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 20, 2019

Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter

March 20, 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.



When you get to be around young people all day and have influence on what and how they learn like I do, you realize that student learning is the most important thing on my job description. My job description, like so many job descriptions, is long and while I see student learning as the most important thing I am involved with, I realize the part of the description that states "to manage the portion of the education budget that refers to school income and expenses" is also extremely important and influences many. These budgetary decisions affect everyone. Our Board of Total Catholic Education recently requested that I provide, on a somewhat regular basis, information regarding the finances of our school. I will begin providing some finance "nuggets" in this week's newsletter.

This week I want to provide a couple pieces of information for you. First, I want to again provide the financial review of the 2017-18 school year that was originally made available in August. Second, I will let you know that we have begun our 2019-20 school budget process. Currently working with me on this committee is the parish finance chair Dave Nienaber, BOTCE representative Ryan Wehner, our parish business manager Pat Cunningham, and of course, our pastor Fr. Mark Keene. I will add that as this year's fund raising financials are finalized, I will include that info in future newsletters. 

I would also like to add that we also have only two Saint Agnes Fish Fries remaining this Lent. Putting my bias aside, I can honestly say I have not had better food at any other fish fry I have attended than the Saint Agnes Fish Fry. The fish fries' success relies on our community volunteers. If you have time to dedicate a shift one of the next couple Fridays, please do. Our school has benefitted from our fish fries in the past. The link to sign up as a volunteer can be found under "Volunteer Opportunities" below. Thank you for your support!   ~ Mr. Hoyt


SND Uganda Mission - March Madness Theme Out-of-Uniform Day: Don’t forget to bring in at least $1 for tomorrow’s out-of-uniform day. Be sure to wear your favorite college team attire. If you don't have any college team attire, you may wear their colors or your favorite color. All money collected will support our almsgiving project as we collect money to cover tuition for five students to attend St. Julie School in Uganda. We will have one more out-of-uniform day to support our Lenten collection - a baseball-theme day on April 4.

Board of Total Catholic Education Parent Survey: As a reminder to the email that was sent out yesterday, the Saint Agnes Board of Total Catholic Education's Annual Parent Survey is now available to be completed. The purpose of the survey is to gain insights and feedback directly from parents regarding their child(ren)'s education, faith formation, and overall school experience. We urge all families to take about 10-15 minutes to complete te survey. Participation and feedback from you is vital to continue to improve our school. The survey is open for approximately two weeks and may be found here.  

Congratulations to these students who placed at the Diocesan Academic Showcase last Wednesday. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments. 

  • Science - Tessa Schulte (1st), Nick Prospero (5th)
  • Social Studies - Aly Cain (5th)
  • Oratory - Nikolai Dunn (3rd)
  • Art - Brynne Seither (2nd in Mixed Media), Nathan Resing (2nd in Drawing), Mary Pikar (3rd in Painting)
  • Great job also to Mack David, Rachel Finke, William Thomas, and Andie Zeis who also represented Saint Agnes at the showcase!

School Yearbooks: Today each student will receive an order form to purchase a school yearbook. If you would like to order one, return the order form or order online by April 17. Be sure to make checks payable to Saint Agnes or use the following link: (code 1928019). Yearbooks will be given to the students when we return to school in August. 

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!

School Spirit Wear: Spring is here—spirit wear is too! Please use this link for online ordering: The sale is open through midnight on March 24 and deliveries will be made to school on April 15. There are still winter apparel options available for those who missed the last order, along with several new items that you can choose. Also, there are plenty of Under Armour short-sleeve spirit wear shirts that were sold at Oktoberfest, including youth and adult sizes in dark pink and royal blue. Price is $15. Please email with size and child’s homeroom and I’ll send through kid mail. The school appreciates your support. Happy shopping!

Service Hours Reminder: This is your quarterly friendly reminder to update your service hours. Once our out-of-uniform dates are finished for our Lenten collection we will have an out-of-uniform day for students whose families have at least 15 service hours for the year.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Lunchroom Volunteers
Playground Volunteers
Teacher's Lunch n Learn 2018-19
Volleyball Volunteers 2019
St. Agnes Parish Fish Fry 2019


RSVP for the Big Blue Bash by THIS FRIDAY!: We hope to SELL OUT, like we have in the past! This is the 19th Annual Big Blue Bash. Please keep our attendance up so we can continue hosting this event to benefit Saint Agnes School! The Big Blue Bash is Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Cincinnati Club. Use the Garfield Garage attached to the walkway for direct access to the second floor check-in table! For questions, contact Freedom Nader at sends e-mail).

