Weekly Update - April 6, 2017
Here's what's NEW this week:


This Friday, April 7, Dakota Ice Center hosts the 2nd annual NHL Alumni Game benefitting Parkinson's. 


Join us on Divine Mercy Sunday for an Easter egg hunt!


Aprilfest pre-sale food and game tickets is coming soon!


Do you have a daughter interested in Girl Scouts?


Date change to this year's athletic breakfast!

From the Principal's Desk

Good Afternoon Families and Friends,
Our teachers and staff are committed to providing students with opportunities to excel in preschool through eighth grade.  As our students move on to the high schools, the evidence of our success is in the frequency in which our students enter into accelerated math and language arts classes and are listed on the honor roll.  Our former students are known as leaders in the high school taking on roles such as sports captains, heads of the student council and involved in community outreach programs.
Today I received an email from Academy of Holy Angels. It stated,
" We just wanted to say a special thanks to you and your staff for continuing to send us such well-prepared students!"
Please see the evidence of our former students' academic successes at Holy Angels. The list below is of St. Michael Catholic School graduates who made Academy of Holy Angels Trimester II Honor Roll.

Scholars of Distinction - GPA of 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
High Honors - 3.6667 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Honors - 3.200 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
We are proud to announce the following students for their academic accomplishments:

Scholars of Distinction
Emma Henry, Isabelle Henry, Matthew Keller, Ben Meyer, David Ruehling, Zach Wise
High Honors
Katrina Reynolds

Congratulations and way to go BLUES! 
Mrs. Maxwell

Upcoming Events

April 7

No School
April 11

Spring Pictures (Out of Uniform!)
April 14

No School/Good Friday
April 17

No School/Easter Monday
April 19-28

NWEA Testing
April 26

High Honors Awards (grades 7&8) following Children's Mass
April 29 & 30

You can view the entire school calendar here.
 NHL2nd Annual NHL Alumni Game Benefiting Parkinson's

Date: Friday April 7, 2017
Location: Dakotah Ice Center in Prior Lake
Time: Doors Open at 5:30 pm (see below schedule of events)
Cost: $25 for a VIP Ticket and $10 for General Admission
*VIP Experience - 6:00 PM skate with the NHL Alumni (autographs/photos)
Schedule of Events
5:30 PM - Doors Open (Silent Auction, Vendors, Chuck-a-Puck)
6:00 PM - VIP Skate with the NHL Alumni
6:45 PM - Warm-up, Introductions
7:00 PM - National Anthem - Ben Utecht (Golden Gopher/Super Bowl Champion)
7:05 PM - Game
7:45 PM - Silent Auction Closes and Chuck-a-Puck
8:30 PM - Post Game Party at the Meadows
Chuck-a-Puck: 1 for $5 OR 5 for $20
3 Targets to be closest too and win!
  1. Team Signed Wild Jersey
  2. 2 Gopher Hockey Tickets/Parking Pass and $100 Loop/508 Restaurant Gift Card
  3. $100 Cash
Silent Auction Items
  1. MOA Gift Basket ($500 Value)
  2. NHL Chair (Priceless)
  3. 2 Rounds of Golf - Mystic Lake
  4. 5 lbs. of Fresh Caught Salmon - basket and 2 bottles of wine
  5. Framed/Signed Hockey Jersey - NHL Alumni Game 2016
  6. Print (Pending)
  7. Brock Boeser Signed Jersey
  8. Zach Parise Signed Hat

NHL Event Flyer 



 Spring Pictures - Tuesday, April 11

  • Spring picture are taken OUT OF UNIFORM! 
  • Order forms were sent home with students.
  • To order online: www.mylifetouch.com  School ID: MI306148Y0
  • 3-4 volunteers needed to assist.  Free photo package for all volunteers!  Call the school office if interested.  447-2124

Students are asked to bring in an item for Wednesday's Children's Mass. 

April 12 - Baby items

New School
Supply Kits

Purchase the kit "as is" with the supplies that each homeroom has requested - or you can al-a-carte it!  Already have scissors?  Remove them.  Know your child will need extra paper?  Add it! 

