November 13, 2016
The Electoral Process
We are fortunate to live in a country where we have the freedom to vote and select our leaders. Democracy is above all a process of citizen participation.
Our Middle Schoolers spent Election Day in a special in-school field trip focused on the electoral process. From studying how the Electoral College works and the math of elections and polling to the role of media in campaigns and learning about the candidates' positions on key issues, it was a day devoted to important civics lessons. 
Check out our Media Gallery page for photos from around the halls this week at St M. 
 Important Announcements:
Parents’ Night Out!
Enjoy an evening on the town, and we'll watch the kids!
Who: St M Students in grades K-8
When: Friday, November 18, 6-9 p.m.
Where: St. Michael's Extended Programs in the Lower School Ticer Hall.
Cost: $25 for the first child, $15 for each additional child
Dinner (pizza), snacks, movies, crafts, activities will be provided.
Reservations Required. Please complete this Google Form to register.
Contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, at asteele@stmschool.net if you have any questions.
Got Lunch?
Time to order hot lunch for the month of December! 
Orders must be placed by midnight on November 20. Check out new items this month like soups and pumpkin muffins!
Click here for the online ordering link. 
Need Childcare for Winter Break?
St M will be hosting camps for grades K-8 during the winter holiday break (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30.)
Click on each link below for information, pricing and to register. (Minimum number of registrants needed for camps to occur.)
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with any questions.
Lower School and Middle School Food Drives
For Thanksgiving community service projects, the Lower School is collecting non-perishable food items for the St. Michael’s Church food pantry and the Middle School is collecting food for FeedMore. 
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 and Whole Grain Snacks.
Thank you for your support!
Register for Winter Sports and Co-Curriculars! 
LAST CALL to register for Winter Sports and After-School Enrichment Classes.
This season we are pleased to offer the following opportunities: (Please click on the links below to access specific program information and the digital sign-up forms.) 
Middle School Sports Fall Season Recaps
Cross Country:
  • The boys and girls of the St M cross-country team raced through another fantastic season that resulted in great success for both teams.  The girls’ team was able to sustain that momentum and have another undefeated season, while the boys’ team maintained their strong performance throughout the whole season.  The highlight of the season was at the Collegiate JV Invitational, where our runners raced against middle schoolers as well as 9th and 10th grade runners.  The girls’ team won this race for the 3rd time out of the past 4 seasons and the boys’ team finished with a solid 2nd place out of 14 teams!  The team was coached by Neal Fleanor.
Soccer:
  • After many years without a school soccer team, the Dragons came roaring back with an impressive 4-3 winning season. Although we were young both organizationally and in age compared to the competition, our players showed great maturity in their commitment to improving, individually and as a team. With rising talent and continued development, the future for St. Micheal's soccer is very bright. We invite all passionate, hard working players to join us for tryouts next season.  We ended the season with wins against: New Community, St. Bridget's, Steward & St. Edward's. The team was coached by John Mills and assistants Jason Flora, Eric Sheppard, and Beth Kimball.
Girls' Field Hockey: 
  • The field hockey team had a successful season impressing all with their improvement in both stick skills and level of game play.  The 8th grade captains led their team to a final record of 2-8 with highlights including a close game with St. Catherine's and double wins against Collegiate. The team was coached by Katherine Martin.
Boy's Lacrosse Clinics:
  • The Fall lacrosse clinics were held every Wednesday evening this fall and were especially well attended by 4th-6th graders. Based on the strong attendance at the clinics and the marked improvement seen in the boys' lacrosse skills over the last few weeks, St Michael’s will have a thriving boys lacrosse team this spring and for the next several years.  Tyler Muerlin, Ward Good and Pete Waldbauer coached the clinics. 
Baseball Clinics:
  • Fall baseball clinics were held on Friday afternoons with a dedicated group of players. After honing skills, an end of season competitive game was played against Ironbridge baseball with Ironbridge securing the win 8-7. The clinics were coached by Michael Turner. Special thanks to Tony Lucas for facilitating with games and practice.
