St. Joseph eUpdate

Hearts Aflame For the Love of Christ

eUpdate April 16, 2020
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Coffee Talk with Mrs. Maddox!

I'd love to touch base with a few parents and visit about how things are going. Let's have coffee!!! I'm hosting a Zoom meeting on April 20th, please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

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Plant Sale - May 1st

The plant sale is back and it is bigger than ever. Pick up will look very different this year. We will be offering a drive up service only, and we will have volunteers helping to load cars. We need your help! Please click on the link below and sign-up for a time to come get your plants, and please sign-up for a slot to help volunteer. Thank you so much for your support.
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Facebook Live with MAPS

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Counselor's Corner- Parent Support Hotline

Mental Health

Since 1993, Kansas Children’s Service League’s Parent Helpline (1-800-CHILDREN) has offered a voice who will listen and empathize with callers’ concerns and provide help with simple questions or complex situations. Information, referrals and support are provided statewide anonymously to parents, relatives, caregivers, youth and professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This line is designed to meet the needs of parents and caregivers who feel isolated and frustrated when trying to meet the challenges of raising children. In calendar year 2019 the Parent Helpline answered 1,648 calls. Inquiries can be made via email or text using

The Parent Helpline is also available as a mobile phone App. This is a free download that can be found by searching The Parent Helpline in either the Android or Apple stores. The App also contains links for Parent Tip Cards on the KCSL website or has simple one touch dialing if you decide you need additional information.

Top reasons for calls to the Parent Helpline include basic parenting, child development, behavior management, questions about reporting child abuse and neglect, mental health, legal concerns and information about programs/services.

Call the Parent Helpline at either 1-800-CHILDREN or 1-800-332-6378 for resources, referrals and other information.

Student Supplies and Personal Belongings Pick-Up

More information

Each family will have an opportunity to come pick up personal belongings that were left in classrooms/lockers on Friday April 17th. Please carefully read the instructions below.

1) Each family will need to make a sign that can be easily seen in your car window. The top line should have the family's last name written in BIG letters. The next lines should include the children's first names, teacher and grade, and their class # (if they are in a primary grade).

Please see example provided below.


Halle - 1B - #19

Mira - 4S - #20

Emery - 6A - #20

Amaya - 8Z

2) Place the sign in the front right side of your windshield.

3) Enter the circle drive like morning pick up from Flint Street.

4) You must REMAIN in your car. All items have been bagged and labeled, they will be brought to your car.

5) Please come ONLY during your scheduled pick up window. Please see the list below. The pick up times are in alphabetical order by family's last names.

Friday April 17th - Supply Pick Up

8:00 - 9:30 am - Abarca - Cruse

9:30 - 11:00 am - Cunningham - Hernandez

11:00 - 12:30 pm - Higgs - Lopez

12:30 - 2:00 pm - Loredo - Novosel

2:00 - 3:30 pm - Nunnink - Slater

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Smith - Zavala

Take-Out Tuesday- April 21st!

Interactive Flyer- different take out options that support our school!

Important Scholarship Opportunities for 8th Grade Students

The PTO, CYO and the Bichelmeyer family offer scholarship opportunities to our 8th grade students who will attend one of our regional archdiocesan high schools: Bishop Miege, Bishop Ward, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. James Academy. The information and applications for these scholarship opportunities are below.

Please note the deadline on all of these scholarships is Friday, May 1st.

Please plan ahead as some applications require essays or letters of recommendation. We are extremely thankful to our PTO, CYO and the Bichelmeyer family for offering these scholarships!

PTO Scholarship

CYO Scholarship

Bichelmeyer Scholarship “Willie Award”

Scholarship Information


Faith Corner

The Table: Conversations on Catholic Education

Calendar of Events

April 16

PTO Meeting, 7pm- meeting code will be texted to families that night

April 17

Student Supplies & Personal Belongings Pick Up

(Please come only during your scheduled pick up window.)

April 21

Take Out Tuesday

April 22

All School Mass 8:15 am (Live on Facebook, Recorded on Website)

April 24

No School - Teacher Retreat

May 4-8th

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1

First Friday - All School Mass 8:15 (Live on Facebook, Recorded on Website)

Plant Sale Pick Up (See Sign-Up Genius)

8th Grade Scholarship Deadlines

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