CASH CASH CASH! $5,000 Raffle: Tickets can be purchased online at (link is external). The grand prize winner will be drawn on Friday, April 5, at the Cincinnati Club. We are asking each school family to sell just ten tickets! Students in each family who sells ten raffle tickets will be invited to a catered lunch. For opportunities to sell at fish fries on Fridays and Mass on Saturdays or Sundays, contact Stephanie Ritz at sends e-mail).

Thank you to the following families who have sold their ten 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, Lander, Crowley, Davidson, Ducker, Edmondson, Hasselbeck, McHugh, Ritz, Schuler, VonHoene, Weitzel, Carothers, Graham, Burns, Namyar, Robertson, Lonnemann, Koehl, Abeln, Blettner, Walker, VonHoene, Nocero. Top sellers, for 4 weeks in a row, the Delaney family with 52 sold! Close runners-up are the Kelly family with 34 sold, and a new challenger the VonHoene Family at 33! 

BBB Silent Auction Items: Donations are still being collected through the school office. Popular items include, but are not limited to, crafting supplies, summer pool accessories, kids books/board games, food/restaurant gift cards. Every little bit helps. For questions and silent auction donations, contact Lauren Stevens ( sends e-mail)) or Bridget Weitzel ( sends e-mail))

First Pick Raffle: Only a few chances left! 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 table. The winner is drawn on the morning of April 5 on Facebook LIVE! Tickets available on-line at  For questions please contact sends e-mail).

Liquor, Wine, and Spirits Donations: Donations are needed to help us fill the Atlas Fitness Yeti Cooler. Drop off bottles at the school office or contact sends e-mail).


The skating party was a huge success.  We made $900 for the PTO with 89 students in attendance.  Thank you to Dana Lambert for your help with this day!  Mark your calendar for the Moms and Margaritas night May 31 at Frida in Covington.  If you have an idea and want to host an event contact Meg or Heather.  See you Friday for the circus!

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 March 20 please). We are in need of a few chaperones and snack donations. Please contact Meg Koehl ( or Heather Randolph ( if you would like to help! Limited spots available. Hosts: Paul and Rene Miller

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Gym
Donation: $12 a child or $25 a family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill

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:  Please RSVP by May 1.

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: 7-10 p.m.
Location: Murphy Hall
Donation: $30 per family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill

Splash into Summer Pool Party: Calling K – 8th graders to join us at 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


Saint Agnes Fish Fries: The Saint Agnes Fish Fries are here. Fish fries will be held March 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. The 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


6th Annual Sisters of Notre Dame Pay It Forward Service Day: The Sisters of Notre Dame are once again hosting "Pay It Forward Day" on April 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to join them in volunteering at agencies in Greater Cincinnati. Meet at the SND Provincial Center, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011 for an introduction and prayer, then we will head to one of our designated agencies. Please help us "pay it forward," the name of Jesus. Register online at

Cov Cath Grade School Football Sign-ups: Sign up for Covington Catholic's Colonels Youth Football (CYF) for 3rd through 8th graders now through April 30. CYF practices and plays home games on the Cov Cath fields. All teams play in the GCYL (Greater Catholic Youth League) with the parish schools feeding Elder, Moeller, Roger Bacon and LaSalle. To register online or receive more information, see the website at, click on Athletics, click on Colonels Youth Football. You may also email Bob Morris, CYF President, at We will also have a walk-in sign-up day on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the gym foyer at Cov Cath.


20                    PTO Meeting (7 p.m., Cafeteria)
21                    Out-of-Uniform Day for SND Uganda Mission/March Madness Theme
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)

2                      Big Blue Bash Planning Meeting (7 p.m., Library)
3                      Late-Start Day (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
4                      Out-of-Uniform Day for SND Uganda Mission/Baseball Theme
5                      School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
5                      Big Blue Bash
6                      2nd Grade Jesus Day Retreat (9:30 a.m. - Noon, Church)


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)

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