Saint Agnes School

1322 Sleepy Hollow Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011

Saint Agnes School
1322 Sleepy Hollow Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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May 03, 2017


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
May 3, 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.

SCHOOL NEWS

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week: Happy teacher appreciation week to all of our phenomenal teachers at Saint Agnes! We believe we have the best faculty around! Please be sure to "thank" your teachers throughout this week!

Saint Agnes Book Fair: Our spring book fair is going to be held in the library May 11– 19 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day! The theme is “Explore Book Fair Wilderness: Get Lost in a BOOK.”

We are especially fortunate to have an author visit for 4th – 8th graders Monday, May 8.  Dan Gemeinhart, a middle school author from Washington, is coming to showcase his three books: The Honest Truth, Some Kind of Courage, and Scar Island.  If your students would like to purchase a paper back copy of The  Honest Truth and Scar Island ($6.99/each) before Monday, please send the form or a note along with your payment, and Dan will sign the books after his presentation. Dan will only be signing his books.

If anyone has some time and would like to help us navigate the safari of books, please email KIM BROOKING at brookingfam@yahoo.com. Let your imagination run wild as you help your campers thumb through an exciting new adventure!!  ~ Wildly, Queen of the Jungle Bergs and Safari Guides. 

Summer Math Program: Saint Agnes School will participate in a summer learning program for second through eighth grade students. Our staff has focused our efforts this year to improve our math skills.  Many of you have heard of our Response to Intervention (RTI) program that your child may have participated in, and to keep up with the strides made in this program we are going to introduce the students to Khan Academy. Today in kid mail a letter and step-by-step enrollment packet will be coming home with current second through fourth grades. First, fifth and junior high students will be added in days to come. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Jacobs at kjacobs@saintagnes.com.

Lunch 'n Learns: The LAST Lunch 'n Learn is May 8! Please help us by providing lunch for the teachers during their monthly Lunch 'n Learns. What are Lunch 'n Learns? Saint Agnes Computer/Technology Coordinator and Guru, Christina Woolley, will be holding monthly meetings during lunch to keep teachers updated on the latest technology trends. There are about 30-35 teachers in all. We are asking for (at least) two volunteers for each category of food listed. The food would need to be delivered to school by 10:30 a.m. the morning of the scheduled meeting. Thank you! https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1655628/false#!1655628/false/false

Drug Free Week: May 8-11 will be Drug-Free Week for students in grades 5-8.  This program will include one short activity each day to promote healthy habits and educate students about the dangers of drug use. The week’s activities are taken from the National Family Partnership Red Ribbon Campaign and include:
May 8: Drug-Free fact sheet handed out to students and discussed in class. Students will be encouraged to take home this fact sheet about how drugs affect the human  body so it may be further discussed with parents.
May 9: In class, students will brainstorm ways kids can avoid drugs by forming healthy habits now. Each grade level will create a poster with these brainstormed healthy habits called, “My Anti-Drug Is…” These posters will be on display in the hallways.
May 10: The Ft. Wright Police Department will give presentations to students in the gym.  
May 11: Students will sign a Drug-Free pledge to celebrate their healthy choices. Students may also wear red shirts on this day with whatever regular uniform bottoms they would ordinarily wear on Thursdays.

CCH NEHS Writing Contest Winners: Each year 7th and 8th graders from Diocesan schools are invited to enter the CCH National English Honor Society Writing Contest. This year Saint Agnes had 4 winners of cash prizes! Congratulations to:
Jayden Otto - 4th place
Will Burke - 5th place
Kora Hammersmith - 6th place
Meggie Crouch - 7th place

Saint Agnes Science Department: Congratulations on an outstanding year! 17 students achieved 33 awards this year including 8 first places at SEFNK Regional Science Fair. This includes Best Of Fair Middle School, two first- and one second-place at the KYSEF State Science Fair and two first place winners at the Diocesan Showcase! The Science Fair participants were led by Jacob Deere, Gwyneth Thomas, and Meggie Crouch who won awards at state, as well as Will Bright, Ben Dickhaus, Dimitri Dunn, Grace Heberling, Mike Marino, Sophie Ryan, Iris Schuh, Gracie Siemer, Kate Wainscott, Lauren Heupel, Ella Kluemper, Annamae Martin, Jayden Otto, Michaela Summe and Wayne Ziegler.

May Lunch Menu: Attached here. You can also find it on the school website. 

