This Week At SHOJ

March 5, 2021

From Mrs. Rhodes

There have been many concerns raised recently regarding the Covid safety measures here at Sacred Heart. We appreciate all of the time, effort and care that our students and school families have put forth. It does not go unnoticed and we take all of the feedback we receive into consideration. We are constantly, as a Covid team, communicating with the Johnson County Health department professionals, getting guidance from the Archdiocese and discussing what is the best and safest practices for our school. We understand that the best and the safest practices might look different for every family and that not everyone will be satisfied with every decision made. We ask that you stay united with us on this journey and remember that we are one. We are all doing the best we can and ultimately have the same goal in mind, which is to keep our student safe and healthy, while educating them and growing them in their relationship with Jesus. We know that this has been a really difficult year on many levels for everyone. Our prayer and hope is that we will continue to see the cases of Covid decrease as the number of vaccinated individuals increase, which will begin a shift back to a more normal school environment.

Please pray for us, as we are continually praying for our students and their families.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything Covid related, do not hesitate to reach out to Nurse Mary.

Kathy and Nurse Mary

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Not only is SHOJ kind, they are good writers!

I am so very happy to announce that five students here at Sacred Heart have been awarded a very big honor and were selected as top status finalist for their submission in the Kindest Kansas Citian Contest this year!

If you recall, schools from the entire greater Kansas City and surrounding areas were invited to participate.

So to receive this kind of honor among hundreds of students is truly remarkable!

A huge congratulations to the following students.

Logan Crum - 6th grade Hess

Vivian Goodwin - 3rd Grade Lyons

Patrick Nicholas - 3rd Grade Novak

Emily Crum - 1st Grade Gardner

Olivia Brozenic - Kindergarten Hammond

This is a record breaking number of students selected from one school. We are so proud of everyone who participated this year and we look forward to honoring all students who participated at our SHOJ reception the week of April 12-16.

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Catholic Parents as Stewards is Looking for Help

It is that time of year when we start planning the CPS activities and are looking for people to lead (not do all the work - but to lead) activities. Thank you for considering to help our school!
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Vision Screenings Soon **Please send your child to school with their glasses/contact lenses next week. I will not perform a screen on any child that does not have their prescribed vision correction on or in, as this would give an already known abnormal result.**

I will be conducting vision screens on all students March 9th-11th. I am borrowing a spot vision screening device from Vision Care Associates in Shawnee. This device gives quick results and is highly effective at detecting a multitude of vision abnormalities. I plan to have students keep masks on and stay distanced during the screens. Please try to have your children at school these days, as I will be returning the device after school on March 11th. I will only contact a parent if there is an abnormal result.

Thank you!

Also—0 new cases or quarantines this week!

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Thanks for the fun!

We had a great week celebrating reading!

The school collected over 880 pairs of socks for Catholic Charities!

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CYO Track Sign Up

Track season details:

· Register at

· Cost is $60 per child for 3rd-4th grade and $90 for 5th-8th grade. Uniforms included. **Fees go up $25 as of March 27th for late sign-up.

· Events:

Ø 5th-8th grade races include distances of 60m, 100m, 120m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1 mile. There are multiple relay races too. Field events are high jump, long jump, shot put and ball throw (softball for girls and football for boys). Athletes can compete in four events per meet.

Ø 3rd-4th grade races are 60m, 100m, 120m, 200m, and 400m. Each runner can compete in two races per meet. While 3rd-4th grade don’t compete in field events, they can still try them out at practice.

· Practices begin the week of March 22nd

· Practices will be at Mill Creek Middle School (8001 Mize Blvd)

· Track & Field Meets:

    • Week 1 – April 10, 2021
    • Week 2 – April 17, 2021
    • Week 3 - April 24, 2021
    • City Finals - May 1, 2021 5th-8th boys and girls all day

· Uniform pick up is Sunday, March 21st 4:00-6:00pm in MPC.

· Sunday, March 7th coaches meeting at 5:00pm via Zoom. Details to follow.

Contact Suzanne Carpenter, track coordinator, with questions or if you are interested in coaching, or 913-620-8740

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Believe it or not, it is time for planning one of Sacred Heart’s biggest fundraisers, the Brown Bottle Dinner and Auction. It will be held virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The gift baskets are a huge hit every year, thanks to your generous donations. Our goal is always to make the baskets bigger and better every year. Each grade is assigned a theme. You are invited to purchase items (big or small) based on your child’s grade level/theme and send them to school.

· Kindergarten – Boys and/or girls Legos

· First – Boys and/or girls sleepover

· Second – Gift Cards

· Third – Kansas City Sports (Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC)

· Fourth – KU and/or K-State

· Fifth – Summer fun

· Sixth – Gift Cards

· Seventh – Girls just want to have fun (We will do ALL of the shopping for this basket, we are just asking for monetary donations.)

· Eighth – All American Boy (We will do ALL of the shopping for this basket as well. We are just asking for monetary donations.)

If you do not have time to shop, we can always do the shopping for you. Please send your donations (checks made out to Sacred Heart) in an envelope with your child’s name and grade level or click on the following link.

All donations must be received by March 26, 2021, as the gift baskets will be assembled the week of March 29. The baskets will be on display the week of April 5 and the students will be able to purchase raffle tickets beginning on April 12. More information on the raffle tickets will be sent home at a later date. If you have any questions, please email Kim Dreiling at Thank you in advance for your generous time and donations.

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