5/26/2020
News and Events
Final Week of School Events Summary - May 26-29
Wednesday –
  • 8:45 AM– Final All-School Mass
  • 12:30 PM - Val/Sal/Palm Announcement on FB Live
Thursday –
  • 2:30 PM – Senior Walk-Through
  • 1:30 PM - Senior Tributes
  • 3:00 PM - Car Parade for Class of 2020
Friday – Last Day of School
  • P-6 Virtual Assembly
  • 6:00 PM Baccalaureate Mass
Final All School Mass - Wednesday, May 27
Please join us via livestream for the final all-school Mass at 8:45 AM on Wednesday morning. The Mass intention is for the parents, students, faculty, and staff of Saint Agnes School.
Top Senior Honors Announced - Wednesday, May 27
The customary senior awards will be released this Wednesday at 12:30 PM on Facebook Live . Tune in as the department awards, Latin Honors, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Palm Award winners are announced for the Class of 2020!
Car Parade for the Class of 2020 - Thursday, May 28
All Aggie families are invited to participate in a car parade to honor the Class of 2020 on Thursday, May 28, starting at 3:00 PM! Seniors will be spaced apart in the church parking and cars will pass by. Please follow the attached parade diagram . Cars should begin westbound on Lafond Avenue in front of the school. You will then turn right on Kent and enter the parking lot. Staff and volunteers will be directing traffic. Decorations are encouraged! Come rain or shine!
Pray the Rosary - Friday, May 30
Join our sisters this Friday at noon as we pray a rosary together live over F acebook . During this month of May, we beseech our Blessed Mother to intercede for us during this unprecedented time and ask for strength for our community and peace for our families who have been most affected.   
Baccalaureate Mass - Friday, May 29
Due to current limitations on the number allowed to gather in places of worship, attendance at the Baccalaureate Mass is reserved for graduates and their parents only. Please join us in prayer for the Class of 2020.
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Book Return - Tuesday, June 2
All school books and materials are to be returned on Tuesday, June 2. Any items that were left in desks and lockers will also be picked up at this time. More details on the procedure for pick up and drop off will be forthcoming before Tuesday.
Register for Aleks, Online Summer Math Program (Grades 2-12)
Improve, strengthen, and challenge skills and abilities with a 3-month subscription to Aleks , an online math enrichment program for students going into grades 2-12. Contact Mrs. Cates by Friday, June 12 to register. Click here to make a one-time payment of $35. Learn more and get recommendations on pacing as well as how to use Aleks time wisely at this link . link
Summer Band Opportunity (Incoming Grades 5-8)
Our Grades 5-8 Band is planning ahead to be ready for the fall. With that, our Lower School Band Director, Mr. Steve Truran, would like to offer lessons this summer. If there is sufficient interest, we will host this as well as an opportunity for incoming 5 th graders to play instruments over the summer and prior to the school year. Please RSVP your interest in the Summer Band program as well as if your incoming 5 th grader is interested in Band for the 2020-21 school to Mr. Truran .   
Lower School
Final Sem. 2 Grades – Lower School Reminders
This brief notice is intended to clarify any remaining questions on what is and is not graded in grades K-6 for this semester:

Green boxes above = “P” or “Pass” on student’s Report Card.
ALSO: The following subjects will all administer a “P” or “Pass” on Report Cards for this Semester:
Art, Music, Choir, Band, Physical Education, Latin, Science (grades K-5)
Lower School Field Day & Car Parade Recap
Last Friday was a beautiful day for Field Day! The car parade between 11:00 and 11:30 was amazingly well attended and a lot of fun Watch footage of the Field Day Car Parade as well as Mr. Thompson’s and Mr. Adkins Field Day Opening Ceremonies video here .
Upper School
Upper School Awards Programs - Updated
Our apologize for some omissions in last week's Upper School Awards programs. Revised copies can be downloaded here.
Updated videos are here.
Quick Links & Past News
2020 College Application Boot Camp - August 3-6  
What: A four-day intensive workshop to jump start the college application process!
Who: Incoming Seniors (Class of 2021)
When: Monday, August 3rd - Thursday, August 6th
Fee: $90
For more information and to register, please consult this form.
Minnesota Catholic Conference Action Alert
The Minnesota Catholic Conference and its partners in Washington, D.C. are working extremely hard to ensure that students in Catholic schools—which have been part of the solution to this pandemic and one of the real success stories of this time of crisis—are able to access an equitable share of the government assistance that is meant to help all students continue to receive a strong education. 
As the public education system pushes back on nonpublic schools receiving CARES Act assistance, it is important that Catholic school families speak up and share their success stories and why students in Catholic schools deserve an equitable share of government assistance—which they are entitled to through the CARES Act and which should be a consideration in future stimulus bills.

The USCCB has created this helpful action alert . You are encouraged to use it and share with family and friends.
Saint Agnes Coronavirus Assistance Fund Update
The Saint Agnes Coronavirus Assistance Fund was recently established to help our families with tuition remission, grocery gift cards, and basic essentials. Donations currently exceed $30,000! A tremendous help to our families who are struggling! If you'd like to help with these efforts, please click the logo.
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