"You have but one Father in heaven and one master, the Christ." MT 23:9B, 10B
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents,

As you may recall, back in August we shared our school theme for the year, which is “Prayer in Action is Love, Love in Action Is Service.” As we enter into a new month and begin preparation for the Advent season in December, you will find our students and staff completing more service projects in an effort to help those in need. On Monday, we will kick off our annual Canned Food Drive which will run through November 16th. Students may bring in packaged or canned non-perishable food items over the next nine days. These items will then be taken over to church during the class Masses on November 15th and 16th and donated to local food pantries. We would like every child to do his or her part to contribute items to this great cause. Remember that every little bit adds up quickly, and the generosity of our students will be felt by so many in our local community. Let’s continue to live the Crusader Way and show others just how much we care.

Next week is also our Fall Book Fair! Students will have the opportunity to preview the books on Monday and Tuesday with their classes, and then they may purchase their selections later in the w eek on Wednesday and Thursday. The Book Fair will be open during the school day and after school through next Thursday.

Have a wonderful week!  
Mrs. Ramos
Announcements
Congratulations to the Living the Crusader Way Recipients for September and October!

Segenet Aaron, Ajay Acton, Ezequiel Aguilar-Cruz, Moses Aldana-Cortes, Mayrin Alvarado-Xalanda, Christopher Benjamin, Asher Bolen, Dempsey Carrera-Picon, Matthew Cmehil, Max Cmehil, Ricky DeLeon-Gonzalez, Macie Dill, Lucy Geis, Isabella Guadarrama-Marquez, Naomi Hicks, Jordynn Howard, Yarudsy Landa, Lilian Langa, Ryan Mayberry, Melvin Mendez-Diaz, Dona’e Moore, Camila Morales-Lara, Neida Moreno, Rodney Navarrete, Amy Olivera, Omar Ortela-Abraham, Guadalupe Perez, Christopher Rivera-Nolasco, Kenadi Robinson, Kacey Rosales-Bello, Aaron Sultzer,Siem Tekle, Rhodas Tyrone, Zachary Waggoner, Mrs. Briggeman, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Guilfoy, Ms. Keller, Mr. Miles, Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Tekippe
Final Exam Cards for Junior High Students

All students in Grades 6-8 will take semester final exams beginning on Friday, December 8 th . In order to take those final exams, students must have an exam card with them. To ensure that your student receives an exam card, please make sure your Tuition, Lunch, and After Care balances are current during the month of November, as we will begin processing exam cards at the end of the month. Cards will only be issued to those students whose accounts are current. Failure to take final exams will cause a student to receive an Incomplete in his/her classes and will delay his/her final grades from being processed for first semester. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Areal at mareal@indyarchangel.org
SMSG 8 th Grade Presents Peter Pan Jr.!

Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10

7:00 PM at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Kavanagh Hall

Tickets on Sale - $5 per person, SMSG School Office
2017-2018 Volunteer Guide

All families are required to complete 10 service hours for the school year. Please know that all service hours for St. Michael-St. Gabriel must be completed at our school. Hours worked at Cardinal Ritter High School events do not count toward these hours. Please review the 2017-2018 SMSG Volunteer Guide ( English ) ( Spanish ) for more details.
Marian Family Math Night

Marian Family Math Night will be on Monday, November 6th from 5:30-7:00pm. Family Math offers hands-on, engaging, cooperative activities with every day materials. You don’t need to be an expert mathematician; come enjoy an evening doing some fun math activities with your family. Learn more here .
High School Placement Test
 
The high school placement tests at Cardinal Ritter High School will be held on Saturday, November 4th and Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Please remember that this exam is not an admissions test, but only a placement exam for classes, such as Algebra and English, next year. If your child has an IEP and plans to take one of these exams, please notify Ms. Doyle so that she can inform the school of your child’s accommodations, if he or she chooses to take Cardinal Ritter’s placement exam. 
Thank you, Mr. Cain, for preparing SMSG students for the high school placement test!
Sacramental Preparation: St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
 
Parent Meeting dates (choose one):
 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.     
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.        
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  
                                                           
First Communion:  Feast of Christ the King in November and on May 5, 2018 and May 6, 2018 at each Mass

Contact Mrs. Keith for more information at tkeith@stgabrielindy.org .
Trash Bag Order Forms

To place your order for trash bags and help support the 8th grade class, please complete this order form and return it to the main office, or call us at  317-926-0516 .
Box Tops Collection

Remember to save your Box Tops throughout the year and bring them in to help support St. Michael-St. Gabriel. 
Sacramental Preparation: St. Michael the Archangel Parish

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting:  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Life Center
First Reconciliation Retreat:  Saturday, December 2, 2017, time and place TBD
First Reconciliation:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Michael Church
 
First Communion Parent Meeting:  March 11, 2018 at Noon in the Parish Life Center
Blessing Cups:  March 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Life Center
First Communion Retreat:  April 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Life Center
First Communion:  May 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Mass

Contact Ms. Hawkins for more information at mhawkins@saintmichaelindy.org .