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Week of April 29, 2018

Countdown to Magic Dragon Day!

The big day is almost here! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, May 5, for Magic Dragon Day!
Here are a few "need to know" items to make the most of MDD Day:
  • Coffee and bake sale items available starting at 7 a.m.
  • Tickets & Wristbands booth opens at 9 a.m.
  • The traditional Maypole dance is at 9:30 a.m.
  • Field Games will begin on the Lower Field immediately after the Maypole dance
  • Booths, games and food vendors open at 11 a.m., following Mr. Turner's opening ride on the Mechanical Bull!
  • Raffle winners announced at 1:45 p.m.
  • Booths, games and food vendors close at 2 p.m., and clean up begins.
Vendors are back! 
LuLaRoe, Lyla Tayler Boutique, DotDotSmile, and more! 

MDD Food Vendors this year:
  • Concession Stand  – Hot dogs, Chips, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Soda/Gatorade/Water
  • Smok N Pigz truck -- Virginia smoked BB
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Mister Softee -- soft serve ice cream (arriving at 12:30 p.m.)

    Questions? Contact Kim Cronheim, Ashley Mackey or Jules Kearfott.

Spirit Week Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday, April 30/May 1:  Blue and White Days (wear STM spirit wear)
  • Wednesday, May 2:  Wacky Wednesday (mix-matched outfits, inside-out clothes, etc.
  • Thursday, May 3:  Game Day (wear your favorite team jersey
  • Friday, May 4: Uncle Sam Day (show your USA pride)
  • Saturday, May 5: Magic Dragon Day!  Wear your MDD T-Shirt!

Dress Code Reminder: 

* No hair dye or face paint during Spirit Week.
* The Dress Code is relaxed this week for shirts only.
* No athletic pants/shorts during Spirit Week, please.
Go Blue! Go White! GO DRAGONS!
Important Announcements:


The Campaign for St. Michael's
Less than a year ago, after extensive feasibility studies, St. Michael's Board of Directors announced the move of the Lower School to the Singleton Campus. The Capital Campaign Committee, with the support of the Development Office, has steadily moved forward in the "quiet" phase of the campaign, meeting and securing gifts and pledges from a wide range of constituencies. Meeting with parents, grandparents, alumni families and friends of the School on an individual basis provides a greater understanding of the project and its funding needs. The philanthropic goal of the campaign is $4.2 M.  
The Committee is in the final stage of securing gifts to match a 2:1 funding proposal submitted by the Development Office to the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation.  Gifts of all amounts are being received to reach the $400,000 targeted goal by May 1.  Please contact Ned Witthoeftt, campaign co-chair, or the Development Office, if would like additional information about the challenge.
We're moving!  St M faculty toured the new Lower School last week. Lower School faculty are excited about their enlarged classrooms, shared spaces and new learning opportunities of a 70-acre campus. 
Please visit the link above for a video showcasing the new Lower School. Click HERE to visit the One.Together. page on the website for campaign updates, construction photos, and more.
Thank you for the many ways you are involved with St. Michael's!

Thank You, Alumni

It was a fun and festive night on April 26 as we welcomed back alumni (21+) for a final farewell to the Bon Air campus. We were excited to see so many wonderful faces!

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.

St M Arts Festival: Save the Date!

Save the date, May 23, for the St M Arts Festival!
Every K-8 student will have a piece of art displayed.   Featuring Lower School and Middle School musical performances. Stay tuned for more information!

Dragons Take Detroit!

Tune into our Media Gallery or Social Media to follow our Middle School Robotics team's adventures and progress at the FLL World Championship! Competition winners are announced on Saturday night!  GO DRAGONS! 

No Hot Lunch in June

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

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 the Mrs. Wise or Mrs. Carpenter by email if they want to know whether or not their child has any books outstanding.

Current 7th Grade Parents: Spanish Info Session

Seventh grade parents are invited to meet with Sra. Whitaker and Sra. Corinna to discuss the eighth grade Spanish program on May 3 at 3 p.m. in Sra. Whitaker's room.
The discussion will outline the "hows and whys" of rising eighth graders taking Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 next year.

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! 

Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.
St M on Facebook 
St M on Twitter
St M on Instagram
St M on the Web
St M on Vimeo 
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, Apr 30:
  • Spirit Week: Blue and White Day
Tuesday, May 1:
  • Spirit Week: Blue and White Day
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 2:
  • Spirit Week: Wacky Wednesday
  • 8th Grade State Department Trip
Thursday, May 3:
  • Spirit Week: Game Day (team jerseys)
  • Birthday Book Assembly: 8:30 a.m., Dundas Hatcher Hall
Friday, May 4:
  • Spirit Week: Uncle Sam Day (USA Pride)
  • MS Open Mike: 2 p.m., Great Hall
  • MS Semi-Formal Dance, 7-9 p.m., $8 CASH AT THE DOOR
Saturday, May 5:
  • Magic Dragon Day!
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
Recognition Chapel
Wednesday, May 9
You are welcome to join us for our final Recognition Chapel of the year! Any outstanding service hours or DRAGONS Values Nominations are due by Tuesday, May 1.  If your child has been awarded the service award, Mr. Hansen will be in touch by the end of the day on May 2.
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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