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Catholic Charities Financial Program

FFT PromoCatholic Charities of Northeast Kansas in partnership with CommunityAmerica Credit Union Foundation is now enrolling for the Family Financial Transformation Program. The program is designed to help families break the cycle of debt by teaching fundamentals for financial freedom.

 

Participants in need of a boost to achieve self-sufficiency can benefit from comprehensive financial counseling, financial education courses taught by CommunityAmerica professionals, basic financial education targeted at children age 8 and older, and financial incentives to personal savings accounts and educational savings accounts for children.

 

Catholic Charities can provide additional information or help with questions about eligibility. If you live in Johnson County, contact Logan Park at lpark@catholiccharitiesks.org 913.782.4077 or Kimberly Burau kburau@catholiccharitiesks.org 913.384.2005. If you live in Wyandotte County, contact Isaac Uzcanga at iuzcanga@catholiccharitiesks.org 913.621.3445.

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PTO Calendar of Events

 

AUGUST

14 – PTO Sports Exchange Drop Off (Gym)

17 – PTO Volunteer Fair and Sports Exchange (Gym), Ice Cream Social (Front Lawn) 6-730 p.m.

19 – PTO Coffee and Donuts for Parents (Front Lawn)

SEPTEMBER

9 – PTO Meeting, 7 p.m., Daycare Provided (Cafeteria)

17- PTO Fundraiser Night at Mission Panera (Take Flyer*) and Mission Pet Mart (10%)

21-25- PTO Scholastic Book Fair (Alley) (Tentative Dates)

23 – PTO Teacher Luncheon (K and 1st Grades)

27 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (8th Grade)

OCTOBER

8- PTO Restaurant Night at Cupini’s (10% to STA)

14 – PTO Meeting & Guest Speaker about Internet/Social Media Safety for Parents, 7 p.m.,

Daycare Provided (Cafeteria)

24 – PTO Trunk or Treat (Parking Lot)

25 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (7th Grade)

29- PTO Teacher Dinner during Conferences (2nd and 3rd Grades)

NOVEMBER

5- PTO Restaurant Night at Culver’s in Mission (10% to STA)

11 – PTO Veterans Day Assembly (TBD)

12 – PTO Meeting, 8:15 a.m. (Library)

22 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (6th Grade)

24 – PTO Grandparents’ Day Reception (Cafeteria)

DECEMBER

1-11- PTO Teacher Christmas Fund Collection Time

9 – PTO Meeting & Guest Speaker/Advent and how to celebrate the season at home with your

family. Parent social time at conclusion of presentation, 7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

9- PTO Teacher Cookie Exchange (all grades participate)

10- Cookies with Santa/Open House – Need Parent Volunteers – Contact Mrs. Sullivan (TBD)

27 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (5th Grade)

JANUARY

24 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (4th Grade)

27- Catholic Schools Week Parent Mass Contact Mrs. Sullivan to Volunteer (Church)

28 – PTO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for Catholic Schools Week Catered by Cupinis

(6th, 7th and 8th Grades)

FEBRUARY

11 – PTO Meeting & Guest Speaker/Lent and Families, 8:15 a.m. (Library)

25- PTO Restaurant Night at Papa Murphy’s (25% to STA)

28 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (3rd Grade)

 

MARCH

27 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (2nd Grade)

APRIL

5- PTO Restaurant Night at Culver’s in Mission (10% to STA)

7- Celebration of Learning/Art Show (Gym and School)

7- PTO Teacher Lunch (4th and 5th Grades)

9 – PTO First Communion Reception (Parish Center)

14 – PTO Meeting & Guest Speaker/Theology of the Body, 8:15 a.m. (Library)

24 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (1st Grade)

29 – Rams Reaching Out Day

MAY

4 – PTO Meeting, 7 p.m., Daycare Provided (Cafeteria)

19- PTO Graduation Reception (Parish Center)

22 – PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (Kindergarten)

25 – PTO Coffee and Donuts for Parents (Front Lawn)

JUNE

26- PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (Class TBD)

JULY

24- PTO Coffee and Donuts after Masses (Parish Center) (Class TBD)

TBD –

PTO Confirmation Reception (Parish Center)

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Room Parent Q & A

So, you’re thinking about being a Room Parent? 

Q: What does the term “Room Parent” really mean? 

A: In a nutshell, you, as Room Parent, are the liaison between the teacher and the parents. You will be asked to coordinate parties and activities throughout the year, according to what the teacher’s plans are.

Q: Isn’t that a lot of work for one person? 

