Join us for Handel's "Messiah" Tonight and Tomorrow!: Tickets are still available for the SAA/SJ Mixed Chorus' 23rd presentation of Handel's Messiah, 7 p.m., tonight and Saturday night at the Parsley Center at Strake Jesuit. Tickets are $10 each and will 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.
It's Raffle Time!: Tuesday, your daughters received their packets complete with raffle tickets, envelopes, and an information sheet. Please be sure to review this information with your daughters. They also received 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.
Style Show Tables: Looking for a prime seat at this year's Style Show on Feb. 20? You're in luck! St. Agnes will auction off three front row tables via our new mobile phone bidding system that also will be featured at this year's Gala, La Bella Notte. Bidding will begin the first week in January! Be on the look-out the next few weeks for e-mails with information on this easy-to-use bidding system and get the best seat in the house at the Style Show! Please contact Brooke Leibe with any questions.
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)!
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 email@example.com for details.
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 a paver order form. All gifts are tax deductible.
Textbooks Still Available from our Bookstore: As the busy holiday season approaches, this is a reminder that our official bookstore, managed by Follett Virtual Bookstores, continues to have books available - especially in cases where students are taking a different course for the second half of the year. The bookstore also buys back books all year long, just click the "Cash for Books" link at the bottom of the bookstore webpage. Click here to visit the bookstore. You can sign up for bookstore e-mails and be the first to hear about end-of-year book buyback information. Questions? Call Follett Virtual Bookstores at 877-827-2665.
St. Agnes grads will return to campus to answer questions on college life on Jan. 5, as St. Agnes holds its annual College Panel for juniors and seniors. To learn more, please click here.
Is your daughter gearing up for the SAT? This week in Counselor's Corner, our counselors provide important information on how to register and advice on when to take the test. To read the full article, please click here.
Thanks to all the dads who came to Yao's Bar and Grill Monday, it was great to meet new dads and get to know each other. The next Dad's Club meeting is Jan. 9. We look forward to a busy January with chaperones needed for the Winter Formal on Jan. 6, a tree planting volunteer opportunity possibly on Jan. 7, Raffle volunteers on the weekends, Father Daughter mat ball on Jan. 21 and ISEE exam voluteers on Jan. 28. Please check your e-mail and Tiger Tracks for more details when available.
Happy Holidays to everyone from SAA Dads' Club officers, Richard Becker, Joe Berno, Jim Dolan, Luis Zuniga, Bob Bobo, Chris Gracia & Cris Reyes.
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
Thank you to Debbie Sohmer for heading up the collection of toiletries to be given to Martha's Kitchen. We assembled the bags and had over 300 to donate! Thanks to all of you who sent the items to school, and thanks to the volunteers who came and assembled them.
Midterms are next week! Want to do something easy to help the girls during this very stressful time? Send in snacks! We will once again be having snacks available to them between their tests. We are distributing snacks Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, so we will need lots of yummy things! Small waters and juices are needed as well. Please bring in prepackaged snacks and/or drinks Monday or Tuesday and drop-off in Brooke Leibe's office, in the Advancement hallway. Homemade treats can be brought in any day of the exams and left in front of the auditorium. Volunteering is during exam times, 9:30-10:30 a.m. If you have questions, or want to volunteer, please contact Christine Hegwood or Rose Lindsey. These brave ladies are heading up the snacks for us this year!
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
Please mark your calendar and join us 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Los Tios, 9527 Westheimer. The Booster Club will provide dinner for all our wonderful volunteers. If you would like to learn more about the Booster Club, this would be a great night to join us and meet our members.
Please save the date! The Booster Club will participate in the school wide tree planting project for the new athletic fields noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. More details to come.
Calling all soccer alumnae- spread the word, the alumnae soccer game is on Jan. 3. Get your game on!
Our aquatic teams held a swim/dive-a-thon this week to raise money for Living Water International. If you'd like to make a donation, contact Kaitlin Kelley. Our next meet on Dec. 20 is a toy drive at Lamar High School. It's the annual trucks and teddy bear meet. Our team has collected many teddy bears that will be given to local charities.
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
During this time of hustle and bustle, let the St. Agnes Spirit Store help you with your gift list! We routinely assemble prepackaged gift bags in varying sizes and prices ranging from $54 to $135. 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.
Our sterling silver Veritas charm, has been reordered due to popular demand and is now in the store just in time for the holidays. 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 brand new St. Agnes Tiger Tumblers with screw on lids and straw have arrived and they are selling like hot cakes! Our St. Agnes Veritas woven sofa throws provide both elegant comfort and treasured memories. They are an ideal item which can be embroidered with your student's name and graduation year and our black fleece throws are perfect for students to carry when they travel.
The Spirit Store now carries AC Adapter Power Cords and Stylus Pens for all student tablets. Please remember that if you purchase a new a/c adaptor from the St. Agnes Spirit Store, we would appreciate it if you would bring us your old adaptors, or take them to the Green Club.
**Please excuse our mess! The Online Spirit Store is currently under reconstruction. Please be patient as we update photos of all our current merchandise.
Upcoming events: The Spirit Store will be open for the following upcoming events:
4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 SAA Basketball vs. Episcopal High School.
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