Weekly Update - January 26, 2017
In this update:

A letter from Mrs. Maxwell.
 
Get geared up to cheer on the Blues Basketball teams during Catholic Schools Week!

Are your kids wondering about what they can wear during Catholic Schools Week?
 
Did you get your Blues and White Ball tickets yet? Purchase tickets online.
 
Enrollment for School Year 2017-18 begins February 1st!
 
Help us spread the word about an exciting offer for next year's Kindergarten class and new families .
 
Upcoming free VIRTUS class at St. Michael Catholic Church.
 
Considering Catholic High School? Parents, this event is for you.

Upcoming dates  you should be aware of. 

laurieFrom the Principal's Desk


Dear School Families,
 
This weekend marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. You will find many of our students participating at each mass . Thanks to all for stepping up and demonstrating what a great school we have! STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR UNIFORMS OR ST. MICHAEL BLUES ATTIRE TO MASS. We want to show our parish how proud we are of our school. Students in uniform or wearing blues attire should look for me in the narthex after mass to receive an out-of-uniform pass.
Registration for all families begins February 1st. We are very excited to begin preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. Faithful Beginnings Preschool has received many inquiries now that we are offering full-day options. Parents are eagerly waiting for registration to open. Know that your timely response in registering your child will make sure that you have a place in our preschool.
As a reminder to all new families (and families with kindergarten students), St. Michael Catholic School will hold your tuition at the 2016-17 rate until January 31st.
And don't forget, this is the last weekend to purchase tickets to the Blues and White Ball. Your ticket price includes steak and chicken, live music and so many amazing auction items. Hope to see you there!

Blessings,

Laurie Maxwell
Principal

ballThe Blues & White Ball presents: 
Denim, Disco, and Diamonds

Last weekend to purchase tickets!  Click here

Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Wilds Golf Club
Music by Jonah & the Whales!
 
 
What's in the silent auction, you ask? 
A Samsung 55" Smart TV, $500 off full braces or Invisalign, full box of REAL Cuban cigars, $1500 Great Outdoor Fire Table, Sailer's gift basket (spring is around the corner), pretty things from gg boutique, the best classroom gifts in years including an invaluable 8th grade project, sleep-overs, pool parties, children's furniture and this priceless blanket from kindergarten!

 
Wondering how you can help?
Help us Stuff the YETI Cooler: donate  gift cards, wine, spirits, beer or you choose to make this the best LIVE auction item!  Donations can be dropped at the school office. You can also purchase items at Viking Liquor and Village Liquor and they will hold the items for the committee to pick up before the event.

Become an event sponsor: Contact Beth Gassen at bbmack@mac.com or Lynn Loehr at lynnloehr@hotmail.com

Donate to the silent or live auction: Sporting event tickets, vacation rentals, and more make great auction items. Contact Maggie Stack at mmstack4@gmail.com.
CSW2017Catholic Schools Week is January 29 - February 4

Our teachers are busy preparing for Catholic Schools Week, we thought we would give you a preview of the dress-up days so you can begin planning.

Monday- Blue and White/Spirit Day
Tuesday- 70's Day
Wednesday- Dress Your Best in Red, White and Blue- no hair color or face paint
Thursday- Comfy Day (No pajamas)
Friday- Homeroom Choice!

Monday evening, January 30th, we will celebrate the life of
Emily Kostik.
All proceeds from Fong's concessions will go to the
Ronald McDonald House.


 

Tuesday and Thursday's tacos supplied by Qdoba.

Wednesday's pizza supplied by Carbone's.


 

COME HUNGRY!


basketballMonday

January 30 

Tuesday

January 31 

Wednesday

February 1 

Thursday

February 2 

Friday

February 3 

Fong's

Thank you! 

Walking Tacos/Hot Dogs/Nachos

Thank you, Qdoba! 

Carbone's Pizza/Hot Dogs/Nachos

Thank you, Carbone's 

Walking Tacos/Hot Dogs/Nachos

Thank you, Qdoba! 

No Games!

4:30 pm

6th grade boys

St Mike's White vs Blessed Trinity 

4:30 pm

4th grade girls

St. Mike's vs Chapel Hill
 

4:30 pm

7th grade boys

St Mike's Blues vs

SACS 

 

4:30 pm

5th grade boys

St Mike's vs Guardian Angels 


5:45 pm

8th grade boys

St Mike's Blue/Gold vs Chapel Hill 

5:45 pm

5th grade girls

St Mike's vs
Chapel Hill

5:45 pm

7th grade boys

St Mike's White vs St. Hubert's 

5:45 pm

4th grade boys

St Mike's vs Chapel Hill 


7:00 pm  

8th grade boys

St Mike's White vs BSM

7:00 pm

8th grade girls

St Mike's Blue/Gold vs Carondelet Gold 

7:00 pm

8th grade girls

St. Mike's Blue/Gold vs Carondelet Green 

7:00 pm

6th grade girls

St Mike's vs Chapel Hill 





8:15 pm

6th grade boys

St Mike's Blue vs All Saints 



 enrollmentEnrollment for '17-'18 school year begins on February 1st.

Families, please note that you will soon be asked to complete the steps necessary for updating information and enrolling your child(ren) for the 2017-2018 school year.  Watch for detailed instructions to come your way.  

For families with 3-5 year old children, attending our Faithful Beginnings preschool, this will also be your opportunity to select preferences for days of the week as well as half-day/full-day options.  We look forward to the many familiar faces and new students that will fill our classrooms next year!     

tuitionExciting Offer for Kindergarten and New Families

We shared in a previous update that we are experiencing a high level of interest in our Kindergarten program. We are also receiving many inquiries from families with older students looking for a new school environment. In order to be proactive in our staffing and budgeting for next school year, we have opened 2017-2018 pre-registration for Kindergarten and new families. Submitting a registration form and fee before January 31 will secure future Blues a spot in our school and lock in 2016-2017 tuition rates.  

Please help us spread the word to families you know that are considering St. Michael for their children.
 VIRTUSVIRTUS Training
In response to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth, the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul requires training sessions for all adult volunteers having contact with children, youth and vulnerable adults. The program specifically addresses how the entire parish and school communities can protect all of God's children from sexual abuse. Along with attending a Virtus session, a background check and code of conduct is required by those 18 and older to volunteer with minors and vulnerable adults. These items can be done online while registering for the Virtus session. Please see Stmichael-pl.org, under the faith formation tab with instructions on how to complete these items. A FREE VIRTUS training is being offered at St. Michael Catholic Church on Sunday, February 26th from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Archangels Hall. Please register ahead online at www.virtus.org. Call Tammie at 952-447-2491 if you need assistance.

calendarUpcoming Events

January 27
No School / Staff In-Service
January 28/29
Catholic Schools Week Mass
January 29 - February 4

Catholic Schools Week
February 4
5:00 p.m. - midnight

Blues & White Ball presents:

Denim, Disco or Diamonds

The Wilds Golf Club 

February 9
6:30 p.m.

School Advisory Council

 

February 10
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Valentine's Dance (grades 6-8)
February 14
Valentine's Party (Preschool - 5)
February 15
8:00 mass
High Honors Awards (grades 7 & 8) following mass
February 16
6:30 p.m.
Marketing meeting
.
You can view the entire school calendar here.
highschoolCatholic High School Information

Holy Family Catholic School:
Holy Family Catholic High School Winter Open House - February 2, 2017
Learn more about Holy Family Catholic High School's commitment to preparing students for college and helping them reach their full potential as moral and ethical leaders of the future. The evening begins with an activities fair from 6:30 to 7 p.m. followed by presentations about our college prep process, financial aid, and Holy Family curriculum. Register for our February 2 open house at 



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