Parent Newsletter: 8/5/2019
An Update from the Assistant Headmaster
Dear Parents and Families,

Warm greetings to you as we enter into August! Things are still relatively quiet around school, but will pick up very soon! We look forward to seeing many of you at the annual Parent Fiesta next week on Tuesday the 13th!

By now you should have received our full summer mailing with lots of back to school information and a few forms. I wanted to send a few notes today on some things we are doing a little differently this year than in the past.

Online Forms
We introduced the use of Permission Click last January as a way for families to fill out forms and collect signatures and permission. We have been very happy with how the system has worked and are expanding its use for this year. You should have received invitations by email to your primary household email account for two different forms. The first form is your method for requesting Non-Public Aid money for our school to provide for textbooks, nursing, and counseling services. The second form replaces the Annual Health Update and provides all the health and insurance information that is necessary not only to start the year, but also that we typically request when students participate in field trips. Collecting all this information in one place now will allow for our future permission forms for field trips to simply acknowledge, “Yes, my child may attend” and “All the health information remains the same,” without needing to write or enter it every time.

Student/Parent Handbook on Educate
In an effort to us less paper (and perhaps save come clutter around your home!), we will be making the Handbook available online through Educate, and only providing printed paper copies upon request. The Handbook will be available as a document attached to a student’s K-6 Homeroom or 7-12 Attendance section. We will be using Permission Click to collect the annual acknowledgement and agreement form for the Student/Parent Handbook, as well. We will have more details about this at the Parent Fiesta and our Back to School events on Thursday the 22nd.

Email Addresses, Office 365, and Educate Access for High School Students
I am also very excited to share that in an effort to increase communication between teachers, administration, and students, I have been working with our IT Department to create individual “” email addresses for each of our students in grades 9-12. In addition to email addresses, each student account will have an associated account with Microsoft’s Office 365 platform, which is perhaps the most robust suite of office software available. Students will be able to access their documents from any device connected to the internet and use either Office Online, or install the Office apps onto home computers, laptops, or other devices. Finally, we will be working to create individual student accounts for access to Educate, so students have individual access to use Educate to monitor their own progress without needing to use their parents’ accounts. We will be rolling out these services to high school students in the first few weeks of school and providing additional formation and guidance on acceptable use.

For each of these three items, I am hopeful that we can make appropriate use of technology to do what we do even better. I am grateful for the insights from members of our Parent Liaison Group as each of these things have developed. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about any of these new initiatives. I look forward to seeing many of you at the Freshman Picnic on Wednesday of this week and next week at the Parent Fiesta.

God Bless,
Mr. Karl Hendrickson
Assistant Headmaster
Highlights of the Week
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium Moves to School Building
Anyone else go through a big move or project this summer?🙋‍♂️📦 Mrs. Langlois and the rest of the team are pleased to say " We Made It !" T-minus one month until our youngest Aggies join us in the Atrium (now in the school building!) for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 🙌🐑!  #GoAggies
Sanneh Soccer Camp
Summer Series rolls on! We hosted our biggest soccer camp ever last week with over 200 campers signed up. S/O to  The Sanneh Foundation  for helping put on another spectacular camp, and thank you to our Aggie girls soccer team for assisting the young campers!  #GoAggies
Aggie Educators in Washington, D.C.
Aggie Educators at our nation's Capital! Several Aggie faculty members have been out to Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. this summer with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE). S/O to our faithful Catholic teachers who are always striving for excellence!   #GoAggies
Upcoming Events
Freshman Picnic - Wednesday, August 7
All freshman and their parents are invited to attend a picnic at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 7! This is an informal opportunity to meet classmates, other parents, and members of the administration before the start of the school year. Join the Aggies at Roseville's Central Park in the Jaycees Shelter at 2540 Lexington Avenue North. Please contact our Admissions Director, Mr. Joseph Olson , at 651-925-8803 with questions.
Attention Incoming Seniors and Parents: College Application Orientation - Thursday, August 8
On the heels of our annual College Application Boot Camp, we will host a College Application Orientation for ALL incoming Seniors  and their parents. We will discuss important details involved in the process of applying to college, ensuring that the Class of 2020 will be prepared to complete their applications late this summer and into the fall. This is optional, but we strongly encourage all students and parents to attend.  Please note  that this is available to all Seniors, not only those registered for Boot Camp.
What:  College Application Orientation
Who:  Students in the Class of 2020 and their parents
When:   Thursday, August 8
               11:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Presentation, with time for Q & A
Where: Saint Agnes School, Helene Houle Auditorium
Questions:  Please contact Mrs. Rachel Kemp , Counselor
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 needed to help in various areas, from salsa prep work on Monday to grilling or working a station at the Fiesta. 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.
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. There will be pulled pork, chips, salads, beverages, and desserts provided. Invite friends and family for an evening of fellowship and good food. Please RSVP to .
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

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.
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 will receive a packet in the mail this week 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
K-8 Families: Apply for Aim Higher tuition-assistance scholarships by Sunday, August 4 through this summer application . Please contact the Admissions Office with questions at 651-925-8803.
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://  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
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