SMA School Update!!!

 

8th Grade Graduation was wonderful!

 

 Congrats to the 2017 class!

 

Thanks to all for an awesome 4th annual SMA Fun Day!  Special thanks to Mrs. “O” Sue McGarricle, Mrs. Arocho, Mrs. Stan, parent volunteers, 7th graders, and teachers and volunteer staff for all your help!

 

Winners of the SMA Uniform Raffle.

 

1st place- Andrea Slavin

 

2nd place- Rose Andress

 

3rd place- Chapman family

 

Congrats! Thanks so much to everyone who participated!!

 

We are interested in hiring a person to watch the front door and answer the phone starting this new school year. 11:45 – 3:30. If interested please contact me at 215-943-0222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  TY!

 

Math club is a go for next year!!!

 

God of all times and seasons, as this school year ends, we turn to you with hearts filled with grateful amazement. We have grown in our love for you and our desire to walk in your ways. May we never forget all you have done for us.   We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

God Bless!

 

Have A Wonderful and Fun Summer!

SMA School Update 6/12/17

 

Great news!   Five out of the top twenty students graduating this year from CEC are from St. Mike’s! 

SMA Math Club Survey forms due!

 

 

 

Greetings!  Last week many of the third grade girls came to my office to discuss ways they wanted to help the homeless. (They did this entirely on their own. I think that is awesome!)  They also want to have “Help the Homeless Day” at SMA school next year which I think is a great idea and will discuss with the faculty.   Jesus’s message of love and compassion is definitely shining through!

 

I am happy to announce our two SMA Calendar Cover Contest winners!  Abigail Cubbage and Erin Byrne. (Honorable Mention: Calleigh Joyce) Their art work will be on display in our new SMA 2017 / 2018   school calendar.  Look for it in September.  Congratulations!

 

ST. MICHAEL’S 63 ANNUAL FAIR TUESDAY, JUNE 27th

 

THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 9th.  Check it out!

 

August new school year information letter will be emailed this August. Please make sure we have your correct email address.  Form is on our website at www.sma-pa.org.

 

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Class of 2017! The 62th graduating class of Saint Mike’s!  To our wonderful graduates we wish you the best of luck in high school!

 

Congratulations to our Pre-K and Kindergarten for super Move-Up Day Celebrations! The children performed well and showed their great class spirit.  Thank you for a fantastic year!  Special thanks to Mrs. Arocho, Mrs. Stroup, and Mrs. Chirico for super jobs!

 

SMA School Messenger info form due.

 

SMA Yearbooks ($30) And School Videos ($10) still available for sale!  Just stop by the school office to purchase.

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL OUR DADS!!!!!!

 

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!!!

 

 

June 2017

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

     Greetings! The Pennsylvania Department of Health has revised the immunization requirements for students effective the 2017-2018 school year.  The revision replaces the 8-month provisional period for immunizations with the new requirement of a 5-day provisional period for students who do not have records of immunizations at the start of the required school year. Prior to August 2017, a parent had 8 months to complete all required immunizations.  This period is called the provisional enrollment.

 

     Beginning August 2017, the provisional enrollment period is 5 days.  A parent must have all immunizations of his/her child completed within the first 5 days of school.  If the immunizations are not completed within those 5 days, the student must be excluded from school.

 

      If the student is in the middle of a series of immunizations and it is too soon for the next dose, the parents must provide the school nurse with a plan for immunizations (signed by a health care provider) within the first 5 days of school.  If the student has incomplete immunizations and no medical plan, the student must be excluded from school.

 

     For your information, the following immunizations are needed for school attendance.  Note that changes from the current requirements are highlighted.

 

Children in ALL grades (K-8) need the following immunizations for attendance:

 

·         4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) (Tdap)·         4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given) (IPV)

 

·         2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

 

·         3 doses pf hepatitis B (Hep B)

 

·         2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity (history of chickenpox or antibody titer)

 

7th through 8th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

 

·         1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

 

·         1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)

 

-first dose prior to entry into 7th grade

 

You may check with your child’s school immunization record by consulting with your child’s physician.  Please contact our school nurse with any questions.

 

Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter.

