St. Joseph eUpdate
Fully Present. March 10, 2022
Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox
Dear Jaguar Families,
Spring seemed so close, and then, another snow day!!! I hope you have enjoyed your early Spring Break kick-off, I haven't received any complaints so far??? Next week we are suppose to experience the right amount of warm air and sunshine for March, living in Kansas is awesome, let's keep our fingers crossed.
This month our students are studying the virtue of fortitude. Fortitude is sometimes pictured as a shield because it is the virtue of strength. Fortitude allows us to persevere during difficult times, even to the point of sacrifice. We have overcome many things in the past year. This year the Easter season will be another opportunity to celebrate our Lord's Resurrection, and to acknowledge the gift of hope which comes with every Easter Sunday.
Please keep our 8th grade students in your prayers, when we return they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We have many other exciting things to look forward to in 4th Quarter, May will be here before you know it. Enjoy Spring Break! Don't forget to celebrate St. Joseph's Feast Day on March 19th, as well as the birthday of our favorite Director of Awesomeness, Mrs. Pigott! Looking forward to being Fully Present with each of you soon.
With a Grateful Heart,
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.
Wrestling Champs, Basketball Champs, and a Musical Well Done!
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: http://www2.heart.org/goto/stjosephshawnee
6-8 Students register here: http://www2.heart.org/goto/stjoseph6-8
Giving the Basics Drive- March 7-23 (extended till after spring break)
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 cyojwa.org 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.
Plant Sale Order Forms Extended till after spring break!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
REGULAR AD ($250)
PREMIUM AD ($500)
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!
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.
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.
March 7-23- Giving the Basics Dignity Drive
March 11- NO SCHOOL
March 14-18 NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK
March 19- Feast of St. Joseph
March 21- Classes Resume
March 21- Plant Sale Orders Due
March 21- 8th Grade Confirmation, 7PM
March 21- PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night
March 25 - 8th Grade Volleyball Game 2:00 pm ( Parents can watch on Facebook Live)