St. Mike's Matters - Notes
January 26, 2023
It is no surprise that it takes many hands to make St. Mikes run as smoothly as it does, and this Thursday Note is just from me. I want to acknowledge four of our staff who impact this school every single day, in the most unobtrusive and efficient manner. As we celebrate Catholic schools, I want to celebrate four very significant members of the staff.
If you were here daily, you would be amazed at the number of student visits, Dr. Feldmann sees every day. The bumps, bruises, cuts, falls, sneezes, nosebleeds, and jammed thumbs he sees defies counting - and those are often just what he sees before noon. He also manages the sick room, calls to parents, reassuring assessments, education, record keeping and medication management. This week, he presided over all of that and vision and hearing screening as well. He treats every single one of his young patients as if he or she were his own child. The expertise, compassion and care visible as I sit across from his office hasn't really been officially acknowledged or appreciated. THANK YOU Dr. Feldmann.
The "flip side" of Dr. Feldmann is no less remarkable or appreciated. The wisdom, enthusiasm, energy, and attention Mrs. Feldmann brings daily to school is vital. With her years of actually being a principal, she brings an unlimited supply of advice, patience, faith, and knowledge to St. Mikes. There is a lot of love in this office, but that only goes so far! I cannot imagine keeping us as strong as we are without Roseann. Our bottom line is strong, our textbooks up to date and top notch, our staff well-cared for (candy at every staff meeting!), and her faith obvious and sincere.
Finally, our office depends on the invaluable contributions of our administrative assistants, Erika Hurd and Christy Hart. Not only do these two keep the very serious business of the office running smoothly, they do it with with humor and grace. If Dr. Feldmann is in the sick room, they drop everything to pitch in, no matter what they're knee-deep in, if the phone rings, they're present. Teachers need help ASAP - no problem. Parents here to pick up kids - on it. Myriad doesn't come close to capturing the day to day workings of the office, and that, again, is why St. Mikes is such a unique place.
When you see any of these truly God-given gifts, either during this celebratory week, or beyond, say a prayer of thanks for their presence in our lives, school and church, and ask God to continue to keep us "in the palm of His hand" for we truly feel that every day.
Girls 2023 Basketball Season
Please click the link below for the game schedule and practice information.
Place Your Yearbook Order Today!
TODAY'S GOOD TIMES ARE TOMORROW'S GREAT MEMORIES
The friendships. The skills. The memories. What your student builds in these years can last a lifetime, and your Saint Michael School yearbook is a beautiful record of it all.
On January 27th the yearbook price will increase from $30 to $40. Save when you order your yearbookTODAY!
Click the button below, or call 1-877-767-5217 to place your order.
Please contact Mrs. Swenson if you have any questions.
Pizza Wednesday - 2/1/23
Below you will find the link to order pizza for 2/1/23. Please remember whether you have one student or 10, you need to list their name, teacher, type of pizza, quantity, milk and quantity that matches the overall order.
Please click the link below to place your order.
JPII Annual Take Flight Breakfast
JPII’s annual Take Flight Breakfast is fast approaching. Join us on Wednesday, February 15th at Saint Martin’s Worthington Center to celebrate the amazing young men and women of JPII High School, while raising support for tuition assistance. Doors open at 7:30am with the program beginning at 8am. Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of 8. Seating is limited so register today. Our student keynote speaker is Joe Schumacher, a St. Michael Parish School graduate and current altar server at Saint Michael Parish.
School Sweatshirts and Spartan T-shirts
- Elementary crewneck sweatshirts are $20
- Middle school quarter-zip sweatshirts are $27
- Spartan Spirit t-shirts are $13
Send us an email or drop in and let us know what you need. You can pay via cash or check.
What Is A Birthday Book?
Birthday books are added to the collection at St. Michael School library in honor of someone's birthday. Any student can select a book from the collection of new books waiting to be added to our library. The book will be presented at Monday Morning Opening and the birthday boy or girl will be the first person to check out the book!
If you would like to celebrate your student's birthday by donating a birthday book, please complete the form. A $5.00 donation is requested to help defray the cost of the book. Please check if you want your SchoolAdmin account charged or you can send in cash or check (payable to St. Michael School and marked "birthday book" on the memo line). If the cost is prohibitive, please contact Mrs. Quebedeaux (school librarian) firstname.lastname@example.org, as we do not want any child to be excluded who wishes to participate.
A special Birthday Club bookplate will be printed and placed inside the book cover with your child's name and year the book was donated.
Ordering Scrip Just Got Easier!
The scrip team is excited to announce the return of an easy way to purchase scrip gift cards. Now you can get physical scrip gift cards without having to make a trip to the office. Just complete the form linked below, send the form and payment with your child for delivery to the office, and you can select to have your cards delivered to your child. Orders can be placed as often as once a week. Every scrip gift card purchase earns money for PTSA which funds classroom activities. You can still stop by the office to order scrip gift cards or place an order online for electronic gift cards.
In addition to purchasing scrip, you can earn money for PTSA through everyday shopping. Fred Meyer and Amazon are two organizations that partner with schools and other non-profits to donate based on purchases made. See flier below for how to link your Fred Meyer Rewards card and how to shop at Amazon so that our school benefits from your purchases.
St. Michael Parish School Covid-19 Policy (Updated 11/1/22)
If a student or staff member is ill or COVID-19 positive:
Students and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to stay home and should get
tested. Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate at
home. Individuals may return to school on Day 6, if they have no symptoms and test negative
on that day (If there are symptoms, Day 0 is the first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day
after symptoms developed. If there are no symptoms, Day 0 is the date being tested. Day 1 is
the first full day after the specimen was collected for a positive test.). If the individual tests
positive on Day 6, the individual is likely still contagious, and should continue to isolate and wait
24-48 hours to test again. If the individual tests negative on two sequential tests each
performed 24-48 hours apart and has no symptoms, the individual can end isolation and return
If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19:
The Department of Health no longer requires exposed students and staff to quarantine. To
protect the school, students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, who are potentially
exposed to COVID-19 should:
- Monitor for symptoms, AND
- Test as soon as possible after exposure and then repeat testing every 24-48 hours through at least the first 5 days after exposure AND
- Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after exposure.
COVID-19 positive cases and exposure cases need to be reported to the St. Michael Health
Office (email@example.com). COVID-19 testing is available through the Health Office, if home testing is not available.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Ron Feldmann MD
St. Michael Parish School Health Office