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Week of January 21, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you for your understanding as we dealt with more snow closings again this past week. As always, we appreciated your support and patience as we worked to make decisions that were in the best interests of our students, faculty, and staff. (How many more days until spring?)
Important Announcements:

Upcoming Admissions Events: Please Tell a Friend!!

St. M is hosting January "Coffee and Campus Tours" Admissions Events for prospective K-8 parents. 
Encourage your friends and neighbors to come learn more about the benefits of St M by sharing this message on your Facebook and Instagram pages.
NOTE: The Lower School "Coffee and Tour" that was canceled on January 18 due to snow has been RESCHEDULED on January 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Interested families may RSVP here.     

Take it back to 1957 when it all began!

Join us at our 27th Annual Auction
Saturday, February 10, six p.m.
The auction invitations were mailed to all parents this past week. Do not miss this celebration of 60 years featuring friendship, frivolity and frenzied bidding!
(If you did not receive your invitation, please contact Anne Methven.)

Auction Raffle: Tuition Credit

Be a winner! Get your ticket(s) now for our Tuition Raffle.
Purchase a raffle ticket for only $50 for a chance to win a $5,000 credit toward your 2018-2019 tuition!   
Only 250 tickets will be sold.
The winner will be announced on February 10 at the auction. You do not need to be present to win.
Click HERE for information and purchase form.   

Early Dismissal Wednesday

A reminder that Wednesday, January 24 is an early dismissal day (Middle School-11:45 a.m., Lower School -noon).

Middle School Play Practice 

Rehearsals for the Willy Wonka musical will take place this week on Monday (3-4:30 p.m.), Wednesday (noon-4:30 p.m.), and Friday (3-4:30 p.m.).
Please have your child pack a lunch for the long rehearsal on Wednesday.

Come Cheer for Our DRAGONS!

Our Middle School Girls' Basketball teams have a double header at home on Friday night, January 26. Wear BLUE AND WHITE and come cheer on our teams! We hope to fill the stands! Our JV girls play at 5 p.m. and our Varsity girls play at 6 p.m. -- both games against St. Bridget's. GO DRAGONS!

MS Movie Night: Time & Location Change

The Middle School SCA is hosting a movie night for Middle School students in the GREAT HALL on Friday, January 26 from 7:15-9:45 p.m. (Please note the time and location change.) We will be showing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in honor of the play. Admission is free. Snacks will be $1 each. 

Proper Shoes for P.E.

A friendly reminder that students must wear (or bring) tennis shoes to school on their P.E. days.  We are noticing students coming to gym class in boots and other footwear unsuitable for safe physical activity.  Thanks for your help.

Mark Your Calendars for the SMPA Book Fair!

The Book Fair will take place Tuesday-Thursday, January 30-February 1 at the Bon Air Campus. 
A Family Open House will take place on Thursday, February 1, 3-6 p.m.
  • Annual "Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes" in the Art Room. 
  • Select books for all grades K-8 will be offered. Books will be provided by bbgb bookshop.
  • 15% of sales come back to the SMPA!
After the Open House on February 1, join us at Jason's Deli (7115 Forest Hill Ave) where 15% of your family dinner will be donated back to the School!  PLEASE RSVP HERE as we need 50 responses for the fundraiser to proceed. Please let the cashier know you are with St. Michael's when checking out.
Contact Lauren Golliday with Q’s.

Register Now for Lower School Mountain Biking

Don't forget to register for the WINTER after-school session of mountain biking with Virginia Outside. The mini session runs on Fridays, February 2-23, 3-5 p.m.
Click HERE to register.

Spectacular Summer @ St M

Explore your creative side. Take to the stage. Embrace the outdoors. Learn to code. Get active with sports. 

Welcome to summer camp, St. Michael’s-style!  St M will offer six camp sessions from June 18-July 27 for children ages 4 through rising ninth grade.

Online registration opens the end of January. STAY TUNED!  
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs with any questions. 

Around the Halls....

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

Let's Be Friends! 

Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.
St M on Facebook 
St M on Twitter
St M on the Web
St M on Vimeo 
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:

Monday, Jan 22:
  • Dragon Dress Day (6-8)
Tuesday, Jan 23:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Model UN: 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan 24:
  • Middle School Design Day
  • Early Dismissal Day
  • Lower School Admissions Coffee and Tour, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Jan 25:
  • Middle School Admissions Coffee and Tour, 8:30 a.m., Singleton Campus 
Friday, Jan 26:
  • Lower School Admissions Coffee and Tour, 8:30 a.m.
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
DRAGONS Values Nominations & Service Hour Submissions
Due Wednesday, February 14
Students, please submit your DRAGONS Values Nominations (Form) and Service Hours (Form) by the above date. The Recognition Chapel is on Wednesday, February 28.
If you have not submitted service hours prior to the last Recognition Chapel, please submit those through the above form.
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