8500 N. St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
Dates to RememberVIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
Sacrifice for Sinners
Saints to Imitate:
St. Blaise and St. Scholastica
|Mass at 8:30; breakfast sale
NO SCHOOL; 8:30 Funeral for Sr. Mary Gemma
Knights of the Altar Advancement Ceremonies
Ash Wednesday; Lent begins
Our Lady of Lourdes; procession at 2:30
St. Valentine’s Day Dinner
No School; President’s Day
Boys Basketball away game 6:30 pm
Stanford Testing begins
Papa Murphy Fundraiser
SCHOOL CANCELLATION INFO
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(509) 467-0986 x 110
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THURSDAY, FEB. 4 BREAKFAST SALE – following the 8:30 a.m. Mass the seniors are sponsoring a breakfast sale after Mass. Price is $2.00 and includes 1 large cinnamon roll, juice and gogurt. $1.00 for an extra cinnamon roll.
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH DUE TO FUNERAL – Sr. Mary Gemma passed away last Sunday and her funeral is Friday, Feb. 5th at 8:30 a.m. school is being cancelled so that the Sisters can attend the funeral and have a day to mourn the loss of their beloved Sister. Sr. Mary Gemma’s Rosary is Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The school children and their families are encouraged to attend the funeral Mass on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Even though it is a funeral Mass, Holy Communion will be distributed since it is First Friday. There will be a wake reception in the parish hall following the graveside. You are asked to bring breakfast breads, muffins or dessert items.
ASH WEDNESDAY – is next Wednesday, Feb. 10th and it is the first day of Lent. Mass will be at 8:30 a.m.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES – the feast for Our Lady of Lourdes is Thursday, Feb. 11th and we will have a rosary procession at 2:30 p.m. outside staring behind the kitchen.
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER – for married or engaged couples, on Sunday, Feb. 14th. The evening begins at 6:16 pm in the Chapel with a short talk and renewal of Marriage Vows followed by a delicious dinner in Room 300. Reservations are required and it is $60 /couple. Please contact Sr. Marie Vianney at ext. 110 or Mrs. Netzel at ext. 0.
PRESIDENT’S DAY – Monday, Feb. 15th is President’s Day and there is no school.
BOYS BASKETBALL AWAY GAME – Saturday, February 20th at 6:30 pm at Mullan Trail Elementary, near Spokane Street in Post Falls, ID. The basketball game against the City of Mary, all are welcome to attend.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR – Wednesday practices for children who would like to be able to sing at Masses outside of school time. This year it will be open to both boys and girls and will be from 3:20 – 4:00. All grade levels welcome.
ARCHERY NEWS - We will begin to have archery practice on Mondays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 as in the past. As a way of motivating the children to behave properly in class, I would like to try a new approach this year. For the children who are interested in the after-school practice, there will only be a $5 fee up front to cover critical replacement costs. But good behavior in school will guarantee no additional fees for the practice. At the end of each week’s archery class, if their name has not been called out for unacceptable conduct, they will receive a free pass to the following Monday’s practice. Otherwise there will be the normal $1 fee. To motivate them to do well, I will also be having a once-a-month tournament with cash prizes. Details will be forthcoming.
ABSENCES & TARDIES – please do not forget that you are to call the school office by 9:00 a.m. to report if your child is absent or will be tardy. This is state policy. If we do not hear from you by 9:00 a.m. we will be calling you. You may also email Mrs. Netzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at (509) 953-1382.Thank you.
