Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall Festival 2015




Fall Festival 2015
                                                                                                                               
St. Michael’s Day School
St. Michael’s Fall Festival Recap

Our Annual Fall Festival was a day filled with fun and laughter!  Gates opened at 10am when students picked up their goody bags and began enjoying our yearly activities including a Bean Bag Toss, Cake Walk, Book Fair, Spider Toss, Treasure Hunt, Puzzles and more. 

  Thank you to all of our families and volunteers who helped make this our
BEST FALL FESTIVAL YET!!!!
RUGS FOR ROOMS!!!

Not only was our Fall Festival a HUGE success, but we were also able to reach our goal for our RUGS FOR ROOMS campaign with the $aveAround Fundraiser thanks to our dedicated and generous St. Michael’s Families!  A HUGE thank you to Board Member              Liz McKillop for coordinating this fundraiser and to all of our families for your incredible support!!!

Silent Auction!
What a great selection of baskets and items we had for this year’s silent auction!  We would like to thank the following businesses for their donations & contributions!  Please join us in supporting these businesses to show our appreciation!!
Arabesque
Amy Campillo (Thirty-One Consultant)
Bagel Bakery
Barre Forte
Bowers Massage
Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Danscompany
Doxa Dance Studio
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Gainesville Tire Auto ER
Gator Plus
Giggle Magazine
Hippodrome State Theatre
John W Tyrone, MD
Julie Marie
Kelly Fraser
Misty Penley
North Fl Strings Academy



A Big THANK YOU to our Board of Directors,     Fundraising Chair and our many volunteers and staff who collected or donated silent auction items and helped make our event such a great success!!! We appreciate you!!!

Thank you to all who visited out Fall Book Fair! Your purchases benefited the school by giving us $148.36 in new book profit for our school library! J

 Thanks to our donors & participants, this was one of our most successful silent auctions to date! We raised over $1050 with our silent auction this year!





Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thanks for Attending Our Ice Cream Social

Fall 2015 Ice Cream Social


Thanks so much to all of the St. Michael's families that came out for fellowship and a sugar rush this evening!  We appreciate you taking the time to come play and enjoy the evening.

We had such a fun time that very little photos were taken.

We especially loved seeing all of our former students! Alumni visitors are the best!!

Here's a peek at the fun!

See you at Fall Festival!



SOOOO many choices!!










Monday, September 28, 2015

Our Annual Ice Cream Social

Join us for Our Annual Ice Cream Social

"Sundaes in September"
Tuesday, September 29th, 6:15-7:15pm

What is your favorite topping?!  We'll provide the ice cream & students bring their favorite ice cream topping to share!


Please feel free to bring your topping in to your teacher in advance so we can have the 'ice cream bar' set up when you arrive!

We are expecting quite the crowd! This is a great time for fellowship and meeting new friends at St. Michael's.  We hope to see you there.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year

Looking forward to a new year!



St. Michael's Families we are so excited to start a new school year with you!

Below is the school calendar for the upcoming year. We look forward to welcoming back our returning families and meeting all of the new ones!

See you very soon!


              St. Michael’s Day School  
2015/2016School Calendar:

Thursday, August 20…………………………………………6pm, It’s Okay to Play In VPK (VPK Parents)
Friday, August 21……………………………………………………………………..10am, Meet the Teacher
Monday, August 24……………………………………………………………………First Day for Students
Monday, September 7………………………………………………………………No School, Labor Day
Friday, October 30……………………………………………………………………No School, Teacher Workday
Friday, November 6…………………………………………………………………..No School, UF Homecoming
Friday, November 13…………………………………………………………………No School, Fall Festival
Monday, November 23- Friday, Nov 27………………………………..No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, December 18………………………………………………………………….10am, Christmas Pageant
Monday, December 21- Friday, Jan 1…………………………………….No School, Christmas Break
Monday, January 4……………………………………………………………………..Classes Resume
Monday, January 18…………………………………………………………………….No School, ML King Day
Monday, January 25……………………………………………………………………No School, Teacher Workday
Monday, February 15………………………………………………………………….No School, Presidents’ Day
Friday, March 18…………………………………………………………………………10am, Spring Sing & Art Show
Monday, March 21- Friday, March 25…………………………………….No School, Spring Break
Friday, April 8……………………………………………………………………………..No School, Teacher Workday
Monday, May 30…………………………………………………………………………..No School, Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 8…………………………………………………………………….Last Day for Blue Butterflies
Thursday, June 9………………………………………………………………………..Last Day for Purple Peacocks
Friday, June 10……………………………………………………………………………VPK Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 17………………………………………………………Last Day for Green Gators & Red Robins

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Teaching Community Service to Our Students

April's Community Service Project -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation



St. Michael's Day School is proud to encourage our students to look beyond the classroom into our community to see how they can help.  Through our Chapel Feet program we teach our students about such things as food insecurity and the food bank; Children's Miracle Network and what children in the hospital are feeling; those less fortunate who need winter coats or blankets; Ronald McDonald house and what families are going through when a child is sick; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising awareness about this disease; and how sometimes our elderly and our wounded soldiers are lonely and would love to receive cards and happy pictures.

Each month we place the spotlight on an issue and strive to raise awareness, donations, etc. for a particular cause.

A few years ago, one of our teachers, Amanda Denahan, educated us on a disease her daughter Sage lives with every day. That disease is Cystic Fibrosis. The disease primarily affects the lungs but can also affect other systems like the digestive system.  In April, we set out to teach our families about this disease and raise donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Jars were placed in front of the classrooms sporting photos of each of our staff members. Families were asked to place donations into the jars.  The staff member who received the highest donations would kiss a REAL alligator!

The competition was fierce. Ms. Karen of the Purple Peacocks' class was in the lead for most of April. It seemed a done deal that she would be kissing that reptile!!  But then a new leader emerged!

We raised $105 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a winner was declared -- Ms. Lizz!

Ms. Mary's husband, Ken, is a Fish and Wildlife Officer.  On May 13th, he brought a juvenille alligator to the school....with his mouth taped shut!  Mr. Ken held the alligator while our very own Red Robins' teacher Ms. Lizz puckered up and kissed her prince. I mean, alligator!





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Mr. Ken stuck around to teach us a little about our 4-legged visitor and offered the children the option of touching the alligator's back!

Thank you Mr. Ken for helping us raise money for Cystic Fibrosis!

Thank you Ms. Lizz for being such a great sport!

And special thanks to all the families who donated to support our crazy scheme and most importantly to help kids like Sage have hope for a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis.



To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis visit http://www.cff.org/.




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thank You Fun 4 Gator Kids and Magic Mike!

Magic Mike Dazzles the School!


St. Michael's was very lucky to win a magic show from Magic Mike! Thank you to everyone that voted on Facebook to help us win this amazing show!

He entertained our students and staff for over half an hour!  








Be sure to check out www.fun4gatorkids.com for listings of events, places to play, and places to eat!
And visit www.meetmagicmike.com to find out where you can see him perform!




Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Sing 2015

Thank you to all of the families and friends who were able to join us for our annual Spring Sing and Art Show.


The teachers and children have been practicing the songs for weeks and they were excited to show you what they learned.


The artwork showcased pieces spanning the entire school year!  We are very proud of our students.















We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!