St. Joseph eUpdate

Believe, Live, Enliven

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear Jaguar Families,

During the month of September we are learning about the virtue of faith. When we are really practicing the virtue of faith, we fully believe (trust) all God has revealed to us through His Son's life, in scripture, and through the sacraments. We believe Jesus is the Truth, and that He has designed a plan specific and unique to each one of us. This quarter, and perhaps our entire school year, we will each no doubt be given an opportunity to grow in faith. Trusting God's plan for our school, our students, and our community is going to be a challenge, however, together we can view this time of uncertainty and unpredictability as a bridge between the Heart of Christ and our own virtue.

Please continue to be patient with our nurse, our teachers, our IT Department, our CYO coaches and director, our cafeteria staff, and of course our favorite Director of Awesomeness, Mrs. Pigott. These dedicated individuals have agreed to sign up and think outside the box all day long. They are willing to do whatever it takes to keep our kids connected and in school. They have given so much of their time, their energy, and their love to open our school and to create a safe environment where we can all Live, Believe, and Enliven the hearts of our children. Thank you to our parents who share this same commitment!!! Here's to growing in the virtue of faith together, alongside of our children, what a beautiful opportunity to witness our faith (not only to our children), but to each other as well.

Enjoy the game tonight. Say an extra prayer for no injuries and continued champion success! We need a little KC love. Go Chiefs!!!

With a Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox

Principal St. Joseph School

Virtue of the Month- Faith

Faith, usually represented by an eye, is the theological virtue by which one is able to "see" God in the spiritual sense. This virtue gives the conviction that all God has revealed through Sacred Scripture and Tradition is true.

If we look with the eyes of faith, things look different than they do in the natural realm. For example, if we see a child who is sick, we might only notice the suffering and the very sad. But with the eyes of faith, we see in the sick child an image of the suffering Christ.

New Family Huddle

Family Huddle Video 3 9 10 2020

Remote Jags - News Just For You!!!

MAP testing will begin for remote learners the week of September 21st. Mrs. McCauley is organizing testing times for families, if you have questions please contact her. We are excited to see your kids in person. Typically students would be asked to wear their uniforms, however this time they will be taking their yearbook photo so they may be out of uniform. They may also bring a snack and a water bottle. We look forward to seeing you soon!

On All School Mass days, remote learners must participate in All School Mass via the Church website. We are able to take attendance by viewing the FB feed. All School Mass replaces Team Huddle for students on these days.

Picture Day- Sept 15th

School Picture Day is coming up this Tuesday, September 15. SCH Photo, our new photographers, will be here that day to take student pictures. Flyers will be coming home soon, but you may also order online. Just click on the SCH banner below. Use the Passcode: 315258474.

Students may be out of uniform for Picture Day. Students should be dressed appropriately for school. No short shorts. Girls’ shoulders should be covered. No halter, tank or tops with spaghetti straps are allowed. Shirts should be long enough to cover the midriff with movement. If yoga pants or leggings are worn, the top should be long enough to reach mid-thigh. Clothing should be modest. Students should not wear T-shirts with logos and print deemed unacceptable. Pajama pants, boxer shorts and spandex shorts are not acceptable. Excessive torn or frayed clothing is not allowed. Students should wear tennis shoes.

Nurse's Corner

Dear Parents,

We are well into our second week of school and are establishing our routines. Please continue to perform daily health assessments of your child(ren) each morning before arriving to school. I have been impressed with our parents’ diligence in keeping their children home when they are not feeling well.

As the weather cools, I anticipate we will be seeing more respiratory illnesses. We are following the attached guidelines as far as determining when children need to be sent home from school. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

If your child is sick and needs to stay home, they are encouraged to check Google Classroom and work on posted assignments. Unfortunately, only families who have chosen to be Remote Learners or are needing to isolate/quarantine for specific Covid-19 reasons, are allowed to connect virtually to the classroom.

Thank you for you support. Stay safe!

Donna Lowther ext. 4526

Please Note

Please discuss the after school plan for the day with your students. We are trying to avoid extra phone calls, emails and messages to students during this busy time. Thank you!

Pack 3284 Cub Scout - Fall Recruitment Nights

Are you looking for some friends, adventure and fun? Join Pack 3284 to find out more about what Cub Scouts offers to boys in Kindergarten and up.

We want to add amazing boys from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade to our Pack!

We will be there to answer questions and share examples of all the fun we have, even during these unusual times!

Tuesday September 15th at Antioch Park, Shelter 2 from 6:30-8:00pm

Thursday September 17th at Herman Laird Park from 6:30-8:00 pm

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Masses back in the Church!

Daily and weekend Masses have moved back to the Church! Weekend Masses are sign up ONLY, masks must be worn. (Go to our Website: or call: 913-631-5983) If you missed signing up, not a problem! We are livestreaming to the School Commons with Communion distribution or come to the church parking lot, livestream Mass in your car or tune to 102.7FM, and we will distribute communion to you from your car! Please note that Weekend Mass times have changed so we can properly sanitize the Church in between Masses. Mass times are: Sat. 5pm, Sun. 7:30am, 9:30am, and 11:30am


Please take 3 seconds and subscribe to our parish's YouTube Channel! We're 400 subscribers away until we will be eligible for some cool features once we get there! Thanks in advance!

Glitz and Glam Auction 2020 Sponsorship

I would like to personally invite you to make a difference in the lives of the children in our parish. We remain committed to our core values of faith, academic excellence, service, community and tradition.

Offering educational choice and high quality programs at an affordable cost is a challenge. One way that we supplement tuition fees is through our annual auction. Every dollar earned from the auction directly helps the children in our care learn and grow through funding innovative academic programs, maintaining updated technology and supplementing our Fine Arts as well as other programs and resources to support the individual needs of our students.

This year's event, Glitz & Glam, will be held on Saturday, November 7th, 2020. Though this years event will look a little different, it will still have the same traditions that brings the St. Joe community together to make a difference and invest in the future of our community. We are requesting your support in the continued advancement of St. Joseph Catholic School. We are asking that you consider becoming a Sponsor of this years event.

Thank you for your consideration and generosity! Your investment in the future helps St. Joseph Catholic school continue to serve our families of the St. Joseph parish.

With a Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox

Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Chipotle Night

St. Joseph Chipotle Night October 6th 4:00pm-8:00pm

Get your Taco (or Burrito) Tuesday on and help raise some money for our PTO!

Thank you in advance for your support!

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September 15- Picture Day!

September 16th - ALL School Mass (ASM)

Live Streamed from the Church Facebook Page 8:15AM (ASM is Team Huddle on Mass days)

September 17 - PTO Meeting

September 18- NO School- Teacher In-Service

Week of September 21 - MAP testing begins for Remote Learners this week

St. Joseph Pandemic Prayer

St. Joseph Pandemic Prayer for Healing and Guidance 2020-2021

Good and Gracious Lord, You have led us through difficult times before and continuously guide us with your wisdom and dignity. Be our navigator as we encompass new and frightening paths. There is much strife and anxiety when it comes to the unknown. Please continue to be our safeguard and our comfort. Help all of us discover, acknowledge, and honor your blessings during these times of uncertainty. Walk with us this school year. In Your name we pray, Amen.