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Saint Michael School Newsletter January 27, 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Joe McKay to our faculty.  He will spend his first day with us this Friday and will officially begin teaching in our middle school on Monday.  We feel blessed to get such an experienced teacher with so many accolades.  Mr. McKay, his wife and young son are excited to move back to Louisville  from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
We are working with many different schedules to make up conferences.  We will not have to make up the snow days because they were already built into the school calendar. The next day Catholic Schools are cancelled due to weather will be a Distance Learning Day for all St. Michael students and teachers.  I appreciate your patience and flexibility. 
I am incredibly grateful to our PTO for taking charge of Catholic Schools Week and making it so fun and memorable for our students.  Please join us tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. for Catholic Schools Week all school Mass. It would be great to see a full house.    
Our children are watching our every move during their early years. They want to know what is most important to us. If we hope to instill within them a faith that will last for a lifetime, then they must see and feel our passion for God.  (Dr. James Dobson, Parenting isn't for Cowards) 

Let everything you do reflect your love of the truth and the fact that you are in dead earnest about it. Titus 2:7

Many Blessings, 
Mrs. Tackett
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The Student Service Council enjoyed the Archdiocese Catholic Schools Week mass at St. Agnes on Tuesday.  They also planned a Quick Recall competition for Wednesday's assembly with trivia questions about St. Michael.
St. Michael- 2016 Governor's Cup District Champion

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Congratulations to our Governor's Cup team who placed 1st place overall in this week's district competition.  The following students received individual awards in written assessments:

Science: Dylan Pike (1st), Spencer Hoskins (2nd), and Jacob Shellman (4th)

Social Studies: Nick Bruner (1st), Dylan Pike (3rd), Daniel Ryan (4th)

Language Arts: Sarah Reynolds (1st), Addy Jo Saultzman (2nd), Reagan Halblieb (3rd)

Arts& Humanities: Daniel Ryan (5th)

Composition: Evan Showalter (3rd), Sarah Reynolds (5th)

Quick Recall team finished 2nd place: Nick Bruner, Caimen Gliessner, Spencer Hoskins, Reagan Halbleib, Daniel Ryan, Evan Showalter, Jacob Shellman, and Addy Jo Saultzman

Special thanks to our coaches Lora Gliessner, Shawn Hoffman, and Anna Maria Goss.

Our team will move to regional competition next month.  We are so proud of you!

Doing Math... Saving Lives


Students in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon.  We had our kick-off for this great fundraiser on Monday.  Students will have the opportunity to complete challenging math activities with a real world purpose.  All donations will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   Students are being encouraged to complete their “Fun Book” activities (in class or at home), and collect donations from sponsors.  All donations are due by Friday, February 12.  Please return the parent permission form found on the donation envelope.  Thank you for your support in this valuable fundraising effort.

For more information, please visit or contact Mrs. Patterson at


Happy Catholic Schools Week!

We have had a great Catholic Schools Week so far.  Thank you so much to our wonderful PTO for organizing all the great special events.  It's not too late to turn in your thank you letters to be blessed at Thursday morning's mass.  Here's a reminder of remaining events this week.  We hope you will join us.


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 
Catholic Schools Week performance (Gr. 2-4) @ 8:30 a.m. in CC
Penny Challenge



In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Governors cup team places 1st overall
Doing Math... Saving Lives
Happy Catholic Schools Week!
Coming Home Today
  • Knights News
  • 7th Grade Confirmation Video Order Form
  • Respect Life/Pencils
  • CEF Tuition Assistance
  • Skate Party
  • Kazoing (K-3)
This Week's Events


Student Appreciation Day

Free Dress Day

Skate Party @ Champs 6-8p


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


Mass 8:15 (K-4)


Spelling Bee 8:15


Mass 8:15 (5-8)


Confirmation 6:30p


6th Grade Field trip


Ash Wednesday

Please Take Note

Spirit Day is Friday, January 29.  You may wear your St. Michael Spirit Shirt along with your uniform bottom or St. Michael logo shorts/ pants.


Book Fair has been extended to Friday, January 29.  Book Fair will have extended hours today until 4 p.m.


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

Sign-ups for spring sports are now available on  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.

 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 have been rescheduled for February 17, 1-7 p.m. Please see email from Mrs. Tackett dated 1-25-16 for details.


♦ 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)  We have hard copies of the application in the office for your convenience.


♦ WaterStep collection: Last Day Friday (1/29)

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.


♦ 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.  Raffle tickets are now available.  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!
♦ Leapin' Lizards!!!
Tickets are now on sale for the St. Michael drama club's production of Annie Jr. The performance is Feb. 24th and 25th at 6:30 in the Community Center.  Early Bird tickets are only $3 each, so get your tickets early!  Simply send your order with your child to school and we will return the tickets to you or stop by the front office before or after school.
♦ 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 Thanks so much!

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