Parish and School Mission Statements

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish strives to live and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Sacred Heart Catholic School demonstrates academic excellence, faith formation and service inspired by the teachings of Jesus.
School Calendars

Calendar


revised 9-6-2017


GOOGLE CALENDAR LINK - Click to access Google Calendar by Grades/Subject
Parent Portal
Assignments & Grades


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POWERSCHOOL DISTRICT CODE FOR MOBILE APP
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GO SHAMROCKS!!!

CHAMPIONS

   
Click the above Champions logo to enroll in Champions Before and After School Program at Sacred Heart School
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Send Money To School - Use Send Money to School to pay for your child's lunch or milk.
Remember to buy snacks your child must have money with them.
 
(click underlined words to download file)

LUNCH APP You can go online at Lunch App to process your free or reduced lunch application. 

and Information

SHS Home Page (click logo)



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SHS CYO Web Page
(click SHS logo to go to web page) 


PTO NEWS


Next PTO Meeting is:
March 7: 6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting in the School Library
April 11: 6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting in the School Library --- all are welcome To attend.

February 2018 PTO Meeting Minutes  - Read what PTO is doing at Sacred Heart

March 2018 PTO Agenda - Here is the agenda for the March 7 PTO Meeting

PTO OPT OUT FORM
- If you wish to opt out of PTO fundraisers you may make a donation and use this form.

PTO NEWS
TRACK IT FORWARD Sign-in  - 
Click to log in your PPP hours. If you have any questions regarding PPP hours please email:
sacredheartppp@gmail.com

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Protecting God's Children Info & Training Sessions
(click logo) 

Protecting God's Children Workshops - Here is a list of workshops for the 2017-2018 school year. You must pre-register for the class. All School Volunteers are required to take this class in order to volunteer at Sacred Heart Catholic School.


Protecting God's Children Workshop at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Allen Park on 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 AM
Space is limited sign up now!


Current Events
and more.....


The virtue for the month of February is patience.

February 28: Bible Quiz
9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
Green Envelope

 The virtue for the month of March is faithfulness. 

March 1: 8:45 a.m. Kick-off of March Reading Month with Favorite Book Character Parade Grades Preschool - 4
March 2: Shamrock Spirit Wear Day
March 3: High School Placement Test - Grade 8
March 4: 10:30 a.m. Confirmation Prep Session for  GRADE 7
March 6: 7:30 a.m. Accreditation Meeting
1:00 p.m. Reconciliation Grades 2 - 8
March 7: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting
March 8: 7:00 a.m. Lansing State Capital Visit - Grade 3
March 9: Legacy Raffle Tickets due (sold and unsold ones)
1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Grades 2 - 4
2:40 p.m. Stations of the Cross Grades 5 - 8
4:00 p.m. Confirmation Retreat - Grade 8
March 10: 1:00 p.m. Kids Against Hunger Event - Grades 6 - 8
March 11: 10:45 a.m. Confirmation Prep Session for Grade 8
12:30 p.m. First Eucharist Prep Session - Grade 2
March 12-26: Easter Food Collection
March 13: 7:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:00 a.m. Battle of Books - Grades 5 and 6
Vision Screening Grades Preschool, K, 1, 3, 5, & 7
March 14: NO AM BUSES
9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
Vision Screening Grades Preschool, K, 1, 3, 5, & 7
Green Envelope
March 15:  Vision Screening Grades Preschool, K, 1, 3, 5, & 7
March 16:  9:15 a.m.Talent Show 
Green Casual Day - Wear green for St. Patrick's Day and Shamrock Pride
Bookmarks due for Bookmark Contest
3:45 F.I.R.E Lenten Gathering - Grades 4 & 5
March 17: SVDP Clothing Drive in Parking Lot
Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 18: 12:30 p.m. St Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner and Legacy Raffle Drawing
SVDP Clothing Drive in Parking Lot
March 20: 7:30 a.m. Accreditation Meeting
March 21: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
March 23:  End of 3rd Quarter
1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Grades 2 - 4
2:40 p.m. Stations of the Cross Grades 5 - 8
March 24: Science Olympiad
March 27: 7:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:00 a.m. Seder Meal - Grade 6
March 28: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
4:00 p.m. Reports online in PowerSchool
Green Envelope
March 29: Holy Thursday
March 30: Good Friday
March 31: Holy Saturday
April 1: Easter Sunday
March 29 - April 8: No School Easter Vacation

The virtue for the month of April
 is goodness.

