School News for November 21st, 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!


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.  We served two meals to 32 people twice last week. We had four winners for our door prize drawings; John Lunski, Hailey Kappes, Carly Hoefs, and Kerry Stevens. Our next activity will be Christmas cookies in December. Those parents that signed up to help with that will get a call the week before. Thanks to everyone who pitched in to help! It's not too late to help this year! Just fill out and return the  Teacher Appreciation Parent’s form.




All 7-12th students interested in One Act Play or Cheerleading need to attend a short signup meeting in the Elementary Art Room at 3:20 today


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


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.

Need to get some Christmas Shopping done?

Do you need to buy presents for Christmas? The Sacred Heart Student Council will watch your children, ages 3 and up, so that can happen! Children will enjoy lunch, games, crafts, and a movie.


December 3rd from 12 pm to 4 pm in the Social Hall (door #1). Please RSVP Online by November 29th. The cost for the event is a free will offering towards the Student Council. If your child has food allergies we request that they bring their own lunch.


Event Address: 200 Third Street NW, East Grand Forks, MN (use door #1 for the Social Hall). Contact Cheryl Walker at 218-773-0230 or at with questions.

2018 Car Raffle

Grand Prize: 2017 FORD FOCUS S

(Valued at $18,745)

1st Prize - $500

2nd Prize - $250

3rd Prize - $100


Drawing will be held April 14th. Need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for registration, licenses, title, & taxes.
Must be 18 years old to purchase a raffle ticket. Tickets purchased do not constitute a charatible donation.


Car Raffle at SHS


This year Sacred Heart is excited to be raffling a NEW CAR for its annual raffle sponsored by Lithia Ford of Grand Forks!


Today your student will be going home with a book of 10 Car Raffle tickets, an envelope and instruction sheet with a picture of the car!  Each Ticket is $20. Sold and unsold tickets are due Friday, April 13 with the drawing for the car on Saturday, April 14th at Sacred Heart's Spring Fling “A Night at the Oscars.” 100% of each ticket sold can be credited towards your family fundraising commitment! If you need additional tickets they will be available in the Parish Office or you can have them sent home with your student by emailing Courtney Scheving at


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!



GRAND PRIZE - $5000, 2nd PRIZE - $1000, 3rd PRIZE - $500.
Drawing to be held January 20th, 2018. Only 125 $100 tickets will be sold. Tickets will be available from any Athletic Club board member and at home basketball games.


Winter Sports Schedules


All practice schedules and game schedules are now available in the Region 8 website.  Links have also been posted on the SHS Athletics Page. We 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.   You may also want to bookmark the links below for your child’s level which includes a practice and game schedule meshed together. Remember all schedules are tentative and subject to change.  For easy, up to the second updates, sign up for “notify me.”


Printable Winter Athletic Schedule HERE


Practice Schedules

2017-18 Archery Information

    Archery Club began this past weekend, but it is not too late to sign up!
  • Registration Form HERE.
  • The archery club is open to all students 4th-12th.
  • The Archery club expands the archery program offered in PE class and gives students an opportunity to compete in local and state archery competitions both individually and as a team.
  • Archery is a great life sport for both boys and girls and can be fun anyone with a little instruction.
  • If you have any questions contact Wayne Pietruszewski at 701-739-4100 or

Stay up to date with all the happenings at SHS!

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Other Events  

Enrollment for



Don't forget to 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!




Know a family that might be interested in enrolling at Sacred Heart? Encourage them to save the date and come to one of our upcoming Open Houses!


Enrollment packets will be mailed to all families (all ages, current and prospective) on January 8th, 2018. The early registration deadline (for priority enrollment) will be March 1st, 2018.


Preschool for 2018-19
Open House on Monday, January 15th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.


Sixth Grade for 2018-19

Open House on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.


PK-12th for 2018-19

Open House on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 6:00 p.m.


RSVPing is not required but helps us plan for the evening! Families can sign up to receive enrollment packets at


Don't Miss It!


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


Saturday, November 25th

• 9:00am 3rd Grade Youth Basketball Practice (Big Gym)

• 10:00am 5th Grade Youth Basketball Practice (Big Gym)

• 11:00am 6th Grade Youth Basketball Practice (Big Gym)

Sunday, November 26th

• 2:00pm Confirmation Mass (Church)

• 3:00pm Archery Club Practice (Small Gym)

Monday, November 27th

• 6:30pm Reconciliation Retreat (Social Hall)

• 6:00/7:30pm JV/V GBB@ Crookston (Crookston HS)

Tuesday, November 28th

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

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

• 5:30pm JV/V Wrestling vs Devils Lake (Red River HS)

• 6:00pm Chess Club (room 212)

Wednesday, November 29th

• 11th Grade Fieldtrip to St. Joseph's Bible Exhibit (Moorhead, MN)

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

• 6:30pm Religious Education Classes

Thursday, November 30th

• 8:30am Elementary School Mass (Church)

• 4:00/5:00/6:00/7:30pm GBB 7th/8th/JV/V @Grafton (Grafton HS)

Friday, December 1st

• 8:30am High School Mass (Church)

• 4:00pm Wrestling V at Wahpeton Tournament (Wahpeton HS)

• 5:00pm Gymnastics vs Fargo (American Gold Gymnastics, Fargo, ND)

• 6:00/7:30pm BB JV/V vs Clearbrook-Gonvick (HOME)