What’s going on in our classrooms???

We’re approaching the Christmas break and there’s always a lot going on inside the school walls. Check it out!

  • 8th graders are preparing for their Confirmation Sacrament.  They recently participated in a service project with their confirmation sponsor.
  • 6th graders studied and researched their historical figures to create a Wax Museum for the entire school.
  • Kindergartners are using some new math tools to learn their addition facts.
  • Preschoolers are learning about waiting and patience through the Advent season.

There’s always something new and exciting going on.  Come on by for a visit!

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Welcome Wednesdays!

We’re also hosting Welcome Wednesdays. On the following Wednesdays, we’ll host tours at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about St. Agnes.  We will tour the school while our students and teachers are busy learning and thriving.  The dates of these tours will be:

Wednesday, December 19
Wednesday, January 9
Wednesday, January 30

Please call 913-262-1686 or email school@stagneskc.org to reserve a spot!

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Sock Hop this Friday!

The St. Agnes Lighthouse Team is excited to announce that we are organizing the 2nd Annual Sock Hop!  It will take place this Friday, November 16th, from 2:15 – 3:00 PM in the school gym.  We hope to beat our record from last year!  The socks will be collected this week in the classrooms; please make sure they are new socks.  The socks will be donated to Catholic Charities for the less fortunate.

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8th Grade Class of 2019 Bingo Fundraiser

Support the 8th graders as they make preparations and plans to graduate!  The annual bingo fundraiser is Friday, November 2.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., bingo starts at 7:00 p.m.

There are fantastic prizes throughout the evening.

$5 per ticket ahead of time (8th graders will be selling at dismissal throughout the coming weeks)
$7 per ticket at the door

 

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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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Fall Scholastic Book Fair

It’s the annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair!  The books are descending upon us and it’s time to stock up.  Proceeds from the book fair benefit the library!

Preview the book fair at the fall festival on Saturday, September 15.

Then, plan to visit the following week to purchase your books and benefit the students of St. Agnes.

Monday, September 17, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 21, 7:30 a.m.-noon

We always need the volunteer support!  Please consider spending some time to help at the book fair.  Sign up today!

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