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									November 10, 2009

November 11
Challenge Day Workshop
Freshman Parent Luncheon, 12pm, Allied Arts, Menlo Park
Coffee for Parents of Juniors, 3-4pm, Piano Parlor, Main Building

November 12
Auction 2010 Meeting, 11am, Main Building Piano Parlor
Valparaiso Bowl, JV game, 2:45pm, Menlo School
Shopping at Tiffany's, 6-8pm, Stanford Shopping Center

November 13
Freshman Parent Panel Discussion, 8:30 - 10am
Valparaiso Bowl, Varsity game, 2:45pm, Menlo School

November 16
Professional Growth Day for Staff and Faculty - NO CLASSES

November 17
Math Contest, lunch period, 15 Sigall Building
Common Ground Speaker,The Amazing Science of Exercise and the Brain, 7pm, SHP, Campbell
Center, SHP

Novemebr 18
Keeping Christ in Christmas, 8 - 10am, Quilt Parlor, Main Building

November 19
SHP Blood Drive, 8am - 1pm, McGanney Gym
Common Ground Speaker,The Amazing Science of Exercise and the Brain, 9am, Nueva School
Common Ground Speaker,The Amazing Science of Exercise and the Brain, 7pm, Harker Upper

November 25, 26, 27
Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES

December 1
SJSH Preschool & Kindergarten application deadline
December 2, 3, 4
Parent Association Christmas Boutique, 8:30am - 4pm, Main Building

December 5
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop, 9:30am - 1pm, Homer Center

December 6
PLAN for Sophomores, 9am

December 10
Fine Arts Holiday Treat, 7pm, Main Building

December 14 - 18
First Semester Final Examinations (Click here.)

December 17
Driver Education Class, 1 - 1pm, Campbell Center

December 18
Senior Yearbook CD Deadline

Participants MUST bring a lunch and water bottle. Contact: Corie Tyson,

Coffee for Parents of Juniors, Wednesday, November 11, 3-4pm, Piano Parlor, Main Building
Contact: Marilyn Coffey, mcoffey@shschools.org

                                                 Thursday, November 12
                                                 7th Annual Valparaiso Bowl JV Football Game
                                                 Kick-off 2:45pm vs Menlo School @ the Cartan
                                                 Athletic Field, Menlo College map $5 entry fee
                                                 for all spectators (children, students and adults)
                                                 Booster Passes are not valid for this event.
                                                 Proceeds benefit Peninsula Bridge
                                                 Friday, November 13
                                                 7th Annual Valparaiso Bowl Varsity Football
                                                 Game Kick-off 2:45pm vs Menlo School @ the
Cartan Athletic Field, Menlo College map $5 entry fee for all spectators (children, students and
adults) Booster Passes are not valid for this event. Proceeds benefit Peninsula Bridge
The next math contest for the California Math League will take place during lunch on Tuesday,
November 17. It is open to all students who should simply go to Mr. Elmashni’s room (15S) at
the beginning of lunch period. Once that room fills, other rooms in the Sigall Building will be
used to administer the contest. As usual, there will be brownies and students may bring lunch.
Contact Mr. Gus Elmashni, gelmashni@shschools.org

SHP Blood Drive, November 19, 8am - 1pm, McGanney Gym, 16 & 17 year-old students are
eligible with signed permission slip.
Learn about the Heroes for Life Scholarship Program. Contact: Chris Spano,

This year the Fine Arts Department will be hosting a Holiday Treat, 7pm, December
10, with events throughout the Main Building. There will be numerous performances
occurring simultaneously. A schedule will be provided so you may choose when and
where you would like to enjoy the work of the Fine Arts students. There will be many
performances: dance, music, voice, spoken word, and festivities to create a cacophony
of mixed senses throughout .... like walking through a market place with many
diversions and a lot of energy that will wash over you. This wonderful event will no
doubt put one and all in a holiday state of mind! We hope to see you there!

SHP offers a Driver Education Class for any student age 15 by January 1, 2010. The class will be
held after the last final exam on Thursday, December 17, 1 -3pm, Campbell Center. The class is
offered by the California Highway Patrol as a sobering reflection on the realities of being a
young driver in the Bay Area. Students who take the class are then eligible to take a newly
created SHP Driver Education On-line Course that is completed at home. Click here to sign
up. Contact: Stuart Morris, smorris@shschools.org

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit
photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events, we'd like to
see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to
create a terrific book everyone will enjoy.
Here is how you can submit photos online:
* Go to: https://images.jostens.com/login
* If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 400007300 and password:
* Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
* Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs
additional information.
* Click "Save Details".
It's easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is March 1, 2010. Thank you,
and enjoy the rest of the school year!
Cathy Aydelott - Adviser, Katie Suzuki -Editor-in-Chief, and the 2010 Yearbook Staff.
The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot
guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

Until the end of the semester, we will be collecting pink Yoplait yogurt lids in the
reception area of the Sigall Building. Each lid = ten cents for the cure. Send them in!



Z PERIOD      7:00 7:45
D PERIOD      7:50 8:35
E PERIOD      8:40 9:25
BREAK        9:25 9:35
F PERIOD     9:40 10:25
G PERIOD     10:30 11:15
A PERIOD     11:20 12:05
LUNCH        12:05 12:35
B PERIOD     12:40 1:25
C PERIOD     1:30 2:15


All preschool and kindergarten sibling applications for the 2010-2011 school year need to be
submitted to Janet by December 1. If your child will be three years old by May 31, 2010, please
call or e-mail Janet, 650-322-0176, jwildey@shschools.org for an application.

Peggy O'Leary is looking for a spare tenor saxophone for her 13-year-old son at Cunha Middle
School in Half Moon Bay. She would love to borrow for the remainder of the school year if there
is a sax out there in the back of your closet! Thanks for considering! poleary@shschools.org

Host families are needed for these exchange students (one per family):
- Joanna Santos, current junior girl, from Sacred Heart Montreal, Canada, from late February-
early March to March 12, 2010
- 2 frosh girls from Sacred Heart Renaca, Chile, from January 11 - February 10
- 2 junior girls from Sacred Heart Renaca, Chile, from January 11 - February 10
- Grace Lacy-Hansell, current junior, from Forest Ridge of the Sacred Heart, for 4-6 weeks
between January and Mid-March. Grace is VEGAN.

SHP host students should know or study the mother tongue of the exchange student, be the same
gender and in the same grade. SHP host students would be welcome to stay with the families of
these students. Contact Valérie Piazzalunga, Director of Network Exchange,

The new date for the PLAN is Sunday, December 6. The exam will begin at approximately 9am
and should conclude by 11:30am.

The College Counseling Office strongly recommends that all sophomores take the PLAN, which
is a practice test for the ACT college entrance exam. Sophomores planning on taking the exam,
should sign up with Mrs. Chris Hatton, SHP test coordinator. Mrs. Hatton’s email is
chatton@shschools.org. Please let her know as soon as possible. More detailed information
regarding the PLAN will be mailed home within the coming weeks.


Second Harvest Food Bank - Please join us in San Carlos, Wednesday, November 11, 6:30pm
– 8:30pm and Saturday, November 14, 9am – 12pm, as we sort food in an effort to stop hunger.
Both of these are great “family” opportunities. 1051 Bing Street

Save the Bay - Please join volunteers on this field trip focused on habitat restoration at the
Baylands Preserve in Palo Alto, Wednesday, November 18, 8:30am – 1pm. Bring/Wear: sturdy
boots, jeans, long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, snacks and sunscreen. Sign- up lists are in the Service
Learning Office.

St. Anthony Padua Dining Room - Volunteers are needed November 16, 25, 27 & 28. Sign up
in the Service Learning Office.

Thanksgiving Food Drive - Sacred Heart Prep has been assigned many
families to feed at Thanksgiving. The food drive will run Thursday,
November 19 -Tuesday, November 24. Food donations will be collected
in history classes. Delivery of food will take place on Tuesday,
November 24, between 3-5:30pm. Monetary donations are gladly
accepted in order to buy turkeys and fresh food items. More information
will be given in the history classes.