A: Not if you know how to delegate! You will receive a list of parents with e-mails, that you will keep confidential, so that everyone has a chance to participate in the class activities. Your job is to match the right parent to the right task, just by asking them what they are willing to do! If you know a parent who’s child is also in the class, ask them to work with you as a Co-Room Parent. This is a great way to share the responsibilities and make lasting friendships!

Q: How do I know what to ask for? 

A: You will work closely with the teacher and PTO to find out what the needs will be for the year and what his/her expectations are. Together, you can make a sign-up sheet for parents to see at Back To School Night. The parents will let you know what they are comfortable with by signing up for the activity that suits their talents or abilities.

Q: What information do I need from the parents? 

A: A useful tool in dealing with many parents is to find out what the best form of communication will be with each one. Personal contact is always best, but some parents find the benefit of email easier than trying to call many parents in a short amount of time. In this packet you will find a questionnaire that you can use to find out the best way to contact your group. Another important piece of information is learning of any food allergies in the classroom. Find out now before any events involving food have taken place!

Q: Are there other things I might be responsible for? 

A: Yes, in the grand scheme of things, there are other things that the PTO may ask of you. Because you are the connection to the teacher and the students, you may be asked to help us out with some of the events that we hold during the course of the year. We usually need help with the Teacher/Staff Luncheons, the Christmas and Valentine’s Party. Each Room Parent will be given $30 for the Christmas party and $30 for the Valentine’s party.

Q: What are the benefits of being a Room Parent? 

A: Almost too numerous to mention! You will get to know your child in a different light, and see young minds grow throughout the year. A very important reward is having the chance to help one of the few people who work harder than you do – your child’s teacher!

Please reach out to Stacey Stillwell, Stacey.stillwell@cerner.com or 816-398-0494 to sign-up! Thank you!

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School Supply List

Each student needs to provide a pocket folder (any color) for the Friday packet.

Printable Version

KINDERGARTEN

1 plastic school box

2 large rolls paper towels

1 large box facial tissues

2 containers disinfectant wipes

1 ream of white copy paper

2 pkgs classic markers (no skinny markers)

2 boxes crayons -24 count (no jumbo size)

1 pair scissors- Fiskars brand

12 glue sticks

1 bottle of Elmer’s glue

2 plastic folders (no brads)

1 pkg 3×5 blank index cards

2 Spiral notebooks-1 subject

1 pkg construction paper

1 pkg dry erase markers

1 1 ½ in pocket view 3 ring binder

1 set headphones (no earbuds)

1 large closeable backpack-no rollers: must accommodate 9×12 folder

1 towel or small blanket for rest mat

1ST GRADE

1 large box facial tissues

1 roll of paper towels

1 box #2 pencils

1 pkg Expo dry erase markers-thin only

2 glue sticks

1pink eraser

1 pair scissors

1 GREEN plastic pocket folder w/3 brads

1 RED plastic pocket folder w/3 brads

1 Mead primary composition notebook

Primary ruled (no spiral)

1 Pkg. computer paper

1 Pkg of Classic Color Crayola brand markers

2 boxes of 24 Crayola brand crayons

1 Pkg. of 3X5 index cards

1 Pencil case-zipper, no box

2 Pkgs baby wipes (for dry erase boards)

1 pkg post-it notes (any size)

1 pkg cardstock (any color)

1 pkg 24 eraser caps

2nd GRADE

2 large boxes facial tissues

2 rolls paper towels

1 container disinfectant wipes

1 box zippered sandwich size baggies

4 pkg of #2 pencils-plain Ticonderoga brand/no mechanical

2 red pens

1 Pink Pearl eraser

1 pkg of pencil top erasers

2 Elmer’s glue-4 oz. bottle

2 glue sticks

1 box 24 Crayola brand crayons

2 box 24 Crayola brand markers-classic colors

1 box of colored pencils

2 boxes of expo markers-1 thin & 1 thick

1 pair scissors

1 pencil case-zippered pouch(no boxes)

1 pack of 3×3 posty notes

3 Mead composition books-wide lined or primary lined- (no spiral)

1 pkg cardstock-any color

1 pkg whitecard stock

1 ream of white copy paper

2 pkg of 100 sheets 9×12 construction paper (assorted colors)*

1 pkg 9×12 white construction paper-if last name A-M*

1 pkg 12×18 white construction paper- if last name N-Z*

3 pocket folders

*Heavy Weight construction paper

3rd GRADE (No Binders are required for 3rd grade)

3 large boxes facial tissues

1 roll of paper towels

1 container of disinfectant wipes

1 box #16 Crayola brand crayons

1 box of colored pencils

1 box of expo markers (black)

