Week of February 5, 2017
Hooray for BOOKS!
Thanks for supporting the Lower School Book Fair!
Save the dates for the Middle School Book Fair: March 15-16.
 Important Announcements:
Re-Enrollment Contracts
Re-enrollment contracts for the 2017/2018 School Year have been mailed to our current families. Thanks for returning them to us by Friday, February 17.  Please contact Anne Bridgforth if you did not receive yours.
Last Call for Auction Tickets!
The countdown has begun to our Annual Auction! We are looking forward to a festive evening on Saturday, February 11.
As we need to give the caterer a final headcount by the end of day tomorrow (Monday, February 6), we invite those still in need of auction tickets to go online and buy their tickets.  Click HERE to purchase. 
Be a winner! Get your ticket(s) now for our 2017 Tuition Raffle! 
Purchase a raffle ticket for only $50 and a chance to win a $5,000 credit toward your 2017-2018 tuition. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Click HERE for information and raffle purchase form. 
Join us for SMBA Championship Fun!
Come out and cheer for the SMBA Final Game on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Singleton Campus Gym. As a time-honored tradition, we hope our K-8 Dragons will come and support the teams!
This night of family fun and great basketball begins at 6:15 p.m. with an SMPA-sponsored s'mores roast in the Middle School gym parking lot before the game (weather permitting).  Parents, for the safety of our students, parents should accompany their children to roast s'mores.
The SMPA is also looking for volunteers to help with the s'mores roast. Please click HERE to sign up!  Thank you!  Go Dragons!
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 bookstore, by special order through the library, or from a selection of new books set aside in the library, The second assembly will be held on the Bon Air Campus on Thursday, March 16. The deadline to submit Birthday Books is February 23.  If you have questions, please contact Carol Wise.
Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars are FILLING UP! 
Have you signed up yet for spring sports and co-curriculars? They are filling up fast and we have reached our maximum number of participants in several activities. 
This season we are pleased to offer the following opportunities: 
Please click on the links below to access the digital sign-up forms: 
Magic Dragon Day: T-Shirt Art Contest!
Calling all St M artists!  Your dragon artwork could be chosen to appear on the 2017 Magic Dragon Day       T-Shirts! 
Contest Rules:
1. All entries must be submitted on a piece of white paper (8.5 x 11 inches). and include a picture of a dragon. 
2. Please use a black marker or 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 Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Click here for a printable copy of the contest rules. Questions? Contact Kim Dobzyniak or Ashley Mackey.
Need Spring Break Childcare?
St. M is partnering with Challenge Island to offer an exciting week of ISLAND-inspired camp!  A minimum number of registrants is needed to hold the camp. Contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with questions.
  • When: March 6-10
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal School (Extended Programs Wing) 
  • Fee: $75 per day or $350 for full week (sign up for one day or all 5!) 
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Register HERE
Girl Scout Food Drive for the St M Church Food Pantry
Girl Scout Troop 426 is holding a canned food drive to support the St. Michael's Church Food Pantry. Specifically, the food pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna or canned chicken
  • Pasta
  • Canned vegetables/soup
Please contact (804) 517-1000 if you have any questions. Collections boxes will be at the front entrances of the Lower and Middle Schools. Donations are requested by Feb. 10. Thank you for your support!
Let's Be Friends! 
Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.  We also have a NEW Media Gallery page on our website under News and Events so you can follow all of our St M social media in one place!  
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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:
  • Re-Enrollment Contracts
  • Last Call for Auction Tickets!
  • Tuition Raffle
  • SMBA Finals and SMPA S'Mores Roast
  • LS Birthday Books
  • Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars SignUp
  • Magic Dragon Day T-Shirt Contest
  • Spring Break Childcare
  • Canned Food Drive
  • Calendar
  Dates to Remember...(Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates. You now can subscribe to St M calendars so they automaticaly download to your personal calendar!)
Click HERE for the '16-'17 Academic Calendar
Calendar
Sunday, 2/5:   
  • MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, 2/7:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 6th Grade to VMFA
Thursday, 2/9:
  • MS Swim Team "Last Chance" Swim Meet, 6 p.m., St. Catherine's
  • SMBA S'mores Roast, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Singleton Campus
  • SMBA Basketball Finals, 7 p.m., Middle School Singleton Campus Gym
Friday, 2/10:
  • 5th Grade Science Fair
  • Online Lunch Ordering Opens for March
  • MS Chapel, 1:40 p.m.
  • MS Clubs: 2:15 p.m.
  • MS Valentine's Day Dance, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, 2/11:
  • St M Annual Auction, 6 p.m., the John Marshall Ballrooms
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NOTE: Given the volume of Middle School basketball and SMBA practices and games, please refer to the weekly schedules on the website calendar. You may also download individual sports team calendars to your own calendar.
2017/2018 Key Dates
Planning ahead? Key dates for the upcoming school year are posted HERE on the St M Website. 
Lower School WINTER After-School Enrichment and Intramural Sports Schedule 
Click here for a full schedule of WINTER session start dates, times and student pickup information.
Youth Ski Trip to Massanutten
Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26
Open to 5th grade and above; Click here for pricing and info. Please RSVP to Chaplain Hansen. 
IMPACT Richmond Mission Trip 2017 - Space Limited! July 9-15, 2017
Open to Rising 7th through 12th Graders. Cost: $300 /person - Early Bird Rate
We are now looking towards our summer mission trip where we are once again participating in IMPACT Richmond. If you are interested, please click HERE to access the appropriate forms and then submit them to the IMPACT Director (info on the forms) and Chaplain Hansen.

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