Principal Cooke’s Weekly Letter

April 5, 2018
Dear families,
The gospel at mass this morning was the story of meeting Jesus on the road to Emasas, the disciples were walking along and a stranger comes upon them. Now this story takes place just a few days after the crucifixion of Jesus, but it is just as relevant today as it was over 2000 years ago. This gospel challenges us to look for Jesus within the ordinary. Where do we find Jesus in 2018? Remember that Jesus is everywhere, he is always with us both the good and the bad. He is very clear that he will not make us “orphans”, and if we believe in him we know that to be true. We can find him in a beautiful sunset, we see him in the faces of the people around us, and we even find him in the snow that has blanketed us for the past several weeks! The Easter message is for us to take time to find Jesus and to be Jesus to the people that we encounter each day.

On Tuesday, Gavin Lam from the 5th grade will represent Sacred Heart at the Regional Math Bee at OLBS. Let us all wish him well, as he adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides.

Tuesday, April 17h will be a half day for a faculty meeting and retreat for the faculty. We will have an 11:30 dismissal.
Our first grades moms are very busy preparing for the “Ladies Laugh Out Loud Gala” on Friday April 20th, do not miss out on this great event and all those wonderful raffle baskets…. Get your tickets today! Grand prize raffle tickets have gone home, please consider “inventing’ in a few. Every family who sells a book will get a dress down.

Our April Money calendar is on sale now, for $20.00 you get 30 chances to win. The last few winners for the month of March were Msgr. Tom, Cathy Sorge, the Alvero family, the Furino family, Emily Hagan, and the $200.00 St. Patrick’s Day winner was Trish Jensen!!!! Oh, by the way 3/17 was her birthday- yeah Mrs. Jensen!

On Wednesday the 11th the 4, 6, and 8th graders will participate in the NYS ELA testing program. Unlike our public school counterparts our students do not live or die on the results of these tests. Rather, these assessments are just a snapshot of the student at this point in time. We ask that the children come to school with a few sharpened pencils, have eaten a good breakfast (no one like to hear their tummy rumbling-especially me!) and have gotten a good night’s sleep. The rest is in God’s hands.

Our third graders will be decorating the prayer wall this month, it is such a delight to read their prayer intentions.
It appears that the construction work that we were told would be happening on 38th Ave and 216th Street three weeks ago is happening NOW. We may or may not have use of our school yard this week, I guess we will just have to play it by ear.

I know the calendar says April 5th, and I know that the weather people are predicting more snow, but I also know that spring is right around the corner, and I know that I will really welcome some warm weather.
Peace,
MaryAnne Cooke