Semper Fortes in Fide
8500 North St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
Dates to RememberVIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
Valor – courage, determination, boldness in facing danger, moral worth, gallantry
Saints to Imitate:
St. Thomas, Apostle, December 23
St. Barbara, December 4
Grade School Christmas Program 7 p.m.
Christmas Vacation Dec. 22 – Jan. 4
|5||School Resumes; All school Skate Party|
SCHOOL CANCELLATION INFO
For information from the school on delays or closures due to weather, please call:
(509) 467-0986 x 110
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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY – ALL student grades K-6 should be in their classroom at 6:15 to dress for the Christmas Program. Teachers may have sent home their own notice, please refer to the notice sent by your teacher.
GRADE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – will be on Friday, December 19th at 7:00 pm in the parish hall. Grades K-6 will present the 12 Days of Christmas. All are invited to attend.
STOCKING STUFFERS - How about a coffee gift card for Higher Grounds Coffee Shop here at St. Michael's. The cards come in $5.00 and $20.00 cards with the $20.00 card having a value of $25.00. It counts towards SCRIP purchases and these coffee cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for Christmas or even a great gift for the teachers.
SCHOOL & PARISH OFFICES CLOSED - the school/parish and accounting offices will be closed from Noon on Christmas Eve until Monday Dec. 29th. They will also be closed from noon on News Year's Eve until Monday, Jan. 5th.
JANUARY 5 – all school skate party at Eagles Ice arena. Flyers and permission slips were sent home. Students need to bring $2.00 and permission slip completed by this Friday.
AMAZON SMILE - A GREAT FUNDRAISER FOR THE SCHOOL - Anyone who shops on Amazon.com can very easily help us provide private school education to low-income families by going to smile.amazon.com, and logging in with your Amazon username and password. It will ask you to choose your charity. Search for and select “Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen”. 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.com 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!
SCRIP- Don't forget that SCRIP is a great way to shop for Christmas. Gift cards are great for shopping or for gift-giving. We have AMAZON Scrip in $25 and $100 denominations. You can also order American Express gift cards on-line through the Scrip web-site. Please contact Mrs. Netzel for details on how to order American Express. We also carry a large inventory or many grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers. Scrip can be purchase during the week from Mr. Tim Drahman or Mrs. Netzel. It is also available on Sunday mornings after both morning Masses. You can click the link for SCRIP in the Wednesday folder or from the school website to see an updated Scrip list of retailers.
ASB CARDS – are available from Mrs. Netzel, grade school cards are $2.00 and 7-12 grade cards are $5.00
CALLING ALL PRINGLES CANS & LIDS – the ladies who run the host room are in need of Pringles cans for the shipping
hosts. If you buy Pringles please save any used cans, drop them off with Mrs. Netzel. Thank you.
TEACHER OF THE MONTH - Home Street Bank is sponsoring a Teacher of the Month program for the Spokane area. If you would like to nominate a teacher you have to email by the end of the month the teacher’s name and a short paragraph explaining why you are nominating this teacher. The winner will receive a gift basket filled with wonderful prizes as our Thank you to that special teacher. Email to: Mary.Payne@homestreet.com
ARCHERY - Beginning on November 10th, practice time will be allotted for archery in the gym from 3:30 to 4:30 on Mondays after school. In order to cover for the wear and tear on the equipment, $1 is requested for each practice. This may be paid in advance. A flat fee of $20 would cover practices for the entire year and would include, on occasion, practice shooting at our 3-D target. If there are any students who wish to take advantage of this practice time but are truly not able to afford it, please see Sr. Maria Kazimiera for arrangements to be made for alternatives to cash payments.
GRADE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS FROM LAST YEAR – are still available and are in Mrs. Netzel’s office. Some famlies reserved one and never picked it up or paid for it. So if you did not get yours or you still want one they are here, the cost is $10.00. Thank you.
SODALITY MEETINGS – the two younger Sodality groups meet every Thursday after school from 3:30 to 4:15 unless otherwise notified.
AFTER SCHOOL CHILDREN – those students who must remain at school until their parents come to get them have been going to the dining room after school to begin their homework.
ST. BEDE THE VENERABLE CLASSROOM AND ACADEMIC SERVICES: A new opportunity has begun for students who struggle in a particular subject. Any parent who has a child averaging a "D" in any subject may choose to have their student work on a one to one basis with Mrs. Sitzenstock to overcome the difficulties the child is encountering during school hours. Fliers are being sent home with students in grades 3 - 6. Parents wishing to discuss this option for their child should contact Mrs. Joannie Sitzenstock at 509-821-0091 or their child's teacher. Students in other grades may be permitted to participate in this opportunity due to availability of open time slots.
KNIGHT'S MEETINGS & PRACTICES:
1st Saturdays-mandatory, 8-11am Optional - 3rd Saturday, 8-11 am.
Thursdays - Practice - 3:30 to 4:15 (2nd grade, enrolled members and up). This practice is for any enrolled member wanting to learn to serve as acolyte in both, one and two positions. These are the Knight's regular meetings & practices unless otherwise notified. Please contact Mr. Paul Scherling or Fr. Bernard for any other info.
LIBRARY: the school/parish library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am until 3:00 p.m. 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 Pre-K to 3rd full pay lunch is $2.50. Grades 4th to 12th full pay lunch is $3.00. 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 – Thank you to all who help support this on-going fundraiser. 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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