St. Joseph eUpdate

Hearts Aflame For the Love of Christ

Dear Jaguar Families,


Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my birthday this week. Once you drop a subtle hint like, "free dress down day for Mrs. Maddox Birthday," it's easy to get the birthday hype going. I have certainly felt the love from everyone and I am so grateful for all the warm wishes, cups of coffee, random acts of kindness, and special treats that have found their way into my office. What a joyful community we have, thank you again for your kindness.


I would like to encourage each of you to come see our 8th grade musical next week, Mary Poppins. I have enjoyed watching Mrs. Rezac and our young adults prepare and perfectly polish their show over the past few weeks. I am so impressed with their talent and dedication. Thank you also to our 8th grade class for their reverent performance of, The Living Stations of the Cross. What a special experience for our parish community. I am not exaggerating when I say many of the scenes touched me emotionally. There is something special about watching people you know portray the Passion of our Lord. I think knowing the people involved made their portrayal very personal and real. Thank you to Mrs. Zanatta, Mr. Neff, Mrs Reddin, and Mr. Rottinghaus for all their hard work and preparation they put into the presentation.


Spring is finally here!!! March is slowly creeping into our daily routine with the right amount of cool air and sunshine. Our students and teachers are in official countdown mode, 3rd Quarter will end next Thursday, Spring Break will begin Friday, and when students return to school in mid-March our energy will no doubt be focused on Easter, First Communion, Confirmation, and finally Graduation. With Hearts Aflame for the Love of Christ, we are headed into Spring Break anticipating the sunshine, longer days, and busy, but productive, spring schedule.


With A Grateful Heart,


Jodie Maddox

Principal, St. Joseph School

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Please Slow Down!!!

We love our teachers and want them to feel safe when they are doing traffic duty. In the past few weeks their safety and our student's safety has been jeopardized several times. St. Joe moms and dads, we know you are busy, but .... PLEASE SLOW DOWN!!!!


You might notice their new outfits! I have asked them to start wearing safety vests so you won't miss them!

2020-2021 Enrollment

Thank you to everyone who has enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have turned in your paperwork and paid your registration fee in the past week, your Educonnect account has been reactivated. Please be sure to log in and complete the online portion. You can access your account from our website from this link https://24490.sites.ecatholic.com/ Once you are on our homepage, click on Parent Login in the right hand corner.

Upcoming Events

Father/ Daughter Dance-"Boots-N-Bling" is tomorrow, Friday, March 6 from 6-8PM.

Click here for more information and flyer


Mother/ Son Event

Save the Date for April 23rd at Incredible Pizza (former Power Play).

Tickets, gift cards and coupons will be available starting March 23-31st.

Thankful Thursday

Next Thursday, March 12, is our last Thankful Thursday when we'd like to have ANY PARENT help! Thank you to everyone who has helped with the ones in the past. Maybe we can get a few new names on this Sign Up?! It's an easy way to show our gratitude towards the people who work with/for our children everyday! Instructions are in the Sign Up. But if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to either Abbey Kurt or Cheryl Dunn. Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ba8a8283-thankful6

Volunteer Opportunity!

Need Service Hours? The Knights of Columbus Fish Fries are offering opportunities for you to volunteer! Show up as early as 4pm to help set up and to start serve/bus tables and fill drinks! Clean up should finish around 8pm. You can volunteer an hour, 2 hours, or the whole time!

Kid's Heart Challenge- April 30th

Kids Heart Challenge Packets are being passed out during Physical Education Class the week of March 9, 2020. Extra packets will be available at the school office. The deadline for registration/donations is March 27, 2020. Grades 2-6 may register for the jump rope event. Grades 4-6 may register for the hoops event. The Kids Heart Challenge will be Thursday April 30, 2020, time to be announced. Participants are encouraged to register/donate online at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge.

Counselor's Corner

Calm Voices Calmer Kids

Nurse's Notes

Please see the Community Health Update letter, also sent home, Here!


Donna Lowther BSN, RN

St. Joseph School Nurse

913-631-7730 ext. 4526

St. Joseph Annual Flower/Plant Sale

Sponsored by

the School Garden Club


All plant sale orders are due next Wednesday, March 11th. Flowers must be picked up on Friday, May 1st between 11:00am and 6:00pm at the EEC Carpeted Gym. All checks are to be made payable to St. Joseph School.


The family selling flowers is responsible for pick-up and delivery to each customer.

Please do not have individual customers pick up their orders.The School Garden Club has taken an active role this year in helping around the school. We planted more plants around the campus and laid mulch. We purchased new mats for the gym, bought playground equipment and other things around the school. We also donate to the school auction and many other things. We are looking for volunteers to assist with set-up on Friday, May 1st and additional volunteers for flower pick up later that day. Seventh and Eighth grade students are eligible for service hours for working the flower pick up.


Please contact Shannon Foley 913-302-8505 with any questions or to volunteer your time.

Jaguar Jog- Fun Run!!!

Parents!


We’re so excited to host a Fun Run (powered by Boosterthon) to help our school! Boosterthon is a fun, nine-day program that combines world-class character content with a highly-profitable fundraiser. Thank you for your support!


To increase the excitement and school spirit of this event, we’re hoping to provide each student with a FREE custom St. Joseph Jaguar Jog t-shirt to wear the day of the Fun Run event, at no cost to our students or school.


Last year we were able to partner with community businesses to provide custom shirts to all our students. We’re hoping to partner with EVEN MORE local businesses this year, and we need your help! If you know of or are a part of a business that would like to sponsor our t-shirts, please see the attached Sponsorship Form for more information.


We need a commitment and logos from all sponsors by March 10, 2020 in order to supply all our students with a shirt.


Thank you in advance for supporting our school through the Fun Run! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Reddin at mreddin@stjoeshawnee.org


Jaguar Job Sponsor Form

Calendar of Events

March 6

First Friday All School Mass (6th)- 8:15am

First Friday Adoration

First Friday Prayer Group

PTO Father Daughter Dance, "Boots-N-Bling"- 6pm-8pm


March 9

First Lego League

Auction Meeting 7pm, School Library

Runnin' with the Revs at St. James, 7PM


March 10

Dr. Seuss Cafe'- 2nd Grade

Awesome Angels

Chess Club


March 11

All School Mass (5th) 8:15am

Planet Sub Night, 6915 Johnson Drive, Mission, 4-9PM

8th Grade Musical, Commons, 7pm

Plant Sale Orders Due


March 12

Thankful Thursday


March 13

NO School

End of the 3rd Quarter

Teacher In Service Day


March 16-20

Spring Break



For the full school calendar, please click HERE


Click Here for the *Tentative* 2020-2021 Calendar!

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

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