Weekly Update - January 12, 2018
Dear SMCS Families,
I am always so grateful for the generosity of our school families. Thank you for the many ways you show your appreciation for the members of our school staff. It's a joy and a blessing to be part of your child's life!

Thank you, 
Mrs. Kate Hamill

In This Update


WeekThe Weeks Ahead

January 15

No School/Martin Luther King Day
January 18
6:30 p.m.

Marketing Committee 

January 22
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Middle School Information Night
January 25

Early Release (12:15)
January 25

End of 2nd Quarter
January 26

No School
January 27 & 28

Catholic Schools Week Masses

January  28 -

February 3 

Catholic Schools Week
You can view the entire school calendar  here.
Teaser #3
The sky's the limit
The hills are big
When you're spending vacation
With people you dig!

  galaThe Blues & White Ball presents:
A Winter Wonderland
The Wilds Golf Club 
Saturday, February 10th
5:30 pm - midnight
Live music
 raffle1Gala 2018 Raffle
Win cold, hard cash!
Tickets are $30 each.
1st Place = $3000.00
2nd Place = $2000.00
Only 500 tickets sold!




Ways to purchase: contact the school office, visit the Gala table during CSW, during hospitality after mass on January 28.


 raffle2Gala 2018 Raffle
Chance to win:
Jersey signed by #14 Stefon Diggs
Football signed by #97 Everson Griffen
Youth Jersey signed by #19 Adam Thielen
Helmet signed by Quarterbacks
Sam Bradfield #8
Case Keenum #7
Tickets are $10 each to win entire package!  Tickets available while they last!  Purchase in the school, during CSW and at hospitality after mass on Jan. 28th.

6th Grade Robotics
Congratulations to the 6th grade robotics team, which received two trophies at last Sunday's robotics tournament in St. Paul.
They won a trophy for winning the head-to-head robot performance tournament in their division, as well as a spirit award. You can see these two new trophies in the robotics trophy case in the entryway by the flag.
This last meet completes their season-it was a great one! Congratulations again for a great season!


Middle School youth are invited to Chillfest, an all-night fun-filled event on Fri., Jan. 26-Sat., Jan. 27.  NEW this year, you can register online: https://emilyklinker.wufoo.com/forms/qcgbku211dxvz3/   Want more information?  Contact Lori Hinker at lhinker@stmichael-pl.org  or call 952.447.2491 ext. 109

Culvers Night

culversCome Dine-in or Drive-Thru!
Fundraiser for 2018 Washington D.C. Trip
7th grade students will be greeters and serving food- 
We will receive 10% of restaurant sales from 5pm-9pm!
            Date: Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018
            Time: 5pm-9pm
            Location: Shakopee Culver's

  wishTeacher Wish List

Do you ever want to donate something to the school, but don't know what may be needed? Parent Connections introduces the Teacher Wish List. These are items that will contribute to the success of individual classrooms. The list can be found at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ba5a72da1fa7-teacher
Keep checking back as items will continue to be added. All donations remain anonymous. Thank you for your continued support of St. Michael Catholic School!
  scienceMad Science

NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers
Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars ... and beyond.  Mad Science teams up with NASA to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this program featuring student activities from the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers Program.  This voyage of discovery features unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, in an experience that is truly out of the world!  Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location. Cost for a 6 week series is $78.00.

  vdayValentine's Day
Party Information

This year Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day fall on the same day. Our Valentine's parties will be moved to Tuesday, February 13th so we can properly observe Ash Wednesday as a solemn day of prayer and fasting.


Virtus Session Offered at SJS on January 13
An Archdiocese mandate says that each volunteer in our Catholic schools and parishes must sign a code of conduct, complete a background check and attend a Virtus training session in order to work with children and vulnerable adults. To help satisfy this requirement St. John's School will offer a Virtus Training on January 13th. The session take place from 9am-12pm. Please sign up for this training by visiting  www.virus.org


Placement Test at HFCHS for incoming 9th Grade Students

Placement Tests for prospective ninth grader students will be administered at 8:00 a.m. on January 20, 2018. (Parents are invited to stay for a parent welcome and tuition assistance seminar.) For students with enrollment applications on file there is no charge. All other students will be charged a $25 fee for the Placement Exam. Students should plan on arriving by 7:50 a.m. Calculators are not needed. More information and a registration link at http://www.hfchs.org/placement-tests/

  SUGVolunteer Opportunities!
  didyouknowDid 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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