School News for Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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Parent Notes & Reminders

There will be no school starting tomorrow, Thursday, October 19th. School will resume on Tuesday, October 24th.


Homework Club is now open from 3:30-5:00 for grades 3-12. Grades 3-6 will be in the library. (5:00 p.m. is a new later time for elementary).


Picture retakes are Tuesday, October 24th. They will start first thing in the morning. If your child was absent or needs to retake please return your packet or send one with payment with your child. Packets were sent home. Click HERE for packets or pick one up in the office.


The Sacred Heart Lumen Christi Award is the highest honor bestowed by Sacred Heart. The award is given to those individuals who in exemplary fashion, demonstrate the fundamental and essential qualities of “Light Bearers” of Christ. Thank you to Steven LeMire for capturing moments from Saturday's Awards.  READ MORE AND VIEW PICTURES FROM THE EVENT HERE.


Each person working the Phone-a-Thon as part of our Annual Drive Fundraiser will receive $100 per hour towards your family commitment. Calling will take place in Gamble Hall Room 160 on the campus of UND (map and location instructions HERE). Students (grades 9-12) and parents of children in any grade are welcome to come and help out. Training will be provided. Use the signup link HERE to reserve the times that work for you and your family. Questions? Contact Cordell Fontaine at


Just a heads up to parents! Our school counselor, Patrick Hart, maintains a website HERE relating to school counseling which lists upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, college financial aid information, national test dates, service hour forms, etc. It is a great resource for parents and students!


It was the BEST DAY EVER at the pumpkin patch for Kindergarteners last Friday! It looks like they had a blast! What a gift it was to see our Kindergarteners bond with their 6th-grade Mass buddies. Kindergarteners rode the bus, petted a few farm animals, went through a hay bale maze, walked through the forest to read “Spookly the Square Pumpkin,” climbed through a spider web, hitched a tractor ride, and picked out a pumpkin of their very own to bring home. What a wonderful day! Thank you to our wonderful teachers who help make fantastic days like this possible!


Update on this! The Sacred Heart Spring Fling committee will not be meeting tomorrow but instead will be meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY, October 25th at 7pm at MIKE'S PIZZA. We invite new people to join the committee to help make this year's Spring Fling, "A Night at the Oscars" a success! Can't make the meeting but have a great idea for a package, live auction item, or an idea that will contribute to the experience? Contact Courtney at


Sixth grade will again be selling Boo-Grams as a fundraiser for their trip to Deep Portage in the spring. Boo Grams will be sold beginning on Tuesday, October 24, from 7:45 – 8:15 AM outside the elementary office and in the high school commons. The cost is $0.50 each. Sales will end on October 31st -- or until supplies last. 


Consider joining our friends from St. Michael’s in Grand Forks for their annual Fall FUN Fest! Saturday, October 28th at Sacred Heart. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Rake-A-Thon is next week!

An email was sent to parents with detailed Rake-A-Thon information.


Rake-A-Thon is secheduled for Wednesday, October 25th (if postponed due to weather it will be Friday, October 27th). Please read the details on what your child should wear and bring available HERE.

Get your Rake-A-Thon sponsorship letters back to the school ASAP! Rake-A-Thon, which is part fundraiser and part service project for our students, is a great way to help meet your family fundraising committment. All you need to do is fill out the letters, address them, and return them to the office -- we'll pay for the stamps and mail them! For questions or for more letters contact Courtney at

For questions contact Sarina Bauer at


Science Tricks & Treats


Kids of all ages are invited to Sacred Heart’s Science Night on Tuesday! You don't have to have a project to have fun! Come dressed in your best Halloween costumes ready for a night of spooky science fun!


All Elementary students participating in the Science Fair need to turn in forms today to the Elementary School office.

Activities include: Science demonstrations, hands-on activities, a costume contest, concessions, and a bake sale.


Activities & Athletics Update


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From the Athletic Club:

Home Volleyball and Football Volunteer Sign-Ups Volleyball Matches Football Games


It's hard to believe basketball season is right around the corner! Get your child in grades 3-8th signed up for youth basketball! More information is available HERE. For questions on Youth Basketball contact Blake Karas at


A meeting for Winter Sports was held last week. If your child missed it please contact Blake Karas, Activities Director, at

Congratulations to SHS junior James Votava and the Central Tennis team! The team placed 2nd in the State Tournament! In Doubles James and Gary took 5th place and were both voted to the All-State tennis team. The Central coach was voted coach of the year!


Coach Emily and the team would like to thank everyone for making the “Cupcakes for a Cure Night” a success. The girls raised $1,050 to be donated to the Altru Foundation specifically the breast cancer coalition! It was great to see the stands filled with pink for a great cause and Eagle volleyball! 


Eagles volleyball team beat the Freeze in three games last night ending their regular season play with a 24-2 record. Jessica Remer and Hannah Hollcraft each had 14 kills, Katelyn Rudolph had 10 kills, Molly Hanson had 20 assists and reached her 2000 CAREER ASSIST - CONGRATULATIONS MOLLY!! The C squad, and the 7th and 8th grade teams all beat the Freeze last night.


The varsity volleyball team brought home another championship from the Frostbite Tournament over the last weekend.


Also -- Congratulations to our 7th grade girls volleyball team who placed 1st in the Silver Division this past Saturday at the Kittson County Tournament!


Junior High Wrestling begins on October 23rd at Valley Middle School. Students were asked to contact Activities Director Blake Karas if interested in participating.

Tonight, is the last regular season game for our Polk County West Thunder Football. The Thunder will be playing Fosston in Climax with a 7:00 kickoff. The bus will depart at 4:20 this afternoon. There is no school tomorrow and the weather forecast is looking good, so this is a GREAT NIGHT to get out and cheer on the Thunder! Tonight is also parent's night for our Thunder football players!.



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You are invited to a UND Fighting Hawk Halloween Bash on Tuesday, October 31st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the UND High Performance Center. All ages up to 5th grade are welcome to this free entry event. They ask you to bring a donation of a gently used coat, hat, gloves, hoodie, or blanket for a chance to win a signed UND Men's Hockey jersey. Donations will go to support UND's American Student Indian Services Coat Drive.


Don't Miss It!


Wednesday, October 18th

• Sophomore Class Ring meeting with Jostens Rep

• Senior Cap & Gown meeting with Jostens Rep

• 7:30am Student Council Meeting

• 7:00pm School Advisory Council Meeting

• 7:00pm V FB vs Fosston (Climax HS)

Thursday, October 19th

• NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workshop Day)

Friday, October 20th


Monday, October 23rd


• VB Section Pigtail

Tuesday, October 24th

• School Resumes

• 8:00am-2:00pm Adoration available (Church)

• School picture retake day (see notes above)

• Sophomore Class Ring Ordering with Jostens Rep

• 5:30-7:00pm Science Tricks & Treats Night (all ages -- see above)

• 6:00pm Chess Club (room 212)

• Varsity FB vs TBA (TBD)

Wednesday, October 25th

• RAKE-A-THON (see information above)

• 7:30am NHS Meeting

• 6:30pm Religious Education classes

Thursday, October 26th

• 8:30am Elementary Mass (St. Philomena Chaplet to follow, Parents invited) (Church)

• Varsity VB Section Play-In TBA (TBD)

Friday, October 27th

• 8:30am HS Mass (St. Philomena Chaplet to follow, Parents invited) (Church)

• Varsity VB Section Qrt TBA (TBD)

• 2:50pm Elementary Praise & Worship (Church)

• 7:00pm 7th & 8th Grade Halloween Dance (HS Commons)