April 9: School resumes
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Sacred Heart
April 10: 7:30 a.m. Accreditation Meeting
April 11: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
5:30 p.m. Marketing Meeting
6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting
April 14: 6:00 p.m. Daddy Daughter Dance
April 15: 11:30 a.m. First Eucharist - Grade 2
April 16: 5:30 p.m. Tech Meeting
6:30 p.m. School Advisory Committee Meeting
April 17: 7:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
April 18 : Bible Quiz
9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
Green Envelope
April 19: 12:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers Game for selected middle school students
April 20: Waste Free Lunch
April 21: 4:30 p.m. Confirmation Mass - Grade 8
April 23: 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. Port Authority of Detroit - Grade 4
April 24: 7:30 a.m. Accreditation Meeting
April 25: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
April 27: Fun Picture Day
April 30: No School for students 
Teacher Professional Development Day

The virtue for the month of May
is modesty.

May 1: 7:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
All PPP hours for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted.
May 2: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
5:30 p.m. Marketing Meeting
6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting - Last PTO Meeting of the school year
Green Envelope
May 4: Progress reports online in PowerSchool
May 5: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PTO Mom to Mom Sale
May 7: 5:30 p.m. Technology Meeting
6:30 p.m. SAC Meeting
May 8: 7:30 a.m. Accreditation Meeting
May 9: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass with May Crowning Grade K - 8
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Sacred Heart
May 15: 7:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
6:30 p.m. Fine Arts Night
May 16: NO AM BUSES
9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
May 17: No school for Kindergarten only 
Kindergarten Screening for the 2018-2019 class
May 17:  No school for Kindergarten only 
Kindergarten Screening for the 2018-2019 class
May 18: No school for Kindergarten only
Kindergarten Screening for the 2018-2019 class
Career Day for Grades 5 - 8
May 21-23 Grade 8 Camp Trip
May 21: Camp Read Grade 4
9:00 a.m. Grade 8 leaves for Camp Trip
May 23: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grade K - 8
12:15 p.m. Grade 8 returns from camp trip
May 24: 11:25 a.m. Dismissal for Grade 8
6:00 p.m. Grade 8 Graduation Mass and Honors
May 25-28: No School for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
May 29: 7:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
May 30: 9:00 a.m. All School Mass Grades K - 8
Green Envelope
June 1: 10:00 a.m. Preschool Celebration
June 6: Green Envelope
June 7: Class picnics
June 8: 9:00 a.m. All School Mast Grades K - 7
Kindergarten Graduation
Honors for Grades 5 - 7
11:00 a.m. Dismissal 
No dismissal buses

Have a great summer!
February 28, 2018
 
Dear ,
 
         Two weeks ago, the unthinkable happened in Parkland, Florida. As an educator, each of these tragedies is a reminder of just how precious life can be and the need to be prepared to meet any situation that may arise. As a result, Sacred Heart administration and staff will be doing the following to ensure that all members of Sacred Heart will be safe:
  • Review all school emergency policies
  • Conduct drills to ensure that all are prepared

       If there are any questions or concerns relating to school safety, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the School Advisory Committee, so that Sacred Heart will continue to be the safe learning community that we all value.

Thank you and God Bless,

Mr. Yee
principal@shparish.org
                                                                                                           

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 SHS uses this "Green Envelope" to keep parents well informed while minimizing the number of loose papers that are sent home.  Please look for a Green Envelope communication every two weeks during the school year.   

SHS Green Envelope Links:
(Click underlined item to view) 

Google Calendar Letter from Mr. Yee- Each Grade will have a Google Calendar created by the teacher for parents to view homework, events.

  TRIP Enrollment Form - How would you like to reduce your tuition costs? You can reduce your tuition by using TRIP (tuition reduction incentive program). In TRIP purchasing gift cards gets you a reduction in your tuition.

