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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
SCHOOL THEME: Message of The Angel of Portugal

 “Make everything you do a Sacrifice and offer it as an act of Reparation for the sins by which God is offended”.

News 'n Notes

Dates to Remember


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

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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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.
Collect from General Mills products year-round to earn cash for the school.

Thank you to all who help support this on-going fundraiser.

* 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.

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.
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.

CLICK, REGISTER and EARN: Go to: 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. 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. Thanks!



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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 or text her at (509) 953-1382.Thank you.

AMAZON SMILE - A GREAT FUNDRAISER FOR THE SCHOOL - Anyone who shops on can very easily help us raise money for our school by going to, 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 ‘’ 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:

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: You can also read about Goodshop in the New York Times, the Today Show, Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others!
Link your Fred Myers reward card to St. Michael’s Academy and St. Michael’s receives a percentage each time you shop. Go to 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.
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.
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.

POLICY & PROCEDURE FOR COLD WEATHER DAYS obligatory for winter recess

As we enter the winter months with very cold temperatures or snow on the ground, it is the school’s policy that the students must have the following in order to go outside for recess:
JACKETS,    GLOVES,    and    BOOTS (if snowing)
If they do not have a jacket, gloves, and boots (if snowing) they MAY NOT GO OUTSIDE! Students may have additional snow clothes such as hats, pants, scarf, etc…PLEASE label all articles of clothes with their name.
Students who do not have proper attire will have to sit inside the glass doors during the morning or lunch recess. We cannot have them stay in different locations in the building while the rest of the students are out in the parking lot or playground. There is only one recess monitor and she cannot be in two places at once.
Please remind the students that they should listen and obey the recess monitor, it is for their own safety. If the recess monitor indicates that they may play in the snow in the courtyard then that is where all the students will play at that time.
NO SNOWBALL THROWING before, during and after school hours  
Student MAY NOT THROW SNOWBALLS at each other. This applies before, during and after school hours. No sleds of any kind are allowed.
Student will play outside when the temperature is above 20 degrees unless the wind chill factor makes it too cold. When the temperature is less than 20 degrees, students will not play outside.
If there is a delay or closure due to weather, please call the following number:
(509) 467-0986 x 110 to obtain information from the school
Information may also be obtained from KXLY News 4
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school office.
Thank you and God bless you.
In keeping with the school uniform they may wear
any of the following in the building:
Please remember that the heat in this building is only on for short periods during the day. If your child is cold during the day in the building, here is a list of items that they can wear to help.
DARK NAVY/BLUE or BLACK jacket (NO LOGOS or HOODS) may be worn in the building anytime.
Long-sleeved, white turtle neck or t-shirt under their blouse or shirt
Under-Armour that is white, black or navy blue
Leggings or tights that are navy or black
Thermals or long underwear as long as they do not hang out of the uniform unless they are black or navy.
Scarf & small gloves as long as they are black or blue 
(But may be worn outside)
Gray, pink, green, orange, purple or any other color of jacket
No Logos on jackets
No Hoodies and jackets with hoods
No Boots – you can wear the boots into the building, but once at the classroom they must change into their school shoes. 
All of the above applies to the entire Academy, grades K-12. Thank you for your cooperation.
Also, please remind your child that if they get to hot in the building – DO NOT OPEN THE WINDOWS, just have the teacher open the door.
We know that it is cold in the building; but as Catholics we try and make sacrifices and offer it up to save sinners and the poor souls in purgatory. Please encourage your children to make a sacrifice and not to complain about the cold.


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Spokane, Washington 99217-9333
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