November 22, 2015
Meals on Wheels Placemat
Wishing Everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving!
For each new morning with its light,
for rest and shelter of the night,
for health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
("Thanksgiving" by Ralph Waldo Emerson)
It is only appropriate that we have much to be thankful for this week:
Auction Thanks: It was a wonderful night celebrating our 25th auction year in the 23235! A BIG thank you to our incredible auction committee and to all of our auction volunteers, generous sponsors, donors and attendees. We are truly grateful for your support!
Lower School Food Drive Thanks: Our collection bags were full this week thanks to your generosity. Thank you to all of our families who made food contributions to the St. Michael's Church Food Pantry! (We will be collecting food until Tuesday morning, 11/24.)
Volunteer Thanks: from our families who helped make the NUTS play a success and spoiled all of our faculty with teacher treats, to our 7th grade Meals on Wheels drivers, Admission Open House helpers, classroom readers and more,  St. Michael's is the special place it is because of how our families give so freely of their time, treasure and talents. We are grateful and blessed by your support!
Be sure to check out our St M FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages for this week's posts on St. Michael's culture, curriculum and community.
The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to curl up with a good book! Here is a link with a quick refresher on how students can access our eBook collection.
Please contact Mrs. Wise ( or Mrs. Ferguson ( if you have any questions.
Our Turkeys are Dressed for Thanksgiving!
Our kindergarteners "dressed" their turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner, and we don't mean with stuffing! They then had to write stories about the fun characters they created! Gobble! Gobble!
Seventh Grade Service Learning
Feedmore/Meals on Wheels volunteers provide daily, nutritious home-delivered meals to over 1,800 eligible homebound neighbors (including seniors, the disabled or chronically ill adults) who cannot shop or cook for themselves. This week, our 7th grade students packed and delivered food to 70 homes, touching hearts, making connections and learning though service to others. This is St. Michael's eleventh year of service with Meals on Wheels!
A NUTTY Good Time!
Look out below! It's that time of year again... the big old oak trees are shedding their acorns all over the forest floor.This week's first grade play celebrated the circle of life as a host of comical nuts and animals took center stage. Complete with festive Brazil nuts, 'sneezing' cashews, macadamia nuts in grass skirts, muscular chestnuts and more, Mrs. Mitchell's first grade class gave a truly outstanding performance! (Be sure to check out our Facebook page for play photos and videos!)
Pizza! Pizza! Order Now!
If you didn't order Pizza Friday for the entire year, or if you missed the deadline for the fall order, now is the time to re-order Pizza!  Order forms have been sent home or are available online here.  The deadline for the receipt of the next order is tomorrow, Monday,  November 23rd.  
Thanks for your support with this SMPA fundraiser. Contact Dave Lundgren  with questions.
Order Spiritwear for Holiday Gifts! New Items Available!
With holiday shopping season just around the corner, NEW ITEMS have been added to our Spiritwear site. From fleece jackets and blankets to Tervis tumblers and PJ bottoms, we have the perfect gifts for all of our Dragons. As well, we have updated the tee shirts on the website so that they are "dress code" approved.
To receive orders in time for the holidays (and before school lets out in December), holiday orders must be placed by DECEMBER 1. Visit our Spiritwear website at
Questions? Please contact Logan Vetrovec.
Extended Day Activity Signups

The next 6-week session of Karate begins on Tuesday, November 24. The class is taught by Erick Easter of Ultimate Karate Academy and is only $85 for the entire session.  Class begins at 3:00 p.m.

In case you missed it, STM Extended Day program has openings for guitar, piano and drum instruction.  Guitar is offered Wednesdays.  Piano is offered Wednesdays and Thursdays and Drums are offered on Friday.

For questions about any of these items, please contact Merry A. Norris, Program Director at 804-272-0992 x 106 or via email at:

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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
  • Volunteer thanks!
  • Lower School Food Drive
  • eBooks!
  • Our Turkeys are Dressed
  • 7th Grade Service Learning
  • 1st Grade Nuts Play
  • Pizza Friday Orders Due
  • NEW Spiritwear Items Added, Dress Code Approved T-Shirts!
  • Extended Day Music and Karate Signups.
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

Monday, 11/23:
  • LS Food Drive
  • MS Thanksgiving Chapel, 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, 11/24:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Harvest Helpers at Food Pantry,  9-10 a.m.
  • MS Club Selection
Wednesday-Friday, 11/25-27
  • Thanksgiving Break/   NO SCHOOL

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