Join us for Mass Tuesday: The Rev. Dan Warden from St. John Vianney Catholic Church returns to us again this coming Tuesday for mass at noon in the St. Agnes Chapel. Join us! Don't forget to come and pray the Rosary on Thursdays - same time and place!
Red Ribbon Week: SAA celebrates Red Ribbon Week Monday through Friday - Monday, students may wear a jersey/t-shirt that supports a favorite team with uniform bottoms; Tuesday - students may wear boots with their uniform; Wednesday - students may wear crazy socks with their uniforms; Thursday - students may wear red accessories and their uniform jacket or shirt inside out, along with their regulation uniform bottom; Friday - Spirit Day! Students may wear a shirt that is black, gold/yellow and white with jeans. There is a faculty/staff vs. students matball game at lunchtime in the old gym.
All Saints Day Mass - Tuesday, Nov. 1: As a community, we will celebrate All Saints Day 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the St. Agnes Auditorium - where we will honor our alumnae who died in the past year. We invite members of our community to enter the names of your deceased loved ones here and they will be placed on the altar during our celebration.
BLOOD DRIVE REMINDER: Thank you to those of you who have signed up to donate blood at the National Honor Society Blood Drive. The drive is Monday in the old gym. We ask donors to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch, bring your ID, and come at your scheduled time. We thank you for your participation!
Spring Break trip to Madrid/Paris: - open to all St. Agnes students and family members: This is the last call for this great trip! In Spain we will visit Madrid, take the AVE to Córdoba, and ride our private motor coach to Granada and Malaga. We will then fly to Paris and spend three days discovering its treasures with our courier. Our trip ends with a special treat: dinner at the Eiffel Tower. If you are planning on coming, you need to bring Mrs. Moore a $400 deposit check made out to TSA Tours ASAP. We depart on Friday, March 9 and return on Saturday, March 17. Please contact Marie Moore or Marcia Clark for more information.
Double Triple Trio @ RenFest!: Don't miss an opportunity to hear the beautiful sounds of the Double Triple Trio as they perform at the Texas Renaissance Festival next weekend, Oct. 29/30 and Nov. 19/20. The group consists of the St. Agnes Triple Trio and the Strake Jesuit Triple Trio. The festival is held from 9 a.m. to dusk in Plantersville. For more information, click here.
Fall Play - "Acts of God:" The SAA Theatre Arts Department is preparing for their exciting new play, "Acts of God," premiering Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, & 13. The show is an emotional, inspirational story about survival and new beginnings after a tornado has destroyed a small town, as told through the eyes of 12 high school students. We will be recreating a tornado inside our auditorium, and so we're looking for debris for our set! If you are doing any new construction at your homes or have fallen tree branches, lumber, old bicycles, old lawn furniture (or anything you might see all over a tornado-stricken town) or would be willing to donate for our show, please contact email@example.com to organize a pick up or drop off. Ideally, we would like to have everything together no later than the weekend of Oct. 29-30. The theatre arts dept. thanks you in advance for all your support and help!
Senior Yearbook Ad: It is her last year of high school, show her how proud she has made you. Contact Ms. Thompson at 713-219-5506 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase an ad in the 2012 edition of the SAA yearbook, Veritas. Click here for more details. Space is limited so be sure to contact us early, we will be on a first come basis. ALL ARTWORK AND MONEY DUE 12/1/11.
Summer Odyssey - Enjoy Two Weeks Touring Italy!: Enjoy your summer dream tour of Italy with SAA parents, teachers, and students departing May 31, 2012. Stay in great hotels located in the historical city centers and explore the Vatican, St. Peter's, the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, Villa Borghese, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Orvieto, Siena, the Cathedral of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Davanzati, Assisi, and Frascati. There are far too many sites included in our itinerary to list but no quick "drive bys." We value a slower travel pace, allowing our participants the opportunity to soak up the culture, explore, and enjoy. Tours are scheduled creatively, such as a private Vatican tour at night and afternoon tours of the Uffizi and the Accademia when the crowds have thinned. Expert guides combined with experienced tour leader and SAA's art history teacher (Laura Costa) will enrich your visit to each site. For brochures or more information, please contact Laura Costa.
The Counseling Office has important information for our parents this week about - Junior Parent Information Night recap; PLAN for sophomores; financial aid information for parents; and timelines and suggestions for test prep. Please click here.