Charity Project Portfolio for Seniors - After some consideration, we have changed the due
date for the Charity Project Portfolio for seniors. It is now due on Monday, February 22. No
extensions will be granted. Seniors who do not meet the deadline of Monday, February 22, will
be placed on Academic Probation, resulting in no extracurricular activities, no athletics, no
drama. Your questions should be directed to the Service Learning Office. The service project
portfolio instructions are posted on the Service Learning website.

New Tutoring Program for Parents and Students - Both English and Spanish speaking tutors
are needed for tutoring and homework help to Taft students (grades 1-5), along with coaching
and guidance for their parents/guardians, P.A.L. Community Center, Taft School, 903 10th
Avenue, Redwood City, one hour, Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 5 - 7pm.

Sprput Creek Farm (Dutchess County, New York) - This 200-acre working farm, started by
three teachers at the Sacred Heart School in Greenwich, Connecticut, provides an integrated
context for educational and spiritual development programs for young people and adults. Each
year, the Service Learning Office sponsors a week-long immersion trip for our students at the
Farm. Now, it’s our turn to help them. Sprout Creek Farm has a project in mind that needs our
help. The Farm makes and sells beautiful artisanal cheeses in order to support the agricultural
and environmental focus of their program. And they need another ripening space and renovation
of the area that would surround it. Their bloomy rind cheeses, Rita and Sophie (named after Saint
Madeleine Sophie, founder of Sacred Heart Schools), made each week and aged just 4 weeks,
need a room of their own. There's a bio-chemical reason for it that would take too long to
explain. Suffice it to say that moving those tender little cheeses will enable them to manage the
beautiful diversity found in their cheeses much better. The more cheese they can make and sell,
the more they can support themselves. This is a very simple, yet, very expensive renovation. The
cost is approximately $50K. If each and every one of us gave $20, we'd help them make their
goal in no time. It is one big cycle. We help them and they help us. We give to them and they
give us programs, good food, and a beautiful place to roam with our children and grandchildren.
Click here to help them achieve their goal: http://www.sproutcreekfarm.org/needslist.html or
send your donation directly to Sprout Creek Farm: Margo Morris, Sprout Creek Farm, 34 Lauer
Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, www.sproutcreekfarm.org

Emily Corpos, Coordinator of Service Learning


SHS Alumni Association Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
December 5, Drop in 9:30am – 1pm, Michael J. Homer Center. Bring family and friends and
build a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house masterpiece with all the royal frosting and festive
holiday candy imaginable. House reservations are available on a first-come basis, so don’t
delay, order today! RSVP by November 24. Click here to download the order form. Contact
Mary Askins, Alumni Office: alumni@shschools.org

Shopping at Tiffany's
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Shopping Night at Tiffany’s in Stanford Shopping Center this
Thursday, November 12, 6 - pm. There will be appetizers and a signature Tiffany’s cocktail. This
is a great way to start your Christmas shopping early and see old friends. 10% of the proceeds
from the evening benefit the SHS endowed scholarship fund. RSVP to Nancy Tarantino,

Auction 2010!
We will celebrate the 1960’s at Peace, Love & Auction 2010 and we
want YOU to be a part of it! Please join the event chairs to learn more
about Peace, Love & Auction and find out how you can become
involved in the only all-school (preschool - grade 12) dinner, dance,
fundraiser! Groovy!

Learn more, Thursday, November 12 - 11:00am, Main Building Piano Parlor (immediately
following the SHP Parent Association Board Meeting).