All supplies ship free to school to be picked up next August at Meet the Teacher night. 
Or pay to ship to your home. 
Sports News

The Athletic Breakfast is moving to Wednesday, MAY 17th instead of May 11th.  Any athlete in grade 4th - 8th will get announced by their coach and handed a participation award at 6:30am on May 17th.  Donuts, coffee and water will be provided. Parents and family are welcome to join! 

Any questions please email Melissa Shimek: mshimek@saintmpl.org 
  eggAll kids ages 5 and younger are invited to the St. Michael School playground on Sunday, April 23rd for a special event to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  
Come join us following the 8:30am or 10:30am mass to hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy some delicious treats! 

  AprilfestAprilFest 2017

What: Pre-Sale of Food and Game tickets
When: Tuesday April 25 and Thursday April 27
Where: School lunch room
With each purchase of $20.00 (40 tickets) in Food/Game tickets you will receive $5.00 (10 tickets) in Food/Game tickets for FREE.  
Please send your cash/check in a sealed envelope to school on those days.
Please write your name and the amount of tickets expected on the envelope.

  scoutsGirl Scouts

It's not too late to join Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts Flyer
 "Stuff the Truck" 2017 Washington DC Trip Fundraiser
  Benefitting St. Michael 7th grade and Epilepsy Foundation of MN
  WHEN: Saturday, May 20- Sunday, May 21
TIME: Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 8am-noon
PLACE: St. Michael Church Parking Lot, Prior Lake
(students will be at the truck to unload and pack)

ALL Clothing- (any size, any season)
Accessories- (hats, gloves, scarves, ties, belts, purses, bags, wallets)
Footwear- (all shoes and boots)
Bed and Bath- (sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, tablecloths, curtains)


 2017 Summer Adventures Plus

Exploration galore... Filled with creativity and excitement...

June 12 - August 25 (closed July 3-7, July 14 & 21) 2 sessions: 7:00-12:00 & 12:00-5:00
Accepting ages 5 and up
Why choose our program?
Each week a new theme will be introduced.
Don't need Full or Part-time Care?
Consider signing your child/ren up for our weekly Field Trips
  For Additional Information, please contact:
Julie Herbst -advplus@saintmpl.org or 952-529-2484
School Advisory Council Application 2017

School Advisory Council Members are needed.  Members commit to a three year term.  The School Advisory Council meets once a month August through June.  The council advises our school leadership and is involved in many areas of our community life including marketing, technology, finance, buildings and grounds and Parent Connections to name a few.  Please call Laurie Maxwell for more information (952-447-2124). Applications are due to the office by Friday, May 5, 2017. 

SAC Application
Math Academy

Sister Melissa is offering the St. Michael Math Academy this summer for students entering high school or already in high school. The objective is to give students a head start in their math studies. Past students find it to be a very helpful program that makes math "much easier" during the school year and say that it cuts down homework time. We review familiar concepts and new concepts so they are familiar in the fall.
Classes meet the weeks of Aug 6th and 13th and cover both review and new math topics in a study group/discussion format. Classes are two weeks in duration, meeting two days per week. Students should attend the math class they signed up for in the fall.
Classes offered: geometry, honors geometry, algebra 2, honors algebra 2. Math analysis, pre-calculus, and calculus are available upon request. These classes are aligned to the math classes at PLHS, but they work for students attending other high schools as well.
Contact Sister Melissa for dates, times and syllabi.
Summer Tutoring

Mrs. De Gross
Grades 2-4
Also offering more affordable small group sessions to keep students' skills sharp over the summer.

Mr. Whalton
Grades 1-8

Mrs. Vochoska
Grades K-6
Math and Reading
Ms. Johannes
Primary Grades
Math and Reading

K-12 Education Tax Subtraction and Credit
As you prepare your 2016 Minnesota income tax return, please make note of Minnesota's K-12 Education Subtraction and Credit, which may provide a tax credit and/or subtraction for certain private school expenses. These tax relief programs may benefit your family by lowering the tax you must pay and may even provide a larger refund. Click here  for more information about these programs, including the steps to identify how much tuition you paid in 2016.
Apply for Financial Aid by March 31

Families, who wish to apply for financial aid based on family financial need, must submit an application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) by Friday, March 31. Families may access the online application at   http://mytads.com/

Victim/Survivor Assistance

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis partners with Canvas Health, an independent and professional local care provider, to offer confidential, compassionate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (651) 291-4497.

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