Weekly Update - May 11, 2018
Dear SMCS Families,
I can't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed my role as the interim principal. Your children make me smile each day. Their creativity, energy and talent brings such joy to SMCS.  The last few weeks of school is always a busy time of year for all of us! Kindergarten Round-Up was a huge success! This year we are excited to welcome 20 beautiful children to Ms. Wineman's Kindergarten class for the fall. Thank you to our new parent ambassador leaders who are working hard to welcome 16 new families to our amazing community.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th graders, teachers and parents for working hard to put on a fabulous play, Alice in Wonderland! I am always so amazed to witness the teamwork, time and talent that goes into the behind the scenes up until the final performance. A special thank you to Doug Fossum who managed the sound and lighting. Doug was instrumental in helping us receive a grant from Catholic United Financial to donate the lighting and drapery on both sides of the stage.
As we prepare for wrapping up this school year and start planning for next year, I wanted to make you aware of a few staff changes.  Mrs. Amy Ascheman and Mrs. Kris Hall have decided not to return to SMCS.  I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our school. We will pray for Mrs. Ascheman and Mrs. Hall as they continue their future endeavors.
The long term principal, Mrs. Mary Yamoah, will be officially starting in early July. I have been busy taking notes to prepare for her arrival.  Please watch for more important information including the 2018-19 calendar, uniform sales, family handbook, busing information etc. Please contact Darlene Casey at casey@saintmpl.org with any other questions regarding back to school.
We have so much to be grateful for because of YOU. Happy Mother's Day, and have a peaceful weekend with your family.
With gratitude, 
Mrs. Kate Hamill

What's Inside


Band Concert Date Change



Summer Stretch 


Order School Supplies  


Summer Adventures Plus 


Leadership Day

Volunteer Opportunities
upcomingUpcoming Events

May 8-12
See below
Book Fair in Media Center
May 12
9:30 - 11:00 am
Mad Hatter Tea Party
May 15
7:00 pm
Spring Concert Grades 1-5
May 16
6:30 am
Athletic Breakfast - School gym
May 24
3:00 - 4:30

Academic All-Star Recognition

Archangels Hall  

May 28

No School/Memorial Day
May 31
5:30 - 7:30
School Family Picnic - Lakefront Park
June 1
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Graduation Dance (grades 7 &
8 only)
June 4
12:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Band Rehearsal & Concert (gym)


teaMad Hatter Tea Party

Story time with the Spring Musical Alice in Wonderland characters, Crafts, Tea, Pastries and more! The Event will run 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. The Book Fair will also be going on 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Dress your Mad Hatter best!

BookBook Fair 2018

Stock up on books for the summer!  Visit our book fair in the media center next week.

Tuesday, May 8 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 9 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 10 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 11 8:00 am - noon
Saturday, May 12 9:00 am - noon


bandBand Concert (date change)
Join us Monday, June 4th for our annual band concert in the gym!

12:30 pm rehearsal
7:00 pm concert

picnicSchool Picnic

Join us Thursday, May 31st (date change) at Lakefront Park Pavilion from
5:30 - 7:30 pm (come and go as you please). 

Stop by with your picnic dinner and enjoy St. Michael's Community!  Root Beer Floats provided by the School Advisory Council.

                               concertSpring Concert

Spring Concert Attire for Grades 1 - 5 for
May 15th
With the approach of the Spring Concert, we want to share with you the attire we would like the children to wear for that evening. The students may choose to wear any items listed below:
-          Button-down dress shirt, polo shirt, turtle neck, or sweater
-          Dress pants
-          Dress shoes
-          Ties are optional, but encouraged
-          No cologne
-          No T-shirts, sweatshirts
-          No jeans, sweatpants
-          Dress or skirt should reach the knees
-          Dress shirt, blouse, turtleneck, or sweater.
-          No Spaghetti straps.   Shoulders should be covered.
-          Dress slacks or pants
-          Dress shoes or dress sandals
-          No perfume
-          No T-shirt, sweatshirts
-          No jeans, sweatpants
-          No athletic shoes or flip-flops
We are looking for a few parents interested in helping decorate the church for the concert. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Case. andrewcase@saintmpl.org
Please note the warm-up schedule for this concert:
Daily Mass will be taking place in the chapel prior to the concert. Utmost respect and quiet is needed. Please enter through the doors in the lower parking lot if possible.
Please enjoy the art show in the school from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Then, all students will warm-up in Archangels Hall at 6:30 pm. Please keep your student with you until warm-up time.
Doors for the concert will open at 6:30 pm.
Please also consider purchasing a video from the concert. It is professionally well produced, and the product is wonderful. It is a great keepsake to look back upon when you want to remember your child as he/she was in grade school.
Andrew Case

bikeYouth Mountain Bike Clinic
athleticSt Michael's
Athletic Breakfast
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
School Gym
All participants in golf, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball are invited.
Parents are welcome to attend!

suppliesThe Write Stuff School Supplies

It's that time already!  Order school supplies for next year and have them ready at Meet the Teacher night in the fall.  The Write Stuff allows you to add/remove from your class supply list in case you already own scissors......

