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May 19, 2017

At the Academy

Library Hours During Exam Week
The library will close at 3 p.m. each day next week, May 22 - 26. Please arrange to have your daughter picked up before that time.

Uniforms for 2017-2018
Parents should have received an email about an updated uniform policy this week. Students must purchase skirts, uniform shirts, and the assembly dress sweater from Parker School Uniforms. Parker's annual sale occurs in June—don't miss it! Only black flats and athletic shoes will be accepted. Outerwear will be restricted to four options, which may be purchased in the Spirit Store. Questions? Contact Elaine Eichelberger.

Parking Permits for 2017-2018: NEW DATE
Parking permits will be sold to rising seniors and rising juniors beginning Thursday, June 1, 2017. All students parking on campus must have their vehicles registered with the business office and display a valid SAA parking permit. There will be no assigned parking for 2017-2018, but all parking passes will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be limited parking available due to the construction of our new Student Life Center, beginning June 2017. If any remaining parking spaces are available, rising sophomores may purchase parking permits beginning Monday, August 7, 2017. Please click here to read the parking rules and regulations. SAA students are not allowed to park at Strake Jesuit. Students parking at SJ will be in violation of our parking policy and detentions will be issued.

Book Buyback and Rental Book Check-in Event
Follett will hold their annual Buyback event  8 a.m - 1 p.m. Friday, May 26 in the auditorium foyer. Any books bought back by Follett from St. Agnes families stay in the SAA “pool” of books and will be made available next year to our families at a lower used book price. All rental books are due back to Follett by early June. Check in these books in-person at the buyback event or login to your bookstore account for further instructions. The booklist for next fall will be posted in mid-July after course scheduling has been completed. For more information, visit the bookroom online.

From the Nurse's Office
Please collect any personal medications that are stored in the nurse's office by the last day of finals, May 26. Nothing can be left in the nurse's office over the summer. Any medications, epi-pens, or medical supplies left behind will be discarded after May 26.

Give That Uniform Another Four Years of Sisterhood
Consider donating your clean, gently-used uniform back to SAA for incoming or current families in financial need. Helping one another is what we do here at St. Agnes and this is just another way to show how much you care! We will accept gently used, undamaged, and clean uniforms beginning Friday, May 5 (seniors' last day) through final exams, ending Friday, May 26. We will only accept the oxford blouses, skirts, and sweaters. White polo shirts are not accepted. Please drop off your uniform donations in the rotunda with Betty Hale at the attendance desk.

Textbook Donations Welcome
Please consider donating your current year textbooks back to SAA for families in financial need. We are accepting current approved textbooks at the attendance desk in the rotunda through final exams, ending Friday, May 26.

Summer School Courses Open
Summer Film Studies C: St. Agnes Academy will offer Film Studies C for ½ art credit this summer. The class meets from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., June 5 - 23. Tuition is $309. Register online today.

Algebra Summer Review: The Algebra Summer Review Course is designed only for students entering Algebra 2 in the fall of 2017. This refresher course focuses on important topics from first year algebra so that students can start the upcoming year in math with confidence and a stronger foundation. The class meets 9 a.m. - noon, June 5 - 16. The course includes regular homework and assessments. Tuition is $257. Registration is online. For more information, contact your daughter’s current math teacher or Kathi Thompson.

Mark Your Calendars: Spectrum Engineering
Join the Spectrum Engineering Team for the Texas Robotics Invitational, June 30 - July 1 in the Strake Jesuit Competition Gym. All are welcome! See details here.

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  • Senior Final Transcripts
    We will be sending one final transcript per student to their final choice of schools in early June. We have also asked the seniors if they need a transcript for summer classes and if they need a final transcript for sorority recruitment. Those students needing a transcript for rush will be able to pick that transcript up from the front office with Martha McLendon after June 9, 2017.

Thank you to all the parents who have made their gifts! We prayerfully ask each of our families to consider making a gift. Click here to make an online gift today!

Parent Participation
2020 – 59%
2019 – 46%
2018 – 44%
2017 – 42%

Questions? Contact Reema Kasavich, Director of Annual Giving

Club NewsSpirit Store

Moms' Club
Exam Snacks: It's almost exam time! Please click here to donate snacks which will be provided for the girls Tuesday, May 23 between the two final exams. Please drop off snacks in the front office Monday, May 22. Join us in supporting the girls as they wrap up the year!

2018 Style Show Announcement: Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2018 Senior Style Show and Luncheon on Monday, February 5, 2018! We are headed back to the Sugar Land Marriott and will be sharing more details with you at the beginning of the school year. Mothers and daughters of all grades are encouraged to attend this fabulous event. The Style Show will be chaired by Elaine Gartrell, Jill Gilbert. and Tammy Noe.

Volunteers,
I want to extend my heartful appreciation to all of the ladies who volunteered this year for the Mothers’ Club. We would not have been able to accomplish what we did without your committed efforts to make each and every event a success. It has been my pleasure to work with you and get to know each of you. As many of you have heard me say time and time again, volunteering at St. Agnes is the best way to feel connected to the school and become a part of this wonderful community.  Be on the lookout this summer for a description of the many events the Mothers’ Club is in charge of, and you will have the opportunity to sign up to help with these events at the Welcome Coffee on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 
Elaine Gartrell
Mothers’ Club President

Dads' Club
Very special thanks go to outgoing Dads’ Club board members Curt Clark, Michael Grant, and Bob Bartusiak for their involvement and leadership. The Dads’ Club continues to advance because of their efforts.

St. Agnes Graduation: The Dads’ Club would like to congratulate all of the seniors on graduation and wish them good luck on their future pursuits. Well done, Academy women!

BBQ Welcome for Incoming Freshman Dads: The freshman dads welcome barbecue was a hit! Welcome to all the new dads at St. Agnes! Congratulations to the big winners for the evening, Chris Young, Tuong Huynh, and Jaime Armendariz. We’re looking forward to working with all the dads next year.

St. Agnes Trivia
Last week: While all of the women at St. Agnes are sisters, we only have two professed Dominicans at St. Agnes. There’s always room for more!

This Week: Which one of these is NOT part of the new construction on the Student Life Center?

  1. Assembly and performance hall
  2. Dance studio
  3. Student commons
  4. Classroom/practice spaces

The Spirit Store just received tons of new items. See below our new Ladies Long Sleeve Tiger Tee.

 Visit the Spirit Store online to see all of our options!

 
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