Chalk Talk Serving the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Benedict November 2014 www.yanktonsacredheartschool.org Sacred Heart School Our mission is to form a Catholic community of faith and learning by living Gospel values, promoting academic excellence, and serving those in need. Thanksgiving Mass On Tuesday, November 25th, the families and staff of Sacred Heart School will celebrate a Thanksgiving liturgy at 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church. As in the past, the children are asked to demonstrate their thankfulness for blessings received by bringing a gift that will be distributed to “The Christmas Store”. This charity store is located in Yankton and is a place where children, ages 3-12, can “shop” for gifts for their family and will be open one day only, December 13th. The gifts should NOT be wrapped and will be brought to the altar during the liturgy. Some gift suggestions include: tools, cooking utensils, jewelry, make up, toys, hats, hats with flashlights on them, gloves, scarves, socks, slippers, t-shirts … Watch your student’s backpack for more ideas to come. In thanksgiving for our special friendships, Friends of Sacred Heart will serve refreshments in the Sacred Heart Community Center following Mass. Just in Case of Bad Weather… We certainly hope that we won’t have bad weather, but unfortunately, winter will soon be upon us. If school is canceled because of snow or inclement weather, it will be announced using our new messaging system and over KYNT (1450), WNAX (570), KVHT (106.3 FM) radio stations and both KELO and KTIV television. Also on the subject of bad weather, please make sure your child comes with the proper clothing (winter coat, hat, boots, gloves or mittens) to stay warm before and after school as well as at recess time. The students will be outside if the air temperature and/or wind chill is above 10 degrees at SHES or 0 degrees at SHMS. It would be a great idea to mark all of your child’s belongings with his/her name so in case they are misplaced, we can return them to their proper owner. We took lots of nice winter clothing and boots at the end of last year to Goodwill because the items were not claimed. St. Sebastian Scholarship Fund The St. Sebastian Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to Catholic School students who desire to participate in non-sanctioned extracurricular sporting activities. The scholarship is administered through the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. Application forms are available in the school offices. Soup Luncheon a Great Success This year’s Soup Luncheon was held on Tuesday, October 28th. It was a great success, raising $1,847.46. The proceeds will go to “Operation Christmas Child” and the Yankton Area Contact Center. We would like to thank the many sponsors and everyone who attended for their generosity. Reminder: There will be No School on Monday, November 10th (Conference Comp Day) or Tuesday, November 11th (Veterans’ Day). Notices of conference times were sent home on Tuesday, October 21st with the youngest and only child in each family. If you did not receive one, please call Mrs. Rockne. Principal’s Postings: Thank you to Father Lange for his generous concert donation. Thank you to all those who came to his concert and enjoyed his musical talents. The matching funds have totaled over $25,000 for Sacred Heart School! Thank you to The Sertoma Club and the Yankton Trustee Unit for providing pumpkins to each elementary student PK-4. The students were very excited to take the pumpkins home and start carving! Congratulations to our top cookie dough sellers! Eighth grader Billi Jo Dayhuff was the top seller and kindergartner Aracelli Aune was the runner up. Mrs. Carda’s fourth graders will be having a pizza party in celebration of selling the most cookie dough as a class. Sacred Heart School raised $17, 627.61 this year with the Classic Cookie Dough Fundraiser! Congratulations and thank you for your support! The Principal’s Summer Reading Challenge was a success! Sacred Heart students, grades K-5th read 103,887 minutes. The K-3rd grade student runner up was Nicholas Ambroson, reading 4060 minutes and the student with the most minutes read was Laura Hunhoff reading 6,540 minutes. The 4th - 5th grade student runner up was Cole Pedersen who read 7,880 minutes