Saint Agnes School
April 25, 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
Throughout the past week I was given great reminders of Saint Agnes carrying out our mission through our students. Two of our second grade students, Conner Sebastian and Nathan Lubbe, were welcomed into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism. As a Catholic school, it is at our core that we bring our students and families closer to God through their faith and participation in the Sacraments is one of the most important ways we do that. Congratulations to Conner and Nathan and their families!
I would also like to remind all school families that we will be conducting our lockdown drill this Monday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Our plans are the same as they were for the drill we originally scheduled on April 16, including having Fort Wright Police onsite participating with us. I would again encourage all parents to have a discussion with your children about the drill and affirm that we have a very safe school. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Spirit Wear Thursday: This Thursday is a spirit wear day. Students may be wear a Saint Agnes top with their uniform or gym uniform bottoms this Thursday. Go Wildcats!
Join 3rd Grader Jackson Mando at Joseph-Bell Booksellers This Saturday: 3rd grader Jackson Mando, winner of the Joseph-Bell Booksellers' Bookmark Contest, will be signing his bookmarks at the Crestview Hills Joseph-Beth this Saturday, at 4 p.m. All are welcome. If you are unable to pick up a bookmark this Saturday Jackson's bookmarks will be in the store throughout the year.
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 Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1, after school in the music room from 3-4 p.m. New this year: We will also be auditioning for talent show hosts to introduce each performance. This is open to all 5th-8th graders.
Junior High Play: Please join our 7th and 8th graders as they fly off to Neverland in their performances of Peter Pan, Jr. on Saturday, May 12, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy. It promises to be an evening that will make you never want to grow up! Tickets are available at www.tututix.com/StAgnesSchool. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door before each performance.
2017-2018 Yearbook: Yearbook order forms went home last week. If you have misplaced your order form, call the office or you can also order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using the code: 1928018. Yearbooks will be delivered to school at the beginning of next school year. What a great way to remember the year! Deadline for orders is May 4.
Donuts for Our Parents and Volunteers: DONUT you know how much we appreciate you? Saint Agnes students, faculty, and staff would like to show our appreciation to all volunteers on May 18 by treating you to a DONUT. During morning drop off we will be handing out donuts in the car line to all parents in appreciation for all you do for Saint Agnes during the year. Please be sure to drop off your children that day so you can have breakfast on us!
Operation - Water Fountain Project: The Junior High Student Council has chosen to update four of our water fountains as their way to give back to Saint Agnes School this year. The updated water fountains will include water bottle refill stations. These water fountains will help reduce the spread of germs, cut down on plastic waste, and encourage students to drink more water! There will be several fundraising activities between now and the end of the school year and more information will be shared through our school newsletter.
Wildcat Bash Shirts: Our theme for Wildcat Bash this year is "Movie Night."Mrs. Brauch and the Junior High Student Council have been brainstorming all kinds of fun game ideas for the students! One way Student Council is working to raise money for “Operation: Water Fountains” is by sponsoring Wildcat Bash shirts! Shirts are $7 each (but families will not be asked to pay more than $20 total). Order forms are due this Friday, April 27. A copy of the order form is attached here. Shirt purchases are optional.
Penny War: Don't forget to send in your loose change this week. The Junior High Student Council is sponsoring a Penny War to help raise money for the “Operation: Water Fountain” project! Students can bring their spare change until April 27 to participate. Pennies will be considered "positive" money and silver change will be used to bomb other homerooms with "negative" money! The homerooms with the largest amount collected will be treated to a pizza party by Student Council! One winner will be chosen from the K-5 homerooms and 6-8 homerooms. Good luck!
7th Grade Honors' Algebra Placement Test: Our seventh grade students will be taking the new placement test for the 2018-19 Honors' Algebra classes at Covington Catholic and Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday, May 1. With changes to our standardized testing, the placement test is now being designed by CCH and NDA and will be administered to our seventh grade students at Saint Agnes on May 1. Class selections will be finalized after the test is completed and students and parents will be notified if selected around the middle of May.
