Saint Agnes School
February 14, 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
As you all know, and likely have seen, our school theme for this year is "FROG" (Forever Relying On God). Each quarter we also have a trait that embodies the time of year. We are now in the third quarter and our trait is "Offering." As Christians, we are called to share our fortunes with others. In today's Gospel reading Jesus teaches us about offering our alms. Therefore, we are fortunate again to partner with the Sisters of Notre Dame and their mission in Uganda to provide tuition for five students at St. Julie School. We will collect money each Thursday for these students and all students are able to participate in out-of-uniform days tomorrow and on March 15 to celebrate our partnership.
This Friday night our parish will host the first of four consecutive Friday fish fries. These have proven to be great community events for our parish over the past few years. I would encourage our entire school community to bring your family to at least one of the fish fries during the Lenten season. Also, there are many volunteers needed to make the fish fries successful. See the parish news below for a link to sign up to volunteer. I am not being biased when I state our fish fries do have the best fish sandwich I have ever had! ~ Mr. Hoyt
Congratulations Mrs. Rumker: Our second grade instructional aide, Mrs. Emily Rumker, had her baby, Ivy Rose, on February 8. Mom and baby are doing well!
While Mrs. Rumker is out on maternity leave, Mrs. Dettmer (Mrs. Eckerle's sister) will be helping in the second grade classrooms on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Lenten Almsgiving: 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, tomorrow will be an out-of-uniform day. 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.
5th Grade Governors' Cup - District Champions: Our fifth grade Governors' Cup team had a great day on Saturday, claiming the district championship. The quick recall team placed first and we had several students place in the written competitions:
Mathematics: Ty Stevens (1st), Maya Lawrie (2nd), Brian Finke (3rd)
Science: Landon Ramsey (1st), Georgia McFarland (2nd), Ty Stevens (4th)
Social Studies: Brian Finke (1st), Ella Kruze (2nd)
Language Arts: Jocelyn Monson (1st), Josie Stallard (3rd), Landon Ramsey (5th)
Arts & Humanities: Marisa Bloemer (2nd), Maya Lawrie (3rd), Grayson Gabbard (5th)
Composition: Jocelyn Monson (1st)
Great job 5th graders!
Day off School March 2: Please remember that Friday, March 2, will be our designated day off school from Bishop Foys' announcement during the Catholic Schools Week Mass.
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to our artists of the week: Sophie Decker, Macie Teller, Maura Crouch, Jack Cain and Conner Gallus. We'd like to give special recognition to Conner Gallus. Conner was recently involved in an accident that led to the removal of part of his thumb on the hand he uses to draw and write. He had two reconstructive surgeries during his completion of this painting. Without being asked Conner began painting with his opposite hand, never complaining or saying he could not do it. Conner simply got to work on what became a quite impressive piece of art. We are very proud of his determination and resilience! Be sure to take a look at all of the students' artwork at the end of the newsletter.
Volunteer Sign-ups: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
Box Tops for Education: The spring Box Tops competition is on! Send 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 Ziploc 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 until next week.
CASH, CASH, CASH Raffle Tickets Update: A big thank you to everyone who turned in tickets last week. The families who have sold ten tickets are: Ditrick, Ghazala, Matheny, Theissen, Carothers, Siebert, Lindbloom, Spaulding, Blettner, Jansing, Williams, Davidson, Carpenter, France, Steedman, Bloemer, Browning, Donaldson, Reush, Gearing, Graham and Averdick. The Mando family is still in the lead for the $200 gift card with 17 sold tickets. Not far behind is the Averdick family with 13 tickets sold. Best of luck selling and thank you for all your support. Turn in any sold tickets to Maggie Cousineau via kid mail 5W. For additional tickets/questions contact Maggie Cousineau firstname.lastname@example.org
Fish Fry: Come to the fish fry on Friday! 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 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.
Congrats 6th Grade Girls' Basketball: Congratulations to our sixth grade girls' basketball team. The won the St. Joseph-Crescent Springs Basketball Tournament last week. Team members are: Becca Wirth, Heidi Abeln, Lexi McMillan, Hope Miller, Paige Summe, Anna Cruse, Lizzy Dowd, Taylor Hill, Emmalyn Martin, Lexi Mauller, and Bella Deere. Great job girls!
Congrats 5th Grade Girls' Basketball: Our 5th grade girls' basketball team has had a great season! They recently won the St. Henry and St. Pius Tournaments, and also finished undefeated in their league! 5th grade team members include Ava Auberger, Marisa Bloemer, Andrea Carothers, Alison Dilbert, Maggie Farmer, Ella Kruze, Maya Lawrie, Kate Resing, Riley Robertson, and Morgan Russell. Great job girls!
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.
Pancakes and Good News: You are invited to the 22nd Annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Notre Dame Academy Cafeteria, 1699 Dixie Highway. All proceeds benefit the new A-level school that will open next spring at the SND Uganda Mission. Learn more at http://www.sndky.org/newsfeed/entry/pancake-breakfast-305/.
School Safety Event: The Diocese of Covington invites you to hear Alissa Parker - mother and co-founder of Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative. More details about this event can be found here.
Lenten Mission: Take time to reconnect with God and attend a presentation by Mrs. ValLimar Jansen at St. Mary Church in Alexandria. Click here for more information.
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
1 Collection Day for St. Julie Mission
2 DAY OFF SCHOOL
4 First Eucharist Enrollment Mass (11:30 a.m.)
7 LATE-START DAY (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
8 Collection Day for St. Julie Mission
8 6th Grade Stations of the Cross (Church, 1:30 p.m.)
13 Board of Catholic Education Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
15 Collection Day for St. Julie Mission / Out-of-Uniform Day
15 PTO Meeting (7 p.m., Library)
ARTWORK FROM OUR ARTISTS OF THE WEEK: