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Saint Michael School Monday Memo December 7, 2015   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
As we enter into this second week of Advent, I want to share with you a message that was shared with me, by Sister Perpetua when I was a young mother. Sister Perpetua was member of the staff on Ursuline Campus and my son became very attached to her when he was in pre-school. She said, "I want to urge you as parents of young children, whether compliant or strong-willed, to provide for them an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ. This is your most important task. How can anything else compare in significance to the goal of keeping the family circle unbroken in the life to come?" 
 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead. Men of God in days of old were famous for their faith.  Hebrews 11:1-2.
 
We are continually moving forward with the goals for this school year. As part of our theme, "Everyone Matters" a survey will be sent to each family by next Monday. Please know service is very important to me.  I look forward to your feedback and comments.  Another one of our goals is better communication.  Today, KNIGHTS NEWS will not only be sent via email, but will be printed and given to each family.  Beginning the week of January 5th, upon our return to school, each grade level will send home a paper copy of the their newsletter which include all that is going on during the week for each grade level.  This will continue weekly throughout the school year.  
This year we are implementing inclement weather Distance Learning Days. The plan for these days has been sent home. Tomorrow will be a Distance Learning Day practice day for homework.  The purpose is for students and parents to practice signing in to Sycamore and locating the assignments for each class for this day.
For Tuesday, the Distance Learning practice day, the expectations are outlined below:
• Homework will not be given during class. Students will be directed to go to Sycamore to get their assignments
• All classes for the day including special area classes for Tuesday will be given an assignment.
• Assignments will be posted by 4:00.
• Assignments may not necessarily reflect the same type of assignment or length given for a real distance learning day. We are just practicing procedure.
• Students should bring the assignment to class the next day for a grade or points and to be reviewed. Extra time will be given with no penalty to any student who had difficulty accessing the assignment. 
 •Parents/students may email the teachers questions and concerns.   
 
Tonight the School Advisory Board will meet to discuss the results of the Kentucky Center for School Safety Assessment Report. The School Safety Team was here at St. Michael on November 18th.  This report will be shared in its entirety with the St. Michael School staff and discussed in our next faculty meeting.  Any pressing issues will be identified, prioritized and an appropriate action plan will be implemented.  I want to thank Jeremy Krieger, our SAB president, for all of long hours he puts in to help make St. Michael the best it can be.

Please know that my door is always open.  I love serving the families of St. Michael and I feel blessed to be here.  Have a wonderful week. 
Many Blessings, 
Stacy Tackett
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Congratulations to all our Sixth Grade Showcase participants.  They represented St. Michael well in this past weekend's competitions.  Keeley James won first place in composition. Also, in composition, Cambree Gliessner placed third and Sophie Jerome placed fifth. In the Language Arts competition, Kendall Norrenbrock was awarded third place.
Math Skills + Kroger Trip = Help for the Community!

News Items/FullSizeRender (22).jpgThis past week the 5th grade classes each took a trip to Kroger for a real world math application. They worked together and used their knowledge on unit prices to compare different products and determine the better deal. They also used their own hard earned money to purchase some basic necessity items to give to those in need this holiday season. All of the items that they purchased will be given to the Franciscan Kitchen for their Christmas collection. The 5th graders really enjoyed this opportunity to not only move their classroom to Kroger for a day but also to help others in our community during this season of giving!  


In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Math Skills + Kroger= Help for the community
Announcements
Coming Home Today
  • Knights News
  • MS Youth Jamboree (7/8)
  • Taste of St. Michael 
This Week's Events
12/7
3rd Grade Field Trip
SAB 7p
12/8
All School Mass 1p
12/10
EARLY DISMISSAL 1P
Respect Life Club Mtg. 1p
12/12
HS  Placement Test




Please Take Note
♦ Scrips gift cards order forms are now available.  A percentage of each gift card purchased will go back to the school.
Order due dates:
Order by Dec. 8, receive Dec. 11
Order by Dec. 14, receive Dec. 18 


♦ Please ensure your child's 
cafeteria account is current.  Balances were updated 12/2/15.  Thank you!

Thank you to Shannon Parsons, the PTO, and our K-2 teachers for planning a wonderful Elf Day.  Our "elves" enjoyed making a special craft and milk and cookies with their special guests.

♦ Are you using Amazon for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to select St. Michael as your charity of choice.  A percentage of your total sales will be donated back to St. Michael.  Visit smile.amazon.com to get started.  Then Amazon will remember your preference for your account.

Home of the Innocents has been in operation for 135 years and served about 6000 kids last year alone!!  They are a safe haven for abused, neglected and abandoned children and also have a wing specifically for medically fragile and terminally ill children. Last year, they told our kids that they are the place kids run too and feel safe in when their home isn’t a safe place.  They keep kids safe, warm, fed and loved when their parents can’t or won’t.  
We are collecting the following items until Dec. 14:
·       Shampoo

·       Body wash

·       Diapers (all sizes)

·       Pull ups (all sizes)

·       Hair brushes

·       Wash Cloths

·       Bath Towels

·       Lotion

·       Deodorant

·       Undergarments  for boys/girls



 
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