Saint Agnes School
April 12, 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
While the Easter Triduum is the most holy time in our church's liturgical year, the Triduum is extra significant to me. It was twenty years ago last week that I entered the church during the Easter Vigil. I often joke that I missed watching the NCAA Final Four in my hometown of Indianapolis in 1997 when I was baptized, received my first holy communion, and was confirmed. If you know me, you know that me missing the Final Four is quite a sacrifice. As well it should be when we talk about our faith. We should be willing to sacrifice things that are enjoyable to us. That is what the Lenten season is all about. With that being said, I would like to encourage everyone to participate in the celebration of the Triduum this week at Saint Agnes. Holy Thursday Week Mass, including the washing of the feet ceremony, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Mass will occur at 12:00 noon and 7 p.m. The Easter Vigil begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. And we also have all of our regular Sunday Masses on Easter Sunday.
Have a blessed rest of your Holy Week and a restful and safe spring break! ~ Mr. Hoyt
Congrats Mrs. Brauch: Our P.E. teacher Mrs. Brauch gave birth to Sean Thomas Brauch on Saturday, April 1. Sean weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Mrs. Brauch and her family are doing great! While we have had various substitutes for P.E. over the last couple weeks, Mrs. Rachel Shondel is scheduled to serve as Mrs. Brauch's substitute teacher for the remainder of the school year after spring break.
Keep Mrs. Jansing in Your Prayers: Please keep Mrs. Jansing in your prayers. Mrs. Jansing had a fall recently that resulted in a couple injuries. Mrs. Jansing will remain on medical leave through at least the end of April and possibly longer. Our parish Coordinator of Religious Education, Mrs. Anita Dunn, will teach Mrs. Jansing's 7th and 8th grade Religion classes in her absence.
Spring Break: Our spring break begins tomorrow, April 13. School will resume Monday, April 24.
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. Mrs. Mullen and Mrs. Mason will be listening to auditions on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, after school in the music room from 3 - 4 p.m. Please indicate your preferred day and time for auditions. The goal is to make the auditions as convenient as possible for you. We will try to accommodate your schedule, but please realize this may not be possible in every situation. Feel free to email me with any questions, and I look forward to a fabulous show this year! Thanks! ~ Mrs. Regina Mason, Music Teacher
Virtus Users: During the month of April, ALL accounts will be open or un-suspended. If you are not up-to-date on reading your monthly bulletins you can do so during April. The Diocese requires all Virtus users to have a background check done through Selection.com. To do this, go to www.virtus.org and enter your username and password. Click on the “Toolbox” tab. In the column on the left, click on “Selection.com Background Check” and it will walk you through the process. There is a one-time fee of $25. If you’re not sure if you’ve already done your background check through Selection.com, please contact Beth at the Parish Office (431-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Volunteers: For those interested in volunteering here is what you need to do:
1. Go to www.virtus.org and create an account.
2. Sign up for and attend a Live Training Session. Sessions are listed on the Virtus website.
3. Run a background check through Selection.com. Do this through your Virtus account by clicking on the Toolbox tab and click “Selection.com Background Check” in the upper left column.
4. Contact Msgr. Don Enzweiler at the Parish Office to set up a 15-minute meeting. He will give you two forms that you need to complete.
5. Once all of the above is done and the Diocese processes your forms, you will receive an email stating your account is now “active” and you will be able to volunteer.
6. To remain “active” you will be required to read a monthly bulletin and answer a question regarding the bulletin.
If you have any question about the process, please contact Beth at the Parish Office (431-1802 or email@example.com).
Free light bulbs: Mr. Wolking has begun to change out the florescent light bulbs in the school with new LEDs. We will soon have roughly 1200 used, but still working, 4' T-8 florescent light bulbs in packs of 25. They are free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Congratulations to our Artists of the Week: Annie Lawrie, Hannah Dannenberg, Charlie Ink, Madison Russell, Kora Hammersmith and Anna Davis
Big Blue Bash Update: The Big Blue Bash had an unclaimed prize! The night of the event we had a drawing for a first grade class picture puzzle. We drew the ticket, but it did not have a name/phone number on it. The winner of that prize was purple ticket number 4895062. If you have that winning ticket stub please contact the email@example.com. If the prize is not claimed by Wednesday April 26th, we will re-draw for a winner, and they will be contacted.
Big Blue Bash Parties:
CIRCUS PARTY - Open to all students in Kindergarten through 2nd grades
Step right up! All students in Kindergarten through 2nd grades are invited to have some fun clowning around with Circus Mojo under the Big Top (i.e Saint Agnes Gym).
Children will enjoy a snack and drink while watching an amazing Circus Mojo Performance. After the show the Circus Mojo staff will conduct an interactive workshop teaching the children circus skills such as the rolling globe, tight wire, stilts, and juggling. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: Immediately after school until 4:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Gym
Hosts: Paul and Renee Miller
Donation: $10 per child
MEN'S TEXAS HOLD 'EM
Ante up for a fun night at the poker table. Test your skills or bluff your way to a championship title at this all men's Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Winner will receive a cash prize.
Don't worry if you go out early there will be other games of chance available along with good old fellowship. Drinks and snacks included. There are 21 available spots. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at email@example.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: South Hills Civic Club, 101 Bluegrass Ave, Fort Wright, KY
Hosts: Joe Lawrie, David Spaulding, Zach Holbrook, and Brad Meyers
Donation: $40 per person includes cash entry for prize money
Girls Volleyball: Girls Volleyball Registration for fall 2017 is here! Volleyball is offered to girls Saint Agnes 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. Make sure your forms are turned in by April 28. See the attached form here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To register go to: https://goo.gl/forms/Zlx5tCQAtUDqEe7V2.
Support Saint Agnes with the Cincy Music Series and “Arrival – The Music of Abba”: The Cincy Music Series will be wrapping up the 2016 - 2017 season with Arrival, the number one Abba tribute band in the world on Saturday May 6, at Mount St. Joseph University. If you loved listening and dancing to Abba or are a big fan of Mama Mia, this is a must see show! For tickets and information go to www.cincymusicseries.org 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.
13 NO SCHOOL - Holy Thursday
14 NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
17-21 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
26 3rd Grade Field Trip to California Woods
27 Spirit Wear Day
28 8:30 a.m. School Mass
28 Grandparents Day
1 Diocesan Teacher Recognition Lunch
2 1st Grade Field Trip to Zoo
3 8:45 a.m. LATE START DAY
4 Out of Uniform for Big Blue Bash Passes ($5 at BBB)
4 7 p.m. First Communion Picture
5 8:30 a.m. School Mass
7 11:30 a.m. First Eucharist Mass, Saint Agnes Church
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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