St. Joseph eUpdate

Hearts Aflame For the Love of Christ

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear Friends in Christ,


As we continue to work through the 4th Quarter and adjust to online learning, I think it is important to celebrate all the good that we have achieved over the past few weeks. I am so proud of the many families that check into Facebook daily to participate in morning prayer, Art, Music, PE, and Spanish. I am super impressed with the many, many, many families that tune into Facebook every Wednesday for All School Mass while still at home. I am amazed at our CARE Team’s (Counselor, Nurse, and Special Education Teacher) effort and concern for our community. They personally called all 266 families to check in with parents and make sure families and students were safe, and to see if they needed anything. I am so proud of our teachers who stopped their 4th Quarter plans cold, turned 180 degrees in the opposite direction, and did everything they could to get their lessons online ASAP so kids could keep learning, growing, and feeling loved. Lastly, I am forever grateful for the many personal emails, texts, posts, and notes of gratitude from our parents to our teachers. Your support, flexibility, and prayers have carried all of us this far and will no doubt help us end the year right on track!


To say our school community is amazing is not enough … but it’s a start. With Hearts Aflame for the Love of Christ, the St. Joseph School Community is online, working hard, and ready to be back together as soon as possible. We pray each of you are safe and doing well; know that we pray in thanksgiving every day for our parish. Thank you for your continued support.


With a Grateful Heart,


Jodie Maddox, Principal St. Joseph School

FINAL Opportunity to Pick up Students' Supplies

We have just a few bags of supplies that were not picked up last week. We will have another supply pick up on Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30PM-7:30PM. This will be the last opportunity to grab your students' items that are still at school. You must REMAIN in your car. All items have been bagged and labeled, they will be brought to your car.

Contact the School

A new phone system was installed at the school right before we went on Spring Break. At this time, messages left on the school phone 913-631-7730 are unable to be retrieved very often. If you need to contact the school, please email Beth Pigott at bpigott@stjoeshawnee.org. Mail is picked up once a week.

Plant Sale - May 1st

The plant sale is back and it is bigger than ever. Pick up will look very different this year. We will be offering a drive up service only, and we will have volunteers helping to load cars. We need your help! Please click on the link below and sign-up for a time to come get your plants, and please sign-up for a slot to help volunteer. Thank you so much for your support.
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Counselor's Corner

Surprising benefits of online Learning for my Non-Typical Child

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment surveys population a second time about coronavirus symptoms

JOHNSON COUNTY, KAN. (April 21, 2020) – Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is again asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to help us understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).


click here for the Survey

Take-Out Tuesday- April 28th

Interactive Flyer- different take out options that support our school!

Important Scholarship Opportunities for 8th Grade Students

The PTO, CYO and the Bichelmeyer family offer scholarship opportunities to our 8th grade students who will attend one of our regional archdiocesan high schools: Bishop Miege, Bishop Ward, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. James Academy. The information and applications for these scholarship opportunities are below.


Please note the deadline on all of these scholarships is Friday, May 1st.


Please plan ahead as some applications require essays or letters of recommendation. We are extremely thankful to our PTO, CYO and the Bichelmeyer family for offering these scholarships!


PTO Scholarship

CYO Scholarship


Bichelmeyer Scholarship “Willie Award”

Scholarship Information

Application

Pre-order Your School Supplies for Next School Year

You can now pre-order school supplies online for next year at the link below! Just put in our zip code (66203) and choose St. Joseph Catholic School. Order by July 1st!

https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/index.php

This Week's 8th Grade Spotlight!

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Calendar of Events

April 24

No School - Teacher Retreat


April 28

Take-Out Tuesday

Final Supply Pick Up, 6:30PM-7:30PM


May 1

First Friday - All School Mass 8:15 (Live on Facebook, Recorded on Website)

Plant Sale Pick Up (See Sign-Up Genius)

8th Grade Scholarship Deadlines


May 4-8th

Teacher Appreciation Week

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