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.
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
UPDATE REGARDING THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
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.
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
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.
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!
TIME TO GET YOUR SMS GEAR FOR FALL!
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.
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 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
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: email@example.com.
Please note: There are 10 spots available per week.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Looking for some parent volunteers
** 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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to teaching your child!
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