Saint Agnes School
January 11, 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...
It is hard to believe that we are at the half-way point of the school year. The second quarter ends this Friday, January 13. Second quarter report cards will be available by January 23. I would like to take this opportunity to give special recognition to four of our 8th grade students. Charlie Metzger, Daniel Bloemer, and Ben Dickhaus were all awarded high school placement test (HSPT) scholarships from Covington Catholic on Monday evening. Anne Kleier was also awarded a HSPT scholarship from Notre Dame Academy. Congratulations to these fine students on their academic excellence and the opportunity to attend these great high schools on an academic scholarship. I look forward to many of our 8th grade students receiving further recognition as we move throughout the rest of this school year. Our CCH and NDA scholarship recipients are pictured below! Congratulations! ~ Mr. Hoyt
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
This week's "Teacher of the Week" is 4th grade teacher Mrs. Vicki Smith. Learn more about Mrs. Smith below!
Years in Education: I have been teaching for 37 years, all of which have been at Saint Agnes School!
Why I Got into Education: I’ve always enjoyed working with children. I love learning new things and sharing what I have learned with the children. I’ve also enjoyed the challenge of teaching different grade levels over the years, including 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th.
Best Memory as an Educator: I remember how exciting it was in 1990 when we opened the new addition to our school, which included a gym, computer lab, science lab, junior high classrooms, and a new front office area! We are very lucky still today to benefit from the generosity of so many Saint Agnes parishioners that made this addition possible for our school.
What Do You Like about Saint Agnes: The Saint Agnes school community of students, parents, teachers, and administration are the best! In the past several years, it has been neat to be teaching students whose parents I taught. It says a lot when families choose to stay part of our Saint Agnes school community.
Favorite Thing to Do Outside of School: I love spending time with my two young grandchildren. I also like to travel with my family and attend sporting events.
Out-of-Uniform Day Tomorrow: Tomorrow will be an out-of-uniform day for $1. All proceeds will benefit the Daniels family as Wes Daniels recovers from his recent heart procedure.
No School Monday: Please remember that there is no school on Monday as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
Re-registration of current school families for the 2017-18 school year: Re-enrollment for current students for the 2017-18 school year has begun. This year the entire registration process will be online. Every school family will need to fill out the re-enrollment form to let us know if your child will be returning to Saint Agnes. The re-enrollment form can be accessed from your Ascend account. Simply log in and click on the tab at the top that says "re-enroll". A $30 registration fee is also required for each student returning to Saint Agnes. After filling out the re-enrollment form, send your check to the school office in a clearly marked envelope that says "School Office - Registration Fee." Deadline for registration is January 25. Anyone registering after that date will have to pay a late registration fee of $40/student. (If you do not have your Ascend log-in information, please email Mindy Sucher in the office at email@example.com )
Reminder to families that have already re-enrolled: Thank you to the many families that have already re-enrolled on Ascend; however, many still owe the registration fee. Don't forget to send in the registration fee of $30/student to complete your registration for next year.
Junior High Science Fair: It is that time again! The science fair will take place February 1 this year. This is a wonderful event which cuts across all curricula and is a wonderful public display of what exciting things our Saint Agnes junior high students can accomplish. In order to accomplish this evening, it takes a village. Attached here is a list of possible volunteer positions that would really help pull this off. You may respond to Jorja Kremer at firstname.lastname@example.org or, next week, we will hopefully have links to Sign Up Spot. Thank you for all of your help!
Catholic Schools Week Activities: Catholic Schools Week will take place Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 this year. We have established our daily theme and activities for the week. They are as follows:
Monday: "Celebrate our Faith and Community Service" - Dress red, white & blue; Prayer service 8 a.m.; Each grade level chooses a group in our community to thank for their service
Tuesday: "Celebrate our Students" - Spirit wear or gym clothes; Bowling
Wednesday: "Celebrate our Knowledge" - Dress like a favorite book character or historical figure; Junior High Science Fair (evening)
Thursday: "Celebrate our Family" - Dress like a “twin” day; School-wide B-I-N-G-O; Catholic Schools Week Showcase (6:30-8 p.m.)
Friday: "Celebrate our Spirit" - Mass (8 a.m.); 8th Grade/Faculty Volleyball Game (9:30 a.m.); Dismissal 11 a.m.
Lunch 'n Learns: Would you like to help make sure your student's teacher is up-to-date with the latest technological trends? 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 next one is in February. The food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1655628/false#!1655628/false/false
Artists of the Week- A big congratulations to our artists of the week. Please take a moment to look at their artwork that is at the bottom of the newsletter.
Gr. 2 - Phin Holbrook and Amelia Stallard
Gr. 4 - Landon Walker
Gr. 5 - Mia Napier
Gr. 8 - Annie Judy, Maria Judy, Iris Schuh
PTO Meeting: The next PTO meeting will take place tomorrow evening, January 12, at 7 p.m. in the school library. All are welcome!
Marco's Eat-Out Night: The next Marco's Eat-Out Night will take place next Wednesday, January 18. Saint Agnes School receives 20 percent of all sales that evening!
Big Blue Bash: The PTO’s Big Blue Bash is launching our $5000 Grand Prize "CASH, CASH, CASH" raffle! Students will be bringing home raffle tickets this week. Please look for those tickets and take the opportunity to support our PTO’s largest annual fundraising event. It is recommended that each school family sell at least ten tickets. New this year will be additional incentives for the top three selling families! Look for more information regarding new incentives and additional prize details in your students folders and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saintagnesbigbluebash.com The grand prize for the "CASH, CASH, CASH" raffle will be drawn at the Big Blue Bash on Friday, March 31, at the Gardens of Park Hills. For questions about this event please contact email@example.com.
Spring Soccer: Registration for Saint Agnes Spring Soccer is now open and will close at midnight on Saturday, February 4. The soccer program is open to ages 4 – 14. The season begins at the end of March. For more details and to register please visit http://ky-stagnes.sportsaffinity.com. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Tim McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fullness of Purpose 40 Hours Mission: The "Fullness of Purpose 40 Hours Mission" is being hosted at Saint Agnes Church. Please view this link for more information and a video or see the attached flyer here.
The Cincy Music Series Presents Grammy Nominee Sierra Hull Jan. 28 - Concerts For Catholic Schools: The Cincy Music Series presents Grammy-nominated Bluegrass artist Sierra Hull to the St. Xavier Performance Center Saturday Jan. 28 at 7:30 PM. For show information and tickets go to www.cincymusicseries.org or call 513-570-0652. For each ticket purchased, $5 will be donated to Saint Agnes School. The ESAP (Education Scholarship and Assistance Foundation) will match the donation for a total of $10 per ticket contribution.
12 7:00 p.m. PTO Meeting, Library
13 8:30 a.m. School Mass
13 End of 2nd quarter
16 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
17 7:00 p.m. Big Blue Bash Meeting, Library
20 8:30 a.m. School Mass
21 Feast of St. Agnes
24 7:00 p.m. Second Grade First Eucharist Parent Meeting, Saint Agnes Church
26 Spirit Wear Day
27 8:30 a.m. School Mass
27 1:45 p.m. Diocesan Day of Prayer and Penance Rosary Service, Saint Agnes Church
30-Feb. 3 Catholic Schools Week
1 8:45 a.m. Late Start Day
ARTISTS OF THE WEEK