Saint Agnes School
May 1, 2019
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
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and spring break! As I mentioned before the break, we hit the ground running coming out of the break. We have two wonderful events to celebrate our faith this week. Many of our second grade students will receive their First Communion at this Sunday's 11:30 Mass. This is a parish Mass so everyone is welcome to celebrate with our students. Thank you to our second grade teachers, Mrs. Liauba and Mrs. Baker, as well as our evening religion program coordinator, Anita Dunn, for preparing these young people for this special occasion. I hope everyone remembers that their First Communion is only the beginning of their journey with Jesus through the Eucharist. Our parish will also celebrate May Crowning on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this beautiful celebration of Mary. Bring a few flowers to honor her during the procession, as well!
I commended our students and staff on our ALICE drill we held on Monday. As you know, we had a different scenario. The Deuputy Director of Homeland Security for Kenton County was present for the drill and he was very impressed with how everyone handled themselves. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Volunteers Needed: Next week Saint Agnes is having the "Friends Who Care" program, combining the Everybody Counts and Anti-Bullying programs. We are looking for some parents to help facilitate these for each grade – the script and materials will be provided. The activities will take place the week of May 6-10 for 90 minutes on a day/time TBD that best works for teachers, leader, and helpers. All volunteers must be Virtus-trained. Please sign up to volunteer here: https://signup.com/go/oQvNDtO. (NOTE: Even though the sign-up says Monday, day and time will be dependent on schedules and volunteers can coordinate with the teachers.) If you can’t volunteer time, please consider sending in some of the materials needed: https://signup.com/go/UoNRrJg. Thanks for your support! For any questions, please contact Carlene Brungs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 607-3300, or Ms. Cappy at email@example.com.
Junior High Play: Tickets are on sale now for "SHREK the Musical Jr," presented by the students of the Saint Agnes Junior High. Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. "Shrek, Jr." is a fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. There are two shows at Carnegie Theatre on Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Shows are before and after the Kentucky Derby so everyone can still watch the horses run. Tickets are $10 each. If you call the box office or purchase in person you will only be charged $10 plus sales tax. If you order online there is an additional $3.25 online fee. The Carnegie Box Office can be reached at (859) 957-1940, Tue-Fri, Noon-5 p.m. or online.
Shrek Shout Outs: Looking for a fun way to recognize your child's talents and make them feel special after their amazing performances....Shrek Shout-Outs! The Shout-Outs are a candy gram with a special message attached to either a Hershey bar or a bag of Sour Skittles in ogre green wrappers. Not only will the cast and crew have fun reading their messages and enjoying their treats after the shows, but this fundraiser will help off-set play expenses not covered by the play fees. Be sure to let grandparents, aunts / uncles, neighbors, friends and family know about the Shrek Shout-Outs! The Shrek Shout-Outs cost $2 each or 3 for $5. Shout-Outs will be available for junior high students to purchase this Friday during lunch. Additionally, there will be a limited supply available for purchase at the performances.
Out-of-Uniform Day for Students Whose Parents Attended Steve Smith Presentation: The students whose parents attended last week's Internet Safety presentation by Steve Smith will be permitted to be out of uniform tomorrow, May 2. Teachers have received a list of those students eligible to be out of uniform that day.
Scholastic "BOGO" Book Fair: Our final Scholastic Book Fair of the year will take place May 13-17. All books at this book fair will be "buy-one, get-one free." This is a great opportunity to find some books for summer reading! Students will be able to shop during library time or after school until 4 p.m. each day
MAP Testing Schedule: Below is a list of days that homerooms/classes are scheduled to take MAP tests.
Thu., May 2 - 6A, 5W, 3Hu, 3Hi
Fri., May 3 - 5R, 4AS, 2B, 2L
Mon., May 6 - 5R, 4L, 4AS, 2B, 2L
Tue., May 7 - 7X, 7B, 6B, 6D, 4L, 3Hu, KR
Wed., May 8 - 8A, 8B, 7Y, 7D, 6M, 5W, KT
Thu., May 9 - 8X, 8Y, 7C, 3Hu
Fri., May 10 - 5W, KT
Mon., May 13 - 8A, 8B, 7E, 6D, 6M, 1S, 1W, KR
Service Hours Out-of-Uniform Day: For all students whose families meet their minimum service hours requirement (10 hours for individual parent, 20 hours for couple), an out-of-uniform day will be held on Thursday, May 16. Parents, please remember to have your service hours recorded in Sycamore by May 13. A final report of service hours will be run after May 13.
Wildcast: The last Wildcast episode is ready. Click on this link to see it. http://school.saintagnes.com/content/wildcast-episode-7-april-2019
Cafeteria Lunch Menu: Click here to see what’s for lunch in May.
Big Blue Bash Out-of-Uniform Passes Still for Sale: A special out-of-uniform day has been reserved for the Big Blue Bash on Thursday, May 9. If you have not already purchased an out-of-unifom pass, go to www.bbb2019.givesmart.com and make a $5 donation to the PTO for each of your Saint Agnes student(s). Each student is welcome to participate. Please fill out the name(s) of your student(s) on the item link so we can make a list for each homeroom. If you want to send in cash, send it in an envelope with student names and homerooms to Justine Doyle, c/o Matthew Doyle KT. Online sales will end at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. After that time, only cash/check to Saint Agnes PTO will be collected. If you have questions, contact Justine Doyle at Justinedoyle26@gmail.com.
Parents Night Out: This event will be held on May 17 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall for K - 4th grade. We are looking for volunteers (5th - 8th graders), chaperones, and a pizza/drink and dessert host. Please contact Meg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather (email@example.com) if you are available to help out.
