This Week At SHOJ

March 26, 2021

From Mrs. Rhodes

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of March and Lent. I pray that you all have a blessed Holy Week. Just a reminder, that Thursday, April 1 is 11:30 dismissal. I know the parish requires sign ups for Masses for Easter, please check their website for information on all the Holy Week services.

We had a great kindergarten round up last Monday, but if someone missed that, it is not too late to enroll. As we plan for the next school year, the teachers are also letting me know about their plans. Change is never easy but we know that everyone is trying to follow God's will for their lives. Join me in wishing the following well as they move on to other adventures: Mrs. Annalise Tinker, Miss Maggie Boone and Mrs. Katie Nelson. Each one will be missed and it will be hard to replace them, but we know that they have been a blessing to SHOJ and that we are better because they shared their talents and gifts with our school. We are also planning on Mrs. Meidinger to move to middle school to teach 6th grade reading and writing. All the ELA teachers will have time to support the teachers and students in middle school to meat their learning needs. The music position has been filled with Mrs. Cindy Reynolds and we are interviewing for the two classroom positions. Spring is a busy time to celebrate the 2020-2021 school year and to plan for a great 2021-2022 year. Thanks for all you do to support the staff and school, we are blessed with the best community!

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Get Registered

Brown Bottle Registration: The Brown Bottle Auction is going VIRTUAL on Saturday, April 17. Don't miss this golden opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Brown Bottle Auctions! Be sure to register BEFORE March 31 if you want the commemorative ticket which includes a t-shirt, cup and spirits for the mixology session. Click here for event details and to register! It is not too late to donate to the class baskets, see the list below.

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From Nurse Mary

No New cases nor quarantines this week!

Thanks for monitoring symptoms closely and doing all you do to keep our school healthy. Please remember with your spring break adventures, that the virus is still out there and very contagious. If you find that you have been exposed or start showing symptoms, the guidance is still in tact: isolate yourself if you have symptoms, quarantine if you have been exposed, and test if necessary. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need help walking through your details.

Recognition for 5 of our Entries

We are thankful for all the participation in the Kindest Kansas Catian . We look forward to celebrating with the students and their nominees. Five of our students received recognition for their work on the application. Congrats to them!

Student Auction Baskets

Believe it or not, it is time for planning one of Sacred Heart’s biggest fundraisers, the Brown Bottle Dinner and Auction. It will be held virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The gift baskets are a huge hit every year, thanks to your generous donations. Our goal is always to make the baskets bigger and better every year. Each grade is assigned a theme. You are invited to purchase items (big or small) based on your child’s grade level/theme and send them to school.

· Kindergarten – Boys and/or girls Legos

· First – Boys and/or girls sleepover

· Second – Gift Cards

· Third – Kansas City Sports (Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC)

· Fourth – KU and/or K-State

· Fifth – Summer fun

· Sixth – Gift Cards

· Seventh – Girls just want to have fun (We will do ALL of the shopping for this basket, we are just asking for monetary donations.)

· Eighth – All American Boy (We will do ALL of the shopping for this basket as well. We are just asking for monetary donations.)

If you do not have time to shop, we can always do the shopping for you. Please send your donations (checks made out to Sacred Heart) in an envelope with your child’s name and grade level or click on the following link.

All donations must be received by March 26, 2021, as the gift baskets will be assembled the week of March 29. The baskets will be on display the week of April 5 and the students will be able to purchase raffle tickets beginning on April 12. More information on the raffle tickets will be sent home at a later date. If you have any questions, please email Kim Dreiling at Thank you in advance for your generous time and donations.

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CYO Track Sign Up

Track season details:

· Register at

· Cost is $60 per child for 3rd-4th grade and $90 for 5th-8th grade. Uniforms included. **Fees go up $25 as of March 27th for late sign-up.

· Events:

Ø 5th-8th grade races include distances of 60m, 100m, 120m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1 mile. There are multiple relay races too. Field events are high jump, long jump, shot put and ball throw (softball for girls and football for boys). Athletes can compete in four events per meet.

Ø 3rd-4th grade races are 60m, 100m, 120m, 200m, and 400m. Each runner can compete in two races per meet. While 3rd-4th grade don’t compete in field events, they can still try them out at practice.

· Practices begin the week of March 22nd

· Practices will be at Mill Creek Middle School (8001 Mize Blvd)

· Track & Field Meets:

    • Week 1 – April 10, 2021
    • Week 2 – April 17, 2021
    • Week 3 - April 24, 2021
    • City Finals - May 1, 2021 5th-8th boys and girls all day

· Uniform pick up is Sunday, March 21st 4:00-6:00pm in MPC.

· Sunday, March 7th coaches meeting at 5:00pm via Zoom. Details to follow.

Contact Suzanne Carpenter, track coordinator, with questions or if you are interested in coaching, or 913-620-8740

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St. James Academy Youth Summer Camps
Registration is open for our high school and youth summer camps.

Visit for more information.

From SHOJ Youth Ministry - time to plan summer camps

Prayer and Action and The Summit (see PDF) are great options for your high schoolers.
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