On Saturday, January 20, the Future City Club participated in Future City Competition. Students are asked to design a city including the necessary infrastructure for a future world. Our students are grilled by a number of engineers for three hours. It was delightful to watch them describe, clarify, and discuss their ideas with so many adults. Our team won an award for the Most Innovative Environment Management. Big thanks to Mr. Brian Gondek and Ms. Maureen Travers for all their support!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have another group of Peacemakers in the school. In January your children focused on the virtue of respect, which is seen as not only showing deference to our elders, but also to look at one another with acceptance. Students felt that classmates were being respectful when they were following the Golden Rule. Many of this month’s peacemakers were chosen because they include rather than exclude and strive to keep fairness in games and group activities.
We had some ‘senior citizens’ in our classrooms this week. Yesterday was the 100th day of school and our primary classes celebrated in style. They dressed for the occasion which included walkers and canes for many. The pink sponge curlers made the day. I’m dating myself, but my mom wore them to bed nightly.
The weather this year has been… erratic. Please make sure the children come dressed appropriately. Hoodies are not warm enough in this weather, and it has been in the low 30’s some days.
Keep those BOXTOPS coming in!! These are funds which we can use for materials for Science classes. (Grade 7 will be dissecting their frogs within the next month.)
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The All Saints Celebration was a joyful and spirit-lifting experience. Our First Graders – clearly pure of heart – reminded us that the saints were not extraordinary people, they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things, because they trusted and believed in God. A big thank you to Miss Phelan for guiding our students so well! See the attached pictures of our little saints as they presented and sang.
The Third Annual TRUNK OR TREAT was held on Friday evening, and what a fantastic event it was. Katie Browne and Colleen Whitlock outdid themselves again this year! Thanks to all the parents who assisted in getting the cars into the parking lot. Thank you also to Shannon Ragazzoni for helping cover the cost of the DJ!! Go to SHS on Facebook for some great pictures.
Please be advised that I will be testing the phone messaging system this week. It will be a recorded message.
Winter uniforms are now required. Boys should wear black or white socks with the school uniform. Also, boys in 1st through 8th grade must wear a button down shirt (top button buttoned) and a tie. As per the guidelines, boys in grades 1 – 6 wear a plaid tie while boys in 7th and 8th grades wear the striped tie. Middle school girls skirts must be knee length.
Picture Day will be on Tuesday, November 8th. Students are to wear their school uniforms. Forms are being sent home today.
This Sunday, November 6th is Open House. I encourage you to come and walk the halls and visit our classrooms. It is exciting to see the student work displayed and see the evolution of student thinking and creativity.
The Book Fair will be open on Sunday and all week for students and their families. Mrs. Sansoni is still looking for parents to assist. See the attached flyer for more information.
Mark your calendar: Mother Son Bowling will be held on Sunday November 13th from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. See the attached flyer for more info.
At the First Friday Liturgy we will be honoring our Veterans, some of whom are coming in uniform. Know that you are always welcome to join us!
3rd Annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 28th
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 28th 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 Brown or Colleen Whitlock for details.
- 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be sold to cover the prize money.
- We are charging $5 per family to cover the cost of the DJ
- Click here to download the form and return to school no later than Tuesday, October 25th. Mark to the attention of Truck or Treat Committee
Who: All 6-8 Graders at Sacred Heart School
When: Every other Thursday starting on October 29th
Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
|Where: Everett Hall Drama Club is an extra-curricular activity for students in grades 6-8. The purpose of the Drama Club is to learn about acting, play production, and stage work. The Drama Club will have one play with auditions in January. Practices will become more frequent in January (show is TBD).
Who can join the Drama Club
Anyone that has an interest in theatre and participates in at least one function is automatically a part of the drama club. It can be as easy as ushering or going to see a professional show.
Questions? This year the drama club will be run by Colleen Whitlock & Carol Montagna. All students in grades 6-8 are invited to come on Thursday, October 29 (3:45PM in Everett Hall) to learn more about the Drama Club and decide if they would like to take part this season.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Fall has arrived!! While the afternoons do warm up, it is still very chilly in the morning, please see that your child/ren has a sweater or jacket every day. Gentle reminder: the winter uniform goes into effect on Monday, November 2nd. This means shirts (top button must be buttoned for boys) ties and sweaters. See attached winter uniform requirements.
Picture Day will be on Tuesday, November 3rd. Students are to wear their school uniforms. Forms were sent home on Monday.
Women in Aerospace and Technology Program
American Helicopter Museum in West Chester is offering any girl in grades 3-12 the opportunity to sign up for the Women in Aerospace and Technology Program. This is a fun and educational hands-on program where girls engage in classes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Financial assistance is available. See attached flyer.
We will be testing the phone communication system on Thursday around 4 PM. This is just to insure that we can contact you in the event of a school closure during the winter. If you do not get a call please let the office know.
The Second Annual TRUNK OR TREAT will take place on Friday evening. Make sure you arrive on time and in costume!! A big thank you to Katie Browne and Colleen Whitlock for coordinating this fun-filled evening!! Thank you also to Maria Pardini and Shannon Ragazzoni for covering the cost of the DJ!! See attached flyer.
The SHS Thrift Shop will be open The Thrift Store will be open this afternoon Wednesday 10/28/15 from 2:45-4:00 on the top floor of Everett Hall.
First Penance Parent Meeting – Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Everett Hall – ADULTS ONLY
World Wide Rosary – Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:45 AM on the front steps of Sacred Heart Church
Parent Meeting on Bullying/Cyber Bullying – Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the gym – MANDATORY MEETING (all parents are invited, but at least one parent of students in grades 5 through 8)
Pre-K Donuts with Dad – Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:15 am in Everett Hall
Confirmation Parent/Candidate Meeting – Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Everett Hall
Highland Orchards – Kindergarten class trip Friday, October 16, 2015.
Crusader Fest – Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 to 11:00 pm in the gym.
First Communion Enrollment Mass – Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Progress Reports – Wednesday, October 21, 2015
We are looking for new scrip/fun money sellers on Sunday mornings after the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses. Not only is it an extraordinary act of volunteerism, it’s a great way to get to know your fellow Sacred Heart School families and parishioners. Any time you could give would be greatly appreciated!! No experience is needed. We will train you.
Fun Money Tidbit: Did you know that Kohl’s is the only retail store that allows you to use fun money to pay your credit card bill? How many times do you run to Kohl’s each week for kids stuff and last minute gifts? It’s worth opening up a credit card just for the tuition savings along with the great coupons and savings credit cardholders receive.
Scrip Tidbit: Did you know that you can use GIANT scrip to purchase GIANT gasoline for your vehicle? Just process your scrip card as a credit card transaction. Please note though that only one card can be used per transaction.
CrusaderFest Tuition Raffle
CrusaderFest is offering you the opportunity to purchase Raffle Tickets for a $500 Tuition Raffle.
You do not need to be present on Oct. 17 at CrusaderFest to purchase a ticket.
( Attn: Laura DiPlacido, c/o Ava Gr. 3) by Oct. 14 in order to be entered into the drawing that will take place during CrusaderFest.
Please make checks payable to Sacred Heart Home and School.
Tickets: 1 ticket for $25 or 2 for $40