9/16/2019
Highlights of the Week
A September 11 Tribute
Our school community prays daily for our nation and our world. We remember the sacrifices made for our freedom. We will never forget. #OneNationUnderGod  #GoAggies
Dr. Kirsch Presents Prudentius in Germany
Shout-out to our incredible faculty who share their vocation as teacher at Saint Agnes and across the world! Just this weekend, Dr. Kathleen Kirsch—who earned her PhD in Greek and Latin from Catholic University of America—delivered a paper at the Johannes Gutenberg Univeristy in Mainz, Germany on the poetry of the Latin author Prudentius! #FacultySpotlight  #GoAggies
Kicking Off Homecoming 2019 at Convocation
Our veteran Aggies leading the charge into Homecoming Week 🙌📣 #ClassOf2020  #GoAggies
Upcoming Events
Homecoming Week - September 16-21
View our schedules for K-6 Lower School and 7-12 Upper School events and dress-up days! Parents, mark your calendars to join us in celebration this Homecoming Week:
Tuesday
K-6 Virtue Assembly (9:30-10:00 AM, Helene Houle Auditorium, Saint Agnes School)

Wednesday
K-6th Grade Mass (8:45 AM, Church of Saint Agnes)

Thursday
7-12th Grade Alumni Memorial Mass (8:45 AM, Church of Saint Agnes)

Friday
Complimentary Homecoming Tailgate BBQ (5:30-7:30 PM, Klas Field, Hamline University)
Football Game Kick-off (7:30 PM, Klas Field, Hamline University)

Saturday
Hall of Fame Induction for 1994 State Championship Basketball Team (12:00 PM, Mancini's Char House, St. Paul)
Homecoming Coronation at 7:15 PM (Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes School)
11-12th Grade UMary Fall Bus Trip - Sunday & Monday, October 13 & 14
Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Mary Jo Feltl, the University of Mary is happy to announce our 5th annual fall bus trip to UMary's campus in Bismarck, ND! We will depart from Minneapolis on Sunday, October 13 at 7:30 AM and expect to depart Bismarck around 2:00 PM on Monday, October 14. The trip is free, and one parent is invited to attend with their child, if they wish. Given high interest in the trip, this opportunity is only available to juniors and seniors at this time. Please register online through the link below. Please contact Mrs. Rachel Kemp with questions at 651-925-8752.
K-6 Grandparents & Special Senior Friends' Day - Tuesday, October 15
Our K-6 Grandparents' and Senior Friends' Day is quickly approaching, and we need your help! Please submit names and addresses of those Grandparents and Senior Friends you would like us to invite  by Wednesday, September 25  through the button below. More details about this special day will be forthcoming. Please contact Mr. Michael Adkins with questions at 651-925-8756.
"Raising Virtuous Children in a Digital Age" with Dr. Ray Guarendi - Monday, October 21
Saint Agnes School's Fall Lecture is pleased to present "Raising Virtuous Children in a Digital Age" with Dr. Ray Guarendi (nationally-recognized speaker, author, and psychologist from Ave Maria Radio's "The Dr. Is In" and EWTN's "Living Right with Dr. Ray")!

Come and reflect on your vocation as a parent: Invite your friends and join us at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 21 in our Helene Houle Auditorium at Saint Agnes School. Please RSVP online or call 651-925-8702 with questions.
Young Men's Vocation Pilgrimage to Italy - March 22-31, 2020
Young men in grades 10-12 are invited to join Father Moriarty for our 2020 Young Men's Vocation Pilgrimage to Italy! Spend spring break in Rome, Assisi, and Monte Cassino discerning God's calling to the priesthood, marriage, or single life. Learn more about the application process, itinerary, and cost . Please contact Fr. Moriarty with any questions you may have.
Parents
Free Aggie Family Yard Signs
All Saint Agnes families are invited to stop by the UAC Commons this week and pick up a yard sign to show your Aggie spirit. What a great way to celebrate Homecoming Week! Please contact Mrs. Laurie Weyandt with questions at 651-925-8812.

Volunteers New to Saint Agnes: E3/VIRTUS Updates
If you are a new volunteer to Saint Agnes and have E3/VIRTUS completed, but come from another Archdiocesan location, you will need to check your E3 compliance for volunteering at Saint Agnes. Background Checks and the school-required MN BCA 123B report are “owned” by each location. Saint Agnes would need your signed release in order to get access to the information. This can take 1-2 weeks to process. Please visit the school website for further details.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Annette Beaudry , Volunteer & Safe Environment Coordinator, at 651-925-8826.
School Day Volunteering Opportunities
If you have a few hours in the middle of the day and would like to volunteer, we are looking for people daily to help with both hot lunch (10:30 AM – 1:30 PM) and K-6 Recess Duty (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM). These are two great ways to help out and connect with our students! Sign up for once a week, once a month, or anytime that works with your schedule.

