Weekly Update - May 25, 2017
In this update:

Join us for the spring band concert next Thursday.

Registration now open for volleyball and girls' basketball camp.

Love Hegge's Pizza?  Help support the 7th graders going to Washington DC next year. 

A note from the health aide about medications stored in the office.

Congratulations to Aimee-Rae Weaver, Sarah Langridge and Genesis Tholkes!

Please check Lost & Found before school ends.

Order your school supply kit for 2017-18 before it's too late. 

Jobopportunity for a preschool teacher.

Summer Adventures Plus has an abundance of fun field trips planned for the summer.

Several teachers are willing to tutor your student this summer. 
From the Principal's Desk

Congratulations!  On Monday, May 15, 2017, the MNSAA Board of Directors renewed the seven-year accreditation eligibility status for the K-8 academic program of St. Michael Catholic School of Prior Lake.  The board wishes to recognize your school community for your efforts in completing the renewal process.  We especially want to affirm your school's commitment to meeting the unique needs of learners, efforts to support the emotional and social growth of students, standards-based grading, and the collaborative relationship between the parish and the school.  Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, and improve each school's quality. 
MNSAA is a federally- and state- sanctioned non-profit association for accrediting nonpublic schools in the State of Minnesota.  The Association's mission is to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of nonpublic education in Minnesota through a comprehensive process of accreditation .  Our agency helps schools provide quality nonpublic education for the children of Minnesota for its member schools.  MNSAA is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors that bases its accreditation on a school's evaluation through a self-study process.
Schools are accredited based on their compliance with a set of rigorous standards which identify essential personnel, instruction, facility, curriculum, governance, and marketing policies and practices that are considered necessary for an effective school.  The accreditation process includes the creation of a visionary and focused strategic plan and an on-site visit by a team of educators from member schools.  Accreditation with MNSAA relies heavily on how the individual school defines its mission and the way it seeks to accomplish that mission.
MNSAA is pleased to have St. Michael Catholic School join some of the more than 170 accredited schools that make up the Association .  MNSAA salutes St. Michael School's commitment to providing outstanding education to the children of this community.  MNSAA will continue to provide guidance to St. Michael Catholic School through an annual review of its strategic plan. 

Year-End Events

May 29

No School - Memorial Day
May 31
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
School-Family Picnic Lakefront Park
June 1 & 2

Last Day of Preschool
June 1
12:30 & 7:00 pm
Band Concert
June 2
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Graduation Dance (7th & 8th grade ONLY)
June 5

Kindergarten Olympics
June 6

Last Day of School Grade 8
June 7

Last Day of School Grades K-7
June 7
9:00 am
Prayer Service/Awards
June 7

End of 4th Quarter
June 7
6:00 pm
Graduation Grade 8
You can view the entire school calendar here.
  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.

volleyballSt Michael's Sports News

Girls Volleyball registration NOW OPEN! Please go to:  http://www.stmichaelsblues.org   to register any girls in 5th-8th grade (2017-2018 school year)! League and camp options available, please see Melissa Shimek with any questions: mshimek@saintmpl.org

  pizzaHegge's Pizza Sale
There will be 7th graders selling Hegge's Pizzas for their Washington DC trip next year.  They are $10.00 each and will be selling Sausage/Pepperoni, Double Cheese and 6-Pack. Please contact Becky Krouse for more information. 


  healthFrom the Health Aide

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

Any medications brought to the health office this year for your student will need to be picked up by the end of the school day on June 7th.  Non-emergency medications (i.e. Tylenol, etc.) may be picked up earlier than June 8th.    
NOTE:  Controlled medications cannot be sent home with students. 

Should your child require medication for next fall (including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, dietary supplements, non-prescription medications, lotions, etc.), please have your licensed prescriber fill out the front portion of the medication authorization form at your convenience this summer.   A parent/guardian must sign the back of the medication authorization form.  This form can be found on the Prior Lake School website under health services.    
Note:  Controlled substances must be brought in by parent/guardian versus by student.  

If your student had medication and/or emergency action plans in the health office this year, new forms for next year will be sent home when old medication is picked up.    

Have a healthy, enjoyable summer.

Hayley Kulstad, Health Aide
St. Michael Catholic School
952-447-2124, ext 138

  supplySupply Kits for 2017-18

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. 
 congratulationsCongratulations to
Aimee-Rae Weaver, Sarah Langridge and
Genesis Tholkes!

Aimee-Rae's letter and Sarah and Genesis' art work were selected to be included in the upcoming book, Ask the Archbishop, being published later this year. Aimee-Rae, Sarah, Genesis, their families, teachers and I are invited to attend a special event with Archbishop Hebda where they will receive a special award. Nice job!

  lostLost and Found

All lost and found items (in the multi-purpose room) will be donated on Friday, June 9th.  Please check for any missing items before then. 

  jobJob Opportunity

Faithful Beginnings at St. Michael Catholic School is seeking a Rule 3 qualified preschool teacher for our three year old classroom. This position is full-time.

Job Requirements:
  • ·     Rule 3 lead teacher qualified
  • ·     First Aid and CPR certified
  • ·     Demonstrates evidence of good classroom management techniques appropriate at the preschool level
  • ·      Exhibit competence in instructional methods and knowledge of preschool curriculum (We utilize Creative Curriculum)
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Ashley Lind
Director of Early Childhood

  SAPSummer Adventures Plus offers
Field Trips Galore!

 Summer Adventures Plus is offering two field trips per week this summer.  Drops in welcome - the more the merrier!

  tutorSummer 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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