St. Mike's Matters - Notes

January 12, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tomorrow we celebrate the enormous contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. with an assembly at 2:15 in the gym and invite you to join us. Though Dr. King lived a long time ago when we consider our students' lives, his efforts to get us to see each other as equal and equally valuable live on strongly today.


Not only will we honor Dr. King and our wonderfully diverse community, but we will hear remarks from one of our own graduates - Betty Roberts. Betty was the leader of her saints house of St. Therese of Lisieux when she was here. Currently Betty attends Bellarmine where she follows her interest in politics and social justice. She is an active member of Bellarmine's Model UN program and Vice President of Campus Life as an ASB member. She will always be a Spartan!


Hope to see you at the assembly,


Kathi Rafferty and Roseann Feldmann

Co-Principals

Principal Search Committee Update

The Principal Search Committee would like to remind everyone to complete the parent and faculty survey prior to the January 15th deadline.


We are also excited to report that we already have several strong candidates express interest in the principal position. The deadline for applications remains February 1st.


Please keep the Search Committee in your prayers as we continue to search for the next principal.


Thank you,

Mike Doyle

St. Michael School Open House

Open House is Sunday, January 29th from 11:00-1:00. Please invite any families that are even a little interested in St. Mikes. We really want a terrific showing this year and hope to gauge parish interest among families who want to send their children to us.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is Sunday, January 29th through Friday, February 3rd. Please click on the link below to access CSW calendar and see all of the amazing things we have planned to celebrate Catholic Education!
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Attention Current Families With Prospective Pre-K or Kindergarten Students!

Do you have a child that will be entering Pre-K or Kindergarten next fall? If so, please email the office at admissions@stmikesolympia.org to let us know.


We are creating our list of Pre-K and Kindergarten siblings for the 2023-2024 school year and would love to add your child to the list!


Do you know of any outside families who are planning on having their children attend St. Mikes? Please invite them to our Open House on Sunday, January 29th 2023. Additional details to follow.


New family registration for the 2023/2024 school year begins on Monday, January 30th, 2023.

Uniform Exchange Closet

Due to all of the rain we are experiencing, we have lots of puddles on our playground and kids are needing changes of clothing after slipping and falling while playing a recess.


Our uniform exchange closet is currently very low on little kid sizes ( Kindergarten through 3rd), so if you have uniforms to donate to our exchange, please bring them in. We can use them as back up clothing in case of emergencies and it gives families who are exchanging more to choose from.


If you have a child who is in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, please consider including an extra set of uniform clothing to keep in their backpacks or class cubbies in case of emergencies.

Pizza Wednesday - 1/18/23

Below you will find the link to order pizza for 1/18/23. 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.


As always, please email Mrs. Feldmann at mrsfeldmann@stmikesolympia.org or Kristina Boyer at kristinamboyer83@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Please click the link below to place your order.


https://form.jotform.com/230114839544152


Thank you!

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.

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School Sweatshirts and Spartan T-shirts

Elementary sweatshirts, middle school quarter-zips and Spartan Spirit t-shirts have arrived and are available for purchase.



  • 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. We able to take payments of cash or checks.


Go Spartans!

School Calendar

January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School


January 29th through February 4th - Catholic Schools Week


January 29th - St. Michael School Open House from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


February 10th - Faculty Development and Curriculum Day - No School


February 20th - Presidents Day - No School

Spartan Spirit Days!

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


Please add the following dates to your calendar:


  • January 25
  • January 30 (Catholic Schools Week)
  • February 21
  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 31
  • June 7

Place Your Yearbook Order

The 2022-2023 Yearbooks are now available to order on the Jostens website. The price is $40 each.


Please order by 1/27/23 to guarantee your yearbook this year. We will not be ordering any extras to sell at the end of the year.


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


Please contact Mrs. Swenson if you have any questions.

nswenson@stmikesolympia.org

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) squebedeaux@stmikesolympia.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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ou45nmyaeUNTmaA7E-zUFXklH0fLsLrI/view?usp=sharing


Questions: scrip@stmikesolympia.org


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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ipQRuceI3fIksQuoljF3tlirvGUrl9T/view?usp=sharing

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.

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

to school.


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 (rfeldmann@stmikesolympia.org). 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

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache


Ron Feldmann MD

St. Michael Parish School Health Office

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