The school year is going by quickly. It is hard to believe that we are already in the middle of October. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held next Thursday from 3:30pm - 8:00pm and Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm. For this reason, there will be no school of Friday, October 26. Please watch for an email from Mr. Rapier explaining how to use our online sign-up. Our Dinner Dance Auction, one of the two major fundraisers at the school will be here before you know it! Please watch for information.
Please remember to drive with care; the safety of all those in our community is our primary concern. I would like to remind you that pick up is allowed only on the west side of the parish centre. Please remind your child to wait in the designated pick-up areas.
DDA Update: Invitations will be going out on Monday for the Sacred Heart School Dinner Dance Auction, "Champagne and Pearls" so keep an eye out in those planners! Anyone who attended last year, can confirm that this is a not-be-missed event! With limited tickets, ensure you buy yours early - we sold out in three days last year! The DDA team will be at the parent teacher interviews from 3-8pm on Thursday and 9-noon on Friday to sell tickets AND to sign up volunteers. We will be accepting credit card payments on these days.
Your donations are greatly appreciated and are what makes this fundraising event such a success in raising funds that go towards enhancing your children's experience at the school. Think about where you work, eat, and what you purchase. Opportunities to volunteer will be up on the Parent Volunteer Portal very soon!
Participate. Volunteer. Donate!
Hot Lunch/Spirit Day - Spirit of the Arts: As part of our thanksgiving celebrations this Fall, a performing arts festival will take place throughout the school on “Spirit Day, Wednesday, Oct 24th. Please help your child to choose clothes to wear on the day, that capture the “spirit of the arts’. They can either impersonate someone famous, or even better, be their own person - showing how one day they will fulfil their destiny by making a difference. Please see the attachment for more details.
Parent Workshop on Empathy: The workshop, “Why Empathy Matters” will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 7-8pm in room 209. Please see the attachment below.
Cookie Sale: The First Lego League Robotics Club will be selling freshly baked Halloween sugar cookies after school on Thursday for $2 each
Missions Club - Baby-Go-Round: As October is the month of the Rosary, Missions Club is honoring mothers by collecting baby items from October 22nd -26th. We are looking for the following items: diapers, baby blankets and/or sleepers sized 0-12 mths, baby-carriers, diaper bags, gently used or new strollers, bassinets, blankets, bouncy seats, and nursing pillows. All of the items will be donated to Baby-Go-Round. Thank you for your generosity. Please see the attachment below.
Altar Server Sign Up Deadline for New/Current Altar Servers: Altar serving is open to children who have received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, therefore Gr 3 students may sign up. Even if you are already on the roster for serving, you need to complete the form to update our data for this year. We have attached the permission form to this email. All forms need to be in asap as the deadline is Monday, October 22nd. Training for new altar servers will begin very soon.
Fr. Francis’ Birthday Party: Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Fr. Francis’s birthday by joining in a potluck dinner and social time in the Parish Centre this Sunday, Oct 21st from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please bring food (in a disposable container) to share with others.
Parish Bible Study: Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. If you feel you would like more direction on the Wisdom found in our Sacred Scripture, please join our next bible study, “Wisdom, God’s Vision for Life”, starting Nov 13, Tuesday, 12:00-2:30 pm at Augustine House. We will have 4 lessons before Christmas and 4 in the month of January. In this program, we will: Discover what wisdom is (and what it isn’t): Learn new habits for increasing wisdom in our daily life; Gain confidence, through role models and practice, in living according to God’s vision. Cost: $25.00. For more information and registration, please contact, Sue Steevie at 604-943-3007 or Nancy Tait at 604-946-8873. Please see attachment below.
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.