and the student with the most minutes read was Isaac Bahm who read 8,766 minutes. All students who met the reading goal were able to attend the “READ IN” on Friday, October 3. Pizza, fun and prizes were had by all! Congratulations to all who participated! I can’t wait until next year’s challenge! Conferences will be on Monday, November 3 and Thursday, November 6 from 48pm at both sites. Report cards will be given out the night of your child’s conference. Babysitting will be provided at the elementary site in the music room. Please check your child in and out with the adult in charge. Newsflash! Excitement is in the air at Sacred Heart School! Staff, students and Priests are attending the 125th Diocesan Mass in Sioux Falls on January 21. We are fundraising in efforts to provide transportation. During Parent-Teacher Conferences and the Vendor Blender we will be selling some wonderful religious items that would make great gifts for Christmas and other events, courtesy of Dave Goeckner. Some of the items are: Lego Nativity and The Last Supper, prayer books, statues, rosaries and much more. We will be taking orders and money for these items during Conferences and the Vendor Blender. Thank you in advance for your support! Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser There will be a Pancake Breakfast to help fund our bus trip to the 125th Anniversary All Diocesan School Mass in Sioux Falls in January. The breakfast will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall on north Broadway serving from 8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M., on Sunday, November 23, 2014. The menu includes pancakes, sausages and scrambled eggs. Free Will Offering. We will need families to volunteer to work for 1-hour shifts. Contact either Principal if interested. 50/50 Raffle The teachers and staff of Sacred Heart School are excited to announce that they are selling tickets for a 50/50 raffle again this year. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The winner will be announced at the K-4 Christmas Concert on December 4 and will receive half of the money raised. The proceeds will be used to purchase a gift that will be auctioned off at the 2015 Gala. Need not be present to win. If you’d like to participate in the 50/50 raffle, please be watching for a note to come home soon or contact Mrs. Brodeur or your classroom/homeroom teacher. Thank you for supporting SHS and good luck! Spiritual Adoption Thank you for helping your child develop a deeper understanding of God’s love of life. Please continue to pray this prayer with your child daily: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted. Third Month - November I am about 3 inches long and I weigh 1 ounce, the same as five nickels and a penny. I can squint, swallow, and move my tongue. Sometimes I take naps and sometimes I am awake. I have fingernails and toenails and my own unique set of fingerprints. I can grab something in my hand and hold tightly. Thank you for your prayers. Speech Festival The Sacred Heart Middle School Speech & Debate Club will participate in a Speech Festival with Missouri Valley Christian Academy Monday, November 17th. This year Sacred Heart Middle School will be the hosts! Students in grades 6-8 will compete in the areas of Individual Speech (humorous or prose), Paired Speech (humorous or prose), Reader's Theater, and Group Improvisation. In the spring, students will participate in debates. If you would like to donate treats (bars, cookies, etc.) for that evening, please contact Mrs. Peterson. There is also a need for volunteers to act as judges for the different events. Thank you to all who have helped make this activity a success with supplies and donations!! SHS TSA CLUB Thank you so much to all of the families who have chosen to support the TSA Club this school year! With the growth in our school over the years, we have gained more staff members, so your support is more important than ever. We always have a need for more, so it's not too late if you haven't joined yet. The main purpose of TSA is to support the hardworking teachers and staff of SHS and show them that we appreciate the dedication and values that they bring to our children. The money raised is divided and given to the staff as a Christmas bonus. The cost to join is a $100 donation per school year, which adds your name to