Week of April 9, 2017
"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."  ~Rudy Giuliani
First Grade Grandparents' Day
St. Michael's was delighted to welcome over 110 grandparents to our School on Friday for a fun-filled morning of singing, love notes and family tree activities. This annual First Grade tradition has been a part of St. Michael's culture for decades and is a special time for children and grandparents to connect and spend time together. 
Many of our grandparents and special guests traveled near and far to be a part of this day. Thank you so much for coming! (And many thanks to all of the first grade families who volunteered to make this event such a success!) Be sure to check out the School's Facebook page for more fun photos and videos of the day! 
 Important Announcements:
 Easter Holiday
 A friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17.
Our Extended Day program will be open on Monday, April 17 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Please email Allyson Steele if you need care.  Care for this day is free for families signed up for the 3- or 5-day Core Extended Day Program or $35 for the day for drop-ins.
Faculty News
With mixed emotions we share that Michael Jones, Middle School Dean of Students and Science/Design Teacher, will be moving on next year. Mr. Jones '95 will be joining his father Perry and brother Ryan '92, both dentists, to help launch a 3D medical imaging company. While we are excited for the Jones family, we're incredibly sad to lose such a beloved and valuable member of our faculty. Rest assured, Mr. Jones will still be around campus as the proud father of Reid '24 and Madison '26 and spouse to second Grade Teacher, Kensey Jones. A search for a new Dean of Students has been launched.
Got Lunch? 
May Hot Lunch orders may be placed April 10-20. Click HERE to order.
Last Call for Magic Dragon Day Tees
Thank you to all families who placed ticket, T-shirt and sponsorship orders by the Friday, April 7 deadline If you still want to place an online order, please do so by Monday, April 10 as we cannot extend our T-shirt deadline.
Magic Dragon Day Online Order Form

Magic Dragon Day Collections

Used Books - Bring us your extra books! Please donate gently used books that can be "purchased" at the Dragon’s Lair Used Book Sale. Questions? Contact Kim Dobzyniak.  

Used Spirit Wear/Navy Blazers/Cotillion Dresses - Donate gently used St. Michael's spiritwear, navy blue blazers, and cotillion dresses to be sold at our Spiritwear Booth. Questions? Contact Kim Cronheim.

All donations may be dropped off to the SMPA Room (by the front office) at the Bon Air Campus or given to Erbie Godwin at the Singleton Campus.  
General questions? Contact Kim Dobzyniak @ 380-6544 or Ashley Mackey @ 437-2891.
Birthday Books Deadline

April 27 is the deadline for submitting Lower School birthday books for the final program of the year on Thursday, May 11. If interested, please contact Mrs. Wise.

Register for Summer Camps!
Welcome to summer camp, St. Michael’s-style! We are offering lots of exciting camps for children ages 3 through 13.
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs with any questions. 
SUPPORT A DRAGON: VOTE!
Hannah Adams '13, a Dragon alum and daughter of kindergarten teacher Mrs. Adams, is a national finalist in a video contest sponsored by Toyota and Discovery Education on the importance of teen safe driving. Let's help Hannah win this contest (and money for college) by voting for her video online. You can VOTE every day until April 18!
Her animated video is entitled: The Do's and Don'ts of Driving by Hannah A. in Powhatan, VA. DRAGON PRIDE! Here is the link:
http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/
New Spring Spiritwear
Be sure to check out our Spiritwear website for NEW spring items including tie-dye tees, sports headbands, tank tops, and canvas totes. DRAGON PRIDE!

Sports Uniforms
If you have St M sports uniforms that you have yet to turn in from fall and winter sports, thank you for sending them in ASAP.  
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:
  • Grandparents' Day Thanks!
  • Easter Holidays/No School
  • Teacher Conference Week
  • Order May Hot Lunch
  • Last Call to Order Magic Dragon Day T-Shirts
  • Send in Books/Cotillion Clothes for MDD
  • Register Now for Summer Camps! 
  • Order LS Birthday Books
  • NEW Spring Spiritwear
  • Calendar
  • Chaplain's Corner
  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
Lower School After-School Co-Curriculars: Click HERE for the schedule.
Middle School Sports Practices/Games: Click HERE for master calendar.
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THIS IS TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK!
Tuesday, 4/11:
  • Lower School Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Lewis Ginter, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/12:
  • 4th Grade MIM Rehearsal, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • 1st Grade Egg Hunt:10:30 a.m.-1p.m., off Campus/ Reed's Landing
  • 5th Grade Chorus Concert for St. Margaret's Guild,11:15 a.m., Dundas-Hathcher Hall (PLEASE WEAR CHORUS UNIFORM)
Thursday, 4/13:
  • Kindergarten Egg Hunt, 1:30-2:45 p.m., LS playground 
  • Middle School Chapel/ Eucharist, 2:15 p.m.
Friday, 4/14:
  • NO SCHOOL/EASTER HOLIDAY
Monday, 4/17: 
  • NO SCHOOL/EASTER HOLIDAY
Holy Week/Easter Services
Please click HERE to view the list of St. Michael’s Holy Week and Easter Schedule. Join us and bring a friend!  
Prayer Requests
An important Christian value is caring for others and lifting up one another up in prayer. In that spirit, please send any prayer requests to Chaplain Hansen at chansen@stmschool.net and indicate if you would like us to pray for you at our chapel services.

IMPACT Richmond Mission Trip 2017 - Space Limited!
July 9-15, 2017
Open to Rising 7th-12th Graders. Cost: $300 /person 
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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