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 15, 2018


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
August 15, 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 

I look forward to kicking off the 2018-19 Saint Agnes School year with everyone in the coming week. Today is our teachers’ first “official” day with meetings and Mass. Our staff will all be CPR-trained on Thursday. Thursday night will be a great opportunity during Meet-the-Teacher Night to see many of you and catch up while also giving you a chance to check out your “learning locations” for this year. Feel free to stop in any time between 5:30-7:00 p.m. Then Monday is our big day! We will start the year in grand Saint Agnes fashion while having a school assembly before dismissing at 11 a.m. I can’t wait to get started with all of you!  ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

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. Gym uniforms will also be available for purchase tomorrow evening in the cafeteria. Mrs. Sucher will be available with sales. Cash and checks only. 

Parent-Student Handbook: The Saint Agnes School Parent-Student Handbook can be found on the school website under "Parents." Also, for your convenience a list of handbook updates may be found here

Virtus: If you would like to volunteer with the children in our school or parish be sure to set up a required meeting with Deacon Bob Stoeckle. If you have already taken your Virtus class and may have fallen behind with your monthly bulletins, August is an “open month” when you are able to get caught up. Be sure to become Virtus-compliant so you are able to volunteer with the youth in our parish.

Mass at 8 a.m. August 24: Our first school Mass will be held on Friday, August 24. Please note this Mass is at 8 a.m. Our regular school Mass times will be 9:20 a.m.

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!

Cafeteria News: Please note the lunch prices for this school year. The monthly lunch menu may also be found under "Parents" on our website. Please note there are a lot of out-of-stock items for August and items may be substituted for something similar. Hopefully everything will be stocked for September ordering!

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.  

PARISH NEWS

Saint Agnes Parish Homecoming: Our parish Homecoming is just around the corner on Friday, August 24, from 6-11 p.m. on the parish grounds. It will be a wonderful evening of faith, friendship and fun for past and present parishioners. An evening like this cannot happen without the help of many wonderful volunteers. Please use this link to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Finke (paulfinke@fuse.net  or 859-331-4003).

Homecoming Dessert Booth: If you would like to bring a dessert, you may contact Debbie Finke or sign up online. Desserts should be heat-tolerant and may be dropped off at the parish office (which closes at noon on Friday, August 24) during the day or you can just bring them with you when you show up to Homecoming.

Saint Agnes Youth Group: The next Saint Agnes youth group meeting will take place August 19, from 5-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Hope to see you there!

Saint Agnes Parish Children’s Choir: The Saint Agnes Parish Children’s Choir season will officially begin with our first rehearsal on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:45-7:30 p.m. in Murphy E (downstairs from Church), under the direction of Bobby Fisher. For more information about children’s choir, click here.

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 pfritz@saintagnes.com.

Smiles & Miles 5K - September 16: The 2018 “Smiles & Miles 5K run or walk honoring Maria Schaffstein”, hosted by Saint Agnes, will be held on Sunday, September 16.  The race begins promptly at 4 p.m. and is open to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.  Our annual Katie Stewart Memorial Frog Hop will take place after the race and will be available to all children ages 6 and under.  This special event is lots of fun for the little ones and has been very well received since it began in 2016!   Celebration and awards immediately after the race. Online registration information for the 5K run or walk can be found at www.runningtime.net. Registration may also be mailed using this form.  If you have any questions, you may contact Bob Ink at (513) 520-0640.

PTO NEWS

POP Parties: Welcome to a new school year and another year of POP Parties. POP Parties are events throughout the year that raise money for our PTO. We have adult, children, and family events. Please like our Facebook page to keep up with upcoming events https://www.facebook.com/stagnesPOPparties/. If you would like to host a party or have questions please email Meg Koehl at mgkoehl@fuse.net or Heather Randolph at harandolph06@gmail.com. Our first party this year is an adult-only Taco Party hosted by Luis and Lori Alcantara. What a fun way to kickoff the school year! We hope to see you there. 

Taco ‘Bout Fun- 4th Annual Taco Party
Please join us for the 4th Annual Taco Party! Texas Joe's Food Truck will be there making made-to-order chicken, beef, and barbacoa tacos, and veggie quesadillas accompanied by a side salad. Beer, wine, and margaritas will also be served!
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location: The Alcantara Residence
Donation: $40 per couple, $20 per individual. Kid mail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl 2L
RSVPhttp://evite.me/adm9KXMN7C(link is external)
Hosts: Luis and Lori Alcantara

OKTOBERFEST

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, wjbronick@hotmail.com; or Holly Zinga (859) 240-3588, holly.zinga@yahoo.com.
Your donation is fully tax deductible!!  The proceeds from your donation go directly to our school. Thank you from the Oktoberfest committee!

BOOSTERS NEWS

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:

COMMUNITY NEWS

Notre Dame Academy: Attention Future Pandas, the NDA Soccer team invites all grade school girls to come and watch them play on Monday, August 20. Cheer on the Soccer Pandas as they take on Simon Kenton with the Junior Varsity at 5:00 followed by Varsity at 6:30. It will be an evening of food, fun and prizes. Don't forget to wear your grade school spirit wear for free admission to the games!

Diocesan Catechist Day of Reflection: The Diocesan Catechist and Teacher Day of Reflection is scheduled for all of our catechists and teachers on Saturday, September 15, at St. Anne’s Retreat Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme chosen for this day is “Breaking Open the Word: Finding God in the Noise of our Lives.” The day will begin with Mass at St. Anne’s Retreat Center, 8:30a.m., in the Chapel. The cost to participate in the Retreat is only $30. Registration is already open. Participants will earn 6 maintenance hours towards their certification program. The Day of Reflection is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington’s Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation in collaboration with the Diocesan Religious Education Advisory Board. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.covdio.org/catechesis-formation/ or call (859) 392-1500, ext. 1526.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

August
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)

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