Saint Agnes School
March 21, 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
One of our school’s most important fund raisers of the year, the Big Blue Bash, occurs Friday evening. I cannot thank all of the volunteers who have put countless hours into the planning of the event. The event is coordinated by PTO members and plays a large role in the PTO’s contribution to our school’s annual operating budget. The committee is still in need of volunteers who are attending the event.
On another note, I would like to encourage all community members who are available to attend our 8th grade’s annual presentation of the Passion Play this Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Saint Agnes Church. This is always a very moving spiritual experience as we near the Easter Triduum. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Lenten Almsgiving: Tomorrow, March 22, is our last collection day for Uganda. We have reached our goal to send five students to St. Julie's School in Uganda. All other money collected will go towards books for the St. Julie School. Thank you for your generosity and we will have have a final total for you next week.
Spirit Wear Day March 22: Tomorrow, March 22, will be a spirit wear day!
Easter/Spring Break: Please remember that school will be closed from next Thursday, March 29, through Friday, April 6. School will resume on Monday, April 9.
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.
Lunch 'n Learn: The next Lunch 'n Learn for our faculty is April 10. Please help us by providing sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. These monthly meetings help our teachers stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends.There are about 30-35 teachers in all. The food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. Thank you for your help! http://signup.com/go/dNPRcdJ
Artists of the Week: Congratulations to Gabby Browning, Madison Russell, Taylor Hill, Wyatt Fink, Mason Bowman, Marissa Bloemer and Mary Pikar. They have created some spectacular artwork in Mrs. Eckerle's art class. Check out their artwork at the end of the newsletter.
2018-19 School Calendar: Important dates for the 2018-19 school year can be found at the bottom of this newsletter. Added to the calendar this week is the Confirmation date for fall 2018.
Lost and Found: A watch was found in the cafeteria the other day. If you are missing one, please call Mrs. Sucher about it. Thanks.
BBB First Pick Raffle: Get Them Quickly! The First Pick Raffle (Item #5000) is on the www.bbb2018.gesture.com web page. This item is the first raffle picked at 7:30 a.m. this Friday, March 23, on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/saintagnesbigbluebash! Only 100 chances will be sold and the winner receives the opportunity to pick any item off the silent auction catalog (excludes CEI Sports and all other raffles). Log on today and receive your chance(s)!
BBB Volunteers: Volunteers are still needed at the Big Blue Bash event. Just a 45 minute/1-hour volunteer shift will help us keep the event running smoothly. Sign up and thank you to all the volunteers for making an event like this possible for our school community. Http://signup.com/go/LkOzVBp
BBB Reservations: Just a few tickets left! Join us for BBB 2018 at the Gardens of Park Hills, this Friday night from 6:30 p.m.- Midnight. This Thursday is the last chance to send in your RSVP through the mail/school. Email Freedom Nader to let her know it is on the way firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Blue Bash is online this year at www.bbb2018.gesture.com. SIGN-IN NOW! Shop the raffles, silent auction, teacher wish list, and more. CASH! CASH! CASH! Raffle and Rapid Raffle online sales will end at midnight on March 21. They will go back up for sale at the event. Silent auction bidding ends at 11 p.m. on Friday, March 23, for all registered bidders.
CASH, CASH, CASH, Raffle Update: This is the updated list of all families who have sold ten tickets and will be treated to Mr. Softee. If you do not see your name and sold ten tickets please contact Margaret Cousineau at email@example.com.
Ackerman, Albers, Alcantara, Averdick, Barczak, Blettner, Bloemer, Brooking, Browning, Bucalo, Burns, Carothers, Carpenter, Connelly, Davidson, Davis, Deere, DiTommaso, Ditrick, Donaldson, Dougherty, Fariello, Faris, France, Frederic, Gallus, Garrison, Gastright, Gearing, Ghazala, Graham, Haaser, Holtz, Hunter, Huss, Jordan, Kelly, King, Kinzer, Klosinski, Lambert, Lantz, Lawrie, Lindbloom, Long, Lynch, Mando, Matheny, McHugh, W.Melching, Michels, Moorhead, Moriarity, Napier, Nienaber, Olexia, Pajk, Prospero, Ramsey, Randolph, Reese, Resing, Ruesch, Ritz, Ryan, Schneider, Seibert, Seither, Spaulding, Stallard, Steedman, Stevens, Summe, Tappy, Teller, Theissen, Thomas, Von Hoene, Weitzel, Williams, and Wirth.
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.
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.
Leadership Development Camp: The American Red Cross will once again sponsor a 4-day, 3-night Leadership Development Camp, designed to build confidence while giving youth ages 13 – 18 a vision of what it means to be a leader. Priority deadline is April 15; Final application deadline is May 15. Check out what camp is all about and view the application: http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/greater-cincinnati-dayton/local-programs/leadership-development
23 8th Grade Passion Play (1:30 p.m.)
29-April 6 NO SCHOOL – Easter Break
10 3rd Grade Field Trip to California Woods
10 Board of Catholic Education Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
11 LATE-START DAY (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
11 2nd Grade Field Trip to CSO
12 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
12 Internet Safety Presentation (Students during school day; Parents, 7 p.m., Murphy Hall)
13 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
13 Mother-Son Dance (6:30-9:30 p.m., Gym)
14 First Eucharist Jesus Retreat Day (9:30 - Noon), Saint Agnes Church
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
15 Confirmation (7 p.m., Church)
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.)
Artwork from our Artists of the Week: