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Saint Michael School Newsletter March 9, 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal
Dear Families, 
This week Mrs. Krill, Mr. Mattingly, Mrs. Wood and I are at a technology conference called KYSTE.  Attending this helps us learn the latest and greatest ideas to integrate technology in our classrooms and school and making certain the technology we use actively enhances and engages each students learning experience.  
I will be recognizing all A's Principal's List and all A's and B's Honor Roll Friday on the announcements.  We want our students to understand that their hard work and dedication to academics has paid off and that we are extremely proud of their achievements.  
Thank you for all of your love, care and support of this sensational school.  I feel blessed to be here.  
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James1:17
Many Blessings, 
Stacy Tackett

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Students dressed up as their favorite book characters last Wednesday for our Read Across America parade.  Our students came up with some very creative costumes!
Terra Nova Testing Reminders
Last Friday, students attended an assembly to get students excited about doing their best on the test.  Special thanks to Ms. Cox and Mrs. Barr for organizing the assembly as well as the teachers who participated in the "what not to do" skit.  Students in grades 3-7 will be taking the Terra Nova tests this week and next week.  Students in grades 3, 5, and 7 will also complete the InView assessment.  

Here are some tips for parents to help your child do his/her best on the test.

 1. Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test. 
2. The student should eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. Avoid high sugar cereals which can make the student hyper and/or unfocused. 
4. Make sure the student is on time (if not early) on the day of testing. 
5. Set a backup alarm to avoid the possibility of oversleeping. 
6. Keep a positive attitude about testing in general around your child and emphasize their ability to demonstrate what they have learned rather than the consequences of not passing. 

The Terra Nova is a national, standardized test that all schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville take each year.  The school uses the scores to analyze individual and group achievement in all core content areas.

Tuition Assistance Information


The Catholic Education Foundation, the Archdiocese of Louisville, and our funding partners are growing to meet the needs of families who cannot afford the full cost of educating their children in a Catholic elementary school. Here's some further information about the program

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? All families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Louisville are eligible to apply.

HOW DO I APPLY? A single form, the Private School Aid Service (PSAS) Application, will be used for all forms of Catholic elementary school tuition assistance. Beginning January 1, 2016, this application will be available at the following sources:

  • Online Application – Online Application- Families can submit their application and upload their documents by CLICKING HERE
  • PDF Application – Or download the interactive PDF document: ENGLISH or Español

Completed forms and a fee of $25 must be submitted to PSAS between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2016.

DO I APPLY EVERY YEAR? Yes, you must apply for tuition assistance for each school year.

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN GRANTED TUITION ASSISTANCE? Tuition assistance award letters will be mailed families by June 15, 2016.


  • Complete only one PSAS application for your family, including all students in the family (elementary and high school) on the same form. PSAS will send a need evaluation to all funding sources for which each family could qualify as well as the high schools you have listed on the form.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS? Please call the Catholic Education Foundation at (502) 585-2747or visit us online. We would be happy to assist you!

At the Catholic Education Foundation, the answer is YES!


In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Terra Nova Reminders
Tuition assistance Information
Coming Home Today
  • Knights News (will be sent home Thurs.)
  • PTO newsletter- March
  • Stations of the Cross video order form
This Week's Events


Terra Nova Testing

1st Communion Family Workshop 6:30p Griner Ctr.

PTO Meeting 7p Liturgy of the Word room


No school mass

Terra Nova Testing


Terra Nova Testing


Terra Nova Testing

SAB mtg. 7p School Conference Room


Mass (K-4) 8:15

Terra Nova Testing



Terra Nova Testing

Lion King Play 9a (school performance)

Lion King Play 7p

Please Take Note

Trimester 2 report cards are now available to view in your child's profile.


♦ There is no homework club this week due to testing.


Special thanks to Connie Leonard from WAVE and Kristina Wolf Dreisbach, an author who is also a city council member, who were guest readers for Read Across America!


♦ School Advisory Board invites you to submit questions for the Town Hall meeting to by March 9.  Save the date!  Town Hall meeting will be March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Griner Center.


♦ Aspen Creek Restaurant will donate 10% of sales from 4-10 p.m. today to 8th grade.  Please join us!


♦ Congratulations to our St. Michael Girl Scouts that recently earned their Catholic Religious Awards!
        Girl Scout Junior Troop #715 - Emma E. and Bella S. earned the “I Live My Faith” Religious Award
        Girl Scout Brownie Troop #1919 - Lily B., Addison M., Maia M., Gwyneth S. and Sofia S. earned the “Family of God” Religious Award
        Girl Scout Brownie Troop #2269 - Elle E., Mila F., Kaitlyn L., Lindsey M., Ava Lou M., Mallory M., Laney O., Millie R., Evelyn S. and Lydia S. earned the  “Family of God” Religious Award.
The girls participated in a prayer service and reception at the Cathedral Of The Assumption on Sunday, March 6, 2016 led by Fr. Bill Hammer.

♦ Attention 8th grade parents: Information regarding Catholic high school scholarships for freshmen have been posted on Sycamore.  Deadline is March 30.


Attention 7th grade parents: The Molly Johnson scholarship application is now available.  Deadline is April 22.  See Sycamore News for more information.


♦ 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)  


♦ Lenten Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed:  Fridays 3/11 and 3/18 - times and shifts vary - especially carrying food, bussing tables, and clean-up are needed.  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


♦ We encourage you to support "Opportunities in Education Act" and EdChoice KY for Senate Bill 44 and House Bill 336, which would create a nonrefundable tax credit for donations to scholarship granting organizations.  For more information, visit


♦ Please check your child's lunch account to be sure it is current.  The Archdiocese requires that there are no negative cafeteria balances.  Balances are available in Sycamore Documents | Cafeteria.

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