Saint Agnes School
January 30, 2019
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
Happy Catholic Schools Week! Despite some of our scheduling challenges this week we remain committed to letting the world know how great our Catholic school is! During Catholic Schools Week, gratitude is always the overwhelming feeling I have. I am grateful to our parents who make many sacrifices to provide a faith-based education for their children. I am grateful to our faculty and staff who answer the call to a vocation where they can serve as catechists for our students. I am grateful for colleagues at other Catholic schools who inspire me in my faith and catechetical leadership. And I am grateful for my own Catholic education, one that inspired me to find my own spirituality and led to me joining the faith. I challenge all of our community members to say their own prayer of gratitude this week for the gift of Saint Agnes and for all those involved in Catholic education. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Catholic Schools Week Schedule: We have been having a great week to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week! Here is our schedule for the remainder of the week:
Thursday: Celebrate Vocations - Dress in uniform. Priests, deacons, and nuns are invited to speak in rooms and eat lunch with the students. We will play BINGO in the afternoon.
Friday: Celebrate Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers - Dress in any Catholic school shirt/sweatshirt with uniform pants, skirts, or jumpers. Teachers vs. 8th grade volleyball game. Early Dismissal at 11 a.m.
4th grade Odyssey of the Mind: We need your help. We would appreciate any wrappers people could send into school for the 4th grade Odyssey of the Mind students to use in their props and costumes for the regional competition. The girls are creating costumes that have snack food wrappers and candy wrappers on them. Wrappers/bags from Fritos, Skittles, and other similar snacks or sweets will be greatly appreciated. We will collect them until February 15. Please, no wrappers from any foods that have nuts in them as we have a student participating with a severe allergy.
Oktoberfest Committee Meeting Tonight: The Oktoberfest planning committee will be meeting this evening at 7 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Anyone interested in being on the committee is welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting but interested in being part of the committee email Jason Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cafeteria: Attached here is the February lunch menu.
Product Survey: WE STILL NEED 60 VOLUNTEERS! Please consider helping Saint Agnes PTO earn money for the school! The Product Survey Committee is in need of volunteers between ages 18-65 to provide feedback on consumer products. The event will be held on Thursday, February 7, in Murphy Hall, under the church at Saint Agnes from 3-7 p.m. Please sign up for a 15-minute time slot here. This survey link can be shared with family, neighbors, and friends. All are welcome. Saint Agnes can earn a bonus if we have perfect attendance. If there are any questions please contact Amy Lantz at email@example.com or (513) 378-3602. Thank you, in advance, for participating in our fundraiser!
PoP Party at Braxton Brewery: This Saturday, Feb 2 is our Braxton Brewery Open House party! RSVP today for food purposes but paying at the door is welcomed. Braxton is a kid and dog-friendly environment. See you there from 2-6 p.m. The donation amount is $25/couple or $15/individual. Your donation provides you with 2 drink tickets per adult, food, and desserts. Additional drinks are available for purchase. Braxton will donate $1 to Saint Agnes for each Storm purchased during this event. Please kidmail your donation to Meg Koehl, c/o Charley Koehl 3Hill. Contact Meg Koehl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather Randolph (email@example.com) with any questions! Thank you to our party hosts: Burger, Dougherty, Garrison, Gearing, Hopkins, Koehl, Randolph, Rawe, and Richards families.
Big Blue Bash CASH Raffle: YOU could be the $5,000 Winner! The Big Blue Bash CASH! CASH! CASH! $5,000 Grand Prize Raffle starts this week! As always, all proceeds from this raffle go directly to the Saint Agnes School PTO. The PTO makes it possible to bring special educational and social enrichment to our students throughout the entire school year. Buy your tickets early. This year’s raffle features two early-bird drawings (Feb. 21 & Mar. 14) for $100 to the winner and $25 to the seller. There are prizes awarded for selling your tickets. The top seller (over 30 Raffle tickets) will receive a set of “Beats by Dre” Studio 3 wireless headphones. All the students in each school family who sell their ten tickets will be invited to a specially-catered lunch. The grand prize winner will be drawn at this year’s Big Blue Bash on Friday, April 5, at the Cincinnati Club. Thank you to Skyline Chili, Fort Wright, for sponsoring the printing of our raffle tickets this year.
Re-Gift to the Big Blue Bash: Did you receive a gift or gift card this holiday season that you know you’ll never use? Do you have an unopened bottle of liquor/wine/spirits leftover from a holiday party or maybe you received two of the same item? Consider re-gifting to the Big Blue Bash silent auction this year! Look for Big Blue Bash committee members in the car line at drop-off and pick-up on both Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8. Donuts and cookies will be provided! (Note this is a date change from last week's newsletter.) We appreciate any and all donations! Special arrangements can be made by contacting Lauren Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bridget Weitzel (email@example.com).
Boys Volleyball Registration: Registrations are due next Friday so send them in ASAP if your son is interested in joining the boys' volleyball team. The 6th-8th grade boys volleyball winter league is ready to begin and registration flyers went home last week. The 6th grade league will be hosted by St. Joseph-Crescent Springs on Wednesday evenings and the 7/8th-grade league will be hosted by Saint Agnes and take place on Thursday evenings. If you have questions please reach out to Stephanie Fieler at Stephaniefieler@gmail.com.
