PRINCIPAL'S

NEWSLETTER

May 07, 2021

 

Dear St. Agnes Families,

 

Wow, has it been a year! Here we are in Mary’s month of May, and maybe we feel like extending our arms to the heavens and shouting “We made it!” Next week we will be celebrating the crowning of Mary as “Queen of May.”

This has been a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you for recognizing our teachers and all that they have done this year. They were humbled and deeply appreciated all the love. Every day was a special surprise. Thank you for those who planned it, decorated, put the signs in teachers’ yards, and covered duties so we could have lunch together.

Mrs. Wehner, Carol Emmett, and Margaret Young want to thank everyone for supporting our School Book Fair. They were able to receive 40% of the sales back in Scholastic Dollars to purchase books for the teachers’ classrooms and the library.

The 8th grade Confirmation was made this Wednesday, May 5th at St. Agnes Church by Monsignor Stehly. It was a beautiful celebration of the Holy Spirit being present in our 8th graders’ spiritual journey.  We thank Father Benz and Deacon Jim Basler for helping celebrate this Holy Sacrament.

God answered our prayers and gave our students beautiful weather for their field trips today. Kindergarten and First grade visited the Myseum and Suson Park. They had a blast. 

 

Our 8th graders are currently on their 8th Grade Mystery Field Trip as I type this. I’m sure we will hear all about what fun everyone had and what all they did on Monday.

Registration for new students is continuing please encourage family and friends to consider the benefits and values of a Catholic School Education. Please visit our school web page or call the office for more information.

 

Sunday May 9th is Mothers’ Day let’s take the opportunity to say “THANK YOU” to Mom, Grandma, Aunts, Godmothers, Sisters for all the many and great things you do!

Schedule:

May 10: May Crowning 8:00 a.m. and P.T.O Meeting K.C. Hall (6:00-7:00 p.m. ) Social Hour. 7:00 p.m. Meeting 

 

May 11: Pre-K Graduation

 

May 13: Kindergarten Graduation

 

May 14: Field Day at KC Hall, Dismissal from the Hall at 1:00 p.m.

 

May 19: Eighth Grade Graduation

 

May 21: Last Day of School and Award Ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

Dismissal…at 1:00 p.m.

Blessings,

-Debra Klahs, Principal

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PRINCIPAL'S

NEWSLETTER

May 07, 2021

 

Dear St. Agnes Families,

 

Congratulations we made it through the 2020-2021 school year! Thank you again for the support that you have shown the school this year. Though the academic year is ending things are just beginning here at St. Agnes for the summer. This morning we have a crew of parents, grandparents, and siblings that are taking down the lights and ceiling tiles in the cafeteria. We officially begin the building committee's renovation of our 1938 building. 

I do not have a set plan for when I will be at school during the summer, but I will more than likely be here most mornings. Bret and I are looking forward to the birth of two new grandsons this summer. I hope to go fishing and get a float trip or two in. If you see my car in the parking lot I would love for you to come in and say hi! If you need anything do not hesitate to call me at 636-209-3079. I want to remind everyone that your students fourth quarter grades will be released on Educonnect once I get the ok from our parish office that all finances are taken care of. 

Blessings,

-Debra Klahs, Principal

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PRINCIPAL'S

NEWSLETTER

April 30th, 2021

 

Dear St. Agnes Families,

 

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of April. We only have a few weeks of school left and those weeks are filled with all kinds of activities. I know the days are going to fly by! It is amazing how uncertain the year started and now there is a feeling of normalcy. We are not quite back to pre-COVID but we continue to pray that next year we will be! Please see the list of upcoming dates. Today some of our alumni came to volunteer at school. These students are juniors at Valle High School. We love seeing them and how much they have grown and matured. But what matters most is that they continue to shine like Jesus and do good works. We celebrated our volunteers this week with prayers, songs, and poems. We appreciate all of our volunteers and know that St. Agnes wouldn't be the same without all of their support and help. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

Schedule:

May 3-7    Scholastic Book Fair

 

May 3       PTO meeting 7:00 pm

 

May 5       Confirmation 8th Grade

 

