January 17, 2021
As we prepare to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tomorrow, I feel that it is important that we remind ourselves of his primary message. There continues to be a massive divide in our country that only seems to be getting worse. With the inauguration this week and the events of two weeks ago, all we seem to hear about are how our country is pulling apart. This is where Dr. King's message is so important, because his message was one of unity. Of recognizing all of our brothers and sisters as children of God rather than black or white (or republican or democrat). This is the same message the Jesus shared with us. This is the only way to find unity. To stop attacking our differences and instead embrace Christ in each other and use that love to work through our differences. I ask that we all reflect on this message and share it with our children. Right now, they need to be reminded of what makes us so good, rather than always hearing what makes us so vulnerable.
We have a lot coming up in the next couple of weeks with Catholic Schools Week being next week. This week is short as we will be out on Monday and Friday. Please look at the information below regarding our service project and our fundraising effort for Catholic Schools Week. Also, please remember to complete your family poster that was sent home last week. Those need to be returned by Tuesday!
We continue to have a full school which is great! Thank you for all of your help making this happen. As COVID cases continue to be high, it is encouraging that we don't have any students, staff, or family members who are currently in isolation. This makes the learning so much better and we want to continue with this amazing trend!
I hope that you all have a great weekend!
What's Coming Up at SHS?
Monday, January 18th:
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, January 22nd
: No School - Faculty Faith Formation
Catholic Schools Week at SHS
Friday, January 29th
: No School - Teacher/Staff Appreciation
February 2nd - 4th:
Parent Teacher Conferences after school
Friday, February 5th:
No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8 - 12
Tuesday, February 9th:
Dining Night at Billy Sims 5-8 pm
Wednesday, February 17th:
Tuesday, February 23rd:
PTO Open Meeting at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 24th:
Last day of the 2nd Trimester
February 25th & 26th:
Kiss a Goat?!?!?!?!
(It's for a good cause!)
As part of our Catholic Schools Week festivities, we will be doing a fundraiser to support the Nunley and Mahoney families who have been affected by cancer.
James Nunley is the 6 year old son of Angela Nunley who worked at SHS from 2017-2019. James has been diagnosed with Leukemia and is in the process of receiving treatment at Children's Mercy. The money will go to help support the family during this time.
The Mahoney's are parishioners and have 3 kids at SHS (Bridget) and the Child Care Center (Jack & Liam). Megan has been receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer for over a year now. We will be making a donation to cancer research on their behalf.
We will be asking the students to bring in money and to put it in a jar representing Mrs. Garriott, Ms. Hosack, Mrs. Vore, Mrs. Blaufuss, Mrs. Nuessen, Mr. O'Neill, and Father Farrar. We will begin this Tuesday and will last until Thursday of Catholic Schools Week. On that Thursday, the money will be counted and the person who has the most money in their jar will get to kiss a goat that afternoon!
We continue to have zero students out for COVID related issues. This is the longest that we have gone since September! Thank you all for continuing to follow protocols and avoiding risky situations. Also, thank you to those of you who took the opportunity to get tested this week. We will continue allowing any family members of students and staff to receive a rapid test if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. As a reminder, these tests are very accurate for symptomatic individuals. Please reach out to schedule a test if you are feeling sick. The best way for us to stop the spread is to know when we are sick and to isolate!
on Sunday, January 17 at 1:00PM