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October 22, 2017
Tales of Temples and Tombs: 2nd Grade Egypt Day

Around the Halls....

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of events (like second grade Egypt Day), field trips and learning that took place at St M this week!

Planning Ahead

Every five years, St. Michael's submits to an accreditation evaluation of our academic, financial and administrative functions through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools  (VAIS). This five-year evaluation is scheduled for November and thus St. Michael's will be visited by a VAIS accreditation team the week of November 13.
As noted in the Academic calendar, Friday, November 17 is a noon dismissal day. No after-school extended day care will be offered that day. Thank you for your support.

Middle School Entrance

When visiting the Middle School during school hours or picking up a student early, if at all possible, please park in the visitor lot by the gym and come in through the original front door by the Office. There is a pass-through in the construction fence from the parking lot that will allow you to access the front sidewalk.
As this is a one year challenge due to construction, we thank you for your patience.

Register NOW for WINTER Sports and Co-Curriculars 

Online registration is NOW OPEN for Lower School and Middle School winter sports and co-curriculars. 
REGISTER HERE for Winter Sports and Co-Curriculars

Lower School Fruit and Vegetable Challenge

The Lower School will once again be participating in the fruit and vegetable challenge starting on November 1st.  
For the first 3 weeks in November, students will tally if they ate a lunch or snack serving of fruits or vegetables. The grade who wins will earn an extra P.E. class and fruit party.  Students will additionally be discussing in P.E. class the importance of eating a well- balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables.

School Pictures

School pictures were sent home in student backpacks. 
Please contact Tracy Ward by Monday, October 23 if you desire make-up photos.

Class Calendars Posted

Class calendars are now posted on the School website under Community. The passcode for access is bluedragon.  
St. Michael's is a vibrant School because of strong volunteer support. We are truly grateful!

Lower School Mountain Biking Fall Mini-Session

Join the staff of Virginia Outside as we hit the local mountain bike trails for this fall mini-session. We will visit the James River Park and other area parks over the course of the month. Participants learn beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills. Bikes, helmets and transportation are provided. Participants should be comfortable riding a bike on pavement before signing up for this program.
  • Who: Open to boys and girls, 1st- 5th grade
  • When: Fridays- Oct. 27Nov. 3Nov. 10, Nov. 17
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
Click HERE to register!   Q's? Contact Allyson Steele.

Kindergarten Admissions Open Houses THIS WEEK!

Application time is NOW for the 2018 kindergarten class!
Please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors that our Kindergarten Admissions Open Houses ARE THIS WEEK on October 25 and 26 at 9:30 am
Interested families may register HERE.


    Show your DRAGON PRIDE with St M Spiritwear!
    Visit our spiritwear website HERE to place online orders for St M apparel. From shirts and string bags to belts and hats, we have lots of exciting items!

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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." 

    Dates to Remember

    Please check our online School Calendar for updates. 
    Click HERE for the UPDATED 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, Oct 23:
    • Dragon Dress Day (grades K-2, 6-8)
    • Woodberry Forest School Info Session for 8th Grade boys/parents, 2:00 p.m.
    • MS Soccer Game @ St. Edwards, 4 p.m.
    Tuesday, Oct 24:
    • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
    • 4th Grade Minds In Motion Parent Visitation, 12:15 p.m., Gym
    • MS Field Hockey Blue Team Game at St. Catherine's, 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, Oct 25:
    • MS Chapel, 8 a.m.
    • Kindergarten Admission Open House, 9:30 a.m.
    Thursday, Oct 26:
    • Kindergarten Admission Open House, 9:30 a.m.
    • LS Author Visit (Gigi Priebe), Grades 1-4, 1 p.m., Dundas-Hatcher Hall
    • MS Cross Country 5K at Collegiate, 4 p.m.
    • MS White Team Field Hockey Home Game vs. Orchard House, 5 p.m.
    Friday, Oct 27:
    • End of First Quarter
    • 3rd Grade Variety Show, 8:30 a.m.
    • MS Baseball Clinic at Trinity, 3-4:30 p.m.

    NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices, please consult the online School calendar for practice dates and times.
    For Lower School fall after-school co-curriculars schedule, click HERE for the schedule.
    Middle School Service Hour Submissions DUE 
    Students, please submit summer and early fall service hours through the following form by  October 25.

    Prayer Requests 
    If you, a family member, or friend needs prayers, please email Christian Hansen with the subject “Prayers of the Dragons.”  

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