Sacred Heart School Family Newsletter November 2, 2017


Sacred Heart School Family NewsletterNovember 2, 2017Dear Families,Again, a huge thanks to all those who made the carnival last week so much fun for everyone!Yesterday was All Saints Day. Nobody is born a saint. It’s something you have to become.In the 1920s, if you had to pick a woman who was the least likely candidate for sainthood, it would probablyhave been an anarchist and communist from Brooklyn named Dorothy Day. She worked as a journalist andspent many nights out partying with famous writers like Hart Crane and Eugene O’Neill. She had an abortion,and a brief marriage, before finally being drawn to Christ, and the gospel, and converting to Catholicism. Herconversion led her to embark on a radical ministry to the poor, one that is still changing the world. She’s now acandidate for sainthood. Late in her life, people called her a living saint. “Don’t call me a saint,” she oncesaid. “I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.”Don’t dismiss any of the saints. They are closer to us than we may realize. They have struggled with sin andtemptation, they’ve walked the journey toward holiness, sometimes stumbling, sometimes falling, but alwaysgetting back up and moving on, resolving to do better, to be better, to aim higher. They worked to be whatthis gospel is calling us to be. To be poor in spirit. To be meek. To be merciful. To make peace. This is howwe begin to become what Jesus called “blessed,” and what the Church calls saints. It’s a tall order and it isnothing less than a call to greatness. But this feast day reminds us, whether we realize it or not: it can be ours.This kind of greatness is within our grasp.All Saints Day beckons us to something beautiful. It reminds us of our great potential—the promise that lieswithin each of us. The promise of holiness. It is the promise that was fulfilled in the countless people wevenerate this day—our models, our companions, our inspirations, our guides. All the saints give us blessedhope because they assure us again and again: no one is born a saint. But every one of us, by the grace of God,can become one.If you are looking for something to read to your children each night, try reading the brief biography of the“Saint of the Day” found online. Each Saint’s story connects our children to the past and gives them great rolemodels to follow.In Partnership,Mr. BruzzioAttachments: Operation Gratitude flyer - You still have tomorrow morning to donate extra Halloweencandy to the troops. All candy donated will be turned over to Operation Gratitude, who will use thecandy donated to include in care packages for New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, WoundedWarriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. 17-18 SHS Family Directory: Attached please find your copy of the final 2017-2018 SHS FamilyDirectory. Please feel free to stop by the school office if you would like to request a printed copy. Partners in Faith – November Issue

Tomorrow, Friday, November 3rd: No Mass tomorrow. Students may wear regular school uniform. Reminder Tomorrow is minimum day dismissal. School will be dismissed at 12:00pm.Extended care is available. Students staying for Extended Care must bring a sack lunch.First Friday Brown Bag Food drive is tomorrow: This month all items collected will be combinedwith our 8th Grade Class Food Drive. Our 8th graders are sponsoring a canned food drive throughThursday, November 16th. At the conclusion of this food drive, the 8th graders will take part in a 24hour Service project. They will fast for approx. 20 hours and sleep on the ground with only a sleepingbag. The purpose of this service project is to get a very small glimpse of how many of our neighbors inCoachella Valley live on a daily basis. The following day the 8th graders will deliver all the collectedfood to a shelter in Mecca. It is an extremely rewarding experience for our students when they see theappreciation of those who receive the food. Please have your child bring in canned or dry foods fromyour pantry to donate. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated! For every cannedgood/non-perishable item, students will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a PRIZE!Used Uniform Sale tomorrow morning beginning at 7:45 a.m. in front of the gym at the lunch tables.Please feel free to bring gently used uniforms that your child has outgrown and trade them for largersizes.A Big Carnival Thank You!!:A very special THANK YOU to Zeke and Hazany Coronel and the entireCoronel family for the food service at the Carnival. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR CARNIVAL SPONSORS –You made this fun day with family and friends possible.Platinum Sponsors:The Chang, Elly and Sosnowski Families - Eisenhower Radiology Medical GroupThe Garza Family – Rancho Las Palmas OB/GYNThe Pat and Willena Martin FamilyThe Meade Family – Wilson Meade CommercialThe Reynoso Family – JR Home ImprovementsThe Sivia Family and Yu Family – Desert Vein & Vascular InstituteThe Sotelo FamilyGold Plus Sponsor:The Sumabat Family – Sumabat Dental CorporationGold Sponsors:The Abarca Family – Abarca ConstructionThe Victor Aguilar Family – Desert Mist FarmsThe Amaya Family – Celeste Amaya, MDThe Besant Family – Maco Equipment RentalsThe Chung Family – Bagel BistroThe Copley Family – Copley’s Restaurant GroupThe Mark Escobedo Family – Toyota of the Desert

