SMA Important Communication Envelope Update 2016/2017

School Year

 

 

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  IN AN EFFORT TO GO GREEN AND REDUCE COSTS OF PAPER

 

AND TONER, PRINTED COMMUNICATION WILL NOW BE SENT IN EMAILS EACH

WEEK. (This information will also be posted on our website at www.sma-pa.org.) 

BE SURE SMA SCHOOL HAS YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TO CHECK YOUR

EMAILS REGULARILY FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

Please Note: ANY FORM REQUIRING A SIGNATURE OR response  WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRINTED ON PAPER. TY!

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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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Our SMA 2016/2017 School Calendar is now posted on our website. Check it out!!!

 

Awesome News!!!   

 

 

Starting this 2016/2017 school year,  

 

 

all SMA students PreK - 8 Grades will now

 

 

receive

 

 

a free hot lunch

 

 

from the NDS Lunch Program. This is in

 

 

addition

 

 

to our new free

 

 

breakfast program at school!  More information

 

 

below from NDS.

 

 

God's blessings!

 

 

Mr. "D ~ Principal

 

Nutritional Development Services Archdiocese of Philadelphia

 

 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 215-895-3470  Fax: 215-895-0830

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

 

Greetings from Nutritional Development Services (NDS)! I am writing to you today to bring you good news. Our office is the school breakfast and lunch sponsor for SMA  School. It has been our mission to provide healthy school meals to the children for over 40 years. Many changes have been made to the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs over that time. School meals have evolved and improved in many ways to give your child the nutrients he or she needs to develop and learn. 

 

For example - over the last two years, many wonderful and colorful fruits and vegetables have been added to the lunch menu. In support of your efforts at home to expand your child’s palate, students are offered nutrient dense fresh produce, 100% fruit and vegetable juices, and more variety than ever. Many of these are locally grown.   

 

This year, there are three exciting changes occurring at your school. 

 

First, we are able to offer breakfast and lunch to all SMA students at no cost this year.

 

 Second, the application process that took place every fall has been eliminated. This means that no family will have to submit an application for free or reduced price meals this year. 

 

Third. No need to preorder hot lunch. Parents/Guardians may decide the day of the lunch program for their child (children) to take the free lunch since all students PreK - 8 Grades are eligible and a class roll will be taken each day.  Any SMA student who comes without a lunch will be given one automatically.

 

For information, menus, news, and testimonials, visit the NDS webpage and the school meals Facebook page: (www.nutritionaldevelopmentservices.org; www.facebook.com/NDSSchoolLunchProgram).  

 

As always, your feedback is most welcome. We are grateful for the partnership we have with your child’s school and we are proud to be part of the healthy development of your child. If you have any questions, please contact us at the number above.  

 

Sincerely,   Erinn Hill Director, School Lunch and Breakfast Program

 

We are very excited about this new

 

SMA Free Hot Lunch Program at SMA School!  

 

God bless, Mr. “D’.

 

 

Latest News!!!

 

August 2016

 

Dear Parents /Guardians,                                                                                                           

 

      Greetings and welcome to a new school year at Saint Michael the Archangel School!  I want to thank Rev. Michael C. Dilorio, for his great support of our school.  I also want to thank you for registering your child for another great year at SMA school!  We are very busy preparing for the opening of the new 2016/2017 school year.  I am very happy to announce ALL STUDENTS AT SMA SCHOOL WILL RECEIVE A FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE NDS HOT LUNCH EVERY FULL SCHOOL DAY. THIS BEGINS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

 

    Additional SMA School  information below:

 

·        Our entire SMA 2016/2017 School Calendar is now posted on the Calendar Page of our school website at www.sma-pa.org.   Check it out!!! 

 

·        NEW THIS YEAR!!!  IN AN EFFORT TO GO GREEN AND REDUCE COSTS OF PAPER AND TONER, PRINTED COMMUNICATION WILL NOW BE SENT IN EMAILS EACH WEEK. (This information will also be posted on our website at www.sma-pa.org.)  BE SURE SMA SCHOOL HAS YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TO CHECK YOUR EMAILS REGULARILY FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION.  ANY FORM REQUIRING A SIGNATURE OR RESPONSE WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRINTED ON PAPER. 

 

·        Classroom Supply Lists are posted on the home page of our website.  They are also on the teacher classroom websites on the faculty page.

 

·        TECH NEWS! All teachers at SMA School now have an IPAD, apple internet device, document reader, and projector for their classrooms.  We will continue this year with our MSP Online Grading.  It is called My Students Progress. All 8th Graders will be receiving IPADS to use this year! We are hoping to add 7th grade as well. More info coming.

 

·        Homework assignment books and book covers will be given free to the students of SMA School. (Thank you sponsors!)

 

·         “First in Math” Program for students K-8 will continue.  This program is important for improving students’ math skills.   

 

·        Our free NDS hot lunch is standardized to one time for all grades: 12:00 – 12:45.

 

·        KidStuff Coupon Savings Book campaign will begin in September.

