February 02, 2022
Catholic Daily Reflection
“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” Luke 2:29-32
We celebrate, today, the glorious event of Jesus being presented in the Temple by Mary and Joseph. Simeon, a “righteous and devout” man, had been waiting for this moment throughout his life. The passage above is what he spoke when the moment finally arrived.
This is a profound statement that came from a humble and faith-filled heart. Simeon was saying something like this: “Lord of Heaven and earth, my life is now complete. I’ve seen Him. I’ve held Him. He is the one. He is the Messiah. There is nothing more I need in life. My life is fulfilled. I am now ready to die. My life has reached its purpose and culmination.”
Simeon, like any other ordinary human being, would have had many experiences in life. He would have had many ambitions and goals. Many things he worked hard for. So for him to say that he was now ready to “go in peace” simply means that the purpose of his life was fulfilled and that all he has worked for and striven for has come to culmination in this moment.
That’s saying a lot! But it’s really a great witness for us in our daily lives and gives us an example of what we should strive for. We see in this experience of Simeon that life must be about encountering Christ and fulfilling our purpose in accord with God’s plan. For Simeon, that purpose, revealed to him through the gift of his faith, was to receive the Christ Child in the temple at His presentation and to then consecrate this Child to the Father in accordance with the law.
What is your mission and purpose in life? It will not be the same as Simeon but it will have similarities. God has a perfect plan for you that He will reveal to you in faith. This calling and purpose will ultimately be about you receiving Christ in the temple of your heart and then praising and worshiping Him for all to see. It will take on a unique form in accord with the will of God for your life. But it will be as significant and important as Simeon’s calling, and will be integral to the entire divine plan of salvation for the world.
Reflect, today, upon your own calling and mission in life. Don’t miss your call. Don’t miss your mission. Continue to listen, anticipate, and act in faith as that plan unfolds so that you, too, may one day rejoice and “go in peace” confident that this calling has been fulfilled.
Lord, I am Your servant. I seek Your will. Help me to respond to You in faith and openness and help me to say “Yes” to You so that my life will achieve the purpose for which I was made. I thank You for the witness of Simeon and pray that I, too, will one day rejoice that my life has been fulfilled. Jesus, I trust in You.
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Catholic Schools Week Winners
The winner of the Best Catholic School Week Door Contest was
Mrs. Marts - Kindergarten
The winner of the staff twin contest was Mrs. Marts and Mrs. Bucklin.
Bible and School History Kahoot Winners
3rd Grade: Riley Blackburn
4th Grade: Jacob Jones
5th Grade: Mason Noakes
7th Grade: Autumn Johnson
8th Grade: Trissy Saunar
Thank you to HSA for donating gift cards and donuts to the students for Student Appreciation day!
January Students of the Month Winners!
Congrats to our January Student of the Month Winners! Thanks for being a great example of how "We Model the Way."
PreK 3 - Dewwhea Gbarpbea
PreK 4 - Xavier Whitaker
Kindergarten (Bucklin) - Carter Dupont
Kindergarten (Marts) - Cayden Montgomery
1st Grade -Amelia McDowell
2nd Grade - Kamden Massey
3rd Grade - Brielle Powell
4th Grade - Marcos Ramos
5th Grade - Elisabetta Kailie
6th Grade - Alec Maire
7th Grade - Tommy Downey
8th Grade - Dim Nuam
Dates to Remember!
February 3rd - 7th - Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser (See HSA Hub for more information)
February 7th - No School!
February 8th - March 4th - Acre Testing Window for Grades 5 - 8
February 10th - Half Day
February 11th - School closed for students
February 18th - No School!
February 21st - No School!
March 17th - Half Day
March 18th - No School - Feast of St. Patrick
April 29th - Half Day
June 3rd - Half Day
Quote of the Week
“We are your soldiers, oh Emperor, but above all, we are God’s servants. We owe military obedience to you, but to him, we owe our innocence.”
-St. Maurice of Agaunum
Did You Know?
- To celebrate Black History Month, a fact about an African American Pioneer is shared each morning during announcements.
- A new mural with our school crest was painted on the first level of the school.
