Greetings and Welcome

 

to the Saint Michael the Archangel

 

Catholic School Website!

 

Thanks goes to Rev. Michael C. DiIorio for his fine support of our awesome website

 

(www.sma-pa.org) for SMA  school.  There are many features for your use. Feel free to tour through the various pages. It's our wish that you find this site both informative and helpful. Please bookmark it at www.sma-pa.org.  

 

There is a special feature for emergency situations.

 

  A warning icon will appear on this main page with the

 

latest important information posted.  

 

Be sure to check the “Special Announcements page for current news at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School.  The "Special Announcments" page is located at top right corner of the home page and on the scroll down page of "About SMA School".  (SMA mobile version: use scroll down menu) 

 

All our SMA Catholic School teachers have grade websites as well.  Simply click on the "Faculty" tab and find your child's teacher's  website. 

 

 Important home work information and class updates will be posted for your use.

 

Feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with questions, concerns, suggestions, or new ideas for our school.

 

Thank you and God Bless!

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

                                                               Principal

 

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 Latest News!!!

 

Happy Father's Day to all our Dads!!!

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2016/2017 SMA PreK 3 &  4 and K Registration is open!  

 

SMA School Pre-K3 / Pre-K4 / K Program Information

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School offers two Pre-Kindergarten programs, one for children two years away from Kindergarten (Pre-K3), one for children who will be entering Kindergarten the following school year (Pre-K4) and Kindergarten.

 

Our Pre-K 3/4/ K Programs offer children a nurturing learning environment that is caring, challenging, hands on, and academically developmental. Since we believe our children should enjoy their time here, there are also many fun activities.Appropriate child-centered experiences are provided to stimulate inquisitiveness and to develop the child’s self-assurance and independence.
Our programs provide many hands-on-learning experiences in an academic readiness environment. Language is developed through a multitude of methods. Songs, plays, poems, and stories are just some of them. Centers are provided where children can experience a variety of sensory experiences in an individual or group setting. Gross and fine motor skills are developed through physical activities, play, and the creative arts. Through songs, storytelling of scripture, prayers, games, and art activities, the children learn about God's great love for each of us. Pre K 3 / Pre K 4 and Kindergarten are also part of the NDS Hot Lunch Program. (Please note: soda and fast foods are prohibited in our program.) Our children will also be given technology instruction in our computer lab.

 

To provide the most up-to-date communication, the Pre-K 3 / 4 / Programs have their own websites linked to the school’s main website at www. sma-pa.org at the Faculty Page.  The Kindergarten program is also  linked.

 

If you are interested in registering your child in one of our fine programs, please call our school at 215-943-0222,

 

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Thank you! 
God bless! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

 

The entire staff of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic

 

School wishes you

 

a safe, holy, and relaxing summer! 

 

God bless!    

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~

 

Principal

 

SMA School Moving forward!!!

 

 

2016/2017 School Year: 

 

Free breakfast provided for very student

 

 

Pre K 3 & 4 to 8th Grade every morning at

 

SMA School!!!

 

 

We are proud to present our

 

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

May 2016 – Helpful

 

PreK 1~ Brooklyn Demi

 

PreK 2 ~ Scarlett Burns

 

Kindergarten ~ Sadie Fisher

 

Grade 1 ~ Hailey Sarzynski

 

Grade 2 ~ Jameson Long

 

Grade 3 ~ Lexi Pavel

 

Grade 4 ~ Tyler Sholly

 

Grade 5 ~ Samantha Schneider

 

Grade 6 ~ Michael Burns

 

Grade 7 ~ Jenna Wurtzbacher

 

Grade 8 ~ Karen Centena

 

Congratulations to these kind students!

 

We are proud to present our

 

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

PreK 1~ Anthony Schneider

 

PreK 2 ~ Joseph Procaccino

 

Kindergarten ~ Blake Westerman

 

Grade 1 ~ Caitlyn Lennon

 

Grade 2 ~ Gabriella Snowden

 

Grade 3 ~ Maria Pantoja

 

Grade 4 ~ Justin Johnson

 

Grade 5 ~ Gavin Burns

 

Grade 6 ~ Cole Chesney

 

Grade 7 ~ Brooke Cardi

 

Grade 8 ~ Lesly Landaverry

 

Congratulations to these diligent students!

