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 26, 2017


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
April 26, 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

This Friday is Grandparents Day! We have a wonderful program scheduled for our student's grandparents. If your child does not have a grandparent able to attend they may have a "special" guest like someone who has been like a grandparent to them or a parent. Permission forms were sent home on Monday with students. If your child has permission to leave with their grandparents, that form MUST be signed and returned to their homeroom teacher by tomorrow. For the sake of traffic flow during dismissal on Friday, I would like to request anyone picking up at the regular time (2:45 p.m.) please wait to arrive in our car line until at least 2:40 p.m. This will allow time for our students dismissing with grandparents to exit the parking lot first. I would encourage grades 6-8 grandparents to arrive by 12:00 noon in the gym. Grades K-5 grandparents may arrive by 12:30 p.m. and go straight to their grandchild's homeroom. We look forward to seeing all of our grandparents on Friday! ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

Grandparents Day Schedule: Our annual Grandparents Day will be held this Friday, April 28. Here is a schedule for the 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 were sent home on Monday and must be returned 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 the students 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.

Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day Thursday: Tomorrow, April 27, is a Saint Agnes spirit wear day. Students may wear a Saint Agnes spirit wear top with uniform bottoms, including uniform or gym shorts. 

Summer Math Program: Saint Agnes School will participate in a summer learning program for 2017-18 second through eighth grade students. Our staff has focused our efforts this year to improve our Math skills.  Many of you have heard of our Response to Intervention (RTI) program that your child may have participated in, and to keep up with the strides made in this program we are going to introduce the students to Khan Academy. Today in kid mail a letter and step-by-step enrollment packet will be coming home with current second through fourth grades. First, fifth and junior high students will be added in days to come. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Jacobs at kjacobs@saintagnes.com.

Fidget Spinners: There is a new gadget that is very popular with young people today. They are called "fidget spinners" or "fidget cubes." We have seen a lot around school recently and they can pose as distractions to student learning. Parents, please be advised that students should not bring "fidget spinners" or "fidget cubes" to school unless they are provided an accommodation with such items on an individualized learning plan (ILP). They can be confiscated if they are found at school. Thank you for your attention to this. 

Yearbooks: Don't forget that the deadline to order a 2016-2017 school yearbook is this Friday, April 28. Send in the order form to the school office or order online at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com, using yearbook ID code 1928017. Yearbooks will be printed and then distributed at the start of next school year. 

Lunch 'n Learns: The LAST Lunch 'n Learn is May 8! Please help us by providing lunch for the teachers during their monthly Lunch 'n Learns. What are Lunch 'n Learns? Saint Agnes Computer/Technology Coordinator and Guru, Christina Woolley, will be holding monthly meetings during lunch to keep teachers updated on the latest technology trends. There are about 30-35 teachers in all. We are asking for (at least) two volunteers for each category of food listed. The food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. Thank you! https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1655628/false#!1655628/false/false

Wildcast: The Wildcast episode for April can be seen by clicking here: https://safeshare.tv/x/ebyJhXKH6ZY

PTO NEWS

Skyline Night: Monday, May 1, is the Saint Agnes Skyline Eat-Out Night. Please show the attached flyer here or tell the cashier that you are with Saint Agnes and we will receive credit for the sale.

Big Blue Bash Out of Uniform Day: If you missed signing up, it's not too late. Please send $5 to Megan Herald, c/o Raigan Herald 1S, before or on May 4 to be out of uniform Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Big Blue Bash Parties

Kindergarten through 2nd grades CIRCUS PARTY
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. Open to all students in Kindergarten through 2nd grades. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com 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

4th and 5th grades Girls Cupcake Party
Get your aprons ready! This sweet event is focused on learning how to decorate cupcakes like a professional. What will be more fun decorating or eating the cupcakes? Available to the first 40 girls. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 11-1 a.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Cafeteria
Hosts: Lauren Stevens and Mikaela Holbrook 
Donation: $10 per person

Kindergarten through 3rd grades Movie Night
A fun night out for the younger ones. The kids will enjoy pizza, popcorn, drinks, and a movie with all their friends. Games and activities will be going on also. Available to the first 50 children. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Murphy Hall
Hosts: Maggie Cousineau, Melanie Magary, Erin Ruwe, and Emily Edmondson     
Donation: $10 per person

4th through 6th grades Boys Pokemon Hunt Party 
Get your Pokemon hunt on with this all new event. There will be chaperoned groups out searching for the best Pokemon. Food, drinks and transportation are provided.  Drop off in Saint Agnes parking lot at 5:45. Pick up will be around 8 p.m. Every child will need their own electronic device. *wi-fi needed, not responsible for lost or damaged items or extra data charges* Open to the first 40 children, Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Smale Park/The Banks
Hosts: Stephanie Fieler, Julie Burns, and Dawn Bloemer    
Donation: $10 per person

3rd through 7th grades Bluegrass Pool Party 
Come get cool in the pool on the last day of school! Join us for food, drinks, games, activities and fun. 
Weather permitting no make up day. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Location: Bluegrass Swim Club 
Hosts: Heather Mast, Freedom Nader, Jennifer Hodge, Heather Ramsey
Donation: $10 per person