Baseball/Softball Registration: Registration ends at midnight on February 3. Saint Agnes offers T-ball, machine pitch, and kid-pitch baseball, and softball for all ages from boys and girls entering kindergarten in 2019 to the 8th grade. Fees are held to a minimum ($35 - $90) and cover league fees, practice field maintenance, and uniforms. Our Pre-K - 1st-grade season usually lasts from around April 1 through June 15 while 2nd grade and up lasts from around March 15 through June 30. The softball season begins in March and plays until mid-July. Registration has gone online this year at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters. If you have any questions before registering, please contact Paul Finke at (859) 814-4979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (baseball) or Lori Delaney at (513) 227-4827 or email email@example.com (softball). Also, please consider purchasing Kid Glove tickets to a Reds game! Looking forward to an amazing season!
Baseball Note: Parents of 4th grade boys interested in playing baseball, please be sure to register online, as well. The Boosters will determine whether there are enough players to field a team and/or assist in having the team join in playing with another school.
Spring Soccer Registration: Only a few more days to register. Registration ends at midnight, Feb, 3. Saint Agnes offers soccer for students ages 4-14. We have an “under-6 instructional program” for ages 4-6 with a combined practice and game on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. at Saint Agnes. Our “recreational U8 – U14 program” plays in the Northern Kentucky Soccer League (NKSL) and has weekday practices at Saint Agnes and Saturday games at various locations in Kenton County. Shirts are provided for the U6 program. Uniforms for the recreational program must be purchased during the registration process (if needed). Registration for both programs is now open at the Boosters web site: http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters (Click on “Registration Info”). For questions about the recreational program, contact Tim McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the instructional U6 program, contact Rob Lynch at email@example.com.
Saint Agnes Soccer Fundraiser: Please join us for a Saint Agnes Soccer Fundraiser with the coaches from Coerver Ohio (https://www.coerverohio.com/coerverohio). This indoor session will prepare our players for spring soccer by learning various Futsal skills to improve their game! All proceeds will go towards purchasing new soccer equipment and a soccer camp scholarship! Space is limited so sign up soon at https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2307427. The session will be on Sunday, March 10, in the Saint Agnes gym. The U8 level will take place from 2-3 p.m. and U10 will take place from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $26. Soccer players should bring a water bottle and a Futsal ball if you have one (can be ordered online). What is Futsal? It is a fantastic game that is played across the globe. It's a game that requires excellent skill and intelligence, amazing composure on the ball, and an incredible work rate is necessary for this action-packed sport! Futsal is a great tool for outdoor players to polish their first touch and encourage more instinctive play around the goal. The game is typically played on a court or firm surface with a weighted ball. The speed of play is not for the weary and the time on the ball and decision making required is a big reason why it is considered one of the best developmental tools for soccer players.
Adult Faith Formation: Discover the big picture of the Catholic faith and how to live it! Saint Agnes will present Symbolon: Knowing the Faith as our next Adult Faith Formation series on Wednesdays from January 30 through April 10 at 1 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. (skipping Ash Wednesday). “Too often we try to live a faith we don't know or understand. Some of us stumble along with it, going through the motions. Others simply walk away. That's why the time is right for Symbolon: Knowing the Faith. PARENTS OF SAINT AGNES STUDENTS, join us for this free series. Come to our 1 p.m. session before you pick up your school children. Enrich your faith so you can better lead your children in a faith-filled life. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at (859) 331-1802, or just stop by.
NOTE: Symbalon has been canceled for today, January 30, and will begin next week at the same times on February 6.
Notre Dame Academy Girl Up Day: Attention all girls in grades 4-8! Notre Dame Academy's Girl Up Club is presenting NDA Girl Up Day! On March 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. - Noon, NDA invites girls in grades 4-8 to come to NDA to learn about our Girl Up Club, confidence, leadership skills and how to develop strong bonds and relationships with other girls. All proceeds will be donated to the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign. Students registered by February 22 will receive a free t-shirt. Register online here.
Catholics at the Capital: "Catholics at the Capitol" events will be held across the Commonwealth in the coming weeks. This is a great opportunity to prepare for connecting with your legislators, especially if you have not done so before or if you often feel unprepared to reach out to your elected officials. At each event, CCK staff will provide a full briefing on the main issues of concern in this year's session of the Kentucky General Assembly and will provide assistance in connecting you with your state senator and representative. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The event closest to us will be held at Bishop Howard Memorial Hall, Diocesan Curia offices, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington on February 9 from 9 a.m. - Noon.
30 Junior High Science Fair
1 School Mass (8 a.m., Church)
1 Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Match (9:30 a.m., Gym)
1 Dismissal 11 a.m.
4-15 5th and 8th Grade ACRE Testing
6 Late-Start Day (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
8 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
13 Faculty P.D. Meeting (3-4 p.m.)
15 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
18 Presidents’ Day - No School