Raffle Collection: The first raffle collection was a success! The next collection will be Tuesday, Jan. 24. Your daughters may turn in their tickets at that point. If you would like more information on the raffle or to opt-out, please click here.
Softball tryouts: Tryouts begin Monday, Jan. 16 and last throughout the week. Please contact Lynn Kercheval for details. Everyone is welcome, any experience is significant. There is plenty of opportunity to play. Join the fun!
Feast of St. Agnes: Please join the St. Agnes Academy Community as we celebrate the Feast of St. Agnes, our patroness, at Mass on Friday, Jan. 20 at 8:15 a.m. in the St. Agnes Academy auditorium. Cardinal DiNardo will be our celebrant. All are welcome!
The International Food Festival: Join us Friday, Jan. 27 during the lunch hour. All students are asked to participate by bringing a meal, side dish, or dessert that represents a culture or heritage of their choice. Bring enough for twelve or more servings in a disposable aluminum container if it needs to be re-heated, or in any type of disposable container if it doesn't need to be re-heated. All food should be fully cooked before it arrives at school. Bring food to the cafeteria before school on Jan. 27. Include a note with your name, the name of the food, country of origin, and whether it's served hot, cold, or at room temperature. Tell us if it includes nuts or shellfish.
We will be feeding 800+ students, so we need many volunteers. Let us know if you can help: Friday, 7:15-10 a.m. or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Andrea Hollingsworth for more information.
Financial Aid and Application Process: Online Financial Aid applications for the 2012-2013 academic year can be completed through our online application process. All applications for the 2012-2013 academic year financial aid must be completed by the Feb. 15 deadline. Parents can complete the online application with the Independent School Management's FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) program. Click here for more information. After reviewing the online information, if you have additional questions, please contact our Financial Aid Coordinator, Alicia Scalco at 713-219-5452.
Trip to Italy!: Enjoy your summer dream tour of Italy with SAA parents, teachers, and students departing May 31. Stay in great hotels located in the historical city centers and explore the Vatican, St. Peters, the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, Villa Borghese, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Orvieto, Siena, the Cathedral of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Davanzati, Assisi, and Frascati. Expert guides combined with creatively designed tours and experienced tour leader and Art History teacher, Laura Costa, will enrich your visit to each site. For brochures or more information please contact Laura Costa.
Lecture Series on The Crusades: SAA is pleased to host a unique learning opportunity for all those who love history, politics, religious history, art, and architecture. Join Dr. William Neidinger (Strake Jesuit '68) for his six part lecture series on the Crusades. All are welcome: adults, students, family, and friends. Lectures will be in the Fleming Room on Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to March 5. Learn about the political, religious, and military events that led up to the Crusades and the two centuries of warfare that changed forever the relationship between Christians and Muslims.
To learn more about the "Crusades" class and to register, please click here. The classes are $75 a person.
Dr. Neidinger is offering a reduced price for students; please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
This week, Counselor's Corner is full of important messages for parents on testing, the college application process, scholarship information and much more! Click here to read this week's Counselor's Corner.
Due to Monday's inclement weather, we have rescheduled the Dads' Club meeting to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Please join us next week in the Strake Family Cafeteria at SAA. Our guest, Bridget Hennessey is scheduled to come speak to us about her role as Head of Advancement at SAA. We will also discuss upcoming events such as raffle volunteers, Father-Daughter Mat Ball on Jan. 21, ISEE exam voluteers on Jan. 28, and other future activities. Please check your e-mail and Tiger Tracks for more details when available.
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
We had a great turn out at our Mothers' Club meeting this week. There was a lot of information about the upcoming events: Diversity Day, Mothers' Club Retreat, Style Show and Gala! Mark your calendars for our next meeting: Wednesday, Feb.1.
Diversity week is fast appoaching! Andrea Hollingsworth is once again coordinating the pot luck luncheon on Friday, Jan. 27. If you would like to help or donate food please contact Andrea.
Save the date! Friday, Mar. 30; Mothers' Club Retreat. More details to follow.
Style Show is Monday, Feb. 20; invitations are in the mail! If you can assist with the fittings; please contact Kristen Palmer.
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
Thanks to everyone that helped with the tree planting at the new Athletics Complex. The weather was perfect and Sr. Jane's blessing of the trees was truly inspirational. Special thanks to the Mothers' Club, Dads' Club, the advancement department, sport teams and coaches.
All teams are in district play and we have some tough games coming up this week. Please support the basketball team as they play at St. Pius X tomorrow. Frosh game starts at 10 a.m., JV at 11:30 and Varsity starting at 1 p.m. We also have middle school night on Tuesday, when the Tigers take on Beaumont Kelly. We encourage all middle school students to wear their jersey and get a free hot dog!
Our soccer team will take on Incarnate Word at home on Tuesday. Dogs in the Den and Senior Night on Thursday, Jan. 26. Our swimming and diving teams will compete against Mortan Ranch on Thursday for their final regular season meet.
If you have not turned in your RSVP for the Winter Sports Banquet, please do so this week. All athletes and their families are invited. We need a yes or no reply from the students. Go Tigers!
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
While we wait on the arrival of our new St. Agnes adult all weather fleece-lined hooded jackets, we have received new St. Agnes velocity shorts, convertible coffee mugs and new St. Agnes tumblers with lids and straws.
Our warm and lovely sofa throws, fleece blankets, performance wear and cotton hoodies are perfect for watching St. Agnes athletics or lounging around at home and our fleece jackets, St. Agnes pjs and St. Agnes umbrellas are a must for the season!
The Spirit Store routinely carries AC adapter power cords and stylus pens for all student tablets.
The Spirit Store will be open for the following upcoming events:
Tuesday, Jan. 17: St. Agnes basketball vs Beaumont Kelly (held in the St. Agnes Gym: JV 4:30 p.m.; varsity 6 p.m.)
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
Online Spirit Store