Week of February 12, 2017
Another Successful SMBA Season!
What a game! In a hard-fought competition, the Red team won the SMBA finals on Thursday night, 23-20, against the White team! 
The best part of our unique SMBA basketball program is COMMUNITY!
Our teams are co-ed and foster cross-grade relationships. St. Michael's alumni eagerly return each year and coach. (Thank you, Coaches!Our students and families cheer and celebrate the sportsmanship, hard work and efforts of all of the teams. Our faculty even provides final game half-time entertainment. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful season! (Three cheers as well for the SMPA for providing pre-game s'mores!) GO DRAGONS!
Check out our Media Gallery for more game photos!
 Important Announcements:
Re-Enrollment Contracts
Re-enrollment contracts for the 2017/2018 School Year have been mailed to our current families. Thanks for returning them to us by Friday, February 17.  Please contact Anne Bridgforth if you did not receive yours.
Auction Thanks!
A BIG thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event a success and to everyone who attended!


Faculty News
After a long career, we would like to share with you that a beloved member of our Middle School staff, Pat Brady, will be retiring at the end of the School year.  Mrs. Brady has left an indelible mark on St. Michael's and our love and best wishes go with her as she begins her next adventure outside of our School walls.
In the days ahead, please join the School in thanking her for all of her contributions to St. Michael's.
Mrs. Brady, always remember... Once a Dragon, always a Dragon! 
2017 St M Summer Spectacular Camps 
Welcome to summer camp, St. Michael’s-style! For children ages 4 through rising eighth grade.
Explore your creative side. Learn an instrument. Embrace the outdoors. Experiment with science. Get active with sports. 
Half day (9 a.m.-noon) and full day (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) options available. Seven sessions will be offered from June 12 - August 4.

Morning Programming: 9 a.m.- noon.
• Classes in art, writing/STEM, science, outdoor adventures, cooking, video/digital arts, music, rocketry, sports and more.

Afternoon Extended Play (for Rising Grades K-5): Noon- 4:30 p.m. 
• Splash and swim at the Bon Air Community Center pool, seasonal arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor free play, organized summer games, and more. 
• Campers should bring a bagged lunch.

We welcome ALL children; you do not need to be enrolled at St. Michael’s to attend Summer Camp.

Detailed Camp Information and Online Registration will be announced shortly!
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs with any questions. 
Got Lunch? Order now for March!
Now is the time to order March hot lunch. Online ordering closes February 20. Click HERE for link.
Note: Chick-fil-A day in March will be on March 17.

Key Dates for the Upcoming 2017/2018 School year
Planning ahead? Key dates for the upcoming school year are posted HERE on the St M Website. 
MS Author Visit and Book Opportunity
Clay Mcleod Chapman, author of the "The Tribe" series of books is coming to St. Michael's to speak and to conduct writing workshops for our 5th-7th graders.  Our local bookshop, bbgb, is offering the opportunity to purchase a book signed by Mr. Chapman.
You may purchase autographed books on bbgb's website at bbgbbooks.com/book-buzz and receive a 15% discount when you use coupon code: stm15. At check-out, choose school delivery, then select St. Michael's Episcopal School and indicate your child's name, teacher and to whom the book(s) should be signed. 
The deadline for purchasing books is February 16.
Birthday Books
The presentation of Birthday Books to the Lower School library is a special tradition at St. Michael's. Each year, students may choose a favorite book from a bookstore, by special order through the library, or from a selection of new books set aside in the library, The second assembly will be held on the Bon Air Campus on Thursday, March 16. The deadline to submit Birthday Books is February 23.  If you have questions, please contact Carol Wise.
Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars are FILLING UP! 
Have you signed up for spring sports and co-curriculars? They are filling up fast and we have reached our maximum number of participants in several activities. 
This season we are pleased to offer the following opportunities: 
Please click on the links below to access the digital sign-up forms: 
Magic Dragon Day: T-Shirt Art Contest!
Calling all St M artists!  Your dragon artwork could be chosen to appear on the 2017 Magic Dragon Day       T-Shirts! 
Contest Rules:
1. All entries must be submitted on a piece of white paper (8.5 x 11 inches). and include a picture of a dragon. 
2. Please use a black marker or black ink pen (no colors or pencil) so that the design can be copied easily onto a shirt. 
3. Write your name and grade in pencil on the back of the drawing.  
4. Submit your entry to the office (Bon Air or Singleton) by the end of the school day on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Questions? Contact Kim Dobzyniak or Ashley Mackey.
Need Spring Break Childcare?
St. M is partnering with Challenge Island to offer an exciting week of ISLAND-inspired camp!  A minimum number of registrants is needed to hold the camp. Contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with questions.
  • When: March 6-10
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal School (Extended Programs Wing) 
  • Fee: $75 per day or $350 for full week (sign up for one day or all 5!) 
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Register HERE
Let's Be Friends! 
Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.  We also have a NEW Media Gallery page on our website under News and Events so you can follow all of our St M social media in one place!  
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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:
  • Re-Enrollment Contracts
  • Auction Thanks!
  • Faculty News
  • St M Summer Camps!
  • Time to Order Lunch for March
  • Key Dates for '17/'18 School Year
  • MS Author Visit/Book Opportunity
  • LS Birthday Books
  • Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars Sign Up
  • Magic Dragon Day T-Shirt Contest
  • Spring Break Childcare
  • Calendar
  Dates to Remember...(Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates. You now can subscribe to St M calendars so they automaticaly download to your personal calendar!)
Click HERE for the '16-'17 Academic Calendar
Calendar
Tuesday, 2/14:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • Chapel Pal Valentine's Exchange and Lower School Valentine Parties
  • 7th Grade to VMFA
Wednesday, 2/15:
  • 3rd Grade Living History (Eaton), 8:30 a.m., LS Atrium
Thursday, 2/16:
  • 3rd Grade Living History (Hettrick), 8:30 a.m., LS Atrium 
Friday, 2/17:
  • MS Clubs: 1:37 p.m.
  • MS "Open Mike", 2:15 p.m.
Looking Ahead:
  • Monday, 2/20: President's Day Holiday/NO CLASSES
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NOTE: Given the volume of Middle School basketball and SMBA practices and games, please refer to the weekly schedules on the website calendar. You may also download individual sports team calendars to your own calendar.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28
5:30-7 p.m, Dundas-Hatcher Hall.
Suggested donation: $5/ $20 max per family. RSVP though Facebook HERE.
All proceeds will go to support the Youth Mission Trip this summer (see info below). 

IMPACT Richmond Mission Trip 2017 - Space Limited! July 9-15, 2017
Open to Rising 7th through 12th Graders. Cost: $300 /person - Early Bird Rate
We are now looking towards our summer mission trip where we are once again participating in IMPACT Richmond. If you are interested, please click HERE to access the appropriate forms and then submit them to the IMPACT Director (info on the forms) and Chaplain Hansen.

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