 

ST. MICHAEL’S 61th ANNUAL FAIR TUESDAY, JUNE 28th   

 

THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 10th.  Check it out!

 

  • The SMA Swap Shop will open over the summer with uniform donated items.
  • PreK – 8 Grades Sneaker Policy for both Gym and the SMA Spring Uniform:  low-cut totally black or totally white sneakers with black or white matching sneaker laces and white/black matching socks.
  • Flynn & O’Hara is our uniform vender. (They have partnered with Catholic schools for many years and provide high quality durable garments.)

 

$1·      SMA August Information Letter will be emailed this year.

 

School Messenger

 

Parent / Guardian EMAIL/Phone Update Information Form

 

Please be sure to return this form by June 8th.  TY!

 

The Primary Contact Number will be used to call you every time we send a School Messenger call, regardless of the urgency of the message.

 

The Secondary Contact Number will be called at the same time as the Primary Number on calls where the message we are sending is of a more urgent or time sensitive nature to ensure that we get the call to you as soon as possible.

 

Please consider these numbers carefully and make an effort to keep us informed as soon as possible if either number changes for any reason.

 

Child 1: Last Name:                                      First Name:                                     

 

            Primary Contact Number: ( ____ ) _____ -  ________

 

            Secondary Contact Number: ( ____ ) _____ -  ________

 

             Grade 2016/2017_______________________________

 

Child 2: Last Name:                                      First Name:                                           

 

            Primary Contact Number: ( ____ ) _____ -  ________

 

            Secondary Contact Number: ( ____ ) _____ -  ________

 

             Grade 2016/2017_______________________________

 

Child 3: Last Name:                                      First Name:                                           

 

            Primary Contact Number: ( ____ ) _____ -  ________

 

            Secondary Contact Number: ( ____ ) _____ -  ______________________           

 

             Grade 2016/2017_______________________________

 

SMA School email broadcasts. Please list the email address you wish to receive SMA School emails.

 

EMAIL:________________________________________________

 

Thank you for your assistance and please be sure to return this form to school office by June 8th. TY!

 

 

Caitlyn (left), CaraRose and Carter Lennon point to the felt square their family decorated for one of the quilts hanging in the St. Michael the Archangel gymnasium in Tullytown. CaraRose, 5 is a SMA kindergarten student and her twin sister and brother, both 7, are first-graders at the school.

 

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ABC Channel 6 News video attached. A "Night at the Museum" explores renaissance artists

 

(Just click on the link.)   Thank you everyone for a wonderful evening!  Special thanks to our

 

helpers, actors, 6th and 8th grades and Mrs "O" and Mrs  Arocho.  TY!  Gods light, Mr. "D".

 

  http://6abc.com/society/a-night-at-the-museum-explores-renaissance-artists/1288584/

 

Spotlight on History at St. Michael the Archangel wax museum

 

Made the local paper Bucks County Courier Times as well!  God's love, Mr. "D"

 

Joan Hellyer, staff

 

David Becker and Penelope Nemeth, sixth-graders at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School, re-create Claude Monet's "Woman with a Parasol" masterpiece during the school's wax museum event Tuesday night.

 

SMA Night at the Museum Newspaper Picture

 

 

 

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:45 pm

 

Joan Hellyer, staff writer

 

 

Our End of School Year Mass was wonderful. 

Thanks to all for an awesome 3rd annual SMA Fun

Day!  Special thanks to Mrs. “O” Sue McGarricle,

Mrs. Stan, parent volunteers, 7th graders, and

teachers and volunteer staff for all your help!  Thank 

you Lord for a perfect weather day!

God bless!  Mr. “D”.

SMA School UPDATE 6/13/16!!!

Thank you students, parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers for a wonderful year!!!!

ST. MICHAEL’S - ANNUAL FAIR   TUESDAY, JUNE 28th THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 10th!!! Come by and have a great time!

SMA Little Angels Day Care Child Care coming 2016!

August new school year information letter will be emailed this August. Please make sure we have your correct email address.  Form is on our website at www.sma-pa.org.

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Class of 2016! The 61th graduating class of Saint Mike’s!  Our graduation cermonony was awesome. To our wonderful graduates we wish you the best of luck in high school!

Congratulations to our Pre-K and Kindergarten for super Move-Up Day Celebrations! The children performed well and showed their great class spirit.  Thank you for a fantastic year!  Special thanks to Mrs. Arocho, Mrs. Stroup, and Mrs. Chirico for super jobs!

SMA Yearbooks ($30) And School Videos ($10) still available for sale!  Just stop by the school office to purchase.

Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School is seeking a Childcare Director 

SMA Little Angels Childcare Director  (Program 6 weeks to 3 year old)

Please submit resume and cover letters to Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School 130 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, Pa.19054.    For more information, please call 215-943-0222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you.

 

 

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 SMA School Yearbook on sale: $30.00 Check out the 88 full color pages of our many clubs, events, classroom activities,  and much more!  Contact school office for a copy. 

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 Thank you everyone for an amazing third SMA Curriculum Festival 2016.

The children performed spectacularly!  All the skits were well presented

and creative.  Special thanks to our students, parents / guardians, teachers, 

staff, and volunteers who made it a wonderful evening.  The hall was

packed!!! Our new SMA school video, “Saint Michael the Archangel

Catholic School –2015 2016 Building a New Future” was well received and

is available for purchase here at school or may be ordered for $10.00.  Past

two year videos "SMA An Awesome Year 2013/2014 - and "SMA Moving Forward

2014/2015" are also now available as well. 

We just created new SMA SCHOOL LAWNSIGNS. We would love to advertise our school in the area.  If you are willing to display a sign, please stop by the school office to pick up or ask your child to take one home. Thank you!!!

Our SMA School Play was wonderful!  Thank you to the many people, who attended the performance, donated and bought refreshments, and participated in the 50/50.  Congrats to the cast, crew, staff, set designers, parents who purchased and created costumes, and especially special thanks to our director, Mrs. Wurtz!

Hot off the presses!  We just received our new 2016/2017 Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School Homework Assignment Books. SMA students will again receive a free homework assignment book next year! We thank all our sponsors for making this possible!

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St. Michael the Archangel Salutes Military

 

 

Retired Army veteran Ken Langer salutes sixth-grade student council representative Aden Zogorski, after presenting him with a flag for St. Michael the Archangel school. The school held a “Salute to Our Military” appreciation assembly as part of Catholic Schools Week. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

St. Michael the Archangel Salutes Military

Retired Army veteran Ken Langer speaks with students from St. Michael the Archangel school during a “Salute to Our Military” appreciation assembly as part of Catholic Schools Week. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Breakfast and Lunch Updates

 

BREAKFAST INFO

 

All students are offered a free breakfast at SMA each day. Students in grades 1-8 will be receiving a PIN # to help keep track of the total students receiving a meal each day. We will start using them on March 14th. Pre-K (3&4) and kindergarten will be recorded by hand and entered later.

 

These pins will be coming home today. Please help your child memorize them. It will make our morning line go even faster.

 

LUNCH REMINDERS

 

 

 

Lunch is $2.30 a day

 

Reduced lunch is $0.40 a day

 

Milk only is $0.50

 

Calendars and envelopes come home a month at a time. Please send the envelopes back that way and by the date stamped at the top. We order 3-4 weeks in advance. Checks made out to “Saint Michael the Archangel “are the preferred payment but Cash is accepted as well.

 

Any Questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Kelly at 215 943-0222 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

 

 SMA School Re-Registration

 

2016 / 2017 School Year

 

                                February 2016

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

     Greetings! We are very happy to announce we are beginning re-registration for students enrolled at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School for the 2016/2017 school year. We had so much good news this year!

 

    • Our school enrollment has increased again and we are proud of the new additions to our SMA school programs.

 

    • Our new SMA Alumni & Friends is established and had a wonderful first event in October. A second event is planned for the spring. A new SMA Alumni & Friends room is now in our school.

 

    • The new SMA American Sign Language Club is operating nicely.

 

    • Our new SMA uniform looks awesome!!!

 

    • We provided IPADS for each of our 8th graders. COST: $12,000.

