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Thank you to Dyson Dermatology and Dyson Pediatrics for sponsoring our October Coffee Corner. It was a great turn-out!

This is the final week for Box Tops. Results will be announced on Monday, October 23rd.

Don’t forget about Grandparents’ Day this Friday! Coffee and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The holiday greens are coming!  Please look for the holiday greens envelope in your child’s Eagle Express this week.  The fundraiser will run through November 1, and the greens will be delivered the first week of December.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to kick-start your holiday season and support our school.  Please contact Amanda Kukla with any questions.

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This Friday SMA will be hosting a Coffee Corner. Please come by and enjoy the cool morning weather with a cup of coffee. Thanks to Dyson Dermatology and Dyson Pediatrics for sponsoring!

Don’t forget your Box Tops! Last day of collection is October 20th.

Mark your calendars for Grandparents’ Day, October 20th. It’s a fun-filled morning for the kids and family members!

Our next SMA meeting is October 18th @ 8:05 in the Parish Center. All are welcomed to attend!

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We want to give a BIG Thank You to Julia Rebert and Holly von Guilleaume for sponsoring the first Coffee Corner. Also, thank you to all the parents that stopped by. It was a great turn-out.
Our kick-off for Box Tops is September 25th!
Don’t forgot about our St.Mike’s Meet Yourself event this Friday. It will be a fun-filled night for parents and children. Hope to see you there!

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Welcome back to school! SMA (St. Michael’s Angels) is one of two parent-volunteer organizations on our campus, along with the Vaqueros. We welcome and encourage all parents to get involved in some way this year. It will be a great one! It’s a wonderful way to support our school while creating stronger friendships and connections within the St. Michael’s community.

Our first Coffee Corner will be held Friday, September 1, in front of the School Office. Stop by for a cup of coffee and catch up with parents at school.

We will be kicking off our Box Tops on September 25th. There will be some fun prizes for the top classes, so start saving your Tops!

Mark your calendars for September 15th.  St. Michael’s will be hosting an ice cream social…more details to come soon.

Last Saturday we had a very successful uniform exchange. Over 90 families participated, more than 800 items found new homes, and all money raised will go right back to the kids! Thank you to those of you who participated, and a very special thank-you to our wonderful volunteers: Stacy Butler, Naomy Cheseret (and cousin Ashley), Christy Collins, Michelle Gastrock, Olivia Gastrock, Ellie Greenwood, Tracy Holsinger, Jennifer Jennings, Katie Jennings, Jennifer LaHue-Smith, Shanti Martinez, Xochitl Martinez, Sarah Nordstrom, Jensen Peyton, Barbi Reuter, Delaney Reuter, Wendy Roe, Carmen Roe, Cathryn Rose, and Klara Valent.  We couldn’t do it without you!   -Kristin Greenwood & Bridget Peyton


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COFFEE CORNER – The calendar pages keep turning, and it’s time for the March Coffee Corner this Friday morning outside of the School Office from 7:45-8:30 a.m.  Thank you to Kyle Meades, owner of Therapy Group of Tucson, for sponsoring this month’s event.  Stop by for a cup of coffee!


March 6 through March 10 is Love of Reading Week!   This year’s theme is “It’s a Small World.”  Reading opens up doors to other worlds, whether it be other countries, cultures, or fantasy worlds.   As with the Disneyland ride, we want to celebrate and show respect for and kindness toward all cultures and backgrounds.

We have a lot of fun-filled activities planned for the week, including:
Classroom Door Decorating Contest:  Each class may decorate its classroom door in furtherance of the theme “It’s A Small World.”  Decorations must be completed by Friday, March 10.  Entries will be judged on Friday, and the top three winners will receive Eegees for the whole class.
Used Book Drive:  Donate your gently used books to benefit the Angel Heart Pajama Project, a 501©(3) non-profit organization that provides new pajamas and books to children in need, those who are homeless, or are in foster care or shelters.  Look for donation boxes around campus.
Author Presentations:  Authors and illustrators from our community will be on campus throughout the week to talk about the process of writing and illustrating books.  Additional information regarding the presenting authors and how to purchase their books will be available in next week’s Eagle Express.
Read a Story:  Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and friends who are interested in reading a story to their child’s classroom may contact the teacher directly to arrange a time to read during the week.
Pajama and Cookie Friday (grades K-3):  What could be a better end to a fun-filled week than getting to wear your pajamas to school on Friday and eating cookies while listening to a story!
If you have any questions, please contact the Love of Reading Week Chair, Sherry Downer, at (520) 275-1877 or 
Come join the fun at the Happy Camper Book Fair!  The fair runs from Wednesday, March 8, to Friday, March 10. We will be open each day at 7:30 a.m., closing Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. and Friday at 4 p.m.  We will have a few different raffles and giveaways. Hope you can join us. S’more fun with books!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Susie at
Thank you all for collecting Box Tops, especially since it is free money for the school. The winning class for the Lower School was the second grade, and the winner for the Upper School was the fifth grade. They both received a frozen treat.  The top three collectors were Colton Rebert (first), Isabel Rebert (second), and Scarlett Street (third). They received Target gift cards. A special thank-you to all who helped me with collecting the Box Tops and counting some of them: Julia Rebert and Susie Huerta, as well as Breanne Tirrito for kicking it off.  
Thank you!
-Ana Marin, Free Money Chair