 

God bless,

 

Mr. Stephen D. Dicicco

 

Principal

 

Jill Demi 

 

School Nurse

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Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                            

 

     Greetings!  I am very pleased to announce that we are in the planning stages for the formation of a SMA Math Club (Grades 1-8)  (after school) at SMA School for the 2017/2018 school year.  This will join our new Art Club- Show Music Club- Chess Club and the Book/Reading Olympics and Rosary Clubs. This is a great opportunity for students to improve their math skills while having fun!   

 

   We are very excited about the establishment of this new program for our school children.  Before we begin, we need to know what kind of interest exists. The SMA Math Club will meet after school once or twice a month and is free of charge.  If interested, please complete the attached form and return it to the school office by Wednesday June 15th.   (Please place in an envelope, write SMA Math Club and send to the school office.)

 

                     

 

Yours in Christ!  Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

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SMA Math Club SURVEY FORM

 

Parent/Guardian Name _________________________

 

Student Name_______________________Grade_____

 

? YES, My child is interested in participating in the SMA Math Club.

 

? NO, I am not interested in the SMA Math Program at this time.

 

Please return to school office by Wednesday, June 15. TY!

 

 (Please mark SMA Math Club)   Thank you!

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New!!! SMA Alumni & Friends Association Scholarship Application Form!

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians

 

     Greetings!  The SMA Alumni & Friends Association is very excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for all students at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School who are registered for the 2017/2018 school year.  The scholarship award will be offered to four students, (one per family) $500.00 each for the 2017/2018 school year’s tuition. This letter is to inform you of the criteria necessary for application for the SMA Alumni and Friends Scholarship Award.   This scholarship is primary based on financial need. 

 

We Ask That You Submit The Following:

 

·         Complete the SMA Alumni & Friends Scholarship Application below.

 

·         Student be registered for the 2107/2018 school year

 

·         Complete a SMARTAID application (This is done online)

 

·         Send the bottom form to our SMA School office in an envelope marked SMA Alumni & Friends Scholarship Application by Tuesday,  June 13th.

 

·         Level of involvement and support demonstrated by the student/family in school and parish activities.

 

·         Conformity to school code of behavior and attendance policy.

 

·         Completion of the application process.

 

·         Financial need.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact me!

 

God bless! Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco  ~ Principal

 

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Student (s) Name_______________________________________________________________

 

Parent / Guardians Name_______________________________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________Phone umber ________________

 

Grade 2017/2018______________________________________________________________

 

Please write a short essay from parents/guardians.  “Why Is Catholic Education Important For My Child And Family”.  (Please include all involvement in SMA Parish and School.)

 

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Please complete this form/application  and send to SMA School office in an envelope marked SMA Alumni & Friends Scholarship Application no later than Tuesday, June 13th.  TY!!!  

Great news!   Five out of the top twenty students graduating

this year from CEC are from St. Mike’s!

 

Greetings!  Last week many of the third grade girls came to my office to discuss ways they wanted to help the homeless. (They did this entirely on their own. I think that is awesome!)  They also want to have “Help the Homeless Day” at SMA school next year which I think is a great idea and will discuss with the faculty.   Jesus’s message of love and compassion is definitely shining through! 

God’s light, Mr. “D’

TY for a wonderful Home & School 

SMA night at

 

Dairy Delite!!!

 Special thanks to the Scott family!

 

 

 

NEW Important Bus Transportation Information!

 

Called Bristol Township this morning and we will now have buses for morning and afternoon!  

 (Bristol Township) will provide normal transportation in the morning and afternoon the week

 

of June 12th.   

 

Neshaminy will provide transportation in the morning and afternoon the week

of June 12th except for For June 15. On that day only morning pick up - no transportation in the afternoon.  

 

Pennsbury: Normal morning and afternoon transportation all days. 

 

 God's light, Mr. "D".

  

 

 

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Wow, what an awesome evening!!!

Thank you everyone for fabulous fourth SMA Curriculum Festival 2017.  The gym was packed!!! (Every seat was filled with many standing in the back.) The children performed spectacularly!  Special thanks our students, parents / guardians, teachers, staff, and volunteers who made the night a great success.  Our new SMA school video, “Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic School –2016-2017 Thumbs Up” was well received and is available for purchase here at school or may be ordered for $10.00.

