Thank you everyone for a best ever 2017 SMA Night at the Living Museum! Special thanks to the 6th and 8th grades, all our presenters, ushers, managers, door greeters, demonstrations, hallway guides, refreshment helpers, and ushers! Special thanks to Mrs. “O”, Ms. McGarricle, and Mrs. Arocho. We had another super turnout of families and friends, super pictures from the Bucks County Courier Times, and general all around fun and educational evening!
Click on view pics!!!
Congratulations to our 2017
SMA Reading Olympics Teams for an excellent performance at the competition Thursday evening, winning 1st and 4th place ribbons. Top readers on the two teams were Jeneyan Marley , Savanna Hayden and Rylee Joyce! Special congratulations to their coaches Mrs. Umek and Mrs. Chirico and Mrs. Wurtz who helped moderate the event. Over 150 schools participated.
The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The experience is rewarding for everyone involved.
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.
Thank you and God Bless!
Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal
Latest SMA News!!!
Protection of Children
And Young People
April 20, 2017
Greetings in the Lord. In the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Article 12 calls for all dioceses to establish “safe environment” programs at all grade levels. This ongoing education is presented to the students in the parish and regional elementary schools of the Archdiocese as well as in the Parish Religious Education Programs (PREP or CCD) two times during the instructional year. This is a mandated obligation from the Archdiocese with the two lessons provided for our teachers. Lessons may be reviewed and downloaded in English and Spanish at this link:
(In the event a parent or guardian does not want this instruction for his/her child, please contact the SMA school office since we are required to have the parent/guardian sign off as a result of this request.)
At Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School each child’s homeroom teacher presented one forty minute awareness lesson on 11/15, 2016. (1:15) and will present one forty minute awareness lesson on 4/25/17 at 1:15.
Together we are providing the safest of environments for our children. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!
Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco
Super news!!! Our 5 Grade teacher, Mrs. Anderson had her baby.
Baby Benjamin 7lbs. 14 oz. 22 ¼ inches long! Congratulations to her growing family!
God's light, Mr. "D".
We are proud to present our
SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
March 2017 – Joyful
PreK 1 ~ Mason Koczmarek
PreK 2 ~ Thomas Hughs
Kindergarten ~ Jarrod Exume
Grade 1 ~ Tiffany Pinkham
Grade 2 ~ Braedin Valentin
Grade 3 ~ Jamesson Long
Grade 4 ~ Tessa Jerome
Grade 5 ~ Kierra Ward
Grade 6 ~ Samatha Woods
Grade 7 ~ Andrew (AJ) Snowden
Grade 8 ~ Frank O’Keefe
Congratulations to these cheerful students!
As we celebrate the holiest days of our Christian calendar. What a special joy to commemorate Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. Let us remember that His victory over death on the cross and rising to new life is a victory for each of us.
All the staff of
Saint Michael the
Archangel Catholic School
wishes you and your family a
joyous Easter Season!
The Lord is Risen!
Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco
New link from "Rediscover SMA School" Fundraising Commitee!
Adopt St Michael School https://16541.sites.ecatholic.com/adopt-sma-school
Donations $10K, 5K, 3.5K and other.
Any amount may be donated.
Please put a note in the "Comment" area so we know where the donations are coming from and if they are for any particular reason.
Please spread the word! TY! God's light, Mr. "D".
Link for the April 22nd BINGO https://16541.sites.ecatholic.com/bingo
TY to all for a great SMA Alumni & Friends Craft Fair!!!
Reading Olympics on the 20th!
- SMA Bingo Info April 22 BINGO April 22 Saturday
Click on for more info!
TY! God bless, Mr "D".
All 5th Graders for the 2017/2018 school year will receive IPADS through grant monies!
Any person who refers a student who registers at St Mike's for the 2017/2018 school will receive a $25 gift certificate.
A lttle thank gift for you! Thank you in advance!
Second Trimester Honor Roll!
7th Michael Burns Carlo Cardi Alyssa Kearns Elizabeth Logue Andrew (AJ) Snowden Aden Zogorski
Congratulations to these exceptional students!!! Mr. “D”
Great article! Click on pics and info!!! God's love, Mr. "D".
