Weekly Update - April 26, 2018
What's Inside



Summer Stretch


Order School Supplies


Summer Adventures Plus


Holy Angels Dance Team News

Spring Concert Information

Soccer News

Volunteer Opportunities
upcomingUpcoming Events

April 23-30 NWEA Testing
April 28 & 29
May 1-11

NWEA Testing
May 2

Children's Mass

8 am 

May Crowning
May 3
6:30 pm
Parent Connections
May 5
5:00 pm
First Communion
May 6
8:30 & 10:30 am
First Communion
May 8 & 10
See below
Spring Musical
May 12
9:30 - 11:00 am
Mad Hatter Tea Party
May 15
7:00 pm
Spring Concert Grades 1-5


AprilFestVolunteers Needed!

Crafter's Boutique: Donate handcrafted items to the Crafter's Boutique, everyone loves homemade items. Contact Ethel Carlson at
952-239-6933 with your contributions.
The LIVE Auction is coming back to Aprilfest!!!! Donate gently used items in good and working condition. Please save your household items, tools, antiques, sporting goods, small furniture, boats, motorcycles and cars, in working order of course, for donation to Aprilfest.  NO electronics, old TVs, mattresses, clothing or couches. The Auction Team will be accepting the drop of these items Friday, April 27 and Saturday morning, April 28.  Call contact Don Kes for details, 952-447-2774 or dn_kes@yahoo.com.
Now Accepting Silent Auction Donations -  Donate new products, services, vacation rentals, new technology items, sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets, or baskets of goodies from your favorite stores make great auction items. Be creative!  Email us at AprilfestInfo@gmail.com to arrange pick up or delivery of your donated item or call Jill Boeser 612-708-9150.

                               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 that reaches the knees
-          Dress shirt, blouse, turtleneck, or sweater.
-          No Spaghetti straps.   Shoulders must 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

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!

Spring Musical!

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

No ticket purchase necessary!

careerMiddle School Career Day

Are you passionate about your career and want to share your passion with our students? The middle school is looking for speakers for Career Day on Wednesday, May 23. Speaking sessions are 30 minutes each. We would love to have you, no matter the age of your child at St. Michael. Relatives and family friends are welcome, as well! Please click on this link to learn more and sign up: LINK

For questions, please contact Mrs. Morgan at: morgan@saintmpl.org  or by calling
(952) 447-2124 , ext. 167.

BookBook Fair 2018

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
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

campCatholic Youth Camp

FREE Camp Contest
We are SO excited to share CYC with even more campers in 2018. CYC received a grant and we're using it to give kids the opportunity to come to camp for free. 
  • 50 free sessions of camp will be awarded
  • Enter to win by clicking HERE
  • Kids AND parents can enter to win 1 free session of camp for kids 1st-9th grade
  • Entries will be judged by a committee
This is open to all kids so please share this with every kid you know!
Entries will be accepted until April 30 and winners will be contacted in May. 

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

Thank you

...to the Laker Educational Foundation, for awarding Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Power $1500 to order high-level Lexile novels for their middle school students for their Language Arts classroom libraries. We are so grateful for the outpouring of community support to help us continually challenge our students to reach their academic potential! 

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.

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

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.

AHA Dance Team

We would love to invite all current 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls to tryout for the 2018-2019 Academy of Holy Angels Dance Team! 

Tryouts will be Monday April 30th-Thursday May 3rd from 5:00pm-7:15pm in the AHA Main Gym. 

A Welcome Dancer & Parent meeting will be Monday May 7th at 6:00pm in the AHA Annex

The AHA DT has a fall performance team and a Varsity and Junior Varsity winter competition dance season. The  competition season is from mid October- mid February.  Teams will practice 4 days per week in addition to a day of ballet. They are the current Conference Champions and compete against other High School dance teams throughout the season.  The team will also attend Just for Kix camp this July and will have opportunities to train and learn from some of the top Twin Cities dance instructors. 

  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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