The Pony Express Newsletter

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
April 30   Handbells play at 11 a.m.
May   1    achievement testing begins and continues next week
May   1    midterms available on Fast Direct
May   3    noon dismissal
May   4    National Day of Prayer (meet at 8:15 around the cross)
May  4-5   8th grade Chicago trip
May   7    Rise & Shine choir and chimes perform at 8:30 am service
May  11    Solo Ensamble 
May  12    vision testing
May  13    Swaddling Clothes 10am-1pm
May  13    St. Michael work day 9am-1pm
May  14    Happy Mother's Day!
May  17    Field Day, dismissal 1pm
May  19    hearing testing
May  19    music/sports/science fair
May  21    Celebration choir and bells perform 11am service
May  26    no school
May  29    no school
June  4    K-1 sing 8:30am service
June  7    Kindergarten and 8th grade graduations
June  8    noon dismissal
June  9    noon dismissal, Field Day awards/volunteer reception 10am
June 10    Swaddling Clothes 10am-1pm
June 18    Happy Father's Day! 
June 30    St. Michael Golf Outing


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Zah Layah Pape  4/28
Everett deVries  5/1



MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
What a week!  For those of you who were able to help on Wednesday, thank you!  What a unique opportunity to work together to Glow!  On Wednesday, in just a few hours, we were able to package over 11,000 meals for those in need.  One third of those will be used in our local community, one third will go into storage for disaster relief help, and one third will go across seas to those who desperately need a nutritional meal.
God's blessings on your week.

Next week all the grades will begin achievement testing.  The best thing you can do to help your child prepare is to help him/her get 8-10 hours of sleep each night, eat something nutritional each morning, and be at school each day for the next two weeks!

Blessings on week!

Diane Hegenauer


HOT LUNCH MENU/SCHEDULE
Mon.  5/1   chicken nuggets            helpers:Brodoski/Gairdner
Tue.  5/2   bosco sticks               helpers:Winowiecki/Klave
Wed.  5/3   no hot lunch               helpers:
Thur. 5/4   pizza day     
Fri.  5/5   tacos                      helpers:Jones/Humes



SPIRIT WEAR AND GYM UNIFORMS
We have a new way of ordering St. Michael merchandise.  Please visit stmichaelgym.itemorder.com to purchase gym uniforms.  If you want to purchase other Spirit Wear items please go to stmichaelmustangs.itemorder.com. 


CHAPEL OFFERINGS
For the months of May and June our offerings will be going towards our VBS program!


FISH 
For the month of May we are collecting large cans of soup for the FISH program. Thank you for helping our community!


DID YOU KNOW???...
...we have the date for VBS?  Mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 25th to Thursday, June 29th.  We will start each evening at 6pm and end at 8:30pm.  If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Ann Barta.
...Julian in Kindergarten GLOWED as he volunteered with Ameri Corps Urban Safety Project, making homes safer? Check out his pictures on the Servant Board in the hallway.
...on June 4th there will be a brunch honoring Mrs. Banks for her many years of service to our Lord and to St. Michael?
...Tyler in preschool, Nathan in kindergarten, Emilia in 1st grade, Callan in 2nd grade, Aiden in 5th grade, and Dominick in 6th grade all won $10 certificates from CEF?
...Mrs. Schwecke and Mrs. Braun organized Kids Against Hunger?  Thank you!
...Adam in 6th grade won an ipad mini from CEF?
...Thrivent will be hosting another FREE movie day at Emagine theater in Canton for St. Michael?  The date will be May 3rd, more information to come!
...the 3rd graders learned about assembly lines and then worked an assembly line during Kids Against Hunger?



DON'T FORGET TO....
...turn in your Field Day slip.
...sign up for our St. Michael work day on May 13th from 9am-1pm.  Even if you can only help for an hour it would be great help.  This is OUR church and school and we want to take care of it!