PTO NEWS

Big Blue Bash Out-of-Uniform Day: If you missed signing up, it's not too late. Please send $5 to Megan Herald, c/o Raigan Herald 1S, on May 4 to be out of uniform on that day. 

Big Blue Bash Parties
4th and 5th Grades Girls Cupcake Party
Get your aprons ready! This sweet event is focused on learning how to decorate cupcakes like a professional. What will be more fun decorating or eating the cupcakes?! Available to the first 40 girls. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 1p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Cafeteria
Hosts: Lauren Stevens and Mikaela Holbrook 
Donation: $10 per person
 
Kindergarten through 3rd Grades Movie Night
A fun night out for the younger ones. The kids will enjoy pizza, popcorn, drinks, and a movie with all their friends. Games and activities will be going on also. Available to the first 50 children. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Murphy Hall
Hosts: Maggie Cousineau, Melanie Magary, Erin Ruwe, and Emily Edmondson     
Donation: $10 per person
 
4th through 6th grades Boys Pokemon Hunt Party 
Get your Pokemon hunt on with this all new event. There will be chaperoned groups out searching for the best Pokemon. Food, drinks and transportation are provided.  Drop off in St. Agnes parking lot at 5:45 pick up will be around 8:00 p.m. Every child will need their own electronic device. *wi-fi needed, not responsible for lost or damaged items or extra data charges* Open to the first 40 children, Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Smale Park/The Banks
Hosts: Stephanie Fieler, Julie Burns, and Dawn Bloemer    
Donation: $10 per person
 
3rd through 7th grades Bluegrass Pool Party 
Come get cool in the pool on the last day of school! Join us for food, drinks, games, activities and fun. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Weather permitting; no make up day.
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Location: Bluegrass Swim Club 
Hosts: Heather Mast, Freedom Nader, Jennifer Hodge, Heather Ramsey, 
Donation: $10 per person
      
Kindergarten through 8th grades Father Daughter Dance 
Calling all dads! Come and enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and fun with your daughters. Refreshments will be served and father-daughter photographs will help you preserve the memories. Don't miss this special night out with your daughters. Open to all Saint Agnes girls. Girls may be accompanied by their Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, Special Uncles, or any other special male role model in their lives. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Gym
Hosts: Julie Melching, Theresa Wirth, Jenny Klier, Tami Kluemper, and Peggy Summe 
Donation: $25 per family
 
Kindergarten through 8th grades Mother/Son Field Day 
TAG, YOU'RE IT……..Calling all moms and sons to the Saint Agnes field for a Mother-Son evening of fun and games. This evening will be filled with lots of fun and competition with events such as tug-o-war, water balloons, 3-legged race, obstacle course, and much much more. Each child attending must have an adult attending, as well. In case of inclement weather an alternate activity will be planned. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Field
Hosts: Barbie Ackerman, Stephanie Fieler, Nancy Ditrick, Ginny France, and Heather Monson, Leslie Hatter, and Nicole Wilder. 
Donation: $10 per child 
 
NEWLY ADDED
Kindergarten through 3rd grades American Girl Party
Follow your inner star to the American Girl party! Bring your favorite doll, and enjoy an afternoon of girly fun. There will be sweet treats, activities, photo booth, and door prizes. Every girl and their doll will receive a matching t-shirt! Limited to the first 60 girls in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date:  Sunday, May 21, 2017 
Time: 2-4 p.m. 
Location: Murphy Hall 
Hosts: Meghan Herald, Bridget Weitzel, Colleen Averdick, Rebecca Gearing, and Laura Mauller 
Donation: $25 per person 
 
Kick Start the School Year- Adult Kickball Game 
Bringing back an old classic, but with a twist for adults. Two teams of 25 each will leave it all out on the field, parents K- 3 versus parents 4-8. This event is for the whole family! Hot dogs, chips, drinks, and beer will be included in the price. Kickball not your game? Bring the family and cheer on your favorite team! Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017 
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Location: Saint Agnes Field
Hosts: Ramsey Family, Cousineau Family, Stevens Family, Bowman Family, Fieler Family, Burns Family, and Stallard Family.
Donation: $25 per family 
 
Girls Just Wanna Have Wine
Ladies, leave the men at home and come join us for a Girls Night Out Wine Tasting Party. We’ll sample a variety of wines and choose our favorites. You may re-discover an old standby or find something new to add to your wine list. Come and raise your glass to good food, conversation, and wine. Hors d’ouerves and other adult beverages will be served. You don't want to miss out on this fun Girls Night Out. Limited to the first 35 ladies. Contact Maggie Cousineau margaretcousineau@yahoo.com to make arrangements. 
Date:  Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McHugh home, 189 Kruempelman Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY
Hosts: Amy McHugh, Heather Randolph, Amy Hunter, Kelly Theissen. 
Donation: $30 per person

BOOSTERS NEWS

Saint Agnes Golf Team: Interested in playing on the Saint Agnes golf team for the 2017-18 school year? This is open to boys and girls in grades 6-8. Click here to see the attached flyer for more information.

