Greetings and welcome to the Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School website! 


Thanks goes to Rev. Michael C. DiIorio for his fine support of this new exciting website for our school.   We have a new domain name (www.sma-pa.org ) and a new look. There are also many new 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 .

Be sure to check the “Special Announcements page for important news and the latest happenings (School Closings and Delayed Openings) 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". (New 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 homework 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

  

 Welcome To A New Year at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School!!!!

 

BIG NEWS!

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School is the proud recipient of a $10.000 EITC Grant. Our EITC check presentation from Verizon with James Cawley, Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, (James Cawley is an alumni of SMA School!) and Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson ( State Senator) Thursday was awesome! Our students were marvelous. (Many were especially fascinated by the giant $10.000.00 check!)  We also had several representatives from Verizon attend as well. This grant is a Blocs grant specifically for SMA school! SMA School is very thankful for this generous grant. 

 

Greetings! The link for pictures and more info is attached! Just click on.

Thank you! Mr. "D" ~ Principal

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant. If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss. Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

 

CARVING A NICHE: Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting. Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest. Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and should never be left unattended.

 

HOME SAFE HOME: To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations. Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs. Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps. Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

 

ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL:

 

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters. Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.  Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Carry a cellphone for quick communication. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways .Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will! Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

 

 HEALTHY HALLOWEEN: A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils. Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.

 

  • Try to ration treats for the days following Halloween.

 

 ©2014 American Academy of Pediatrics

 

On Wednesday a team of our eighth-grade girls went to

Villa Joseph Marie to compete in a Sciathalon. Melina Rallis, Sierra Silvestro, Angiely Nunez-Arce, Anna Esposito and Alyssa Sales placed fourth in a competition of 18 schools! They competed in three state of the art labs, one of which was in the field of forensic science. Melina Rallis did a wonderful job representing our school in the general science knowledge jeopardy round. All five of the girls have made their teacher and our school very proud

  • A note of gratitude to all who made our Second Annual SMA Grandparents’ Day Tea such a great day!  Special thanks our teachers, parents, SMA Student Council and SMA Service Club for all their fine efforts.  A big thank you to all the grandparents who attended our tea.  The SMA Grandparents’ Tea is a day to honor you because you have done so much for your families and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish and School. (See Bucks County Courier Times article below.)

 

Grandparents Tea at St. Mikes in Tullytown draws a crowd

 

 

Grandparents Tea

 

Joan Spencer of Lower Southampton kisses grandson Robert Goldey, 5, of Bristol Township, on the head during St. Michael the Archangel's Grandparents Day mass reception on Sunday morning at the church.

 

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:36 pm | Updated: 8:43 am, Mon Oct 20, 2014.

 

 

It was tea for two — or four or more — at St. Michael the Archangel parish’s Grandparents Tea on Sunday. Three hundred families turned out for the event in the Tullytown parish’s social hall after the 10 a.m. Mass.

 

The Grandparents Tea was once a weekday event during the school day. Because the timing left many grandparents unable to attend, the event was changed to a Sunday. Little girls in frilly dresses and little boys in dress pants set the tone for the occasion.

 

The tea service is to reinforce the role of a grandmothers and grandfathers as important components to parenting, said Stephen DiCicco, principal of St. Michael the Archangel School.

 

“Grandparents are more relaxed because they’ve been through it all. They are a valuable family resource,” DiCicco said.

 

They can also be the source of extra cuddles, cookies and other extracurricular family treats, said Eleanor Brooks, who brought her 5-year-old great-granddaughter Cali Serfass to the tea.

 

“You watch your grandchildren, try to be in their lives and have your influence about family traditions, and keeping the faith,” Brooks said.

 

During the Mass, the Rev. Michael DiIorio, pastor of St. Mike’s, told the congregation that statistics show that, in the United States, 80 percent of grandparents are actively involved in parenting their grandchildren.

 

“Thank God. If that’s so, I hope it grows,” DiIorio said.

 

Until the 1950s, many households had as many as two or three generations in one household. That changed during the ‘60s and ‘70s, family structure weakened, and, in the latter years of his ministry, he encountered young people who did not know their maternal parents’ last name.

 

There were other consequences related to nuclear family living, he said.

 

“People today have gigantic houses with big kitchens, and nobody knows how to cook. It’s much better to have houses that are used,” the pastor said, adding that the older generations are also vital in helping young people keep the faith.

 

“Grandparents strengthen us as a family and a nation. They are powerful people. You just have to know how to use that power,” he said.

 

At a reception held after the Mass in the church social hall, Lorraine Tolen reflected on her role as grandmom of Jeno Seitz, 5.

 

“It’s important for grandparents to be in their grandchildren’s lives,” Tolen said. “They help to provide love, security, faith and traditions.”

