St. Joseph eUpdate

Hearts Aflame For the Love of Christ

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear Friends in Christ,

Happy Catholic Schools Week! Below you will find our schedule for next week. Each day we will be celebrating a unique part of our Catholic School. On Tuesday we will be celebrating YOU! Our fantastic parents! Thank you so much for all you do to support our school. Thank you for taking such good care of us!!!! Thank you for your generous gift at the auction, for our yummy "Thankful Thursday" treats, for our random notes of kindness, for our Panera bagels and Old Shawnee Pizza lunches.

We LOVE working with your family!!! What a privilege it is to be a part of the St. Joe community!!!!

On Tuesday, Parent Appreciation Day, our gift to you is a "HOMEWORK FREE NIGHT". Take the night off from asking, "What do you have for homework?" Go get dinner, play a board game, watch a movie together .... just spend time together as family. Enjoy the evening, you deserve it!!!

Thank you again for all you do!!!

With a Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox, Principal

Sunday, January 26 - Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed:

Celebrating Our Parish

  • Students should wear their school uniform and join the parish for 10:30 mass
  • Treats and fellowship in McDevitt Hall

Monday, January 27 - Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed:

Celebrating Our Students

· Students may wear GRACE shirts or St. Joe spirit wear with appropriate jeans

· New GRACE Family Activity and Assembly (planned by 1st grade)

Tuesday, January 28 - Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed:

Celebrating our Parents

· “Hats off to Parents!”- Students may wear a fun hat with uniforms

· No Homework!!! We love our parents… (do something fun tonight with your kids!)

· Special treat for Parents during morning drop off

· 2:15pm Spelling Bee (Grades 5-8) - Commons

Wednesday, January 29 - Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed:

In Our Community

· “Sock it to poverty” - Students may wear crazy socks and bring in donations.

· Happy Kansas Day! Students may wear any Kansas-themed shirt (Colleges, Cities, Sunflowers, etc.) with uniform bottoms.

- All school assembly, Kansas State Play, by 1B

Thursday, January 30 - Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed:

Celebrating our Clergy and Seminarians

· Classes write letters to their Seminarian and Prayer Bouquet for our Priests.

· We have a fun surprise planned for our priests and deacon!!!

· 2:30pm Rosary for Vocations (5th Grade) - Church

Friday, January 31 - Grandparents’ Day, VIP Day!!!

· 8:15am All School Mass

· 9:30 - 11:45am Classroom Activities

· 12pm Dismissal

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Upcoming Events

St. Joseph Trivia Night



The theme for Trivia Night this year is "Old School", so find those old Letter Jackets and break out those old yearbooks!

Register online (link in comments), or if you're feeling extra *old school*, print out this flyer and staple a check to it (remember checks?).

St. Joseph Day at Fritz's

Open to Close, Jan. 31st!

Chiefs Super Bowl Tailgate Lunch

Thursday, January 30- it will now be the Chiefs Super Bowl Tailgate Lunch ( see menu below). And you can wear Red/Chiefs on top with uniform bottoms that day. Go Chiefs! J

Chiefs Super Bowl Tailgate Lunch

Hot Dogs

WG Bun

Nachos/WG Chips

Frozen Fruit Cup

Sugar Cookie

Nurse's Notes

We continue to have new cases of influenza and influenza-like illnesses being diagnosed. There have been reports of these illnesses in Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th grade. As a reminder, symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, fatigue and occasionally vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults).

Vaccination continues to be the best preventative measure to avoid contracting influenza. If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, they must remain home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Encourage good hand washing, especially after coughing or sneezing and avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth to limit the spread of germs. Please report any illness to the school nurse so we can continue to track illnesses and keep the school community informed.

Donna Lowther BSN, RN

St. Joseph School Nurse

913-631-7730 ext. 4526


Please do not park in the Handicapped parking spaces in the morning and walk students into school. If you would like to walk your child to the front door we ask that you park in the west parking lot, and use the cross walk.

St. Joseph is Going Green!

St. Joseph is going green ❤️ A few students have asked Mrs. Maddox if St. Joseph could stop using plastic drinking straws at lunch to help save the environment??? How cool is that!!! Please note, Mrs. Hirt, our cafeteria manager, will not be ordering any new drinking straws once we have finished using the ones we already have. Nice job to our students for taking ownership of our environment.

St. Joseph EEC and Parish Office is Hiring!

St. Joseph Parish is hiring for many positions across campus.

If you are interested or would like more information

please call Vicky Cole in the Business Office at 248-4570.


Full & Part Time Teaching Positions

(for infants & toddlers)

Summer Camp Coordinator

EEC Secretary


Accounting Associate

Music Director

Calendar of Events

Jan. 24

Kansas State Play (1-B), 2:30PM

Chiefs gear or spirit shirt with uniform bottoms

Jan. 25

Trivia Night! 7pm

Jan. 26

10:30am Mass Kick off for Catholic Schools Week! Dress in your uniform for the mass you are attending!

Jan. 27- Catholic Schools Week Student Appreciation Day

Grace Shirts/St. Joe Spirit wear with jeans

Dollar Drive for CEF

Donate socks, hats, gloves

GRACE Families Activity- 2:15pm

Jan. 28- Catholic Schools Week Parent Appreciation Day

Wear a fun hat with uniform

Dollar Drive for CEF

Donate socks, hats, gloves

Spelling Bee, grades 5-8, Commons- 2:15pm

Jan. 29- Catholic Schools Week Community Appreciation

Wear crazy socks and Kansas themed shirt with uniform

Dollar Drive for CEF

Donate socks, hats, gloves

Kansas Day Play 1-B Performance, 9am

Student Leadership Team Meeting- 3:25-3:50pm

Jan. 30- Catholic Schools Week Clergy and Religious Appreciation Day

Super Bowl Tailgate Lunch

Chiefs Day! (Wear red/chiefs shirts and uniform bottoms)

Dollar Drive for CEF

Donate socks, hats, gloves

Rosary for Vocations led by 5th grade, Church- 2:30pm

Jan. 31- Catholic Schools Week Grandparents/VIP Day

All School Mass- 8:15am

Noon Dismissal

Dollar Drive for CEF

Donate socks, hats, gloves

St. Joe Day at Frtiz's

Feb. 1

Confirmation Retreat, 8th Grade- 10am-6pm

Feb. 3

PTO Cultural Arts Skateboard Science, Gym

Altar Server Training Session 1, 3:20-5pm

Auction Planning Meeting, Library- 7pm

For the full school calendar, please click HERE