 

·        Thank you everyone for another super SMA Carnival this year!

 

·        Our SMA Alumni & Friends Association will hold its first 2016/2017 event on Sunday, September 25th. “Connection Day”! 

 

·        Our SMA web site www.sma-pa.org will continue to provide you with up to the minute info!

 

·        Our SMA Home and School Association is back for another marvelous year.

 

·        Our SMA Handbook is posted online at www.sma-pa.org.  Please read it carefully so you will know the regulations of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School.  

 

·        Our new 2016/2017 full year color school calendar is just about ready and will be given to each family in September.  Please refer to it for important dates and information.

 

·        All staff at SMA School have an email address and TeacherWeb individualized grade websites.  (Email addresses are first initial and last name followed by sma-pa.org. example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

·        Email lists and grade website are displayed on our school website at www.sm-pa.org on the Faculty page.

 

·        We will continue the use of School Messenger phone calls and emails directly to school families.

 

·        Our SMA Special Lunch was a big hit the last three years. The first SMA Special Lunch is 9/29/16.  An order form will be sent home the first week of September and is online now.

 

·        New Communication Envelopes with our school name and logo will be distributed each Wednesday during the school year.

 

·        A “Student of the Month” Program will continue with new virtues for each month.

 

·        Students’ birthdays will be announced and a birthday card given.

 

·        Our fourth annual SMA “Grandparents’ Day” has been scheduled for October 16th.  Sign up info coming soon.

 

·        Our SMA Band Program and SMA Choir will continue their excellent programs this year. 

 

·        A parent “Feedback Form” will be sent out each trimester and is online at our website.

 

·        Our school digital video/still camera will be used for school pictures and a SMA school video.  The school highlights video will be shown at our SMA Curriculum Festival on May 24th.  This year the SMA School  video will include highlight of our SMA Choir / Band Show and SMA Green and Gold Day

 

·        There will be a fourth annual SMA Fun Day with super activities in June.

 

·        Daily morning readings by students in Grades 3 – 8 will commence in September.

 

·        PRE K information:  see below. TY!

 

    

 

     There will be full day Faculty Meetings every other month.  The Faculty Meeting dates are November 23rd – January 13th - March 17th – May 5th.  Students do not report on these dates. 

 

     Your child will be receiving several important papers the first day of school.  Please be sure to read and complete all forms and papers. We ask that all forms be returned by Friday, September 9th. Each family will be given our new color SMA Calendar for the 2016/2017 School Year.  New Communication Envelops and emails will be used to keep you informed.  Be sure to check out our web site www.sma-pa.org for the latest information and new updates in the “Special Announcement” page. 

 

     Listed below are the names of our faculty and staff members.  The schedule for the opening of school and a few reminders are also included.  Please feel free to call 215-943-0222 or email me (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..) if you have any questions. TY!

 

    

 

The September to June calendar and the following forms are on our SMA website:

 

·        Family Record - 1 per family (Be sure to include an email address.)

 

·        Handbook Policy Agreement Form - 1 per family

 

·        Photo Release Form - 1 per child

 

·        Student Internet Access Contract - 1 per family

 

·        Emergency Early School Closing Form – 1 per family

 

Please complete the requested forms and send them to school by Friday, 9/9/16.  Thank you!

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Faculty 2016– 2017

 

Pastor ~ Father Michael Dilorio

 

Principal ~ Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

Pre-Kindergarten 1 ~ Karen Arocho – Room 13

 

Pre-Kindergarten 2~ Amy Stroup – Room 15

 

Kindergarten ~ Terry Chirico - Room 14

 

First Grade ~ Megan Bristol – Room 1

 

Second Grade ~ Stephanie Kallok – Room 3

 

Third Grade ~ Heather Brandt – Room 2

 

Fourth Grade ~ Kathleen Bowski– Room 4

 

Fifth Grade ~ Maria Anderson– Room 33

 

Sixth Grade ~ Sheila Umek – Room 34

 

Seventh Grade ~ Dawn Marie Staneivezius– Room 35

 

Eighth Grade ~ Florence Viola – Room 38

 

Computer/Art (Pre-K-8) ~ Maryanne Ounjian Computer Lab

 

Physical Education ~ Mark Czarny              

 

Music ~                     – Room 31

 

Secretary ~ Elizabeth Wurtz - Office

 

CARES ~ Andrea Kelly

 

CRE ~ Janet Fiatoa – Room 10

 

CCD Secretary ~ Cathy Unrath – Room 10

 

Maintenance ~ Michael McCafferty

 

Volunteer Coordinator ~ Ginny Armstrong

 

 

 

Opening Schedule

 

9/7/16    Grades 1 to 8 Report Arrival 8:15-8:30 Dismissal 3:00 FREE HOT LUNCH AND FREE BREAKFAST BEGINS

 

9/8/16   Grades 1 to 8 Report Arrival 8:15-8:30 Dismissal 3:00

 

9/9/16 Grades 1 to 8 Report, All Forms Due, Opening 9:30 School Mass 3:00 Dismissal

 

9/12/16 Grades PreK/ K - 8 Report, FREE HOT LUNCH AND FREE BREAKFAST BEGINS, CARES, Pretzels begin

 

9/15/16 SMA Back-to-School Night 7:00 PM Grades PreK – 8

 

 

 

ARRIVAL

 

Students in Grades 1 to 8 may begin arriving at 8:15 AM. Students who arrive after the 8:30 AM bell are late and will be marked late. (See attached Arrival Handout)  We ask all car drivers to be very careful when entering the premises of SMA School.

