St. Mike's Matters - Thursday Notes

February 22, 2018 Issue #20

Dear St. Michael Families,


What a beautiful winter wonderland, here at the end of February! Well, the snow day our students have been hoping for (and talking about!) finally happened. I hope that your children stayed warm yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful snow. It certainly was a good day to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. It looks like more snow is our forecast. Be sure to check the news, Facebook, or the school website on Monday morning. Please be safe driving around in this weather.


I am currently in the midst of building the school budget for next year. I am designing a budget that best allows us to fulfill our mission during the 2018-2019 school year. I wanted to give you a heads-up that you will receive re-enrollment information shortly. Registration packets for the 2018-2019 school year will be going home on Thursday, March 8th. Additionally, if you applied for tuition assistance, your award letters will be sent home on March 8th as well. Please note that while the Fulcrum tuition assistance award letters will be mailed at the end of this month, my letter on the March 8th will include any tuition assistance awarded through our school’s endowment.


Our spring conferences are scheduled for March 14th and 15th. Please see the conference scheduling form in your child’s purple envelope and return it to your child’s teacher by Monday, March 5th. We look forward to partnering with you to share your child’s progress and make plans for ongoing growth throughout the rest of the year. We are so grateful for your partnership.


Blessings,


Connor Geraghty

Principal

Calendar for the week

Thursday - 02/22 - Girls Basketball vs OB Red @ 3:30 PM

Friday - 02/23 - All School Mass @ 9:00 AM

Yoyo Assembly - 10:15 AM

Passport Club check day

Monday - 02/26 - Stations of the Cross @ 8:30 AM

Tuesday - 02/27 - Girls Basketball @ Evergreen Christian @ 3:30 PM

Wednesday - 02/28 - Spirit Day! Wear your St. Mike's Spirit Shirt

Thursday - 03/01 - Girls Basketball @ CCS @ 3:30 PM

Friday - 03/02 - All School Mass @ 9:00 AM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RETURN YOUR PURPLE ENVELOPE!

We are completely out of purple and white homework envelopes. We do not have any spares so the contents of your envelope will be stapled and sent home with your student.

These envelopes are expensive for the school to replace.

Thank you for your attention to this matter!

News from the Health Room

Hello St. Mike’s families! As we strive to keep ourselves and our families free from illness, we should continue to practice some fundamental things:


· Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


- STUDENTS SHOULD BE FEVER AND VOMIT FREE FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL!


· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve, not your hand.


· Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.


· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.


· Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.


Our students also practice healthy initiatives through routine cleaning of their desks at the end of each day, and throughout the day, as needed. Once students have left for the day, our teachers go through their classroom and use disinfecting wipes to wipe down the desks. Custodial staff ensure all high-touch hard surfaces are disinfected.


Reminding your children to practice personal hygiene, such as frequent hand-washing, is important in preventing illness and the spread of germs. Stay healthy!

Come support the St. Mike's Middle School Theater Group as they present...


"Beauty and the Beast"


March 9th, 2018

10:15 AM & 6 PM shows

*** SPARTAN PTSA News ***

S.M.A.R.T. Auction News! Table Sponsorships, Event Sponsors, and Advertising opportunities!

Save the Date for Cinco in the Sand! May 5th at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club. Invitations will be sent home in March.


Check out the Table Sponsorships, Event Sponsors, and Advertising opportunity forms in your purple envelopes!


Amazon Wishlist

Shop off of our Amazon Wishlist for an easy and quick way to meet your $150 procurement requirement.


Please contact Vicky Byrd at smartauction@stmikesolympia.org if you have any questions.


Thanks so much for your support!

We need your help!

The S.M.A.R.T. Auction team has several opportunities for you to share your time and talent! And we are making it even easier for you to sign up! We are using SignUpGenius to fill the spots that we need to help plan the auction.

Click on the link below to view all of our opportunities!

Please contact Roberta McGill with any questions.

Click here to volunteer for the auction w/ SignUpGenius

To sign up for a slot - put a checkmark next to "Sign Up" and then scroll to the bottom and click on "Submit and Sign Up".

Expanding Your Horizons - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Conference for Girls in 6th, 7th & 8th Grade


The Expanding your Horizons EYH Thurston County (http://

www.thurstoneyh.org) will be holding its 29th annual STEM conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls on Saturday, March 10, 2018 on the South Puget Sound Community College campus. In case you are not familiar with Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), it is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce girls to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The EYH conference runs a half-day annual conference with exciting hands-on workshops for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls led by women professionals in STEM fields. The conference is very affordable (just $15.00) and offers many full scholarships to the event.

The ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers, ready to meet 21st century challenges by providing them with professional women role models.

Please consider this opportunity.

~ Paul Kuss, St. Mike’s Science

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ ThurstonEYH

Volunteer and Visitor sign in reminder

Just a reminder that everyone who needs to come into the school building before 3:00 PM needs to sign in at the office. That includes anyone that wants to have lunch in the lunch room. You need to come to the office to sign in and get a visitor sticker before you head over to the lunch room. Thank you!

PARKING LOT SAFETY - PLEASE READ!

Please move all the way forward when dropping off your children in the morning and in the afternoon. DO NOT PARK IN THE PICKUP LINE AND WALK YOUR CHILDREN INTO THE SCHOOL! Please park in a parking spot if you need to walk your child into the school. Parking anywhere other than a parking spot can create a danger for our children. It also causes a traffic jam that can unnecessarily make other families late. Please share this information with anyone that picks up or drops off your children. Thank you for doing your part to ensure that we have a safe and efficient parking lot!