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 27, 2019

Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter

March 27, 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 

As you know, one of the biggest challenges facing parents today is monitoring internet safety and screen consumption for our children. We have been fortunate to have Steve Smith speak to our students and parents in previous school years about internet safety. Mr. Smith will be returning to Saint Agnes to speak with students on April 4 and he will do an encore presentation for parents on April 10 at 7 p.m. During the parent presentation, Mr. Smith will discuss the following topics: how we have become a distracted society, consequences of sending inappropriate images, how privacy does not exist, and how social media and video games impact mental health. All parents are invited to attend the presentation and their children will be rewarded with an out-of-uniform day if at least one parent attends. One of my favorite bloggers, Tim Elmore, has recently posted these blogs about video game consumption and preventing a negative social media impact.  ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

Spirit Wear Day Tomorrow: Tomorrow, March 28, is a Saint Agnes spirit wear day. Students may wear their Saint Agnes spirit wear. Gym shorts and sweats are also permitted. Please remembert that pajamas are not acceptable spirit wear attire.  

Out-of-Uniform Collection Day Next Thursday April - Baseball Theme: Tomorrow is Opening Day! We will celebrate this Greater Cincinnati tradition next week with another collection day for the SND Uganda Mission on Thursday, April 4. Students may wear their favorite baseball team apparel. If a student does not have the apparel they may wear their favorite team's colors or their favorite colors. Students should bring in at least $1 to donate to the SND Uganda Mission for this out-of-uniform day next week. To date, we have collected over $1600 for the mission. Our goal is to collect $3000 so we can pay for five students' tuition at St. Julie Primary School in Uganda. 

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 the 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.  

School Yearbooks: Last week each student received 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: ybpay.lifetouch.com (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!

Lunch 'n Learn:  The last Lunch 'n Learn for our faculty is April 8. Please help us by providing sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. These monthly meetings help our teachers stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends. There are about 30-35 teachers in all. The food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. Thank you for your help! http://signup.com/go/svTMBCR

ColorCycle: Don't forget that Saint Agnes is participating in the Crayola ColorCycle Recycling program. This program collects used markers and recycles them. You can send in ANY brand used markers (highlighters and dry erase included) to the collection box located in the first-floor hallway near the art room.  We will count and collect the markers and send them to be recycled in April.  Thank you!   

Cafeteria: Attached here is the April school lunch menu. 

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Lunchroom Volunteers
Playground Volunteers
Teacher's Lunch n Learn 2018-19
APPLE PROGRAM 2018-19
Volleyball Volunteers 2019
Saint Agnes Parish Fish Fry 2019

PARISH NEWS

Saint Agnes Fish Fries: Come join us for this week's fish fry on Friday, March 29. This is our last fish fry for the season.  We will have WGRR 103.5 at the fish fry this week from 5-7 p.m.  While they are there they will be taking donations for St Vincent DePaul if you would like to donate items.  We still have space available for workers.  We will have basketball on the big screen!  Come out for the best fish sandwich in the area and stay for the fellowship.

BIG BLUE BASH 

BBB - Only One Week Away!: 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! Parking fees are compliments of the Big Blue Bash Committee. For questions, contact Freedom Nader at freenader@yahoo.com.

CASH! CASH! CASH! $5,000 Raffle: We are still 700 tickets short of last year’s sales! We could really use your help! Tickets may be purchased online by any friend, family, or supporter of Saint Agnes at BBB2019.givesmart.com. The grand prize winner will be drawn at the Big Blue Bash. We are asking each school family to sell just ten tickets! Students in each family who sell their ten raffle tickets will be invited to a catered lunch. For more printed tickets please email Stephanie Ritz at saintagnesbigbluebash@gmail.com.