May 7       8th Grade Surprise Trip

 

May 10     May Crowning 8:00 am

 

May 11     Preschool Graduation

 

May 13     Kindergarten Graduation

 

May 13     Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima (Living Rosary)

 

May 14     Field Day

 

May 19     8th Grade Graduation

 

May 21     Last Day of School/ Awards Ceremony Dismissal 1:00 pm

Blessings,

-Debra Klahs, Principal

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PRINCIPAL'S

NEWSLETTER

April 23rd, 2021

 

Dear St. Agnes Families,

 

We had a busy and fun week.  Please remind your student that we have several weeks of school left and we have a lot to accomplish. We want to finish the school year strong.

I want to thank all of the students, parents, teachers, and staff for my birthday cards and wishes.  I enjoyed the beautiful hand-made cards from the students, but my favorite part is when they sang happy birthday to me.  They have lovely voices!  Father Michael celebrated his birthday today.  I am 4 days older than Father. He was surprised and grateful for the heart and creativity that they put into his cards.

Our 6-8th grade students visited the Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center and the Community Center.  The teachers were very proud of their behavior.  I also received a call letting me know how polite and well-behaved our students were while visiting the museum.

St. Agnes has reached our third goal for the American Heart Association fundraiser.  Students will have a dress-down (Comfy-Cozy Day) on Monday, April 26th. 

Several classes have field trips next week please pray for good weather.  

Thank you to those that have donated to our RISE for St. Agnes Success!  Donations can be made to the St. Agnes Success Fund in the collection basket (note Rise for St. Agnes in the memo line), at the parish office, or on line at https://osvhub.com/st-agnes-and-st-lawrence/funds

 

Peace and Blessings,

Debra Klahs, Principal

 

Important Dates:

May 2 - Book Fair

May 5 - 8th Grade Confirmation 7 pm

May 11 - Pre-k Graduation

May 13 - Ascension of Our Lord

May 13 - Kindergarten Graduation

May 10 - PTO Meeting

May 14 - Field Day

May 19 - 8th Grade Graduation

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PRINCIPAL'S
NEWSLETTER

#19 - April 9th, 2021

 

Dear St. Agnes Families,

 

What a beautiful week!  The students have been enjoying the sunny weather at recess.

Please keep our 2nd graders in your prayers as they will be having their First Holy Communion tomorrow, Saturday, April 10th.

St. Agnes will be kicking off the American Heart Association's, Kids Heart Challenge. It will run from April 12th to April 28th.  A big thank you goes out to our  Wellness team member Jackie Wolk who helped coordinate and plan this year's activities.  Please see fliers that are in this week's Friday folders for more details.

 

Congratulations to our VFW Women's Auxillary contest winners. There were 369 students competing in the art contest. The first-place winners will move on to the state district contest.

5th - 8th-grade category:
1st place - Mara Hoog, 2nd place - Katie Vogt

 

3rd & 4th-grade category:  

2nd place -  Easton Rayoum

 

1st & 2nd-grade category:  

1st place Emmett Wolk, 2nd place Carter Shuh

This year the Auxillary put on a singing contest.  Students sent a video of themselves sending the National Anthem.  2nd grader Paisley Huck took 2nd place.

Our virtue for the month of April is Humility. Ways to teach children humility:

- Model the behavior...

- Build them up...

- Encourage kids to admit mistakes...

- Promote understanding of others' perspectives

- Discourage the attitude of entitlement

- Foster appreciation towards life...

- Willingness to control pride...

- Expand sense of self...

- Knowing they can always improve...
 

Continue to pray for our 8th graders as they are preparing for Confirmation.  They have been sharing information about the patron saint that they have chosen during morning announcements. 

The school will be open after all of the Masses this weekend.  Come on in and see the plans for the 1938 building. Building committee members will be on hand to answer questions.  The students were all a buzz reading the display that Mrs. Hoog put up in the cafeteria. I look forward to seeing you after Mass.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs, Principal

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NEWSLETTER

#18 - March 26th, 2021

 

Dear St. Agnes Families,

 

I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather that we are expecting this weekend. I plan on doing some hiking and getting some of my garden beds prepped for planting flowers and vegetables. 

