Week of May 4, 2015
Hip Hip Hurray for Magic Dragon Day!
It was a beautiful day for Magic Dragon Day! Our Lower School Campus was filled with so much energy, laughter and fun. From our kindergarteners dancing around the Maypole and a friendly, competitive Tug of War, to scrumptious cake walk cakes, goofy photo booth pictures and dunk tank dares, we hope everyone enjoyed this annual St M event. 
St. Michael's would like to extend our tremendous appreciation and thanks to the 2015 MDD chairs, Madeline Gorman and Alison Roussy, and their fabulous team of volunteers for making Magic Dragon Day such a special event. THANK YOU!! 
Be sure to check out our St M Facebook page for more MDD photos!
Magic Dragon Day Was a Success!
A BIG thank you to our many Magic Dragon Day coordinators, sponsors & volunteers! This event would not have been a success without you. We are so appreciative of the time and energy you put into helping make this a fun family day for all year after year!!
A very special thank you as well to School staff and administration!
Congratulations to the BLUE team for being this year’s team winner!  Thank you to the WHITE team for such a great day of games. 
Thank you Field Day volunteers for putting together fun activities for both teams.
Lastly, thanks to our St M families for all your hard work and support of St. Michael’s! The entire school community helped to celebrate and put the "magic" in Magic Dragon Day for our kids. 
-Madeline Gorman & Alison Roussy, 2015 MDD Chairs
 Important Announcements:
Celebrating 47 Years of Leadership
Come celebrate Mr. Hubbards's legacy of leadership on Thursday, May 14th, 6:30-8:30 p.m at the Singleton Campus!   
Please RSVP by email to Erbie Godwin or call 804-330-7991. No reservations will be accepted after May 8.
Valet parking will be provided by DayStarr Valet Service. Music by The Paul Pearce Trio featuring pianist Tommy Witten, catering by A Sharper Palate and greenery by GreatScapes & More. 
See you there!
Joining Hands to Celebrate a Legacy 
This week, all of our students will be working on a kindness project called "Hands of Kindness" that celebrates Mr. Hubbard's selfless service and 47 years of leadership at St M. 
Visit stmschool.net/legacy to view examples of the 47 acts of kindness completed in honor of Mr. Hubbard. 
Remember to share any Acts of Kindness that you experience by: emailing it to kindness@stmschool.net, tweeting it to #kindSTM  or posting it on Facebook and sharing it to our page.
The Zombies are COMING! Get your Tickets!
Tickets to the Middle School comedic play, "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse" are on sale now! The cost is $3.00 each. Tickets may be purchased from Erbie Godwin in the MS Front Office. The play will run Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m and Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. (Cover art by Kate Farmer, 7th Grade) 
During intermissions, be sure to check out the Middle School Art Show in the foyer. Each student will have one piece of art work on display beginning May 8.
Introducing the St M Mountain Biking Program!
We are excited to announce that, in the Fall of 2015, St. Michael's will be offering a Mountain Biking Program for students in grades 6-8, and possibly grade 5, at the Singleton Campus. The Singleton Campus, with its 70 acres of rolling hills and woods, is the ideal setting for mountain biking. We are pleased to be partnering with Peak Experience, RVA's expert in outdoor sports and adventure activities, to offer this outdoor opportunity to our students. New bike trails are being laid out on Campus by Peak Experience.
We cordially invite interested rising 6-8th grade students and families to attend an informational session on the program on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at  the Singleton Campus Great Hall. While sign-ups will take place at a later date, this is an opportunity for you to learn about the program and for the School to gauge interest. Click here for more info.
More Bike News: Lower School Bike Safety Month
May will be bike safety month in the gym.  Lower school students are encouraged to bring in their bike helmets on Fridays during the month of May so that they can be properly fitted for the summer months.  In addition, bike safety rules will be reviewed in class.
May I Have This Dance?
The Middle School Semi-Formal dance is Friday, May 15th from 7-9 p.m. $7.00 at the door. Attire: Girls: dresses or skirts; Boys: dress shirt, tie and pants (no jeans please). Dust off your dancing shoes and let's have some fun! 
Please note that cell phones are discouraged at School dances.  This helps to ensure the privacy of all students attending and limits the urge to take photos or video while at the dance.  If a student needs to bring a cell phone to the dance, the phone should be kept in the student’s locker during the event and can be retrieved once the dance is over.  In the event of emergency, parents can contact their children by calling Mr. Jones directly at 804-387-0773 during dance hours.  Students will have access to the conference room phone as well should they need to make a call during the dance.  Thanks for your understanding.
Save the Date!
SMPA Annual Spring Meeting and Celebration of Retiring FacultyWednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. (Singleton Campus) 
Celebrate Books: Honor a Milestone with a Book
Miss Price has a selection of new books to choose from for anyone wanting to present a book to the Middle School library in honor of a birthday, special occasion, or in memory of someone. Books should be selected by Friday, May 22nd.
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  Dates to Remember...
 
  Lower School:   
  • Go Fish Afterschool Program, Monday, 5/4, 3-5 p.m.
  • Chapel, Tuesday, 5/5, 8:30 a.m.
  • Third Grade to 
    Williamsburg,
    Tuesday 5/5, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Championship Chess, Wednesday, 5/6, 2:40-3:40 p.m.  
  • Birthday Book Assembly, Thursday, 5/7, 8:30 a.m.
  • Fifth Graders go to Singleton Campus for Orientation, Lunch and Matinee, Thursday, 5/7, 11 a.m.
  • Third Grade Colonial Day, Friday, 5/8, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Go Fish Afterschool Program, Friday, 5/8, 3-5 p.m.

  Middle School
  • Spring Play Rehearsal (Speaking parts AND Zombies), Sunday, 5/3 from 1-9 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, 5/4-5/6, 3-6 p.m., Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, 5/7 at 1pm (noon call time). On Friday, 5/8, call time is 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. Break a leg!

  MS Sports: 
   Monday, 5/4:
  • Track: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Girls LAX practice: 3-4:30 p.m. 
   Tuesday, 5/5:
  • Track: 3:15-5:00 p.m.
  • Girls LAX Away Game (vs. Weaver), @ Bettie Weaver, 5:00 p.m. (Last Game)
  • Boys LAX HOME Game vs. Benedictine, 5:00 p.m.
   Thursday, 5/7: 
  • Boys LAX Away Game @Blackhawks: 6-7 p.m. 
 
   Friday, 5/8: 
  • Track Meet, 3 p.m., St. Christopher's JV Invitational. Running events start at 3:30 p.m.
Happy Mother's Day to all of our amazing Dragon Moms on Sunday, May 10th!
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