Peace & Love,
Katherine Aitken-Young, Kim Aitken – Young, Linda Rosensweig, Theresa Rowland
2010 Auction Chairs


15th Annual SHP Christmas Boutique! All are welcome!
Wednesday, December 2: Christmas Boutique, Main Building 8:30am – 4pm; Complimentary
Coffee Cart 8:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, December 3: Christmas Boutique, Main Building 8:30am – 4pm; Complimentary
Coffee Cart 8:30 – 11:30am
Friday, December 4: Christmas Boutique, Main Building 8:30am – 4pm; Complimentary Coffee
Cart 8:30 – 11:30am

Inviting Freshman Parents
Join us for coffee, snacks and an interesting panel discussion: “What I Wish I Knew when I was
an Incoming Freshmen Parent.” The three-person panel is comprised of graduated SHP parents
coming back to let us know what worked and didn’t work for their families as their students went
through Sacred Heart. Tuesday, November 17, 8:30 -10am, at a private SHP Freshman Parent’s
Home very close to the school. RSVP is required to Chick Runkel by Friday, November 13, 650-
344-3054, chickrunkel@yahoo.comLocation of the event will be forwarded to you at that time.

Common Ground Speaker Series - The Amazing Science of Exercise and the Brain
Come hear Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Ratey discuss new research that illustrates how
exercise actually sparks the growth of new brain cells and leads to greater physical and mental
well-being. Would you like to improve motivation and performance at home, in the classroom
and at the office? Learn how to reduce feelings of stress, sharpen your focus and improve your
mood. He’ll present persuasive evidence that certain forms of exercise may be the best defense
we have against ADHD, substance abuse, mood swings and the effects of aging. Don’t miss Dr.
John Ratey, author of SPARK: The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain, talk about
cutting-edge science and the ways it may be applied to help you and your family!

Tuesday, November 17, 7pm, SHP, Campbell Center
Thursday, November 19, 9am, Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Blvd., Hillsborough
Thursday, November 19, 7pm, Harker Upper School, Nichols’ Hall, 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose
Presented by Common Ground and the SHP Parent Association. For more information about the
Common Ground speakers, including directions to the speaker events, please visit
www.commongroundspeakerseries.org or contact Nancy Savage, nansavage@srven.com or Jill
Howard, jillhoward@gmail.com
Time to Register/Update eScrip
Last year eScrip earned over $13,000 for SHP -- thank you for your support! It is important that
everyone updates their profile this fall. Please take a few minutes to log onto www.escrip.com to
confirm that your current credit cards and debit cards are included in your profile, to renew your
Safeway club card, and to add Sacred Heart Preparatory as one of the groups you want to
support. (If you do not have a current email address on file with eScrip, or do not remember your
original password, you may need to register as a new member or call eScrip's customer service
line at 1-800-700-5655. New to eScrip? You can register at www.escrip.com using our Group ID
#6560489 (Sacred Heart Preparatory). Contact Lori Mirek, lmirek@hotmail.com Thank you for
supporting our school!


Keeping Christ in Christmas
Save the date! Wednesday, November 18, 8-10am. Quilt Parlor, Main Building. Coffee &
Muffins 8-8:30am. At 8:30am, we will begin sharing ideas we use at home to keep the
"CHRIST" in Christmas. Mark your calendars now to make sure you give yourself this "gift" of a
relaxing morning to reflect on how to make the Christmas Season truly a Season of Joy and
Peace. Contact Lori Nawn, LDNawn@mac.com, 650-208-8236

One of the remarkable characteristics of the SHS community is our wonderful ability to offer
comfort and support to Sacred Heart families who may be going through a difficult period in
their lives. Friends-in-Need (FIN) is a support organization for the Sacred Heart Prep families
who are in need of temporary assistance due to family illness or hardship. Friends-In-Need can
help with carpooling,transportation for medical visits, and family meals. The family will always
be contacted before FIN broadcasts a request for help – a family’s privacy is paramount. Carolyn
Hardy is the Friends-In-Need coordinator for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Please contact
Carolyn if you would like to join this group as a volunteer or if you would like to request support
from Friends-In-Need friendsinneed@shschools.org All requests remain confidential.

Monday Faith Formation Classes
Otto Library 8:15- 10:00am, Otto Library
This week’s topic: October 26, 2009 - An Introduction to Catholic Ethics pp. 62- 82
From the Utilitarians to "Rights Theory": How did we move from Kant's moral duty's that "apply
to everyone in every situation" to "the Greatest Good for Greatest Number?" Contact Sally
Vance-Trembath: svance-trembath@shschools.org

Click here for complete Ethics Schedule.

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