Thank you for sending in the mission boxes to school and participating in the dress-down day. One of my favorite things about being at a Catholic school is seeing the students and staff help our community and those in need.

 

I am excited to announce that our 7th and 4th graders will be performing a Living Stations of the Cross. I haven’t seen it yet, but I have heard that it is so moving that it has brought teachers to tears.

It will be on Tuesday, March 30th.  They will have two performances.  The first is at 1:15 p.m. for the school and the second is at 2:00 p.m. for family members and the parish.  Father Benz will be live streaming the performance as well. 

Students may wear school uniform shorts starting Monday, March 29th.  Please check that they are the appropriate length.  I know many students have grown a great deal since October.  If you need shorts let me know the size and I can check out what we have available.  If you have uniforms that are in good condition and would like to donate them please send them to school marked donation.

Calendar Notes:

* March 28 - Sausage Breakfast at the KC Hall   

   (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

* March 30 - 8th Grade Religious Retreat at Zell 
   (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

* April 1, Holy Thursday - No School

* April 2, Good Friday - No School

* April 5, Easter Monday - No School

* April 6 - Classes Resume

* April 10 - First Holy Communion

 

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PRINCIPAL'S
NEWSLETTER

#18 - March 12th, 2021

Dear St. Agnes Families,                                                                
 

Our St. Agnes Educonnect Portal is open for you to view student grades.  Please remind your student that we have one quarter left and they should put just as much effort if not more to finish the year strong. This goes for behavior as well.  We understand that nice weather can make everyone long for summer vacation!  It will be here before we know it, but there is still much to be accomplished.  Please see the link from Scholastic that has several helpful tips for finishing the school year.

Four Ways to Help Your Student Finish the Year Strong:

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/4-ways-to-help-your-student-finish-school-year-strong.html

St. Patrick:

Next week students may wear green tops on Wednesday, March 17th in honor of St. Patrick.

                                            

May your troubles be less, and your blessings are more,

And nothing but happiness comes through your door!

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PRINCIPAL'S
NEWSLETTER

#17 - February 28th, 2021

Dear St. Agnes Families,                                                                
 

We have made it to March!  Such a great blessing when you look back at where we were last year at this time.  March can bring quick changes and unpredictable weather, so please be sure your student has a jacket for recess.
     

The St. Agnes virtue for March will be Temperance: Enjoying things in a proper, balanced way.  Please see the link of activities you can work on at home with your child.  While this is not required homework, parents have found these enrichment activities helped them discuss with their children how these virtues are concrete examples of our Catholic faith.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByTCKusJ6FdnLXhIOEtSd0VpR3ZKcTZqS1FRRTU0VUw5WUNz/view
                                                                                                    We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and the National Day of Reading Across America on Tuesday, March 2nd.  Crusaders may wear stripe, polka dots, or other fun patterned tops and bottoms, with crazy hats to celebrate Dr. Seuss.  Teachers will have a planned stop drop and read time for students, as well as other fun activities throughout the day.


What’s coming up in March?
- March 2: Dr. Seuss and National Read Across America Day
- March 4: Dare Graduation 
- March 5: End of Third Quarter
- March 12: No School - Teachers’ Professional Development Day
- March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Wear Green)
- March 31: 8th Grade Religious Retreat at Zell (7:00 - 9:00 PM)
- March 25: Annunciation of the Lord
- March 28: Sausage Pancake Breakfast
- Kindergarten Screening - Arranged by Mrs. Steffens

- The Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus will be having a Fish and Shrimp Fry Every Friday from March 5th - April 2nd. Serving Starts at 4:00 PM.
 

Let your friends and families know that St. Agnes online registration is open for the 2021-22022.                                                         

 

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #17

#17 - February 28th, 2021

Dear St. Agnes Families,                                                                
 

We have made it to March!  Such a great blessing when you look back at where we were last year at this time.  March can bring quick changes and unpredictable weather, so please be sure your student has a jacket for recess.
     

