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Saint Michael School Monday Memo November 2, 2015   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal

Dear Families,

     If you were here on Friday you were reminded how much fun the combination of Halloween and learning can be.  Days like Friday remind me of why I went into education in the first place.  Joy and laugher filled the hallways and classrooms while learning was taking place.  Thank you to all of our room parents and everyone for making it such a special day for all. 

     I want to thank our wonderful School Advisory Board.  This group is incredibly supportive, wise, and dedicated.  They are now sending out summaries or “Splinters” as an effort to better communicate and inform the St. Michael Community about the work they are doing.    

     As the weather turns cold, icy, and snowy, I want to remind everyone that St. Michael is participating in the Archdiocesan Distance Learning.  This will begin after we have two “fun” and “free” snow days.  Detailed information will be sent home later this week outlining how this will work.

     The end of the first trimester is November 13th.  First trimester grades will be posted on Monday, November 23rd.  Please make sure you have touched base with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about missing work, grading procedures, etc.

     The Kentucky Department of Safety and “Safe Schools” will do a formal evaluation of our current safety plan and procedures.  These procedures were updated and revised in August but a formal evaluation can only make us better.   I will let parents know when this evaluation will occur.  We are waiting to get on their schedule. 

     I have been fortunate that many parents have taken me up on my open door policy. These meetings encompass one of my goals for St. Michael; transparency and trust.  I learn so much when I listen and people share.  Being new to this community it is especially difficulty to establish this. I am working hard to earn trust and confidence. The leadership team at St. Michael School shares this philosophy and is open to learn and grow as we create a culture of continuous improvement.  Thank you for allowing us to serve your family. 

For with God, nothing shall be impossible.”     Luke 1:37

Many Blessings,

Mrs. Tackett 

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The 4th grade enjoyed a field trip this past week to Stage One to see the stage version of The BFG.
Super Sixth Grader Featured in Louisville Magazine

News Items/lou mag.jpgCongratulations to Keeley James, who was chosen as one of Louisville Magazine's 2015 Super Kids! Keeley was nominated  for this great honor by Mrs. Tackett and Mrs. Goss. The students who were nominated were chosen from hundreds of applicants based on their academic performance, work ethic, involvement in extra-curricular activities, service to the community, character and integrity.  Keeley will be featured in this month's edition of Louisville Magazine after taking part in a professional photo shoot and interview.  Check out the Super Kids article in the November edition in print or online at  

Box Tops Earn Over $1,000 in 1 Month
In September, 11,853 Box Tops were collected for a total of $1,185.30 for St. Michael!  Way to go!  HUGE thanks to Ashley Chandler and Angie Shipaila for their help trimming and counting! 
Next Box Tops Free Dress Day is November 11th.  Thank you for your continued support.  For a list of all our fundraising activities, visit  

In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Super Sixth Grader Featured in Louisville Magazine
Box Tops earn over $1,000 in 1 month
Coming Home Today
  • Skate Party Flyer
This Week's Events
Confirmation Saint Report Due
No Mass Today
Picture ReTake Day 9 a.m.
Kindergarten Field Trip
Skate Party
No Mass Today
2nd Grade Field Trip

Please Take Note
 Picture make-up day is scheduled picturesfor Tuesday, November 3rd from 9-9:45 a.m.  Any students who were absent on original picture day or those that ordered and received their pictures but want them retaken, please make sure this date is marked on your calendar.  Students having their picture taken are allowed to wear non-uniform wear.  

♦ All Veterans are invited to join our 2nd grade students for our first Veteran's Day Presentation.  The children are working on a special way to thank our Veterans for their service.  Spread the word and join us on 11-11-15 @ 9:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. God Bless America!

Enjoy dinner at Delfino's Restaurant and help raise money for St. Michael!  Delfino's Days will be November 16, 17, and 18.  St. Michael faculty and staff will be your servers.  The homeroom with the most total participation for the three days will receive a pizza party!

♦ The Taste of St. Michael Auction planning committee is looking for volunteers.  Lots of help is needed!  Contact Shannon Montano, Michelle Sansbury, or Lisa Wilhemus for more information.  Save the date!  This year's auction will be Feb. 6, 2016.

 8th grade uniform t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sweatshirts are again available for purchase.  See Sycamore News for order form.  Orders due by Nov. 6.

♦ Shoparoo Update News Items/Shoparoo Logo.jpg
St. Michael School Supporters: 212
93,608 Points ($187.22)
as of 10/31/2015

Top OCTOBER leaders for each grade:
Pre-School: Debbie Lamkin, Mary Beth Dennis
Kindergarten: Melissa Spurrier, Heather Hockersmith
1st Grade: Jenny Graff, Jason Tretter
2nd Grade: Shannon Parsons, Jessica Gearlds
3rd Grade: Susan Sanders, Lori Ann Krieger
4th Grade: Lisa Wilhelmus, Hope Hoskins
5th Grade: Michelle McCray, Becky McDonald
6th Grade: Lora Glissner-Clasen, Vicki Striepe
7th Grade: Nate Phillips, Linda Seewer
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!

♦ 8th grade is selling

.  Order forms are available on Sycamore.  Orders are due by Nov. 24.

 Please be sure your child's cafeteria balance is current.  We appreciate your help.  See Sycamore Documents | Cafeteria for balances. 
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