Weekly Update - January 5, 2018
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WeekThe Weeks Ahead

January 8

5:30 p.m. - 

7:00 p.m. 

Open House
January 9
6:30 p.m.
Athletic Committee
January 11
6:30 p.m.
School Advisory Council
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
You can view the entire school calendar  here.
 openJoin Us at St. Michael Catholic School's January Open House!
Monday, January 8th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Share our upcoming Open House with your friends and neighbors!
Be sure they RSVP on our Facebook event page for the most up to date details on our event!

Teaser #2
Treat yourself and 9 more
To an executive-made dinner
With some vineyard to pour
A night of memories to share
Where you'll feel like you're in Bel Aire

  galaThe Blues & White Ball presents:
A Winter Wonderland
The Wilds Golf Club 
Saturday, February 10th
5:30 pm - midnight
Live music
  superbowlSuper Kids Super Sharing is Here!

Click here to find out about this exciting program managed by our Student Council in partnership with SUPERBOWL LII!
Our school is helping to make a difference in the lives of local children this Super Bowl season.
We are collecting gently used or new: sports equipment, books, school supplies, games and used cell phones.
Bring your gently used or new items to school until January 9 and place them in the collection boxes located around our school.  Catch the Super Bowl spirit and join us as we help children in our local community. 

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

  roboticsRobotics Tournament this Sunday!

The FLL Sectional Tournament is here!  There are 3 divisions and 48 teams attending, so it will be a great day! Please come support our 5th and 6th grade St. Michael students at their tournament! 

Capitol Hill Magnet School

7:30  -  Doors Open
8:00  -  Opening Ceremony
8:45  -  Core Values
9:52  -  Performance #1
10:35  -  Design
11:37  -  Performance #2
1:00  -  Project
2:07  -  Performance #3
3:30  -  Head to Head Performance
5:00  -  Awards

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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

  subWant to earn extra $$$?

Catholic Schools Center of Excellence is accepting applications for the  Substitute Training,  which will take place in January!  Love your faith? Like working with children? Want a fulfilling part-time job? Become a classroom substitute at your Catholic school! Apply today to attend the classroom substitute training:  http://bit.ly/2jGvjDG

 jobJob Opportunity at St. Mike's: Enrollment & Fundraising Specialist

St. Michael Catholic School is seeking an Enrollment Specialist who will bring experience and appreciation for Catholic education to our community.  Specific responsibilities include Enrollment Management, Fundraising Management, and Communications Coordination.   This is a part-time position, 20-25 hours per week (.50 FTE) with some flexibility in scheduling.  Very competitive salary.  Full description available by contacting Sue or on indeedhi.re/2AaBsvd. Applications and cover letter can be submitted on Indeed or to Sue Kittams at skittams@stmichael-pl.org.  Applications close January 7

  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!
  boxBox Tops Winners

Box Tops winners for December are:
Preschool-1st grade: Mrs. Peterson's first grade
2nd-5th grade: Mrs. DeGross's third grade
Middle School: Mr. Olson's homeroom
We brought in $ 85.50 this month. So far this year, we have brought in $ 617.80. Our goal for this year is $1,500.00. Right now Mrs. Vochoska's class is in the lead for the pizza party in April. Mr. Olson's homeroom is in second place!

  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.

  mediaMedia Center

Our Media Center is receiving some updates, and library volunteers are working diligently at reorganizing our resources. We will open the Media Center as soon as we can! In the meantime, there is no library time for classes this week. We thank you for your patience!


VIRTUS Training in response to the Charter for
the Protection of Children and Youth, the Archdiocese
of Minneapolis and St. Paul requires
training sessions for all adult volunteers having
contact with children, youth and vulnerable
adults. The program specifically addresses how
the entire parish and school communities can
protect all of God's children from sexual abuse.
Along with attending a Virtus session, a background
check and 3 step code of conduct training
is required by those 18 and older to volunteer
with minors and vulnerable adults. A FREE
VIRTUS training is being offered at St. Michael
Catholic Church on Sunday, January 7th
from 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Archangels Hall.
Please register ahead online at www.virtus.org
Call Tammie at 952-447-2491 if you need assistance,
or see our website for detailed instructions.

Academy of Holy Angels is hosting our Winter Open House on Thursday, January 11, 6 - 8 p.m.

Please join our faculty, staff, students and parents to learn more about the AHA community, our campus, academics, and so much more. This is a wonderful opportunity for not only 8th grade families, but for 6th and 7th grade families as well. It's never too early or too late to experience the AHA Way! For questions, please contact Meg Angevine, mangevine@ahastars.org or 612-798-0764. Please RSVP by clicking on this  link.  

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 



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