Many of you have already sent donations for our end-of-year AR reward this Thursday. Thank you so much! If you haven't yet, it's not too late! We would love your help to make this event another success! Do you have any unwanted, gently used toys, games, stuffed animals, sports equipment, art supplies, accessories, etc? Can we help you out by taking these things off your hands? One kid’s junk is another kid’s treasure! Please send these items to school on Tuesday! Another way you could help is by sending in some snacks the kids can purchase. Please send them May 2nd or 3rd, ready for the students to purchase an individual serving size. Thank you for your help in rewarding the students for their hard work!
This is a great company that has saved parents a lot of time and gas in hunting down school supplies! Each teacher's supply list is loaded onto the website. Parents can pick and choose the items they want to order, and those supplies will be mailed directly to their home. A small percentage of the price will be donated to our school. If this will be a helpful service for you, we hope you will take advantage of it!
Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad
Muffins with Mom will be . Donuts with Dad will be . Both events are come-and-go as you are able. The events are also open to grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles if mom or dad are unable to make it. We are cleaning out our school library of old books, and will have some tables set up with books for the taking. You might just find a book with your name on the check-out card from years ago! There will be a free-will offering for the breakfast treats and the used library books, and all proceeds will go towards improving our school security. We hope you can join us!
We have had such great turnout at our PTO Meetings this year! Let's finish strong! We hope you will be able to join us on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 in the cafeteria because we really want your opinions on several important questions. Should we continue to do School Mall, or try a different fundraiser next year? When would be the best weekend to hold our annual Auction? And who will be our new officers for next year? Come make your voice heard! We will also be passing out calendars for next year!
Apr. 9 will be your chance to order photos of your child not wearing their uniform. Students are asked to wear nicer clothes for their spring pictures, please no jeans or T-shirts. A more detailed description for Dress Up Days can be found under policy 602 in our online parent handbook, but basically, their Sunday best. Boys should wear slacks with a collared shirt and girls can wear modest dresses, skirts, blouses, pants, and blouses. As always, leggings can only be worn under skirts/dresses of appropriate length. Students can wear their uniform if they do not wish to dress up. Looking forward to seeing our classy students this day!
The chromebooks have arrived! Because of many generous donations, we were able to purchase a set that will be shared throughout our classrooms. Thank you to PTO for putting on such a tremendous Winter Carnival! We also received a donation in memorial of Nick Mies from LaVern and his family. Thank you also to Knights of Columbus and CYM! A memorial for Nathan Doll from his family is helping to purchase a special cart that will keep these learning tools safe!
BOOK FAIR AND FAMILY READING NIGHT!
We are hoping you can join us this next Wednesday night, Mar. 7, from 6:30-7:30. This is going to a fun evening for kids as they enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and storytellers in the gym. Meanwhile, parents will have some time on their own in the cafeteria at our Parent University presentation, and then can socialize with other adults and shop at our Book Fair without the kids around! Don't forget that books make great Easter presents! Our night will conclude with a special play that the 4th graders will perform!
The 5th and 6th graders will perform the "Living Passion" on the following dates:
Feb 23rd @ 8:10 am at St. Joseph Church
Feb 23rd @ 6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church
March 2nd @ 7:30 pm at Danville Catholic Church
March 9th @ 6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church
March 27th @ 11:00am Conway Springs Baptist Church
Catholic Schools Week Pictures
Buddy Board Game Day Pictures
Grandparents Day Pictures
1st Jade Erker
2nd Gus Hemberger
3rd Brayden Zoglmann
1st Morgan Koester
St. Katharine Drexel Fund
This is the time of year that we ask each family to help support the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund. Parents, if you are unfamiliar with this please take the time to pull up the website www.DrexelCatholicSchoolFund.o
Reading Extravaganza Pictures
THE FAMILY THAT GOES TO CONFESSION TOGETHER...
The Advent Penance Service will be at at our church. Studies have shown that when children see their parents (especially their fathers) practicing the faith, they are much more likely to stay involved in their church. We encourage you to go to the Penance Service as a family! It just might be the most memorable gift you give your kids this month!
Veteran's Day Celebration
We had a great celebration today at our school honoring our veterans! Words cannot express our gratitude to the brave Americans that have kept our country safe through their service in the Armed Forces. Thank you also to our students, teachers, and families for organizing and participating in this event!
Some generous parishioners have already donated the delivery and labor for adding rock to our playground. We will need 50 tons of pea gravel at $30 a ton. If you would be willing to help donate a ton of rock or more, please contact Mr. Arnold at 456-2270 or Paul Lange at 316-644-4437. Thank you!
A Friendly Reminder
Throughout the year,
students may have the
privilege of doing fun dressup
days. On these days,
students need to dress with
safety and modesty in mind.
Students are not allowed to
wear shorts by themselves.
Leggings can only be worn if
a skirt or shorts of
appropriate length are worn
over the leggings. Flip flops
are not permitted by our
insurance carrier as they
could become a safety
hazard. If you have a
question of whether
something is appropriate to
wear, ask before you wear it.
On days when we have
Mass, students should wait
to add distracting clothing or
accessories until after Mass.
The students enjoyed beautiful weather
last Friday for our Walkathon. Once again,
your generosity has surpassed our
expectations. The students raised $1,146.
For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The online donations were very successful
Thank you once again, St. Joseph