5/4/2020
From the Headmaster
Facebook Live with the Administration - Wednesday, May 6
Join the Headmaster and Assistant Headmaster for Facebook Live this Wednesday, at 12:30 PM. Dr. Ferdinandt and Mr. Hendrickson will discuss Upper School end of year academics, continued distance learning, senior events, and the start of next school year. Do you have questions you'd like them to discuss? Submit them in advance via email to Mrs. McQuillan . The live event will also be recorded for those who would like to watch at a later time.

Up next week: Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 PM Dr. Ferdinandt and Mr. Adkins will discuss end of year Lower School events, book returns, and more.
News and Events
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4-8
This week is national teacher appreciation week. We at Saint Agnes cannot say enough about the faith, dedication, skill, patience, and love of our teachers. They are, in so many ways, working harder than before in these challenging circumstances. Please take a moment this week to thank a teacher!
#GivingTuesdayNow - Tuesday, May 5
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. It’s a day when we can all come together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are. The Saint Agnes Coronavirus Assistance Fun d was recently established to help our families with tuition remission, grocery gift cards and basic essentials. If you'd like to help with these efforts, please click the logo.
May Crowning - Wednesday, May 6
Join us online this Wednesday at 8:45 AM for All-School Mass and the May Crowning. This year, the Sisters will crown the Blessed Virgin Mary as we dedicate the month of May to our Lady. Send us photos of your home May crownings, May altars, or statues of Mary!
Senior Class Zoom Meeting - Thursday, May 7
Dr. Ferdinandt and Mr. Hendrickson invite all members of the senior class to meet with them via Zoom to discuss May events. A link to the meeting will be sent to seniors prior to the meeting.
Aggie Spirit Red Out - Friday, May 8
We had so much fun with Aggie Spirit Day last month, we're doing it again! Show your Aggie Spirit and make Friday all things RED! Tag us, message us or  email us  a photo to enter the contest.  There will be two lucky winners!
Athletics
Spring Sports Fees Refunds
The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and the CAA have officially cancelled all 2020 spring athletics and activities. This impacts all students in grades 5-12.

Many of you have paid the participation fee for spring 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 Mr. Streitz with your choice by May 7. Once finished you will receive a confirmation notice. It is our goal is to have this process completed soon.

If you haven't responded by May 7, the refund will only be applied in this order:
  1. To lunch account, if the account is negative
  2. To TADS 2019-2020 tuition account
  3. As an open credit for 2020-2021 Athletic fees
Winfield Award Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Seniors Andrew Brownell and Raquel Laforce on being named Winfield Award scholarship winners for 2020. Each will receive $300.00 from the Winfield Awards Committee to further their education. #AggieAthletics
Athena Award Winner 2020
Congratulations to senior Elizabeth Dickerson on being named the Saint Agnes 2020 Athena Award winner! #AggieAthletics
Highlights of the Week
"Virtual" Virtue Assembly
Our third grade students held a "virtual" virtue assembly today! In times of distance learning and social distancing, some virtues can feel more challenging than others. Watch to see how these third graders are are practicing different virtues in their homes and communities!  #GoAggies   #Virtues   #MoralExcellence
STEM Fair Finalist
Congrats to Nicholas Brownell (7th) came in 4th place in the CSCOE Big Bang Catholic Schools virtual STEM fair competing against projects from around the Archdiocese. For his project he built a Go Kart from scratch! We proclaim him the big winner no matter how the results turned out because...well...he now has a Go Kart!  #GoAggies  🛠⚙️#AggiesInAction 🙌🏻
Quick Links & Past News
Amazon Smile
Help Saint Agnes School every time you shop online. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know; same products, same prices, same service. Start shopping at smile.amazon.com and select “Saint Agnes Church & School of St. Paul, MN, Inc.” as the charity of your choice!
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. View the video here.
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 .
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