Saint Agnes School
January 9, 2019
Mission Statement of Saint Agnes School
Saint Agnes School exists to provide excellence in Catholic education while inspiring and empowering our students to live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. As compassionate and faithful Christians, we continue to pursue our spiritual journey, achieve our highest academic potential, and be stewards of the Catholic faith to others.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Happy New Year! It is great to have the students back this week. Due to our long-standing relationship with the Sisters of Notre Dame and especially those in the Covington Province, I want to update you on some future plans the SNDs have moving forward. As a reminder, Saint Agnes is an affiliated-school of the Sisters of Notre Dame. This means we are a ministry that was once administered by the SNDs. As part of our current affiliation, we award the SND Distinguished Graduate Awards each year to graduating 8th grade students, we support other SND ministries, and we remain grateful for the service of all SNDs, especially Sr. Bonita Schack, who remains on our staff. I have also been fortunate to serve on the Sisters of Notre Dame National Education Office Advisory Council for the past four years.
The SNDs made public this past week that their four current USA provinces (Chardon, OH; Covington, KY; Thousand Oaks, CA; and Toledo, OH) will form one new province and each of the four existing provinces will cease operations when “SND USA” comes into existence on July 5, 2020.
In advance of the incoming SND administration being able to provide strategic visioning for mission, each current province has been making plans for the eldercare of its members and has been addressing its properties. At this point we know the changes will affect our Covington Province in the following ways:
- Construction of a new, higher level of care facility at St. Charles Community
- Integration of sisters into current residential spaces at St. Charles Community
- Reconfiguration of the current provincial center (St. Joseph Heights) and its use
Please know that the sisters are committed to minimize any negative impact the new structure will have on their schools. I have been involved with these types of conversations with the SND National Education Office and will continue to do so through the transition.
Please keep the Covington sisters and the entire SND community in your prayers. They are important part of our past, present, and future of our community. To read more about the SNDs plans moving forward you can read more on their website. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Congrats to 8th Grade HSPT Scholarship Recipients: Covington Catholic High School and Notre Dame Academy awarded scholarships at their annual HSPT awards ceremony Monday evening. Congratulations to 8th graders Nick Prospero (CCH) and Caroline Kramer, Sarah Long, and Andrea Zeis (NDA) for receiving scholarships.
MAP Testing Schedule: Below is a schedule of when grade levels are taking their MAP tests. It is extremely important students are in school during these times unless they are sick.
Monday, Jan. 14 – 2B, 2L, 4L, 4AS, 5R, 6D, 6M, 7E, 8A Lit, 8B Math
Tuesday, Jan. 15 – 1W, 3Hu, 4AS, 4L, 5R
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – 1S, 1W, 2L, 2B, 3Hi
Thursday, January 17 – 2B, 2L, 3Hu, 3Hi, 5W
Friday, January 18 – 1S, 4AS, 5R
Tuesday, January 22 – 3Hi, 4L, 6B Math, 7B Lit, 7X Gram, 7Y Gram
Wednesday, January 23 – 5W, 6M LA, 6A Math, 6B Math, 7D Math, 8B Lit
Thursday, January 24 – 3Hu, 6D LA, 7C Math, 8X Gram, 8Y Gram
Friday, January 25 – 5W
Junior High Play - Parent Meeting: Is your 7th or 8th grader interested in participating in Shrek, Jr.? Please join Mrs. Sharp and Mrs. Schulte in the cafeteria on Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m. for a quick informational meeting. Student attendance is optional. There will be an opportunity to sign up for audition times. If you are not able to attend, please let Mrs. Sharp know and she will send home information. Students can sign up for audition times in her room starting on Friday, January 18.
Volunteers Needed: It’s Science Fair time again! Science fair will be held on the evening of Wednesday, January 30. We are in need of many volunteers and judges. Volunteer opportunities include judging, awards committee, set-up committee, takedown committee, hospitality committee and tabulation. To be a judge, we only ask that you have either science or teaching experience. We are looking for doctors, nurses, engineers, landscape specialists, pharmacists, geologists, anything that has to do with science. Please contact Jorja Kremer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests. Thank you! We could not do this without you.