For those who have registered for the annual Father/Daughter Mass & Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Intercontinental Hotel (2222 W. Loop South): The event starts promptly at 9 a.m. TIP: There are photographers on site if you wish to purchase photos of you and your daughter. Please come early if you wish to beat the crowd for the photographers. We hope to see you all there.
Rick Wertz, who spoke about the topic of "Faithful Fathering" Sept. 12 in our Dads' Club meeting, would like to remind those interested about an upcoming father-daughter "Being There" retreat at Camp Cho-Yeh, scheduled for Dec. 2-4. You can get more information at his Web site: www.faithfulfathering.org.
Our next Dads' Club meeting will be Monday, Nov. 7 in the SAA cafeteria.
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
The class of 2013 will be hosting a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 9. If you are the parent of a junior and interested in helping by baking a dessert or making a cash/gift card donation, please contact Alice Rohrman.
Andrea Hollingsworth is looking for a co-chair for Solidarity Day; she needs help with coordinating the International Food Festival on Friday of that week. If you can assist her, please e-mail her here.
Have you checked out the registries for the gala and auction yet? Last week, you should have received a letter listing the registries for the gala. If not, you can view the information by clicking here. Happy shopping!
Our next meeting will be noon Wednesday, Nov. 2. We hope to see you there!
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
Three more Tiger sports started their pre-season this week: basketball, swimming, diving and soccer. Go Tigers!
Please plan to join us 11 a.m. tomorrow as our varsity volleyball team will be in a must win, bi-district play-off game vs. Dallas Ursuline on our campus. Our Tigers lost a hard match that went to five games last Tuesday and finished second in the district. A win tomorrow will put them into the regional play-offs.
The Tiger aquatic team is off to an outstanding start with a huge 379 point win over Cy-Springs High School this week.
Our cross country team heads to Waco for the state meet tomorrow. Good luck, girls!
Field hockey will complete their season next week with a final home game consisting of the school's two squads - Black vs. Gold - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Senior players also will be specially recognized.
Lacrosse news: Tiger lacrosse kicked off their fall season by participating in The Woodlands 4th Annual First Draw Play Day on Sunday. Forty St. Agnes students participated, playing against teams from Bellaire, Lamar, Memorial, Stratford, Cy-Fair and The Woodlands high schools.
Still interested in playing lacrosse? There is your last week to register! Please click here for the registration form and bring it, along with $175 check made out to Tiger Lacrosse, to practice on Saturday. Don't forget to register with US Lacrosse as a high school player! Remember anyone can play Tiger lacrosse. Come play whether you're experienced or not! Reminder lacrosse players: Practice will be 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow at St. Agnes.
Please consider joining the Booster Club at their next monthly meeting on Nov. 9 at 6:15 p.m. in the choral room. This is a great way to get involved and help to expand our fabulous athletic program.
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
Store Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During Store Hours, contact Marina Cernoch at 713-219-5486
After Store Hours, contact Leland McKinney at 713-219-5461
Check out the Web site!
Stylus pens for student tablets are available for purchase through the St. Agnes Spirit Store. (Student ID and name: Receipt required for purchase.)
AC Adapter Power cords for all student laptops are now carried through the St. Agnes Spirit Store. (Student ID and name: Receipt required for purchase.)
The St. Agnes Spirit Store is proud to announce that a limited number of brand new Sterling Silver Veritas Charms for necklace or bracelet wear have been minted and arrived. Additionally we have received a limited quantity of 16" sterling silver box chains. Together, they make a stunning gift set for alumnae, grandparents, parents, students, Christmas, and graduation purchases.
Additionally, the store is now selling lovely, new ladies polo shirts in pastel pink and yellow, which St. Agnes students may wear on Spirit Days, handsome new St. Agnes stadium seat cushions, as well as St. Agnes flannel black and yellow SAA PJ pants.
The new St. Agnes umbrellas (both golf and purse styles), stainless steel water bottles (please provide photos) string bags, and environmentally-friendly totes are currently available and proving to be popular.
Upcoming events: The SAA Spirit Store will be open for the following upcoming events: Sunday, Nov. 13, for our fall play, "Acts of God," and Monday, Nov. 21 for Grandparents' Day.
**Please excuse the mess! The St. Agnes Online Store Web site is under reconstruction. Please be patient as we continue to post photos of all our newly acquired, current merchandise as well as all clearance items. Feel free to visit the store during regular hours of operation.