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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February 15, 2017

Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
February 15, 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.


This week's Teacher of the Week is Art/7th Grade Language Arts Teacher Mrs. Gina Eckerle. When not leading our school's art prodigies, Mrs. Eckerle can be found teaching our 7th graders how to read and write better! 

Years in Education: I have been at Saint Agnes for nine years and was a school counselor prior to that. 
Why I Got into Education: I am drawn to kids' energy and creativity. 
Best Memory as an Educator: My best memory was co-directing the junior high play, High School Musical, last year. 
What Do You Like about Saint Agnes: I really like the teachers and families that make up the community. 
Favorite Thing to Do Outside of School: I really like to play in our band. 


February Students of the Month: The following are our students of the Month for February - 
KR - Mason Harmeling; KT - Erika Barczak; 1B - Abi Teller; 1S - Zach Heberling; 2L - Maddie Rawe; 2W - Luke Rensing; 3Hi - Ella Nienaber; 3Hu - Lizzie Ruwe; 4L - Hannah Dannenberg; 4KS - Allison Dilbert; 5R - Simon Fieler; 5W - Heidi Abeln; 6G - Michael Cody; 6M - Isabel Minning; 7B - Ella Weitzel; 7F - Luke Lenhof; 8K - Daniel Bloemer; 8S - Camille McMurtry

Friday & Monday - No School: Please remember that this Friday, February 17, and Monday, February 20, there will be no school. 

Cafeteria Doors Now Open at 7:15 a.m.: In an effort to ease traffic flow in the mornings, our cafeteria doors are now open at 7:15 a.m. Students may arrive at that time. 

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. Show times are Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 26, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $8, which includes a $1 service fee per ticket for our new automated ticket sales system. Handicapped seating is available. Visit Please email Mrs. Sharp at with any questions. 

Artists of the Week: Congratulations to our students. Don't forget to take a look at their artwork at the end of this newsletter.  
Grade 8 - Sophie Ryan
Grade 7 - Kora Hammersmith, Lauren Heupel, Jayden Otto


Box Tops for Education: Last chance to send in those Box Tops!  The deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 16. The homeroom who turns in the most will earn a special treat and extra recess!  You can send in any Labels for Education right along with your Box Tops.

APPLE Volunteers:  The APPLE Program has been in place since 1999 and will return again this school year.  For those of you unfamiliar with this  program,  APPLE  stands  for  Appreciative  Parents Providing Little Extras. It is a volunteer program that parents sign up for to provide little treats for our teachers. It is especially for those parents who would like to help out with volunteer activities but are unable to sign up for most committees due to time constraints or because they are working. Sign Up Here. If you have questions, please email Lynn Abeln at

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 sold 58 tickets! The last Early Bird drawing will be drawn on Tuesday, February 21. Get more tickets to sell by contacting
SILENT AUCTION - We are in need of large or small donations. We are happy to pick up any items. Please contact or
EVENT SPONSORS - Be an event sponsor for as little as $100! Contact for details.
Log on and "Like" our Facebook page at "saintagnesbigbluebash" for updates or email us at


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.

Boy Scouts of America: The Boy Scouts of America is full strength at Saint Agnes. Celebrating a tradition spanning over 57 years at Saint Agnes, we are proud to have recently produced yet another Eagle Scout! In December, Ben Frondorf achieved this honor after years of hard work, learning, discipline, leadership and community service. The troop now has more than 18 scouts participating in weekly meetings and wide-ranging activities.  With our seasoned and capable new scoutmaster, Ed Frondorf, we intend to generate even greater growth while providing support through our adult leadership team. To learn more about participating in The Boy Scouts of America program here at Saint Agnes, email We would be glad to help you teach and develop your prospective scouts.  Boys must be over 10 years of age or have completed the 5th grade. We meet regularly on Wednesday nights in the church undercroft from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  


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.

Cincinnati Boychoir: Do you know a boy in grades 1-5 who loves to sing? Boychoir Experience is a six-week program designed for the beginning singer. There is no need for the boys to audition, and Saturday morning rehearsals include music games, singing, new friends, instruments and FUN!  Rehearsals take place at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, and Session II starts Saturday, February 25, at 9 a.m. All boys get to sing on stage at the Aronoff with 150 "big brothers" from the year-round program at their spring concert, "Every Voice" (featuring music that highlights the rich and impactful history of African American choral music in the United States, including spirituals and gospel music), on Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. Interested boys should register here:

Riverfront Pizza Fundraiser: Kids are off school President's Day... we have a lunch or dinner idea for you!  Bring the attached ticket into Riverfront Pizza on Monday, February 20, from 12-8 p.m.and 20 percent of your sales will go toward helping us pay for our mission trip to Nicaragua this summer. We are teaming up with a couple other friends and look forward to seeing your there. Dine in or carry out. 617 W. 3rd, Covington, KY, 859-261-4800. We hear they have a great hoagie special!  Thank you for your support!  ~ Saint Agnes Alums Gabe Wainscott, Jack Teller and Lucy Teller

Schoolbelles Valentine's Day Sale: Schoolbelles is currently having their annual Valentine's sale. The sale ends Saturday, February 18. Visit the online flyer at


Volunteers may sign up for playground and lunchroom assistance, APPLE program, Helping Hands, and Teacher Lunch & Learns here:


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 p.m., 4 p.m.        Junior High Play, Notre Dame Academy

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



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