Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning...for God is slow to anger and rich in kindness. Joel 2:13 Español

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Benvenuti to Mrs. Alhadef's Home Page for the 2017-18 school year. 
I'm so glad you stopped by to check out our wonderful school.  We are celebrating our 120th year of Catholic education in Redlands.

I'm the 4th grade aide, Campus Minister, teach 4th grade religion and art, and am the Italian Cultural Liaison. I also visit 7th grade weekly and show a video as a fun and engaging way to look our faith.
I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino in 1989 with a degree in Geography and minor in Anthropology.  I have been at Sacred Heart Academy since 2000 and have also been the aide in 1st, 3rd and 5th.  I also was the Extended Care Director for 10 years.
As Campus Minister I write the reflections for Five Minutes With Francis and a blurb for the weekly Parent Letter (this blurb is also posted under Keeping Up With Your Faith). These reflections can be found under Spiritual Life, and the parent letter is also under 'Parents' on the school's main web page.  Please take a moment to look at them.  Thank you.
In 4th we continue to learn some Italian, in particular we pray the La Benedizione del Vescovo (The Bishop's Blessing) daily in Italian. We are in charge of La Tavola di San Giuseppe (the Saint Joseph's Table) each March and the kids also write some words and phrases in Italian when we write letters. There also are some Italian signs around school, including the Italian sign I hold at morning car line, to keep Italian present in a fun way.
You can also follow me on Twitter @naditaAnne and Instagram @naditaAnne.
Buonagiornata, e che Dio te benedica con pace e gioia.
Madonna della Letter, prega per noi!  San Giuseppe, prega per noi!  San Tommaso d'Aquino, prega per noi!

Recent Posts

Holy Skit for Question of the Week - Spread the Word

Dariel and Siobhan came up with the idea and then wrote a skit for kick starting the Question of the Week - Spread the Word for this year. This is them performing it at assembly on 26 Sept 2017

Birthday surprise for Mrs. Alhadef - 25 Sept

I knew they wanted me to come back to class to do a little something for my birthday. Seeing an empty class I was thinking they aren't at the field or the carport where could they be. Just as I was thinking, 'Oh, they can't all be in the closet" this happened.

Klorer Cross Blessing

A few minutes of Fr. Hau blessing the Sacred Heart cross donated by the Klorer family in memory of their parents Tom and Mary Klorer. 3 March 2017

Playground Music

4th grade's musical composition using various equipment on the field as their instruments. Morgan, Lila and Giovanna came up to me on Monday and presented their idea of doing something similar to Tower Music where Bertolozzi did this using the Eiffel Tower as his instrument. The girls did some test runs and scoping out of sites at recess and we created a basic storyboard of what we wanted to do, but we had no rehearsal time. We split the class so there weren't too many students at any one time playing. The things we used are what you find in the classroom; pencils, rulers, scissors, etc. Additionally our first film crew fell through but they found us a replacement team 20 minutes before we began filming. We thank Mrs. Misenheimer for jumping in last minute and having great intuition for what we were doing. She did a great job filming. Enjoy our video and hear our playground in a whole new way.