Welcome to SMA School Special Announcements!!!

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All the staff of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School wishes a

Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!!!

Thank you for all that you do!

God's blessings on you, Mr. "D"

 

School Video - 
Saint Michael The Archangel
Catholic School 2016/2017:
 " SMA Thumbs Up!"


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Greetings! I am pleased to announce that our school video, “Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School 2016/2017 “SMA School: Thumbs Up!” is now available for purchase. It includes scenes from the many activities that took place this school year at our great school. This video will give you the opportunity to witness some of the events that you may want a memory of or might have missed. The SMA School “Thumbs Up!” video will be presented at the Curriculum Festival, May 24th starting at 5:30. We will also be offering for sale videos from the last three years. I watched some of the early videos recently and it was great seeing the children “grow up’ through their years at SMA school. If you would like to purchase one DVD or other year videos, please fill out the form below. This year we are again able to keep the price of each DVD at $10.00. We have a special price of $30.00 for all four. We will have copies available for sale at the Festival.

Thank you! God’s light, Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

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Student Name____________________Grade__________________

DVD’s are $10.00 each

SMA SCHOOL “An Awesome Year!” 2013/2014 #________________

SMA SCHOOL “MOVING FORWARD!” 2014/2015 # ______________

SMA SCHOOL “Building A New Future!” 2015/2016 #_____________

SMA SCHOOL “Thumbs Up!” 2016/2017 #_____________________

4 SMA DVD Set $ 30.00 #______________________

Please enclose this form by THURSDAY, June 7th in an envelope and include cash or check for the full amount. On the envelope please write student’s name and grade. TY!!!
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Great news! Our new SMA Alumni & Friends

will be offering four $500.00 scholarships to

SMA students for the 2017/2018 school year.

More information coming soon!

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We had an awesome award assembly today!!!

On behalf of the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation, we are pleased to announce that the following students are recipients of the Class of 2021 DLFF Scholarship.

Madison Chapman

David Kelley

Frank O’Keefe IV

Christopher Spurka

Congratulations!

Sue DiLisio

Director of Administration and Educational Services

Danaher Lynch Family Foundation

Sue@DLFF.org

On behalf of the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation, we are also pleased to announce that the following students are recipients of the Pathway Scholarship for the 2017/2018/19 school years : They will receive $1000.00 off their tuition per year. The winners are:

1. Brianna Byrne 6th next year

2. Rylee Joyce 7th next year

3. Michel Burns 8th next year

Congrats to the winners and everyone who applied! God's light, Mr. "D".

Great news! Our new SMA Alumni & Friends

will be offering four $500.00 scholarships to

SMA students for the 2017/2018 school year.

More information coming soon!

Great news!
2017/2018 SMA school will add these new clubs Art Club / Show Choir Music Club /

Chess Club. This is in addition to our current Book Club/ Reading Olympics and Rosary Club.

Working on a Robotics Club and Math Club as well. Stay tuned!

God's blessings!

Mr. "D".

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

April 2017 Love

Demonstrates an attitude of respect for all students; includes all students in

games and class activities; shows kindness to others.

PreK 1 ~ Indie Stroup

PreK 2 ~ Paul Summers

Kindergarten ~ David Fitzgibbons

Grade 1 ~ Cali Searfoss

Grade 2 ~ Alba Gonzalez

Grade 3 ~ Sofia Adamo

Grade 4 ~ Liany Avila

Grade 5 ~ Gabriel Scarborough

Grade 6 ~ Aiden Kelly

Grade 7 ~ Carlo Cardi

Grade 8 ~ Brooke Cardi

Congratulations to these caring students!

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TY everyone for a great SMA OPEN HOUSE!!!

All 5th graders will receive an IPAD to use for the 2017/2018 school year. This adds to our growing

technology program. Now all students from 5 – 8 grades will have Apple IPads as a valuable learning tool

  • REMINDER! All incoming First Graders receive $1000.00 off their tuition next year!
  • Congrats to our teachers and the 3rd Grade for a wonderful First Holy Communion!!!

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!!!

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/living-the-stations-of-the-cross-at-st-michael-the/image_fca7d9e6-1f8d-11e7-b14d-4bbc60741504.html

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/photos-st-michael-students-stage-night-at-the-museum/collection_1a0671dc-2b8c-11e7-a839-bb7afbfa6f7e.html?hp=mid-moretopstories


SMA DISNEY Casual Dress Day” 5/12/17 Permission Form

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Greetings! THIRD YEAR! SMA Disney Casual Dress at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School. Students will be permitted to wear modest casual clothing matching the Disney theme of the special day. Please read and sign the permission slip below and return it to your child’s teacher. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

God Bless!

Mr. Walt D. DiCicco

Principal

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DISNEY Casual Dress Day Permission Form

My child has permission to “dress down” in appropriate Disney theme for the “SMA DISNEY Casual Dress Color Day” on Friday, 5/12/17. I will ensure that she/he is dressed in a modest Christian manner. The minimum donation is $1.00. All monies collected for this Color Day will be used for SMA School. TY!

STUDENT NAME_______________________________

GRADE________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE___________________________________

Please return to your child’s teacher by

Friday, May 12th . TY!

