Saint Agnes School
May 17, 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
I would like to reiterate my thanks to all of our parents who volunteered last Friday for our Wildcat Bash/Talent Show Day. We literally had dozens of parents involved in the day. Without you the day could not have been possible. As we near the end of the school year, I want to thank everyone in our community who has volunteered at Saint Agnes School. The volunteer hours that are accumulated during the course of the school year are many and that time and talent only further the great academic program we have at Saint Agnes! Thanks again! ~ Mr. Hoyt
Saint Agnes Book Fair: Our spring book fair is currently going on in the library now through May 19 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day! The theme is “Explore Book Fair Wilderness: Get Lost in a BOOK.” Stop by anytime to make some book purchases - there are so many good books from which to choose. Tomorrow (Thursday) is "Dress like a Saint Agnes Camper Day."
"Dress Like A Camper Day" Tomorrow: In celebration of our Scholastic Book Fair theme, students may "dress like a camper" tomorrow! Students may wear appropriate "camping gear" tomorrow. Items may include t-shirts, vests, cargo shorts, uniform or gym uniform shorts. Students are not permitted to wear sandals and must wear gym shoes. Students may also wear a camping/fishing hat (Teachers have the right to ask students to take hats off in class). Parents, please have students wear any camping gear they currently have. There is no need to go out and purchase camping gear just for tomorrow's special attire day. Thanks for your support of our book fair and its theme!
Crazy Sock Service Project: Student Council has one last service project for this school year! Thank you for your help and participation in their other projects. We will have Crazy Sock Day on Monday, May 22. Students will still be in uniform - with the exception of their socks. The crazier the better! Student Council asks that students come in crazy, fun socks in exchange for a donation of $1. We will take the donations and purchase as many pairs of socks as possible to donate to the Parish Kitchen for their free store. They are very excited about this donation as their current resources are depleted.
Winning Wildcat Bash Teams “Shirt or Jersey” Wear Tuesday, May 23: The winning teams for this past Friday’s Wildcat Bash teams are permitted to wear their favorite team’s shirt or jersey with their uniform bottoms or gym uniform shorts on Tuesday, May 23. Homeroom teachers are informing students of the winning grade-level teams this week.
Found at Father-Daughter Dance: A pearl necklace and pink headband that were left at the Father-Daughter Dance were turned into the school office. If they belong to your daughter please come to the office to claim them.
BOARD OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Board of Catholic Education Openings: Looking for an opportunity to get involved with the school? The Board of Catholic Education of Saint Agnes has four positions open and need to fill for the upcoming school year. The Board is comprised of nine members who work in partnership with the school and church to provide the best educational experience for our kids. Some of the areas we focus on are school safety, marketing, finance and corporate sponsorships, and family volunteer service hours. If you are interested in learning more please contact Katie Rawe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Blue Bash Parties: Looking for information or sign-ups for some of the Big Blue Bash parties? Click here to get the details.
PTO Executive Committee Opening: The PTO is seeking a person to fill the position of Vice President for the 2017-18 school year. If interested, please reach out to Stephanie Fieler at email@example.com.
Coffee/Doughnut Volunteers Needed: PTO is hosting coffee/doughnuts following masses on Sunday, June 4. If you are able to help that day please contact Mike Bramlage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Soccer Registration: Registration for the Saint Agnes Fall Soccer season is now open through July 1 for ages 4 - 14. The season begins August 16. Register now before summer fun distracts you. For more information and to register, go to: ky-stagnes.sportsaffinity.com. For questions, contact Tim McHugh at email@example.com.
Saint Agnes Golf Outing: The 2017 Saint Agnes Boosters Golf Outing is Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Devou Park with dinner at the new clubhouse. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Saint Agnes Athletics. Your participation makes athletic programs and the values they instill possible at Saint Agnes. Please save the date and review the Golf Outing Flyer for details and the registration form to register. Hole sponsors are also needed. Click here to see the golf outing flyer, here for the registration form, and here for the hole sponsorship information.
Notre Dame Tennis Camp: A tennis camp has just been added to Notre Dame Academy's schedule of summer opportunities! The camp is June 5-8 from 5-7 p.m. for any girl entering grades 4-9. The cost is $100 per student and includes a t-Shirt ($5.00 price increase if you pay the day of the camp). The signup deadline is Friday, June 2, by 12:00 noon. You can sign up at www.ndapandas.org. For more information contact Lyndsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program for Gifted and Talented Youth Program: This is a trailblazing program designed for high potential and gifted youth to discover and explore advanced content and engaged learning. All classes provide the opportunity for students to share interests with other children while exploring pathways to intellectual development, academic enhancement, career exploration, and creative artistic fulfillment. This enrichment program allows the opportunity for students in kindergarten through sixth grade to attend classes at Northern Kentucky University and learn with peers of similar abilities and interests. The program will be held Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 8:30-11:30 at Northern Kentucky University. Financial-need scholarships are available for students who qualify. The program brochure can be downloaded at http://gifted.nku.edu. Online registration will continue through June 5. For the best choice of classes, register early. If you have any questions or would like further information, email email@example.com or phone (859) 572-5600.
Cross the Bridge for Life: On June 4, the Diocese of Covington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in conjunction with the Greater Cincinnati Life Coalition, invite families to the annual Cross the Bridge for Life. The event takes place at the festival grounds on the river next to the Purple People Bridge and behind Newport on the Levee. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m. For more information on the event and activities, check out the website: www.crossthebridgeforlife.org.
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.
11-19 Scholastic Book Fair
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
26 7th Grade Field Trip to Zoo
Last Day for Kindergarten Students
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