PARENTS: Please plan to attend Follow Your Daughter's Schedule Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday beginning in the Auditorium. Parents will have an opportunity to meet their daughter's teachers and learn more about her classes. See you there!
From the Dean of Students: Greetings and welcome back to what promises to be a great new school year! Just a friendly reminder that we at SAA are dedicated to educating the whole child and preparing them, not just academically for the responsibilities that await them after high school, but also emotionally. Please empower your daughter by avoiding bringing items up to school that they have forgotten at home. This includes lunches, laptops, homework, etc. It is an important lesson for them to learn that if they forget something they simply must face the consequences. I assure you that if it happens even once, they will learn a valuable lesson and most likely develop a system of organization that works for them. I encourage you to give your daughters this opportunity. Many thanks!
- Elaine Eichelberger, Dean of Students
Cafeteria information: Friday is the last day that students will be able to carry a negative balance on their Sage Dining account. Balances remaining from last year with ECI did not transfer to Sage Dining. Please go here to set up a new account with Sage. Your daughter must either have money on her account or pay cash beginning Monday. Negative balances can be cleared either on the account or with payment via your daughter. If you have funds remaining with ECI, you should receive an e-mail from ECI explaining how to obtain a refund. If you do not receive an e-mail from ECI you may call them at 713-772-7773, ext. 301. A customer representative with ECI should answer all of your questions regarding refunds, however please contact Dale Grassman should you need additional help.
Midterm Exams info: Parents, pease note that midterm exams will be Dec. 14-17, 2011. Dec. 17 is a Saturday, but due to the way the Christmas holidays fall on the calendar in 2011, Saturday was needed to allow for a full two weeks of Christmas break. Please do not make any travel plans until Sunday, Dec. 18 to avoid having to pay a $50 fee to take an exam early. Thanks for your cooperation!
Join us for Mass and the Rosary: Please join us in the St. Agnes Chapel for Mass during the lunch period on Tuesdays and for the Rosary on Thursdays, also in the Chapel during lunch. Check out our Mass schedule with a list of visiting priests. Fr. Tom Rafferty from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church will be with us next Tuesday! Please join us in prayer as we strengthen our faith together.
ATTENTION BAND AND ORCHESTRA PARENTS: Please remember that we have our first Booster Club meeting this Tuesday, August 30 at 7 p.m. in the Parsley Center. You can join our SJ/SAA Music Booster Club via the SJ Web site by clicking here.
Give your SAA spirit a boost: The SAA Spirit Store is open for business Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please come and see our new uniform-approved merchandise, as well as all our spirit items or visit our web site. Thank you for your support of SAA Spirit!
The Counseling Office has important information for our parents this week - details about Senior Parent Information Night; why your daughter should read her Monday Morning Memo; a spotlight article on the college admissions process; dates for Coffee with the Counselors; a seminar opportunity for strategies for financing college; and learning more about transitions to high school. Click here for this week's news.
Bowling with Dads & Daughters: Dads, let's get to know each other and your daughter's classmates. Join the St. Agnes Dads' Club for our First Annual Bowling Social on Saturday, September 17, 2-4 p.m. at 300 BOWLING located at 925 Bunker Hill, Houston 77024 (www.300houston.com). The cost is $22 per person which includes: shoes, lane, pizza lunch and unlimited fountain drinks. If dads aren't able to attend, other family members and friends are welcome. RSVP to Bob Bobo at email@example.com to reserve your spot today. Available spots are limited so please reply by Sept. 9.
-Bob Bobo, SAA Dads' Club Director of Social Events
Mark your calendar for our first meeting, Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria with guest Rick Wertz, speaking on "How to be a Faithful Father." .
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club President
Follow Your Daughter's schedule is next week - Wednesday, August 31. If you are able to help with set up (5:30 p.m.) or replenish cookies on your way to your next class, then please contact Kristen Palmer or Susan Williams.
What to do with all those travel-sized toiletries you picked up on vacation or when you travel for business? Donate them! Debbie Sohmer is collecting these personal hygiene items to put together bags for Martha's Kitchen. Start saving them now! The collection baskets will go out Nov. 1. They will put the bags together on Dec. 7. These are greatly appreciated by the clients that Martha's Kitchen serves. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Sohmer.
The parents of the Class of 2012 will be hosting a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 21. If you are the parent of a senior and interested in helping by baking a dessert or making a cash/gift card donation, please contact Alice Rohrman.
Don't forget! Our first Mother's Club meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 7 at noon in the Fleming Room. We will enjoy a light lunch followed by a short meeting. I hope that you can join us!
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Booster Club is happy to see so many girls participating in our sport programs; this will be a record year for the number of athletes in our program! We need more help this year with the sport banquets and concession stand hours. Please consider attending the Booster Club meeting on Sept. 14. If you can't make the meetings and would just like to volunteer, please contact me - and let me know if prefer Tuesday or Thursday, 2:50 p.m.-4 p.m, and a date. E-mail me your preferred dates and I will sign you up. Also please mark your calendars for the Fall Sports Banquet on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. This banquet is for all cross country, field hockey, and volleyball players and parents.
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President