Today is the CISVA Cross Country Meet at Swangard Stadium/Central Park in Burnaby. We do not yet know the final results but are proud of all of our children who have worked so hard the entire season. Thank you to all of the parents and staff who helped with driving, supervision and coaching. Thank you in particular to Mr. Jones, the head coach of the team, who has worked so hard to prepare the children. While the meets are always exciting, it is my hope that the students will continue to develop a love of running and will run for years to come.
On behalf of the staff at Sacred Heart I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Dinner Dance Auction (DDA): Don your most glamorous gown and dust off your tux for the 30th Anniversary of the Sacred Heart School Dinner Dance Auction on November 30, 2018. Our theme, “Champagne and Pearls” will be an elegant backdrop for the most anticipated event of the year. The purpose of this sophisticated event, aside from having an absolutely incredible evening out with your friends, is to raise funds for the Sacred Heart Community. This happens through the generous sponsorship and donations that we receive from local business and through your tax-deductible donations. Do you know anyone whom you can reach out to for donations to contribute to the silent or live auctions? Here is a list to get you thinking:
Canucks, Whitecaps, Lions tickets...or even better tickets in a corporate box!
Hotel stays (Vancouver, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Okanagan,...)
Vacation home usage (Palm Springs, Hawaii,...)
Restaurant experiences - tastings, private rooms
Photographer portrait sessions
BC Ferry passes
Birthday party packages - kids or adults!
Behind the scenes exclusive tours
Chef-catered dinner for a party
Subscription box services (wine, beauty)
Any kind of class
More exciting information about this fabulous fundraiser will be coming out in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out.
Missions Club: We are looking for new members. If you are between grades 4-7, come and join us.
Pray the Rosary Every Day!: Pope Francis invites “all the faithful of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day” during the Marian month of October. To learn more click here.
Carpool Binder: There is now a white carpool binder on the desk outside the front office. The school is not arranging carpools for families. If you are interested in arranging or joining a carpool please take a look at the binder for other families that may be interested in carpooling.
Photo Day: On Thursday, October 11, individual school photos will be taken. School sweaters will be needed for photos. Please see the attachment below.
Parents Night Out - October 13: 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.
Taming Your Worry Dragons Course: We are running “Taming Your Worry Dragons” again starting next week. This will probably fill up quickly. Information can be found here on the website, and parents can register their kids by calling the office.
Andrew Neufeld, MC RCC
Executive Director | Alongside You
P: (604) 283-7827 Ext. 701
F: (604) 259-0620
Liturgy of the Word with Children (LWC): For families with young children - Did you know that Sacred Heart Parish offers a special program for you during the Sunday morning Masses? In the Liturgy of the Word With Children, kids ages 4 and up are taken to a special area of the Church at the start of Mass.
They learn about the weekly Gospel readings in a simplified, age appropriate manner and are taught about the meaning of different elements of the Mass. Through songs, games and crafts, children are able to access the Word of the Lord in ways they can understand. Please take advantage of this program on Sunday mornings at both 9:00 and 11:00 masses. Children are called down by the Priest at the start of Mass, and return to their seats with you prior to Communion.
Family Photo Fundraiser: Just in time for the holidays! Lil' Saints Preschool will be hosting a "Family Photo Night" fundraiser on Wednesday and Thursday night October 17 and 18. Don't miss this great opportunity to update your family photos. Below is the link to sign up for an appointment. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 10th.
There will be a $25 sitting fee which will get you an 8x10 portrait of your choice! You can bring in a cheque or cash payable to Sacred Heart Parish after you booked your appointment. Please include your name, contact info and time of appointment along with the cheque. Contact Mrs. Lock at 604-551-0827 if you need more information.