St. Mike's Matters- Notes

September 29, 2022

Feast of St. Michael

Today we celebrate our patron saint - the awesome St. Michael. According to both scripture and tradition, St. Michael has four main responsibilities. The first is to stand up to evil and work to combat it, the second is to accompany those who have gone before us to the gates of heaven, the third is to be our champion, and the fourth is to be with us on judgment day.


Those also sound like our school goals! To educate the whole child to be strong in the world, to teach us to look both ahead of us and behind us to seek wisdom, to stand for what is right, and to be prepared for all the surprises, successes, and challenges life brings.


We proudly stand with St. Michael today, and as always, pray for him to "defend us in battle." St. Michael is usually portrayed as a warrior - and we go forth today armed with his strength.


Feast Day Blessings!


Kathi Rafferty & Roseann Feldmann

Co-principals

Attendance Procedures

If you have a child that is sick and staying home, or a child that is going to be late, we ask that you please send an email to attendance@stmikesolympia.org to inform us of your child's absence. Please include in your message why they will not be at school or why they will be late so that our attendance list is accurate.


Please contact your student's teacher(s) to arrange for pickup of missed classwork.


Thank you!

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School Calendar

October 14th - Faculty Professional Development Day - No School


October 19 - Individual School Pictures


October 21st - Middle School Dance


October 26th - After School Conferences


October 27th - All Day Conferences - No School


October 28th - Faculty Planning Day - No School

Spartan Spirit Days!

On Spartan Spirit days, students can wear their Spartan Spirit T shirt with uniform bottoms.


If you don't have a Spartan Spirit shirt, please contact the school office and we will check our stock. Shirts are $17 each.


Please add the following dates to your calendar:


  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 14
  • January 25
  • February 21
  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 31
  • June 7
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Please help support the Lions Club Apple Sale. Call Jim Pitchford (a St. Mikes parishioner) at 360.951.0777, if you're interested in ordering a box of high quality apples.

Pick up will be after Masses on Oct 23.

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Spartan Girls Volleyball Schedule

St. Mike's girls volleyball is in full swing!


The volleyball schedule can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Spartan Football Schedule

It's time for Spartan Football!


The football schedule can be accessed by clicking the link button below.

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: scrip@stmikesolympia.org

Place Your Yearbook Order

The 2022-2023 Yearbooks are available for pre-order starting 9/16/22!


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.


Prices:

$30 book with free icon promo through 10/07/22

$30 book (no free icons) through 11/19/22
$40 book through 01/28/23


Please contact Mrs. Swenson if you have any questions.

nswenson@stmikesolympia.org

School Volunteer Agreement

Below is the 2022-2023 guidance for Catholic School Volunteers, which our school received from the Archdiocese on August 22, 2022. This agreement form needs to be completed and signed for each St. Michael School volunteer this school year. Included are the medical Covid-19 guidelines for symptomatic and exposed individuals. Access to both of these forms are through the buttons below.

Library Volunteers Needed

Our school library is currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out or have questions regarding volunteering, please email Sandra Quebedeaux at: squebedeaux@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 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) 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.

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 (rfeldmann@stmikesolympia.org). 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

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

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.

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