Principal’s News & Notes

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We honored two very special faith celebrations this past week.

The 8th grade were recognized for their growth in their faith throughout these past years at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in our annual “ribbon pinning” ceremony, this past Friday. As is the tradition, the 8th graders are “pinned with a ribbon” by their 2nd grade buddies reminding everyone of our mission here at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. The 8th graders then give their parents a rose recognizing their parents’ commitment towards sending them to Catholic Schools and the sacrifices involved.

Then on Sunday, I was able to witness our families bring forth their child to celebrate the sacrament of First Eucharist. I also had the special honor to be able to be a Eucharistic minister during this celebration. I am so blessed to be part of this community. I am continually humbled as I serve as your servant leader. Thank you for your continued support as we continually move forward developing our faith community.

Our virtue for the month of May is zeal. Zeal is explained as love in action. As explained by the the Holy Cross Priests, the congregation of Bishop Bill, to serve with zeal is “to make God known, loved, and served, and thus save souls” – that was the charge that Blessed Basile Moreau, founder, gave the Congregation of Holy Cross. This virtue is explicitly important to our diocese as reinforced by our bishop.

As we move forward, I have some dates to share with you. This Friday is the Crowning of Mary where the 2nd grade students will crown Mary. All members of our school are asked to bring flowers to contribute to this special recognition to Mary. The 8th graders will have their traditional final end of the year retreat this Wednesday. They will attend the 8 a.m. Mass with the parish. They will then walk to Bayview Park for their retreat led by Mr. James Redding. The retreat is followed by confession and Adoration.

The 8th grade took the ACRE on Monday and the 5th grade will be taking the ACRE Tuesday and Thursday. This test is a composite analysis of understandings of the faith and morality.

There are some end of the year fieldtrips which are grade specific. 4th grade had a blast on Monday, 5th grade is next, followed by 2nd grade.

The 8th grade finals will be published to parents/students. Finals for 6th and7th grade will also be published this week.

Our wonderful elementary students are enjoying learning, reading and sharing with one another. These young people are just fantastic as they are so open to learning and excelling. It is incredible to see first graders learning double digit subtraction!

Father James, Mrs. Barry, Mr. Schmitz, Mr. Elting, Mrs. Poller and yours truly took our 8th graders on an amazing trip to Tallahassee. We shared meals together on our way from Pensacola to Tallahassee and back again, enjoyed some sightseeing including the new and old capital, the museum, and Wakulla Springs. The highlight was definitely lunch on the 6th floor terrace at the FSU stadium and time just spent to explore and spend time with friends. We ended the day having dinner at one of Father James’ hangouts at Wakulla Springs. It was a locally owned restaurant and the food was terrific! Again, a great time for this class to just spend time with one another and enjoy sharing a meal together. I repeatedly heard comments about how considerate our students were and their kind manners. This was truly one of the best fieldtrips!

Congratulations to our track team! Not only have they continued the tradition of excellence, but they showed Sacred Heart Cathedral School mission as everyone rallied around Joey Camposagrado and his continued efforts to improve from his brain bleed that occurred during practice. This track meet wasn’t about accomplishment, but support for Joey. Thank you, everyone for your prayers and support for Joey’s family.

8th grade graduation is May 21st at 5:30.kimbell

Kindergarten graduation is May 22nd at 10 a.m., and our last day of school is Friday, May 25th .

As always, my prayers for blessings as you continually support our school and faith community,
Blessings,
Elizabeth and Dave

Used Uniform Sale

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral School

Used Uniform Sale

School Gym
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Drop Off Uniform Items

  • Tuesday, May 24th, Noon to 3:00pm

Sale

  • Wednesday, May 25th, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday, May 26th, 8:00am – Noon
  • Friday, May 27th, 8:00am – Noon

There is NO FREE DRESS this year. Save one uniform to wear to school on the last day of school – Friday the 27th and bring the rest to be sold.

