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
Our next SMA Coffee Corner will be held this Friday from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. outside the School Office. Swing on by for a hot cup of coffee! Thank you to Kristina and Dr. John Chastain of Tucson Ear, Nose, and Throat P.C for sponsoring this month’s event and for supporting our community.
The next uniform sale and exchange is this Saturday, January 7, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the new multi-purpose room. All seasons of clothes will be available. It’s a great excuse to clean out your closets of good-quality uniforms your child has outgrown. Items will be available for even exchange or for $2 or $4.
Our next SMA meeting will be held Wednesday, January 18, at 8:05 a.m. Location is TBD – either the Parish Center or the new multi-purpose room. Hope to see you there!
We had another successful Uniform Sale and Exchange last Wednesday. Hundreds of items found new homes–just another way we are keeping St. Michael’s green! Thank you to the families that exchanged and shopped. The SMA is so grateful for our volunteers: Dina Corrado, Anna McCallister-Nichols, Elizabeth Berenguer, Bridget Barber, Cathryn Rose, Michelle Carrick, Shanti Martinez, Stacy Butler, Mike Peyton, Jennifer Lahue-Smith, Sarah Nordstrom, Helena Rodrigues, and Kanchana Narendran. Thank you for making this exchange possible!
We would also like to extend a sincere thank-you to Martinez-Ross Marketing and Bruegger’s Bagels for sponsoring our Coffee Corner last Friday. We look forward to sharing coffee with you in the New Year at our next Friday morning social!
Thank you finally to those families who supported our school by purchasing gift wrap. Items were delivered Friday to the classrooms. If you have not received your gift-wrap purchase and need to do so, please contact Terese Souvignier at email@example.com or 979-2248.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Thank you to all who attended our first SMA Coffee Corner–it was a huge success! We are especially grateful to Laura and Steve Zeiller, MD, of Tucson Orthopaedic Institute for sponsoring this event. A special thank-you also goes to the eighth grade families for providing treats to go along with our coffee at their fundraising bake sale!
A reminder: next Friday, September 11, is our annual “St. Mike’s Diner.” We hope you will join us in celebrating a successful start to the new school year. Let the good times roll for your entire family, with pizza available for purchase, ice cream, and music! Additionally, children are allowed ’50s Themed Dress during the school day, so plan accordingly and let their spirit from the day continue into the evening! St Mike’s Diner 15
We’d like to thank those who donated and purchased uniforms at last week’s uniform exchange. We saw some great pieces heading to new homes… a win for both families involved in the exchange! This event, as with all our SMA events, could not have been possible without our volunteers. Thank you to Elizabeth Berenguer, Stacy Butler, Michelle Carrick, Dina Corrado, Vicki Lazaro, Shanti Martinez, Anna McCallister-Nichols, Kanchana Naren, and Mike Peyton for your support!
We’d also like to extend our gratitude to those who have volunteered their time to be room parents this year. The SMA and faculty are incredibly grateful for your time and dedication. We have an incredible St. Michael’s family and deeply appreciate your commitment to our children!
The SMA Coffee Corner returns this Friday, August 28. Our Coffee Corner is a great opportunity to meet new families, reconnect with friends, and hear of the upcoming programs at St. Michael’s. As a complement to your morning coffee, the Eighth Grade Class will be hosting a bake sale at this Friday’s social. We hope you can join us for a cup of coffee and a treat or two between 7:30-8:30 a.m. outside the School Office.
For anyone who may have some extra time to give during the school year, the SMA will be hosting a “volunteer fair” at this week’s Coffee Corner. We hope you will find this time useful in discovering the many wonderful opportunities the SMA has for parent volunteers. These events would not be possible without the generous support of our families. Thank you for the consideration!
Also in conjunction with Coffee Corner, we will be hosting a fall uniform exchange in the Foundations Courtyard before and after school on Friday. You will receive tickets for items donated in good condition and can then use these tickets to purchase items in exchange. If you are without items to donate but are in need of gently used, high-quality items, we do accept cash and check payment for purchases.
Lastly, for those of you who have graciously offered your time to be a room parent, there will be a meeting next Tuesday, September 1, at 8:05 a.m. in the Smith Parish Center. This informative meeting will be your opportunity to hear of the responsibilities of being a room parent and ask any questions you may have. We are still in search of a few classroom parents. If this interests you, please contact one of the SMA chairs, Terese Souvignier or Julia Rebert.
With only two SMA Coffee Corners remaining in this school year, we hope you can join us at our next one, sponsored by Frost, to be held this Friday, April 10, at 7:30 a.m. outside the School Office.
