The Pajama Game Tonight: This family-friendly musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell will be presented at 7:30 p.m Feb. 24-25, March 2-3, with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m, Feb. 26. Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunch at SAA on Thursday and Friday the week of the musical, in the SJ Spirit Store and at the door. If a St. Agnes student purchases a ticket in advance, she will receive a wrist band and may wear pajama pants to school on Friday, Mar. 2. Questions? Contact us for ticket reservations and more information.
Website Survey Results: Thanks to the 185 (21% of families) who responded and are helping us make decisions for improvement. Click here here to see the full report.
Amazing Istanbul: This three-part series on the mystery and history of the Imperial City is presented by Dr. William Neidinger (Strake Jesuit ’68). All are welcome to join us 7-8:30 p.m. Monday evenings Mar. 19 through Apr. 2 in the Fleming Room. To learn more and to register, click here. Registration is $40 per person with a reduced price for students available by contacting Dr. Neidinger. Plan your journey through the centuries at Nea Roma, Constantinople, Byzantium, and Istanbul!
Raffle Collection: The next scheduled raffle collection is Tuesday, Feb. 28 at lunch. Students must have 200 or more tickets turned in by Mar. 8 in order to qualify for the second Raffle Holiday, Mar. 9. If you would like more information on the raffle or to opt-out, please click here.
AP World History Placement Test - Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am in the cafeteria. Required for sophomores interested in enrolling in AP World History. Sign up outside Kellie Farrell's classroom by Tuesday, Feb. 28 to take the test. Test preparation documents will be emailed Thursday, Mar. 1 to all who sign up. Questions? Contact Kellie Farrell.
Green Club Donations Needed!: The Green Club is looking for flowers, soil and NEW pots for our Earth Week activities. If you are interested in donating any of these items, please contact Jocelyn Vincent.
Recycling Drive: March 5-8 in the rotunda. Bring large electronics such as VCRs, DVD players, flat screen tvs, monitors, cables, chargers, batteries, coffee pots, etc. All laptops and cell phones should go to Mrs. Vincent in S201. Did you know?...St. Agnes ranks third out of more than 600 high schools in the U.S. for recycled small electronics.
Italian Tour: Enjoy your summer dream tour of Italy with SAA parents, teachers, and students departing May 31. 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 more information please contact Laura Costa.
Algebra Summer Review Course: Students are invited if entering Algebra 2 this fall. The two-week refresher course runs 9 a.m.-noon, June 4-15 and focuses on important topics from Algebra 1. For registration forms, contact your daughter’s current math teacher. The course is $135 per student.
For more information, contact Kathi Thompson.
Interesting Articles for Senior and Junior Parents: Here is a unique blog article from The Washington Post about a few misconceptions on the current trends in college admissions. It is aimed specifically at parents of juniors who at this time of year are talking about colleges. Click here to read "5 Wrong Ideas about College Admission." In addition, check out this article from Reader's Digest on "Advice for Parents of College-Bound Kids" targeted for senior and junior parents. Last but not least, here is a list of "13 Things Parents Should Do to Help their College-Bound Kid" designed for senior parents.
The SAA Dads' Club and Steps for Students 5K Committee thank all volunteers, participants, sponsors and registrants who supported the 7th Annual Steps for Students. Although the race was cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions, the fees and pledges received will be distributed to the designated schools. As all permitting, sanctioning and city approval were date specific, the race will not be rescheduled. Many thanks for your understanding and indomitable STEPS spirit!
Please mark your calendars for 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3 at the West Houston Assistance Ministry (WHAM) for our Spring Father/Daughter Service Day. Last year we helped with their Second Blessing resale store by cleaning the sales floor, processing incoming materials, and sorting and cleaning the processing area. It was a great opportunity for the girls to mix with their guests, work together, and have some fun at the same time. A big shout-out to Mike Simon who will once again be providing breakfast to the volunteers courtesy of Shipley Do-Nuts. After the event there will be a Dutch treat lunch for those who are interested. To find out more, sign up, or to volunteer please contact Joe Berno.
Our next Dads' Club meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday, March 5 in the SAA cafeteria.
The 2012 SAA Gala "La Bella Notte" is on March 24. The Dads' Club routinely helps with logistics on this event. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Cris Reyes.
Richard Becker, Dads' Club President
WOW! A big thank you goes out to Becky Healey and Jeanne Klein! The Style Show was a fabulous event and so much fun! Thanks to Becky, Jeanne and all the volunteers that made this such a special day.
Join us for the annual Mothers' Club Retreat, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Mar. 30 at the Cenacle Retreat House. Please send $40 to Caren Steffes at 21219 Lochmere Lane, Katy, TX 77450 if you plan to attend. Charleen Katra, Associate Director of Ministry with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will speak, followed by lunch and a mass with Fr. R.B. Williams. We plan to work on a philanthropy project for the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Questions? Call Caren Steffes at 281.647.6498 or Lisa Schoolfield at 281.579.3290.
Interested in serving on the Mothers' Club Board OR chairing a committee for next year? Please let me know! We need three more people to serve on the nominating committee to put the slate together for the Mothers' Club Board. We only meet once. Please contact me if you can serve on this important committee.
Our next Mothers' Club Meeting will be a Special Leap Year Meeting! We will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 29 in the Fleming Room. Hope to see you there!
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
Congratulations to the softball team, that captured two of three games to open the Brazoswood Tournament. The Tigers will play three games tomorrow to finish the tournament.
Last weekend, the soccer team finished second in the state in a hard fought, final game and our swimming and diving team finished third in the state. Our basketball team also ended a great season last weekend.
Our Spring sports are in full swing and looking great. This weekend, our track team takes part in the Will Taylor Relay, the tennis team plays in Clear Lake, the softball team plays at Brazoswood, lacrosse plays against St. John's and our golf team plays an away match in Magnolia. Thanks to all of our team parents that get our girls to and from these games and keep them well fed. Click here for the reservation form for the Spring Sports Banquet. Please RSVP whether you plan to attend or not.
The Booster Club is looking for parents who would like to be involved next year. Several leadership positions are still open. Please contact me if you would be willing to help us out. Go Tigers!
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
Having trouble staying awake and alert? Buy one of our converter ‘with/without the handle’ coffee mugs for your coffee and hot chocolate. Also, consider purchasing one of our new St. Agnes clear acrylic tumblers, which can take both hot and cold liquids and are a must for all athletic events.
St. Agnes Spirit Store carries two styles of umbrellas for all those rainy days. Check out our adult fleece-lined zip jackets, tiger paw velocity shorts in sizes YL (14-16) to adult XL, and a new shipment of black and gold PJ’s.
Easter and graduation are right around the corner and we hope you will keep in mind our beautiful sterling silver veritas charms and chains or our woven sofa throws which can be embroidered with names, initials and graduation year.
Visit our website or stop in to see us.
The Spirit Store will be open for the following events:
Tonight, Feb. 24 for the St. Agnes Spring Musical at 7:30 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