The Hector Fernandez FamilyThe Hilgenberg Family – Luxury Homes by Keller WilliamsThe Hill Family – Hill & Marek Wealth AdvisorsThe Holt Family – Holt Heart InstituteThe Karcher Family – Carls, Jr.The Labib Family – Bishoy Labib, MDThe Loyola FamilyThe Luu-Dinh Family – Best City NailsThe Madain Family – Desert Alarm Inc.The Madain Family – Fresh Juice BarThe Moya Family – Luis Moya DDS, Inc.The Brad & Elodie Mullen Family – Franklin Loan CenterThe Pascuel FamilyThe Quinn FamilyThe Quintanilla Family – Rancho Mirage PediatricsThe Ruiz Family – Ruiz Family PhysiciansThe Smith Family – Orange Theory FitnessThe Tierney and Walker FamiliesThe Walsh FamilyThe Walz FamilyThe Younes Family – Desert Infusion Center & Wound CareBusiness Sponsors:The Botros FamilyThe Marco & Elizabeth Flores FamilyThe Ryan Reyes FamilyThis weekend we “Fall Back”:We would like to remind everyone that Daylight Savings Time endson Sunday, Nov. 5th, at 2am. Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night before you go to bed.SHS’s Annual Christmas Luncheon:Our Luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 9th, at theMarriott Desert Springs. You can purchase your tickets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday before school.Plan your tables! Tickets are 60.00 each. 40.00 of each ticket will be applied to your FFA. Enjoy shoppingat our Holiday Boutique, featuring over 40 vendors. Doors will open at 9:30 am. The Luncheon begins atnoon. All are welcome!Christmas Luncheon Fashion Show:Student model interest forms were sent home today with allstudents. Students who are interested in being a model at this year’s Christmas Luncheon Fashion Show areasked to return their permission slip no later than Wednesday, November 8th. Names of all interested studentswill be put in to a lottery and four students from each grade will be chosen. Additional forms are available inthe school office.Spirit T-Shirt Day–Friday, November 10th:We will be having a Spirit T-Shirt day on Friday,November 10th, for grades K through 8 . (1 and 2 grade students will be attending a field trip that day.thstnd