SMA SCHOOL SPECIAL LUNCH
Hello everyone! Just received this! God's light, Mr. "D".
Dear Mr. DiCicco:
The Danaher Lynch Family Foundation is excited to announce an elementary scholarship opportunity. In an attempt to offer families some financial assistance as well as encourage the K-12 vision for Catholic education, we are launching a DLFF Pathway Scholarship Program.
The parameters for the program will be as follows:
- DLFF Pathway Scholarship
- Offered to students entering 6th-8th grade for school year 2017-18.
- DLFF funding would be 3 renewable $1,000 scholarships
At this time, we are finalizing our forms for this scholarship program and we hope to have an electronic version as well as a few paper versions available for you to distribute to interested families within the next two weeks.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
DLFF Director of Educational Services
The seventh grade learned about different types of biotechnology in their genetics studies. This week they had a mock presidential election with the three types of technologies as the candidates. They had a debate on the benefits and harmful effects that each has on people and the environment, including recent news articles and discoveries they researched, all while the fifth grade audience watched and voted. It was an exciting debate filled with background music, fliers, posters, and even a website that one group created just for the project.
Great work! Mr. "D".
Click on the link below to hear our SMA SCHOOL radio broadcast!!!
SMA School on the Radio!!!
WBCB is an AM broadcast station licensed operating on 1490 kHz for Levittown, Pennsylvania, and
serving the areas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and other parts of suburban Philadelphia.
9:00 – 10:00
Our Broadcast went very well!
Special thanks to Mrs. Chirico, Mrs. Stroup, Rylee
Joyce, Frank O’Keefe, And Jenna Wurtzbacher who
were on the air!
We received much positive feedback on the show!
We have an outstanding concert—as part of this year’s Cathedral Concert Series—coming up this March 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral Basilica. There will be free admission to this concert for all students when they mention the name of their school at the door. Please help me spread the word as widely as possible about this concert and the free admission.
Thank you and God bless,
Father Dennis Gill
Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill
Director, Office for Divine Worship
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
222 North Seventeenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
SMA First Grade “Welcoming Grant” Now Available!
Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School, a dynamic, innovative, and safe PreK-8 school located in Bucks County is welcoming all new registrants for the school year 2017-2018!
I am very happy to announce that SMA School received a grant offered by the Foundation for Catholic Education. The purpose is to support our incoming First Grade families. The specific grant is a “Welcome Grant” which allows us to award each First Grade student at SMA School a $1000 grant to be applied to their tuition for the school year 2017-2018.
This grant applies to everyone who already registered for First Grade at Saint Mikes for the 2017/2018 school year.
Feel free to share this great news with family, friends, and interested applicants!
For information about SMA School, or to set up a tour, please contact Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco at
TY! God Bless! Mr. “D”
NEW FINANCIAL SMA PROGRAM!!!
Dear Parents/ Guardians! Greetings in the Lord! We are beginning a new exciting financial program for SMA School! A new committee is now established to fundraise for ourIt is called the “Discover Saint Michael the Archangel School” committee. Father DiIorio and I met with Mike J. Mabin Sr., who is a graduate of St. Mike’s and owner of a very successful business enterprise. He graciously accepted our offer to be the chairperson of this committee. The initial goal is to raise $100,000 to support our school for the coming year. Plans include possible capital improvements to increase permanence and enrollment. We are also planning increased assistance from our SMA alumni to secure our important goals. The creation of a permanent SMA school board of financial supporters is being explored.
Mr. Mabin was very interested in seeing our school, students, and staffs close up. So we scheduled aHe came away impressed with our wonderful school and anxious to begin immediately. Please let me know of any ideas that you may have as we embark on this new endeavor. Your prayers are welcome as well!
Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco
Great Tech News at SMA School!
Four new state of the art Smartboards were
- today in Grades
PreK 3 - 1 - 2 - and 4.
All classrooms will have Smartboards
We are proud to present our
New for SMA 2017/2018
Registration and Re-Registration
All major credit cards are
accepted for payment!
Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!!!
Their project “Dutch Folklore” won BEST in SHOW and will be on display in the Philadelphia Flower Show. In class, they researched fairies (legend, cultural background, and appearance). They created a fairy using all natural materials including a fossil from Red Bank, NJ that was millions of years old and then presented their research on their IPADS.
