Weekly Update - March 23, 2017
Here's what's NEW this week:
From the Principal's Desk

 Dear Families,
Bakken Museum: Yesterday our 4th grade class went on an educational field trip to the Bakken Museum. They came back to school very excited to share with me about electricty. Did you know that Mr. Bakken created the first battery for the pace maker? Before the battery was invented those with pace makers had to stay close to an outlet. Fourth graders experimented with magnets & wires to create electricity. All of the students recommend this museum for your family.
Living Stations/Grandparents Day: It is a St. Michael Catholic School tradition to offer Living Stations during Lent. Our 8th grade students will be leading us through this exceptional prayer experience. I am very proud of our students and impressed by their director, Justin Dekker. Please join us for Living Stations on Friday, March 31st at 8:45am in the church. Following Living Stations all special persons and grandparents are invited to join us at school.
Celebrating Technology: We have been waiting in anticipation for the newly donated tablets to be actively used in classrooms. Teachers are creating meaningful standards- based lessons and projects. We are so thankful for our families who think of St. Michael Catholic School for a place to invest their donations.
Congratulations Ms. Johannes: Ms. Johannes is ranked among the top 150 teachers nationally for her engagement of parents.   You will find her parents' responsiveness to her daily talents, work ethic, and dedication to every single child below. Congratulations Mr. Johannes. Thank you for your commitment to involving parents in their children's education!
Mrs. Maxwell  



Congratulations Ms. Johannes!
Upcoming Events

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
April 11

Spring Pictures (Out of Uniform!)
April 14

No School/Good Friday
April 17

No School/Easter Monday
You can view the entire school calendar here.
Special Persons Day

When: Friday, March 31, 2017

Where: Church of St. Michael

16311 Duluth Avenue SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372


8:45 Living stations

9:30-10:45 Classroom Visits

9:30 Kindergarten performance


Refreshments & activities to follow at the school immediately after Living Stations



8th Grade guides will be available

to assist guests

  TheWriteStuff 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. 
  JuniorJunior Naturalist Grades 3-5

  Who:  Students in grades 3-5
What: St. Michael Junior Naturalist Club
Where: Room B224
When: Monday's March 27-May 22
Cost: $65 billed thru TADS on 4/15
Registration Form

  SACSchool 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
  yearbookYearbook 2016-17 Pictures Needed

If you have any great pictures, especially group shots, send them to the office ( krishall@saintmpl.org).

Yearbook orders have been extended until April 3.  School ID Code: 12368117

Yearbook Order Form
Lenten Fish Fries

Friday, March 24
Friday, March 31
Archangels Hall 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Students are asked to bring in an item for Wednesday's Children's Mass. 
  • March 29 - Personal items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
  • April 5 - Cereal
  • April 12 - Baby items

 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.
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
Sports News

If you haven't registered your 5th - 8th grader (boy or girl) for Spring Golf, it is time to do so! Please use the St. Mike's BLUES Athletic website to register:   http://www.stmichaelsblues.org

Any questions please email Melissa Shimek: mshimek@saintmpl.org 
 stuff"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)

The last quarter of chess begins March 30th. 
Spring 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.

Save the Date!
Book Fair May 9-11
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

taxK-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.
 TADSApply 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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