 

Correspondent Elizabeth Fisher can be reached through editor Jackie Massott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School

 

130 Levittown Parkway Levittown, PA 19054 ~ www.sma-pa.org
215-943-0222 Fax: 215-943-9068 ~ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mr. Stephen D. Di Cicco ~ Principal

 

October 10, 2014

 

Dear Parents:

 

     Greetings! As you are aware, we are in the process of implementing our new grading system, “My Students Progress” (MSP) and are in the final stages. YES!!! In order for us to complete the process, we need your current email address to be used as your user name. You will receive notification and instructions via email when the program is up and running.

 

In order to expedite the process, please submit the information below to school ASAP. 

Thank you!

 

God’s joy,

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

Mrs. Maryanne Ounjian ~ Technology Educator

 

Student Name: ____________________________ Grade: __________________

 

My current email address is: _____________________________________________________________

 

Please submit the below information to school

 

ASAP. TY!!!

 

  

 Check out the lastest information at the "Special Announcement" page. TY!  

 

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Child Care Center Survey

Greetings! We are very excited to announce that we are in the planning stages for the formation of the SMA Little Angels Child Care Center to open in September, 2015 at SMA Catholic School.

The center will provide care for infants (6 weeks) through age 3. We are asking you to fill out this survey to find out if the interest for a child care program exists among our school family and also if you know of family and/or friends who would be interested.

Please take the time to complete this survey. We greatly appreciate it.

SMA Little Angels Child Care Center Survey

Parent/Guardian Name: _________________________________

___ YES, I am interested in sending my child/children to SMA Little Angels Child Care Center.

___ YES, I know a friend/family member who is interested in sending their child/children to SMA Little Angels Child Care Center.

___ NO, I am not interested and I do not know of anyone interested in sending their child/children to SMA Little Angels Child Care Center.

Suggestions/New ideas for the Child Care Center.

 

Thank you so much for your cooperation and time.

  

2014/2015 SMA Winter Uniform

Dear Parent/Guardians,

     Greetings! Reminder: SMA Winter Uniform begins Monday, November 3rd. Students are required to dress according to the SMA winter uniform regulations. See below. Any combination of the old SMA winter uniforms and new SMA uniforms are fine. (I realize that because of certain issues, there were allowances for deviations of the winter uniform the past few years. Because this year is a “phase in” year for the new SMA school uniforms, the exceptions will continue for this school year only.) However, this will be last year for departures of the code.   The new regular SMA winter uniform will be in effect for the 2015/2016 school year. This will give sufficient time for all students to adhere to the SMA winter uniform policy. As always, thank you for your cooperation and support! I strongly believe the new SMA uniform and SMA emblem look great! SMA School moving forward!!!

God's light,

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal

G. Girls Uniform Grades 1 - 4

 · Plaid Jumper - White peter pan blouse either short sleeve or long sleeve - Black or Hunter Green Knee socks or tights

  • Optional: sweater – green crew neck cardigan with school logo. Please note: 4th graders who grow and need to purchase a new uniform may purchase 5th grade uniform.  

H. Girls Uniform 5-8

  • Plaid Kilt - White short-sleeve or long-sleeve oxford cloth blouse Sweater Options Pick One: Green Crew Neck Cardigan with SMA logo or Green V-neck Pullover Sweater with SMA logo or Green V-neck Sweater Vest with SMA logo Optional plaid tie - Black or Hunter Green Knee socks or tights

I. Boys Uniform Grades 1 - 4

  • Khaki pants  White or green polo long or short sleeve with SMA logo  Sweater Options: Green V-Neck Pullover Sweater with SMA logo Green V-Neck Sweater Vest with SMA logo  Brown / Black crew sock Black or Brown reversible belt

J. Boys Uniform Grades 5- 8

 · Khaki pants - White Oxford Cloth shirt either short sleeve or long sleeve - Green striped tie - Sweater Options Pick One: Green V-Neck Pullover Sweater with SMA logo or Green V-Neck Sweater Vest with SMA logo - Brown / Black crew sock - Black or Brown reversible belt

 

E. Shoes (Boys) Brown “Dirty Buck” or “Oxfords” ~ (Girls) Black “Dirty Buck” or “Maryjane’s No sneakers, sneaker-type shoes, moccasins, dress boots, hiking boots, heels, platforms or canvas shoes are to be worn.

 

 
 

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SMA SCHOOL 2014/2015 UNIFORM POLICY

 
  • Please note that the SMA school uniform for the past year may be worn until September 2015. Any combination of the old SMA Uniform and the new is fine. The new uniform items for SMA School will be mandatory for September 2015. All of the new uniform options are now available for purchase.
  • Any student not in compliance with the dress code will receive a demerit form.
  • Personal appearance that constitutes a distraction in not permitted. Final approval/disapproval is at the discretion of the Principal.
 

