Saint Agnes School
March 22, 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 Friday is the last Fish Fry for this 2017 Lenten season. The fish fry committee is being very generous and allocating the funds generated at this year's fish fries to replace the computers in our school's computer lab. Both Fr. Keene and I are very grateful for all of the hard work the committee has put in to making our fish fries a success over the past few years. In addition, we are grateful for all of the volunteers who have taken their time to assist and gratitude should also be expressed to the entire community for their support of the fish fries. Food will be served at Friday's fish fry from 5-9 p.m. and basketball will be on the big screen until 11 p.m.! I encourage everyone to enjoy one last fish fry for 2017!
Please also do not forget to join us for the 6th grade Stations of the Cross tomorrow afternoon at 1:45 p.m. in Saint Agnes Church. The 6th grade has worked very hard to prepare this annaual tradition!
~ Mr. Hoyt
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
This week's Teacher of the Week is Ms. Haley Baker. Ms. Baker is brand new to Saint Agnes this year and has brought a great deal of enthusiasm to her 1st grade classroom!
Years in Education: 1 year
Why I Got into Education: I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. After seven years in juvenile probation, I decided to further my career working with children by becoming an early childhood educator. I am truly enjoying every second of it!
Best Memory as an Educator: The most humbling experiences I have had so far as a first grade teacher is seeing students grow academically, as well as socially/emotionally. Students experience a lot of 'firsts' in first grade, and I am proud to be a part of their growth at this particular developmental stage of their life. I will never forget my students this year, as they have been an influential part of my life as I have made my own 'firsts' as an educator this year.
What Do You Like about Saint Agnes: My favorite part of being a teacher at Saint Agnes is being able to see the students grow spiritually. Religion is one of my favorite subjects to teach, and I am glad I have the opportunity to share my faith with students. I enjoy seeing students express their excitement about their own faith in Religion class.
Favorite Thing to Do Outside of School: One of my favorite things to do outside of school is spend time with my family. I also like to be outdoors, where I can soak up the sun, swim, camp, and plant flowers.
Congratulations to our Artists of the Week: Walker Murphy, Jamie Collins, Madison Russell, Candace Stallmeyer, Celia Brungs, Jayden Otto
6th Grade Stations of the Cross: Our 6th grade class will conduct their annual "Stations of the Cross" tomorrow, March 23, 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 and Denis. We will resume collecting after Terra Nova testing. Thank you for your support so far. Encourage your children to be generous.
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.
Grandparents Day Schedule: Our annual Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, April 28. So that our school families may plan with grandparents, here is a schedule for that afternoon. Please note that grandparents may be able to take children home when the program has ended WITH a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Permission slips will be made available in the next couple weeks.
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Grandparents may begin arriving. Grades 6-8 students will meet their grandparents in the gym at this time before they go to lunch at 12:30.
12:30-1:00 p.m. - Grandparents in grades K-5 will go to student classrooms.
1:00 p.m. - Grandparents go to gym for entertainment.
1:15-2:00 p.m. - K-8 Entertainment in gym
2:15 p.m. - Students may be dismissed with grandparents if they have a signed permission slip.
Product Survey: Today is the Product Survey! You should have received an email from René Cooper if you have signed up for the fall (back in September) or spring (Today!) session. We are expecting everyone that remains on the list to be at Murphy Hall at the time listed: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4eabaf2caafa7-product We will have a babysitter for younger children while you take the survey. Thank you for your support of Saint Agnes School!
Info about Kroger Community Rewards Program: As of April 1, 2017, anyone who has registered your Kroger Plus Card to earn dollars for Saint Agnes School will no longer have to re-enroll. Kroger has indicated that customers who have enrolled in their Community Rewards program can still look up their recent quarter donation earned online at www.kroger.com/community rewards. If you have not already enrolled your Kroger Plus Card to benefit Saint Agnes School please do so at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow.
PTO Meeting: The next PTO meeting will be March 23, at 7 p.m. in the school library.
BIG BLUE BASH
Reservations: We have sold out the Big Blue Bash again this year! If you have any last minute questions about RSVPs please contact the committee at email@example.com.
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. The following families have already turned in their ten ticket stubs: Ackerman, Albers, Averdick, Barczak, Bayer, Blettner, Bloemer, Bramlage, Bray, Bright, Brooking, Buecker, Carothers, Carpenter, Connelly, Cousineau, David, Deere, Dougherty, Ditrick, Dunn, Fariello, Fieler, France, Gabbard, Gearing, Ghazala, Graf, Hay, Heberling, Huff, Hunter, Jordan, Judy, King, Klosinski, Koehl, Lambert, Lawrie, Lindbloom, Long, Mando, Mauller, McHugh, Melching, Metzger, Michels, Moriarity, Nader, Napier, Nienaber, Paik, Ramsey, Randolph, Rensing, Reusch, Ritz, Robertson, Ruth, Ryan, Schneider, Seither, Spaulding, Stahl, Stevens, Summe, Thamann, Thomas, Toebben, VonHoene, Weitzel, Ziegler.
