Saint Agnes School
February 8, 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...
On behalf of our entire school I want to thank everyone who helped make Catholic Schools Week such a huge success. Each of the four years I have been at Saint Agnes I have asked myself at the end of the week, amidst the fatigue of many, if we need to do anything differently. I always come back to the fact that our students make some lasting memories of their grade school days during the week. And that is what we are all about - celebrating our Catholic identity and making memories while we are at it! Our faculty, staff, students, and parents all played a large role in making it happen! Thanks again! ~ Mr. Hoyt
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
This week's Teacher of the Week is Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Turner. Mrs. Turner is a lifelong Wildcat and has the best furniture in her kindergarten classroom!
Years in Education: 15 years
Why I Got into Education: I have always loved working with children. I love to see the joy in the children's eyes when they learn something new or start reading for the first time. I grew up with my mom as a teacher and saw how much she enjoyed her job that I knew I wanted to be a teacher just like her!
Best Memory as an Educator: My favorite memory is one we make each year in kindergarten, our Frisch's field trip. I love watching our little Pilgrims and Indians walking to Frisch's and celebrating a meal together.
What Do You Like about Saint Agnes: Saint Agnes is like home to me. It is where I grew up and went to school. I love the sense of community that you get at Saint Agnes. It seems wherever I go I will see someone from Saint Agnes, either a present family or a past family, and we can connect because of Saint Agnes. It truly is one BIG family!
Favorite Thing to Do Outside of School: Outside of school I love to spend time with my husband Travis and my sweet little girl Jude. We love to go swimming, to the park and Children's Museum. My favorite place to be in on the beach with my family!
Congratulations Mrs. Rice: Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Rice gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday afternoon! Mairi Eveleen was born at 4:30 p.m., weighs 7.4 pounds, and is 20 inches long. Congratulations to Mrs. Rice and her family!
Mrs. Kremer on Leave: Please keep 6th-8th science teacher Mrs. Kremer in your prayers. Mrs. Kremer had successful shoulder surgery today and will be on leave for a few weeks. Mrs. Mary Beth Peavler will be her substitute almost every day while Mrs. Kremer is out. Mrs. Peavler can be reached while she is filling in via email at email@example.com.
Congrats Academic Team: Our varsity academic team competed in the regional competition this past Saturday at Tichenor Middle School. The team finished 5th out of 16 teams. Our quick recall team placed third, just missing out on a trip to the state competition. We did have three 8th grade students who will be advancing on to the state competition in four events. They are:
Lauren Carothers - Composition
Ben Dickhaus - Math
Charlie Metzger - Math, Science
Great job to all of our academic team for a great season!
Science Fair Results: On Wednesday during Catholic Schools our 7th and 8th grade students participated in our annual Science Fair. Months of hard work culminated in the presentation of their projects to dozenes of volunteer judges. The students with special recognition at the Science Fair includes:
1st place – Megan Crouch (96.33) - Power of Pectinase
2nd place – Jayden Otto (95.67) - Left, Right, What’s Your Sight
3rd place – Wayne Ziegler (94.83) - Human Affection Does Make a Hamster Learn Faster
4th place – Annamae Martin (94.50) - Chlorophyll Chomatography
5th place – Kate Wainscott (94.33) - Brain Boosters
6th place – James Napier (92.83) - Lights, Constrict Action
7th place – Dimitri Dunn (92.17) - Mindful Meds
Best Board - Ella Weitzel - Heartbeat Song
Most Original Idea – Grace Heberling – Shocking Response
1st place – Jacob Deere (99.33) – How do Aluminum Birds Stay Up In the Sky?
2nd place – Gwyneth Thomas (99.00) – Oil: A Slick Solution
3rd place – Alaina Flesch (98.67) –Fuel In>Energy Out
4th place – Michaela Summe (98.17) – Check Your Fats
5th place – Grace Siemer (97.33) – Can You Judge a Geode By Its Cover.
6th place – Lily Deye (96.83) – Raining A’s and B’s
7th place – Michael Marino (96.00) – Don’t Weigh Me Down
Best Board – Kyle Brungs – Spin to Win
Most Original – Sophie Ryan – Birthday Paradox
Great job to all of our 7th and 8th grade students!
January Students of the Month: We are sorry we did not include our students of the month for January in a previous newsletter so they are listed below. Congratulations students!
