Weekly Update - March 9, 2017
Here's what's NEW this week:
 
8th grade girls win the SSYO tournament!
Wondering what to do with you students this summer?  Check out Summer Adventures Plus.
 

laurieFrom the Principal's Desk

 
Dear Families,
We are currently going through school accreditation with the Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditation Associations (MNSAA).  Last year we began our first of a two-year self-study for accreditation.  Amazing Catholic School's along with a private donor awarded St. Michael a grant of $24,900.00 to be used for our self-study.  This Amazing Catholic School's phase which included four parent and staff surveys was completed last year and has been utilized this year of t self-study.
This year staff has been answering a series of questions in compliance with the standards of this association. MNSAA, an approved association of the State of Minnesota, and having the status of accreditation through MNSAA assures our community and prospective families that our school is in compliance with education in the State.  On April 19-21 there will be a team of teachers and principals who'll come to our school and validate our report.  Most of the staff will be interviewed along with some random students.  The team will be making phone calls to parents as well. They will ask you about the strengths of the school and about any areas that you feel need improvement. The team will also look at our school's long range plan. Over the past year, we have developed a plan for improvement with goals for each year.
The standards of MNSAA fall under the following areas.
  • Mission and Philosophy - The Vision and Values of the School (a) Catholic Identity.
  • Teaching and Learning - Curriculum, Instruction, and Monitoring Learner Performance.
  • Climate for Learning - School and Classroom Environment and Facilities.
  • Communication and Community Relations - Stakeholder Involvement in the School.
  • Personnel - Qualifications, Evaluations, and Development of the Staff.
  • Leadership, Administration, and Governance of the School - Responsibility for Educational and Organizational Effectiveness.
  • The School Strategic Plan for Improvement - The Strategies and Tools for Improving the School.
 
Blessings, 
 
Laurie Maxwell
Principal
  


calendarUpcoming Events

March 9
6:30 pm
School Advisory Council
March 13-17

Spring Break - No School
March 23
6:30 pm

Marketing Meeting 

March 31

8:45 am 

Living Stations and Grandparents/Special Persons Day (Preschool - Grade 8)
March 31
7:00 pm
Living Stations
April 4
7:00 pm
Athletic Committee
April 6

End of 3rd Quarter
April 6

Early Release (12:15)
April 7

No School
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You can view the entire school calendar here.
  almsgivingAlmsgiving

Students are asked to bring in an item for Wednesday's Children's Liturgy.  Students are invited to bring their items and place them into a basket at the altar.  We will be collecting items for 5 weeks:
  • March 8 - Canned vegetables/tuna
  • March 22 - Boxed meals (stuffing, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, etc.)
  • March 29 - Personal items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
  • April 5 - Cereal
  • April 12 - Baby items

 FishLenten Fish Fries

Come and enjoy a delicious fish dinner! 
St. Michael School families are asked to supply the desserts for the fish fries. 
Desserts can be left at Archangel's Hall on the days of the fish fry. 
Friday, March 3
Friday, March 24
Friday, March 31

Archangels Hall 4:30 - 7:30 pm

The famous dinner includes lightly breaded Alaskan Pollock, potato wedges, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, green beans, homemade rolls, coffee, milk, and dessert.

Convenient five minute parking for to-go orders.

 
  SportsWhat Happened in Sports This Week?

Congratulations to our 8th grade girls team for taking first place in the SSYO league tournament!! They then went on and played in the Twin Cities Championship game and won that game as well!! What a great way to end their last season with the BLUES! 

Congrats to all basketball teams and their accomplishments this season! 

GO BLUES! 
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  bandSpring Band Concert DATE CHANGE
Change your calendars for the spring band concert to Thursday, June 1st
(originally scheduled for May 25th). 
Band rehearsal 12:30 pm.  Concert 7:00 pm.

 
  yearbook2016-17 Yearbook

Please order your yearbook by visiting:
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com

School ID code: 12368117
                    $20.00
Orders due by March 10, 2017 
 
  priorFee Fi Fo Fum!

Congratulations Ethan Glynn, Sophia Hauser and Audrey Klein for an entertaining production of
Fe Fi Fo Fum!

They did a great job getting into character.  Their personalities shown through their acting and singing. 

Watch for Audrey Klein when she performs as Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast" this May 9th and 11th at 12:30 and 7:00 pm

 

 SAP2017 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.
The following special events and activities will tie in with each weekly theme.
-Community service project                 -Spiritual theme and bible verse
-Two field trip each week                     -One catered lunch each week
  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

 


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  fairSave the Date!
Book Fair May 10-12

Times : 2:30-5:30 Wednesday and Friday
               5:00-8:00 Thursday Family Night!   

Needs: VOLUNTEERS!
We are looking for a few volunteers to organize this fun event.
We need volunteers who are certified to handle money (very easy to do).

 SET UP : Tuesday May 9th from 6-8pm (5 volunteers to setup)
                  Wednesday and Friday volunteers (money : 2) (non-money : 2)
        Thursday Family night. Visit the book fair, play on the playground
and enjoy treats!
Please contact the office for more details:
krishall@saintmpl.org or 952-447-2124
         
tutoringSummer 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

  primeAmazon Smile

Parishioners can establish St. Michael Catholic Church for their AmazonSmile charitable giving by searching "St. Michael Prior Lake".  A search simply on "St. Michael" yields many, many results.  A charitable organization need only be established one time.
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February Box Tops Classroom Winners!

Ms. Kaczmarek's 2nd grade
Ms. Friske's 5th grade
Mrs. Olmanson's homeroom

More Box Tops Info

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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