"I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life." JN 8:12
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents,

St. Michael-St. Gabriel is once again pleased to kick off our “Footsteps with God” Walk-A-Thon fundraising campaign! This event, which spans the course of one month, is our annual fundraiser for our school. Contributions made to our Walk-A-Thon help to offset and cover the cost of several activities, enrichment programs, and projects for our students, in addition to providing upgrades and additions to our classrooms and campus. Some of our most recent additions over the last few years include classroom white boards and our new playground.

Beginning next Thursday, and most subsequent Thursdays leading up to our Walk-A-Thon, we will have one Walk-A-Thon dress down day each week. The money collected by students on these days will go directly toward their individual student goals and will also contribute to their class and overall school goals. As always, it is our goal to have 100% participation from every student in the school. No contribution is too small, and every donation is greatly appreciated.  Our goal is to raise over $20,000 this year. Specific incentives will be announced at today’s pep rally, including school, class, and individual prizes. Remember that any amount of money our students and their families can contribute goes directly back into the school, benefiting all 349 students.

This year’s Walk-A-Thon will be held on Friday, October 12th. If you have any questions about this event, or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the main office or our PTA president, Mrs. Ana Adams.


God Bless,
Mrs. Ramos
Announcements
ILEARN Information

This year the state of Indiana is transitioning from the ISTEP+ assessment to the ILEARN assessment. Students in Grades 3-8 will take both the English Language Arts and Math exams. Students in Grades 4 and 6 will also take a Science exam, and students in Grade 5 will also take a Social Studies exam. For more information about the changes in this year’s exam, please view the Parent Brochure
Crusader Spirit Wear

Destination Athlete has opened up its SMSG online spirit wear shop. It will remain open through midnight on September 14th. Almost all items are available in Youth, Women’s, and Men’s sizes and styles. Just click on "Details" under any item to see all options. Click here to make your purchases.
8 th  Grade Parent Meeting

There will be an 8th Grade parent meeting on Wednesday, September 19th, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. We will discuss the 21st Century Scholarship, the high school application process, high school placement test dates, graduation, the 8th Grade trip, and fundraisers. 
Hispanic Parent Meeting

There will be a Hispanic parent meeting on Wednesday, September 19th, at 7:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria. We hope you will join us.
ArcAngelic Youth Choir at St. Michael Parish

The ArcAngelic Youth Choir is open to any student in Grades 3-8 who love to sing and want to develop their voices while worshipping the Lord. We practice on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 at St. Michael Church, and sing at the 9:00 a.m. mass on the third Sundays of the month. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lorelei Cleary .
We hope you can join us!
Parent Volunteers Needed

As we embark on a new school year, please know that we are looking for parent volunteers to help with various tasks, including morning drop-off (7:00-7:45 a.m.), recess duty (12:00-1:10 p.m.), and afternoon dismissal (2:00-3:00 p.m.). All volunteers must have completed the required Archdiocesan Safe and Sacred training before participating in any volunteer activities. To complete your Safe and Sacred training, please click here . If interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Ramos.
Cardinal Ritter High School Parent Preview

All students and parents interested in learning more about Cardinal Ritter High School are invited to attend the Cardinal Ritter Parent Preview Night which will be held on Thursday, October 4 th , at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Michael-St. Gabriel cafeteria. Both the school president, Mrs. Hoy, and the admissions director, Mr. Powers, will be on hand to answer questions and to provide you with information for applying.  
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Meetings

Our Parent-Teacher Association will be meeting on the following Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. As a reminder, parents who attend these meetings receive one hour (per meeting) toward their ten required service hours. 

August 19th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, December 16th, January 20th, February 24th, March 17th, April 14th, May 19th
Safe and Sacred Training

We would like to remind all our families wishing to help with activities where our students are present that individuals must have completed the Safe and Sacred online training and completed a background check in order to volunteer or to serve as chaperones for a field trip. Please understand that until the certificate and background check are on file, we cannot, per the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, allow individuals to volunteer or work as employees of the school without this training and background check completed. If you completed your Safe and Sacred training, but did not complete the background check, simply log in to your account with your password and press the background check to complete the entire process. If you completed your training over a year ago or are unsure of your status, please log in to your Safe and Sacred account to see whether your training and background check are current. All Safe and Sacred certificates will have an expiration date on them, allowing your training to be valid for three years. To access the Safe and Sacred website, please go to the following: https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php
2018 Volleyball West Deanery Night

Calling all future volleyball stars: Our Lady Raiders invite you to watch them battle arch rival Speedway. Hang out with the Cardinal Ritter volleyball team and eat with them before the game! We will raffle off CRHS Volleyball gear and you will get to meet our Head Coach, Ms. Catie Triplet. Join us for food, fun, and exciting volleyball action for FREE!
Click here for more details.
Save the date for CYO Night at Marian University as Cardinal Ritter takes on Triton Central on Friday, September 21. Click here for more details.
Click here to view the info sheet on how to apply for freshman admission at Cardinal Ritter High School.
Baby Sitter Training
St. Michael-St. Gabriel Resource Room
Every Tuesday Beginning September 18
3:00-5:30 PM
More details here . Register here .
CYO Girls Basketball Clinic
 September 8 & 9
1:00-2:30 PM
Grades 3-8
More details here .
Box Tops Collection

Remember to save your Box Tops and bring them in to help support St. Michael-St. Gabriel.
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 .