St. Michael Preschool News

Growing with God...

Dear St. Michael Preschool Families,

As we get ready to officially welcome Fall, we also look forward to joyfully celebrating St. Michael Feast Day! On September 29 & 30, we will pray and play together in honor of our patron saint. Your child's teachers have planned fun and meaningful activities inside and outside the classroom including a visit from our Pastor, Fr. Michael, and parish priest, Fr. Noe. Please also visit the church website for a detailed list of special events including a Novena, Vigil Mass, Parish Mission, and coloring contest.


We thank you for your continued support and prayers, and may St. Michael the Archangel protect you and your loved ones always. St. Michael, keep us safe day and night, give us courage, strength, and might. Amen.

Blessings,

Lisa Ciesla

Preschool Director

lciesla@stmcary.org

IMPORTANT DATES

NO SCHOOL - Friday, 9/25 - Teacher Professional Development Day

St. Michael Feast Day - September 29

Break out the crayons and colored pencils, and show us what you think St. Michael looks like! To celebrate our feast day on September 29th, we're inviting artists of all ages to share their artistic representation of St. Michael the Archangel to share with the parish. Submissions due by noon on September 25th! https://www.stmichaelcary.org/coloring-contest

PICTURE DAY - Oct. 6 & 7

October 6 – Roo, Rabbit, Clifford

October 7 – Pooh, Kanga

The children will have their individual pictures taken. A link to view a proof and order will be emailed shortly after, and retakes may be requested. If you would like to have siblings photographed together, please plan to arrive at school by 9:15 am to meet with the photographer.

NO SCHOOL - Oct. 29 & 30

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Driving and Parking Lot Safety


  • Please drive with caution, and adhere to the posted speed limit and directional signs while in our parking lot
  • Remember that you must park in a marked spot
  • Hold your child's hand in the parking lot during arrival and dismissal
  • No curbside parking is permitted, even with a driver remaining in the car as this creates traffic and safety hazards
  • Please never leave children in the car without adult supervision

Early Arrival & Lunch Program

Need some extra time to run errands or get to an appointment? We can help! We still have openings in our early arrival and lunch programs. Your child will enjoy the extra time to socialize and play!


Early Arrival - available daily; drop off begins at 8:15 am

Lunch Program - available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; pick up is at 1:30 pm


Extended Day Program Registration is now available online. It is offered in two payment options, the discounted monthly payment schedule or for ultimate flexibility a daily payment schedule. Details regarding our Extended Day Programs can be found on our website. Please note COVID procedures apply.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY HEALTHY!

If a child develops one of the COVID-19 exclusionary symptoms (fever of 100.4 or higher, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new cough, or new loss of taste or smell), families have three options:


  1. stay home for 10 days from when symptoms first began, or
  2. get a negative COVID test, or
  3. get a note of alternate diagnosis from the pediatrician


If a child is sick with a non-exclusionary symptom, like a fever under 100.4, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, our normal illness policy applies (24 hours free of diarrhea, vomiting, and fever without fever-reducing medication before returning to school). Your child must feel well before returning to school.

Snack Allergy Policy

  • Children will bring their own snack to school. We ask that it be just one or two items that can be easily enjoyed by your child.
  • Snacks may NOT contain peanuts/nuts or peanut/nut products. This includes foods that have been produced/processed in a plant with nut products.
  • Avoid potential choking hazards - all grapes, cherries, and mini tomatoes need to be cut in half. Popcorn and hard candy are not permitted.

CLICK HERE for Healthy Snack Ideas

Virtual Back-to-School Night for Parents

We are holding a virtual Back-to-School Night Zoom meeting to give you the opportunity to ask any program or procedure questions you may still have. Please check your email for the date, time, and Zoom link sent from your child's teacher. We hope to see you then!

WHAT'S NEW?

St. Mike's Tikes & Families MOVIE NIGHT

Please join us for a FREE Movie Night on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 pm.

What Movie?: Jonah and the Whale - A Veggie Tales Movie

Arrival/Location: Plan to arrive between 7-7:15 pm, Movie will begin at 7:30 pm. Parking lot in front of Archangel Hall (gym next to St. Michael School)

What to Bring?: Chairs, blankets, and your own refreshments!

Questions?: Please contact Jaime Doran at jdoran@stmcary.org or Karen Allen at kallen@stmcary.org

Please join our Facebook Page: St Mike's Tikes and families, this is a closed group and you will be verified prior to admission.

God Bless,

Karen Allen

Preschool Spirit Gear

Coming soon...Celebrate St. Michael Preschool with our fun merchandise. T-shirts in child and adult sizes, school bags, insulated tumblers, and ceramic mugs all with our cute school logo! Online ordering will be available soon. Thank you for your support!

Realm Security/Privacy

Please take a moment to review your Realm Profile Security / Privacy Settings and edit as you see fit. To adjust your Realm Profile Privacy Settings, Log into Realm, select Your Profile in the upper right corner, then select Manage Privacy. Click for more details on Realm Security and Privacy.

Realm Groups

Want to connect with other parents in your child's class? The Realm Groups function is available to all classroom parents. Realm Groups offers an opportunity for families within your class to connect and network, encouraging fellowship among our community. Log into Realm, to get started.

Select “Groups” in the left menu bar

Select the Group you wish to chat with

Select the “Participants” Tab along top menu bar

Then Select “Chat”

Realm on the Move

Not near your computer but want to connect? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Download our Realm App by searching “Connect – Our Church Community” in your App Store for iOS or Android devices. Connecting with other Preschool Parents, Event Registration, and Event Payments is right at your fingertips. (An active Realm Login is required)

Project Enlightenment

Project Enlightenment offers support to parents of young children birth through kindergarten with topics such as discipline techniques, communication, child development, and more. Visit their website www.projectenlightenment.wcpss.net for more information.

Support St. Michael Preschool

Social Media - Please follow us on…

Twitter: @stmpreschoolnc

Instagram: @stmpreschoolnc

Facebook: StMichael Cary - please friend this account and find a link to the Closed Group there to view videos of your child’s class and other fun events. Please Tweet and Post with #stmichaelpreschool and #stmichaelcary

About Us

St. Michael Preschool is an important mission of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. We provide a safe and loving environment where the development of the whole child and the joy of learning is nurtured through socialization and play as we grow in our love of Jesus and discover how God is a part of our everyday lives.