"Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart, and yield a harvest through perseverance."  LK 8:15
Message from the Principal
Dear Families and Friends,
 
We want to thank all our families for their understanding and flexibility over the last few weeks with the altered schedules and cancellations. While we do our best to prepare for possible inclement weather, we cannot always predict what course of action we may need to take in advance when the conditions are not as favorable as we would like. Our hope was to be in school last Friday, but the road conditions proved to be unsafe for our families and staff, and so we decided to cancel school. Because of last Friday’s cancellation, we will need to be in session next Friday, February 15th to make up this missed day of school. For our junior high students, who operate on a block schedule, this will be a White Day. Students who normally have classes at Cardinal Ritter High School will stay at St. Michael-St. Gabriel that day, as they will not be in session.

As a reminder, any returning family that was unable to submit their registration paperwork for the coming academic year should try to submit that as soon as possible, as we have begun the process of accepting new families. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. 

Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!
 
Mrs. Ramos
Announcements
Check out the latest posting on National Catholic Educational Association's blog to see how St. Michael-St. Gabriel is breaking the norm!
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Second graders presented their first Saint Wax Museum this week.
2019-2020 Registration

Thank you to those families who have already submitted their registration paperwork and fee. Now that we are in the month of February, we will begin accepting new students based on the available spots we currently have open. Current families may still re-register, as long as there are openings in your child's grade. Please remember, too, that all families are required to submit a $150 non-refundable registration fee with their registration paperwork. This fee and completed paperwork will secure your student’s spot for the upcoming academic year. Remember that one fee is required per family. 
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Meetings

Our Parent-Teacher Association will be meeting on the following Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. As a reminder, parents who attend these meetings receive one hour (per meeting) toward their ten required service hours. 
February 24th, March 17th, April 14th, May 19th
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 scholarship 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 www.Scholars.IN.gov.                  
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.