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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October 11, 2017


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
October 11, 2017

 
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

I want to thank everyone who made Oktoberfest possible again this weekend. The event just keeps getting better and better. And the better it gets the more it supports our school. I especially want to thank the members of the Oktoberfest committee. They take a lot of pride in putting on the event and their commitment to our parish and school is overwhelming. Thank you also to all of the volunteers. Oktoberfest is a volunteer-driven event and those who volunteered definitely showed their commitment to making it a success. Danke!

On another note, I would like to stress the importance of students being present on the days of their MAP testing. I know we currently have a lot of illness going around and it is understandable to have students out for that reason. However, please ensure all appointments are scheduled outside of the testing windows. It is challenging to reschedule any missed MAP tests so the more we can avoid it the more efficient we can administer the tests. We have started the first cycle of MAP tests this week and will continue next. The days that specific grades are testing are listed below. Also, the second and third testing sessions are also included. Thank you for your cooperation with this. ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

MAP Testing Info: This week begins our first MAP testing session. This session will run from Oct. 10-20. Please be sure your child is well rested and has a good breakfast. The grade levels will be tested on the following days: 
1st - Oct. 16, 17, 18, 20 (Each child only tested on three of these days.)
2nd - Oct. 16, 17, 19, 20 (Each child only tested on three of these days.)
3rd - Oct. 16, 17, 18
4th - Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19 (Each child only tested on three of these days.)
5th - Oct. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Each child only tested on three of these days.)
6th - Oct. 10, 12, 13
7th - Oct. 11, 12, 13
8th - Oct. 11, 13

MAP Testing Future Dates: Our first MAP testing session runs from now through October 20. Future testing sessions will be January 16-26 and April 17-27. Students will be tested on no more than three test dates during each testing session. 

Scholastic Family Engagement Survey: Scholastic has extended the Family Engagement Survey deadline to Sunday, October 15. Out of 25 schools nationally taking the survey, Saint Agnes is currently in fourth place. We currently have 33 percent participation and hope to receive at least 50 percent. If you have not already taken the Scholastic Family Engagement Survey please do so here. We will earn 1000 Scholastic dollars to spend if we do reach 50 percent. 

Girl Scouts Sign-ups Tuesday: Any girls interested in signing up for the Girl Scouts program may sign up in the school cafeteria Tuesday night, October 17, from 6-7 p.m. 

MAP Testing Info Night: Parents are welcome to attend a MAP Testing Info Night on November 8 at 6 p.m. You can learn more about MAP Testing and how to review your child’s first MAP test results.

Grandparents Days: The dates for this year’s Grandparents Days have been set. So that we can better accommodate schedules and parking we will host two Grandparents Days this school year. Here are the dates and time frames for both:
K-4 – Thursday, November 16, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
5th-8th – Friday, November 17, 9:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Family Service Hours: Did you know that since opening the "Service Log" in Sycamore for families to enter service hours in mid-September, 48 school families have logged 1,028 hours, averaging 21 hours per family.  Thanks to those already entering the time and talent they've shared.  Be sure to enter your offerings of time and talent as well. Family service hours may be logged under the "My School" tab on the left hand side of your family's home screen in Sycamore.

Volunteer Opportunities: Looking for a way to help out around school, but don't know where to start? Here is a collective link to all our recurring volunteer opportunities throughout the year: http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi. It includes Lunchroom, Playground, APPLE, and Faculty Lunch 'n Learn. Thanks for all you do for Saint Agnes! We couldn't do it without all our great parents. 

PTO NEWS

Oral Care Survey: Please consider helping Saint Agnes earn money for the school. We are looking for 30 - 40 children ages 6-8 and accompanying parent or guardian to complete an oral care study and survey.  This will occur on Wednesday, October 18, from 4-7 p.m. in Murphy Hall. The children will taste the product; however, if your child has any known allergies, please do not sign them up to participate. Each survey should only take about 15 minutes. Please sign up for a time that is most convenient for your family.  The link to sign up is  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa4a829a5fe3-fall.   Saint Agnes will receive $12 for each participating child with parent. We must have 30 - 40 participants. This could mean $480 for the school as we will receive a $100 bonus for perfect attendance.  Product surveys are a great opportunity to earn money for our school. Thank you, in advance, for participating in our fund raiser! 

