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Saint Michael School Monday Memo February 10 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal

Dear Parents,


I love being a part of this community because so many others clearly love the community as well.  I have been attending as many tournament basketball games as I can and it is so much fun to sit with the kids and cheer.  Friday I attended Confirmation, Saturday I attended The Taste of St. Michael and Sunday I topped off the weekend watching our 7th and 8th grade boys team beat OLOL.  Every event was packed with people who spend the majority of their time serving, giving, volunteering or simply being a part of this amazing community.  Please know how blessed I feel to get to be a part of St. Michael.  Special thanks to all of those who put so much time and energy into The Taste of St. Michael, especially Lisa Wilhemus and Shannon Montano. 

I know it is only February, but it is time to start planning for the next school year.  The budget process is beginning, some are announcing their retirement, and others are planning for the excitement and new energy the next school year will bring. We have gotten the go ahead to offer a Junior Kindergarten.  This will be an additional kindergarten class designed especially for students who will turn five by August 1st but need an additional year to prepare.  Please visit the following link for more information, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call either me or Mrs. Krill. I am always open for ideas and suggestions and want St. Michael to be the absolute best it can be.  Don't hesitate to let me know if you have concerns, ideas, or suggestions.    For more information, please visit www.stmlou.org/junior-kindergarten.
Today we began the Lenten Season with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. This Lenten Season I am starting a new tradition by adding a prayer book that will go from family to family in our very special, precious community of St. Michael.  It will allow each family to learn about another family in our community, their children, and their prayers for each member.  Pictures will be involved as well as specific prayers.  Every two to three days to book will be handed to another family. This is a great opportunity to pray with your spouse and kids even if you have never done it before. Every family member will get to write a special note or prayer in the book before sending it on.  Just think, you may get to know someone you know nothing about just by reading through this book and praying for them.  
Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 
13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. 
14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing— grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.  
-Joel 2:12-14

Have a Wonderful Week and Many Blessing this Lenten Season, 
Stacy Tackett
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Congratulations to our newly confirmed students!  Fr. Mark Spalding was the celebrant for our Confirmation mass this past Friday.  Thanks to all the sponsors and families for their support.
St. Michael's WaterStep Collection Featured at Mayor's Press Conference
News Items/flint love.jpgSt. Michael 7th grader, Nolan Ferry, organized a school-wide collection of used shoes for WaterStep, a non-profit organization that supports water purification systems all around the world for his Confirmation service.  This month, WaterStep is donating its proceeds to the residents of Flint, Michigan.  Nolan, Lily Newkirk, Emme Wills, and Emily Yancey represented St. Michael at the mayor's press conference on Friday to introduce the 'Flint Love' campaign.  Mayor Fischer challenged other schools and organizations to follow St. Michael's example and donate 25,000 pairs of shoes to WaterStep.  For more information, see the Courier Journal article at https://t.co/FonSf7CzG3.  

Thank you to our Auction Sponsors!

Subway

32 Degrees Frozen Yogurt

Maintenance Resources

CG Electrical

Stolll, Keenan, Ogden PLLC

Arch L. Heady Resthaven Memorial Park

EcoTech Wate Logistics

The Oatley Team

Offices Off Duty

Wallace Company

My Scratch & Dent Appliances

David & Linda Miles

Rainbow Blossom

In Memory of Brady Zgonina

Raatz Fence

HMC

Kelley Construction

Graney Law Office

Barbi Haddow- State Farm


In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Mayor's Press Conference features St. Michael Students
Thank you Auction Sponsors
Announcements
Coming Home Today
  • Knights News
  • PTO Newsletter
This Week's Events

2/11

Sharing the Love w/ Widows&Widowers (K)

2/12

Valentine Card Exchange

(No party - during snack time)

2/13

New Student Kindergarten Screenings

2/15

President's Day - NO SCHOOL

2/16

5th Grade Field Trip

SAB Meeting

2/17

Conferences 1-7 p.m.



Please Take Note

The Parish Council is developing a Strategic Plan for the Parish and we need your feedback to help us develop the goals & objectives for that plan.

 A short, 3-question survey has been created and your responses will be greatly appreciated.  Please follow the link, below, to access the survey.  It will be available from Feb. 6-14, 2016.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QBXSDYW

 

 

Spirit wear is now available.  See Sycamore News for order form.

 

♦ Please check your child's lunch account balance.  Last update in Sycamore Documents was 2/5/16.

 

♦ Attention parents with key fobs: Children must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over when using the walking track.  The basketball court is not open unless reserved with the parish office.

 

♦ Students in grade 1-5 are invited to participate in the St. Jude Math-a-thon.  Students complete math problems in the fun books that were sent home last week.  All donations are due by Feb. 12.

mathathon

 

Read Across America is right around the corner (March 2).  Students are invited to participate in the RAA art contest, essay contest, and character parade.  See Sycamore News for more information.

 

♦ Are you handy?  We are looking for a volunteer to help build the set for the 8th grade play.  We also need some wood donated.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Whelan at twhelan@stmichaellouisville.org.

 

♦ Sign-ups for spring sports are now available on sports.bluesombrero.com/knightssports.  Sports available: boys volleyball (3-8), boys & girls soccer (K-8), Girls softball (3-8), boys & girls track (K-8).  See Sycamore News for more information.


♦ Pre-registration New Families:  If you know of a new family who would like to register for next school year, applications are now available online at www.stmlou.org/how-to-apply.  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)  We have hard copies of the application in the office for your convenience.

 

♦ We are looking for local celebrity guest readers forcat in the hatRead Across America (March 2).  If you know anyone that would be interested in coming to read, such as news anchors, high school/college coaches, etc. please contact Katie Ray at kray@stmichaellouisville.org.

 

♦ Lenten Fish Fry Volunteers Needed:  Fridays 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11 and 3/18 - times and shifts vary - see the Volunteer sign up sheet document on Sycamore, contact the parish office or contact: Bruce Mooser : 502-418-7532  brucemooser@yahoo.com or Michele Sileo:  502-548-1831   triblesileo@hughes.net

Come support St. Michael!
♦ Leapin' Lizards!!!
Annie Jr. performances are Feb. 24th and 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. Presales have concluded. You may purchase your ticket at the door the night of the performance.
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