Saint Agnes School
April 5, 2017
Mission Statement of Saint Agnes School
Saint Agnes Elementary School strives for excellence in providing a Catholic education that inspires and empowers our students to live the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ as compassionate and faithful Christians, who continue to pursue their spiritual journey, their highest academic potential, and stewardship to others.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I would like to thank all of you again who contributed in any way to this past weekend’s Big Blue Bash! Whether you purchased or sold raffle tickets, attended the event, and especially those of you who volunteered or planned the event, thank you very much! The Big Blue Bash is a very important event for our school. It is the largest revenue source from our PTO, whom is very generous in contributing to our school’s general operating budget and providing other valuable resources for our school throughout the school year. For instance, the PTO’s contribution to the school operating budget this current school year was $70,000. This figure is approximately the amount raised at the Big Blue Bash the previous couple years. Thanks to all of you for making this great event happen! ~ Mr. Hoyt
SND Uganda Mission Collection: We will have an out-of-uniform day tomorrow, Thursday, April 6. Students may bring in $1 to be out of uniform. We need a little more than $300 to be able to provide tuition for the four young people attending St. Julie School. Thank you for your generous support of St. Julie School in Uganda.
Passion Play Next Wednesday: Please join us next Wednesday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Saint Agnes Church. The 8th grade will conduct their annual performance of the Passion Play. This is always a moving, spiritual practice that prepares us for our Church's most holy week.
Spring Break: Our spring break begins Thursday, April 13. School will resume Monday, April 24.
Virtus Reminder: April is an open month for Virtus. You are permitted to get caught up in the month of April on any bulletins you have missed. Anyone not caught up by the end of April will have their Virtus status suspended.
Yearbooks: Order forms are coming home thru kid mail today. The order deadline is April 28. If you are interested in ordering one, you can order online or send the order form/check to the office. We no longer order extra copies so if you think you want one, the order must be placed by 4/28/17. The yearbooks will be delivered next August when we return for the new school year.
Grandparents Day Schedule: Our annual Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, April 28. So that our school families may plan with grandparents, here is a schedule for that afternoon. Please note that grandparents may be able to take children home when the program has ended WITH a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Permission slips will be available on the Monday after spring break. You must sign it and send it back in by Thursday, April 27, if you want your child to leave with their grandparents.
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Grandparents may begin arriving. Grades 6-8 students will meet their grandparents in the gym at this time before they go to lunch at 12:30.
12:30-1:00 p.m. - Grandparents in grades K-5 will go to student classrooms.
1:00 p.m. - Grandparents go to gym for entertainment.
1:15-2:00 p.m. - K-8 Entertainment in gym
2:15 p.m. - Students may be dismissed with grandparents if they have a signed permission slip.
Wildcast: Episode 6 is ready to view. You can access it by following this link https://safeshare.tv/x/IZUMhdGyhfo
Congratulations to our Artists of the Week: Tommy France, Rachel Finke, Courtney Laudick, Brooklyn Hay, Brooke Donaldson, Mirabelle Go, and Rylee Huss. Check out their fantastic artwork at the end of the newsletter.
Big Blue Bash Update:
Dear Friends of Saint Agnes School,
On behalf of the Big Blue Bash Committee, a special thank you to all who attended, donated, and supported the 2017 “Anchors Away” event! Our school PTO benefits directly from your generosity and we ensure the growth and enrichment of our school.
We would like to announce several winners from our various raffles:
-Mike and Dawn Bloemer are the winners of the $5000 CASH!, CASH!, CASH! Raffle
-Dee Ruesch is the winner of the Hilton Head Island Getaway Raffle
-Katie Jacobs is the winner of the Stella and Dot Jewelry Raffle
-Deacon Gary and Mary Beth are the lucky winners of our Stamp Card raffle for 2 Round trip tickets to Chicago
-David and Janna Collins are the winners of the Big Splash Resort Certificate.