 

    • Our SMA Fire Alarm System is upgraded.   COST: over $11,000!

 

  • A 3D printer was purchased to add to our curriculum.

 

    • Homework assignment books, test folders, and book covers were given free to the students of SMA School.

 

    • Our SMA Family Quilt is complete and on display!

 

  • New SMA Spirit Shop is up and running with the new SMA spirit apparel wear.

 

  • There are also many plans coming for the New Year: “SMA Little Angels Child Care”.

 

  • Our Levittown area is on the upswing as well with the multimillion dollar renovation of the local train station, Route 13 and a recent demographic study that states younger families are moving back to our area.

         In this exciting atmosphere of SMA spirit, we are beginning re-registration for the 2016/2017 school year.

 

  • To re-register simply complete the re-registration form and return it with a $100.00 non-refundable fee per family by Friday, 2/26/16.    Payment of this fee will secure a place for your child for the 2016/2017 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Finally, thank you for putting out the “good news” about Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School and your constant great support.

    You are keeping

 

“SMA School Moving Forward!”

 

God’s Peace and Love!    Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

 

 

2016/2017 RE-REGISTRATION FORM ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL SCHOOL

 

NEW THIS YEAR! IF PRESENTLY IN OUR PREK, JUST SEND IN THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM

 

LEVITTOWN, PA

 

Academic Year 2016– 2017

 

REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00 PER FAMILY - Payment must be received at the rectory either by mail or in person by April 1, 2016, along with this signed registration form.  

 

LATE REGISTRATION: $125.00 All registration must be completed by April 30, 2016                            (Non-Refundable)

 

TUITION PAYMENTS

 

I will be making the initial payment by August 12, 2016

 

I understand that the monthly payments will start September 15, 2016 and the last payment is due May 15, 2017.

 

I understand that the tuition for my child/ren must be paid on time each month and must be paid up-to-date for a re-admission card/s to be issued for January 2017.

 

                                                                                       Name(s) of Child/ren Grade 1-8

 

Signature: ________________________________  ___________________________

 

              

 

Address:   ________________________________   ___________________________                                         

 

City/Zip: _________________________________  ___________________________

 

Phone: ______________________________________________________________

 

N.B. September 30, 2016– After this date there will be absolutely NO REFUNDS of tuition for any reason whatsoever during the remainder of the year.

 

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Big News! Our new SMA Spirit Shop is open!  Hours 8:15 -8:30 Monday – Wednesday – Friday for students. SMA Spirit Store is open school hours for parents/guardians. Check it out! (Located behind  SMA Swap Shop)

 

            

PREK SCHOOL SUPPLIES * Room 13

$20 supply fee (cash only please)
2 Rolls of Paper Towels

2 Containers of Clorox Wipes
1 Box of Tissues
1 Box of Baby Wipes
*GIRLS* 1 Box of Large Ziploc Bags 
 *BOYS* 1 Box of Small Ziploc Bags
*Plastic bag with change of clothes to be kept in schoolbag.*

                                                                                                                                                      

Kindergarten Supply List-Room 14
*1 sturdy standard sized folder
*1 backpack large enough to hold 
  the folder and a large library book
*Lunch box ( full day students only)
*2 rolls of paper towels 
*2 boxes of tissues
*1 box of baby wipes
*Clorox wipes
*$10.00 project fee
*Girls-large Ziploc bags
*Boys-small Ziploc bags
*Plastic art box for supplies(can be purchased at the dollar store) 
*Optional items, if possible-
         one pack of computer paper/glue sticks
         
         
         
         
         

          

1st Grade Supply List

 
5 sharpened pencils
1 box of 24 crayons
1 set of 8 markers
1 pair of scissors
1 large glue stick
1 bottle of Elmer's glue
1 pencil case
1 ream of copy paper
The following donations are appreciated:
box of tissues
paper towels
hand sanitizer
Clorox wipes or bottle of cleaner

2 Grade Supply List

 
Please remember to bring these items the first week of school:
sharpened pencils
eraser
box of crayons (16 or 24)
yellow highlighter
pointed tipped scissors
white glue
large glue stick
two folders with pockets
small box in which to keep supplies
Copybooks will be provided for uniformity.  Each child is also asked 
to contribute a box of tissues, disinfecting wipes and 
a ream of good copy paper for the class supply.
Thank you!
         