 

 

 

DISMISSALTHE SAFETY OF OUR PARKING LOT DURING CAR LINE DISMISSAL IS OF UTMOST

IMPORTANCE TO US. Students Grades 1-8 exit "A" Doors for car line pickup.  All cars picking up students

are to line up in our school parking lot across from the A - B - C Doors.   PLEASE REALIZE THAT NO ONE

MAY PARK NEAR CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OR GYM SIDE PARKING LOTS. THERE IS NO MOVING

WHILE ANY CHILD IS STILL WALKING BETWEEN CARS. EVERYONE MUST EXIT USING THE DRIVEWAY

WITH THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. Car line students are not to walk to other lots. This creates a safety hazard for

the children. The car line moves out quickly enough so no one needs to be inconvenienced. If everyone

follows the correct procedures things will move smoothly and efficiently. The safety of our children is a

prime concern of SMA School.

 

 

 

UNIFORMS

 

Students are expected to be in proper uniform beginning on the first day of school.  Please review the SMA School uniform policy, as it will be strictly enforced.   The SMA Uniform Code is posted on our school website at www.sma-pa.org.

 

 

 

LUNCH

 

ALL SMA NDS HOT LUNCHES ARE NOW FREE AND WILL BEGIN THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 9/7/16 GRADES 1-8 AND 9/12/16 PREK/K.  Lunch regulations and rules will be sent home in an information pack and will be online.  We welcome Mrs. Kelly as our NDS Director. Please note: no fast food lunches or soda products are permissible in the SMA Lunch Program.

 

 

 

BREAKFAST

 

ALL STUNDENTS ATTENDING SMA SCHOOL MAY ALSO RECEIVE A FREE BREAKFAST EACH MORNING.

 

 

 

PRETZELS

 

Beginning on 9/12/16 pretzels may be bought each day.  We are again keeping the fee per pretzel at 50 cents.    Children may also bring a healthy snack for recess or use their leftover morning breakfast.

 

 

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Please note: SMA School has a very strict no-bully policy. VIOLENT / THREATENING/ HARASSING AND INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT will not be tolerated.

 

 

 

EARLY PICK_UP

 

Parents/Guardians must send a note to the teacher if a child is being picked up early.  If your child is going home with someone other than parents/legal guardians or if a student is changing the way they are going home, SMA School must be notified in writing.  This is a very important security issue.

 

    Finally, I look again forward to the new school year serving as your principal.   We are partners in the education of our most precious gift, our children.  I anticipate an AWESOME year!  Thank you for choosing SMA School!  See you soon!

 

                                                                                           God’s Peace and Love!

 

                                                                                 Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

                                                                                             Principal

 

 

 

Loving God, Our creator, our savior, our companion, bless this journey of our new school and school year that we undertake today. Refresh our souls and renew our spirits as we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to. We welcome those who are new to this community and ask that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gifts you have given them. Lord, make our hearts pure as we prepare for the return of students to our school, and may you guide them to return with open hearts and minds eager to learn. We ask this in Your name,
Amen
 

 

SMA School Arrival Procedures

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

            Greetings!  Please take a few minutes to review the arrival policy with your child/children.  The safety of your children is a top priority for our school. 

 

****** THE SAFETY OF OUR PARKING LOT DURING CAR LINE DISMISSAL IS ALSO OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US.  PLEASE REALIZE THAT NO ONE MAY PARK NEAR CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OR BEGIN MOVING WHILE ANY CHILD IS STILL WALKING BETWEEN CARS.  EVERYONE MUST EXIT USING THE DRIVEWAY WITH THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. 

 

 

 

            The car line moves out quickly enough so no one needs to be inconvenienced.  If everyone follows the correct procedures things will move smoothly and efficiently.

 

             All cars are to go around the convent and stop at the main door.  The children will go directly to their classrooms.  Morning prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance will be announced over the PA system.   All children are to enter using the main front door.    For the safety of the children, children should exit the car on the side closest to the school.  Children will then enter through the front door.  They will then go directly to their classroom for morning prayers.  Front doors will close at 8:30 and our morning prayers will begin. 

 

Any student who is not present by 8:30 will be considered late.

 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making our entrance and dismissal run smoothly!

 

God bless,

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

Principal

 

DISMISSAL SMA SCHOOL

 

CAR LINE

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

         Greetings! Please take a few minutes to review the DISMISSAL policy with your child/children. The safety of our children is a top priority for SMA School.

