Dear Parents and Families,

Yesterday we began Catholic Schools Week by celebrating Mass and heard some very kind words from our Pastor, Fr. Drummond. I would like to also share some words on Catholic education from Pope Francis: " You must not teach just content, but the values and customs of life. … [T]here are three things that you must transmit: how to love, how to understand which values and customs create harmony in society. [Teachers] must aim to build an educational relationship with each student, who must feel welcomed and loved for what he or she is, with all of their limitations and potential."

It is our goal at St. Michaels to honor and respect the sacrifices our parents make to entrust us with the education of your children. We will continue to do our best every day to successfully transmit these three goals of Catholic education to our students. As always, thank you for partnering with us in your child's education and faith formation.

Below are some quick notes for the upcoming week:
  • Monday, 1/7 - 2/1: Scantron Testing
  • Monday - Friday, 1/28 - 2/1: Catholic Schools Week
  • Thursday, 1/31: Open Houses for potential new families
  • Sunday, 2/3: Open House for potential PreK and K families 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, 2/5: Claire's Gourmet begins
  • Saturday, 2/9: Confirmation Retreat

We will continue our Scantron testing this week working with students who missed a test or have not yet finished theirs.

Lunch orders for February are due to the front office.

Miss Cortright is looking for volunteers to be judges at this year's science fair, which will be held on Wednesday, February 13th from 630pm to 9pm. You do not need a background in science to be a judge, though having an interest in science would help! If you think that you or someone you know would be interested in participating as a judge for the science fair, please contact Miss Cortright as soon as possible at  emily.cortright@stmikes22003.org .

This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week with some fun activities and theme days, The schedule of events is listed below. We look forward to celebrating Catholic Education with all of our students and staff this week!

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli
Principal