POP Parties: There are still several parties coming up in May. Check them out here. RSVP's for the American Girl Doll Party are due May 1 so that shirts can be ordered.
Girls Volleyball Fall 2019: The volleyball registration form is online for the 2019 fall season at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters .The cost per player is $70 or maximum cost per family is $150. Girls' volleyball is available to all incoming 3rd through 8th grade girls attending Saint Agnes School. Deadline for registrations is May 15 at 11:59 p.m. and this date is firm. Tryouts for 6th – 8th graders will be held the week of May 30. There will be more details to come. Please contact Jeremy Timmerding at StAgnesVball@gmail.com ASAP with any conflicts your daughter might have during that week and he will try his best to be accommodating.
Youth Group Returns: Join us May 19 from 5-7 p.m. as we begin a new chapter with new leaders. John Griffin and Maddie Black from Dynamic will be there. Meet us in the school cafeteria for fun, food and faith. See you there. Contact Anita Dunn with questions.
Co-ed Junior High Summer Art Camp: Students who are entering grades 6-8 are welcome to join Mr. Eckerle (NDA Art Teacher) and Mrs. Eckerle (Saint Agnes Art Teacher) for a co-ed Art Camp focusing on screen printing. Students from any school are welcome to pick from the following sessions: Session A: Week of July 8-11, 6-8 p.m., or Session B: Week of July 15-18, 6-8 p.m. (Limit 25 per session.) Students will use a photo and a hand-drawn design to print on paper, or bring in fabric, wood, plexiglass if they prefer to print on those materials. The camp will be in held in NDA’s art room, and costs $80 per student. Payment includes instruction, studio costs, two screens, monofilament, squeegees, ink, paper, and t-shirt. Click link for more info: https://www.ndapandas.org/admissions/summer-enrichment-programs.aspx.
Summer Art Class for Incoming NDA High School Girls: Girls attending NDA in the fall can take Art class this summer to count for credit at NDA. It’s a great opportunity to meet other NDA students and become familiar with the school before the first day of freshman year starts! Students who take all four weeks can earn credit. Single weeks can be taken for non-credit. Class runs Monday-Friday of each week, 8:30-11:30 a.m. from July 8-Aug. 2. Click this link for more info: https://www.ndapandas.org/admissions/summer-enrichment-programs.aspx.
NDA Summer Camps: Whether you are artistic, musical, athletic, dramatic or you are just looking for something fun to do this summer, Notre Dame Academy has all sorts of opportunities for you! NDA offers camps in music, art, theater, and athletic camps in basketball, volleyball, archery, soccer and lacrosse. Check out all of the amazing opportunities available at NDA this summer at: www.ndapandas.org.
Notre Dame Academy Soccer Camp: The NDA Soccer Camp will take place June 10-13 from 8-11 a.m. each day. The camp is open to all 1st-9th graders, both girls and boys. Cost is $90 per camper and $75 for each additional sibling camper. Here is the link to register for the camp: https://www.ndapandas.org/
Move your feet to the SUMMER beat at Studio Dee: Studio Dee offers a variety of summer programs for ages 2 & up, including an eight-week Dance/Tumbling Session at which your child can explore different genres, including Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, and more! They also offer Summer Dance Camps from Princess Training Academy to American Girl Doll Camp to Fortnite Fun! Click Studio Dee for more info and for online registration. Feel free to contact Studio Dee if you have any questions at (859) 261-3337 or office@studiodeeNKY.com. We can't wait to dance the summer away with you!
7th Annual Pete Minor Father Child Basketball Camp: This event will be on Saturday June 15, 2019 at North College Hill High School from 3-6 p.m. It is for boys & girls entering grades 1-6. Cost is $60. Funds from the camp will be donated to the Kicks for Kids Organization (Doug Pelfrey, Former Cincinnati Bengals Kicker). This camp is designed to have fathers participate in basketball drills and games with their son or daughter. Participants will receive t-shirt, Spalding NBA basketball, photo with father & child, and Skyline Chili. Sign-up at 2019pmfcbballcamp.eventzilla.net.
Catholic Education Scholarship Opportunity: Hello Saint Agnes families! It’s scholarship deadline time! Families are encouraged to complete the Catholic Order of Foresters TAP scholarship application before their summer break! Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who attend a Catholic school. This is a national scholarship opportunity. If interested in completing the simple application, please contact Marlayna Cooney with the Catholic Order of Foresters at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will forward you the application(s).
2 Out-of-Uniform Day for Students Whose Parents Attend Steve Smith Presentation
2 1st Grade Field Trip to Zoo
2 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
2 First Communion Photo (7 p.m., Church)
3 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
3 K & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
3 3rd Grade Business Expo
5 First Communion Mass (11:30 a.m., Church)
6-10 “Friends Who Care” Week
7 7th Grade Field Trip to Freedom Center
7 May Crowning (7 p.m., Church)
9 Out-of-Uniform Day for Selling BBB Raffle Tickets
10 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
13 Family Service Hours Due to Sycamore
13-17 Scholastic "BOGO" Book Fair
15 Faculty P.D. Meeting (3-4 p.m.)
16 4th Grade Field Trip to Riverfront
17 School Mass (8 a.m., Church)
17 Wildcat Bash/Talent Show
21 Guthrie’s Chicken for BBB Raffle Ticket Sales
21 Marco’s Eat-out Night
23 8th Grade Last Day
23 Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
24 Kindergarten Last Day
24 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
27 Memorial Day - No School
28 Kindergarten End-of-Year Ceremony (9 a.m., Church)
28 7th Grade Field Trip to Zoo
29 8th Grade Graduation (7 p.m.)
30 School Mass (8 a.m., Church)
30 Last Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)