Hark! The Herald
Friday, March 29th, 2019
Congratulations again to the cast and crew of Arsenic and Old Lace for a wonderful performance last weekend!
Important Dates and Reminders
Tuesday, April 16th: Chrism Mass in Burlington
Friday, April 19th: GOOD FRIDAY, NO SCHOOL
Sunday, April 21st: Easter Sunday
April 22-26: EASTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL
Families and parishioners are welcome and encouraged to participate in all of the activities and masses that take place during Holy Week. We hope you will join us!
Upcoming in May:
Friday, May 17: Early Release for Teacher In-Service Day, after care until 3pm
Thursday, May 23rd: Spring Concert
Friday, May 24th: Race for Education
Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day, No school
Just a reminder that the front door doesnt open until 8:15 am.
We have started to have a problem with students entering the building while teachers are preparing for the day and not yet ready to supervise.
Anyone 12 and under who is found in the building before 8:15 will be asked to head down to the beforecare room, and the family will be billed accordingly.
Any students 13 and older must wait outside until the building is open.
It's Parent Survey Time!
The parent survey can be found at the following link:
** YOU MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY IN ONE SITTING, so please give yourself 15 minutes of uninterrupted time. ***
Parent Survey Challenge
I made a bet with Mrs Beam that we could come together as a community and get at least 89% participation... It has never happened before and I like a good challenge. We have 63 families total and in order to reach my goal of 89% or greater, we need at least 56 families to complete this survey.
I believe in you all!
I will update our thermometer each Friday as encouragement.
Have you ordered your yearbook yet?
!!!Family dedication pages and business ads are due!!!
Our Jostens Memory Book representative has been gracious in extending deadlines for us.
Final ad placement deadline: April 22nd
Ordering the yearbook deadline is April 26th
Contact Jason Coplan for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email your photos, content, and an idea of what you would like done to Jason, and the yearbook staff will create a page for you! If you'd like to create your own, you can do so online with their templates.
Register/order online here
School Code: 082855
School Name: ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Below are some examples of dedication pages and business ads from last year
SMS Preschool Summer Program.
We are pleased to announce that we will again be offering a 5-week
SMS Preschool Summer Program.
Registration forms are available in the office. Summer Camp is open to all children of the community age 3-5 so please let your friends and family know that they are welcome to join us. Please see the flyer below for dates and themes each week.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Don: email@example.com.
Please note: There are 10 spots available per week.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Brattleboro Orthodontic Specialists
The driver is the sweetest woman you will ever meet, and with your consent, she will take excellent care of your child, bringing them to and from the office for their checkup.
If you have children with orthodontic work on the horizon, this seems to be a wonderful place to look into.
Get started with your Grant and Aid application with FACTS
If you have not already begun the application process for Grant and Aid, please head on over to the site and get started ASAP. To apply for financial aid, visit https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3JB80.
Financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis so it is imperative that you submit your application in a timely manner.
If you have any questions about the enrollment process, I encourage you to stop by the office any time or call 802-254-6320 and ask to speak with Lindsay O'Neil.
Looking for some parent volunteers
- Someone to show our garden beds some love... spring is coming... right?
- Race for Education in May
- A Spring development newsletter to be assembled and mailed out to school supporters
- Alumni outreach for the graduation and Alumni dinner in June
- Someone willing to come hang out in the office for a few hours is always appreciated for answering phones, greeting guests.
- check in with your teachers... they always have needs and would love a second set of hands or help preparing for a project such as Night at the Museum.
** Finally, WE NEED SOME HELP IN OUR KITCHEN!**
Could you spare an hour here and there to help Bobbi Jo with dishes after lunch service. Anytime after 12:30 pm would be extremely helpful.
She is a magician in the kitchen but she is preparing 3 meals a day for 115 kids... with NO HELP! If you would like to come in and provide some sunshine in someone's day, this would be the way to do it. It doesn't have to be daily but anything you can give would be a gift.
Breakfast Lunch and AMP Menus
Saint Michael Parish Upcoming Lenten Events
Stations & Soup
Our Friday Night Lenten Stations and Soup will begin on March 8th. Stations will begin at 5:30PM followed by soup at St. Brigid’s Kitchen & Pantry at 6PM. Soup will be provided by the following groups:
March 8 – Rectory
March 15 – Religious Education
March 22 – Knights of Columbus
and Daughters of Isabella
March 29 – Parish & Finance Committees
April 5 – St. Michael School
April 12 – St. Brigid’s Kitchen & Pantry
Rice Bowl 2019 - Encounter Lent
Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the church, and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God.
Other Community Events And Opportunities
New England Youth Theatre Summer Camp
MATH TUTORING CENTER OPENS IN DOWNTOWN BRATTLEBORO!
Brattleboro Math Center, 139 Main St. Brattleboro
Math tutoring for elementary and middle school
Multi-sensory approach to understanding the math
Call Marissa at (510) 919-0843
½ off first session for Saint Michael students
PIANO AND ORGAN LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE
Hi! I'm Breton Abbondanzio, the new Music teacher at St. Michael School and Music director for the parish. I'm pleased to offer private lessons in piano and organ to interested families. I teach all ages and levels, and some of my students have won prizes in the ATAM Music Competition in Newton, MA. Lessons are a half hour in duration and my fee is reasonable and competitive.
Please give me a call at (413) 824-9881 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to teaching your child!
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