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 will be Apr. 16. Donuts with Dad will be Apr. 23. 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!

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

Congratulations to these students who placed in the Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" poster contest! Soon, we will begin working on our vocation posters, giving our students another chance to showcase their artistic talents!
 

K-2
1st Jade Erker
2nd Gus Hemberger
3rd Brayden Zoglmann

3-4
1st Morgan Koester

2nd Delaney Jones
3rd Madelyn Stevens

5-6
1st Natalie Doffing
2nd Bella Andra
3rd Levi Mies

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.org. This is a great time for the students to bring in any loose change or cash thru March 3. We will have several fun activities throughout the next month to support this worthy cause.

The students have been doing such an awesome job reading! Last year, 2 of our students earned 100 AR points. This year, we have 15 students on track for 100, and many more close behind! So we kicked off 2018 with a reward for their hard work. Check out our school website to see photos from the day. Thank you to the staff and Ms. Seiwert, Mrs. Stevens, and Mrs. Allen for organizing fun games for them to play in the gym! Thank you to Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Ricker, Mrs. Stuhlsatz, Mrs. Zoglmann, Mrs. Osner, Mrs. May, and Mrs. Lange for operating our Snack Shack, Ticket Booth, and Box Office! Thank you to the MANY families that donated delicious and nutritious snacks for the kids to enjoy! We could not have done this day without you!
 
Students were able to earn tickets for the Extravaganza by taking tests, scoring 100 percent on comprehension, taking vocabulary quizes, earning the monthly top reader in each class or the most improved reader, or reading a chapter book about a saint. Now for this semester, we are in the planning stages for a Reading store/auction, where students can spend the "book bucks" they've earned in this upcoming semester! So keep up the great reading!

 

 

The Advent Penance Service will be this Sunday at 4:00 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!

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!

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

this year!

Thank you once again, St. Joseph

families!