Saint Agnes School
August 3, 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
It is hard to believe it is August already and there is lots of information for you to be aware of as we begin our school year in just over two weeks! I would like to welcome all of our new school families. This is where you will find school and community-wide information each week. I will send out an email when this newsletter is updated, usually on Wednesdays, and it will also be accessible through our school website any time. I look forward to welcoming our new parents and kindergarten parents for our new family orientation and kindergarten parent meetings on Tuesday evening. There are many more events scheduled throughout this month and more information can be found about them below. I look forward to seeing everyone soon! ~ Mr. Hoyt
Search for New 4th Grade Teacher: Ms. Alli Kindt recently resigned from her part-time 4th grade teaching position to accept a full-time position at a different school. We thank Ms. Kindt for the outstanding first two years of her career she gave us at Saint Agnes and wish her the best of luck in her transition. We hope to have a new teacher in place very soon.
New Family Orientation and Kindergarten Parent Meeting: The following is the schedule for new family orientation and kindergarten parent meeting on August 7 -
6:00-6:45 p.m. - New Family Meeting in Gym with Mr. Hoyt
6:45-7:30 p.m. - Kindergarten Parent Meeting with Teachers
6:45-7:15 p.m. - Grade 1-8 New Family Virtus Information Session with Deacon Bob Stoeckle (for parents interested in volunteering who are not already Virtus-compliant)
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Kindergarten New Family Virtus Information Session with Deacon Bob Stoeckle (for parents interested in volunteering who are not already Virtus-compliant)
We encourage parents only attend these meetings.
Class Lists: I know everyone is anxiously awaiting class lists. Kindergarten class lists will be emailed to kindergarten parents this Monday and grades 1-8 class lists will be emailed to parents on Thursday.
Meet-the-Teacher Night: All parents and students are welcome to come to "Meet-the-Teacher Night" on Thursday, August 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. Students are welcome to stop by to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies.
Parent Back-to-School Night: Grades 1-8 parents, save the date for "Back-to-School Night" on August 29. You will have the opportunity to hear more about your children's school year. More info to come!
Office Hours: Our school office hours remain 9:00 a.m. - Noon. However, there is office staff usually in before and after those hours. If you need to stop by the office outside those hours please call or email to set up an appointment.
Student Summer Work: It's not too late for students to continue working on their summer work. Here again are the summer math and reading suggestions.
Attention All Who Are Not Catholic or Are Non-Practicing Catholics: Do you ever ask yourself…What am I looking for in life? What is the meaning of my life? How can I be a better person? How can I come to know God’s love? How can I know the right path God has in store for me and my family? If you ask yourself any of these questions, or questions like them, the Catholic way of life awaits you. We invite you to learn what Catholics believe in an open and welcoming environment. Our parish offers RCIA meetings to share with others the truths of the Catholic faith and the fellowship of our Church family. We invite you to learn what Catholics believe in an open and welcoming environment. Please join us for these information sessions (no obligation, just information, questions and answers) every Sunday starting August 26 after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the rectory conference room (under the deck on the big parking lot side of church) or call the parish office at (859) 431-1802 or email Paula at email@example.com .
Save the Date: Save the date for this year's Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest will take place September 28-30. This is one of the largest fundraisers for our school and a great weekend of parish fellowship. All school families are expected to volunteer at least one shift during the event. More Oktoberfest details to come!
Silent Auction Items Needed: Saint Agnes families, we need your help! One of our main fundraisers at Oktoberfest is our Silent Auction tent. We are in need of (but not limited to) the following: GIFT CARDS (for restaurants, goods or services), iPads, Bengals tickets and merchandise, FC Cincinnati tickets and merchandise, UK tickets and merchandise, American Girl Dolls, YETI coolers/products, wine, bourbon, and vacation stays. If you can provide or purchase any of these items or other items you think would be good to auction, please drop them off at the school or parish office. To arrange pick up please contact: Wendy Huff (859) 486-7053, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Holly Zinga (859) 240-3588, email@example.com.
Your donation is fully tax deductible!! The proceeds from your donation go directly to our school. Thank you from the Oktoberfest committee!
Under 6 Instructional Soccer Program: The Saint Agnes Instructional Soccer Program is open to any child under the age of 6. The program combines practice and games on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. at Saint Agnes throughout the fall. Registration has been extended through Saturday, August 11. Click Here to register for U6 or visit the Boosters web site here: http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters. For questions, email Rob Lynch at Robert@lynch.net.
Saint Agnes Athletic Boosters Golf Outing: Registration for the Boosters golf outing Saturday, August 18, at 4 p.m. is open. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Saint Agnes Athletics and the Christian Values we work to instill through sports. This is a fun 9-hole event with dinner following at the Devou clubhouse. Sign up as an individual, couple, any size group, or a full 8-person team.There is also a dinner-only option and hole sponsorships are available. Please visit the Boosters registration website to register and submit payment. You can also choose to sponsor a hole online.
Even if you don’t play golf or can’t make the outing; you can still support the Saint Agnes Athletic programs by:
- Sponsoring a hole - Visit online registration to do so.
- Choose the “Dinner Only” option for $30 and join us for the party.
- Volunteer to assist with the outing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls' "Graced Retreat": All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to a vocations retreat on Saturday, August 18, at All Saints Parish in Guilford, Indiana. For more information, click here.
2 Saint Agnes New Staff Orientation
3 Diocesan New Teacher Orientation
6 Diocesan All-Schools Mass
7 New Family Orientation (6 p.m.); Kindergarten Parent Meeting (6:45 p.m.)
15 Teacher Professional Development Day
16 Teacher Professional Development Day
16 Meet-the-Teacher Night (5:30-7:00 p.m.)
20 1st Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
24 School Mass (8 a.m., Church)
Saint Agnes Homecoming (5-11 p.m.)
29 Back-to-School Night for 1st-8th Grade Parents (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
30 Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
31 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)