Cafeteria menu: Click here for the January lunch menu.
PTO Meeting Thursday Night: Members of the PTO will be meeting this Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the library. All parents are welcome to attend!
Chipotle Eat-Out Night: Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, January 15 and plan dinner at Chipotle. Flyers and information will be sent home with students on Monday. Our regular Marco's Pizza Eat-out Night will take place January 29 this month.
Product Survey: Please consider helping Saint Agnes PTO earn money for the school! The Product Survey Committee is in need of 100 volunteers between ages 18-65 to provide feedback on consumer products. The event will be held on Thursday, February 7, in Murphy Hall, under the church at Saint Agnes from 3-7 p.m. Please sign up for a 15-minute time slot here. This survey link can be shared with family, neighbors, and friends. All are welcome. Saint Agnes can earn a bonus if we have perfect attendance. If there are any questions please contact Amy Lantz at email@example.com or (513) 378-3602. Thank you, in advance, for participating in our fundraiser!
Baseball registration: There's nothing like the game of baseball. Even better, there's nothing like playing baseball for the Wildcats with your friends and classmates! Saint Agnes offers T-ball, machine pitch, and kid-pitch baseball, and softball for all ages from boys and girls entering kindergarten in 2019 to the 8th grade. Fees are held to a minimum ($35 - $90) and cover league fees, practice field maintenance, and uniforms. Our Pre-K - 1st grade season usually lasts from around April 1 through June 15 while 2nd grade and up lasts from around March 15 through June 30. The softball season begins in March and plays until mid July. Registration has gone online this year at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters. If you have any questions before registering, please contact Paul Finke at (859) 814-4979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (baseball) or Lori Delaney at (513) 227-4827 or email email@example.com (softball). Also, please consider purchasing Kid Glove tickets to a Reds game! Looking forward to an amazing season!
Spring Soccer Registration Coming Soon: Saint Agnes offers recreational soccer for students ages 4-14. We have an “Under-6 Instructional Program” for ages 4-6 with a combined practice and game on Sundays from 2-3 p.m.at Saint Agnes. Our Under-8 – U14 Program has weekday practices at Saint Agnes and Saturday games at various locations in Kenton County. Watch for an open registration announcement in the next week or two.
Cincinnati Boychoir: If you are interested in joining the Cincinnati Boychoir, come see us at the Fifth Third Theater on Monday, January 14, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. We'll show you our home at the Aronoff Center and share all sorts of fun and practical info about joining the Boychoir. Boys entering the second through twelfth grades will get to sing with our choirs so they can experience what our rehearsals are like. If you would like to talk to another parent who has had a son in the Cincinnati Boychoir, call Carol Allison at (859) 468-4630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schoolbelles: Schoolbelles is having its first sale of the year! Save 20% on everything, and receive free shipping on all orders over $50. This sale runs Sunday & Monday, January 20-21, 2019. See attached flyer here.
11 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
11 End of Quarter 2
14-Feb. 1 MAP Testing Session 2
15 Chipotle Eat-out Night
15 Big Blue Bash Planning Meeting (7 p.m., Library)
16 Faculty P.D. Meeting (3-4 p.m.)
18 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
18 Diocesan Day of Prayer and Penance
19 District Governors’ Cup
21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
Feast of Saint Agnes
22 2nd Grade Parent Eucharist Meeting (7 p.m., Church)
25 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
28 - Feb. 1 Catholic Schools Week
28 Catholic Schools Week Prayer Service (8 a.m., Gym)
29 Marco’s Eat-out Night
30 Junior High Science Fair
31 Catholic Schools Week Showcase (6:30-8 p.m.)
1 School Mass (8 a.m., Church)
1 Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Match (9:30 a.m., Gym)
1 Dismissal 11 a.m.