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October 14, 2018

Join us for a "Meeting with Michael" on Raising Kids in a Digital World: Oct.16

We invite our Middle School families (Grades 6-8) to join us on October 16 at 1:45 p.m. in the Dragon's Den in the upper level of Hubbard Hall as Head of School Michael Turner and Director of Technology David Grossman facilitate a discussion on raising kids in a digital world. 
The digital world that our kids are learning and growing up in is incredibly exciting. Through technology, kids have access to new tools, to an incredible range of resources, and to stimulating opportunities to participate in novel ways. At the same time, parenting kids who are immersed in so many different technologies and apps can be daunting. How do parents put boundaries around technology use? What are tips to help parents manage screen time? How can parents encourage good digital citizenship and help kids understand short and long-term implications of digital footprints? We will also share information on how St M is teaching digital citizenship aligned with our DRAGONS values. 

Birthday Books

Thank you to the following students and families for presenting the Lower School library with Birthday Books! 

Admissions Yard Sign Ambassadors

Our families are our best ambassadors for St. Michael's!
We are looking for parents willing to post Admissions Open House signs in their yards, preferably in high visibility areas. 
Interested? Please email your name and location this week to Betty Isaacs. Thanks so much!

Order School Pictures!

St. Michael's Episcopal School Pictures are now ONLINE and available for purchase!
To order, go online to: 
All pictures are categorized by class. All orders placed before Monday, October 22 will be printed and returned to your school. For any orders placed after October 22, shipping will be added and the photos will be sent to your home.
If you have any questions or want a photo retake, please contact Tracy Ward.

Registration for WINTER Sports, Co-Curriculars, Hot Lunch and Middle School Extended Day Coming Soon!

Be on the lookout for emails this coming week containing WINTER registration information for Lower School and Middle School winter sports, co-curriculars, hot lunch, and more.
We are also pleased to announce that the Middle School musical this year will be Lion King Jr! The musical will be directed by St M music teacher, Dawn Childs.

Cozy Fleece Jackets for Fall Weather Ahead! 

Fall means pumpkins, colorful leaves, and chilly weather. St. Michael's offers cozy fleece jackets and vests, hoodies, long sleeve polo shirts and more!
Visit our spiritwear website HERE to place orders for fall apparel. 

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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 UPDATED 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.
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This Week:

Monday, Oct 15:
  • MS Exploring Faith, 7:20 a.m., New Location: GYM
  • MS SCA Representatives Announced
Tuesday, Oct 16:
  • Meeting with Michael on Raising Kids in a Digital World, 1:45 p.m., Dragon's Den, Upper Level of Hubbard Hall
Wednesday, Oct 17
  • Middle School Chapel, 8:05 a.m.
  • Lower School Chapel, 8:45 a.m.
  • 2nd/6th Grade Sidekicks
    1:20 p.m.
Friday, Oct 19
  • Ist Grade International Lunch at Kabuto's, 11 a.m.-1p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Egypt Day, 8:30 a.m.
  • LS Author Visit: Mary Amato (Gr 2-4), 1:30 p.m.
  • MS Halloween Dance, 7-9 p.m.
Note: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times.
MS Exploring Faith: Monday, October 15 and 29
7:20-7:45 a.m. in the GYM. (NEW LOCATION)
Chesterfield County CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 14
Registration-1:00 p.m.,
 Walk-1:30 p.m.
Bon Air Library
You are invited to join St. Michael's Episcopal Church and other Bon Air Churches to support the mission of Church World Service (CWS) and locally, the mission of Meals on Wheels and the Chesterfield County Food Bank.  
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