As we recognize that Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14th, we invite you to participate and begin our annual journey with Jesus as we prepare for Easter. I invite you to join us for our Friday liturgies, stations of the cross on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., and our parish fish fries on Friday evening.
The traditional disciplines of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Traditionally, as Catholics, we refrain from eating meat on Friday. While this does not include all school-aged children, I realize families honor this tradition. As a result, we will include two non-meat options with our Friday lunches ordered on-line. These options are a cheese pizza and vegetarian sandwich, both from Schlotzky’s Deli.
Thank you to our faculty, staff, parents, and students who participated in our annual Lenten family dinner. The faculty and staff cooked their favorite red beans and rice recipes, made specialty salads and other goodies, and served our families. It is always a special evening together.
Track practice is in full swing and I am grateful to Coach Kelly and our volunteers for making this possible. Thank you for all you do to make Sacred Heart Cathedral School truly a family.
As we move forward in our Lenten journey, here are some upcoming dates and events.
Stations of the Cross
We meet on Fridays for Stations of the Cross. Please plan to join us Fridays at 2 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 11 at 1:30 for Living Stations. The second grade traditionally present the Living Stations.
The PTO Meeting is next Wednesday, April 5th at 6 p.m. One LUCKY FAMILY will win back their Registration Fee!
- $105 Returning Student
- $155 New Elementary Student
- $205 New Middle School Student
We will have drawings for gift cards to local restaurants and businesses! One of our lucky teachers will also receive a gift card! Please mark your calendar and join us!
A favorite celebration, the annual Chrism Mass will take place at the Cathedral at 10 a.m on Tuesday, April 11th. Our 8th-grade students attend this Mass and then enjoy a lunch after with other local area Catholic schools. Our 8th graders then play an annual basketball with the seminarians. A great day is planned for our 8th grade.
Please remember to mark your calendars for Friday, May 8th 8 a.m. This is the Ribbon Mass for our 8th grade.
Poetry Month and Poetry Night
Your students are immersed in poetry as April is Poetry Month.
Our Second Annual Poetry Night is Wednesday, April 12th at 6 p.m. Please consider joining us if you would like to share your favorite poem, or if you are an author. Please contact Mr. Elting for more information.
Early Dismissal and Easter Vacation
We will dismiss on April 13, Holy Thursday, at noon. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENDED CARE.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 14, Good Friday.
Students will return to school on Monday, April 24th. Happy Easter!
Elizabeth and Dave
Please RSVP to Dyna Boland with the number attending.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Lenten Spiritual Evening. The teachers created a delicious dinner of homemade red beans and rice, soups, and salads. Participants listened to Mr. Hartwell’s reflection on how to make this Lenten Journey more meaningful and created a wreath of thorns as a daily reminder.
The middle school students will be attending an all day retreat next Wednesday, February 24th. Their day will begin with Mass at the Cathedral followed by a series of talks, meditations and reflections in Ave Maria Hall. We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Forte and Molly Kane coordinate this effort.
Thank you to everyone who contributed cans for our 100th day of school. The classes that collected the most cans were the first and seventh grades. They will have an out-of-uniform day, to be announced soon. All together, as a school, we collected over 500 cans to stock the Cathedral’s food pantry. Thank you, as always, for your generosity.
On Saturday, our middle school students will be competing in the Science Olympiad competition at UWF. Please stop by and watch our diligent students in action as they compete with gliders, bottle rockets and bridges and take tests on fossils, weather and other various science categories.
Looking forward, students in second through eighth grades will begin ITBS testing on Monday, March 7th and complete the testing on Thursday, March 10th. Make-up days will March 11, 14, and 15. Please plan ahead to make this a quiet, peaceful week for your child.
The end of the third quarter is Friday, March 11. Student-led conferences will begin on the 16th of March.
Join us for the Lenten Fish Fry held in the Ave Maria Hall tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Cost will be $7.00 per person, $4.00 for Children and $25.00 for Families. Stations of the Cross will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Student Council Bake Sale
Kindergarten & 6th Grade
Please send in baked goods (brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc…) for the Fish Fry. Please send in any baked goods on Friday morning. Please separate cookies and brownies into smaller, plastic bags. Student Council will sell the items for $0.50 or $1.00, depending on the size and the money goes to one of their missions.
2/26 Fish Fry – Baked Goods by 1st and 7th Grades.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our Lenten Family Spiritual Evening will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The evening will begin, in our newly remodeled gym, with dinner that will include soup/salad, bread, and red beans and rice prepared and served by our teachers. Just bring your family to enjoy. We appreciate you, our parents, and welcome you in partnership during the spiritual development of your child (ren) throughout the year, but especially during this Lenten season.
Following dinner, Mr. Hartwell will present a reflection on “what can I do to reach out to others and help someone”. Everyone will then come together for a Lenten family activity where the families will be given the supplies to make a Lenten wreath for your home, culminating in a flower wreath for Easter Sunday. The evening will begin at 5:30 and will finish no later than 7:30.
We hope you will join us for an evening of reflection on our Lenten journey. As we journey through Lent we grow together as a family community in anticipation of celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Please plan to join us for this evening of spiritual growth. Please RSVP by February 14 so we have enough supplies…
You may send an email to email@example.com indicating family name and number attending or send an email to your child’s primary teacher. Thank you for all you do in partnership with us in promoting our Catholic identity within our schools and families.