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Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 27

Bring your ghosts and goblins for an evening of fun!  Join us for Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at St. Agnes.

Lower parking lot will close at 5:30 p.m. Trunk or Treating will begin at 7:00 pm. Decorated cars parked in the lower lot should remain until Trunk or Treat is over at 8:00 pm.

There will be prizes awarded for best adult costume, best youth costume and best decorated car. Don’t forget to bring your candy to pass out! We look forward to seeing you!

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2018 Youth Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

We have some very exciting news to share. Our students, teachers and families are being awarded the 2018 Youth Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Our school is being recognized for our service at our annual Rams Reaching Out Day. For the last 4 years, more than 300 students, parents and teachers have dedicated time and effort by taking the day off of school to donate their time and talents by serving our Kansas City community.

As a community St. Agnes Catholic School has volunteered nearly 10,000 hours for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Last year, our St. Agnes Catholic School community donated:

  • 188 Bags of Pasta
  • 258 Bags of Coffee
  • 1,100 Diapers
  • 26 Outfits and 21 Baby Blankets
  • 400 books for Foster Grandparents
  • 364 Snack Bags for the Summer Food Program
  • 415 Personal Care Items for the Resource Bus
  • 75 Care Packages for Shalom House
  • 156 Protein Balls for Shalom House
  • 14 Hand-painted Hope Stones
  • 537 Food Items for Hope Distribution Center
  • 67 Bags of Clothing and Housewares for TurnStyles Overland Park
  • 150 Decorated Grocery Bags for the Food Pantries
  • 160 Cards for the Hospice Program
  • 160 Books and Decorated Bookmarks for the Summer Food Program Distribution Sites
  • 70 Packs Full of School Supplies for the Refugee

We are not only helping Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas further their mission but together we continue to instill a level of caring, commitment and contribution in our students’ lives.  We are showing our students first-hand what it means to have empathy and care for others.

We will accept the 2018 Youth Philanthropy Award on November 14, which also happens to be National Philanthropy Day KC.  I thank you again for your continued support.

I look forward to how our 2019 Rams Reaching Out Day will strengthen our faith and commitment to the Gospel values.  Save the date:  Friday, April 26th.

You can view the fabulous 2018 Rams Reaching Out Day Video created by Mrs. Amthor and Mrs. Straub here.

National Philanthropy Day Celebration:  Change the World With a Giving Heart
Hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals, MidAmerica Chapter
November 14, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Starlight Theatre

Join us in recognizing our 2018 honorees:

2018 Philanthropists of the Year
Pat and Beth McCown

2018 Youth Philanthropy
Saint Agnes Catholic School

2018 Business Philanthropist of the Year
Honeywell

2018 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Deliece Hofen

2018 Excellence in Fundraising
Jenea Oliver, Children’s Mercy

2018 Avant Garde Award for Innovation in Fundraising
Tiffany STuck and Erica Ostroski, Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

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Dad’s Club Golf Tournament

It’s the annual Dad’s Club Golf Tournament…and you don’t want to miss it!  The proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the St. Agnes school and parish community.  Click here to learn more about what this amazing group does for our community.

Mark your calendar for Friday, June 1, 2018 at Swope Memorial Golf Course.

Event Schedule
11:30 AM: Check-In, Luncheon, & Contests
1:00 PM: Shotgun Start
5:30 PM: Dinner and Awards

Register, sponsor, donate, volunteer…there is a role for everyone!

Click here to register and get more information about the golf tournament.

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#RamsDay2018 A Success!

2018 Rams Reaching Out was a total success!  Thank you to the parents, staff, teachers, students…everyone who contributed to make this day a memorable one for many.

Check out the inspiring video!

In the end, we donated or impacted our community with the following:

  • 188 Bags of Pasta
  • 258 Bags of Coffee
  • 1,100 Diapers
  •  26 Outfits and 21 Baby Blankets
  • 400 books for Foster Grandparents
  • 364 Snack Bags for the Summer Food Program
  • 415 Personal Care Items for the Resource Bus
  • 75 Care Packages for Shalom House
  • 156 Protein Balls for Shalom House
  • 14 Hand-painted Hope Stones
  • 537 Food Items for Hope Distribution Center
  • 67 Bags of Clothing and Housewares for TurnStyles Overland Park
  • 150 Decorated Grocery Bags for the Food Pantries
  • 160 Cards for the Hospice Program
  • 160 Books and Decorated Bookmarks for the Summer Food Program Distribution Sites
  • 70 Packs Full of School Supplies for the Refugee Summer School Camp

THANK YOU:

  • We had a RECORD NUMBER OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR. Thank you for taking the day off of work to be at St. Agnes! Your devotion is appreciated.
  • Bishop Miege Choir/Miss Christie, Miss Beeves and Miss Thoennes
  • Dads Club and Sean McCauley – Lunch!
  • DJs Gina and Pete Perez
  • Bob and Sy Griggs – Photographers
  • Altar and Rosary Society – Lunch Help
  • Agnes Parishioners who donated to our many projects.
  • Amthor and Mrs. Straub – Video
  • Catholic Charities Staff, especially Meg McLaughlin
  • Reva McCauley, Jenn Webb, Michelle and John Weber, and Sarah Dee – Station Volunteers
  • All of the fabulous parent volunteers who made the day possible, including Homeroom Team Leaders: Jennifer English, Jamie Easum, Amber Smith, Sarah Lubischer, Amanda Peterson, Shawna Wright, Lee Neenan, Tricia Walsh, Susan Marrello, Jessica Salazar Collins, Stephanie Luzar, Melanie Christianson, Kate Reinhart, Michelle Atchity, Mary Ann Vogt, Shannon Benes, Sheila Hansen, Stacey Brandt, and Laura
  • Our patient and wonderful teachers and principal who support all of our children on this very busy day of serving our community.
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Chipotle Spirit Night, St. Agnes

Have dinner at Chipotle and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Agnes to benefit the students of St. Agnes.

Tuesday, January 16, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Chipotle, 6920 Mission Road, Prairie Village

Valid for in-store only (order and pay in restaurant, online orders are not valid).

Mention St. Agnes to be considered for the donation!

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CYO Basketball Registrations

Registration is Now Open for Basketball!  Visit CYO to register today!  There is early-bird registration.

 

  • CYO offers the basketball for both girls and boys grades 3rd-8th)
  • If you haven’t already, please remember to get your child’s Pre-Participation Physical completed prior to participation. The form can be found on the CYO website.
  • All practices can begin October 30 (your coaches will notify you of dates, times and locations)>

All parents, who are new to CYO must attend a “Play Like a Champion” session prior to your athlete’s participation in CYO sports.  Visit the CYO website for the most updated information and schedule.

For any questions regarding our CYO programs, please contact Mark Kellerman.

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Fall Festival and Book Fair

There is a lot happening at St. Agnes right now!  Fall Festival and Book Fair…both great opportunities to support our parish and our school community.

FALL FESTIVAL:  It’s a great community builder…open to everyone!

  • Games and Inflatables—the St. Agnes School Families are expected to fill all the shifts for the games and inflatables.  There are 60, 45-minute shifts, so we will need everyone’s help!  The link to sign up is:  https://www.timetosignup.com/stagnes/folder/5121
  • Prize Donations—We have already secured 200 light-up yo-yo’s as prizes, but we’ll need more!  In the years past, we’ve set a bin outside the office and used the newsletter/school communications to ask the parents and kids to donate prizes for the games.  Could we do this again this year?
  • Baked Goods—The ever-popular Cake Walk will need baked goods for prizes.  We need each family to bring in a baked good for this popular activity!    Please bring in your baked goods by Thursday, September 14.  They can be brought to the school office and/or the teachers lounge.
  • Food and Wristband: $35 for a family of 4 or $10 per person.
  • Bring extra spending money:
    • PTO is selling t-shirts and car stickers.
    • Scrip will be selling gift cards.
  • Be kind to the environment…bring your own beverages and help recycle.

This year, we will be honoring Sr. Martina Rocker with cards to celebrate her 75 years of loving service as a sister in the Ursuiline Order.  Sister has been a parishioner at St. Agnes since 1957 and there are a lot of memories of her time with us.  Cards, photos, letters and stories of those memories can be sent to the Rectory Office or brought to the Fall Festival Homecoming!  Please join us in celebrating her commitment to our parish.

BOOK FAIR:  Please join us in The Alley September 18-22 for the PTO Book Fair!

This is an annual tradition that supports the St. Agnes library!  In 2016, we earned over $2,500 for the library and received 400 books in addition to the cash donations.  Thank you, thank you to the many volunteers who assisted and made this fundraiser possible.

Open daily, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 22, 7:30 a.m.-noon

SPECIAL PREVIEW on Saturday, September 16 (at the Fall Festival)

All proceeds benefit the St. Agnes library!  Thank you for your support!

Click here to purchase online (the online store is available September 11).

VOLUNTEERS are always needed!  Click here to volunteer for a fun shift that will benefit the students!

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