Hark! The Herald
Friday, December 6, 2019
Important Dates and Reminders
Wednesday, December 11: Early Release for Teacher In-Service NEASC Day
Thursday December 12: Christmas Concert and Cookie Swap - 6pm in Rand Hall
Monday and Tuesday, December 16-17: Nativity visits by some classes to Ms. Squires home
Wednesday, December 18: Confessions at Church from 1-3pm
Thursday, December 19: Christmas Parties (details from classrooms to follow)
December 23-January 1st: Christmas Break
Thursday, January 2nd: Back to School
Details for parents about the concert next week:
- The entire school will be having a dress rehearsal immediately after Morning Meeting, so please make sure your child is present Thursday morning.
- The dress code for the concert is dressy holiday attire. Students will be assembling in their classrooms before the concert.
- Please make sure your child has arrived and is in the classroom no later than 5:45.
We need your help- Bake cookies for Thursday and work off some of your parent commitment hours for the year!
We will need hundreds of cookies... can you bake a few dozen for us? We also need a few volunteers willing to help setup the tables in the hallway, and assist guests as they purchase their cookies. Thank you in advance for your help!
Do you play basketball? We need a coach!
Can you share your love and knowledge of the game with eager 4th through 8th graders? We need YOU!
SMS 4th through 8th graders are looking for a basketball coach. We have one parent who can help out, but we are in need of another adult, male or female, to assist 2 days per week.
The plan is to practice here in Rand Hall on Monday or Tuesday and then practice in the gym at Camp Spofford. All home games will be held at Spofford on Thursdays. If you can help make this happen for our students, they would be very grateful.
Please call the school at 254-6320 to speak with Mrs. Beam.
Our Basketball Schedule for the Season is Now Set
Basketball Season is here. Please come out and cheer on our students at Winston Prouty gym for any home games. Go Saints!!!
Tuesday, 10-Dec vs White Oak at 4:00 Home Game
Tuesday 17-Dec vs Eagle Hill at 4:00 Home Game
Wednesday 18-Dec vs PVCICS at 4:30 Away
Tuesday 7-Jan vs BART at 4:00 Away
Wednesday 8-Jan vs Putney at 4:00 Away
Thursday 9-Jan vs White Oak at 4:00 Away
Tuesday 14-Jan vs Eagle Hill at 4:00 Away
Wednesday 15-Jan vs Greenwood at 4:00 Home Game
Tuesday 21-Jan vs Dublin at 4:30 Away
Wednesday 22-Jan vs High Mowings at 4:00 Home Game
Tuesday 28-Jan vs PVCICS at 4:30 Home Game
Wednesday 29-Jan vs Hartsbrook at 4:00 Home Game
Thursday 6-Feb vs Greenwood at 4:00 Away
Monday 10-Feb Quarter Finals
Tuesday 11-Feb Semi Finals
Thursday 13-Feb Finals
As you do your holiday shopping, remember to shop through Amazon Smile to benefit Saint Michael School
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0181252 Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Saint Michael Parish Charitable Trust.
Mass Collections are coming up next weekend and we still need some volunteers. Click the button to signup below.
- Next Saturday, December 14th at the 4:00- 5:00pm Mass, we still need 4 students to assist with collections.
- Sunday morning, December 15th at the 8-9am mass, we also need one student to help with collections.
We have received lots of wonderful feedback from the parish about having our students present so thank you!
We need 12 student volunteers every month to help with collections at each of the three masses. Please look at the time slots and see if you can help out in the months ahead.
Parent Volunteers Needed
- Our uniform closet could use some love. We received several donations of uniforms recently in bags that need to get hung up in the right spot. Can you spare a half hour or more to simple hang some clothing?
- Do you have a great cookie recipe you can share as part of our Cookie Swap Fundraiser next week? Let us know in the office if you are willing to bake by signing up here. We are planning to sell about 2,000 cookies... aye! We sure could use your help and this will count towards your commitment hours.
- If you plan to drive or chaperone for Winter Sports, please check in with the office to make sure you are all set. This process can take a few weeks.
Breakfast is $2.50 and Lunch is $3.75
Check out all of these delicious breakfast and lunch options for the month!
If you would like your child to have breakfast, please make sure they order it the day beforehand. This will allow us time to bake or prepare meals that are ready to go the next day.
After School Meal Program
Attached, please find the After School Meal Program (AMP) menu for the month.
If you are unfamiliar with "AMP" this is a free meal program, sponsored by the state, and available to all students who stay after school for any reason. If your child is staying for aftercare, sports, drama, tutoring etc. they are welcome to order AMP in the morning and eat in the afternoon FOR FREE. Paper copies are available in the office if you would like a menu for home.
Community Events and Information
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 vocals, 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 email@example.com.
I look forward to teaching your child!
Math tutoring center in downtown Brattleboro!
If you are looking for a wonderful tutoring center that specializes in mathematics, you should check out the Brattleboro Math Center! We had the pleasure of having Marissa Meyers volunteer her time with our students last year and the students flourished under her care.
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
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