- Our Safety "Paw" Patrol was honored this week during a Pinning Ceremony. Baltimore County Police Department's "Faith in Blue" also participated in the ceremony.
Inclement Weather Days!
2022-23 Enrollment/FACTS Information
Please complete this Intent to Enroll Form to share your thoughts on re-enrollment and what we are doing well and where we have an opportunity for growth. Thank you!
As a returning family, you do NOT need to submit another application. We are generating contracts for the 2022-23 school year and you will go into your SchoolAdmin family portal to complete the enrollment checklist.
Please take advantage of these incentives:
Early Bird Special: $175 Deposit
Deadline - January 31, 2022 - New Date! Extended for two more weeks!
Just in Time Special: $200 Deposit
Deadline - February 28, 2022
On March 1, 2022
We are now accepting new applications for the 2022-23 school year.
Please re-enroll ASAP as new families are currently applying for all grades.
FACTS Financial Aid 2022 -2023
The FACTS Financial Aid Application is now available for St. Agnes Catholic School for the 2022-2023 School Year.
If you are applying for Financial Aid through the Archdiocese of Baltimore, you may begin your application now. Please click on the following link https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. Please keep in mind the following:
- Financial Aid is available for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.
- You may start the application at any time, but your application will not be complete until you submit the required Financial Documents (tax returns, w2s, etc.).
- In addition to the FACTS application and new to the process this year, St. Agnes is requesting families complete the St. Agnes Financial Information Form. We would like you to explain your financial history, hardship, and story to us directly and not through the FACTS form.
- The FACTS Financial Aid Application is due February 28, 2022.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Archdiocesan Grant and Aid Applications are Open
Please complete your FACTS applications ASAP for the 2022-23 school year.
HSA CORNER HSABoard@stagnesschool.net
DOUBLE GOOD POPCORN Fundraiser– Fundraiser / Prizes / Volunteer Hours
February 03, 2022 – February 07, 2022.
How to participate
Download the Double Good App
Enter our fundraising Event Code – ABH KQL
Create and Personalize Your Pop-Up Store
Store will be live/open for sales 2/3-2/7
PRIZES - $25, $50, $100, Pizza Party, Volunteer Hours, and more!
WIN $100 gift card. For every $100’s of sales you will be entered in a raffle entry to win $100 gift card. The more you sell the more chances to WIN!
$25 gift card - For sales of $500 receive $25 gift card.
$50 gift card - For sales of $1,000 receive a $50 gift card.
$150 gift card - For sales of $1,500 and > receive $150 gift card
TOP SELLER WINS PIZZA PARTY FOR THEIR CLASS! and $25 gift card for their teacher.
VOLUNTEER HOURS: 1 volunteer hour for every $40 sold
VOLUNTER HOURS Record earned hours- (form to record your hours)
Earn VH’s by volunteering time or treasure. Participate in fundraisers, teacher appreciation, events, committees, etc. Please watch for volunteer opportunities in the efolder.
Exercise with Paper Plates - A Family Workout
You and your child find a place in your home with a slippery surface – tile, concrete or wood floor works
With shoes or socks – place the plates on the floor
Step on each plate and bend over touching the floor with your hands
Start slowly moving your legs up and down like you are running. Once you get your rhythm, increase your speed.
Once you understand the movement, find a ½ hour tv show you and your child likes.
Every commercial break, “run” throughout all the commercials
Break when the TV show comes back.
As you get better with this, flip it around and “run” during the show and break during the commercials.
Goal: to be able to run the total 30 minute show.
As you get better: find an hour show and do the same thing. Good Luck!!
Liberty Family Resource Center –Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday- 9am-12pm (addition of Wednesday)
Drumcastle Center Trailer-Tuesdays and Thursdays- 4-7 pm, Saturday 9-12 pm (weekend addition)
Dundalk Health Center – Wednesdays- 9-12 pm
Sears White Marsh (lower level prior auto repair shop)- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-1 pm (new location)
All of these sites are appointment only. Visit baltimorecountymd.gov/covidtest to schedule an appointment
February Lunch Menu
Please note the SAS FB page is down and we have been diligently working to resolve the issue.
Location: 603 St Agnes Ln, Baltimore, MD, USA