8500 N. St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
Dates to RememberVIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
DEDICATION – the quality of being devoted
or committed to something
Saints to Imitate:
St. Joseph Benedict Labre and St. Catherine of Siena
High School Friday electives
All School Rosary & Benediction 8:20 am
| St. Joseph’s Walk
First Holy Communion
Field Day and plant the Time Capsule
Ascension Thursday; NO SCHOOL
NO School; extra snow day not taken
5th Grade Musical – Seize the Day 15th – 17th
Mother's Tea & Lunch
Memorial Day; No School
Jr. High & High School Talent Show
Seniors Last Day of School
SCHOOL CANCELLATION INFO
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(509) 467-0986 x 110
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REGISTRATION FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR - Parents with Kindergartners or Pre-School for next year, please give the name and birthdate of your child to Mrs. Netzel 467-0986 x10 by MAY 1st. For Kindergarten they must be 5 years of age by August 31. We are also collecting names for those who would be interested in Pre-School; we need to have at least 10 children for pre-school. They must be at least 4 years old by August 31st and be potty trained. All registration packets will be given to parents of enrolled students and new kindergartners and Pre-school by the end of May. Any questions, call Mrs. Netzel.
FEAST OF ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT - in honor of this feast day, we will have an all school (K-12) Rosary, Renewal of Total Consecration and Benediction at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28th. All are invited to attend.
KEEP OFF THE GRASS – please, this is a reminder that no is to be on the grass that borders the breezeway. The grass is getting ruined and we need to give it time to grow back. No walking, running or playing on this grassy area until further notice.
ST. JOSEPH’S WALK – Friday, May 1st is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. We will have our annual walk up the front hill at 8:30 a.m. The school bus can take kids down to the bottom of the hill if they are here by 8:15 a.m. Any students dropped at the bottom of the hill will be able to put their backpacks in the bus. We will gather at the corner of Lincoln and Julia and walk up the hill. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. We will NOT have the annual St. Joseph Table/Dinner in the evening.
BAKE SALE – the Messengers of the Immaculate Heart will be sponsoring a Bake Sale on Sunday, May 3rd after both morning Masses.
FIELD DAY – Mr. Netzel is looking to plan and prepare for a bigger and better field day. The following items could be used in the various events for the annual school Field Day on May 8th. I need to start building the obstacle course and begin assembling the various events and would like the following items:
STILL NEEDED FOR FIELD DAY
40 Hay Bales
200ft of Manila Rope (1.5 inch diameter)
12 wooden Pallets (same size)
Thank you to parents who donated spray paint, foam pool noodles and hula-hoops.
The ultimate design of the course and other events/activities will depend on the materials Mr. Netzel can gather. With your help we can make the Field Day a memorable one. Mark your calendar for May 8th, all parents and grandparents are welcome to spectate. Please come and watch your kids have a ball. I look forward to your call 509-953-0816, thank you
5th GRADE MUSICAL – Seize the Day, the life of St. Dominic Savio will be performed by the 5th grade class on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m. Contact Sister Giovanna Marie, CMRI for tickets and information. Contact number: 467-0986 ext 169. Ticket prices: $7 Adults and $3 Youth (-12) . Young children may disturb other audience members. They must be accompanied by an adult and must be old enough to be attentive to the performance. We suggest a minimum of 5 years old. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any unruly or noisy children. Free babysitting is provided for ages 4 and under in room 124.
MARY’S MAY SHRINE – as we enter the month of May, the month of Our Blessed Mother, we wish to honor her with flowers throughout the month. Families have been assigned a day to bring flowers. There will be a note sent home with the schedule of each day of May that flowers are needed. The flowers will be presented each day at morning prayers in the chapel.
MOTHER’S TEA & LUNCH – the Messengers of the Immaculate Heart will be hosting Mother’s Tea and lunch for any mothers who are interested on Saturday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon on us! Space is limited. Daughters are welcome! Contact Sr. Mary Veronica at ext. 154.
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. Thank you.
ARCHERY – archery practice will continue every Monday after school until the end of the school year. There will be an end of the year archery tournament. More information and details will follow soon.
NO SCHOOL – there will be no school on Thursday, May 14th for the Holyday, Ascension Thursday and since we did not take any snow days this year, both Rev. Mother Mary Agnes and Sr. Marie Vianney decided that we will take the day after Ascension Thursday off; So no school on Friday, May 15th; Also, no school on Monday, May 25th which is Memorial Day.
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.
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: is available for students who struggle. If your child is averaging a "D" in any subject you may have to have your child work on a one to one basis with Mrs. Sitzenstock to overcome the difficulties he/she is encountering during school hours. If you wish to explore this opportunity for your child, contact Mrs. Joannie Sitzenstock at 509-821-0091.
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 Wednesdays only through April and by appointment during May. 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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