St. Joseph eUpdate

Hearts Aflame For the Love of Christ


Dear Jaguar Families,

I would like to take the opportunity to update you regarding the Coronavirus and how it may impact schools. I apologize for the late notice, but honestly the information has been changing by the hour all day. Currently (March 12, 2020), there are 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kansas. All of the confirmed cases are in Johnson County, Kansas. No students in Kansas have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus at this time. That being said, our focus is to protect the health and safety of your children.

We are asking all parents to carefully consider your spring break travel plans. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidance available regarding cruise travel and for travel out of the country. Please be attentive to all travel warnings related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and follow all federal regulations when reentering the country, including medical screenings, quarantines and self-reporting.

At the present time, prevention is key to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. We are asking staff and students to remain at home if they are sick. Students should not return to classes, practices/games or any co-curricular activities until they are symptom-free (without the aid of medication) for 24 hours. In addition, you could assist us by implementing the following preventative strategies:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Pay attention to your health during travel and for 14 days after you return.
    • If you feel sick with a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing:
      • Take your temperature.
      • Call your healthcare provider immediately.
      • Avoid contact with others.

Please know we are monitoring this situation closely, as the information is changing quickly. Parents will be notified via email as updated information becomes available. As I heard someone say today, “this is the time for us to be vigilant, but not a time to panic”. We are making every effort to keep you informed.

Have a safe spring break.

With A Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox

Principal, St. Joseph School

2020-2021 Enrollment

Thank you to everyone who has enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have turned in your paperwork and paid your registration fee in the past week, your Educonnect account has been reactivated. Please be sure to log in and complete the online portion. You can access your account from our website from this link Once you are on our homepage, click on Parent Login in the right hand corner.

Summer Camp

Click Here for the Summer Camp Letter and Application.

Grades K-8

Upcoming Events

Mother/ Son Event

Save the Date for April 23rd at Incredible Pizza (former Power Play).

Tickets, gift cards and coupons will be available starting March 23-31st.

PTO Incredible Pizza Night!

PTO has two upcoming fundraisers and all you have to do is have fun with your family!
Incredible Pizza is about to open in Shawnee (formerly Power Play). Please share this flyer & weblink with family and friends. Anyone is eligible to purchase these reloadable gift cards through our link, at reduced prices, and use them throughout the year. For those of you planning to attend our Mother/Son event on Thursday, April 23rd, you may purchase through this link or you may pay at the door. It’s not necessary to purchase them in advance of the event, you’ll just be able to have more fun for your money!

Kid's Heart Challenge- April 30th

Kids Heart Challenge Packets are being passed out during Physical Education Class the week of March 9, 2020. Extra packets will be available at the school office. The deadline for registration/donations is March 27, 2020. Grades 2-6 may register for the jump rope event. Grades 4-6 may register for the hoops event. The Kids Heart Challenge will be Thursday April 30, 2020, time to be announced. Participants are encouraged to register/donate online at

CYO Track Registration is open!

St Joseph CYO track registration is open. Sign up at Registration is open to all 4th – 8th grade boys and girls. Practices will start after spring break, so please sign up by March 23rd. The first meet is Saturday, April 4th.

Counselor's Corner

8 Alternatives to Raising Your Voice with Your Children

Nurse's Notes

Please see the Community Health Update letter, also sent home, Here!

Donna Lowther BSN, RN

St. Joseph School Nurse

913-631-7730 ext. 4526

Calendar of Events

March 13

NO School

End of the 3rd Quarter

Teacher In Service Day

March 16-20

Spring Break

March 16

PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night

March 18

Happy Birthday Mrs. Heidesch!

March 19

Happy Birthday Mrs. Pigott!

March 23

First Lego League

Happy Birthday Mr. Rottinghaus!

March 24

St. Joe Night at Freddy's- SMP, 5-9pm

March 25

All School Mass (3rd)- 8:15am

Student Leadership Team, 3:25-3:50pm

Reconciliation Grades 2-8

March 26

Jesus Retreat, 2nd Grade, 5:30-8pm

Happy Birthday Mr. Rodriguez!

March 27

GRACE Assembly

PTO Skating Party 5-7pm

For the full school calendar, please click HERE

Click Here for the *Tentative* 2020-2021 Calendar!

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