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Thank you to those who dined at Chipotle last Wednesday during our SMA/St. Michael’s fundraising event. It was a full restaurant with a long line!  Chipotle will be sending $386 to the school.  Thank you for participating and meeting up with friends for burritos!  
BOX TOPS! It is time again to collect Box Tops. We will only be doing it for two weeks: Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 17.  (NO LABELS FOR EDUCATION CAN BE ACCEPTED!)  Final results will be announced on Monday, February 27. The grade that brings in the most Box Tops from Lower School (K-3) and from Upper School (4-8) will get a frozen treat. The top three students will get a gift card to Target.  Thank you for your support and for helping earn free money!
Calling All Book Lovers!  We are gearing up for our annual Scholastic Book Fair, which will be held March 8 – 10, and are looking for anyone interested in joining our fun-loving, book-loving team!  If you have interest and availability, please contact our Book Fair Co-Chairs Susie Huerta-Rojas ( and Julia Rebert ( to be added to the committee list.  More details and a Sign-Up Genius will follow.

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Hooray! Friday morning might have a slight chill in the air and a feeling of fall.  Stop by SMA’s monthly Coffee Corner and touch base with some fellow parents.  It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and hopefully meet someone new to our St. Michael’s community.  Thank you to Terry and Holly von Guilleaume and DSA Vacations for hosting this month’s Coffee Corner.  We hope to see you in front of the School Office Friday morning!
With everyone’s help, we earned $586 through Box Tops for St. Michael’s.  Hats off to Ana Marin for her time and dedication leading this effort again this year.  Keep on clipping as we’ll be collecting Box Tops in the spring, too.  Thank you!

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Holiday Greens:  It’s the final jolly reminder that Holiday Greens orders are due in the office by Tuesday, November 1st. Keep in mind that these make a great gift for a loved one, neighbor, or colleague while supporting our school at the same time. Please contact Brigitte Townsdin or Amanda Kukla with any questions. 
Box Tops:  Thank you to the many box tops turned in.  The two top grades that brought in the most box tops were Second Grade for Lower School and Seventh Grade for Upper School; they will celebrate with a frozen treat.  In second place were Third Grade and Sixth Grade, and third place went to Kindergarten and Fourth Grade.  The top three individual high earners were Emma Claire Hoover (2B), Camryn Huerta Rojas (7th), and Josh Burke (6th), each earning a Bookman’s gift certificate.  Way to go!
Amazon Smile:  Before you start your holiday shopping, please take a minute to sign up with Amazon Smile and designate St. Michael’s Parish Day School as your charitable organization. Free money is earned any time you purchase via  It takes only a moment.
Fry’s Rewards:  Please connect your Fry’s VIP number to St. Michael’s to earn more free money.  It can easily be done via the Fry’s app or online under their Community Rewards program.  If you’ve previously enrolled, you may be prompted to re-enroll the next time you shop, so please keep an eye out.
You can’t beat FREE MONEY!

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Thank You!  A special thank-you goes out to Sandy and Tom Clark and Bison Witches for coordinating a grab-‘n-go lunch for our teachers last Wednesday.  While the kids all departed at noon, the faculty stayed for meetings, and SMA provided a lunch to show some love to our wonderful teachers.  Lunch is not complete without something sweet, and we’d like to thank our Back-Up Bakers–Julie Pendolino, Julie Zaetta, Michelle Slavin, Carly Flagg, Kristin Salkowski, and Heather Walsh–for baking deserts for our great teachers. 
Holiday Greens: The holidays are still a couple of months away, but our annual Holiday Greens fundraiser is currently underway. Final orders are due in the office by November 1. Get a great wreath for yourself (or a loved one or a neighbor or a colleague) and support our school at the same time. Please contact Brigitte Townsdin or Amanda Kukla with any questions. 
Box Tops:  This is the final week for Box Tops; please check for expiration dates since expired Box Tops don’t count. We also no longer take Labels for Education from Campbell’s since their program just finished. Results will be given on Monday, October 24. Winning grade get a frozen treat, and the top three students who have collected the most Box Tops will get a surprise gift card from a location to be announced on Monday.