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Week of April 22, 2018

THANK YOU!

WE TRULY APPRECIATE THE APPRECIATION!
On behalf of our faculty and staff, THANK YOU to our families and the amazing SMPA for the wonderful Teacher Appreciation treats, luncheon, cards and more. 
You kept us smiling all week!
Important Announcements:

Calling All St M Alumni (Age 21+): EVENT THIS WEEK!

Mark your calendars now for the best ever alumni event, April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Bon Air Campus to share in the School's 60th Anniversary celebration and to say goodbye to where it all began. Invitations have been mailed. SPOUSES are invited!

Go Dragon Robotics!

Our Middle School Robotics team heads to the FLL Robotics World Championship this week, April 25-29, in Detroit. As one of only 2 teams in the state and the ONLY Richmond Middle School team to advance to this elite competition, please join us in cheering for them! 
SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER: Be sure to tune in to St M's social media later this week to follow the team's progress! (Social Media links are at the bottom of this newsletter OR visit our Media Gallery.)
GO DRAGONS GO! 

Current 7th Grade Parents: Spanish Info Session

Seventh grade parents are invited to meet with Sra. Whitaker and Sra. Corinna to discuss the eighth grade Spanish program on May 3 at 3 p.m. in Sra. Whitaker's room.
The discussion will outline the "hows and whys" of rising eighth graders taking either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 next year.

Go Fish!

Join the staff at Virginia Fishing Adventures and Virginia Outside for a St M after-school fishing program! The late spring session starts this Friday! There is still time to register your child! The session is open for Grades 1-5 and runs on Fridays from 3-5 p.m., April 27-May 18.  
Participants will learn the basics of casting and fishing techniques while fishing local ponds around town as well as the James River. They will learn a respect for nature and build confidence in the process. Transportation, all fishing equipment, and life jackets provided.
Click HERE to register. 

Countdown to Magic Dragon Day!

Spirit Week Schedule:
  • Monday & Tuesday, April 30/May 1:  Blue and White Days (wear STM spirit wear)
  • Wednesday, May 2:  Wacky Wednesday (mix-matched outfits, inside-out clothes, etc.)
  • Thursday, May 3:  Game Day (wear your favorite team jersey)
  • Friday, May 4: Uncle Sam Day (show your USA pride)
  • Saturday, May 5: Magic Dragon Day!  Wear your MDD T-Shirt!
Reminder:  No hair dye or face paint during Spirit Week.  The Dress Code is relaxed this week for shirts only.  No athletic pants/shorts on Monday-Friday of Spirit Week, please.

**Dragon Grams DUE ON MONDAY!** Dragon Grams were sent home in backpacks to those who have placed an order for them on April 16. Please return your completed Dragon Grams to school by Monday, April 23.

Questions?
Contact Kim Cronheim, Ashley Mackey or Jules Kearfott.

Magic Dragon Day Collections and Vendor Opportunity

St M Spirit Wear/Blue Blazers: Please donate your gently worn Spirit Wear and gently used blue blazers.  Drop off in the Lower School SMPA room or Middle School Office.
Stuffed Animals: The beloved Pet Palace returns to Magic Dragon Day this year!  Drop off your washed, gently used stuffed animals this week in the designated boxes at the Lower School and Middle School.
Note: We will NOT be holding a used book sale this year so no need to send in books.
Questions? Contact Kim Cronheim.

St M Spectacular Summer Camps: 

Register TODAY! Don't wait as several St M camps have already sold out.
  • Click HERE to register! 
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Summer Programs, with any questions. 

Around the Halls...

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of events and learning that took place this week at St M!

Let's Be Friends! 

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Not on social media? Check out our Media Gallery!
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 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.
Click HERE for key dates for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
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: 

Monday, Apr 23:
  • Dragon Dress Day (Grades 6-8)
Tuesday, Apr 24:
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Wiliamsburg CHANGE: RESCHEDULED TO MAY 22 GIVEN EXPECTED BAD WEATHER
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Minds In Motion Rehearsal, 8:45-11 a.m. (Dominion Energy Center)
Wednesday, Apr 25:
  • MS Chapel. 8 a.m.
  • MS 7D Spanish Immersion Field Trip to Mexico Restaurant, 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, Apr 26:
  • 4th Grade Minds In Motion Rehearsal, 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m (Dominion Energy Center)
Friday, Apr 27:
  • 3rd Grade Colonial Day
  • 4th Grade Minds in rehearsal (1-3:30 p.m.) and Performances (5:30-9 p.m.(
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
​REGISTER NOW for the Summer Mission Trip - IMPACT Richmond (www.impactrichmond.org) 
*Who: Open to all rising 7th grade students and above
*What: This summer marks our third time partnering with this great local mission to repair homes in the Richmond area. For more details, please visit the site listed above for a breakdown of a typical day. 
*When: Sunday, July 15 - Saturday, July 21
*Cost: $325 / person  ($275 for each additional child in your family)
*Registration NOW OPEN:  https://www.impactrichmond.org/register-now
*Additional Needs: Female Chaperone - Please contact Mr. Hansen at chansen@stmschool.net if you are interested (your costs will be covered).    
Rise Against Hunger Service Sunday
Sunday, April 29
Following the 9:30 a.m. St M Church service
Join us in Dundas Hatcher to assemble 10,000 meals to help fight hunger across the globe!
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