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News You Can Use from Mrs. Tomaszewski

 November 12, 2020

 Dear Sacred Heart Parents,


Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, November 13th.  The teachers will be participating in a professional development day.  Enjoy the 3 day weekend and stay healthy and safe!

Family Mass on Sunday

Family Mass is this Sunday, November 15th at 9:30am.  Students are encouraged to attend if healthy and able to do so.  Please be sure to sign up for a seat at Mass on the Parish website at http://www.sacredheartcroatian.org/

Taffy Apple pick up

Taffy Apple and pretzel pick up will take place this Friday evening, as well as this Sunday after all Masses.  Pick up will be by the aftercare door, located in the northeast corner of the school parking lot.  For those coming on Friday, the FSA members will contact you with a specific time slot for you to arrive.  Otherwise, no appointment is needed to come after Masses.

Chicago Tonight TV Show

We did it!  We made the news on Chicago Tonight, Channel 11.  If you missed the episode, please click here to watch:  Amid COVID-19 Surge, CPS Timeline for In-Person Learning Unclear!  You can also Google “Chicago Tonight” and find it on their website.  Ironically, this news story was filmed before we ever had our first exposure case.  But, we figured it was going to happen at some point, it was simply a matter of when.  We have been very fortunate in the few instances that we have had, so I am grateful to God and to all of you for following the rules and keeping our students and our school safe!  Let’s hope that we move forward in a positive direction.  As you know, please remind your children to wash their hands, use hand sanitizer, keep their distance from others and do not gather with friends in large groups.  If everyone does their part, we will remain safe and healthy.  Soon we will be receiving air purifiers for every room and are going to be purchasing an additional disinfectant spray that can be applied to surfaces after cleaning for added protection.  We are doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Believe me when I say that none of us, including the teachers and staff, want to get sick or see any of our beloved students or their family members get sick.  Always remember to please keep your child home if they are feeling under the weather.  Thank you for your support!

Discover Catholic Schools Week

This past week we celebrated Discover Catholic Schools Week.  It was a wonderful week of showcasing our school in a variety of ways!  Check out a video created by our Student Council members, we are so proud of their work! It is posted on our Facebook page and our school website so be sure to take a look! 

Volunteer Hours

During normal times, when there is not a pandemic, each family is obligated to complete 25 hours of volunteer service to Sacred Heart School/Parish as a part of your tuition contract. Any hours not completed result in a $20 per hour fee  At this time, due to the Covid-19 situation, we are temporarily reducing the number of hours to 10 hours this year because of the lack of opportunities available for us to gather. Any hours not completed will result in your family being charged $20 per hour. We will evaluate the situation and make adjustments as time goes on should the situation change and restrictions are lifted.  For now, you have two options available to volunteer.  The first is to work at a weekend Mass.  Your responsibilities would be to arrive early to greet people and spray everyone’s hands with sanitizer.  After Mass, the pews that were used would then be cleaned and sanitized.  The second opportunity would be to work at school lunch.  We would allow 2 people per day.  Your responsibilities would be to monitor students, walk around with the garbage cans and help clean tables and chairs after students have eaten.  Sorry, NO small children may be brought with you during the lunch periods. The time for lunch volunteers would be from 11am-12pm.  Click here to volunteer for lunch:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4DADA62DA6FD0-december To volunteer to help at Mass click the link below  and indicate in the comments that you are signing up to help and receive volunteer hours:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4dada62da6fd0-sunday

Thank you, in advance, for your service to our school and parish.  We greatly appreciate your commitment to Sacred Heart!  As more projects and opportunities become available, I will post them in my newsletter, which you can always view on our website. 

Family Mass

Our next school Family Mass will be held  Sunday, November 15th at 9:30am.  Mark your calendars!  We will see you there! 

Dental Van date change

For parents who signed up their child to be seen by the Dental Van, the date is next Friday, November 20th. 

Amazon Smile

Christmas is coming and your time shopping on Amazon will likely increase!  Did you know that just by shopping on Amazon you can help raise money for our school?  It is the SAME Amazon products and SAME prices.  The only difference is that you log in at smile.amazon.com and choose Sacred Heart School as the charity that you are supporting.  You buy items as you normally would and we get a percentage from Amazon donated to our school. Spread the word to family and friends!  Anyone can shop and THANK YOU for your support!

Nominate a School Hero Today

The Archdiocese of Chicago has started a program to recognize Catholic School employees.  It only takes a few minutes of your time to fill out the form below.  We love our Sacred Heart School employees!  Our teachers, principal and staff have worked tirelessly this school year to bring quality in-person and remote learning to our great students! We hope you will help us recognize their hard work and dedication!  Nominate your school hero today and make sure they are recognized by the Archdiocese of Chicago for all that they do for our children and families.  Thank you for taking the time to show them your love!  Click below and nominate your hero or heroes today!

Nominate your #SchoolHero by clicking this link : http://ow.ly/P6jK50BIj1A

New Facebook Fundraiser!

Are you on Facebook?  If so, check out the Sacred Heart School Facebook page and our NEW Facebook fundraising page called “Cruising for the Crusaders”!  It’s a site where you can donate money for the chance to win fabulous prizes.  Special thanks to Mrs. Natalie Loncar, Mrs. Kristal Stosich and Mrs. Mary Janowski for signing on to be in charge of this special way for us to raise funding for our school.  Be sure to invite your family and friends to join the Cruising for the Crusaders Group and try to win a prize!  We thank you for your support!

Market Day is BACK!

Market Day is BACK!  All purchases will directly support our school.  All orders are done online and items are shipped to your home.  10% of each purchase will go toward your fundraising fees.. When ordering make sure to select SACRED HEART SCHOOL-96 - CHICAGO - IL


Fundraising requirement

This year, each family is required to meet the $350 mandatory fundraising fee through a variety of fundraising efforts.  Market Day is currently available as an option. When you buy Market Day, you will get 10% of each purchase put toward your fundraising fees.  The credit will be applied toward the end of the school year. More options will be forthcoming. 

Have a wonderful weekend!  Go, Crusaders!

Mrs. Tomaszewski