Family Letter     October 2018


As we welcome fall and all its beauty, let’s take time to enjoy the outstanding colors of the leaves on the trees and enjoy the crisp air.    

*During the month of October, we will be praying the rosary—refer to the school monthly calendar for dates and times—please join us in church.

 *Please join us for our wonderful celebration in honor of St. Francis by having your pet blessed at 3:00p.m. at our annual Student Council Pet Blessing in the courtyard on Thursday, October 4th.   *On Saturday, October 20th the school will be celebrating our monthly Family Mass at 5p.m.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you at this Mass—you are your child’s best role model. 

* On Saturday, October 20th PTO will be hosting a SWEETHEART DANCE for all families. This is a fun event to spend time with each other and enjoy. The dance will be held right after the Family Mass in the church basement. More information will be sent home.

*The annual School Walk-A-Thon took place on Friday, September 21st.  The amount raised by the students was a little over our $7000.00 goal—AWESOME!  Many thanks to all the volunteers and PTO Members that make this event a success. Thanks to SAM’s Club for donating the water & chips for the walk.

*Many thanks to all who purchased Football Mania tickets–profits were about $1050.00—thanks to Mr. Ciconte for his help with Football Mania & for donating the jerseys—our winners of the jerseys were:  Golding Family & the Scanio Family.   We appreciate all the families that have placed an order for Yankee Candles/items —all orders and monies are due on 10/12. Please post the reminders from PTO about the Out-Of-Uniform Days your child has earned from the walk-a-thon sponsorship money & the Gaming Truck day at home.

*Sacred Heart Student Council will be hosting the annual School Halloween Party Thursday, October 25th from 3:15-5:00p.m. in the church basement.  All are welcome to enjoy games, tasty snacks, and fun—tickets are $.25 each.  

*Student Council will be leading the school in activities for the annual Red Ribbon Week. You may see red ribbons around the school block—Say No to Drugs!

*Please mark your calendar for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 16th between 1-6p.m.   You will soon be receiving an assigned time to arrive for your parent/teacher/child conference.  If you are unable to meet at the given time, please notify your child’s teacher to reschedule as soon as possible with the teacher. (That day school will release at 11:15am with NO extended day after school.)

*Many thanks to all the families that came out to walk in the Hispano Fest Parade that Sacred Heart was invited to—we had beautiful weather!


 All schools in the Archdiocese need to be in compliance with safety measures yearly.  

 We have been practicing with the children how to react in case we have to be “Locked Down” in our buildings.  This means that if there is a need for the school to make sure the children are locked in the buildings safely no one will be allowed to enter the building or leave the building until we have been cleared by the police department ensuring the area is safe for dismissal of the children.  If however we were to evacuate the school buildings due to an emergency we would walk one block west to the George A. Leoni Complex for safety.  Please talk with your children about safety issues to ensure they are not scared and we are doing this to protect all of them at school.

We have practiced for Fire Drills and will have our State mandated amount of 4 drills throughout the school year.  It is very important to remain silent and move quickly when the alarms goes off.  Our first drill with the Melrose Park Fire Department was held on September 11th.   Further dates will be surprises from the fire department.

We will also have our mandated Tornado Drills in the school throughout the school year.

The safety of all the children and staff is a top priority.  Thank you in advance for talking to your child about these important safety measures.

Blessings to you,
Principal – Barbara Ciconte