AMAZON SMILE - A GREAT FUNDRAISER FOR THE SCHOOL - Anyone who shops on Amazon.com can very easily help us raise money for our school by going to smile.amazon.com, and logging in with your Amazon username and password. Select “Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen” as your charity. This will be saved to your Amazon (or Amazon Prime) account settings. Once it is set up, we will automatically receive a portion of all future eligible purchases. Remember to also save ‘smile.amazon.com’ in your bookmarks! This can be done in addition to purchasing Amazon scrip cards! Please share this with friends and relatives! For more information, go to: http://tinyurl.com/o6vlmza
GOODSHOP AND GOOD SEARCH - another way to help raise funds for the school just by shopping on-line. We have partnered with Goodshop so that now you can feel great about your online shopping! Goodshop gives you the best coupons for thousands of stores like Target, Apple, Amazon, Petco and more AND a percentage of what you spend on virtually every purchase is donated to our cause! Plus, with the Goodshop app for iPhone and iPad, you can shop, save, and give on the go. Save money and help a good cause every time you shop! Check it out: www.goodshop.com. You can also read about Goodshop in the New York Times, the Today Show, Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others!
FRED MYERS Link your Fred Myers reward card to St. Michael’s Academy and St. Michael’s receives a percentage each time you shop. Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your card. Our Non-profit number for St. Michael's Academy is NPO #87019.
LIBRARY: St. Ignatius Library is open Wednesdays and by appointment. If you are interested in volunteering in the library please contact Missy Morgan 869-5853.The school children visit the library regularly on Wednesdays. Parents are welcome to check out books from the library during the week or you can call Mrs. Missy Morgan at 509-467-0986 x 115 to make an appointment for another time.
DENNIS UNIFORM –Girls jumpers and skirts can now be ordered and purchased through Dennis Uniform. St. Michael’s Uniform shop still has blouses, shirts, pants and sweaters in stock for sale. We are also pleased to tell you that the SCRIP Program offers SCRIP for Dennis Uniform in $20 certificates with a 5% rebate. Please contact Joanna Gilchrist at 828-2050 for more information. Our school code for Dennis Uniform is: ZSM032.
ST. MICHAEL'S UNIFORM SHOP: If you need to purchase new and used uniforms from our shop, please call Joanna Gilchrist at (509) 828-2050 and leave her a message. She will call you back and make a special appointment for you if you need something. The shop also takes used uniforms in good sellable condition for store credit. Uniform Shop phone number is: (509) 465-0653. You may also place your order by leaving a message. There is a large inventory of uniforms here at St. Michael’s, but if you are looking for additional sizes or pieces to the uniform, you can now order from Dennis Uniform. Dennis Uniform is located here in Spokane and we now sell SCRIP for Dennis. Our school code for Dennis Uniform is: ZSM032.
REMINDER TO ALL – DRESS CODE – there is a dress code for the building. This dress code applies to everyone, visitors being the obvious exception. If you are a parent volunteer working or helping in the building or on the playground etc…be sure to observe the dress code: Women/girls should wear a skirt/dress and a modest top. Men and boys, no short “shorts” or tank tops. We enforce the dress code for the students, so it is appropriate that parents should follow this dress code as well.
HOT LUNCH MENU & PRICES - You can print a copy of the menu from the website or there are copies available outside of the school office. REMINDER: there is a charge if your child takes “seconds,” gets an extra milk or gets a bottle of water, even if you are approved for free or reduced hot lunch. Grades K to 8th full pay lunch is $3.00 Grades 9th to 12th full pay lunch is $3.50. To help you budget, you may pre-pay at any time for your lunches. Please drop off a check with Mrs. Netzel or Mr. Drahman. Thank you. Lunch bills for this school year will now be mailed to your home so that you are aware of the balance at all times. Thank you for your prompt attention in paying your lunch bill.
Wellness Policy Notice: St. Michael’s Academy Wellness Policy is on file and if you want to have a copy you may pick one up in the school office.
BOX TOPS -
We would like to encourage people to turn in their box tops regularly so that they can be sent in before they expire. These also often include bonus labels that have expiration dates! If they are expired, they cannot be redeemed. Please drop them off with Mrs. Netzel. We sincerely thank everyone who is helping to make this fundraiser a success! You may drop off your Box Tops or Labels for Education in the clear plastic box located in the main hallway near the main bulletin board.
St. Michael's Academy
8500 N. St. Michael's Rd.
Spokane, Washington 99217-9333
Ph: (509) 467-0986 • Fax: (509) 467-2425
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