School News for Friday, November 17th, 2017

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Parent Notes & Reminders

Parents are reminded that there is no school starting on Wednesday, November 22nd. School will resume on Monday, November 27th. The 22nd is a teacher conference trade day. Enjoy the Thanksgiving break!


The Spring Fling committee is in need of a chandelier for this year's event.  If you have a chandelier you would like to donate to our fundraiser please contact Nicole Kolstoe at 701-739-2435 or email her at


From the TEACHER APPRECIATION COMMITTEE:  (Mary Koponen and Wanda Armstrong) Parents: Our sole purpose is to pamper the teachers & staff at Sacred Heart with our parents' help.  Interested in helping?  Just fill out and return the  Teacher Appreciation Parent’s form as soon as possible. Last year, 39 teachers & staff won door prizes, each worth $20-25.  We also furnished meals on 7 teacher workdays, plus had 2 "snack" days. If this sounds good to you, we could use your help. You may choose how: many parents send money or gift certificates or help provide food towards the meal, while others help set up or clean up.  So far this year, we have provided meals for approx. 70 and have given away 4 door prizes!


Grandparents Day at SHS


Thank you to all the Grandparents and guests who attended school the last few days with students! It was great to see the halls filled with so many new and familiar faces! We are posting pictures as the day goes on -- so please make sure to check back at the album below for elementary Grandparents Day photos!



Church Announcement:

Beginning December 1st, the external doors to the Church will be locked all day, except for before and after daily Masses, school Masses, and weddings and funerals. This is for the protection of the Parish Staff as well as our School. The Church itself will still be available if you wish to pray during the day, we just ask that you use door number 1 and enter the Church through the gathering space.


Benefit for Sue Vanyo Saturday!

Sue was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized to her bones. Sue and her husband Phil have been long time devoted members of Sacred Heart church and school, and they have three children that have graduated from SHS.

Saturday, November 18th

4:00-8:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Social Hall.


The event will include a free will spaghetti meal, bake sale, a raffle, and a silent and live auction. Can't make it but still want to contribute? Donations can be made to the Sue Vanyo Benefit at any Frandsen Bank and Trust or at Coldwell Banker at 2880 19th Ave S, Grand Forks or online HERE.

Mishaps, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. Plan to attend Sacred Heart's fall comedy performance full of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage. In a series of hilarious examples, this play proves that drama can be a very dangerous thing and it must be avoided at all costs. 


Fall Drama At SHS


Make plans THIS WEEKEND to attend Sacred Heart's fall comedy, 30 REASONS NOT TO BE IN A PLAY. The production is put on by students in grades 7-12th.


30 Reasons not to be in a Play

November 17th & 18th at 7:00 p.m.

November 19th at 2:00 p.m.


Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.


Activities & Athletics Update


Subscribe to athletic sports schedule updates on your phone! Visit the Sports Schedule at REGION 8 HERE for the most up to date sports schedule information. Click the "NOTIFY ME" link in the upper right hand side to manage your sport notification subscription preferences. If the school changes the schedule you'll get an update!


I wanted to give a recap of the PAC meeting from last week for those that missed it and give more information about the season as it has now become available.  All 7-12 basketball players/parents must complete a few things to participate: 

  1. Eligibility Form  (FILE LINK)
  2. Physical on File with School (FILE LINK)
  3. Pay the Fee,  $50 --- 7th and 8th Grade    $75 ---9-12th Grade
  4. Sign-up For Volunteer Hours (see links below)

Remember if you have 1 athlete participating in 1 sport at Sacred Heart, we ask that you work at least 3 events. If you have 1 athlete participating in more than 1 sport or multiple athletes we ask that you work at least 5 events.


Girls Basketball Volunteer Sign-Up Click Here
Boys Basketball Volunteer Sign-Up Click Here


All practice schedules and game schedules are now available on the Region 8 website. I urge everyone to go to this website and sign up for “notify me” from Region 8.  Should a schedule change, notifications will be sent via text with pertinent changes. Remember all schedules are tentative and subject to change.  For easy, up to the second updates, sign up for “notify me.”


For questions on athletics contact Blake Karas at


Stay up to date with all the happenings at SHS!

Want to contribute SHS news? Have a Sacred Heart related picture, commentary or sports update that you'd like to possibly see included in our weekly newsletter or social media? Send it to Jen MacLeod Koller at or share it on one of our social media channels listed above.

Other Events   Additional Notes:

The Sacred Heart School Book Fair will return Nov. 20-21 and be open from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We hope you can come and shop! 25% of the proceeds come back to the Sacred Heart library. Donate $1 or any change you have and all monies collected will be used to buy new books for the students at the Red Lake Mission School from the book fair! If you can’t stop by in person, shop ONLINE HERE through Nov. 18. You can shop and your orders will come to the school with FREE SHIPPING! Ms. Dempsey is pretty good at keeping secrets, so if you wish to buy something for Christmas or a birthday without little eyes around, this is the answer for you!



Support Sacred Heart through SCRIP purchases!



SCRIP are Gift Cards. Sacred Heart buys Gift Cards through a partnership at a discounted rate then sells the Gift Cards at face value. Sacred Heart receives the difference as profit.



  • Parish Office M-F 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
  • After weekend Masses.
  • At the Elementary Door M-F 3:15 p.m.—3:45 p.m.

Why buy SCRIP? Each gift card purchased through us carries an associated “contribution” to Sacred Heart of 2-15% or more!




Don't Miss It!


Friday, November 17th

• 7:00pm Fall Drama Production, 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play (Auditorium)

Saturday, November 18th

• 9:00am V GBB Scrimmage @EGF

• 4:00-8:30 p.m. Sue Vanyo Benefit (Social Hall) See info above.

• 7:00pm Fall Drama Production, 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play (Auditorium)

Sunday, November 19th

• KC Pancake Breakfast after all Masses (Social Hall)

• 2:00pm Fall Drama Production, 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play (Auditorium)

• 2:00pm Archery Club Practice (Small Gym)

Monday, November 20th

• Boys Basketball begins

• 6:00pm Sacred Heart Employee Appreciation Dinner (Social Hall)

Tuesday, November 21st

• 8:00am-9:00pm Adoration available (Church)

• 3:20pm Children's Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)

• 6:00pm Chess Club (room 212)

• 6:00pm JV/V Wrestling vs. Valley City (GF Central HS)

Wednesday, November 22nd

• NO SCHOOL (Conference Trade Day)

Thursday, November 23rd

• NO SCHOOL (Happy Thanksgiving!)

• 9:00am Thanksgiving Day Mass (Church)

Friday, November 24th