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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!

God Bless!

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal

 

Saint Michael the Archangel

Second Trimester Honor Roll!

Pastor Awards

4th Grade Erica Logue

5th Grade Gabriel Scarborough

6th Grade Pete Hoffman

7th Grade Russell Jerome

8th Grade Jenna Wurtzbacher

Principal’s Honors

4th Grade Calleigh Joyce

6th Grade Rylee Joyce

8th Grade Jenna Wurtzbacher

First Honors

4th Grade Erin Byrne Samantha Drake Cecelia Kilner Erica Logue Jake Scott

5th Grade Noel Crespo Tyler Pinkham Gabriel Scarborough

6th Grade Max Force Pete Hoffman Aiden Kelley Samantha Woods

7th Michael Burns Carlo Cardi Alyssa Kearns Elizabeth Logue Andrew (AJ) Snowden Aden Zogorski

8th Grade Madison Chapman Paige Schaefer Christopher Spurka

Second Honors

4th Grade Rhyan Burns Isabelle Mahoney-Perez Sebastian Molina Lila Slivka

5th Grade Emily Capella Logan O’Keefe Ryan Resulaj

6th Grade Andrea Duran Dylan Kristofor James O’Hara TJ Silvestro

7th Grade Dylan Beck Cole Chesney Shawn Hesington Russell Jerome Mayangay Marley Brenay Martinez

8th Grade Tori Brambrinck Brooke Cardi Angelo Esposito Joseph Hubmaster Jeneyan Marley Frank O’Keefe

Effort Awards

4th Grade Tessa Jerome

5th Grade Brianna Byrne

6th Grade Miracle Zaza

8th Grade Shaylyne Kilner Michael Reis

Congratulations to these exceptional students!!! Mr. “D”


Click on the link below to hear today's radio broadcast!!! 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7UX7Tb6PKaqbzFnUGo1SkhNazA/view?usp=sharing

SMA School on the Radio!!!

WBCB

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.

Monday 2/27/17

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!

Our 2017 SMA Winterfest was amazing! The Church Hall was packed and the

night was wonderful. TY to all our volunteers and Mrs Walton for making this

Winterfest the BEST ever!

Awesome News!

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

215-943-0222 or sdicicco@sma-pa.org.

TY! God Bless! Mr. “D”

Great news! Our Kindergarten teacher,

Terry Chirico is up for Bucks County Teacher of the Year!


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!

Thank you!

God bless,

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal

Great Tech News at SMA School!

Three new state of the art Smartboards were

installed today in Grades

PreK - 1 - 2 - and 4.

All classrooms will have Smartboards

installed soon.

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We are proud to present our

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

January 2017 – School Spirit

PreK Rm. 13 ~ Zoey Lewis

PreK Rm. 15 ~ Savannah Andrews

Kindergarten ~ MacKenzie Clark

Grade 1 ~ Charles Martell

Grade 2 ~ Ava Walsh

Grade 3 ~ Nicholas Silvestro

Grade 4 ~ Mary Catherine Citron

Grade 5 ~ Emily Capella

Grade 6 ~ Miracle ZaZa

Grade 7 ~ Cole Chesney

Grade 8 ~ Madison Chapman

Congratulations to these spirited students!!!

Awesome News!

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

215-943-0222 or sdicicco@sma-pa.org.

TY! God Bless! Mr. “D”

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Great news!  Our Kindergarten teacher, 


Terry Chirico is up for Bucks County Teacher of the Year!


Please use the link to vote. Two days left. TY! God bless, Mr. "D".

https://www.inspirefcu.org/about-us/news-and-events/teacher-of-the-year

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 our school. It 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 a tour. He 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!

Thank you!

God bless,

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal

 Great Tech News at SMA School!

Three new state of the art Smartboards were

installed today in Grades

1 - 2 - and 4.

All classrooms will have Smartboards

installed soon.

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We are proud to present our

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

January 2017 – School Spirit

PreK Rm. 13 ~ Zoey Lewis

PreK Rm. 15 ~ Savannah Andrews

Kindergarten ~ MacKenzie Clark

Grade 1 ~ Charles Martell

Grade 2 ~ Ava Walsh

Grade 3 ~ Nicholas Silvestro

Grade 4 ~ Mary Catherine Citron

Grade 5 ~ Emily Capella

Grade 6 ~ Miracle ZaZa

Grade 7 ~ Cole Chesney

Grade 8 ~ Madison Chapman

Congratulations to these spirited students!!!

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SMA School Re-Registration


2017/2018 School Year

February 2017

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 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:
    • Over $40,000 8th grade high school scholarships!  
    • 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

LEVITTOWN, PA

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)

TUITION PAYMENTS

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

Non-Refundable

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

Kindergarten

**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.

Congratulations To Our 2017


SMA Principals For The Day!

PREK 1 ~ Julianna Morales-Maxwell,

PRE-K 2 ~ Mason Kaczmarek,

Kindergarten ~ John Chapman

First Grade ~ Charlie Martell

Second Grade ~ Chloe Secoda

Third Grade ~ Sofia Adamo

Fourth Grade ~ Isabelle Mahoney Perez

Fifth Grade ~ Brianna Byrne

Sixth Grade ~ Dylan Kristofor

Seventh Grade ~ Russell Jerome

Eighth Grade ~ Amber Forehand

God’s love!

