"Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life." John 6:63
Message from the Principal
Dear Families and Friends,

We hope you are spending quality time with your families this weekend. While we know the day to day activities of school and work are important, nothing can ever replace the time we have with our families, and it is important for us to make time to be with those we love and to thank them for the part they play in our lives.

As we begin the season of Advent this Sunday, we prepare ourselves for the birth of our Savior. As Christians we take time to consider ways in which we can give to others and show our gratitude for all that we have. During this time, we ask that all students and families consider collecting money for the Holy Childhood Association. A few weeks ago when Sr. Loretto joined us to speak about her missionary work, all students were given a mission box. We ask that students try to collect whatever money they can over the next three weeks to help continue the great missionary work that is being done by her and her community.

Since Final Exams for our Junior High students are just around the corner, we have included the Final Exam schedule and list of study tables for you.


God Bless,

Mrs. Ramos
Announcements
Christmas Concert

This year’s Christmas Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. in St. Michael Church. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5, plus any student in Choir and Beginning Band will be performing. Students in Pre-K through Grade 3 will need to wear a white sweatshirt, shirt, or blouse and any color pants or skirt, plus garland around their head for a halo. Students in Grades 4 and 5 will be assigned a part in the play. Please contact Mrs. Richardt or Mrs. Cleary if you have any questions. 
PTA Meetings

The December PTA meeting has been canceled. Meetings will resume on January 19 th .
Christmas Feast

Several volunteers are needed to help with our annual Christmas feast, which will be held on December 19 th . If you are interested in helping, please use this link to sign-up.
E-Learning Days

In the event of a school closing for, we will utilize E-Learning for the day. Please take a moment to review how E-Learning works in our school so that you and your students are prepared. 
21 st Century Scholarship

The 21 st Century Scholarship is a program for students currently in seventh and eighth grade. This scholarship program provides income-eligible students the opportunity to earn a scholarship that covers up to four years of tuition and regularly assessed fees, such as technology and health services fees, to several public colleges and universities in the state of Indiana. For those families considering private institutions in Indiana, the scholarship will cover part of the cost to attend these schools as well. Families interested in applying for this schol arship should do so by June 30 th of a student’s eighth grade year. Several of our families have already registered for this program. For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll/ .
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.