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Saint Michael School Newsletter January 13, 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
     In preparing for our faculty meeting this week I was watching an excerpt from 60 minutes where they were highlighting an amazing teacher. I was thinking that I would share this with our faculty but when I started walking around our school I was reminded how amazing our teachers are.  So...... I video taped some absolutely incredible examples of our teachers doing what they do best...... engaging students in learning through a variety of learning techniques that would truly "knock your socks off!"  I am so proud of the small group work and individualized instruction our teachers are using to personalize learning.  
     Today, in our principals' meeting we were to come up with two words that would describe something positive going on in each of our school communities.  This was easy for me because every day I am amazed at the extreme generosity of our school parents.  I have just a few examples of late.  Vic Szydlowski gave his entire day last Friday from 7:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. to make certain our campus was secure and to be close by if he was needed. Jeremy Krieger, our School Advisory Board President, makes himself available 24/7 to advise, promote, and lend an ear when needed.  He stays objective and focuses on the entire school community never his own desires.  Ben Evans has spent numerous hours working hard to make sure the School Advisory Board works to it's capacity. Jessica Gearlds, Nikki Tyler and Jon Yancey volunteer here so often one would think they were full time employees. Frank Kapfhammer drops off gift cards and scratch offs for our teachers randomly.  Gary Grieshaber and Chris Bonbright have spent countless hours planning and setting up a Long Range Planning Committee There are many others that give of their time and talent so often.  Please know the time and talent you give us is greatly appreciated and it doesn't go unnoticed.  

     Registration for current families and new families is underway. Please make every effort to send in your registration forms by the deadline.  It will help us in planning for next year.  

     I understand the morning carpool in unpredictable, especially in this cold, rainy and snowy weather. Please be patient; buses are in our future. 
Distance learning or Snow-day protocol will only go into effect after we have had two days off from inclement weather.  Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.  We may get through this school year without any snow days.  
Have a wonderful week, 
Stacy Tackett

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The students enjoyed the snow Tuesday.

Student Technology Team

Congratulations to the members of our new Student Technology Team.  These fifth through eighth grade students completed an application and submitted a teacher recommendation form to be considered.  They did an excellent job on their applications and will be a great asset to St. Michael.  Student Technology Team members will be trained assist staff and students with basic technology assistance.  They will be our student experts on Google Classroom, Sycamore, wireless access and more.  They will meet monthly to discuss new ideas and projects for the community as well.  The first project on the horizon is a video contest for middle school contest.  More details to come.  New members will be awarded personalized uniform polos with "Student Technology Team" on the sleeve and St. Michael lanyards. 

Congratulations to these students:

 

Lex Aberli

Austin Baugh

Conner Brewer

Carson Carrico

Riley Chambers

Elizabeth Fisher

Alex Furgerson

Kyle Hampton

Ceci Kamer

Abbey Kaufling

Jackson Laney

Emily Ready

Anthony Striepe

Nathan Van Sickle

 


In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Student Technology Team
Announcements
Coming Home Today
  • Knights News
  • PTO Newsletter
  • Art Classes (1-2 & 6-8) 
This Week's Events

1/13

EARLY DISMISSAL

Respect Life Club 1p

PTO Meeting 7p

1/14

Mass 8:15 (5-8)

Pre-school/Pre-K Open House (new families) 9a

Networking Technology workshop (6th-8th) 7p

1/15

Geography Bee 8:10a

1/18

NO SCHOOL- MLK DAY

Confirmation Letter to Archbishop Due

1/19 

School Advisory Board Mtg. 7p

1/21

EARLY DISMISSAL 1P

Regular uniform day

Mass 8:15 (5-8)

Conferences 

1/22

NO SCHOOL

CHILDREN ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND CONFERENCES

 

Please Take Note

♦ 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. 


♦ Missing a sweatshirt? jacket? skirt? coat? Be sure to stop by lost and found! Lost and found is overflowing with items from mittens to parkas! 

 

♦ Shoparoo Update: 

Shoparoo Update! 181,580 Points ($363.16)as of 12/31/2015
Top DECEMBER leaders for each grade:
Pre-School: Debbie Lamkin,
Mary Beth Dennis
Kindergarten: Tess Grisham, Melissa Spurrier
1st Grade: Jason Tretter, Jenny Graff
2nd Grade: Shannon Parsons, Charles Edelen
3rd Grade: Sarah Brace, Lisa Coleman
4th Grade: Jenny Van Noy, Tom Boblitt
5th Grade: Michelle McCray, Becky McDonald
6th Grade: Lora Glissner-Clasen, Anonymous
7th Grade: Nate Phillips, Leandra Shellman
8th Grade: None
Overall School Grade Leader:
1st Place: 3rd Grade
2nd Place: Pre School
3rd Place: 1st Grade
To join, follow this link!
http://shoparoo.com/r/skeng478
Thanks everyone for scanning receipts!!

 

♦ Winter K-8 conferences will be January 21, 2016 from 1-8 p.m. and January 22, 2016 from 8-11 a.m.  Students are expected to attend conferences.

 

♦ 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 Thursday, 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.

 

♦ 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 (soldout), 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. 


 
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