Blessings to you and your family as we continue to celebrate the Easter season. While we were at different ends of the state, country and world, we are all blessed to be able to celebrate our faith together. Welcome back as we begin our final journey for this last quarter.
Our virtue this month is justice. Student council and the classroom teachers will continue discussions on how justice can be applied to ourselves, our friends, family and school. Please enter into a discussion at home about this.
April brings many new happenings. I will be out of town next Friday until Sunday as I attend a seminar and retreat in South Bend, Indiana. I am delighted as I will be once again at my daughter’s alma mater, so while I will miss being with you Friday and Sunday at Mass, I will be praying for our school families at Notre Dame.
Please mark your calendars for the following dates.
Tuesday, April 10th – “To Kill a Mockingbird” Field Trip (Monroeville, AL)
Mr. Elting / 7th Grade
Monday, April 16th – Cedar Farms Field Trip
Tuesday, April 24th – Flight Adventure Field Trip (Middle School)
Wednesday, April 25th – Flight Adventure Field Trip (Middle School)
Thursday, April 26th – Flight Adventure Field Trip (Middle School)
Friday, April 27th – 8th Grade Class Trip
Saturday, April 28th – SHCS Golf Classic
9AM – Scenic Hills Country Club
Friday, May 4th – 8th Grade Ribbon Mass
8AM – Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Sunday, May 6th – First Communion
8AM – Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Monday, May 21st – 8th Grade Graduation
5:30 PM – Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
The Ribbon Mass is a highlight of the 8th grade in that is a recognition of the life of these young people as they have evolved in their faith during their time at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. By tradition, the 8th graders are pinned with a ribbon from their 2nd grade buddies. Following Mass, a brunch is held in Ave Maria Hall for both the 2nd and 8th grade students.
Please consider participating in our annual Golf Tournament. The date is Saturday, April 28th. This is a great time to put together teams that involve father/son, father/daughter. Athletes, please come together and participate in a great day of fun and fellowship. The tournament is going to happen at Scenic Hills Golf Club. Many of our parents are actively involved in making this event happen and it has become a major fundraising event for our school. This is not a competitive event, but rather a time to come together and celebrate our school and families.
Finally, a new swing set will be arriving soon and installed where the present swing sit exists. We are very excited for this added piece of playground equipment that is safe and up to date.
As we continue our Lenten journey, we turn our hearts and minds toward the virtue for the month of March which is mercy. Mercy is our ability to care for those who suffer. Please discuss mercy as a family this month as we will be talking about it as a school
Next week we will begin the Iowa Assessment test for students in second through
eighth grade. Please send in a nutritious snack for your child so they are equipped with nutrition to do their best.
Students in second, fourth and sixth grades will also take the CogAT test
which measures a student’s ability to understand the material.
The Iowa Assessment provides a nationally norm-referenced measure of a student’s
basic skills. It is designed to measure to what extent a student has learned,
understood, and is able to apply important concepts and skills. In addition, the test can
provide valuable feedback to students, parents, and schools about student progress
from grade to grade. The tests are used by the administration and faculty to evaluate
the effectiveness of the curriculum and to gauge the overall achievement of our
students in relation to those across the diocese, state and country.
The MAP scores and progress will be addressed during student led conferences later
Trivia Night is this Saturday evening. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening
while we raise money for our school. Thank you to all the families who provided gifts for
our class baskets!
While it is a tradition at Sacred Heart Cathedral School for our 8 th grade students to
attend the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, we will not be in school. If possible, please
make arrangements to attend this rich Mass and blessing of the oils which are used in
all of the diocesan churches for the year. The students have always come away from
this Mass with a sense of awe and awakening to our faith. Next year, we will continue
the tradition of taking the 8 th grade to the Chrism Mass because our spring break will
once again return to Easter week.
Fridays during Lent
2:00 pm – Stations of the Cross (please join us)
5:00 pm – Parish Fish Fry
Thank you for supporting STUCO by sending in desserts for the fish fry. Proceeds will provide assistance to the alpha Center