Saint Agnes School
January 16, 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
Now that the holidays and half of the school year are behind us it is already time for us to be thinking about next school year! We certainly have a lot of teaching and learning to do in the 2018-19 school year but our process to register for the 2019-20 school year is well underway. Current students may be re-enrolled for the 2019-20 school year. The re-registration form was sent home on Monday and is due January 25. It is important that we have projected enrollment numbers for 2019-20 as we begin our budget process in early spring for the coming year. Our kindergarten registration for 2019-20 began in November. As usual, we have had great interest. If you know a family who has a kindergarten student in 2019-20 please inform them to register or contact us soon before our classes fill. As I often say, our best marketing resource are our students and school families!
I would also like to ask that you make special notice of the email today regarding support for the Big Blue Bash. The Big Blue Bash is our PTO's largest fundraiser and a great social event for the adults in our school community. Please be sure to support the Big Blue Bash through all of the preparation until the event on April 5. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Out of Uniform Thursday for Students with No Second Quarter Violations: Students who received no second quarter violations are permitted to be out of uniform this Thursday, Jan. 17. No shorts are permitted and attire must be school-appropriate.
Odyssey of the Mind Volunteer Judges Needed: Our Odyssey of the Mind program is in its second year and has provided some fun and educational opportunities for some of our younger students to get involved. We need some help! We are in need of judge volunteers for the Odyssey of the Mind competition on February 23 at Cooper High School. No experience is needed! Total commitment that day is an estimated eight hours and there is an online training course you would need to take on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great way to knock out volunteer hours in a big chunk! If you are able to help please contact Joan Thamann at (859) 802-8167 or email email@example.com.
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.
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. Sign up here. Volunteer opportunities include judging, awards committee, set-up committee, takedown committee, hospitality committee, and tabulation. To see a list of volunteer options, click here. 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.
Catholic Schools Week Schedule: We have a great week planned for Catholic Schools Week January 28 - February 1! Here is our schedule of activities for each day!
Monday: Celebrating our Community – Out-of-Uniform Mismatch Day for a $1 or more donation to benefit St. Vincent dePaul.
Tuesday: Celebrating our Students - Wear Spirit wear or Gym Uniform. We will go bowling at Superbowl. Be on the lookout for a permission slip.
Wednesday: Celebrating our Nation - Dress in red, white, and blue.
Thursday: Celebrate Vocations - Dress in uniform. Priests, deacons, and nuns are invited to speak in rooms and eat lunch with the students. We will play BINGO in the afternoon.
Friday: Celebrate Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers - Dress in any Catholic school shirt/sweatshirt with uniform pants, skirts, or jumpers. Teachers vs. 8th grade volleyball game. Early Dismissal at 11 a.m.
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!
PoP Parties: Parties of Purpose raise money for the school's PTO. The hosts generously supply the party. The guests attend with an admission/donation and all the money raised goes to the school. Let us know if you would like to host a party this year to support the school. See below for the next party. It is a great way to support the school.
Braxton Brewery Open House: The next PoP Party will be held on Saturday, February 2, from 2-6 p.m. at Braxton Brewery in Covington. The open house includes bites, dessert and two tickets (per person) for a pint of Storm (which Saint Agnes will receive a $1 back per Storm pint sold between the hours.) Thank you to the ten host families for supporting this open house. Come down for an afternoon of community. Cost is $25 per couple or $15 per individual. Braxton Brewery welcomes children and dogs. Please RSVP here and send questions to Heather Randolph or Meg Koehl.
Big Blue Bash CASH Raffle: YOU could be the $5,000 Winner! The Big Blue Bash CASH! CASH! CASH! $5,000 Grand Prize Raffle starts this week! As always, all proceeds from this raffle go directly to the Saint Agnes School PTO. The PTO makes it possible to bring special educational and social enrichment to our students throughout the entire school year. Buy your tickets early. This year’s raffle features two early-bird drawings (Feb. 21 & Mar. 14) for $100 to the winner and $25 to the seller. There are prizes awarded for selling your tickets. The top seller (over 30 Raffle tickets) will receive a set of “Beats by Dre” Studio 3 wireless headphones. All the students in each school family who sell their ten tickets will be invited to a specially-catered lunch. The grand prize winner will be drawn at this year’s Big Blue Bash on Friday, April 5, at the Cincinnati Club. Thank you to Skyline Chili, Fort Wright, for sponsoring the printing of our raffle tickets this year.
Re-Gift to the Big Blue Bash: Did you receive a gift or gift card this holiday season that you know you’ll never use? Do you have an unopened bottle of liquor/wine/spirits leftover from a holiday party or maybe you received two of the same item? Consider re-gifting to the Big Blue Bash silent auction this year! Look for Big Blue Bash committee members in the car line at drop-off and pick-up on both Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25. Donuts and cookies will be provided! We appreciate any and all donations! Special arrangements can be made by contacting Lauren Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bridget Weitzel (email@example.com).
Boosters meeting: The January Booster's meeting will change to January 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory conference room. This change is due to the regularly third Monday of the month falling on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on January 21.
Baseball/Softball 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.
Baseball Note: Parents of 4th grade boys interested in playing baseball, please be sure to register online, as well. The Boosters will determine whether there is enough players to field a team and/or assist in having the team join in playing with another school.
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: Registration for spring soccer is now open. Registration ends at midnight, Feb, 3. Saint Agnes offers 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 “recreational U8 – U14 program” plays in the Northern Kentucky Soccer League (NKSL) and has weekday practices at Saint Agnes and Saturday games at various locations in Kenton County. Shirts are provided for the U6 program. Uniforms for the recreational program must be purchased during the registration process (if needed). Registration for both programs is now open at the Boosters web site: http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters (Click on “Registration Info”). For questions about the recreational program, contact Tim McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the instructional U6 program, contact Rob Lynch at email@example.com.
Adult Faith Formation: Discover the big picture of the Catholic faith, and how to live it! Saint Agnes will present Symbolon: Knowing the Faith as our next Adult Faith Formation series on Wednesdays from January 30 through April 10 at 1 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m., (skipping Ash Wednesday). “Too often we try to live a faith we don't know or understand. Some of us stumble along with it, going through the motions. Others simply walk away. That's why the time is right for Symbolon: Knowing the Faith. PARENTS OF SAINT AGNES STUDENTS, join us for this free series. Come to our 1 p.m. session before you pick up your school children. Enrich your faith so you can better lead your children in a faith-filled life. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at (859) 331-1802, or just stop by.
NDA PaNDA's Basketball: Join Notre Dame Academy for their annual grade school night basketball game between NDA and St. Henry on January 19. Free admission and t-shirts will be provided for grade school girls. Freshmen play at 2 p.m., JV at 3:30 p.m., and Varsity at 5 p.m. Hope you can join us for fun events throughout the night!
14-Feb. 1 MAP Testing Session 2
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.