The St. Agnes virtue for March will be Temperance: Enjoying things in a proper, balanced way.  Please see the link of activities you can work on at home with your child.  While this is not required homework, parents have found these enrichment activities helped them discuss with their children how these virtues are concrete examples of our Catholic faith.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByTCKusJ6FdnLXhIOEtSd0VpR3ZKcTZqS1FRRTU0VUw5WUNz/view
                                                                                                    We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and the National Day of Reading Across America on Tuesday, March 2nd.  Crusaders may wear stripe, polka dots, or other fun patterned tops and bottoms, with crazy hats to celebrate Dr. Seuss.  Teachers will have a planned stop drop and read time for students, as well as other fun activities throughout the day.


What’s coming up in March?
- March 2: Dr. Seuss and National Read Across America Day
- March 4: Dare Graduation 
- March 5: End of Third Quarter
- March 12: No School - Teachers’ Professional Development Day
- March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Wear Green)
- March 31: 8th Grade Religious Retreat at Zell (7:00 - 9:00 PM)
- March 25: Annunciation of the Lord
- March 28: Sausage Pancake Breakfast
- Kindergarten Screening - Arranged by Mrs. Steffens

- The Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus will be having a Fish and Shrimp Fry Every Friday from March 5th - April 2nd. Serving Starts at 4:00 PM.
 

Let your friends and families know that St. Agnes online registration is open for the 2021-22022.                                                         

 

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #16

#16 - February 5th, 2021

Dear St. Agnes Families,

Thank you to all of the volunteers, faculty, and students that helped to make this Catholic Schools’ Week at St. Agnes a success.

Our week began with each grade having a religious retreat. Father Michael created a PowerPoint presentation for the students that focused on Saint Joseph and how he was obedient. Each class was asked to pray 100 Hail Mary’s on the 100th Day of School. That is about 9700 prayers. Thank you for sending in canned goods for our donation to St. Vincent De Paul. Mrs. Linda Bone director of the pantry was very grateful for the bounteous and unexpected donation of food.

The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures to drop next week. Please remember to send your student to school with proper winter wear.

Thank you for choosing St. Agnes School for your child’s education. We are grateful for each family and all you do to keep St. Agnes moving forward. We love our students and love being in the classroom every day.

 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

 

Peace and joy,

- Debra Klahs, Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #15

#15 - January 22nd, 2021

Dear St. Agnes Families,

First let me say, “Thank you!”  We had another successful week of face–to–face academics for St. Agnes School.  I have been talking to principals that have not been able to say that.  We have been having lower than normal sickness and absences throughout our building. I believe this is because of the diligence and attention of our protocols that families, teachers, staff, and students have been maintaining.  Let’s keep it up!

I have been made aware that really successful Catholic Schools all have a significant commitment and participation in Eucharistic Adoration.  I want to encourage you (yes, as busy as you are) to schedule some time for yourself, your children, or even just you and your spouse to spend some time in silence and the presence of the Holy Communion.  You will find peace.  Do you ever get a chance to sit in silence? There are many benefits from this experience.  You could pray for our school, staff, families, students, and political leaders. Adoration is on the first Tuesday of the month. It starts at 8 am Mass and ends at 8 am Mass Wednesday.

CAC Basketball:

Our basketball season is winding down.  Everyone has had a great season.  Right now our A-girls and B-girls are both in 2nd place for the season.  Our A-boys and B-boys are both in 3rd place. We are hoping to have a link for you to be able to watch some of the upcoming games. 

 

Peace and joy,

- Debra Klahs, Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #14

#15 - January 22nd, 2021

Dear St. Agnes Families,

First let me say, “Thank you!”  We had another successful week of face–to–face academics for St. Agnes School.  I have been talking to principals that have not been able to say that.  We have been having lower than normal sickness and absences throughout our building. I believe this is because of the diligence and attention of our protocols that families, teachers, staff, and students have been maintaining.  Let’s keep it up!

I have been made aware that really successful Catholic Schools all have a significant commitment and participation in Eucharistic Adoration.  I want to encourage you (yes, as busy as you are) to schedule some time for yourself, your children, or even just you and your spouse to spend some time in silence and the presence of the Holy Communion.  You will find peace.  Do you ever get a chance to sit in silence? There are many benefits from this experience.  You could pray for our school, staff, families, students, and political leaders. Adoration is on the first Tuesday of the month. It starts at 8 am Mass and ends at 8 am Mass Wednesday.

