Saint Agnes School
March 14, 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
This morning we gathered like the other schools in the Diocese of Covington to pray. Our student council led us in the Rosary and we prayed for peace and happiness during the service. I gave a message to our school this morning that centered on the importance of bringing peace and happiness to our world and that it only begins by bringing kindness to school each day. We had a couple brave 7th grade student council members that shared ways they have witnessed and been the recipients of our school's kindness. And I ended the prayer service by informing our students and staff that we are going to designate an "act of kindness" each day for the remainder of the school year. Today's "act" is that we are praying for students in other schools. We will share these "acts" through social media and I encourage our school families to participate, as well. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Lenten Almsgiving: Tomorrow, March 15, is an out-of-uniform day in celebration of our almsgiving. We ask each student to bring it at least $1 to be out of uniform. Thank you for being so generous these past few weeks. With two collection dates remaining we have collected $1833 of our $3000 goal.
Out of Uniform for No 3rd Quarter Uniform Violations: Next Wednesday, March 21, will be an out-of-uniform day for all students who received no third quarter uniform violations.
St. Patrick's Day Accessories Friday: Students may wear St. Patrick's Day accessories to school on Friday. Acceptable accessories include green or St. Patrick's Day-themed jewelry, socks, or hats. Students must come to school in their regular uniform on Friday.
Fourth Quarter Uniform Acceptable Next Week: Next week begins our fourth quarter. Students may begin wearing their fourth quarter uniform (shorts) next week.
Spirit Wear Day March 22: Next Thursday, March 22, will be a spirit wear day!
MAP Testing Night: Mr. Hoyt and Mrs. Jacobs will be holding a MAP testing parent information evening on Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in the school library. You can learn more on how to read your children’s MAP test reports, how the school is using the test data, and have the opportunity to answer any questions.
Steve Smith Internet Safety Presentation for Parents: Steve Smith will be coming to Saint Agnes on April 12 to present “Social Media: Your Digital Tattoo.” Mr. Smith has come to Saint Agnes before, most recently last year to speak with our 4th-8th graders, to discuss the latest trends and the impact that the internet and social media can have on people. Our 4th-8th graders will again hear from Mr. Smith. This year Mr. Smith will also present to our parents. It is extremely important that our parents attend this informative presentation. The students of parents who attend the presentation will receive an out-of-uniform pass. The parent presentation will occur on April 12 at 7 p.m. in Murphy Hall. For more information about Mr. Smith and his presentations go to his website www.awiredfamily.org.
Many hands make for light work...and lower expenses: Each year we ask school families to log at least 20 hours of the service they give in many ways to our school/parish community. This not only encourages each of us to give of our time and talent, but also provides data to our administrative staff in understanding the many ways we all contribute to keeping tuition, fees, and expenses to a minimum. This year, that goal is 5,000 hours from our 250 families. Since opening the Service Log in Sycamore for families to enter service hours in mid-September, 95 school families have logged 2,913 hours, averaging 11 hours per family. Thanks to those who have already entered the time and talent they've shared. Please be sure to enter your offerings of time and talent through Sycamore either online or through the app.
2018-19 School Calendar: Important dates for the 2018-19 school year can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.
PTO Meeting Postponed: The PTO meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening is being postponed. A makeup date will occur in April and announced soon.
Marco's Pizza Eat-Out Night: Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, March 20. Order pizza from the Crescent Springs Marco's and our school will receive 15 percent of all sales. Check out this flyer for coupons and be sure to tell them you are from Saint Agnes.
Box Tops for Education: Thanks to all who participated in the spring Box Tops collection and congratulations to Ms. Scheper's class who were the winners for this turn-in! They brought in $85 in Box Tops from their classroom and, as a school, we earned nearly $500 in total! Keep collecting those Box Tops. Our next big collection will be in the fall, but if you are noticing a lot of coupons with expiration dates before November 1, 2018, you can turn them in anytime and I'll get them submitted before they expire.
RSVP to Big Blue Bash by March 16: Limited space is available for the Big Blue Bash and no ticket sales are available at the door. Get your RSVP in today! The event is only nine days away. This year's event occurs on Friday, March 23, from 6:30 p.m.-Midnight. If you have questions or did not get your invitation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Blue Bash Volunteers: Can we have 45 minutes to one hour of your time to make this event the best it can be? Please sign up to be a part of the evening at Http://signup.com/go/LkOzVBp
Big Blue Bash is ON-LINE: Sign-in today to purchase raffle tickets and shop the raffle items at bbb2018.gesture.com! Share the link with family and friends. Everyone can register and bid to support Saint Agnes. Planning on attending the event? Make sure to register early online to speed up your check-in process at the event. Online silent auction bidding opens Friday, March 16. Come back to the link daily for updates and visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com//saintagnesbigbluebash.
