Week of January 31, 2016
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;       if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. "
-Anne Bradstreet
We know that the weather made this a trying week for families and faculty alike. Thank you to all for your patience, understanding and support as we "undug" from the snowstorm.  We are certainly glad to have all of our Dragons back at School! (Hooray for 60 degree temps this weekend!)
Re-enrollment Contracts:
Contracts for the 2016/2017 School year have been mailed to our current families. Thanks for returning them to us by Monday, February 22.
Join us for SMBA Championship Fun!
Come out and cheer for the SMBA Final Game on Thursday, February 4. We hope all of our Dragons will come and support the teams!
This night of family fun and great basketball begins at 6:15 p.m. with a SMPA-sponsored s'mores roast in the Middle School gym parking lot before the game (weather permitting).  The game begins at 7 p.m. Go Dragons!
Spring Sports Signups
Spring sports signups will be announced next week. Stay tuned for more information!
Hot Lunch Sign-Up Extension
Given the snow days, we have arranged for an extension in ordering Hot Lunch. Please note that orders received this week will not start Hot Lunch until the WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8.
Please submit orders by Monday, February 1.   Click here for the forms. Thanks!
Birthday Books
The presentation of Birthday Books to the library is a special tradition at St. Michael's. Each year, students may choose a favorite book from a selection of new books set aside in the library, from a bookstore or by special order through the library. A special bookplate in front of each Birthday Book contains the name and birthday of a child presenting the book to the library collection. Books may also be given in honor or memory of someone. The second assembly honoring Birthday Book presentations will be held on the Bon Air Campus on Thursday, March 31.
The deadline to submit Birthday Books is March 17. If you have questions, please contact Carol Wise.
Gearing Up for Magic Dragon Day: T-Shirt Art Contest!
Calling all St. Michael's artists! Your dragon artwork could be chosen to appear on the 2016 Magic Dragon Day T-Shirts!
Contest Rules:
  1. All entries must be submitted on a piece of white paper (8.5 x 11 inches). The drawing must include a picture of a dragon.
  2. Please use a black marker or a 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 Thursday, February 11, 2016.
  5. Questions? Contact Jennifer Burke or Amy Wozniak.
Missing Anything? Last Call!
Our lost and found boxes are full. Please take a moment to stop by and see if anything belongs to your family. Unclaimed items will be donated in early February.
Winter has arrived! Warm Up with St M Fleece Jackets! 
The cooler temperatures are perfect for wearing St. Michael's fleece jackets and sweatshirts! Get yours today by visiting our Spiritwear website at stmschool.net/community/school-spiritwear/. Questions? Please contact Logan Vetrovec.
SPRING BREAK CAMP: St. Michael's Church Extended Day

MARCH 7-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

Join us for a week full of beach-inspired challenges for you and a tribeful of friends!  You’ll build and design your own Tribal Tiki Huts, Beach Racers, Cruise Ships, and Boardwalk Rides and Games. You will even erupt a restless Hawaiian volcano! We will wrap up with an island beach party complete with music, beach volleyball and fun surprises!

Cost for the week:  $ 350.  Space is limited so sign up soon!
Contact Colby Nauth to register.

Lots of Exciting After School Enrichment Opportunities 
St. Michael's Church Extended Day Program is excited to announce the following after-school enrichment opportunities:
  • Jump Starz uses the sport of double-dutch to build confidence and improve cardio-health while empowering youth to set and reach goals. Weekly classes start on 2/10, every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Registration is also under way for Multi Media ART Lessons (by ArtHaus), CHALLENGE ISLAND (an engineering, art and science program), GUITAR lessons (our St M families LOVE the instructor! Just ask Andrea Amore), and more.
  • Please contact Colby Nauth for more information and to register.
Ash Wednesday & Lent, from Rev. Jeunée
February 10th, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 day season of reflection which precedes celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday.
St. Michael’s students, families, teachers and staff are invited to join St. Michael’s church for the Ash Wednesday services, held at 7 a.m., noon, or 7 p.m. Additionally, Rev. Jeunée will once again offer “Ashes to Go” on February 10 for parents and students at the Lower School campus at morning drop off, 8:00 a.m., at Ticer Hall near McRae Rd, and then at the Middle School Campus during pick up at 2:50 p.m.  Ashes remind us of our mortality and the need to honor God’s gift of life and love each day.
Lent is also a great time to take on a spiritual practices in order to get closer to God. The church website has several resources that may be of interest to St. Michael’s students and families.
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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
  • Snow Thanks
  • Re-Enrollment Contracts Due Back 2/22
  • SMBA Championship Invite/S'mores Roast!
  • Spring Sports Signups
  • Hot Lunch Extension
  • Birthday Books
  • MDD Tee Shirt Contest
  • Spiritwear: Fleece Jackets 
  • Register for Spring Break Child Care
  • Exciting After-School Enrichment Opportunities
  • Ash Wednesday "Ashes to Go"
Dates to Remember...
Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates, events and weekly activities/sports schedules.
Click here to download an updated Academic Calendar.
Click here for next year's   2016-2017 School Year key planning dates 
Wednesday is a Lower School noon dismissal.
This Week
Tuesday, 2/2:
  • Lower School Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 2/3:
  • Lower School NOON Dismissal 
  • MS Girls Varsity BBall game vs St. Catherine's (Blue) 6 p.m.
Thursday, 2/4:
  • SMBA Championship Game, 6:15 p.m. S'mores roast and 7 p.m.game, Singleton Campus gym. 
Friday, 2/5:
  • First Grade Play (Baldwin), 8:30 a.m. 
  • Middle School Chapel, 1:05 p.m.
Remember to send in any St M snow creations to our Communications Office!  

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