CAC Basketball:

Our basketball season is winding down.  Everyone has had a great season.  Right now our A-girls and B-girls are both in 2nd place for the season.  Our A-boys and B-boys are both in 3rd place. We are hoping to have a link for you to be able to watch some of the upcoming games. 

 

Peace and joy,

- Debra Klahs, Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #13

#13 - December 18th, 2020

Dear St. Agnes Families,

I am grateful for many things this year and at the top of the list is our St. Agnes community. The learning experiences and projects that have taken place this year could not have happened without a great deal of commitment and support from the teachers, staff, committees, parents, and students.

There has never been a time when being in education has been more demanding than this year. To our teachers and support staff, thank-you for your energy, passion, and resiliency.  You’ve recognized your students’ progress and achievements and foster an environment where they can strive to do their best.

I want to say thank-you to the St. Agnes Wellness Committee:   Sara Taylor, Nicky Schweiss, Sara Vogt, Becky Wehner, and Jaqueline Wolk.  They have been a huge support, 24/7. I know we would not have been able to be in school for the last 5 months without their guidance and help.

I am also very grateful to our Building Improvement Committee for sharing their time and talent to rejuvenate the cafeteria, classrooms, and school grounds.

And lastly, I want to extend a thank you to the parents and students. You have been understanding beyond words and I have said many times - and will continue to say- that we are blessed to have this amazing community.

Merry Christmas to all and have a safe, happy, and blessed holiday season. I look forward to returning in the New Year.

Blessings,

- Debra Klahs, Principal


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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #12

December 5th, 2020

Dear St. Agnes Families,

Exciting things are happening at St. Agnes!  This weekend Keary Stolzer and Dave Grither are installing the Matterhorn 3 Climber to our front playground.  This was donated in memory of Glennon and Wilma Werner.  Wayne Hoog, Robin Mazo, and Chris Hoog made, installed, and donated cafe-style awnings for our cafeteria.  One of my 3rd graders Elyse said to me, "Doesn't those make our cafeteria look beautiful!"

Students have been practicing for our virtual Christmas concert. I think they sound like angels and I must admit they have brought tears to my eyes when I hear them sing.  I love that they have been learning to play instruments and read music as well. Mrs. Aden's 6th-grade class will be performing a version of the Christmas Carol for the lower grades. Students have been making Christmas decorations, using their Advent Books, making cards and decorations for nursing homes, and learning about the birth of our Savior Jesus.  Our student government has been planning fun Christmas activities for the next couple of weeks.

Our CAC basketball season starts off this weekend.  The teams wore their jerseys to school on Friday.  The rest of the students and staff greeted the players with cheers and support as they exited the building. I'm looking forward to watching their games. GO, CRUSADERS!!!

Clayton Huck an alumnus who is attending Kendrick Glennon Seminary visited the classes and spoke to the students about prayer and listening to God.  

As always, keep our school and students in your prayers.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #11

November 15, 2020

Greetings St. Agnes Families,

We had a very successful week. Sr. Fran was surprised and enjoyed the Golden Jubilee Celebration that we had for her on Tuesday. I will attach Sr. Fran's letter expressing her gratitude at the end of this newsletter.

I was extremely proud of our students' performance for Veterans Day. They did a great job singing on Friday. The students also created beautiful posters and letters for the vets. A special thank you goes out to Stacy Rayoum for putting together the gift bags.

 

- Wednesday, November 18th: Picture Retake Day
 

- Wednesday, November 25th: Dismissal @1:00pm
 

- Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26th-27th: Thanksgiving Break
 

As the weather continues to cool off please remember to send a coat, hat, and gloves with your students.

I would love to have a deer wall of pictures from successful hunts during this deer season. So send those pictures to the office!

O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons. remind us to take time to rest, remind us of the wonder and beauty of your creation, remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.

