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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Merry Christmas St. Agnes

Christmas Spirit was running high last night as our St. Agnes Family gathered to celebrate the season with a Family Advent Mass and Christmas Social.  Thank you to Father Aleks  and St. Agnes Church for being so welcoming.  The night was filled with Christmas joy, treats, a visit from Santa and beautiful live music.

A big thank you to all who helped make this night so special.  

Please forward any pictures you might have from last night to volunteerstagnes@gmail.com

KW Titans Basketball Game & Lost/Found Items

This is a reminder that the Grades 4-8 students will be going to see the KW Titans play basketball on January 15th.  If you have not done so already please pay online for this event.  We need to pre-pay for our tickets so we need the money earlier than the event, the Cash-online will close Friday morning.

Also, we have LOTS of things in our lost and found bin.  all the items will be put on tables out in the lobby for parents and students to look at and claim their items.  We have a lot of winter wear that the children will want during the Christmas holiday, so please encourage your children to claim their lost items.  We also encourage parents to stop in and take a look at the items to collect their missing things.  By Friday, any unclaimed sweaters will be sent to St. Vincent De Paul society.

 

 

 

This Thursday Dec 20th – St Agnes Christmas Program

St. Agnes School invites your family to the Special Family Advent Mass 7pm at St. Agnes Church. Following mass the annual Christmas Social hosted by School Council will be in the parish hall where a special visitor from the North Pole will be making an appearance.

 

In the St. Agnes School Gym, at 1:15pm there will be a Kindergarten concert, followed by a 15min intermission, allowing parents to leave if they wish.  At 2pm, the Grades 1 – 8 will assemble to showcase their talents for each other and any family members.  If you arrive after 1pm, enter the gym through the blacktop doors at the back of the school (off Bluevale St parking lot).

 

January Fit Bit

The New Year is often a time of reflection and many people think about their health. Setting SMART goals is a great way to help you make changes individually or together as a family.

SMART goals are:

Specific: A general goal such as “eating healthier” can mean something very different from one person to the next. Focusing your goal can be helpful; for example your focus may be “eating more vegetables and fruit.”

Measurable: Set goals that allow you to track your progress. It would be difficult to measure “eating healthier,” but something like “include a vegetable or fruit with each meal and snack” is easier to monitor.

Action-oriented: Focus your goals on the actions you will take to be successful. If lunchtime has been a challenge, the action may be “include a side salad or raw vegetable sticks at lunch and pack a fruit for snack.”

Realistic: Building healthy habits takes time and practice. Choose goals that are manageable. When you have achieved that goal, you can set a new one! Consider possible challenges that may get in the way and be prepared with strategies to overcome them.

Time-based: Including a timeline in your goal will help you stay on track and motivated to keep moving forward! For example, try “including a vegetable or fruit at each meal and snack for a week,” then take the time to check-in and assess how it is going.

Other family-friendly healthy eating SMART goal examples:

  1. Replace your household white bread with whole grain bread for a week.
  2. Include legumes in meals on “Meatless Mondays” for one month.
  3. Plan and prepare one new recipe as a family each week for one month.

St. Agnes Advent Celebration and Christmas Concert

Dear St. Agnes Families:

 

The St. Agnes Christmas program traditionally has been an evening Concert followed by a Family Social for our entire school community and their families. Due to scheduling conflicts, and despite our very best efforts, we have been unable to secure a venue large enough to accommodate an evening Christmas Concert this year.

Each classroom is preparing a performance for a daytime Christmas Concert that will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, December 20th in our school gymnasium. The Kindergarten Christmas Concert will begin at 1:15 P.M., followed by a brief intermission, allowing parents to leave, if they wish and the arrival of parents for our Grade 1-8 Concert which will begin at 2:00 PM.

St. Agnes School Council would also like to invite you and your family to join in the Family Advent Mass at 7:00 P.M. at St. Agnes Church. Immediately, following mass, we will be hosting a Family Social in the church basement.

Come celebrate our faith and the joy of the Christmas Season. We hope that you can join us next Thursday for both important events. Thank you for your continued support of St. Agnes School.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Tim Lowenberger               Denise Porter                                  Melissa Henderson

Acting Principal                   School Council Co-chair                School Council Co-chair

Prayers for the Lasovich Family

It is with sadness that we share with you that Mrs. Lasovich’s daughter Carly died today.

Carly is a graduate from St Luke Elementary and St David High School with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.  She was a student who brought so much joy to everyone she encountered.  Her loving smile and her laughter was infectious. 

Lord, our community is grieving.  Help us with our sadness and give strength to all that suffer in their time of loss.

Students and staff will be praying for Carly and Mrs. Lasovich on Monday and our Advent liturgy on Friday will be celebrated in honor of the Lasovich family. 

The flag at St Agnes will fly at half-staff as a sign of love and respect for Carly.

Please continue to pray for Carly, Mrs. Lasovich, their family and the rest of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board community during this very sad time.

 

St. Agnes Staff