May 29, 2020 - News & Notes
Dear St. Michael Catholic School Families:
Our staff looks forward to classes at school this fall . St. Michael Catholic School plans to re-open. There are still many unanswered questions, but our leadership team will be following all safety procedures and working with the Diocese, Minnesota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure safety and excellence when we re-open for classes. Here is a letter from Bishop Cozzens and Catholic Schools' Office confirming their support. ( Letter for Catholic Schools )

What will be different this fall? Recommendations keep changing, but as of now we will consider options for class sizes, students staying with their class all day, specialists coming to their room, and separate lunch and recess schedules. There will be washing stations as you enter and safety checks and guidelines. Many of these practices will be put into action as we open our doors on June 15 for Summer Care. We will also be looking into live streaming classes for students who need to stay home and learn due to immunity concerns. We can't wait to be back together but will take every precaution to ensure your child's and our staff's safety.

TUITION ASSISTANCE : If you have found that your family is in need of additional tuition assistance for the 2020-21 school year, please apply at under financial aid.

DROP OFF & PICK UP TIMELINE: We will miss not hugging our students goodbye and hope to plan a late summer gathering when we can be together, again. Please come June 1-3 to drop off and pick up:
  • June 1-3: Final K-8 school drop off and pick up- Come to school to pick up and drop off items. Please come on the day assigned by your last name. You will be able to go into the building, clean out lockers and pick up items on your child's desk/locker:
  • June 1: A-G (10-4 p.m.)
  • June 2: H-P (10-4 p.m.)
  • June 3: Q-Z (10-4 p.m.)
  • Technology Devices-front door, computer lab
  • Library Books-table in front or in multipurpose room
  • Athletic Uniforms-table in multipurpose room
  • School textbooks-in classrooms
  • Yearbooks
  • Certificates
  • Clothing or supplies left at school
**If you cannot make your time noted above, please come on an alternate day and time. If you need to come earlier or later, please email me at:

KUDOS : We celebrate our student graduates this week. They have blessed our lives and our teachers and staff send them off to continue their educational journey with prayers and blessings. We are so proud of them and know that they will carry the blues spirit with them wherever they go. GO BLUES!

THANK YOU : I want to personally thank you for extending your warm greetings and support throughout my year at St. Michael Catholic School. The dedicated staff, circle of families, and caring greater parish community connected me to all that is strong and good at St. Michael Catholic School. I will carry the St. Michael "Blues Spirit" with me as I continue to serve in my vocation. I will miss one last smile and one last hug from our students but hope to wave to you next Wednesday in our 8th grade send off parade! COVID-19 brought us closer together in our educational journey, while we remained further apart. This is not how any of us wanted to end our year. Thank you for your support and partnership. I will continue to pray for the St. Michael community and know that I leave you in good hands with Sue Kerr.

Please join us all in praying the prayer from our Bishops, shared at the right. May God bring healing to our nation in body, mind and spirit.

Blessings,  Mindy Reeder Principal  
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Parent Link:  Growth Mindset

Absent: 952-447-2230
School fax: 952-447-2132
Federal tax ID: 41-086790

 School Calendar:  

Kelley DeGross

Deanna Vochoska

Samantha Karnes



Please reach out to Rachel Olmanson if you would be willing to be our 2020 yearbook advisor with Life Touch yearbooks.

FINAL SCHOOL WEEK of 2019-20 :

  • June 1-3: Pick up and drop off days, see above details.
  • June 1: A-G (10-4 p.m.)
  • June 2: H-P (10-4 p.m.)
  • June 3: Q-Z (10-4 p.m.)
  • June 3: The 8th Grade Celebration Parade (5 p.m.) & Mass (6 p.m.)

  • Parade: All families are invited to drive through our car line at 5 p.m. like a normal drop off in the morning (but you will exit) to cheer on our graduates who will be spaced apart on the sidewalk.
  • Mass: There will be a private graduation Mass at 6 p.m. live streamed for all to celebrate with us at:

The St. Michael Catholic School School Advisory Council provides guidance and leadership for the vision of the school, supporting leadership, teachers and staff as we continue to plan for excellence. All applications are due June 3, 2020. You can complete the online google form, or download and email your application to our School Advisory Council Chair, Molli O'Halloran.

St. Michael's Offers an Award Winning Program!
Registration is now open for the Fall 2020-2021 St. Michael Robotics season.

The robotics program engages kids in STEM learning and prepares them for the future through hands-on fun while helping kids transfer STEM concepts to real-world applications. This year the program has partnered with Disney to bring a Star Wars theme to the program. (2020 Flier)

For centuries sports have played an integral part of our culture -- moving, collaborating, competing, celebrating. We rally around our athletes, lift them up and admire their awe-inspiring moments and stories that give us hope. The nature of traditional sports is shifting and we have the power to be forces for change and to redefine the game.

A virtual information meeting will be held on Thursday, June 11th, at 6:30 p.m.
For an invitation request, please email . Registration closes
on June 30th. Payment is collected through TADS in the fall.

Questions regarding the robotics program or signup can be directed to , , or .
(Part-time shared position to work with Mrs. Shimek)

Join the St. Michael Catholic School family as a part-time physical education teacher. This is a job share position with Melissa Shimek. You will work Tuesday and Thursday, 5.5 hours each day providing engaging, physical activities to Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade students as well as one section of 7th grade.   Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a current Teaching License for the State of Minnesota -Preferred, but will accept Tier 1 and Tier 2 teachers with background or interest in sports, athletic training or daycare • Ability to manage a respectful and positive classroom learning environment • Ability to enthusiastically foster the potential of grade school students • Ability to work as part of a team, constructively and collaboratively with colleagues 

Please send a cover letter and your resume by June 10, 2020 to
Mental Health Support: Please be aware that at this time our children are also feeling the anxiety of all that is happening around them. While school is closed, a routine is a healthy way of structuring your days. Included scheduled time for school work, outdoor play, free-choice reading, unstructured play and rest time. Address children's questions directly and honestly. Continuing with regular bed and meal times is also helpful. Limit exposure to media and screen time as well. Our School Counselor : Dr. Keri Brenden

Additional resources that you may find helpful:

Additionally, as a parent at this time, you need support. Here are parent support resources:

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
©2012 EWTN. Used with permission.

Join the parish in prayer, spiritual communion and virtual Mass
through Facebook or the parish YouTube channel.