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

Fine Arts Night Flowers: Grades K-3

Order forms for K-3 Fine Arts Night Flowers are due in the School Office on 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

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will meet in the Labyrinth Courtyard and Smith Parish Center this Friday, April 6,  from 3:10-4:30 p.m.

Notes from the Head

Have you ever watched people waiting? Waiting for the train. Waiting for the plane to land. Waiting for the kids to arrive home. Waiting for Christmas to come. Waiting to grow up. Some people are calm, while others are pacing and fretting and worrying about delays. We all have had our ongoing experiences with patience as well as the opposite, impatience.

When I polled our students in our Monday morning chapel about patience, it should not be surprising that when asked who had experienced impatience, practically the entire school raised hands. Children are not good at waiting. Patience is usually in short supply. They want to be good at whatever they try to do…immediately! They want to go from a beginner to an expert in record time. And, if they don’t at first succeed? Well, it is easier to give up than to try and try again. They do know, however, that indeed to try and try again is what they must do. Perfection is not the goal, but excellence is. A growth mindset supports that philosophy, instilling the idea that the power of YET keeps the mind open to the growth that will come with persistence, practice, and patience.

We have incredible students at St. Michael’s, and they work hard, most often, to be their best. Many hold themselves to a very high standard that does not allow room for imperfection. They want to be taller, faster, smarter, better. However, all of that takes time, and it takes patience. Patience with the process, and patience with themselves. I reminded the kiddos there are two groups that have an extraordinary amount of patience in their life: teachers and parents. They identified both right away. Parents and teachers are patient as children grow. They know that with growth comes the occasional failure, and with failure important life lessons are learned. One of the most important lessons we can teach our children and students is to be patient with themselves. Why? Because God is not finished with them YET. So deep breaths…all will be well. Good things come to those who wait!

Margaret Moore

Head of School

Coffee with the New Head of School

Please drop by the Foundations Courtyard next Wednesday morning, April 4, from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., to have a cup of coffee and meet the incoming Head of School, Brendan Sullivan, and his wife, Allie. Mr. Sullivan will be on campus for two days visiting classrooms and meeting with members of the administration as well as the faculty. Thank you to SMA for hosting this special Coffee Corner for the Sullivans.