Weekly Update - February 23, 2017
In this update:

A letter from Mrs. Maxwell.
Here's what to do if you suspect your student has the flu.
It's time to order a 2016-17 yearbook.
Mark you calendars for the Lenten Fish Fries.
Band concert date change.
Shop Amazon?  Sign up for Amazon Smile.  
Does your middle school student love to knit - or want to learn?
What is Milk Moola, you ask?
Prior Lake Players presents: Fee Fi Fo Fum!  One weekend only.

Upcoming dates  you should be aware of. 

laurieFrom the Principal's Desk

Today, the middle school students got together for the Netsmartz safety seminar.  They learned about cyber bulling, social media awareness and keeping yourself safe.  Please take time to ask your child about safety on the Internet.  Specifically, ask them about protecting their location while surfing the net. 


Yesterday, the kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day with a variety of activities that included the number 100.  My personal favorite was the craft of making a bubble gum machine with 100 bubble gums inside it. 


We hope you enjoyed your conference with the teachers as much as they enjoyed sharing about your child with you.  Thank you to Parent Connections for supplying dinner on Tuesday and Thursday evening.  It was greatly appreciated.


Good luck to all of our basketball teams this weekend in St. Cloud.  Drive safely, have fun and I know you will represent our school proudly.  Go Blues!


Laurie Maxwell

  AmazonAmazon Smile

socialCSCOE is Hosting Social Media Safety Presentations at
3 Catholic Schools!

The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence is so excited to bring Josh Ochs, a nationally-renowned social media safety speaker, to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on March 7th-March 9th, 2017. He will present seminars at three Catholic schools to teach parents about social media safety and how to help children use social media to impress colleges and future employers. Josh will bring parents up to speed on the latest apps and explain how to talk with kids about using digital tools to shine online. 

These FREE events are geared toward young parents and are open to the public, including parents from all Catholic schools. FREECHILDCARE will be available at all locations.

Seminars include:

March 7
St. John the Baptist Catholic School
4625 W 125th St
Savage, MN

March 8
Catholic School

525 W 54th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419

  March 9
St. Croix
Catholic School

621 3rd St S
Stillwater, MN

 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.

  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.

  yearbook2016-17 Yearbook

Please order your yearbook by visiting:

School ID code: 12368117
Orders due by March 10, 2017 
  priorFee Fi Fo Fum!

Twin Oaks Middle School
One Weekend Only!

March 3-5
  fluFlu Season is Here

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With the influenza season now at a widespread stage, please keep your student(s) home when they have influenza like illness (ILI) criteria, defined in the attachment.  Please let us know when a student has influenza so  we can report the  incidence to MDH as requested.   Feel free to call the health office if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Influenza Symptom Screening Tool
  knitMiddle School Craft Club

Our middle school craft club is going strong! Students meet on Thursdays after school for an hour to knit or learn how to knit. Mrs. Lu Kempf and Mrs. Morgan instruct the students.  We have been making lacy dishcloths and scarves for our first projects. For those of you who remember Mrs. Kempf, she taught at St. Michael for ten years and is currently part of the Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry at the St. Michael Parish. Students in grades 6-8 are welcome to join! There is no cost, as materials are donated by members of the church. See Mrs. Morgan for a permission slip if you are interested.
  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. 

calendarUpcoming Events

February 28
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Mardi Gras Archangels Hall (Volunteer Appreciation)
March 1
8:00 am
Ash Wednesday Mass 
March 2
6:30 pm
Parent Connections
March 3
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Fish Fry sponsored by Student Council (Archangels Hall)
March 9
12:30 pm
Reconciliation Grades 2-8
March 9
6:30 pm
School Advisory Council
March 13-17

Spring Break - No School
You can view the entire school calendar here.
  primeAmazon Smile

Parishioners can establish St. Michael Catholic Church for their AmazonSmile charitable giving by searching "St. Michael Prior Lake".  A search simply on "St. Michael" yields many, many results.  A charitable organization need only be established one time.

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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