School Supplies
Box Tops Winners for April!
Preschool-1st grade: Mrs. Peterson's First Grade class
2nd-5th grade: Mrs. DeGross's third grade
Middle School: Sister Melissa's homeroom
We brought in $168.900 this month. So far this year, we have brought in $1273.60. Our goal for this year is $1,500.00. We only need to bring in $226.40 to make that goal! Mrs. DeGross's class won the pizza party! Their total for the year $221.70! Way to go third graders!

lostLost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found table in the Multi-Purpose room before the last day of school.  All items not claimed will be donated.  Thank you!

summerSummer Stretch

Summer Stretch is an opportunity for Middle Schoolers (young people who will enter Grades 6, 7 and 8 in Fall 2018) to experience a day of service and fun on Thursdays at St. Michael's starting June 14. High Schoolers (Grades 9-12 in Fall 2018) are needed to serve as team leaders, too! Service sites will include opportunities to work with community agencies and fun includes Water Parks, Valleyfair and more! Cost is $175/Stretcher, and $125/Teen Leader. Cost includes meals, Summer Stretch t-shirt, transportation afternoon activities and supplies with an additional fee for Valleyfair or use your pass on Thursday, August 2.

Blessings in Christ,
Lori Hinker
Middle School Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
St. Michael Catholic Church
16311 Duluth Ave SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-447-2491 ext. 109
Direct: 952-447-2486


June 11th - August 24th (closed July 2 - July 6) 
2 sessions: 
7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Accepting ages 5 and up
Why choose our program?
Each week a new theme will be introduced.
The following special events and activities will tie in with each weekly theme.
Community service project -Spiritual theme and bible verse
Two field trips each week
One catered lunch each week
Don't need Full or Part-time Care? 
Consider signing your child(ren) up for our weekly field trips
For Additional Information, please contact:
Julie Herbst advplus@saintmpl.org  or 
Or visit our website at  www.saintmpl.org

Faithful Beginnings Summer Program
Faithful Beginnings at St. Michael Catholic School is excited to launch our Preschool Summer Program!  We have spent countless hours planning a fun, engaging, educational preschool program.  Registration was opened for families that are registered for the 2018-2019 school year.
Mrs. Melanie Brower will be our lead supervisor throughout the summer.  I will be joining in on the fun a couple days a week.  We are working on staffing assistant teacher positions as well.
If your child will be attending kindergarten in the fall, they would qualify to attend Summer Adventures Plus, our school-age program.  
If know of anyone interested, please pass this along!  We will be maxing our program at 18-20 students per day
Faithful Beginnings Openings for 2018-2019 School Year

There are still some openings at Faithful Beginnings Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year.  Register today! saintmpl.org/enrollment 
Please contact Ashley Lind (ashleylind@saintmpl.org) with any questions.

soccer7th & 8th Grade Soccer Info

Both the boys and girls soccer programs will be having our spring parent/player informational meeting on Sunday, May 20th in the Prior Lake High School lecture hall. The girls' meeting will be at 6pm and the boys' meeting is at 7pm. All incoming freshmen who are interested in playing soccer at the high school and all incoming 8th graders who do not have a club team for the fall are welcome to come to the meeting.

Summer Tutors

Mrs. DeGross Any subject - 
will do small groups
grades 2-4 degross@saintmpl.org
Mrs. Vochoska reading & math all grades vochoska@saintmpl.org
Ms. Johannes any subject grades K-3 johannes@saintmpl.org
Mr. Whalton math only grades 1-8 djwhalton@gmail.com
Ms. Wineman any subject grades PS-8 wineman@saintmpl.org

LeadershipThank you to the Leadership Committee for the Day with Mrs. Hamill -- The middle school enjoyed a morning recess!

  VolunteerVolunteer Opportunities!
DidYouKnow Did You Know?
  • Absentee Line: 952-447-2230
  • School fax: 952-447-2132
  • Federal tax ID: 41-086790
  • Order spirit wear year-round: spirit wear
  • Share your time & talent: Signup Genius 



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