4/20/2020
From the Headmaster
Distance Learning vs. Online School
Dr. Ferdinandt, and Mr. Adkins, discuss Saint Agnes School's philosophy on teaching and learning during this global pandemic and stay at home orders from our local government.
PK-12
Spirit Day Give Away - Fri., Apr 24
This coming Friday, April 24, is Aggie Spirit Day! Put on your spirit wear, decorate your workspace, your pets, your family and show your Aggie pride! Tag us, message us or email us a photo to enter the contest. Our top two favorite entries will receive a special sweet treat, delivered right to your doorstep the following Monday. Come on, Aggies! Let's see that Aggie Spirit!
Lower School
Grade 3-6 Weekly Zoom Meetings (starting week of 4/20/20)
We are very excited to offer the opportunity for our young Aggies to get together and meet! Mr. Thompson and Mrs. Richtsmeier will be the hosts of these meetings each week . These meetings are completely optional and are meant to be a social and interactive way to get together with classmates! Each week, our teachers will have engaging ways to remind them that they are part of Saint Agnes – Go Aggies!
We’ve outlined details of how to participate , provided “etiquette,” and an overview of security measures. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Richtsmeier and Mr. Thompson.
Click the videos below for Easter family photos and a special birthday message dedicated to Mr. Adkins
Upper School
2020-21 Junior High Course Requests
Parents/guardians of students entering grades 7 and 8 for next school year should have received an email today via Permission Click regarding elective course requests for their students. Please complete the course request form via Permission Click by Friday, April 24. Contact Mr. Karl Hendrickson , Assistant Headmaster, with any questions.
ACT Testing - June 13
Saint Agnes School will be serving as a Testing Center for the June 13 administration of the ACT. Students who were originally scheduled to test at Saint Agnes in April should be able to re-register and select Saint Agnes for their testing site in June. Registration takes place through the ACT’s website .
Athletics
CAA Spring Sports Cancelled - Gr 5-8
The Catholic Athletic Association (CAA) has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Spring sports season. This affects our students in grades 5-8 , Many of you have paid the participation fee for grade school/junior high athletics. You have a few options when requesting a refund.
You may request the following:
·       Apply the amount as a credit to next year’s participation fees
·       Apply the amount to your Hot Lunch Account
·       Apply the amount to your Tuition Account
·       Request a check refund
 
Please email me with your choice and I will begin the process. Once finished you will receive a confirmation notice. Please keep in mind that this could be a slow process as I need to confirm payments that were not made by check or through the Athletic Registration site. My goal is to have this process completed by May 1.
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 651-925-8705 but make sure you email me with your refund request.
Mr. Mike Streitz

MSHSL Spring Sports
The MSHSL held a zoom meeting last week where they laid out partial directions to schools on making plans to return to practice and play if the stay-at-home order is lifted. Should we return, it is likely we will get 5 days of practice before we could play at a game. These 5 days would include tryouts so the coaching staff can choose the varsity and JV teams. We would likely play a 8-10 game conference-only schedule which could include double headers. The MSHSL is still discussing a playoff schedule. We are hoping to have more direction from the MSHSL at our meeting later this week.
Highlights of the Week
Special Delivery!!
We ❤️ our Seniors! One or more teachers may have been caught in the process, but that’s okay because we wanted to show our Seniors what Aggie love is all about! #AggieSeniors #AggieLife #GoAggies
Hidden Hero: Our Parents
We know distance learning is not easy, especially on our Lower School parents. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made, YOU are OUR Hidden Hero, this one’s for you! 🙌🏻❤️👏🏻 #GoAggies
Upper School Grandparents Day
Upper School Grandparents Day would have been today and it looks a little different this year! Everyone, make sure to call or Zoom these special people in our lives today - they’ll love it, trust us ❤️🤍 #AggieLove #GoAggies
Amazing Aggies
S/O 🗣 To the Holmstadt family who has been busy during this time of Distance Learning, not only with school, but trying to find ways to help the community. 🙌🏻 They have been 3D printing ear stress relievers for face masks. The kids have joined in on the process, helping to prep the finished products and sending them out. Stress relievers take the pressure off the ears for people who have to wear face masks all day. Need some? DM or email info@saintagnesschool.org #GoAggies # AmazingAggies ❤️
Quick Links & Past News
All-School Mass
Join us each Wednesday morning at 8:45 AM for a virtual All-School Mass. Mass is livestreamed on facebook or the parish website .
New Parish Newsletter
The Church of Saint Agnes website includes a link for people who wish to receive updates about the status of our parish . Find updated information on livestreamed daily Masses, confession schedules, Lenten lecture recordings and Fr. Moriarty's new "Saturday Storytime.".
Aggies at Home Newsletter
Upper School students, stay connected with the Aggies at Home newsletter! Look for new editions every Wednesday in your student email (gr 7-12). Weekly news, challenges, shout outs, crafts ideas and more geared directly to you, our upper school students!
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