         
         

3rd Grade Supply List

 
Please remember to bring these items the first week of school:
  6   sharpen # 2 Pencils  
  1   eraser  
  1   red pen  
  1   box of crayons  
  1   pack of markers  
  1   yellow highlighter  
  1   ruler 12 inches and 30 Centimeters  
  1   pair of scissors  
  1   pack of construction paper  
  1   glue bottle  
  2   large Glue Sticks  
  1   large soft zipper pencil case ( no boxes)  
  6   black marble copybooks  
  1   package of loose leaf paper  
  2   pocket folders  
  1   roll of scotch tape  
  1   pack of copy paper  
  1   a pack of playing cards  
  1   dry erase marker  
  1   dry erase eraser or white old sock  

4th Grade Supply List

 
Please remember to bring these items the first day of school:
6 Marble wide rule copybooks
4 Sturdy Pocket Folders
1 ream of copy paper
1 Large SOFT ZIPPER Pencil Case (NO BOXES)
1 White bottle glue and 1 glue stick, 1 scotch tape (NO STAPLERS)
4 SHARPENED Pencils, 1 eraser, 2 BLUE ERASABLE pens, 2 RED Pens
(NO BLACK PENS)
1 highlighter, 1 set Markers, 1 box (16) crayons, 1 12"&30cm ruler
1 pair scissors
1 Standard size Deck of Regular Playing Cards
 2 box tissues, 2 rolls of paper towels, 1 Clorox Wipes
REMINDER:ALL SOFT BACK WORKBOOKS WILL NEED TO BE COVERED IN CONTACT 
PAPER (ANY COLOR)-IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA TO PICK SOME UP AS YOU GET 
YOUR SUPPLIES.  HARD BACK TEXT BOOKS --YOU MAY USE PAPER BAGS, BOOK 
COVERS OR BOOK SOCKS.
NO CRATES used in Grade 4
**PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON ALL SUPPLIES BROUGHT TO SCHOOL.
 I WILL PROVIDE LOOSELEAF, GRAPH PAPER AND CONSTRUCTION PAPER FOR THE 
IN CLASS ASSIGNMENTS.
Most supplies will last quite some time (copybooks and folders will 
last the school year) but as pens, pencils and glue are used you must 
be ready to replace them so it might be a great idea to have some 
extras at home to bring to school as needed.:)
Please remember that you will be asked to bring a Shelter in Place 
Pack in a zip lock bag.  You should have a drink and non 
perishable "food" in that pack- put your name on the bag before you 
bring it to class. This should come to school within the first week. 
Thank you:)
         
         
         
     

5th Grade Supply List

 
Please remember to bring these items the first week of school:
  6   #2 pencils  
  1   eraser  
  2   blue erasable pens  
  2   red ink pens  
  2   black pens  
  1   box of crayons (16)  
  1   set of markers  
  1   highlighter  
  1   12 inch ruler  
  1   pair of scissors  
  1   pack of construction paper  
  1   glue stick  
  1   bottle of glue  
  1   large soft pencil case NO BOXES  
  6   black marble copybooks  
  1   package of loose leaf  
  6   pocket folders  
  1   box of tissues  
  1   roll of paper towels  
  1   dictionary  
  1   ream of good copy paper  
  1   graph paper  
  1   Scotch Tape  
  1   USB headphone set for Spanish

