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(Parents/Students - Please see this week's SMS Newsletter under the "All About Us" section (subheading - SMS Weekly Newsletter). The Saint Michael School Newsletter is distributed via e-mail every Friday afternoon, September through June)

This week at SMS - Catholic Schools Week! (Sunday, January 25th - Sunday, February 1st)

Sunday, 1/25 - CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK KICK-OFF! Parish Appreciation Brunch.


Monday, January 26th – Winter Sports

Winter fun continues as we ski, snowboard, ice skate and cross country ski! We are very short on drivers for this week and are in need of parent drivers in particular for ice skating. If you are available to drive or will be transporting your own student(s), please contact Bethany in the office, bethanythies@smsvt.info or (802) 254-6320. Your time and support are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, January 27th - SNOW DAY! SMS Potluck Dinner & Talent show rescheduled to next Tuesday, February 3rd (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Due to the impending winter storm, tomorrow's (Tuesday, January 27th) Talent Show and Potluck Supper has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, February 3rd. The event will take place in Rand Hall and food service will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

This year, we will be dining during the performance! As soon as everyone is seated with their plate, the show will go on!

We ask that parents of performers/performers arrive in Rand Hall between 4:45 and 5:00 p.m. to give the performers a chance to eat before the show begins. We'd like all performers ready to go when the audience begins to arrive.

If you plan on attending this exciting and fun event, please be sure to bring a dish to share. We ask that you sign up using the following BringIt link: http://stmichaels.bringit.bz/public/b5629a

This event is going to be a lot of fun! Please adjust your calendars with the new date.

Thank you!


Wednesday, January 28th – Are You Smarter than a SMS Student? (2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

Please join our panel of staff, parents and students during our annual battle of the brains! We are thrilled this year to welcome Mr. Peter Richards as our host.

Thursday, January 29th - The SMS Read-a-Thon (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) and SMS to participate in the installation of Bishop Coyne in Burlington!

Calling all book worms! Bring your favorite books, a pillow and join us as we read the day away!

 

SMS was honored to receive an invite to be an active participant during Bishop Coyne’s installation in Burlington. 8th grade students Natalya Forkin and Darcy Bates will be singing during the installation in the Catholic Schools Choir. Principal Beam was chosen by the Diocese to represent all Catholic Schools during the installation. Kalin Noble, Meghan Forrett and Principal Beam will have the opportunity to welcome Bishop Coyne to his new role.

 

Friday, January 30th – Student Appreciation Breakfast/Dress-UP Day/Early Release at 11:45 a.m.

We invite all students to dress up on this final day of events! The SMS Faculty and Staff will be serving our students a lovely appreciation breakfast and we’ll have a special visit from a guest magician. Early release at 11:45 a.m. – There will be no lunch service. Aftercare will be available until 3:00 p.m.

 

Would you like to be involved during Catholic Schools Week? If so, please contact Catholic Schools Week Committee team leader Katie Pierce, piercekatie@hotmail.com






Student Collection Masses - School Year 2014-2015

Parents/Students,

Our student mass collection schedule for the month of November has been confirmed. We are looking for 4 SMS students per Mass for the upcoming student collection masses at Saint Michael Church the weekend of January 17th (1 mass on January 17th and 3 masses on January 18th). Student collection Masses are scheduled once per month and generally take place on the third weekend of the month. *Parents, please schedule your children for the Masses that best suit your family's schedule(s). To sign-up, please click on the Mass listed on the date, add your child's first and last name and hit SAVE. If you need assistance, please contact the office. *If all the slots are not filled voluntarily by families, the school office will schedule participation on your behalf.* 

Please call 802-254-6320, e-mail bethanythies@smsvt.info or simply click on the Mass dates on the Student Collection calendar below to add your student/s to the collection schedule.

Saint Michael School Student Collection Calendar



Uniform is required.  If unable to fulfill this commitment, please contact the office so we can help find a substitute.  The monthly student collections during Mass are one of the reasons Saint Michael School is able to keep tuition prices low. Please view this commitment as an opportunity to thank the Parish for its continuing and generous support of our school and students.                                                                                                                                                




CALENDAR OF EVENTS:


The Google calendar (to the right) is updated frequently with all school/student events and special information for parents. Please be sure to check in often for the most up-to-date information. It's interactive! Just click on the date to view the entire event or copy to your own Google calendar! 


Special notes


  • School lunch prices have increased to $3.50 per lunch. Please be sure to complete and return your application for Free and Reduced Lunch. If you have questions about how to complete the application, please contact Bethany in the office, 254-6320 or bethanythies@smsvt.info

ITEMS OF INTEREST:

  • Box Top$ for Education: Last year, Saint Michael School redeemed over $600 in Box Tops for Education! We'd love to redeem over $1,000 this year. We can do it with your help. Look for Box Tops coupons on all the products you love. Just cut the coupon off of the packaging and return to the office. It's just that easy! Each Box Top$ is worth 10 cents. It adds up.



 







Calendar - Parents/Students