 

****** THE SAFETY OF OUR PARKING LOT DURING CAR LINE DISMISSAL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US. Students Grades 1-8 exit "A" Doors for car line pickup.  All cars picking up students are to line up in our school parking lot across from the A - B - C Doors.   PLEASE REALIZE THAT NO ONE MAY PARK NEAR CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OR GYM SIDE PARKING LOTS. THERE IS NO MOVING WHILE ANY CHILD IS STILL WALKING BETWEEN CARS. EVERYONE MUST EXIT USING THE DRIVEWAY WITH THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. Car line students are not to walk to other lots. This creates a safety hazard for the children. The car line moves out quickly enough so no one needs to be inconvenienced. If everyone follows the correct procedures things will move smoothly and efficiently.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

God’s joy,

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

                                      

 

PRE K INFO!!!

 

Dear Preschool Parents,

 

          We are very excited to have your child join us at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School!   There are many fun and exciting activities planned.  We look forward to having a very special and eventful year for your child and family.  Before our school year begins, here is some information regarding our program:

 

Start of School – Pick-up/Drop-off

 

On September 7 /8/9, there will be an Open House for you and your child to visit the classroom and meet their teacher.  You may come anytime that day between the hours of 9-12 and 1-3.

 

Our first day will be Monday, September 12th.  Our hours are 8:45-2:45 (Full Day) and 8:45-11:45 (1/2 Day)

 

          Drop Off- “C” door at 8:45

 

          Pick up - “C” door for ½ day at 11:45

 

$1-         Gym doors(west side) at 2:45 (See below for more details)

 

Supplies

 

A supply list will be given out at Back to School Night.  A backpack, snack, and lunch and folder will be needed the first week.  Information regarding the hot lunch program will be coming home shortly.

 

SMA 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 Totally white or totally black No Fashion Available at Flynn O'Hara, 10905 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

 

     Thank You for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with us. We can’t wait to get to know you and your child throughout the year.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 215-943-0222  or 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. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

                      

 

PREK DISMISSAL

 

Dear PreK Parents,

 

          Greetings in the Lord! PreK dismissal (2:45) is at  the west  side doors of the school gym parking lot. Traffic cones/barrels will be set up directing where to line up.  Please form car lines at the traffic cones/barrels and exit your vehicle to get your child.  For safety of the children and staff, please be patient and remain in your car until the line is ready to move and be dismissed. We appreciate your patience and understanding. The safety of our school children is a prime concern of SMA school!  Thank you.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 215-943-0222 or 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. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20/"> 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.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..                                                                      God’s love! Sincerely,

 

PreK3/4 Teachers

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~Principal

 

 

 

SMA SCHOOL SPECIAL LUNCH

 

Thursday, September  29TH

 

Saint Michael the Archangel School is sponsoring a

 

Pizza Special Lunch: Lunch includes Pizza, a Snack, and a Juice Drink

 

Order Form and Payment is due Wednesday, September 28th.

 

Please return the bottom form and payment in an envelope marked

 

SMA SPECIAL LUNCH with your child’s name and grade

 

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PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR CHOICE:

 

$5.00 – 1 SLICE OF PIZZA, SNACK, & A JUICE DRINK

 

$6.OO - 2 SLICES OF PIZZA, SNACK, & A JUICE DRINK

 

$7.00 – 3 SLICES OF PIZZA, SNACK, & A JUICE DRINK

 

CHILD’S NAME____________________________________________________

 

CHILD’S GRADE_____________________________________________________

 

AMOUNT ENCLOSED_________________________________________________

 

EXACT CASH AMOUNT ONLY ~ NO CHECKS ONE ORDER FORM FOR EACH CHILD

 

Please note: any student who already ordered a NDS Hot Lunch, will receive that as well.  THANK YOU!!!

 

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SMA School Uniforms may be purchased at Flynn & O'Hara.

 

 

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,

 

or email me 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.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.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.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.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.  for more information. 
Thank you! 
God bless! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

 

 

 

2016/2017 School Year: 

 

Free breakfast provided for very student

 

 

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

 

SMA School!!!

 

 

 

 

  • 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.)

 

·      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 asap.  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!

 

Date: 9/15/16

 

Place: SMA GYM

 

Time: 7:00 PM

 

We will start with a short presentation in the SCHOOL GYM.  Parents/guardians

 

will then go to child’s grade for a

 

group class meeting.

 

Come on out!

 

We look forward to meeting you!

 

God’s joy!!!

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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

FAMILY RECORD Year 20__/20__

 

PLEASE PRINT

 

(One per family.)

