School Newsletter

March 9, 2023

News From the School

8th Grade-Leadership through Service

The class of 2023 has worked hard this year to raise funds for their class gifts! Through their hard work and your generous donations they are able to purchase the following:

New Bike Racks outs front

New science equipment needed for hands on lab learning in the middle school

A new Healthy Vending Machine

A donation to their service project called Sleep in Heavenly Peace

A donation to CYO for new uniforms 

This week, in addition to their class gifts, they hosted a Castleball Tournament with Mrs. Buser to raise funds for their class service project. Sleep in Heavenly Peace makes and delivers beds to children in Kansas City who have no beds. The students and Mrs. Buser presented a check to SIHP for $8,300. The students will build the beds on April 14th and 20 of them will have the opportunity deliver them to the kids. To learn more about this program go to

I want to thank the parent leaders who coordinated the efforts: Lisa Zieren, Maureen Blount, Jamie Hess, Lindsey Dunn, Callie Hahn and John Schwaller. A big thank you to our 8th grade Teachers, Mrs. Buser and Mrs. Englebert.  

Kansas Assessment Testing Starting After Spring Break

Our end-of-the-year testing starts right after spring break and continues into mid-May. Please look in your child’s newsletter from their classroom teacher for the grade’s testing dates. We ask for your support in trying to avoid scheduling appointments during those times as make-up tests will mean pulling them from other critical instruction. Also, we ask for your help in making sure students are getting a full night’s sleep the night before and have a healthy breakfast to fuel their brain.

Uniform Check-Ups

We are now three quarters into our school year, and the students have been growing both in mind and body. Spring break is a great time to schedule haircuts and to check on the length of shorts, pants, and skirts. Hems can be released from shorts and skirts to allow for some extra length without having to buy a new uniform item. We will be doing periodic uniform checks in the fourth quarter, and we don't want students to miss out on out-of-uniform days because they earned a uniform violation. 

Lost & Found

We have an abundance of lost and found items! Come and take a look between the hours of 8am-11am tomorrow.

Parent Focus Group

In continuing our work from last year on the strategic plan, the next phase is to create our vision.

If interested in participating in this vision work, please fill out the form below. We will be hosting a small parent sampling on the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, March 28th 5-6 pm
  • Wednesday, March 29th after Mass 10-11 am 
  • Thursday, March 30th- 12-1 pm

We will take all names and randomly draw 10 parents for each session, to be a part of this focus group.

Thank you for your consideration, names will be pulled on Friday, March 10th. 

Link for Focus Group Sign Up

Check Out Cougar News!!

News From the Parish 


March 09: Last Day of 3rd Quarter

March 10: NO SCHOOL-Parent Teacher Conferences

March 10: Spring break

March 20: Classes Resume

March 21: 8th Grade Confirmation- 7:00pm

March 23: Stream Night- 5:30-7:00pm

March 24: NO SCHOOL-Teacher Professional Development Day/School of Faith

March 24: KOC Fish Fry- 5:00-7:00pm

For Full Calendar Click the Link:

2022-2023 Calendar

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

PTO Website



Tuesday, April 4–KG and 1st grade drop off for staff lounge.

Sign up HERE.


Saturday, April 15–Father/Daughter Dance in PAC. Sign up HERE to get a ticket. See flyer attached to newsletter.


Contact Kathryn Widrig at with any questions regarding the event.


Wednesday, April 26–Chick Fil a Night, 5-7pm. 




Thanks to our second graders who brought snacks and beverages on March 7th! All of the staff appreciate your kindness.


Thank you Claire Lamott, Becca Kupfer and Katy Thein for organizing the mom/son dance. Thanks to all the volunteers that made it very successful! It was so much fun!! See our facebook page for pictures.

PTO 2023-2024


We are planning for next school year and are looking for parents that might be interested in helping with PTO. Please contact if interested. 



All volunteer opportunities can be found HERE. Thanks to all our volunteers!!



Please go to the PTO facebook page for great pictures and up to date information. We also have useful information on the school website.




CYO Curé Track & Field - Register Now! (grades 3rd – 8th )


Rockhurst High School, M & W, 6 - 7:15 pm

1st Practice - Monday, March 27th

Saturday Meets (AM or PM):

April 15, 22 & 29

May 6 – City Meet Championship (grades 5-8)

Thursday, May 18 – 8th Grade Pentathlon

Julie Overlease


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