3/2/2020
Highlights of the Week
Building on Goodness with the Art of Manliness
The latest from Art of Manliness: our boys and their fathers (and uncles and grandpas) created portable, handmade foosball tables! AOM is a great time for boys to pray, build, and work alongside an important man in their life 🙏🔨❤ Stay tuned for our next project this Lenten season! #GoAggies
A Snapshot of Creativity from Art Students
First hour artists! Endless talent from these students 🎨❤🙌  #LetsGogh   #AggieArtists #GoAggies
Special Guests at Virtue Assembly: Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver
Joyful to welcome two Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver to our school today! A fitting conclusion to our K-6 Virtue Assembly on Obedience, Sr. Annie and Sr. Mary Joseph spoke this morning about their service of the Missionary Church and the missionary call of all the baptized 🌏🕊. We are proud to support the work of this Congregation through our Lenten Penny Wars this year!❤ #GoAggies
[VIDEO] Sacred Music from Ash Wednesday Mass
“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Journeying through Lent as a community, beginning with All-School Mass this morning.The students and families were blessed with Palestrina Allegri - Miserere Mei as they received their ashes. #GoAggies
Band Earns Superior at Large Group
Congrats to Mr. Peters and our high school band for receiving a Superior (I) rating at the Region 4A large group music contest yesterday held at Minnehaha Academy 🙌🎶🏆Special S/O to the four-year band seniors who became the first Aggie band students to receive 4 consecutive superior ratings as members of our Saint Agnes band: Julia Hamlin, Kelsey Miller, Andrew Brownell, Timmy Rosno, Danielle McLaughlin, Jacob Coyne, Kelly Gomez, and Luke Wallisch.  #We ’reWithTheBand #GoAggies
Award-Winning Lock er Décor
Trying so hard to  #LetItGo , but Snow Days were just so great last week! Special S/O to Mary S. ’22 on her award-winning locker décor❄🏅🙌 #GoAggies
Praise for 3D Printing
A short time ago in a classroom close by--3D Printing met Star Wars 🖨🙌 S/O to freshman Joseph Draganowski for designing, printing, and assembling this 8-piece, life-size helmet! #GoAggies
All-State Choir Aggies at Orchestra Hall
S/O to our All-State Choir Aggies! 🎶🙌 Anna Gottwalt, Olivia Most, Rose Birkey, and McKenna Brown joined the top singers in the state at Orchestra Hall for the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Clinic. We are so proud to have sent this record-breaking number of students from Saint Agnes: They represented us well! #GoAggies
Community
It has come to our attention that some in our school community (e.g. parents and students) are ignoring the handicapped parking areas. Of particular concern is the handicapped parking in front of the school’s main entrance on Lafond Avenue. Please note that it is illegal to park or idle in these areas without a handicapped parking pass or sticker. In addition, there are several Aggie families for whom this lack of consideration provides a hardship, and we ask that you avoid the following:
  • Idling with your car on, waiting for your student(s)
  • This causes families with handicapped members to ask you to leave their designated parking area; that’s unfair and an extra hardship for them.
  • Parking (even for a very short time) in handicapped areas

One family has written about their frustration and lack of cooperation of some in our community; we invite you to read their remarks below:

“Hello, I am writing to express my frustration with the handicap parking situation at our school. I have two children that attend Saint Agnes and another child with special needs who attends a different school. My children participate in many activities where I am frequently picking up and dropping them off after school or going to their athletic games, along with my child who is in a wheelchair. Almost every time I arrive at school, I am unable to get a handicap parking spot because others without handicap parking permits are using it as a loading and unloading space. One time when going to my daughter's game I had to park across the street in the parking lot because there were no spots open, and I had push my son in his wheelchair through the snow to get to the school. We love Saint Agnes, but this issue really is upsetting and I am hoping that you can help my family and other families who are affected by it. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and help.”

