It was an exciting week full of books and reading fun! Thank you for coming out to support the annual St. Michael’s Book Fair. A big thank you to the volunteers who made it all happen: Alisa and Richard Reed, Carolyn Breed, Gina Reyes, Michelle Slavin, Megan Brown, Trevor James, Chris In-Albon, Annabelle Leal-Pena, Stephanie Liu, Kristin Gamborg, Tawanna Wilson, Olena Lewis, Jason and Michelle Gastrock, Erika Pina-Loucks, Sarah Losano, Brian Connelly, Dave Ross, Chris Wilds, and our dedicated Chair – Susie Huerta!
St. Michael’s welcomed local author Midji Stephenson, who enthused the K-3 grades with her two Arizona animal-themed books. Grades 4-8 enjoyed hearing Kristen Cook describe what it’s like to be a writer for the Arizona Daily Star. Also thank you to Paul Pierce, who read a Choose Your Path book to the fourth and fifth grades; to Coach B. for reading to many Lower School classrooms; to the backup bakers for providing cookies for K-3; and to Mrs. Faltico for her ever-willing general assistance. This was a fun week of special memories. Keep on reading!
A reminder to come enjoy a meal at Sauce on Broadway on Tuesday, March 22, when 15 percent of sales will be donated back to St. Michael’s. (Print this download flyer – Fundraiser at Sauce)
The final results of the Spell-a-thon are in! Winners were announced on Monday, March 14. Thank you to everyone who participated, including the students, teachers, parents, and our volunteers: Chris Strong, Alisa Reed, Laura Lee, Kristin Greenwood, Gladys Tom, Ann Wild, Sara Nordstrom, Gabi Johnson, Sonja Romanoski, Hilary Van Alsburg, Hyewon Shin, David Daniell, Chris Lewis, and Dave Ross.
$10,921.25 was raised to purchase new I-Pad covers, classroom projectors, and improvements in campus security! See below for a recap of our deserved winners:
Family winner – Carroll Family $720
Lower School Winners:
1st – Lance Kaye $798
2nd – (tie) Lily Myers/Olivia Cho $500 each
3rd – Jonny Abramian $450
4th – (tie) Brayden Carroll/Mackenzie Carroll $340 each
5th – Tennyson Ochoa $315
6th – Piper Kukla $300
Middle School Winners:
1st – Ella Von Guilleaume $132
2nd – Blake Eklund $114
3rd – (tie) Serena Hsu/Anthony Hsu/Jack Connelly/Helen Bernal $100 each
4th – Natalie Ajmeri $50
5th – Jace Ashby Springer $40
6th – Lola Wilcox $26
Again, thank you to all who participated in the 2016 Spell-a-thon, making this fundraiser a huge success!