Catholic Schools Week 2021

Catholic Schools Week

February 8-12

 

Monday: Future Day

Mass – 9:00 https://sacredheartbayside-queens.org/live-mass-stream/

Dress as the occupation you’d like to have when you grow up.

Service- week long collection of food items. See the attached list of items we are gathering.

Begin Decorating Door: Pick one of our Catholic School Week days as your theme

 

Tuesday:  Opposite Day 

Each grade or cohort can represent something opposite. Such as opposing sports teams or eras of clothing. Wear night time pajamas in the daytime.  Jr. High:  70’s vs. 80’s or for example one group is the Mets and the other the Yankees. Marvel vs DC. Or wear your clothes inside out or backwards

Student appreciation – Special snack 

 

 

Wednesday:  Service Day 

Dress Like an essential worker.

City Harvest -Someone from their organization will speak to grades 2-5 and 6-8 about their mission and how they came to be.

Bingo Fun. Grades 1 – 8.  

Thursday: Sports Day             

Wear your favorite jersey or sports team shirt

Each class will have a half hour in the gym for a sports activity (relay race, etc.)

Teacher Appreciation Day.  

 

Friday: Spirit Day – Chinese New Year

Wear red/white or your purchased spirit wear

Order a special hot lunch – Meatball Parm or Chicken Parm Hero. 

All items will be sealed and delivered separately to each cohort following all protocols. 

 Click on the link to download the form.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iclyLCImR7omyCA8DoOkmwoNM4rcb0KkQdUAld2I66o/edit?usp=sharing

 

Red envelopes for Chinese New Year  with gifts for students. 

 

Join Us For Our Virtual Christmas Presentation and Nativity Story

Welcome to Our Virtual Christmas Presentation and Nativity Story.

Please Click On The Link

 Thank you to Miss Jessica, Mrs. Reinhart, and all the Teachers and Staff that have brought cheer into our lives.

Pay attention to the music stylings by our Junior High Students.

Merry Christmas

and

Happy New Year

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As always thank you for your support.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Letter to Parents

Dear Families,

 

We have been blessed throughout previous academic years with families who understand the importance of our mission for Catholic Education and who are committed to working alongside us to accomplish these goals. This year, while unbelievably challenging, has demonstrated the level of commitment our families have to supporting the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn. It is incredible to witness. I find it inadequate to simply say thank you, as those words don’t even begin to cover my gratitude for your unending support but nonetheless, I will try.

 

Thank you for your patience. This year has been the most challenging, regarding opening the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools that I have seen in over 40 years in Catholic Education. The phrase “unprecedented times” has been used endlessly, but it really encompasses the experience.  Families have encountered tremendous uncertainty; from questioning health and safety to wondering if their Catholic Academy/Parish School will even open tomorrow. I thank you for your patience this year that undoubtedly has been stretched to its breaking point in the shifting regulations and constant barrage of information. Thank you for continuing to weather this storm. 

 

Thank you for your time. I know in the life of families even extra minutes of preparation can tip the scales for the day. Wellness checks, symptom monitoring, packing extra masks and sanitizer, adjusting to shifting schedules, and facilitating online learning have dramatically altered your day to day lives. Your diligence in shifting your own schedules to adjust to this “new normal” has been paramount in helping our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools reopen and your children succeed. 

 

Thank you for adjusting to new roles. Being a parent or guardian, while wonderful, is a constant job. You wear many hats daily, and this academic year has added even more. As you have navigated through fears and worry, you have also worked with your children to help them process this experience. You are constantly providing for the emotional needs of your children in typical times. This situation has amplified those needs, but you have continued to provide. While shifting between in-person, hybrid, and remote learning, families have been tasked with increased supervision and education roles. You have selflessly stepped into these roles, despite your other commitments and jobs, to make learning a priority.

 

Above all, thank you for the gift of your precious children. You have entrusted your children to our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools.  This is something we do not take for granted.  Being a parent myself, I understand that nothing is a quick decision, especially when you must weigh the risks associated with COVID-19. We are honored that you continue to choose the path of Catholic Education. 

 

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving celebration, however different that may look this year, know that prayers are being said throughout the Diocese for you and your family. I pray this short break provides you a much-needed opportunity to unwind and decompress. I pray for your continued health, safety, happiness, and peace. 

