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Parents of Alumni

You Are Always Part of Sacred Heart

Whether your child(ren) attended SHS recently or several years ago, you will always be considered part of this community. As parents of alumni (PALs), you play an important role in connecting our past, present, and future,  and your continued involvement helps ensure that our school  thrives well into the next century.

The PALs program offers multiple ways to reconnect with old friends, learn about new school initiatives, and stay active within our vibrant community.  From spiritual, enrichment, and service activities, to athletic, arts, and  social events--whatever your interest, the PALs program operates a regular and full schedule each school year. In addition, a quarterly PALs newsletter enables you to stay up-to-date on the latest news and special invitations.

PALs Activities & Events

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  • Volunteerism & Service

    Tutor Future SHP Students
    Tutor young students taking part in the Sophie’s Scholars Program, as they prepare for entry into Sacred Heart Preparatory from St. Francis Center in Redwood City and St. Elizabeth Seton School in Palo Alto. To learn more, please contact
  • Education & Enrichment

    Burgundy & Books
    Former SHS English teacher Connie Solari takes book club enthusiasts on a guided odyssey through literary classics,modern novels, and great discussion over wine in the Main Building Heritage Room, 1st Floor past the Otto Library. Dates for 2018/2019 are:
    Thursday, August 23 7pm - As a follow up to last fall’s discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towlesour "summer reading" will be The Brothers Karamazov and Amor Towles suggests that we read the new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. 
    Thursday, September 13 7pm - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Common Ground Speaker Series

    SHS is part of the consortia that hosts this lecture series, which features distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at area school campuses.
  • Spirituality Programs

    SHS Dads' First Friday gathering with current and past parent John Kerrigan
    8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Dates TBD in the Lane Family Chapel, Lower & Middle Schools campus (Park Lane entrance).
    This gathering is simple (and based on a 1,900 year old approach called "lectio divina").  It is a more visceral (vs. analytic) reflection on a scripture passage, and includes time for personal and shared prayer, resolution and prayers for others.  No experience necessary, and all faith traditions are welcome!
    Come to the Quiet
    A weekly morning session of quiet prayer and reflection, led by Kathleen Dolan, RSCJ. Held Wednesdays during the regular school year, 8:00 - 8:15a.m. in Lane Family Chapel, Murphy Administration Building, SHS Lower & Middle Schools campus (Park Lane entrance).
    SHS Family Mass Series
    Celebrate our shared Catholic faith on Sacred Heart grounds, as we come together in community for liturgy of the Word and SHS fellowship. Family Masses are held in the Ravi Family Assembly Hall located in the Johnson Performing Art Building on the Lower & Middle Schools Campus (Park Lane entrance) unless noted otherwise below.
    Please check back in September 2018 for Family Mass dates and times
  • Social Events

    PALs Christmas Cocktail Party
    Held in conjunction with the Holiday Boutique, PALs across all decades are invited to take part in this SHS tradition, hosted by Director of Schools Richard Dioli and the Office of Alumni Relations. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and festive shopping are all on the menu!

    SHS Auction Benefit
    A school tradition for nearly four decades, the annual auction night offers something for everyone, from phenomenal dining and dancing to dream vacations, parties, and services donated by the SHS community and auctioned to bidders at live, silent, and super-silent levels. All proceeds go to support SHS students and programs.

PALs Class Representatives

With so many families rooted in the Sacred Heart community for the duration of their children's early academic years--a span that can last up to 15 years per child, preschool through grade 12--it's no wonder that parents of alumni remain among our most ardent school supporters. PALs class reps help keep Gator pride alive, maintaining communication between the school and PALs, promoting events, and keeping the school apprised of alumni news and changing contact information. They help ensure past parent connections and interests are maintained with each other and Sacred Heart Schools. 
The SHP Class of 2018 PALs Cass Reps are Elizabeth Kerrigan and Jeanine Tonas.

To learn more about our PALs Class Reps program, or to volunteer, please email


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Upcoming Events

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  • Alumni Day 2018

    2:00p.m.     Très Bien Tea in the Main Building for
    Convent of the Sacred Heart Alumnae and guests     
    3:00p.m.     Golden Diploma Ceremony on Conway (Palm) Court for 50th Reunion class     Free!
    3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.     RSCJ visits at Oakwood
    Self-guided Campus Tours    
    4:00p.m.     Mass & Spirit of Mater Award presentation
    in the Main Building Chapel     
    All Welcome
    5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.     Alumni Oktoberfest, with Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.  $30/per adult
    NC /Children 12 and under
    5:30p.m.     Athletic Hall of Fame  induction 
    at Oktoberfest celebration     
    Sacred Heart Prep Campus
  • Teacher Talks

    Main Building - Otto Library - 117
  • Sr. Nancy Morris Faith in Public Life Lecture

    Campbell Performing Arts Center - Campbell PAC - Auditorium
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Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12