Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 11th- 15th, 2019

Remembrance Day observance: November 11th

All staff and students will be involved in our Remembrance Day observance (over the PA system and on the Bright Links in the classroom) from approximately 10:50am to 11:11am on Monday. Thank you to Mrs. Sorger and her students for leading us in this important ceremony.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair at St. Agnes will continue from Monday November 11th through to the end of day on Wednesday November 13th.

Fitness Frenzy Wrap up

Our Fitness Frenzy fundraiser was a tremendous success! Thank you to the countless volunteers who gave their time and energy to support our school fundraiser. This is such an amazing connection for our Healthy Schools certification efforts this year! We will be wrapping up the prize distribution this week, and we will announce our final tally to the entire school community.

PD day: November 15th

This Friday November 15th is a PD day which means no school for students. Staff will be engaged in Numeracy training with a focus on the Fundamentals of Math as designated by the Ministry of Education.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Have you been wondering what leadership opportunities exist for students at St. Agnes? Well, the answer is simple: LOTS!!!! See the list below for an idea of the many ways that students are becoming involved at St. Agnes so far this year!

  • Door monitors
  • Morning announcements
  • Nutrition 4 Learning helpers
  • Bus patrollers
  • Healthy Schools team members
  • EcoSchools team members
  • Kindergarten helpers
  • Intramurals leaders
  • PALS leaders
  • Social Justice team

St. Agnes Parish news

Christmas Eve Pageant

Please see details below regarding the Christmas Eve Children’s pageant.

All are welcome but it is important that participants make themselves available for the following dates:

Role assignments will be held Sunday November 24th 1-2pm

Rehearsal Sunday December 8th 1-230pm

Rehearsal Sunday December 15th 1-2:30pm

Dress Rehearsal and Gift Exchange Sunday December 22nd 1-330pm

The pageant will be presented after the Gospel on Tuesday December 24 during the 6pm Family Mass. Children must be at the church by 5:15pm on the 24th.

OUR ST. AGNES POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER is back this year! Please plan to purchase your flowers this year from our parish fundraiser, with all funds going to parish renovations. Our St. Agnes Poinsettias are blessed by Fr. Aleks. Order forms are available in the bulletin and in the vestibule. Orders are due November 24th

For more information please check the parish website


Reports, Conferences, Book Fair, Fitness Frenzy…oh my!

Progress Reports (Grade 1-8) & Communication of Learning (Kindergarten)

Progress reports/ Communication of Learning reports came home with students today, Tuesday November 5th, 2019. Please look for a big brown envelope with each of your children.

Parent- Student- Teacher conferences: Thursday November 7th, 2019

Online booking tool for appointments this year!

A detailed instruction guide is available by clicking School Appointments – St. Agnes Parent Instructions.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Parent-Student-Teacher conferences on November 7th. These are available for all students, Kindergarten to Grade 8. This is a great opportunity to foster strong relationships between home and school with the goal of collectively supporting student achievement. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to bring your child to the conferences. Students who take ownership for their learning demonstrate a better understanding of their strengths and areas of need. This, in turn, helps students develop meaningful next steps in their learning journey. Therefore, we hope you are able to bring your child to the conferences on Thursday November 7th.

This year, all conferences will be booked online using School Appointments. You can book an appointment with your child’s classroom teacher, as well as your child’s Planning Time teacher (JKK- grade 3) or French teacher (grade 4-8).  A direct link to set up your online appointments is provided below:

If you have any difficulty booking appointments, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. McGlynn in the Main Office.

We look forward to meeting with you on Thursday November 7th, 2019.

Kindergarten Classroom Observations

Parents/ guardians of Kindergarten students may choose a classroom observation rather than a formal conference. Classroom observations take place over a few weeks in November in order to accommodate parent/ guardian work schedules. Please look for detailed information in your child’s communication bag later this week regarding Kindergarten observations.

Scholastic Book Fair

This week is the start of our Scholastic Book Fair at St. Agnes. Stop by to introduce yourself to Ms. Boll, our Librarian, during Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. She will be in the Learning Commons from 3:50pm to 8:00pm on Thursday November 7th. Sales will continue next week from Monday November 11th through to the end of day on Wednesday November 13th.

Fitness Frenzy Update

Our Fitness Frenzy fundraiser is only days away! Students have been working hard to “Get Caught Moving” at school, and they are earning ballots for prizes in the process. We also know that students are tracking all their physical activity outside school as well. Such an amazing connection for our Healthy Schools certification efforts this year! The efforts of our entire school community to support this school wide fundraiser are truly appreciated.

We are getting closer to our next school wide prizes of an extra recess, and lunch time dance party. Keep those pledges coming!!!!

Consent to Participate

The Consent to Participate form for Fitness Frenzy was sent home in paper copy with each student earlier this week. Please complete and return this form by Thursday so your child can physically participate in the activities. Students are not required to raise funds but we do require written consent to participate. The final date to complete this consent will be Thursday November 7th. This can be completed when you come to the school for Parent-Student-Teacher conferences.

Prizes…so far!

We have been blessed with tremendous generosity from our parent community. So far, we have received the following donations of prizes: Cineplex giftcards, Flag Raiders packages, SkyZone passes, Rangers tickets & team store gift card, Frederick Bowl passes, luggage, Starbucks gift pack, and so much more! If you would  like to donate a prize you are welcome to drop by the main office to speak with Mrs. McGlynn. We will gladly accept any donations you would like to contribute to our school wide fundraiser.

If you are interested in volunteering on Friday November 8th, please contact the main office to leave your name and contact information. We will forward this information to the Fitness Frenzy lead coordinator.


50th Anniversary of the Blessing and Dedication of St. Agnes Church

50th Anniversary of the Blessing and Dedication of St. Agnes Church

Please join us for our Anniversary Mass with celebrant and homilist, Bishop Douglas Crosby Saturday, November 2, 2019, 5:00 pm. This will be exactly 50 years to the date of the blessing and dedication of St. Agnes Church. A time of fellowship will follow Mass in the Parish Centre with a light meal provided.

We would also like to commemorate this day with displays of pictures that have been taken through the years. If you have any photos of events that occurred at St. Agnes Church (eg. Wedding), please contact the parish office.

We will also be opening the TIME CAPSULE that has been sealed away!