Child Safety Matters

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Gulf Coast Kid’s House is grateful to be able to provide Monique Burr Foundation’s Child Safety Matters at your school. This program is trusted by parents and educators across the state and follows proven best practices for keeping children safe.

MBF Child Safety Matters offers an age appropriate and safe learning environment for children age K-6. This program provides students with the tools they need to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, and child abuse. The program is interactive, using both a power point presentation and a specially trained facilitator.

GCKH wants to partner with parents and educators to keep children safe. We are happy to host a parent night in which we will go over the key concepts of the program with any concerned parents.

The MBF Child Safety Matters program addresses the critical safety issues faced by children today including bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse, and all types of child abuse. The program teaches these topics to children in easy to understand language, and engages children in a fun classroom program with activities, games and appealing take-home reinforcement items.

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Children learn that adults are responsible for their safety, the MBF Child Safety Matters Safety Rules, and other strategies to help adults keep them safe. Schools, communities and society benefit from safer, healthier children who perform better academically and enjoy healthier, happier, more productive lives.

For more information about the program please visit www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org.

LEARN MORE / CONTACT US / REPORT ABUSE
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children is dedicated to protecting children from bullying, cyberbullying and all types of child abuse and exploitation by providing prevention education. For more information, visit www.moniqueburrfoundation.org or contact us at mbf@moniqueburrfoundation.com. Every Florida citizen is a mandatory reporter. Report suspicions of abuse or neglect to 1-800-96-ABUSE or reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us.

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IF YOU DECIDE YOU “DO NOT” WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM LESSONS, DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE LINKED FORM & RETURN TO SCHOOL.

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.

Mother Clelia Merloni

Dear Parent,

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a religious congregation founded in Italy in 1894 by Mother Clelia Merloni.    She was a remarkably dynamic spiritual leader who sent sisters to serve the needs of the Church in the United States and South America within a few years of the beginning of her congregation.

She led a life of amazing holiness and goodness and was Beatified by Pope Francis on Nov. 3, 2018 in Rome.  

A number of sisters of Blessed Clelia’s congregation have served and currently serve in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee:

     —Sr. Elizabeth Knight served as Principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral School from 1993 to 2009.

     —Sr. Margaret Kuntz is Diocesan Director of Faith Formation and has served in Pensacola since 1986.   Sr. Margaret Ann Calcutta has taught in the St. John Catholic School Morning Star Program since 2012, and Sr. Kierstin has served at Pensacola Catholic High School since 1987. 

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are inviting you to join us at a Mass celebrating the Beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni, with Bishop William Wack as principal celebrant, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the Ave Maria Hall.    We hope that you can join us!

Please use this link (copy and paste into your browser) to view the online invitation and to access the RSVP portal: https://form.jotform.com/83413249015148

Yours in the Sacred Heart,

Sr. Margaret Kuntz, Sr. Kierstin Martin, Sr. Margaret Ann Calcutta

Noon Dismissal Today

Parents,

We want to make sure that the parents of our younger students are aware of today’s early dismissal.  This was not originally on the school calendar, but has been implemented to accommodate the Memorial Mass at 2:00 p.m. for Quinn Garrett, an eighth grade student at Sacred Heart.

Extended care will be available.

Please check your email for messages from Dyna and Mrs. Snow for more details about dismissal and the Memorial Mass.

SHCS Text Messaging

Parents, as mentioned in the flyer sent home with students on Tuesday, we are adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger Communicate, the system we use now for phone calls and emails. The system will be configured to send text messages to cell phone numbers whose recipients have agreed to receive them.
 
Recipients can easily opt-in by simply sending “Y” (or “Yes”), via text message to 67587
 
If we have an SMS text phone number for you on file AND you have not already opted-in by texting “Y” to 67587, on Tuesday, January 29th, you should receive the following text from 67587 requesting you to opt-in to continue receiving important informational text messages from SHCS:
 
“SHCS alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt”
 
You will not receive any further text messages if you do not reply Y to this text.  If you DO confirm and later want to cancel text messages, text STOP to 67587.