We have begun accepting New Family Applications for the upcoming school year. I am excited to see a number of former students, who I taught at Sacred Heart in the 90’s, bringing their own children back to the school. We have a wonderful Catholic community of which I am proud and honoured to have been a member of for the past 25 years, as a teacher, parent and most importantly parishioner. To that end we will be holding our annual Celebrate Our School/Open House on February 7 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. This evening gives us the opportunity to come together as community, as well as welcome visitors, to share the blessings of friendship and the many wonderful things that happen in our school each and every day.
Prayer Request: Luisa Festing, the grandmother of Olivia (Gr 6) and Amelia (Gr 2A) recently passed away. Please keep them and their family in your prayers. Thank you.
Celebrate Our School and Open House: On Thursday, February 7th, from 6 - 8:30pm, Sacred Heart is hosting our Annual “Celebrate Our School” Event in conjunction with our Open House.
The goal of the evening is to invite all our current families to enjoy and celebrate our amazing school and welcome our children to show off their (and their teacher’s) hard work. It is also an opportunity for parents, and all those in our community, to invite friends and family members for an evening of enjoyment and fun. Put away your pots and pans, and drop in for dinner ($5 per person) between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. followed by after dinner dancing ‘kid-style’ hosted by Dynamic DJ Service.
In addition, we would love for you to refer new families to our school. You and your children are our best advocates! Thank you for your support of Catholic education.
For more info regarding dinner order forms - please call the school office 604-946-2611
Parent's Night Out- January 19: With the kids back in school, I’m sure you are in need of some
well deserved downtime. Well, we have just the answer! Drop off your kids for a night of supervised fun, activities and a movie while you get to enjoy a meal that doesn’t involve cutting up someone’s food for them. For details, please see the attachment below.
Sacred Heart Unexcused Absence: The new BC curriculum has an increased focus on experiential learning and competencies that cannot always be shown on paper. Students are encouraged to participate, collaborate, create and elaborate, when they are absent they lose out on this engaging learning.
Absences for reasons other than illness should be kept to a minimum. Loss of school time may jeopardize the child’s year and usually results in missing new concepts taught during his/her absence. If vacations must be arranged during school time, parents must notify the teachers and office of the trip at least one week prior to the child’s absence.
It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that any important class assignments missed during unexcused absences are attended to upon the child’s return. Further, it should not be expected that the teacher provide the child with materials prior to the holiday.
In order to receive the government grant, a child must be in attendance for a specified number of days during the year. If a child were to miss too many days due to holidays, this could jeopardize reception of the grant. In this case, the parents would be held responsible to pay the balance.
Free Computer Monitors: Sacred Heart School has approx. 35 surplus computer monitors to give away. (Acer AL1716 - 4:3 ratio with a 17" diagonal) By today's standards, these monitors are less desirable because they are not wide screen and they only have VGA inputs (no HDMI or DVI) They are worth about $10-15 dollars each but for our Sacred Heart families, they are free. If you would like one, please come by the library after school on Thursday or Friday this week to pick one up. First come, first served!
Sock Rock Fundraiser Success: Thank you so much to all who contributed and supported my Sock Rock dance. Because of your generous support we raised 2000 pairs of socks and $1000 in donations and candy bag profits. I am delivering it to the Lookout Society downtown today. Many homeless people will have warm feet during this freezing cold winter because of you. And with the money raised they buy toiletries for the homeless. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap etc. Thank you for your kindness and support; I could never have done it without you -my friends, my school, my community, my village. - Morgan McDonough
Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, January 20th. See attached poster.
Knights of Columbus: The Knights are holding a First Degree installation of new members on Monday, January 21st. Fathers from the school are encouraged to attend this meeting. Mr. Mitch Drew, Deputy Grand Knight of our local council, and former parent of our school, has prepared a video providing details. Please click here for more information.