June 7, 2016
Dear Sacred Heart Families,
It is hard to believe the end of the school year is upon us. I survived, you survived and so did the children Halleluiah! As I think back upon the past year and the wonderful experiences and activities that were spent with the children of Sacred Heart, I am filled with gratitude and thank God for all His blessings. We have had many successes this year. I’d like to take this opportunity to recap those highlights this year to remind everyone just how special Sacred Heart is to all of us. We truly are the “Champions” of spirit and heart.
- We held a motto contest and Divine Ebisike won with Sacred Heart School – “Where children are inspired and educated in the image of God”.
- We held our very first and successful “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween.
- We honored our veterans with a patriotic tribute during our second annual Veterans’ Day.
- Another successful “Rafflemania” fundraiser coordinated and run by the 4th grade class.
- Talent Show that knocked our socks off!
- A beautiful and melodious Christmas concert directed by Mr. Steven Rosenberg, our Music teacher.
- Christmas caroling at the Forest Avenue Stroll was a joyful evening.
- Another year of wonderful activities for our children during Catholic Schools Week. Our second annual Dance-a-thon raised $2,113.00.
- Meucci Science Inventors’ Contest: winner was Noah Lorczak
- High School scholarships awarded to Ryan Gould and Michelle Chen. Michelle was also accepted to Stuyvesant High School.
- SHS eighth graders wins first place at the Second annual Robotics Competition at St. Joseph-by-the Sea High School.
- 4th Grade participated in the “Readers for Leaders”; the winner representing Sacred Heart at the annual ceremony was Kiera Cassidy.
- “A Little Mermaid” production by Francine and Diana Rizzuto was a huge success. Extraordinary performances by our students in grades 1 through 8.
- CYO Art & Essay Contest winners: Angela Laureno (Art), Billye Albro(Art), Daniel Corbett(Essay) and Divine Ebisike(Essay) Daniel Corbett’s essay won third place in the entire Archdiocese of New York.
- Social Studies Fair winners: Ryan Gontha, Kelly Shashaty, Sean Franzreb, and Amadea Collado enjoyed an evening of sharing their projects as a catholic school community at St. Adalbert’s School.
- 5th & 6th grades presented authentic poetry creatively written using figurative language for Poetry Day!
This is an emotional time of the year with the Graduates’ Breakfast, 8th grade and Kindergarten Graduations and all of the “Stepping Up” celebrations this week. I would like to thank the HSA, class representatives and all the parents that volunteered for the special functions and activities throughout the year. You truly put your heart into making it the best for our children. It would not have been another wonderful year without the excellent staff, dedicated faculty, and devoted parents. Thank you for your cooperation and support throughout the year.
The teachers are very excited about the upcoming year and are looking forward to working with you and your children. I am also looking forward to another successful year. Every grade will be receiving their summer work/assignments before June 16th.
During the summer months, the office will be open Monday through Thursday 8:30 A.M. until noon. You can always call and leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. Please check the website for any office schedule updates or vacation weeks. Please check your mail in August for back-to school information packet. First day of school is Thursday, September 7th.
For now, please enjoy the summer break with rest and quality time spent with family. Keep healthy and safe and may God be with each and every one of you.
Ms. Celeste J. Catalano