PTO Meeting, VIRTUS Class, End of Q1
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear parents and families,
I look forward to seeing you all at the PTO meeting tonight, 7:00, in the school Cafeteria. The agenda will cover:
  • State of the School
  • PTO budget and finances
  • Fundraisers for the year
  • Technology Investments
  • School volunteer opportunities
Don't forget, by attending,  your children receive a free dress down day pass and the class with the most parents attending gets McDonald's cookies and a juice. 

The first quarter ends on October 27, so please review your child's grades on PowerSchool (click here) to ensure there are no surprises. Please be aware that PowerSchool is traditionally closed off the last few days of the quarter, and at times the Diocese takes it offline to make updates. If you need help accessing your account, please contact Mrs. Carlstrom. If you have any questions about assignments, please reach out to your child's teacher through email. 

The St. Michael's Minutes, while being the greatest weekly newsletter a principal has ever written, still is not yet perfect since it does not reach our entire community. As a goal for greater parent involvement and increased communication, I would love to be able to send this to our families who use other languages at home. If you are interested in helping to translate our St. Michael's Minutes newsletter each week into Spanish or Korean, please send me an email. It is extremely important that we work and partner with all the parents of our students. 

God bless,

Daniel V. Cinalli

PS- The Nats let me down, but the Redskins are making up for it!
Formation in Christian Chastity

Each year we are required by the Bishop to present a lesson plan, provided by the Diocese, devoted to the topic of   "Formation in Christian Chastity". This program is mandated by the Office of Child Protection and provides teachers and parents with resources to help inform our students about safety from the perspective of human dignity. The lessons for grades 1st through 8th will start  in two weeks, 10/27 - 11/4. This will give the parents enough time to opt out if they so choose. 
You have total access to the materials by going to the following website:

There you will find the exact lesson plans and script for the plans. The site can also answer any questions you may have regarding the justification for and reasoning behind our diocese's selection and mandating of this program. If you would like to opt your child out of these lessons, attached, please find an opt-out form. I ask that you please complete the form and submit it to Mrs. Carlstrom no later than next Wednesday, October 26. 
VIRTUS Training at St. Michael's

There will be a VIRTUS session scheduled here at St. Michael on Saturday, November 19th, at 9 a.m. in the Senior School Cafeteria. Trish Ward will be the facilitator. Maureen Carlstrom will be the St. Michael OPCYP liasion present. For individuals to sign up, they *must* do so via

Please remember that VIRTUS is only one of the components for volunteers to become "fully compliant" -- they *must* also fill out and submit the Volunteer Packet for processing by the Diocese OPCYP office.

Extra packets can be requested from the parish office, school office, or CCD office.

Saint Michael's Book Fair
St. Michael School will be holding a FALL BOOK FAIR– October 23-26 in the All Purpose Room. The Book Fair begins on Sunday October 23rd and will be open before and after masses from 9:30am-1:30pm.  Please stop by and get a head start on your Christmas shopping by giving the gift of Reading!

Family Night is on October 24th where books will be sold from 6 - 8pm. Refreshments will be provided and Gift Certificate drawings will be held at 6:30 and 7:30pm for book fair merchandise. Bring your family and friends to purchase books and enjoy refreshments and fellowship!

The Book Fair will also be open during the school day for student purchases on Monday through Wednesday October 24-26. Student wish lists will come home on Monday October 24th after they have previewed the Book Fair. If you would like your child to purchase books during the school day, please remember to send in cash or a check payable to St. Michael School with your child for their wish list purchases on Monday through Wednesday.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Book Fair. Please use the attached signup form and send it in to school, or email Mrs. Maureen Paparo at if you would like to volunteer to help at the Book Fair. Thank you in advance for your support!

If you have questions about the book fair, please contact our School Librarian Mrs. Patricia Wenger at

Clinic Corner

Health Screening will be conducted at St. Michael's on Tuesday, November 8th. Volunteers are needed to help the morning of the screening. If you are able to help, please complete the attached sign up form or send an email at:

Mrs. Jarvis, RN

(703) 941-9482

      The Week Ahead
  • Wednesday, October 19: 7:00 PTO Meeting in Cafeteria
  • Monday, October 24: Book Fair Begins
  • Wednesday, October 26: Class Pictures
  • Thursday, October 27: End of 1st Quarter
  • Friday, October 28: No School 
  • Monday, October 31: Winter Uniform Begins
  • Tuesday, Nov 1: All Saints Day, Mass 8:15, All Saints Prayer 1:30 in Church
“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” 
-St. Augustine
Saint Michael School  | Phone 703-256-1222 | Fax 703-256-3490 |