We appreciate your help in making this annual fundraiser a success! The top selling family is the Mando Family, who has sold 58 tickets! Second place is the VonHoene Family has sold 50 tickets! Third Place is the Brooking Family has sold 30 tickets! To receive more tickets to sell, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent Auction: We are in need of large or small donations. As we get close to our event, we are especially looking for the following items; sports tickets, local experiences, kid-camps, and restaurant gift cards. We are happy to pick up any items. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Liquor/Spirits Raffle: The liquor/spirits raffle is returning this year! A Yeti Cooler has been donated and sponsored by Atlas Fitness. Donate what tastes good on ice! 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: Remember you must be a ticket holder to volunteer. It takes so many people to create an event like this! 45-minute shifts make it easy to volunteer and enjoy the evening. Sign up at https://signup.com/group/208944200011.
Log on and "Like" our Facebook page at "saintagnesbigbluebash" for updates or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
BOARD OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION NEWS
BOCE Parent / School Accreditation Survey: Parents, we would like to hear from you! The Saint Agnes Board of Catholic Education is asking each family to complete a survey. The Parent Survey is designed to give you the opportunity to give feedback on your child's experience at the school. Your input is greatly valued and the results of the survey will be compiled and reviewed by the Board and school administration. New this year - we received your feedback about the cumbersome design of the survey, and this year you will see a much more streamlined survey. The questions have also been designed to fulfill the parent survey required for the school’s five-year accreditation report, which is currently ongoing. We hope that it will be easier, and less time consuming to navigate and complete. Click on this link to complete the survey (one per household): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FR3RFYX
Girls Under-14 Soccer Team: The Saint Agnes Girls Under-14 soccer team still has spots available. Anyone born in 2003 or later is eligible to play in U14. Even if a child plays select soccer, it is permitted under state soccer rules to also join a recreational team and play with your friends from school. If you are interested in signing up your daughter, please contact Tim McHugh at email@example.com.
Fish Fries: The Saint Agnes Lenten Fish Fries are coming to an end. Don't miss the final one this Friday, March 24. It will be open 5-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Basketball will be available for viewing on Friday evening! Volunteers are still needed. 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 Thursday, March 30, in Murphy Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. To register for the Virtus training, please go to www.virtus.org and click on "Registration."
Support Saint Agnes with the Cincy Music Series: The Cincy Music Series will present their 6th concert of the season with the Grammy Award winning Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Review at the Matthews Auditorium at Princeton High School Saturday April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Mike was the lead vocalist for the Sceamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, a Southern Blues/Boogie band from Nashville from 1992 - 2000. For tickets and information go to www.cincymusicseries.org or call 513-570-0652 for information. For each ticket purchased, $5 can be donated to Saint Agnes School andthe ESAP (Education Scholarship and Assistance Foundation) will match the donation for a total $10 per ticket contribution.
Schoolbelles Spring Sale: Schoolbelles is having a spring sale that will go through April 1. Check it out here http://www.schoolbelles.com/pdf/NoJoke2017.pdf.
NDA Panda Preview Night: Do you know a young woman who is ready to make a difference in the world? Notre Dame Academy's Panda Preview Night is Tuesday, March 28, for all 6th and 7th grade girls, and 8th grade girls who have not yet made a high school decision. This is a great opportunity to visit NDA’s campus and see what the All-Girl Advantage has to offer! The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and offers two hours of sessions to learn about admission, financial aid, student support services and the academic experience at NDA. If you are interested in attending Panda Preview Night, please register by calling (859) 292-1829 or check out the attached flyer here.
Cov Cath Grade School Football Sign-ups: Come learn about and sign up for Cov Cath’s Colonels Youth Football (CYF) for 3rd-8th grade on Sunday, April 2, from 1:30–3 p.m. in the foyer of the Cov Cath Gym (enter through front gym doors). The fee for 3rd-4th grade is $75 and 5th-8th is $125. CYF practices and plays home games on the Cov Cath fields. All teams play in the GCYL (Greater Catholic Youth League) with the parish schools feeding Elder, Moeller, Roger Bacon and LaSalle. To print a sign-up form or to receive more information see our website at www.covcath.org, click on "Athletics", click on "Youth Programs & Camps", or contact Bob Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree-Mendous Mini Camp: Kenton County Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the Kenton County Public Library to present Tree-Mendous Mini Camp on Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, for a nature mini-camp to explore trees! Each of the two days will involve hands-on activities, games, information, and education related to trees and leaves. Please see the attached flyer here.
20-31 Terra Nova Testing
24 8:30 a.m. School Mass
25 9:30-12:00 2nd Grade Jesus Day Retreat
30 Spirit Wear Day
31 8:30 a.m. School Mass
31 Big Blue Bash
3-5 8th Grade Trip to Camp Joy
5 8:45 a.m. LATE START DAY
6 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children's Theater
7 8:30 a.m. School Mass
7 K & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children's Theater
11 7 p.m. BOCE Meeting, Library
12 1:30 p.m. Passion Play
13 NO SCHOOL - Holy Thursday
14 NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
17-21 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
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
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