St. Joseph eUpdate

Believing, Living, and Enlivening

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear Jaguar Families,


Mother Teresa taught us to "Do ordinary things with extraordinary love." I can't think of a better expression for what is taking place at school right now as we plan and prepare for your child's arrival. Making schedules, ordering soap, moving desks, preparing bulletin boards are all typical back to school tasks, but this year they are being done with extraordinary love! We have a lot on our list to accomplish before August 24th, the first day of our week long check in, but we are slowing and surely doing everything we can to prepare a space (both physically and spiritually) that is reverent, safe, instructional, welcoming, and extraordinarily special for our students.


As you begin to prepare your homes and hearts for school to reopen, please join us in praying the St. Joseph Pandemic Prayer. We can feel your support, prayers, and enthusiasm to help make this year one of the best years ever!



St. Joseph Pandemic Prayer for Healing and Guidance 2020-2021

Good and Gracious Lord, You have led us through difficult times before and continuously guide us with your wisdom and dignity. Be our navigator as we encompass new and frightening paths. There is much strife and anxiety when it comes to the unknown. Please continue to be our safeguard and our comfort. Help all of us discover, acknowledge, and honor your blessings during these times of uncertainty. Walk with us this school year. In Your name we pray, Amen.


With a Grateful Heart,


Jodie Maddox, Principal, St. Joseph School

Learning Intent for 2020-2021

Due to COVID-19, Saint Joseph Catholic School will be offering two educational options when we are on the Navy Schedule for our students: Remote Learning and In-Person Learning.

In order for us to plan for your child, please indicate your choice for the 2020-2021 school year by clicking the following link, if you have not already done so.


https://forms.gle/3NCdMiRkGL1C8xYRA


Please complete this link by August 7th, 2020.

Thank you!

Check In Week Sign Up!!!!

Please sign up for a time to come drop off forms and supplies, meet teachers, pick up technology, buy a yearbook, assignment notebook, GRACE shirt ... All St. Joseph students must attend Check In week with one parent. Siblings who do not attend St. Joseph will not be able to attend Check In, they can plan to visit another day. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4FA5AB2FA7FD0-student
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Uniform Drop Off

Clean Used Uniforms can be dropped off at the school next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12 from 9AM-3PM.


Please drop them off by the front doors of school under the overhang.

Yearbook Update!

We finally received our yearbooks in July, but just like so many other things this year, we were disappointed in the product. We are patiently waiting for a new shipment. We anticipate a few more weeks before they are delivered, we will keep you posted!

Nice Job Boys!!!

The 6th Grade Boys Baseball Team won their tournament August 1st weekend! Congratulations Boys!!!! So proud of you.

CYO

Fall CYO sports are on!! We have been anxiously awaiting the official word regarding fall sports and we received great news this week. Fall CYO sports will start in August and will be on our same schedule. If you have not registered your child yet, please do so at cyojwa.org. Please get registered no later than August 10th for all sports. Reminder that tackle football, flag football, volleyball and cross country are all offered. Note that volleyball tryouts will be the week of August 10th. Once we have all rosters, we will determine which grades need tryouts.

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Masses back in the Church!

Daily and weekend Masses have moved back to the Church! Weekend Masses are sign up ONLY, masks must be worn. (Go to our Website: stjoeshawnee.org or call: 913-631-5983) If you missed signing up, not a problem! We are livestreaming to the School Commons with Communion distribution or come to the church parking lot, livestream Mass in your car or tune to 102.7FM, and we will distribute communion to you from your car! Please note that Weekend Mass times have changed so we can properly sanitize the Church in between Masses. Mass times are: Sat. 5pm, Sun. 7:30am, 9:30am, and 11:30am

Calendar

August 10th - Teachers return to school


August 24th - 28th - Family Check In Week. (See Sign-Up Genius information above)


August 31st - First Day of School for 1st grade - 8th grade. Half Day.


September 1st - First Day of School for Kindergarten. Half Day.


September 1st - First Full Day of School for 1st - 8th grade.


September 7th - Labor Day. No School.