Semper Fortes in Fide
8500 North St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
|VIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
Purity of Intention - all for God, with God, and how God wants it
Senior Fundraiser at Shakey's Pizza
Flag Football game at 3:30 Jr. High/High school
Work Party from 10 to 12
Lunch Applications DUE
Feast of St. Michael - Solemn High Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Begin Spirit Week for High School and Jr. High
SHAKEY’ PIZZA FUNDRAISER – the senior class is asking for your support by coming to Shakey’s Pizza (9602 N. Newport Hwy) on Thursday, September 18th from 5 to 8 pm. They receive 25% of the proceeds and they are raising money for their trip to England.
WORK PARTY – Saturday, Sept. 20th from 10 -12; looking for adults and Goal hours students who can help clean out and move a couple of storage rooms including Chapel Christmas storage and the babysitting room. We will give you lunch, but you must let us know if you can help. Please call Mrs. Netzel or Sr. Renee Marie at 467-1077. Thank you.
LUNCH PROGRAM – important reminder that the lunch applications are due by Thurs. Sept. 25th; you must re-apply each year if you know that you qualify for free or reduced pricing. If you do not re-apply by the deadline then your children will be considered full pay status. Please return your completed lunch application to Tim Drahman in the accounting office.
FLAG FOOTBALL GAME – Jr. High and High School boys will have their own sports season. We will begin with flag football against MIQ students on Friday, Sept. 19th and the season will end on Oct. 31st. The game will be after school at 3:30 in the baseball outfield. Permissions slips and information is being sent home with your 7th – 12th grade boys. Please contact Mr. John Netzel for more information.
CROSS COUNTRY – for grades 1st through 8th is being run by Mrs. Amy Vogel and Mrs. Missy Morgan. First practice was last Friday, permission slips and information was given out last week. If you have questions, please contact them.
FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL – this feast kicks off Spirit Week for the High School and Jr. High. There will be a Solemn High Mass on Monday, Sept. 29th at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
DAIRY TUB DRIVE – this fundraiser is complete. Please DO NOT bring anymore plastic containers. Thank you for your support.
KNIGHT'S MEETINGS & PRACTICES:
1st Saturdays-mandatory, 8-11am 3rd Saturday, 8-11 am.
Tuesdays - Advanced Practice (6th Grade and up). This practice is for Knights interested in learning the more advanced positions. Currently, we ONLY have a few 6th graders attending.
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. P. Scherling or Fr. Bernard for any other info.
SODALITY MEETINGS – the two younger Sodality groups meet every Thursday after school from 3:30 to 4:14 unless otherwise notified.
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.
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.
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.