January 15, 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!

This month we are learning about the virtue of Humility. Our 4 th  grade students did a great job presenting different ways we can practice humility in our daily life.
 
The awards for the virtue of Prudence will be given out this Friday after Mass. If your child is one of the awardees, our school office will contact you, so you can be a part of the proud moment.
 
Scantron testing started today. Please make sure that students are going to bed early and are eating a healthy breakfast before coming to school. Absent students will makeup tests next week.
 
Please review the Catholic Schools Week schedule. The 8:30 Mass on January 26 th  will be the school Mass. I am asking students to come in their uniform to represent St. Michael School. We are also inviting students to sing in the choir. Mrs. Rajnes will be sending home a letter about it. The Knights of Columbus will have coffee and donuts in the APR after Mass.

Pass on the word to your friends and neighbors about our open house after the 8:30 Mass, from 9:30-1:00 pm for prospective families. This is a great time for them to see our classrooms and meet our teachers. We have other open houses planned as well during the week.
 
We are hosting Senior Bingo on Monday Jan 27 th from 10:30-11:30 am for our school and parish community. Light refreshments will be served. Grandparents are most welcome to join. Please have them rsvp to the school office.

I am looking forward to seeing you for parent breakfast on Tuesday, January 28 th  to say thank you for choosing St. Michael for your child’s education. Don’t forget to rsvp, if you haven’t already done so.
 
Blessings!

Mrs. Fernandez
Upcoming Calendar Events
** For the 2020-2021 School Year, the First Day of school will be on Wednesday, August 26th .
Please be aware of this change to our start date. **

January 13-31 - Scantron Testing, Grades 3-7
January 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm, in Cafeteria
January 16 - Band, After school band
January 17 - 8:30am Mass
January 20 - No School
January 26 - 8:30am 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
FACTS Tuition Assistance

Applications will be completed electronically online at:

Deadline: for elementary school March 18, 2020
(if you have a high schooler and an elementary schooler deadline was 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 mass this weekend. 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.
TONIGHT!!!
Please join us
for our next
PTO MEETING
When: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Where: School Cafeteria
Dress Down Day Pass for students with parents in attendance!
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
Celebrating Our Nation
We are asking for any military/community 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 email us at info@stmikes22003.org. We are looking for people to come in and speak for about 5 minutes about their 'calling' to their service.
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
SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED

The science fair is coming up, and we are looking for volunteers to judge the students' projects! The fair will take place in the All Purpose Room from 9am to 12pm on Wednesday, February 12th. If you or anyone you know is available to judge that Wednesday morning, please email Ms. Cortright at  emily.cortright@stmikes22003.org .
Saint Michael School Auction

Aloha!
Join us for an evening filled with music, games and prizes! The torches are lit, the theme is set...we're having a Paradise Island Party you'll never forget!

SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST
6:30pm - 11:00pm
Saint Michael School Cafeteria

Tickets cost $40 per person, $75 per couple is purchased in advance.
Tickets include dinner and beer/wine/soda.

Please contact the PTO for more information auction@stmikes22003.org
JOIN THE CHURCH YOUTH CHOIR
(4th -8th graders)
We have been asked to have our students join the Church Youth Choir Saturday, February 15th 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.


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Oct 2019
Nov 2019
Dec 2019
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.