This Week at Sacred Heart Catholic School (April 30-May 4, 2018)

This Week At Sacred Heart Catholic School posts are intended to give a quick run-down of important events and highlight announcements and key information for parents, students, faculty and staff on a weekly basis.

What's Happening This Week

  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    - Saint of the Day: St. Pius V (d. 1572), Pope
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary/Middle School Science & Make-Up Tests)
    - After School AZELLA Tutoring (1st - 8th Grades) - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    - Book Club/Title I Tutoring - 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    - Saint of the Day: St. Joseph the Worker (1st C.), spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patron of carpenters
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary/Middle School Science & Make-Up Tests)
    - Rachel's Challenge Assembly for all 5th Graders - 8:30 a.m. at the Nogales High School James K. Clark Auditorium
    - After School AZELLA Tutoring (1st - 8th Grades) - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    - Book Club/Title I Tutoring - 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    - Saint of the Day: St. Athanasius (d. 373), bishop and Doctor of the Church
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary/Middle School Science & Make-Up Tests)
    - Early Release at 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    - Saints of the Day: St. Philip (d. 61) & St. James the Less (d. 62), Apostles and martyrs
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary/Middle School Science & Make-Up Tests)
    - After School AZELLA Tutoring (1st - 8th Grades) - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    - Book Club/Title I Tutoring - 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 4, 2018
    -
    Saint of the Day: St. Monica (d. 387), widow, mother of St. Augustine, patron of mothers
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary/Middle School Science & Make-Up Tests)
    - Salpointe High School Presentation for 8th Graders at 9:00 a.m.
    - Weekly School Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. All parents and families are invited to join us.
    - Student Council Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • The Spring NWEA-MAP Testing Session will be April 9 through May 11.
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 - 11.
  • National Teacher Day is May 8.
  • The 8th Grade Graduation Mass will be held on May 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church.
  • The Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation will be held on May 25. Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the graduation ceremony to follow in Sheridan Hall.
  • The last day of school is May 25.

Please regularly visit the website News and Calendar sections or follow the school on Facebook and/or Twitter, for announcements, information, and updates about important activities and events at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Thank you and have a great week!

This Week at Sacred Heart Catholic School (April 23-27, 2018)

This Week At Sacred Heart Catholic School posts are intended to give a quick run-down of important events and highlight announcements and key information for parents, students, faculty and staff on a weekly basis.

What's Happening This Week

  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    - Saint of the Day: St. George (d. 303), martyr, patron of England & skin disease sufferers
    - - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary Math & Science)
    - After School AZELLA Tutoring (1st - 8th Grades) - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    - Book Club/Title I Tutoring - 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
    - Confirmation Mass at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    - Saint of the Day: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (d. 1622), priest, martyr
    - NO CLASSES - Faculty In-Service
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    - Saint of the Day: St. Mark (d. 74), evangelist, martyr, patron of notaries
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary Math & Science)
    - No Early Release; Classes Dismissed at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    - Saints of the Day: St. Cletus (d. 88) & Marcellinus (d. 304), priests and martyrs
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary Math & Science)
    - After School AZELLA Tutoring (1st - 8th Grades) - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    - Book Club/Title I Tutoring - 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    -
    Saint of the Day: St. Peter Canisius (d. 1579), priest, Doctor of the Church
    - NWEA-MAP Spring Testing (Elementary Math & Science)
    - Weekly School Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. All parents and families are invited to join us.
    - Student Council Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • The Spring NWEA-MAP Testing Session will be April 9 through May 11.
  • 5th Grade students will be attending the Rachel's Challenge assembly at the Nogales High School James K. Clark Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. on May 1, 2018.

Please regularly visit the website News and Calendar sections or follow the school on Facebook and/or Twitter, for announcements, information, and updates about important activities and events at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Thank you and have a great week!

Carta de los padres con respecto a la intimidación

Estimados padres / tutores,

Me entristece informarles que lamentablemente estamos experimentando problemas de Bullying  en nuestra escuela. Este problema es homogéneo en todos los niveles académicos aun cuando  constantemente nuestro personal académico como su servidora hemos abordado el  tema de manera regular. El año pasado esta situación  escalo al punto que el  Departamento de Policía de Nogales acudió a platicar con estudiantes que habían sido acusados e Bullying en más de una ocasión,  durante el tiempo que han sido parte de  la Escuela Católica Sagrado Corazón. Los estudiantes fueron suspendidos y en dos de estos casos los estudiantes fueron expulsados. Sin embargo, el problema persiste.

Me he comunicado con el Departamento de Policía de Nogales para solicitar que acudan a dar una charla a  nuestros estudiantes ; hasta el día  de hoy no  han confirmado fecha para esta platica. Además, estoy trabajando con el Fiscal General de la Oficina de Arizona, Mark Brnovich; quien traerán un Programa Anti-Bullying para 4 ° - 8 ° grado (se invitará a los padres a asistir). Estamos planeando implementar  este programa a principios de mayo, la fecha está por determinarse. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Nogales ha invitado a nuestros alumnos de quinto grado a asistir a una asamblea en el Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Nogales el martes 1 de mayo de 2018 a las 9:00 a.m. Habrá una asamblea separada para padres ese mismo día a las 6:00 p.m. (martes 1 de mayo de 2018) en el Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria de Nogales. Por favor ver el volante adjunto.

El Bullying es un problema serio que comienza lentamente con consecuencias devastadoras para quienes lo sufren. De acuerdo con el estudio The Adverse Childhood Experience , "Un niño que ha sido agredido  puede experimentar efectos negativos de  salud mental; puede padecer sentimientos de tristeza, soledad y aislamiento. La salud física también puede verse afectada: con  alteraciones del sueño,  enfermedades cardíacas,  trastornos alimenticios  y otras dolencias que pueden permanecer  hasta la edad adulta. El rendimiento académico y la participación disminuye  y en algunos casos los niños pueden reaccionar de manera violenta. El Bullying es igualmente uno de los principales generadores del suicidio juvenil”.

Por favor visite www.stopbullying.gov o consulte los folletos y las hojas informativas que se enviaron a casa y hablar con sus hijos sobre los efectos nocivos del BUllying escolar. También es importante definir y entender correctamente lo que es el Bullying.  Los invitamos a trabajar como equipo a erradicar este problema  y  proteger a nuestros niños. Estamos aquí para guiar, educar, servir y proteger  a sus hijos.

Dios los bendiga,
Vanessa Rothstein
Directora

Parent Letter Regarding Bullying

Dear Parents/Guardian,

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that we are experiencing an issue with bullying at our school. This problem is endemic throughout grade levels. Our faculty and staff have been addressing this topic consistently for several years. Last year we went as far as to bring the Nogales Police Department in to speak with students that had been accused of bullying more that one time during their tenure at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Students have been suspended and in two cases expelled. Yet the problem continues.

I have contacted the Nogales Police Department and asked them to come in to speak with our students; as of today (April 18, 2018) they have not given me a date. Additionally I am working with the office of Arizona Attorney General, Mark Brnovich; they will be bringing in an Anti-Bullying Program for 4th - 8th grades (parents will be invited to attend). We are planning on hosting this program in early May, date to be determined. Nogales Unified School District has invited our firth grade students to attend an assembly at the Nogales High School Auditorium on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. There will be a separate assembly for parents at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Nogales High School Auditorium.

Bullying is a serious issue that begins slowly with devastating consequences. According to The Adverse Childhood Experience Study, "A child who is bullied may experience negative mental health effects - there may be feelings of sadness, loneliness, and isolation. Physical health can also be affected - sleep disturbance, heart disease, eating disorders and other ailments can last into adulthood. Academic performance and participation may slump and some may retaliate with violence. Bullying is also a risk factor for youth suicide."

Please visit www.stopbullying.gov or refer to the handouts and fact sheets that were sent home and speak with your children about the harmful effects of bullying. It is also important to define bullying appropriately. We would like to work with you as a team to protect our children. We are here to serve, educate, minister, and protect your children.

God bless you,
Vanessa Rothstein
Principal

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Dear Parents,

The school has set the following deadlines for all 2018-2019 scholarship applications:

  • AAA Scholarship - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • CTSO - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Arizona Leadership Foundation Scholarship - Monday, July 11, 2018

Please contact Mary K. Espinoza at (520) 287-2223 if you require assistance with your applications or with any questions.

Thank you!