the monthly restaurant gift card drawing. You may also join at the $150 level, which enters your name into the monthly drawing, plus a separate Christmas drawing to win $100. Donations under $100 are also welcomed. We also accept donations of $50 gift cards to Charlie’s Pizza House or Minervas. Checks made out to Sacred Heart School TSA Club may be dropped off at either school office. It is still not too late to be entered in all the monthly drawings. All memberships received by Friday November 21st will still be part of the September and October drawings, which will be drawn November 22nd. If you have questions, contact Jill Kouri (668-2792 or [email protected] Young Eagles Program at Sacred Heart Middle School These Sacred Heart School 6th grade students met their reading goals and earned an airplane ride through the Young Eagles program. Back row (l to r): Dylan NeubauerKeyes, Grace Taggart, Chloe Perakslis, Leila Schumacher, Kenzi Covey and Emily Shuey. Front row (l to r): Brooklynn Wintz, Paige Gullikson, Halle Stephenson, Grace Liebig and Leona Stastny. ~HOLIDAY VENDOR BLENDER~ Our 6th Annual Holiday Vendor Blender is on Saturday, November 15th from 10-2 at the SHES gym. We will have over 30 booths with a wide variety of products to offer. What a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done! Bake sale items will also be available, compliments of our Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten classes, along with Godfather's pizza for lunch. Please note the attached flier which you can pass on or hang in your place of business to help us promote this event! Thank you & Happy Shopping! It's Bingo Time!! Join us for food, fun and fellowship at the SHS November bingo night! Bingo starts promptly at 6:30 on Friday November 21st in the Sacred Heart Community Center. Pizza and refreshments are available for purchase starting at 5:30. Wear your favorite PAJAMAS and enter your name in the drawing for prizes. It's a great way to spend your Friday evening and support SHS at the same time. Angel Tree An ongoing tradition at Sacred Heart School, the Angel Tree gives parents an opportunity to give teachers and staff a gift for their classroom or work area in place of a Christmas gift. The teachers have written items of varying costs, (all under $15) onto angels which are placed on a Christmas tree in the entry way of each school. If you are interested in participating in the Angel Tree, choose an angel off of the tree, purchase the desired item, tape the original angel on the gift and return it to school with your name written on the angel. Again this year, we are adding “Golden Angels”. Each teacher has written on an angel a ‘larger ticket item’ they desire for their classroom. If you are interested in purchasing an item from a “Golden Angel”, please see Mrs. Haberman at the elementary or Dr. Mulhair at the middle school for these special angels as they will not be placed on trees in the entryways at both sites. As always, THANK YOU for your generosity and kindness this holiday season and all year through. Sacred Heart School Perfect Attendance First Quarter 2014-2015 KB (Barger) Madeline Abbott Addison Brodeur Andrew Budig Claire Engel Luke Feimer Ava Girard Lucy Johnson Karalyn Koerner Connor Schulte Sophia Shudak Eden Wolfgram 1F (Frank) Sam Gokie Ethan Marsh Bailey Mines Lilly Poeschl Clay Stastny Emily Tramp Easton Vellek Liam Villanueva 2H (Hunhoff) Braxton Adams Cedric Ekroth Isabella Koerner KK (Budig) Remington Adams Ben Bohlmann Alexis Brenden Bethany Huff Alaina Nelson Isaac Olnes Sienna Wieman 1K (Krier) Isabella Bisson Kaden Hunhoff Harrison Krajewski Nora Krajewski Sabrina Krajewski Jack Pedersen 2J (Johnson) Eleanor Johnson Patrick Kralicek Gina Nguyen Hailey Schulte Justin Stratman Taylor Tucker 3A (Olsen) Macy Drotzmann Miles Krajewski Claire Rembold Katie Schulte 4B (Brodeur) Gracie Brockberg Timmy Campbell Brielle Castillo Ava Kohl Cory Lucht Garrett Nelson Hannah Tramp Devon Underwood 5G (Geigle) Alex Cuka Cora Schurman 3V (Vavra) Gabi Campbell Justin Conway Joaquin Kolker Presley Sedlacek Trey Smith 4C (Carda) Isaac Bahm Adyn Brenden Taryn Fitzgerald Olivia Girard John Rye Dawson Vellek 5W (Wolles) Tanner Becker Gavin Fortner Ellie Karolevitz Kayla Marsh Lizzy Schwartz 6K (Kjerstad) Chloe Perakslis Leila Schumacher Grace Taggart Molly Vornhagen 7K (Olson) Mary Fanta Payton Wolfgram 8E (Ekroth) Morgan Buechler Bryce Dangler Catherine Perakslis Madison Wubben 6R (Rolfs) Christian Budig Austin Frick Simon Hacecky Aron Kohl 7M (M. Olnes) Billi Jo Dayhuff Josephine Krajewski Grant Nelson Justin Payer 8P (Peterson) Joseph Hebda Nick Lehl Erin McCarthy Holly Medeck Jessica Reinhardt Yankton Catholic Community Foundation Office News Scrip Program is Growing… Are you saving on your tuition yet? The Yankton Catholic Community Scrip Program has taken off and is growing weekly in users. You can still get your Hy-Vee cards as usual, but there are a bunch of other businesses that also participate in the program. In many cases, the percentage of savings to you, the consumer, is greater than it has ever been. We all need to shop for different items each week and with a little planning, money you are already spending can work to take dollars off your tuition; It’s free money! Even if your kids don’t attend Sacred Heart School now, but will in the future, you can bank money towards your tuition for when they do come! If you have an infant, you could be saving up tuition for 5 or 6 years! All you need to do to start saving on tuition today is to follow these simple steps: 1) Fill out a little yellow post card designating where you want your saving to go (available anywhere scrip is sold) 2) Fill out a SCRIP order form. These forms can be found at the office of either school site, at either parish office, at the Yankton Catholic Community Foundation Office, or at where you buy Scrip/HyVee cards after masses on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. 3) Write a check or submit cash with your order sheet which can be dropped off at any of the locations named in step 2. 4) We will put your order together and have it ready for pick up ASAP at any location you request. 5) Save money on tuition when you spend your SCRIP! For those who are tech savvy you can also order SCRIP online at ShopWithScrip.com Just be sure to enter the Yankton Catholic Community as your charity of choice and we’ll make sure your savings get applied to your account. The enrollment code you will need is 1979F2B835751. If you have questions about SCRIP online or about making large orders for a specific purpose please call us at 605-665-4585 for more details! We have most SCRIP offerings in stock at the Foundation Office so if you want SCRIP today, you can stop by and get what you need during normal business hours. Start saving today! NEW SCRIP RETAILERS: DOMINO’S –can be used for carry-out or over the phone for delivery and on Dominos.com. 8% rebate! Coming soon— PIZZA RANCH regular gift cards, also 8% rebate! Pick up a sheet to see what else is new! Rewards Runner Another way to take advantage of SCRIP savings is shop with your SCRIP cards on REWARDSRUNNER.COM. In many cases you can DOUBLE your rebate by buying Scrip and using it on Rewards Runner. Look for more details about this coming home in your child’s backpack with your Scrip order form. Also, at the beginning of November we will be putting news about Rewards Runner in the parish bulletin. As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, using Scrip and Rewards Runner can double the rebate you would normally get if you used Scrip alone! Look for more details coming soon! Gala 2015-The Secret Garden Gala… The “Sweet 16” of the Sacred Heart Gala will be on April 18th, 2015! Mark your calendar because all those involved are working hard on some fresh and fun ideas for this year’s event! One of our major goals this year is to involve everyone in what is a huge effort of cooperation. It takes all of us doing large and small jobs to make this awesome fundraiser work and it is really important to the success of Sacred Heart School. The Foundation Office has been calling new parents and parents who haven’t yet been involved to invite them to join the fun and success that is the Gala. If you’ve never been involved with the Gala or it’s been a while, come spend an hour or two volunteering in some way and see what it’s all about! We greatly appreciate all you do for Sacred Heart School; our families are what make this school such an awesome place. Watch your emails, children’s backpacks/folders and the Chalk Talk for upcoming Gala news! Faith Formation Events: Youth Rally for students in Gr. 6-12 on Sat. Nov. 