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal Until the New Principals Take Over



We are proud to present our


SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH


December 2016 – Charitable


PreK 1 ~ Anatasia Hileman


PreK 2 ~ Arina Avila


Kindergarten ~ Sienna Slemmer


Grade 1 ~ Miranda Kuhl


Grade 2 ~ Nolan Kristofor


Grade 3 ~ Matthew De Stefano


Grade 4 ~Calleigh Joyce


Grade 5 ~ Tyler Pinkam


Grade 6 ~ Andrea Duran


Grade 7 ~ Aden Zogorski


Grade 8 ~ Jeneyan Marley


Congratulations to these reverent students!


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“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

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. 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

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. 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

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Happy New Year! God's blessings! Mr. "D"

Big News! Our 8th grade received scholarships totaling $40,000 over 4

years at Conwell-Egan High School!

Greetings and Happy January! I want to wish you and your family a blessed and joyous New Year! This month we remember Mary, Mother of God on January 1st.

Some SMA School news:

  • Super News! Our 8th grade received scholarships totaling $40,000 over 4 years at Conwell-Egan High School!
  • Major electrical repairs are complete to the SMA campus. One circulation heat pump is in the process of being replaced in our school.
  • SMA School resumes January 4th.
  • SAVE THE DATE! SMA School Open House 6:00 – 8:00 ~ Registration for the 2017/2018 school year begins on February 2.
  • SMA Junior Flower Show EXPO will be the same evening as our SMA Open House.

Last year our top SMA School winners’ art work was displayed at the Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia!

  • Reminder: This month we are halfway through the second trimester on the 27th!
  • DARE Graduation January 24th ~ 7:00 School Gym.
  • Thank you to all who sang, acted, narrated, made costumes, helped set up, and attended our new 2016 SMA Christmas Around the World and Carol Night! The turnout was wonderful. Our SMA Christmas Carol is held each year to commemorate the birth of our Lord and Savior and we are very grateful for your participation. Special thanks to Mrs. Viola and the 8th Grade, Mrs. Masson, our angels and shepherds, all our students and teachers, and our baby Jesus, Emelia for a fine reenactment of the first Christmas.
  • SCHOOL VISITORS: All school visitors must report to the main office. No one may go to any part of the school building without first checking in at the school office and receiving a Visitors Pass. Thank you for your cooperation!
  • Catholic Schools Week 2017 is coming soon! We are starting the planning stages for many exciting activities for the week. (Some students may be principal for the day!)

The theme this year is Catholic Schools Week: 2017 "Catholic Schools Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service”.

  • SMA Feedback form will be sent home today. TY!
  • Faculty Meeting on January 13th ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Day on the 16th. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Thank you for all your contributions to our SMA school library. (The books keep pouring in!) Your donations are greatly improving the book and media selections for our children.
  • Holy Father, God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows. We praise You for Your unequaledThank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead. Help us in Your new year, Father, to fret less and laugh more. To teach our children to laugh by laughing with them. To teach others to love by loving them. We accept Your gift of a new year and we rejoice in what's ahead, depending on You to help us do exactly what You want. I say it again, we rejoice! In Jesus name, Amen.

Felice anno nuovo! May your year be one filled with the peace and happiness of the love of the Lord!

God's peace be with you! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

Saint Michael the Archangel First Trimester Honor Roll!

Pastor Awards

4th Grade Erin Byrne

5th Grade Noel Crespo

6th Grade Rylee Joyce

7th Grade Michal Burns

8th Grade Jenna Wurtzbacher

Principal’s Honors

4th Grade Calleigh Joyce –Erica Logue

6th Grade Rylee Joyce

7th Grade Michael Burns –Aden Zogorski- Elizabeth Logue

First Honors

6th Grade Pete Hoffman Aiden Kelley

7th Russell Jerome Alyssa Kearns

8th Brooke Cardi – Madison Chapman- Paige Schaefer- Christopher Spurka Jenna Wurtzbacher

Second Honors

4th Rhyan Burns- Alfie Cardi- Lila Slivka

5th Brianna Byrne- Abigail Cubbage- Ryan Resulaj

6th Jeffry Avila Andrea Duran – Max Force- Savanna Hayden

7th Dylan Beck- Shawn Hesington- Keiran Kelly Brenay Martinez Vincent Mullins A.J. Snowden

8th Tori Brambrinck – Angelo Esposito – Amber Forehand – Joey Hubmaster – Shaylyne Kilner - Jeneyan Marley – Frank O’Keefe

Effort Awards

4th Tessa Jerome

5th Grade Emily Capella – Ryan Stanya

6th Dyan Kristofor- Samantha Woods

7th Grade Samantha Jones- Cole Chesney- David Becker

CONGRATS TO THESE FINE STUDENTS!!!

Big News!!! Our 8th grade received scholarships totaling $40,000 over 4 years at Conwell-Egan High School!

SMA LATEST NEWS!

