St. Mike's Matters - Notes

January 5, 2023

Happy New Year!

There is so much wonderful news this January! Thanks to your diligence we have almost all our commitment cards in for the parish. Since our tuition rates are directly influenced by your giving we are hoping to be able to reduce tuition yet again this year. Stay hopeful and stay tuned.


The principal search is coming along well. The committee is meeting regularly and the position is posted on the Archdiocesan website as well as other job posting sites. Say a prayer for the committee's work. I know they're working hard to see that we are in the very best hands.


Open House (Sunday, January 29th from 11:00-1:00) is fast approaching . 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.


One more shout out to all the families who are helping with the Sunday coffee and donuts. I know Fr. Jim greatly appreciates your help, and we do too! PTSA - thank you Mary Sherman and Kim DeBord - you are the best!


Finally - New Year's resolutions. We value our families and kids more than anything and resolve to continue to do the best jobs we can to partner with you in the education of your children. Thank you for your continued trust and support. May 2023 bring many blessings to you all!


Kathi Rafferty and Roseann Feldmann

Co-Principals

THE GIFT OF LIGHT

Thank you so much to Ryan Schwan and Brent Swanson for upgrading the

pole lights along the drop-off and the walkway to new LED fixtures.


The fixtures were provided by CED and S 3 Construction provided the lift to get the work done.


What an improvement! The teachers and staff can actually see clearly when we leave school after dark.


Thank you Ryan and Brent, for all of your hard work!

Morning Drop Off Reminder

In the morning at drop off, cars should enter off of 11th Avenue and continue moving straight ahead. Cars should move in a counterclockwise direction at the curb and then pull up alongside the sidewalk to drop students off. If there are cars behind you, please do not stop by the crosswalk. Pull forward so that any cars that are behind you may unload students on the sidewalk. Please be patient! To avoid hitting students exiting cars, remain in line until the car ahead moves forward to exit.


Thanks for ensuring the safety of all of our students.

Pizza Wednesday - 1/11/23

Below you will find the link to order pizza for 1/11/23. 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/230034687094154


Thank you!

TIME TO CHECK UNIFORMS!

Please check your children's uniforms as many students have grown in height (and possibly weight) since September. Some of our girls' skirts/skorts are too short. Some of our boys'/girls' pants are too tight. Please make certain that ALL CLOTHING is in good repair.


Thanks for your cooperation.

Dress Code Guidelines


  • Clothing must be in good repair and appropriately sized– no holes, tears, or other excessive signs of wear.
  • Boys and girls slacks and shorts should be loose fitting; tight form fitting pants are not allowed.
  • Girls’ shorts, skorts, skirts, or dresses will be worn no more than three inches above mid-knee in length.

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

Boys Basketball Season

Boys basketball season is in full swing! Please click on the button below to see the schedule.
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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
  • 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

St. Michael Parish School - A Family of Families

Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM


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