Thank You, From SAA Faculty and Staff!: As we begin to close 2011, our community has much to be grateful for and even more to look forward to in 2012. This January, we will begin to plant the grass on our new athletic fields! Thanks to the incredible efforts of Trees for Houston, St. Agnes will plant 95 trees on our new property on Jan. 7. We are hopeful that maybe our lacrosse team will be able to have some of their home games on the field after Spring Break! If you haven't checked it out yet, please drive past the property at the corner of Fondren and Bellaire to see the amazing things happening there.
Once again, our faculty and staff were humbled by your kind and generous gift this Christmas season. These heart-warming gifts make such a difference in our lives during the holidays. This Christmas, we are thankful for the continued love and support of our entire community. Thank you for your time volunteering with us, your guidance as we continue to grow our school, and the incredible gift of your daughters. Their bright young minds inspire us with their new ideas, their curiosity, and their ability to carry out the Dominican tradition in their daily lives. As we celebrate the birth of Christ, we wish everyone a safe, warm, and fun-filled holiday! Thanks for making our spirits merry and bright!
May God bless you,
Sister Jane Meyer, O.P., Head of School
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow Annual Fund: We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to those of you who have already made a gift to the Annual Fund this year. Gifts made to the Annual Fund have an immediate and profound effect on daily life at St. Agnes. Every donation is meaningful and allows us to provide the very best Dominican-rooted Catholic education year after year. Please consider making a gift today. To learn more about the Annual Fund, please go here.
Style Show Tables: Looking for a prime seat at this year's Senior Style Show 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at the Hilton Americas-Houston? You're in luck! St. Agnes will auction off three front row tables via our new mobile phone bidding system. Click here to read more!
New Issue of The Columns: Check out the new edition of The Columns, written by our students, here!
Last Minute Christmas Shopping?: As you make your list and checking twice, be sure the St. Agnes Legacy Gala is on it! La Bella Notte will feature exciting live, big board and silent auctions and will be more successful with donations from our friends, families and community.To look at our registries, please click here. Donations of tangible items, gift cards, cash, vacation homes, air miles, hotel stays, sports and theater tickets, or anything that would tempt you in an auction are welcome! Nothing is too small or too large. Donor forms may be accessed on the La Bella Notte Web site or by clicking here. Grazie and fare spese felice (Thank you and happy shopping)!
Recycle Your Electronics: Want to get rid of those old electronics after Christmas? The Green Club and Mrs. Vincent are now collecting toner, ink cartridges, cell phones, kindles, cameras, laptops, etc. year round. Any small electronic can be brought to Mrs. Vincent S201. Thank you!
Alumnae Soccer Game: Join us 7 p.m., Jan. 3, as the St. Agnes soccer alumnae will return to take on the 2011-2012 team. Who will be victorious? Join us for the last alumnae game on the current field before the new complex opens!
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.
The PSAT and PLAN scores have arrived! We have mailed them to your homes so you should be in receipt of the score reports and test booklets shortly. Click here to find out more about what these scores mean for your daughter.
Sophomore parents are invited to our annual event, Looking Ahead to College 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the SAA cafeteria. To read more about this event, click here.
The next Dad's club meeting will be in 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 in the cafeteria. We will discuss upcoming events such as raffle volunteers on the weekends, Father Daughter Mat Ball on Jan. 21 and ISEE exam voluteers on Jan. 28. Please check your e-mails and Tiger Tracks for more details when available.
Dads, come out to help plant trees at the new Athletics Field Complex 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the intersection of Fondren and Bellaire Blvd. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nancy Loncarich. Refreshments will be provided, please dress comfortably.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the SAA Dads' Club!
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
A BIG thank you goes out to Christine Hegwood and Rose Lindsey for coordinating snacks for our girls for three days during mid terms. Also, thanks to all the elves that came to help out.
The Mothers' Club wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the break; our next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 11. Hope to see you there!
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
Calling all soccer alumnae- spread the word, the alumnae soccer game is on Jan. 3. Get your game on!
The basketball team is participating again this year in the Elves and More bike program. Deserving kids will receive a new bike and our girls help make it happen. Please come watch the team play Episcopal High School tonight. It's teacher appreciation night! Go Tigers!
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
The count-down until Christmas has begun! Let the St. Agnes Spirit Store assist you with your shopping needs! The brand new St. Agnes Tiger Tumblers with screw on lids and straw as well as our new stainless steel "with or without" handle Coffee Mugs have arrived and they are selling like hot cakes!
Our prepackaged gift bags in varying sizes and prices ranging from $54 to $135 are proving to be a delightful surprise for both current families and alumnae alike.
For customers wishing to make store purchases during the holidays, please contact and stop in to visit with Mr. Leland McKinney at 713-219-5461 in the St. Agnes Business Office from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Thank you for your support of St. Agnes Spirit. We wish you, your families and friends a blessed holiday season.
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