School Newsletter

May 19, 2023

News From your Associate Head of School

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Graduating Class

We are honored to celebrate the end of an awesome year with our graduating 8th graders. On Monday, May 15th, we celebrated their hard work and efforts during our graduation mass and ceremony. See some of the awesome accomplishments below!


Musetta Thompson Outstanding Scholar

This award honors the memory of Musetta Thompson, a beloved teacher at Curé of Ars Catholic School. She always encouraged her students to pursue academic excellence. Students with the highest Grade Point Average through 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will receive a commemorative plaque and money to use towards their Catholic High School Tuition.

Awarded to: Julia Schwaller (St. Teresa’s Academy)


Curé Leadership and Spirit Award

This award goes to a boy and a girl who are voted on by the Middle School teachers and is based on their leadership and service to Cure’ of Ars Community, their teachers and classmates.

Awarded to: Elouise Carney (Bishop Miege High School)

Awarded to: Kyle Maher (Rockhurst High School)


Bea Redondo Scholarship

Former staff member Bea Redondo’s presence will forever be felt at Curé of Ars Catholic School. In memory of such a remarkable person, Fr. Storey and the school have pledged to dedicate two scholarships each year to a graduating 8th grade boy and girl. This scholarship will recognize both the outstanding academic performance and faith-filled presence of two 8th grade students. There will be additional attributes the students must possess in order to receive this scholarship. To many students and staff Bea Redondo was famously known for her fiery compassion to help others and notorious for her unshakeable faith. The Bea Redondo Scholarship will be awarded to two students who display these characteristics.

Awarded to: Brooke Novotny (St. James Academy)

Awarded to: Henry Hahn (Rockhurst High School)


Father Kelly Award

This award, named for our Founding Pastor, Fr. Paul Kelly, is voted on by the teachers and presented to the student with outstanding Christian Character, academics and service to others.

Awarded to: Tommy Costello (St. Thomas Aquinas)


President’s Award for Educational Excellence

Awarded to: Tommy Costello, Genevieve McDaniel, Anna Mullen, Leo Claxton, Nicholas Nabazas, Michael Blount, Owen Meyers, Henry Overlease, Julia Schwaller


President’s Award for Educational Achievement

Awarded to: Miles Englert, Dylan Faddis, Ruby Cosentino, Henry Hahn, Peter Nickson, Oliver Spiess, Caroline McCormick, Grace Baggott, Jack Grisolano,

Anna Salinardi


Presidential Service Awards

Bronze Award for 50-74 hours of service

8th Grade

Tommy Costello

Taylor Earnest

Caroline French

C.J. Hess

Joey Krempec

Owen Meyers

Bibi Nin

Brooke Novotny

Julia Schwaller

Lauren Zieren

Frank Redmond

Josie Schloegel


Silver Award, for 75-99 hours of service

8th Grade

Henry Hahn

Hank Homsey

Betsy O’Dea

Jack Grisolano

Joshua Lopez


Gold Award, for 100+ hours of service

8th Grade

Abigail Guerra

Molly Killeen

Karoline Koc

Simon Stverak

Matthew Monroe

Michael Blount

Bridget Ammeen

Olivia Chladek

Alex Collinsworth

Caroline Dunn

Kyle Maher

Curé of Ars Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award 2022-2023

Julie Haas

In 1994 a family in the parish wanted to do something special for our teachers at Curé of Ars. They have long recognized the dedication, sacrifice and continuing contributions made by all the teachers in our school.With the goal to foster excellence in education at Curé of Ars school, the McGurren family established the McGurren Family Endowment. Their objective is to recognize, reward, and retain outstanding teachers at our school.

Each spring our teachers are given the opportunity to nominate a teacher they truly believes deserves this honor.  A selection committee of several individuals including members of the McGurren family, Fr. Storey, and multiple principals from other Catholic schools meet to review the applications and make the difficult decision.

We are excited to announce that the recipient of the Curé Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022 goes to Mrs. Julie Haas!  Mrs. Haas  is one of our 3rd grade teachers that has dedicated her years of service to Catholic education and is beloved by the entire school community of students and staff. 

Mrs. Haas has received a beautiful plaque recognizing her accomplishment as Teacher of the Year as well as a monetary reward from the McGurren Family Endowment. Congratulations, Mrs. Haas

Congratulations to Mrs. Ledom

We would like to bid a big, special farewell to Mrs. Ledom as she begins her retirement.

The impact that Lisa has had on her students and on this community is too big to measure. From the little but impactful gestures she does to support her colleagues, to the greater community acts of faith and service.  Thank you, Mrs. Ledom, for your years of dedication and service to students.  

We wish Mrs. Ledom the best of luck and hope she enjoys travel, grandkids and family!