We are proud to present our


SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

November 2016 –
FORGIVENESS

PreK 1 ~ Layla Diaz


PreK 2 ~ Julianna Morales-Maxwell


Kindergarten ~ Declan Monaghan


Grade 1 ~ Jameson Clymire


Grade 2 ~ Penelope Psoras


Grade 3 ~ Alyssa Clymire


Grade 4 ~ Erin Byrne


Grade 5 ~ Brianna Byrne


Grade 6 ~ Dylan Kristopher


Grade 7 ~ Russell Jerome


Grade 8 ~ Christopher Spurka


Congratulations to these great students!
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Christmas Anticipation Prayer

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the

Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at

midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour

vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my

prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request]

through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of

His blessed Mother. Amen.

Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle's feast day, November 30, this very meditative and easy to memorized

prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas to help us be more aware and prepare for the

spiritual coming of the Christ Child.

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HO! HO! HO!

It’s Time for Another Boxtop Contest!

This time everyone is a winner!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas from Boxtops!

Bring in ten or more boxtops

in an envelope or baggie

well-marked with

your name and grade

and

you’ll be given a surprise!

Don’t delay. Bring in your boxtops today!

Prizes will be awarded twice a week

starting December 6th

and ending December 22nd.

TY!!!


SMA Update!

SMA Scarecrow Contest Results!


1st Place “Saint Michael the Archangel Scarecrow” 2nd Grade

(Class Wins NUT Pass and Ice Cream Treat)

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2nd Place “Phillies Scarecrow” 1st Grade

Class Wins Ice Cream Treat

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3rd Place “Cat in the Hat Scarecrow” Grade: Pre K 1

Class Wins Ice Cream Treat

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Honorable Mention 1 “The Mummy Scarecrow” Grade: Kindergarten

Class Wins Ice Cream Treat

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Honorable Mention 2 “The Paper Straw Man” 6th Grade

Class Wins Ice Cream Treat

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Congrats to all the grades for a wonderful job! Thank you to the SMA Student Council for the new idea. Special thanks to the moderators: Mrs. O – Ms. McGarricle – Mrs. Stroup.

Come and check the scarecrows out! They are in the school lobby by the trophy cases!

Check out the decorated pumpkins too!

God’s joy, Mr. “D”

 

 

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

5th Grade

Keira Ward

Brianna Byrne

Gabriel Scarborough

6th Grade

Pete Hoffman

Paul Sales

Savanna Hayden

7th Grade

Elizabeth Logue

AJ Snowden

Mayangay Marley

8th Grade

Jeneyan Marley

Chris Spurka



Important Date Change:

Please note: The make up day for 9/19/16 is Friday, March 31st.


Students will follow a regular schedule that day.

TY!

God bless,

Mr. “D”.

 ******


SMA School Proudly Presents our Saint Michael the Archangel 2016/2017

Service Club!

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

Hello everyone!

We had a great opening of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School!

The big news:

  1. Our SMA free breakfast and free NDS hot lunch programs are working very well. Special thanks to our school meals director , Mrs. Kelly for her hard work! Andea Kelly is also our new CARES director.

NEW!!! A SMA School Meals website with monthly menus and information is being constructed.

  1. Through book grant monies SMA will provide Apple Ipad Air 2 64 gig to our 6th and 7th grades this year. We provide 8 graders already with Ipads, so for the 2016/2017 school year all 6 - 7 - 8 graders will be using Ipads as part of the education process. In addition, at our school all teachers will have an Ipad, projector, apple internet device, and document reader.
  1. More good news! SMA School will receive two Connelly grants this year. One for the third/fourth grades (they just added the fourth grade) and the other is the Young Audience free assembly performance. (We won this last year as well.)
  1. Mrs. Viola, our 8th grade teacher won 2nd place for favorite teacher Bucks County area in a contest organized by Philly Pretzels. (She missed first place by one vote!) Congrats!

Some highlights so far:

