Saint Agnes School
September 26, 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
Oktoberfest is almost here! For those that do not know, all proceeds from Oktoberfest go directly to Saint Agnes School. This event, now in its fourth year, has become one of the largest revenue sources for our school. I am extremely grateful to the Oktoberfest committee for their hours and hours of commitment to planning the event, to all of the volunteers who assist to make sure the event runs successfully, to the sponsors and donors, as well. This is a great celebration of our parish and your support means a lot. I may sound like a broken record but please be sure to sign up to volunteer if you have not already. We have only 63 percent of adult volunteer shifts filled and just 60 percent of student volunteer shifts filled.
Also when picking up your children the next couple days be sure to follow the lead of me and Oktoberfest committee members directing traffic. We will need to use all areas of the parking lot to ensure we can get all cars in the car line. I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend! ~ Mr. Hoyt
Half-Day September 28 / No School October 1: Please remember that dismissal occurs at 11 a.m. on September 28 and we will not be in school on Monday, October 1, due to Oktoberfest setup and teardown.
Late Start Next Wednesday: Next Wednesday, October 3, is a late-start day. School will begin at 8:45 a.m. Students may begin entering the cafeteria at 8:10 a.m.
Spirit Wear Day: Tomorrow, September 27, is a Saint Agnes spirit wear day. Students may wear any Saint Agnes top with their uniform shorts, pants, or gym shorts or sweatpants. Students are not permitted to wear pajamas. Spirit wear may be purchased using the link on the front page of the school website or check out the information below about a spirit wear booth at Oktoberfest.
Log Service Hours Reminder: Parents, with Oktoberfest this weekend and other volunteer opportunities that have already occurred, please remember to log your service hours on Sycamore. All students whose families have at least five service hours logged by the end of the first quarter, October 26, will have a spirit wear day on November 15.
APPLE Volunteers: The APPLE Program has been in place since 1999 and will return again this school year! For those of you unfamiliar with this program, APPLE stands for Appreciative Parents Providing Little Extras. It is a volunteer program that parents sign up to provide little treats for our teachers. It is especially for those parents who would like to help out with volunteer activities but are unable to sign up for most committees due to time constraints or because they are working. Sign Up Here. If you have questions, please email Lynn Abeln at LynnAbeln5@gmail.com.
Oktoberfest Hours: We hope to see you all this weekend! The hours for Oktoberfest are Friday from 6 p.m. -12 midnight; Saturday 5 p.m. - 12 midnight; and Sunday 3-9 p.m.
Oktoberfest Raffle Ticket Sales: Be sure to sell those Oktoberfest raffle tickets. Each school family who sells at least four raffle tickets will receive a bracelet granting access to the inflatables section for the entire weekend. Remember to write your family name on the envelope when turning in raffle tickets to the school office.
Spirit Wear Booth at Oktoberfest: Exciting news! There will be a spirit wear sale at Oktoberfest! The sale will feature youth and adult performance dry-fit shirts, fleece beanie hats, and water bottles. Cash and checks accepted. Checks should be made out to Saint Agnes. The 3rd grade Brownie troop will be volunteering at the spirit wear booth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (or as supplies last). So look for the Brownies and show your school pride with new spirit wear!
Saint Agnes Oktoberfest Volunteers: Signups may be found at the following links:
Oktoberfest Kids’ Games (for volunteers in grades 6 and above): http://bit.ly/saintagnesoktoberfestJR2018
If anyone has questions about volunteering, they can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out directly to Annette Ward or Lisa Mosley. They may be reached at the contact info listed below:
Annette Ward (859) 760-6341, email@example.com
Lisa Mosley (859) 468-7465, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oktoberfest email: email@example.com
Informational Coffee at NDA: If you are interested in learning more about Northern Kentucky's ONLY all-girl Catholic high school, Notre Dame Academy is hosting "Informational Coffees" for prospective Panda parents on Wednesday, October 10, from 8 - 9 a.m., and Wednesday, November 28, from 8 - 9 a.m. Reservations are required for these events. Please RSVP to Katie Caccavari, Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (859) 292-1829 at least 24 hours prior to the date you wish to attend.
Covington Latin Grade School Night: This year, Covington Latin School is hosting a grade school night that will coincide with their "Volley for a Cure" game on October 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Henry Athletic Center. All grade school students are admitted free. Proceeds for the game will benefit the Chicks and Chucks organization.
Share the Journey: A Concert for Compassion: Immigrants and refugees whose lives have been disrupted and whose families have been torn apart due to detentions and deportations are getting a helping hand from the Tristate. Musician, composer, and Saint Agnes music director Bobby Fisher, in partnership with Bellarmine Parish at Xavier University and recording artist The Pierson-Young Project, invite Cincinnati and all the surrounding communities to attend a benefit concert to support the Kino Border Initiative and LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). The concert, “Share the Journey; a Concert for Compassion” will be held on Friday, October 12, from 7-10 p.m. at Bellarmine Chapel on the Xavier University Campus. Tickets are available at: www.shareinthehope.com. The performers and sponsors see this event as a way to help raise awareness of the plight of those affected by current policies as well as a way to raise funds for these organizations who work with and for them. For more information about the concert and these organizations or to donate, please visit www.shareinthehope.com.
Volunteer link: Here is the link that will take you to our many volunteer opportunities. We truly appreciate the time and talent that our parents give. Be sure to check out the ways you can help! http://signup.com/go/GpYmNi
27 Saint Agnes Spirit Wear Day
28 Oktoberfest (Dismissal 11 a.m.)
1 No School
3 Late-Start Day (School begins 8:45 a.m.)
4 4th Grade Field Trip to Frankfort
5 Out-of-Uniform Day for Families who Sell at Least 4 Oktoberfest Raffle Tickets
5 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
9 BOCE Meeting (7 p.m., Meeting Room)
11 2nd Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
11 8th Grade Visit to CCH and NDA
12 School Mass (9:20 a.m., Church)
12 K & 1st Grade Field Trip to Children’s Theater
12-14 8th Grade Youth 2000 Retreat (Notre Dame Academy)