Science Fair, School Auction, Weather
Saint Michael's Minutes
Teaching Children their value as Children of God
Principal's Notes
Dear Parents and Families,

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th graders for successfully competing in their Science Fair! All the hard work, experiments, studies, data collecting, and writing and reporting paid off with a wonderful and enlightening night of inquiry and findings. A huge thank you and congratulations to Ms. Cortright for working so hard with all the students and staff to organize the fair. Kudos and appreciation is also due to Mrs. Wenger, Mrs. Howard, Ms. Bastidas, and Ms. Jacobeen for their help and support. Results and pictures are posted below.

Below are some quick notes for the upcoming week:
  • Monday, 2/18: No School, Presidents' Day
  • Wednesday, 2/13: Science Fair
  • Monday, 3/4: Confirmation, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 3/6: Ash Wednesday, Mass 8:30
  • Friday, 3/8: End of 2nd Trimester
  • Friday, 3/8: 11:30 Dismissal
  • Monday, 3/11: No School, Prof Development
  • Tuesday-Thursday, 3/12-3/14: Book Fair
  • Tuesday, 3/12: Book Fair Family Night 6:00-8:00
  • Thursday, 4/18: Holy Thursday, 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, 4/19 - Sunday, 4/28: No School, Easter Break

The School Auction is only a few weeks away. Please join us on March 2nd for a night of fun and fundraising for out school. The PTO and many volunteers have been working very hard behind the scenes to organize and plan the event. As our largest fundraiser of the year, its success goes hand in hand with supporting our students' education.

Please remember that we follow Fairfax County for all weather related closing and delays. The forecast is calling for snow, ice, and sleet on Tuesday into Wednesday. We will send out our alerts once Fairfax County announces their decision.

Our Claire's Gourmet Popcorn fundraiser is off and running. Please be sure to share the wonderful popcorn with any friends, family, or relatives.

Our Yearbook committee is looking for photos from the Christmas Concert, All Saints Day, Turkey Trot, Trunk or Treat, or any other activities please email them to our Yearbook supervisor, Bob Stroh, at

God bless,

Daniel Cinalli
Science Fair Results

Congratulations to all our students for successfully competing and presenting in our Science Fair. Each student presents to three different judges. Each judge fills out a page long score sheet, which are then tabulated and averaged for their total score. The results of the competition are below for each category and overall points. The number of award winners is based on the number of students in each category. The top 10 scorers will represent St. Michael School at the Diocesan Science Fair on April 13th,
1st Place: Dominic Caporaletti
2nd Place: Andrew Pham
3rd Place: Sebele Nadew
Honorable Mention: Sammy Shenkut
1st Place: Jaida Bell
2nd Place: Kieran Kennedy
Behavioral Science
1st Place: Hiwot Tadesse
2nd Place: Tatiana Saliba
3rd Place: Kimmie Vaughn
Honorable Mention: Kylie Ngueyn
Honorable Mention: Brendan Stroh
1st Place: Maggie Doyle
2nd Place: Ariana Lopez
3rd Place (tie): Andy Fronczek
3rd Place (tie): Lance Nguyen
Honorable Mention: Isabella Crespo
General Science
1st Place: Anderson Nguyen
2nd Place: Kayla Bernescut
3rd Place: Jonny Nguyen
Honorable Mention: Aidan Hines
Honorable Mention: Zeida Patino

Medicine & Health
1st Place: Lillani Horcharoen
2nd Place: Amy Nguyen
3rd Place: Bella Vejcik
Honorable Mention: Aracelys Pizarroso
Honorable Mention: Daniel Nguyen
Overall Top Scorers
1st Place: Maggie Doyle
2nd Place: Lillani Horcharoen
3rd Place (tie): Jaida Bell
3rd Place (tie): Dominic Caporaletti
5th Place: Hiwot Tadesse
6th Place: Anderw Pham
7th Place: Amy Nguyen
8th Place (tie): Anderson Nguyen
8th Place (tie): Bella Vejcik
10th Place: Tatiana Saliba
11th Place: Kayla Bernescut
12th Place: Jonny Nguyen
Our Kindergarteners used blocks to create and modify shapes in STEM Class with Mr. Cinalli. The students worked in pairs to create circles, squares, ovals, rectangles, and even trapezoids!
Fr. Drummond came down and toured the Science Fair. He was particularly impressed with the experiment about phantom pain.
All students were able to tour the Science Fair experiments on Thursday. The exhibits taught students if video games help test scores, the best bags to use for food freshness, and which soap actually cleans the best!
The whole school had Valentine's Day fun, from PreK through 8th grade. Our PreK students used their new adjustable ActivPanel for some fun games!
“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”-St. Augustine
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