Saint Agnes School
March 1, 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
This past weekend we were blessed with a display of outstanding character and achievement for Saint Agnes School! Many of our junior high students participated in "Willie Wonka" and it was outstanding! Thank you to each of our students, their parents, as well as our directors for their hard work and preparation with the event. Our plays continue to be a highlight of the Saint Agnes experience!
Many of those same students participated in the Regional Science Fair at Northern Kentucky University earlier on Saturday. And our science program was on full display as Saint Agnes won the "Best of Fair" award with 24 individual accomplishments. We also had many athletic teams participating and representing Saint Agnes well. It was a weekend that should make us all proud to be Saint Agnes Wildcats!
~ Mr. Hoyt
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
This week's "Teacher of the Week" is no stranger to Saint Agnes. Our "Teacher of the Week" is Mrs. Maureen Woebkenberg.
Years in Education: I have been teaching for 32 years.
Why I Got into Education: Education has always been important to my family. My grandparents were both teachers. I wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl. Now one of my daughters is a teacher.
Best Memory as an Educator: My best memory is getting the students ready each year for their First Communion. It is always a special time every year.
What I Like about Saint Agnes: Saint Agnes has a true sense of community. I have been blessed with a wonderful teaching partner. I enjoy coming to school every day. The teachers are great. The parents are very supportive.
My favorite things to do outside of school: I like reading books. I also like shopping and spending time with my daughters.
Lenten Collection Day Tomorrow: Tomorrow, March 2, will be an out-of-uniform day. For a $1 donation, students will be permitted to be out of uniform. Proceeds from the collection will go to the Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda Mission.
Late Start Day March 8: Next Wednesday, March 8, will be a late-start day. School will begin at 8:45 a.m. The cafeteria doors will be open to students at 8:10 a.m.
Thank You: Students in grades 4-8 helped paint a mural donated by the family of 4th grader Ian Fariello (pictured left). The mural portrays our school theme this year, "I Can Follow Jesus." A great big thank you to the Fariellos and the students who helped paint during Art class!
Regional Science Fair Successes: 17 Saint Agnes 7th and 8th grade students participated in the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky this past Saturday. Saint Agnes School won the Best of Fair School Award with 24 total awards! Participating students and their accomplishments are stated below:
Will Bright - 3rd Place Energy and Transportation
Meggie Crouch - 1st Place Plant Sciences; 3rd Place NKU Department of Biological Sciences; Broadcom Masters Award; and Invitation to the Kentucky State Science Fair (KYSEF)
Jacob Deere - 1st Place Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical; 1st Place NKU Department of Physics and Geology; and Invitation to the KYSEF
Ben Dickhaus - 3rd Place Engineering Materials Management
Dimitri Dunn - 1st Place Behavioral Sciences; 1st Place NKU Department of Psychological Sciences; Invitation to the KYSEF
Grace Heberling - 1st Place Medicine and Health; and Invitation to the KYSEF
Mike Marino - 3rd Place Physics
Sophie Ryan - 1st Place Mathematical Sciences; 1st Place NKU Department of Mathematics and Statistics; Invitation to the KYSEF
Iris Schuh - 2nd Place Engineering Materials Management; and Invitation to the KYSEF
Gracie Siemer - 2nd Place Environmental Sciences, Earth Science; and Invitation to the KYSEF
Gwyneth Thomas - 1st Place Environmental Management; Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Award; Newport Aquarium Award; Office of Naval Research Award; US Air Force Award; Water Environment Federation Award; and Invitation to the KYSEF
Kate Wainscott - 3rd Place Behavioral Sciences Award
Also participating were Lauren Heupel, Ella Kluemper, Annamae Martin, Jayden Otto, Michaela Summe and Wayne Ziegler. Congratulations to all of our regional science fair participants!
Sign Up for an Energy Kit and Help Saint Agnes: The National Theater for Children presented "The Conservation Caper" at Saint Agnes for our K-4 students on Monday. Presented by Duke Energy, the program educates our children on how to use energy wisely. You can sign up to receive a free energy kit for your family and help Saint Agnes earn money by going online to MyEnergyKit.org or by calling (855) 386-9548.
Earn Money for Tuition: Are you interested in earning some tax-free money toward tuition? Come meet like-minded parents while working Reds (and Bengals) games with a non-profit organization. Money earned goes directly to the diocesan school of your choice. Training classes have already started at Great American Ball Park. Contact Mikkie Martin at email@example.com for further information.
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to our Artists of the Week. Don't forget to take a look at their artwork at the end of this newsletter.
