​NATIVITY NEWSLETTER                Vol. 9        Oct. 19, 2017

Rooted in Faith. Growing in Knowledge. Serving Others.

Nativity of Mary Parish Mass Times:  Sat. 4:00 pm, Sun. 8:00 am, 10:30 am


Parent/Teacher conferences for Pre-school thru 8th grade are tomorrow – Thurs., Oct. 19.  15 minute conferences will be scheduled for K-5 between 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. through Sycamore.   After logging in, under Parent Teacher Conferences on the right, click on “Check your schedule”. Select your PK-5th grade child(ren) from the drop down menu then choose your time(s).

 6, 7 & 8th grade conferences will be held in the homerooms.  If you’d like to meet with the subject teacher, you may stand in their line and wait for an opportunity.  If you’d like to see more than one teacher, you’ll need to wait your turn in each line.  Please be mindful of the time so the teachers can meet with as many parents as possible.

Students in K thru 8th grade need to come with their parents.

NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, OCT. 19.      Pre-school & Extended Care will be Closed.

NO SCHOOL - Oct. 20th:       On Friday, Oct. 20, there is NO SCHOOL for Preschool thru 8th grade.  Extended Care will be CLOSED.

HOT LUNCH MENU for October 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27:
MONDAY:   Toasted Ham & Cheese Slider, Vegetable, Fruit, Dessert, Milk
TUESDAY:     Mexican Chicken & Spanish Rice, Chips & Salsa, Vegetable, Fruit, Milk
WEDNESDAY:  Chicken Patty Sandwich, French Fries, Vegetable, Fruit, Milk
THURSDAY:   Pancakes, Sausage, Tator Tots, Fruit, Milk
FRIDAY:    Popcorn Chicken Wrap, 2 Vegetables, Fruit, Milk

November menus will go home next week.  Extra menus and order forms are available in the office.  Menus are also available on our website.

Our Kids That Care Campaign to benefit Bishop Sullivan Center runs from Oct. 16 thru Oct. 27.  We will collect gently used hats, gloves or mittens, coats, blankets and other warm winter clothing.  If you bring any of these items please drop them off in the front hall of the school.  This project is sponsored by our Jr. High Service Group.

SERENDIPITY MARKET (Antiques/Collectibles/Vendors):  
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Friday, Oct. 20th, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.21st, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Nativity Parish Hall.  Come browse and shop.  We’ll have a variety of item (new & old). Business vendors include Eskew Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Grace & Heart, etc.  Door Prizes Hourly!!  For more information contact Terry Carroll 816-737-2327.

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Nativity of Mary is hosting a Flu vaccine clinic on Monday, October 23rd - 3:30-5:00p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The clinic is opened to all students and school families.  Insurance plans that are accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna/Aetna Medicare, Cigna, Coventry of Kansas/Advantra, Humana/Humana Gold, United Healthcare/UMR, All Savers, Medicare Part B (must be primary), Medicare Advantage Plans.  For those without accepted insurance, $30 for the Flu shot.  No on-line registration this year.  To sign-up please contact Susie Addison by email saddison@nativityofmary.org or call the school office 353-0284. WALK-INS WELCOMED.

The junior high students will be hosting a Halloween Carnival on Tuesday, Oct. 31st with proceeds going to the Heifer Project.  There will be game booths for the children to enjoy.  Games cost a dime. Children will receive prizes at all booths.  This will take the place of classroom parties.  The carnival will begin at 1:30 and end at 2:15.  Parents are welcome to attend.  We will need trinkets and candy (please NO peanut or peanut processed products) to use as prizes.  If you can help us with this, please send to the office marked “Carnival”.

TRUNK OR TREAT – Saturday, Oct. 28th:    
Hope to see all of you at Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28th.  The event is a “safe” activity for all to enjoy.  Cost is $5.00 per car and bags of candy to hand out to the “trick-or-treaters”.  The parking lot gates will open at 5:30 for people to enter and park and then shut promptly at 6:00 so that our “trick-or-treaters” can have the opportunity to move safely around the area.  The gates will reopen at 7:00, at the conclusion of the event.  If we run out of room in the parking lot, families are welcome to bring their lawn chairs and walk up to join the festivities – a $5 admission per family will be charged.

While you're at Truck or Treat be sure to stop by the Student Senate haunted house.  This kid-friendly haunted house will be just another way to celebrate Halloween and get more candy!  

On Thursday, November 2nd, students and parishioners are invited to bring framed pictures of deceased loved ones to the 8:30 am Children's Mass in celebration of All Soul's Day.  Pictures will be placed near the Altar as we pray for and remember them that day.  Pictures will go back home with the students the following day.

On Thursday, November 9th, students will honor veterans in celebration of Veteran's Day.  All veterans are invited to join us in prayer at our 8:30 am Mass followed by a program in recognition of their services.  Please encourage students to invite a veteran!  All are invited!

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Nativity of Mary Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ on November 11-12, 2017.  Performances are at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 11th and 2:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 12th.  Performance will be held in the Parish Hall.  Please use the 40 HWY entrance.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for High School and College students, and FREE for Elementary and Middle School students.  To reserve tickets prior to the performance weekend, please email Maria Milazzo at mmilazzo@nativityofmary.org or see any of the cast members.  The Nativity of Mary cast and crew will be made up of 50+ students, teachers, and parent volunteers under the direction of Maria and Katia Milazzo.  This is a production you will not want to miss! See you in Oz!

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Order forms went home for Grandma Rosie’s Dinner Rolls at $7.00 a dozen.  Please return orders by Mon., Nov. 13.  Rolls will be ready for pickup from 11:30 to 12:30 on Sun., Nov. 19 or Mon., Nov. 20 from 8:15 to 3:30 in the school.  All proceeds go to Nativity of Mary.  Make checks payable to “On a Roll Catering”.  Questions, contact Ann Thomason at 816-520-5201 or annthomason@sbcglobel.net.


Week six winners:    123 points – Lisa Sweaney, Raytown, MO               ticket 1163 - $500.00
121 points – Jamal Ramsey, Kansas City, MO        ticket 2632 - $175.00 (2 way tie)
121 points – Robert Patterson, Blue Springs, MO  ticket 4040 - $175.00 (2 way tie) 

37 points – Julie Pocock, Independence, MO          ticket 548 - $62.50 (2 way tie)
37 points – Wen Wang, Las Vegas, NV                     ticket 1266 - $62.50 (2 way tie)
39 points – Wade Johnson, Independence, MO      ticket 684 - $12.50 (2 way tie)
39 points – Dancy Family, Lee’s Summit, MO         ticket 831 - $12.50 (2 way tie)


Parochial League Basketball Sign-Ups for 3rd to 8th grade boys and girls have begun.  Fees for 3rd & 4th are $60 and 5th – 8th are $90.  To register go to the Parochial League Website:  www.plkc.org   Deadline is Oct. 30 and they will not accept late registration.


Volleyball – Girls

4th Grade -  10/22  5:00pm vs St. Elizabeth @ Presentation

4th Grade -  10/22  6:00pm vs St. Regis @ Presentation

5th & 6th Grade -  10/21  9:00am vs St. Therese @ St. John LaLande

5th & 6th Grade -  10/21  10:00am vs St. James-Liberty @ St. John LaLande

7th & 8th Grade -  10/24  6:00pm vs St. Gabriel @ St. Andrew

7th & 8th Grade -  10/26  7:00pm vs St. James-Liberty @ St. Gabriel

Full season game schedules can be found at www.plkc.org

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