St. Mike's Matters - Notes
November 17, 2022
Donuts and Deliveries
You may be receiving an "ask" to help with the return of donuts after Sunday Masses. Please say "yes" to helping out with this effort to build fellowship and a connection to our school. If you are not contacted (this is primarily going to 4th and 8th grade families) and would like to participate, please let Mary Sherman or Kim DeBord know. You can email me, and I'll pass it along: firstname.lastname@example.org. This would count towards the commitment of time needed to maintain Partner in the Mission status for in-parish tuition.
If your family does work a Sunday Mass to prepare donuts and coffee, please have your student wear his or her uniform. That earns them a free dress day at school!
Also, many, many thanks for all your donations to our Thanksgiving baskets. The boxes are full to overflowing and St. Michael generosity is obvious and appreciated. Gather your family and plan to pick up a basket this Friday and deliver it to a needy family. Recipients have been pre-screened for safety and need. This is truly a chance to put faith in action and model for the children what it means to really be a disciple.
Morning Drop Off and Cold Weather Clothing
Also, as the weather is getting colder, please make sure that your children are dressed appropriately for outdoor play. Warm coats, hats and gloves/mittens allow the kids to stay warm and enjoy their outdoor recess time.
Congratulations to the Fall trimester Spartan Running Club Milestone Achievers!
-Kindergarten: Andrew, Addie, Charlie, Fiona, Finnley, Camilo, Hudson, Kiley, Javion, Kilaya, Olenka, Will, Noah, Mercutio
-1st Grade: Isabelle, McKenzie, Leona, Ava, Emma, Oliver, Theo, Amelia, Charlie, Stephen, Lucas, Joseph, Shan, Chase
-2nd Grade: Ylise, Alyssa, Colin, John, Siena, Isaac, Sebastian, Katherine, Dominic, Brenner, Noa, lincolnC Liam, Brookelyn, Nathalie, Nellie, penny, Kayla, Annemarie
-1st Grade: Grant, JT
-2nd Grade: Paul, Drew
-2nd Grade: Ryder, Jax
-2nd Grade: Daniel
Congratulations to all our runners! And keep on running!
Spartan Running Club Coordinator
Picture Make-Up Day
New students and anyone absent on the original picture day should plan to have their picture taken on make-up day.
Those wishing to order a portrait package can order online using the code 5332MU.
Payment must be made on picture day to receive a portrait package. Use the link below to place your order.
If your student needs a picture retaken, please return your original portrait package to the photographer on picture day.
High School Placement Test - Pope John Paul II High School
Saturday, December 3rd | 9am-12:15pm | Pope John Paul II High School
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized test administered to 8th graders that helps schools know where to place students academically when they enter high school. The HSPT can be shared with any school that accepts the test regardless of where it was proctored. We will be hosting a Prospective Parent Information Session during the first hour of the HSPT for parents and guardians in the JPII Commons.
The cost for the test is $30, however, if this fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Monica Davis at email@example.com for a waiver.
COVID-19 UPDATE FOR VOLUNTEERS
Since Governor Jay Inslee lifted the state of emergency related to COVID-19 in the state of
Washington on Monday, October 31, 2022, the vaccine mandate for volunteers in an
educational setting need no longer be enacted at St. Michael Parish School. Additionally, our
school will no longer need to use the “School Volunteer Agreement” from the Archdiocese of
Seattle. ALL Virtus/Safe Environment Training Requirements are still required of all volunteers.
Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Application Site Now Open
Tuition assistance will only be granted for the next year by completing the online application process. If you plan to apply for the 2023/2024 school year, your application must be submitted by January 6th, 2023.
Award letters from the Fulcrum Foundation will be mailed to applicants in March 2023.
The Fulcrum tuition assistance application can be accessed at: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4CDW0
Place Your Yearbook Order
The 2022-2023 Yearbooks are available for pre-order.
As in previous years, yearbook orders can only be placed on the Jostens website.
Please remember to order by 1/27/23 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 (no free icons) through 11/19/22
$40 book through 01/28/23
Please contact Mrs. Swenson if you have any questions.
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) 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.
Library Volunteers Needed
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