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Author Visit by Jennifer Maschari on October 13th!

Posted on: September 28th, 2016 | School News


Jennifer Maschari is visiting our school on Thursday, October 13th. She will be talking about her new book The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price and sharing her love and enthusiasm for reading and writing with grades  4th – 8th. A hardcover edition of The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price can be purchased at AMAZON.com. Jennifer will sign and personalize each book. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please purchase through AMAZON.
 
Questions? Ask Mrs. Arndt
 The Remarkable Journey of CHARLIE PRICE
  A heartfelt, beautifully written novel of love, loss, and math-perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Sharon M. Draper.

Ever since twelve-year-old Charlie Price’s mom died, he feels like his world had been split into two parts. Before included stargazing and Mathletes and Saturday scavenger hunts with his family. After means a dad who’s completely checked out, comically bad dinners, and grief group that’s anything but helpful. It seems like losing Mom meant losing everything else he loved, too.

Just when Charlie thinks things can’t get any worse, his sister, Imogen, starts acting erratically – missing school and making up lies about their mother. But everything changes when one day, he follows her down a secret passageway in the middle of her bedroom and sees for himself.

Imogen has found a parallel world when Mom is alive!

There’s board games and scavenger hunts and Mom’s famous spaghetti again and everything is perfect… at first. But something doesn’t feel right. And Imogen wants to spend more and more time on the other side. It’s almost as if she wants to leave the real world for good. If Charlie doesn’t uncover the truth, he could lose himself, the true memory of their mother and Imogen…forever.

“What a beautiful book Jen Maschari has written – a brave and big-hearted exploration of the sustaining power of friendship and the infinite treasure of memory our loved ones give us.”Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbsand The Real Boy

 

SOMETIMES YOU CAN MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE HAPPEN.

 

     J E N N I F E R   M A S C H A R I

                                                                                                         www.jenmaschari.com

2016 Euchre Tournament & Chili Night

Posted on: September 28th, 2016 | School News


St. Michael Athletic Association presents:

2016 Euchre Tournament & Chili Night 

All are invited – spread the word!

When: Friday, November 11, 2015 | Doors open @ 6:00 PM | Tournament begins @ 7:00 PM 

Where: St. Michael Church Cafeteria (Undercroft)
$25.00 per player when you register online: www.smwarriors.com/store (or $30.00 per player at the door)
Cost includes:  tournament, chili, beer and soft drinks.

Cash prizes! $100.00 to high scorer | $50.00 to most loners | $25.00 to low score

Must be 21+ years old to play

Register now and come out for a great night of euchre, chili, and fellowship!
Contact Kelly Cavanagh with any questions: kmcavanagh32@gmail.com
All proceeds to benefit athletics at St. Michael.

Gospel Reflection for Luke 9:46-50

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 | School News


In today’s Gospel, St. Luke tells us that “an argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest.” Can you imagine this happening? The disciples lived with Jesus every day, heard his teaching and saw the miracles. They were probably very excited about being part of something so great. It would be easy to become competitive about which role or position they would get to perform as Jesus was gaining popularity. Perhaps some disciples felt they had more talent than the others and wanted to be recognized. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and knew he needed to help them see that this was pride.

Pride leads us to put ourselves before others. Jesus decided to teach the disciples about humility by giving them the example of a child. The virtue of humility recognizes the gifts and talents of others and knows that all gifts come from God. Practicing humility looks like clapping for someone who does a good job or giving compliments to others. Humility is being honest about our strengths and weaknesses and asking for help when we need it. Today, let us practice the virtue of humility and give thanks to God for the gifts we find in our friends and neighbors.

Second Annual International Night Friday, November 18

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 | School News


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Interim Reports

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 | School News


On Friday , September 30th, interim reports will be available online through SchoolSpeak at the end of the day.
We remain grateful for all that you do in working together with us for your child’s growth in academic excellence and in living a virtuous life.  We are immensely blessed by your presence and support of our students and school. You have our special thanks for your prayers and generosity in volunteering in so many ways.

