Saint Agnes School
February 7, 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
Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and begins the season of Lent. This year Ash Wednesday falls on another important day of the liturgical calendar, St. Valentine's Day. St. Valentine's Day is, obviously, a very joyful date on the liturgical calendar while Ash Wednesday is a more solemn day. In their most recent newsletter, the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Office very accurately shared the parallels of these celebrations: St. Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are both about our hearts - the former about celebrating earthly love and the latter about opening our hearts to Christ and preparing to accept a gift far greater than cards, candy, or roses. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Junior High Science Fair: We had another successful Junior High Science Fair last Wednesday. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and to those students who received special recognition.
Church Parking Lot: When all possible please avoid using the church parking spots in the middle of the lot during the school day. This will help with car line procedures at the end of the day. Also, as the weather gets warmer you will find people using the outdoor basketball courts after school. For your car’s security you should avoid using the parking spots under the basketball goals after school hours when possible.
Ash Wednesday Mass: Next Wednesday, February 14, is Ash Wednesday and begins the season of Lent. Our school will attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Ash Wednesday.
Lenten Prayers and Almsgiving: Our theme for Lent will be “Sharing Our Love Worldwide.” Our daily prayers will reflect that theme. Each week we will pray for a different continent, beginning with North America. By the end of Lent we will have prayed for the people on each continent.) Another way Catholics live their faith during Lent is through almsgiving (giving to the poor). Our almsgiving project will be “Sharing our Love” in one part of the world - Uganda.
Each Thursday during Lent we will again be collecting money for five students to be able to attend St. Julie School in Buseesa, Uganda. For all students who make at least a one-dollar donation, February 15 and March 15 will be out-of-uniform days. We will have a bar graph measuring how much we have collected for each student. Our goal will be to collect $3000 as each student needs $600 to attend St. Julie School.
Day Off School March 2: Please remember that Friday, March 2, will be our designated day off school from Bishop Foys’ announcement at last week’s Catholic Schools Week Mass.
Good Luck 5th Grade Academic Team: Our 5th Grade Academic Team will be hosting the Elementary Governors’ Cup competition this Saturday at Saint Agnes! Good luck!
Volunteer Sign-ups: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
Box Tops for Education: The spring Box Tops competition is on! Start sending in those awesome little opportunities to earn money for our school! Each box top is worth ten cents and they add up fast! Enlist the kids to search the pantry for the Box Tops from your Ziplock bags, soup cans, and Kleenex boxes before they expire. The winning homeroom will earn a special treat and extra recess. Send them in to your homeroom teacher. We will collect them for the next two weeks.
Sponsor the Big Blue Bash: The Big Blue Bash is the largest annual fundraiser for our school. Would your family like to support our school by advertising for your business or with your family name? If you plan on coming to the event, event sponsorship is an easy solution! Sponsor at the Blue level to receive 2 prepaid tickets or sponsor at the Wildcat level and receive 4 prepaid tickets and online advertising via our new online bidding site. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor please return your form linked here by March 2, or contact Lauren Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 304-4196.
CASH, CASH, CASH Raffle Tickets Update: Thank you to all the families who turned in tickets during week three; there were a lot! Heading into week four keep in mind that all students in a family who sell a minimum of ten tickets will be treated to a Mr. Softee. Don’t forget that the family who sells the most (over 30) CASH, CASH, CASH raffle tickets will win a $200 gift card of your choice. Mark your calendars for March 8 when we will be doing the early bird drawing. You have a chance to win $100 and still be entered for the grand prize of $5000. If you have sold tickets that need to be turned in you can do so through kid mail to Maggie Cousineau, C/O Lucas Cousineau in 5W. For additional tickets or questions contact email@example.com Best of luck selling and thank you for all your support!
POPs News: We are extremely excited to announce our profits from the 2 POP parties we have had thus far. We received a donation for $543 for our Kick Off Party for a total of $1468. Thanks to all who attended! The Parents Night Out that hosted 72 kids earned $667. Thanks again to the hosts, chaperones, and the middle schoolers. We have kicked off January with $2135. We are looking for hosts for the Ladies Wine Night (May 18 at the Huff's residence) and for the End-of-Year Pool Party (June 1 at Five Seasons Sport Club). If you are already a host of a party please send us dates and details so we can mark the calendar. Contact Megkoehl@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all your help and support to make these parties successful!
Fish Fry: It is time to start thinking about Lent. This year Saint Agnes will host four fish fries on February 16, 23, March 2, and 9. These fish fries would not be possible without the help of many volunteers. Here is a link for volunteers to sign up: http://signup.com/go/LEJJjQC
Formed.org: Discover all the best Catholic content in one place - entertaining movies for adults, educational and fun movies for children, enlightening programs, inspiring talks and audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books - all just a click away at www.formed.org. To register go to www.formed.org and enter code 7CWP2N and follow the instructions. If you are having trouble registering, please call or email the parish office at (859) 431-1802 or email@example.com.
A Lent to Remember: Saint Agnes Parish is offering Lenten study small groups through www.formed.org. Please spend time getting to know the Lord better this Lent with your parish family and FORMED. To sign up for a small group, please email Maureen Osterhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at (859) 431-1802
Welcome Weekend: Please remember to pray for the men on the Welcome Weekend retreat this weekend (formerly CRHP). Prayer is an important part of the weekend and it also helps bridge our school and church.
NDA Scavenger Hunt: Attention all 6th & 7th Grade Girls! Join in all of the "Pandamonium" at the Notre Dame Academy 6th & 7th Grade Girls Scavenger Hunt on Friday, February 16, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Don't miss this afternoon of fun, friends and food. The event is FREE; however, you can starting Making a Difference in the lives of others with a donation of two canned goods that will be delivered to a local food shelter. For more information go to www.ndapandas.org or contact NDA's Director of Admissions, Katie Caccavari, at (859) 292-1829.
13 5th Grade Field Trip to CSO Performance (10:30 a.m.)
13 Board of Catholic Education Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
14 Ash Wednesday Mass (8:30 a.m.)
15 Out-of-Uniform Day for St. Julie School Students
15 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
16 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
19 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
20-23 Everybody Counts Week
20 Marco's Pizza Eat-Out Night
22 Spirit Wear Day