Hark! The Herald
Friday, March 1st, 2019
Learning to Eat the Rainbow
Important Dates and Reminders
Tomorrow Evening, Saturday March 2nd: Students in Grades 7-12 and their guests are invited for a very special evening of dancing in Monsignor Rand Hall from 6-9pm. We will have Mr. and Mrs. Ray Warren here for a 1-hour introduction to social dancing. Students will learn about the various social dance forms and then be encouraged to try them out with familiar contemporary dance music. It should be a wonderful evening!
Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday. All School Mass at 8:45 am. Please join us as we enter into the season of Lent.
Friday, March 15th: Open House for Prospective High School and Middle School Students. We invite any friends, family, or community members who have ever considered an education at Saint Michael School to come spend the day in our classrooms. Guest will spend the morning participating in academics, followed by lunch and a special performance by the Mette Family Band for the afternoon.
Friday Evening, March 15th: Mette Family Band Concert, open to the public 7-8:30pm
Thursday, March 21st: Open House for Prospective Elementary and Middle School Students. Families who are interested in learning more about our school are invited to bring their children to spend a day in our classrooms. While the students are in class, parents are invited to a coffee and social hour to meet other families, speak to the staff, and explore enrollment for the remainder of this year, or beginning in the fall.
Friday and Saturday March 22nd and 23rd at 6pm: The much anticipated performance by our high school students in Arsenic and Old Lace. Make sure to save the date, this is a show you won't want to miss!
Friday, March 29th: NO SCHOOL for teacher In-service day.
Masses on Ash Wednesday
There will be three Masses celebrated on Ash Wednesday at Saint Michael Parish. The All School Mass will be at 8:45AM, with two additional Masses at 12PM and 6PM. The distribution of ashes will take place at both Masses. Please note that Ash Wednesday is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation.
It's Time to Start Talking About Enrollment!
We are in the final stages of configuring Renweb/FACTS for online enrollment. Moving forward, enrollment contracts, tuition payment plans, even medical forms and permission slips, will be submitted online. We will also manage all billing related matters such as enrollment fees, lunch and aftercare billing etc online. (YAY!) We hope you are as excited about this advancement as we are. This will help to streamline the enrollment process and eliminate that giant packet of paperwork that must be completed every year!!! We will notify everyone as soon as the portal is available for enrollment.
GET STARTED NOW: In the meantime, the application process for financial aid is ready to begin. Financial aid is available to qualifying families with students in grades K - 12! Our application letter and requirements will be coming home in a packet on Monday.
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 call me or stop by the office any time.
A Huge Thank You to Lizi Rosenberg and the Brattleboro Coop!!!
We are so grateful to the Brattleboro Coop for their community outreach programs. SMS families are encouraged to stop by the Coop to see what they have to offer. If interested in learning more about the Coop's extensive education program, please check out this link.
Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Warren for an introduction to Social Dancing
GIRLS ON THE RUN BEGINS NEXT WEEK!
There is still time this weekend to register your daughter if you haven't done so already.
Registration link: www.gotrvt.org/register-now
The Girls on the Run program starts up NEXT Monday – March 4th. We have a great group of coaches excited and eager to lead the program. Our program will meet on Mondays and Fridays directly after school from 3:15-4:30 and will run for 10 weeks culminating in the 5K event on May 18th.
The program is designed to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. We look forward to a wonderful season ahead!
If you have any last minute questions, please contact Tammy Richards at email@example.com.
2 Full Scholarships Available for Our Current Junior Class
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
LOTS OF 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
Saint Michael Parish Upcoming Lenten Events
This incredible concert is open to the public.
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
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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