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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April 10, 2019

Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter

April 10, 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 

I would like to remind you that tonight, Steve Smith will be presenting to all parents about internet safety. Mr. Smith will present on the topics of how we have become a distracted society, consequences of sending inappropriate images, how privacy does not exist, and how social media and video games can impact mental health.

He will also summarize some of his discussions with the students from his presentations this past Thursday. Mr. Smith will present on the first floor in either the gym or library. If you plan on attending, please RSVP here so we know about how many families to expect so we can determine the exact location. I highly encourage as many parents to attend as possible as I believe the content is relevant for all parents. Remember that students whose parents attend will be permitted to be out of uniform on Thursday, May 2.

I would also like to give another big thank you to everyone who contributed to last Friday’s Big Blue Bash. To all those who attended the event, our sponsors, volunteers who served in any capacity, and especially our steering committee, thank you for all of your contributions to making the evening a success and a wonderful celebration of Saint Agnes!   ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

Internet Safety Presentation: Steve Smith returns to Saint Agnes tonight to discuss the newest research and best practices for parenting our children's technology. He will begin the presentation at 7 p.m. tonight, April 10, at a location TBD on the first floor of the school. Babysitting will be provided for younger students. For more information on the presentation, click here. To RSVP for the presentation, click here

Volunteer Babysitters Needed for School Safety Presentation: Volunteer hours are available for any 6th-8th grade student who can assist in babysitting younger students during the internet safety presentation by Steve Smith tonight from 6:45-8 p.m. Please let Mr. Hoyt (rhoyt@saintagnes.com) know if you would like to volunteer. 

8th Grade Passion Play: The 8th grade class will present the Passion Play next Wednesday, April 17 in the church. This is a Saint Agnes annual tradition and all are welcome to attend.

Easter Break: Please remember that Easter break begins next Thursday, April 18. School will resume on Monday, April 29.

Absentee and late arrivals reminder: Please be sure to let the office know if your child will be late or absent. Many parents are forgetting to do this. Parents should either call the school office (859-261-0543) or email the school office (office@saintagnes.com) by 8 a.m. on the morning the child is absent/arriving late. Even if you have informed the teacher, you still need to alert the office since we make sure to account for every student.

Service Hours: With many recent service opportunities, this is a friendly reminder to continue to submit your service hours on Sycamore.

Junior High Play: Mark your calendars for the Junior High production of "Shrek the Musical Junior!" Our 7th and 8th graders have been working very hard on their production. It is sure to be a fun and entertaining show for all ages. There will be two performances on Saturday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Theatre in Covington, KY. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Talent Show: As our school year begins to draw to a close, it's time to plan for the annual talent showcase. We are certainly blessed at Saint Agnes to have many talented students and opportunities for them to share their gifts!  Click here for a permission slip and more detailed information about the show. Ms. Mason, Mrs. Mullen, and Mrs. Winter will be listening to auditions on Wednesday, April 10 from 3-4 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Music Room. We will also continue to audition for talent show hosts to introduce each performance; this is open to all 5th through 8th graders.

School Yearbooks: One week left to order! Return the order form or order online by April 17. Be sure to make checks payable to Saint Agnes or use the following link to order: ybpay.lifetouch.com (code 1928019). Yearbooks will be given to the students when we return to school in August. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Lunchroom Volunteers
Playground Volunteers
APPLE PROGRAM 2018-19
Volleyball Volunteers 2019

PTO NEWS

Parents Night Out: This event will be held on May 17 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall for K - 4th grade. We are looking for volunteers (5th - 8th graders), chaperones, and a pizza/drink and dessert host.  Please contact Meg (mgkoehl@gmail.comor Heather (harandolph06@gmail.comif you are available to help out.

POP Parties – There are still several parties coming up. Check them out here.

Marco’s Pizza: It’s Marco’s time! Thanks to all the parents who supported this fundraiser last month. Our next Marco’s night is next Tuesday, April 16so mark your calendar and plan to order pizza for dinner from the Crescent Springs location. Be sure to tell Marco’s your child’s homeroom. The homeroom with the most sales receives a pizza party. 

BOOSTERS NEWS

Girls Volleyball Fall 2019: The volleyball registration form is online for the 2019 fall season at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters .The cost per player is $70 or maximum cost per family is $150. Girls' volleyball is available to all incoming 3rd through 8th grade girls attending Saint Agnes School. Deadline for registrations is May 15 at 11:59 p.m. and this date is firm. Tryouts for 6th – 8th graders will be held the week of May 30. There will be more details to come. Please contact Jeremy Timmerding at StAgnesVball@gmail.com ASAP with any conflicts your daughter might have during that week and he will try his best to be accommodating.

COMMUNITY NEWS

City Barbeque Fundraiser: Feel like having barbecue tomorrow, April 11? If so, please support the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue by using the attached coupons at City Barbeque. One of our aides, Ms. Stoudt, has organized this fundraiser. If you would like to enjoy City Barbeque at the Florence location, click here for the coupon. If you are heading to the Highland Heights location, click here. The rescue will receive 25 percent of the purchases made during the fundraiser.

Five Seasons: Five Seasons has a special offer for families of Saint Agnes. Click here for details and contact information.

Camp Carnegie: Looking for an engaging arts camp for your students this summer? Check out The Carnegie's theatre camps for students ages 7 to 12. This summer, Camp Carnegie 2019: Move Over, Mr. Aesop! will explore the fabulous world of fables from a new perspective. Students will enjoy teaching their audience a lesson as they work together to create and perform their brand new, 21st Century fables live on stage. Camp Carnegie includes performance, hands-on art making, character design, costume construction, dramatic exercises, story writing, brainstorming, team building, problem solving, and a great deal of fun. Visit The Carnegie's website for more information. 

Moss Performing Arts Academy Grand Opening & Open House: If you have a child who is interested in dance, voice, or acting don't miss the Grand Opening and Open House for Moss on April 13, 2019 from 1-5 p.m.! This new 8,000 square-foot facility is a wonderful place for your child to train in the performing arts and is conveniently located at 1671 Park Road, Suite 2, Fort Wright. Stop by between 1-5 p.m. and talk to our instructors about classes and watch performances by current students. Hope to see you there!

Sunday Soccer Clinics: Calling all soccer players! Coerver Ohio is offering three Sunday soccer sessions in April indoors at Griffin Elite. Join Coach Sam Fiore and his staff for soccer skill building in a positive, fun soccer environment! There are discounts for multiple sessions and multiple family members. For more information and to register go to this link: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=432563.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

April

12                    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
29                    First Day after Easter / Spring Break
29                    ALICE Drill
29-May 17       MAP Testing Session 3

May
1                      Late-Start Day (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
2                      Out-of-Uniform Day for Students Whose Parents Attend Steve Smith Presentation
2                      1st Grade Field Trip to Zoo
2                      2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
2                      First Communion Photo (7 p.m., Church)
3                      School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
3                      K & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
3                      3rd Grade Business Expo
5                      First Communion Mass (11:30 a.m., Church)