Mount Saint Agnes Comings & Goings

Friday, October 16, 2015

Upcoming Events

October
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 20th & 21st - Parent Student Teacher Interviews (1 - 12)
  • Friday 23rd - Orange & Black day...

    students must bring in a non-perishable food item for the barrel outside of the office. For middle and high school, there will be a contest for a homeroom pizza party for the homeroom that brings in the greatest number of canned goods.

  • Halloween Parade at 1:30 pm for ELP - Gr. 5

  • Monday 26th - Friday 30th is Semester Break Week


November
  • Monday 2nd - School resumes
  • Friday 6th - Mass for All Souls at 10:30 am (K - Gr. 5);
  • Friday 6th - Home and School Elementary Football
  • Thursday 12th - Elementary Assembly at 8:35 am; Middle School Assembly during TA
  • Friday 13th - Non uniform day - Denim and Blue for Diabetes ($2 donation)

BOOK WEEK October 19th - 23rd

Monday: Sock It to Reading

Donate a new pair of adult socks and wear crazy socks for the day. The donated socks will be distributed to clients of the Loaves and Fishes program and the Salvation Army Soup Run.


Tuesday: Halloween Story Contest winners will be announced.


Wednesday: Book Swap

Trade in gently used books for a different book. New-to-you books will be great for holiday reading.


Thursday: Bring your Teddy to School Day

Teddies make excellent reading buddies. Bring in your teddy and his/her favorite book.


Friday: Book Character/Orange and Black Day

Students who bring in non-perishable food items can wear orange and/or black. ELP and Elementary students can try dressing up as their favorite book character for the Halloween Parade. They can even carry their book (or a print out of the book cover) with them in the parade.

Elementary Notices

With Bazaar now over this is a reminder to SELL, SELL, SELL the Cookie Dough for the Home and School Association's fall fundraiser. Get a head start on your baking for Christmas!


ALL orders are due into school by OCTOBER 20th. This is so we can place the order and have the shipment sent before the Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA.


Thank you for all of your support in making this a successful fundraiser.

Middle and High School Notices

Dear Parents/Guardians of students in grades 6-12,


On Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21 there will be Parent/Teacher/Student interviews from 4:00-6:30 pm in the auditorium. Please be aware that it is strongly suggested that if your child is in middle or high school they should accompany you to the interviews you book with their teachers. We have discovered over the years that if students are actively involved in the interview process it is more beneficial for all concerned.

Hot Lunch Forms for Nov - Jan 2016

Please find below the hot lunch form which must be returned by Thursday October 22nd.

Digital Dilemmas

What should parents know about Snapchat?


Kids and teens love using the messaging app Snapchat because it lets you send texts, pictures, and videos that you program to disappear after a few seconds. Snapchat also offers fun, easy-to-use instant-editing tools that let you add cool effects to your "Snaps," such as captions, drawings, and emojis.


The fact that the messages don't last makes texting feel like a game, and it offers a sense of freedom: Kids can share the silly, fleeting moments of the day that don't rise to the level of, say, an Instagram or Facebook post that documents their lives. On the other hand, they may be tempted to share sexy images, thinking the pics will go away.


But parents should be aware that it's not actually true that Snaps disappear forever. You can purchase additional "Replays" -- though you're limited to one Replay per Snap. It's also possible -- especially in the case of friendship drama or dating/flirting situations -- that the receiver could take a screenshot using his or her phone or another app to capture Snaps. So kids really need to use good judgment about what they send.


Learn more about the pros and cons of Snapchat and how to help your kid use it responsibly.


What is SnapChat Video: https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_CMSE_Snapchat.mp4

Bazaar Photos Wanted

Did you take any great pictures at the Bazaar of construction, painting, playing? Would you be willing to share them for the Yearbook? Please send your favorite pics to lstevens@msa.bm

Outside Events

  • The Bermuda School of Music is pleased to be able to offer a beginning group guitar class this term. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basic techniques, rhythm, how to read music, and other essentials for every beginning musician. Students will need their own instrument, but all other materials will be provided. It is our hope that by the end of this course, we will have sparked a passion for music in the students, and they are encouraged to continue to develop their skills through private instruction.


If you have been unsure about beginning music lessons, this is a great chance to "test the waters" at a greatly reduced cost. The 10 week course will be held Friday evenings from 6:30-7:30 beginning October 16, located at the Bermuda School of Music, in the old Berkeley School. The cost for this course is $180 (just $18 hour, and in Bermuda!!) Please contact Jerremiah Smith to enroll, or with any questions.


Jerremiah Smith
Guitar Instructor
Bermuda School of Music (ch# 483)
441-296-5100 ex 232
jerremiahsmith@musicschool.bm
www.musicschool.bm



Uniform Shop Hours

November

Tuesday - 3 & 17 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Thursday - 12 & 26 - 8:15 am to 9:15 am