Semper Fortes in Fide
8500 North St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
|VIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
Perseverance - steady and continued action in spite of difficulties or setbacks
All Hallows’ Eve Party; 8:30 Mass
Flag Football game at 3:30 p.m. at Mount
| All Saints Day; Holy Day of Obligation
All Souls Day; transferred from Nov. 2nd
Report Card Night 6:30 – 9 p.m.
½ day dismiss at 12:30 for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving break, Nov. 27-28
LINK TO THE MONTHLY ACADEMY UPDATE
ALL HALLOWS EVE/ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY – is scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014 in the afternoon for the school children. PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP. We STILL need CANDY!! If you can please donate bags of candy it would be most appreciated. You may drop off candy in Mrs. Netzel’s office. We do have some students who cannot have nuts, so a variety of candy is most appreciated as well. Flyers regarding the events for All Hallows’ Eve were sent home with each student last week. Mass on that Friday will be at 8:30 a.m.
PUMPKIN CARVING FOR 7-12 GRADE – parents, the junior high and high school will be having an All Hallows eve party separate from the grade school. THEY NEED CANDY TOO!! The 7-12 have been put into pairs and each pair needs to bring a pumpkin already gutted and ready to carve. Please if you are able to provide your student or the pair with a pumpkin ready to carve it would be most appreciated. Please don’t forget to send CANDY.
REPORT CARD NIGHT – is Monday, November 3rd from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the parish hall. All are encouraged to come to report card night. Since it is the same day as All Souls Day, you are encouraged to come early and make visits for the Holy Souls. Bring your children and have them make visits while you are getting their report cards. Stay for a while after you get your report cards and make extra visits for the Holy Souls.
BLOOD DRIVE – there is a Blood Drive on Monday, November 3rd here at the Mount from 2 – 4 p.m. Please see the flyers or contact Michaela Knoll for more information.
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.
A REMINDER: Box Tops do EXPIRE, please check the expiration date. Bonus Box Tops that you get at the checkout stand also expire, so turn them in often so we have time to submit. Also be sure to cut out the entire box top otherwise we cannot use it. If you have BONUS Points or BONUS BOX TOPS, please be sure to cut out the entire tab around the dotted line. It must show the entire value in order for it to be valid. Thank you for your attention to this detail.
CLICK, REGISTER and EARN: Go to: eLabelsForEducation.com and register your shopper card number for Fred Meyer or Safeway and select your school. Each participating product purchased at Fred Meyer or Safeway earns 1 point that will be credited to our school's account for Labels for Education. The school can earn free educational merchandise for arts, athletics and academics. We would like to mention that everyone should still cut out and submit the Campbell’s UPC from the products, even if they register their shopper’s card. They can still be submitted to earn points for the Labels for Ed. program. Thanks!
Are you a VIP? (Voluntarily Involved Parent)
Thank you to all the parents who volunteer at St. Michael's Academy. May God bless your efforts and contributions. Are you aware of the year-round programs and fundraisers in which St. Michael's Academy is involved? For your reference, here is an index:
$CRIP: This is a very important and easy year-round fundraiser that doubles the dollars without spending a penny more than you already do for gas, groceries, etc. $crip can be purchased from the Parish Secretary or Accounting office during regular business hours (8-4) or after Sunday morning Masses. Click on the word SCRIP and you can see an updated Scrip Catalog.
TAX BENEFIT: Did you hear the good news? The IRS has ruled that those who participate in the scrip program can now get a tax deduction. Here's how it works: you buy scrip and whatever rebate amount is generated from that scrip purchase can now be deducted from your taxes. Purchase a lot of scrip with high rebates and be able to have a sizeable charitable contribution at the end of the year. Please see Tim Drahman or Anne Marie Netzel for more information.
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION: Collect from General Mills products year-round to earn cash for the school.
INK RECYCLE PROGRAM – we collect used printer ink and toner cartridges of all makes and types. We recycle them through Staples and the school is able to earn Staples Rewards which allows us to purchase other school and office supplies.
5% BACK TO SCHOOLS PROGRAM: Use our Academy ID number 70121586 every time you shop at Office Depot. 5% of your purchase goes directly to St. Michael's Academy to get free supplies.