Thank you to the following families who have sold their ten tickets: Abeln, Ackerman, Albers, Alcantara, Arend, Auberger, Averdick, Barczak, Bloemer, Bosse, Burns, Carothers, Connelly, Crowley, David, Davidson, Delaney, Ditrick, Donaldson, Dougherty, Doyle, Ducker, Edmondson, Espel, Fariello, Faris, Fieler, France, Frederic, Garrison, Gastright, Gearing, Graham, Griffin, Hail, Hasselbeck, High, Holbrook, Hopkins, Hunter, Huss, Jordan, Kelly, King, Koehl, Kruze, Lander, Lantz, Lawrie, Lindbloom, Long, Lonnemann, Lynch, Mando, Martinkovic, Mast, Mauller, McCormack, McGonigal, McHugh, McNeely, JMelching, Meyer, Moriarity, ANader, Namyar, Napier, Nienaber, Mario Nocero, O’Neill, Prospero, Ramsey, Randolph, Ransom, Resing, Richards, Ritz, Robertson, Rosing, Russell, Ryan, Schneider, Schuler, Seibert, Stahl, Steedman, Stevens, Sweet, DTepe, Tepe, PThamann, Thomas, Trenkamp, VonHoene, Walker, Weitzel, Williams

We are still in need of help from about 160 more school families to reach our goal. The top sellers are the Delaney family with 52 sold! Runners-up are the Kelly family with 34 sold and the VonHoene Family with 33! The top seller this year wins a set of “Beats by Dre” Studio 3 Wireless Headphones! 

Last Chance to Drop off Items: Silent auction donations are still being collected through the school office. Every little bit helps. For questions and silent auction donations, contact Lauren Stevens at stevens1939@fuse.net.

POP PARTIES

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 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
RSVP: http://evite.me/FYEkxsvPPq

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
RSVP: http://evite.me/JuxXtcjtFQ

COMMUNITY NEWS

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," together...in the name of Jesus. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/hfbM833ztPZ0as4c2

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 www.covcath.org, click on Athletics, click on Colonels Youth Football. You may also email Bob Morris, CYF President, at bmorris@covcath.org. 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.

Covington Latin School Entrance Exam: Covington Latin School invites all bright and motivated students in grades 5-7 to attend their final entrance exam of the year on April 13th at 9 AM.  To learn more about the unique educational opportunities at Covington Latin School and to register for our upcoming test, please visit www.covingtonlatin.org.

Schoolbelles is having its' annual Customer Appreciation Sale! Save 20% on pants, 25% off monogram items, 30% off hosiery & socks and 50% off backpacks and lunch bags. Also receive FREE shipping on all orders over $100. This sale runs from Sunday, April 7, 2019 through Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:59 EST.

CCHMC ADHD Summer Treatment Program: The Cincinnati Children’s ADHD Summer Treatment Program (STP) is a 7-week intensive summer day treatment program for children with ADHD ages 7-12 providing comprehensive behavioral interventions within a camp-like setting. Children learn to improve social skills, manage frustration, and follow instructions while participating in sports and classroom activities. https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/c/adhd/summer-treatment-program

Circus Mojo Summer Camp: Looking for a fun summer activity? Click here for details on the Circus Mojo summer camp.

Mardi Taus: Come to our festival themed event with carnival games, Bingo, Family Feud, face painting, and so much more.  All the money raised goes to the St. Elizabeth Women's Wellness Center in their fight against Breast Cancer.  The event is family friendly and supports a great cause. It will be held on March 30th at Griffin Hall (which is located on NKU's campus) from 4-8pm. Cost is $10 (Adults) and kids for FREE

Kenton County Public Library: In April, the Kenton County Public Library is offering an amnesty month. Anyone who brings back overdue items will have those fines and fees waived. Additionally, anyone who visits the library during April can speak to a staff member and also have previous fines waived. This does not include lost or damaged items. This offer is good April 1 through April 30. Visit any of the library’s three locations: Covington, Erlanger or William E. Durr in Independence. Click here for more information or call the library if you have questions. (859) 962-4000

SCHOOL CALENDAR

March
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)

April
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)
10                    6th Grade Stations of the Cross (1:45 p.m., Church)
12                    School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
15                    School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
16                    Marco’s Eat-out Night
17                    8th Grade Passion Play (1:45 p.m., Church)
18-26              Easter / Spring Break

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