Family Letter      January 2018

Happy New Year!  New starts, new beginnings, and they are there for everyone!   Maybe take time to talk as a family to make changes for the better, as simple as eating dinner together, going to church on the weekend as a family or having a family game night. Remember that a family that prays together stays together.

 Our annual school service project for the entire month of January is to fill empty baby bottles with change in each classroom.  We will then take all the money collected and purchase diapers & baby food for the parish pantry—thank you in advance for your help.

            Sacred Heart School will be celebrating Catholic Schools every Friday in January:  12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd will be Sacred Heart Spirit T-shirt Days. Students that have a SHS Spirit T-Shirt from the past years or their UNIFORM GYM SHIRT will be allowed to be out-of-uniform wearing their SPIRIT SHIRT or UNIFORM GYM SHIRT on the days listed above to show their spirit. The 2018 theme is “Catholic Schools:  Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”  On Sunday, January 28th at 9:00a.m, we will begin our Catholic Schools Celebration with a Family Mass where all families are invited to attend and help celebrate Catholic Schools Week and the School Advisory Board is hosting a FREE continental breakfast after Mass for ALL school families to say thank you for choosing Sacred Heart School! We will be selling a new Spartan Spirit Shirt—please return the order form and payment to the office if you would like to purchase one. Each shirt is $10.00 if you are interested.  An agenda of activities for Catholic Schools’ Week will be sent home with your child once it has been finalized.

             The mandatory cash raffle ticket stubs & money need to be returned to the school office no later than Friday, January 19th.  Each family must pay for any unsold tickets or lost tickets that are not returned by January 19th.  The drawing will be held on February 2nd at the Mardi Gras Party.

Many thanks to all the families & staff for donating toys for the Ronald McDonald Toy Drive.  What a great way to help those in need.  The Annual World’s Finest Candy Bar Sale will take place at the end of January.  Please help sell one box or more—more information will be sent home soon.  The purpose behind our fundraisers is to help our school remain academically strong.  The cost of tuition at Sacred Heart is significantly less than the cost incurred to educate each student, and raising these funds is one way to off-set the difference—your support is needed and appreciated!

         We want to keep in our prayers the second graders & other students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, January 28th at 10a.m.

        Please keep in mind that half of your service hours had to be completed by January 1, 2018.  Please be aware of the extra charge that will be placed on your tuition bill for the unserved hours—each unserved hour is $30.00.

**Great News**

  • Miss Grammas, our kindergarten teacher, was nominated for a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching—we are so happy for her!
  • Kayla Wilson, a graduate from Sacred Heart School, was recently named an Illinois Scholar from St. Joseph High School—we wish her the best of luck as she continues on her educational journey!
  • Dr. Rigg, the superintendent of Archdiocese of Chicago schools, stopped by Sacred Heart School to visit last week the students and teachers. He commented on how awesome the children and staff were and loved the school!



Blessings to you,
Principal – Barbara Ciconte