  • Our SMA Home & School Board had a very good meeting last night. Look for super activities this year!
  • We again opened with two PreK Classes and Grades Kindergarten – 8th Grades. Opening of school featured our machine air dancer (Archie) and a lined balloon walkway for our students.
  • Our SMA Alumni & Friends Association is established! Look for this year’s first event Sunday, September 25th ~ 12:00 Noon Mass. Following is our SMA School Open House. Spread the word and come on out!
  • We say goodbye to Lindsay Zimmerman our music teacher who is leaving to teach in another school system. I want to thank Lindsay for her great work at SMA school. We are presently interviewing for a new music educator.
  • Our SMA entire 2016/2017 School Calendar is now posted on the Calendar Page of our school website at www.sma-pa.org.
  • Homework assignment books and book covers were given free to the students of SMA School. (TY vendors!)
  • Our on line grading will continue this year with (My Student Progress (MSP). Parents/guardians have 24/7 access to students’ grades.
  • Our SMA school uniform looks awesome!!!
  • KIDSTUFF Fundraiser has just started! Please contact the school at 215-943-0222 if interested in purchasing additional coupon books. Returns are due Friday, 10/7/16 (They make excellent Christmas gifts!) TY!
  • The SMA School Messenger phone communication will continue this year to keep everyone up to date with the latest news AND WEATHER AND OR SCHOOL EMERGENCIES. New this year! Emails will be sent as well.
  • We again received funding for our full color 2016/2017 school calendar. A calendar was distributed to all our parents / guardians / students /and staff.
  • If you want an extra one, just send me an email or note and I will get that out to you.
  • We have two students with the strenuous academic requirements to qualify for the Neumann Scholarship! They are Frank O’Keefe and Jenna Wurtzbacher.
  • Prayer Partners – partnered grades are as follows:
    K/8th, 1st/6th, 2nd/5th, 3rd/7th, and PreK/4th
  • For improved SMA School security purposes, a warning icon will appear on our website at www.sma-pa.org whenever an important “Special Announcement” is posted.
  • SMA Special Lunches continue this year. Our first one is Thursday, 9/29. An order form was sent home and it is posted online as well.
  • This year we will staging many events such as a Saint Michael the Archangel Day on 9/29 – SMA Alumni & Friends Mass and Open House 9/25 - SMA Grandparent’s Tea on October 16th – Rosary and Book Club Meetings every month – SMA Bingo 10/8 -Two Scholastic Book Fairs – A Barnes and Noble Night on 11/16 – SMA Penny Walk 11/11– SMA Walkathon on 10/14 -Carol Night on the 12/20 – Catholic school week SMA Registration Open House and Flower Show Expo on 2/2/2017: 6:00 – 8:00 –- SMA Dr. Seuss Day on 3/2 – Pi Day on 3/14 - Winterfest 2/25 – SMA Night at the Museum on 4/27 – SMA Green and Gold Day on May 19 - Curriculum Festival on 5/24 - and a SMA Spring Choir / Band Show on May 17. We wrap up the year with a SMA Award Ceremony June 9th and our fourth annual SMA Fun Day on June 14th. WOW!

I want to thank our pastor, Father Dilorio, our teachers, Mrs. Brown Business Manager, staff, and volunteers for superior efforts. If you know anyone who is interested in registering at Saint Michael the Archangel School, please contact me at 215-943-0222 or email me at sdicicco@sma-pa.org.

Thank you for your support of SMA School. The mission of SMA School is to spread the faith of Jesus Christ to our children and families. Your contributions, both financially and spiritually enable that to happen. Please keep me, our faculty, and school children in your prayers. We will keep you in ours.

Thank you and God’s Joy Be with You!

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal

 


New email address for

Mrs. Kelly


(our free breakfast and free 


                    NDS hot lunch director)


schoolmeals@sma-pa.org

                                            SMA SCHOOL MEALS CLICK ON

[website]

FOR THE LATEST MENU LISTINGS AND INFO

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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  sdicicco@sma-pa.org  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!

 


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

H. Girls Uniform 5-8

· Plaid Kilt · White short-sleeve or long-sleeve oxford cloth blouse · Sweater 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..)· Brown or Black belt shorts only. 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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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’.

 

 

 
        
 

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

 

BLOCS

 
       
 

 
 MUST BE REGISTERED AT SMA SCHOOL TO APPLY  TY!
     
 

 
       
 




 
       
 

 
       
 

Quick Links

 

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Application for BLOCS Scholarships are now available.

 

 If your child will be attending a Philadelphia area Catholic school (K-12) for the 2016 /2017, apply now for aid by following the link below. 

 

Questions on the application process should be directed to Smart Aid by calling 1 (800) 360-8027

 
 
 
         
  
     
 

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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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Class Trip Requirement

All chaperones participating on Catholic School class trips must have:

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

How do you receive them?

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

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

TY!


SMA School 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  sdicicco@sma-pa.org  for more information. 
Thank you! 
God bless! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

 

The entire staff of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic

 

School wishes you

 

a safe, holy, and relaxing summer! 

 

God bless!    

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~

 

Principal

 

SMA School Moving forward!!!

 

 

2016/2017 School Year: 

 

Free breakfast provided for very student

 

 

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

 

SMA School!!!

 

 

We are proud to present our

 

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

May 2016 – Helpful

 

PreK 1~ Brooklyn Demi

 

PreK 2 ~ Scarlett Burns

 

Kindergarten ~ Sadie Fisher

 

Grade 1 ~ Hailey Sarzynski

 

Grade 2 ~ Jameson Long

 

Grade 3 ~ Lexi Pavel

 

Grade 4 ~ Tyler Sholly

 

Grade 5 ~ Samantha Schneider

 

Grade 6 ~ Michael Burns

 

Grade 7 ~ Jenna Wurtzbacher

 

Grade 8 ~ Karen Centena

 

Congratulations to these kind students!

 

We are proud to present our

 

SMA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

PreK 1~ Anthony Schneider

 

PreK 2 ~ Joseph Procaccino

 

Kindergarten ~ Blake Westerman

 

Grade 1 ~ Caitlyn Lennon

 

Grade 2 ~ Gabriella Snowden

 

Grade 3 ~ Maria Pantoja

 

Grade 4 ~ Justin Johnson

 

Grade 5 ~ Gavin Burns

 

Grade 6 ~ Cole Chesney

 

Grade 7 ~ Brooke Cardi

 

Grade 8 ~ Lesly Landaverry

 

Congratulations to these diligent students!

