St. Joseph eUpdate

Fully Present. March 3, 2022

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear Jaguar Families,

Open enrollment for returning families will come to an end next week, spring break will begin on March 11th, and when we return we will officially be in our 4th Quarter of school.

Thank you to all of the families that have already completed the enrollment process. This is a busy time of year in our administration office, fifty percent of what we do is focused on growing our vision, and planning for the upcoming school year.

At St. Joseph, we believe working with your child is a privilege. Helping to mold and nurture their entire mind, body and soul. This is not just our job, it’s our ministry. St. John Bosco said, "Education is a thing of the heart. During childhood and adolescence, a student needs to experience personal relations with outstanding educators, what is taught has greater influence on the student's formation when placed in a context of personal involvement, genuine reciprocity, coherence of attitudes, lifestyle, and day-to-day behavior." When you enroll at St. Joseph you are not just getting a school, you are joining a faith filled circle of individuals dedicated to growing the Kingdom of God. Planning for next year is exciting, but let's remember to stay Fully Present in this school year, and finish strong!

Good luck to our 8th grade students next week as they prepare to entertain all of us with their version of "High School Musical." Congratulations to Ms. Hannon for a fantastic 3rd quarter preparing our students for the musical. Lastly, thank you for all the many, many, many birthday cards and well wishes. I highly recommend having your 50th birthday party with a few hundred elementary students, these little ones really know how to celebrate life!!!!

With a Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox


Plant Sale Orders Due Next Week, Thursday, March 10!

Just a reminder that all Plant Sale Orders are due next week on Thursday, March 10 before Spring Break! Thank you for supporting our annual Plant Sale!

Enrollment Information for 2022-2023 School Year

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is officially open!!! Enrollment packets went home on February 16th with the oldest child in your family. There seems to be a large Interest in our Kindergarten class for next year. If you know a new family who is interested in enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year, encourage them to contact us as soon as possible.

FACTS Information

Our Business Office has updated the FACTS information for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are a family that would like to apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year, please click on the provided link to apply through FACTS. All families that apply for financial aid must be active, contributing members of St. Joseph parish.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Maddox and Mardi Gras!

Chipotle Night Tuesday, March 8!!!

Plan on Chipotle for dinner next week on Tuesday, March 8, from 4-8PM at the 15830 Shawnee Mission Parkway Chipotle. You can even order online and pickup Chipotle using our Promo Code EVBVYGW on the Chipotle app or website.

Thank you for your support!

American Heart Challenge

The American Heart Association presents Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. March 4th is our Kick off Date with assemblies for K-5 and 6-8. If you want to get a jump start, download the Kids Heart Challenge app (K-5 grades) and American Heart Challenge app (6-8 grades) so your student can learn how to save lives. Another email will be forthcoming from Mrs. Robben with details on how your student can learn healthy habits and earn prizes.

The Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge have heart health experiences for every student, so be sure to register according to your grade level:

K-5 Students register here:

6-8 Students register here:

Giving the Basics Drive- March 7-10

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Spring Sign Ups for CYO

4th – 8th Grade girls/boys track registration for 2022 CYO is open and will close on March 20. If planning to participate go to and get registered. Also, this year is the inaugural season for girls flag football. This will be an exciting and fun event for the girls. St Joseph is offering teams from 3rd thru 8th grade. Note that practices/games will not interfere with track, so girls can participate in both sports.

Dr. Seuss Day!

Plant Sale Order Forms Due March 10th!

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Jag Jog Sponsors

This year's Jag Jog Fun Run is scheduled for Friday, April 8th. (Kickoff will be on March 31st). This is an exciting fundraising event for our school.

We are looking for sponsors so that the event t-shirts can be provided to students and staff at no cost. If you know of, or are a part of, a business that would be interested in sponsoring these shirts, please contact me at by Friday March 11th. (Families can also sponsor too!) Sponsors will have their logo or name included on the shirt (see picture below). The shirts will be worn by every student in our school. Not only will their support be incredibly helpful to St. Joe, but it will enable us to support them as a community!

Here are the ads available:

NAME AD ($100)



SLEEVE AD ($750)

$100 ad is the family or company name on the shirt / $250 sponsorship or more will have logo included too!

More information will be coming out about the Jaguar Jog in the coming weeks! Thanks!

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Auction Parking Spots

Thank you to the families who purchased "Reserved Parking" at the Auction in November. These spaces are located on the west side of the building, next to the handicapped spaces. These spots are convenient for drop-off/pick-up, BUT they are only for the Auction winners with the highest bid. Thank you to our Auction committee for marking each spot with the winning families' name.

STA Summer Camps

During May, June and July, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School offers a variety of sports camps for students entering grades K-8 to explore. Our sports camps include Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Strength, Speed & Agility, and Volleyball.

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School also offers several activity camps. These include Baking, Break Out Boxes (intriguing puzzles similar to an Escape Room), Candy Making, Chess, Show Choir and a STEM camp!

Registration is available online through our website: Or if you prefer, you can download and complete the attached camp registration form and mail it to:

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Summer Camps

11411 Pflumm Rd

Overland Park, KS 66215

We look forward to providing a positive camp experience not only for your son or daughter, but for their friends, too! Please feel free to pass this information on to friends, neighbors and relatives, too!

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CYO Celebration Party

CYO is having their first annual celebration party on Saturday, March 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will have a 30 minute recognition ceremony honoring a few exceptional coaches, referees, and long-time CYO volunteers. From 8 to 11 there will be music, drinks, and heavy appetizers. This event is super economical and any funds raised will go to CYO scholarships. The event is being hosted by Nativity, but all the schools from the diocese will be in attendance. Register on the CYO website.

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March 4- First Friday Adoration

March 4- Kids Heart Challenge Assemblies

March 7-10- Giving the Basics Dignity Drive

March 8- Chipotle Fundraiser, 4-8PM, 15830 SM Pkway

March 8- SLT Meeting

March 8- High School Musical, Jr.- 8th Grade Musical, 7PM

March 9- 2022-2023 Enrollment Due

March 9- All School Mass, 8:15AM

March 10- End of 3rd Quarter

March 10- Plant Sale Orders Due

March 10- 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game, 2PM

March 11- NO SCHOOL


March 19- Feast of St. Joseph

March 21- Classes Resume

March 21- 8th Grade Confirmation, 7PM

March 21- PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night