CASH, CASH, CASH Raffle Update: Congratulations to our Early-Bird Winner William Sommerkamp! Thank you again to everyone who has turned in tickets so far. With just nine days left until the event please remember tickets are still available for the $5000 grand prize! All students whose family sells ten tickets or more will be treated to a ice cream treat from Mr. Frostee on Thursday, May 3. Keep turning in tickets to Maggie Cousineau, 5W. Email Maggie at email@example.com for additional tickets and questions.
Basketball News: Congratulations to the boys 7th grade basketball team. They were the runner-up in the Heritage League championship game on Saturday, March 10.
Youth Group News: The next youth group meeting is on March 25. 7th and 8th graders will meet from 4-6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. High school students will have their retreat from 4-8 p.m. and will meet in church. Join us for fun, food and faith. All are welcome.
2nd Grade “Jesus Day” Rescheduled: The second grade “Jesus Day” has been rescheduled from March 24. The new date is April 14 from 9:30 a.m. - Noon.
The Pierson-Young Project at Saint Agnes: Celebrate the love and mercy of God through music and prayer on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Saint Agnes Church. Greg Pierson and Stephan Young, with the assistance of the Saint Agnes music ministry and children’s choir, will take you through the journey of Lent while reflecting on God’s message to His children. The evening will also include a special St. Patrick’s Day tribute and fellowship afterwards. For more information on Pierson-Young, click here.
My Parish App: Our new Saint Agnes app is now available to download to your smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply or to share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy many additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at Saint Agnes and better engage the New Evangelization. Download the app at myparishapp.com or simply text APP to 88202. You will immediately receive a link to download the app. Look for Saint Agnes (Fort Wright), log in, and you’re ready to use the new app.
Formed.org: Do not forget that you can access many great Catholic resources at www.formed.org. Once you reach the site, enter code “7CWP2N” and follow the instructions. If you are having trouble registering please call or email the parish office at (859) 431-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artstop Classes at the Carnegie: Click here to receive information about Artstop classes, including a new Pre-K class. Act quickly; classes start March 17.
NDA Panda Preview Night for 6th and 7th Graders: Attention 6th and 7th graders and parents! This is your chance to get a head start on the 8th grade. Learn about the NDA life and how to get ready for high school all in one evening, Tuesday, March 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy. If you have any questions, please call Katie Caccavari, NDA Admissions, at (859)292-1829.
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral: The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys invites you to attend the celebration of Chrism Mass to be held at the Cathedral on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. The Chrism Mass is the only occasion when as many Catholics as possible celebrate the Eucharist together with their priests and representatives from every facet of Catholic life. We come together as one Church to celebrate one Eucharist.
Co-Ed Junior High Summer Art Class: Each summer Mr. Eckerle (NDA's Art teacher) and Mrs. Eckerle offer a fun art class for students that will be in grades 6-9 the following school year. Classes are taught at NDA, but are open to any student - boy or girl - from any area school. This year's project is a favorite! Please click the link for more info and the registration form: https://sites.google.com/site/ndajrhighsummerart/
Incoming NDA Freshmen Girls: Mr. Eckerle offers a high school summer class for girls who can't fit Art in their class schedule, or just want to become familiar with the school and begin meeting friends early. One week is dedicated to each of the following: drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Students can sign up for just one week of their choice or they can take all four weeks, which fulfills a 1/2 Fine Arts credit at NDA. See this link for more info: https://www.ndapandas.org/admissions/summer-enrichment-programs.aspx
15 Collection Day for St. Julie Mission / Out-of-Uniform Day
16 End of 3rd Quarter
19 4th Grade Fish & Wildlife Program
20 Marco’s Pizza Eat-Out Night
21 Out-of-Uniform for No 3rd Quarter Uniform Violations
22 Spirit Wear Day
23 8th Grade Passion Play (1:30 p.m.)
29-April 6 NO SCHOOL – Easter Break
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR - IMPORTANT DATES
16 Meet-the-Teacher Night
20 1st Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
3 Labor Day - No School
28 Oktoberfest (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
1 No School
1 All Saints Day - No School
20 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
21-23 Thanksgiving Break - No School
21 Last Day before Christmas Break (11 a.m. Dismissal)
24 - Jan. 4 Christmas Break
7 First Day after Christmas Break
21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
28 - Feb. 1 Catholic Schools Week
1 Dismissal 11 a.m.
18 Presidents’ Day - No School
15 Teacher Professional Development Day - No School
18-26 Easter / Spring Break
29 First Day after Spring Break
27 Memorial Day - No School
30 Last Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)