Classroom News

Third and Fourth Grade Prayer Service for
All Saints Day

October, 2016


Prayer Service in Honor of St. Francis

Kindergarten Graduation, June 9, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Our Kindergarten and First Grade delighted us with a beautiful Prayer Service in our Church

Kindergarten Graduation, June 11, 2015

This year’s graduation theme was “Safari” and the kindergartners were certainly colorful and lively. Each child told us “What I Learned in Kindergarten” to the delight of parents, siblings, friends and teachers. They recited a poem and sang “Kalimba” and “I Am Special” in sweet, clear, proud voices. The program ended with a rousing rendition of “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen” and the class received their first standing ovation. At the end, everyone walked over to the cafeteria for cold drinks and cake. It was a happy day for everyone. We can’t wait to see them come through the red doors in September!!


What’s New in Science Class?

Ms. Karen Greene’s 7th Grade Science Class studies volcanoes then each student creates their own. What’s the best part? Making them erupt, of course!

Learning About Haiku at Sacred Heart

     For three mornings in March, students from our Middle School grades participated in a writing workshop in Haiku poetry, led by local poet and teacher, Therese Halscheid. Haiku poetry is especially honored at Sacred Heart because, Nick Virgilio, famous haiku poet, was a long-time parishioner of Sacred Heart and good friend to our pastor, Father Michael Doyle. The students learned about the history of haiku poetry, the elements of the form and other famous haiku poets. One beautiful morning they took a walk outside, looking for inspiration for their poems. Later, they had a long session to write some poems and then read them to the group. The students produced some very fine poems!





Read Across America –  Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

       On March 2, 2013, Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, students in grades K -2 were visited by members of Sacred Heart Church’s Youth Group. Each class heard a Dr. Seuss story and received a special gift: funny hats, pencils and bookmarks. What a fun day we had!




Catholic Schools Week, January 28 – February 1, 2013

One of the most exciting events during Catholic Schools Week is the Knowledge Bee. Two students from each of grades 5-8 are chosen to participate. Prior to the “Bee” the teachers have prepared General Knowledge questions for the students to answer. Some of them are very challenging!! There is one winner, but all the students who participate are supported and applauded by their classmates. We are proud  of all of them!




The Challenge

On Friday, May 25, the Eighth Grade class of 2012 competed against the teachers and staff in an exciting and energetic game of kickball. The Eighth Grade played hard, but were beaten by….just a few points….. the determined adults. There was sweat and tears (more tears of laughter) and lots of fun for the players and the whole school cheering them on.






Thanksgiving Celebration

Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Arlene Zalewski and classroom aide, Ms. Helen Gill, hosted a scrumptious Thanksgiving celebration in their classroom this year. A beautiful table was set and a wonderful meal of turkey, stuffing and all the fixings was served to the youngest members of our school family. Dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans, they sat around the table (mostly in peace) and ate with gusto. The wonderful aromas drew many staff members to the charming scene, and they were graciously offered a plate, as well. It was a happy time on the corner of 4th and Jasper Streets on a rainy afternoon in November.