Please see their dress code instructions on their field trip permission slips.) Students may wear a patrioticcolored (red, white & blue) t-shirt, colored socks in USA patriotic colors in honor of Veterans’ Day in exchangefor 1.00. Spirit T-shirt day guidelines are as follows: Red, white and/or blue t-shirts, socks and/or hair bands. T-Shirts must be appropriate for a Catholic school. School Uniform shorts ONLY, walking shorts, skorts or P.E. shorts. School Uniform shoes only. If your child does not want to participate, please wear school uniform. This is not a Free Dress day.Interested in a way to complete your FFA requirement without spending a dime –We have the answer for you: 17th Annual Bishop’s Golf: Raffle tickets are being sold for 10.00 each for a chance to win a beautiful 2018 Ford Mustang. 7.00 of each raffle ticket will be applieddirectly to your family fundraising account. This is a great opportunity to sell tickets to family and friendswhile working off your FFA account. Our school receives 70% of the ticket sales we sell. Raffle tickets areavailable in the school office. The drawing will be held on December 7th. If you are interested in playing in theBishop’s Golf Classic on December 7th at PGA West, please call the school office. Thank you.Sacred Heart Pancake Breakfast This Sunday!Breakfast will be served 8:00AM — 11:00AM 2.00 per person or 5.00 per familyBreakfast will include: Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Fruit and Coffee or JuiceNorman’s Uniform Sale on campus November 14th:Norman’s Uniforms will be here at SacredHeart School on Tuesday, Nov. 14th, from 2:00pm to 5:00 pm in the Gym. This is your chance to stock up onuniforms such as sweatshirts, sweatpants, long sleeved polos, jackets and fleece pullovers for the coolerweather. They will also be carrying a full inventory of everyday items such as shorts, oxford shirts, P.E.uniforms and short sleeved polos. Pay with a check or cash and receive 6% credit applied to your 17/18 scripaccount.Volunteer with Scrip - schedule your hours for the year! This program works best inteams, sign up with your friends or make new ones. It's fun, easy and scheduled. We will train you; itis straight forward and simple. Sales First Friday team (every month): 7:30am – 9:00am; Need order fulfillers andcomputer person.Sales second and fourth Monday of the Month: 7:30am – 9:00am; Need order fulfillers andcomputer person.Inventory and order fulfillment, non-sales (every other Wednesday): 1:00pm - 2:45pm; 1person needed (if you have a small child who can quietly self-entertain, open toconsideration).Please email Sara Buttemiller at with any questions or to sign up.Important Extended Care Information:Please mark your calendars for these important dates toremember. Extended Care (after school care) will not be available on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 22nd —the day before the Thanksgiving break; minimum day dismissalFriday, December 1st —Staff Christmas Luncheon, minimum day dismissalThursday, December 21st — Last day before start of Christmas vacation; minimum day dismissalThursday, March 29th —Holy Thursday, minimum day dismissal, Start of Easter vacationFriday, June 8th—Last Day of School, dismissal following awards ceremonyWe thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.JUNIOR HIGH INFO - SERVICE HOURS! Sign-ups will NO longer be e-blasted whenposted. ALL sign-ups and school-organized opportunities will be posted on the outreach page asthey become available (usually updated Tuesday and Thursday by h-calendar. We have already offered 1,530 hours forthe 1st trimester!VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TONIGHT AND THIS WEEKEND!!Galilee Center tonight!Albertsons: Friday - Sunday - Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Bermuda DunesGet a jumpstart on 2nd trimester hours –Albertsons - November 17-19Galilee Center at Albertsons PALM DESERT - November 17-19Service Hours are due on Friday, November 17th. Only two weeks left to earn them! Hours earnedon the weekend November 17-19 (THROUGH SIGNUP GENIUS ONLY) may be used for 1st or 2ndtrimester. Any hours earned November 20th and beyond go towards 2nd trimester. Hours cannot rollover from 1st to 2nd trimester.SHS Mom's Faith & Prayer invite you to join us toGrow in our faith and encourage each other to walk with the Lord.Praising and worshiping the Lord through prayer, song, scripture and sharing is the purpose of this group.Thursdays 8:30-10:00am—Room 333All are Welcome! Bring a friend.Coffee and Snack providedQuestions-- text or message—760-851-7643 Willena MartinWe pray the Rosary in the church weekly @ 2:30, finished in time for pick up. On Wednesday,November 8th, we will be joined by Mrs. Van Malsen’s 4th grade homeroom. All are welcome to joinus. Family Prayer for the week:O God, bountiful in forgiving, and lovingly desirous of man's salvation,we ask Your mercy on behalf of our friends, relations and benefactors,that, through the intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin and all the Saints, You will permitus to come to the full participation of everlasting happiness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.Important SHS Links:

Sacred Heart School Parent Club Facebook page: t Lunch Volunteer Sign Up Genius: tlunchWatch Dog Volunteer Sign Up Genius: tchCash & Carry Scrip Hours: Cash & Carry cards will be sold on Mondays and Fridays only,beginning at 7:45am in front of the school office. Orders brought to the school office by Wednesdaymornings will be filled and ready for pick up Wednesday afternoons. Forms are available in theschool office.Prayers are Requested for . everyone serving in our Armed Forces, for Tillie Spring; Victoria Garcia,Ted Llewlyn; Harrison & Katie De Creny; Riley Rose Sherman; Ophelia Hernandez; Seamus McManus; and,for our families and others during these hard economic times.Upcoming Calendar Info:11/3/17 12:00 pm Minimum day dismissal; Brown Bag Friday; 7:45am Used Uniform Sale; (No Masstoday)11/8/17 8:30am School Mass11/14/17 Norman’s Uniform Sale, 2pm to 5pm, Gym11/15/17 8:30am School Mass11/22/17 8:30am School Mass; last day of the 1st Trimester; Minimum day dismissal; Extended Careclosed today. All students dismissed at 12noon.11/23 & 24 - No School; Thanksgiving Holiday11/27/17 First day of the 2nd Trimester12/1/17 8:30am First Friday Mass, 12:00 pm Minimum day dismissal; Mass attire mandatory; Brown BagFriday; 7:45am Used Uniform Sale; Extended Care closed today for Staff Christmas Luncheon. All studentsdismissed at 12noon.12/6/17 SLE Awards Ceremony; 8am, Gym. (No Mass today)12/8/17 9am School Mass; Holy day of Obligation Immaculate Conception; Mass attire mandatory; 3pmdismissal12/9/17 Christmas Luncheon; Desert Springs Marriott; doors open for shopping at 9:30am; Luncheonbegins at 12noon

The Sumabat Family – Sumabat Dental Corporation Gold Sponsors: The Abarca Family – Abarca Construction The Victor Aguilar Family – Desert Mist Farms The Amaya Family – Celeste Amaya, MD The Besant Family – Maco Equipment Rentals The Chung Family – B