In conjunction with Friday’s Coffee Corner, the SMA will also be hosting a spring uniform exchange in the Foundations Courtyard from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. If you have gently used items your children have outgrown, you can still donate them this week. Simply drop off your items at the School Office with your name, or at the exchange on Friday, and we will have tickets for you in return. These tickets can be used to purchase new items and have no expiration…a win-win situation for your growing children!
Order forms for flower bouquets for the upcoming K-3 Fine Arts Night Performance of RATS are going home in today’s Eagle Express folders. These order forms are also available to download online from the St. Michael’s blog. Orders are due back to the School Office by Wednesday, April 15. Your bouquet will be available for pickup before the performance on Friday, April 17, at our flower stand in the magically transformed Creswell Courtyard, otherwise known as “Hamlin”. Only a limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase the night of the performance so place your order early!
Reminder: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) is fast approaching! The Teacher Appreciation Committee members would still love to invite anyone interested in assisting them to contact Laura Lee Zeiller (email@example.com / 820-8319) or Terese Souvignier (firstname.lastname@example.org / 979-2248). We are excited for you to be a part of this amazing week, celebrating those who bless our lives every day!
It takes an army to…run a book fair! Our annual “Under the Sea”-themed Scholastic Book Fair could not have been possible without our very own St. Michael’s army of volunteers. The SMA would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Susie Huerta, Terese Souvignier, Vicki Lazaro, Chris In-Albon, Denise Moore, Kanchana Narendran, Cristie Street, Marisa Menchola, Hyewon Shin, Traci Smith, Alisa Reed, Jacquelyn Coen, Elizabeth Egan, Brian Connelly, Emeka Onuoha, and Dave Ross for their time spent not only during the Book Fair but for their assistance in the set-up and break-down of the event. We thank you for supporting our students’ love of reading!
Save the date! The SMA will be hosting a spring uniform exchange on Friday, April 10. If you have gently used items your children have outgrown, please consider donating them for the upcoming exchange. Simply drop off your items at the School Office with your name, and we will have tickets ready for you at the exchange. These exchange tickets can be used to purchase new items and have no expiration–a win-win situation for your growing children! Look for more details about the location and times of the event as the date approaches.
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Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) will be here before we know it! The Teacher Appreciation Committee would love to invite anyone interested in assisting us to contact Laura Lee Zeiller (email@example.com/820-8319) or Terese Souvignier (firstname.lastname@example.org/979-2248). We are excited for you to be a part of this amazing week, celebrating those who bless our lives every day!
The “Sabino Strollers” are at it again! Our monthly strolls have been so enjoyable that we’ve decided to walk Sabino Canyon twice in March! Please join us this Friday, March 27, for a leisurely stroll through the desert. We will meet by the School Office immediately after drop-off at 8:15 a.m. Please notify Bridget Peyton at email@example.com if you are interested in joining us so we will know to look for you before we head up to the canyon.
Lastly, the SMA is blessed by such wonderful sponsors for our monthly Coffee Corners. Thank you to Posh Boutique for sponsoring our March 6th event. With only two Coffee Corners remaining for this school year, we hope you can join us at our next one, sponsored by Frost, to be held on April 10 at 7:30 a.m. outside the School Office!
What a busy week we’ve had! Our Love of Reading Week included visits from author Austin Aslan and Tucson’s very own Mayor Rothschild! All golden tickets were found in no time! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated books. The folks at Reach Out and Read for Southern Arizona were very grateful to us. We are indebted to our Love of Reading dynamo volunteers: Tami Arthur, Susie Huerta, Vicki Lazaro, Mary Lou Martin, and Mrs Faltico. We also had our Book Fair from Wednesday through Friday. Huge thanks to all the amazing Book Fair volunteers: Vicki Lazaro, Patricia Harris, Carl Bauer, Denise Moore, Anabelle Leal-Pena, Terese Souvignier, Julia Rebert, GeeGee Gray, Christine In-Albon, Jennifer Smith, Debi Chess Mabie, Elyssa Nash, Hyewon Shin, Wendy Roe, Erika Pina-Loucks, and the Vaqueros for help with set-up. Your efforts are truly appreciated!
Adrienne Foust and Gina Spencer
Book Fair Co-Chairs
Uniform exchange news:
Finding that your kids have grown out of their uniforms again? Clean out your closets and stock up on new sizes at the last uniform exchange of the year.
Thanks to everyone who supported the latest Uniform Exchange. A special thank you to the following parents who volunteered their time: Gee Gee Gray, Jennifer LaHue-Smith, Vicki Lazaro, Heather Macpherson, Sarah Nordstrom, Wendy Roe, and Cathryn Rose. We couldn’t do it without you! We hope to have one more uniform exchange in the spring.