Newsletter 5- 12- 14

posted May 12, 2014, 6:40 AM by   [ updated May 12, 2014, 6:40 AM by ]

Come & meet the new principal:  There will be a parish wide open house after all Masses the weekend of May 17 & 18 in the parish center to give both our parish and school families an opportunity to meet our new principal.  Please help us in welcoming Mr. Domenic Franconi back to his home state and to the St. Michael’s family. 


2014-2015 Enrollment Information: Please see the attached sheets regarding tuition and necessary forms.  Each family is required to submit a commitment form.  Please call me if I can be of assistance. Below is additional information. 

Smart Tuition: If you are a returning family, Smart Tuition will roll your information into the new year.  You would just need to contact them if you are making changes to your account, such as payment method or date of payment. Our business office will notify Smart Tuition of payments and registration fees paid to St. Michael.  Contact Smart with specific questions. 

Incentives: Pay tuition in full & receive $50 off registration fee; Preschoolers enrolling in kindergarten receive a 15% discount; Try Us, You’ll Like Us” new families in grades

K – 6 receive a free quarter; Bishop & Hope Scholarships; and Tuition Assistance from

St. Michael Parish.

Scholarship Announcements: I called the diocese last week asking about scholarship awards, and they have not been awarded yet.  I will notify you when I am informed.  


Last Home & School meeting for the year, Tuesday, May 13th @ 6:30 p.m. in Rm 6. Ms. Snyder & Mr.Harrington will be sharing points of interest with us.  The Fish Fry report will be reviewed as well.  Please join us!


Message from Amy Fiegel: This year we are trying something new with elephant ear dough making. We will make half the dough Saturday, May 17, and the other half a Saturday in August.  We are trying this because we never have the help needed for dough making. If you are not going to be able to help in August, or at Wheatland, then you need to help out next Saturday.  We will start at 8 am, and probably work till noon.  But the more people helping, the faster it goes!  Again, that's Saturday, May 17,  8:00-12:00


Highlight of the School Year: Celebration of the Arts: I really believe this is our highlight of the year!  Thank you students & staff for making this evening possible!  It was a very special evening for me personally. Thank you for coming & sharing sentiments!


Important Dates

May   21      White Caps Ball Game- back after bus so all students pick up

          26      Memorial Day: No School

June   4        6th Grade Mass of Appreciation @ 7 p.m.

9        Last Day of school K - 6: Full Day with lunch & busing  


Protecting God’s Children:  This class is needed for volunteers and chaperones for field trips.                                                                      Training session for Tuesday, June 10, at St. Michael School, is now listed online.  People can begin registering online now by going to:

·         On the left side of the page, in the green column, click on the word “Registration” (in yellow font)                                                                                       ·         Click on “View a list of sessions”                                                                          ·         Click in the box stating “Select your organization”                                             ·         Scroll down to “Grand Rapids, MI (Diocese) and click on it                        ·         Click “Select”                                                                                                           ·         Scroll down the page to see the locations                                                            ·         Go to the top of the page and click the “Start Registration” box                     ·         Complete each step for the registration                                                              ·         It is important that people arrive a few minutes early to complete the sign-in procedure. Once the presentation begins, no one will be admitted.

Patrick Herdegen will be the facilitator.                                                                    Thank you for helping to protect God’s children.                                                                                         Thomas Dalton | Director of Safe Environment,  Conference Center Director
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