Box Tops for EducationTomorrow is the last day to send in your Box Tops for our fall competition. Remember, the class with the most will earn a special treat and extra recess! If you're interested in more information, visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/.  Also, if you still have any Labels for Education left over, you can drop those in, too. This is our last chance to turn those in before they fully close their program.

BOOSTERS NEWS

Volleyball News:  We are super excited to host our first volleyball tournament at Saint Agnes for third grade. It is called the "Pumpkin Smash" and will be a fun Halloween-themed tournament, complete with costumes! The dates are October 14 and 15 and we would love for our Saint Agnes parents and children to consider donating their time to this tournament. The goal is to raise enough money this year for new volleyball uniforms so we need for this tournament to be a success. Your help would be much appreciated. Here is the link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/dPiiivf.  There are many volunteer positions that our students can handle.  We are asking for the volunteers to dress up if they like. The third graders would love it!

PARISH NEWS

Concert of Sacred Music: On Sunday, October 15, at 3 p.m., world-renowned singer, composer, and recording artist ValLimar Jansen will be presenting a concert of sacred music at Saint Agnes Church. A freewill offering will be collected with proceeds going toward hurricane and earthquake relief.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Putt-Putt for Hurricane Relief Sunday: Saint Agnes alum and current St. Henry High School student Ray Kluemper and the St. Henry National Honor Society are hosting a fund raiser for hurricane relief this Sunday, October 15, from 1-4 p.m. Play as much miniature golf as you can for $10 at the Putt-Putt in Erlanger. Baked goods will also be available. For questions please contact Ray at kluempr.student@shdhs.org.

Notre Dame Open House: Do know a young woman who is ready to make a difference in the world? Notre Dame Academy invites all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls to its Open House Sunday, November 5, from 1-3 p.m. Potential Pandas and their families will be given personal tours by NDA Ambassadors. NDA faculty will be available to answer any questions visitors may have and NDA students will be on hand representing the many co-curricular opportunities offered at Notre Dame Academy. This is a great opportunity to visit Notre Dame Academy's beautiful campus and see what Northern Kentucky's ONLY all girl college preparatory school has to offer. For further information contact NDA Director of Admissions, Katie Caccavari, at (859) 292-1829 or caccavarik@ndapandas.org.

Cincinnati Boychoir: Do you have boys who love to sing and would want to join with over 300 other "dudes" from around the city for a day? Boys in grades 1-12 (Track 1 for treble voices in grades 1-8 and Track 2 for Changed/Changing Voices in grades 5-12) are invited to the 7th Annual FREE All City Boychoir Festival on Saturday November 4, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. There's no advance preparation required and all boys receive a t-shirt and Graeter's cookies on that day. More information and online registration can be found at  http://cincinnatiboychoir.org/programs/all-city-boychoir-festival/. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

October 
10-20               MAP Testing
13                    All-School Mass (9:20 a.m.)
13-15               8th Grade Youth 2000 Retreat
16                    4th Grade Fish & Wildlife Program
17                    Girl Scouts Sign-up Night (6-7 p.m., Cafeteria)
17                    2nd Grade Reconciliation Parent Meeting
17                    Marco's Eat-Out Night
19                    1st Grade Field Trip to Benton Farms
20                    All-School Mass (9:20 a.m.)
20                    End of 1st Quarter
24                    Kindergarten Pumpkin Carving (1:30 p.m., Cafeteria)
26                    2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
26                    5th Grade Field Trip to Taft Theater
26                    Spirit Wear Day
27                    Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
30                    Kindergarten Halloween Party

November
1                     NO SCHOOL – All Saints Day
3                     School Picture Day
8                     LATE-START DAY (School begins 8:45 a.m.)