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Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear St. Joseph Families,


Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will officially open next month. If you know anyone new to the parish, or maybe have a neighbor who would like more information about St. Joseph School, please feel free to contact me any time. We welcome all students, all abilities, and all faiths to our school. We are proud of our respected reputation throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area for academic excellence. We are also honored to be in a ministry that is guided by our faith, helping to mold the hearts and minds of our future generation. This is much more important than our high achieving scores in Math, Reading, and Science. At St. Joseph School there is a genuine care and concern for each student. Tell your friends to come check us out!!!




With A Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox

RED FRIDAY-Tomorrow, Friday, January 21st!!! (Also-NO GRACE Assembly tomorrow!)

Tomorrow, Friday, January 21st is RED FRIDAY! Students may wear Chiefs/Red with uniform bottoms! There will NOT be a GRACE Assembly tomorrow!

Optional Mask Policy Scheduled for January 18th - SUSPENDED

Our optional mask policy has been suspended. It will be reviewed after February 7, 2022. All students, staff, and visitors must be masked until further notice. Thank you for your support and flexibility.
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New Date for the Battle of the Books Final!!

The Battle of the Books Final has been changed from January 14 to Friday, February 11! The bonus is that students will have more time to read, read, read! Thank you!

Frozen Yogurt Update

Unfortunately, Frozen Yogurt on Wednesdays has been discontinued indefinitely due to a supply issue because of COVID. We are so sorry for the inconvenience.

Grandparent's Day

Please let us know if your child's grandparents will be attending mass on February 4, 2022!!!

Valentine Parties

Valentine Parties will be held from 2:15PM-3PM on Monday, February 14. They will run the same way the Halloween and Christmas parties did. Room Parents can organize the party and collect treats. Only Room Parents can attend the party (no siblings).

PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night-new date for January!!!

PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night for January has been changed to Monday, January 24!

Please plan on having OSP on January 24th! Be sure to tell them that you are with St. Joseph School and whose class you are in. The winning class each month wins OSP for lunch one day!

St. Joseph’s Day at Fritz’s

Don’t miss St. Joseph’s Day at the Shawnee Fritz’s on Grandparents Day, Friday, February 4th, ALL DAY, from 7AM to 9:30PM!!! Enjoy lunch out with your grandparents after our Noon Dismissal! 20% of your total bill will be donated back to St. Joseph School! (Tell them you are with St. Joseph, show them the flyer on your phone, or print out and hand them the flyer at checkout! Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!

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Family Huddle

Virtue of the Month- Prudence

Prudence can be represented by a scroll and torch. Prudence is right reason in action. Illuminated by the light of faith, Christian prudence is able to see clearly even in the midst of darkness to know the truth and the best way to act in any situation.
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Nurse's Corner

UPDATED 1/12/2022!!

The CDC has updated their COVID-19 guidelines for both isolation and quarantine practices. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is adopting these guidelines by which we will also abide.


The new guidelines are as follows:


· Those testing positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (along with no fever for 24 hours), they may leave isolation on day 6 as long as they mask well for another 5 days.

This would include wearing a mask at school, including recess and sitting in a designated area during lunch to reduce the risk of exposing others.


· Those with a close contact exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 (applies to unvaccinated individuals) should quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days when around others.


Those that are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after second COVID-19 vaccine, received less than 6 months ago) or who have contracted COVID-19 within the past 90 days of their most recent exposure, do not need to be quarantined if they are asymptomatic.


We are asking that you keep your children home if they show any signs of illness. Please notify the school nurse for clarification on any diagnosed case of COVID-19 as well as potential testing options that might be available for those exposed to COVID-19.


Please note: If it is recommended that your child be tested for COVID-19 and this request is denied, your child will be assumed positive and will be required to follow the protocol for those testing positive for COVID-19.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Information Night

Our 2022-2023 Kindergarten Information Night will be on Wednesday evening, January 26, at 7PM. Please contact the school office at bpigott@stjoeshawnee.org if you have an incoming Kindergarten student next year. Please tell your friends about our Kindergarten Information Night!
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Trivia Night 2022-Registration Deadline is tomorrow, January 21st!!!

Save the Date - February 5th! (See Flyer for details!)

Trivia Night is back with a fun new theme, 'Stars of Screen & Stream'.

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled evening! Please reach out to Jill Toepfer (glavinichj@gmail.com) or Meena Davidson (meena.murthy1@gmail.com) with any questions!

Registration Link: https://one.bidpal.net/stjtrivia2022/welcome (You must pre-register by 1/21/2022!)

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Women's Group

Our Women's Group is rescheduled to Jan. 22! If you are interested in joining, please email Annie Clement at aclement@stjoeshawnee.org or Beth Bracken at bbracken@stjoeshawnee.org to reserve your book! This is a 6 week study focusing on friendship! Watch the 1st video here: https://walkingwithpurpose.com/reclaiming-friendship-videos/ We will discuss the video on Jan. 22 and watch the second video!
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Calendar

January 21-Red Friday wear Chief's attire with uniform bottoms


January 21- Deadline for Trivia Night Registration


January 24- PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night ( New Date!)


January 26- All School Mass, 8:15AM


January 26 - 2022-2023 Kindergarten Information Night, 7PM, School Commons


January 30 - Catholic Schools Week Begins