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10 percent SMAFree Money Update:  August and September were filled with free money campaigns;  our parent volunteers’ hard work and your participation have clearly paid off!  The Target Gives to School Campaign has garnered $405, and our receipt collections for Safeway 10% Back to School has resulted in over $1000 raised so far.  These totals do not include the continuous contributions made throughout the year that are raised by simply continuing to shop at your favorite market or Target store.  We want to thank some awesome parents who helped with the collection process:  Dina Corrado, Wendy Roe, Anabelle LealPena, Jennifer Peterson and the many other volunteers who have stepped up when needed.  Their dedication and efforts are the lifeblood of our organization.  Thank you for all your help!!!Target SMA


gift SMAInnisbrook Gift Wrap Fundraiser:  As we continue with our final week of sales, don’t forget that orders are due by Friday.  If you haven’t taken a look at the catalogs, it’s not too late!  There are wonderful gift (and gift-wrapping) ideas to be found, especially right before the holidays!  If your child has sold 5 or 10 items, don’t forget to have them claim their penguin prizes.  To turn in your order form and for all other questions, stop by the information desk by the front office after school this week or contact Jessica Huber at

Join us for our next Coffee Corner this Friday, October 4th, from 7:30 – 8:15 A.M. where a good cup of Joe and great conversation await you!coffee SMA


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Our Innisbrook Gift Wrap fundraiser is currently underway.  After one week, we have reached over $2,500 in sales, but don’t forget our goal is $15,000.  There are plenty of great gift ideas in those catalogs, and it’s easy to include orders from coworkers, friends, and family from anywhere in the country.  Please visit our Innsibrook Table after school to get more informatio, or to claim your penguin keychains after selling five items.  Remember, this fundraiser ends October 4th, so don’t delay! Claim your deals and prizes today! For additional information. contact Jessica Huber at
The Box Tops Grand Prix has come to an end!  It’s was a close and exciting race for all three laps and had a photo finish!.  As a whole school we brought in $914 in Box Tops & 2,215 points in Labels for Education!
Finishing in 3rd Place with 2,371 Box Tops & Labels was 3rd Grade; 2nd Place goes to 7th Grade, with 2,769 Box Tops & Labels; and 1st Place goes to 2nd Grade, for the second year in a row, with 2,784 Box Tops & Labels.  The 2nd Graders will be enjoying an eegee’s party soon to celebrate!  Congratulations to our last two weekly winners  Anna Huber (3B) and Isabel Rebert (2A). Thanks again to Cold Stone Creamery and Bookman’s for providing our awesome prizes.  Thank you to Felicia Goodrum, Sarah Nordstrom, and Cheryl Terpning for helping count the tops and labels this week.
Keep saving those Box Tops and Labels for Education!  We hope to have another contest sometime in the spring.
The Give with Target Campaign is nearly over and we have raised over $400!  Thank you for all your votes and your continued support!!!
Safeway’s 10% Back to School program has just one week left.  If you haven’t already turned in your shopping receipts, it’s not too late.  Look for the box at your local store or in front of the school.
Join us Friday, October 4th, for our next Coffee Corner.

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We had a blast at our annual family celebration, “St. Mike’s Goes Hawaiian” last Friday evening. The kids danced the night away in the Student Center to the rockin’ sounds of DJ Jason from Desert DJS, while in the Creswell Courtyard, we were treated to the lovely music of Michael Crownhart and the Ukesters. Our thanks to Arlene Tomlinson for arranging the performance. We also held several contests and raffled off some awesome prizes from our Gift Wrap Campaign. We want to thank Karrie and Chris Reaney, owners of Kona Ice, for donating a portion of their sales to the Middle School field trips. The Vaqueros were their usual awesome selves helping serve pizza and providing security and help with clean up. We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of our set-up and hospitality crew that included Jennifer Jenkins, Heather Tay, Julia Rebert, Anabelle Leal-Pena, Amy Divijak, and Kerri Bushell, as well as the other good Samaritans who gave their help that evening.  Another big thank you for a job well done goes to the Honor Society student volunteers who helped with the various contests that evening.

Target Gives Back to Schools! Have you voted??? This is the last week of the contest, and we have received over 310 votes. We are aiming to break 400 and are counting on you. Don’t forget, each vote equals $1. There’s a link on our school’s Facebook page. Tell your friends and family members. Contest ends 9/21.

The St. Michael’s Grand Prix has completed its second lap, and it’s promising to be a race full of surprises. We have raised $648 in Box Tops and collected almost 900 Labels for Education points so far. This week’s prizes winners were Aiko Levine (3B) and Malina Willard (1A). Thanks again to Cold Stone Creamery and Bookman’s for donating the awesome prizes. It’s become a suspenseful race with close totals in the top spots.  In 1st place with 1,667 Box Tops & Labels for Education is 7th Grade; 2nd place goes to 2nd Grade with 1,578; 3rd & 4th grades are not far behind.  Keep those numbers climbing! This is the last week to turn in your Box Tops & Labels for Education to count for the Grand Prix. Be sure to put your name and grade on the back.  Thanks to Kristin Greenwood, Sarah Nordstrom, Bridget Peyton, and Wendy Roe for helping count the tops and labels this week. Remember to turn in your Box Tops and Labels for Education  to your teacher by Friday, Sept. 20th.

The eScrip program: Safeway’s 10% Back to Schools continues this week and runs through October 4th.  Check those Safeway receipts and look for a long code number.  It contains cash value that can benefit our school.  In fact, if you don’t see our St. Michael’s box at your nearest Safeway store, just bring your receipt, drop it in the designated box by the front office, and we’ll take it from there.  Thank you for your continued support.

Don’t forget that our Gift Wrap Campaign is underway. You should have received your catalogs and order forms in last week’s Eagle Express folder. The order forms are due by Friday, October 4th. Or, if you prefer, you can place your orders on-line.  This is especially useful for your out-of-town family members and friends!  Refer to the instructions included in your packets. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Huber at .   Don’t forget, for every five items sold, you can fill out a voucher and receive a penguin keychain plus you’ll be entered in a drawing for even more cool prizes!

A tree dedication will take place this Friday Sept. 20th to honor Ms. McCullough’s father at 5:30pm. It is the Acacia tree in front of Ms. Allen’s classroom. Anyone who would like to attend is welcomed.


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The Target Facebook Campaign is still going on. Have you voted yet? We have raised over $250 so far.  Remember one vote = $1, and you can vote once a week until Sept 21. You can link to it from our Facebook page. Thanks for your support.