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Week of February 11, 2018

A Successful SMBA Season!

WHAT A GAME! At the SMBA Championship this week, the GREEN team won a nail-biter over the RED team in double OT, 23-20. 
The best part of our unique SMBA basketball program is COMMUNITY! Our teams are co-ed and foster cross-grade relationships. St. Michael's alumni eagerly return each year and coach. (Thank you, Coaches!) Our students and families cheer and celebrate the sportsmanship, hard work and efforts of all of the teams. 
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful season! (Three cheers as well for the SMPA for providing pre-game s'mores.) 
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.

Looking Ahead: Feb. 19 Holiday

A friendly reminder that Monday, February 19, is a student holiday. Need childcare that day? Please contact Allyson Steele, our Director of Extended Programs.

Auction Thanks!

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event such a success and to everyone who attended! 

REGISTER TODAY for Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars

Have you signed up for spring sports and co-curriculars?
Click HERE to register.  Don't miss out! 
Lower School Options:
Co-Curricular: Double Dutch Jump Rope, Tree Climbing, Tennis, Outdoor Adventures, Martial Arts, Mixed-Media Art, Jedi Lego Engineering, Fitness Fun, Fishing, and Intro to Acting

Middle School Options:

Co-Curricular: Teen Drawing
Sports: Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Lacrosse, Track (Co-Ed), Golf (Co-Ed)

Birthday Books 

The presentation of Birthday Books to the Lower School library is a special tradition at St. Michael's. Each year, students may choose a favorite book from a bookstore 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 22. The deadline to submit Birthday Books is February 25.  If you have questions, please contact Carol Wise.

Got Lunch? 

Now is the time to order HOT LUNCH for MARCH. Ordering closes on February 20. 
Click HERE to place an order.

Get Your Tickets to Willy Wonka Kids!

Tickets for the Middle School musical Willy Wonka Kids are on sale! 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 coding and animation. 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.  
  • Register SOON as camps fill up fast!

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

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,

Need Spring Break Childcare?

Kids love emojis so we've partnered with Challenge Island to offer 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.

Ash Wednesday

* Tuesday, February 13
8:30 a.m. - Lower School ChapelRev. Jeunee will give a chapel talk about Ash Wednesday.

* Wednesday, February 14

8 a.m. - Lower School "Ashes to Go" with Deacon Becki Dean at the Ticer Hall carpool line.

8:05-8:40 a.m. - Middle School Ash Wednesday Service:   
Parents are invited to stay for chapel and receive ashes if they wish. You are also invited to attend the 7 a.m., noon, or 7 p.m. services at St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

11:30-12:30 p.m. - Ashes for Lower School Students in Library by Mr. Hansen
Students are not required to have ashes imposed on their foreheads, but we hope they will consider engaging in this special practice of the Christian faith and Episcopal tradition.

Missing Anything?

Our Lost and Found boxes are overflowing at both campuses. Please stop by the Middle School front office and Lower School SMPA room (across from the front office) to see if we have any of your belongings. There are lots of coats and fleeces!

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! 

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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 12:
  • Dragon Dress Day (6-8)
  • MS Musical Practice, 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 12:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • Author A.M. Pace Visit (Gr K-2)
  • Fifth Grade Visits MS/Attends Wonka rehearsal, 12-2 p.m.
  • Grades 3 & 4 Attend Wonka Musical Rehearsal (Middle School), 1-2 p.m.
  • MS Model UN: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • MS Musical Practice, TBD. 
Wednesday, Feb 14:
  • Ash Wednesday
  • LS Valentine's Day Parties
  • Holiday Dress Code
  • LS "Ashes to Go", Ticer Hall carpool line, 8 a.m.
    MS Chapel, 8 a.m.
  • MS Musical Practice, 3-5 p.m. (end time MAY VARY)
Thursday, Feb 15:
  • 4th Grade Caine's Arcade, 8:30 a.m
  • MS Wonka Opening NIght Musical Performance,  7 p.m., Middle School Campus Great Hall
Friday, Feb 16:
  • MS Wonka Musical Performances, 2 shows - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m., Middle School Campus Great Hall
Monday, Feb 19:
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. 
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