2 boxes #2 pencils

1 eraser

1 pair scissors-pointed

6 Elmer’s glue sticks

1 clear plastic shoe box w/lid

1 plastic pencil bag

4 pocket folders (plain-no designs)

1pkg 3 x 5 index cards

1 pkg posty notes-any size

2 large packs loose-leaf paper, wide-lined

1 Ream of white copy paper

1 box Crayola brand markers

1 Ruler

1 old sock

Boys bring-1 Pkg of construction paper (100 sheets assorted colors)

Girls bring- 1 Pkg of 11 x 18 construction paper (100 sheets assorted)

4th Grade

3 large boxes facial tissues

1 rolls of paper towels

2 boxes of #2 pencils (no mechanical)

1 pencil case

4 blue or black pens

2 red pens

2 highlighters

1 ruler 12”

1 pair scissors

2 glue sticks

1 bottle washable school glue, 4 oz.

1 pkg of Post-it notes

1 pkg lined note cards, 3 x 5

2 reams of loose leaf wide-ruled paper

1 set wide- tip markers

1 box Crayons

1 pkg chisel- tip dry erase markers

1 1” 3-ring binder, clear view

1 insertable plastic dividers, 5-tab with pockets

3 notebooks

2 folders with pockets (1 red, 1 green)

1 pkg assorted construction paper

1 ream of copy paper


5th Grade

3 large boxes facial tissues

2 rolls of paper towels

2 boxes #2 pencils

1 clear plastic shoebox with colored lid

4 blue or black pens (erasable)

2 red pens

2 highlighters

1 ruler (metric & English) 12 “

1 pair scissors

1 Elmer’s glue-4 oz

2 Elmer’s glue sticks

1 roll scotch tape

1 pkg posty notes

1 pkg of note cards 4×6

6 pocket folders

1 red pocket folder

2 reams loose-leaf paper-wide-lined

3 spiral notebooks (metal spiral & 70 sheets or more-single subject

1 set Crayola brand wide tip markers

1 box Crayola #16 crayons

2 containers disinfectant wipes

1 1 1/2 -2 in binder

1 box Ziploc sandwich bags (boys only)

1 pkg 18×12 colored construction paper (boys only)

1 pkg 9×12 construction paper (girls only)

1 pkg 18×12 white construction paper (girls only)

6th Grade

3 large boxes facial tissues

2 rolls of paper towels

1 calculator ($10 or less)

1 box of Expo dry-erase markers

1 box colored pencils

1 box Crayola markers

1 pair scissors

1 protractor

2 glue sticks

2 boxes of #2 pencils(NO mechanical pencils)

3 red pens

2 reams white printer paper

2 reams of loose-leaf paper

3 pkg of 3 x 5 index cards

5 book covers

5 folders-one per subject (in binder)

4 Black Pens

5 notebooks for class

*provide own preferred binder or organizer

7th & 8th Grade

2 large boxes facial tissues

1 roll paper towels

Container of disinfectant wipes

1 pair scissors

1 pkg pencils

2 colored pens

2 blue or black pens

1 pkg of 200 count wide-ruled notebook paper

3 reams of white printer paper

1 package of 3×5 index cards

2 Elmer’s glue sticks

1 set of thin or thick Crayola brand markers

2 highlighters

1 black sharpie

1 box colored pencils-basic colors

5 individual notebooks, 1 multi/subject notebook

1 pkg graph paper

1 pkg Expo markers

5 pocket folders

May be ordered separately through school supply sale:

* 1 Scientific calculator

* 1 Flash drive (2 GB)

Not included in school supply sale:

* 4 Poster boards-white

* provide your own preferred binder or organizer

Computer

Grades 4-8:

1 Pocket folder with 2 pockets

2 red pens

1 #2pencil

1 blue or black pen

Grade 5-8: also need to bring

1 Gigabyte flash drive

2 reams white copy paper

ART

Please deliver to Art Room on
Back to School night

K-8   1 white poster board

3 glue sticks

K-3   1 pkg Crayola washable markers-thick

1 pkg disposable wipes

4-6   Crayola washable markers-thin

2 black Sharpies

7-8   2 fine tip black Sharpies

1 set colored pencils (24)

1 box tissue

Large pink eraser

SPANISH

K-4   1 Box of markers

1 Glue stick

5-8   1 folder with 2 pockets

1 pkg lined notebook paper

1 box #2 pencils

Library

K-5   1 Box 24 Crayons

1 pkg #2 pencils


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