McDonald's Spirit Night, Splash Math, STREAM Lab
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear parents and families, 

"O Divine Truth, You give so much strength to the soul which clothes itself with You, that it never falters under the weight of adversity beneath the burden of troubles and temptations, but in every struggle it gains a great victory. I am wretched because I have not followed You, O Eternal Truth; hence I am so weak that in every least tribulation I fall" - St Catherine of Siena.

I am very excited to announce that next year we will be converting two former offices into one state of the art STREAM Lab! STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This will be a dedicated space where teachers and students are able to conduct STREAM activities that will be fun and educational. The picture to the right is a list of supplies that are needed, so if you have any around the house please feel free to donate! In the meantime, we have purchased a new set of STEM activities for K-5th grade. Our teachers are just beginning to explore the options, but your children will be exposed to these activities more and more as the year goes on. 

Mr. Muha and the K-5 teachers are now signed up for SplashMath. SplashMath is an online math website that gives each student an account. The website has many math lessons and problems to practice. Mr. Muha is working with the teachers to add in parent emails to the student accounts so you are able to see what your child is accomplishing. It is a very promising website for our teachers and students, so be on the lookout for your child doing math and earning coins online! Since SplashMath online goes through 5th grade, Ms. Pugh has been showing the students IXL as well for an online math resource. 

We are looking to expand our club options for students in the coming weeks. If you are interested in volunteering to lead the Chess Club (4th-8th), a Running Club for grades 1-3, or have ideas for other clubs, please email Mr. Cinalli at daniel.cinalli@stmikes22003.org. 

The St. Michaels Sports Banquet for all sports teams is this Saturday, March 25. Pre-dinner begins at 6:00, dinner at 6:30, and the awards ceremony at 7:30.  

Our McDonald's Spirit Night is tonight from 5:30-7:30. Please be sure to attend for good times and a free dress down day pass!

Spring pictures have been sent home. If you do not wish to purchase the photos, please send the packet back in to the school so we can return it. 

Mark Forrest, and international tenor, will be leading an evening of Eucharistic devotion and music on Sunday, April 2nd, at 7:30 PM in the church. This is a free event and all are invited to attend!

Please save the date for our Annual Auction on May 6! 

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli
Principal


Little Celtics

Greetings from Preschool!

We are so excited for spring! Preschoolers love taking turns using the classroom Activboard for our alphabet activities. 

Please remember jackets daily, as weather is still chilly in the mornings.

Thanks,

Mrs. Jennison

Preschool Director

Clinic Corner

Often it is difficult to get back into an exercise routine after the inactivity of the winter months. Here are some suggestions to help get back into a regular exercise regimen: 1) If you are starting a new physical activity, go slow at the start.  Even if you are doing an activity that you did before, start up again slowly to lower your risk of injury or burnout. 2) Pick activities that are appropriate for your fitness level. 3)In order to avoid injury, begin each session with five minutes of slow movements to warm up your muscles, and take five minutes at the end of the workout to cool down. 4) To benefit from exercise and avoid injury, it is best to exercise at least three days a week.  Try walking 10 minutes a day three days a week.  Once that feels comfortable, try to do more.  Increase the time amount of your exercise (15 minutes walking instead of 10 minutes).  Then walk on more days a week while adding more minutes to your walk. 5) Set aside specific days and times for exercise so it becomes part of your regular routine. 6) Add variety to your exercise routine to avoid boredom.  Maybe try low-impact aerobics for 30 minutes 2 days a week.  Then walk on a treadmill or outdoors for 30 minutes, 1 day a week.  If you have a medical condition or symptoms of a health problem, check with your health care provider before beginning an exercise program.

Mrs. Jarvis, RN

(703) 941-9482

On the horizon...

  • Wednesday, March 22: McDonald's Spirit Night, 5:30-7:30
  • Tuesday, March 28: Tornado Drill in school, 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, April 1: Capital Club trash pickup
"Zeal for your house consumes me." (John 2:17)
Saint Michael School  | Phone 703-256-1222 | Fax 703-256-3490 | daniel.cinalli@stmikes22003.org