Raffle Collection: The next collection will be Tuesday, Jan. 24. Your daughters may turn in their tickets at that point. If you would like more information on the raffle or to opt-out, please click here.
Help the Green Club!: The Green Club is looking for flowers, soil and NEW pots for our Earth Week activities. If you are interested in donating any of these items, please contact Jocelyn Vincent.
The Pajama Game: Mark your calendars for the SAA/SJ production of the 1954 Broadway hit, The Pajama Game. This family-friendly musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell will be presented at 7:30 p.m Feb. 24-25, March 2-3. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m Feb. 26. Tickets are $10 and will be available for sale the week of the production and at the door. Questions? Contact us for ticket reservations and more information.
Retreat Drivers Needed: Attention sophomore parents! The sophomore retreat Wednesday, Feb. 15 needs YOU to drive a group of girls to participate in a community service project 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. The class will be going in the morning to various locations in the area, providing service to children and seniors. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of your daughter's classmates and spread a little SAA spirit into the community. Click here for more information or to volunteer. Questions? Contact Terri Dougherty.
The International Food Festival: Join us Friday, Jan. 27 during the lunch hour. All students are asked to participate by bringing a meal, side dish, or dessert that represents a culture or heritage of their choice. Bring enough for twelve or more servings in a disposable aluminum container if it needs to be re-heated, or in any type of disposable container if it doesn't need to be re-heated. All food should be fully cooked before it arrives at school. Bring food to the cafeteria before school on Jan. 27. Include a note with your name, the name of the food, country of origin, and whether it's served hot, cold, or at room temperature. Tell us if it includes nuts or shellfish.
We will be feeding 800+ students, so we need many volunteers. Let us know if you can help: Friday, 7:15-10 a.m. or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Andrea Hollingsworth for more information.
Financial Aid and Application Process: Online Financial Aid applications for the 2012-2013 academic year can be completed through our online application process. All applications for the 2012-2013 academic year financial aid must be completed by the Feb. 15 deadline. Parents can complete the online application with the Independent School Management's FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) program. Click here for more information. After reviewing the online information, if you have additional questions, please contact our Financial Aid Coordinator, Alicia Scalco at 713-219-5452.
Trip to Italy!: Enjoy your summer dream tour of Italy with SAA parents, teachers, and students departing May 31. Stay in great hotels located in the historical city centers and explore the Vatican, St. Peters, the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, Villa Borghese, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Orvieto, Siena, the Cathedral of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Davanzati, Assisi, and Frascati. Expert guides combined with creatively designed tours and experienced tour leader and Art History teacher, Laura Costa, will enrich your visit to each site. For brochures or more information please contact Laura Costa.
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.
College Information Night: Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the SAA auditorium for the SAA/SJ joint College Information Night for junior and sophomore students and their parents. For more information on topics of discussion and which colleges will be there, click here.
Junior Parents: Questions about taking the ACT or the SAT? Click here to read more from our counselors about optimum timing, and how to sign up! Is your daughter interested in taking a test prep class at SAA? Click here to learn about the upcoming prep class at SAA on Jan. 29.
College Financial Aid Seminar: The Strake Jesuit College Counseling Office is pleased to offer a college financial aid workshop 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Strake Jesuit library. If you plan to attend, please notify Alejandra Cashiola in the Guidance office and indicate if you would like to stay for help with the FAFSA.
Thank you to Mimi Butler & Leigh Stubbs, co-chairs of this year's SAA Gala, for speaking to the Dads' Club about the 2012 St. Agnes Legacy Gala and Auction on March 24. Read more about the SAA Gala here.
Father-daughter mat ball has been put on hold for the time being due to other activities. The ISEE Exam will be Saturday Jan. 28 and the Dads' Club will assist with logistics for this event.
Also, Dads' Club will participate in the Archdiocese Steps for Students 5K Saturday, Feb. 18. More details will follow. The Raffle is currently ongoing at different churches. If you wish to volunteer and help or even signup your church to host raffle sales, please contact Brooke Leibe for more information.
The next Dads' Club meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. The guest speaker will be Dean of Students, Elaine Eichelberger. We hope to see you then.
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
Diversity week is fast appoaching! Andrea Hollingsworth is once again coordinating the pot luck luncheon on Friday, Jan. 27. If you would like to help or donate food please contact Andrea.
Save the date! Friday, Mar. 30; Mothers' Club Retreat. More details to follow.
You should have received your invitation to the annual St. Agnes Senior Style Show, Monday, Feb. 20! If you can assist with the fittings; please contact Kristen Palmer. It is sure to be a fun-filled time! Put together a table of friends, or indicate that you would like to sit with other moms and daughters in the same grade.
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
The Booster Club was proud to provide all the girls a tiger string back pack for the winter pep rally. The girls were excited and they look great.
Our JV swim team is preparing for the City Championship Jan. 28 and the varsity squad is preparing for district regional meet. The basketball team takes on Incarnate Word tonight and they will honor their seniors at home on Jan. 24 when they take on Houston Christian. Our soccer team plays against St. John's at home on Jan. 24.
The Booster Club has several officer positions opening in the spring. Please contact me if you are interested. Go Tigers!
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
Valentine's Day, Spring Break and Easter are right around the corner and the Spirit Store is starting our Spring cleaning early! Click here to visit the Spirit Store and check out the following clearance items:
Adult all-weather, fleece lined zip up jackets- selective sizes
Smoke grey flip top water bottles
Stainless steel water bottles
Solid gold Men's Polo Shirts- selective sizes
Solid Black Men's Polo shirts- selective sizes
Black with white piping Ladies Polo Shirts- selective sizes
Stainless steel Coffee mugs
St. Agnes Stadium cushions
Dads' Club Polo Shirts- selective sizes
St. Agnes T-Shirts- selective sizes
Pink and Yellow Ladies' Polo Shirts
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