Saint Agnes School
March 8, 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.
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
This week's Teacher of the Week is Mrs. Paula Jansing. Mrs. Jansing teaches 7th and 8th grade Religion and also assists in the office during the afternoons!
Years in Education: This is my 43rd year in education.
Why I Got into Education: I was inspired by my 4th grade teacher to go into education. She was very empathetic and concerned about each of her students in all areas. I have tried to emulate her in my career.
Best Memory as an Educator: My best memories are meeting students whose parents I have taught and having the parent tell me how much I meant to them as a teacher.
What Do You Like about Saint Agnes: Everyone is so friendly and supportive of the students and teachers.
Favorite Thing To Do Outside of School: I love to read mysteries and romances and all kinds of sewing, crocheting, and embroidery.
Congratulations 5th Grade Academic Team: Congratulations to our 5th grade Academic Team on advancing to the regional competition which took place this past Saturday. Students who placed in their competitions include:
Ryan Ehlman - 3rd place, Social Studies
Mia Napier - 3rd place, Science
Sophia Santos - 2nd place, Arts & Humanities
Paige Summe - 4th Place, Arts & Humanities
6th Grade Stations of the Cross: Our 6th grade class will conduct their annual "Stations of the Cross" on Thursday, March 16, at 1:45 p.m. in Saint Agnes Church. All are welcome to join our school and attend this annual Saint Agnes tradition.
Lenten Almsgiving Project: "Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for Me." Our almsgiving project for the poor during Lent this year is to sponsor four students to attend St. Julie Mission School in Uganda. Their first names are Lilian, Denis, Magdalena, and Tadeo. So far we have collected enough for Lilian. We are collecting each day this week and next, then will continue collecting after Terra Nova testing. Thank you for your support so far. Encourage your children to be generous.
4th/5th Grade Combined Choir: Beginning March 13, all 4th and 5th graders are welcome to join! We will meet in the music room on Monday afternoons from 2:30-3:00 p.m. In this group, children will be given the opportunity to share in their gift of music as they develop their singing voices. We will be singing at school Mass each month and, as we progress, I look forward to opportunities for us to participate in music festivals, sing for the community, etc. Students who are car riders or second bus riders should be able to participate without any changes to their afternoon arrangements; first bus riders will need to find alternate transportation. Please let me know if you have any questions. ~ Regina Mason, Music Teacher
Lunch 'n Learns: The next Lunch 'n Learn is Monday, March 20! There are only two Lunch 'n Learns left! 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 food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. Thank you! https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1655628/false#!1655628/f...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
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 3: Maxx Ruth
Grade 5: Heidi Abeln, Becca Wirth
Grade 7: Luke Lenhof
Grade 8: Josie Lawrie, Lauren Carothers
PTO Meeting: This week's PTO meeting scheduled for March 9 has been rescheduled. The reschedule date will be March 23 and the meeting will occur at 7 p.m. in the school library.
Product Survey: Thanks to those of you who have signed up or updated your sign up to support Saint Agnes School with only 15-30 minutes of your time. All fall sign-up times were left in tact, so if you signed up in the fall you should have received an email asking you to update. 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 and it should only take about 15-30 minutes. Please sign up for a 15-minute increment if you are able to join. 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 $150 bonus for perfect attendance. During our 2016 fall survey we were able to earn over $1,000 for our school! Click on the link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4EABAF2CAAFA7-product. Thank you, in advance, for participating in our fundraiser!
Big Blue Bash: RSVP for the Big Blue Bash "Anchors Away" by Friday March 17! Only 6 days left!
CASH CASH CASH RAFFLE - Sales for the Cash, Cash, Cash raffle tickets are behind from last year. Don’t forget to support this PTO school fundraiser by simply selling ten raffle tickets per school family. We appreciate your help in making this annual fundraiser a success. 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! Currently, the first-place family has sold 58 tickets, the second-place family has sold 30 tickets, and the third-place family has sold 20 tickets! Receive more tickets to sell by contacting email@example.com.
SILENT AUCTION - We are in need of large or small donations. We are happy to pick up any items. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
EVENT SPONSORS - Be an event sponsor for as little as $100! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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! Volunteer for the Big Blue Bash on Friday March 31 https://signup.com/group/208944200011
Log on and "Like" our Facebook page at "saintagnesbigbluebash" for updates or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fish Fries: The Saint Agnes Lenten Fish Fries have begun and there will be another one this Friday, March 10. 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 10, 17, and 24! Volunteers can sign up at http://signup.com/go/uXhrus.
Virtus Training: For any adult in our parish and school who would like to work with our youth, you must be Virtus-trained. Saint Agnes will be hosting a Virtus training on March 31 in Murphy Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. To register for the Virtus training, please go to www.virtus.org and click on "Registration."
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.
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.
Schoolbelles Sale: Schoolbelles is having a March sale. Click here to see the information. http://www.schoolbelles.com/pdf/March2017.pdf.
Volunteers may sign up for playground and lunchroom assistance, APPLE program, Helping Hands, and Teacher Lunch & Learns here: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
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
21 7 p.m. Big Blue Bash Committee Meeting, Library
24 8:30 a.m. School Mass
25 9:30-12:00 2nd Grade Jesus Day Retreat
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: