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WELCOME TO SACRED HEART

We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our school. Please visit the various tabs on our website to learn about our programs and teachers. Due to the COVID virus, we are unable to host tours of the building; however, we are still enrolling for the 2020-21 School Year. Please take a few minutes to click the link below and complete the form and Mrs. Tomaszewski, the principal, will contact you.

Prospective student form

NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM MRS. TOMASZEWSKI

News You Can Use from Mrs. Tomaszewski

 January 15 , 2021

 Dear Sacred Heart Parents,

Well, we have made it through our 2 weeks of E-Learning!  Thank you for your support during this time.  For anyone who has traveled during E-Learning, please note that you must report your travel situation to the school office.  Domestic travel quarantine is now 10 days or 7 days with written proof of a negative Covid test taken within three days PRIOR to returning to Chicago.  International travel quarantine is still 14 days.  Please report the day of your return to the school office if it was anytime after January 3rd so that we may inform you of the date you may return to school. Students who need to quarantine will need to participate in E-Learning until the quarantine period is over.  Thank you for your support and assistance in keeping our school community safe and healthy!

 

2nd Quarter ends today

Today was the final day of the 2nd Quarter.  The third quarter will begin on Tuesday.  Report Cards will be sent home next Friday, January 22nd. 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day---No School Monday!

Just a reminder that there will be NO school this Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  School will resume in person (or for e-learners online) on Tuesday, January 19th.

 

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week will begin on Sunday, January 31st at our 9:30am Family Mass.  Please register for a seat at mass on the church website, www.sacredheartcroatian.org.  Students who wear their school uniform to church will receive a free dress down pass after Mass from their teacher.  Families who bring a prospective family to Mass on January 31st and introduce them to Mrs. Tomaszewski will receive a $50 tuition credit.  Prospective families will then be offered a private tour of our school.  Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, we will not be having our usual Open House for everyone after Mass.  Please look at the attached flyer for all of the different themes and events of the week.

 

Vocation/Career day speakers needed on 2/4

We are looking for parents, alums or family members who are interested in speaking to our students about their job/career on ZOOM.  Each presentation would be no longer than 15 minutes.  If you would like to present to the students at Sacred Heart School on Thursday, February 4th, , please email Mrs. Tomaszewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you! 

 

Big Shoulders Virtual After School Clubs

Big Shoulders is excited to offer a session of virtual Extended Day clubs this Winter.  Clubs begin the week of February 1 and meet once or twice a week.  These clubs are offered at no cost for our students.  A list of the clubs is attached.

They are offering clubs from STEM to Dance to Book Clubs and everything in between!  Students can sign up for up to 2 clubs and participate from home or aftercare.  Club leaders will reach out to their registered students directly but we will also send you a list of your participating students for your information.

Registration is now open and we anticipate that spaces will fill very quickly.

Here is the form: https://forms.gle/iiN6RK6zbxzHZ1jw7

Registration will close on Monday, January 25.

If families have questions or there are club-specific inquiries, please contact Antoinette Greengard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 Do you want to earn $350 off of your school tuition???

Refer a new family to our school and you will earn $350 off your tuition next school year if they register and stay for at least one semester.  Help us grow our enrollment!!!  The new family must name you as the referring family when they register.  Parent word of mouth is our best advertising.  PLEASE share the good news about Sacred Heart School!  We need your help!  THANK YOU for your support.

Survey for parents

As we plan for the future, I am asking for your feedback regarding the possibility of offering Spanish class as a special for next school year.  I know that many of our students speak or understand Spanish, but others do not. Some may be able to write in Spanish, but others cannot.  Finally, some do not know any Spanish at all.  Offering Spanish to all students in grades Preschool through 8th grade is something that we are considering for next school year and beyond. Keep in mind that this would be a way to introduce our students not just to the language, but to the cultural aspects as well.  As it would likely be held only once per week, it would be a basic introduction to help them prepare for High School, college and beyond.  Please click here to take this simple one question anonymous survey:  https://forms.gle/P9FkBwKQ9533bE5WA

 

Re-registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Attached to this newsletter are the Tuition Rates for the 2021-2022 school year.  All students will be automatically re-enrolled unless the office is notified.  Registration fees of $60 will be automatically added to FACTS beginning on January 15th.  If you are not planning to return, then it is the parent’s responsibility to notify the office.  I am also attaching information about the Tax Credit Scholarships and other scholarship opportunities, in addition to the new tuition schedule for 2021-2022 and a timeline with pertinent information.

 

3rd Quarter begins on Tuesday….E-Learners are welcome to return and WE NEED TO KNOW ASAP!

Believe it or not, the 3rd Quarter will begin this Tuesday, January 19th.  For students who are currently e-learning, should you decide to return to in-person learning, please email Ms. Lopez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Mrs. Tomaszewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in addition to your child’s teacher so that they are aware and can plan for your child’s arrival to class. 

 

Catholic Schools Week, 2021

Attached is a schedule of our planned Catholic Schools Week activities.  Catholic Schools Week will begin with Family Mass on Sunday, January 31st at 9:30am.  Due to Covid restrictions, there will not be the traditional Open House after Mass.  However, if you bring a new prospective family to Mass and introduce them to Mrs. Tomaszewski, your family will receive a $50 tuition credit.  The family will then be invited to a private tour of our school after Mass.  Students who attend Mass in their school uniform will get a free dress down pass.  They must attend AND wear their Sacred Heart School uniform to qualify.  Be sure to sign up for a seat at Mass by registering on the Parish website at sacredheartcroatian.org

 

State of Illinois financial assistance for aftercare program

Need help paying for the Aftercare Program? Apply now to the State of Illinois to receive financial assistance, for more information contact Mrs. Verdi. English Application Spanish Application

 

Masks

Everyone has been so great about wearing appropriate masks to school.  I thank you for being compliant and helping to keep everyone healthy and safe!  From now on, students and staff may wear any mask they would like, any day of the week (as long as it is appropriate for school and does not cause a distraction to learning).  THANK YOU for your cooperation and for following the rules each day!  Just a reminder….parents and others who are picking up their children MUST wear a mask at dismissal.  Thank you!

