August 21, 2015

At the Academy

Attention Alumnae Moms!
Please join us for the St. Agnes Academy 2015 Generations Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25 in the Fleming Room. We invite alumnae legacy family members and their current student to be our guest for a breakfast and celebration of Academy Women. Alumnae aunts, grandmothers and sisters are all welcome to join us. Please register online for you and your student(s) by today, August 21 or contact Director of Alumnae Relations, Lori Sebastian Pinter ’88 at 713.219.5493.

St. Agnes/Strake Jesuit 2015-2016 Performing Arts Event Tickets - Now Available for Sale Online!
Tickets for the entire 2015-2016 SAA/SJ performing arts season, including the annual Messiah performance are now available for online purchase. As a bonus, patrons purchasing tickets to three or more different events (not performances) will receive a 10% discount off their entire purchase. Go online to view the new season and purchase your tickets now!

SAA Music Department Presents the Faculty Recital
Join us for the Faculty Recital, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3 in the St. Agnes Chapel. Various talented music instructors and SAA staff will hold the spotlight in this recital. Among those performing include SAA performing arts teachers Kimberly Fuselier Mendoza, Jeremy Wood, and Jewell Handy as well as SAA voice teachers Shannon Langman, Christopher Michel, Gregory Smith, and Kelly Waguespack. Punch and cookies will be served at the conclusion of the recital. All students taking private voice lessons are expected to attend.

Sign Up Party
If you missed it at last year's Legacy Gala, you can still sign up for the "Don't Worry, Be Happy" Sign-Up Party, 6 p.m. tonight, August 21, at the home of Deb Day in West University. This Ladies Happy Hour is a great place to come visit with your friends and make new ones as we kick off the 2015-2016 school year with drinks and appetizers. Tickets are $75 per person, with 75 max attendees. RSVP to Gina Sessums  at 713.271.6937. 
Graciously hosted by Betty Lennon, Karen Gonsoulin, Deb Dade, and Patty Kallmeyer.

Calculator Rewards Program
Did you purchase a new TI calculator? Or still have the packing from a previous purchase? The TI Technology Rewards program offers educators the opportunity to collect points from calculator purchases. Please cut out the Rewards Program points from the back of the package and give it to your math teacher when school starts. St. Agnes is then able to redeem these points for a wide variety of free TI products and services!  The St. Agnes Math Department thanks you!

Counselors' CornerAcademy Fund

This week, Counselors' Corner looks at several important issues coming up. To read these articles in their entirety, visit Counselors' Corner.

  • Senior Parent Information Night- Join us 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 in the Strake Family Cafeteria at St. Agnes. We encourage all senior parents to attend to learn more about the college application process. The college counselors look forward to meeting you and answering your questions about college admissions. The evening presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
  • An Update from the Director of Guidance- Visit Counselors' Corner to meet our new hires, Rob Mooring and Ariann Grant, and get reacquainted with some of our veterans- Laura Reksc Rich and Sujey Romero Doctoroff.

Read the full articles at Counselors' Corner.

Save the Date – Gifts of Learning Breakfast: All parents, especially new parents, are encouraged to attend this can’t-miss, upbeat, and inspiring morning filled with St. Agnes and Dominican spirit. This is our kick-off for the school year and the Academy Fund, our annual giving program. We promise we will have you out the door in one hour. Mark your calendars now for 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, at the Junior League of Houston. RSVP to Martha McLendon.

Club NewsSpirit Store

Mothers' Club
Attention Senior Parents: Please volunteer for the Senior Class sponsored Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. The theme is "Back-to-School Barbecue."  
We need:

  • Homemade desserts (pies, cakes, cookies) dropped off in the Fleming Room by 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23
  • Helpers for the luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (quick clean-up afterward)
  • Helpers to set up and decorate the Fleming Room 9:30 - 11 a.m. 

This is a great opportunity to show the St. Agnes faculty and staff how very much you appreciate what they've done for your daughter. Please email Carole Day and Jill Ditto and indicate how you would like to help. 

Save the Date- Please mark your calendars for our next Mothers’ Club meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 28.

Dads' Club
Please note some of our upcoming activities:

Father/Daughter Bowling Tournament at Palace Bowling Lanes
Date: Sunday, August 30
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Price: $25 per bowler
To register, click here.

Dads Night Out: Texans vs. Colts
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: TBD

Father/Daughter Mass and Brunch at The Westin Houston, Memorial City
Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 9 a.m. (registration and pictures open at 8 a.m.)
Price: $45 per attendee
To register, click here.

Booster Club
Congratulations to those who made the Volleyball, Field Hockey and Cross Country Teams!

Join us for our first Booster Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the health building behind the Gym.

If your daughter is planning on playing a sport this year, please contact me to see how you can help in Booster Club. We have a lot planned for this year and want you to be involved in making our athletics program the best it can be!

-Gina Sessums, Booster Club President

Welcome back! The Spirit Store is open for business every school day 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come by and stock up for the year! Several items from last year are on sale.

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