St. Mike's Matters- Notes

September 15, 2022

Curriculum Night Tonight

Tonight is a big deal! You should have already received a Zoom login for tonight's two Curriculum Night sessions. The first session begins at 6:30 and goes to 7:00. The second session is a repeat of the first starting at 7:15 and going to 7:45.

Please log in to meet your children's teachers, learn about curriculum, and ask all those "back to school" questions. This is a golden opportunity to get engaged in all things to do with classrooms and learning. Due to the Zoom nature of this year (still keeping everyone safe) if you have questions that time doesn't permit to be asked, please email your child's teacher.

Lastly, stay tuned for MAP testing information, and please do your best to avoid scheduling Dr. and dentist appointments during our testing days. You'll hear the actual days from your child's teachers.

We're glad you're here!

Kathi Rafferty & Roseann Feldmann


Thank you!

A big thank you to parents, kids, faculty and staff for working so hard to follow the parking lot drop off and pick up procedures. Things have been running smoothly and according to plan!

Keep up the good work!



Cars will enter off of 11th Avenue, and continue moving straight ahead. Cars will move in a counterclockwise direction at the curb and will pull up alongside the sidewalk. Students should exit the car onto the sidewalk. To avoid hitting students exiting cars, cars should remain in line until the car ahead moves forward to exit the parking lot.

Please be courteous! If your child has many items to remove from the car, do not hold up the drop-off line. Park and a staff member will be positioned at the crosswalk to assist students and parents walking into the building. Please respect the staff member and follow his/her guidance.


Families Picking Up One Student (school parking lot)

Carts will enter off of 11th Avenue and take the first left. Cars will continue to the curb and will pull up alongside the sidewalk. Cars should pull up to the crosswalk. There will be NO pick-up past the crosswalk. When the cars stop, students should enter the cars. To avoid hitting students entering cars, cars should remain in line until the entire line of cars moves forward and exits the parking lot.

As cars fill in at the curb, they will start to back up toward the middle area of parking spaces. A staff member will direct you to a parking space that allows you to maintain your spot for pick-up. Please stay in your car and be ready to move forward.

A staff member will be positioned at the crosswalk to assist students and parents walking out of the building. In addition, staff members will be positioned along the sidewalk to assist students entering their cars. Please respect the staff members and follow their guidance.

Families picking up more than one student (church parking lot):

Cars will enter the church parking lot off Boundary Street SE and follow the curb/sidewalk in front of the Church. Cars should pull up to the end of the sidewalk. There will be NO pick-up past this spot. When cars stop moving, students should enter the cars. To avoid hitting students entering cars, cars should remain in line until the entire line of cars moves forward and exits the parking lot. Please stay in your car and be ready to move forward. Staff members will be positioned along the sidewalk to assist students entering their cars. Please respect the staff members and follow their guidance.

For the safety of ALL our children, it is IMPERATIVE that everyone follows pick-up and drop-off procedures. If you have questions in regards to any aspect of drop-off or pick-up, please contact the school office.

Faculty, Staff, but especially students appreciate your cooperation.

SCRIP - Support Our School While You Shop

What is SCRIP?

SCRIP is a program where you buy a gift card at face value and we earn a percentage back for our school. Use SCRIP gift cards for things you already buy like food, clothes, entertainment, and gasoline. SCRIP sales go to PTSA which provides funds to support teachers and programs.

How Do I Participate?

  • Purchase SCRIP gift cards in the school office. We can also place special orders if we do not have the physical cards you want on hand.
  • Set up an online account at Order eGift cards, received instantly, or reload an already purchased physical gift card from the office.

Click here for more information on how to set up your account: SCRIP Gift Card Program

Email questions, requests for enrollment code, or to volunteer:

School Calendar

September 15th - Curriculum Night

October 14th - Faculty Professional Development Day - No School

October 21st - Middle School Dance

October 26th - After School Conferences

October 27th - All Day Conferences - No School

October 28th - Faculty Planning Day - No School

Spartan Spirit Days!

On Spartan Spirit days, students can wear their Spartan Spirit T shirt with uniform bottoms.

If you don't have a Spartan Spirit shirt, please contact the school office and we will check our stock. Shirts are $17 each.

Please add the following dates to your calendar:

  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 14
  • January 25
  • February 21
  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 31
  • June 7


Spartan Football Schedule

It's time for Spartan Football!

The football schedule can be accessed by clicking the link button below.

Place Your Yearbook Order

The 2022-2023 Yearbooks are available for pre-order starting 9/16/22!

As in previous years, yearbook orders can only be placed on the Jostens website.

Please remember to order by 1/28/23 to guarantee your yearbook this year. We will not be ordering any extras for selling at the end of the year.

Click the button below, or call 1-877-767-5217 to place your order.


$30 book with free icon promo through 10/07/22

$30 book (no free icons) through 11/19/22
$40 book through 01/28/23

Please contact Mrs. Swenson if you have any questions.

School Volunteer Agreement

Below is the 2022-2023 guidance for Catholic School Volunteers, which our school received from the Archdiocese on August 22, 2022. This agreement form needs to be completed and signed for each St. Michael School volunteer this school year. Included are the medical Covid-19 guidelines for symptomatic and exposed individuals. Access to both of these forms are through the buttons below.

St. Michael Parish School Covid-19 Policy

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 test negative on that day (Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or, if without symptoms, the day of the positive viral test). Those individuals need to wear a well-fitting mask for an additional 5 days (day 6 through day 10) if they return to school after the end of their 5-day isolation period. If an individual is unable to wear a well-fitting mask, they need to continue to isolate for a full 10 days. To further protect other school children and staff, individuals who test positive using antigen or at-home tests towards the end of the full 5 days of isolation, and/or on days 6-10, are required to complete the full 10 days of isolation. Testing after day 10 is not recommended.

If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19:

DOH 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 Parish School Health Office ( Covid-19 testing is available through the Health Office if home testing is not available.

Ron Feldmann MD

St. Michael Parish School Health Office


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


Fever or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


Help Unlock A Cure For ALS!

Help unlock a cure for ALS!

Your contributions will lead to improved treatments and an eventual cure for ALS. Simply visit and follow the instructions to register for the Tacoma/Olympia walk on Sept.17 or contact Katrina Hawking at (206) 697-3299.

Remember to register for team Saint Michael the Archangel to ensure your contributions directly benefit SMP and Fr. Jim!

If you are unable to participate, you can also sponsor a walker under the
donate section. Every penny counts!

If you have questions or would like to help coordinate the walk, contact
Bene Reece at or (360) 292-7143.

If you are unable to register or attend the walk but wish to donate, you can drop off donations at the front desk (attn: Bene) OR contact Justin Taft to donate online (see contact info below).

Thank you!

Team:Saint Michael The Archangel

Event:Tacoma/Olympia Walk

Date:Saturday, September 17, 2022

Location:Saint Michael Parish

Contact:Justin Taft, (206) 703-3517

Washington State Fair Tickets

The Washington State Fair has provided us with a limited amount of free admission tickets for our St. Mike's students. If you are interested in tickets, please email each of your student's teachers to let them know how many you will need.

The Washington State Fair runs until September 25th.

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 FACTS 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), 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.

Library Volunteers Needed

Our school library is currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out or have questions regarding volunteering, please email Sandra Quebedeaux at:
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Amazon Smile Donations

You can now link your Amazon App through Amazon Smile. This is an easy way to generate donations for the school/PTSA at no cost to you. Click here for more information.

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