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Saint Michael School Newsletter April 18, 2016   Parish Announcements  Parish Announcements Twitter 

Letter From the Principal

Dear Families,


I hope you had a great week.  I am certainly enjoying this warm, beautiful weather.  


Please note your child's individual Terra Nova score reports will be coming home today (grades 3-7).  These reports will show how your child scored in each subject area tested as well as the range of mastery.  Additionally, you will see your child's norm-referenced scores, which shows how your child scored compared to other students in his/her grade level who took the test nationally.  If you would like a more detailed explanation of these scores, please contact Mrs. Barr or Mrs. Goss.  They are available most days from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30  p.m.  


I do plan to offer an information session for parents to discuss results of school Terra Nova performance later this year.


We would like to welcome Ms. Liz Miller to our staff as school secretary.  She has just moved to Louisville from Idaho with her fiancee, who is a new assistant coach for the University of Louisville football team.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Development and Family Relations from University of Idaho.  She is Catholic and excited to work with your children.


Please be advised that Mrs. Ginny Marean is no longer an employee of St. Michael School.  If you need assistance, please contact the school office, and we will be happy to assist you.


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. -Colossians 3:15a

Have a wonderful week!

Stacy Tackett


News Items/IMG_2881.JPG Third grade students took a field trip to the Belle of Louisville.  They learned about different types of knots and got to visit the engine room.


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Fourth grade students visited our state's capitol, Frankfort.  They had the opportunity to visit the Capitol building and the governor's mansion.

Concert Choir Earns Distinction in KMEA Solo/ Ensemble Contest

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Congratulations to our concert choir who participated in the KMEA solo and ensemble contest.  The ensemble scored proficient, which is excellent for their first competition.   Ensemble participants are

Megan D, Riley F, Emily B, Nora D, Rachel B, Maddie C, Alaina G, 
McKenzie S, Maggie E, Keeley J, 
Cambree G, Georgia R, Kourtney K.

Also, congratulations to our soloist winners:

Distinguished (1)
Ella K, Alyssa B, Megan D.
Proficient (2)
Riley F, Emily B.

Farm to Table: SHINE class
     Sixth grade SHINE students are learning just where our food comes from in a series of "Farm to Table" activities. Over the course of three weeks, students are learning about where our "fresh produce" comes from-should plums from Chile or tomatoes from Mexico be considered "fresh"?
     We have researched the available farmland for the world's people, available farmland and products in Kentucky, and planted tomatoes and lettuce. Armed with this knowledge, we took a field trip to Blackacre Nature Preserve, hoed ground in the community garden for children to plant vegetable crops, and mulched dry beds for them to kneel on while they are planting.
Our SHINE experience culminates with students completing farming projects, and creating a true "Farm to Table" dining experience using local ingredients.
     The Farm to Table SHINE class is led by Mrs. Priel and Mrs. Seewer.  SHINE students are selected from five regional schools based on 95th percentile or above on Terra Nova in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.   They have the opportunity to participate in enrichment classes three times per semester.

In this issue
Letter from The Principal
Concert choir earns distinction in KMEA Solo/ ensemble contest
Farm to table: Shine class
Coming Home Today
  • Capital Prize
  • Superstars Competition
  • Terra Nova scores (Gr. 3-7)
From the Youth Group:
  • Movie Series
  • High School Lock in
  • Wake up 2015
  • Get Off The Couch 
This Week's Events


Art  Show 5-7p Griner Ctr

Skate Party 6-8p Champs

8th grade parent meeting 6:30p  McCauley Ctr.


Mass 8:15a (5-8)

1st Grade field trip


First Communion- 4p & 6p


First Communion- 8:30a & 11a


2nd Grade only- No School

7th Grade field trip


PTO Staff Appreciation Week


Mass 8:15a (K-4)


8th Grade Trip




Spirit Day

Field Day (K-8)

Bus Registration Due

Please Take Note

♦ Final skate party of the year is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Champs Rollerdome.  Cost is $5 per skater admission + $2 for skate rental (if needed). Cash please.

1st communion videos will be available for purchase: $15 for DVD or $20 for Blue Ray.  Please return order form with payment to office by April 27.


♦ All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to participate in our student video contest.  The theme is "Show Your Compassion."  Videos are due April 22.  See Sycamore News for more information.


schoolmessenger appAn emergency test message was sent on Monday.  Parents may download the School Messenger InfoCenter app or go to to view an archive of sent messages and manage your contact preferences.  The customer ID is stmichaellouisville.

♦  It's that time again!  Time to sell capital prize tickets!  Each family is asked to sell at least 20 chances.  There are three free dress days for students who turn in all 20 chances: April 22 (new!), May 3, May 13.  See Sycamore News for more information.


♦ PTO is looking for volunteers to help with Staff Appreciation Week April 25-29.  Please sign up at our Sign Up Genius page.  For more information, please contact Michelle Sileo at


Cafeteria balances were updated 3/14.  Please check your child's account to make sure it is current.


K-8 Field Day will be held on Friday, April 29th **All students need to bring a sack lunch. ** We need dozens of volunteers to make this successful, so please consider helping out on April 29. Contact Shannon Parsons at or Mackenzie Hickey at to volunteer.  It is a free dress day for field day!  Each grade should wear t-shirts in their "assigned" color.  We would love for the kids/classes to get creative with their colors! Colors by grade are:

Kindergarten: Blue

1st grade: Red

2nd grade: Green

3rd grade: Yellow

4th grade: Orange

5th grade: Blue

6th grade: Red

7th grade: Green

8th grade: Yellow  

Please contact Shannon Parsons ( or Mackenzie Hickey ( to volunteer or if you have any questions! **Pre-school field day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th. More information will be provided to our pre-school parents soon!


Health screenings were held the week before Spring Break.  Notices will only be sent home for children with concerns.  Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers!  Melissa Reddington, Melissa Spurrier, Carol Pautsch

Amy O'Connel, Leandra Shellman, Melissa Thurman, Nicole McVey, Jackie Miranda, Jay Blair, Markus Laney, Amy Laney, Jessica Schulte, Gretchen Brady, Laura Rothenburger, Michele Sileo, Laura Rink, Lara Norrenbrock

♦ ESC Summer Program information is now available.  Download the registration form on Sycamore or our website.  All tuition and fees must be current to register.


♦ Attention 7th grade parents: We are still accepting applications for the Molly Johnson scholarship application.  Deadline is April 22.

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