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Saint Michael School Monday Memo December 14, 2015   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
This week is a busy week as we prepare for Christmas break.
TomorrowTuesday, December 15th at 8:15 a.m. we ask you to join us for ALL SCHOOL MASS. I love the days when we all come together to worship. 
As we begin to make some preparations for next year, one of our goals is to have buses. If you want to provide input or join us when the proposal is ready please let me know. 
The School Advisory Board met last week and again has provided a brief summary of our meeting, call "splinters." You can find the "splinter" at www.stmlou.org/schooladvisoryboard. Also, the KCSS report has been reviewed with the SAB in detail.  Please feel free to come by the office if you would like to read over the report.
I invite all of you to participate in a parent survey with the intention of getting your feedback on how the school year for your family is going.  Your ideas, suggestions, concerns and input are extremely important to me.  As a new principal and new to St. Michael, some of my goals include better communication, exemplary service, and personalized learning. I want to thank you for taking the time to do this survey.  To access the survey, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/ySZQLIzLsI.  
As we close out this week, I encourage you to take your children on a journey going back twenty centuries and think about the birth of a baby while the world was watching Rome bask in glory and grandeur.  Bounded on the west by the Atlantic, on the east by the Euphrates, on the north by the Rhine and Danube, and on the south by the Sahara Desert, the Roman Empire was as vast as it was vicious. Political intrigue, racial tension, and enormous military were occupying everyone's attention and conversation. Palestine existed under the crush of Rome.  All eyes were on Augustus, the cynical Caesar, who demanded a census so as to determine a measurement to enlarge taxes. At that time who was interested in a couple making an eighty mile trip south from Nazareth? What could possibly be more important than Caesar's decisions in Rome? Who cared about a Jewish baby born in Bethlehem? God did, and without realizing it, mighty Augustus was only an errand boy for the fulfillment of Micah's prediction-a pawn in the hand of Jehovah. While Rome was busy making history, God arrived to stunned silence on a bed of straw in a stable under a star. The world didn't even notice because they were still reeling from the wake of Alexander the Great, Herod the Great, and Augustus the Great.  The world overlooked Mary's little baby boy, Jesus.  This Christmas season let's work together to make sure our children are learning the beauty of Jesus' birth and death.  
Many Blessings this Christmas Season,  
Stacy Tackett


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We had a great Elf Day!  Merry Christmas to everyone!  Hope you have a blessed, happy holiday season.
Library Reminders

Our school library allows kindergarten students to check out one book for one week. First through eighth graders may check out up to two books for two weeks. Due dates for each book are stamped on the inside of the front cover. I have noticed that the number  of overdue books has increased dramatically in the past few weeks. Please remind your children to check the due date on library books. For young children, returning library books on their regularly scheduled class Library day works well.  We have open library every morning at 7:30 a.m.


Thank you for supporting our school library!


Sincerely,


Beverly Hardesty, Librarian


In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Library Reminders
Announcements
Coming Home Today
  • Youth Ministry (YM) Newletter (6-8)
  • YM Middle School Jamboree (7-8)
  • YM Sky Zone (7-8)
  • YM Jr. High Lock in (7-8)
  • Knights News
This Week's Events
12/15
All School Mass 8:15
Confirmation Mtg. Students Only
12/17
Pre-S/Pre-K Christmas Program 10a in Church
School Choir Concert 1:30p in Church
12/18
EARLY DISMISSAL 11:30a
Red/Green Spirit Day
Christmas Parties 10-10:45a
12/25
Merry Christmas
January 1
Happy New Year
1/4
Welcome Back to School

Please Take Note
Thank to everyone who contributed to our Home of the Innocents collection.  All donations are greatly appreciated!

♦ Reminder: Friday is an 11:30 dismissal.  Carpool 1 will dismiss after announcements at 11:20.  Carpool 2 will begin at 11:30.

♦ All are invited to the grades 6-8 Concert Christmas concertChoir and Handbell Choir Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 17 @ 1:30 in the church.

♦ The sixth grade Girl Scouts are hosting a positive self-esteem workshop for girls 8-14 on January 17 at 1:30 p.m.  Miss Kentucky USA Katie George is the featured guest speaker.  Please RSVP to StMikeTroop1228@gmail.com by Jan. 10.  Space is limited.

Swim team sign-ups are now available for the winter season at sports.bluesombrero.com/knightssports.

♦ Girls on the Run is coming to St. Michael this spring!  Girls on the Run is a ten-week after school program that combines physical activity with inspiring, fun lessons that teach girls how to handle the difficult social pressures of adolescence. Girls on the Run provides 6th – 8th grade girls with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices.  For more information, see Sycamore News.

♦ PTO will host a Winter Used Uniform Sale during conferences January 21-22.  Do you have items to sell?  See Sycamore News for more information.

♦ Shoparoo Update News Items/Shoparoo Logo.jpg
St. Michael School Supporters: 227
138,743 Points ($277.49)
as of 11/30/2015

Top NOVEMBER leaders for each grade:
Pre-School: Debbie Lamkin, Mary Beth Dennis
Kindergarten: Kelly Sue Tamme, Melissa Spurrier
1st Grade: Jason Tretter, Jenny Graff
2nd Grade: Shannon Parsons, Jessica Gearlds
3rd Grade: Lori Ann Krieger, Susan Sanders
4th Grade: Lisa Wilhelmus, Jenny Van Noy
5th Grade: Becky McDonald, Michelle McCray
6th Grade: Lora Gliessner-Clasen, Anonymous
7th Grade: Nate Phillips, Dana Kirzinger
8th Grade: Gwen Pike

Overall School Grade Leader:
1st Place: 3rd Grade
2nd Place: 1st Grade
3rd Place: Pre School

To join, follow this link for the App!
http://www.shoparoo.com/r/skeng478

Taste of St. Michael is looking for sponsors for our 2016 auction.  Save the date!  Feb. 6, 2016 is "Knight at the Races".  For more information, see Sycamore News or stmlou.org/fundraising.

♦ Are you using 
Amazon for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to select St. Michael as your charity of choice.  A percentage of  amazonyour 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.



 
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