Family Letter        October 2017


            As we welcome fall and all its beauty, let’s take time to enjoy the outstanding colors and be thankful for that we have.  

*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 Wednesday, October 4th.   *On Saturday, October 28th 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. 

*Please join us for BUNCO NIGHT (fun dice game) sponsored by School Advisory Board, Thursday, October 5th.

*Please join PTO at the Paint-N-Sip function on Saturday, October 14th—please call Renee if you have any questions at 847-302-6674. (Must be 21 or older to attend.)

* On Saturday, October 21st PTO will be hosting a SWEETHEART DANCE for all families. This is a fun event!

*The annual School Walk-A-Thon took place on Friday, September 22nd.  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 the restaurant Shwings for donating the water for the walk and to all the sponsors who supplied the t-shirts for the school!

*Many thanks to all who purchased Football Mania tickets—our winner of the Chicago Bears jersey was the Greco Family—profits were about $1200.00—thanks to Mr. Ciconte for his help with Football Mania & for donating the jersey.  

*Sacred Heart Student Council will be hosting the annual School Halloween Party Friday, October 27th 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—Saying No to Drugs and Bullying!

*Please mark your calendar for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 17th 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.

*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!

*Congratulations to Mr. Panico & Miss Patti-both became grandparents this month—blessings to their grandsons & families!




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

 We will be 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 21st.  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