Saint Agnes School

1322 Sleepy Hollow Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011

Saint Agnes School
1322 Sleepy Hollow Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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March 06, 2019

Saint Agnes School

Family Newsletter

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.

March 6, 2019

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL 

On this Ash Wednesday, we enter the Lenten season. We tell our students that this is a great time to reflect on our relationship with God, with our neighbors, and with ourselves, and make some changes in our attitudes, speech, or actions in order to become better Christians. This is a great time to “retreat” to determine how we can come closer to God. I look forward to our prayer “retreats” like our 6th grade commemoration of the Stations of the Cross and the 8th grade performance of the Passion Play. I also look forward to the Lenten practice of giving alms through our collections for the Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda mission. It is our goal to once again provide a year’s worth of tuition for five students at St. Julie School in Buseesa, Uganda. We look forward to growing in our relationships with God this Lenten season.  ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

Lent: We have many things planned to make this a great Lent. As part of our almsgiving project, we will be collecting money to cover tuition for five students to attend St. Julie’s School in Uganda.  Students can bring in donations on Thursdays during Lent and students can pay at least $1 to be out of uniform on our themed out of uniform dates:  March 14th- St. Patrick’s theme, March 21st - March Madness theme and April 4th - baseball theme. Students will also begin each day with a Lenten challenge that will be given on the morning announcements. We will be creating a prayer chain in the cafeteria and will have Stations of the Cross hanging in the school hallways for classes to visit. We will also pray the Stations of the Cross on April 10th  at 1:45 in the church. The Passion Play will be on April 17th  at 1:45 in the church. Join us in making this a prayerful season.

Diocesan Academic Showcase 2019: This year Saint Agnes is co-hosting the Diocesan Academic Showcase at Covington Catholic High School on Wednesday, March 13th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  We are in need of volunteers to assist with hospitality during the competition. Please consider signing up to bring food/drink related items for the hospitality room using the the following link Diocesan Academic Showcase 2019 !   The food/drink items will need to be delivered to Covington Catholic High School between 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th.  Thank you for your help, and don't forget to count this toward your volunteer hours! Please contact Erin Cappy at ecappy@saintagnes.com or 261-0543 with any questions.

Congrats Rachel Finke: Congratulations to 8th grade student Rachel Finke. Rachel is a finalist in the Diocese’s Pro-Life Essay Contest. Rachel is one of twenty finalists selected and will be honored during a dinner later this month.

Art Supplies Needed: If you have paint stir sticks or old scratched/unwanted CD's laying around, Mrs. Eckerle’s art classes could use them for painting projects.  Please have your child drop them off in the art room. Thanks!

PTO NEWS

RSVP for the Big Blue Bash: This is the 19th Annual Big Blue Bash, please keep our attendance up so we can continue hosting this event to benefit St. Agnes School. The Big Blue Bash is Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Cincinnati Club. RSVP by March 22. For questions, contact Freedom Nader at freenader@yahoo.com.

CASH! CASH! CASH! $5,000 Raffle: Tickets can be purchased online at BBB2019.givesmart.com. All the students, in each school family, who sell their 10 raffle tickets will be invited to a catered lunch. The grand prize winner will be drawn at this year’s Big Blue Bash on Friday, April 5 at the Cincinnati Club. If you need more tickets, you may purchase online or request more paper tickets from saintagnesbigbluebash@gmail.com. 
Thank you to the following families who have sold their 10 tickets: Albers, Alcantara, Barczak, Faris, France, Huss, Lantz, Moriarity, Schneider, Delaney, Ditrick, Donaldson, Fariello, Fieler, Gearing, Long, Napier, Russell, Walker, Stahl, Garrison, Martinkovic, McCormack, Ryan, Hopkins, Thomas, Meyer, Doyle, Prospero, McNeely, Hail, J. Melching, Bloemer, McGonigal, Bosse, Frederic, Griffin, High, Hunter, Kelly, Kruze, Mando, Mauller, Ramsey, Randolph, Ransom, Seibert, Steedman, Trenkamp, Arend, Averdick, Connelly, Dougherty, Espel, Gastright, Holbrook, Jordan, Lindbloom, Lynch, Resing, Rosing, Stahl, N Tepe, King, Lawrie, Nienaber, D. Tepe, Nader, Williams, and Lander. Top sellers are currently the Delaney family with 52 sold! Close runners-up are the Kelly family with 34 sold, and the Stahl family at 30!

BBB Silent Auction Items: Donations are still being collected through the school office. Create a marketing basket for your alma-mater/business/products/services. Popular items include, but are not limited to, kitchen items, movie ticket gift cards, home decor,  food/restaurant gift cards. Every little bit helps. For questions and silent auction donations, contact Lauren Stevens (stevens1939@fuse.net) or Bridget Weitzel (bmweitzel@fuse.net)

Event Sponsors Needed: A Big Blue Bash event sponsorship might be the best way for you, your family, or your business to support your Saint Agnes community. Event sponsorship is offered at a variety of levels. Your sponsorship can make a difference. Become a sponsor today and contact Amy Lantz at amykilgore18@gmail.com or (513) 378-3602.

“First Pick Raffle:” Raffle tickets are still available while they last. $20 per chance and only 100 chances will be sold to pick your prize off the silent auction. The winner is drawn on the morning of April 5 on Facebook LIVE! Tickets available on-line at bbb2019.givesmart.com. Questions please contact Kelly.l.theissen@gmail.com

Liquor, Wine, and Spirits donations: Donation are needed to help us fill the Atlas Fitness Yeti Cooler.  Drop off bottles at the school office, or contact justinedoyle26@gmail.com 

POP PARTIES
We have many fun PoP parties scheduled for the next few months. Check out the parties to learn more and RSVP. PoP Parties are a great way to raise money for the PTO while having fun with school families.

