Hark! The Herald

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Important Dates and Reminders

Monday 2/4/19: Winter Sports

Tuesday 2/5/19: Last basketball game of the season at Winston Prouty

Monday 2/11/19: Winter Sports (last day for the season)

Thursday 2/14/19: Snack Bar and Dress Down Day to benefit the 11th and 12th grades

Sat/Sun 2/16 and 2/17- Student Collections at St Michael Parish (grades 9 and 10)

Monday 2/18 through 2/22/19 : No School- Winter Break!

** Please send your child in with an extra pair of socks or a change of pants if they tend to get wet during recess. We have had lots of the younger children coming down to the office looking for dry clothing recently... the good news is that our children are outside daily, playing hard, and enjoying these snowy days!**


Did you know: GOTR has Junior Coaching opportunities so if you are in 7th thru 12th grade and would like to get involved, please let us know!

Girls on the Run 2019 season starts the week of March 4th and registration opens on Monday February 4th! The program will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 3:15 until 4:30.

The program is designed to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind! Over the course of the 10 week program, coaches will guide the girls through a curricula of dynamic discussions, activities and running games aimed at developing confidence and promoting an appreciation of health and fitness. The program culminates with a celebratory 5K event in May. You can register online at the following link: https://www.gotrvt.org/Register-Now

  • We are still seeking coaches to help with the program. We understand that committing to both days each week may be difficult – so even if you can join us a few times throughout the season that would be a great help!
  • Any girl in grades 7-12 are also invited to join us as a Junior Coach!

If interested please contact Tammy Richards at tamikoch1@yahoo.com. We need your help to make this program a success!

We Joyfully Welcome Colin Francis Abbondanzio to the SMS Family!

Our new music teacher, Breton Abbondanzio, and his sweet family just welcomed their third son this past week. Everyone is doing great and Mr. A is very happy to share photos and an update with us all:

Colin Francis Abbondanzio was born on Sunday January 27th at 9:51pm. He was 7 lbs. 12.6 oz. and 21 1/2 inches at birth. Reina and I thank everyone for all their prayers for a safe and smooth delivery. His two brothers, Adrian and David, dote on him. They're very excited to have another playmate. Adrian loves holding him and David likes singing "Baby Shark" to him. We all look forward to being part of the St. Michael's School community soon.

Mark your calendars.... GO SAINTS!

Last Game of the Season

Please come out and show your support. We have had a great season!

Tuesday 2/5/19- Game starts at 3:30pm against Compass School @ Winston Prouty

209 Austine Drive Brattleboro, VT

A private banquet will be held afterwards for the players and their families in Rand Hall.

Booster seats for your child on Mondays for Winter Sports.

Dear Parents:

We need to remind everyone to please make sure to drop off a booster seat for your child on Mondays for Winter Sports.

As a school, we must ensure
1) the safety of your children and 2) compliance with Vermont State Law. Where all Winter Sports activities are located in VT, we are compelled to follow VT law. Current Vermont Law states:

Child Car Seat Laws

  • All kids who weigh over 20 lbs and are 1 through 7 years old must ride in either a child safety seat or a booster seat.

  • Kids between 8 to 15 years old must ride in a child passenger restraint system, or use a seat belt.

**If your child does not normally use a booster seat in your own vehicle, but they fall within the 1-7 age range, we would ask that you make arrangements for the next few weeks to borrow from someone. If that cannot happen, please come speak with someone in the front office.

**If you simply forgot, please please come up with a way to remind yourself before driving away. Set an alarm or use a post it note on your child’s backpack etc.

Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.

2 Full Scholarships Available for Our Current Junior Class

We were blessed with a wonderful opportunity by someone who would like to see our high school program grow, and to enrich the experience of the students who are here currently.

If you know anyone that would like to finish their Junior year here at SMS and reenroll to graduate in the spring of 2020, please share this amazing opportunity.

Friend? Family member? Neighbor or coworker? Someone in your church or on a sports team?

Consider who you know and encourage them to call the office for an interview and shadow day.

A request for Art Supplies from Mrs. Pickering

Mrs. Pickering, our art teacher, is planning a special art project for later this year and she is still in need of bottle caps...

Soda bottle caps, Snapple caps, medicine bottle caps etc any size, any color (actually looking for variety!), as long as they are round. Would you please set aside your caps and send them in each week until we tell you otherwise.

Thanks to everyone who has already sent in caps. It's going to be a fascinating project... Stay Tuned!

Breakfast Lunch and AMP Menus

Breakfast is $2.25 and Lunch is $3.50

Check out all of these delicious breakfast options for month of February!

If you would like your child to have breakfast, please make sure they order it the day beforehand.

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After School Meal Program

Attached, please find the after school meal program menu for the month of February.

This is a free meal program, sponsored by the state, and available to all students who stay after school for any reason.

Community Events




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


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 babbondanzio@gmail.com.

I look forward to teaching your child!

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