Thank you again and God bless,

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

Principal

 

 

 

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!!!

 

We had an awesome SMA Green and Gold Day!  Thank you to the many, many people who helped out today.   Parents, coaches, teachers, volunteers, Student Council etc!!! The children really enjoyed it. A great day was had by all!   God’s joy! Mr. “D”.

 

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Bucks County Article!

Local foundation grants scholarships to seven St. Michael students

 

TULLYTOWN — Seven students from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School have received scholarships from a local foundation.

 

The scholarships awarded by the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation will help three students with their remaining years at St. Michael, and four students who are moving on to Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Bristol Township after this school year.

 

Fifth-grader Brianna Byrne will get $1,000 a year for her last three years at St. Michael; sixth-grader Rylee Joyce $1,000 a year for her last two years; and seventh-grader Michael Burns $1,000 for his last year.

 

Eighth-graders Madison Chapman, David Kelley, Frank O'Keefe IV and Christopher Spurka each will get $2,000 a year for all four years they will attend Conwell-Egan.

 

ADVERTISING

 

Sue DiLisio, director of administration and educational services for the foundation, said the scholarships were based on academics, community service and other factors.

 

The foundation was started in 2014 by Tom Lynch and his wife, Patty. Tom is a graduate of Bishop Egan High School and his wife a graduate of Bishop Conwell High School. Bishop Conwell closed several years ago and merged with Bishop Egan to form Conwell-Egan. Danaher is Patty's maiden name.

 

The foundation awards several scholarships a year to students from area Catholic grade schools to help with their expenses at Conwell-Egan, DiLisio said.

Chris English 

 

 Here is the link!   http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/local-foundation-grants-scholarships-to-seven-st-michael-students/article_a8bc99ec-39ab-11e7-ab8a-67a3b8a4806a.html?hp=mid-justin

 

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Hello everyone!

 

We have $25,000 dollars left in student aid for the 2017/2018

 

school year at SMA school! 

 

 

This is the website for parents/guardians to apply for the financial aid.

 

 

www.smartaidforparents.com

 

 

Please apply ASAP!!! TY! God's joy, Mr. "D".

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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!!!

 

    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

 

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   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". 

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

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  • REMINDER! All incoming First Graders receive $1000.00 off their tuition next year!
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  • 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 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!

 

Congratulations to our 2017

 

SMA Reading Olympics Teams for an excellent performance at the competition Thursday evening, winning 1st and 4th place ribbons.  Top readers on the two teams were Jeneyan Marley , Savanna Hayden and Rylee Joyce!  Special congratulations to their coaches Mrs. Umek and Mrs. Chirico and Mrs. Wurtz who helped moderate the event. Over 150 schools participated.

 

The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills.  Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers.  These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition.  The experience is rewarding for everyone involved.  

 

Greetings and Welcome

 

to the Saint Michael the Archangel

 

Catholic School Website!

 

Thanks goes to Rev. Michael C. DiIorio for his fine support of our awesome website

 

(www.sma-pa.org) for SMA  school.  There are many features for your use. Feel free to tour through the various pages. It's our wish that you find this site both informative and helpful. Please bookmark it at www.sma-pa.org.  

 

There is a special feature for emergency situations.

 

  A warning icon will appear on this main page with the

 

latest important information posted.  

 

Be sure to check the “Special Announcements page for current news at Saint

Michael the Archangel Catholic School.  The "Special Announcments" page is

located at top right corner of the home page and on the scroll down page of "About SMA School".  (SMA mobile version: use scroll down menu) 

 All our SMA Catholic School teachers have grade websites as well.  Simply click

 on the "Faculty" tab and find your child's teacher's  website. 

  Important home work information and class updates will be posted for your use.

 Feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with questions, concerns, suggestions, or new ideas for

 our school.

 Thank you and God Bless!

 Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

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 Latest SMA News!!!

 

 

New link from "Rediscover SMA School" Fundraising Commitee!

 

Adopt St Michael School   https://16541.sites.ecatholic.com/adopt-sma-school   

 

Donations $10K, 5K, 3.5K and other.

 

Any amount may be donated.

 

Please put a note in the "Comment" area so we know where the donations are coming from and if they are for any particular reason.

