8500 N. St. Michael’s Rd. • Spokane, WA 99217
Dates to RememberVIRTUE OF THE MONTH:
Saints to Imitate:
St. Gertrude the Great & St. Gregory the Wonderworker
High School Career Fair
Mt. Kitchen Makeover begins
Begin Thanksgiving break; dismiss at 12:30 pm
| No school, Holy Day of Obligation
Archery fundraiser at Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Singing Nun concerts begin, Dec. 18-20
Grade School Christmas Program 7 p.m.
Begin Christmas Vacation, Dec. 23-Jan. 5
SCHOOL CANCELLATION INFO
For information from the school on delays or closures due to weather, please call:
(509) 467-0986 x 110
OR check KXLY News 4.
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CAREER FAIR – high school career fair will be Thursday, November 19th from 9 to noon in the dining room. If you would like to volunteer to have a table and share your work experience, trade or business information with the students we would love to have you. Please call Rita Dinaro at 509-228-9503 if you can help.
MOUNT KITCHEN MAKE-OVER – KXLY Extreme Team Make – Over crew is looking for adults who can volunteer some time on Monday, November 23 from 10 am to 2 pm and again on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24th and 25th from 5 am to 7 pm. KXLY is looking for 4 to 6 people who can help in the morning hours and 4 to 6 people who can help in the afternoon hours for painting, cleaning and organizing. KXLY will be providing food for those adults who can help. If you can help, we need to know ASAP. Work begins Monday, November 23rd. Please don’t just show up, we need to tell KXLY in advance how many to expect. Please call John Netzel ASAP at 953-0816 if you can help. Thank you.
NO HOT LUNCH – there will be no hot lunch next Monday or Tuesday due to the kitchen make-over. Please send a packed lunch with all your children.
THANKSGIVING BREAK – school will be dismissed at 12:30 on Wednesday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Break.
CALENDAR CHANGE – there will be no school on Friday, December 18th due to the Singing Nun Concert that evening.
DECEMBER 8TH NO SCHOOL – no school on Tuesday, December 8th, it is a Holy Day of Obligation; the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
ARCHERY FUNDRAISER - Papa Murphy's Take "N" Bake Pizza and St. Michael's Academy is sponsoring a Pizza Fundraiser Night on Wednesday, December 9th, for the benefit of the Archery Program. All students who participate in the archery are encouraged to show their support by passing out flyers which will be available in the secretary's office or from Sister Maria Kazimiera, and asking friends and neighbors to participate by buying pizza's from Papa Murphy's on December 9th. They must bring the flyer in to the store at 1530 E. Francis on that day so that it can benefit the school. The flyers can be combined with any discounts or coupons.
UNIFORM SHOES – it has come to our attention that there are many students not wearing the correct uniform shoe. The shoes are to be a black dress shoe that can be polished. Students should NOT be wearing tennis shoes, Vans, Keds or any other lace up tennis shoe. Tennis shoes are ONLY for P.E.
COLD WEATHER – as the days turn colder, please be sure your child has a uniform sweater and a jacket to wear outside. Jackets worn in the classroom may only be solid navy or black in color, zip or button up the front and should NOT have a hood.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR – beginning on November 4, we will begin Wednesday practices for children who would like to be able to sing at Masses outside of school time. This year it will be open to both boys and girls and will be from 3:20 – 4:00. All grade levels welcome.
ARCHERY NEWS - We will begin to have archery practice on Mondays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 as in the past. As a way of motivating the children to behave properly in class, I would like to try a new approach this year. For the children who are interested in the after-school practice, there will only be a $5 fee up front to cover critical replacement costs. But good behavior in school will guarantee no additional fees for the practice. At the end of each week’s archery class, if their name has not been called out for unacceptable conduct, they will receive a free pass to the following Monday’s practice. Otherwise there will be the normal $1 fee. To motivate them to do well, I will also be having a once-a-month tournament with cash prizes. Details will be forthcoming.
PENNIES FOR PANES – the entire school is bringing in their pennies and loose change for the Stained Glass Window Restoration. Teachers have jars in their classroom that the student can contribute too. When the jar gets full the money is turned in to the accounting office. The students hope to raise enough money to sponsor a portion of a stained glass window.
SENIOR CLASS FUNDRAISERS – the seniors will be selling 50/50 tickets each Sunday and the last Sunday of the month they will draw a winner. Please get your tickets from the senior class or on Sunday at the donut table. They also are selling the Save Around Coupon books for $20.00.
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. You may also email Mrs. Netzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at (509) 953-1382.Thank you.
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.
LIBRARY: St. Ignatius Library is open Wednesdays and by appointment. If you are interested in volunteering in the library please contact Missy Morgan 869-5853.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 K to 8th full pay lunch is $3.00 Grades 9th to 12th full pay lunch is $3.50. 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 -- With Campbells labels, the school was able to redeem labels for 4 volleyballs.
The recent submission of Box Tops has been processed and the school will receive a check for $228.40.
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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