6th Grade Supply List

 
Hello everyone! The school year is approaching quickly! Below is a 
list of school supplies for 6th grade. Enjoy the rest of your summer 
and have some fun! 
6th Grade Supply List for 2015-2016 School Year
1 CRATE 
2 white-out tape...NO LIQUID WHITE-OUT 
6 Black and white composition books, 100 pages, wide ruled 
6 Pocket folders 
3 PACKAGES of Post-It Notes - regular square size
2 Reams of white copy paper
6 Pencils - #2, (pre-sharpened please) 
1 Ruler - 12", plastic, inch/cm 
2 Notebook Filler Paper - wide ruled, 150 pages, 8 x 10 1/2 
1 Package of construction paper
1 Package of graphing paper
1 Colored pencils - 12 color pack 
1 Markers - 8 color pack 
1 Crayons – 24 color pack
1 Scissors – medium size with semi-pointed tip 
2 Highlighter - any color
1 Dry-erase eraser
3 Glue sticks, large 
1 Pencil case - zipper, mesh pocket NO BOXES
4 Pens – erasable blue or black ballpoint, medium 
2 Pens – red ballpoint, medium 
3 Pens - of different colors - your choice (pink, green, purple etc.)
1 Pencil Sharpener (which will hold its shavings) 
2 Roll of scotch tape 
1 Flash drive (at least 2 GB) 
1 Computer headset – must be USB for the Rosetta Stone Program
1 Container Disinfecting Wipes 
1 Roll of paper towels
2 Boxes of Facial Tissues 
PLEASE LABEL ALL SUPPLIES WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME!
Our desks are tiny...any items brought into school that are not on 
the list will be sent home. Thank you for your support and 
understanding!
         
         
         
         
         

7th grade Supply List

 
GRADE 7 SUPPLIES (due Fri. 9/11/15)
Please try to buy eco-friendly brands (recycled paper/plastic, etc.). 
Our classroom is an eco-friendly one, and any chance you can get to 
reuse supplies from last year, do it! For example, if only a few 
pages were used in your Math copybook from last year, bring it in and 
you can use that same book for this year. The same goes for any other 
supplies or folders.
GRADE 8 MATH STUDENTS: Already included on your supply list are your 
Math supplies.  They are as follows - 4 #2 MECHANICAL pencils (that's 
right, mechanical); 1 12' & 30cm ruler; highlighter; 1 ream copy 
paper; 1 stapler with staples; 1 black marble copybook; 1 folder; 1 
dry erase marker.  
Miss you guys!  See you soon!
GRADE 6 SCIENCE STUDENTS: Already included on your supply list are 
your Science supplies.  You will need 2 highlighters for use in our 
labs.  I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!  It's going 
to be a great year.
  6   Marble copybooks (no spiral)  
  6   Pocket binder folders (with holes to put into binder)  
  1   3 ring binder for folders  
  1   Crate no smaller than 13  
  4   Sharpened #2 pencils with erasers  
  1   Eraser  
  3   Black, eraseable pens  
  3   Pens of another color (green, pink, purple, etc.)  
  4   Highlighters (any color)  
  1   Ultra Fine Black Sharpie  
  3   Packs Post-it Notes 3x3  
  1   White out tape (no liquid)  
  1   Pencil case  
  1   Glue stick (NOT LIQUID)  
  2   Tape  
  1   Stapler (with staples)  
  1   Box crayons  
  1   Box colored pencils  
  1   Medium-sized scissors  
  1   12 in ruler  
  2   Ream copy paper  
  2   Boxes tissues  
  2   Containers sanitizing wipes  
  1   Headphones with USB for Spanish

8th grade Supply List

 
Please remember to bring these items the first week of school:
  5   College-ruled notebooks  
  3   Pens  
 

 

     
 

 
        
 

Issue: #17

 
 

February 2016

 
 
      
     
 

Greetings! 

   

Today marks the beginning of Catholic Schools week, a celebration of Catholic schools across the nation. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2016 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Schools throughout our area are observing the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, our schools focus on the value that a Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our communities and our nation.

   

It is thanks to our donors and supporters that many of these schools are able operate and prepare the next generation of leaders in our area and around the world. 

   

I would like to express my gratitude for the thousands of individuals who have committed their lives to the education of Philadelphia area students. Be sure to thank a teacher! Without them, all of our efforts would be in vain.  

   



 

Bill O'Brien

 

Executive Director

 

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SMA School NDS HOT LUNCH PRICES Regular Price is $2.30 a day and includes milk.  If purchase milk alone: 50 cents. If eligible: reduced lunch is 40 cents or free.

  

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ACADEMIC HONORS!!!

     

Students in Grades 4-8 are eligible for SMA Honors with the following criteria:

 

  • Pastor’s Award: One student per grade who models Christian values and exhibits good character traits from the honors/efforts students for that trimester.