 

Please spread the word! TY! God's light, Mr. "D". 

 

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Great news!

 

1. All 5th  Graders for the 2017/2018 school year will receive IPADS through grant monies!

 

 

 

2. Any person who refers a student who registers at St Mike's for the 2017/2018 school will receive a $25 gift certificate.

 

 

 

Thank you in advance!

 

 

 Great article!  Click on pics and info!!!  God's love, Mr. "D". 

 

Bucks County Times Article and Pics!.docx 

 

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Curriculum Update!

 

    The seventh grade learned about different types of biotechnology in their genetics studies. This week they had a mock presidential election with the three types of technologies as the candidates. They had a debate on the benefits and harmful effects that each has on people and the environment, including recent news articles and discoveries they researched, all while the fifth grade audience watched and voted. It was an exciting debate filled with background music, fliers, posters, and even a website that one group created just for the project.

 

Great work! Mr. "D".

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

Click on the link below to hear our SMA SCHOOL radio broadcast!!! 

 

  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!

 

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

TY! God Bless!  Mr. “D”

 

NEW FINANCIAL SMA PROGRAM!!!

 

     Dear Parents/ Guardians!  Greetings in the Lord!  We are beginning a new exciting financial program for SMA School!  A new committee is now established to fundraise for ourIt is called the “Discover Saint Michael the Archangel School” committee.  Father DiIorio and I met with Mike J. Mabin Sr., who is a graduate of St. Mike’s and owner of a very successful business enterprise. He graciously accepted our offer to be the chairperson of this committee.   The initial goal is to raise $100,000 to support our school for the coming year.  Plans include possible capital improvements to increase permanence and enrollment. We are also planning increased assistance from our SMA alumni to secure our important goals.  The creation of a permanent SMA school board of financial supporters is being explored.

 

  Mr. Mabin was very interested in seeing our school, students, and staffs close up. So we scheduled aHe came away impressed with our wonderful school and anxious to begin immediately.   Please let me know of any ideas that you may have as we embark on this new endeavor.   Your prayers are welcome as well!

 

Thank you!

 

God bless,

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco

 

Principal

 

 Great Tech News at SMA School!

 

All classrooms will have Smartboards

 

installed soon. 

 

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We are proud to present our

 

 

 

New for SMA 2017/2018

 

Registration and Re-Registration

 

All major credit cards are

 

accepted for payment!

  

 

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:
    •  8th Grade High School scholarships over $40,000!!!
    • Free breakfast and free NDS Hot Lunch every day for every student at St Mikes in all grades!
    •  Our new SMA Alumni & Friends is established and an event is planned for the spring. 
    • Our  SMA uniform looks awesome!!!
    • We provided IPADS for each of our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and all teachers.
    • Teachers also now have a projector, document reader,  and Apple tv internet device for their classrooms.
    • SMARTBOARD added to PreK 15 room with more on the way!
    • Homework assignment books, test folders, and book covers were again given free to the students of SMA School.
    • Warm, safe, Christ loving family atmosphere!!!

To re-register simply complete the re-registration form and return it with a $100.00 non-refundable fee per family.    

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  • Payment of this fee will secure a place for your child for the 2017/2018 school year. If you have any questions, please

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  • feel free to contact me.

     

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  • 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.

 

         

 

 

“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

 

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

 

years at Conwell-Egan High School!

 

 We congratulate our SMA Student Council members!!!

 

 

 

SMA Student Council Officers for the

 

 

 

 2016/2017 School Year

 

 

 

Madison Chapman~ President

 

 

 

David Kelly – Assistant President

 

 

 

 Jenna Wurtzbacher – Secretary

 

 

 

Frank O’Keefe  ~ Treasurer

 

 

 

SMA Class Representatives

 

 

 

 

 

Keira Ward

 

 

 

Brianna Byrne

 

 

 

Gabriel Scarborough

 

 

 

 

 

 Pete Hoffman

 

 

 

Paul Sales

 

 

 

Savanna Hayden

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Logue

 

 

 

AJ Snowden

 

 

 

Mayangay Marley

 

 

 

 

 

Jeneyan Marley

 

 

 

Chris Spurka

 

 Safety Captains

 

Paige Schaefer

 

Angelo Esposito

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

or email me at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 
Thank you!

