@gmail.com

Jenn Keenan
email: fly1043@msn.com

Scrip/Fun Money Scheduling

LeighAnne McCabe
email: leighannemccabe@comcast.net

  • Help get funds for SH Home & School and for your tuition payments too. It’s a win-win! Need info on how the program works? Contact Amy, Jenn, Carolyn, or LeighAnne. If you would like to volunteer to sell on a Sunday, contact LeighAnne or go to this Sign Up Genius link to volunteer to sell in the fall/winter on Sundays.
  • http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a49a8ac28ab9-sacred

Social Committee

Trunk or Treat – Friday, 10/27

Katie Browne
mkbrowne2000@yahoo.com

Colleen Whitlock
haveahound@gmail.com

Mother/Son Bowling – Sunday, 11/12

Katie Browne and Colleen Whitlock

Movie Night – Friday, 6/1

Kendra Locurcio
email: kendramoran@yahoo.com

Mary Ann Klein
email: htownkleins@gmail.com

Great Guy Dance – Friday, 2/10

Marie Witman
email: marie.witman@villanova.edu

Mother/Daughter and Father/Son activities in the works for this year!

  • The success of the above events is only possible with your help! Please contact any of the people listed above if you would like to volunteer.
    • Trunk or Treat: Friday, 10/27
    • Mother/Son Bowling: Sunday, 11/12
    • Great Guy Dance: Friday, 2/10
    • Movie Night: Friday, 6/1

Shamrock Shuffle

Joe Rastatter
email: j.rastatter@yahoo.com
Kathy Mariotti
email: mkmejp@msn.com

  • One of Home & School’s biggest fundraisers of the year! LOTS of help is needed preparing for this event and on the day of the 5K scheduled for Saturday, 3/3. Planning meetings begin in early January and continue until March.

Drama Club

Colleen Whitlock
email: haveahound@gmail.com

Carol Montagna
email: themontagnas@yahoo.com

  • Help is needed December through April with costumes, set design and chaperoning practices. Assistance with ticket sales, concessions, and last minute necessities would be greatly appreciated on show night!

Hospitality

Elena Jones
email: elenamj@comcast.net

MaryAnn Klein
email: htownkleins@gmail.com

  • Help coordinate snacks/drinks for events like Open House.

Marketing

Steve Klein
email: steve@dakota-diesel.com

Joe Rastatter
email: j.rastatter@yahoo.com

  • Spread the word about the exciting things happening at Sacred Heart School!

Fundraising

Jess Reick
email: jessreick@gmail.com

  • Create ways to generate funds for SHS.

School Holiday Activities

  • We are looking for a small group of volunteers to coordinate activities such as a pumpkin weight guessing contest and a jelly bean guessing contest for the students and faculty.

School Newspaper

Colleen Murphy
email: colleenmcmurphy1121@comcast.net

  • The school newspaper is making a come back this year and we need parents to help the students publish it throughout the year.

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!

CLICK HERE FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET

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