Hark! The Herald

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Thank you to all of our guests who attended our Night at the Museum!

Final Request for Parent Survey Participation

Good evening SMS families,

On behalf of the St. Michael School Board I am writing to encourage any family who still has not completed the survey to take a few minutes to give us some feedback on how we are doing. We are eager to complete next year's budget, implement some new initiatives, etc. and we really rely on your feedback.

I encourage you to take 10 minutes right now (you can use your phone!) and let us know how we can improve and meet your families expectations for an outstanding education for your children. The survey will close on Tuesday, April 16. Thank you to all parents who have already completed the survey.

God bless,

Mrs. Beam

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Important Dates and Reminders

Tuesday, April 16th: Chrism Mass in Burlington

Friday, April 19th: GOOD FRIDAY, NO SCHOOL

Sunday, April 21st: Easter Sunday


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

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We have gotten through the winter months, so here is what the final week of school is looking like, at this time*:

  • Monday, June 10th will be the last full day of school
  • Tuesday, June 11th will be a half day with dismissal at Noon. No aftercare.

Graduation Week: Mark your Calendars

Come be a part of Saint Michael's history as we graduate our first high school seniors since 1968.

June 13th: Convocation Mass with Bishop Coyne, all welcome

June 14th: Graduation Ceremony, all welcome

June 15th: Alumni Dinner for our recent grads and alumni community.

*We live in New England... so anything is possible.

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School supplies wishlist

  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • duct tape
  • masking tape
  • regular glue sticks
  • large adult scissors for the art room
  • chewable or liquid ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • hand sanitizer
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The Online Enrollment Portal is NOW OPEN!

Here is the link you need to get started, or you can click on the big red button above:


On the left side, select Apply/Enroll, the rest is self explanatory.

Our district code is sm-vt.

The enrollment packet should be completed by the person who is responsible for student enrollment, i.e the "primary parent or guardian".

You can start and stop at any time, just SAVE as you go.

At the bottom of every form you will see an option to Save, advance forward and go backwards.

UPDATE: You cannot access the online enrollment portal through a cell phone. You must use a traditional computer to view "Apply/Enroll" in the menu and move forward in the system.

Click Here to Enroll Your Student(s) for 2019/2020

OUR DISTRICT CODE IS SM-VT. You cannot access the online enrollment portal through a cell phone. If you only have access to a phone, please contact us in the office to schedule some "computer time" in our Technology Lab.

Early Enrollment Incentive Is Here!


If you submit a completed enrollment packet (online documents and $175 enrollment fee) for your family by April 30th, each of your children will receive a beautiful Saint Michael School quarter-zip sweatshirt, embroidered with the SMS logo.

There will be no exceptions, as we need to place a custom order for sizes.

Again, the deadline to complete enrollment and receive the incentive sweatshirt is April 30th, 2019.

Finally, we will begin reviewing Grant and Aid applications.

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.

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Have you ordered your yearbook yet?

Final ad placement deadline: April 22nd

Ordering the yearbook deadline is April 26th

Contact Jason Coplan for any questions at jasoncoplan@smsvt.info

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




SMS Preschool Summer Program.

UPDATE: Summer Camp is full for two weeks and nearly full for the other three.

If you haven't done so already, please submit your registration form.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Don: daydonharvey@smsvt.info.

Please note: There are 10 spots available per week.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you!

Looking for some parent volunteers


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

Breakfast is $2.25 and Lunch is $3.50

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

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.

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

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Other Community Events And Opportunities

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New England Youth Theatre Summer Camp

New England Youth Theatre is celebrating its 20th year with lots of great summer programs for kids ages 6-19! From Shakespeare to Improv to Melodrama along with our Design and Technical program, we've got something for everyone, even those who prefer to remain behind the scenes! Visit www.neyt.org to learn more about all we have to offer to make this your Best Summer Ever!
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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 music teacher at Saint 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 (802)251-0644 or email me at babbondanzio@gmail.com.

I look forward to teaching your child!

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