 

God bless!

 

Mr. Stephen D. DiCicco ~ Principal

 

130 Levittown Parkway
Le

vittown, PA 19054
215–943–0222 

www.sma-pa.org

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Teach children how they should live,
and they will remember it all their life.
Proverb 22:6

 

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Important Links! 

 

 

SMA SCHOOL MEALS CLICK ON 

[website]

FOR THE LATEST MENU LISTINGS AND INFO

 

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MSP (My Students Progress) SMA Online Grading 

 

 

   https://philadelphia.mystudentsprogress.com/MSP/index.cfm

 

 

 

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SMA School Facebook Page

 

www.facebook.com/SMACATHOLICSCHOOL 

 

 

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SMA EMAIL LINK:  

 

http://mail.nni.net/

 

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Conwell Egan Catholic High School Link

 

  http://www.conwell-egan.org

 

 

Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms

 

 

 This is the best place to channel your families to view their uniform items and specifications because it automatically updates each year, and as changes are made.  It is the most reliable source of uniform information!  SMA families can use this site, and to create an account to keep track of online purchases and student information.

 

 

Your school landing page link is:  www.flynnohara.com/school/pa183

 

 

 

 TY!

 

 

Every student deserves a safe place to learn

 

When you choose a school for your child, you’re choosing the place he or she will spend the academic day, both in person and on the computer.

That’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure AOPS schools remain a safe place for all students. Speaking with parent groups, the church, and government organizations, we’ve created programs to keep children informed, protected, and empowered against harm. Because when students are safe, they’re ready to fulfill their academic potential.

Safe Environment Program

Personal safety for our students is our highest priority, especially when it comes to protecting children from sexual misconduct and violence.

To this end, every member of AOPS faculty and staff – including teachers, priests, deacons, and even volunteers, must undergo rigorous background investigation and complete a series of Safe Environment Training courses. These measures ensure everyone working with children at AOPS can uphold the moral standards set by the Office of Child and Youth Protection.

Special instruction on personal security and safety is also given to every AOPS student at least once a year at every grade level. Parents receive advanced notification when these lessons will be taught, and are free to opt their children out from these programs at any time.

Pre-K through Eighth Grade

Students attending early childhood education programs or elementary school review a “Touching Safety” lesson twice a year – once in the fall, and once in the spring. In these classes, they learn how to identify situations in which an adult may be trying to take advantage of them. Students learn what to do and where to go for help

Download Course Documents (English)

Download Course Documents (Spanish)

High School – Freshman Year

First year high school students watch a short educational video and share a guided discussion about why victims of sexual violence sometimes don’t seek the assistance they need. Students are given legal, religious, and personal perspective on the importance of speaking up against abuse. This lesson is built on these important guiding principles:

  1. Sexual violence is a crime;
  2. Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault;
  3. Sexual violence is the offender’s fault; and
  4. The victim’s dignity as a person is never diminished in the eyes of God.

High School – Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year

Each year, students complete one part of a three part video lesson series, “Called to Protect Our Youth.” These courses are designed to help students understand their three types of personal boundaries (physical, emotional, behavioral), and how to protect them. Students are also taught how to recognize abuse – and how important it is to disclose it if it occurs.

 

Internet Safety Program

Students who have been educated on the responsible use of technology are more likely to be safe online. So we incorporate guidelines on safe internet use, including how to avoid potentially dangerous people and websites, into all of our technological education. We also teach students how to use the Internet responsibly and ethically, to help them keep it safe for others.

AOPS encourages parents to join us in making the Internet a more secure place for every child. Below, you’ll find helpful, free resources you can use to educate yourself and your children about how to surf the web safely.

Download Technology Program Documents

 

 

For Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle, be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the devil; may god
rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, o
Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of
God, thrust into hell satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin
of souls. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle, that we may not perish in the fearful
judgement.

Saint Michael, first champion of the
kingship of Christ, pray for us.

God our Father, in a wonderful way you
guide the work of angels and human being.
May those who serve you constantly in
heaven keep our lives safe from all harm on
earth. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Pledge for Peace

With the help of Jesus, I pledge for this day to have a peaceful heart and a peaceful mind. I will try to keep peace in my school, in my home and in my world.