Semper Fortes in Fide
8500 North St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
May Day; Procession to Grotto & May Crowning; Dress Up Day
Downtown Rosary March
Memorial Day; No School
High School Sports Banquet
Seniors Last Day of School
|School Choral Program
Last day of school; Kindergarten graduation, Awards, Lunch
High School Graduation
MAY CROWNING & PROCESSION & DRESS UP DAY – School dress up day on Monday, May 13th. May Crowning and Procession at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass. Please see page 7 & 8 in the handbook for Academy Formal Non-Uniform Dress-up. Remember, no boots, logos, hoodies or t-shirts.
DOWNTOWN ROSARY MARCH – all families are encouraged to attend. On the 13th of each month, from May to October, we have a Rosary March, beginning at the corner of Mallon and Howard, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to take part in this powerful prayer and important witness to Faith. Please dress appropriately to this religious event, i.e. women & girls, please wear dresses; men and boys, no shorts.
FLOWERS FOR MAY SHRINE – each year we have asked different grades to bring flowers for Our Lady’s Shrine. This year we thought it would be easier for parents if flowers were brought in by family. So, please see the attached list to see when your family is being asked to bring flowers during the month of May to honor Our Blessed Mother at her shrine. Please check with your child’s teacher for more information. Thank you.
CATHOLIC CHARM SCHOOL - Watch your daughters grow in grace and loveliness as they attend Catholic Charm School!
Open to grades 5-8. We will be taken new registrations for the next session Sunday, May 19th after the morning masses. Cost: 5.00 (3.00 for Sodality members), which includes 3 classes plus 1 special event.
KNIGHTS OF THE ALTAR – Every Monday, from 3:15-4:10 in ROOM 226, Mrs. Martina Strain will have Knights' practice for Apprentices, Pages, and Squires who need to learn or need assistance with their Latin responses.
GRADE SCHOOL YEARBOOK - orders are still being accepted for Grade School Yearbooks. The cost is $5.00 until May 24th then the prices increases to $10.00.
CONFESSIONS - confessions are now available weekly for all grades. Tuesday: Gr. 7/8, Gr. 6, Gr. 3 Wednesday: High School and Thursday: Gr 5, Gr 4, (Gr 2 - after Mar 19)
ARCHERY FUNDRAISER – the Archery Program is sponsoring a fundraiser. For $5 you can purchase a Papa Murphy’s discount card worth $20. You can purchase the cards from Sr. Maria Kazimiera or get them from Mrs. Netzel’s office.
THRIFT STORE - NOTICE/CHANGE OF HOURS: Theresa Scherling has no other permanent help for St. Joseph's Thrift Store, so until further notice the store will be open by appointment only! You may still leave your items for credit, marked with your name. Please call/text for an appointment @ 570-8995.
"A MESSAGE FROM THE PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Members of the Parent Advisory Committee have been elected for your benefit. Please make use of our roles by bringing us your suggestions and/or concerns so they may be voiced at the meetings. We meet on the first Monday evening of each month. May we ask that a possible solution accompany any concerns or suggestions you might have. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!"
Following are a list of committee members and their contact information:
Fr. Casimir - 868-5881 Frcasimir@stmichaels.org
Rev. Mother Mary Agnes – 467-0986 x118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Chad Heaton – 999-4150 email@example.com
Mrs. Tiffany Longo – 474-9619 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. KayLynn Muglia – 489-7656 email@example.com
Mrs. Renee Ochoa – 468-8394 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Paul Scherling – 570-8994 email@example.com
Mr. Victor South – 638-2038 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Susie Welp – 475-8224 email@example.com
LUNCH BILLS – APRIL LUNCH BILLS WILL BE OUT NEXT WEEK. Please remember to pay your lunch bill. If you would like to make a partial or pre-payment, you may drop it off with Mr. Drahman or Mrs. Netzel.
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.
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.
BOX TOPS – Thank you to all who turn in Box Tops and Labels regularly. Please don’t wait, turn them in often so we can keep up. They do expire, so please check the dates before you turn them in. 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.