 

In Gratitude,

 

Thomas Chadzutko

 

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services 

 

Parent Letter From Dr. Chadzutko

 

October 17, 2020

 

Dear Catholic Academy and Parish School Families,

 

Since September, our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have been open and operating safely and efficiently. Thank you for your support in ensuring our guidelines for health and safety have been followed. Every person in our extended Catholic Academy and Parish Schools’ community has the responsibility to observe social distancing and wear a mask. This is what will keep the doors to our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools open; this is what will continue to keep everyone at our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools safe and healthy. Our principals, teachers and health aides have rigorously enforced health and safety protocols in our Catholic Academy and Parish Schools. For all this is being done on a daily basis, we are most grateful.

However, as students’ participation in outside extracurricular activities increases, the possibility of exposure to individuals who are positive for COVID may increase for both the students and their families. The same outcome can be true for attending any event with large numbers of people. This past week we have seen a very slight uptick in positive cases, and every positive case has been traced back to exposures at gatherings, parties, and events outside of the Catholic Academy/Parish School. We are sending this letter as a stark reminder COVID protocols do not end at the end of the school day and/or take the weekends off!

With that being said, it is crucial that every family completes the daily self-screening checklist, prior to sending their children to the Catholic Academy/Parish School.

If you can answer YES to any of the questions, your child may NOT enter the Catholic Academy/Parish School building. You MUST contact a health professional for guidance and notify the Catholic Academy/Parish School principal.

As a reminder, the questions are:

1.       If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness, which may decrease the student’s ability to learn and put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Does your child have any of these symptoms?

·       Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

·       Sore Throat

·       New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

·       Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

·       New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

·       Shortness of breath

·       Fatigue

·       Muscle or body aches

·       New loss of taste or smell

·       Congestion or runny nose

·       Nausea or vomiting

2.    To the best of your knowledge, in the past 14 days, has your child been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?

3.    Has your child or a member of your household traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

According to the New York State Department of Health, your child will need to receive a note of medical clearance and a negative PCR COVID test to return to school, should they develop any symptoms or be sent home from school. 

What else can we all be doing to maintain a safe environment for all? We can limit our exposure to large groups of people, continue to practice good hand hygiene, have a supply of masks on hand so that the fabric masks can be washed daily, and ensure everyone in your family receives a flu shot and all immunizations are kept up-to-date.

We truly appreciate everyone’s honesty, cooperation and dedication, to keeping our schools safe and healthy places of learning. During the month of the Most Holy Rosary, we continue to entrust our students, teachers, principals and staff to our Lady; the cause of our hope and joy.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

 

2020 Virtual Walk A Thon Information

Tshirt contest

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy will host its annual schoolwide

Walk-a-Thon on October 17th!

The Walk-a-Thon is a longstanding tradition at Sacred Heart and while this year is a bit different than prior years, it is still a great way to get the kids outside and raise money for the school in a fun and healthy way. We hope each student’s family will help the students meet their step goals.

 Due to circumstances relating to the pandemic, we will not be able to hold the Walk-a-Thon in the usual manner. Instead, we will be sending all the students home with a pedometer and to count their steps and try to meet the challenge! We are looking for sponsors for their completed steps.

GivingZone, our fundraising partner, has made it easy for you to collect donations from your network of family and friends.

PARENTS GET STARTED PLEASE CLICK BELOW –>> Simply click the following link and choose your student to get started:

https://www.givingzone.com/s/sa3TihWJQT

🏁🏁 Start SHARING TODAY and we will walk our steps on October 17th!

Walk A Thon T-Shirt Contest Winner Announced!!

We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s t-shirt contest – Emily in Eighth Grade!

It was a tight race and we received a fabulous array of options to choose from.

Tshirt contest

 Thank you to all the incredibly talented participants who submitted an entry. To order a t-shirt featuring the attached winning design,  click here to purchase a T-Shirt!!.

T-shirts are $15 each and payments can be made via Venmo or sent into the School. Orders will need to be in by noon on Thursday in order to be made in time for this year’s Walk-a-Thon on October 17th.  

Many thanks.