Weekly Update - April 20, 2017
From the Principal's Desk

I hope you all had a blessed Easter. We are ending our accreditation process. Results will be in following the board meeting in May.
Next week, we continue with our NWEA testing. Please make sure your student is rested and eats a healthy breakfast.
Next Wednesday we honor those 7th and 8th graders who achieved high honors for Quarter III. Please join us during the Children's Mass.
Please keep our 2nd graders in your prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus in the Eucharist in May.
We hope to see you at our Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 5 and under following the 8:30 and 10:30 masses this Sunday (see below for details). 
Blessing,
Mrs. Maxwell


Upcoming Events

April 19-28

NWEA Testing
April 26

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

AprilFest
May 1-10

NWEA Testing
May 3
8:00 am
May Crowning
May 6
5:00 pm
First Communion
May 7
8:30 am & 10:30 am
First Communion
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You can view the entire school calendar here.
 
All 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! 

Earn an Out-of-Uniform Pass for Aprilfest!

How to earn an out-of-uniform passes for Friday, May 12th:

  • Donate to the prize baskets (themes chosen by homeroom)
  • Donate a cake for the cake walk (deliver to school on Friday, April 28 only).
  • Volunteer at a booth.  Must be in at least 6th grade or with an adult.

  AprilfestAprilFest 2017

Join in the festivities:
Saturday, April 29 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday, April 30 8:30 am - noon 
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.
NOTE: All cash raffle tickets need to be turned into the school office by Friday, April 28 to qualify for the individual and class prizes.  
Aprilfest
St. Michael Catholic School - Quarter III High Honor Roll
 
Congratulations to the following students who made St. Michael's Quarter III High Honor Roll January 30, 2017 - April 6, 2017.  Certificates will be handed out Wed, April 26, 2017 following the Children's Mass.
 
High Honors (3.8-4.0)
Grade 8: Laura Breyen, Benjamin Burke, Rachel Cirillo, Ashley Giles, Colin Glynn, Emily Johnson, Audrey Klein, Jennifer Kramer, Abigail Kuboushek, Kristen Langdon, Sophie Larson, Sophia Lewis, Grace Mahowald, Ella Martell, Samantha Meyer, Margaret Muelken, Kathryn Nollette, Lydia Pavek, Alexandra Pellicci, Rachel Schriever, George Sher, Emily Singewald, Jackson Stephany, Tatum Tande, Shannon Wallskog
 
 
Grade 7 : Cole Edwards, Michael Gabbard, Michael Heimel, Kyle Johnson, Kaitlyn Kartschoke, Thomas Keller, Sarah Krouse, Grace Meyer, Isabelle Schumacher, Emily Thielen, Bella Valentine, Joseph Zollar

SCRIP Statements

Scrip Statements are being mailed out the first week of May to those families on the $3600 plan that still have a balance on their account. You may continue making purchases toward your $3600 balance until May 15th. Those purchases will be added to your account. If you are unable to purchase the whole amount still owed by May 15th, your TADS account will be charged a prorated scrip fee based on what you have already purchased. For example if you have purchased $1800 in scrip and you still need to purchase $1800 to meet your $3600 obligation, but are unable to do so, the prorated amount of the scrip fee of $100 will be charged. You will be billed via TADS on June 1st for this prorated amount. Please contact Shawn Binkowski at 952-440-8103 if you have any questions on your balance.

Special orders can also be placed through the SCRIP program.  For a complete listing of retailers, visit  www.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Product/Browse#?saved .  Please visit the school or parish office by Friday, May 10th  to place any special order requests.  Special orders will be delivered to school for pick-up within 1-2 weeks of the order date. Contact Monica Heil at monicaheil9@gmail.com  with any questions you may have regarding the special order process.

 Thanks for all of your help with Scrip.

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

  athleticATHLETIC BREAKFAST DATE CHANGE:
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 
 
 "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)

  ACCEPTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE:
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)
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN 13 GALLON KITCHEN GARBAGE BAGS

 

 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
Summer Tutoring

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

Mr. Whalton
Grades 1-8
Math

Mrs. Vochoska
Grades K-6
Math and Reading
vochoska@saintmpl.org
Ms. Johannes
Primary Grades
Math and Reading
Johannes@saintmpl.org

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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.

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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