Principal’s News & Notes

News and Notes from the Principal,

As we move into our fourth and final quarter of the school year, there are a few events you will want to note on your calendar.

A reminder that there is a First Communion meeting for the second grade parents this Sunday, March 31 from 9:15 am-10:45 am. Please note this is a mandatory meeting if your child is planning on receiving the Sacrament on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Dyna has sent out many schedules and reminders for Student Led Conferences. Please note your day and time as we will see all families at the end of the week.

Science Olympiad is this weekend in Orlando. Safe travels to all who are traveling. We are so proud of our young people who have worked so hard in their areas of competition.

I am going to an accreditation visit in Clearwater this next week so I will be out of the office part of next week. The accreditation begins on Monday and ends Wednesday afternoon.

Our mid-seven year accreditation visit will be the Tuesday after spring break, April 30. Mr. Juhas, Mary Camp from the FCC and Dr. Guernsey from Ave Maria will be the committee evaluating our school. The accreditation visit gives us an opportunity to evaluate what we are doing and how we can continually meet the needs of our families, both academically and spiritually. Mr. Nicholas Lahr is the faculty representative who is heading the steering committee along with Mr. Patrick Schmitz, Mrs. Leighann Roberts, Mrs. Marie Stills, Mrs. Whittington, Mr. Dave Kimbell and Mrs. Snow.

The Chrism Mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, April 16. It is a tradition that our 8th grade attends this special Mass.

Please note we have a noon dismissal on Holy Thursday (April 18) with spring break following. Students will return on Monday, April 29.

The traditional Ribbon Mass for our 8th grade is Friday, May 3. This is always followed by a brunch with the second grade buddies. Once again, Mr. Redding is planning a retreat following brunch at Bayview Park. More details coming for the students and parents of the class of 2019.

We are planning an elementary spring concert with the theme of the 1960s. This will be held in May. Details and date will follow.

The CYSL track meet is at Catholic High School on Saturday, May 4.

First Communion on Sunday, May 5.

Please mark your calendar to join us for the Crowning of Mary Mass on Friday, May 10.

The athletic banquet will be on Saturday, May 11.
Lenten Blessings,
Dave, Mary and Elizabeth

World Epilepsy Awareness Day

Families,

Join us in recognizing World Epilepsy Awareness Day tomorrow, March 26th.

Wear PURPLE tomorrow with your uniform shorts, skirts, pants or jumper (may be worn over top of the jumper).

We will have a guest speaker at morning prayer and assembly.

International Epilepsy Day seeks to raise awareness and educate the general public on the true facts about epilepsy and the urgent need for improved treatment, better care, and greater investment in research.

You are invited

Please join us as we induct the new members of the National Junior Honor Society.

Wednesday, March 27th

  • 1:30 pm – Induction ceremony in the Cathedral
  • 2:00 pm – Reception in the school gym

Please RSVP at 436-6440 by Tuesday afternoon.

Lenten Greetings

As we continue with our Lenten journey together as a school and parish community, I share with you some of our Lenten reflections. Led by Mr. Redding and his team, the middle school students will experience their retreat tomorrow morning in Ave Maria Hall beginning at 8 a.m.  Also led by Mr. Redding and his team, the fourth and fifth grade students will experience a retreat on Tuesday, March 19, also in Ave Maria Hall.  The lower elementary students will experience a mini retreat which will be held in their classrooms.  As a school community, we continue the journey of the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 2 p.m.  You are welcome to join us for this prayerful afternoon.
The Terra Nova tests have been sent in for grading.  I will be in touch to explain the scores when we have the school results.  I was at the Florida Catholic Conference this past week in Orlando.  This conference is held every two years.  Principals, assistant principals and superintendents meet and attend classes for three days.  I was able to attend many sessions on Apple education.  I am excited and looking forward to our continued relationship with Apple.
At the end of student-led conferences, our middle school science olympiad team is traveling to Orlando for state completion on Saturday, March 30.  Mr. Kimbell is off to an accreditation visit this week and I will be chairing an accreditation visit in Clearwater the first week of April.  Our own accreditation visit is set for April 30.  More information on this as we progress through our material.
Trivia Night was a huge success and record setting funds were raised for this 9th consecutive annual event.  Please plan ahead to participate next year as we celebrate our 10th year anniversary.  A special thank you to the many people who continually organize and support this event.
Thank you for your continued support.  You are the best as you support our mission at Sacred Heart Cathedral School.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Altar Server Training

There will be altar server training provided this Friday morning after the School Mass. Training will be led by Fr. James and Mr. Reding.

This is available for any Catholic students in grades 3-8 who have not yet been trained on how to serve Mass at the Cathedral.

Please fill out this quick registration form for your child to participate. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eVjtEDCv4e0a3lFarxsCPc2Kt3Hf102apJ1cH4ROkJw/edit