Weekly Update - April 19, 2018
What's Inside

Spring Musical Dates/Times

8th grade DC fundraiser


Upcoming Music Events


Summer Stretch


Order School Supplies


Middle School Career Day


Summer Adventures Plus


Holy Angels Dance Team News

Attention 8th Graders & Parents

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


Spring Musical!

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

No ticket purchase necessary!

Upcoming Dates from the Music Dept.

 Kindergarten Opera
April 26 - 9:30 am
Spring Musical
May 8 - 12:30 pm - Dress Rehearsal
May 8 - 7:00 pm - Performance
May 10 - 7:00 pm - Performance
Spring Concert - Grades 1 - 5
May 15 - 6:45 pm
DCTrip8 th Grade DC Trip Fundraiser - THIS WEEKEND!


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

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

Offer your Time and Talent to help make the 2018 Book Fair a huge success! 

Signup to volunteer for a shift or to help set up or tear down. 
Signup Genius 

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
artArt Adventures Coordinator

St Mike's is currently looking for a parent volunteer to be the Art Adventures Coordinator for 2018-2019.  Art Adventures is a program through the Minneapolis Institute of Art in which one (or two) parent volunteers from each classroom in grades K-4 from St Mike's takes a tour of MIA looking at approximately 6 art pieces.  These art pieces are all tied together by a theme (i.e. American art, "Let's Celebrate" (pieces depicting how people in different cultures/time periods celebrate), etc).  The parent volunteers then go back to the school once/month and teach the students about 1 of these art pieces per month and then do a simple art project relating to the theme.

Responsibilities of the Art Adventures coordinator are pretty minimal and include the following:
1) Spring time each year: Sign the school up for an art theme with Minneapolis Institute of Art for the following school year (5-15 minutes)
2) Fall: send a letter to each K-4th grade teacher soliciting 1-2 parent volunteers/classroom to be an Art Adventure volunteer for the school year
3) Late September/early October:  Communicate to the Art Adventure volunteers information regarding their required training and answer questions.

Please let me know if you have questions or would like further clarification on the program.

Thank you for your consideration!

Kristin Terrell
cell: 952-232-7027
email: klterrell@mchsi.com
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

AFAprilFest Pre-Sale Food/Game Tickets
When: Tuesday April 24 and Thursday April 26
Where: School lunch room
With each purchase of $20.00 (40 tickets) in Food/Game tickets you will receive $5.00 (10 tickets) in Food/Game tickets for FREE. 
Please send your cash/check in a sealed envelope to school on those days. Please write your name and the amount of tickets expected on the envelope.

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.


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.
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

8th Grade Twins Game

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.

kindergartenSave the Date
Kindergarten Round Up
Friday, May 4th
9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Welcome to Kindergarten!!  Your child is invited to visit our Kindergarten classroom on Friday, May 4th from 9:00-11:00 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. We are excited to meet you very soon!  
Please contact Mrs. Kris Hall to RSVP at krishall@saintmpl.org by Friday, April 27th.
Thank you,
Ms. Wineman
Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Hamill
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

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 



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.

Like us: