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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August 02, 2017


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
August 2, 2017

 
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

It's August already! The 2017-18 school year will be here before you know it. We have events scheduled in the coming weeks before our school year even begins so I wanted to make sure all of our families are aware of activities happening. We welcome our new faculty and staff members for their orientation tomorrow. Our new family orientation and kindergarten parent meeting occur next Thursday, August 10. And our Boosters host their annual golf outing on August 18. Below is some key information for you as we near the start of a new year. Students, enjoy your last twenty days of summer. We look forward to seeing you on August 22, if not sooner! ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

August Office Hours: The school office is once again open. The office is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon or by appointment. 

First Day of School August 22: The first day of school will take place Tuesday, August 22. Dismissal will occur at 11 a.m. that day. 

Immunization Forms: Please remember that updated immunization forms will need to be on file in the school office when your child begins the school year. This is particularly important for kindergarten and 6th grade parents to note. 

New Lunch Prices: The Diocese Food Service Office has announced that lunches will be increase five cents this year. All student lunches will cost $2.80. More cafeteria info will follow in the coming weeks. 

New Faculty/Staff Members: We welcome the following new faculty and staff members to Saint Agnes for the coming school year. They will be great additions to our already wonderful school.
Mr. Keith Morgeson - 7th/8th Grade Religion; 7th Grade Grammar; 7th Grade Homeroom
Mrs. Emily Rumker - 2nd Grade Instructional Aide
Ms. Betsy Wendt - 1st Grade Teacher

PARISH NEWS

Preschool Religion: My name is Stacey Moorhead and I am organizing the Preschool Religion Program at St. Agnes. This is my first year heading this program and I am excited to be involved in such a wonderful group. Our teachers are eager to get back to the work of sharing the Lord’s love and teachings with our small, but spirited faithful! If your child is ages 3-5 (and potty trained) and would like to be a part of this program please contact me via email, for an enrollment form. Please have your enrollment form turned into me by no later than September 8. The fee for the program is $40, if cost is an issue, please contact me and we can work something out. 
We are always in need of helping hands for PSR. If you would like to offer some time to enrich the program, we would love to have you! All adult volunteers must be VIRTUS-compliant at all times when working with the children. We also welcome older students (Grades 6-12) to join us as aides. This is a wonderful experience for our young people and an excellent way to earn service hours. If you are interested please contact me at staceyscully4@aol.com or (859) 907-3667.

PTO NEWS

PTO Info: The first PTO meeting of the 2017-18 school year will take place September 14 at 7 p.m. in the school library. The PTO is currently searching for a vice president. If you are interested in this position please contact Stephanie Fieler at stephaniefieler@gmail.com

BOOSTERS NEWS

Saint Agnes Golf Outing: The 2017 Saint Agnes Boosters Golf Outing is Saturday, August 19, at Devou Park with dinner at the new clubhouse. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Saint Agnes Athletics. Your participation makes athletic programs and the values they instill possible at Saint Agnes. Please save the date and review the Golf Outing Flyer for details and the registration form to register. Hole sponsors are also needed. Click here to see the golf outing flyer, here for the registration form, and here for the hole sponsorship information. 

Smiles & Miles 5K Run/Walk: Save the date! This year's Smiles & Miles 5K will take place Sunday, September 19, at 4 p.m. More details will follow in future school newsletters. 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Saint Agnes Alum John Lawrie Recital to Support The Point Arc: All are welcome to attend a special piano recital held by 2016 Saint Agnes alum John Lawrie in support of The Point Arc,. John will perform this Friday, August 4, at 7 p.m. at Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., in Erlanger. The recital is free to attend and any donations will be accepted for The Point. The Point is a local agency that provides opportunities to people with disabilities to assist them in reaching their highest potential. A reception will follow the recital. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

August
8                      Board of Catholic Education Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
10                    New Family Orientation (6 pm) / Kindergarten Parent Meeting (6:45 pm)
22                    First Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
24                    School Mass
31                    Spirit Wear Day

September
4                      NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
6                      LATE-START DAY (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
7                      Back-to-School Night (6:30 p.m.)