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Saint Michael School Newsletter January 6, 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
     What a way to kick off the new year with this freezing weather. I am not normally a cold weather girl and I asked Fr. this morning, as we were opening car doors how he liked the cold weather, and he is not a fan either. But honestly I love the sunny days no matter what the temperature is.  That being said please, please, please make sure your child has the proper clothing to enjoy recess.  Today I watched many miserable girls and boys outside shivering because they had on shorts or skirts with nothing covering their legs. Shaheens carries burgundy leggings and sweater tights for girls and Oates Flag carries gray leggings for girls.  Gloves, and coats are necessary for a child to be comfortable.  I know, I know, I bet your kids are like mine used to be saying they don't get cold. But....believe me, they beg to come inside, they shiver and they complain.  
     A few important notes as we are working on being better communicators.  If you have ideas on how we can do better please let us know.  In the meantime please go to this link  http://goo.gl/forms/ySZQLIzLsI to a short survey to help guide us as we strive to provide exemplary service to our families. 
     Due to the incredible growth of our school, we know the importance of providing buses beginning in August 2016.  If you would like to work on this committee, we would love to have you. Call or email Mrs. Krill and she will happily add you to this committee. 
     The end of the year holidays and the beginning of a new year brought a lot of time for me to reflect. I enjoyed the time with my family, the delicious desserts, the parties and the people.  Most of all, time to rest and regroup and reflect on the year and how I am going to make 2016 better, not only for myself, but for those around me.  Only one of our grown-up children could come home for Christmas and one of my favorite things in the world is for all of us to attend mass together. This year there were just the four of us, and I struggled to appreciate the two children that were with us because I longed for the three that were not.  Which brings me to one of my goals for this year.....enjoy what I have and stop wanting more.  
     When one stops achieving long enough to think about it, our world is full of over-expecting. Over-expecters are in every family and in every profession. To the over-expecter, enough is never enough. There's always room for improvement, always an area or two that isn't quite up to snuff, always something to criticize, and they always want more. Even if they don't need it they think they do.  So what's the answer? Obviously it's not the opposite extreme. Few people who are healthy enjoy mediocrity. Life without challenge is about as exciting as watching paint dry. I definitely don't have all the answers but when I think of my own tendency toward over-expecting, six words help a lot. Acknowledgement. Honesty. Reality. Tolerance. Encouragement. Acceptance. I think of Jesus as the Model. He promised people "rest" if they would come to Him, not an endless list of unrealistic expectations. He even said His yoke would be "easy" and His burden "light."  As we enter this new year, I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful community. I could make a list a mile long of all the amazing things going on here at St. Michael School.  The generosity of time and talent from our parents, students, and grandparents is a true blessing for all of us.  Thank you and Happy New Year.  
Many Blessings, 
Mrs. Stacy Tackett


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Our concert choir and bell choir performed Christmas hymns and carols in an all school performance on December 17. 

 

pre school Christmas program
Our Pre-School and Pre-K students also did a fabulous job in their Christmas performance on December 17.

 

Library Hello and Goodbye
Dear St. Michael Community,
I have accepted a librarian/reading teacher position at Crums Lane Elementary. I feel called to apply my skills in a setting where children in great need of an advocate for literacy. It has been difficult to say goodbye to your wonderful children the week before Christmas break. My hope and prayer is that St. Michael continues to grow as a community of faith and service.  Thank you for supporting our school library!
Wishing you many blessings in the new year!
Bev Hardesty
Please welcome Mr. Trenton Mattingly who will replace Bev Hardesty in the News Items/IMG_1606.JPGlibrary.  Trenton grew up in Lexington, Kentucky with his parents, two younger brothers and a coonhound. He moved to Louisville to attend Bellarmine University. He was a student-athlete and studied English and music technology. In his spare time he enjoys music production, staying in shape and reading theology.  After he spends the first couple of weeks getting to know the students, he will be ready to collaborate with subject area teachers. 



In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Library Hello and Goodbye
Announcements
Coming Home Today
  • 2016-2017 Pregistration Forms
  • St. Michael Auction Ticket Order form
  • Water Step Shoe Donation 
  • Knights News
This Week's Events

1/7

Mass 8:15 (5-8)

1/11 - 1/15

Confirmation Interviews 

1/12

Mass 8:15 (K-4)

Confirmation/Panel Discussion

7p Students Only

1/13

EARLY DISMISSAL 1P

Respect Life Mtg. 1p

PTO Meeting 7p

1/14

Mass 8:15 (K-4)

Preschool/PreK Open House 9a

1/15

Geography Bee 8:15a

1/18 MLK Day

NO SCHOOL 

 

Please Take Note

School communications will now be sent home on Wednesdays.  Hard copies of teacher newsletters and Knights News are now sent home to all families.


♦ Winter K-8 conferences will be January 21, 2016 from 1-8 p.m. and January 22, 2016 from 8-11 a.m.  Families will schedule conferences by utilizing the Sycamore conference scheduling feature.  Parents will schedule their child(ren)’s conferences by logging into Sycamore and following the directions below.  The scheduler will open for parents based on number of children as follows

Thursday, 1/7/16 8:30 a.m.- 4 children

Thursday, 1/7/16 1:30 p.m.- 3 children

Friday, 1/8/16 8:30 a.m.- 2 children

Friday, 1/8/16 1:30 p.m.- 1 child

 

Attention 8th grade parents: The abstinence parent meeting is scheduled for January 25 at 6:30 p.m.


2016-17 Pre-Registration:

Current Families:  Pre-registration forms for current students and their siblings will be sent home on Wednesday.  Please complete the form and return with pre-registration fee ($150/ student K-8, $110/ student Pre-S/Pre-K) by January 14, 2016.  

 

New Families:  If you know of a new family who would like to register for next school year, applications will be available online at www.stmlou.org/how-to-apply beginning January 8, 2016.  Kindergarten screenings for new students will be February 13, 2016.  Each applicant will be assigned a time.

 

♦ Applications for tuition assistance and School Choice scholarships for the 2016-17 school year are now available.  Visit ceflou.org for more information.  Application deadline is March 15, 2016.  (K-8 only)

 

Did you know that your unwanted shoes can help save lives?

St. Michael will be hosting a shoe drive in the month of January in support of 

WaterStep. The class bringing in the most shoes wins a donut party!

WaterStep is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing safe drinking water to children and families in need

all over the world. WaterStep collects 

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shoes, sells them to an exporter, and the revenue generated supports their

life saving water projects. 

Shoes of any type, size, or condition will be accepted, so clean out your closets!

Please visit their website for more information on the important work that they do. www.waterstep.org


♦ 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.

 

♦ All 6th-8th grade students are invited to a technology workshop on January 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Griner Center.  Chet Allen, our School Technology Coordinator, will demonstrate how to put together a router for your home network.  Then students will have hands-on opportunity to practice. 

 

♦ 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.

 

♦ Taste of St. Michael tickets are now available!  Feb. 6, 2016 is "Knight at the Races".  Reserved tickets are $40, general admission is $30.  For more information, see Sycamore News or stmlou.org/fundraising.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Also, its not too late to consider being a sponsor and have your name/company/group recognized as a sponsor.  For more information please contact either Lisa Wilhelmus or Shannon Montano. 


Way to Go KA!

Mrs. Brown's Kindergarten class raised $300 to help families in need. The students enjoyed picking angels from the Kroger Angel tree.

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