8500 N. St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
Dates to RememberVIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
Fortitude – strength and endurance in a difficult or painful situation
Saints to Imitate:
St. Peter, January 18 and St. Paul, January 25
St. Agnes, January 21 and St. Emerentiana, January 23
| Mass at 8:30 a.m.; High School Electives
Auction Meeting at Lodgard’s at 8:15 a.m.
Beginning of Priest’s Meetings
End of 1st Semester; half day, school out at 12:30 pm
Open House Mt. St. Michael Centennial, Jan. 17th & 18th
Begin parent/teacher conferences; Jan 22-24
No school – Parent/Teacher Conferences
| 100th Day of School; Our Lady of Lourdes
President’s Day; No School
Ash Wednesday; Lent begins
SCHOOL CANCELLATION INFO
For information from the school on delays or closures due to weather, please call:
(509) 467-0986 x 110
OR check KXLY News 4.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 – This Friday, Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. so send a breakfast with your child for after Mass if they are receiving communion. It is also High School Friday Electives.
AUCTION MEETING - Next Auction Coffee is this Friday Jan 9th at 8:15am at Ronette Lodgard's home. 5509 E Orchard Road. All are welcome to attend. For info please contact Ronette at #993-6255.
ALBERTSON SHOPPERS - Albertson Shoppers Saver Stamps are past due!!! We have picked up 4 pans already, luckily they were out of Skillets so we have put in an order but need many stamps to be able to pick them up. Please turn all stamps into Ronette Lodgard, 993-6255 or drop off at the auction room #136 by this Friday.
PRIESTS MEETINGS – the annual Priests Meetings are next week. They begin on Tuesday, January 13th and end on Thursday, January 15th.
END OF 1st SEMESTER – Friday, January 16th is the end of the 1st Semester/2nd Quarter. It is a half day of school and will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
MT. ST. MICHAEL OPEN HOUSE – the Centennial Open House and Grand Opening of the Museum will be Saturday, January 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 18th from 1 to 4 p.m. All are invited; bring your friends and family. The cost is $5 per person and children under 12 are $2.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – are scheduled for Thursday, January 22 through Saturday, January 24th. Notices for you to sign up were mailed to your home. Please be sure to complete the form for the times you want and return them to Mrs. Netzel ASAP. If you do not return them, you will be assigned a time.
NO SCHOOL – there will be no school on Friday, January 23rd due to parent/teacher conferences.
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!
ASB CARDS – are available from Mrs. Netzel, grade school cards are $2.00 and 7-12 grade cards are $5.00
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.
KNIGHTS' 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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