 

Family Name: ___________________________________ Phone: __________________

 

Address: _____________________________________________ Zip: ______________

 

Emergency Contact Name: _________________________________________________

 

Phone: __________________ Relationship: ____________________________________

 

Children in Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School:

 

Child’s Full Name                                                       Grade                          Date of Birth

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

Father's Full Name: ________________________________________________________

 

Place of Employment: ______________________________________________________

 

Work #: _____________________________

 

Cell Phone #: _______________________

 

E-Mail Address: _________________________________________________________

 

Mother's Full Name: ______________________________________________________

 

Place of Employment: _____________________________________________________

 

Work #: _____________________________ Cell Phone #: ________________________

 

E-Mail Address: __________________________________________________________

 

Transportation to and from school:

 

Please circle one.

 

Bus                  Walk                            Car

 

Due Friday, First Week of School TY!

 

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EMERGENCY EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN FORM

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

     When adverse weather conditions warrant, the Parochial and Public Schools may have to close early.  Neither the Pastor nor the Principal of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School makes this decision.  We, like you, must listen to the local media outlets for the announcement.  Please listen to KYW for the announced closing time.  Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School will close at that announced time. There is a new feature for emergency situations.   A warning icon will appear on the main page of our website www.sma-pa.org with the latest important information posted.    If the announced closing time occurs during the Lunch Period, students who normally go home for lunch will be asked to stay home.  SMA School signed up for School Messenger.  This means a phone call and/or email message will be sent to notify you of any dismissal time changes.  Parents/Guardians should not pick up students before the announced closing time.  This helps prevent further disruptions for the children.  Do not call the school or rectory.  Please check our web site (www.sma-pa.org) and the Special Announcement page for details.  Please note: In the event of early dismissal CARES will be cancelled.   

 

     Every child should be aware of what he/she should do in the event of an emergency early school closing.  Every child must also hand in the EMERGENCY EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN FORM to her/his teacher by first Friday, first week of school.

 

            Thank You And God Bless!   Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco Principal

 

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EMERGENCY EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN

 

STUDENT’S NAME__________________GRADE____ROOM______

 

     In the event that there is an Emergency Early School Closing at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School, this is the plan that my child will follow:

 will go home in usual manner.

 other: Please explain (Please note, your child’s plan may not involve making a phone call from the school phone.)

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BUS ONLY;

Please explain what procedure you would like us to follow for dismissing your children in the event that bus service is cancelled:

_____________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s Signature____________________ Date ______________

Please return to school office by Friday first week of school. TY!

 

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SMA Grandparents Day!!!

 

August 2016

 

Dear Boys and Girls,

 

     Greetings!  I am happy to announce that we will be hosting a Grandparents’ Day on October 16th.   I want to invite you and your grandparents to attend the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, October 16th.     Following the Mass there will be a social reception in the Church Hall for grandparents and children featuring cakes, cookies, tea, coffee and juice.

 

     Boys and girls please give your grandparents a call and invite them to join you. If they would like to attend, please complete the attached form and return it to your teacher by Friday, September9th.   Each child whose grandparents will be attending will help to make a little keepsake for her/his guest/s to take home.

 

     Thank you. I hope that many of you will be with us on October 16th at 10:00 AM.

 

                                                                            God Bless!

 

                                                                   Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

                                                                               Principal

 

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Names of my Grandparents:

 

My name is ___________________

 

         Grade ___________________

 

There will be a photographer available.

 

If interested, please check box ?

 

Please fill out the above form and return it to your teacher by Friday,  September 9th.  Thank you!

 

 

SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

 

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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL SCHOOL

POLICY AGREEMENT FORM

Dear Parents/Guardians,

     Greetings!  Please read the school handbook carefully.  (It is online at www.sma-pa.org) When finished, please fill out the bottom form and return it to school with your child by Friday of first week of school,

                                                              Thank You and God’s Peace,

                                                                Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

                                                                          Principal

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We have read and understand the contents of Saint Michael the Archangel School Handbook.  We agree to abide by the policies and procedures established by Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School.

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature                                                                        Date

 

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature                                                                        Date

 

Student’s Signature                                                                                            Date

 

Student’s Signature                                                                                                    Date

 

Student’s Signature                                                                                            Date

Please sign and return by Friday of first week of school. TY!

 
   

 

 

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Saint Michael the Archangel SIP

 

(Shelter in Place) PLAN

 

·      Implemented when directed by the police/fire department.

 

·      All staff and students will move to school hallways.

 

·      Windows and doors will be closed and sealed with duct tape.

 

·      Emergency kits will be utilized.

 

·       Because of Police and Fire Department directives, no person may leave or enter the shelter area to avoid exposure under the SIP Plan. 

 

·      Wait until the all-clear signal is given.  Parents are asked to listen to media (radio/tv/internet) for this signal to come and pick up their children.

 

·      During the emergency event, SMA School (if possible) will post important information on  our SMA web site.  (www.sma-pa.org.)

 

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September

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

     Greetings in the Lord!  Attached is the SIP (Shelter in Place Plan) for SMA School.   Please review it carefully.   We are in the process of updating our SIP (Shelter in Place) supplies.  Here is where we need your help. We are requesting that you prepare an emergency kit for each of your children.  Please use a gallon-sized clear zip bag with each child’s name clearly marked on it.

