"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be ever in my mouth. Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad." PS 34:2-3
Message from the Principal
Dear Families and Friends,

Next Friday, November 1st, we will be celebrating All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church. This year, we are pleased to be joining the students and staff of Cardinal Ritter High School for Mass in their gym to celebrate as one West Deanery Unified Catholic School community. As was done last year, any student who wishes to dress as a saint in celebration of this day may do so. Please ask your child’s homeroom teacher, if you have any questions.

We wish to thank all of our families who contributed to this year’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration this past Wednesday. Each year it continues to get bigger and better, and the food and entertainment were superb! We appreciate the help of so many to make this event another success.
 
Finally, please note that our next PTA meeting is schedule for this Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

Mrs. Ramos 
Announcements
Halloween

Students may dress in appropriate Halloween costumes on October 31st for free. We ask that all masks and accessories be kept at home so that these do not get lost throughout the day. Please make sure that your student can move in the costume and get in and out of the costume to use the bathroom, as needed.
Fall Book Fair

This year’s Fall Book Fair will be held from Monday, November 4 th through Thursday, November 7 th . As always, we can use as much help as possible. If you are interested in helping, please sign-up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eacaa2ea2f58-20196
Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day will be held on Tuesday, November 5 th . PreK-Grade 3 will have classroom visits from 8:15-9:15 a.m., followed by refreshments and snacks from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Grades 4-8 will have refreshments and snacks from 8:15-9:15 a.m., followed by classroom visits from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Please use the link below to RSVP if your child’s grandparent will be attending:
Trunk or Treat

Join us on Friday, October 25th for our annual Trunk or Treating in the school parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event will last until 7:30 p.m. Families who wish to park their car and pass out candy should contact Mrs. Ramos by October 24th.  After Trunk or Treat, students in Grades PreK-5 may join in the Halloween dance, which will take place in the cafeteria until 8:00 p.m. We will also host a Junior High dance in the school gym from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The cost for Trunk or Treating and the elementary dance is $5 per person. The cost for the Junior High dance is also $5 per person. (Please note that we will not be hosting a Haunted Hallway this year.) 
High School Placement Test Prep Classes

Eighth grade students interested in taking the High School Placement Test Prep class offered by Cardinal Ritter High School are reminded that classes begin in just a few weeks. The cost of the class is $15, which covers the cost of the book for the class. You may pay with cash or check. (Please make all checks payable to Cardinal Ritter High School.) Classes will be held in Mr. Alley’s room on the following dates: October 22nd, October 24th, and October 28th from 3:15-4:15 p.m. The dates of the Cardinal Ritter High School placement tests are Saturday, November 2nd and Saturday, December 7th. 
CYO Boys’ Basketball Evaluations

Boys’ basketball evaluations will be held on Saturday, October 26th.  Students in Grades 4 th , 5 th , 6 th  will have their evaluations from 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by evaluations for students in Grades 7 th  & 8 th  from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Evaluations are mandatory to be placed on one of our rosters. Please email John DeFabis at jdefabis001@indy.rr.com , if you have a boy interested in playing but are unable to attend on this day for any reason.  Evaluations will be held in the gym and are open to all boys who attend St. Michael-St. Gabriel or are members of the parish. This year’s fee is $90.
Box Tops for Education

In case you haven’t heard, the collection of Box Tops is now moving away from the traditional clipping of Box Tops to now scanning your receipt! The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses technology to scan your store receipt to find participating products and then instantly adds the Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. Simply go to your app store and download the Box Tops for Education app. Then choose St. Michael School (3352 West 30 th Street, Indianapolis). It’s easy and saves you time! For more information, click here .
Safe and Sacred Training

We would like to remind all our families wishing to help with activities where our students are present that individuals must have completed the Safe and Sacred online training and completed a background check in order to volunteer or to serve as chaperones for a field trip. Please understand that until the certificate and background check are on file, we cannot, per the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, allow individuals to volunteer or work as employees of the school without this training and background check completed. If you completed your Safe and Sacred training, but did not complete the background check, simply log in to your account with your password and press the background check to complete the entire process. If you completed your training over a year ago or are unsure of your status, please log in to your Safe and Sacred account to see whether your training and background check are current. All Safe and Sacred certificates will have an expiration date on them, allowing your training to be valid for three years. To access the Safe and Sacred website, please go to the following: https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php
Trash Bag Order Forms

To place your order for trash bags and help support the 8th grade class, please complete this order form and return it to the main office, or call us at 317-926-0516.