Saint Agnes School
November 28, 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 had a wonderful First Sacrament of Reconciliation for our second grade students last evening. During our Back-to-School Night at the beginning of the year I referenced a book titled The Gift of Failure and I discussed how important it is for our students to fail often so they feel the sense of accomplishment more when they do succeed. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great analogy to the gift of failure. We are all human and we are all bound to fail. Like responding to the adversity of failing, the commitment to go to confession and follow through with out penance displays our willingness to respond to our failures of sin. We grow in these opportunities. I was proud to see the faces on these young people when they responded to the adversity of sin through the sacrament. ~ Mr. Hoyt
Advent 2018: We will be celebrating Advent at school in several ways. We will begin with a prayer service Monday morning, December 3, at 8 a.m. in the gym. All are welcome! The homerooms will have an Advent wreath displayed and special prayers will be said on the announcements daily. Our current school theme is to SHINE in our community, so our Advent projects will support the theme. During the weeks of December 3 and December 10 we will collect for the Northern Kentucky Emergency Shelter. Students are encouraged to bring boxes of breakfast cereal, snacks such as peanut butter crackers, granola bars, energy bars, toothbrushes, travel sized toothpaste and deodorant, and men’s and women’s hats and gloves.Please have all donations in by Friday, December 14, to allow time for delivery. We will have an out-of-uniform day on Friday, December 7, to benefit the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home. At least $1 is required, but more is encouraged. Have a blessed Advent season and a Merry Christmas!
Spirit Wear Day Tomorrow: Tomorrow is a Saint Agnes spirit wear day. Students may come to school in any Saint Agnes top or sweatpants. Gym shorts with tights (for girls only) and gym sweatpants are also acceptable.
Kindergarten Preview - December 6: All parents interested in our school's kindergarten program are welcome to attend our "Kindergarten Preview" on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 8:00-9:30 a.m. Parents will have the opportunity to view lessons in both kindergarten classrooms, learn more about Saint Agnes School, and enjoy coffee and pastries. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
Breakfast with Santa - December 9: Saint Agnes School will once again be hosting Breakfast with Santa this year on December 9 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. This year's Breakfast will be held in newly renovated Murphy Hall. Reservations are not necessary this year and free-will donations will be accepted at the door. Children will be able to enjoy a continental breakfast, make Christmas crafts, play Christmas-theme games, and get their picture taken with Santa! Please bring a camera to capture the special occasion!
Late Start Next Wednesday: This serves as a reminder that next Wednesday, Dec. 5, is a late-start day. The school day will begin at 8:45 a.m. Cafeteria doors will be open to students at 8:10 a.m.
Cafeteria: The December lunch menu is attached here.
Wildcast: The next Wildcast episode is ready for you to enjoy. You can view it here: http://school.saintagnes.com/content/wildcast-episode-3-november-2018
Saint Agnes School Picture Retakes: Any Saint Agnes that did not have their photo taken during Saint Agnes picture day or retake day may attend Lifetouch's in-house retake day on Friday, December 14, from 3:--6:30 p.m. at the Lifetouch office (536 Centre View Blvd., Crestview Hills, KY 41017).
Big Blue Bash: There will be a meeting tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the school library. We could still use some volunteers. Your time is valuable to us and we hope you choose to help out. Join us to learn more about the event. If you are unable to make the meeting but want to help contact Ginny France at email@example.com.
Kroger Community Rewards Update: Thank you to all of our school families who have designated Saint Agnes as your organization of choice in the Kroger Community Rewrds program. Our PTO benefitted by receiving $1470.62 from August 1-October 31. If you do not have Saint Agnes set as your recipient of your Kroger Community Reward you can set up your account here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Hosts: Curt and Holly Zinga
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Cookie Exchange: Get a jump on your holiday baking at the Saint Agnes cookie exchange. It will be held in Murphy Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7-9 p.m. Come with several platters of cookies to exchange. All cookies must be homemade and wrapped in increments of twelve. Contact Shelly Sandfoss with questions.
Smiles & Miles Update: Saint Agnes Boosters and the Smiles & Miles committee want to thank all of Saint Agnes for their volunteer help and participation in 2018. This year’s proceeds were $ 13,082!!! The check presentation will be held at the conclusion of the school Mass on December 14. The Smiles & Miles committee is also in need of more committee members. If interested , please contact Bob Ink at (513) 520-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notre Dame High School Placement Test (HSPT) Registration: All incoming freshmen students interested in attending Notre Dame Academy must take the High School Placement Test. The Diocesan-wide testing date for the HSPT is Saturday, Dec. 8. Information regarding the HSPT was given to prospective NDA students at school on Monday, November 19. If you did not receive the packet from your student, you may want to check her backpack or download it from NDA's website here: https://www.ndapandas.org/news/2018/11/19/hspt-registration-information-and-packet.aspx. There is a testing fee of $20 that must be paid at the time of test registration. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 7. If the test is taken at another location the results can be sent to Notre Dame Academy; however, priority for scholarships will be given to students who take the HSPT at Notre Dame Academy. For more information about enrolling at Notre Dame Academy please contact our Director of Admissions, Katie Caccavari, at (859) 292-1829.
High School Placement Test Prep Workshops: Notre Dame Academy invites 8th graders to attend a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m. to learn tips and strategies for success on the HSPT. Each workshop is limited to 30 students. The cost is $50 per student. Registration is required. Please contact the NDA Admissions Office at (859) 292-1829 for registration and payment information.
Saint Agnes Lifetouch-Shutterfly offer: Attached is a flyer featuring exclusive benefits of ordering on mylifetouch.com, such as a FREE 8x8 Shutterfly photo book and a one-time FREE digital image in your Shutterfly account. Preserve their school memories and benefit from these great offers.
29 Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
30 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
3 Advent Prayer Service (8 a.m. Gym)
5 Late-Start Day (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
6 Kindergarten Preview (8:00-9:30 a.m.)
6 4th Grade Field Trip to Planetarium
7 Out-of-Uniform Day for Diocesan Catholic Childrens’ Home
7 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
9 Breakfast with Santa (12:30-2:30 p.m., School)
10 Lunch & Learn
13 Lifetouch Club Photo Day
13 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
14 Smiles & Miles T-Shirt Day
14 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
14 K & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
17 K-3 Christmas Program (7 p.m., Church)
18 Marco’s Eat-out Night
20 Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
21 Last Day before Christmas Break (11 a.m. Dismissal)
21 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
24 - Jan. 4 Christmas Break