8th Grade: School does not have room to store and hang 8th grade Blazers – sell your Blazer to a current 7th grader on Tuesday, May 24th between 4pm – 5pm.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • WASH your uniforms
  • Please bring each uniform item on a hanger.
  • We will be selling items most items for $5 with fleece and plaid items $10.
  • Safety pin an envelope to each uniform item with your full name, price and size on the envelope.
  • All items must be in good shape. Clean with no stains, tears, worn spots.
  • Please pick unsold items up by Noon on Wednesday, June 1st.
  • Any item with no envelope and items that are not picked up by Noon on Wednesday, June 1st, will be considered a donation to the PTO.

Plaid Skirt and Walking Shorts $10.00

Fleece Jackets $10.00

All other items $ 5.00

SHCS PTO appreciates your participation. We look forward to an exciting 2016-2017 school year!

7th & 8th Grade Only Used Uniform Sale

On Tuesday, May 24th – the current 8th grade students may sell their Leadership Uniform to current 7th grade students.sale_tag

We have set aside 4pm to 5pm in the school gym for this purpose.

Tuesday – May 24th

4:00pm – 5:00pm

This is a short window of opportunity for current 8th grade parents to sell their child’s Leadership Uniform to current 7th grade students.

7th grade try on and purchase a blazer right then and there.

Bring money and /or checks for your transactions.

The school will not be involved with this sale – it is between the seller and the buyer.

School does NOT have space to hang and store blazers.

You need to take this opportunity to sell your uniform items.

Blazer                    $55.00
Oxford Shirt        $10.00
Skinny Red Tie   $  6.00
Plaid Tie               $  6.00

Plaid Skirts            $10.00
Fleece                     $10.00
All other items       $ 5.00

Missing FitBit

SHCS Parents and Students,

One of our students accidentally left her black FitBit in the middle school girls’ bathroom on Wednesday afternoon.  See the picture below for reference.

If anyone has found it, please bring it into the office and we will get it back to its rightful owner – thank you!

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Yearbooks Have Arrived!

 

YearbookAdThe 2016 Yearbooks have arrived and will be delivered to students in the next few days.

We have a few unsold yearbooks available for purchase for $35.00 each.  First come, first sold!

If you would like a yearbook, please print and complete the  2016 Yearbook Order Form and turn in to Mrs. Sadler with your payment. Copies are also available in the front office.

Don’t miss out on your chance to relive the memories of the 2015-2016 school year!

Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes

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As we move closer to the end of the year, we have many activities planned, so please mark your calendar and plan to join us.

Tuesday, May 10th the Kona Ice truck will be visiting. Each student will receive a free Kona Ice treat as a reward for surpassing our goal for Lucky Heart sales last fall.

Wednesday, May 11 is our presentation From the Heart – A Showcase of Talent.  Many of our students will be sharing their musical talents with us.  This event will take place in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 6 p.m.

Our 8th grade Ribbon Mass will be Friday, May 13 at 8 a.m.  Mr. Luke, who interned at our school last year, has been ordained a deacon.  He will be preaching at this Mass.  Please join us.  The 2nd and 8th grade class will have their traditional brunch after Mass, followed by the 8th grade retreat.

8th grade exams begin on Thursday.

Congratulations to our two Serra Essay Award winners.  Joey Baroco in 7th grade placed first and Josilyn LaRose in 8th grade placed second.  The Serra essay gives our young people the opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on the meaning of ministry and vocation in the context of their everyday life experience.  Congratulations to Joey and Jocelyn.  They will be reading their essays to Bishop Parkes next Tuesday at the diocesan center.

Thank you for your continued support of Sacred Heart Cathedral School.  Our parents and students are the best.

Blessings,

Elizabeth

Do You Want to Cheer Next Year?

The SHSC cheerleading would like all new and returning girls who might be interested in cheerleading this year to join us on May 25, 2016.Cheer

We will have the Varsity Spirit Fashion rep on site to answer questions regarding uniform fit and selection. The fitting appointment will take place, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 3 PM to 4PM in the school gym.

All incoming sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade girls are encouraged to join the cheerleading squad.

Practices take place on Monday and Thursday after school and games are played on Saturday at Pensacola Catholic high school football field.

Contact me with any additional questions, Cindy Guttmann, 850-292-3648.

 

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