St. Mike's Matters- Notes
October 27, 2022
Sharing Our Gifts
Commitment Sunday is coming up on November 5th and 6th. This is our yearly opportunity to be disciples by committing to sharing all the gifts God has given us. Through this effort we support our many parish ministries - our school being one of them. Being a “community of disciples” we teach our kids to “encounter Christ through stewardship.” If you are a parish family, you should have received a youth commitment card at conferences. As a family, please talk to your children about a commitment they can make to support their unique gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Students should bring their cards to Mass on Nov 5-6. Let us know if you need additional commitment cards.
We are also so blessed to share our Family Night results. You all helped us raise over $33,000. Of that, there are sufficient funds to build a long jump pit for our track athletes and to make a dent in our security camera funding. As we have news on the cameras we’ll let you know.
Thank you for sharing so much with us.
Kathi Rafferty and Roseann Feldmann
St. Mikes Families,
We had such an awesome response to pizza Wednesday and the kids were so great with us volunteers as we go through the learning curve of getting this back and running. Attached is this week's order link that will be open until Tuesday, November 1 at 5pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristina Boyer at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Please click the link below to place your order.
St. Michael Parish School Veteran's Day 2022
The Veterans Day assembly this year will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 1:15 to 2:45.
Help us recognize and honor all veterans and servicemen and women on active duty. Please invite them to our assembly. Veterans might be a grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, or a close friend. Please encourage them to wear military dress if possible.
If your veteran can come to the assembly please click on the link below and fill out the form by Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Support Your Child's Classroom
Each year, PTSA funds your children's field trips, and other activities that parents don't have to pay for. After two long years of putting those events on hold, we're ready to send our kids on trips again. Those trips are funded from sweatshirt and spirit wear sales, but mostly from Scrip sales.
We sell scrip gift cards at face value, and receive a rebate from the Scrip organization. It's a win-win for all, but as you can imagine, it's some work to organize. We currently have one wonderful volunteer, but she needs help. It can take as much as one afternoon a week during the holidays, but often less.
If you have it in your schedule to give time to this much needed effort, please let me know (at firstname.lastname@example.org) or our PTSA Chairs, Kim DeBord and Mary Sherman. If you have any questions or just want a bit more information, please email or call me, Kim or Mary. Thank you greatly in advance.
Mrs. Kathi Rafferty
Co-PrincipalSt. Michael Parish School
Scholastic Book Fair
5th Grade Annual Wreath Sale
Mrs. Lashley's 5th Grade class is excited to kick-off the school's Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser in support of their Shakespeare play "Romeo & Juliet" & class trip to Ashland, OR for the Shakespeare Festival.
If you are planning to purchase a fresh door wreath or advent wreath to decorate your home this Christmas, or to give as a gift to friends or clients, please consider supporting our 5th grade class.
Pre-orders are due by November 7th, and wreath pick-up will be after school on November 22nd & 23rd, or following all masses the weekend of December 3rd & 4th.
The order form is below - please have your child return the form with cash or check (made payable to "St. Michael Fifth Grade") to their teacher by November 7th.
Thank you for your support!
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) email@example.com, 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
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 RaiseRight.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com). Covid-19 testing is available through the Health Office if home testing is not available.
Ron Feldmann MD
St. Michael Parish School Health Office
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