A. Hair styles/Grooming

 

Student’s hair is to be neat and clean, and groomed conservatively. No extreme

 

styles. Hair should not cover the eyes. Boy’s hair may not touch their shirt collar

 

and ears must be cut out. The Principal has the final decision on correct hairstyles.

 

B. Jewelry

 

Although jewelry is not part of the school uniform, post earrings of a small and

 

conservative style are permitted to be worn by the girls (one earring only in each

 

ear). No other visible piercing is permitted. Bracelets, both ankle and wrist, pins and buttons are not part of the school uniform. This includes all rope, yarn and

 

beaded neck, wrist and ankle bands. A religious medal or cross is permitted.

 

C. Out of Uniform

 

If at any time during the year an exception in uniform is necessary, a note of

 

explanation must be sent to the child’s teacher who will forward it to the principal. This note should indicate the expected date when the uniform will be complete.

 

D. Make-up

 

No make-up or nail polish is acceptable. Sculptured nails may not be worn in school.

 

E. Shoes

 

(Boys) Brown “Dirty Buck” or “Oxfords” ~ (Girls) Black “Dirty Buck” or “Maryjane’s

 

No sneakers, sneaker-type shoes, moccasins, dress boots, hiking boots, heels, platforms or canvas shoes are to be worn.

 

F. Gym Uniform

 

· SMA Green tee shirt

 

· Light Gray sweatpants,

 

· SMA Silver Gray Micro-mesh gym shorts in spring and fall

 

· Light Gray sweatshirt with the school logo

 

· Sneakers (Black or White only)

 

G. Girls Uniform Grades 1 - 4

 

· Plaid Jumper - White peter pan blouse either short sleeve or long sleeve

 

· Black or Hunter Green Knee socks or tights

 
  • Sweater – (Optional) green crew neck cardigan with school logo.
 

Please note: 4th graders who grow and need to purchase a new uniform may purchase 5th grade uniform.

 

H. Girls Uniform 5-8

 

· Plaid Kilt

 

· White short-sleeve or long-sleeve oxford cloth blouse

 
  • Sweater Options  Pick One:
    • Green Crew Neck Cardigan with SMA logo
    • Green V-Neck Pullover Sweater with SMA logo
    • Green V-Neck Sweater Vest with SMA logo
 

· Optional plaid tie

 

· Black or Hunter Green Knee socks or tights

 

I. Boys Uniform Grades 1 - 4

 
  • Khaki pants
 

· White or green polo long or short sleeve with SMA logo 

·Sweater: (Optional)

  • Green V-Neck Pullover Sweater with SMA logo
  • Green V-Neck Sweater Vest with SMA logo
 

· Brown / Black crew sock

 

· Black or brown reversible belt

 

J. Boys Uniform Grades 5- 8

 

· Khaki pants

 

· White Oxford Cloth shirt either short sleeve or long sleeve

 

· Green striped tie

 

· Sweater Options Pick One:

 
  • Green V-Neck Pullover Sweater with SMA logo
  • Green V-Neck Sweater Vest with SMA logo
 

· Brown / Black crew sock

 

·Black or brown reversible belt

 

K. Pre-K Uniform

 

· SMA Green t-shirt

 

· SMA Ash gray sweatshirt (Optional)

 

· SMA Ash gray sweatpants

 

· SMA Silver Gray Micro-mesh gym shorts in spring and fall

 

· Sneakers (No fashion)

 

L. Kindergarten Uniform

 
  • Embroidered Green or White SMA polo shirt
  • SMA Green t-shirt
 

· Light Gray SMA sweatshirt (Optional)

 

· SMA Silver Gray Micro-mesh gym shorts in spring and fall

 

· Light Gray sweat-pants

 

· Sneakers (No fashion)

 

M. Spring Uniform (This uniform is optional.)

 

SMA Spring uniforms may be worn from the first day of school until November 1st and from March 25th until the last day of school.

 

Boys:

 

·Khaki walking shorts

 

·White or Green SMA short sleeve polo shirt

 

·Black or Brown belt

 

Girls:

 
  • Khaki skort
 

·White or Green SMA short sleeve polo shirt

 

(All shirts should be tucked in shorts or skorts.)

 

SMA Spring Uniform Shoes

 

·White/black socks with school shoes or low-cut black or white sneakers (with black or white matching sneaker laces) are worn with the SMA spring uniform.

 

Spring uniforms must be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara.

 

Children who are not in proper uniform will be issued a demerit. If a child receives three demerits for the same violation, he/she is liable for a school detention. Continued failure to comply with the dress code will make a child liable for suspension. Children who are not in proper uniform will have points deducted from the Personal Development grade on their report card.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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.