Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,
Lord God, Almighty Father, creator of mankind and author of peace, as we are ever mindful of the cost paid for the liberty we possess, we ask you to bless the members of our armed forces. Give them courage, hope, and strength. May they ever experience your firm support, gentle love, and compassionate healing. Be their power and protector, leading them from darkness to light. To you be all glory, honor, and praise, now and forever. Amen.
We have had a very exciting week here at Sacred Heart. I am delighted to have welcomed our new adjustment counselor, Mrs. Elizabeth Feeney to our community. She has spent time in classrooms and on the playground getting to know some of the children. Mrs. Feeney has written a letter of introduction and I have attached it to this email. Your children, in grades 1-5, have a permission slip in their backpacks to participate in Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Feeney. It's just one way she intends to help them with social and emotional growth.
I did have to address an issue that occurred on the playground this past week. I want your children to know that they can always come to me if they ever feel concerned about another child's behavior especially if it makes them feel unsafe or anxious. I addressed a group of students today and a few children individually--I assured them that I am here for them to help them to navigate difficult situations. I'd appreciate it if you would remind your children that I expect kind behavior and that no child is allowed to touch another child in anger.
I am also very pleased to have welcomed two new families to Sacred Heart this week; Caroline Fitzgibbons has joined Mrs. Gustafson's room in fifth grade. The Roberts family has joined us as well. We are so happy to welcome Tyler, grade 5, Mickinly, grade 4, Teddy, grade 2, and Michaela to Kindergarten.
Our Day of Giving is coming up on November 29th. Each student received an envelope with our new Crowdfunding campaign for the Day of Giving. We had a great kick-off assembly this morning with the students and talked about National Giving Tuesday and what the money raised is used for. We also showed them what a Crowdfunding page looks like and told them to sit with their parents and help them build their page on their parents' social media accounts with cute photos, drawings, reasons they love their school, and why they want to raise money for their school. They all had so many things they love about Sacred Heart but the ones that stick out the most are that they think Sister Lydia is the best and that they love our new bunny! Instructions for how to set up Crowdfunding pages are in the letter and the direct link can be found here: https://interland3.
What else . . .
The Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Joseph's continues. Kindly send in donations with your children. See the attachment for certain items.
On Thursday, we will hold our annual Veterans Day ceremony and prayer service. This year, our 6th graders will do all of the readings.
Mad Science Performance is Wednesday evening for 3rd -8th grades. Please RSVP to the PA by this Sunday.
An email was sent home yesterday from the nurse with health guidelines. Please take a moment to read the letter.
Remember, there is no school Friday - 11/11 Veterans Day
We will be having picture retakes on 11/30 for students who were absent on Picture Day. Parents, if you are dissatisfied with your child's photo, let us know and we will put him/her on the list for re-takes.
The Lego Club, for those who have signed up in advance, starts Tuesday! Children who attend aftercare following the Lego Club will be walked to the ECC by an adult. Pick-up at the back door will be at 4 pm sharp.
This month's Parents' Association meeting will be via Google Meet. Zoom PA meeting Tuesday at 7. Here is the call-in information:
Sacred Heart Parent Association November Meeting
Tuesday, November 8 · 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/
Or dial: (US) +1 601-963-1143 PIN: 294 874 951#
For Used Uniforms SHPA@sacredheartkingston.com
Please check out the “Grateful, thankful, and blessed” posts from our 8th graders on social media! (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook). We are grateful, thankful and blessed to have such a great group of students!
Our students voted Wednesday on the bunny’s name - his name is Oreo! He is adjusting to his new home and is very spoiled by Sister Lydia and all the boys and girls!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us,