 

Include in the bag the following items:

 

·       Bottle water

 

·       Snack to eat (non-peanut ingredients)

 

·       2 napkins

 

·       Book to read or coloring book and crayons

 

·       Students who must take medication beyond school hours should have an extra dose. 

 

Please send to your child’s teacher by Friday, first week of school.      The Emergency Kit will be returned to you at the

end of the current school year.  Thank you for assistance in our important safety plan!

 

God’s love,

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

Principal

 

 

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If students are to be productive members of the 21st Century workplace, they must move beyond the skills of the 20th Century and master those of the 21st Century.  The characteristics of the 21st Century classroom will be very different from those of the classrooms in the past because the focus is on producing students who are highly productive, effective communicators, inventive thinkers, and masters of technology.

 

During your children’s formative years at the elementary and secondary levels, an understanding of technology includingWeb 2.0 tools will be used that will assist them in their learning over the course of  their school experience.  New tools arise every day. Some common tools that your children may encounter and use are, but are not limited to:

 

         Elluminate Live!   Now called Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual web-conferencing and collaboration tool that allows individuals to “meet” in a virtual space to talk and share content.

 

        Blogs -   A blog is a website where student work can be published online. It is also a tool often used for collaboration and communication among students and teachers. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

 

        Google Apps:  A online suite of productivity and digital tools

 

         Wikis - A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content online.

 

        Podcasts - A podcast is a digital audio file that is distributed over the Internet for playback on portable media players (such as .mp3 players) and personal computers.

 

     Videos – a video is a recording displaying moving images and audios. Digital video files can incorporate photos, voiceovers and music.

 

    Social bookmarking - Social bookmarking is a way for internet users to store, classify, share and search Internet bookmarks.

 

   Really Simple Syndication - RSS is used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, or podcasts.  It allows users to “subscribe” to internet content. A commonly used tool for RSS is Google Reader.

 

Also your child’s image may be used in a photo or video posted on:

 

·         School website and/or communications

 

·         Archdiocesan or Office of Catholic Education website and/or communications

 

·         Parish website and/or communication

 

Your child’s safety and security are our number one priority.  All websites and tools have been and will continue to be thoroughly examined by experienced educators and are used commonly in education today.  The Acceptable Use Policy for Technology is posted on our Archdiocesan website.  http://www.catholicschools-phl.org/about-oce/technology.

 

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Parental Permission Form

 

General Technology Use including

 

Web 2.0, Online Collaboration, Photos and Media Release

 

 

r  I grant permission for my child to sign up for a personal account on approved educational     sites and in accordance with site and school guidelines.

r  I grant permission for my child to use his/her school created student email address or a teacher created class accountwhen signing up for accounts.

r  I grant permission for my child’s work to be published on the school web site, the classroom wiki, and/or on other student classroom sites as prescribed by the teacher.

r  I grant permission for my child’s photo to be published on the school web site, the classroom wiki, and/or on the other classroom sites as prescribed by the teacher.   When photos are used in almost all cases names are not included. Names will be included with photos rarely and only in cases where there is special recognition such as with academic or sport awards/recognition..

r  I grant permission for my child’s photo to be published in the school newsletter, in the local newspapers, the Catholic Standard and Times, on school brochures, printed materials and the Archdiocesan website.

r  I give permission for my child’s photo to be posted on the school or Archdiocesan website or social network page associated with the work of the classroom.

r  I give permission to the school to permit my child to participate in supervised interviews with the news media concerning events related to the school and its programs.

 

I have read, understand, and agree to all of the above

 

Student’s Name:                                                                                                   Grade:

 

Parent’s Name:

 

Parent Signature:                                                                                                   Date:

 

 

r  I grant permission for my work to be published on the school web site, classroom wiki, and/or on other classroom sites as prescribed by the teacher.

r  I grant permission for my work to be published in the local newspaper and  on school promotional materials

 

Student’s Signature __________________________________________Date _____________

 

Please Return Friday of First Week of School. TY!

 

 

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BUS POLICY

 

 

 

These rules apply to students riding ALL buses.  They also apply when students are riding a bus during a class trip or school function.  Please review the rules with your child.

 

  • BE AT THE BUS STOP ON TIME.  You should not have to run to make the bus.
  • WAIT FOR THE BUS IN AN ORDERLY FASHION IN YOUR ASSIGNED AREA.  Pushing, shoving, or creating a disturbance might result ininjuring someone or inbeing late for school.
  •  TAKE YOUR SEAT IMMEDIATELY.  Remain seated while the bus is moving or when instructed to do so by the bus driver.
  • ENTER AND LEAVE THE BUS ONLY AT THE FRONT DOOR AND ONLY AFTER THE BUS HAS COME TO A FULL STOP. (In case of emergency, the driver may give you other instructions).
  • KEEP YOUR HEAD AND HANDS INSIDE THE BUS WINDOWS AT ALL TIMES.  Throwing objects, no matter how small, on the bus or out the windows is extremely dangerous.
  • SAVE YOUR LUNCH AND SNACKS UNTIL YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION.  Eating and drinking are not allowed on school buses.
  • AVOID SHOUTING AND OTHER LOUD NOISES.  In addition to disturbing others, loud noises could distract the driver and cause unsafe operation of the bus.
  • LEAVE THE BUS IN A QUIET AND ORDERLY MANNER.  Join your schoolmates in the schoolyard or go to the office if school has begun.
  • GET OFF AT ASSIGNED STOP.