Hats off to all the entries this year! They were outstanding. Thank you to Mrs. Stan for again directing the program. God bless, Mr. “D”
SMA School Re-Registration
2017/2018 School Year
Greetings! We are very happy to announce we are beginning re-registration for students enrolled at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School for the 2017/2018 school year. We had so much good news this year!
- We are proud of our school and our new additions to our SMA school programs:
- 8th Grade High School scholarships over $40,000!!!
- Free breakfast and free NDS Hot Lunch every day for every student at St Mikes in all grades!
- Our new SMA Alumni & Friends is established and an event is planned for the spring.
- Our SMA uniform looks awesome!!!
- We provided IPADS for each of our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and all teachers.
- Teachers also now have a projector, document reader, and Apple tv internet device for their classrooms.
- SMARTBOARD added to PreK 15 room with more on the way!
- Homework assignment books, test folders, and book covers were again given free to the students of SMA School.
- Warm, safe, Christ loving family atmosphere!!!
To re-register simply complete the re-registration form and return it with a $100.00 non-refundable fee per family.
Payment of this fee will secure a place for your child for the 2017/2018 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
We are proud to present our
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL SCHOOL
Academic Year 2017– 2018
REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00 PER FAMILY - Payment must be received at the rectory either by mail or in person by March 1, 2017, along with this signed registration form. (Non-Refundable)
LATE REGISTRATION: $125.00 – All registration must be completed by April 30, 2017 (Non-Refundable)
I will be making the initial payment by August 11, 2017
I understand that the monthly payments will start September 15, 2017 and the last payment is due May 15, 2018.
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 2018.
Name(s) of Child/ren Grade 2017
Signature: ________________________________ _______________________
Address: ________________________________ ________________________
City/Zip: _________________________________ ________________________
Phone: ___________________________________ ________________________
N.B. September 30, 2017– After this date there will be absolutely NO REFUNDS of tuition for any reason whatsoever during the remainder of the year.
Registration Fee $100.00 per family if paid by March 1, 2017
$125.00 if paid after March 1, 2017
Tuition Rates 2017 – 2018
Grades 1 - 8
**Parishioner Non-Parishioner Non-Catholic
1 Child $3,400.00 $4,050.00 $4,400.00
2 Children $5,200.00 $6,500.00 $7,450.00
3 or more $6,625.00 $8,575.00 $9,525.00
**Parishioner Non-Parishioner Non-Catholic
Half Day $2,825.00 $3,300.00 $3,525.00
Full Day $3,800.00 $4,275.00 $4,525.00
Pre-School 3 or 4 year old
Half Day $3,300.00 Full Day $4,200.00
**Parishioner - $8.00 weekly in church envelopes.
Families with a child in grade 1-8, deduct $100.00 from half-day kindergarten rate or $200.00 from full-day kindergarten rate.
“SMA SCHOOL 1 or 2 Hour
Opening Late Policy”
· Due to certain weather conditions Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School may open one or two hours late.
· Please check FOX 29 NEWS / CHANNEL ABC 6 NEWS / NBC10 NEWS AND WEATHER The above websites lists weather delays and school closings for the surrounding area. Or, listen to KYW 1060 AM News Radio for weather related closings. Our broadcast number is 764.
· Please check for the warning icon on the main page of our website www.sma-pa.org with the latest important information posted. You may also check the “Special Announcements” page of our school web site (www.sma-pa.org) for details. A School Messenger phone call may be sent by SMA School.
· PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OR RECTORY.
· School doors will open at 9:15 (1 Hour) and 10:15 AM (2 Hour) delay. Morning Announcements and teaching will begin at 9:30 (1 Hour) and 10:30 AM (2 Hour).
· Please do not send your children to SMA School before 9:15 on a 1 hour delay or 10:15 on a two hour delay schedule. Adult supervision will begin at 9:15 (1 Hour) and 10:15 (2 Hour) delay AM. It cannot be guaranteed before that time; therefore, the school cannot be held accountable before the above posted times.
· SMA Morning Cares is cancelled on a
one or two hour opening late schedule.
· Bus riders should wait at their pickup stops one or two hours from their regularly scheduled assigned time.
