Sheila Powell is the President of the St. Michael’s Parents Association. She is the mother of Mary in grade 4 and has been a St. Michael’s Parent since 2003. Her two older boys attended St. Michael’s before the family moved to Rochester, NY. The Powells returned to Newport two years ago and are thrilled to reconnect with the community here at St. Michael’s.
Sheila states emphatically that her favorite thing about St. Michael’s is the teachers. They have made a huge impact on the lives of her children and she deeply appreciates the ways they have made St. Michael’s feel like a second home for their children.
Early on, Sheila decided that she would do all she could to support the teachers and staff at St. Michael’s in the community. She volunteered in the younger grades and began to get engaged with larger activities in the school community. When the Parents Association asked her to serve as their president, she was honored to take on this role to serve the community.
One of her favorite school-wide activities has always been the Fall Frenzy. It is simply a wonderful time at the start of the school year to meet new families and revisit old friends on the school grounds. The event is this coming Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00. A number of school parents have helped to organize games and challenges for the children, pony rides, bounces houses, refreshments and carnival games. Says Sheila: “I know that people are busy with many activities on Sundays, but I hope that everyone can find time to come and join our community in celebrating a new school year. See you Sunday!”