October 11th News

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Enrichment

The teachers are currently studying our list of potential enrichment activities, created by parents and staff, as to if and how each event may fit into our school year and days.  Thank you to those of you who have given input into the creation of this list.  One example is to have a science and engineering event later this year for intermediate grade levels when it best fits into the curriculum that is being covered to meet state standards.

Marathon

Our Marathon will take place Monday.  We know how much it challenges our families.  We especially appreciate the significant amount of participation from our preschool families.  Thank you to all our parents for your hard work in making this event a success!  Our planned route will take us walking down 3rd Avenue to the new Airport Road (just north of the overpass), up to Prairie Avenue, and to the Dinosaur Park across from the care center.  We will rest, play, and eat cookies for approximately 15 minutes, then take the return trip to school down 4th Street.  Special thanks to Kathryn Edwards and Andrea Broughton for all their hard work in the organization of this event.

Fire Prevention Week

This week was Fire Prevention Week at Sacred Heart Area School.  Students from grades 3-6 participated in a district wide

poster contest.  “Have Two Ways Out” was the theme for the contest.  Our Tues/Thurs Preschool went to visit the fire hall with the 6th graders on Thursday afternoon while the rest of the students will visit Friday morning.  Students were able to learn about fire equipment vehicles and safety.

Volunteer Hours:

Although our new volunteer accountability plan for K-6 parents may not be appreciated by all, please realize it is necessary to keep our school strong and protect the overly worked volunteers we have all counted on for too long.  We have developed an effective system of keeping track of your volunteer hours.  If you do volunteer at an event or do other work for the school, fill out a volunteer card, which includes your name, volunteer event, and duration of time.  This card also requires a signature from the event coordinator or principal for hours to be counted.  These cards are available to parents at the school office and will be made available in the church basement when school events take place.   Some parents were alarmed by the additional $400 volunteer fee on their invoice.  Please realize that it is important for this to be on at the beginning of the year instead of adding it at the end of the year.  This volunteer fee on your invoice will be reduced as the required hours are completed.

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