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 24, 2018


Saint Agnes School
Family Newsletter
October 24, 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 

Please note the information below about our upcoming prospective school open house. We have a lot of great resources that help "sell" Saint Agnes to families in our area but I have noticed that word of mouth from our current school families is one of the most effective. Please remind your friends and family about the open house and let them know that our door is always open for a tour for more information.
This week also marks the end of our first quarter of the school year. With the end of the quarter brings our winter weather uniform for the second quarter. In general, no shorts are permitted to be worn during the second and third quarters. Gym shorts may be worn under gym sweatpants and taken off during P.E. class. For more information about dress code you may access page 29 of the Parent-Student Handbook. First quarter report card grades will be available on Sycamore on November 5.  To kick off our new quarter this Monday, October 29, we will honor Our Mother, Mary, in this Month of the Rosary with a Living Rosary prayer service at 2 p.m. in the gym. All are welcome to join us in prayer.  ~ Mr. Hoyt

SCHOOL NEWS

Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day: Tomorrow is a Saint Agnes spirit wear day! Students may wear a Saint Agnes shirt or sweatshirt with uniform shorts, gym shorts, or gym sweatpants. Saint Agnes shorts or sweatpants may also be worn. Go Wildcats!

Saint Agnes Prospective Family Open House: Our annual open house for prospective school families is next Sunday, November 4, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. We encourage any Saint Agnes families to invite anyone you know who may be interested in becoming part of our Saint Agnes School family! Guests may check out classrooms, take a tour of the building, and learn more about what makes Saint Agnes special! Please invite anyone you know! 

2019-20 Kindergarten Registration Information: Any current Saint Agnes School family or parishioner receives priority registration for children who will be entering kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Priority registration for kindergarten ends on November 9. 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. Priority registration for grades 1-8 will occur in January.  

Fall/Winter Spirit Wear Online Sale: The order deadline for the spirit wear sale going on now is October 28 at midnight. The weather is getting chilly so be sure you and your children have spirit wear for the colder days ahead! It is a great time to buy Christmas gifts as well! This is the same online vendor, Idlebrook, we have used in years past, and is a different vendor from the apparel sold at Oktoberfest. Feedback has told us sizes run a bit small, so you may want to consider ordering a size up. All orders are final. I hope you like the selections as I tried to incorporate your suggestions and am always open to suggestions for future sales. Please note: the fleece pajama pants cannot be worn at school this year. All online orders will be delivered to school November 21. If you do NOT want your order sent home with your child because it’s a gift please email Stephanie Lonnemann at Kenning.stephanie@gmail.com and those will be set aside for pick up at the school office. Here is the website for ordering: https://stagnes18.itemorder.com/
 
Oktoberfest Spirit Wear Items: Anyone still wanting to purchase items sold from Oktoberfest (two options of short sleeve dry-fit shirts - royal blue and raspberry; stainless steel water bottles; and royal blue fleece hats), we have plenty on hand. Just send your order and check made out to Saint Agnes PTO through kid mail to Lizzie Lonnemann-3Hill. All items are $15 and items will be sent back the next day (be sure to include your child’s name and homeroom). You may also email kenning.stephanie@gmail.com and Stephanie Lonnemann will be happy to help you. 

Grandparents Days Information: This year our Grandparents' Days will take place Thursday, November 8, for students in grades K-4 and on Friday, November 9, for students in grades 5-8. Here are time frames and activities for each day... 
November 8 - Grades K-4 grandparents may arrive and visit classrooms from 12:30-1 p.m. K-4 Grandparents and students will head to church for a prayer service from 1:15-1:45 p.m.
NOTE: Any student dismissing on November 8 with a grandparent should return the permission slip sent home to school. Students will not be permitted to leave without a signed parent permission slip.
November 9 - Grades 5-8 grandparents may arrive by 9:20 a.m. in the church to attend Mass with grades 5-8 students. Grandparents may come to the school for refreshments following Mass until 11:15 a.m. 
NOTE: All grades 5-8 students should remain in school following the end of the Nov. 9 Grandparents' Day. 

Grandparents Day Invitations: We would again like to send invitations to grandparents for Grandparents' Day. Please fill out this form with grandparents' names and address info so we may send them an invitation. 

No School November 1: Please remember that Saint Agnes will not be in sesion on November 1 in honor of All Saints Day!

PTO NEWS

Box Tops for Education: Tomorrow, October 25, is your last chance to turn in Box Tops for the fall collection. Send them in with your child and the homeroom with the most will receive a special treat and extra recess. Thanks for your support!

BOOSTERS NEWS

Congrats Saint Agnes Golf Team:  The Saint Agnes golf team competed in their "end-of-year" tournament on Saturday against 13 teams at World of Golf. Saint Agnes finished in 2nd place, losing only to Villa Madonna by 3 strokes!  Congrats to Coach Monohan and our golfers. Coach Monohan says that not only did our kids play well, but they represented our school in a very respectful manner and our parents were also very supportive. Congrats to Nathan Resing, who placed 3rd for individual score  Congrats to all 16 members of our golf team on a great season!​

PARISH NEWS

Youth Group Halloween Party: The Halloween party has been rescheduled for November 4. Come join us!

COMMUNITY NEWS

Covington Catholic High School Open House: Covington Catholic's annual open house will be held Sunday, November 4, from 1-4 p.m. The open house is a great opportunity for prospective students and families to learn more about Covington Catholic. All 7th and 8th graders who attend will be entered into two big door prize drawings. 7th and 8th graders who attend between 1:00-2:30 p.m. will be eligible for the first drawing and those who sign in between 2:31-4:00 p.m. will be eligible for the second drawing. Both drawings include two winners: $500 tuition credit and $250 tuition credit; four winners in all.

Notre Dame Academy Open House: Notre Dame Academy invites all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls to its open house Sunday, November 4, 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. Get a first hand look at 21st century learning and, most importantly, see what The Notre Dame Life is about and all that it has to offer! For further information contact NDA Director of Admissions Katie Caccavari at (859) 292.1829 or caccavarik@ndapandas.org.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

October 
25         Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
26         School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
26         End of Quarter 1
29         Living Rosary Prayer Service (2 p.m., Gym)

November
1          All Saints Day - No School
2          School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
4          Prospective Family Open House (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
7          Late-Start Day (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
8          K-4 Grandparents Day
9          5-8 Grandparents Day
9          School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
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