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November 11, 2018

Early Dismissal Day on Wednesday

A reminder that Wednesday, November 14, is a NOON early dismissal day.

Auction This Saturday!

We're so excited for Together We Shine this Saturday, November 17th at 6 p.m. in the Singleton Campus Gym. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, there's still time. With live music, roasted oysters, and many fabulous items, the auction is sure to be a night that you don't want to miss!  
Click HERE to purchase your auction tickets online. 

Tuition Credit Raffle

The Tuition Raffle is still open. For only $50, you can purchase a ticket for a chance to win a $5,000 tuition credit for the 2019-2020 school year. Ticket forms will also be available on Tuesday during carpool. Look for our volunteers! The winning ticket will be drawn at the auction. 

Click HERE for more information about purchasing a raffle ticket

Head of School Search: Parent Input Opportunities

The St. Michael's Board is dedicated to being as inclusive as possible and to providing opportunities for the community to participate in the Head of School search process.
We welcome community input through this short survey.
We also invite you to attend a Q&A session with the Head of School search committee on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Great Hall. The Search Committee will present the process and answer any questions.
I hope you will always feel free to contact me at or (804) 967-9604 with any questions you may have.  
Sincerely, Kim Daniel, Chair, St. Michael's Board of Directors

Morning Gym Safety

For the safety of children, PLEASE do not drop your child for morning gym until you see the blue "Morning Gym Is Open" sign outside the gym. We are having children dropped off before our program opens at 7:20 a.m.

8th Grade Camping Trip

Excitement is high for the 8th Grade camping trip on Thursday and Friday!
Click HERE for information and the packing list. (Remember to pack warm clothes.)
A reminder that drop-off for 8th grade students on Thursday morning, Nov. 15 is at 7:30 a.m. at the Stony Point Martin's parking lot. Pick-up is also at the Stony Point Martin's.

Class Calendars Now Online

Class Calendars are now posted on the St M Website under Community. The passcode to access these is: bluedragon.
A BIG THANK YOU to Nena Meurlin and to all of our class room parents for their hard work in creating these calendars and to all those who have signed up to serve as volunteers!

Food Drives This Week

In this season of giving, the Lower School canned food drive will take place from Monday, Nov. 12 - Tuesday, Nov. 20 to support the St. Michael's Church food pantry.
Most needed items: canned vegetables (any beans, corn, green peas), canned fruit, canned soup, old-fashioned quick cook oatmeal (not instant packs), mac & cheese.
The Middle School will also be collecting non-perishable food items for Meals on Wheels, November 7-20.
The most wanted items list is available HERE.  

Save the Date for our St M Holiday Pop Up Shop!

For the second year, the SMPA is excited to host a St M Pop-Up Shop on December 6&7!
Featuring exciting St M items like dragon logo knee socks, dragon stuffed animals, hair ribbons, metal water bottles, car magnets, glass ornaments, handmade jewelry, cell phone smart wallets and pop-sockets, winter hats, visors and headbands, cinch bags, belts, key fobs and more, our Holiday Pop-Up Shop is the perfect way show your DRAGON PRIDE while picking up St M stocking stuffers and holiday gifts! 
Stay tuned for details!   

Fruit and Vegetable Challenge

Lower School: The Fruit and Vegetable Challenge runs from November 5 - November 16.
The grade that eats the most fruits and veggies for lunch or snack wins an extra P.E. class and fruit party!

Got Lunch?

Winter Season Orders must be placed by November 21.
Click HERE to place your order.

Send in Your Box Tops!

The Lower School is excited to bring back the Box Tops for Education program.  Each box top will raise 10 cents for our school. The winning class/homeroom this month will be able to celebrate with both a dress down day and an ice cream party before the holiday breakQuestions may be directed to our Box Top coordinators, Kate Jonas or Kristen Burden.

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 UPDATED 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.
Never miss an update! Subscribe to our School calendars and receive automatic updates! Please subscribe to the ALL SCHOOL calendar, PLUS the Lower School or Middle School calendar (or both) as needed.

This Week:

Monday, Nov 12:
  • Dragon Dress Day (Grades 6-8)
  • MS Exploring Faith, 7:20 a.m., Gym, 2nd level
  • 3rd Grade Parent Writing (Eaton), 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov 13:
  • 3rd Grade Parent Writing (Hettrick), 8:30 a.m.
  • Richmond Wildlife Center Speaker (Grades 3-5), 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov 14:
  • NOON Dismissal Day
  • MS Meals on Wheels Service Day for 7E (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov 15:
  • 8th Grade Camping Trip
  • Guest Speaker (6th and 7th Grade), 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Caine's Arcade, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, Nov 16:
  • 8th Grade Camping Trip
  • 1st Grade Play (Mitchell), 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov 17:
  • The St M Annual Auction! See you there! 6 p.m., The Gym Transformed
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
Coming Up: Monday, November 12 & 26
7:20 a.m. in the second floor of the Gym 

Join us in the second level of the gym for tasty treats, fun games, and good conversation about faith! 
"Gifts from the Heart" Gift Fair at St. Michael's Church (8706 Quaker Lane)
Sunday, November 11, 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Enjoy food, fellowship, and music while supporting your favorite organizations. St M School student artwork is featured!

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