Saint Agnes School
February 22, 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
Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, beginning the season of Lent. Part of our mission as a Catholic school, especially during the season of Lent, is to serve those who may need it the most. The Gospel of Mark tells us, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." In recent years our school community has brought great hope to students in Uganda attending Sisters of Notre Dame-sponsored schools. We will again be working to support this important mission of the Sisters this Lenten season. Sr. Margaret Droege will be coming to Saint Agnes on Monday, Feb. 27, to speak to our students about the Sisters' mission in Uganda and the schools we assist. I also invite you to join us for our Ash Wednesday School Mass next Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
Also, if you do not have entertainment plans for this weekend, I encourage you to check out our 7th/8th Grade production of "Willie Wonka." Show times are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The cast, crew, and producers have been working hard to put on another great production. Ticket information can be found below!
~ Mr. Hoyt
Spirit Wear Day Tomorrow: Tomorrow is a Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day! Students may wear Saint Agnes tops with their uniform pants, gym SHORTS or SWEAT PANTS, or Saint Agnes spirit wear sweatpants.
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 www.tututix.com. Please email Mrs. Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 3: Ella Nienaber
Grade 5: Sophia Santos
Grade 6: Emily Ink and Brynne Seither
Grade 8: Ryan Schneider
APPLE Volunteers: The APPLE Program is a volunteer program where parents sign up 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 LynnAbeln5@gmail.com.
Big Blue Bash: The BBB committee will be selling tickets for our "First Mate Raffle" this week! The winner of the "First Mate Raffle" will receive FIRST pick of our silent auction items this year before bidding begins. Class baskets are excluded from the "First Mate Raffle." Raffle tickets will cost $10 per chance and will be sold in the car pick-up line this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24. You can also request tickets by contacting the BBB committee at email@example.com. The winner will be chosen at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 31, and claim their prize at The Gardens of Park Hills at 6 p.m. that evening. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
RSVP - Invitations have arrived! RSVP for the Big Blue Bash "Anchors Away" by Friday, March 17! We will sell out so don't wait.
"CASH, CASH, CASH RAFFLE" - Congratulation to our 2nd Early-Bird Drawing winner, Marty Epperson, and the winning ticket seller, Brooke Donaldson. Keep selling your "Cash, Cash, Cash" raffle tickets. The top seller has sold 58 tickets! Get more tickets to sell by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILENT AUCTION - We are in need of large or small donations. We are happy to pick up any items. Please contact email@example.com( or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENT SPONSORS - Be an event sponsor for as little as $100! Contact email@example.com(link sends e-mail) for details. Log on and "Like" our Facebook page at "saintagnesbigbluebash" for updates or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
LIQUOR/SPIRITS RAFFLE - This raffle is returning this year! Donations of bottled liquors, wine and spirits are being accepted now in the front office, or contact Ginny France at email@example.com.
Softball: Registrations for softball (10 & 8U) are being accepted until February 28. Registration forms can be sent through kid mail, c/o Andrea C. in 4L. Sign up forms are available online or click here. As a guideline only, instructional teams will begin practice in mid-March and games begin around mid-April and go through June. Teams will generally practice one night per week and play 1-2 games per week. Practice schedules/nights are not known until teams are formed and coaches are determined. For any other questions, please contact Matt Carothers via email at Matt.Carothers@53.com or by phone at (513) 703-4140. Teams will be participating in the TriState Softball League again this year.
2nd Grade Girls Basketball: Come out and cheer on the Saint Agnes 2nd grade girls' basketball team this weekend in their end-of-season tournament. The semifinal game is Saturday, Feb. 25, vs. Villa Madonna Academy at 7:15 p.m. at Mary Queen of Heaven School. The tournament final is scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. Come out for a fun weekend of basketball and cheer your Wildcats on to victory!
4th Grade Girls Basketball: Congratulations to the 4th grade girls basketball team for being St. Pius Tournament finalists. It was a hard-fought tournament and they earned a second-place finish in a close game vs. St. Paul. Great job Wildcats!
Parish Breakfast Volunteers: This Sunday, Feb. 26, the church is testing out the new kitchen upgrades to Murphy Hall and breakfast will be served after all Masses.They are looking for volunteers to help after the 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 Masses. Please contact Jason Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist.
Volunteers may sign up for playground and lunchroom assistance, APPLE program, Helping Hands, and Teacher Lunch & Learns here: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
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
1 8:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday School Mass
3 8:30 a.m. School Mass
6 8:00 a.m. The Kasey Program - Fire & Life Safety for K-5 Students
8 LATE START DAY - 8:45 a.m. Start
8 4th Grade Field Trip to Zoo
8 7:00 p.m. Big Blue Bash Committee Meeting, Library
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 OUR ARTISTS OF THE WEEK: