PTO News – Nominations Needed!


voteThe general PTO meeting was held on Wednesday, April 6. At this meeting we gave away one $100 school registration fee. The lucky winner was Leann Roberts. Congratulations to the Roberts family!

Unfortunately, our general meeting was poorly attended. If you were not in attendance and would like to review the minutes, they will be available on the website. A pressing matter that we need to address is the PTO board elections. We will be losing our President and Secretary this year, so we need nominations for those positions. Please send in nominations for either position. To serve as President one must have formerly served in an elected position on the PTO board. You may self-nominate. You can send nominations to Michelle Robinson at through Friday, May 6. Once nominations are received, we will conduct an election through School Messenger the week of May 9. Please participate. We need your input!

Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes


Congratulations to the track team for another first place finish! This is such an example of the diligence and dedication of not only our students, but Coach Luther and all the parental support! We couldn’t do this if we didn’t all work together. Thank you Sacred Heart Cathedral School Family.

Our first annual poetry evening was a great success. Thank you Mr. Elting, Ms. Miller and Mr. Baroco for organizing the event. Our students shared their original works of poetry, read and acted out works from their favorite author and shared their talents with everyone. Our youngest author was Lauren Peaden, a first grader, who read her original poem. Several middle school students also wrote original poems and shared. Thank you to the parents, faculty and Mr. Durkin, who also shared their favorite poem. Please plan to join us next year for this wonderful event.

Our ROV team is leaving for Dauphin Island Sea Lab tomorrow after Morning Prayer. This is an exciting time for the team as they have prepared for their competition and have spent numerous hours designing, testing and documenting information on their design. Thank you Mrs. Young for the shirt design and Mr. Hartwell and Mr. Howard for organizing this event. I plan on being with the team on Sunday as they present their information to the committee at the Sea Lab. I am continually so proud of our Sacred Heart Cathedral School students.

Our annual golf tournament is Saturday. Hope to see everyone there early and ready to play golf! It is a great time to spend time with one another.

Blessings on your week,


Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes


Please mark your calendar for this Wednesday, April 20th at 6 p.m.  This is our first annual Poetry Evening.  Our event will be held in Ave Maria Hall. Since April is poetry month, our students are sharing their talents in writing and reading poetry.  Some poems are original works by the student and other readers will share their favorite poet by reading their poetry.  Light refreshments will be served, so plan to come and enjoy.
I will be out of town early next week on an accreditation visit.  This will be helpful as we prepare for our own accreditation, which will be on the 27th and 28th of this month.  Thank you to everyone who completed the parent survey.  These were very informative as we prepare for our visit.
Mr. Luke Farabaugh, known as Mr. Luke to our children, is going to be ordained to the diaconate this Saturday at the Mass of Ordination at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church  in Boca Raton, Florida.  Please keep Mr. Luke and his family in your prayers.  We are going to invite Mr. Luke to spend a day with us at Sacred Heart when he returns to Pensacola.
Blessings for your continued support and for sharing your wonderful children with us here at Sacred Heart Cathedral School.

Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes

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There are many exciting events planned for the next few weeks at Sacred Heart Cathedral School.  Thank you to everyone who attended our PTO General Meeting last evening.  PTO is a great way to support Sacred Heart Cathedral School and they have many events planned for the upcoming school year.  There are two vacancies for officers.  Please consider running and giving of your time and talent.

The Pensacola Opera Company is returning to SHCS next Wednesday and presenting Aria Serious to our middle school students and Jack and the Beanstalk to our elementary students.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 20.  This is our first annual Poetry Night at 6 p.m. April is poetry month so Mr. Elting is planning an evening immersed in poetry.  If you are a poet, or love to read poetry, please let Mr. Elting know.  This event is for families so everyone is invited to share.

If you have not registered for the golf tournament, please consider joining us on Saturday, April 23rd.  Father James, Father Matt and the teachers will be playing so the day will be a great opportunity to spend time with one another.  Please look for the Golf Tournament article in the E-Red for more information.

As we are playing golf, the ROV team will be at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab competing in the ROV competition.  They have worked hard as a group and I am confident they will do well.

As always, thank you for your support and for the hours you volunteer and give of yourself to help Sacred Heart Cathedral School be successful.



Poetry Night

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we thought it might be fun to start an micannual Poetry night. The inaugural Poetry Night will be held on
  • Wednesday April 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Ave Maria Hall. 

The premise is a casual, coffeehouse style reading with students, teachers and parents (maybe you?) simply getting up and reading a published poem that they love, has inspired them etc.

Parents, if your student is a good reader, has a flair for the dramatic and needs extra credit in English/Lit class, please insist they participate. If YOU love reading poetry or have written some original poetry and would like a venue to read it aloud, please let me know and I’ll put you on the list to read. If you have a friend or neighbor who loves poetry- get ’em involved. I am also looking for acoustic guitar players to provide music for the evening. Musical renditions of poetry are also welcomed!

Coffee, cocoa and cookies (check out my alliteration) will be served.  I would love to make this an annual event but will need to have a successful FIRST ONE to do so. I appreciate in advance your kind help. RSVP today- Please send me names of anyone interested in participating. Beanies and berets optional.

Dig it man!
Stephen Elting