Auction, May Crowning, PTO, Band Concert
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear parents and families, 

 "I have come to ask you to come here for six months on the 13th day of the month, at this same hour. Later I shall say who I am and what I desire. And I shall return here yet a seventh time."

This May we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.  Our Lady’s appearances and the messages that she gave were a means by which God called all to prayer, sacrifice, and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our students have been praying rosaries all year long and offering special intentions as classes each week to our Lady. 

Thank you to all who helped make our Saint Michael Auction and Hoe Down a massive success. The event was wonderfully attended and we raised over $16,000 for the school to invest in technologies for our students. Enough thanks could not go out to Mrs. Kennedy for leading the Auction Committee, as well as Mrs. Camarca for the decorations, and the whole PTO committee. The continuing support of our parents ensure that St. Michaels is always able to provide our students with all they need for their education. 

Speaking of our wonderful PTO, our current board's term is coming to an end and we are in need of new PTO board members for next year. This is a very important element of our school and necessary to the success of all in our community. If you are interested in running for a position, please email Mr. Cinalli at daniel.cinalli@stmikes22003.org. 

A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Taylor and all our staff for putting on a wonderful May Crowning prayer ceremony on Friday. The torrential rain required all students, teachers, parents, and staff to be flexible and creative, but the final service was beautiful and reverent. Our students even got some extra time with their Mass buddies to color pictures of Our Lady. 

Our Band Concert will be tomorrow, Thursday, at 7:00 PM in the school cafeteria. From what I have heard through the office walls every Thursday, our eats are all in for quite a treat!

The final day of school this year will be on June 9th. PreK's last day is June 1st. Our 8th graders' final day will be on June 7th. 

Parents, please send in your registration forms for next year. They are passed due, and registration for next year now goes on a first-come first-served basis for new families as well as returning families. 

Interims will be sent home on Wednesday, May 17th next week. 

The Cap. Club trip to the Newseum was rescheduled for May 20.

A Cap. Club service project to help the Archdiocese of Washington is scheduled for May 13.

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli
Principal
Little Celtics

Greetings from Pre-K!

Students had so much fun in science class this week. Each child made a life sized self portrait. The portraits are on display in the hallway of the junior building. 

Please remember to check your child's yellow folder daily. An invitation to our end of the year programs will be coming next week. 

Thanks,

Mrs. Jennison

Preschool Director

Clinic Corner

The warm spring/summer months contain many hazards for the skin.  Too much sun exposure, itchy rashes from poisonous plants, and annoying bugs/insects that can cause disease are just some of the skin irritants.  Follow these tips when venturing outside in the warm weather:

*  Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going out to allow time for it to be absorbed by the skin.
*  Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating heavily.
*  Put on sunscreen even if it is not a sunny day, since the skin can burn even if it is cloudy outside.
*  If you will be outside most of the day, it is important to wear protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat.
*  Seek shade in the early afternoon, the hottest time of day.

When in grassy or woodsy areas:

*  Apply insect repellent to exposed skin
*  Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and closed-toe shoes.
*  Tuck shirts into pants and pants into socks.
*  Wear light-colored clothes to make it easier to spot ticks.
*  Inspect your skin when you go indoors and remove any attached ticks, preferably with tweezers so the entire tick is removed.

Stay healthy,

Mrs. Jarvis, RN

(703) 941-9482

On the horizon...


  • May 8-May 26: Scantron Testing
  • May 11: Band Concert, 7:00 Auditorium
  • May 12: Band Trip
  • May 12: 11:30 Dismissal, Teacher Work Day
  • May 14: Mother's Day
  • May 22: Confirmation rehearsal, 6:00 PM
  • May 23: Teacher and Principal for a Day celebration
  • May 24: Confirmation, 6:30 PM
  • May 25: Colonial Day 
  • May 26: 11:30 Dismissal
  • May 29: No School, Memorial Day

“For how many children in the history of the Church has the Eucharist been a source of spiritual strength…there are many boys and girls among those declared by the Church to be saints or blessed…Mary, in the course of history, has not failed to show her motherly care for the little ones…think of…Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta of Fatima.” - Pope John Paul II
Saint Michael School  | Phone 703-256-1222 | Fax 703-256-3490 | daniel.cinalli@stmikes22003.org