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Week of February 4, 2018

Hurray for Good Books!

Thanks for supporting the Lower School Book Fair! Happy reading!
Important Announcements:

Re-Enrollment Contracts

Re-enrollment contracts for the 2018/2019 school year were mailed to our current families. Thanks for returning them to us by
Friday, February 23
.  Please contact Anne Bridgforth if you did not receive yours.

Join Us for SMBA Championship Fun!

Come out and CHEER at the SMBA Finals on Thursday, February 8th 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 a
SMPA-sponsored s'mores roast in the Middle School gym parking lot before the game (weather permitting).  For the safety of our students, parents should accompany their children to roast s'mores. The game begins at 7 p.m.  Go Dragons!

Sixth Grade VMFA Field Trip REMINDERS

Who: 6th grade students
What: Field Trip to the VMFA: Viewing Antiquities and Terracotta Soldiers Exhibit
When: Tuesday, Feb. 6 
Drivers Arrive: 9:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. arrival at VMFA--arrive back at school around 2 p.m.

Additional InformationStudents should bring money to purchase lunch at the VMFA.
Students need to view the menu from the Cafe and have a selection in mind before attending the field trip.
Additionally, in order to attend, students should be dressed in field trip attire: skirt, dress, slacks with a dressy shirt; pants (no shorts) and a button down shirt. No tie or jacket necessary. No denim.  Please be sure students wear comfortable shoes--sneakers are encouraged as we will spend the majority of the day on our feet.

Auction Attire

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Auction on February 10!  Please know that Nifty 50's attire is OPTIONAL.

Auction Raffle: Tuition Credit

Deadline is fast approaching! To meet our goal, 45 more raffle tickets need to be sold!
Purchase a raffle ticket for only $50 and a chance to win a $5,000 credit toward your 2018-2019 tuition! \
The winner will be announced on February 10 at the auction. You do not need to be present to win.
Click HERE for information and purchase form.   

Magic Dragon Day T-Shirt Art Contest

Calling all St M artists!  Your dragon artwork could be chosen to appear on the 2018 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. (No need to include the School name.) 
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 21.
Click HERE for a printable copy of the contest rules. Q's? Contact Kim Cronheim, 310-1974,

Get Your Tickets to Willy Wonka Kids!

Tickets for the Middle School musical Willy Wonka Kids go on sale on Tuesday, February 6.  Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from both the Lower School and Middle School front offices. (You may also call Erbie Godwin at 272-3514 x102 to reserve tickets.)
We look forward to seeing our K-8 families at this fun and energetic show! The Middle School Great Hall is being transformed into a magical chocolate factory and the music will delight audiences of all ages! 

Show times:
  • Thursday, February 15, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16 (2 shows),  4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Spectacular Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN!

Explore your creative side. Take to the stage. Embrace the outdoors. Learn to code. Get active with sports.  Welcome to summer camp, St. Michael’s-style!  

Online registration IS NOW OPEN! 
  • Click HERE to register! 
  • St M will offer six camp sessions from June 18-July 27 for children ages 4 through rising ninth grade.  A more expanded summer program will be offered at the new campus in the summer of '19-'20! 
  • Register SOON as camps fill up fast!

Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Summer Programs, with any questions. 

LS Author Visit (K-2)

Author A.M. Pace is coming to St M on Tuesday, February 13, to speak to our kindergarden – 2nd grade students. She is the author of the Vampirina Ballerina books. You may purchase autographed books for your child on bbgb's website at Select your book(s), then at check-out choose school delivery, select St. Michael’s as the school and indicate your child's name, teacher and to whom the book(s) should be signed. We are receiving a 15% discount when you use coupon code stm15. Please place your order by Tuesday, February 6. You may call bbgb with any questions at 804.353.5675.

Need Childcare Over Spring Break?

Kids love emojis so we created an action-packed spring break camp that turns those cute little yellow faces into action packed STEAM adventures!  From Silly Emoji Day to Sunglasses Cool Emoji Day, our Challenge Island tribes will cry tears of joy as they ride their unicorns into an emoji-inspired world they will never forget. 
Our Spring Break Camp takes place March 6-8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Half-day and Full-day options available, along with before- and after-care. Bring a water bottle and a nut-free lunch to camp each day.
Click HERE for details and registration information.

Extended Day Drop-In Policy

Because of our growing program, it is more important than ever for parents to give at least 24-hours notice if your child plans to drop-in to Extended Day so that we can ensure adequate staffing coverage. Thank you!

Around the Halls....

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of plays, events and learning that took place this past week at St M!

Let's Be Friends! 

Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.
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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 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, Feb 5:
  • Dragon Dress Day (3-5 and 6-8)
  • MS Musical Practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 6:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 6th Grade to VMFA, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., FIELD TRIP DRESS REQUIRED
  • MS Model UN: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • MS Musical Practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 7:
  • MS Chapel, 8 a.m.
  • MS Musical Practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 8:
  • Gr K-1 celebrate the 100th day of school!
  • MS Musical Practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • SMBA Finals: S'mores roast at 6:15 p.m., Game at 7p.m., Middle School Gym. Come cheer!
Friday, Feb 9:
  • 5th Grade Science Fair, 8:30-10 a.m.
  • MS Valentine's Day Dance, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 10:
  • MS Wonka Musical Rehearsal, 1-5:30 p.m.
  • The St M Auction! 6-11 p.m., The John Marshall Ballrooms
Sunday, Feb 11:
  • MS Wonka Musical Rehearsal, 1-5:30 p.m
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
Service Hours & DRAGONS Values Nominations DUE
Wednesday, February 14

The next Recognition Chapel is on Wednesday, February 28.
Girls Scouts Canned Food Drive
Monday, February 2 - Monday, February 9 
Please support the Girl Scouts as they hold their seventh canned food drive at St M to stock the shelves of the Church Food Pantry! Boxes will be placed at the LS & MS. 
Items requested:

● Peanut butter
● Tuna or canned chicken
● Canned vegetables/soup
● Dish soap/cleaning  supplies/toilet paper

 Click HERE for more info.
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