Passiontide, Diocesan Band Festival, Auction
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear parents and families, 

During the last two weeks of Lent, we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus. In ancient times, crosses were very ornate and beautiful; usually the crosses did not display the body of Christ.

The empty cross was a symbol of Christ’s victory in the resurrection. For this reason, the Church veiled the crosses during the time when we meditate on the suffering and death of the Lord. This was also the reason for veiling the statues: At this time, we do not think of the saints; we think of the Passion and Death of the Lord. - Msngr. William Carr. 

Congratulations to our Band and Dr. Little for earning a Superior rating at the Diocesan Band Festival this weekend! All the practice and hard work has truly paid off! I am not surprised at all based on what I hear every Thursday coming through my office door!

Auction flyers with ticket information coming home today. Please support our school and attend the auction We have many items, such as teacher for a day for each grade, principal for day, laser tag party for 10. Also, be on the look out for an email from your room parent on how your class will support the auction. 

Next week we will have a McDonald’s Night on April 12th. I hope to see you all there!

Please make sure to complete your 5 lunch hours before the end of the school year. Payment notices will be sent home to those that do not complete the 5 hours as stated in the handbook.

We are still accepting registration forms for next year. Please be sure to return your Registration Form. Reminders were sent home. If you have any questions or concerns about registration please contact Mr. Cinalli. 

On Holy Thursday there will be 11:30 Dismissal and NO AFTERCARE.

The third quarter ends on Friday, April 7. If you have any questions about your child's grades please email their teacher to have any questions answered before the end of the quarter. Report cards will come home Wednesday, April 12. 

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

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli
Principal
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Track and Field

Dear Parents,

Track will begin this Wednesday at Annandale High School's track near the high jump. The team will practice on Monday and Wednesday from 6:15-7:15. Paperwork (medical and participation form from nvjcyo.org website) will be collected this Wednesday. This form must be completed before your child can participate so please drop off your athlete with their paperwork. The cost to join is $20.

Practice will end at 7:15. (Only emergency late pick up will be accepted.) Please pick up your child near the high jump.  Thank you.

Coach Mary

Club Moderators Wanted!

In an effort to expand our club offerings, we are looking for a Chess Club moderator, as well as a running club moderator. The duties would be holding a session every week or every other week, taking roll, ensuring safe pickup, and having fun with the students! What a wonderful way to spend time with your children, their friends, and serve the school!

If you are interested or have another club you would be willing to offer and moderate, please send Mr. Cinalli an email. 

Little Celtics

Greetings from Preschool!

Our students are busy with spring activities and preparing our hearts for Easter. 

We will have an Easter egg hunt on Friday with help from our 8th graders. 

Please remember to send your children to school with jackets and sneakers. It is still cool in the mornings.

Thanks,

Mrs. Jennison

Preschool Director

Clinic Corner

Pollen allergy affects about 1 out of 10 Americans according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, coughing and post nasal drip, itchy eyes, nose, throat, and dark circles under the eyes.  Cold symptoms differ from allergy symptoms in that a cold is short lived, the nasal secretions are thicker, and is associated with a sore throat, hoarseness, fatigue, and sometimes fever.

In addition to taking over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, there are many ways to prevent or lessen allergy symptoms.  The following may be helpful:

* Pay attention to pollen counts and try to stay indoors when pollen levels are highest.

* In the late summer and early fall during ragweed season, pollen levels are highest in the morning.

* In the spring and summer during the grass pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the evening.

* Some molds may also trigger allergy symptoms such as leaf mold in the fall.

* Sunny, windy days can be especially bothersome for pollen allergy sufferers.

* When pollen counts are high, keep windows closed in your house and car and run the air conditioner.

* Avoid mowing grass and doing other yard work.

* If you must work outdoors, wear a face mask.

If your allergy symptoms persist and interfere with your ability to function while taking over-the-counter medications, then you may need to see your health care provider.  They may prescribe a stronger medication or may conduct allergy testing.

Mrs. Jarvis, RN

(703) 941-9482

On the horizon...
  • Friday, April 7: Easter Egg Hunts
  • Friday, April 7: End of 3rd Quarter
  • Saturday, April 8: Diocesan Science Fair
  • Wednesday, April 12: Report Cards sent home
  • Wednesday, April 12: McDonald's Spirit Night
  • Thursday, April 13: 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 23 : Easter Break
  • Saturday, April 22: Virtus Training at Saint Michael, 9:30 AM
“We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.” - Pope Francis
Saint Michael School  | Phone 703-256-1222 | Fax 703-256-3490 | daniel.cinalli@stmikes22003.org