 

 

  • 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!

 

 

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

 

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School is seeking a Childcare Director 

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

Please submit resume and cover letters to Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School 130 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, Pa.19054.    For more information, please call 215-943-0222 or email sdicicco@sma-pa.org.  Thank you.

 

 

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

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

The children performed spectacularly!  All the skits were well presented

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014/2015" are also now available as well. 

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

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

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

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St. Michael the Archangel Salutes Military

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

St. Michael the Archangel Salutes Military

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Michael the Archangel Breakfast and Lunch Updates

 

BREAKFAST INFO

 

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

 

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

 

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 SMA School Re-Registration

 

2016 / 2017 School Year

 

                                February 2016

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    • Our new SMA uniform looks awesome!!!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    • Our SMA Family Quilt is complete and on display!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

    You are keeping

 

“SMA School Moving Forward!”

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

LEVITTOWN, PA

 

Academic Year 2016– 2017

 

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

 

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

 

TUITION PAYMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Signature: ________________________________  ___________________________

 

              

 

Address:   ________________________________   ___________________________                                         

 

City/Zip: _________________________________  ___________________________

 

Phone: ______________________________________________________________

 

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

 

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

 

            

PREK SCHOOL SUPPLIES * Room 13

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

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

                                                                                                                                                      

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

          

1st Grade Supply List

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

2 Grade Supply List

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

3rd Grade Supply List

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

4th Grade Supply List

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

5th Grade Supply List

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

6th Grade Supply List

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

7th grade Supply List

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

8th grade Supply List

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

 

     
 

 
        
 

Issue: #17

 
 

February 2016

 
 
      
     
 

Greetings! 

   

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

   

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

   

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

   



 

Bill O'Brien

 

Executive Director

 

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

  

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!

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/



SMA SCHOOL UNIFORM UPDATE

   

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 new 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 2016/2017

 

SPRING/WINTER UNIFORM POLICY

 

All of the new 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.

 

B. Jewelry: Although jewelry is not part of the school uniform, post earrings of a small and conservative style are permitted to be worn by the girls (one earring only in each ear). No other visible piercing is permitted. Bracelets, both ankle and wrist, pins and buttons are not part of the school uniform. This includes all rope, yarn and beaded neck, wrist and ankle bands. A religious medal or cross is permitted.

 

C. Out of Uniform: If at any time during the year an exception in uniform is necessary, a note of explanation must be sent to the child’s teacher who will forward it to the principal. This note should indicate the expected date when the uniform will be complete.

 

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

 

E. Shoes: (Boys) Brown “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 logo . Please note: 4th graders who grow and need to purchase a new uniform may purchase 5th grade uniform.

 

H. Girls Uniform 5-8

 

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

 

I. Boys Uniform Grades 1 - 4

Khaki pants - White or green polo long or short sleeve with SMA logo - Sweater Options 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

 

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!!!

 

                                                                                                                            

 


Congratulations to our


SMA Student Council Winners! 


 


2015-2016


SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL


STUDENT COUNCIL


 


PRESIDENT:      Tyler Kuhl


    SECRETARY:       Olivia Foxhill


            VICE PRESIDENT:   Jordan Scott          


TREASURER:        Colin McCarty


 


CLASSROOM REPRESENTATIVES


8TH Grade:   Rachel Gartei - Nick Schneider


 


7th Grade:    Jenna Wurtzbacher - Frank O’Keefe - Gage  


                       Thompson


 


6th Grade:    A. J. Snowden - Aden Zogorski -  Shawn


                 Hestington


5th Grade:   Pete Hoffman -  Rylee Joyce - Savanna Hayden


 


Congratulations to all the candidates for a fine job!











           

SMA  School Library Schedule 2015/2016

 

 Monday Morning                  Wednesday Morning

PreK 2 ~ 9:00  - 9:30                       Gr. 3 ~ 9:00 – 9:30

PreK 1 ~ 9:30 – 10:00                      K ~ 9:30 – 10:00

Gr. 5 ~ 10:00 – 10:30                       Gr. 8 10:00 – 10:30

                                                           Gr. 4 ~ 10:30 – 11:00

                                                           Gr. 6 ~ 11:30 – 12:00

  Monday Afternoon

Gr. 2 ~ 1:00 – 1:30

Gr. 1 ~ 1:30 – 2:00

Gr. 7 ~ 2:00 – 2:30

 

 

 

   

   


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SUPER NEWS!

Our SMA family quilt is complete and ready to be viewed!  It is now displayed in our school gym. It looks awesome!!!

I want to thank our sewing crew: Peggy Jewett - Bernadette Logue -

Jaime Pinkham - Rosemary Secoda - Maryann Secoda - Bonnie Barry for an awesome job!!!

 

         











 

 


 

 








   

BIG NEWS! Beginning 2015 / 2016 School Year: All 8th Grade students at SMA school will receive an APPLE IPAD! We are very excited about this new technology addition to SMA School. As fiscal opportunities arise, look for further expansion of this program in the future.

   

SMA Calendar for September 2015 through 2016 is now posted on the "SMA Monthly Calendar / Important Handouts" Page of the Special Announcement" section. 

