Notes from the Head

In a blink of an eye, we are in our final days of the school year. In so many ways, it has been an extraordinary year for St. Michael’s School. Our students have been the rock stars, lighting up our world in the classrooms, on stage, on the athletic fields, in academic competitions, and in their amazing generosity of community service throughout Tucson and beyond. We have helped to plant and water seeds of knowledge and guided the students as strong roots have taken hold and grown. Their thirst for knowledge has been inspiring. Their zest for life has reminded us all that we should live fully, laugh often, and love all aspects of what we do. At the end of the day, we are grateful to have walked the path with each student this year and appreciate the trust and partnership with parents as we have watched them grow.

The hard part, however, is watching them leave us on the last day. For some of us, that leaving involves saying good-bye to St. Michael’s as well. Some teachers have given their heart and soul for twenty years or more. St. Michael’s has been their home, and the number of children they count as “their own” is quite large. Words cannot express our deepest appreciation to Mrs. Faltico, Mrs. Schultz, and Mrs. Thiltges. They each have made a profound difference in the children they have guided and taught. Others, in a shorter period, have left their mark as well. Hats off to Dr. Schaub, Mrs. Hawes, and Mr. Senkbeil for their guidance and instruction. I believe they would all agree that St. Michael’s grabs your heart and inspires you to reach for the stars with the students you teach.

For me, it is quite bittersweet to have to take leave from a place that has changed my life. I have received so much more from the faculty, staff, and students than I could have ever given. Students have taught me so many lessons. Their honesty, passion, and generosity of spirit have made each day special. It has been a rare day that I did not want to come to school. They have made me laugh in one moment and brought me to tears in another. Each day I see their faces coming into school with enthusiasm for the day ahead and anticipation for what they may learn new. Their friendships and commitment to one another set an example for me, giving hope that our world could, in fact, be a kinder and gentler place if only we try. It has been my privilege to be a part of this community. St. Michael’s School is a magical place. I have had the honor to touch the future, and I am a better, more blessed person because of it. St. Michael’s will continue to hold a big piece of my heart as I return to my beloved Virginia. Thank you to this wonderful community for welcoming me in and for being my partner as the school has grown. The future is very bright, and there are infinite possibilities as we move forward. Godspeed. Truly, we are on holy ground here, as lives are changed forever.

Margaret Delk Moore

Head of School

And Just A Few Last Minute Reminders . . .

This is a busy time of year!  Here are the events for Friday:

8:10  Kindergarten Celebration – Smith Parish Center

9:15   Middle School Awards Chapel – Student Center

11:00  Soars With Eagles Chapel – Student Center

12:00 Dismissal – no Aftercare

5:00   8th Grade Graduation – Church

There is no hot lunch tomorrow or Friday.

Summer office hours:  The school office will be open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.  We will have a box available on the door for forms to be dropped off before or after office hours

Summer camps:
Discover! Explore! Create! is offered for grades K-3 from in the mornings May 30th – June 22nd.
Engineering with Legos for grades K-3 is offered in the afternoons from June 4th – June 22nd.

Boy Scout Diaper Drive

The St. Michael’s Boy Scouts are having a one-week diaper drive next week. There will be boxes around school to drop them in, or you can drop off a donation check in the School Office made out to the Diaper Bank. The need in the summer is harder to fill, so this is a good way to help as school ends. Thanks in advance for your help!

-Nick, Nate, Cameron and Dean
Troop 122

Fine Arts Night Flowers

Order forms for Grades 4-8 Fine Arts Night Flowers are due in the School Office on Wednesday, May 9th.  Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pick-up at the Flower Stand from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the night of the performance.  A limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase the night of the show. These will be available at a higher price so order early to guarantee yours at the lower price!  Additional forms are also available online via the school blog and in the School Office.  Questions?  Contact Holly Hancock von Guilleaume at tucsonholly@hotmail.com.

To download the order form, click here:  4 – 8 2018 Fine Arts Order Form (1)-294rbri

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies,and Juniors will have our final meeting of the year this Friday, May 4, after school in the Labyrinth Courtyard.

Fine Arts Night Flowers

Order forms for grades 4-8 Fine Arts Night Flowers are due in the School Office on Wednesday, May 9th.  Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pick-up at the Flower Stand from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the night of the performance.  A limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase the night of the show. These will be available at a higher price so order early to guarantee yours at the lower price!  Additional forms are also available online via the school blog and in the School Office.  Questions?  Contact Holly Hancock von Guilleaume at tucsonholly@hotmail.com.

To download the order form, click here:  4 – 8 2018 Fine Arts Order Form (1)-294rbri

Eagle’s Quill

The Eagle’s Quill winners of the Miscellaneous contest were announced in Monday Chapel: Ifeoluwa Yesu (first grade), Sophie Dovi-Smit (third grade), Scarlett Street (sixth grade), and Carley Hahn (sixth grade) were honored for their writing, and Lily Moncada (first grade), Finnegan Hawes (fourth grade), and Riley Egan (sixth grade) were honored for their artwork.

The deadline for the cover contest for this year’s theme, “Lost in Life’s Library,” has been extended to next Monday, April 30th. The magazine is looking for original, colorful, vertical artwork on that topic. The winner will receive a gift certificate to the craft store Michael’s–and will be featured on the front cover of this year’s issue!

Fine Arts Night Flowers: Grades K-3

Order forms for K-3 Fine Arts Night flowers are due in the School Office by Wednesday, April 18th.  Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pick-up at the Flower Stand from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the night of the performance.  A limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase the night of the show. These will be available at a higher price, so order early to guarantee yours at the lower price!  Additional forms are also available online via the school blog and in the School Office.  Questions?  Contact Holly Hancock von Guilleaume at tucsonholly@hotmail.com

Order form:  K-3 2018 Fine Arts Order Form-xllpir