Box Tops

I would like to thank parents and students for collecting Box Tops for Education, and Susie Huerta and Breanne Tirrito for helping organize them.  We raised a phenomenal $536.10!  For this fall’s drive, an anonymous donor won first place and is donating proceeds to the Food Bank.  Scarlett Street (sixth grade) won second place, and Ms. O’Meara won third place on behalf of her class. Third grade won in the Lower School, and sixth grade won for Middle School.  Students in both grades received frozen treats as the prize.  Please continue to set aside Box Tops, as our next collection competition will be in February!

–Ana Marin

SMA News

Please stop by Coffee Corner this Friday!

Last call for Holiday Greens! Please send your orders in to the School Office by Friday morning. Contact Amanda Kukla if you have any questions.

Uniform Exchange Postponed

Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel the Uniform Exchange planned for this Saturday, November 4th. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule another sale this winter. Keep your eyes out for a later announcement. Thanks!

Coach’s Corner

Middle School Sports

Congrats to Flag Football and Girls’ Volleyball on great seasons! Flag Football lost a heart-breaker to Leman Academy in the first round, and Girls’ Volleyball brought home another championship this past Friday. A job well done to all of the athletes who participated in a fall sport.
Coming up…. Our winter season is about to begin! This winter, we will offer coed soccer for our middle school students. Soccer practice begins on Monday, November 6. Practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from immediately after school until 5:00 p.m. in the park behind the school. Games begin the week of November 20th.
Softball: Unfortunately, we did not have enough girls sign up to field a softball team.
Intramurals
The winter session of our intramural program will begin the week of November 13th. Practices will be three days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) from immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. **Please note, we might have to shorten the season a little as well as  juggle some of the practice days once in a while due to holiday performances in the Student Center as well as the school theater production. There will be advanced notice of any shifting of practice days for a particular week.   I will get more specifics out to everyone as soon as I have all of the details confirmed.
 
Fall sports celebration: Our fall sports celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. Anyone who participated in a fall sport is invited to attend. Athletes that attend are asked to bring something to share (side dish, dessert, or drink), and the school will provide pizza, plates, and napkins. All kids must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. either in the gym or outside in the park.

Art at the Library!

During the month of November, the Murphy-Wilmot Library offers us space to display the creative output of St. Michael’s students. Intermediate and Middle School students have created winter holiday-themed images: elf legs, holiday ornaments, and “ugly holiday sweaters,” for example.  Each project focused on the use of balance and compositional organization while building skills in the use of collage and water color. Please stop by the library next door to see these wonderful projects!

Special Tax Credit Meeting

Tim Kuhn, the head of the Arizona Tuition Connection STO, will be here on Friday, November 3, to inform parents on how to use tax credits to fund children’s education and help keep everyone’s tuition low. He will be giving two presentations in Tankersley Hall, one at 8:15 in the morning and the other at 5:00 in the evening.  This is a great time for you to become familiar with tax credits and how you can work with relatives, friends, and colleagues to reduce your portion of your tuition bill.

Uniform Exchange

Mark your calendars for next week’s uniform sale and exchange on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Tankersley Hall. Gently used uniforms (all seasons!) can be had for $2-$4, or even exchange. Now is your chance to size up pants and jackets before it’s cold (which will actually happen at some point again)!

Coach’s Corner

Middle School Sports
Our winter season is coming up and will include Coed Soccer. Practice will begin November 6th. Soccer practices will be held in the park behind the school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Coach Mike Peyton will once again be coaching our team! Make sure you have an after-school permission slip on file (if you have filled one out for a fall sport, there is no need to fill out another one) before practice starts on November 6th.
 
Our fall sports celebration will take place on Tuesday, November 7th. It will run from immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. Look for more specific information next week.
The playoffs for our fall “A” teams are underway this week.  Sadly our Flag Football lost its game on Tuesday.  Congratulations on a great season nonetheless!  The Girls’ Volleyball team won its opening match and continues to the semi-finals on Thursday (October 26) at 4:00 p.m.  The Volleyball tournament, culminating in the finals Friday at 4:00 p.m., is being hosted here at St. Michael’s. Good luck, girls! Please note, there is a $2.00 entrance fee to all of the Volleyball tournament games. This fee covers the cost of referees and trophies for the league tournament.  Students, however, are free.
The fall sports assembly will be held on Friday, November 17, in the Student Center. The assembly will run from approximately 9:40-10:20 a.m.
Intramurals
This is the last week of our fall intramural program. The last day will be Thursday, October 26th. Our winter program will consist of four weeks of volleyball followed by four weeks of basketball. Practices for our intramural program will begin the week of November 13th. This session will be three days per week. More specific information on days and times will be available next week.
Our fall sports celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 7th. Anyone who participated in a fall sport is invited to attend. The celebration will run from immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. Look for more specific information next week!