October 2, 2015

At the Academy

Schedule Change: Wednesday, October 7
Due to unforeseen schedule conflicts, we are changing the schedule Wednesday, Oct. 7 from an AM Assembly with Activity Block to an AM Assembly with Late Start. We will still have a lot going on during the early morning next week as our entire STUCO and Preaching Teams have a workshop at 7:30 a.m. Thank you for understanding.

Week of Oct. 12
This week is around the corner! Here's a cheat sheet for that tricky schedule.

  • Monday - Columbus Day, No Classes
  • Tuesday - Senior Skip Day, Seniors have no classes
  • Wednesday
    • 9th grade retreat through Thursday at 3 p.m.
    • 10th & 11th grades PSAT exam: Students are dismissed immediately following the exam at noon. The library will only be open until 3 p.m. and there is no cafeteria service.
    • Seniors have no classes

Double Triple Trio at Renaissance Festival
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the beautiful harmonies of our students! The Texas Renaissance Festival will feature our Double Triple Trio, the St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit Triple Trios, the weekends of October 9-11, October 31-November 1 and November 20-22.

Comedy Sportz
Come enjoy the Comedy Sportz teams of St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit as they go head to head for some entertaining competition. Join us 7 p.m. Thursday, October 8 in the Lowman Theatre at Strake Jesuit.

Paella & Sangria
A limited number of tickets are available for the Gala Signup Party, “Paella & Sangria,” graciously hosted by Michael and Stacy Chapman Medrano '88! This Spanish fiesta will be on October 17 and is a great way to get to know other SAA parents! Tickets are $100 per person, with 75 max attendees. Proceeds from this event go towards the annual gala & auction. RSVP for this event by contacting Gina Sessums at 713.271.6937. We hope to see you on October 17!

Freshman Mom's Mixer, 7-9 p.m. October 22
You deserve a night off! Come out and join your fellow freshman moms for a fun and casual mixer. Join us for cocktails, canapés and conversation, sponsored by the Gala Committee. Please bring a bottle of wine ($40+) to support the Evening in Monte Carlo Gala Wine Pull. Click here to RSVP today!

Spring Break 2016: Trip to Germany and Austria- the Heart of Europe 
Open to all students and family, our group will visit the most beautiful parts of Germany: Rothenburg/Heidelberg Castle, Oberammergau, Munich, the Dachau concentration camp Memorial, the Bavarian Alps, the castle of Neuschwanstein, the inspiration of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland, the opulent Linderhof Palace and more. Next, we visit Salzburg and Vienna. A $400 deposit must be made now to reserve this trip. If you are interested in this fabulous trip, please contact Marie Moore or Marcia Clark

Counselors' Corner

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

  • The 2016-2017 CSS Profile is now available!
    Senior parents, you may now start filling out your CSS Profile. This is especially important if your daughter is applying early decision or early action because her admissions decisions may be accompanied by an estimated financial aid package. What is a CSS profile? Find out at Counselors' Corner.
  • Sophomore Group Guidance
    This week, members of the college counselors visited the Class of 2018 and talk about what they can do to prepare for Senior year! They are just scratching the surface of the college conversation, covering introductory topics. We look forward to the chance to work with your daughters and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask your daughter who her counselor is and reach out to them.

Read the full articles at Counselors' Corner.

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Mothers' Club
Collection bins for toiletries for Martha’s Kitchen will be in the rotunda and administration building for a few more weeks. Our goal is to assemble 400 hygiene bags for Martha’s Kitchen to distribute to those in need during the holidays. Please help us by supporting this effort if you can.

Please mark your calendars for the next Mothers' Club meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 28. This will be a working meeting as we have several projects to complete. The more the merrier!

Dads' Club
Please note some of our upcoming activities:

Father/Daughter Mass and Brunch at The Westin Houston, Memorial City
is hosted by the Dads' Club on Oct. 18. Don't miss this rare opportunity to connect with your teenage daughter and create a lasting memory. The price is $45 per attendee. Self-parking is included; remember to bring your ticket to check-in for validation.

Location: Westin Houston Memorial City, 945 Gessner Rd. To register, click here.

How you can help: We are looking for a few volunteers to transport items, help with the logistics for the brunch and serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. If you are interested, please contact Joe Berno and Dan Castaneda.

Please note some other upcoming activities:
Dads' Night Out: Texans vs. Colts
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: “The Original” Rajin Cajun at 4302 Richmond

Monthly Golf Group: The Dads’ Club is introducing a monthly golf outing. If you are interested in participating in the group at any time, please contact Golf Czar, Quintin Smith at 281.836.1285. He is targeting mid-morning tee times on one Saturday per month at Sienna Plantation.

Know Your Car Seminar: If you have a daughter who is currently driving or will be soon, be sure to attend this great workshop, Saturday, Nov. 14 in the Strake Family Cafeteria at St. Agnes. This general overview will acquaint young drivers with the functioning parts of an automobile. If you plan to attend, or are interested in volunteering, contact Vic Caso.

Bro Tanks are back! Now available in coral in new sizes. Order online or stop by the store!


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