9/23/2019
A Message from the Headmaster
KFerdinandt
Dear Aggie Families,

Thank you so much for your prayers for the Sanmiguel family. With great resilience, little Javi is finding comfort in his routine as a kindergarten student.

Besides the many family members and friends who have stepped forward to get Javi back and forth to school each day, n umerous others have asked how they can be of assistance. We have a couple of ways you can help:

Scholarship Funding
We have set up a Javier Sanmiguel (+) Scholarship fund in memory of Mr. Sanmiguel. If you would like to donate to the fund, click here .

Providing Food
Family members and friends have set up a meal train to provide dinner for the Sanmiguels in the coming days, weeks, and months.

Please continue to pray for the Sanmiguel family. They are so grateful for the support they have received from our Saint Agnes School community.

Blessings to your family,
Kevin Ferdinandt
Headmaster
Highlights of the Week
Aggie Football Featured on WCCO
So proud of our boys for playing a lights-out game on Friday night! Grateful for the coverage from WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota . #GoAggies
Grade School Celebrates Virtue of Patriotism
Happy USA Day! We are celebrating Patriotism—due honor and respect to our country with a willingness to serve—after our first Virtue Assembly this morning!  #GoAggies
Students Take the Win vs. Teachers
[In case you can't hear the cheering from Gruden Gym], we are live at another Homecoming favorite: the students vs. faculty volleyball game!🏐🙌📣 Any guesses who our 2019 winning team is?!  #GoAggies
Celebrating 5 Generations of Aggies
5 generations of Aggies in this family! And 4 generations together on-campus for yesterday's memorial Mass and breakfast. These are the stories we love to share: It’s always an honor to welcome our alumni back to campus.  #GoAggies
Upcoming Events
K-6 Grandparents & Special Senior Friends' Day - Submit Addresses by Wednesday, September 25
Our K-6 Grandparents' and Senior Friends' Day is quickly approaching on Tuesday, October 15, and we need your help! Please submit names and addresses of those Grandparents and Senior Friends you would like us to invite by this 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.
Parents at Prayer Eucharistic Adoration - Wednesday, October 2
Join us next Wednesday, October 2 for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament! New this year, each First Wednesday daily Mass (at 6:30 AM) will be moved to the Upper Church. Exposition will follow from 7:00 AM until 8:45 AM. With our K-12 students in attendance, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by All-School Mass at 8:45 AM. Please consider joining our school community in prayer!
Informational Meeting for Young Men's Vocation Pilgrimage - Wednesday, October 2
Young men in grades 10-12 are invited to join Father Moriarty for our Young Men's Vocation Pilgrimage to Italy on March 22-31, 2020! Spend spring break in Rome, Assisi, and Monte Cassino discerning God's calling to the priesthood, marriage, or single life. Fr. Moriarty will host an informational meeting in Schuler Hall at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 2. Learn more about the application process, itinerary, and cost . Please contact Fr. Moriarty with any questions you may have.
Newsies Returns on Film! - Sunday, October 6
The recording of last springs musical, Newsies, will be shown on the big screen in the Helene Houle Auditorium on Sunday, October 6 at 1:30 PM. This will be the kick-off of the sale of DVDs. Following the showing of the film, DVDs will go on sale in the Commons for $10.00. DVDs will continue to be sold in the Main Office during the following weeks. Cast members and crew, their families, and anyone who may have missed the performances are welcome. There is no charge. Join us for a fun final reunion of the cast before we dive into next springs musical, which will be announced Sunday, January 19. Please contact Mr. David Johnson with questions.
Fall Admissions Events
K-6 Walk-In Weekdays - Tuesday, October 8
New this year, prospective Aggie families are invited to see our K-6 Lower School in action during "Walk-In Weekdays"! Stop by anytime between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM to tour our campus, visit classrooms, and experience K-6 life at Saint Agnes on these special fall dates:
Tuesday, October 8 & Friday, October 25
Tuesday, November 5 & Friday, November 22
7-12 Upper School Showcase - Thursday, October 10
Future Aggies interested in grades 7-12 are invited to c ome experience junior high and high school at Saint Agnes! Tour our campus with student ambassadors. Learn what makes our upper school experience unique. Meet with faculty members, administrators, current parents, and students to have all your questions answered. Our program will begin at 6:30 PM in the Helene Houle Auditorium and end by 8:30 PM.

Please consider inviting friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners, and anyone you think would be a good fit for Saint Agnes School. More information is available on our website. Contact Mr. Joseph Olson  or call 651-925-8803 for more information.

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.
"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.
Athletics
Come Cheer on the Aggies This Week!
(M) September 23: Football @ Concordia Academy (JV 4:00 PM)
Volleyball @ St. Thomas More (6 White, 4:00 PM; 8 White, 4:45 PM)
Volleyball @ Highland Catholic Grade School (6 Red, 4:00 PM)
Volleyball @ West Lutheran HS (C-Squad 4:15 PM, JV 5:30 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
Football vs. Breck @ West Mini (JH 4:30 PM)
Volleyball vs. Transfiguration @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (8 Red, 4:30 PM; 7th Grade, 5:15 PM)

(T) September 24: Boys Soccer @ Concordia Academy (JV 5:00 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
Volleyball @ Our Lady of Peace (5th Grade, 5:00 PM)
Girls Soccer vs. Concordia Academy @ Pioneer Park, Little Canada (Varsity 7:00 PM)

(W) September 25: Volleyball vs. Highland Catholic @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (6 Red, 3:45 PM)
Volleyball @ Highland Catholic Grade School (8 Red, 4:00 PM; 7th Grade, 4:45 PM)
Volleyball vs. St. Croix Catholic @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (6 White, 4:30 PM; 8 White, 5:15 PM)
Volleyball vs. St. Ambrose @ Gruden Gym, Saint Agnes (5th Grade, 6:00 PM)

(R) September 26: Girls Soccer vs. New Life Academy @ HealthEast Sports Center (Varsity 4:00 PM)
Boys Soccer vs. New Life Academy @ Pioneer Park, Little Canada (JV 5:00 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
Girls Swim & Dive @ Richfield Middle School (5:30 PM)

(F) September 27: Football @ Brooklyn Center HS (Varsity 4:00 PM)

(S) September 28: Girls Cross Country @ University of MN Golf Course (Varsity TBD)
Girls Swim & Dive vs. Tartan Senior @ Skyview M.S. Pool (Meet begins 8:20 AM)
Volleyball @ Mounds Park Academy (Varsity 9:00 AM)
Girls Soccer @ Mounds Park Academy (Varsity 11:00 AM, JV 1:00 PM)
Boys Soccer @ Mounds Park Academy (JV 11:00 AM, Varsity 1:00 PM)
Football @ Providence Academy (5th/6th, 1:00 PM)
Boys Cross Country @ University of MN Golf Course (Varsity 2:45 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.
Volunteers
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.
Quick Links & Past News
Saint Agnes Photo Gallery
Enjoy these Homecoming photos taken by two student photographers and Mr. Richard Graner!

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

Photos of our Aggie Athletic teams are available for purchase from Jordana Torgeson Photography:
Free Aggie Family Yard Signs: All Saint Agnes families are invited to stop by the UAC Commons and pick up a yard sign to show your Aggie spirit. Please contact Mr. Joseph Olson with questions at 651-925-8803.
Shuttle Bus to West Minne for Athletic Practice: View this week's schedule for September 23-27.
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 .
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