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Parent’s Role in Education
We at Sacred Heart Catholic School consider it a privilege to work with parents in the education of children because we believe parents are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, it is your right and your duty to become the primary role model for your child’s development-physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, morally, and psychologically. Your choosing of Sacred Heart Catholic School involves a commitment and exhibits a concern for helping your child to recognize God as the greatest good in his/her life.
Good example is the strongest teacher. Your personal relationship with God, with each other, and with your Church community will affect the way your child relates to God and others. Ideals taught in school are not well rooted in the child unless these ideals are nurtured by the example of good Christian morality and by an honest personal relationship with God in your family life.
Once you have chosen to enter into partnership with us at Sacred Heart Catholic School, we trust you will be loyal to this commitment. During these formative years, (Preschool-8th grade), your child needs constant support from both parents and faculty in order to develop his/her moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical endowment. Neither parents nor teachers can afford to doubt the sincerity of the efforts of their educational partner in the quest of challenging, yet nurturing, the student to reach his/her potential. It is vital that both parents and teachers remember that allowing oneself to be caught between the student and the other partner will never have positive results. To divide authority between school and home or within the home will only teach disrespect for all authority. If there is an incident at school, you as parents must make investigation of the complete story your first step. Evidence of mutual respect between parents and teachers will model good mature behavior and relationships.
Students are naturally eager to grow and learn. However, sometimes in the process of maturation new interests may cause them to lose focus. As this natural process occurs, the student needs both understanding and discipline. At times your child may perceive discipline as restrictive. However, it is boundaries and limits which provide a young person with both guidance and security.
It is essential that a child take responsibility for grades he/she has earned and be accountable for homework, long-term assignments, major tests, service projects, and any other assignments. This responsibility also extends to times of absence.
Together let us begin this year with a commitment to partnership as we support one another in helping your child to become the best person he/she is capable of becoming.
Parents as Partners
As partners in the educational process at Sacred Heart Catholic School, we ask parents:
- To set rules, times, and limits so that your child
- Gets to bed early on school nights;
- Arrives at school on time and is picked up on time at the end of the day;
- Is dressed according to the school dress code;
- Completes class assignments on time
- To actively participate in school activities such as C.H.A.L.K. board, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and Fund-raising.
- To see that the student pays for any damage to school books or property due to carelessness or neglect on the part of the student.
- To notify the school with a written note when the student has been absent/tardy.
- To notify the school office of any changes of address or important phone numbers.
- To meet all financial obligations to the school.
- To inform the school of any special situation regarding the student’s well-being, safety, and health.
- To complete and return to school any requested information promptly.
- To read school notes and newsletters and to show interest in the student’s total education.
- To support the annual fundraising activities.
- To support the religious and educational goals of the school.
- To support and cooperate with the discipline policy of the school.
- To treat teachers with respect and courtesy in discussing student problems.
Volunteers are an essential part of a successful school; we rely heavily upon your support to maintain our excellent educational environment. Our school is truly blessed with the giving and commitment of time and talent by all our volunteers. With every minute you volunteer, you help to enhance the quality of your child’s education. By volunteering and getting involved in your child’s school, you and your child will have a positive experience here at Sacred Heart
Each Sacred Heart Family is required to fulfill a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per family. Families who are receiving financial assistance from Sacred Heart are required to fulfill a minimum of 20 hours. Failure to fulfill volunteer requirements by the last day of April will result in a fee of $150 charged to the family account. ($300 for those who are receiving assistance) The family is responsible for turning in their volunteer hours. Volunteer log sheets can be obtained from the office secretary. These logs will be kept with the office and reviewed at the end of each 9 weeks.
C.H.A.L.K.board-Sacred Heart’s Parent/Teacher Organization
Sacred Heart’s parent/teacher organization is called: Community Helpers Assure Loving Kids (hereafter referred to as C.H.A.L.K. Board) of Sacred Heart Catholic School, El Reno, of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma.
The purpose of the C.H.A.L.K. Board is:
- To foster and promote the highest professional standards of Catholic Education at the school by establishing a forum for the regular exchange of ideas.
- To establish a forum which will, through its elected officers, represent and advocate the best interest of the parents, teachers, and students of the school. To develop such united efforts to secure for students the highest advantages in spiritual, physical, mental, and social education.
- To promoted programs and speakers which will encourage and foster fellowship and relationships for community building.
- To be committed to the education of the heart, mind, and soul of the Sacred Heart Catholic School Students and faculty. To help provide academic excellence with guidance from the Holy Spirit as we strive to create a Christ-filled We will serve God in our community, our country, and our world.
School Advisory Committee
The School Advisory Committee is made up of seven members of the Sacred Heart Parish, six appointed for staggered three-year terms and the seventh named by the Sacred Heart Parish Council. Persons interested in seeking a S.A.C. post may notify the principal.
The function of the S.A.C. is to establish policy not to administer the school. The meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.