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September 17, 2017

What Do You LOVE About St M?


As we kick off a year of celebration for 60 years of St M, we would love for you to share with us:
  • what you LOVE MOST about St. Michael's
  • your fondest memories 
  • what makes our School unique!
Click HERE to share your thoughts with us!  
We appreciate your insights, stories and sentiments! 
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

Around the Halls....

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

Time to Apply for Kindergarten!


Application time is NOW for the 2018 kindergarten class!
Applications may be submitted online or by calling Betty Isaacs. 
Our St M families are our best ambassadors!  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.

Middle School Bowling Social

Bowling Social this Friday, September 22, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at King Pin Lanes, 200 N. Otterdale Road in Midlothian. Middle School students should sign-up in the Great Hall by Wednesday, September 20.
The cost for 2 games of bowling and shoes is $6 (cash only). Extra games may be purchased for $2. Students may also bring additional money for food.  

School Directories Go Home!

The 2017-2018 School Directory and Handbook is hot off the presses and was sent home this week with the youngest child in each family. 
The Directory includes a list of St M families by zipcode to aid with carpools and relationship-building in your neighborhoods, as well as Middle School Google Classroom codes.

Thank You! 

Thank you to our Middle School parents for their patience, understanding and positive attitudes regarding the new carpool route on the Singleton Campus.  #OneTogether

Time to Order October Hot Lunch

Now is the time to order Hot Lunch for OCTOBER. Lunch ordering closes September 20. 
Click HERE to order. Please contact Allyson Steele with questions.

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 Kroger.com.
  • 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).

Extended Day: New LS Drop-In Pricing

Families in need of a single day of Lower School after-school childcare from time to time may take advantage of new daily rate options:  $15 drop-in rate from 3-4:30 p.m. and $30 drop-in rate from 3-6 p.m. 
Please contact Allyson Steele with 24-hours notice to reserve your spot.

Lower School Birthday Books

The Birthday Book Assembly, a long-standing St M tradition, offer students a way to present a favorite book to the library in honor of their birthdays, in honor of someone special such as a teacher or sibling, or in memory of a loved one. Three Birthday Book programs are scheduled during the school year.

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 (cwise@stmschool.net)  if you have any questions. 

Let's Be Friends! 

Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.
St M on Facebook 
St M on Twitter
St M on the Web
St M on Vimeo 
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!

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. 18:
  • 1st Grade Back to School night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Dragon Dress Day for Grades 6-8
Tuesday, Sept. 19:
  • 2nd Grade Back to School Night, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept 20:
  • 6th Grade Calendar Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Great Hall
Friday, Sept. 22:
  • MS Bowling Social, 3:30-4:45 p.m at King Pin Lanes. Cost: $6 cash.
Coming Up:
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Early Dismissal Day (11:45 am Middle School dismissal and Noon Lower School dismissal)
Note: Due to the volume of sports practices, please consult the online School calendar for practice dates and times.
Service Opportunity: Trinity Episcopal School Miles for Smiles Color Run
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. Raise awareness and funds for cleft palate surgeries for children in need. Click HERE for event and registration information.
Service Opportunity: RVA Street Art Festival 
Friday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Sept. 24
Please click here to volunteer and for more information about this festival that is helping to beautify parts of the Flying Squirrels Stadium. Contact St M parent Katie Benson with any questions.

Service Opportunity: Chesterfield CROP Walk 
Sunday, October 15 
1-3 p.m.
Please join St. Michael’s Church as we partner with other churches in the Bon Air Community to end hunger. We have a goal to raise $10,000. a portion which will go towards Meals on Wheels & the Chesterfield Food Bank. Please contact Christian Hansen for more information! 

Spiritwear

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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