What’s Happening at SHCA?

Good Afternoon,

On Sunday I saw how many of our families will be celebrating a Communion and Confirmation this year.  How great that our students make this commitment to their faith. It is truly a growth in their Catholic beliefs that they will remember all of their lives. 

This past week was the 100th day of school for our Kindergarten. It was great to see the t-shirts they created with 100 items on them. Junior High students are currently participating in a Mock trial in Social Studies.

Next week is our Winter Break. It is a time to refresh and recharge to get ready for the rest of the school year. You will see what we have planned for the Lenten season on our calendar. This begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Please check the school calendar for more information.

I wanted to mention some of the things that Ms. Brunkhorst and I noticed this week. On Monday many students came in late. We had about 30 students waiting by the stairs. They came in after 8:15. Please remember that 8:05 the best time for children to be in school because we do prayer and the pledge at 8:10. Kindergarten and first grade parents must drop off in the gym. Only Nursery and UPK are allowed at the 217th street entrance. Please know that all of these rules are in place for the security of your children and their teachers. I thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Enjoy your week and stay safe.

Mrs. Conlan

Sacred Heart Is Back to Work!

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Dear Parents,

Now that Catholic Schools Week is over we will be going back to normal.  There will be no interruption of Specials or AIS services starting this week. Fire Drills are a priority and with the warmer weather we will be having some this week. 

I am also looking forward to going into the classrooms this week.  I want to see the great things happening in the classroom and the way your children are learning. Ms. Brunkhorst and I will be working together this month to evaluate and perhaps replace some of the books being used in the classroom. We will be checking for publishing dates, and how well they meet curriculum standards. We will also be evaluating the technology and arts programs, hoping to work with our teachers to improve them. All of this will be done with teacher input. 

Thank you again for all your support in making Sacred Heart Catholic Academy a great place for children to grow both spiritually and academically. Without parent support and sacrifice we cannot be the best we are.  Please remember that I am available to meet with you. If you have any concerns please call to make an appointment.Enjoy the wonderful weather. 

Best,

Mrs. Conlan

 

Why is Catholic Schools Week Fun?

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This Catholic Schools Week at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy has been tremendous. Superhero Day, Buddy Day, BINGO and more, above all, the blessing of the STREAM Lab by Bishop DiMarzio, will be amazing.  Ms. Brunkhorst and Ms. Spordone have outdone themselves in planning these events for the students.

I was happy to meet so many families on OPEN HOUSE. I can see the dedication that generations of families have had to Sacred Heart Catholic Academy.   Yesterday I met with Parents , as well, for a meet and greet in the school cafeteria.  The questions I was asked show how involved and caring the parents here are about their children’s  education at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. These questions were about curriculum, testing, technology and the need for Spanish at the elementary level. 

Thank you to those families who volunteered to be on a committee.  If you are interested, these committees were, Facilities, Development and Marketing. Please call the Main Office and let us know which you would prefer to be on. Everyone’s efforts are needed to move forward in making the school the best environment possible for our students and their teachers. 

I wish you all a great week,

Mrs. Conlan

Discovering Sacred Heart

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Dear Parents,

This week I have been discovering all the wonderful things about Sacred Heart.   I am meeting with all of the teachers and learning how things work in the school.   Last week I met some of the Mother’s Club members. What a great resource these parents are to the school. 

I was very excited to see the new STREAM Lab come together. We were privileged to host St. Francis of Assisi teachers for Professional Development on Friday. Our teachers and theirs learned how to use the Lab. This means all grades can come in and learn with this awesome equipment. 

This Sunday is the beginning of Catholic School’s Week. On Sunday, January 27th, we will be having Mass at 9:30 in the church. We are asking that if you attend your child come dressed in full uniform.  All students attending in full uniform will be  receiving a free dress pass. Afterwards you are invited to the cafeteria for a breakfast. I look forward to seeing you then. Information regarding Catholic School’s Week will be given to you this week. 

I wish you a good week. 

Regards,

Mrs. Alexandra Conlan

Excited To Be At Sacred Heart

Dear Parents,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of  Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of faith and education!  I have been dedicated to Catholic education for more than twenty one years and it is with excitement and eagerness that I bring my skills as an educational leader to Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. I look forward to working  with you and the teachers as partners to ensure your child’s success, spiritually and academically.

I hope to meet all of you soon. If there is a concern that you wish to address, please contact the Main Office to schedule an appointment.

Regards,

Mrs. Alexandra Conlan

Principal

aconlan@sacredheartbayside.org