Weekly Update - November 3, 2017
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Welcome, Mrs. Hamill!  I'm very pleased to announce that Mrs. Kate Hamill has agreed to serve as our interim principal at St. Michael's Catholic School.  She will join us on Monday, November 13.  Mrs. Hamill has been involved in Catholic schools her whole life, and she began teaching in 2000.  She has worked in administration the past several years, most recently as principal of Guardian Angels in Chaska.  She comes very highly recommended, and I hope you enjoy meeting her as much as I did.  Here's a little note from Mrs. Hamill introducing herself:

Dear St. Mike's Families,
Hello, my name is Mrs. Kate Hamill.  It is with great joy and excitement that I introduce myself to your wonderful school community!  I have had the privilege of working in Catholic education for the more than 17 years. Recently, I served as the Principal at Guardian Angels School in Chaska, MN.
I received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the College of St. Catherine and I am currently completing a postgraduate program in Administration at St. Mary's University, Twin Cities Campus.
My husband, Tim and I have three kids; Eddie, 7th grade, Jack, 5th grade and Clare in 2nd grade.  We live in Deephaven (next to Minnetonka). I LOVE learning, reading, running, and spending time outdoors with my family.
I look forward to meeting you very soon!
Blessings to you and your family,
Mrs. Hamill
I'm grateful to Mrs. Hamill for rearranging her schedule to join us as soon as she could.  Again, she will serve as our interim principal, likely for the rest of the school year.  We will soon begin the search process for the right person to fill the position on a permanent basis.
Please Join Us For Our Open House, Sunday, November 12!!  Next Sunday we'll have a special time following 10:30 a.m. Mass (11:30 - 1:00) to celebrate the great things that are happening at St. Michael Catholic School.  It will be a time for fun and to learn more about what St. Mike's has to offer children of all ages.  I hope you'll invite some of your friends to join us.  The Teddy Bear Band will provide entertainment, and a light lunch will be provided.
Join us in Honoring Our Veterans:  A beautiful tradition at St. Michael Catholic School is that we take time to pause and remember and honor our veterans on Veterans Day.  Please join us for special event on November 9 at 8:00 a.m.  Prior Lake Mayor Kirt Bridges will be joining.  All are welcome, and please invite any veterans you know to join us.

WeekThe Week Ahead

November 7
NET Ministries (Gr. 7 & 8)
November 8
Breakfast With Your Parent (Preschool)
November 9 8:00 a.m. Veteran's Day Event
November 9
Early Release Day/End of 1st Quarter
November 10
No School
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New Volunteer Opportunities!

Parent Connections is excited to introduce an upgraded volunteer sign-up! Going forward, all sign-ups will be visible through one link. In the coming week, it will also be easily accessible through our school website.
We recently added two new opportunities: Health Screening and Recess Volunteer. There are also still lunch room opportunities available. Check it out at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ba5a72da1fa7-health

Volunteer Heart

A Special Thank You!

Teachers and staff want to thank all parents, caregivers, and families for the outpouring of love, support, encouragement, prayers, letters, e-mails, cards, doughnuts and other treats last week as Father Tom oversees our school. Staff is also most grateful for the wonderful dinner offerings for both nights of conferences last week, as well as an unexpected breakfast celebration including coffee, bagels, and sweet treats on Friday morning. Your love and support helped us keep our spirits up and smiles constant! We love St. Michael Catholic School and we love your children!

Yearbook Committee Looking for 7th & 8th Graders

Attention 7/8 graders.  The yearbook committee is looking for students to help create this year's yearbook.  Contact Mrs. Olmanson or Mrs. Hall if you're interested.  

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found bin is quite full.  Items will be donated after Thanksgiving break so please check the bin (in the MPR) if your child is missing any items.

SaleFall Uniform Sale Through November 5th!

HalloweenWe Hope You Had a Safe and Happy Halloween!

4th Grade Robotics

RobotMrs. Morgan paid a visit to the 4th grade classrooms this week to show two short video clips showcasing the current FLL Lego League challenge for the 2017-18 school year, as 4th grade is looking for more team members.
She explained the many roles students can play if they decide to become a part of robotics. Students learned about numerous robotics missions, how important water is to humans and the environment, and ended their session by asking questions about robotics meetings and what they typically entail.
Students who are interested in math, science, coding, programming, driving, drawing diagrams, writing summaries of meetings, designing, building, and Lego construction can all contribute significantly to a robotics team.
To learn more about FLL robotics, click on these links below:




Your child can become a Ninja Warrior for the first Early Release day!
November 9th

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Friday November 10th

Holy Angels Fall Open House Tonight

6th, 7th and 8th graders: Join us at  Academy of Holy Angels Fall Open House TODAY   Thursday, October 26th.  Starting at  6:00 p.m. , we're hosting our  Sports & Activities Fair . We'll continue with  tours, academic presentations and so much more!  This is our biggest admissions event of the school year, and we want you to experience all that AHA has to offer!! RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. We hope to see you there!
Here is a link to RSVP:  goo.gl/9nUZus

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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