KR - Gianna Alexander; KT - Maeve Seither; 1B - Claire Gearing; 1S - Mirabelle Go; 2L - Jackson Mando; 2W - Braeden Metzler; 3Hi - AJ Broering; 3Hu - Jacie Hail; 4L - Josie Stallard; 4KS - Lucas Cousineau; 5R - Molly Rawe; 5W - Becca Wirth; 6G - Colin Stahl; 6M - Colin Monohan; 7B - Seth Gruner; 7F - Alyssa Coburn; 8K - Alaina Flesch; 8S - Seth Toebben
Lunch 'n Learns: The next Lunch 'n Learn is Monday, February 13! Please help us by providing lunch for the teachers during their monthly Lunch 'n Learns. What are Lunch 'n Learns? Saint Agnes Computer/Technology Coordinator and Guru, Christina Woolley, will be holding monthly meetings during lunch to keep teachers updated on the latest technology trends. There are about 30-35 teachers in all. We are asking for (at least) two volunteers for each category of food listed. The food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. Thank you! https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1655628/false#!1655628/false/false
Valentine's Day Wear: Students may wear a red or pink top on Tuesday for Valentine's Day. Students must wear their uniform bottoms. They may wear their gym sweatpants with their red or pink top.
Willy Wonka, Jr.: The Saint Agnes Junior High presents Willy Wonka, Jr. at Notre Dame Academy's Theatre on Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26! The 7th and 8th graders have been working very hard to put on a great performance for the Saint Agnes community. Ticket sales will begin Monday, February 13.
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to this week's artists of the week! Please be sure to take a look at their artwork attached at the bottom of this newsletter.
Grade 8: Lily Deye, Brooklyn Hay, Ella Kluemper, Gracie Siemer
Grade 3: Piper Ramsey and Lizzie Ruwe
Grade 2: Mia Crouch
Grade 1: Gianna Buecker
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: The Labels for Education 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.
Big Blue Bash: The Big Blue Bash Committee is counting down to set sail on March 31, 2017! Keep selling your Cash, Cash, Cash raffle tickets. The top seller has already sold 25 tickets!
SILENT AUCTION - We are in need of large or small donations. We are happy to pick up any items. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
EVENT SPONSORS - Be an event sponsor for as little as $100! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Log on and "Like" our Facebook page at "saintagnesbigbluebash" for updates or email us at email@example.com.
CPR/AED Training Opportunity: Anyone who coaches, plans on coaching, or works with any youth in our parish is encouraged to register for CRP/AED training. Trainings will be available in the library at Saint Agnes School on Saturday, February 11, from 9-11 a.m. and also on Monday, February 13, from 6-8 p.m. CPR training is free of charge. However, if you would like to become certified through the Red Cross there is a minimal cost. Registration is limited so please sign up as soon as possible by emailing Ryan Cruse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Agnes Basketball Tournament: On Saturday, February 11, we will be recognizing our 8th grade student-athletes who play basketball at Saint Agnes. This is the first night of the Saint Agnes Tournament as the 8th grade girls' team plays at 7 p.m. and the 8th grade boys' team plays at 8 p.m. The ceremony will take place between the two games around 8 p.m. Please come out and support your Wildcat teams.
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.
Oktoberfest Committee Meeting: There will be a meeting for anyone interested in serving on the Oktoberfest committee on Wednesday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Murphy Hall.
Fish Fry Committee Meeting: There will be a meeting for anyone interested in serving on the Fish Fry committee on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Murphy Hall.
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 Sun., Feb. 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.
Clean-Up Fort Wright Day: Mark your calendar for the annual Clean-Up Fort Wright Day n Saturday, April 8, starting at 8 a.m. Please meet on the grounds of the Ft. Wright City Building (409 Kyles Lane, Ft. Wright.) If you have questions, contact the Fort Wright Administration Offices at 859-331-1700.
Rhythm of the Dance - A Celebration of Irish heritage - Concerts For Catholic Schools: The Cincy Music Series will feature Rhythm of the Dance, a celebration of Irish music, song and dance featuring the National Dance Company of Ireland on Saturday, March 11, at Mount St. Joseph University at 8 p.m. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. For tickets and information go to www.cincymusicseries.org or call 513-570-0652 for information. For each ticket purchased, $5 will be designated to Saint Agnes School. The ESAP (Education Scholarship and Assistance Foundation) will match the donation for a total $10 per ticket contribution.
Volunteers may sign up for playground and lunchroom assistance, APPLE program, Helping Hands, and Teacher Lunch & Learns here: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
10 8:30 a.m. School Mass
14 7:00 p.m. BOCE Meeting, School Meeting Room
15 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
15 7:00 p.m. Big Blue Bash Committee, Library
16 K & 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