Free Summer Volleyball Skills Clinic: Saint Agnes is hosting a volleyball clinic for all incoming 2nd and 3rd grade girls attending Saint Agnes. This is a great opportunity for girls new to volleyball to learn the fundamentals and to have some fun along the way. The dates are June 6, 8, 13, and 15, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. If interested, please email stagnesvball@gmail.com with your daughter’s name and grade.

Girls Volleyball:  DEADLINE IS APPROACHING for Girls Fall Volleyball Registrations!  Volleyball is offered to St. Agnes girls in grades 3rd– 8th.  The season typically runs from August through October with games played on a week night.  We hope to offer some fun skills clinics before school starts to get the girls ready for their season.  See the attached form here and be sure your forms are turned in by May 5th. 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kenton County Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club: The library is a great place for summer activities. Be sure to check out their summer reading club and other programs. All of their information is available at http://www.kentonlibrary.org/src 

Art Classes: Mr. Eckerle (NDA's Art teacher) will be teaching a summer CO-ED Digital Photography class that offers two sessions the last two weeks of July. The classes take place at NDA, and are open to any 6th-8th grade student from any school. Students will learn a basic introduction to Photoshop and digital editing, while looking at several artists' works, including Andy Warhol, Shephard Fairey, and more. This link shows examples and contains registration information: https://sites.google.com/site/ndajuniorhighsummerstudioart/.

Incoming NDA Freshmen may also take a summer Art class that will earn them a half credit toward their Fine Arts requirement before even starting the school year. It will also allow them to meet other fellow Pandas! This class is helpful for students whose schedules don't allow them to take Art their Freshman year. This link contains info: http://www.ndapandas.org/admissions/summer-enrichment-programs.aspx

U8 Soccer Clinic for Saint Agnes: Kings Hammer is hosting a FREE U8 soccer clinic open to all our Saint Agnes U8 players. This is just a fun, educational skills clinic for our young players. It will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 5:45 p.m. at Town & Country's grass fields. If you would like more information on the clinic please contact Jill Nader at prehabpilates@gmail.com. To register go to: https://goo.gl/forms/Zlx5tCQAtUDqEe7V2

Florence Freedom Game: Members of the Serra Club for Vocations, Northern Kentucky, are currently selling ticket vouchers to the June 7th Florence Freedom doubleheader at UC Health Stadium to help raise money for their organization. Honorary first pitchers for the June 7 game include Sr. Patricia Jean Cushing S.J.W., Fr. Andrew Young and Deacon David Profitt. Ticket vouchers are $10 and can be purchased through the Diocesan Stewardship Office or from individual Serra Club members. To purchase your tickets, please call Mike Murray at (859) 392-1500 or email Mike at mmurray@covdio.org.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Camp Carnegie 2017 - The Hero in Us All: Attached here is a flyer on this summer program.

Schoolbelles Sale: Click here to see their online flyer: http://www.schoolbelles.com/pdf/MaySale2017.pdf 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

May
4                                            Out of Uniform for Big Blue Bash Passes
4          7 p.m.                         First Communion Picture
5          8:30 a.m.                    School Mass
7          11:30 a.m.                  First Eucharist Mass, Saint Agnes Church
8          9:30 a.m.                    Gr. 4-8 Author Visit - Dan Gemeinhart
9          7 p.m.                        May Crowning
11-19                                      Scholastic Book Fair
12        8:00 a.m.                    School Mass
                                              Wildcat Bash / Talent Show
                                              Father/Daughter Dance
18                                          4th Grade Field Trip to Aronoff Center
19       8:30 a.m.                     School Mass
23                                          4th Grade Field Trip to RIverfront
25                                          Last Day for 8th Grade Students
                                             Spirit Wear Day
29                                           NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
30        10 a.m.                       Kindergarten Ceremony
30        7 p.m.                         8th Grade Graduation  
31        8 a.m.                         School Mass / End-of-Year Awards Ceremony
31                                           EARLY DISMISSAL – 11 a.m., Last Day of School/
                                              End of 4th Quarter

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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