ALLIANCE ST. AGNES NEWSLETTER — OCT. 22

Posted 1 year ago

By Kevin Horn

October 22, 2013

Dear Parents and Students:

– Parent-Teacher conferences are Thursday from 9 AM-6 PM. The teachers have several students so please keep your conference to about fifteen minutes.

– The annual St. Agnes chili feed will be held Friday, October 25, before the Alliance/Gering football game. Raffle tickets are on sale in the school office or from Jason and Tera Digmann, Brandon and Bethany Kiser or Rich Otto. This year they are raffling off tickets to the Denver Broncos-Kansas City Chiefs game with one night in a hotel, Nebraska-Michigan State game with two nights in a hotel, $300 beef bundle, $200 cash and $150 cash.

– Condolences go out to Terri Burke and family, with the death of Terri’s mother, Ethel Happ. Mrs. Happ died Monday, at her home in Greeley, NE. Funeral services will be Friday. Terri will not be here for conferences.

– Congratulations to Terri Burke, Carolyn Farritor and our volleyball girls for having a fun, successful season. They lost one game all season! It was so much fun to watch you play. I am sorry to see the season end. I love the way Terri and Carolyn teach through every point. Winning is not their most important goal, but teaching how to play the game as a team is. Coaches you are so successful! Lady Crusaders you represented St. Agnes well by playing as a team and being gracious winners. Go Big Blue!

– The theme Red Ribbon Week (nationwide) is, “A Healthy Me is Drug Free.” At SAA a group of students plan the activities for Red Ribbon Week.   These students are 4th-8th graders and are members of the St. Agnes Youth (SAY) group which is the equivalent of student council at some schools. Because we don’t have school this Wednesday afternoon, Thursday or Friday, we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week

the week of October 28- Thursday October 31. The committee, headed by Mrs. Smith, has several things planned.  They have a theme for each day and each day one of the committee members will make an announcement in reference to Red Ribbon Week, the entire student body over the intercom system.

Monday (the 28th) is “Put a CAP on Drugs” day.  The students will wear red caps (of their choice) to school.  They will also receive their red ribbons.  The students will be given certificates to sign promising to be drug free. These will be displayed in the building at a place yet to be determined.

Tuesday our theme is “I am too smart to even start” The kids will receive Smarties candy to eat.

Wednesday our theme is “I would rather say NO than go with the flow.”  The students will be given red pencils with the saying “Just say NO” on them. On Wednesday we will also have a presentation at 9:30 AM.  We will have a general assembly in the gym for all the students until 10 AM. K-4 will be dismissed at this time but 5-8 will stay in the gym for a drug free presentation until 11:30 AM. We will conclude the day by planting daffodils bulbs along the fence around our parking lot.  Last year we planted red tulips and this year we will do yellow daffodils. Planting flowers is a symbol of hope and a great way to involve the kids in an activity that will remind them to stay Drug Free each time they see the flowers bloom (tulips and daffodils).

Thursday our theme is “Hugs not drugs.”  The students will be given Hersheys Hugs to eat.A few other items will be given to the kids such as silicone bracelets, pencils, pencil grips, suckers and flyers with drug free tips.

The committee members are Adriana Olver, 7, Crayten Cyza, 5, Leyton Schnell, 4, Emma Wood,4, and Shelbee Burke, 4.

– Girls’ basketball practice will start next Tuesday, October 29, immediately after school and will run until 5 PM. All girls must have physicals on file in order to practice.

– Please remember to purchase Scrip from SAA and have your children bring pennies to school for the Pushing Pennies program, which benefits the SAA Foundation.

– We hope to see you at Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday at the chili feed on Friday!

Theresa Parker, Principal

Alliance St. Agnes Academy – “Where the Spirit Makes the Difference!”