Saint Agnes School
April 11, 2018
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 make one final "encouragement" for you to attend Steve Smith's “Social Media: Your Digital Tattoo” presentation this Thursday night in Murphy Hall at 7 p.m. Mr. Smith always has new insights into technology advances, social media, and how we can be responsible users of technology. Remember that students of parents who attend will receive an out-of-uniform day and all will be entered into a drawing for SchoolBelles gift certificates. Parents of all students, K-8, are encouraged to attend.
I would also like to encourage all who are able to participate in our Parish Mission next week. This will be a great opportunity for all community members to gather for one hour over three nights next week. The Parish Mission will be led by staff members at Dynamic Catholic and based on Matthew Kelly's book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. Everyone is welcome to attend. You can obtain more information here.
~ Mr. Hoyt
Tuition Assistance: Don't forget that applications for tuition assistance are due by April 20. The FACTS Grant & Aid application is available through your FACTS tuition account. Financial assistance is available for active, contributing parishioners who have been parish members for at least one year. Financial decisions on the applications will be made in May.
MAP Testing Info: Before spring break Mr. Hoyt and Mrs. Jacobs presented information about MAP testing to parents. The slideshow from that presentation may be found here.
MAP Testing Begins Next Week: Our third and final MAP testing session begins on Monday next week. Below are the following days of MAP testing and when grade levels are tested. Please note that there may just be one class from a grade level tested on a given day.
April 16 - 1st grade
April 17 - 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade
April 18 - 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade
April 19 - 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade
April 20 - 2nd grade
April 23 - 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
April 24 - 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
April 25 - 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
April 26 - 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
Service Hours/Volunteer Update: Many hands make for light work...and lower expenses. Each year we ask school families to log at least 20 hours of the service they give in so many ways to our school/parish community. This not only encourages each of us to give of our time and talent, but also help our administrative staff understand the many ways we all contribute to keeping tuition, fees and expenses to a minimum. This year, that goal is 5,000 hours from our 250 families. Thanks to those already entering the time and talent they've shared. Please be sure to enter your offerings through Sycamore either online or through the app. Your time and talent by the numbers so far this year:
- Total families logged in: 103
- Total hours entered: 3,608
- Average hours entered: 35
- Median hours entered: 20
2018-19 School Calendar: Important dates for the 2018-19 school year can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.
Marco's Eat-Out Night: Tuesday, April 17, is an eat-out night at Marco's Pizza in Crescent Springs. Saint Agnes received a portion of all Marco's sales that night.
Big Blue Bash Out-of-Uniform Pass: We will be offering a Big Blue Bash out-of-uniform pass to all students. If you wish to purchase an out-of-uniform pass for your student and you did not have a chance to attend the event or purchase yet, the passes will be for sale on the www.bbb2018.gesture.com website. Our out-of-uniform date is Thursday, April 19. Please purchase a pass for each of your students.
Teacher Wish List: Teacher wish lists from the Big Blue Bash will remain active through Thursday, April 19. Take this opportunity to fill your children’s classrooms! The teachers have listed just a few items they would purchase with extra funding. Register online to donate toward your teacher’s wish list.
POP Party Event: Saint Agnes Mother-Son O.K. Corral Dance
Calling K-8 grade Moms and Sons! Come visit the Western O.K. Corral for some line dancing and boot scooting and boogying moves! Prizes awarded for your moves! There will be a few games and snacks provided, as well as t-shirts for the boys. Please provide shirt size when you RSVP. We need six volunteers for service hours.
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Gym
Donation: $25 per family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 2L
RSVP: http://evite.me/bdS92tp9cZ or Pay at the Door
Hosts: Elizabeth Arend, Amy Lantz, Barbie Ackerman, Laura Mauller, Rebecca Gearing, Ginny France, Meg Koehl, Stephanie Fieler, and Heather Randolph
Second Grade Eucharist Retreat: The second grade students and parents who will be receiving their First Communion in May will participate in the Eucharist Retreat this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - Noon in the Church.
Cov Cath Grade School Football Sign ups: Sign up for Cov Cath’s Colonels Youth Football (CYF) for 3rd-8th grade 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 obtain more information, see our website at www.covcath.org, click on Athletics, click on Youth Programs & Camps, or contact Bob Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Ed Junior High Summer Art Class: Each summer Mr. Eckerle (NDA's Art teacher) and Mrs. Eckerle offer a fun art class for students who will attend grades 6-9 next school year. Classes are taught at NDA but are open to any student - boy or girl - from any area school. This year's project is a favorite! Please click the link below for more info and the registration form. https://sites.google.com/site/ndajrhighsummerart/
Incoming NDA Freshmen Girls: Mr. Eckerle offers a high school summer class for girls who can't fit Art in their class schedule, or just want to become familiar with the school and start meeting new friends early! One week is dedicated to each of the following: drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Students can sign up for just one week of their choice, or they can take all four weeks, which fulfills a 1/2 Fine Art credit for NDA. See the following link for more info: https://www.ndapandas.org/admissions/summer-enrichment-programs.aspx
12 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
12 Steve Smith, “Your Digital Tattoo” (8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.; Parents: 7 p.m.)
13 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
13 Mother-Son Dance (6:30-8:30 p.m., Gym)
14 First Eucharist Jesus Retreat Day (9:30 - Noon), Saint Agnes Church
16-27 MAP Testing
16 ALICE Lockdown Drill
17 Marco’s Pizza Eat-Out Night
19 Big Blue Bash Out-of-Uniform Pass Day
20 Family Groups - Earth Day Theme
26 Spirit Wear Day
27 5th/6th Grade Book Fest
27 3rd Grade Business Expo (1:45 p.m.)
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR - IMPORTANT DATES
16 Meet-the-Teacher Night
20 1st Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
3 Labor Day - No School
28 Oktoberfest (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
1 No School
1 All Saints Day - No School
15 Confirmation (7 p.m., Church)
20 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
21-23 Thanksgiving Break - No School
21 Last Day before Christmas Break (11 a.m. Dismissal)
24 - Jan. 4 Christmas Break
7 First Day after Christmas Break
21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
28 - Feb. 1 Catholic Schools Week
1 Dismissal 11 a.m.
18 Presidents’ Day - No School
15 Teacher Professional Development Day - No School
18-26 Easter / Spring Break
29 First Day after Spring Break