March 22, 2024

From the Desk of Mrs. McDonough

Thank you, Curé Community! Curé Soirée 2024

This year’s auction netted $1,200,000! We are incredibly grateful to our Chairs, Anne Gegen, Janelle Campbell, and Jené Noe, for their hard work in making this event such a success. 

We also want to thank our Soirée committees, sponsors, and attendees. It takes an incredibly generous community to see such success! 

Operating Budget

$675,000 was raised to support the general operating budget, estimated at $6 million for the 2024-2025 school year.


A remarkable $525,000 raised to support:

Teacher Excellence: We will increase teacher compensation, ensuring teacher salaries from

PS-8th grade align closely with our public school counterparts.

Student Success: A well-supported teaching staff directly contributes to the success and

well-being of our students.

Innovation in Education: We want our teachers to feel empowered to think outside the box, take chances, and bring fresh, innovative ideas to the classroom.


$65,000 of the Fund-A-Need will be distributed to all staff this school year in gratitude for all of their hard work and dedication to Curé of Ars.

We are very blessed in this community, and our students benefit from it. Our teachers, staff, and administration THANK YOU for your love and support of our school community!

Natalie McDonough and Father Storey

Congratulations to our Mathletics Team! We had a successful night! Our 6th grade team won 1st place!! The fifth-grade boys took 3rd place, 4th-grade girls took 3rd place, and 3rd-grade girls took 3rd place. We are so proud of all the students who participated! 

8th grade-second place-David Carpenter, Pete Frerker, Michael Hammers

6th grade-first place-Thomas Doring, RJ Holtgraves

5th grade-AJ Wondra, Blake Kearney, Jack Fischer

4th grade-Mary Clare Doring, Francie Schorgl, Maeve Redmond

3rd grade-Emma Thein, Avery Lobell, Avi Chandra

Other teams that participated:

3rd grade-Johnny Cindrich, Jack Miller, Anders Walchshauser

4th grade- Eamon Devine, Jack Cindrich, Pierson Haaksma

5th grade-Rachel Carpenter, Della Wistrom


Natalie McDonough

Kansas Assessments Continue for 3rd and 4th grades next week:

Please look in your student’s classroom newsletter to know the exact dates and times for their tests. Please try to avoid scheduling appointments during their schedule testing time. You can help your student perform his or her best by making him or her get to bed early the night before and providing a solid breakfast the morning of the test.

Upcoming Events

Please stop by and check the lost and found for any lost items (sweatshirts, pants, coats, water bottles, lunch boxes). A reminder to please label your items, so we can help return clothes back to kids. The rack is overflowing and the items do NOT have names in them. 

Items will be donated soon.

Calendar Reminders

Mar 22: Mother/Son Dance

Mar 22: KOC Fish Fry

Mar 27: All School Mass 9:05

Mar 27: VIP Day only for: Ms. Turgeon's 3yr MWF class @ 10:40am

VIP Day only for: Mrs. Wright's PK afternoon class @ 2:40pm

Mar 28: Holy Thursday Prayer Service@ 8:15am

Mar 28: VIP Day: See flyer above for further details

Mar 28: EARLY Dismissal @ 11am for All

Mar 29: NO School-Good Friday

Mar 31: Easter Sunday

April 1: NO School-Easter Monday

News From Your PTO

Mother/Son Dance: Friday, March 22nd, 7-9PM

Father/Daughter Dance: Friday April 5th, 6:30-8:30PM

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

Help us finish out the school year strong. Come volunteer in the cafeteria from 10:40AM- 12:15PM. There are still spots available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

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Save the Date

Parent Enrichment: Sunday 4/21 3-5PM: an afternoon with Kelly Reardon of Playabilities.

Curé of Ars PTO Social Media

Please see the Curé Facebook page here. Click here to follow the Instagram page.

Spring Uniform Cleanout

Doing some spring cleaning? Uniform shorts and skirts getting too short? Donate uniform items to the PTO! Drop off items at the homes of Jill Scott or Angie Atkinson. 

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News From Your Auction


Join our Curé teachers in an Easter Egg Extravaganza on Saturday, March 23 from

9:00-10:30am. Tickets $35. Enjoy face painting, a picture with the Easter Bunny, a craft, an Easter Egg Hunt, water and a snack.

This event is open to preschool through 5th grade students.

Hosted by: Stacy Lefebvre, Joyce Huska, Kathy Morris, Pam Brun, Kelley Horn, Katie Records, Michelle Staub, Sara Mastin, Jean Gomez, Angela Wright, Amanda Clayton, Emily Kroge, Shelby Demars, Shelby Ross, Jane Pretz, Theresa Bohm

Tickets Still Available!

Join us for the only family-friendly fixed party at a Kansas City Royals Game!

We’ll tailgate beforehand with lunch, drinks, games, and face painting. Then you’ll be sent into the game with goodie bags for the kids. All tickets will be seated together, but you are free to walk the stadium as you wish. The more the merrier! Feel free to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

BONUS! New this year, those that purchase tickets will be entered into a drawing for an on-field experience. Four lucky winners will get to join the players from both teams on the field for batting practice before the game.

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