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NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM MRS. TOMASZEWSKI

Dear Parents,

Happy March!  Soon the weather will be turning warmer and our children will get some much needed time outside.  Just a reminder that we do take our students out for recess when the weather is 32 degrees or higher.  Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for going outside.

LENT

As we have entered into the liturgical season of Lent, we remind you to pray, fast and give alms.  Each classroom has a folder for putting a quarter into each day, this is our way of giving alms or providing help to those less fortunate than us.  There will also be a Lenten box in each classroom where spare change other than quarters can be placed.  During Lent there will be Stations of the Cross every Wednesday in English at 6:30pm in the school hall and on Fridays at 6:30pm in Croatian.  Please consider bringing your family to Stations of the Cross during Lent as a way to pray together as a family.

2022-23 School Tuition & Financial Aid Timeline

  1. Complete FACTS Grant & Aid and Parishioner Scholarship Application by March 15, 2022
  2. Financial Aid Letters will be sent home April 30, 2022 via email.
  3. Families must acknowledge the Proposed Tuition by completing a google form attached to the financial aid letter by May 15, 2022
  4. FACTS payment plans must be set up by June 15, 2022
  5. 1st payment for 2022-23 school year begins July 2022

FSA Soap available

FSA has ONE bucket of laundry soap available for purchase from the sale they had a while back.  The cost is $45 and the scent is “Calm & Clear”.   If you are interested in purchasing the last bucket of soap, please reach out to Mrs. Verdi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

3C’s Survey for Parents

If you have not already done so, please complete the University of Chicago’s 5 Essentials Survey (3C’s in the Archdiocese).  We need your participation in order to reach our goal. Click the following link to access it and fill it out:
http://survey.5-essentials.org/archchicago/survey/parent/
Thank you!

Optional Parent-Teacher Conferences

There are OPTIONAL parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 24th from 3pm-7pm. Appointments are IN PERSON and are 10 minutes each. Again, these are optional conferences. The teacher(s) may request that you make an appointment to meet with them OR you as a parent may sign up.  Here is the link to sign up for a conference time:  https://ptcfast.com/schools/Sacred_Heart_School_4

March calendar click here:

FSA Meeting followed by Stations of the Cross

The FSA meeting will be held this Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30pm in the school hall.  Please mark your calendars.  Following the meeting, there will be Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm, so we hope you will be able to stay and pray with us.  Remember, any parent who attends the FSA meeting will receive a dress down pass for their child(ren).  Thank you!

Jeffery Manor Library

Please click here for information on events happening at the library:

Apples for Students

Do you shop at Strack & Van Til?  If so, send us your receipts and we will redeem them at the grocery store for their Apples for Students program.  This program allows us to earn FREE educational equipment for our school.  Receipts can be dated through March 31, 2022, but the store will accept them through April 8th.  Thank you for your help! Click here for the flier:

Science Lab Tables for Sale

We have 6 Science Lab Tables for sale.  They are wood tables that are 6 feet long, 3 feet wide and 2 ½ feet tall.  They do NOT fold and are one solid piece of wood.  We are selling them for $25 each.  If interested in buying one, please contact Mrs. Tomaszewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mrs. Verdi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark your calendars for an extra day off that wasn’t on our original calendar–March 28th

The Archdiocese of Chicago has allowed every school to choose ONE additional day off of school this year due to the stress and anxiety that Covid has presented to our teachers, staff and families.  The day we will be off is on Monday, March 28th.  Please mark your calendars.  The teachers have a Professional Development day on Friday, March 25th with no school for students.  Therefore, this will be a 4-day weekend for our students.  Thank you for making a note of this additional Monday off.

Lunch volunteers needed daily

Please consider helping at lunch duty during the school year.  The time is from 11:00am until 12:15pm. This time is counted toward your mandatory family volunteer requirement.  Please remember that beginning 11/1, all volunteers will need to show proof of a Covid vaccination.  Click here to sign up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4DADA62DA6FD0-december

Calendar for 2022-2023

Reminders:

NO SCHOOL ON Friday, March 25th for Teacher Professional and on Monday, March 28th for our extra day from the Archdiocese.


Go, Crusaders!

Mrs. Kathy Tomaszewski
Principal