Weekly Update - September 22, 2017
In This Update

MaxwellFrom the Principal's Desk
Dear Family and Friends,
We have finished our first week of MAP testing which focused on reading skills.  The next two weeks focus on math and then lastly language usage skills.  As teachers continue to reminded their students of the importance of getting a good night's rest, remembering to bring their healthy snack and doing their best on the MAP test, we ask your support as parents to continue to create that fall school routine. 
Top 20 Parent Night is Tuesday, October 10 th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.  Mr. Paul Bernabei, founder of Top 20, will be sharing the Top 20 message.  This will be our third year of hosting a Top 20 event for our school.
 Mr. Bernabei's will be sharing the message of human being precedes human doing is where, as a school family, want to live each day.  It is through this model of social-emotional learning that our children will grow into confident learners who can celebrate confusion!  We know that it is in the times when a child is confused that they have the most opportunity to grow academically as confusion takes a student out of their comfort zone and into analytical thinking.   As a community "We have the power of choice" each day as to where we want to live emotionally with ourselves, our children and each other.  It is through our Top 20 program that we create a culture where all student are important and in which they feel confident.
 Each year, after our Top 20 parent's night, many parents approach Paul or myself and state one of the following:
  • I wish I would have attended this event the first year Paul came to our school, these concepts I should be using in my home.
  • Now that I have experienced this evening we need all parents to attend!
  • Thank you, this was life changing for me personally.  My children begged me to come.  I am glad I listened to them!
New families will be receiving their parent journal next week.  The purpose of the journal is to support your child's and your individual journey by explaining the Top 20 practices and principles we want to imbed in our families and school community. 

Mrs. Maxwell


WeekThe Week Ahead

September 27

No Children's Mass (See 9/29)
September 28
6:30 p.m. Marketing Committee
September 29
8:00 a.m. Children's Mass - St. Michael Feast Day
September 29
Picture Day
You can view the entire school calendar  here.
WeekDimes for Donuts Winners!

Congratulations to our kindergartners in Mrs. Engel's class! They won Dimes for Donuts for the marathon this week.

MarathonMarathon News Update

Save the date for Family Fun Night!
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. October 6th

Our marathon events are well underway as we wrap up our 3rd week of school.  Thank you for all your participation so far.  Students still have time to bring in their quarters (K-8 students) and nickels for the preschool train this week.  Please also continue to bring in donations from family and friends
  • Students should continue bringing in donations from family & friends
  • K-8 Students can bring in DOLLARS.  The class with the highest average total collection wins a DOMINOS PIZZA PARTY.
  • Preschool students can bring in DIMES for the coin train
  • All students can wear their MARATHON T-SHIRTS with uniform bottoms on Thursday, September 28th (please note that picture day is Friday, September 29th).
Have you ordered your Adult Marathon Spirit Wear yet?
Get your order form on our website at: www.saintmpl.org/marathon

T-shirt and 3/4 sleeve $20
Women's and men's athletic $25
Sweathshirt is $25 or 2 for $40.

pictureSchool Picture Day is Friday, September 29th!
Remember to wear your uniform!

Volunteer Heart

volunteerHelp Out at our School

Volunteers are needed for upcoming picture day as well as in the lunchroom. See our Volunteer Opportunities page on our website, or follow the link below.

There is still Space Available to Sign Up for Band. Register Now!

bandA Note from Sean Prichard on kicking off Band this year
Greetings, parents!
I really enjoyed being able to see your kids last week during instrument demonstrations, and I'm excited to start working with them this week!
We're still finalizing our schedule, and are hoping to have instruments for our new musicians delivered to the school on Friday, if you are working with Eckroth music. If you have any questions about that process, don't hesitate to ask!
For the students returning to band at St. Michael's, please bring your instrument and lesson book to school, because you will be starting your lesson either tomorrow afternoon, or Friday afternoon, depending on your instrument. 
This first week will be getting everyone up to speed in their lessons, and next week we will add the rehearsal after school. 
Best regards, 
Sean Prichard

Order Your Spirit Wear Now!

Order your spirit wear at www.minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com 
9/21/17 - 9/30/17 and your items will be delivered to the school.  

NOTE:  when ordering online it will ask for shipping information will need to be entered, then at the end click pick up in store and it will be delivered to the school for you.
If you prefer, orders can be dropped off at the school.  Order form can be found spirithere
scienceMad Science

Fall (September through December)
Sense-ational Science
Experience the sensational worlds of science with Mad Science. Light up your imagination as you blend and separate light, and trick your eyes with mirrors and optical illusions. Discover how to manipulate sound, harness the power of air, heat and static electricity. Explore food science as you practice chemistry in the kitchen and figure out how to build the perfect meal. And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.
Tuesdays, 2:25-3:25, 6 weeks, $78 Mad Science Price; Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

JobJob Opportunity

Seeking a vibrant, creative thinker and exceptional communicator for the position of ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR. 

The ideal candidate possesses a passion for Catholic Elementary Education and can become a dynamic part of our growing church and school. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Enrollment management
  • Development
  • School communications
  • Social marketing
  • The recruitment and retention of students, and more!
This position is a part-time (0.50 FTE) exempt position, 20 hours per week. 
See the full listing for details: (http://careers.archspm.org/jobs/advancement-director-10/)
Contact Sue Kittams skittams@stmichael-pl.org

TopTop 20 Parent Night

Join us at 6:00 pm on October 9th in Archangels Hall for our popular guest speaker, Paul Bernabei, where you'll learn about our community culture. 
The Prior Lake Mountain Bike Team would like to invite you
to our race!  race
Next Wednesday, Sept. 20, we are asking each student to donate $1 to assist their peers in Catholic schools affected by the recent hurricanes. 

NCEA will distribute 100% of the funds collected to dioceses in the affected areas for their Catholic schools in vital need of support due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. For more information on the event click here: White Tail Ridge Invite

  exchangeShare your Home with a Guatemalan Exchange Student!

metroMetro Dining cards are available at the school and parish office for $25 each.  

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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