Weekly Update 3/5/17-Addition

Special Prayer Request

Sacred Heart Family,
Today our community is praying for Mrs. Muller's family. Mrs. Mueller's daughter's, Caroline, apartment caught on fire near USF in Tampa yesterday, and she has lost everything. We ask that the Lord watch over Caroline, her three roommates, and all those affected by this tragedy. Please know that Caroline, her roommates and all tenants were safe. Sacred Heart thanks Jesus with prayers of gratitude that Caroline and her friends are safe.
Our community is collecting donations to help those affecting by the fire. Caroline and her friends are 20-years old, and their needs are below:
  • 2 girls are size medium
  • 2 girls are size large.
Kitchen supplies:
  • any gift cards to target would be appreciated
  • pots, pans, casserole dishes, towels
  • Bedroom linens, pillows, etc.
Please bring any donations to the Sacred Heart school office or directly to Mrs. Mueller. This month our 2nd grade Pennies from Heaven collection is going to Caroline and her friends. Please encourage your child to bring in Pennies for our collection.
Please continue to keep Mrs. Mueller's family in your prayers.
Miss Boyle

Additional Information for March 5th, 2017

IOWA Exams Begin!

Each spring, Sacred Heart's 2nd through 8th grade students take the Iowa Assessments. The Iowa Assessments are achievement tests, which means they are designed to test student knowledge in certain subject areas. Students are tested in the following general areas: reading, writing expression, math, computation, science, social studies, and vocabulary. 
The second grade students will also be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test or CogAT tests. These tests measure students' reasoning abilities in three areas: verbal, nonverbal and quantitative.
In order to help your child feel prepared and confident about the Iowa and CogAT assessments, do not place too much emphasis on the tests, which may make a student feel anxious or stressed. Instead, maintain a typical schedule and atmosphere at home during the testing time, and make sure your child gets a sound sleep and healthy breakfast each day. Please make sure your students come to school on time with a healthy snack and a bottle of water, as well as a couple good pencils and an eraser. Like all school activities and academics, students should be encouraged to do their best!