   

 More information in our "Special Announcements" page.

Just click on the tab top right corner. TY!

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New SMA Alumni and Friends Association Is Here!!!

  

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

 

SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

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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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/


PRE K



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 
 


 

 

 


 

 SMA PreK 3/4 and K registration is open!  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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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

  • Parkway doors(front side doors facing Parkway) at 2:45

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.

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 karocho@sma-pa.org / astroup@sma-pa.org

 

Sincerely,

PreK3/4 Teachers

 

 


 

 

   



 


 


 


 


 


 







 


 

 

 

 

 










 

 

 








 




 Archdiocese Chaperone
 

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.

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  We have restored a great tradition at SMA School. We are now again singing the original alma mater of Saint Michael the Archangel School at our Masses and school functions.   Special thanks to Ms. Kallok for finding the original lyrics. (See below. Feel free to sing!)

MICHAEL, PRINCE OF ALL THE ANGELS
- St. Michael and All Angels -

 

M.Owen Lee, C.S.B. / William J. Marsh

    

             

 

1

 
 

Michael, prince of all the angels,
While your legions fill the sky,
All victorious over Satan,
Lift your flaming sword on high;
Shout to all the seas and heavens:
Now the morning is begun;
Now is rescued from the dragon
She whose garment is the sun!

 
 

2

 
 

Mighty champion of the woman,
Mighty servant of her Lord,
Come with all your myriad warriors,
Come and save us with your sword;
Enemies of God surround us:
Share with us your burning love;
Let the incense of our worship
Rise before His throne above!

 
 

3

 
 

Gabriel, messenger to Mary,
Raphael, healer, friend and guide,
All you hosts of guardian angels
Ever standing by our side,
Virtues, Thrones and Dominations,
Raise on high your joyful hymn,
Principalities and Powers,
Cherubim and Seraphim!

 


 

 

  

SMA SCHOOL 2016/2017

 

SPRING/WINTER UNIFORM POLICY

 

All of the new 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/GroomingStudent’s hair is to be neat and clean, and groomed conservatively. No extreme styles. Hair should not cover the eyes. Boy’s hair may not touch their shirt collar and ears must be cut out. The Principal has the final decision on correct hairstyles.

 

B. Jewelry Although jewelry is not part of the school uniform, post earrings of a small and conservative style are permitted to be worn by the girls (one earring only in each ear). No other visible piercing is permitted. Bracelets, both ankle and wrist, pins and buttons are not part of the school uniform. This includes all rope, yarn and beaded neck, wrist and ankle bands. A religious medal or cross is permitted.

 

C. Out of UniformIf at any time during the year an exception in uniform is necessary, a note ofexplanation must be sent to the child’s teacher who will forward it to the principal. This note should indicate the expected date when the uniform will be complete.

 

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

 

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

 

F. Gym Uniform

 

· SMA Green tee shirt · Light Gray sweatpants, · SMA Silver Gray Micro-mesh gym shorts in spring and fall · Light Gray sweatshirt with the school logo · Sneakers: 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 logo . Please note: 4th graders who grow and need to purchase a new uniform may purchase 5th grade uniform.

 

H. Girls Uniform 5-8

 

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

 

I. Boys Uniform Grades 1 - 4

  

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

  

  • 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.)

 

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


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                  1. NEW AT SMA SCHOOL THIS YEAR!
                     Prayer Partners – partnered grades are as follows:
                    K/8th, 1st/6th, 2nd/5th, 3rd/7th, and PreK
                    /4th

                     

                    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 will soon have their website linked to the school’s main website at www. sma-pa.org. the Kindergarten program already is 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 sdicicco@sma-pa.org for more information.
                    Thank you!

                    God bless! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal


                    REMINDER 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




                    SMA SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS

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

                    • 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 1 or 2 Hours 
                    Opening Late Policy”

                    · Due to certain weather conditions Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School may open one or two hours latePlease check the “Special Announcements” page on our website at www.sma-pa.org. for this announcement. KYW also has a web site that you can access (Bristol Township) and a SMA School Reach broadcast may be made.

                    PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OR RECTORY.

                    • · School doors will open at 9:15 (1 Hour Delay) or 10:15 AM. (2 Hour Delay) 

                      Morning Announcements and teaching will begin at either 9:30 AM or 10:30 AM.

                    · 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 in the school yard at 9:15 (1Hour) and 10:15 AM on a 2 Hour delay. It cannot be guaranteed before that time. 
                    · SMA Morning Cares is cancelled on a one or two hour opening late schedule.

                    · Bus riders should wait at their pickup stops either one or two hours from their regularly scheduled assigned time.

                    · Please note if bus transportation is cancelled students are responsible for 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

                     

                     

                     

                     



                     




                     

                    “Catholic Schools: “Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service”

                     

                    A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools

                     

                    1. We offer an education that combines Catholic tradition with academic excellence.

                    2. We partner with parents in the faith formation of their children.

                    3. We set high standards for student achievement and work closely with them to help them succeed.

                    4. We provide a balanced curriculum that includes art, music and fitness.

                    5. We use technology effectively to enhance education.

                    6. We instill in students the value of service to others.

                    7. We teach children respect of self and others.

                    8. We emphasize moral development and self-discipline.

                    9. We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders.

                    10. We have a 99 percent high school graduation rate, and 85 percent of our high school graduates go to college.

                    11. We cultivate a faculty and staff of people who are dedicated, caring and effective.

                    12. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for all!