-The VonHoene Family won a Yeti cooler filled with liquor, wine, and spirits sponsored by Atlas Fitness
-The Mando Family won the First-Mate Raffle
On a sad note, we did not reach our school goal of $25,000 in sales on our CASH! CASH! CASH! Raffle. Therefore, we do not get to enjoy a day off of school. We do, however, have several families that truly put in an extraordinary effort to win some amazing incentive prizes for selling raffle tickets. The first place prize goes to the VonHoene Family! Second prize goes to the Mando Family! Third prize goes to the Kelly Family! Winners will be contacted by Rebecca Gearing at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your prize delivery.
We had another successful year thanks to so many who dedicated their time and efforts to give back to our school!
Info about Kroger Community Rewards Program: As of April 1, 2017, anyone who has registered your Kroger Plus Card to earn dollars for Saint Agnes School will no longer have to re-enroll. Kroger has indicated that customers who have enrolled in their Community Rewards program can still look up their recent quarter donation earned online at www.kroger.com/community rewards. If you have not already enrolled your Kroger Plus Card to benefit Saint Agnes School please do so at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow.
Girls Volleyball: Girls Volleyball Registration for fall 2017 is here! Volleyball is offered to Saint Agnes girls in grades 3-8. The season typically runs from August through October with games played on a week night. We hope to offer some fun skills clinics before school starts to get the girls ready for their season. Please see the attached form here and make sure your forms are turned in by April 28.
Clean-Up Days in Ft. Wright/Park Hills: Looking for Service Hours? Want to help your community? Please join your friends, neighbors, and city councils for Clean-up Days in both Fort Wright and Park Hills on Saturday, April 8.
Ft. Wright: If you live in Ft. Wright, please join us at the Ft. Wright City Building at 8 a.m. on April 8. You will receive a free t-shirt and donuts! The city will supply trash bags and gloves. A lunch will be served at the Fort Wright Civic Club at noon. Call the City of Ft. Wright at (859) 331-1700 with any questions.
Park Hills: If you live in Park Hills, please join us at the Park Hills City Building at 9 a.m. on April 8. Coffee and donuts will be available to start this fun day! The city will supply gloves and trash bags. Call the City of Park Hills at (859) 431-6252 if you have any questions.
Support Saint Agnes with the Cincy Music Series: The Cincy Music Series will present their 6th concert of the season with the Grammy Award winning Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Review at the Matthews Auditorium at Princeton High School Saturday April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Mike was the lead vocalist for the Sceamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, a Southern Blues/Boogie band from Nashville from 1992 - 2000. For tickets and information go to www.cincymusicseries.org(link is external) or call 513-570-0652 for information. For each ticket purchased, $5 can be donated to Saint Agnes School and the ESAP (Education Scholarship and Assistance Foundation) will match the donation for a total $10 per ticket contribution.
U8 Soccer Clinic for Saint Agnes: Kings Hammer is hosting a FREE U8 soccer clinic open to all our Saint Agnes U8 players. This is just a fun, educational skills clinic for our young players. It will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 5:45 p.m. at Town & Country's grass fields. If you would like more information on the clinic please contact Jill Nader at email@example.com. To register go to: https://goo.gl/forms/Zlx5tCQAtUDqEe7V2
ExploreMore!: ExploreMore! is an enrichment program for gifted and talented students with over 20 years experience serving the tri-state area's gifted population. ExploreMore! has had a rebirth over the past several months and has expanded into a K-12 program, as well as offering more opportunities for students and families. The summer session will be held on June 5-9 on the campus of Covington Latin School. This summer they will be offering an expansion to a full-day program as well as offering programming for students in grades K-12. Half-day session will also be available. Please click here for more information.
6 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children's Theater
7 8:30 a.m. School Mass
7 K & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children's Theater
11 5th Grade Field Trip to Great American Ball Park
11 7 p.m. BOCE Meeting, Library
12 1:30 p.m. Passion Play
13 NO SCHOOL - Holy Thursday
14 NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
17-21 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
2017-18 SCHOOL CALENDAR IMPORTANT DATES
August 22 First Day (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
September 4 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
October 9 NO SCHOOL
November 1 NO SCHOOL – All Saints Day
November 22-24 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
December 8 NO SCHOOL – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec. 21 – Jan. 2 NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break
January 15 NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 19 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
March 29-April 6 NO SCHOOL – Easter Break
May 4 NO SCHOOL – Faculty Professional Development
May 28 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
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