This Week At SHOJ

Feb. 25, 2021

From Mrs. Rhodes

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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Can you believe Covid has been here almost a year?

We are approaching ONE year since the beginning of this strange pandemic and we here in the SHOJ counseling department are dedicated to upholding the mental health of our Sacred Heart students and staff. We recognize the added worry and frustrations many students are experiencing as a result of the current Covid way of life. It’s more difficult than ever for kids to rely on and anticipate the future. Visiting grandparents, attending birthday parties, or just simply being able to see each other’s’ faces are distant memories for some. We know that any time a child faces these kinds of significant changes, it can cause fear, anxiety, and sadness. We want to invite you to take another look at the signs of anxiety and depression so that we can work together to protect our students and help them manage their stress, worries, and sadness. Please see the attached PDF below.

WE ARE ONE more than ever before. Mrs. Tinker and Mrs. Schierts are honored to be mental health resources for you at SHOJ and are ready to provide confidential support for you and your family in any way we can. Please reach out anytime if you have any questions or concerns about your student’s mental health.

Calendar Events

Feb. 26 No School - School of Faith

See PDF of 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Support SHOJ while shopping on Amazon

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Read Across America Week

Welcome to Read Across America 2021

We have some a fun week planned to Celebrate Reading. Our theme is “Oh the Places You’ll Go When You Read”. Read Across America celebrates literacy during the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

MONDAY: Fox in Socks/Feet Book- Wear crazy socks and donate a pair to those in need (Catholic Charities.)

TUESDAY: Cat in the Hat- wear a hat, visor or headband.

WEDNESDAY: Favorite Book Day- share love of reading by bringing your favorite gently used book to donate to classroom libraries.

THURSDAY: Oh The Places You’ll Go to College- wear your favorite college shirt with uniform bottoms.

FRIDAY: Flashlight Friday: bring a flashlight to read with a blanket and slippers to cuddle up with and read.

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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

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

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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