Dear Sacred Heart Families,
There is nothing more important to me than the safety of our children and the Sacred Heart community. As Head of Schools, it is my responsibility to prioritize the safety of our school and community members, particularly in light of current events. It is with that in mind that I write to inform you that we have decided to cancel Quiz Night, scheduled for Saturday, March 21.
While I want to stress that Sacred Heart has no confirmed or unconfirmed cases of COVID-19 among our students, faculty, staff, or current parents, we want to do our best to ensure our community remains healthy and safe. We frequently encourage our students to "make wise choices!" Taking this advice to heart and acting out of an abundance of caution, we intend to do our best to ensure both the health and peace-of-mind of the entire Sacred Heart community at this time.
I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the Quiz Night sponsors, ticket purchasers, party hosts, and volunteers. While the on-campus portion of the event is cancelled, your support through sponsorship and ticket sales remain fully tax-deductible. I am hoping that with your understanding, we can continue to use these funds to support the $175,000 budgeted fundraising goal. These dollars go directly into school operations this year. Your generosity is an attribute of Goal IV: the building of community as a Christian value, and your gifts contribute to the overall goal of Quiz Night: making the gift of Sacred Heart education accessible to those who seek it. Should you wish to discuss your support further, or seek a refund, please contact Alexandra Voigt, Sacred Heart's Development Director.
We move forward with the blessing of the Quiz Night Chairpersons, Beth Bentley, Molly Lowe, Lisa Souter, and Heather Zimmerman-Gaito. They have done an incredible job organizing this year's event. While I am sad we are unable to congregate as a community for this fun night of fellowship, I am incredibly grateful to them for the hard work and leadership they devoted to creating an amazing event—all for the purpose of raising funds for Sacred Heart Schools.
Please support the tireless efforts of the Quiz Night chairs by bidding in the online auction, which will open at noon today. Even with this tremendous setback, let us rally around the spirit of the Sacred Heart and Quiz Night!