Science Fair, No School Monday
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear parents and families, 

The schedule for the 7th and 8th grade Science Fair is below for your reference. This has been an incredible amount of work for the students and staff and the culmination of their hard work is truly something to celebrate.  I look forward to seeing many of the parents at our Science Fair Open House Friday morning from 7:30-8:30 and our awards ceremony at 8:30 Friday Morning.

Our Honors Math Teacher, Connie Wilson, has fallen a bit ill and has been out for the passed two weeks. Her return to school will not happen for at least a few weeks more, and I ask that everyone in our community prays for healthy and speedy recovery. She cares about the students of Saint Michaels more than any teacher I've seen before, and I know this time away is very difficult for her. 

Two ensure our Honor's Math Students are still kept moving forward, we are looking for a long-term Math Substitute. If you know of any candidates, please have them reach out to me in email. 

Yearbook order forms are due by the end of the month. Please be sure to sent them in to ensure you don't miss out on the memories!

International Night will be on Monday, February 27th. If you are interested in helping in any way, please email Mrs. Acevedo at yolanda.acevedo@stmikes22003.org. 

Claire's Gourmet order forms are due by the 27th. 

Registration forms went home last week for the 2017-2018 school year. Please send in your forms and registration checks to the front office. 

The last chance for help filling out FACTS information will be on March 2 from 6:00-7:00 PM in the school cafeteria. 

Please remember there is no school Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day. 

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli
Principal


Science Fair Schedule

6:00-6:30 pm Students arrive and go to Mrs. Parker's Room for holding

6:30 pm Judges arrive and begin pre-judging - before students enter

7:00pm Students enter cafeteria and sit waiting silently with a book to read and no electronics

—Judges begin judging 10min per students

—Students released to Mrs. Parker's room individually as 3 judges have completed their scoring

9:00 pm Overall Judging completed  - Students released - Parents pick up

9:00-10pm Winner Scoring analysis and ribbon prep

Award Ceremony - Feb 17, 2017

7:30am-8:30am Parents may view projects and are seated for ceremony in cafeteria

8:30 am 7th & 8th grade students enter and sit by displays

--Science Teacher & Principal announce awards.

9:00-9:30 am Students return all boards and materials to classroom plus reset tables for lunch


Little Celtics

Greetings from Preschool!

We had a really fun Valentine's Day party complete with yummy heart shaped cookies.

Remember Monday, February 20th there is no school due to Presidents' Day.

Thanks,

Mrs. Jennison

Preschool Director

Clinic Corner

What you eat affects your teeth and gums.  Eating patterns and food choices among children and teens are important factors that affect how quickly youngsters may develop tooth decay.  When bacteria (plaque) come into contact with sugar in the mouth, acid is produced which attacks the teeth for 20 minutes or more.  This can eventually result in tooth decay.  The most sugary foods that can lead to tooth decay are:

    * sugar filled sodas

    * sweetened fruit drinks

    * non-nutritious snacks

To help control the amount of sugar you consume, read food labels and choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugars.  Added sugars often are in soft drinks, candy, cookies, and pastries.  Gums are also affected by poor diets.  Although poor nutrition does not cause periodontal (gum) disease directly, many researchers believe the disease progresses faster in people with nutrient deficient diets. Things to do to help prevent tooth decay/periodontal disease:

    * maintain a healthy diet

    * make sure water is readily available

    * when you must snack, choose nutritious foods that are low in sugar

    * brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste

    * floss every day to remove plaque from under gums and between teeth

    * schedule regular dental appointments, usually every 6 months

Mrs. Jarvis, RN

(703) 941-9482

On the horizon...

  • Thursday, February 16: Science Fair
  • Monday, February 20: NO SCHOOL, PRESIDENTS' Day
  • Monday, February 27: International Night
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:15
  • Friday, March 3: Stations of the Cross, 2:40

"He who climbs never stops going from beginning to beginning, through beginnings that have no end. He never stops desiring what he already knows." –St. Gregory of Nissa
Saint Michael School  | Phone 703-256-1222 | Fax 703-256-3490 | daniel.cinalli@stmikes22003.org