 

 

  • Principal’s Honors: General average of 95.0 or above in each numerically graded subject, and 3 or 4 in each Non-Academic area.  (No subject grade less than 92)

 

 

  • First Honors: 90 or above in each numerically graded subject, and 3 or 4 in each Non-Academic area.  (No subject grade less than 87)

 

 

  • Second Honors: 85 or above in each numerically graded subject, and 3 or 4 in each Non-Academic area. (No subject grade less than 82)

 

 

  • Effort Award:  May be given to a student who has made an improvement or who is working to the best of her or his ability but did not qualify for honors.  A 3 or 4 in each Non-Academic area is also required.

     

  • Students will be awarded Honor Certificates, which are distributed with report cards.

 

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 SMA SCHOOL IPAD TECHNOLOGY GUIDELINES

   

SMA School Issued Technology: This section refers to the student’s responsibility with respect to technologies issued to them by Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School.

 

• Unless otherwise stated any and all technology issued to a student is the property of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School.

 

Should a student, for whatever reason sever ties with Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School, they must return any and all technology issued to them. Should the technology not be returned, the student will be charged the cost to replace the issued technology and all records/transcripts will be held until such time that the obligation has been met. Should any SMA issued device be lost or stolen the replacement of that device is the sole responsibility of the student. (Note: For stolen items, a police report must be filed and a copy of the report must be given to the SMA Director of Technology.)

 

• Any technology issued to students is issued for the sole purpose of supporting and enhancing the educational process.

 

• The issued case must be on the IPad at all times.

 

• Unless otherwise stated, it is expected that the student will keep any and all Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School issued technology in working condition (i.e. in the same condition as when it was first issued). To that end, when applicable, insurance policies or maintenance contracts will be offered to the students and their parents/guardians. Repairs to SMA School owned equipment must be authorized and initiated through the school. Parents or guardians may not take it upon themselves to effect repairs on any SMA School owned device as doing so may void existing warranties or agreements. Abuse (excessive number of repairs) of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School issued technology could result in disciplinary action (i.e. demerits and/or detention).

 

• Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School reserves the right to perform unannounced inspections of any and all SMA School owned technology issued to students. Students who fail to present any SMA School owned and issued technology for inspection in a timely manner (when requested) will be subject to disciplinary action (i.e. demerits and/or detention).

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Great news! Just received notice that Saint Michael the Archangel  

 

 Catholic School is a

 

TOP RANKED SCHOOL in the First In Math Online Program

 

for 2104/2015 school year!  We received a very nice plaque that will

 

be put on display!  Congrats everyone!

 

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Class Trip Requirement

All chaperones participating on Catholic School class trips must have:

A. (PA. Police Check) and B. (PA. Child Abuse Clearance)

How do you receive them?

A. Pa. Police check can be completed online (pa.guv.) with a credit card.

B. Pa. Child Abuse Clearance Form takes 3 to 4 weeks. To expedite the process - fill out the form then “fed ex” to Child Line and Abuse Registry Dept. of Public Welfare Hillcrest Building 53 5 Magnolia Drive Harrisburg Pa. 17110 This should save about two weeks in the process.

TY!

 

 

 

 SMA School Facebook Page

 

www.facebook.com/SMACATHOLICSCHOOL Just go to the above internet address.  TY!

 

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MSP (My Students Progress) SMA Online Grading  Link    https://philadelphia.mystudentsprogress.com/MSP/index.cfm

 

 

 

Conwell Egan Catholic High School Link!  http://www.conwell-egan.org

 

 

 

SMA EMAIL LINK:  

 

http://mail.nni.net/

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

For Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle, be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the devil; may god
rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, o
Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of
God, thrust into hell satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin
of souls. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle, that we may not perish in the fearful
judgement.

Saint Michael, first champion of the
kingship of Christ, pray for us.

God our Father, in a wonderful way you
guide the work of angels and human being.
May those who serve you constantly in
heaven keep our lives safe from all harm on
earth. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Pledge for Peace

With the help of Jesus, I pledge for this day to have a peaceful heart and a peaceful mind. I will try to keep peace in my school, in my home and in my world.