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Dear St. Agnes School Families,


With all my heart I thank you for your generosity and kindness and love that you showed to me for my 50th Jubilee as a School Sister of Notre Dame. On November 10 your children and their teachers gave me the very best celebration EVER!. For me, to be surrounded with children and doing music with them was just perfect in every way. I appreciate ALL the gifts you have given me, but most of all I appreciate the opportunity to be with your children and share the love of God through music. My community member and I pray for you each evening - for your health and safety and in thanks for your dedication to family and bringing up your children to know and love God. 

 

 

Thank you again for ALL!,


Sr. Fran, SSND

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As always, keep our school and students in your prayers.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #10

October 16, 2020

Greetings St Agnes Families,

Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes enjoyed their field trip to the Perryville Pumpkin Farm.  Several kindergarteners expressed how excited they were about riding a school bus. Third grade had a perfect autumn day at the Lawrenceton One Room School House.  One of our third graders, Olivia Herzog, great, great, great grandparents attended the school.   Her great, great uncle Pershing Carron gave the tour and provided a very interesting history lesson on the school and church.

Our 5th-grade class has started the DARE program presented by Officer Mc Carty.

Mr. Emmett reapplied the RAZOR antimicrobial service protector for St. Agnes School today.  He says this will work to protect us from the normal flu in addition to Covid.  We are grateful to have an environmental engineer with knowledge of disinfectant procedures as a parent and our PTO president.

Our 8th-grade girls were honored this week at the end of their season. The B team 5th and 6thgrade volleyball team is undefeated!  Soccer is winding up their season as well.  I am grateful that they were able to have games this year!

 

Remember to discuss fire safety with your children as October is fire safety month. 

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html

As always, keep our school and students in your prayers.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #9

October 9, 2020

Greetings St Agnes Families,

I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather; autumn is my favorite time of year.  I love the crisp mornings, the colorful foliage, and the excitement of the upcoming holidays. 

October is a busy month for St. Agnes.  Please look in this Friday’s folder for information in regards to the upcoming Valle Parade. 

- Oct. 14th is Picture day.

- There is a form for Oct. 29th, our parent-teacher conferences. 

 

- The 29th will be half a day with dismissal at 1:00 p.m.  Ste. Genevieve will be running busses as they have half a day too.

 

- No school on Oct. 30th.

 

- October is fire safety month.  We will be discussing fire safety in our classrooms and watching a safety video that the Archdiocese has provided.  We will also have a practice drill on Oct. 20th.  We are planning on having the fire department visit as well. Please discuss fire safety at home, have a practice fire drill, and let your child know escape routes, and have a planned meeting spot. 

 

- The annual St. Agnes Trunk and Treat is Oct. 24th.  This is a great way to celebrate Halloween safely with our school community.

 

- The county will be administering influenza vaccines to those who sign up for it at school on Oct. 27th.

 

- Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 26- 30th.  Ste. Gen police officers will be visiting us on Oct. 27th.

 

I would like to remind everyone to please send a water bottle to school with your student and as the weather will be cooling off a sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket.

 

I feel very blessed at how well our first quarter has gone.  A big thank goes out to our school’s wellness committee, PTO officers, Mr. Figge, teachers, and to our parents for helping keep everyone healthy!  Continue to keep us in your prayers.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #8

October 5, 2020

 

Greetings St Agnes Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

  

We have been having some issues with our internet which also affects our phones in the school office.  If you can not get through to the office please contact your child's individual teacher.

I want to thank our IT team, Mrs. Janet Schwent and Adam Vogt for coming to our rescue when our system is down. 

 

Wednesday we will be having a remote pet blessing at school. Father will be going to each classroom.  Please have your child bring in a picture, drawing, or a small item that represents their pet for the ceremony.

 

There was unexpected construction this morning.  If that is the case tomorrow please drop your students off in front of the ramps.  Preschool parents should drive up and around the cemetery to get to the side of the building to access the preschool classroom.  Our thermometers are not cooperating with the colder weather so if it is a cold morning we will be having students come into the building to assess their temperatures.  If a child would have a temperature we will isolate them in my office until we can contact the parents to pick their child up.  Thank you for your patience in these matters.  Also be sure to send your child with a jacket and warmer clothes as our temps start to drop.  I know the cold took me by surprise today.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #7

September 27, 2020

 

Greetings St Agnes Families,


What a beautiful weekend! I hope everyone was able to get out and about and enjoy the wonderful weather.

