Catholic Schools' Week, Auction Information, STEM Night
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear parents and families, 

Catholic Schools Week has been going extremely well and the students, faculty, and staff are having a blast celebrating the gift of a Catholic education. We begun the week by celebrating Mass with our new Bishop, His Excellency Bishop Burbidge. After Mass, Bishop Burbidge met with the students to speak with them reminding them every day to Rejoice, Renew, and Respect. We are truly blessed and honored to be Bishop Burbidge's first official grade school visit. 

This week we also have already given out awards from our local chapter of the Knights of Columbus for an essay contest, free throw competition, and soccer goal competition. 

Our Religion Bee and Spelling Bee brought some fantastic drama to our school cafeteria with our students showing their overall knowledge and ability to recall very difficult information in the stress of the bee in front of all their classmates. Our Spelling Bee contestants set a new school record for number of words correctly spelled! It was much more of a marathon competition than a sprint!

We were also blessed to have a representative for the National Catholic Education Association come to meet with our 2nd and 3rd graders to read a story and give away some goodies to support our school during Catholic Schools Week. 

Thank you to all of our competitors, and congratulations to our winners!

Religion Bee: 
  • 8th Grade: Victoria Phan, Samantha Lee, and Justin Nguyen
  • 5th Grade: Lucia Stakem, Brendan Stroh, Andy Fronczek

Spelling Bee

  • Champion: Samantha Lee
  • 1st Runner Up: Annabella Caporaletti
  • 2nd Runner Up: Elizabeth Paparo

Junior Spelling Bee

  • Champion: Allison Nguyen
  • 1st Runner Up: Brendan Stroh
  • 2nd Runner Up: John Paparo
Tomorrow is the class color dress down day. Please look below to see the class assignments and colors. The students are encouraged to dress down to show support for their team, and of course to continue to bring in cans to earn the dress down day and extra PE class with Mr. Muha. 

The planning for this years Auction is getting underway. A flyer went home last week, but if you are looking to help on the planning committee or assist in any way please contact Mrs. Kennedy. The Auction is an incredibly important fundraiser for our school and it takes a great deal of planning, many volunteers, and very appreciated donations for it to be as beneficial as possible.

On Tuesday, February 7 please join us for the STEM Night with Marymount University in our school cafeteria from 6:00-7:30. There will be many exhibits for students to interact with, including a portable planetarium!

I look forward to seeing many of you this Saturday following the 5:00 Mass for our spaghetti dinner in the school cafeteria. The cost is $10 per adult. Please RSVP with the front office so we can ensure to have enough sauce made. 

There will be a planning meeting for International Night this Monday, February 6 at 7:00 in the school cafeteria. Please contact Mrs. Acevedo if you have any questions. 

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli

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Open Houses

Did you know the greatest recruitment tool for Catholic schools is word-of-mouth references?

Please spread the word and tell your neighbors or friends about our one remaining Open Houses during Catholic Schools Week. 

Thursday, February 2 from 1:30-3:00 PM

Note from Mrs. Acevedo

I would like to thank the Saint Michael community for your concern, prayers, and generosity during my absence from school due to my father's sudden death. Please know how very grateful I am, and be assured you are all in my prayers.

                                  Mrs. Acevedo

Catholic Schools Week

Canned Food Drive All Week: Running Monday-Friday, students will be teaming up with another grade and having a week long canned food drive competition. Totals will be tracked daily, and each class can earn a dress down day, and the grand prize winners will receive an extra PE class with Mr. Muha! The teams are: 

  • 8th and 2nd (Purple)
  • 7th and 1st (Blue)
  • 6th and Kindergarten (Red)
  • 5th and PreK (Green)
  • 4th and 3rd (Yellow)

Thursday, February 2

Open House from 1:30-3:00. Pep Rally for all students at from 10:45-Lunch. Students will dress down in a color with their grade team for the canned food drive and our 8th Graders and Mr. Muha have planned a Pep Rally for all 4th-8th graders. Ronald McDonald will be coming to visit our PreK-3rd graders as well at 10:00. 

Friday, February 3

School Mass at 8:15. Following Mass, students are invited to don their craziest hats for the day. Students will write thank you letters to their parents, and the school will send home a special gift for all families. We will have a  Modern Music Making - Interactive Assembly for K-8th grade. This will be a fun, engaging, entertaining, and educational assembly and wrap up the school week with some fun for all ages. 

Saturday, February 4

We will close out Catholic Schools week with a Spaghetti Dinner at 6:00 in the school cafeteria. It is $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be a raffle, a 50/50, and good food and fun for all! 

Little Celtics

Greetings from Preschool!

Students are enjoying their weekly art class with Mrs. Walthour. They are making polar bear faces using chalk and oil pastels. 

Please remember to wear green tomorrow for class color day, and to continue to donate cans for the canned food drive. 


Mrs. Jennison

Preschool Director

Clinic Corner

We all at times have food cravings, especially sweets. Research has shown that exercise, especially in the morning, help to curb various food cravings.  So try waking up earlier in the morning to fit in a quick workout instead of dreaming about chocolate!

Mrs. Jarvis, RN

(703) 941-9482

On the horizon...

  • February 4: Spaghetti Dinner, 6:00 PM School Cafeteria
  • February 6: International Night Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM School Cafeteria
  • February 7: STEM Night with Marymount students

“On the question of relating to our fellowman – our neighbor’s spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.” -St. Teresia Benedicta
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