Saint Agnes School
February 1, 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...
I shared this note about Catholic Schools Week in our parish bulletin this weekend. Please feel free to take a look.
I would also like to alert you to this information regarding House Bill 162 and Senate Bill 102. These bills would support educational opportunities for all Kentucky students with a Scholarship Tax Credit program. You can assist my reaching out to our legislators in support of these bills. The proposed scholarship tax credits will help Catholic schools both sustain our schools and increase the opportunity for a Catholic education among children from lower and middle class families. Thanks for your support of this program.
Please also note at the bottom of this newsletter important dates for the 2017-18 school year.
I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at our Catholic Schools Week Showcase.
~ Mr. Hoyt
Catholic Schools Week Activities: We still have a few activities going on this week. It has been an exciting and fun week and we thank all our volunteers who helped out.
Thursday: "Celebrate our Family" - Dress like a “twin” day; School-wide B-I-N-G-O; Catholic Schools Week Showcase (6:30-8 p.m.)
Friday: "Celebrate our Spirit" - Wear your favorite Catholic school shirt with uniform bottoms; Mass (8 a.m.); 8th Grade/Faculty Volleyball Game (9:30 a.m.); Dismissal 11 a.m.
Catholic Schools Week Showcase: Our annual Catholic Schools Week Showcase will take place tomorrow, February 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. All guests will be able to see junior high science fair projects, the sixth grade sarcophagus showcase, and many other exciting things in classrooms that our Saint Agnes students have been working on.
School Mass at 8:00 a.m. This Friday: Please note that this Friday's school Mass will take place at 8 a.m. this Friday and NOT our regular 8:30 a.m. time.
Penny War: 1..2..3..4..Saint Agnes declares a Penny War! Students are encouraged to bring in their pennies through Friday, February 3. All money collected will go to a Saint Agnes family in need of our support. K-5 students will have a piggy bank in their homerooms. Each grade level will be averaged out according to the total collected per student, and the winning K-5 grade level will win a student council-sponsored pizza party. Junior high students will have a competition between each grade level and their teachers. Each grade level will have a piggy bank in the cafeteria during lunch time from January 23 - February 3. Junior high students can bring in pennies and silver change. The pennies count as positive and the silver change counts as negative (placed in another junior high grade level's piggy bank). The grade level that has the highest amount per student by the end of the two weeks wins a student council-sponsored pizza party.
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to last week's artists of the week! Please be sure to take a look at their artwork attached at the end of the newsletter.
Grade 8: Nicole Andrew, Alaina Flesch, Michaela Summe
Grade 5: Tessa Schulte
Grade 3: Tanner Robertson
Grade 1: Jordyn Timmerding
Skyline Night - This Monday, February 6, is Skyline Eat-Out Night. Since a portion of the evening's sales go to our school, please use the attached flyer or tell the cashier that you are with Saint Agnes so that we get credit for your purchase.
Box Tops for Education: It's turn-in time again! The spring deadline is approaching. Please send in all those Box Tops you've been collecting to earn "free money" for our school. The homeroom who turns in the most will earn a special treat and extra recess!
Labels for Education: Their program is winding down this year. If you have any leftover labels that you've forgotten to turn in, or if you're still finding them on the products in your closet, now is the time to turn them in. Send them to the school office.
Spring Soccer: Registration for Saint Agnes spring soccer is now open and will close at Midnight on Saturday, February 4. The soccer program is open to ages 4–14. The season begins at the end of March. For more details and to register please visit http://ky-stagnes.sportsaffinity.com. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Tim McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball: Registrations for baseball, t-ball, and machine pitch are being accepted until February 10. Registrations received after February 10 are not guaranteed a roster spot and will only be accepted as needed to fill rosters. Registration forms can be sent through kid mail, C/O Will M. in 5R. Sign up forms are available here. As a guideline only, instructional teams (t-ball and machine pitch) will begin practice in early April and games begin around the first week of May. Once the games start, practice usually stops. Instructional games are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday evening and the season lasts about eight weeks. 8U-14U teams generally start practice in early March (weather permitting) with league games starting in mid-to-late April and going through June. Teams will generally practice one night per week and play 1-2 games per week (approx. 16 league games). Practice schedules/nights are not known until teams are formed and coaches are determined. For any other questions, please contact Joe Michels via email at Joem@Michelsconstruction.com or by phone at (859) 344-8045. Teams will be participating in the Crosstown Baseball League again this year.
Boys Volleyball: Registration for Saint Agnes Boys volleyball is going on now until February 14. This program is open to Boys in 3rd-8th grade. The season begins the first week of March. For more details and to register click on the attachment here or look for the registration flyer in your son's folder. For any other questions please contact Stephanie Fieler via email at Stephaniefieler@gmail.com or by phone at (859) 380-9645.
Congratulations to the Saint Agnes 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team: The 8th grade girls' basketball team finished up the season by winning the CGGSL tournament. The Lady Wildcats finished the season 11-0 in league play to finalize back-to-back undefeated seasons! The girls were 21-0 over their 7th & 8th grade seasons. Congratulations to team members Brooklyn Hay, Clare Hochhausler, Annie Judy, Maria Judy, Josie Lawrie, Sophie Ryan, Iris Schuh and All-League Selections Lauren Carothers and Kate Moore. Kate also earned the league MVP award. The team is coached by Carl Allison and Jenni Wessels.
Christ Renews His Parish: Men of Saint Agnes! The next Men's Christ Renews His Parish weekend is February 18-19, 2017. This weekend is open to all men associated with the parish and/or school. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a stress-free weekend that includes spiritual renewal and fellowship. The weekend takes place from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon and all activities are on the Saint Agnes campus. Please join those who have already made the commitment for a great weekend. See the attached flier here and sign up now! For more information, please contact Matt Stevens at email@example.com or (513) 304-9089; or Dan Melching at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 393-7888.
NDA Middle School Track Program: There will be an informational meeting for Notre Dame Academy's Middle School Track program on February 9, at 6:00 p.m,. in the NDA cafeteria. All are welcome! If you have questions, contact Coach Jill Tranter at email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast: Please join the Sisters of Notre Dame for their Pancake Breakfast at Notre Dame Academy on Sunday, February 19, from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Click here for the flyer and more information. Proceeds benefit The Sisters of Notre Dame Mission in Uganda.
Annual Diocese of Covington Ski Trip: The Diocese of Covington's annual ski trip for students in grades 7-12 will take place Saturday, February 11. Click here for more information.
Volunteers may sign up for playground and lunchroom assistance, APPLE program, Helping Hands, and Teacher Lunch & Learns here: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
2 6:30-8 p.m. Saint Agnes Catholic Schools Week Showcase/Open House
3 8:00 a.m. School Mass - Note the early time change!
3 9:30 a.m. 8th grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Match
3 11:00 a.m. EARLY DISMISSAL
10 8:30 a.m. School Mass
14 7:00 p.m. BOCE Meeting, School Meeting Room
15 7:00 p.m. Big Blue Bash Committee, Library
16 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children
17 NO SCHOOL - Bishop Foys' Appointed-Day Off
20 NO SCHOOL - President's Day
23 Spirit Wear Day
23 8:45 a.m. National Theatre Presentation "Conservation Caper" for K-3
24 8:30 a.m. School Mass
25 7:00 p.m. Junior High Play, Notre Dame Academy
26 9:30 a.m. First Eucharist Enrollment Mass, Saint Agnes Church
26 1:00 p.m. Junior High Play, Notre Dame Academy
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
ARTWORK FROM ARTISTS OF THE WEEK