Week of May 22, 2016
Honor Assembly Congratulations
On Wednesday, our community gathered for our annual Honors Assembly to acknowledge those students with exemplary performance in math, as well as exceptional effort in writing.
We were pleased to welcome Laura Godwin '06 as our guest speaker on the meaningful topics of kindness and the Golden Rule (treating others as you want to be treated).  Our 2016 Dragon's Lair yearbook was also dedicated to Mrs. Bridgforth for her selfless service and kindness towards all of our Dragons.  Congratulations to all of our award winners!
2016 Literary Award Winners
At St. Michael’s, we are proud to be a community of writers. Beginning in Kindergarten and carrying through eighth grade and beyond, we nurture and celebrate all our writers’ efforts. So it is no surprise that the Literary Award is the oldest recognition given. Each student recognized has been selected because he or she has shown exceptional effort and ability in writing during the school year.
  • Kindergarten:  Sam Thompson and Amy Phillips

  • First Grade: Emma Amos and Emma Campbell

  • Second Grade: Childress Alverson and Lily Amos

  • Third Grade: Molly Gorman and Mathias Roussy

  • Fourth Grade: Rose Shulman and Will Gallahan

  • Fifth Grade: Ava Jung and Lucy Rowe

  • Sixth Grade: Grace Ashley and Bacheler Burt

  • Seventh Grade: Josie Brooks and Hadley Stewart

  • Eighth grade: Sophie Bruns and Jillian Allen

2016 Mathematics Award Winners
St. Michael’s is committed to the development of problem-solving  and critical thinking skills in the field of mathematics. This year, we are beginning what we hope will be a long tradition of recognizing students who have shown exceptional effort, enthusiasm and achievement in mathematics.
  • Kindergarten: Colby Gibbs and Jack Bayler

  • First Grade: Amber Aldrich and William Roussy

  • Second Grade: Thomas Gallahan and Henry Erda          

  • Third Grade: Sam Nedeff and Matthew Wozniak

  • Fourth Grade: Taylor Benson and Drew Kidwell

  • Fifth Grade: Emily Stewart and Armelle Worrel   

  • Sixth Grade: Alan Watts and Noah Jung

  • Seventh Grade: Lizzie Steilberg and Andrew Van De Putte

  • Eighth Grade: Sydney Whiting and Ty Phillips

Looking Ahead: Last Week of School Schedule
Monday, May 30:  Memorial Day Holiday – No Classes
Tuesday, May 31
  • Middle School: 11:45 a.m. Early Dismissal
  • Lower School: Noon Early Dismissal 
Wednesday, June 1:  NOTE: ALL CLOSINGS, INCLUDING SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADE, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CHURCH.
  • Grades K-­2 Closing: 8:30 a.m.
  • Grades 3-­5 Closing: 10 a.m.
  • Grades 6-­7: Closing 11 a.m. (NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION THIS YEAR to the CHURCH)
The Dress Code for all Closing Ceremonies is "Dress Up Day" apparel.
Friday, June 3:
  • Eighth Grade Graduation at 9 a.m., Singleton Campus Gym
Introducing our New Dragon Logo!
Around the world, the dragon is a symbol of wisdom, strength, longevity and good luck.  At St. Michael's, the dragon reminds us of the Archangel Michael, a spiritual warrior in the battle of good versus evil.
Though the Dragon has always been an important symbol of our School, until now, we have not had an official Dragon logo to represent our values on the athletic field and in the classroom.
With the certainty that our beloved St M logo will remain a constant, we are pleased to unveil our new School Dragon logo. With a curved body representing the S in Saint and the arched wings representing the M in Michael, this logo will be introduced in our co-curricular apparel this Fall. Special thanks to the faculty & staff, as well the Board of Directors, for their input in the development of this logo.
Annual Fund Update
At St. Michael’s, we are fortunate to enjoy a culture of giving and support, providing us with vital financial resources every independent school needs to thrive and grow. Parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty and friends contribute to St M with a spirit of generosity that makes us proud.
Your Gift in Action: The Annual Fund:
  • Provides individual opportunities for our students across the grades
  • Adds innovative technology to classrooms
  • Ensures extracurricular programs in athletics and the arts
  • Supports faculty salaries and professional development.
Because the Annual Fund is 5% of the STM operating budget, it is a critical part of everything we do.
You and your gift make a difference. Please make your gift by June 30. Thank you for your support!
Giving Percentages To Date By Grade:
Library Helpers Needed

If you have 15 minutes or more next week to help put books in order on the library shelves, please contact Mrs. Wise

This is an easy job that requires no prior experience!  Your help is most appreciated. Thank you. 

Interested in Soccer at St. Michael's?

