Family Letter        May 2017

As we are coming to the end of this school year May is filled with many events. We are crowning our Blessed Mother at our May Crowning ceremony, acknowledging the accomplishments of our 8th graders with Ribbon Day Mass & graduation, praying the rosary each week with the children and celebrating the growth of our preschoolers and kindergarteners at their celebration. Blessings & well wishes to Mr. Bossenga (“Mr. B”) who is retiring at the end of this year. We thank him for his many years of service at Sacred Heart School. Please keep the May and June calendars handy to refer to for the many upcoming events.

I want to thank the PTO and School Advisory Boards for all of the hard work they have done this year planning all the functions and raising all the funds to help keep the tuition costs lower for ALL families. Many thanks to both of our library volunteers Miss Monica and Mr. Marroquin & a BIG thanks to Mr. John in our lunchroom! Thanks go out to Mrs. Greco for her behind the scenes for taking care of the Box Tops preparation /submissions. Thank you to all who donated!

Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 8th -12th. We are so blessed to have a great faculty and staff that care and give so much to ALL of the children at Sacred Heart School. I thank them for all that they do! I am thankful for all of you for your support!


            The final payment for tuition is due this month. All bills: Tuition, Extended Day and unserved Service Hours (cut off for service hours is April 30th)   must be paid in full for ALL FAMILIES. Unserved service hours will be billed to your FACTS Tuition bill. It is very important to make sure all 8th grade students and preschool 4 year old/kindergarten students that are graduating have all zero balances. Your child will NOT participate in any graduation events or the ceremony if financial obligations are outstanding. Thank you for your help and support with this matter.

I want to thank all the altar servers that have served the church and school throughout this year. Please keep your schedules handy for the summer months. We are looking to recruit new servers when we return in August starting in 4th grade and up. May God bless you for all that you do!

I want to wish all of you a very restful and safe summer. Please encourage/require your child (ren) to use their minds this summer by reviewing material in math & reading for enjoyment…we never want the children to start out behind, and I am sure you wouldn’t also, when school resumes in August. Best of luck to all of the 8th graders as they venture on to high school. For all the families that are returning, we are looking forward to seeing you at the Welcome Orientation Weekend: August 5th (4-6p.m.) or August 6th (9-noon) in the church basement—each family MUST attend one of the days. All families can pay over the summer to FACTS for their Book Bill & Technology Bill for 2017-2018 school year online-please set up your payment plan online –NO INVOICING for the 2017-2018 school year– with FACTS.

As I have always reminded the children: Jesus DOES NOT take a summer vacation from us, so we MUST NOT forget to go to church over summer vacation! May God bless all of you! Last day of school is JUNE 2nd with a 10:00a.m dismissal…please join us on that day for our last Mass at 8a.m. with handing out of awards in church after Mass. Also we plan on having a summer gathering in July for the families like last year in which we will email you more information at a later date. Happy & safe summer to all of you!

Principal – Barbara Ciconte