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Week of May 6, 2018
2018 Maypole Video

Hip Hip Hurray for Magic Dragon Day!

It was a beautiful day for Magic Dragon Day! The rain stayed at bay and our Lower School Campus was filled with so much energy, laughter and fun! From the Maypole Dance, Tug of War and field games, to cake walks and carnival games, there was fun for everyone at this annual St M event. This year, team BLUE was victorious and we congratulate them as winners of this good-natured yearly competition.
St. Michael's would like to extend our tremendous appreciation and thanks to the 2018 MDD chairs, Kim Cronheim, Ashley Mackey, and Jules Kearfott and their fabulous team of volunteers for making Magic Dragon Day such a special event. THANK YOU!!

Be sure to check out our website's Media Gallery later today for Spirit Week and MDD photos! Go Blue! Go White! GO DRAGONS!

P.S.: If you captured any great MDD photos, please email them to Andrea Amore at We'd love to have them!
Important Announcements:

New Director of Technology

In fullfillment of the new Strategic Plan, St M is pleased to announce the hiring of David Grossman as our new Director of Technology.  
Dave has been an educator for twenty years, the last twelve in educational technology. Three years ago, Dave moved from St. Louis to Richmond to serve as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Henrico County Public Schools at Hermitage High School and Fairfield Middle School, helping staff with instructional technology initiatives and providing professional development. In St. Louis, he spent nine years as the Secondary Technology Coordinator for Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. Dave began his career as a middle school social studies teacher in St. Louis public schools. He holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Missouri and a masters in education administration from Lindenwood University.  Welcome!

Faculty News

After over a decade serving our Lower School and nearly three decades teaching, First Grade teacher Kim Baldwin has decided to retire at the end of the school year. Kim joined our faculty in 2007, bringing with her a strong background as a reading specialist. Working with students during the critical period when children are beginning to fully realize the ways that reading brings the world directly to them has always been a passion for Kim. Recently, she helped lead the push for acquisition of more leveled reading materials as well as deployment of a developmental spelling program. Countless students at St. Michael's and throughout the region owe much of their reading acumen to Kim. We all are grateful to Kim for her service, and wish her and husband Edward all the best in their next chapter.

St M Celebration of the Arts: Save the Date!

Join us for St M's Celebration of the Arts at the Middle School Singleton Campus. 
Date: Wednesday, May 23
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Visual Art Opening (K-8)
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Performing Arts and Presentations (Great Hall)
Every K-8 student will have a piece of art displayed. Special musical performances by our students.
Stay tuned for more information!

8th Grade Service Fair

The eighth grade Service Fair is Friday, May 11, from 2-2:40 p.m. in the Middle School Great Hall.  Parents are invited to come and view the eighth graders' projects.

Dedication of Cooper Abbott Field

Huguenot Little League will dedicate a baseball field to Cooper Abbott during Huguenot Little League's Family Night on Saturday, May 12, between 4 and 5 p.m. at the Robious Athletic Complex, 2801 Robious Crossing Drive, Midlothian (next to Robious Elementary.)
We invite our St M families to attend.

No Hot Lunch in June

A friendly reminder that there will be no hot lunch in June.

Play a Role in the SMPA Next Year!

Be a partner in the education of your child next year!  Please click HERE to indicate your interest in being an executive officer, committee chair or committee member.
Know anyone who you think would be great in a role? Nominate a friend! Don’t miss this chance to be more involved!
Questions? Contact Tamara Broughton.

Please Return Library Books

With the end of school in sight, this is a reminder that we need families to help their children look for library books that need to be returned. Also, families are welcome to contact  Mrs. Wise or Mrs. Carpenter by email if they want to know whether or not their child has any books outstanding.

St M Spectacular Summer Camps: 

Register TODAY! Don't wait as several St M camps have already filled.
  • Click HERE to register! 
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Summer Programs, with any questions. 

New Spring Spiritwear!

Be sure to check out our Spiritwear website for NEW spring items including tie-dye shirts, short sleeve tees, and picnic blankets. DRAGON PRIDE!

Around the Halls...

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of events and learning that took place this week at St M, including Dragon Robotics and the fourth grade Minds in Motion finale performance!

Let's Be Friends! 

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Not on social media? Check out our Media Gallery!
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.
Click HERE for key dates for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
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, May 7:
  • Dragon Dress Day (6th-8th Grade)
Tuesday, May 8:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 9:
  • MS Recognition Chapel, 8 a.m., Great Hall, Parents Welcome!
  • 4th Grade MIM Performance for Lower School, 8:30 a.m., Dundas Hatcher Hall
Thursday, May 10:
  • 1st Grade Character Day (Mitchell), 8:30 a.m., LS Atrium
Friday, May 11:
  • 1st Grade Character Day (Baldwin), 8:30 a.m., LS Atrium
  • MS 8th Grade Service Fair, 2-2:45 p.m., Great Hall, Parents Welcome!
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
Middle School Recognition Chapel
Wednesday, May 9, 8 a.m., Great Hall
Parents are welcome to join us for our final Recognition Chapel of the year! 
Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday, May 12
9-11 a.m.
James River High School

A group of St. Michael’s students participated and raised money for this walk promoting youth mental health awareness last year as part of their 7th Grade Community Project.
Please click here if you are interested in donating or participating in the walk (Deadline: 5/11/18). Please contact Mr. Hansen for more information.
REGISTER NOW for the Summer Mission Trip - IMPACT Richmond ( 
* Who: Open to all rising 7th grade students and above
* What: A local mission to repair homes in the Richmond area. For more details, please visit the site listed above for a breakdown of a typical day. 
* When: Sunday, July 15 - Saturday, July 21
* Cost: $325 / person  ($275 for each additional child in your family)
*Registration NOW OPEN:
* Additional Needs: Female Chaperone - Please contact Mr. Hansen at if you are interested (your costs will be covered).
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