"Let all the earth cry out to God with joy."  PS 100:1
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

As we head into our last week of remote learning, I want to thank you for all of your prayers and support. I want to thank our awesome teachers for all the hard work they put into preparing remote lessons. It has been so exciting to see how creative they have been.

As we finish up this year, we definitely want to recognize our students for their achievements throughout this year. On May 26 th, we will air our 8 th Graduation and Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM. The link can be found here and on our website. Thank you to our Media and Communication team at Cardinal Ritter for making this possible.

Please email me with any questions.

God Bless,

Mrs. Hoy
Message from the Principal
Dear St. Michael-St. Gabriel Families and Friends,

Believe it or not, but our last week of school is already upon us! As noted in earlier newsletters, we decided to conduct E-learning through May 22nd, ending school a week earlier than previously scheduled when we started the year. We ask that all students do their best to complete all assignments by that date. This includes the completion of final exams by our junior high students next week. Should a student need additional time to complete some assignments that have not been completed by next Friday, we are allowing students until Friday, May 29th to submit their work to their teachers with the exception of a few students who have extension plans in place with Mrs. Barkley. After that date, teachers will begin finalizing grades for this last semester. 

Next Wednesday, May 20th, families with students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2, in addition to those families who have not picked up their students’ belongings in Grades 3-7, may do so between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  

Soon we will be providing you with more information about textbook drop-off. While this pertains mostly to our junior high students, we know that there are some novels and hardback books that need to be returned to our elementary teachers as well. As your student begins completing those last assignments, please make sure that your child has placed his or her name inside the front cover of each textbook to be returned so that we can make sure your student’s book is properly returned to the teachers. Students who do not return their books or return books in poor shape are subject to charges to replace those textbooks. 

Continue to take care of yourselves, and if you have any questions as we begin to wrap up the school year, please let us know. 

God Bless, 

Mrs. Ramos
Online Education Help
Rose - Hulman  students are available Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) during the school year to help kids in grades 6 through 12 at 877-ASK- ROSE  (877-275-7673) or AskRose.org. “With AskRose easily available, students should never feel 'stuck' when it comes to their math and science  homework.
The Indianapolis Public Library continues to be a great resource for students even though the branches are closed. You can access their website here . A list of resources that can be accessed without a card are found here . A list of resources that can only be accessed with a card are found here .
Call-A-Pacer
Interested in listening to your favorite Pacer read a story to your child? The Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Public Library have once again teamed up to provide their love of reading with our children. From now until June 17th, one Pacer will choose a book to read each week. Three recordings are already available online for student use. For a complete calendar of book readings, please check out the link below: 

Online Resources for Parents
Here is a link that has many online resources. These will be updated as needed.
Announcements
Farewell to Some of Our Educators
We would like to thank the following teachers for their service to St. Michael-St. Gabriel. We thank them for sharing their love and passion for teaching with both our students and our staff, and we wish them all the best in their next endeavors. May God continue to bless them and watch over them.  
Ms. Katie Allen - Grade 3
Ms. Katie Grande - Grade 3
Mrs. Janie Richardt - Elementary Music
Mrs. Kathryn Woods - Junior High Religion and Writing
4th Grade Service Project
The 4th graders displayed their gratitude by writing notes and posting them. Click here to view them.
4th Grade Remote Learning
Take a look at how the 4th grade teachers set up their remote learning for the students. The link can be found here.
Junior High Final Exams 
Just as we did first semester, all students in Grades 6-8 will be given a final exam. Due to our current circumstances, please understand that the final exam may take on a different format and may be more of a paper or project instead of a traditional exam. These exams will be given the week of May 18th. More specific information will be given to students in the next week or so from their teachers.  
CYO Camp Rancho Framasa
Summer Camp 2020 Update

Please see this link for important updates about CYO Camp this summer.
Prayer Requests  
As a Catholic and Christian community, we believe in the power of prayer, and we certainly want to keep your intentions in our prayers. If there is anyone or anything for which you would like us to pray, please submit your request using this link: forms.gle/uzxArWikcsHtvyuMA . We have various groups throughout the school who will be praying for your intentions each week. Feel free to bookmark this tab and use it regularly. 

Every Friday we will be praying the Rosary. You will find the link here .

Thinking Catholic Podcast
Anthony Basso, a theology teacher at CRHS, is now hosting a podcast about living the Catholic faith. Each episode is about a different aspect or topic related to understanding and living the teachings of the Church and strengthening our discipleship of our Lord, Jesus Christ. If you have feedback, questions or would like to suggest future topics for the podcast you can email Mr. Basso at  abasso@cardinalritter.org . You can listen to the Podcast by the button below, Twitter: @TCpodcaster, or Facebook: Thinking Catholic Podcast.
Pope Francis prayer for protection from Coronavirus

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign
of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
TikTok  is a social network app, teens love to use the app as a way to express themselves. However, as there are explicit songs on the app, it might not be appropriate for teens. To learn more view the full newsletter,  click here to download the newsletter in PDF format
Scholarship opportunities can be found here !
21 st Century Scholarship

Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college. Please check with your 8th grader if they brought home an application and return to the social worker, Mrs. Samperio.  

El programa de 21st Century Scholars (estudiantes del siglo 21) de Indiana ofrece a los estudiantes elegibles (segun el nivel de ingresos) hasta cuatro años de beca para asistir a una universidad autorizada de Indiana. Preguntele a su estudiante de octavo grado si recivio una solicitud y devuelvala a Mrs. Samperio, la trabajadora social. 

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 .