Google Accounts

Starting June 1, the student school Google accounts will be turned off for the summer. For graduated 8th graders, the accounts will be closed permanently. For the rest of the students, the accounts will be reopened when school resumes. This means students will not be able to access their email or drive during the summer. This will allow us to do necessary updates to the accounts. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Follis at [email protected]

School Family Portals

Beginning June 1, your school family portals will be disabled while we conduct our summer maintenance. Your account will be activated early August.


We have just wrapped up all of our end-of-the-year testing. Your student should be bringing home their Acadience results and, if your student is in 3rd-7th grade, their Kansas Assessments & MAP scores either today or at the beginning of next week. Please look for a run down of our school's performance on MAPs and KSA early next week.

Cafeteria News

Cafeteria Closed on Monday, May 22- bring sack lunch

Parents: please make sure your students have lunch money in their lunch accounts. The cafeteria will NOT be allowing any more charges next week. If your child does not have enough funds for lunch, they will receive a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with milk only.

From the Nurses

Please remember to come by our office by the end of the school day Wednesday to pick up all epi pens, inhalers, and medications. Anything left over the summer will be stored in our locked closet. Any expired meds will be discarded appropriately. If you have any questions please contact Angela or Shelly. 

Lost & Found

If your child is missing jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, ect..Come to collect your lost items before they are donated! Items will be bagged Thursday, May 25.

Used Uniforms and Spirit Wear

Do you want to get rid of your used uniforms or Curé Spirit wear your kids have outgrown or no longer need? A member of the PTO will be in the Fr. Burack room during drop off all next week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) 7:45 - 8:10 for you to drop off used uniforms before summer begins. 


May 22: Field Day

May 22: Cafeteria Closed-Bring Sack Lunch

May 24: Last Day of School -Dismissal 10am

For Full Calendar Click the Link:

2022-2023 Calendar

2023-2024 Tentative School Calendar (dates are subject to change)

PTO Website



Monday, May 22–Field Day!! We need your help with activities. Please sign up using this link A huge thanks in advance to everyone for signing up!


It's hard to think about next school year already but you can now order your school supplies from The School Toolbox. Deadline is June 11th! Order today and supplies are delivered to school–so easy!

Click this link to order today


See attached flyer for all the details.

Please email Anne George with questions.


Thanks to Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits for giving us a discount and waiving the tax for supplies purchased for the end of year staff party!

Thanks to PTO board and committee members for all your hard work this past school year.

2023-24 PTO Board

From Left to Right: Kit Frank, Ali Dunn, Michaela Bradshaw, Kris Smith, Lauren Cody,

Tracey Kendall, Jessica Milbert, Molly Costello, Kirsten Flanagan, Erin Bradley 

Not pictured- Kristen Giffen 



All volunteer opportunities can be found HERE. We need help in May in the cafeteria. Sign up if available. Thanks to all our volunteers!!



Please go to the PTO facebook page for great pictures and up to date information. cebook page for great pictures and up to date information.


It's time to start thinking about CYO volleyball!

Please mark you calendars for all upcoming volleyball events and let's get registered for a FUN season. 

The LAST day to register will be Sunday, August 13

We will have 2 open gyms this summer. We hope everyone will come and work on their volleyball skills and have fun getting ready for tryouts. The cost to attend each session is $10 per child (this covers staffing etc).

When registering your child for volleyball, please let us know if you would consider coaching or assisting in coaching a team. 

Important Dates:

June 29- Open Gym- Optional - $10 per child

5PM - 6PM- 5th & 6th grade combined

6PM - 7PM- 7th & 8th grade combined 

July 27- Open Gym, Tryout Prep - Optional - $10 per child

5PM - 6PM- 3rd & 4th grade combined

6PM - 7PM- 5th & 6th grade combined

7PM - 8PM- 7th & 8th grade combined


August 15- 4th grade - 4PM - 5PM

August 15- 6th grade- 5:15PM- 6:45PM

August 15- 7th grade- 7PM - 8:30 PM

August 16- 3rd grade- 4PM-5PM

August 16- 5th grade- 5:15PM - 6:45PM

August 16- 8th grade- 7PM- 8:30PM

Thank you-

Marcelle Bruck & Lisa McGuire

Marcelle Bruck


CYO Fall sports registration is now open. 

You can register at


Boys Flag Football

Grades 2-5

Fee $125 ($30 goes to Cure)

Registration ends AUGUST 6

Practice begins AUGUST 7

First Game week of SEPTEMBER 16

Boys Tackle Football

Grades 5-8

Fee $240 ($100 goes to Cure)

Registration ends JULY 30

Practice begins JULY 31

First Game week of AUGUST 31

Girls Volleyball

Grades 3-4 / 5-8

Fee $90 / $110 ($25 goes to Cure)

Registration ends AUGUST 14

Tryouts begin AUGUST 15

First Game week of SEPTEMBER 7

Cross Country

Grades 3-8

Fee $90 ($20 goes to Cure)

Registration ends TBD

Practice begins TBD

First Meet week of SEPTEMBER 16

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


Kathleen Wynne

Cure Director of Sports Ministries

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