Tiger Girls Christmas Show: The Tiger Girls dance team presents The Nutcracker "Sweeter" tonight and tomorrow night. The Tiger Girls have created a modern twist on the traditional ballet through student choreography and contemporary music selections. Join us 7 p.m. in the St. Agnes auditorium! Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information contact Julie Chilton at 713-219-5475.
Tickets Available for Upcoming Messiah Concert: Tickets for the SAA/SJ Mixed Chorus' 23rd presentation of Handel's Messiah, to be held 7 p.m., Dec. 9 and 10 at the Parsley Center at Strake Jesuit, will be on sale during lunch, Monday Dec. 5, through Friday, December 9, in the foyer outside the SAA cafeteria near the soda machines. Tickets are also available at the Strake Jesuit Spirit Store, store hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and the St. Agnes Spirit Store, store hours Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and will also be available at the door based on availability. The concert begins with traditional and non-traditional holiday pieces, followed by "The Messiah". An annual highlight is an invitation to SAA/SJ Chorus alumni to join in the singing of the "Hallelujah." For further ticket information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Us Tomorrow!: The Strake Jesuit/St. Agnes Academy Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Band will present "Traditions of Christmas" at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Parsley Center at Strake Jesuit. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each, children under 12 are free. Today is the last day you can purchase discounted tickets at the spirit store for $8 each.
It's Raffle Time!: Tuesday, your daughters will receive their packets complete with raffle tickets, envelopes, and an information sheet. Please be sure to review this information with your daughters. They will also receive an e-mail detailing the parish sign-up locations and times. They are to coordinate directly with the raffle captain at that parish in order to sell there. The raffle holidays are Friday, Feb. 17 and Friday, March 9. The drawing will be Monday, March 19! For more information, visit the SAA Raffle site here or contact Brooke Leibe.
Acting Recital: Parents and friends are invited to the annual Fall Acting Recital 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the SAA auditorium. Acting students will perform monologues and duet scenes they have been working on all semester. Admission is FREE and we will be serving holiday refreshments at intermission. For more information, contact Felicia Miller.
Holiday Shopping is in the air!: As you begin making 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)!
Legacy Paver Program: We invite you to participate in this ongoing program. Pavers make excellent gifts whether you are honoring members of your family, teachers or close friends; commemorating a special event or occasion such as birthdays, Christmas, or as a tribute to a loved one. The deadline is Dec. 14. Click here for further instructions and to print the paver order form. All gifts are tax deductible.
Alumnae Soccer Game: Join us 7 p.m., Jan. 3, as the St. Agnes soccer alumni 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!
Study Abroad for College Credit this Summer!: Parents and students are invited to visit with representatives from Learning Programs International (LPI), a total immersion program for foreign language students, Tuesday at lunchtime in the library conference room. LPI will present information on the 2012 summer study and volunteer abroad programs. Come learn about how you can earn college credit while studying abroad in Spain, Costa Rica, Peru, France, Italy or China. Also learn about volunteer opportunities offered by the LPI Global Impact programs where students can earn college credit and volunteer service hours. Click here to visit the LPI website and talk with your friends who studied abroad this summer. Contact Marie Moore for more information.
This week, our Counselors prepared tips and strategies to prepare for upcoming exams. Please click here to read more about how to help your daughter prepare for exams. If you were unable to joins us at the Sophomore Parent night, and would like to see the presentation, please click here.
The next Dad's Club meeting will be a casual holiday mixer 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Yao Restaurant & Bar, 9755 Westheimer @ Gessner. Come and meet us in the bar and please invite a Dad who has not been able to attend past meetings. It's a great chance to see old friends, network and kick-off the holiday season. (P.S. drinks will be dutch treat). We hope to see you all there!
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
Thanks to the moms and dads for coming out to help decorate on Monday evening! Thanks to Colette Potts for organizing again this year!
Take one last look around (or make a trip to the store!) and find any small sized toiletries that you can donate to Martha's Kitchen. Debbie Sohmer will organize these items 8 a.m. Wednesday, in the Mother's Club room. She could use some help! If you can make it, please bring scissors. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.
We will once again be providing snacks for the girls during mid-terms. We will need donations of all kinds of snacks and drinks. We will be volunteering Dec 14-16. Please watch for more information as the time draws near. If you have any questions, or would like to help out by either dropping off snacks or helping on these days, please contact Christine Hegwood.
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
A huge thanks to Bridget Staudt, Melissa Magee and the volleyball team for making the fall sports banquet such a wonderful night. The cafeteria was transformed into a beautiful banquet room as we honored our fall sports teams and our seniors.
The aquatic teams are off this week and the basketball team does not have a game until Dec. 9, when they will have teacher appreciation night as they take on Episcopal High School at home. Our soccer team has two away games coming up, playing St. Johns tonight and St. Pius X on Tuesday.
Please plan to join the Booster Club at our next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Los Tios on Westheimer. We will provide dinner for all of our volunteers who have worked so hard this semester to make tiger athletics a stand out program.
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
The Spirit Store is preparing for the upcoming holidays! We are proud to present prepackaged gift bags in varying sizes and prices ranging from $54 to $135. The St. Agnes canvas totes, recyclable totes, golf coolers and string backpacks are overflowing with items from the Spirit Store and will provide a delightful surprise gift for adults and students alike.
We also have our new Messiah CD on sale! Listen to the beautiful music of the SAA/SJ Chorus, perfect for the holidays!
Our new sterling silver Veritas charm, perfect for either a necklace or bracelet, has sold out but has been reordered due to popular demand. It may be purchased either as a charm or with a 16" sterling silver box chain and it makes a stunning gift set for alumnae, grandparents, parents, or students for Christmas, birthdays and graduation.
The Spirit Store now carries AC adapter power cords and stylus pens for all student tablets.
Please excuse our mess! The Online Spirit Store is currently under reconstruction. Please be patient as we update photos of all our current merchandise
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