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 will be to collect: BARS OF SOAP, TOOTHBRUSHES & TOOTHPASTE and TOLIET PAPER—thank you in advance for your help.

Sacred Heart School will be celebrating Catholic Schools every Friday in January:  11th, 18th, 25th and February 1st will be Sacred Heart Spirit 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 2019 theme is “Catholic Schools:  Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”  On Sunday, January 27th 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!  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 11th.  Each family must pay for any unsold tickets or lost tickets that are not returned by January 11th.  The drawing will be held on Sunday, January 27th after the 9am Family Mass.

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 26th at 10a.m.

PTO is sponsoring the Paint-N-Sip Night—more will information will be sent home.

Please keep in mind that half of your service hours had to be completed by January 1, 2019.  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.

FACTS FINANCIAL AID & EMPOWER ILLINOIS online applications will open in Mid-January—please be prepared to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. (Have all your paperwork ready to complete the applications.)

Blessings to you,
Principal – Barbara Ciconte