Parent Newsletter: 8/12/2019
Kick-Off the New School Year!
Parent Welcome Fiesta - Tuesday, August 13
Parents, please join us for the annual Welcome Fiesta on Tuesday, August 13! Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 PM to greet new parents, get reacquainted with those you have already met, and complete school business, all while enjoying a buffet of quesadillas and homemade salsa. The Welcome Fiesta is a parent-only event.

Volunteers are still needed for the second shift (starting at 5:45 PM) to help with grilling, working a station, or cleaning up. Please consider lending a hand as we welcome our parents. See the sign-up for more details. Please contact Advancement Associate Mary Appel at 651-925-8811 with questions.
Pre-12 Back to School Events - Thursday, August 22
Lower School - Back to School/Meet the Teacher
Students/families in Preschool-6th Grade are invited for a Back to School event from 3:30-7:30 PM. Parents and students are welcome to visit classrooms to meet their teachers and familiarize themselves with the campus. In addition, there will be a special back to school presentation in the auditorium. Please plan to join us at either 4:00 PM or 7:00 PM for the presentation.

Upper School – Back to School/Student Orientation
Students/families in Grades 7-12 are invited for a Back to School event from 1:00-5:00 PM. This event will be an open house for all returning 8-12 students to pick up schedules, meet teachers, and complete any additional paperwork. There will be a specific orientation program for ALL 7th grade students 1:30-3:30 PM, and an orientation program for NEW 9th grade students and high school transfers from 2:30- 4:30 PM. If you cannot attend the Parent Welcome Fiesta, forms and other important information may also be picked up on this date. Please contact Mrs. Becca DeMarais with questions at 651-925-8702.
Highlights of the Week
Freshman Picnic: Celebrating An Aggie Tradition
Class of 2023: Welcome to Saint Agnes! #FreshmanPicnic  #GoAggies
Classroom Statues Under Restoration
A bright spot in our summer: Watching the restoration of these classroom statues by parishioner and past Aggie parent Mrs. Sharon King! 🎨🖌🌞Grateful for the gifts and talents of so many volunteers who help Saint Agnes stay beautiful #GoAggies
Upcoming Events
Church of Saint Agnes Parish Pig Roast -
Saturday, August 17
Please join the Saint Agnes Men’s Club and the Altar & Rosary Society on Saturday, August 17 following the 5:15 PM Mass for an all parish Pig Roast. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 PM followed by evening festivities.

Cost will be $10 per person or $20 for families. Pulled pork, chips, salads, beverages, and desserts are provided. Invite friends and family for an evening of fellowship and good food. Please RSVP to st.agnes.mens.club@gmail.com .
VIRTUS Safe Environment Training - Monday, August 19
There will be a VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training session for new employees and new volunteers at the Church of Saint Agnes in Schuler Hall (Lower Level) starting promptly at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 19.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in . All are welcome to attend VIRTUS training sessions, but attendees must pre-register at www.virtusonline.org

Please see the VIRTUS guide to complete registration and other Essential Three (E3) requirements (Background Check/123B, Code of Conduct, and additional Safe Environment training). New Volunteer packets with forms and VIRTUS guide are also located in the school and parish offices.  Contact Annette Beaudry at 651-925-8826 with any questions or if the session is marked as full.
Parents
Parents at Prayer Eucharistic Adoration
New this school year! Parents are invited to pray before the Eucharist on the First Wednesday of each month. Beginning September 4, 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-6 students in attendance, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Holy Mass at 8:45 AM. Please consider joining our school community in prayer!
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. Becca DeMarais .
Summer Mailing #2
Your household should have received a packet in the mail with important information for the upcoming school year. For your convenience, we have also posted these documents electronically on our website . Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions regarding the summer mailing by contacting the  Main Office  at 651-925-8700 (Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM).
Quick Links from Past Weeks
Saint Agnes Carpool: Families interested in carpooling, please fill out  this form . In mid-August, we will send you a list of the families living in your area who are also looking for carpool opportunities. Please contact Mrs. Becca DeMarais in the Main Office with questions.
Host Family Opportunity: Interested in becoming a host family for international students? Please  contact KoAm Coordinator Nicole Riebe at 651-468-8691. To start your application online, visit the KoAm website at  h ttp://www.koameduall.org  and click on “Becoming a Host Family."
Graduating Seniors and Alumni : Your theater talent is requested for “ Catholic Young Adults: The Musical, ” being performed at Saint Agnes in November! To sign up for auditions or learn more, go to www.cyamusical.com
Forming Catholic Hearts & Minds in Faith, Reason, & Virtue