 

St. Agnes soccer teams played some awesome games on Saturday. I was able to see improvement in our teams especially the younger C1 and C2 teams. Thank you, coaches, for volunteering your time.

We have 15 yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year left. If you would like one please send $9.00 to Mrs. Fallert 8th grade. 

 

Friday, October 2nd will be our first spirit wear day! Students may wear any shirt that has St. Agnes or Crusaders on it with uniform bottoms.

 

Please see the letter from the St. Agnes Wellness team in your Friday folders.  

We will be looking for volunteers to pull wagons for the Valle Homecoming Parade.  Look for more information in your upcoming Friday Folders.

 
Please continue to check the website and watch for postings on Facebook.

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #6

September 18, 2020

 

Dear St Agnes Families,

I am happy to say that we made it through another week of school. Please keep praying for our students, teachers, and staff. We celebrated Grandparents Day throughout the whole week by writing poems, learning songs, making cards, and drawing pictures for our grandparents. I hope you have enjoyed and shared the post on Facebook. St. Agnes students LOVE their grandparents.

Today teachers had a professional development day. Teachers and staff were trained in CPR and First Aid. Mr. Emmett reapplied RAZOR an antimicrobial product on all surfaces in the building and playground that are frequently touched by students. It is part of our COVID Plan to apply RAZOR each month.

2019-2020 yearbooks are on sale now. Please send your order form and $9 to Mrs. Fallert-8th grade.

This Sunday, September 20, from 11 am to 2 pm St. Agnes Parish will be having a drive-through dinner at the KC HALL. Please take part in this fundraiser for our parish and enjoy a great meal.

Students and teachers have been eagerly waiting and praying for our 6th-grade homeroom and middle school Social Studies teacher Mrs. Kavaliauskas. She and her husband Rob welcomed a baby girl, Annie this afternoon. Both are doing well.  

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #5

September 15, 2020

 

Greetings,

This week we will be celebrating Grandparents' Day.  Students will be saying special prayers throughout the week as well as learning songs and creating something artistic for their grandparents. We will be posting some of these on our St. Agnes Facebook page.

Pre-K Grandparents Day:

https://www.facebook.com/1555951474641508/posts/2782113655358611/

Below you will find the Pope's prayer for grandparents:

Lord Jesus,


you were born in the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
Protect them! They are a source of enrichment
for families, for the Church and for all of society.
Support them!  As they grow older,
may they continue to be for their families
strong pillars of Gospel faith,
guardians of noble domestic ideals,
living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations the fruits
of their mature human and spiritual experience.

 

Lord Jesus,
 

help families and society
to value the presence and role of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded,
but always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed
in all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living,
keep grandparents constantly in your care,
accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage,
and by your prayers, grant that all families
may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland,
where you await all humanity
for the great embrace of life without end.  

 

Amen!

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #4

September 03, 2020

 

Greetings,

Don't forget that St. Agnes has an extended weekend. There is no School Friday (September 4th) and Monday (September 7th). I pray that everyone stays safe and enjoys their Labor Day Weekend! 

Blessings,

Debra Klahs

Principal

Psalm 63:

My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God

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ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #3

August 28, 2020

Greetings,    

                                                                                                                      

We made it through our first week of school! We are grateful that it is IN school. Everyone is settling back into a routine. They enjoyed having the specials: computers, music, art, physical education, and library this week. A big thank you goes out to all of our St. Agnes volunteers for helping make everything run so smoothly.

The Crusaders will have their first soccer game of the season at St. Rose, Saturday, August 29th.  C1 and C2 start at 8:00 am. The students are looking forward to the season and so am I. If you take pictures during the games please forward them to fallert@stagneselementary.org or principal@stagneselementary.org

Please join us for this year’s first PTO meeting Monday, August 31 at the Dew Drop at 7:00 pm. It is reserved for 6:00 pm for committee meetings. Please come out early enjoy dinner and have a drink on our PTO president Eric Emmett.


