St. Joseph eUpdate

Believe, Live, Enliven

Moving Along With Mrs. Maddox

Dear Jaguar Families,

Happy New Year!!!! The teachers returned to work on January 4th, and we welcomed our students home on Tuesday January 5th, 2021. As we start another new year together many of us will begin to make a few resolutions that might benefit our health, or perhaps even balance our work and family life a little better. As your family is setting goals for the new year, don’t forget to set spiritual goals as well. How beautiful would it be if we all moved our own faith life to the top of the New Year’s resolution list? What if in 2021 we made Sunday Mass the priority for the week? Or, set a special night aside to pray a family rosary together? What if we added an hour of Adoration to our weekly routine? Raising a family is often messy, loud, and a lot of hard work … but like the Magi … taking time to stop and pay homage to our King will always set the right precedent!

Congratulations to those students who have made the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll, and congratulations also to our newly elected Student Leadership Team. All of these names are listed below in this edition of the eUpdate.

It is exciting to think enrollment for 2021-2022 will begin next month. We saw a small increase in enrollment this year, I anticipate the same enthusiasm for next school year. Our teachers and students had a dynamic first semester together!!! Spread the word ... St. Joseph is a fantastic place to raise a family. Together we Believe, Live, and Enliven our community every day, joyfully living out the virtues together!

With a grateful heart,

Jodie Maddox

Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School

Family Huddle

Acting with Prudence

Prudence can be represented by a scroll and torch. Prudence is right reason in action. Illuminated by the light of faith, Christian prudence is able to see clearly even in the midst of darkness to know the truth and the best way to act in any situation.
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Student Leadership Team 2020-2021

President- Joshua Mackiewicz

Vice-President - Jordan Prue

Treasurer- Emma Smith

Secretary- Alina Dunn

Class Representatives

8R- Carson Lemon and Avery Kurt

8Z- Andrew Bouffard and Eli Taylor

7OH- Jimmy Ancell and AJ Flickner

7OT- Hayden Horn and Emery Walters

7R- Brennan Jones and Jacob Stirling

6C- Logan Gassett and Nick Serrano

6N- Emme Albright and Hank Kolich

6W- Henry Hogard and Addison Ortmeyer

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Nurse's Corner

Dear St. Joseph Parents,

I hope all have enjoyed a Blessed Christmas and that you have had a restful break these past 2 weeks. As we start this second semester of school, I wanted to let you know of our updated protocols regarding quarantines when exposed to COVID.

In December the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment adopted the CDC’s guidelines on revising quarantines for those exposed to positive cases of COVID. We have also decided to adopt these revised guidelines as we begin this third quarter of school.

The new protocol for quarantine is as follows:

· Without Testing: Quarantine for 10 days from last exposure to a positive case of COVID. If the person remains symptom-free, they may return to activities on day 11 after exposure.

· With Testing: Quarantine for 7 days from last exposure. A PCR test should be conducted on day 5 or later. If this test is negative and the person is symptom-free, they may return to activities on day 8 after exposure.

All close contacts, regardless of which quarantine procedure they follow, should continue to be monitored for 14 days from their exposure. If symptoms develop during the 14-day period, they would need to isolate and get a PCR test.

For those that test positive for COVID, isolation is required for 10 days from their onset of symptoms or their test date if they are asymptomatic.

Please continue to keep your child home if they do not feel well. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Donna Lowther

School Nurse

Counselor's Corner

Why New Year's Resolutions Matter

Panera Fundraiser

Please note: If ordering online use the code PRFUND (This code should work all day.)

If you want to go into the store, then the fundraiser is from 4-8pm. Thank you!

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January 12- Panera Night Fundraiser, online all day otherwise 4-8PM, Shawnee Mission Parkway Panera

January 13-All School Mass, 8:15AM, Livestream, Church Facebook Page or Church website

January 15-GRACE Fun Friday (Wear GRACE shirt.)

January 18-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL

-PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night

January 19-MAP Testing begins

January 20-All School Mass, 8:15AM, Livestream, Church Facebook Page or Church website

January 20- 2021-2022 Kindergarten Information Night, 7PM Zoom Meeting

January 27-2nd Grade First Reconciliation, 7PM, Church

January 31-Catholic Schools Week begins

St. Joseph Pandemic Prayer

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.