Roller Skate Party: All Grades. Drop your kids off and enjoy some kid-free time! Three hours of skating, a slice of pizza, and skate rental. The concession stand will be open to purchase drinks, snacks, and glow in the dark fun stuff (please bring extra money for these purchases)! Parent helpers are appreciated. Host: Dana Lambert
Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Independence Skateway
Donation: 
$15 a child or $40 a family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill
RSVP:
http://evite.me/Xtqxr4cWTp

Afternoon with Circus Mojo: Kindergarten-3rd Grade students. We hope to see you at the Circus! Circus Mojo will be coming to the School Gym to perform and have a few workshops for the kids to experience a day in the life of a clown. Every child must have a permission slip and they will be passed out when we receive your RSVP and donation (Due 3/20 please). We are in need of a few chaperones and snack donations. Please contact Meg Koehl (megkoehl@yahoo.com) or Heather Randolph (harandolph06@gmail.com) if you would like to help! Limited spots available. Hosts: Paul and Rene Miller
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Agnes Gym
Donation: 
$12 a child or $25 a family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill

RSVP: http://evite.me/dc4CeYFrE8 

American Girl Doll Pajama Party: Kindergarten-3rd Grade Girls. Put on your comfy pajamas and bring your favorite doll to a Pajama Party. We will have pizza, snacks, and crafts. When signing up, please let us know what size shirt to order for your girl. Hosts: Eliz Frederic, Allison Fullenkamp, Stacey Moorhead, and Holly Zinga
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Murphy Hall
Donation: 
$30 First Child, $25 each additional child. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill

RSVP: http://evite.me/xPyjJC7ktF  Please RSVP by May 1st

An Evening in Paris- Father Daughter Dance: For girls in all grade levels. Grab your berets and join us for an evening in Paris! Share a fun-filled evening with your little girl- music, photographs, Whit’s Frozen Custard bar, and more. Hosts: Katie Rawe, Julie Hopkins, Kristy Bosse, Beth Moriarity, Meg Koehl, Heather Randolph
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Murphy Hall
Donation: $30 per family.
Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill

RSVP: http://evite.me/FYEkxsvPPq

Splash into Summer Pool Party: Calling K – 8th graders to come to Five Seasons for an end of the year dip in the pool. Five Seasons is contributing pizza, drinks, and admission for an end of the year celebration.  Bring your bathing suits (NO shorts or street clothing), snack shop money, and a chaperone. Each child must have a go-to adult (18+) chaperone that will take responsibility. Games for all ages including money toss, best cannon ball and relays. Hosts: Meg Koehl and Heather Randolph
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Five Seasons Sports Club
Donation: $15 per child, $25 per family.
Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill

RSVP: http://evite.me/JuxXtcjtFQ

BOOSTERS NEWS

Boys Volleyball: We need you! The boys volleyball league hosted at St. Agnes is in need of student or parent volunteers to work admissions or the scoreboard for the month of March through mid-April.  Times and dates are listed on this link https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=1256993814476672049#anonymous_invite_page.  Please consider helping out, we really appreciate it. For questions, contact Heather Mast and Stephanie Fieler

PARISH NEWS

Saint Agnes Fish Fries: The Saint Agnes Fish Fries are here. Fish fries will be held March 8, 15, 22, and 29. Food will be served 5-8 p.m. each Friday. Carry out is available.There will be fried fish with the world-famous Sub Station II buns, baked salmon, Marco’s pizza, and several sides. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship. Volunteer sign-ups are now available for the Saint Agnes Fish Fries at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2704905/false#/invitationThe Fish Fry committee is looking for new people to fry fish, handle money, and for someone to take over the leadership of the fish fries in the future. If you are interested please contact Jason Collins at jasonc@bilzins.com.

Adult Faith Formation Series: St. Agnes is presenting Symbolon:  Knowing the Faith as our Adult Faith Formation series every Wednesday through April 17 at 1:00 pm, repeated at 7:00 pm, (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.” www.formed.org    Come join us in the parish conference room for this free series.  For more details, please email pfritz@saintagnes.com

COMMUNITY NEWS

NDA Panda Preview Night: Panda Preview Night is a great opportunity to visit NDA’s campus and see all that NDA’s All-Girl Advantage has to offer! Join us on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. This fun and informative event is for all 6th and 7th grade girls, and 8th grade girls who have not yet made a high school decision. Parents must attend with their students. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. with “Pizza with the President and Principal!” Take advantage of this opportunity to have dinner and one-on-one conversations with our faculty and staff. The evening will feature information on admissions requirements, student life, academics, and financing high school. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to Katie Caccavari, NDA Director of Admissions, at 859-292-1829 | caccavarik@ndapandas.org by March 15. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR
March
8           School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
14         End of Quarter 3
15         Teacher Professional Development Day - No School
19         Marco’s Eat-out Night
22         School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
27         Big Blue Bash Planning Meeting (7 p.m., Library)

27-29    8th Grade Camp Joy Trip
28         Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
29         School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)

2019-20 IMPORTANT DATES

August 19             Meet-the-Teacher Night 
August 21             First Day of School (11 a.m. Dismissal)
September 2         NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
September 27       11 a.m. Dismissal – Oktoberfest
October 11            NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
November 1          NO SCHOOL - All Saints Day
November 26        11 a.m. Dismissal / Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 27-29   NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
December 9          NO SCHOOL - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (observed)
December 23 - Jan. 3    NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
January 20            NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 27-31      Catholic Schools Week
February 17          NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day
March 13              NO SCHOOL - Faculty Professional Development Day
April 9-17              NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
May 25                 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
June 2                  Last Day (11 a.m. Dismissal)