Park Hills Memorial Day Parade: The Park Hills Civic Association has invited any Saint Agnes groups who would like to participate in the Park Hills Memorial Day Parade on May 28 to do so. Any group may gather to walk in the parade and just show up for the event. For more information on the parade, click here.
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to these students for being our artists of the week: Sarah Long, Miles Monson, Nick Prospero, Josie Stallard, Ella Weitzel and Landon Walker. Check out their artwork at the end of the newsletter.
POP Parties: A great big cheer for the hosts that pulled out two amazing events: The Mother/Son and The American Girl Doll party were so much fun for the boys and the girls. Remember that you may wear your shirts on spirit wear day this Thursday. Boys should have their shirts by Wednesday.
Upcoming POP Parties:
Hollywood Night: Father-Daughter Dance
We are rolling out the red carpet for a daddy-daughter dance. Join us for Hollywood Night dancing under the stars! The donation amount includes snacks and a special memento to take home. Bring your special date to this star-studded event!
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Murphy Hall
Donation: $25 per family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 2L
Hosts: Katie Rawe, Jenny Cruse, Peggy Summe, Sarah Stallard, Deanna Gabbard, and Theresa Wirth.
Ladies Wine Down Night
Ladies, leave the men at home and come enjoy an evening with the ladies of Saint Agnes to build community over wine (and beer), music, and light hors’doeurves. RSVP to Meg Koehl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Location: The Huff Residence
Donation: $30 per lady. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 2L
Hosts: Allison Berger, Christy Bletner, Holly Zinga, Jenny Kruze, Kate Smith, Kim Auberger, Pam Carothers, and Wendy Huff
School is out! School is OUT Swim Party!!!
Calling K – 8th grades to come to 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 who will take responsibility. There will be games for all ages, including money toss, best cannon ball, and relays.
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Five Seasons Sports Club
Donation: $15 per child or $25 per family. Kidmail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 2L
Host: Meg Koehl
Girls Volleyball: Fall 2018 volleyball registration is open to incoming 3rd through 8th graders . Please see the attached registration and return to Peyton Mast - 7M, by May 11. For questions email email@example.com. (Game nights are now on registration form.)
NDA Summer Camps: Whether you are artistic, musical, athletic, dramatic or you are just looking for something fun to do this summer, Notre Dame Academy has all sorts of opportunities for you! NDA offers camps in music, art, theater, and athletic camps in basketball, volleyball, archery, soccer and lacrosse. Check out all of the amazing opportunities available at NDA this summer at: www.ndapandas.org.
A Rosary for World Peace: All are welcome Saturday, May 5, at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Farm in Falmouth, KY, located at 5820 Highway 159N. The Rosary begins at 11 a.m. and Mass follows. If you would like to say a decade of the rosary arrive by 10:45 a.m. Servers, gift bearers, Eucharistic ministers, and music are needed to add to the celebration for May Crowning. If you have any questions, please call (859) 647-1213.
26 Spirit Wear Day
27 5th/6th Grade Book Fest
27 3rd Grade Business Expo (1:45 p.m.)
2 LATE-START DAY (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
3 5th Grade Field Trip to Great American Ballpark
3 First Communion Picture (7 p.m., Saint Agnes Church)
4 NO SCHOOL - TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
4 Father-Daughter Dance (7-10 p.m., Murphy Hall)
6 First Eucharist Mass (11:30 a.m., Saint Agnes Church)
8 May Crowning (7 p.m.)
8 Board of Catholic Education Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
10 Out-of-Uniform for Students Whose Parents Attended Steve Smith Presentation
11-18 Scholastic Book Fair
12 Junior High Play "Peter Pan" (4, 7 p.m., Notre Dame Academy)
15 Marco's Pizza Eat-Out Night
17 1st Grade Field Trip to Zoo
18 Wildcat Bash/Talent Show
ARTWORK FROM OUR ARTISTS OF THE WEEK: