Saint Agnes School
January 24, 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
I would like to thank everyone who has donated to our school’s first “Fully Rely On God” Annual Appeal. As it was communicated, over the past few years our PTO has had some of their fund raisers end due to decreased interest. With a decreased emphasis on the magazine drive this year, It was time to do something different and the timing could not have been more right for the annual appeal to begin. At this time we have raised approximately $37,000. And this amount is from just a small percentage of donors from our database.
The annual appeal committee will be making one last push for donations for this year’s appeal tomorrow evening through a “phone-a-thon.” We have been fortunate with increased enrollment in recent years and added support from Oktoberfest to have a very limited (0.5 percent) tuition increase over the past two years. We need continued support from our parish and school community in order for us to continue to keep tuition increases minimal. It is not too late to make your donation for this year’s appeal. You may make the donation online here. I would like to thank our annual appeal committee – Alex Edmondson, Dave Nienaber, Dave Spaulding, and Brad Wilder – for their time and energy into the appeal this year. I am optimistic that the appeal will continue to grow in the future.
I also would like to invite everyone to our Catholic Schools Week Showcase next Thursday night, February 1. We will have a lot of our students’ work displayed from 6:30-8 p.m. All are welcome to see the great work our students and faculty produce! ~ Mr. Hoyt
No Spirit Wear Day Tomorrow: We will not be having a spirit wear day tomorrow, January 25. Each day next week during Catholic Schools Week has an out-of-uniform theme, including spirit wear on Tuesday, so we will not be having a spirit wear day tomorrow.
Congrats Academic Team: Congratulations to our varsity academic team. They placed second overall and second in the quick recall competition at the district tournament held at Villa Madonna this past Saturday. The following students also placed in their written competitions:
Math – Kate Wainscott, 3rd; Grace Heberling, 5th
Science – Dimitri Dunn, 2nd; Alex Bloemer, 5th
Social Studies – Dimitri Dunn, 2nd
Language Arts – Kate Wainscott, 2nd; Annamae Martin, 3rd; Oliver Schaefer, 5th
Arts & Humanities – Annamae Martin, 4th
The Academic Team moves on to regional competition at St. Cecilia on February 3.
Congrats FROG Students of the Quarter: These students did an outstanding job of FROGging (Fully Relying On God) during the second quarter -
KT: Addison Fullenkamp, Otto Davidson; KR: Cooper Lantz, Addison Randolph; 1S: Austin Rosing, Gianna Alexander; 1W: Caden Stahl, Sylvia Ruwe; 2B: Blake Dougherty, Luke Hassman; 2L: Macie Albers, Leah Myers; 3Hi: Alli Mauller, Hunter Rossow; 3Hu: Isabella Santos, Anthony Pajk; 4L: Jacie Hail, Ava Spaulding; 4KS: Linda France, Mason Bowman; 5R: Will Melching, Marisa Bloemer; 5W: Allison Dilbert, Dillon Cain; 6G: Will Michels, Brooke Donaldson; 7B: Michael Cody, Aly Cain; 7M: Mary Pikar, Nick Prospero; 8K: Gaby Browning, Ella Weitzel; 8S: Lauren Heupel, Conner Gallus
Catholic Schools Week is Next Week from January 28 – February 3: Here is a preview, including daily themes and events, for each day of the week. Click here for a detailed list of information.
NOTE: There is a change to Wednesday's attire. Be sure to read these updated details carefully.
Monday, Jan. 29 - "Celebrate our Faith and Parish"; 8 a.m. CSW Prayer Service; Red, White & Blue American Day (students can wear red, white and blue tops and bottoms)
Tuesday, Jan. 30 - "Celebrate our Students"; Spirit Wear or gym clothes; Bowling
Wednesday, Jan. 31 - "Celebrate our Knowledge & Community"; Dress like a snowman (wear hats, gloves, scarves to show our support of our collection for Welcome House). We will collect hats, scarves, gloves and socks for those served through Welcome House; Junior High Science Fair
Thursday, Feb. 1 - "Celebrate our Family"; Mismatch Dress Day; Student BINGO; Catholic Schools Week Showcase 6:30-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2 - "Celebrate our Spirit"; Wear any Catholic sweatshirt or shirt with uniform pants, skirts, jumpers; Mass 8 a.m.; 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; Dismiss at 11 a.m.
Bowling Volunteers: We need parent volunteers to help students during the bowling outing Tuesday, Jan. 30, during Catholic School’s Week. Please join us if you can and sign up to help by clicking the link below. We will need at least 12 volunteers per shift. The shifts are as follows: Grades 1, 5, and 7 - 8:50-10:30 a.m.; Grades 2, 4, and 8 - 10:35 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Grades K, 3, and 6 - 12:20-2:05 p.m. http://signup.com/go/ySOHeBa
Junior High Science Fair: It is that time again! The science fair will take place January 31 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 email@example.com or sign up at the Sign Up Spot. Thank you for all of your help!
New Immunization Guidelines: Today you are getting a letter from the Kentucky Department of Health. Effective for the 2018-19 school year, all students must show proof of receiving two doses of the Hepatitus A to attend school. What does this mean for our Saint Agnes parents? Please ask your health care provider about this and you will need to provide an immunization form showing the two doses of Hepatitus A vaccine. This applies to ALL students in grades K-8. We are trying to let you know in plenty of time in case you need to schedule a check up with your doctor. New immunization forms are due on the first day of school in August 2018, but you can send them in anytime between now and then. Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions, contact Mindy Sucher in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior High Dance: Students in grades 6-8 are invited to our "Dance Your Heart Out" dance. It will occur on Friday, February 9 and is for St. Agnes junior high students only. The dance will be held in Murphy Hall from 7-9:30. The cost is $5. Proceeds from the dance will go to the American Heart Association. Tickets will be sold at school beginning Monday, Jan. 29. A signed permission slip must accompany ticket purchase. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Turner at email@example.com.
Cafeteria: Great news! Salad entrees and garden salads are back on the menu starting this week.
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to Adam Holtz, London Griffin, Nate Kraemer, Chelsea Collins, Paul Klosinski, and Taylor Wachs for being this week's "Artists of the Week." Check out their artwork at the end of the newsletter.
Volunteer Sign-ups: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
CASH, CASH, CASH Raffle Incentives: The family who sells the most tickets (minimum of 30 sold) will be the winner of a $200 gift card of your choice. In the event of a tie, a random drawing will occur. All students whose family sells ten tickets will be treated to a Mr. Softee in the spring. Good luck selling and thank you to the families who have turned them in already. Tickets can be turned into Maggie Cousineau, via Lucas C. in 5W. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional tickets or questions.
POPs News: Mark your calendar for a "Parents Night Out" this Friday, January 26, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Drop off your kids so that you can go out for the evening. Cost is $12 per child or $25 per family. This is for K - 3rd grades only. We do also need 7th and 8th graders to help for service hours and parents to chaperone. All adults must be Virtus-compliant. Pizza, drinks, a movie, and an activity table will be provided. Please vote on the movie to watch and it will be revealed the night of the event: 1) Sing 2) The Descendants 3) Zootopia, or 4)Wizard of Oz.
Spring Soccer Registration: Registration is now open for Saint Agnes spring soccer. Visit ky-stagnes.sportsaffinity.com to register and receive more details. Registration is open to children ages 4 – 14. We are also in need of coaches for this season. Registration ends at midnight on Saturday, Feb. 3. Please contact Tim McHugh with questions at email@example.com.
Baseball: Registrations for baseball, machine pitch and T-ball are being accepted until January 30. Registration forms may be sent through kid mail, C/O of Brian F. in 5W. Sign-up forms are available here. As a guideline, 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 on 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-April and going through June. Teams will generally practice one night per week and play 1-2 games per week (approx. 14 league games). Practice schedules/nights are not known until teams are formed and coaches are determined. For any other questions, please contact Paul Finke via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (859) 814-4979. Teams will be participating in the Crosstown Baseball League again this year.
Play Like A Champion Coach Training: As of January 1, all youth coaches in our Diocese should have participated in a Play Like A Champion youth coaches' training before being permitted to coach. The next training session in our Diocese is on Monday, February 12, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church. This is an ideal training time for any coaches planning on coaching spring sports who have not already been PLAC-trained. Mr. Hoyt will be presenting at this training. You may register for this training session through your Virtus account. Please let Mr. Hoyt know if you have questions.
Valentine Dance: Mark your calendar and join us for a Valentine Dance on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7-11 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Music will be performed by RETRO. Cash bar, snacks, casual dress. Tickets are $10 each and this will definitely be a good time. Contact Shelly Sandfoss at email@example.com or (859) 240-2452 for tickets.
Oktoberfest: The Oktoberfest committee would like to receive your feedback on the event. We appreciate your time. Please respond to the following survey:
Welcome Retreat: Calling all school dads! You are invited to join Zach Holbrook and other men of Saint Agnes for a Welcome Retreat (formerly known as CRHP) February 10-11. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or click this link.
25 PTO Meeting (7 p.m. Library)
26 School Mass (9:20 a.m.)
29 - Feb. 2 Catholic Schools Week
29 Catholic Schools Week Prayer Service (8 a.m., Gym)
30 Catholic Schools Week Bowling at Super Bowl
31 Junior High Science Fair
1 Catholic Schools Week Showcase (6:30-8:00 p.m.)
2 School Mass (8 a.m.)
2 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Match (9:30 a.m.)
2 Early Dismissal (11 a.m.)
7 LATE-START DAY (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
13 5th Grade Field Trip to CSO Performance (10:30 a.m.)
13 Board of Catholic Education Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
14 Ash Wednesday Mass (8:30 a.m.)
15 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
16 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
19 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
ARTWORK FROM OUR ARTISTS OF THE WEEK: