St. Michael Preschool May Update

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Dear St. Michael Preschool Families,

As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, we find ourselves already very busy planning for the upcoming school year. Preschool Directors in the Diocese of Raleigh are working to revise curriculum standards, teachers are planning calendar events, and we continue to keep a close eye on the NCDHHS health and safety requirements. Please know, if there are any changes to our current Covid protocols, we will be sure to update you in a timely manner.

In this May Update, please find important information regarding your first Tuition Payment, Auto Draft Options, Orientation Dates, and Student Record Reminders. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.

Michele Lanuti

Preschool Administrative Assistant


We cannot wait to get to know your family! Take a few moments to complete our "All About My Child Form." Teachers will use the information to assist in providing a successful start for your child. The information provided on this form is confidential and will be used by preschool staff only. We look forward to partnering with you to create a strong home-school connection that will provide your child with the most rewarding faith-filled early childhood education.


Tuition Payment Schedule

Shortly, you will see your Parish Realm Account populate with the “Preschool Tuition Event.” This event will display your annual tuition balance, giving you the option to pay those fees online.

Tuition is a yearly fee, payable as follows:

  • Payment in full by June 5, or
  • One-half payment by June 5, and one-half by December 5, or
  • Ten monthly payments occurring June through April (no July payment)

Please see our Parent Handbook for Tuition, Payment, and Withdrawal Policies.

2021/2022 Tuition Rates

Transitional Kindergarten or Five-Day 4’s (M-F)

Full tuition: $3595/yr. or $359.50/mo.

Steward Rate: $3235.50/yr. or $323.55/mo.

4-Day Four-Year-Old Program (M-TH)

Full tuition: $2880/yr. or $288.00/mo.

Steward Rate: $2592.00/yr. or $259.20/mo.

4-Day Three-Year-Old Program (M-TH)

Full tuition: $3440/yr. or $344.00/mo.

Steward Rate: $3096.00/yr. or $309.60/mo.

3-Day Three-Year-Old Program (M/W/F)

Full tuition: $2585/yr. or $258.50/mo.

Steward Rate: $2326.50/yr. or $232.65/mo.

2-Day Two-Year-Old Program (M/W or T/TH)

Full tuition: $2040/yr. or $204.00/mo.

Steward Rate: $1836.00/yr. or $183.60/mo.

The Stewardship Tuition Rate is granted by St. Michael Church. Interested parishioners should visit our website to learn more and complete an application.

Tuition Payment Methods

Your first tuition payment is due by June 5 to hold your seat. Tuition can be paid using the following payment methods:

Online Credit Card Payment (*Active Realm Account Required):

*See our Spring Update for more information on how to activate your Realm account

Autodraft - How to set up a recurring payment:
  • Click this Auto Draft Registration Link
  • Enter the amount to draft for "Tuition - Current PS(PS-Preschool)"
  • *Enter Frequency as Monthly
  • Select Continue to enter your personal banking information

*A hold will be placed on all Autodrafts for the month of July, for no tuition payment is due in July.

Personal Check / Cashiers Check:

Tuition payments are also accepted via personal check payable to St. Michael Preschool. Payment can be mailed to 804 High House Road, Cary NC 27513. Cashier’s checks are accepted in place of cash.

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Engage with our St. Michael Preschool community digitally through Realm!

Welcome to Realm!

Activating your Realm Account is important for participation in online classroom communities. Realm will allow classroom families to engage via our online chat feature and account activation is required for online tuition payments and extended day payments. Also, teachers will be sending classroom updates via Realm Newsfeeds.

See our Spring Update regarding Realm details including:

  • Introduction to Realm and Realm Privacy Settings
  • Account Activation
  • Family Profile and Managing Contact Information (including allergy and emergency contact information)
  • Realm Groups
  • Realm Chat
  • Realm App (for Apple and iOS)

If you are unable to Log Into Realm due to an invalid/unknown email, this means your account has not been activated. If this is the case, check spam for an invite from “St. Michael The Archangel <>" or email to request a new activation invitation.

Preview our 3-minute Introduction to Realm Video for more information regarding your Login, Family Profile, Member Groups, Event Registration, and Event/Tuition Payments.


Oreintation and Calendar

Classroom/Teacher assignments and detailed Orientation Schedules will be emailed in early August. Plan for Orientation to begin the week of August 23 which will include a virtual parent orientation and in-person meet the teacher/student orientation.

During orientation, we will share important information about your child’s class, teacher, and schedule. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the preschool and the many ways that you can become involved in our community. For your convenience, we have listed a summary of orientation dates in our "At a Glance Calendar".

Would you like automated reminders of school-wide holidays and events? Sync with our Preschool Google Calendar using this link:

Simply go to Menu → Settings → CalendarSync with Google Calendar (Android) / Sync with other calendars (iOS). You will be able to activate the sync with Google Calendar here.


Early Arrival, Lunch Program & Adventure Camp

Need some extra time to run errands or get to an appointment? We can help! Check out our Extended Day 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
  • Adventure Camp - available monthly Oct-May

Important Notice: Adventure Camp will only occur when health protocols permit programs to mix age and class groups.

2021/2022 Extended Day Program Registration will be available online later this summer - These programs offer two payment options, the discounted monthly payment schedule or for ultimate flexibility, a daily "drop-in" payment schedule. See our Extended Day Webpage for pricing. Please note COVID procedures apply and are subject to change based on the most current health department regulations.


Student Records

Student records are required to be on file with the Preschool Office, for each student, before the first day of school. The preschool office will collect these items now through the first day of school. The documents required are listed below:

Birth Certificate: New students are required to submit a birth certificate. Birth Certificates can be submitted hardcopy to the preschool office or emailed (photograph or scan) to

Health and Immunization Information: An up-to-date immunization record with a statement of your child’s general health must be on file in the preschool office before your child may attend preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. Children are not permitted to attend school without a current Health and Immunization Record Form on file. These health documents may be submitted hardcopy to the preschool office, emailed to, or faxed to 919-468-6130.

Allergy/Medical (if applicable)

Please be prepared to submit an Emergency Action Plan (Food Allergy/Anaphylaxis) and/or Doctor Orders for Medication Administration if medications/medical devices will come to school with your child.

A Quick Reminder

St. Michael Preschool will begin hosting in-person tours May 3-18. Click Here for tour details and reservations.

Class Swap opportunities are still available. We are looking for the following swaps:

  1. One student in the 5-Day 4-year-old program who would prefer the 4-Day program
  2. One student in the M/W 2-year-old program with a flexible schedule to swap over to the T/TH 2's class

Email for more information regarding a potential "swap". Thank you for your consideration.


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.