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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November 14, 2018


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
November 14, 2018

 
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 

We look forward to celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with our 8th graders tomorrow evening. We welcome 36 of our school 8th graders and 47 total youth altogether into full initiation into the Church. Bishop Foys is scheduled to preside over the Mass and all community members are invited to share in this wonderful Sacrament. 
Next week are parent-teacher conferences. A positive school/parent relationship is vital to the education and success of our young people. I encourage you to attend conferences and collaborate with our teachers with the growth of our young people in mind. Conference registration closes this Friday night at midnight. Tuesday night is also a Marco's Eat-out Night so pick up a pizza for dinner on your way home from parent-teacher conferences!
I would also like to add that there is a lot of illness going around right now. We have encouraged students to wash their hands more often and are providing additional hand sanitizer in the cafeteria for students to use during lunch times. I encourage you to remind your children to practice extra good hygiene this time of year!  ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

School Spirit Wear Day for Five Family Service Hours Tomorrow: As a reminder all students whose families have logged at least five service hours at this point of the school year are permitted to wear spirit wear tomorrow, Nov. 15. It is not an out-of-uniform day, only a spirit wear day. As a reminder all school families are required to log 20 service hours throughout the school year. Service hours are logged on Sycamore. 

Half-Day Tuesday, Nov. 20: A reminder that dismissal is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, so parent-teacher conferences may begin at 12:00 noon. 

2019-20 Kindergarten Registration Information: To register your child for kindergarten 2019-20 please access our Admissions page for more information. If you have questions please feel free to call the school office at (859) 261-0543. Registration for grades 1-8 will occur in January.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Don't forget to sign up for parent-teacher conferences by logging on to Sycamore. Scheduling of conferences on Sycamore is available for grades 1-8. Our annual parent-teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 20, from Noon-8 p.m. Due to the number of students they teach, Mrs. Kremer, Mrs. Mullen, and Mrs. Sharp will also be having conferences from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, November 19. All parent-teacher conference sign-ups must be completed by Friday, November 16, at midnight. 

Lifetouch School Pictures: On Monday we sent home the school pictures that were ordered. The class group pictures will be delivered at a later time. If you want your child's picture retaken or if your child was sick on the original picture day, the picture make-up date is Wednesday, Nov. 28. For re-takes, please send your original picture package back to school. 

Lost and Found: We found this hat in church after our K-4 Grandparent's Day prayer service. If you know the owner, please email msucher@saintagnes.com so we can arrange to get it back to them.   

No Newsletter Next Week: Since Saint Agnes School will be off school for Thanksgiving break beginning next Wednesday, November 21, we will not publish a newsletter next week. The next school newsletter will be published on November 28. 

PTO NEWS

Box Tops: Thank you to all who participated in the fall collection.  We earned $660 for our school!  Special thank you and congratulations to Ms. Scheper's 1st grade class who won the competition! They will be receiving a special treat and extra recess! Keep saving those Box Tops. The next collection will be in February.

Marco's Pizza Eat Out Night: Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, November 20. This will be our next Marco's Pizza Eat-Out Night. Order pizza from the Crescent Springs location and Saint Agnes PTO will receive a percentage of the sales. And don't forget to tell them your child's teacher's name because the classroom with the most sales wins a pizza party. It is the perfect night to order pizza since we only have a half-day of school!

POP Party News - Ugly Sweater Christmas Open House and Beverage Tasting: Curt and Holly Zinga would like to cordially invite all Saint Agnes parents and parishioners to a "Christmas Ugly Sweater Open House and Beverage Tasting" to raise funds for our school's PTO!  Please bring your favorite beer or wine to share in the tasting and don't forget to wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater! Specialty drinks, Golden Tee, bowling, and music will be provided. Awards will be given throughout the evening and there will be plenty of additional opportunities to raise funds for the school. We are looking for ten appetizer hosts and five dessert hosts. If you'd like to fill one of these host spots please reach out to Meg Koehl at mgkoehl@fuse.net. We hope to see you all in your ugliest sweater for a great night of community and fundraising!
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Location: The Zinga Residence
Donation: $20 a person or $35 a couple. Kid mail to Meg Koehl c/o Charley Koehl in 3Hill
RSVPhttp://evite.me/EDNza9eDrE 
Hosts: Curt and Holly Zinga

PARISH NEWS

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Thomas More's Winter Wonderland: Thomas More would like to invite our students and families to their 14th Annual Winter Wonderland. It will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4-7 p.m. in the Saints Center at Thomas More University. This is a free event filled with children's activities, crafts, games, face painting, a live nativity, pictures with Santa, and more. 

Notre Dame Academy Welcomes 8th Graders to FunFest: All 8th grade girls are invited to NDA's Panda Funfest on Friday, November 16, from 5:30-10:00 p.m. Bring your Panda spirit to this fun event for future Pandas! Your $10 registration fee includes pizza, drinks and an NDA t-shirt. A registration form with a parent's signature is required to attend. You can find the NDA FunFest registration form at www.ndapandas.org

Notre Dame Academy Offers High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Workshop: All 8th graders are invited to attend NDA's High School Placement Test (HSPT) Workshop to learn tips and strategies for success on the HSPT. NDA will offer the workshop on two more dates: Tuesday, November 27, from 6-8 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 4, from 6-8 p.m. Each session has a maximum enrollment of 30 students. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for the workshop is $50. For further information or to register for NDA's HSPT Prep Workshop, please contact NDA Director of Admissions Katie Caccavari at (859) 292.1829 or caccavarik@ndapandas.org.

Schoolbelles Winter Sale: Check out the information on the Schoolbelles winter sale here.

SVDP Turkeyfoot Trot: On Saturday, November 17at 9 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul (NKY) will host the 11th Annual Turkeyfoot Trot 5K race/walk beginning and ending at Thomas More University. Proceeds benefit our ministry of direct service (emergency financial assistance, food, and basic necessities) to our neighbors in need.  Pre-registration by November 15 at www.runsignup.com is $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 years or younger. T-shirts will be sold separately for $10 while supplies last. Registration the day of the event begins at 7:30 a.m. and is $30 for adults and $25 for children 14 years or younger. There will be a free kids' fun run, door prizes and food donated by local restaurants. Not a runner or walker? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available on race day. To volunteer, contact Pat Dressman at pdressman@fuse.net. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To sponsor, donate, or for more information, go to www.svdpnky.org, or contact Lou Settle at (859) 446-7727 or lou.settle@svdpnky.org.

HUSH - Film Showing: The film Hush will be shown on Thursday, November 15, at Blessed Sacrament's undercroft at 6:30 p.m. You can see this award-winning, 100-minute documentary that is directed by a ‘pro-choice’ woman who works with a ‘pro-life’ producer to present a film that is ‘pro-accurate-information’ for all. Their goal is to provide truth for the sake of women’s health. This information is vital for women of all ages— so spread the word, and come with friends!  There will be snacks and refreshments and admission is free. RSVP is appreciated but not required. Contact Pat at pjbethell@twc.com or Kathy at mkthamann@yahoo.com. Visit http://hushfilm.com/ for more information and the film trailer. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

November
15        Spirit Wear Day for Families w/ 5 Service Hours
15        Confirmation (7 p.m., Church)
16        School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
19        PTO Meeting (7 p.m., Library)
20        Parent-Teacher Conferences (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
20        Parent-Teacher Conferences (Noon-8 p.m.)
20        Marco’s Eat-out Night
21-23   Thanksgiving Break - No School
27        First Reconciliation (7 p.m., Church)
28        Lifetouch Picture Make-up Day (7:45 a.m., Meeting Room)
29        Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
30        School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)  

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