PTO OPT OUT FORM  - If you wish to opt out of PTO fundraisers you may make a donation and use this form.

Sacred Heart Think First Be Safe School Program
 
                Sacred Heart plans to teach our students the acclaimed Child Lures/Think First/Be Safe School Program.  This personal safety program is currently used in over 1000 school systems nationwide and is part of the curriculum recommended by the Archdiocese of Detroit.  It has been featured on national television shows, including Oprah, NBC Today Show, CNN and 48 Hours.
                The Program improves self-reliance, raises self-esteem and helps students master personal safety skills- all while reassuring them that most people are kind, safe and committed to their well-being.  Students learn to identify specific lures used in crimes against youngsters and how to employ proven prevention strategies.  The Program also teaches Internet Safety, Drug Resistance, and School Violence Prevention.
                The material covered is age appropriate and reflects our Catholic beliefs.  If you have any questions, or would like to review the materials please contact your child's homeroom teacher before March 6th.  After that date, teachers will begin their Think First Be Safe instruction with students.  If for any reason you do not wish for your child to participate in this program, please return the OPT-Out form by March 6th.

OPT OUT FORM for Think First Safety Program

Tuition Assistance 2018-2019
 
The Archdiocese of Detroit Tuition Assistance is now available for the  2018-2019 school year. This program is available for students in grades K - 12 and is a need based  program. The deadline to enroll is APRIL 30, 2018.  

Parent Information Letter -  This letter answers questions about the program and explains the process to complete the tuition assistance process.

Archdiocese Of Detroit Tuition Assistance Webpage - This is the link to the webpage for further information and links.

Pastor Signature Form- This form must be filled out by the parents and signed by the pastor of your Catholic Church.

FACTS Application - Sign in to your FACTS account and look for the FACTS Grant & Aid link to begin the application process.

SHAMROCK SPIRIT WEAR DAY
FRIDAY MARCH 2
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity 1 Team and the Girls Varsity team who are going to the next level of playoffs 
on March 3. 
Wear your SHS tops and bottoms
to show your Shamrock Pride!
 

Happy PI (pie) Day
March 13 (3-14)
Grades 5 - 8
  
Grades 5 - 8 will celebrate PI Day during Math Class on Wednesday, March 14.  Please sign up for an item to bring for your child's class by clicking the appropriate grade sign-up link below.





Corned Beef Dinner 
Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 pm with Legacy Raffle Drawing
Dinner Tickets available in the school office for $15 per person
 
What do you do after receiving 
the Legacy  Tickets? 
All Tickets (sold or unsold) must be turned in by March 9

Looking forward, our Corned Beef Dinner and Legacy Raffle Drawing is quickly approaching. This event was created to support Sacred Heart Catholic School in many different ways. From investing in our teachers to upgrading the technology in the school, the success of this event is paramount to the well- being of our school. With that in mind, I am challenging every member of our community to sell Legacy Raffle tickets and tickets to the dinner itself.

          To further incentivize the selling of tickets, Mr. Yee announced to the students the following:
  • Class that sells the most Legacy tickets in addition to what is required will receive a casual day every Monday after the Legacy Raffle for the rest of the year.
  • Individual student that sells the most Legacy tickets in addition to what is required will get a casual days on Monday & Friday after the Legacy Raffle for the rest of the year.
  • The class with the most guests in attendance will receive an afternoon of recess and a treat at Ford Field.
CHECK OUT THE LEGACY RAFFLE CHALLENGE BOARD IN THE SCHOOL LOBBY TO SEE WHICH CLASS IS WINNING!



Sacred Heart Catholic School and Parish is now a member of Amazon Smile! This is a program that allows you to earn rewards for Sacred Heart by doing your regular Amazon shopping. For every qualifying purchase, Amazon Smile will donate a percentage of your purchase directly to Sacred Heart. In addition, if you join the TRIP program, you can purchase Amazon gift cards and earn money for your student's tuition and earn money for the school and parish! Directions are below and please spread the word!