The School is exploring the level of interest families might have for a boys' Middle School soccer team. In order to balance athletic opportunities with Girls' Field Hockey, the boys have an opportunity to field a soccer team this fall.  Girls wishing to participate on the soccer team are welcome as well.  While still in the investigatory stage, a soccer program would likely be coached by parent volunteers and practiced on the Singleton Campus Field. 

Please click here to express interest. Thanks!

Note: if you have a fifth grader who would be interested in the program in the future, please submit your information as well.
It's GRADUATION season! We want to celebrate ALL of our graduates, because whether Blue or White, once a Dragon, ALWAYS a Dragon!

Share your eighth grade, high school and college graduation photos and next steps with us at #‎alwaysaSTMdragon. CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2016!
Make Art a Part of Your Summer! ArtHaus Summer Camp at St M!

Make art a part of your summer! Creative, entertaining and fun, we are pleased to announce that in partnership with ArtHaus, St. Michael's School will be hosting two art summer camps at the Lower School campus.  Arthaus' art classes at St M were very popular during this school year. Don't miss out! Register now!   (Note: Camps are open to non-St.M families as well.)

Click here for information and to register! 
Enjoy the Sun with St M Hats and Visors!

Get your St M hats and Spiritwear today by visiting our Spiritwear website stmschool.net/community/school-spiritwear/Questions? Please contact Logan Vetrovec.
Youth Mission Trip Opportunity: Impact Richmond, July 10-16

Sign up today for this exciting service opportunity happening this summer! Christian Hansen, our new Chaplain, will be leading this trip and wants you to get involved. 

The mission of Impact Richmond is to help repair the homes of those in need while helping students and homeowners strengthen relationships with God and one another.
  • Who can attend?  Rising 7th grade through 12th grade youth
  • Cost?  $325 /participant (Scholarships are available) 
  • Need more info? Please click here
  • Registration info? Contact Christian Hansen at chansen@stmschool.net!  
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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."
In This Issue
  • Honor Assembly Award Winners
  • Last Week of School Schedule
  • New Dragon Logo
  • Eighth Grade Exam Schedule
  • Annual Fund Update
  • Library Helpers Needed
  • Interested in MS Soccer at STM?
  • 4th Grade Minds in Motion Performance for Lower School
  • Missing Sports Uniforms
  • Graduation Connections
  • Art Summer Camps at St M
  • St M Spiritwear: Hats/Visors
  • Impact Richmond: Youth Mission Trip Opportunity
Dates to Remember...
Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates, events and weekly activities/sports schedules.
Click here to download an updated Academic Calendar.
Click here for next year's   2016-2017 School Year key planning dates
This Week:  
This is Eighth Grade Exam Week (See schedule below)
Monday, 5/23:
  • 4th Grade Minds In Motion Performance for the Lower School, 8:30 a.m. (4th Graders: Wear your MIM shirt, dark athletic shorts, white socks and athletic shoes.)
Tuesday, 5/24: 
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th Graden Garden Harvest and Tasting, 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, 5/25:
  • 5th Grade Chorus Spring Concert, 2 p.m., Church
Thursday, 5/26:
  • Chapel Pal Luncheon, noon
Friday, 5/27:
  • 8th Grade Class Pizza Party & Picture (PLEASE WEAR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SHIRT), 10:40-11:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Grade Scoops and Stories, 1-2 p.m.
  • MS 7th Grade Service Presentation, 1 p.m.
 8th Grade Exam Schedule:
Monday, May 23
8:00– 8:20 a.m. Study Hall 
8:20–10:20 a.m  Spanish exam 
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.  Recess 
10:40 – 11:30 a.m. History review session
11:30 a.m. dismissal

Tuesday, May 24
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.  Study Hall
8:20 – 10:20a.m. History exam
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Recess 
10:40– 11:30 a.m. English review session
11:30 a.m. dismissal

Wednesday, May 25

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.  Study Hall 
8:20 – 10:20 a.m  English exam
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Recess 
10:40– 11:30 a.m. Math review session
11:30 a.m. dismissal

Thursday, May 26
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.  Study Hall 
8:20 – 10:20 a.m.  Math exam 
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Locker clean-out 
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Recess 
10:45– 11:30 a.m.  Science review session 
11:30 a.m. dismissal

Friday, May 27

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.  Study Hall 
8:20 – 10:20 a.m.  Science  exam
10:20– 10:40 a.m. Recess 
10:40– 11:30 a.m. Class picture and party** (Wear your High School tee shirt!)
11:30 a.m. dismissal
 Missing Sports Uniforms
A number of sports uniforms have yet to be turned in. Thank you for washing and returning them pronto in a ziplock bag with your child's name on the bag. Thanks!
Dragons: PLEASE check our over-flowing Lost and Found for any missing items. There are lots of coats, fleeces and more.
ALL UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE DONATED ON JUNE 2nd!
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