The Teacher Aide / Yard Duty Fee of $150 is due Monday, August 31. Please make checks payable to St. Agnes School.

Good news!  Our 2019-2020 yearbooks are in production and should be here in a couple of weeks.  A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Cindy Fallert and our former 8th grade yearbook club members for completing the yearbook during distant learning and this summer. Order forms will be in the Friday Folder next week.

Don’t forget that we have September 4th and 7th off.  I hope everyone has fun and relaxation on their agenda.   

 

Blessings,

 

Debra Klahs

 

Principal

Psalm 63:

 

My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God

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PHOTOS FOR WEEK OF 21 - 28 AUGUST

ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #2

August 23,2020
 

Greetings,  

                                                                                                                        
Our first week went very well.  I am so proud of our students for working hard to incorporate all of the new protocol that we have put in place because of COVID.  Remember that our plan is fluid and we are vigilant in keeping up with what the state, county, and Archdiocese are requiring or recommending that we do.


Please check your student's backpack for important information and forms from the school office.  There may be a lunch bill and Re-entry Policy Form if you have not turned those in yet. The Free and Reduced Lunch Form needs to be turned in by Monday, August 31. Our regular Friday Folders should be in next Friday.


We will be adding the punch cards for lunch this week.  We will begin a choice for lunch in the first week of October.  Thank you for being patient as we figure out our new cafeteria procedures.


A reminder that students need headphones for their Chromebooks or Ipads at school.  We have found the earbuds do not stay in, break easily, get lost, and let sound escape that disturbs other students.  We hope that headphones will solve these issues.


Please see your parent handbook (It is on the website) in regard to our dress code policies.  Hoodies may be worn to school and at recess but not in the school.  No bracelets, dangling earrings, or necklaces.  Religious necklaces are ok but we suggest they remove them before recess.  That is especially true for the younger students who may be climbing on playground equipment.


I'm looking forward to seeing the students tomorrow.  It truly fills my heart with joy and the other teachers have expressed that several times to me last week.  Please continue to pray for us.


Blessings,
 

Debra Klahs
 

Principal

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PHOTOS FOR WEEK OF 17 - 23 AUGUST

ST. AGNES
2020-2021 Newsletter #1

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at St. Agnes, I am happy to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year!  I hope you have enjoyed family time, and recharged over the summer.  I cannot even begin to describe the excitement and energy that has filled the hallways of St. Agnes in the last three months. If you had a chance to come to the school's Meet and Greet on Sunday, August 9th I'm sure you felt it.  Our devoted teachers have been taking educational workshops, attending faculty meetings, planning, and preparing for your child(ren).  Our secretary Mrs. Roehr has been registering new families, making sure we have supplies and materials and updating student files.  Mr. Figge has been thoroughly cleaning our facility and has been trained on the proper application of antimicrobial products and disinfectants by the manufactures of the products. Our volunteer IT team, Janet Schwent and Adam Vogt put many hours into getting our devices on the new server and set up our new chrome books and their carts for each classroom. Our wonderful PTO  and Marketing team have been giving our school an updated and beautiful facelift.

 

Please read our school's reentry plan if you haven't already.  You can find it on our school's webpage. Remember that each student will need water bottles and headphones with their names on them.  5th through 8th grade will need 5 facemasks, a new one for each day.  I have a Wellness Committee of moms who are nurse practitioners and doctors that will be helping me take temperatures in the morning.  Please be patient with us.  Only kindergarten parents will be allowed in the building for the first two days of school.  Their teacher Mrs. Steffens will be contacting those parents on what that will look like.  Preschool parents will go to the back preschool door as they normally would sign in their students.

 

I want you to know how much we care about our students.  When your child steps into our school they are the most important thing in the world to us.  They are why we come to work everyday! We want them to leave our building every day knowing how special they are and how much potential they hold. We look to you as a partner in your child's education.  We are excited to work with you so we can reach our full potential as a school.

Peace and all good,

 

Debra Klahs

 

Principal
 

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