  1. Go to website: www.smile.amazon.com
  2. If you do not have a regular Amazon account, please sign up for one.
  3. Sign in with your regular Amazon account.
  4. At the prompt, type in the search bar: "Sacred Heart Church & School"
  5. On the search results page, click "select" by the Sacred Heart Church & School in Dearborn.
  6. Click "Accept" on the next page and begin shopping!
Instructions on how to sign-in to Amazon Smile- Click to download the instructions.
In order for Sacred Heart Church & School to earn donations from Amazon, you must shop through the website www.smile.amazon.com


SHAMROCK SUPERSTARS

Congratulations to our Shamrock Superstars!
These students represent the best of being a Sacred Heart Catholic School student with their exemplary kindness and role model behavior.
Mateo Sultana
Grade 1
Fatima Mustapha
Grade 4
Mariam Charara
Grade 7
Folashade Balogun
Grade 7
Leila Saad
Grade 8
Keira Nadolsky
Grade 7
Mia Morrone
Grade 7
Maya Khanafer
Grade 7



YOUTH MINISTRY, SACRAMENTAL PREP AND PASTORAL INFORMATION
 
Please contact our Youth Ministry and Religious Ed Office at  565-1020 for information.



TALENT SHOW NEWS
Talent Show Screening will the be the week of 
February 26 - March 2. Please make sure your act is performance ready for Miss T.  All music should be labeled with your name and grade. Costumes must also be approved by Miss T. 

Talent Show Green Casual Day March 16- Wear green for Shamrock Pride and St. Patrick's Day.

Talent Show Friday March 16 at 9:15 a.m.  All are welcome to the this annual event.  Please remember the parking lot is closed for recess from 11:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
EASTER FOOD DRIVE   
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday, April 14 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Sacred Heart School

Back in September, the Manwell Family shared this letter (re-printed below) with the Sacred Heart Community. Riley Manwell is in Mrs. Bertini's 5th grade class at Sacred Heart, and Blake Manwell, who is an 8th grader at U of D Jesuit Academy, is well known to many Sacred Heart families and students, as he attended Sacred Heart through grade six. Many Sacred Heart School families have already volunteered and have helped out by providing frozen, make-ahead crock pot meals that Jean can use as needed. The Manwells have found these meals very helpful, and both Jean and Justin have expressed their sincere appreciation.
Since the meals have worked out so well, we are sending out another Sign-Up Genius form, in the hopes that our school community can continue our support for the Manwells as Justin continues with his chemotherapy treatments.
If you are able to help, please visit the Sign-Up Genius Page which can be found at:
   
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Amy Meszaros (313 212-1193) amytom94@yahoo.com
Stacey Lohmeier (313 909-3444) staceyl@comcast.net


 

   
(click the Champions logo above to register your child)
 

Sacred Heart School is excited to have CHAMPIONS for the  before and after school program  for our families. Discover a place where learning and fun come together! Champions is a great solution for busy working families. Champions offers activities that combine fun and learning - even help with homework - all in a safe convenient place that you already know: Sacred Heart School! Champions will even be available on those inclement weather days!


MARCH NEWSLETTER- Read what activities, learning and fun are going on in Champions.

SUMMER 2018 FLYER - Register now for Summer Camp At Sacred Heart!



Sign up today at www.discoverchampions.com
or call 734-729-7631 for more information.
Remember....
If you don't need Champions every day you can
register for our drop in program to use during
last minute emergencies, during breaks or full days off.
 
Cassie Nickels
Senior Area Manager - Michigan
KinderCare Education, LLC.
office:  734-729-7631
mobile:  734-306-1781
 
Champions is a proud recipient of corporation accreditation
from AdvancED®, a global leader in advancing excellence in
education through accreditation.

The city of Dearborn TV (CDTV) will start airing Bible Quiz.

Check your listings for the channels

Monday at 9 p.m.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at Noon  and 7 p.m.
Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Join us Monday, April 9 for another Sacred Heart Wild Night 
at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Don't forget to bring the BWW Flyer  for Sacred Heart to get the 20% profit.

 
Sacred Heart School Student and Parent Handbook - click underlined blue words to download handbook

Policy and Feedback Corner
In this area we will explore general policy at Sacred Heart School.

