St. Mike's Matters - Notes
February 2, 2023
Open House last Sunday was a wonderful success and we are anticipating even more growth next year than this year. That is a blessed situation to have! In order to help us with our planning, if you are not planning to return next year, please let us know immediately by emailing (email@example.com). If you aren't sure (We know plans can be up in the air!), we can keep you on our class list as long as you want, but please let us know if there is a chance you may be leaving next year.
Though we do see larger numbers possible for next year, we want to affirm that we exist to fulfill our mission to raise our youngest disciples in the faith - that is the one reason for growth that we can't ignore. Because they are precious to you all, and to God, we also owe them the best education we can give them.
Will there be changes? We still believe it is best for our school to hold to our class size limits - that's not going to change. We are also financially strong, and due to your increased Sunday stewardship, we can plan carefully but confidently.
How are we going to do this? Lots of questions, and keeping our eyes on the Holy Spirit for answers. As we move forward, keep us in your prayers, let us know your concerns, and believe, as we do, that all we have as a school and parish, place us among the luckiest and most blessed schools out there.
Principal Search Committee Update
The Principal Search Committee would like to thank everyone for completing the survey regarding the principal position. The committee spoke to several respondents who asked to be contacted and we appreciate their input and passion. We are also excited to report we have scheduled the first round of interviews this month with 4 excellent applicants. The committee also decided, in conjunction with the Archdiocese, to extend the application deadline on the Seattle Archdiocese website from February 1st to February 22nd. This will allow all quality candidates ample time to complete their applications and collect all the required documents and reference letters required. Please continue to keep the Search Committee in your prayers as we continue to select the next Saint Michael's Parish School principal.
February 3rd - Middle School Dance
February 10th - Faculty Development and Curriculum Day - No School
February 20th - Presidents Day - No School
March 2nd - Open Registration for returning families
March 9th - End of Second Trimester - Noon Dismissal
March 10th - Professional Development Day - No School
Pizza Wednesday - 2/8/23
Below you will find the link to order pizza for 2/8/23. 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.
Please click the link below to place your order.
Girls 2023 Basketball Season
Please click the link below for the game schedule and practice information.
JPII Annual Take Flight Breakfast
JPII’s annual Take Flight Breakfast is fast approaching. Join us on Wednesday, February 15th at Saint Martin’s Worthington Center to celebrate the amazing young men and women of JPII High School, while raising support for tuition assistance. Doors open at 7:30am with the program beginning at 8am. Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of 8. Seating is limited so register today. Our student keynote speaker is Joe Schumacher, a St. Michael Parish School graduate and current altar server at Saint Michael Parish.
School Sweatshirts and Spartan T-shirts
- 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. You can pay via cash or check.
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) firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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
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 (email@example.com). 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
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Ron Feldmann MD
St. Michael Parish School Health Office