Important Scholarship Information for All Parents Regardless of Income!
As you may be aware, Tax Credits are becoming more and more important to parents of students attending private schools. We are fortunate to have established a close connection with the Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC), which has in turn proved beneficial to many of our parents. On Thursday, November 15, from 8:00-9:00 AM, Tim Kuhn, the Executive Director of ATC, will be present an educational seminar to all interested parents on how they can obtain tax credits to pay for their tuition at St. Michael’s.
As part of this presentation, ATC will award a $100 scholarship to each child registered at St. Michael’s who has a parent attend the full presentation and registers with ATC by November 20, 2018, to receive scholarships.
Currently, the State of Arizona releases in excess of $100,000,000 per year in Tax Credit Scholarship funds, and you should ensure that you are knowledgeable about and take advantage of this program.
The event will be held in the Smith Parish Center on the north end of the campus and will last, as noted, from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. We encourage all parents to attend and to utilize this program to help fund your sons and daughters at St. Michael’s School.
Girl Scouts will meet this Friday afternoon from 3:10-4:30 in the Labyrinth Courtyard.
On Friday, November 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon we will be holding our annual Field Day. All students in grades K-8 will be participating.
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable Field Day, we are asking parents to review the following points with their children:
- Please wear SNEAKERS on Field Day.
- Bring a non-disposable water bottle with your name on it. (Water refills will be provided.)
- P.E. uniforms or “appropriate” shorts and t-shirts should be worn, including our special Field Day t-shirts, (Please refer to relaxed dress rules in the Student Handbook).
- Sunscreen and a hat are very strongly recommended!
The Field Day format involves twelve teams, each with representatives from grades K-8, rotating through six activity stations. There will be a snack break mid-way through the activities. Students also traditionally watch a balloon toss that will take place between faculty members and our eighth graders. At 11:15 a.m. all students will go into the Student Center to watch and/or participate in a faculty/student friendly game of volleyball until 11:45 for K-5 students and noon for middle schoolers. All events are designed to foster teamwork and team cooperation. It should be an exciting and fun-filled morning!
Kim Greene, A.D.
722-8478 ext. 233
Drum Roll Please…Box Top Winners Are
1st Place- Kaylin Huerta- Rojas 3A
2nd Place- Emma Claire Hoover 4A
3rd Place- Ben Levine 2A
1st Place- 3rd Grade
2nd Place- 4th Grade
3rd Place- 2nd Grade
Great job and congratulations! Keep collecting box tops!
The money raised will go toward CPR training for all St. Michael’s staff members, training manuals, and a new AED.
A big thank you to Suzie Huerta, Mrs. Breault and 7th and 8th graders who counted all the box tops!
-Ana Marin (Free Money Chair)
Please be sure to download the SchoolWay app to your phone. This is the way we will be communicating in case of emergency, traffic alerts near campus that might impede access to campus, especially at morning arrival or afternoon dismissal; campus or facilities events (flooding, fire, et cetera,); and inclement weather.
We will no longer be using the phone tree, so you will be receiving alerts on your phone instead. We will be using this only for emergencies or the reasons stated above.
If you have any questions or problems downloading the information, please contact Tracy Holsinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 722-8478.
Instructions for downloading the app:
We are pleased to announce that we have recently received an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) from the Steven M. Gootter Foundation and Fiesta Bowl Charities. Since 2009, the Foundation has donated and distributed hundreds of AEDs to schools, police and sheriff departments, places of worship, and recreational and public places throughout southern Arizona. Should the need ever arise, this generous, lifesaving gift will be available for use at our Student Center. For more information on the work of the Steven M. Gootter Foundation visit www.gooter.org.
Not sure what to do with all that extra Halloween Candy? Dr. JAW Orthodontists is hosting their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back November 1-7th. Dr. JAW will offer $1 for every pound of candy you donate (up to 5 pounds). Additionally, Dr. JAW will match the donation to a school you designate – so drop off your candy and designate St. Michael’s! The school that collectively donates the most candy will receive an additional $500! Dr. JAW Orthodontists is located just a ¼ mile from St. Michael’s at 5747 East 5th Street. Candy is sent to OPERATION GRATITUDE, a program that prepares care packages to deployed troops. A portion will be donated to deployment support programs at Davis-Monthan as well as other local charities.
For more info and candy collection hours, call 520-747-JAWS or go to https://www.drjaw.net/our-practice/jawsome-fun/candy-buy-back/
A big thank you to Gladys Tom, Jennifer Peterson, Marnie Ackerman, Cathryn Rose, Erika Piña-Loucks, Miika Lagat, and Christopher Wilds for setting up, picking up, and handing out treats at Coffee Cabaret!
The SMA meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Friday, November 2, come join SMA for our November Coffee Corner between 7:30 and 8:00 in the front of school. You can also purchase goodies from the 3rd grade bake sale.
Holiday Greens orders are due Friday, November 2.
Blaze Fundraiser is Monday, Nov. 5 from 11:00 am-9:00 pm.
BAKE SALE! Help the 3rd grade give to the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank! Friday, November 2, the 3rd grade will hold its annual bake sale before school during the SMA Coffee Corner, during lunch, and after school. The 3rd grade students are excited to raise as much money as they can to donate to the Food Bank. Everything will be one dollar.