Kindergarten visits Fessor’s Pond

Kindergarten visits Fessor’s Pond

Kindergarten is studying the pond habitat and life cycle of a frog. This week we traveled to Fessor’s Pond in Bristol to experience the habitat and search for creatures. We were hosted once again this year by Shawen Williams whose children graduated from St. Michael’s and are now both in college. The children got a quick lesson in net dipping and then got right down to work. They scooped up muck and hunted through it looking for the animals we had learned about in class. There were squeals of delight as we uncovered snails, dragonfly larvae, cadis fly nymphs, and two humongous tadpoles! The loudest cheer of all came though when we found a baby turtle (thanks to Henry’s dad who scooped it up!). We brought the creatures back to our classroom to observe for a couple of weeks and then we will return them to their pond home. It was a great day for students, teachers, and the parents who joined...

Un Monstre A Paris Film Screening

On Saturday, April 5th St. Michael’s hosted a special screening of the French film “Un Monstre A Paris”. Directed by Bibo Bergeron, the movie captivated the families in attendance with its beautiful animation, ¬†catchy soundtrack, and inspiring message. The Plouf Plouf Gastronomie food truck was on hand serving up delicious rustic, French cuisine. Attendees enjoyed snacking on a variety of menu options including frites, crocque monsiuers, and truffle macaroni and...

Bulb Day

The city of Newport will celebrate its 375th anniversary next year. St. Michael’s is proud to call this wonderful community home and will take part in many of the commemorative events planned for 2014. The first of which is the Daffodillion Project. This citywide initiative aims to have 1,000,000 daffodils in bloom around Newport next spring. To “dig in” and do their part, the students and faculty at SMS planted 1,639 bulbs (a nod to the year the city was founded) around campus. The preschool and prekindergarten students, along with their fourth grade buddies, planted a portion of the bulbs in their playground area behind the van Beuren Building. The remaining bulbs were planted (on a very rainy day) throughout the rest of campus by the kindergarten through eighth grade students along with faculty members. It truly was a team effort. All are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labor in April when the flowers begin to bloom!...

P.A. Pumpkin Carving Party

Students, parents, and faculty all pitched in to help carve over 110 pumpkins for the St. Michael’s display at Ballard Park....