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 29, 2019

Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
May 29, 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 

With our 8th graders graduating tonight and tomorrow being the last day of school, it is time to put a bow on the 2018-19 school year. After six years of principal, I still feel just as blessed as ever to be part of this great community. The end of the school year always means saying "good bye" to valued members of our community. I would like to thank our head bus driver Mary Fangman, kindergarten teacher Christina Rice, and Spanish teacher Maria Astudillo for all of their contributions to Saint Agnes over the years. They are each moving on for their own personal reasons and will certainly be missed!

While we conclude one year we will quickly be preparing for the next. There will be some significant work completed in our building and around our campus this summer. First, we will be having new carpet installed in each classroom and office in the building. This is due to many of our carpet squares curling up throughout the school year. Our warranty covers this re-installation of the new carpet. However, we have decided to ensure the remaining spaces in our building that could potentially have asbestos be abated. This work will begin the second week of June. Ensuring the abatement of the asbestos will allow for an efficient project timeline and the complete elimination of asbestos for future Saint Agnes generations. Second, we will be having an additional door at the main school entrance installed. This will assure all entries into our building sign in at the office before being permitted to enter the rest of the building. And third, we will be having new and additional security monitors installed throughout the building and campus. 

Also, please expect a schoolwide information sheet on summer academic expectations and recommendations. That will be emailed to all of our parents. Thank you to everyone for a great 2018-19 school year! Have a safe and blessed summer!  ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

Last Day / Half-Day: This is a friendly reminder that we will dismiss at 11 a.m. on our last day of school, Thursday, May 30. 

Mass Tomorrow: Our school Mass will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Our end-of-year awards assembly will take place in the church following Mass. 

Student Medication in the Office: Please pick up any medicines/inhalers/epi-pens from the office between now and the end of the year. It is school policy that we will not send them home with students so a parent/adult must stop by to receive them. We will dispose of any medicines not picked up by June 3. Feel free to email Mindy Sucher at msucher@saintagnes.com if you need to make arrangements to pick up after that date. 

Lost and Found: There are many items in the lost and found. If you are missing sweatshirts, other clothing, lunchboxes, etc., stop by the office between now and the end of the school year to take a look. Anything left at the end of the year will be donated.

Junior High Service Club: Starting this summer, the newly formed Junior High Service Club will be “open for service” for incoming 7th and 8th graders.  We will meet once a week, possibly in Murphy Hall. Students do not need to make a weekly commitment. Starting in September, the service club will be open to any incoming 6th grade student. All are welcome whenever they are available. Parents will receive an email with necessary dates and information for those interested. Parent volunteers (Virtus compliant) are welcome. Please contact Mrs. Finke with any questions (dfinke@saintagnes.com). Junior High Service Club is looking for the names of any family members, friends, or neighbors who are serving in the military as part of our first ongoing project. Please send information to Mrs. Finke.

2019-20 School Supplies: New to Saint Agnes next school year, parents will have the option of purchasing their child's school supplies through an online provider. For parents wishing to order school supplies, they will be tailored to your child's grade level and will be delivered to the school and available for pickup on "Meet-the-Teacher Night." In addition, this will serve as a fund raiser for the PTO. More information will be provided when school supply lists are finalized. 

Big Blue Bash Financial Update: Thanks to the generosity of our entire community, the PTO has informed us that the net revenue of this year's event totaled over $52,000. This is an increase of about $12,000 from last year's net revenue. Thank you to all of our volunteers and generous contributors to this great event!

Summer Office Hours: Our school's office will be open, at least, Mondays-Thursdays from 9 a.m. - Noon throughout the month of June. If you need to stop in the office outside of those times please contact Mrs. Sucher (msucher@saintagnes.com), Ms. Cappy (ecappy@saintagnes.com), or Mr. Hoyt (rhoyt@saintagnes.com) to schedule a time. The office will be open this Friday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

PTO NEWS

POP Parties: While the year is winding down, there are still three upcoming parties for students and moms. Click here for details and to RSVP.

BOOSTERS NEWS

Fall Soccer Registration: Fall Soccer Registration is now open through 12:00 midnight on June 30. Saint Agnes offers soccer for students age 4-13. We have an under-6 instructional program” for ages 4-6 with a combined practice and game on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. at Saint Agnes. Our “recreational U8 – U14 program” plays in the Northern Kentucky Soccer League (NKSL) and has weekday practices at Saint Agnes and Saturday games at various locations in Kenton County. Shirts are provided for the U6 program. Uniforms for the recreational program must be purchased during the registration process (if needed). Registration for both programs is now open at the Boosters web site: http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/saintagnesboosters (Click on “Registration Info”). Note: Players “age-up” in the fall. This means players who turn either 6, 8, 10, 12, or 14 this year age-up to the next age group for Fall 2019. Player / team assignments will be more random this fall to give players more chance to play with others.For questions about the recreational program, contact Tim McHugh at timemchugh@gmail.com. For questions about the instructional U6 program, contact Rob Lynch at robert@lynch.net.

PARISH NEWS

Fr. Keene to Throw Out First Pitch at Florence Freedom: Our Pastor, Fr. Keene, will be throwing out the first pitch at the Florence Freedom game next Wednesday, June 5. The Serra Club for Vocations of Northern Kentucky is selling ticket vouchers for the Freedom doublehead that day. Ticket vouchers are $10 and may be purchased through the Diocesan Stewardship Office. To purchase tickets, please contact Mike Murray at (859) 392-1500 or email mmurray@covdio.org.  

Oktoberfest: Oktoberfest planning is underway. We are looking for people to help out with silent auction, marketing, and ticket sales. The Oktoberfest dates for 2019 are September 27-29. We will have school on the Monday after Oktoberfest this year. If you are interested in helping, please email Jason Collins at jasonc@bilzins.com. Additional volunteers are especially needed with collecting items for the silent auction. 

COMMUNITY NEWS

7th Annual Pete Minor Father-Child Basketball Camp: This event will take place Saturday, June 15, 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 a t-shirt, Spalding NBA basketball, photo with father & child, and Skyline Chili. Sign-up at 2019pmfcbballcamp.eventzilla.net.

NKU’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies: Looking for a summer enrichment program for grades K-9?  Check out the Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program (June 10-14,) the STEM Academy (June 17), and the Graphic Designers Academy (June 20).  Please visit their website http://gifted.nku.edu for more information and registration. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

May

29                    8th Grade Graduation (7 p.m.)
30                    School Mass (8 a.m., Church)
30                    Last Day of School (Dismissal 11 a.m.)