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Holy Spirit Newsletter January 10, 2014 The Mission of Holy Spirit Catholic School is to develop Independent, life-long learners who can and will live for Christ!

Music...Music...Music! Congratulations to the following for representing Holy Spirit in the Northeast Kansas District Middle Level Honor Choir held at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School on December 7th. Michele M., Haleigh C., Annie T., Natalee D., Matthew A., Brendan N., Alex Y., and Jake Galligan sang along with 200 other seventh and eight graders from Northeast Kansas...WAY TO GO!


Holy Spirit Catholic School 12203 W. 103rd Street Overland Park, KS 66214 Phone: 913-492-2582 Fax: 913-492-9613 Newsletter Date Catholic WOW (Word of the Week) Magi… ...The wise men who came

Congratulations to Molly K., who won first place in yesterday’s Geography Bee! Other participants included Blake A., Audrey M., Sienna R., Deepthi K., Samantha S. (not pictured), Samantha C., Patrick F., Emilio Z. (not pictured), and Hailey C. Thank you Mrs. McKinzie, for you time and effort in supporting these students who could become “world renowned travelers!”

from the East to visit Jesus soon after his birth. They were led on their journey by a star, and they honored Jesus as the newborn King of the Jews. Because they gave him three gifts of fold, frankincense, and myrrh, it is commonly held that there were three wise men. Many believe the Magi were kings. Their visit shows that Jesus had come not only for his own people, the Jews, but also for all people of the world. Jesus is the King of kings.

Catholic Schools Week - Parent’s Choir you like to sing? If so, please sign up to sing in the Parent’s Choir for the Catholic Schools Week Mass scheduled for 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, January 29th. Your child will feel a sense of pride to see you participate AND you’ll be able to meet other Holy Spirit parents! If interested, please contact Connie Maltby at [email protected] The rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, January 28th from 7:15—8:45 p.m. in the Church.

2014 Spelling Bee Things are a-buzzin’ as we begin the new year! The Holy Spirit School 2014 spelling bee is just around the corner! Classes in grades 5-8 have been holding competitive rounds in their classrooms narrowing down the field to the top 4 students in each grade. A total of 16 top spellers will compete on January 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Gym in front of the whole school! Parents are invited to come and watch the excitement as we determine who will represent Holy Spirit School at the Johnson County Spelling Bee and the Johnson County Catholic School Spelling Bee.

Lunch Menu—January 13—24, 2014 Our Cafeteria is still out of commission. Sack lunches and bottled water from home is appreciated. We will keep you updated on the status of the kitchen as the week unfolds. Thank you for your help and patience.

Odds ‘n Ends—Calendar of Events 01/13

Report Cards Sent Home

01/15 01/17

Mass—8:30 am—All are welcome! NOON DISMISSAL—Teachers’ School of Faith Day ALL DAY CARE AVAILABLE

HSPA Meeting Cancelled this evening


01/21 01/22

Martin Luther King Day NO SCHOOL NO ALL DAY CARE! Registration for In-Parish Families begins for the 2014-2015 School Year Mass—8:30 am—All are welcome!

02/03 02/04 02/05 02/06 02/07 02/09 02/11 02/12 02/13 02/14

01/26—02/02 Catholic School Week Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service Calendar of events out this week! But until then, mark Sunday, 2/2, on your calendar for our yearly Catholic Schools’ Week Mass for all families.

02/17 02/19

Registration begins for OUT OF PARISH families Mid-Quarter—3Q 1st Grade Baptismal Renewal— Church—6:30pm Out of Uniform Day for those without violations Benediction – 2:30 pm Confirmation Retreat—11—7:30 pm Dairy Queen Night—6-8 pm Mass—8:30 am—All are welcome NO SCHOOL—Optional Parent/ Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL—Teacher Compensatory Day NO ALL DAY CARE! Valentine’s Day NO SCHOOL—Teacher service Mass—8:30 am—All are welcome!


Please note the important events and mark your calendar, if possible. Events are added to the calendar frequently. Thank You!

Scrip Gift Cards— Shopping Made Easy! Please remember Scrip gift cards when purchasing groceries and gifts for the holidays!


-Target and Wal-Mart gift cards are available in various increments with a 2.5% rebate to Holy Spirit. -Hy-Vee gift cards are now available from Scrip! $25, $50, and $100 cards are available with a 4% rebate back to Holy Spirit! -Lots of merchants (and restaurants) are available: Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Olive Garden, and Starbucks to name a few! Please visit to see the hundreds of gift cards available! It's easy to purchase Scrip: 1.

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Use "backpack mail" for your order (I have kids in 2P and 7R). Order forms can be found at: under the drop down menu for organizations. Email me your order at [email protected] Purchase Scrip cards directly from the Scrip Office (aka the Office of Religious Education) weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm when staff is available, after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-3:30 p.m.* and before 6:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday and after all other weekend Masses. M/C, Visa accepted. *Please note day changes in the after school Scrip sales schedule.

Register online at (school enrollment code 8BAL5D287L3) and order online. *Sign up for PrestoPay, pay instantly, and have access to many gift cards immediately online!*

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Catholic High Schools—8th Grade Info. There are only a few shadowing days remaining. If you would like to have your student shadow for a day, we ask that students visit these schools on days that Holy Spirit is out of session. Please know that the dates below are the only days left where Holy Spirit 8th graders are off school and that STA is offering shadowing: *Thursday, 2/13/14 - STA *Friday, 2/14/14 - STA You can register for a shadow date by going to this website:

Notes from Mrs. Watson Thanks so much to the Class of 2014 for the surprise gift pictured below It is a terrific memento to remember the “Flood” of 2014. It made me :) and will remain in my office from this day forward. Mrs. Watson

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