Thank you to all of our players and coaches for a great fall season! Dragon Pride!
Dragons Heart Art!
Congratulations to fourth grader Sabrina Layman, the Grand Prize winner in the "I Heart Art" contest at All Fired Up.
We are honored that our St. Michael's art department will receive the $500 prize award.
Dragon Pride!
Remember Your Fruits and Veggies for the LS Fruit and Vegetable Challenge!
Be sure to bring a serving in your lunch or snack! 
It is getting cooler! Show your Dragon Pride w/ St M Jackets and Fleece!
Be sure to visit our spiritwear site for new St M jackets and fleece! Please contact Kim Cronheim with any questions!
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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St M on the Web
St M on YouTube   
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:
  • MS Election Day Study
  • Parents' Night Out
  • Order Hot Lunch for December
  • Winter Break Camps/ Childcare
  • LS/MS Food Drives
  • LAST CALL to Register for Winter Sports and Co-Curriculars
  • MS Fall Sports Recaps
  • Dragons Heart Art
  • LS Fruit/Vegetable Challenge
  • Spiritwear: Fleece!
  • LS After-school Enrichment/Intramural Sports Schedules
  • Chaplain's Corner
  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
Sunday, 11/13:
  • 5th Grade Chorus Sings at St M Church's 10:30 a.m. service. We invite you to attend! (5th graders, please arrive 9:30 a.m.)
  • Middle School Admissions Open House, 2-4 p.m., Middle School Singleton Campus
  • First MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m., St. Catherine's Pool
Monday, 11/14: 
  • MS Basketball Tryouts (Boys and Girls), 3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/15:
  • 3rd Grade To Jamestown NOTE:  Students should arrive at school by 7:25 a.m. Buses leave promptly at 7:45 a.m. Bring bagged lunch and snacks. Pick up at regular time. 
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Basketball Tryouts (Boys), 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/16:  
  • 2nd/6th Grade Collaborative Egypt Share Day. REMINDER:6th Graders should be dropped off at the LOWER SCHOOL CAMPUS at 8 a.m. (Drivers are arranged to take them back to the Middle School at the end of the program.) 
  • 7th Grade Meals on Wheels, 9:50 a.m-1 p.m.
  • MS Basketball Tryouts (Girls), 3-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 11/18:  
  • Last Day of Middle School Food Drive
  • 1st Grade Play (Mitchell), 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Community Projects Kickoff, 1:37 p.m.
  • MS Clubs, 2:15 p.m.
  • Parent's Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Extended Programs. Registration required.
Saturday, 11/19:
  • Lego Robotics Competition at Maggie Walker H.S.  
Sunday, 11/20:
  • 1st Grade Admissions Play (Mitchell), 2 p.m.
  • MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m., St. Catherine's
Looking Ahead: St M will be closed Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 23-25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Mark your Calendar for Saturday, May 6!
Field Day is now part of a fun-filled Magic Dragon Day! (This day is also a designated school day.) Go Blue! Go White! Go Dragons!
Lower School FALL After-School Enrichment and Intramural Sports Schedule
Click here for a full schedule of FALL session start dates, times and student pickup information.(Scroll down on on web page to view this calendar.)
Lower School WINTER After-School Enrichment and Intramural Sports Schedule 
Click here for a full schedule of WINTER session start dates, times and student pickup information.
Alternative Gift Fair
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13 
Click HERE to get more information and learn about all the great things planned for that weekend including a performance by the 5th grade choir! 

Youth Group - Grades 6-12
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Open to all youth grades 6-12 
Join us at St. Matthias Episcopal Church for lots of fun, games, and fellowship! RSVP to Chaplain Christian Hansen

Advent Wreath Workshop - All ages
Sunday, November 27  
Join us after the 10:30 a.m. service to make your family’s advent wreath to use all throughout the Christmas season! RSVP to Chaplain Christian Hansen.  
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