 

Cases of Water needed...get service hours!

Our students have been asking on a daily basis for a bottle of water.  Every student should be bringing their own refillable water bottle each day, but unfortunately many are forgetting. When they forget, they ask us for a bottle from the office.  Therefore, we need more water to accomodate the need.  If you would like to earn 1 hour of service (toward your mandatory 10 hours this year), you may send in 4 cases of bottled water and we will credit you for 1 hour of service.  Please, only 1 hour (4 cases) per family.  Any additional cases sent in beyond 4 will earn a dress down pass.  Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and assistance!

 

Volunteer Hours

During normal times, when there is not a pandemic, each family is obligated to complete 25 hours of volunteer service to Sacred Heart School/Parish as a part of your tuition contract. Any hours not completed result in a $20 per hour fee  At this time, due to the Covid-19 situation, we are temporarily reducing the number of hours to 10 hours this year because of the lack of opportunities available for us to gather. Any hours not completed will result in your family being charged $20 per hour. We will evaluate the situation and make adjustments as time goes on should the situation change and restrictions are lifted.  For now, you have three options available to volunteer.  The first is to work at a weekend Mass.  Your responsibilities would be to arrive early to greet people and spray everyone’s hands with sanitizer.  After Mass, the pews that were used would then be cleaned and sanitized.  The second opportunity would be to work at school lunch.  We would allow 2 people per day.  Your responsibilities would be to monitor students, walk around with the garbage cans and help clean tables and chairs after students have eaten.  Sorry, NO small children may be brought with you during the lunch periods. The time for lunch volunteers would be from 11am-12pm.  Click here to volunteer for lunch:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4DADA62DA6FD0-december To volunteer to help at Mass click the link below  and indicate in the comments that you are signing up to help and receive volunteer hours:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4dada62da6fd0-sunday

Thank you, in advance, for your service to our school and parish.  The third opportunity is to  send in 4 cases of bottled water which will equal 1 hour of service.   We greatly appreciate your commitment to Sacred Heart!  As more projects and opportunities become available, I will post them in my newsletter, which you can always view on our website. 

 

Amazon Smile

Christmas is coming and your time shopping on Amazon will likely increase!  Did you know that just by shopping on Amazon you can help raise money for our school?  It is the SAME Amazon products and SAME prices.  The only difference is that you log in at smile.amazon.com and choose Sacred Heart School as the charity that you are supporting.  You buy items as you normally would and we get a percentage from Amazon donated to our school. Spread the word to family and friends!  Anyone can shop and THANK YOU for your support!

 

Nominate a School Hero Today

The Archdiocese of Chicago has started a program to recognize Catholic School employees.  It only takes a few minutes of your time to fill out the form below.  We love our Sacred Heart School employees!  Our teachers, principal and staff have worked tirelessly this school year to bring quality in-person and remote learning to our great students! We hope you will help us recognize their hard work and dedication!  Nominate your school hero today and make sure they are recognized by the Archdiocese of Chicago for all that they do for our children and families.  Thank you for taking the time to show them your love!  Click below and nominate your hero or heroes today!

Nominate your #SchoolHero by clicking this link : http://ow.ly/P6jK50BIj1A

 

Market Day is BACK!

Market Day is BACK!  All purchases will directly support our school.  All orders are done online and items are shipped to your home.  10% of each purchase will go toward your fundraising fees.. When ordering make sure to select SACRED HEART SCHOOL-96 - CHICAGO - IL

https://www.marketdaylocal.com/account/register

 

Fundraising requirement

This year, each family is required to meet the $350 mandatory fundraising fee through a variety of fundraising efforts.  Market Day is currently available as an option. When you buy Market Day, you will get 10% of each purchase put toward your fundraising fees.  The credit will be applied toward the end of the school year. More options will be forthcoming. 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Tomaszewski

Principal

WE'RE NOW ON YOUTUBE

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ALUMNI CORNER

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Kindly provide your contact information to Sacred Heart School so we can update our data base. We will use this information to keep connected with members of our Alumni community and also to keep you informed about news and events at Sacred Heart Parish and School. Your information will not be shared outside Sacred Heart School and Church. Thank you!

Click here to fill out our Alumni database form.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any stories or pictures that you may like to share.

TAX CREDIT & MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

The State of Illinois created a tax credit scholarship program through the “Invest in Kids” Act that is mutually beneficial to students and donors. It provides a 75 percent Illinois State income tax credit to individuals who contribute money to fund scholarships for students to attend private schools. Eligible students from low-income families in Illinois may use these scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including Sacred Heart School. For every dollar donated to this program through Empower Illinois between Dec. 1, 2019 and Feb. 29, 2020 and designated to a school operated by the Archdiocese of Chicago will be matched with two dollars from a matching pool....Click here for more information

AMAZON SMILE

amazon smileCheck out the new link by clicking the new logo in the left sidebar called AmazonSmile. You can now make your Amazon purchases through smile.amazon.com and support Sacred Heart School. You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Sacred Heart School. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Sacred Heart School by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com

QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE

queen hearts1Support Sacred Heart School by playing the Queen of Hearts Raffle.
6 chances for $5

Tickets can be purchased at Small World Bar & Grill, 3325 E. 106th St., during any school function, and after all weekend masses.

Drawings every Friday at 8pm.
We will resume in August.

Like our Queen of Hearts for Sacred Heart Facebook Page for more updates.

Click here to see the rules.