Catholic Schools Week Fun and Games

Posted by: on Jan 31, 2012 in EVENTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

This week’s Catholic Schools Week theme is SHINE, Share His Incredible News Everywhere.  Each classroom decorated their door to the theme and students made mirror balls from crushed CD’s and styrofoam balls.   Monday was Camouflage Day at Sacred Heart Area School, where the students and staff had fun showing off their favorite greens and browns.  It looked like we were ready for a duck hunt.   The day was topped of with delicious root beer floats.

Tuesday was Crazy Hair Day.  There was a lot of  creative hair-styling done in the morning. Thank you parents for all the laughs.  We started the day off with a friendly game of Wheel of Fortune, and wrapped it up the with a “Drop Everything and Pray” event.  All the students shared with us the person who taught them the most about their faith and then we prayed for all of them.

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Catholic Schools Week Kicks-off at Sacred Heart Area School

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2012 in EVENTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

This past weekend the students of Sacred Heart Area School participated in the Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass at Sacred Heart on Saturday evening and Sunday morning at St. Michael’s, reading the liturgies, performing with song and instruments, and hosting fellowship meals after. This was a great opportunity for parishioners of our two parishes to see the seeds that have been planted by their school.

Sacred Heart Area School students performing at the Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass last Saturday evening

This week Catholic Schools around the country will be celebrating what they are all about, which is family, faith, living, loving, and building the Kingdom of God hear on Earth.  Keep checking sacredheartareaschool.org to see what we are up to throughout the week!

1st Graders Invite You to Kick-off Mass

Posted by: on Jan 20, 2012 in GRADE 1 NEWS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

Hello from the first graders! We are off to a great start in 2012! This week we read a story about two great friends, Frog and Toad. We learned about adjectives and “Bossy R”. We are becoming very good readers so please let us read to you at home!

We are also working on writing friendly letters. Place value and numbers to 120 are the topics in Math. We have also been learning how to add double digit numbers! This week we wrap up our Social Studies until quarter 4. We are excited to get back into Science next week and will be discussing Earth science. In Religion, we read about Jesus and will be learning about the amazing things he did while he was on Earth.

We are very excited for the upcoming Catholic Schools Week and hope to see you at the kick-off Masses on January 28th and 29th!

Have a wonderful week!

Dear Parents…

Posted by: on Jan 20, 2012 in PRINCIPAL'S POSTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

Thank you to all our parents who attended our Special Parent Meeting last night! There was a lot of information shared regarding the survey for parents’ interest in SHAS having a sixth grade and combined classes. Parents shared a lot of ideas and thoughts on what they want for their children and school. This meeting was an important step in the final decisions to be made on the future structure of our school. Your opinion does matters to us!

Items discussed were having a combined class of our smallest classes next year, which are this year’s 3rd and 4th grades classes. Also discussed, due to the 5 year projection of parent interest in sixth grade, was the possibility of continuing sixth grade at Sacred Heart until June 1st of 2014, because of the high interest from this year’s 4th and 5th grade parents. Our surveys show that there is a considerable drop of interest in our younger grades. If you want more information from what was discussed at the meeting or what the results were from the survey, please give us a call or stop by to visit.

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is quickly approaching. We have a lot of fun experiences scheduled for the children. Details will be sent your way next week.
Please consider starting CSW out right by attending one of our kick-off masses scheduled for 5pm on January 28th, at Sacred Heart, and 10:30am on the 29th, at St. Michael’s. We hope your families can make it. Regardless of your denomination, you are all welcome to celebrate and worship together as a school family.

Please pray for Grandma Mona Weber and her husband Leonard. Leonard’s health is diminishing. We pray for strength for both of them.

God bless you all

Carnival Time

Posted by: on Jan 20, 2012 in EVENTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

We hope you will join us on Sunday February 5th for tons of fun and games! See the flyer below.

A Great New Tool for our School

Posted by: on Jan 13, 2012 in SHAS NEWS | No Comments

Sacred Heart Area School has a new website!  It is attractive and easy to navigate, but most importantly, it is very easy for staff to create and make updates.  This will make it a much better, more useful website for us all.  Thanks again, Heather Erholtz, for creating it and training the staff to work with it!  We also want to thank Linda Brotherton for several years of committed service to our previous website.  Without your help we would have been lost.

Important Parent Meeting

Posted by: on Jan 12, 2012 in EVENTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

Last week the Total Board met to study the results of the most recent sixth grade survey and possible classroom arrangements in our upper grades.  After a great deal of discussion, it was decided to call a special parent meeting, which will be held January 18th, at 7pm.  It is highly recommended that all parents attend this meeting. We will discuss the potential for sixth grade and the dynamics of our current class sizes.  This is an important opportunity for us to share insights and invite your comments on the future structure ofSacredHeartAreaSchool.  Dan Hollenhorst, the Catholic school consultant for the diocese will also be present.

Knights of Columbus Donate $4,500 to Sacred Heart Area School

Posted by: on Jan 6, 2012 in FUNDRAISING, PRINCIPAL'S POSTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments
Knights of Columbus Donate $4,500 to Sacred Heart Area School

On Thursday, January 6th, the Knights of Columbus donated $4,500 to Sacred Heart Area School, for all the children’s efforts in selling the 2012 K of C Raffle Calendar.  We are very grateful to the Knights for all their help throughout the year in keeping our school on track.  We also want to thank Giovanni’s Pizza for all the pizza certificates that were used as student incentives to motivate students to sell!

Special Parent’s Meeting January 18th

Posted by: on Jan 5, 2012 in SHAS NEWS | No Comments

Last night the Total Board met to study the results of the most recent sixth grade survey and possible classroom arrangements in our upper grades. After a great deal of discussion, it was decided to call a special parent meeting, which will be held January 18th, at 7pm.

It is highly recommended that all parents attend this meeting which we will discuss the potential for sixth grade and the dynamics of our current class sizes. This is an important opportunity for us to share insights and invite your comments on the future structure of Sacred Heart Area School.

We Reflect on Our Blessings

Posted by: on Jan 5, 2012 in PRE-SCHOOL NEWS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break!

I am so proud of all the Preschool and Kindergarten students. We had a FANTASTIC Christmas Program, followed by a well deserved pizza party. Everyone worked so hard on their parts!

During the Advent season, the preschool students learned all about Jesus’ birth. We talked about the advent wreath and used this calendar to count down the days until Jesus’ birth. We learned the wreath is in a shape of a circle because God’s love never ends! We learned the true meaning of the Candy Cane! The candy cane is a very special Christmas Candy. It is the same shape as a shepherd’s staff. If you turn the candy cane in your hand it looks like the letter J. J is for Jesus, who was born on Christmas Day. The red reminds us of his suffering and his blood. The white reminds us when we give our lives to Jesus, his blood washes away our sins, making us white and pure as snow.

I hope during the Advent season, each of your families took some time to reflect on all your blessings!