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September 24, 2017

Early Dismissal on Wednesday

A friendly reminder that Wednesday, September 27 is an early dismissal day. The Middle School dismisses at 11:45 a.m. and the Lower School at noon.
Need drop-in childcare that afternoon?
Our Extended Day program will be open from 12-6 p.m. at the Lower School and 11:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Middle School.
Reservations are required. Limited space available. To make a reservation for your child, click HERE.
Note: Lower School families: If you are registered for the Core Extended Day program, this half-day of care is included in your contract so sign-up is not required.
All Middle School families who need care are required to register. Space available on a first come, first served basis.

Planning for High School: A Program for Eighth Grade Families

St. Michael's invites our Eighth Grade families to attend our High School Planning Program on Friday, October 6, from 1-2:50 p.m. to learn about options and the application process.
The schedule for this program is as follows: 
  • 1:00 p.m.    Parent education program (Allen Library)
  • 1:55 p.m.    8th grade students join the discussion (Allen Library)
  • 2:05 p.m.    Open House for high schools (Great Hall)
Please contact Erbie Godwin with questions.

Note: Families, please check the websites of area high schools for their Fall Open House dates.

What Do You LOVE About St M?

Thank you to all those who have shared your thoughts with us regarding:
  • what you LOVE MOST about St. Michael's
  • your fondest memories 
  • what makes our School unique!
If you haven't had a chance to respond, we'd be thrilled if you would click HERE to share your thoughts with us! 
Also, do you have any vintage photos of special moments at St M? Please send them to our Communications Office or tag them on social media with #AlwaysaSTMDragon


Planning is already underway for our 2017-2018 Middle School winter basketball program.

We would like to take a quick poll to ascertain approximately how many students plan to participate in Middle School Boys' and Girls' JV and Varsity basketball.  
Click HERE to complete the survey. 

Please note that this is just gauging interest and is NOT a commitment.  Formal sports sign-ups will take place later this fall.  Thanks!  -Mr. Kern

Admissions Yard Sign Ambassadors 

Our families are our best ambassadors for St. Michael's!
We are looking for parents willing to post Admissions Open House signs in their yards, preferably in high visibility areas. 
Interested? Please email your name and location this week to Betty IssacsThanks so much!

Time to Apply for Kindergarten!

Application time is NOW for the 2018 kindergarten class!
Applications may be submitted online or by calling Betty Isaacs. 
Please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors about our Admissions Open Houses!
  • St M Kindergarten Open Houses for Prospective Parents are scheduled for October 25 and October 26 at 9:30 am. Interested families can register here.
  • St M Middle School Open House for Prospective Parents is scheduled for Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. Interested families can register here.

Around the Halls....

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of events, field trips and learning that took place at St M this week.

Earn Money for St. Michael's while Shopping at Kroger!

The Kroger Community Rewards Program allows families who already shop at their stores to earn money for an organization of their choice. Just link your Kroger Plus Card number to St. Michael’s to support the School every time you shop! Please encourage family members who shop at Kroger to link their cards to our School.
How do I link my card?
  • Sign in to your digital account at
  • Select “My Account” under the “Welcome Valued Customer” drop down menu on the upper right side.
  • Scroll down to the “Kroger Community Rewards” section of your account page.
  • Select “Enroll Now” or “Edit.”
  • When prompted enter the School’s organization number: 82190 or “St Michael’s” (no period).
  • Click “Save.”
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Kroger Digital Customer Service at 1-800-KRO-GERS (1-800-576-4377).

Lower School Birthday Books

The deadline for submitting Birthday Books for the October 19 program is September 28.
Mrs. Wise has a selection of new books in the Lower School library from which to choose.  Please feel free to email her (  if you have any questions. 

Let's Be Friends! 

Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.
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Current and past issues of "This Week at St. Michael's" are now archived on our website under "News and Events," as well as under "Community." 

Dates to Remember

Please check our online School Calendar for updates. 
Click HERE for the UPDATED 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.
Never miss an update! Subscribe to our School calendars and receive automatic updates! (Families should download the Academic Calendar as well as a Lower School or Middle School calendar)

This Week:

(LS: Lower School, MS: Middle School)
NOTE: For Lower School fall after-school co-curriculars schedule, click HERE for the schedule.
Monday, Sept. 15:
  • Dragon Dress Day for Grades 6-8 and 3-5
Tuesday, Sept. 26:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 8th Grade Field Trip - U of R Art/Museum, 9:30 a.m.
  • MS Field Hockey Blue Team vs. St. Catherine's, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept 27:
  • Early Dismissal Day (Middle School at 11:45 a.m., Lower School at noon)
  • MS Cross country Relay Meet at Collegiate, 4:30 p.m.
  • MS Soccer Practice, 4:30-6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 28:
  • MS Field Hockey Blue Team Game @ Panthers, 4:30 p.m.
  • MS Soccer Game vs. St. Bridget's, 5 p.m.
  • MS White Team Field Hockey Game at Panthers, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 29:
  • Middle School SCA Primary Election
  • Eighth Grade Dress-Down Day
  • First Grade Field Trip, 9 a.m-noon., Richmond Metro Zoo
  • MS Baseball Clinic at Trinity, 3-4:30 p.m.
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices, please consult the online School calendar for practice dates and times.
Hurricane Fundraising

A big THANK YOU to all those who participated in the Hurricane Relief Dress Down Fundraiser on Friday! The Lower School and Middle School collectively raised $1481 which will be sent to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund.

Service Opportunity - Chesterfield CROP Walk
Sunday, October 15
1-3 p.m.
Register and/or Donate HERE! All ages are invited to partner with us and other Bon Air Churches to meet our goal of $10,000 to end hunger. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Chesterfield Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. 


Show your DRAGON PRIDE with St M Spiritwear!
Visit our spiritwear website HERE to place online orders for St M apparel. From shirts and string bags to belts and hats, we have lots of exciting items!
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