School Day Assistants are also needed to help with short-term projects as they arise.

Volunteers need be current with E3/VIRTUS requirements for all above opportunities. Please contact Mrs. Annette Beaudry , Volunteer & Safe Environment Coordinator, at 651-925-8826 with questions or interest in volunteering.
Aggie Apparel Sales for Homecoming
Gear up for Homecoming Week with Aggie Spirit Wear! Make your purchases this Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:00 AM or 2:45-3:15 PM in the UAC Commons. Please contact Mrs. Mary Appel with questions at 651-925-8811.
Pre-12 Families: School Directory Updates Needed
Please verify your contact information in TADS by this Friday, September 20. For families who did not verify their information during our back to school events, we will use this database to create our school-wide directory. Please contact Mrs. Mary Appel with questions at 651-925-8811.
K-6 Survey: Lower School Parent Guides
Parents of K-6 students, we look forward to hearing your feedback on the new Parent Guides for each grade-level. Please fill out this brief 8-question online survey for us to improve this offering for you and your students. Questions? Please contact Mr. Michael Adkins , Director of the Lower School.
Athletics
Come Cheer on the Aggies This Week!
(M) September 16: Volleyball vs. Faithful Shepherd @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (6 Red, 3:45 PM)
Volleyball @ MMSA (8 Red, 4:00 PM; 7th Grade, 4:45 PM)
Volleyball @ Academy of Holy Angels (9th Grade, 4:15 PM; JV 5:30 PM; C-Squad 5:30 PM; Varsity 7:00 PM)
Volleyball vs. Nativity @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (6 White, 4:30 PM; 8 White, 5:15 PM)

(T) September 17: Volleyball vs. St. Charles Borromeo @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (5th Grade, 4:00 PM)
Volleyball @ Nova Classical Academy (C-Squad 4:00 PM; JV 5:30 PM; Varsity 7:00 PM)
Football @ Spectrum High School, Elk River (JH 5:00 PM)
Girls Soccer vs. Cristo Rey Jesuit HS @ Pioneer Park, Little Canada (JV 5:00 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
Boys Soccer @ Cristo Rey Jesuit HS (JV 5:00 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
Volleyball @ Concordia Academy (B-Squad 5:00 PM)

(W) September 18: Volleyball @ Holy Spirit, St. Paul (6 Red, 3:45 PM)
Volleyball @ Nativity of Our Lord (8 Red, 3:45 PM; 7th Grade, 4:30 PM)
Volleyball @ St. Peter, North St. Paul (6 White, 4:30 PM; 8 White, 5:15 PM)
Volleyball @ SPA, Randolph Campus (5th Grade, 5:30 PM)

(R) September 19: Cross-Country Invitational vs. Farmington @ Southern Hill Golf Course (4:00 PM)
Volleyball vs. Cristo Rey Jesuit HS @ Bandas Gym, Saint Agnes (C-Squad 4:00 PM, JV 5:30 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
Girls Soccer vs. Maranatha Christian Academy @ Noble Sports Park (JV 4:15 PM, Varsity 4:15 PM)
Boys Soccer vs. Maranatha Christian Academy @ Pioneer Park, Little Canada (Varsity 7:00 PM)
Football vs. Nativity @ St. Anthony Village HS (5/6, 7:30 PM)

(F) September 20: Football vs. Concordia Academy @ Hamline University (Varsity 7:30 PM)

(S) September 21: Volleyball Tournament @ Henry Sibley HS (Varsity 9:00 AM)

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.
Aggies Athletics Photography
Enjoy these snapshots from our Aggie Athletes taken by Mr. Richard Graner!

Photos available for purchase from Jordana Torgeson Photography:
Quick Links & Past News
Grades 1-9 Stanford 10 (SAT10) Results: Last week, you should have received SAT10 testing results from May of 2019 (if your son or daughter was enrolled at Saint Agnes) and a cover letter explaining how to interpret the results. Questions? Please contact Mr. Michael Adkins , Dean of Academics.
Shuttle Bus to West Minne for Athletic Practice: View this week's schedule for September 16-20.
Saint Agnes Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 PM, Saint Agnes hosts a weekly food pantry to help families who could use a little help with groceries. Any Saint Agnes family who wishes to take advantage of this resource is encouraged to stop in on Wednesdays or  contact John Ernster  to set up an appointment.
Substitute Teachers Needed: We are looking for more substitute teachers to add to our on-call list! Substitute teacher hours are 7:30 AM - 2:45 PM on days when coverage is needed. If you are interested, please email your resume to   Mrs. Blair Saiz .
Forming Catholic Hearts & Minds in Faith, Reason, & Virtue