15th in Brookings, SD. The cost is $35 for students and $25 for parents. The conference goes from 11A.M. to 9 P.M.. Students must register through their parish. Two well-known speakers will be presenting: Chris Stefanick & Leah Darraw. Come join 1500 students for an amazing experience with Christ! Call Dave at Sacred Heart or email him at [email protected] or Laura at St. Benedict or email her at [email protected] . We will need parents to drive and chaperone. Sacred Heart Parish Mission Chris Stefanick will be coming to Yankton for a Sacred Heart Parish Mission from Nov. 12 – 14. Chris is a dynamic presenter for both youth and adults. Parents and youth are encouraged to attend this and enter more deeply into the Heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Watch the parish bulletins for more info. Empty Laser and Inkjet Printer Cartridge Recycling Are you looking for a beneficial way to dispose of your empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges? Both parishes collect them. Please feel free to drop them off at either school or parish office. At Sacred Heart Church the cartridges are recycled and the rewards money is used to purchase supplies and prizes for the Religious Education program. Thank you! SunnyD Book Spree Please continue to clip and send labels from SunnyD juice to school by November 26th! Each classroom that collects 20 UPCs from SunnyD will earn 20 free books from Scholastic! What an easy way to earn books, along with treating the kids! :) For more information, go to www.sunnyd.com/bookspree. Thank you in advance! FOSH News Update Fall Fundraiser: Congratulations to the top sellers of the Cookie Dough Fall Fundraiser! What an outstanding effort! The top selling class was Mrs. Carda’s 4th grade class - $5851.00. They were the winners of the delicious pizza party! Our Top Seller and winner of $50 was Billi Jo Dayhuff - $2,878.00 and the Second Top Seller and winner of $25 was Aracelli Aune- $1,181.00. Your efforts this year raised approximately $4,000.00 more than last year with a grand total of around $18,000.00! What an amazing increase! THANK YOU to EVERYONE who sold cookie dough to raise funds to support projects for Sacred Heart School. Many great things are accomplished through these fundraisers for your school and our children's futures! FOSH meeting: The first FOSH meeting of the year was held September 6th and the second meeting was held on Oct. 27th. Despite all the activities going on during fall we have been having a great turn out of about 30 people each time and the kids have really enjoyed their fun passes due to their parent’s attendance. We had many fruitful discussions regarding fundraising and upcoming projects for FOSH and we are encouraged by the possibilities that lie before us this year! Make sure you mark your calendars for the next meeting on Jan 19th, 2015 at the elementary gym. We are so grateful to the middle school babysitters who watch over the future generation of Sacred Heart School at every meeting! ‘Many hands make light the work!’ Thanksgiving Mass: The annual Thanksgiving Mass will take place on Tuesday, November 25th @ 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Students will be collecting items to give to a local charity. This event is sponsored by FOSH and coordinated by the 4th grade class. Please come and give thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon you and SHS this past year. Watch for upcoming announcements with more details. God is gracious! Parade of Lights: SHS will be participating in the Yankton Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 5th @ 6:30 P.M. This FOSH sponsored activity is coordinated by the 2nd grade class. Please participate and attend the parade to show your support of SHS and the Yankton community. Watch for more details to come home in your student’s folder. Friends of Sacred Heart School Meeting Minutes Meeting held: October 27, 2014 Sacred Heart Elementary School Gym Call to Order President Therese Maderak called the meeting to order. Prayer was led by Therese Maderak. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved. Treasurer’s Report –Jen Petersen The current balance as of today is $22,946.36. There are still some outstanding costs in our budget. Old Business There was a trial run for the mass messaging system; everything went smoothly. If you encountered any problems, or did not receive a notification please contact the office. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Classic Cookie Fundraiser! It was a record breaking year. Prizes were given to the top two sellers and top selling class. New Business There will be childcare both nights of Parent Teacher Conferences in the elementary music room. If you are able to help please contact a FOSH officer. Jessica Woerner gave us an update on the Vendor Blender will be Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Volunteers are needed for clean-up at 2:00. The entire school will be attending the All Diocesan School Mass on January 21. There are a variety of fundraising opportunities to help pay the expenses. One of the fundraisers will be pancake breakfasts on November 23 and January 18 at the KC Hall. We need volunteers to help on the November 23 breakfast. Mrs. Geigle secured a $300 grant from Catholic United Financial for a Smartboard for the Middle School Art/Spanish room. We will find out about the Legends Grant in November. We have requested money to put towards mats in the ES gym, portable volleyball system, and a basketball backboard for MS. We will need six volunteers for the Ironkids Triathlon in Sioux Falls on June 13, 2015. Upcoming events include: November Bingo, Thanksgiving Mass & Reception, Christmas Tree & Food Drive at the Mall, St. Nicholas Day, Parade of Lights, January Bingo, and Swim and Gym. If you are able to volunteer for any events, please contact a FOSH member or your student’s class teacher. Laura Haberman informed everyone that the sky wheel has been taken out of the elementary playground due to safety concerns. It was mentioned that there is a Midcontinent Grant available to apply for once every year. Meeting Adjournment motion by Michael Schumacher adjourned the meeting, seconded by Tamera Liebig. Next Meeting January 19, 2015 7:00 P.M. at Elementary School Gym Recorded by Secretary Jessica Wolles Dates to Keep in Mind Nov. 3 (Mon.) Parent/Teacher JrK-8th Grade Conferences 4:00-8:00 P.M. (Preschool conferences are not held until the third quarter) Nov. 4 (Tues.) Election Day – Get out and Vote Nov. 6 (Thurs.) Parent/Teacher JrK-8th Grade Conferences 4:00-8:00 P.M. (Preschool conferences are not held until the third quarter) Nov. 9 (Sun.) Knights of Columbus Family Breakfast – 8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. KC Hall Come and join us for a great family feed!! Nov. 10 (Mon.) NO SCHOOL – Conference Comp Day Nov. 11 (Tues.) NO SCHOOL – Veterans’ Day Sixth Annual Vendor Blender (see related article) Youth Rally in Brookings for grades 6-12 (see related article) Nov. 15 (Sat.) Nov. 17 (Mon.) Speech Festival Grades 6-8 (see related article) 5:30-7:00 P.M. Hosted by Sacred Heart Middle School Nov. 18 (Tues.) SHS School Advisory Committee meeting – 6:15 P.M. – St. Benedict’s Conference Room DARE Graduation 5:30 P.M. Sacred Heart Community Center Nov. 21 (Fri.) SHS Bingo in the Sacred Heart Parish Community Center 5:30 P.M. Pizza, 6:30 P.M. Bingo (see related article) Nov. 23 (Sun.) Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast – 8:00 A.M-12:30 P.M. KC Hall Come enjoy breakfast and help to fund the bus trip to the All Diocesan School-Wide Mass on January 21, 2015 Nov. 25 (Tues.) Thanksgiving Mass at Sacred Heart – 7 P.M. (see related article) Nov. 26 (Wed.) NO SCHOOL Mass Nov. 27 (Thurs.) Happy Thanksgiving! – NO SCHOOL Nov. 28 (Fri.) Thanksgiving vacation - NO SCHOOL Dec. 3 (Wed.) Fall Anointing Mass at Sacred Heart Parish – 1:30 P.M Dec. 4 (Thurs.) SHES Preschool-4th grade Christmas Concert 7 P.M. Summit Theater 50/50 Raffle Drawing Sixth-Eighth Grade Orchestra Concert 7 P.M. Yankton Middle School Gym Dec. 8 (Mon.) Fifth-Eighth Grade Middle School Band Concert 7 P.M. Yankton High School Main Theatre Dec. 9 (Tues.) SHMS Christmas Concert 7:00 P.M. Link Auditorium Fifth-Eighth Grade Dec. 18 (Thurs.) Fourth & Fifth Grade Orchestra Concert 7 P.M. Yankton Middle School Lecture Hall Dec. 19 (Fri.) Christmas Vacation begins at 3:30 P.M. Looking Ahead… *** Don’t forget to buy your Hy-Vee/Scrip cards before you do your holiday grocery shopping. YOU, your parish and the school will benefit from your purchase!! Have you signed up for your tuition credit yet?!!
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