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Saint Michael School Newsletter January 20, 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
     With this unpredictable weather this week please make sure your walkers have gloves and hats.  We have a super fun week in store for the kids next week with Catholic Schools Week activities and events.  Thank you to our PTO for taking charge of this week and making it special and memorable for our children. It will certainly be fun for all. 
     Registration is in full swing for new and current families.  Please make sure you send in your registration information in as soon as possible.  This will help us in planning for next year.  Also, don't hesitate to recommend us to your friends and family members that are searching for a great school.
     Late last week, I was talking to a young child who was very upset.  I couldn't understand why he was so upset and I was trying to get him to calm down. When I stopped talking and began listening to him, he said, "I just want someone to listen to me." It is impossible to overemphasize the immense need we all have to be really listened to, to be taken seriously, to be understood. No one, especially a child, can develop freely in this world without feeling understood by at least one other person. I felt slightly ashamed that I had not taken time to listen to him, mainly because this might probe at an area of weakness in my own life, one that I needed to cultivate. Listening. 
     Check out Christ with the woman at the well (John 4). He could have blown her away with an endless barrage of verbal artillery. He didn't. He genuinely listened when she spoke: He "listened slowly" (John 15:26). He felt the weight of guilt in her heart and read the lines of anxiety on her face. His secret? He listened. 
     Two ears. Two eyes. Only one mouth. Maybe that should tell us something.  As we learn and grow together in this amazing community I will keep the young man who just wanted me to listen to him in mind while I work to be a better listener.  
Many Blessings for a Wonderful Week, 
Mrs. Stacy Tackett

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Our first grade (blue team) and sixth grade (A team) basketball teams recently collaborated on a service project.  They spent part of their Friday night filling 75 sack lunches for St. Vincent de Paul's open hand kitchen.  The kids drew pictures and left inspiring messages on the bags. Surely many people will be thankful for the food and the gracious hands that filled the bags. These kind small gestures of kindness change the world one life at a time.
Catholic Schools Week Schedule
Next week (1/25-1/29) is Catholic Schools Week.  We have lots of fun activities planned.  Parents are invited to join us for italicized events.

Hand out bracelets to all students
Penny Challenge begins
Silly Sock Day
Mocktails/ Massages for Staff
Math-a-thon Kickoff @1:45p CC
Crazy Hair/ Hat day
Catholic Schools Archdiocesan Mass @10a (SSC attends)
School/ Parish staff luncheon
Penny Challenge
Student Appreciation Day
Jazzercise (pre-school)
Assemby featuring Zooperstars @1:30p CC
Free Dress Day
No Homework
Skate Party @6-8p at Champs
Penny Challenge
All School Mass @ 8:15
Students write letters to Father, administration, teachers- present at mass
Penny Challenge
8th grade v. faculty volleyball game- @1:00 in CC
Spirit Day
Muffins with Mom/ Donuts with Dad @7-7:45 a.m. in CC *Donations still needed.  Please sign up at
Catholic Schools Week performance (Gr. 2-4) @ 8:30 a.m. in CC
Penny Challenge
It will definitely be a busy, fun week!
Congratulations Geography Bee Winners!

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News Items/IMG_1625.JPGDo you know what city in British Columbia hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics?  This is just one of the challenging questions our geography bee participants had to answer in our school geography bee last Friday.  The following students won the first round of competition in their grade and then went on to compete at the school level. Congratulations to all our participants.

5th Graders:  Trevor McCray and Keira James

6th Graders:  Carson Carrico and Cammie McIntyre

7th Graders:  Riley Fussenegger, Megan Doyle, and Luke Fears

8th Graders:  Sam Biller, Nick Bruner, and Caimen Gliessner


The finalists were Nick Bruner (champion) and Luke Fears.  Nick Bruner will advance to the regional level of competition.  By the way, in case you are still wondering, the answer is Vancouver.


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In honor of our first snow, KB made snowflakes for snack.

In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Catholic Schools week Schedule
Geography Bee
Coming Home
  • Knights News
  • 7th Confirmation Video Order Form
  • Respect Life/Pencils
  • CEF/Tuition Assistance
  • CSW Schedule
This Week's Events


NO SCHOOL (snow day)

Conferences Cancelled

Book Fair



Conferences 8a-3:30p


Kickoff Catholic Schools Week

Silly Sock Day

Math-a-thon Kickoff 1:45p

Abstinence Parent Meeting 6:30p


Crazy Hat/ Hair Day

CSW Archdiocese Mass


Student Appreciation Day

Free Dress Day

Skate Party @ Champs


All School Mass 8:15

8th grade v. faculty volleyball game 1p Community Ctr


Muffins with Mom/ Donuts with Dad 7-7:45a Community Ctr

CSW Music Program 8:30a Community Ctr

Spirit Day



Please Take Note

♦ 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! 


♦ 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.


♦ 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  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 for more information.  Application deadline is March 15, 2016.  (K-8 only)


♦ WaterStep collection: Last Day Friday

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.


♦ 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 (sold out), general admission is $30.  For more information, see Sycamore News or  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. 


♦ We are looking for local celebrity guest readers for Read 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

♦ 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 or  Michele Sileo:  502-548-1831
Come support St. Michael!
♦ The St. Michael Drama Club will present Annie Jr. on Feb. 24 & 25.  Tickets are now on sale.
Inclement Weather Reminders: In the event school is closed due to inclement weather, ESC will also be closed. If school releases early due to inclement weather, ESC will close at 3:00 p.m. In the event of a delayed schedule ESC will open at 9:00 a.m.
♦ Jr. High Summer Mission Trip Informational meeting will be Feb. 2nd from 6-7 pm in the Youth Center for all youth and their parents who are interested in the trip.  We are going to Raleigh, NC.  The information packet is available online at .   Dinner will be provided.  RSVP to Aaron Frazita at Thanks so much!
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