                    Important announcement:

                    SMA EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING

                     

                    BROADCAST SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

                    NBC10 School Closings = This website lists weather delays and school closings for the surrounding area. (Bristol Township)


                    Or, listen to KYW 1060 AM News Radio for weather related closings.
                    (Bristol Township)


                    OTHER LOCAL WEATHER AND NEWS ON THE WEB

                    WEATHER.COM (local and national weather)


                    Parents must listen to KYW in order to know when or if Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School will be closed, or closing early due to inclement weather or other emergency. (Liston for Bristol Township)

                    When it becomes necessary to close the school for an emergency during the school day, your child will be expected to follow THE SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN YOU HAVE FILED WITH YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER. Please listen to KYW for the announced closing time. Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School will close at that announced time. Please check the “Special Announcements” page of our school web site (www.sma-pa.org) for details. A School Reach phone call may be sent by SMA School. Parents/Guardians should not pick up students before the announced closing time. This helps prevent further disruptions for the children. Please inform your child where he/she is to go in an Emergency Dismissal. In an Early Dismissal, Afternoon CARES is cancelled.

                    PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OR RECTORY.
                    Thank you!



                    Reminder : If your child is absent, please call SMA School
                    at 215-943-5035. TY!

                    EARLY PICK UP/CHANGING WAY STUDENT GOING HOME REMINDER

                     

                    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. TY!

                     

                    Bristol Township School Bus

                    Points for Parents

                    • Please make sure your child is at the bus stop at least five minutes prior to their scheduled stop time.
                    • There will be designated loading and unloading areas at the elementary schools for students boarding the buses there.
                    • Kindergarten students must be met at their stop by a parent or other responsible adult.
                    • Designated "House Stops" are meant for the students at that house and always for a specific reason. Others who try to board at a house stop will be denies access.
                    • Students designated as "walkers" due to their proximity to a school will not be allowed to board buses.

                      CONTACT

                      Transportation hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Transportation Office
                      Donna Bradin Ext. 262
                      Shakirah Alford Ext. 242

                      6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dispatchers
                      Becky Kurtz Ext. 252
                      Traci Williams Ext. 261


                    Address:

                    6401 Mill Creek Rd.
                    Levittown, PA 19057

                    Phone:

                    (215) 943-3200

                    Fax:

                    (215) 949-8889

                     

                    ****We are in the process of upgrading our SMA School Library. If you
                    have children books, VHS tapes, DVDs, or educational materials, that you wish to donate, we would love to have them to share with our students!!! Just drop them off at the
                    school office with a note

                    “For SMA Library”.

                    Thank you so much!

                    God bless, Mr. “D”.

                    *****
                    Feel free to check out our 

                     SMA School Facebook Page

                     

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


                    ****
                    Wristbands:
                    One wristband may be worn.

                    TY!


                    Dismissal Reminder Car Line

                    Parents/guardians are asked to line up in the three designated car lines for
                    car line students.

                    Car line students may not walk to the  parking lots to get picked up.
                    This creates a safety hazard for the children.
                    Thank you for your cooperation!


                    Ways To Help SMA School

                    Box Tops for Education ~ Send to school office

                    Campbell Labels For Education ~ Send to school office

                     

                     

                    Ways To Help SMA School 

                    Box Tops for Education

                    Campbells Labels For Education


                     



                     Our SMA school nurse  is Brooke Martell.

                     The Bully Free Pledge

                    I promise not to be a bully.

                    I promise to help those who are bullied.

                    I promise to respect others and to treat them as I would like to be treated.

                    I promise not to hit others, exclude others, or call them mean names.

                    I promise to take the 4 steps to dealing with bullies.

                    I promise to do my best to create a bully-free school.


                    Don’t be a Bully. Be a Friend!


                    Please check the Saint Michael Church Bulletin section called the “Principal’s Corner” and also our web site (www.sma-pa.org) for the latest happenings at SMA School.


                    Curriculum Guidelines
                    All curriculum guidelines are posted on the

                    Catholic Education website
                    (www.catholicschools-phl.org) under

                    Elementary Education.


                    UNITY

                    I dreamed I stood in a studio

                    And watched two sculptors there.

                    The clay they used was a young child’s mind

                    And they fashioned it with care.

                    One was a teacher, the tools she used

                    Were books and music and art.

                    One, a parent with a guiding hand,

                    And a gentle loving heart.

                    Day after day the teacher toiled

                    With a touch that was deft and sure.

                    While the parent labored by her side

                    And polished and smoothed it o’er.

                    And when at last their work was done,

                    They were proud of what they had wrought.

                    For the things they had molded into the child

                    Could neither be sold nor bought.

                    And each agreed he would have failed

                    If he had worked alone.

                    For behind the parent stood the school,

                    And behind the teacher the home!

                    Anonymous


                    God Bless!