Kindergarten through 8th grades Father Daughter Dance 
Calling all dads! Come and enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and fun with your daughters. Refreshments will be served and father-daughter photographs will help you preserve the memories. Don't miss this special night out with your daughters. Open to all Saint Agnes girls. Girls may be accompanied by their Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, Special Uncles, or any other special male role model in their lives. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Gym
Hosts: Julie Melching, Theresa Wirth, Jenny Klier, Tami Kluemper, and Peggy Summe 
Donation: $25 per family

Kindergarten through 8th grades Mother/Son Field Day 
TAG, YOU'RE IT……..Calling all moms and sons to the Saint Agnes field for a Mother-Son evening of fun and games. This evening will be filled with lots of fun and competition with events such as tug-o-war, water balloons, 3 legged race, obstacle course, and much much more. Each child must have an adult attending as well. In case of inclement weather an alternate activity will be planned. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Field
Hosts: Barbie Ackerman, Stephanie Fieler, Nancy Ditrick, Ginny France, and Heather Monson, Leslie Hatter, and Nicole Wilder. 
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 mens 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. Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.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 
 
Kickstart The School Year- Adult Kickball Game 
Bringing back an old classic, but with a twist for adults. Two teams of 25 each will leave it all out on the field, parents K- 3 versus parents 4-8. This event is for the whole family! Hot dogs, chips, drinks, and beer will be included in the price. Kickball not your game? Bring the family and cheer on your favorite team! Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017 
Time: 3-6pm
Location: St. Agnes field
Hosts: Ramsey Family, Cousineau Family, Stevens Family, Bowman Family, Fieler Family, Burns Family, and Stallard Family.
Donation: $25 per family 
 
Girls Just Wanna Have Wine
Ladies, leave the men at home and come join us for a Girls Night Out Wine Tasting Party. We’ll sample a variety of wines and choose our favorites. You may re-discover an old standby or find something new to add to your wine list. Come and raise your glass to good food, conversation, and wine. Hors d’ouerves and other adult beverages will be served. You don't want to miss out on this fun Girls Night Out. 13 Spots available Please contact Maggie Cousineau at margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to sign up and arrange payment.
Date:  Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Location: McHugh home 189 Kruempelman Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY
Hosts: Amy McHugh, Heather Randolph, Amy Hunter, Kelly Theissen. 
Donation: $30 per person

BOOSTERS NEWS

Saint Agnes Golf Team: Interested in playing on the Saint Agnes golf team for the 2017-18 school year? This is open to boys and girls in grades 6-8. Click here to see the attached flyer for more information.  

Girls Volleyball:   The deadline has been extended for Girls Fall Volleyball Registrations!  Volleyball is offered to St. Agnes girls in grades 3rd – 8th.  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.  
                Tryouts for 6th Grade:  May 3rd 4:00-5:30 in St. Agnes Gym
                Tryouts for 7th Grade:  May 4th 3:00-4:30 in St. Agnes Gym
See the attached form here and be sure your forms are turned in by May 5th. 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Art Classes: Mr. Eckerle (NDA's Art teacher) will be teaching a summer CO-ED Digital Photography class that offers two sessions the last 2 weeks of July. The classes take place at NDA, and are open to any 6th-8th grade student from any school. Students will learn a basic introduction to Photoshop and digital editing, while looking at several artists' works, including Andy Warhol, Shephard Fairey, and more. This link shows examples and contains registration information: https://sites.google.com/site/ndajuniorhighsummerstudioart/.

Incoming NDA Freshmen may also take a summer Art class that will earn them a half credit toward their Fine Arts requirement before even starting the school year.  It will also allow them to meet other fellow pandas! This class is helpful for students whose schedules don't allow them to take Art their Freshman year. This link contains info: http://www.ndapandas.org/admissions/summer-enrichment-programs.aspx

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 prehabpilates@gmail.com. To register go to: https://goo.gl/forms/Zlx5tCQAtUDqEe7V2

Enriching Kidz: We are offering our Better Baby Sitter and Kidz Home Alone classes at Lakeside Christian Church again this year, and at a new location, the Walton Fire Protection District. Click here for information. 

CINSAM Summer Camps at NKU: CINSAM is hosting many STEM-related summer camps for rising 3rd-12th graders. These day camps are held throughout June and July.  Registration is now open.  Find more info and register at http://cinsam.nku.edu/programs-events/p12-students/Summer-Camps.html
 
Camp Innovation: Camp Innovation is a program designed for high potential and gifted youth to discover and explore advanced content and engaged learning. All classes provide the opportunity for students to share interests with other children while exploring pathways to intellectual development, academic enhancement, career exploration, and creative artistic fulfillment. We offer trans-disciplinary courses infusing entrepreneurship, science, mathematics, social studies, technology, visual and performing arts, and original interdisciplinary studies. The program will be held Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 8:30-11:30 at Northern Kentucky University. This enrichment program allows the opportunity for students in kindergarten through sixth grade to attend classes at Northern Kentucky University and learn with peers of similar abilities and interests. There is also  afternoon care available through NKU's Early Childhood Center. The program brochure can be downloaded from our blog: https://giftedsources.blogspot.com/.  Online registration begins Monday, April 24, and will continue through June 5. For the best choice of classes, register early.

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. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

APRIL 
27                                  Spirit Wear Day
28        8:30 a.m.            School Mass
28                                  Grandparents Day
 
MAY
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 
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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