Weekly Update - September 28, 2017
In This Update

MaxwellFrom the Principal's Desk
Dear Friends and Families,
Tomorrow is a very special day for us at St. Michael School.  It is the Feast Day of the Archangels better known around school as the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel.  Friday's school Mass will be in celebration of our Patron Saint, St. Michael.  Please join us as Mrs. Hinker's class leads us in this special celebration.   We know that St. Michael resides in heaven with God along with all of the other Angels and saints.  St. Michael is mentioned in three books of the bible by name:  Daniel, Jude and Revelations.  It states that he combats Satan and defends us in the battle.   Each time we pray the St. Michael prayer we are invoking him to protect us.  What a special gift we have in that St. Michael the Archangel who leads the heavenly cohorts in battle against evil is our patron saint. 
It is often noted children love to play with guns, swords and other instruments of war.  At school we teach them to use the most powerful weapon of all, prayer.  Our students know that St. Michael holds them dear to his heart because they attend St. Michael's School.   Daily we join the fight of good versus evil.  We begin each day with our all school prayer time and we pause before each new subject to pray.  As your children wake in the morning and then return to you after school, are you joining together in the fight using the greatest weapon of all, PRAYER?

Mrs. Maxwell
WeekThe Week Ahead

September 29

School Picture Day
September 29
8:00 a.m. Children's Mass - St. Michael Feast Day
October 2-6
NWEA Testing
October 5 6:30 p.m. Parent Connections
October 6
Service Marathon
October 6 4:30-6:30 p.m. Family Fun Night
October 8 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast for Marathon
You can view the entire school calendar  here.
LindaThank you Linda Saumer!

We want to thank Linda Saumer for her years of service at St. Michael Catholic School.  Linda served our community in such a variety of ways, from playground supervisor to classroom aide and even helped out in the office when needed.  Linda, you will be missed by us.  May God bless you as you begin a new phase in your life.

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WeekQueso for Quarters Winners!

Congratulations to our Kindergarten class! They won Queso for Quarters 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.  We recognize and appreciate that any donation is a sacrifice and sincerely thank you for any and all of your generosity. 
Here's a summary of the ways you can submit your donations:
  • Send donations to your child's homeroom teacher in an envelop with your child's name on the front.
  • Company matches are an important part of our marathon efforts.  Please review your company's policy.  Forms can be found on the donation site listed above.
  • Marathon Collections will take place this weekend (9/30 & 10/1) at mass.  Volunteers are still needed at all masses.  Please sign up on  SignUp Genius.  Thank you in advance for your help.
Special Promotion - MARATHON APPAREL - Buy 1 Hooded Sweatshirt for $25 or 2 for $40.  
What a great way to show school spirit AND support a great cause.  If you're interested, please contact the Marathon Committee at marathon@saintmpl.org
For TOMORROW, Friday, September 29th
It's PICTURE DAY so students should wear FULL UNIFORM (no marathon t-shirts)
Students still have an opportunity to bring in DOLLARS for the weekly coin competition.  
*Dollars are preferred, but really any type of coins bought in are gladly accepted.  Anything brought in (dollars, quarter, nickels, dimes, & pennies) will count towards the homeroom's collection.  A DOMINO'S PIZZA PARTY will be awarded to the TOP TWO classes next Tuesday.  Let's make this our largest collection, yet!
Preschool students can still bring in DIMES for the coin train.
For NEXT Week:
  • Students should continue bringing in donations from family & friends.
  • SERVICE PROJECTS will take place on Friday, October 6th.  Volunteer opportunities are still available.  Please sign up on SignUp Genius.  Thank you in advance for your help.
  • Please join us for fun and fellowship at our FAMILY FUN NIGHT from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6th. 
  • The weekend ends with a KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Sunday, October 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Archangel's Hall, with proceeds benefiting our school.


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
Sweatshirt is $25 or 2 for $40.

PrayPlease remember these St. Michael School families in your prayers this week.
Cecelia Kramer
Kyla Nauertz
Maryn O'Donnell
Brady Ruehling
Joseph Sher
Collin & Danika Terrell
Sara Connell
Pat Casey
Rhonda Zweber
Barb Stark
It's often said that time is our most precious gift. And to give your time to something or someone else is an unselfish gift that will be returned when you least expect it.
"Love one another as I have loved YOU!"

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

TopTop 20 Parent Night

Join us at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 10th in Archangels Hall for our popular guest speaker, Paul Bernabei, where you'll learn about our community culture. 

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.
basketball4th - 8th Grade Boys/Girls Basketball Registration

If you have a son or daughter who is interested in playing basketball for St. Mike's, it is time to register! Please use the link below to get to the athletic website and registration link.  If you have further questions, please contact Melissa Shimek: mshimek@saintmpl.org  
Registration link: http://www.stmichaelsblues.org

Robotics Program at St. Michael!
We want to extend a warm welcome to Mrs. Morgan in her new role at St. Michael! In addition to teaching grades 6 and 7 Language Arts and helping with the media center each morning during first period, she has also accepted the role of the robotics communication liaison. She will be meeting with each team in the elementary through grade 8 to introduce herself to the mentors and robotics team members and explain her role and how she will be assisting them throughout the year. She will be writing announcements for News Notes, the Blues News Network, and our St. Michael Facebook page, summarizing information that robotics mentors and team members pass along to her. She will keep the St. Michael family and community members up to date with competition results, share progress in the Lego Leagues and robots, and update the robotics website throughout the year. She will also be working closely with Mrs. Casey to order necessary parts for robotics teams. Be watching for her updates, and if you have news, competition results, and or pictures of your robotics teams that you would like to share, please contact her at morgan@saintmpl.org.

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

  exchangeShare your Home with a Guatemalan Exchange Student!

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

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