 

Failure to comply with these rules may result in loss of bus privileges and/or further disciplinary action at school.

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Student Internet Access Contract And Policy

 

Student Internet Access Contract

 

 

 

    I understand that when I am using the Internet or any other computer/ telecommunications device, I must adhere to all rules of courtesy, etiquette and laws regarding the copying of information as prescribed by Federal, State or local laws, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Saint Michael the Archangel School.

 

            My signature below and that of my parent(s) or guardian(s) mean that I agree to follow the guidelines of this Acceptable Use Policy for Internet access at all Catholic schools. 

 

Student Name (PLEASE PRINT)

 

Student Signature

 

 

 

Parent or Guardian:             

 

We ask that you review this policy with your child and sign this Student Access Contract.

 

            I hereby release Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, its personnel and any other institutions with which it is affiliated, from any and all claims and damages of any nature arising from my child’s use of, or inability to use, the Internet Access, including but not limited to claims that may arise from the unauthorized use of the system to purchase products or services.

 

            I will instruct my child regarding any restrictions against accessing materials that are in addition to the restrictions set forth by this Acceptable Use Policy.  I will emphasize to my child the importance of following rules for personal safety.

 

            As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read the Acceptable Use Policy for Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School.  I hereby give my permission for my child to use the Internet and will not hold Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School or the Archdiocese of Philadelphia liable as a result of my daughter’s/son’s use of the Internet on school premises.  I understand that my child has agreed not to access inappropriate materials on the Internet.

 

Parent/Guardian Name (PLEASE PRINT)

 

Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                   Date

 

 DUE FRIDAY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL 

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Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School

 

Acceptable Use Policy

 

PURPOSE

 

            Computers are a valuable tool for education and one of this school’s purposes is to encourage the proper use of computer related technology including the Internet.  Students and all users of computer technology have a responsibility to use these tools properly and in accordance with the policy below:

 

GOALS

 

            To provide a variety of electronic tools to help students and teachers develop the ability to evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources and enable them to work effectively with various computer/communications technology.

 

            To encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills this will be needed in this increasing electronic and global society.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF USER

 

            With right access comes the responsibility to use the source both correctly and wisely.  Access to the Internet, for instance, may mean that some material found would not meet guidelines set in our Acceptable Use Policy.  Monitoring and controlling all such material is impossible.  The school will make every effort to discourage the appearance of such materials.  However, the opportunities and information made available by the Internet make it necessary to provide access in order that our students can take advantage of the many resources on the information superhighway.

 

General Guidelines for use of the Internet

 

  • All users are required to take simple Internet training (how to sign on, log off, etc.) from the computer coordinator or his/her designee.

 

  • Only students issued passes or permission, and who have completed training may use the school’s computers to access the Internet.

 

  • Use of the stations is limited to those who have clear need for research, with a teacher assignment to back it up.  Use will be limited if necessary.

 

  • Transferring copyrighted material to or from a diocesan school without express permission of the owner is a violation of Federal Law.  The user is deemed responsible to see that this does not occur.

 

  • Use of electronic mail and other Internet facilities to harass, offend or annoy of other users is strictly forbidden.

 

  • E-mail accounts through the school’s computer are restricted.

 

  • Any attempt to circumvent system security, guess passwords or in anyway gain access to secured resources is forbidden.

 

  • Use of the Internet for commercial gains or profits is not allowed from an educational site.

 

  • Users will not move, repair, reconfigure, modify or attach external devices to the systems.

 

  • The systems operator has the right to monitor all activities.

 

  • Additional rules and restrictions may be added at any time.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

            Violations of these rules will be dealt with by the Administration of the school.

 

Students’ rules:

 

Nor will they through means of the Internet, harass or annoy any other users.

 

         Violation of these rules may result in any or all of the following:

 

                        -Loss of Internet access

 

                        -Disciplinary or legal action by the school or other involved parties.

 

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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

DISCIPLINE POLICY

  •         Students are expected to be cooperative and exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Faculty members will issue demerit and detention slips. The slips should be signed by a parent or guardian and returned the next school day.
  •         A detention will be issued following the reception of a third demerit slip.
  •         Further action may be taken by the administration should a student receive a third detention.  That action may include, but is not limited to:  in-school suspension, out-of- school suspension, issuance of a probationary conduct contract.
  •         After two formal suspensions, a student is liable to be dismissed.
  •         In certain circumstances an infraction, because of extraordinary circumstances, may warrant an immediate dismissal.