Grade 1: Henry Hopkins and Walker Murphy
Grade 3: Maria Moore
Grade 6: Chelsea Collins, Sophie Decker and Elizabeth Smith
Wildcast: The February episode of the Wildcast is now available. You can access it with this link: https://safeshare.tv/x/br5Q0IZYYKg
Skyline Night: Monday, March 6, is the Saint Agnes Skyline Eat-Out Night. Please show the attached flyer here or tell the cashier that you are with Saint Agnes and we will receive credit for the sale.
Product Survey: Please support Saint Agnes School with only 15-30 minutes of your time to earn money! The Product Survey will be held in Murphy Hall from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. You may be tasting products or surveying cleaning supplies. Please sign up for a 15-minute increment at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4eabaf2caafa7-product. Saint Agnes will receive $7 for each person who participates. We must have 100 participants. This could mean $850 for the school as we will get a $150 bonus for perfect attendance. During our 2016 fall survey we were able to earn over $1,000 for our school. Thank you, in advance, for participating in our fundraiser!
Big Blue Bash: The Big Blue Bash Committee is sponsoring Doughnut Sunday for Saint Agnes Church this Sunday, March 5. Please stop by after any Mass time.
BBB RSVP - Invitations have arrived! RSVP for the Big Blue Bash "Anchors Away" by Friday March 17! We will sell out so don't wait. Keep selling your "Cash, Cash, Cash" raffle tickets! This year we are offering some amazing prizes for the top selling families. The Saint Agnes family that sells the most tickets will win an iPad mini! The second-highest selling family will win two Kings Island season passes for the 2017 season! The third-highest selling family will win a $100 gift card to Dave and Busters! Get more tickets 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 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.
EVENT VOLUNTEERS - Reminder you must be a ticket holder to volunteer. It takes so many people to create an event like this! Sign up at:
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Fish Fries: The Saint Agnes Lenten Fish Fries begin this Friday, March 3. Fish fries will be open 5-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Volunteers are still needed for this Friday's fish fry, as well as all others. Fish fries will take place March 3, 10, 17, and 24! Volunteers can sign up at http://signup.com/go/uXhrus.
Congrats 2nd Grade Girls Basketball: Congratulations to the 2nd grade girls basketball team (Bailey Russell, Delaney Kinzer, Kali Timmerding, Anna Bramlage, Caroline Bramlage, Brooklyn Kelly, Anna Barczak, Ali Mauller, and Amelia Stallard) on a fantastic season. The season culminated on Sunday evening with our Wildcats being crowned co-champions of the Mary Queen of Heaven Tournament. Way to go girls!
Congrats 4th Grade Girls Basketball: The 4th grade girls’ basketball team finished as finalists in a hard-fought St. Pius Tournament. They earned a 2nd place finish in a close game vs. St. Paul and also earned some new t-shirts.
Congrats 3rd Grade and 5th Grade Boys Basketball: Congratulations to the 3rd grade boys' basketball team for winning their league championship. Congratulations, as well, to the 5th grade boys' basketball team for finishing as league runner-up!
Notre Dame Spring Fling: Attention all 7th Grade Girls! Join in all of the "Pandamonium" at the Notre Dame Academy 7th Spring Fling on Friday, March 10, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Don't miss this afternoon of fun, friends and food. The event is FREE; however, you can starting "Making a Difference" in the lives of others with a donation of two canned goods that will be delivered to a local food shelter. For more information contact NDA's Director of Admissions, Katie Caccavari, at (859) 292-1829.
Rhythm of the Dance - A Celebration of Irish heritage - Concerts For Catholic Schools: The Cincy Music Series will feature Rhythm of the Dance, a celebration of Irish music, song and dance featuring the National Dance Company of Ireland on Saturday, March 11, at Mount St. Joseph University at 8 p.m. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. For tickets and information go to www.cincymusicseries.org(link is external) or call 513-570-0652 for information. For each ticket purchased, $5 will be designated to Saint Agnes School. The ESAP (Education Scholarship and Assistance Foundation) will match the donation for a total $10 per ticket contribution.
Thomas More Girls Basketball Camp: The Thomas More Women’s Basketball team is hosting their annual summer skills camp in June and July. Attached here is the camp flyer. Camp is for girls ages 7 and older, and focuses on individual skills and team concepts. Registration is now open.
Tennis Clinic: Attached here is information on a tennis clinic in Edgewood.
Volunteers may sign up for playground and lunchroom assistance, APPLE program, Helping Hands, and Teacher Lunch & Learns here: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
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 Zoo Encounter
8 7:00 p.m. Big Blue Bash Committee Meeting, Library
9 7:00 p.m. PTO Meeting, Library
10 8:30 a.m. School Mass
13 Diocesan Academic Showcase
14 7 p.m. BOCE Meeting, School Meeting Room
16 1:45 p.m. 6th Grade Stations of the Cross, Saint Agnes Church
16 End of 3rd Quarter
17 NO SCHOOL
20-31 Terra Nova Testing
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: