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November 19, 2017
The Bear Went Over the Mountain - First Grade Play

The Bear Went Over the Mountain! 

It was a "beary" fun Friday at the Lower School as our first graders presented their play, The Bear Went Over the Mountain. Sing with us as you enjoy this video clip!

Help Us Show the Power of 60!

Join us in a spirited 24-hour challenge on Giving Tuesday, November 28.
Make it the most impactful day of the year for St. Michael’s!
Giving Tuesday is a worldwide event that marks the beginning of the charitable season. Take a break from Black Friday and Cyber Monday gift-buying and celebrate service and giving.
Get in the spirit of the season by commemorating St. Michael’s 60th anniversary with a gift to the Annual Fund. 
Watch for details on Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m.!

Thanksgiving Holiday

St. Michael's will be closed on Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume on Monday, November 27.  

Middle School Play

We are pleased to announce that the Middle School musical will be Willy Wonka Kids. 
Auditions will take place November 28-29 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Students only need to attend one audition.
Callbacks are December 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.
About the musical: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Kids follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever discovers these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winners are insufferable kids, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. 

WONDER!

What: Middle Schoolers, come watch the movie Wonder with the English teachers

When: Monday, Nov. 20
Where: Bow Tie Cinemas, 1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh St.
Time: 4:30 p.m. showing
Parents are expected to remain as chaperones for children. 

NOTE: For those attending, we suggest pre-purchasing tickets online in advance. 

Got Lunch?

Hot lunch ordering for DECEMBER closes on MONDAY, November 20. Click HERE to order.

Winter Break Camp!  



Need Childcare for Winter Break? Register by 12/14!
St M is partnering with Challenge Island to host Camp Frosty, a winter camp for grades K-5 on December 20-22. 
Click HERE for more information. 

Register online at challenge-island.com/midlothian. (Go to the blue bar at top of the page & hit the “Register Now” tab. Once on the registration page, scroll down to find the Camp Frosty entry.

The deadline to register is December 14. (Minimum number of registrants needed for camp to occur.) Contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with any questions.

Extended Day Drop-Ins 

As a courtesy to parents and to make things more efficient for our Finance office, St M is moving to quarterly (vs. monthly) invoicing for Middle School and Lower Extended Day drop-in charges. (For families that are enrolled in the core program for Extended Day, invoices will still go out monthly.)

Spiritwear Makes Great Gifts!

NEW ITEMS!

We have updated our Spiritwear site with new cold weather items.  
Click HERE to place holiday orders. The deadline to order items so they arrive before Christmas is November 30. Items will deliver on December 8.
**COMING SOON!** holiday pop-up shop in early December at both campuses with NEW St M stocking stuffers, Christmas ornaments, Dragon socks and more! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Book Fair Gift Certificates 


Give the gift of reading this holiday season!  The SMPA (in partnership with bbgb bookshop) is selling Book Fair Gift Certificates that can be redeemed during the Lower School Book Fair, January 30-February 1. 
Click HERE for more information and ordering instructions. Click HERE to purchase from bbgb bookshop's website (scroll to bottom of page for gift certificates)

STEM Supplies Needed

Our students have been completing so many STEM projects, we are in need of more supplies and recycled materials!  
See attached list.  We are in special need of toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Thanks for sending in any listed materials to your child's classroom.

Around the Halls....

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of the First Grade play,  field trips, and learning that took place at St M this week!

Let's Be Friends! 

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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 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:

Thank you for supporting our Holiday FOOD DRIVE!
Monday, Nov. 20:
  • Lower School and Middle Food Drive  
  • Dragon Dress Day (6-8th Grade)
Tuesday, Nov. 21:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22- Friday, Nov. 24:
  • Thanksgiving Holiday/No School
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices, please consult the online School calendar for practice dates and times. 
LS FOOD PANTRY DRIVE Nov. 13-21. Please bring donations in paper grocery bags to your homerooms. 
MS FEEDMORE DRIVE Nov. 8- Dec. 6. Donations can be deposited in the designated boxes in the hallway by the front office. 

Here is a list of most needed items for these organizations:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • Low Sodium Veggies
  • Fruits Packed in Juice
  • Spaghetti Sauce (No Glass)
  • Canned or Dry Beans
  • Hot & Cold Cereal
  • Whole Grain Snacks

PRAYER REQUESTS
If you, a family member, or friend needs prayers, please email Christian Hansen with the subject “Prayers of the Dragons.”  
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