Principal Letter 1/8/21

January SLE – Excellence in Academics:  This month our focus is on learning, and the effort we put into our growth as students.  The expectation is that each and every student strives to a level of personal excellence.  We will not all earn straight A’s, or achieve perfection on tests, but we will strive to reach our personal potential as a learner.  God blessed each of us with an incredible gift of mind and intelligence.  He would not have given us these gifts if He did not expect us to use them.  We will do this for His glory.

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year.  My family had a really nice break.  We took some time to watch some movies, play games, and work on puzzles.  We were blessed with an opportunity to escape town for a few days and go play in the snow, which we all loved!

I want to say thank you for all of the precious cards and gifts I received from students and families!  I feel so blessed to be at this amazing school, and your generosity and recognition means the world to me.  Thank you all for your kindness!

Before Christmas Break, the Knights of Columbus selected their winners for the “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest.  There are three age categories, and the Knights give a first through third place award in each category.  This year’s winners are:

Grades K-2: (1st) Annabelle Isaacs (2nd) Leo DeSomber (3rd) Amaya Lott

Grades 3-5: (1st) Aniyah Martinez (2nd) Gian Sim (3rd) C.C. Smith

Grades 6-8: (1st) Eliana Stephens (2nd) Jacquelyn Maness (3rd) Drew Thomas.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Though the winter has been mild so far, please make sure that your students come dressed for the season.  Also, please make sure that uniforms are still fitting… My boys have done some growing this year, and it’s time to do some shopping for pants!  Girls are allowed to wear long uniform (navy) pants on Mass days during the winter and may also wear solid white, navy, or black tights or leggings with their skirts.  Please make sure that girls’ skirt and jumper length still meets dress code.  Thank you! 

This week is the beginning of the 3rd quarter, which means our students came back from break with a fresh start.  Second quarter report cards will come home in the family envelopes today.

I am sad to say that the Hallissey Invitational Basketball Tournament has been cancelled this year.  Our Sacred Heart Athletic Committee had the difficult task of deciding if we could logistically and safely host the tournament this year.  Unfortunately, gym space is extremely difficult to come by, and we would not be able to hold Mass and the dance as usual.  The focal point of this tournament is and has always been spirituality, community, and fellowship.  Without being able to foster these foundational aspects of the tournament, the Committee decided that we should cancel and pray for a better situation next year.  I know this is disappointing for our students, families, and community… at school, we are discussing ways we can recognize and celebrate our 7th and 8th grade students.  This is a special opportunity that will be missed, and we hope to find a way to make up for it.

God bless you and your family in this New Year!

In Christ,

Brock Carpenter