St. Michael Marauders
12/8 No School – Immaculate Conception
12/11 Noon Dismissal Faculty meeting NO uniform day.
12/12 Christmas program K-5 7:00 PM in Gym.
7th grade Special Mass Our Lady of Guadalupe
12/18 Christmas Program for PreK
12/19 PreK last day of 1st Semester
12/20 and 21 —Finals for Junior High 6th -8th
12/20 12:00 PM Dismissal—Extended day available
12//21 12:00 PM Dismissal—NO Extended day today - Students may wear fun Christmas accessories with their uniforms.
Sing-a-long, 9:00 AM / Christmas Parties
2nd Quarter Ends Report cards
22-29: NO SCHOOL / Christmas Break
1/5 School Resumes
REMINDER – NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
DEC. 11 - NOON DISMISSAL AND NO UNIFORM DAY!!
VERY IMPORTANT - SCHOOLMESSENGER START UP!
An extension from Powerschool, Schoolmessenger will be implemented at St. Michael, beginning Dec. 19. This program allows us to contact you immediately with general announcements and emergency information, however, we need your help!! We need to update all contact phone numbers and email addresses so that we have current information to make the implementation of this program as seamless as possible. Please refer to the Thursday folder for important forms that will be coming home today that will help you complete the needed information. If you have any questions please contact Jessica Hagedorn at the school office.
CANS COLLECTED – 685 cans for Catholic Social Services – thank you!!
MISSION COLLECTION - $155.82 was collected on Dec. 1st. This amount will be donated to Matt Talbot kitchen.
STUDENTS ARIVING EARLY –
Students should arrive no earlier than 7:45 on school grounds, as we do not have supervision for them up until that time. We thank you for your cooperation with this.
A reminder that students need to be in their classrooms by the tardy bell, which rings at 8:05. If you are dropping off children in the parking lot at 8:05 they will be marked late when they arrive into the office or into their classroom. After 10 tardies or absences, there is a letter that is sent to parents that defines our absence and tardy policy. Consistent tardies and absences for students are considered useful information when looking at student achievement. Thank you for attending to this.
Peace be with you! This Advent, we invite you to join St. Michael School in preparing for Christmas by participating in a parish-wide campaign to “create silence” …to intentionally quiet ourselves and our surroundings to hear God and celebrate His birth. We invite you to write your Advent commitment on a paper cut out and hang it on the tree located near the altar.
Right Click on the following link to watch the video that was viewed this weekend: https://vimeo.com/244144264/d12f6158cc
HELP DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS!
"Kris and Mike Morgan are looking for help decorating the gym & commons for Christmas. Help is needed late morning-early afternoon December 20th and 21st and possibly the morning of December 22nd. If you and or your middle or high school aged child are able to help please contact Kris for time slot and directions". firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 908-531-2522
The USCCB’s Lectio Divina for Advent has an awesome resource for you this Advent. Check it out!!
Is located in the entrance of the school. Take an icon, buy the gift, and return it unwrapped to the tree. Please bring the icon back and attach it to the gift. All gifts will be delivered to CSS before Christmas!! Bless you!
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and Found is overflowing! Please see if any of the items we have belong to your child. They will be on a table in the Commons the night of the Christmas program, Tuesday, December 12. After the program, all items will be donated to a worthy cause.
Thunderbolt Wrestling Club starts it's season Monday, Dec 4th in the Pius X wrestling room for all boys K-8th. We have practices Dec 4, 11, 18 6:30-7:30 p.m. so come for any or all of them. It is free for the first 4 practices so come join us. We welcome all skill levels. For more information & the schedule go to www.thunderboltwrestling.info or contact Marg Bohy email@example.com 402-770-4432.
MRS. TERESA SCHMIDT
Mrs. Schmidt is looking for energetic singers who will help to make Christmas Masses a joy filled experience. Contact Mrs. Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a part of a Christmas Choir.
BOYS TOWN SKILL OF THE WEEK DEC. 11th - Problem Solving
Parents - Thank you for reinforcing our skill at home.
LOOKING AHEAD to DECEMBER –
There are two 12:00 dismissals, back to back on Dec. 20 and 21. These early dismissal dates were placed on the calendar to accommodate ending the 1st semester before Christmas break and to allow for our Junior High students to take finals on these two days. We will be offering the extended day program on Dec. 20 but NOT the 21st. It is imperative that all of our students be present on these two days. Please be mindful of this when planning for your Christmas break. We thank you in advance.
STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
IS OFFERING IT’S WINTER CAMP OPTIONS STARTING DECEMBER 26TH. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION. http://sacmuseum.org/what-to-do/education/camps/
If you will have a Kindergartener enrolling for Fall 2018, please stop by the office and fill out a Application, or visit our website where you can print one off.
The Kindergarten through 5th grade Christmas Concert is scheduled for Dec. 12, at 7:00 PM in the gym. Please see note below from Mrs. Zimmerman
Dear K-5 Parents,
The Elementary Christmas Program is December 12th at 7pm in the St. Michael’s Gym. Our theme for the concert is “Snow Day”. There will be singing, a scarf dance, a xylophone ensemble, and music created by the students. You don’t want to miss it!
Students need to report to their classrooms at 6:30 on the day of the concert. Doors to the gym will open at 6:30 for family and friends. Attire for the concert is “Sunday Best” meaning nice pants and tops or dresses. Please no sequins, glitter, or jeans. Make sure your students outfit is something that they can move it and sit in on the risers or behind an instrument.
If you would be willing to supply two dozen, NUT SAFE cookies for the Christmas program cookie reception, please drop those off to the school office on Monday, Dec. 11th or Tuesday, Dec. 12th. Thank you!
Please contact me with any questions, email@example.com
***Mrs. Zimmerman is also looking for 15-20 (preferably ½”) black binders. *** If you might have some to donate, please send those to the office.
Band students in grades 5-8 will perform a Winter Concert on Sunday, January 14 at 1:30pm in the Pius X gym. The rehearsal for the concert will be Sat. January 13 at Pius. The 5th grade will rehearse from 2:00-2:45pm, and the 6-7-8th grade band will rehearse from 2:45-3:30pm. Band students will wear their school uniforms for the concert.
TEXTBOOK LOAN FORMS 2017
Textbook loan forms will be coming home the week of Dec. 11th and need to be returned to the school by Dec. 20th. All forms need to be completely filled out so that we remain in compliance with the textbooks that we currently have on loan with LPS in the school. Each student, PreK through 7th needs to have a sheet filled in for them. Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.
$5.00 RESPECT TICKET RECIPIENTS
Ella Stevens, Chloe Bachle, and Brenna Shreve – congratulations girls!!
The last game is this coming Monday. Check out the BB schedule by going to www.cysi.org - Good luck Marauders!!
Mrs. Denise Ray
How can I stay connected?
Check the Thursday Folder in student’s backpack each week.
Watch for our newsletter that is sent home via email each Thursday
Access our website at www.stmichaelmarauders.com