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Sr. Margaret Mary Returns to Villa as Culinarian
Welcome to the Villa’s New Culinarian: Sr. Margaret Mary Stoverink, ASCJ We are very excited to welcome back Sr. Margaret to Sacred Heart Villa. From 1982 - 83, she taught the four-year old class and from 2003-2004 she was assistant to the director, Sr. John Catherine. Sr. Margaret is a nat...

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Sister Margaret Mary, culinarian
SHV is Overwhelmed by Donor Generosity
Thankful You Gave from the Heart The SHV staff thanks our parents, friends and benefactors from the bottom of our hearts! Your generous donations pushed us well beyond our goal! We raised $7,005! You are helping our school tremendously! Updated laptops in every classroom will enable the teachers ...

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A Day of Giving from the Heart
6/16  A Day of Giving From the Heart For 80 years, Sacred Heart Villa has been committed to providing an exceptional educational program rooted in strong Catholic values and a safe, nurturing environment. In order to provide for the best educational opportunities, it is important for each te...

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SHV 80th Graduation is Historic
SHV 80th Graduation On the warm evening of June 3rd under a canopy of gray clouds, we celebrated SHV's 80th Graduation on the front lawn while keeping social distancing. The parents spread out their own lawn chairs in the front yard of the Villa. Each child had a traditional red graduation ca...

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Many Improvements Are Being Made at Sacred Heart Villa
Many Improvements Are Being Made at Sacred Heart Villa Many people may be wondering, “What is happening at the Villa these days?” While it seems a bit odd not to hear the sounds of the children, there is much going on at the Villa – inside and out. We have been utilizing this ti...

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Drive "Bye" Parade Ends Year on a Happy Note
Drive “Bye” Parade Ends the School Year on a Happy Note! What can you do to celebrate the end of this unusual school year?  The Villa staff planned a drive ‘bye” parade to give everyone a chance to show their love and warm wishes for a great and safe summer.  On ...

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Bringing Some Cheer and Love to Our Students
Bringing Some Cheer and Love to Our Students In these last few weeks of school, teachers and aides have gone the extra mile to see their students’ smiling faces by making home visits.  They shared the love of the Heart of Jesus while keeping social distancing. The teachers would call t...

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Nursery 1 Creates Still Life Art Work
Nursery 1 is Creating Still-Life Works of Art Our Nursery 1 teacher, Ms. Maria, has always shared her love for art with her students. So much so, she calls her students a nick name based on her favorite artist: “Vinnie van Goghs.” Ms. Maria is fond of an animated series for children o...

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Maycrowning In the Midst of a Pandemic
It has been a long-standing tradition at Sacred Heart Villa to honor the Blessed Mother on the first Saturday of May.  For 79 years, our older students have participated in an outdoor May Crowning ceremony in which a decade of the rosary is prayed and the children were led in consecrating thems...

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Villa Hosts a Virtual Teddy Bear Picnic
SHV families and staff had a virtual school wide Teddy Bear Picnic on Friday, 4/24. Since we could not be together with the Villa community for our Spring Activity Day at Berra Park which was scheduled for that day, we decided to have a virtual picnic instead.  We hoped the children would feel ...

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Teachers Find Creative Ways to Connect With Students
The staff of SHV is working very diligently to stay connected to the students and families doing this time of social-distancing.  Teachers are having Zoom meetings with their classes and with individual families. Daily teachers and aides are posting self-made videos of lessons, singing, dancing...

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Kindergarten
Sacred Heart Villa Teachers Keep in Touch Through Distance Learning
Our dedicated teachers have stepped up to the challenge of creating learning plans during this challenging time while Sacred Heart Villa is closed due to the Coronavirus.  Kindergarten and PreK parents came by school to pick up students’ books which had been packed up by their teachers. T...

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Villa Celebrates Blessed Clelia's Birthday
The Sacred Heart Villa celebrated the birthday of Blessed Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, on Tuesday, March 10, with an original play written by teachers, Ms. Karen and Sister Bridget.  The play was performed by the Kindergarten students, under the direct...

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Clelia play, Kindergarten
Park Playscape Signs Entering New Phase
The work on the signs for the new playscape at Forest Park has entered the next phase.   Ellie Stevens and Madison Beirne from Forest Park Forever came to Sacred Heart Villa with Andrew Wald from Interoboro Partners, the design company of the playscape.  Three shapes were ch...

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SHV Designs Playscape Signs

Posted on November 14, 2019 in: General News

SHV Designs Playscape Signs
Sacred Heart Villa has entered the second phase of the Forest Park Forever Playscape project.  In early October, as one of 4 schools selected to participate, the children of Sacred Heart Villa spent a day experiencing the trail and creek area of the park.  The children in grades Nursery 2,...

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SHV Chosen for Forest Park Project
Sacred Heart Villa Chosen for Forest Park Project The children and staff of Sacred Heart Villa enjoyed a day in nature in Forest Park on Tuesday, October 1st.  They were invited by Ellie Stevens, Education Coordinator of Forest Park Forever, to participate in a special project related to the...

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Villa Gets Sensory Walk

Posted on May 11, 2019 in: General News

Villa Gets Sensory Walk
Volunteers from Maritz, Rebuilding Together St. Louis, and St. Joseph Academy joined forces on Friday, May 10 to add pizzazz to the back area of the play yard at Sacred Heart Villa.  Employees from Maritz partnered with Rebuilding Together in St. Louis to build a sensory walk along the back fen...

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May Traditions Continue at SHV
The rain soaked grounds did not dampen the annual May celebrations at Sacred Heart Villa on Saturday, May 4th.  The May Crowning and barbecue took place as planned with a few weather related adjustments.  The May Crowning was held indoors on the playroom stage which was beautifully decorat...

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SHV Shines at Blessed Clelia Mass
Sacred Heart Villa had a strong presence at the Mass commemorating the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis on April 6, 2019.  Sister Maria Battaglia led the procession, carrying the relic of Blessed Clelia.  At the Offertory, Sister Bridget Smith,...

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