Send us your feedback or suggestions - click here.
Safe Environment At Sacred Heart School
Each school day, our nation's schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million elementary and secondary school students. Lessons learned from school emergencies highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement emergency operations plans. By having plans in place to keep students and staff safe, schools play a key role in taking preventative and protective measures to stop an emergency from occurring or reduce the impact of an incident. Although schools are not traditional response organizations, when a school-based emergency occurs, school personnel respond immediately. They provide first aid, notify response partners, and provide instructions before first responders arrive. They also work with their community partners, i.e., governmental organizations that have a responsibility in the school emergency operations plan to provide a cohesive, coordinated response. Community partners include first responders (law enforcement officers, fire officials, and emergency medical services personnel) as well as public and mental health entities. in public and nonpublic schools. Families and communities expect schools to keep their children and youths safe from threats (human-caused emergencies such as crime and violence) and hazards (natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and accidents). In Sacred Heart's continuing effort to maintain as safe school environment we will be doing extra practice drills with the students. 
  What parents can do to help?
 You, as parents, can also help Sacred Heart School maintain a safe environment by always signing in and out of the office when you are in the school, always wear a volunteer or visitor badge while in the school, always follow the directions of a the staff when asked to do so. If you are in the school during a practice drill (fire, tornado, lock down) follow the directions of the staff.  Please always be aware of the outside surrounding area of the school and if you see anything please contact the school office or it need be the Dearborn Police.  When entering the school building, please be aware of anyone behind you and if do not let them in if you do not know them or feel comfortable in letting them in.  

Recess and Lunch Room Help Needed for MARCH
Spring is in the air ..... get your PPP hours completed. 
Remember all PPP hours for 2017-2018 school year must be completed by May 1, 2018!

  Earn PPP Hours helping at recess time from 11:40 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Please remember that all volunteers in school must have completed  Protecting God's Children and have had a criminal background check.


Please call the office at 313-561-9192 if you can help.





See how Alliance Catholic Credit Union
Grade$Match can help your child save.

Catholic Vantage Financial accepting scholarship applications online
10 scholarships to be awarded in 2018
 
Catholic Vantage Financial student scholarship applications are 
now available online at 
The credit union will award a total of 10 scholarships to members in 2018.
 
The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 2, 2018.
 
Six scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to help cover tuition for students who attend Catholic schools. Two scholarships will be awarded to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, and four scholarships to students who attend a Catholic high school. Scholarship recipients will be selected by random drawing. 
 
Four college scholarships of $1,000 each will also be awarded to 2018 high school graduating seniors of private or public high schools, who will attend an accredited college, university or trade school. In addition to completing the online application, students are required to submit a short essay and brief video describing their goals and faith journey. Scholarship winners will be selected based on the information submitted.
 
All scholarship recipients will be notified by March 14, 2018.
 
"Catholic Vantage Financial is committed to helping young members further their education and build a solid foundation for the future," said Emma Teller, vice president of marketing and business development for Catholic Vantage Financial. "We look forward to recognizing these scholarship recipients and their families at our annual meeting on March 21."
More details about the scholarships are available online at  www.mycvf.org.
 


Student Planners

We are grateful to Dr. Kenneth Norwick of Norwick Orthodontics for donating 2017- 2018 Student Planners to SHS. The planners are tools that assist us in teaching  discipline and organization as key building blocks for academic success. In addition to calendar and assignment areas the books include the SHS Handbook and Technology Use Policies and will serve as useful references for both student and parents throughout the school year. Be sure to check out the coupon on the first page for a discount in orthodontics from Dr. Norwick and mention to Dr. Norwick that you are from Sacred Heart and you are eligible for a free consultation.


CLASS OF 2018 INFORMATION

Dear Grade 8 Parents,
Look here for important information regarding Grade 8 and information regarding your child transitioning to high school.

Dear Grade 8 Parents Thank you for all your help for Mardi Gras

Grade 8 Camp Trip: 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 21 to
 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May, 23
Save the Date: Grade 8 Graduation Mass and Honors on Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church. 
All are welcome to attend!


          

 


Sacred Heart Catholic School
22513 Garrison,
 Dearborn, MI 48124
Mr. Gary Yee,  Principal 
313-561-9192
www.shparish.org





Sacred Heart Catholic School is proud to be an official Michigan Green School, teaching and practicing good stewardship of our world.
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