Semper Fortes in Fide
8500 North St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker; Walk & evening potluck
SCHOOL AUCTION UPDATE
St. Michael’s Academy Auction Gala is April 26th. Auction Theme – “Once Upon A Time” - Contest for Best Costume!!! $25 per person, Reservation deadline is Mon April 21st. Reservations will be taken after today’s Sunday Masses. Raffle Tickets will also be for sale.
Raffle Tickets Available, WIN UP TO $1500 CASH!!! Raffle Tickets can be purchased from Academy Families or Anne Marie Netzel. Parishioners may receive tickets to sell to Friends, Family, Neighbors & Co-Workers. 700 (or less) tickets will be sold at $20 each. For info please contact Susie South at 570.4705
Still accepting donations for the new Spirit Tree Raffle. Need donations of bottles of beer, wine coolers, wine or spirits. To donate please contact Ronette Lodgard at #993.6255
Volunteers needed to sell Auction and Raffle tickets after Sunday masses. Many other Volunteer jobs need to be filled also! Please contact Auction Chair, Ronette Lodgard at #993.6255 for more information.
EMAIL PROBLEMS – some of you may be aware that the school and parish email have not been working for over a month. I know some of you have noticed that you have not been receiving the Wed. Folder. I have a new email program that distributes the Wed Folder, so I hope that you are all receiving it. The email issues have been extremely frustrating for me since it is the primary way the school and parish conduct business. I would like to know from some of you if you are receiving the Wed Folder and emails. Thank you for your patience.
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER FEAST DAY – Thursday, May 1st is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. We will have our annual walk up the Mount road, stop at the new Mary Queen of Peace Rosary path for the blessing and dedication of the new crucifix, followed by a high Mass at 10:15. In the evening the parish will celebrate with a potluck and all are invited. Please see the flyers that were sent home with your children.
1st ANNUAL SCHOOL FIELD DAY – Thursday, May 8th which is also the feast of the apparition of St. Michael, we will have an all school lunch followed a fun afternoon of field day games and competitions. More information to follow.
REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR – KINDERGARTEN & PRE-SCHOOL - Parents with Kindergartners for next year, please give the name and birthdate of your child to Mrs. Netzel 467-0986 x100 by April 30th. They must be 5 years of age by August 31. For Pre-School, please submit name and birthdate to Mrs. Netzel, preschoolers must be at least 4 years old and potty trained. All registration packets will be given to parents of enrolled students and new kindergartners before the end of May.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION – as we begin planning for the 100th anniversary of Mt. St. Michael, we encourage everyone to participate in the theme, picture or tag line contest. A flyer was sent home on March 21st and was inserted in the Sunday bulletin giving all the details. The deadline is May 15th.
DAIRY TUB DRIVE! Terracycle's Dairy Tub Brigade is offering a promotional bonus to the top five Dairy Tub collectors between NOW and June 16th. Our goal is to collect and ship 10 lbs. worth of dairy tub packaging each week until then. Please set aside your cream cheese, butter, ice-cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, cool whip and pudding containers, including the foil lids and plastic seals; rinse them, stack them, and put them in the collection box outside of the dining room. THANK YOU! All proceeds will go toward the purchase of PE equipment.
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 (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.
BOYS CHOIR PRACTICE - is the 2nd and last Monday of each month in Room 300 after school. Next practice will be Monday, April 28th.
DENNIS UNIFORM –Girls jumpers and skirts can now be ordered and purchased through Dennis Uniform. St. Michael’s Uniform shop still has blouses 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.
SNOW WHITE DVD’S ARE READY – the finished and edited DVD from our November musical, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is now available. The cost is $10 per copy. The DVD is a great keepsake and memory for years to come. Also, if you missed the live show and would like to have a copy for yourself, now is the chance to get one. We also have The Sound of Music and The Wizard of OZ available as well. So if you missed either of those awesome shows you can also add those DVD’s to your video library. If you purchase more than one DVD there is a discount; $10 for one, $18 for two and $25 for three copies. Please see Mrs. Netzel to get your copy while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Drama program. Thank you for your support.
SODALITY MEETINGS – the two younger Sodality groups meet every Monday after school unless otherwise notified.
PARENT ADVISORY BOARD
Members Contact Information:
Cyr, Rosie email@example.com
Drahman, Theresa firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.467.2525
Fr. Casimir email@example.com
Heaton, Chad firstname.lastname@example.org
Lentes, Rachael Rachaellentes@comcast.net
Phelps, Ted email@example.com or 208.806.0760
Sr. Marie Vianney firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.462.4335
South, Suzie email@example.com or 509-570-4705
Rev. Mother firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
HANDICAP PARKING FINES – please notice that the handicap parking at the Mount now has signs attached to them that indicate there will be a $450 fine if you park there without a legitimate/legal handicap placard card. These fines are not collected by the Mount but by the County. Tickets may possibly be issued, please do not park there. Thank you.
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 – 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.