Weekly Update - March 29, 2018
Dear Families, 

Wishing you a meaningful Holy Week, and joyous Easter. School resumes on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. See you then!

If you are in town, please consider joining us for Holy Week Masses.

Peace and Joy,

Kate Hamill


What's Inside

Divine Mercy Egg Hunt

Holocaust Memorial Lunch

Early Release Day Field Trip

Summer Tutors

Kindergarten Round Up

Aprilfest Volunteers

Ambassador Program

Spring Golf

Volunteer Opportunities
upcomingUpcoming Events

March 30

Good Friday/No School
April 2

Easter Monday/No School
April 5

Early Release 12:30/End of Quarter 3
April 6

No School/Staff Work Day
April 8
9:30 & 11:30 am
Divine Mercy Egg Hunt following masses
April 10

Spring Pictures/Out of Uniform Day


picturesSpring Picture Day

Spring picture will be taken Tuesday, April 10th.  This will be an OUT OF UNIFORM DAY. 

To volunteer

bb6th grade basketball

Congratulations to our 6th grade boys winning the State Basketball Championship!

earlyEarly Release Day

Back by popular demand for our last Early Release Day!
Join Adventures Plus at Bowlero in Lakeville
When:  Thursday, April 5, 2018
Adventures Plus hours:  12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:  $50 for the entire afternoon!
Your child will enjoy an all-star celebration with bowling, interactive amusements like laser tag and arcade games! 
Deadline:  March 30, 2018

HolocaustHolocaust Memorial Lunch

During quarter 7th grade students have been learning about The Great Depression, World War II, and Hitler's rise to power in both social studies and Literature classes. On Wednesday, March 21, as part of an "experiential learning activity," to connect both 7th grade Literature and social studies curricula, seventh-grade students received temporary tattoos with washable, marker on their forearms, similar to those given to Jews in concentration camps. Students were separated into two "camps,"--Auschwitz and Birkenau--inside a classroom that was transformed into a cold and sterile environment during lunch and 6th hour.

As they entered, students were served a brothy soup with potatoes, a slice of bread with butter, and a weak cup of cold, decaffeinated coffee, much like the meals served in actual concentration camps.

While students ate their meal, two short video clips of Holocaust survivors were shown, as they detailed their experiences of camp food and the living conditions in locations such as Auschwitz, Bergen-Belzen, and Buchenwald. In addition, portions of two books, written by Holocaust survivors were read to provide additional details about living in concentration camps and the daily life Jews experienced while in captivity.

At the end of the activity, Mr. Olson discussed the purpose of the activity was to understand, on a small scale, what Jews experienced during World War II, and that we chose to honor those who died, in order to feel empathy for others.

Later that day in Mrs. Morgan's Literature class, students were asked to discuss their experiences and reactions from the lunch before writing a reflection about the activity and explaining how their lives will change going forward as a result of this experience.

A special thanks goes to all of our volunteers, staff, and teachers who helped make the event a success:

  • Mrs. Cirillo
  • Mrs. Bradfield
  • Mrs.Brower
  • Mrs. Brown
  • Mr. McConnell
  • Mr. Farnquist
  • Mrs. Hamill
  • Mr. and Mrs. Helberg
  • Mrs. Lind
  • Mrs. Lindaman
  • Mrs. Martell
  • Mrs. Metcalf
  • Mrs. Miller
  • Ms. Oman
  • Mrs. Perila
  • Mrs. Rohlfsen 
  • Mrs. Schaaf
  • Mrs. Sher
  • Ms. Swanson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tremain
  • Sister Melissa Schreifels
  • Mrs. Yaklin

Holocaust Remembrance Day is on April 27.


Archangels Hall Parking lot- Rain or Shine Event!
Saturday, April 21 - noon-6pm
Saturday, April 22 - 8am-noon

Accepted Items:  All clothing, outerwear, bedding, pillows, towels, rugs, curtains, shoes, boots, hats, belts, bags, purses, ties.  NO toys or housewares.
MUST be in 13 gallon tall kitchen garbage bags.

Questions? or to arrange early drop off
Contact Becky Krouse

ambassadorFamily Ambassadors Program

The goal of the ambassador program is to ensure new families feel welcomed and prepared as they enter the school year. The ambassador family will create a personal relationship with new students as part of the St. Michael Catholic School Community. They will also assist with on-boarding of new families during back to school nights and school sponsored events.

We are working hard to build a solid foundation to ensure the success of this program. If you are interested in being an ambassador family, please email

golfSpring Golf

Anyone in grades 5th-8th grade interested in participating in the Cleary Lake Golf Club, please use this link to register them NOW.  Registration deadline is  March 30th.  More information can be found on the athletic website or email Mrs. Shimek at: mshimek@saintmpl.org 
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.

kindergartenSave the Date
Kindergarten Round Up
Friday, May 4th
9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
If your child is enrolled for Kindergarten next year, we would love to have them visit our Kindergarten classroom. The children will join us for two hours to get a feel for what Kindergarten is like. Each child will be paired up with a current Kindergartener to guide them through the morning routine. They will enjoy a reading and math lesson, visit the Gym, Art, and Music rooms, and get a tour of our classroom. Ms. Wineman looks forward to meeting all of the future Kindergarteners!
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

BookBook Fair 2018

Volunteers needed to run spring's book fair May 7-11.  Contact the school office for more information or to volunteer.

  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 



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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