Alleluia, Jesus is risen!
Exercising for St. Jude’s: Last Friday our children participated in Workout for St. Jude. Donations are still coming in, so next Monday Mr. Harrington will have a report for us. This Friday, May 2nd will be the last day donations will be accepted. A BIG thank you to Mr. Harrington for organizing this event. Students, it was wonderful watching you exercising and taking turns at each event. My favorite part was watching the older students helping the younger students and adults!
NWEA/Maps Grades 2 - 6: Testing runs from April 21 – May 9. Thank you for supporting our testing window by providing good nutrition and plenty of rest! Remember, visit www.nwea.org for parent/student tips.
Message from School Board: The principal search committee is excited to announce that Domenic J. Franconi has been appointed Principal of St. Michael Catholic School beginning this next school year. Mr. Franconi currently teaches at Pembroke Lakes Elementary school in Pembroke Pines, Fl. He is originally from Grand Rapids and graduated from West Catholic high school and has his B.S. from Grand Valley State University. Mr. Franconi has his Masters in Educational Leadership from Barry University.
Mr. Franconi is currently the lead fifth grade teacher, planning curriculum and conducting staff development programs. He has been instrumental in the Pembroke Lakes Elementary school advisory council, student leadership council, managing aftercare programs, organizing parent curriculum nights and was named the 2011 Pembroke Teacher of the Year. Mr. Franconi led his school's efforts in increasing science proficiency scores from 53% to 76%.
Please help us in welcoming Mr. Franconi back to his home state and to the St. Michael's family. More information on his start date and a parish open house will be forthcoming.
Our Second Graders will be making their First Communion Sunday, May 4th at the
11 a.m. Mass. Please keep them in your prayers. Ms. Synder has worked hard in preparation for this sacrament and for their retreat day. We thank her for all her efforts!
Last Wednesday of the Month: Off code Wednesday, April 30th.