I trust all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend. Working and living in this community, with committed staff, supportive parents and wonderful children is something I give thanks for each and every day.
We have been blessed with beautiful weather this week, which makes the soccer games much more enjoyable. However, as the days become shorter, and darker and inevitably, the rain sets in I would like to remind you to please use caution when driving your children to school and picking up at the end of the day. The safety of our children is the main concern of us all.
School Photos Tomorrow: Individual student photos will be taken tomorrow. School sweaters will be needed. Please see the attachment below.
Altar Server Sign Up: This week during his classroom visits Father Francis spoke to the children about altar serving. Altar serving is open to children who have received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We have attached the permission form to this email.
Missions Club: We are looking for new members. If you are between grades 4-7, come and join us tomorrow at lunch in Ms. Lim's room.
Dinner Dance Auction (DDA): Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sacred Heart Dinner Dance Auction. This elegant evening, themed “Champagne and Pearls”, is a major fundraiser for the school and can only be successful with your generous contributions and donations in the following ways:
Donating: Donations vary from hot ticket items to services to cash and all are welcome. Don't forget that cash donations over $25 are eligible for a tax receipt!
Volunteer Positions: As you can imagine, an event of this magnitude takes hundreds of volunteer hours. Before too long, all the volunteer postings will go up on the Parent Volunteer Portal, so stay tuned to find out how you can take a chunk out of your yearly volunteer hours! New families - this is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the school community and meet new people. (Secret tip: Some of the positions are worth double the hours!!)
Hymnin’ Assembly: All are welcome to this weekly school event. Join in the enthusiasm as the whole school sings hymns in preparation for the next school Mass. At the end of the assembly, students who have been selected by the Heart Card draw for doing a good service have a chance to “spin the wheel” to win a prize.
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. The 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.