Weekly Update - May 3, 2018
What's Inside


Summer Stretch 


Order School Supplies  


Summer Adventures Plus 


Spring Concert Information

Volunteer Opportunities
upcomingUpcoming Events

May 1-11

NWEA Testing
May 3
5:30 pm
Parent Connections at Fongs
May 5
5:00 pm
First Communion
May 6
8:30 & 10:30 am
First Communion
May 8 & 10
See below
Spring Musical
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


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.

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!

Volunteers needed!

contestCSCOE Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations, Mikayla Drentlaw and Joey Zollar, for your winning photos in the CSCOE photo contest. Mikayla received 2nd place and Joey received 3rd place in the student division of the photo contest. Mrs. Olmanson won too!  Great job everyone!

Click Here to See Photos
poster"Congratulations to the following students for winning the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Prevention Poster contest:

Prevention of Drug Abuse  (3-5):
Aidan Klinkhammer 1st Place 
Sahana Pillai 2nd Place 
Madeline Chappuis 3rd Place 
Prevention of Alcohol Abuse  (3-5)
Kayden Johnson 1st Place
McKenzie Benedict 2nd Place
Alaina Daniel 3rd Place
Prevention of Drug Abuse  (6-7)
Catherine Breyen 1st Place
Sadie Chappuis 2nd Place
Lucy Azinger 3rd Place
Prevention of Alcohol Abuse  (6-7)
Elise Loberg 1st Place
Grace Simon 2nd Place 
Peyton Peppler 3rd Place

Great job!
shortsIt's SHORTS Weather - please note!

Shorts for boys and girls:
  • Grades K-5: Students may wear navy blue twill dress shorts, Dockers style, or any neat navy fabric, excluding denim.
  • Grades 6-8: Students may wear khaki dress shorts, Dockers style, or any neat khaki fabric, excluding denim.
  • No short shorts, carpenter or cargo style shorts allowed.
  • Short length should not be shorter than 4" above the top of the kneecap.
  • Please note: shorts may be worn during September, October, May and June ONLY.
  • Shorts may be purchased at Educational Outfitters, Donald's, Lands End, or other retailer of your choice.
                               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!

musicalSpring Musical!

Performance dates are:
May 8 12:30 (dress rehearsal) & 7PM
May 10 7PM only

No ticket purchase necessary!

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

Volunteers still needed!  Thank you for supporting this great event.
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
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

SACSAC Openings

We are pleased to announce we have several openings for School Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2018/2019 school year. We are inviting parents who may be interested in serving on the council to complete an application. Please email completed applications to Mrs. Hamill: katehamill@saintmpl.org  and Neal Hauser  nhauser2@gmail.com.

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

  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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