Sacred Heart School Newsletter February, 2014 Dear Parents, Even after all the snow storms, I am sure that you will agree that like every other season, winter holds a beauty all its own. Whether it is the quiet hush of the city after the snow storm, children sledding in Buchanan Park or just the marvel of tree limbs encased in a sparkling glaze after an ice storm, it all is a reminder of God’s goodness and the wonders of creation. However, for many, winter also has its share of harshness as experienced in chilling temperatures, loss of electricity and heat, broken tree limbs, etc. Yet, it is in this hardship that we are invited to live in hope and to wait patiently for Spring. Here in school, during this season of Hope, we will be praying the Act of Hope each day to remind us of the importance of being able to live in the belief that God will take care of us, if we but ask Him. I am including it here in case you would want to make it a part of your daily prayer, too. An Act of Hope O my God, relying on Your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. As we continue to count our “snow days” may God’s blessings be always with you and your family. Group Exhibits First Place – Isabelle Javier, Claire Longenecker, Tess Toczek Second Place – Gretchen Bertz Catherine DeModena Third Place – Jordyn Ney Mary Zukus Documentary First Place - Rebecca Ressel Noelle Yost Second Place – Veronica Ringlein Mary Elizabeth Wagner Third Place – TIE Mariana Duran Breanna Nadu And Sebastian Klemmer Gabe Corvino Sam Lobeck Nick Stasiak Congratulations to these winners and to all of our seventh and eighth grade students for their great projects! Congratulations, also, to the following students who won awards in this year’s Scholastic Writing Contest! Gold Key Austin Aichele Silver Key Therese Toczek So Proudly We Hail… Honorable Mention Lauren Modlin Julie Reichert Noelle Yost The Scholastic Awards Ceremony will be at the Ware Center on February 23 History Day Winners Individual Exhibits First Place – Katie Arnold Second Place – Julie Reichert Third Place – Andres Lopez Congratulations to Livia Seifert for winning first place in the Design An Ad Contest for NIE!! Great News!! Sincerely, Sister Mary Carmel Sacred Heart School Newsletter February, 2014 First in Math – As we continue to celebrate our accomplishments we are very proud of all our students, especially for being First in the District Third in the State Eighth in the Nation GREAT TEAMWORK !! Thank you… To all our teachers, parents, students, for making Catholic Schools Week a celebration of our many gifts and talents which contribute to our school being a “Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” From the Family Fun Bingo on Friday evening to our school Bingo at the end of the week and all the events in between, including a “Minute to Win It”, all displayed the beautiful spirit of Sacred Heart School. The teachers’ gifts were greatly appreciated and our “room service” of breakfast goodies was a welcome treat from the H&S. Finally, at our Mass on Friday we were happy to pray for and thank all those who help us during the year. We are Grateful… To all who answered the call to help with our Annual Appeal by being a part of our phone- a – thon in making the calls and/or contributing to the Appeal. The good news is that we have more than $13,000 in the bank and $14,000 in pledges plus all the promises from people who were undecided. We will not be giving you a final count as it seems that more donations are coming in the mail each day. Too, a special thank you to all our teachers for their help and we are most grateful to Mrs. Mary Ann Aichele for her expertise in guiding us through the process. Open House Along with our website, SHS Facebook page, neighborhood visits, another recruitment effort is our increased number of Open Houses. This is where we need you to invite other parents who may be interested in sending their children to Sacred Heart School to attend our Open House Our first open house was well attended And some people came because they saw the signs on the lawn. May I ask you to keep displaying the signs and inviting people to visit our school. The dates are as follows: Sunday, February 23rd, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass until 1:00 p.m. Kindergarten Open House – Tuesday, February 25th, from 1-2 p.m. It would be good for the people to call school to let us know they will be here. Open House for All Grades Thursday, February 27th 9-11:00 a.m. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Registration for Everybody This will occur during the week of March 3rd. Papers for those who are already in school will be sent home to be filled out. New students may register at any time by calling the office for an appointment. Snow Days Please mark your calendar… March 7 will be a school day rather than an in-service day for our teachers. Two other make-up days will be April 17, Holy Thursday, and it will be a retreat day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. and May 23 which will be Field Day. The other days will be added to the end of the school year.
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