Thank you for your cooperation. 
-School Administration 
Upcoming Events
Course Requests for the 2020-21 School Year - Due TODAY!
The submission deadline for online course requests for 2020-21 is tonight at 11:59 PM.  Materials are available for reference online . Please thoroughly review these materials with your student. Please contact Mr. Karl Hendrickson , Assistant Headmaster, with any questions at 651-925-8755. 
Important March Dates
March 2 - Freshman Registration Event, 6:30 PM
March 3 – JH Science Fair, 12:45 PM
March 4 – K-12 Stations of the Cross, 8:45 AM
March 8 – Pre-12 Open House, 1:00 PM
March 11 – HS Service Club Blood Drive
March 12 – Pre-12 Spring Conferences
                           Pre-12 Early Dismissal, 11:00 AM
                           Pre-6 Conferences, 12:00-8:00 PM
                           7-12 Conferences, 3:15-8:00 PM
March 13 – K-12 Stations of the Cross, 8:45 AM
March 18 – 7-12 Lenten Penance Service, 1:00 PM
March 19 – K-12 Mass, Solemnity of St. Joseph, 8:45 AM
March 20 – K-12 Mass, Opening of 40 Hours, 8:45 AM
March 22 – Laetare Sunday, Closing of 40 Hours
March 23-27 Spring Break, No School
March 24 - Musical Box Office Opens, 9:00 AM
March 28 – Church Cleaning for Easter, 9:00 AM
March 31 – JH SAT 10 Testing
                Lower School Virtue Assembly, 9:30 AM
9th Grade Course Registration - Mon., 3/2
All students entering 9th grade for Fall 2020 will register for courses at a special event tonight on Monday, March 2. This is for current 8th graders at Saint Agnes as well as those students coming from other schools. Parents and students will hear an overview of the high school academic program, have the opportunity to review course placements, and make elective requests. The program begins at 6:30 PM in the Helene Houle Auditorium. Please contact Mr. Karl Hendrickson , Assistant Headmaster, or Mr. Joseph Olson , Director of Admissions, with questions.
Saint Agnes Lenten Lecture Series - Fri., 3/6
Our  Lenten Lecture Series  continues this Friday, March 6 and continues through Lent. Come for Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM and stay for the lectures afterwards.
Pre-12 Open House - Sun, 3/8
It's never been more difficult to raise young people of faith, reason, and virtue than it is today. That's why Saint Agnes has been partnering with parents to form Catholic hearts and minds in faith, reason, and virtue. Please invite your friends to to come experience Saint Agnes! Stop by our all-school Open House from 1:00-3:00 PM this Sunday, March 8. Tour our campus, meet with faculty members, and have all of your questions answered. If unavailable to join us on March 8, schedule a family tour by calling the Admissions Office at 651-925-8803.
The Four Last Things: Lenten Homily Series - Sun., 3/8
The Church of Saint Agnes is offering a compelling homily series on The Four Last Things , to take place at all Masses throughout the Lenten season. You and your family will not want to miss this!
2nd Sunday of Lent - Particular Judgment
3rd Sunday of Lent - General Judgment
4th Sunday of Lent (Laetere) - Purgatory
5th Sunday of Lent - Hell
Easter - Heaven
K-6 Early Dismissal & K-12 Conferences - Thurs., 3/12
Mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 12, from noon to 8:00 PM (Grades Pre-6), or 3:15-8:00 PM (Grades 7-12) A reminder that school is in session on this day as normal for grades 7-12, but it is a half-day ending at 11:00 AM for grades Preschool-6; in addition,   there is no after school care. 
 
Pre-6 Conferences:  Grade school conferences will take place in classrooms as they did this past fall, and parents may schedule  Pre-6 conferences using Sign-Up Genius online . Sign up i s now open for all families!   NOTE: Sign-ups will CLOSE on Wednesday, March 11 @ 3:00 PM. 

Grades 1-6: New this semester, we are piloting a Pre-Conference Parent Survey in order to better server our parents and get important feedback prior to Conferences; click on your child’s homeroom teacher’s name below to access the short Pre-Conference survey.
Parents, click on the link of your child’s Homeroom teacher below to access a pre-conference survey; teachers are really interested in reading your feedback in advance of conferences so that they can better serve you.
Grade 1 – Sr. Gabriella
Grade 1 – Anne Walsh (Jenny Loch’s LT sub)
Grade 2 David Johnson
Grade 2 – Leila Vance
Grade 3 – Rose Coleman
Grade 3 – April May
Grade 4 – Sr. Mary Consolata
Grade 4 – David Gockowski
Grade 5 – Katie Erickson
Grade 5 – Sarah Ennis
Grade 6 – Lisa Leeson
Grade 6 – Sr. Mary Philomena
Grade 6 – Claire Bona
 
7-12 Conferences:  Conferences for parents of students in grades 7-12 are available on a drop-in basis in Gruden Gym (the grade school gymnasium) and the UAC Commons.
Food Packing Opportunity - Sat., 3/21
Saint Agnes families (with children of all ages) are invited to participate in our food packing event on March 21 from 10:00 AM to Noon in Schuler Hall. Facilitated by the  Sodality of Saint John the Baptist , this event will provide packaged meals to Hope for Haiti, a relief organization that provides direct assistance to those impacted by natural disasters in our hemisphere's poorest country.  Sign-up  with family and friends for this fun service event!
Athletics
Come Cheer on the Aggies This Week!
(T) March 3: Wrestling @ Totino Grace HS (Grades 3-8, 4:00 PM)

(R) March 5: Wrestling @ Totino Grace HS (Grades 3-8, 4:00 PM)
Boys Basketball Playoffs vs. New Life Academy @ Bandas Gym (Varsity 7:00 PM)

(Su) March 8: CAA Boys Basketball Championship @ Saint Agnes (3:00-8:00 PM)

For field locations, updates, and more information, please visit our Skyline Conference website . Please contact Mr. Mike Streitz , Athletics & Activities Director, at 651-925-8705 with questions.
Girls on the Run: Grades 3-5
Calling all 3rd – 5th grade girls!
Saint Agnes is excited to welcome a Girls on the Run program this spring! Third, fourth, and fifth grade girls are invited to participate!
  1. Our program will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM at Saint Agnes School.
  2. For more information about Girls on the Run and to register, please visit: www.gotrtwincities.org.
  3. When registering, select location: Saint Agnes School.
  4. Financial aid and scholarships available if needed!
  5. Season starts March 16th.
Please contact Ms. Sarah Ennis (site liaison) and Ms. Tricia Morel (head coach) if you have any questions! We’re excited for our Girls on the Run season!
Quick Links & Past News
Photos for Download
Thank you to parent volunteer Rich Graner for sharing these photos from our Lessons & Carols , Winter Athletics , and the Snow Day Dance and Coronation !
Continue to Help an Aggie Family
Please consider signing up to share a meal with the Sanmiguel family via Meal Train. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for this Aggie family!
Print Your Tuition Tax Statements
Print your annual Household Paid Tuition Tax Statement directly from the TADS website! Here are the instructions:
1) Log in at https://secure.TADS.com  
2) Choose "Billing" at the top of the page.
3) Choose "Household Paid Tuition Tax Report" on the right hand side of the page.
4) Select the year you would like to print. 
 
Questions? Please contact Sandy Veal  at 651-925-8815.
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