Saint Agnes School
March 29, 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
Please wish our 8th grade the best. They will be gone Monday through Wednesday to attend Camp Joy. Camp Joy is located in Clarksville, Ohio. This is a great experience, a real highlight, of not just their 8th grade year but the entire experience at Saint Agnes. There is lots of opportunities for team building, development of leadership skills, and some fun, too. Thanks to our teachers and parents who help chaperon the class on their trip. Have a blast!
Also, parents be sure to complete the parent survey. In addition to looking at survey data to determine your views on our strengths and growth areas of our school, we also will be including results in our school accreditation report. Please complete the survey by this Friday, March 31. The survey link is located in an announcement below. ~ Mr. Hoyt
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
This week's Teacher of the Week is Ms. Becky Hill. Ms. Hill is one of our great veteran teachers at Saint Agnes. You can find her having lunch with some of her students on many days!
Years in Education: 25+
Why I Got into Education: I had a terrific teacher in third grade, Sister Maureen, who taught me the loving of reading. She was my inspiration to go into teaching.
Best Memory as an Educator: My first teaching job was at a school surrounded by a dairy farm. One day when I had my third graders out for recess the cows decided to invade the playground where the grass was greener. Needless to say, recess was over quickly and the next day we had to be on the lookout for cow patties in our playground. Fast forward 20 years...the farm is no longer there. It has been replaced by a golf course (not owned by Mr. Trump)!
What Do You Like about Saint Agnes: I have great friends here at Saint Agnes and I love teaching here.
Favorite Thing to Do Outside of School: The children in my classroom know that the library is my favorite place to visit since I love to read. I also enjoy walking my new Boston Terrier rescue dog, Maddie.
Spirit Wear Day Thursday: This Thursday is a Saint Agnes spirit wear day. Students may wear a Saint Agnes top with their uniform pants/shorts, gym sweatpants/shorts, or Saint Agnes spirit wear sweatpants/shorts.
Late Start Day Next Wednesday: Next Wednesday, April 5, is a late start day. The school day will begin at 8:45 a.m. The cafeteria doors will be open to students beginning at 8:10 a.m.
Congratulations to our Artists of the Week: Reese Kruze, Nicole Andrew, Lily Deye, Maria Judy, Annie Kleier, and Gwyneth Thomas. Be sure to check out their great artwork at the end of the newsletter.
SND Uganda Mission Collection: “Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for Me.” We will collect for the students at St. Julie Ugandan Mission School again on Tuesday, April 4, and then have an out-of-uniform day on Thursday, April 6. We have enough money to send two students, and half enough for a third. Our goal is to pay for four students. Thank you for your support of St. Julie School.
Please Sign up for My Energy Kit: Please do not forget to sign up for a free energy kit at MyEnergyKit.org. This free kit is brought to you by Duke Energy. If we have 100 sign-ups for a free kit, Saint Agnes will receive $250. Currently, we have 50 signed up. Please sign up if you have not already! Your children should be receiving a free book mark that provides a reminder to sign up!
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 available on the Monday after spring break. You must sign it and send it back in by Thursday, April 27, if you want your child to leave with their grandparents.
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.
April Lunch Menu: Click here for the lunch menu.
Skyline Eat-Out Night: Monday, April 3rd, is the Saint Agnes Skyline Eat-Out Night. Please show the attached flyer (click here) or tell the cashier that you are with Saint Agnes and we will receive credit for the sale.
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.
BIG BLUE BASH
Big Blue Bash “ANCHORS AWAY”
sets sail this Friday, March 31, at the Gardens of Park Hills from 6:30 p.m. - Midnight
Cash, Cash, Cash Raffle: The Cash, Cash, Cash Raffle will be drawn at the Big Blue Bash. Please send in any last minute ticket stubs! The following families have already turned in their 10 ticket stubs: Ackerman, Albers, Averdick, Barczak, Bayer, Blettner, Bloemer, Bramlage, Bright, Brooking, Buecker, Carothers, Carpenter, Connelly, Cousineau, David, Deere, Ditrick, Dougherty, Dunn, Fariello, Fieler, France, Gabbard, Gearing, Ghazala, Graf, Graham, Gruner, Hay, Heberling, Huff, Hunter, Jordan, Judy, King, Klosinski, Koehl, Lambert, Lawrie, Lindbloom, Long, Mando, Mauller, McHugh, Melching (Will), Metzger (Charlie), Michels, Moriarity, Nader (Drew, Jake, Annabelle), Napier, Nienaber, Pajk, Ramsey, Randolph, Rensing, Reusch, Ritz, Robertson, Ruth, Ryan, Schneider, Seither, Spaulding, Stahl, Stevens, Summe (Paige, Michaela, Dominic), Thamann, Thomas, Toebben, VonHoene, Weitzel, Witt, Ziegler.
The top-selling family is the Mando Family, who has sold 58 tickets! Second place is the VonHoene Family, who has sold 50 tickets! Third place is the Brooking Family, has sold 30 tickets! Get more tickets to sell by contacting email@example.com.
Liquor/Spirits Raffle: Last minute donations of bottled liquors, wine, and spirits, are being accepted now in the front office or by contacting Ginny France at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night-of Volunteers: Reminder 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
We appreciate your help in making this annual fundraiser a success! Log on and "Like" our Facebook page at "saintagnesbigbluebash" for updates or email us at email@example.com.
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. Please be sure to complete the survey by this Friday, March 31.
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."
Clean-Up Days in Ft. Wright/Park Hills: Looking for Service Hours? Want to help your community? Please join your friends, neighbors, and city councils for Clean-up Days in both Fort Wright and Park Hills on Saturday, April 8.
Ft. Wright: If you live in Ft. Wright, please join us at the Ft. Wright City Building at 8 a.m. on April 8. You will receive a free t-shirt and donuts! The city will supply trash bags and gloves. A lunch will be served at the Fort Wright Civic Club at noon. Call the City of Ft. Wright at (859) 331-1700 with any questions.
Park Hills: If you live in Park Hills, please join us at the Park Hills City Building at 9 a.m. on April 8. Coffee and donuts will be available to start this fun day! The city will supply gloves and trash bags. Call the City of Park Hills at (859) 431-6252 if you have any questions.
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.
CORPORATE SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT:
Reds Opening Day is less than a week away! And what goes best with cheering on our Red Legs...Skyline Chili of course! Whether you stop by on your way to the parade or game, be sure to take advantage of the Opening Day Special (see ad)! So put on your Reds gear and head to your Fort Wright Skyline, a Saint Agnes Wildcat Sponsor! Please reach out to Ken Darpel at (859) 331-8352 with all of your Skyline needs.
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 5th Grade Field Trip to Great American Ball Park
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
ARTWORK FROM OUR ARTISTS OF THE WEEK: