December 31, 2016: Happy New Year!
A New Year Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for giving me the brand new year ahead.
Help me live the way I should as each new day I tread.
Give me gentle wisdom that I might help a friend.
Give me strength and courage so a shoulder I might lend.
The year ahead is empty, help me fill it with good things.
Each new day filled with joy and the happiness it brings.
(-Author Unknown)
 Important Announcements:
A friendly reminder that classes resume on MONDAY, January 2. We hope everyone had a fun and restful holiday break!
Planning Ahead: Key Dates for the '17-'18 School Year
For planning purposes, below please find TENTATIVE key dates for the next school year:
  • August 24, 2017: Lower School Meet Your Teacher 
  • August 28, 2017: Lower School First Day of School (Noon Dismissal for Grades 1-5, Kindergarten to release at 11 a.m.)
  • August 28, 2017: Middle School Orientation in a.m.
  • August 29, 2017: First Full Day of School for Grades K-5
  • November 22-26, 2017: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20, 2017-January 3, 2018: Christmas Break
  • Spring Break 2018: TBA
  • June 8, 2018: Eighth Grade Graduation
Extended Programs Morning Gym Time Change
Effective January 2, Morning Gym will open at a NEW 7:20 a.m. start time.
Please visit our website for updated pricing for semester and 10-day drop-in blocks. Families who have already purchased semester or drop-in blocks will be contacted about a rate adjustment.  Please email Director Allyson Steele with any questions.
Upcoming Admissions Events: Help Us Spread the Word
St. M will be hosting Coffee and Campus Tour Admissions Events for prospective parents as follows:
  • Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 a.m., Bon Air Campus for Gr. K-5
  • Thursday, January 26, 8:30 a.m., Singleton Campus for Gr. 6-8.
Thank you for encouraging your friends and neighbors to come learn more about the benefits of a St M education! Interested families may RSVP here.
New Date for MIDDLE SCHOOL TOUR for Fifth Grade Parents
Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved the Middle School tour for current Fifth Grade parents to Thursday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m. (from January 27). Please RSVP to Laurel Nelson if you would like to attend.
Auction Raffle: Tuition Credit
Need a holiday gift idea? Purchase a raffle ticket for only $50 for a chance to win a $5,000 credit toward your 2017-2018 tuition!
Only 250 tickets will be sold. Click HERE
 for information and purchase form. 
Book Fair Gift Certificates

The SMPA (in partnership with bbgb bookshop) is selling Book Fair Gift Certificates that can be redeemed during the Lower School and Middle School Book Fairs.

Click HERE for more information and ordering instructions. Click HERE to purchase from bbgb bookshop's website (scroll to bottom of page for gift certificates.) Students who pay for Lower School Book Fair books with a gift certificate will receive an extra raffle ticket for a chance to win one of four exciting book basket prizes.

  • Lower School Book Fair: Tuesday-Thursday, January 31-February
  • Middle School Book Fair (new this year!): Week of March 13 
Stay Warm with NEW Spiritwear Items
Be sure to visit our spiritwear site for new St M winter items like hats, a scarf and even a fleece vest! We also offer St M Tervis Tumblers. Please contact Kim Cronheim with any questions or to order the Tervis Tumblers directly!
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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St M on the Web
St M on YouTube   
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:
  • Classes Resume, 1/2
  • Planning Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year
  • Morning Gym TIME CHANGE
  • Upcoming Admissions Events
  • New Middle School Tour Date for 5th Gr. Families
  • Auction Tuition Raffle
  • Book Fair Gift Certificates
  • Spiritwear
  • LS After-school Enrichment/Intramural Sports Schedules

  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
Monday, 1/2: 
  • CLASSES RESUME
Tuesday, 1/3: 
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, 1/6:
  • MS Chapel: 1:40 p.m.
  • MS Clubs: 2:15 p.m.
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NOTE: Given the volume of Middle School basketball and SMBA practices and games, please refer to the weekly schedules on the website calendar. You may also download individual sports team calendars to your own calendar.
Lower School WINTER After-School Enrichment and Intramural Sports Schedule 
Click here for a full schedule of WINTER session start dates, times and student pickup information.
 Welcome back! Happy 2017!

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