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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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Holiday Greens are here! If you ordered something for local delivery, it will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Wednesday. We will try to put it somewhere shady, so please be on the lookout for it.

If you forgot to order something for yourself or need a hostess gift for an upcoming holiday party, we do have a select few extras available. If you are interested, please contact Brigitte Townsdin or Amanda Kukla.

Coffee Corner Time!  Stop by on Friday morning to catch up with other parents.  Thank you to Anna Martinez-Ross and Dave Ross of Martinez-Ross Marketing for sponsoring this month’s Coffee Corner.

Thank you also to the decorating crew for changing seasons on campus and getting the festive spirit going as we head into our school’s various Christmas programs!  Volunteers included Gabi Johnson, Tom and Amy Petrow, Robin Riley, and Julia Rebert.  Thank you for you time!!

Finally, thank you to all the families that supported the SMA / Sauce Fun-Raiser!  It was one of the most successful fundraisers they’ve had, and we earned $300 for our school.  Be on the lookout for another dinner-out fundraiser in the new year!

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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.

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Coffee Corner:  It’s a new month, and that means there is an SMA Coffee Corner this Friday, October 7, sponsored by Yoga Vida.  Join us in front of the School Office for a cup of joe. Thank you, Brigitte Townsdin!

Holiday Greens: 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 Brigitte Townsdin or Amanda Kukla with any questions. 

Help Needed:  Do you have time to give?  If you do, please join us for playground duty.  It is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our kids.  Volunteers are still needed for Mondays and Tuesdays.  If you can help, please contact Alisa Reed at

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As the holiday season kicks off, a big thank-you goes out to Kerry Byrd for enhancing our beautiful campus with an amazing Christmas look and feel.  Her vision, time, and hard work is much appreciated. Also many thanks to Denise Blair for helping out.  It’s a big job, so thank you!
The Holiday Greens will arrive today (Wednesday) and will be delivered to the classrooms on Thursday by pick-up time. There are a limited quantity of wreaths, garlands and centerpieces still available to purchase. If anyone needs to make different arrangements for the pick-up of their greens or would like to purchase any, they can contact Kim Greene at or 520-326-9038.
Gift Wrap will arrive this Friday, December 4th, hopefully to be delivered to the classrooms by pick-up time.  In the event the truck shows up late, we will have them delivered on Monday.  If you’d like to arrange another plan, contact Terese Souvignier at 520-979-2248 or Julia Rebert at 520-955-4579. Thank you for supporting these two school fundraisers. 
The uniform exchange is happening today, December 2.  If you missed it this morning, the Parish Center will be open again from 11:30-12:30. Gently used clothes will be accepted for even exchange, and items will be available for purchase for $2 and $4. 
It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means Coffee Corner is back, sponsored by Martinez-Ross Marketing.  Please stop by Friday morning for a hot cup of coffee!


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Coffee CornerThe SMA Coffee Corner, sponsored by Holly and Terry von Guilleaume of DSA Vacations, returns this Friday, November 6, beginning at 7:30 a.m. outside the School Office. This SMA Coffee Corner will also be a little sweeter, as there will be an opportunity to purchase baked goods to complement your coffee from our third-grade students.

Speaking of sweets, do you feel overloaded by the aftermath of Halloween? Would an exchange for money seem like a great solution to your excess of treats? Consider donating your candy to Dr. Jaw Orthodontics, who has generously created a “buy-back” program for all your unwanted candy. There will be a representative at this Friday’s Coffee Corner who will offer you $1.00 per pound of candy given. There is a five-pound maximum for submission, and all donated candy will be sent oversees to our military personnel. Now that’s a sweet deal!

The SMA has extended the Holiday Greens Fundraiser deadline to Friday the 6th. If you have not yet purchased your greenery and/or wreaths and wish to, please do so by Friday. Thank you to all the families who have already supported this festive fundraiser!

Thank you to Kerry Byrd for transforming our campus yet again. The fall decorations go well with our crisp morning temperatures. We are grateful for your committee’s creativity and are excited about the approaching Holiday Season!

SMA Family Movie Night is returning! Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Parish Center. The movie is yet to be determined, but it is guaranteed to be family-friendly and a social event to be enjoyed by all. We hope to see you there!

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All families should have received the Holiday Greens fundraising information in their student’s Eagle Express folder last Wednesday. Please consider supporting the SMA as the holiday season approaches with your wreath and greenery purchases. Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly back into the classroom.  As a reminder, this sale runs through November 4th. For any questions regarding Holiday Green purchases, please contact our co-chairs, Kim Greene ( or Gladys Tom (

We celebrated Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day last Friday with amazing joy! The Student Center was packed with proud supporters of our students. We love our St. Michael’s Family! Thank you to Breanne Tirrito for chairing this special day, and to our back-up bakers for providing an incredible amount of delicious treats to share with our loved ones.

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There are a limited quantity of holiday greens available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are some centerpieces, garlands, and wreaths.  If you are interested in purchasing these, contact Kim Greene at

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Last Friday’s Coffee Corner was a rousing success! Thank you to those who attended, bought baked goods from our third graders, purchased wreaths for the Holiday Greens Fundraiser, and donated candy to the troops via Dr. Jaw’s candy buy-back program! It was great to see so many families supporting our school and enjoying one another’s company. We extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jaw Orthodontics for sponsoring this month’s Coffee Corner and to Denise Blair for orchestrating the candy buy-back program on campus.   A huge thank you also to all who supported the school by placing an order for Holiday Greens and to Kim Greene and Gladys Tom-Lagat, who chaired our fundraiser.

Our next SMA meeting is Wednesday, November 19, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Parish Center. Please join us as we discuss the many upcoming events planned in support of our St. Michael’s family.

Want to get some exercise, meet other parents, and spend time in the beautiful outdoors? If so, then join us for a parent hike this Friday, November 14th. We will meet outside the School Office immediately following drop-off, and those interested can carpool from the school. Please let Bridget Peyton know if you are interested: