Saturday, April 29 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday, April 30 8:30 am - noon  
Weekly Update - April 27, 2017
From the Principal's Desk

Last week the accreditation team completed their assessment of our school. On Friday, Kari Staples sat down with me to share the team's top five areas they were impressed with at our school. The official assessment from the MNSAA Board of Directors will not be sent to us until later in May. Today I would like to share with you three of the top five areas of strength, then follow up next week with the next two areas to celebrate. Kari Staples, principal at St. Alphonsus Parish School stated the following:
St. Michael Catholic School is a warm and welcoming environment.
The team was impressed with our clean and bright buildings. The walls are decorated with relevant and meaningful student work. Both students and staff are extremely friendly and kind. It was noted that two accreditation team members had a ten minute conversation in the hall of the middle school building with some of our students. They were in awe of the students' ability to articulate their thoughts, hold a meaningful conversation and be so poised and respectful around adults.
St. Michael Catholic School Administrative Team works collaboratively together.
It was noted our leadership team of Fr. Thomas Walker, Laurie Maxwell and Nathan Meehling are consultative in nature with regular meeting times. To the team it was obvious that the administrative team truly enjoys working together for the success of both St. Michael Catholic School and Parish.
St. Michael Catholic School's Instructional Coach / Special Education Teacher Position is of the utmost value to the school community.
We were surprised by the fact that the team of teachers and principals reviewing our school felt this position was one of the greatest assets in our school and that it sets us apart from most other Catholic Schools who do not have this position. The team felt this position should be highlighted in both marketing materials and to current families wondering if families really understood what they have here at St. Michael. The team was in awe of the support that both teachers and students alike receive from the special education teacher. The position enables excelled students to be challenged, supports students' emotional and social needs and assists both students needing a little extra help academically.
Don't forget it's AprilFest weekend. I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy this wonderful community event!
Mrs. Maxwell

Upcoming Events

April 29 & 30

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
May 9 & 11
12:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Spring Musical - Beauty and the Beast Jr
May 9, 10, 11, 12,13
see sched
Spring Scholastic Book Fair
You can view the entire school calendar here.
Spring Musical

 You're invited to join us
May 9th or 11th.
   Show times are 12:30 and 7:00 pm.

Visit the Spring Book Fair! 

Tuesday, May 9th
9am - 9pm (to accommodate the spring musical 7pm show)

Wednesday, May 10th
9am - 5pm

Thursday, May 11th
9am - 9pm (to accommodate the spring musical 7pm show)

Friday, May 12th

Saturday, May 13th
9:30-11:00 (during the "Be Our Guest Tea Party")

Volunteer to help Julie Herbst and Kris Hall?  We thank you in advance!  
"Be Our Guest" Tea Party

Join us Saturday, May 13. 
9:30-11:00 am
Kids in preschool - 2nd grade
Bring your mom or special guest.

Enjoy tea and juice, pastries and craft-making and have a special meet and greet with the characters of Beauty and the Beast!

And we invite you to visit the book fair while you're here. 

RSVP to Nikki Draine at or on our
Facebook Event Page

Scott County Future Leaders

Abby Kuboushek, Audrey Klein, Sophia Lewis and Ashley Giles wrote essays and were chosen from all 8th graders in Scott County.
This is a special day where students experience our local government at work.
They participated in a mock trial and visited the Regional Training Facility in Shakopee.

Save the Date!

May 31st 
5:30 - 7:30 pm
School-family picnic.
Lakefront Park! 
More details to follow. 

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

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. 
 "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 or 952-529-2484
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 .  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  with any questions you may have regarding the special order process.

 Thanks for all of your help with Scrip.
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

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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