 A DEMERIT will be issued for the following:

  • Inappropriate behavior - Being unprepared for class - Chewing gum - Eating candy at inappropriate times – Out of Uniform

Failure to return signed disciplinary forms, test papers, etc. after one day grace period. - Disobeying bus and lunchroom rules.  N.B. Repeated infractions may result in the loss of bus or lunchroom privileges. - Repeated, unexcused lateness.

Bringing electronic devices such as Game Boys, beepers, personal CD or tape players, etc. to school.  These items will be held in the school office until picked up by a parent or guardian.

A DETENTION will be issued for the following:

  • Unchristian or disrespectful attitude or behavior toward another person. - Cheating.- Fighting.- Forging a signature.- Failure to report to detention.

Accumulation of three demerits.

N.B.    Detentions will be served on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM until 3:45 PM.

Parents/Guardians assume responsibility for transportation for the student on the day that the detention is served.

Formal suspension is a serious disciplinary action taken by school authorities against a student whose actions constitute a major disciplinary infraction and are contrary to the good order of the school. (Archdiocesan Policies & Procedures #S319.1)

Suspension IS a major step toward possible dismissal.

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A SUSPENSION will be given for the following:

  • Vandalism (restitution must be made). - Theft (restitution must be made).

Truancy (this includes leaving school grounds during the school day without permission). -  Possession of drugs, alcohol or tobacco products. - Acts of intimidation, retaliation or threat making.

N.B.    Students are responsible for completing all assignments during a suspension.

Students will be admitted to class only after a parental interview has been held with a member of the administration of the school. 

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SMA Weekly Communication Envelopes

 

Weekly Communication Envelopes will usually be distributed each Wednesday during the school year to keep you informed on the latest happenings at Saint Michael the Archangel  Catholic School.  Please read all enclosed material and return the Communication Envelope the next day.  This envelope will be used throughout the year until June.

 

Payments

 

When making a payment, please place it in an envelope with child’s name and purpose of the payment. Be sure to use a separate envelope for each type payment.

 

TY!

 

God’s Peace,

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

Principal

 

 

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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

LUNCHROOM POLICY 

                                                                             

In order for a smooth-running, successful lunch program, good behavior and manners are expected.  The following policies and procedures are needed to ensure an orderly, calm lunch period

for all:

  • Students are to follow the directions of the lunch parents in the lunchroom and in the schoolyard.
  • Students are to sit in the assigned seats.
  • Students must ask for permission to get up from the table.
  • Students are to clean up after themselves and take their turns as table captain.  Students may speak to one another using a quiet tone of voice.
  • Students are to use proper table manners.  
  • Students are NOT permitted to have fast food lunches.
  • Students are to remain seated until their table is called.

Keep in mind that repeated infractions of the school or lunchroom rules during lunch period may result in the loss of lunchroom privileges.

* Parent volunteers are always welcome.

 

 

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SMA Uniform Policy!!!

 

   

SMA SCHOOL UNIFORM 

   

Dear Parents/Guardians,

   Greetings!  Our SMA uniform includes the following points.

  • Please review the SMA 2016/2017 School Uniform Policy. (See attached.)

  • SMA Sweaters with the old logo will be grandfathered in. When worn out, please discard. (Do not place in SMA Swap Shop. TY!)

  • SMA Winter Uniform Sweater Policy Grades 1-8 Sweaters are mandatory for SMA Winter Uniform for Grades 1-8. There are optional types of the SMA sweater that may be worn. (Homeroom teachers can decide sweaters may be removed if classroom conditions warrant.)

  • The SMA Swap Shop is open with uniform donated items.

  • 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.)

  
 

SMA SCHOOL MOVING FORWARD!!!

SMA SCHOOL 

SPRING/WINTER UNIFORM POLICY

All of the uniform options are available for purchase at Flynn and O’Hara. 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.

 

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 “Black 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: Low-cut totally black or totally white sneakers with black or white matching sneaker laces and white/black

matching socks.

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 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 logoPlease 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 OptionsPick 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 OptionsPick 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

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

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: Low-cut totally black or totally white sneakers with black or white matching

sneaker laces and white/black matching socks.

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: Low-cut totally black or totally white sneakers with black or white matching sneaker laces and white/black matching socks

M. Spring Uniform Grades 1-8 (This uniform is optional.) The regular SMA uniform may be worn during this time.

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 tucked in. ?Black or Brown belt Shoes: Low-cut

totally black or totally white sneakers with black or white matching sneaker laces and white/black matching socks. The

regular school shoe may also be worn.

Girls: ·Khaki skort or Khaki shorts·White or Green SMA short sleeve polo shirt (All shirts should be tucked in..)· Shoes:

Low-cut totally black or totally white sneakers with black or white matching sneaker laces and white/black matching

socks. The regular school shoe may also be worn.

 

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.

  SMA SCHOOL MOVING FORWARD!!!

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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

 

 

 

 

  

 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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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

 

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!

 

Important Links! 

 

 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.