January 8, 2020
To report absence, tardy or an early release
please email:  attendance@stmikes22003.org 
When arriving late ALL students must come to the main office. 
A staff member will take students to their classrooms.
Greetings!
 
I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year! 
This is a reminder that our students will be singing for the 5 O’ Clock Mass this Saturday, January 11 th . Many families have signed up, but there is always room for more. The SignUpGenius link is attached. 
 
We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week from January 26-31, 2020. We have many exciting activities planned including an open house for prospective families on Sunday January 26 th . I invite all school families to join us for the 8:30 am Mass. As a token of thanks, I also invite you to join us along with Father Drummond and Father Brian for a special catered breakfast at 8:30 on Tuesday Jan 28 th . You will be receiving the invite soon to RSVP. 
 
I have noticed some students with dyed/bleached hair. I was hoping it was just a summer thing and it will gradually fade away. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. In fact, it has become a major distraction. I strongly encourage you to color your child’s hair back to its natural shade by this weekend. Please refer to the Handbook policy regarding hair dying and hair style:
 
"Extremes in hairstyles or fad hair cuts are not permitted. Hair may not be bleached or colored and should be neatly cut. (Boys’ hair should not touch their shirt collar)."
 
Many Blessings,

Mrs. Fernandez
Upcoming Calendar Events
January 9 - Band, After School band
January 10 - 8:30am Mass
January 12-31 - Scantron Testing
January 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm, in Cafeteria
January 20 - No School
January 26 - 8:30 Mass (students should wear school uniform)
January 26-31 - Catholic Schools Week
January 26 - Open House, 9:30am-1:00pm for new families
January 28 - Parent Breakfast, 8:30-9:30am (see invite below)
January 29 - Early Dismissal
January 29 - Open House, 9-11am for new families
January 30 - Open House, 9-11am for new families
JOIN THE CHURCH YOUTH CHOIR
(4th -8th graders)
We have been asked to have our students join the Church Youth Choir Saturday, January 11th at the 5:00pm Mass.
You will meet in the Church Choir Loft at 3:30pm, attend and sing at the 5:00pm Mass.
To sign up, use this Sign Up Genius Link below.

FACTS Tuition Assistance

Applications will be completed electronically online at:

Deadline: for high school January 10, 2020 ****
for elementary school March 18, 2020
(if you have a high schooler and an elementary schooler deadline is January 10th)

No assistance will be given without completed FACTS application.
You must submit financial aid assessment application and all supporting tax documentation by due date.

Need help?? FACTS Assistance Night
February 6, 2020 at 6:30pm in cafeteria
March 3, 2020 at 6:30pm in cafeteria

Please bring with you:
Child's social security number
2018 & 2019 W2's and Tax Returns
and other pertinent information
along with credit card for processing fee
Catholic Schools Week
January 26th - January 31st
We will begin celebrating Catholic Schools Week at the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, January 26th. All students should wear their school uniform to this mass. The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a 'Donut Sunday' after Mass in the All Purpose Room.
Monday, January 27th - Senior Citizen Bingo - We are inviting the senior citizens from our parish & neighboring senior homes to come and play BINGO from 10:30-11:30am in the All Purpose Room
Tuesday, January 28th - Parent Appreciation Day (see below for invite to Parent Breakfast)
Wednesday, January 29th - Teacher Appreciation Day, OPEN HOUSE & Early Dismissal
Thursday, January 30th - Student Appreciation Day, Middle School Religion Bee, Pep Rally (4-8), OPEN HOUSE, Bingo (K-3)
Friday, January 31st - Vocations Day, talks from parish priests, and our family military, and service personnel. Lunch will also be provided to students in Kinder-8th grade.
PARENT BREAKFAST

On Tuesday, January. 28th all Parents are invited to breakfast. Breakfast will be from 8:30am-9:30am in the All Purpose Room. From 9:30-10:00am you are invited to visit your child's classroom.
Please RSVP to this breakfast by January 20, 2020 to info@stmikes22003.org
Are you in the Military, a Police Officer, a Doctor or Nurse? We are looking for Service Personnel to come talk to our students on Friday, January 31st, from 1:30-2:30pm

If you are in the military, a police officer or a medical professional and would like to come and talk to our middle school students about your vocation as a service personnel please contact Mrs. Kennedy or Mrs. Carlstrom in the office or info@stmikes22003.org. We are looking for people to come in and speak for about 5 minutes on their profession and how they knew they were called to do what they do.
OPEN HOUSE
SPREAD THE WORD

OPEN HOUSE DATES
PLEASE SHARE THE WORD FOR POTENTIAL PARENTS & STUDENTS

JANUARY 26th - 9:30-1:00
This open house will happen after the 8:30am Mass. This is for potential families and future students of Saint Michael School.

JANUARY 29th 9:00-11:00am
JANUARY 30th 9:00-11:00am

Please join us
for our next
PTO MEETING
When: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Where: School Cafeteria

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School Attendance is Important

Research shows that the single most important factor contributing to student achievement is school attendance. A student who is continually late or absent misses many important details from the teacher. Talk with your child abut the importance of attending school regularly and being on time. Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours (if possible). Make sure your student eats healthy foods and gets enough sleep and exercise. Support school rules and consequences.
YEARBOOK
The yearbook committee is getting ready to begin designing the yearbook.
If you have pictures for the yearbook please send them to yearbook@stmikes22003.org
REMINDER
Weather-Related Closings and Delays
Saint Michael School follows Fairfax County Public School ( fcps.edu ) weather-related closing and delay decisions. You will receive an automated phone call telling you of the closure or delay. We will also post delay and closing announcements as soon as we receive them to the front page of our website and on our facebook and twitter accounts.
Parent Lunch Hours
Please use the Sign Up Genius Link (below) to sign up for your lunch hour. We are asking for 3 parents per lunch. 

We Need Your Help for Recess and Lunch to run smoothly 


Every Family (K-8) is required to work 5 hours of lunch 
or pay the $100 opt out fee.