· Please note: if bus transportation is cancelled, students are responsible for their own transportation to and from school.
If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact me.
God’s love! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal
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. SMA School follows Bristol Township decisions. 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
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. SMA School should have your
child's EMERGENCY EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN FORM that was due the first Friday, first week of school.
Thank You And God Bless! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco Principal
Big News! Our 8th grade received scholarships totaling $40,000 over 4
years at Conwell-Egan High School!
We congratulate our SMA Student Council members!!!
SMA Student Council Officers for the
2016/2017 School Year
Madison Chapman~ President
David Kelly – Assistant President
Jenna Wurtzbacher – Secretary
Frank O’Keefe ~ Treasurer
SMA Class Representatives
SMA School Proudly Presents our Saint Michael the Archangel 2016/2017
Grade 8:Tori Brambrinck, Amber Forehand, Shaylyne Kilner, Jeneyan Marley, Frank O’Keefe, Michael Reis
Grade 7: Carlo Cardi, Shawn Hessington, Sammy Jones, Keiran Kelly, Elizabeth Logue, Vince Mullins, AJ Snowden, Aden Zogorski
Grade 6: Max Force, Savanna Hayden, Rylee Joyce, Aiden Kelley, TJ Silvestro
Grade5: Brianna Byrne, Emily Capella, Noel Crespo, Logan O’Keefe, Ryan Resulaj, Gabriel Scarborough, Tyler Sholly, Kiera Ward
SMA 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,
Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal
130 Levittown Parkway
vittown, PA 19054
Teach children how they should live,
and they will remember it all their life.
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Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms
This is the best place to channel your families to view their uniform items and specifications because it automatically updates each year, and as changes are made. It is the most reliable source of uniform information! SMA families can use this site, and to create an account to keep track of online purchases and student information.
Your school landing page link is: www.flynnohara.com/school/pa183
Every student deserves a safe place to learn
When you choose a school for your child, you’re choosing the place he or she will spend the academic day, both in person and on the computer.
That’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure AOPS schools remain a safe place for all students. Speaking with parent groups, the church, and government organizations, we’ve created programs to keep children informed, protected, and empowered against harm. Because when students are safe, they’re ready to fulfill their academic potential.
Safe Environment Program
Personal safety for our students is our highest priority, especially when it comes to protecting children from sexual misconduct and violence.
To this end, every member of AOPS faculty and staff – including teachers, priests, deacons, and even volunteers, must undergo rigorous background investigation and complete a series of Safe Environment Training courses. These measures ensure everyone working with children at AOPS can uphold the moral standards set by the Office of Child and Youth Protection.
Special instruction on personal security and safety is also given to every AOPS student at least once a year at every grade level. Parents receive advanced notification when these lessons will be taught, and are free to opt their children out from these programs at any time.
Pre-K through Eighth Grade
Students attending early childhood education programs or elementary school review a “Touching Safety” lesson twice a year – once in the fall, and once in the spring. In these classes, they learn how to identify situations in which an adult may be trying to take advantage of them. Students learn what to do and where to go for help
High School – Freshman Year
First year high school students watch a short educational video and share a guided discussion about why victims of sexual violence sometimes don’t seek the assistance they need. Students are given legal, religious, and personal perspective on the importance of speaking up against abuse. This lesson is built on these important guiding principles:
- Sexual violence is a crime;
- Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault;
- Sexual violence is the offender’s fault; and
- The victim’s dignity as a person is never diminished in the eyes of God.
High School – Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year
Each year, students complete one part of a three part video lesson series, “Called to Protect Our Youth.” These courses are designed to help students understand their three types of personal boundaries (physical, emotional, behavioral), and how to protect them. Students are also taught how to recognize abuse – and how important it is to disclose it if it occurs.
Internet Safety Program
Students who have been educated on the responsible use of technology are more likely to be safe online. So we incorporate guidelines on safe internet use, including how to avoid potentially dangerous people and websites, into all of our technological education. We also teach students how to use the Internet responsibly and ethically, to help them keep it safe for others.
AOPS encourages parents to join us in making the Internet a more secure place for every child. Below, you’ll find helpful, free resources you can use to educate yourself and your children about how to surf the web safely.