Weekly Update - February 9, 2017
In this update:

A letter from Mrs. Maxwell.
Once again, the sock throw was a huge success!
A big thank-you for Catholic Schools Week.
Mark you calendars for the Lenten Fish Fries.
The Milk Moola program is better than ever!
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,

Registration for 2017/2018 opened last week. A number of parents found their registration email from TADS in their SPAM. TADS will be re-sending a registration email to you within the next twenty four hours to ensure you receive it, please look in your SPAM. If you cannot find it contact Darlene Casey at 952-447-2124.  Do NOT let financial concerns prevent you from registering. Assistance is available and confidential. Preschool classes are filling quickly, please do not be caught off guard and end up on the waiting list.  
We continue to receive numerous requests for information about St. Michael Catholic School and Faithful Beginnings Preschool. Nikki Draine can be seen touring families two mornings a week. Inevitably, families who visit indicate how impressed they are with the conduct of our students, the pride they demonstrate and the family atmosphere of our school.
A gentle reminder the registration fees increases dramatically March 1 st, this is from a $100.00 registration fee per child to a $200.00 registration fee per child. Be sure to register as soon as possible to help us plan for next year and to save you the increase in registration fees.
Catholic Schools Week Masses Thank you to students and staff for participating in our Catholic Schools Mass. Parishioners witnessed how well students are prepared for involvement in the liturgy. I am proud to know that ANY student at St. Michael Catholic School will participate when called upon! A special "thanks" to William Hockman who was "called upon" right before mass to read the petitions due to another student being ill. William, you read like you had practiced all week!
New Marketing Video Families and friends have been commenting on our new marketing video. A big shout out of thanks goes to Maggie Stack for organizing the content and time needed to record the video.  Click here to see what St. Michael is all about. 


Laurie Maxwell

  socksSock Throw

Way to go St. Michael's students!  We collected 3, 941 pairs of socks in our sock throw!  These were donated to Sharing and Caring Hands. 
 CSWCatholic Schools Week THANK YOU!
Many thanks to everyone who made Catholic Schools Week such a success! Parents volunteered their time to run the clock, scorebook, concession stand, and even announced at each game! The Athletic Committee worked together to make sure everything was running smooth and helped with clean up each night!  We couldn't have done it without all these wonderful volunteers! 

A special thank you to Leo and Cindy Le, Fong's Restaurant, for donating food to the concession stand.  In one night, we were able to raise $1,480 for the Ronald McDonald House, in memory of Emily Kostik.   


  milkMilk Moola

Milk Moola is a Kwik Trip program that gives 5 cents back to St. Michael's School for every bottle or bag top of the following products:

All type and flavors of Nature's Touch milk
Orange Juice, from 100% juice concentrate
Nature's Touch Drinking Water
Kwik Quencher® Iced Tea and Lemonade- Gallons
*Sizes include: Bags, gallons, ½ gallons, quarts, pints and ½ pints.
  Be sure to look for the Milk Moola 5¢ logo on the cap or bag top. 
Watch for a flyer to come home detailing all of the great benefits of the Milk Moola Program.  And send your caps in!

 FishLenten Fish Fries
Come and enjoy a delicious fish dinner! 
St. Michael School families are asked to supply the desserts for the fish fries. 
Desserts can be left at Archangel's Hall on the days of the fish fry. 
Friday, March 3
Friday, March 24
Friday, March 31

Archangels Hall 4:30 - 7:30 pm

The famous dinner includes lightly breaded Alaskan Pollock, potato wedges, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, green beans, homemade rolls, coffee, milk, and dessert.

Convenient five minute parking for to-go orders.

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

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
February 20

No School/President's Day
February 21
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parent Conferences (Preschool - Grade 8)
February 23
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parent Conferences (Preschool - Grade 8)
February 28

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Mardi Gras Archangels Hall (Volunteer Appreciation)
You can view the entire school calendar here.
highschoolCatholic High School Information

Holy Family Catholic School:
Holy Family Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
Join the summer fun at Holy Family Catholic High School! Our summer camps are open to the community and provide a safe place  to explore new interests and improve skills. From cooking to acting or fencing to volleyball, there is something for everyone on campus this summer. Learn more and register for camps at http://www.hfchs.org/firecamps
Holy Family Catholic High School Middle School Spring Track Club  (include until April 16)
Students in grades 5-8 interested in learning more about track and field are invited to join the HFCHS Middle School Track Club for a 5-week skill-building and competition clinic from April 17-May 20. Train with the Holy Family FIRE Track & Field coaches 2-3 days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays from 5:30-7 p.m.) to explore different track and field events, learn new skills, and meet new friends. More information and registration can be found at  http://www.hfchs.org/firecamps . C ontact Head Coach Ian Parzyck with any questions at parzycki@hfchs.org .
Ninth Grade Class Registration Nights (include until Feb 23)
Class registration for students entering ninth grade at HFCHS will take place on the evenings of February 21 and February 23. An informational program begins at 6:30PM and staff will be available following that program to assist with questions or guidance. During these evenings, placement test scores will be distributed to all incoming freshmen who will then register for their desired classes. If you did not take the placement test, recent report cards are helpful. Freshmen are required to submit a $100 class registration fee. Students may continue to register for classes after the registration evenings. Freshmen registering on one of these nights will be guaranteed their choices of elective classes. Select your registration night at  http://www.hfchs.org/rsvp

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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