Family Day on Wednesday

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 | School News


On Wednesday, September 28th, we will have our first Family Day of the school year.  Please remember that students wear their Family Day T-Shirts (teal colored with our theme of “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart) to school that day with jeans or suitable pants, etc. as last year.

Family Days are some of our most memorable moments as a school in which students form small groups (or families) that include every grade in the school and team together to enjoy songs, activities, learning about the virtues and applying them in some way to make a gift or good deed for another.   Be sure to ask your child about their favorite part of Family Day this week.

Gospel Reflection for Luke 9:18-22

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 | School News


In today’s Gospel, Jesus prepares his disciples for what is to come by saying “the Son of Man must suffer greatly…” We are reminded of the great love Jesus showed by coming to earth to save us. Just as Jesus asked Peter “Who do you say that I am?” so Jesus asks each one of us – “Who do you say that I am?” We know that Jesus, in His great love for each one of us, is waiting eagerly to hear our response. When we love someone, we are always eager to hear from them. We think of ways to help them. This is real love, when we want to bring joy to others. Today, let us remember that Jesus loves us in this way. If we have a hard time believing this or understanding God’s endless love for us, that is okay, but we should ask God to help us accept His love. Let us thank God for his love for us, even if we don’t feel it. Let us ask God to pour His love, the virtue of charity, in our hearts, and let us look for ways to share His love with others.

Congratulations 5th Grade Boy’s Soccer

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 | School News


Congratulations to the 5th grade boys for winning the Columbus Diocese Soccer Tournament!

Gospel Reflection for Matthew 9:9-13

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 | School News


In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus say to St. Matthew: “follow me.” These are words that Jesus says to each one of us – “follow me.” We are all called to be disciples of Christ and to follow Jesus’ example. The best way we can follow Jesus is by showing mercy to each other. We do this anytime we allow our hearts to be moved by the needs of another person and go out to help them, even offering them more than we think they deserve. We show mercy when we say “I forgive you.” Every disciple of Christ is called to bring more peace and joy into the world by works of mercy. Do we know what the corporal and spiritual works of mercy are? If not, we learn about them by asking a parent or teacher or looking it up. Choose a work of mercy that you will do today for others, such as praying for someone. Let us ask St. Matthew, whose feast we celebrate today, to pray for us – that we may too may follow Jesus as true disciples.

From our Safe Environment Coordinator

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 | School News


Dear St. Michael Parishioners and Families,
My name is Leslie Goodman and I am the new Safe Environment Coordinator for the entire St. Michael community. As the Safe Environment Coordinator, my main responsibility is to make sure that our children are safe and protected. In doing so, I must ensure that any person who comes into contact with a child must complete the Protecting God’s Children training program and the BCI/FBI background checks. In order to volunteer with children in any capacity at St. Michael Parish, School, Religious Education, or Athletics, you must attend the Protecting God’s Children training program.
Each new volunteer must also have a FBI/BCI background check. If you have not volunteered with St. Michael in the past 18 months you will have to get a new BCI/FBI  background check. All volunteers, including coaches and assistant coaches must have these completed before contact with children, no matter how much or how little contact they will have with children and no matter what time of day or night they volunteer.  Please refer to Columbus Diocese policy 200.10:http://education.colsdioc.org/Portals/3/YYA/docs/Policies/200-10.pdf.
If you are not volunteering with children we still strongly encourage you attend the Protecting God’s Children training program and complete the background check.  There are plenty of
opportunities throughout the Diocese (please visit http://www.colsdioc.org/ProtectingOurChildren/ScheduledTrainingSessions.aspx for more information).  You can also go to a local fingerprinting center such as Fast Fingerprints.  If you do go to a private center you must use code ORC 2151.86 when completing the required forms. The background checks will
have to be sent directly to the Safe Environment Program, Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at SMSafe@saintmichael – cd.org.  My office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thank you and I look forward to keeping your children safe and sound.
Sincerely,
Leslie Goodman
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