Week of April 23, 2017
Countdown to Magic Dragon Day!  
Spirit Week Schedule for the Week of May 1-5: 
  • Monday, May, 1: America Monday (show your pride in the USA!)
  • Tuesday, May 2: Team Work Tuesday (wear any sports jerseys)
  • Wednesday,  May 3: Wacky Wednesday (mix-matched outfits, inside-out clothes, etc.)
  • Thursday, May 4:  MAY the FOURTH Be With You (Star Wars theme, no masks)
  • Friday, May 5: Blue and White Spirit Day
  • Saturday, May 6:   Magic Dragon Day! Wear your MDD T-Shirt!
Reminder: No hair dye or face paint during Spirit Week.
The Dress Code is relaxed this week for shirts only. No athletic pants/ shorts on Monday-Friday of Spirit Week please.
Dragon Grams were sent home last week. If you ordered Dragon Grams, please remember to fill these out and return to school by Monday, April 24.
Collections:
We are still accepting gently used spiritwear, blue blazers, cotillion dresses and used books for MDD. Please drop off any donations in the Middle School office or the SMPA room at the Lower School. Thanks to all who have already donated! More general questions? Contact Kim Dobzyniak @ 380-6544 or Ashley Mackey @ 437-2891.
GET in the GAME! 

Play ball! Hit a home run for St. M! Two teams go head-to-head in our Giving Tournament:
Blue vs. White!
In this exciting Annual Fund challenge, which team will emerge the winner? Opening day is Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m.
Stay tuned for more information this week on how YOU can get in the game!  
Prayers and Love for Cooper 
Many of you may know that one of our Dragons, second grader Cooper Abbott, has bravely been battling his third occurrence of cancer this year. If all goes as planned, Cooper will begin a multi-week process of a bone marrow transplant at John Hopkins on Wednesday.
Please join us in prayer and support that this procedure brings Cooper renewed health and freedom from cancer. Our prayers and thoughts are also with Anne and Alex Abbott as they face this difficult journey with warrior strength and grace.
For those that would like to follow updates on Cooper, HERE is his Cure for Cooper Facebook page.  #CooperStrong
Play a Role in the SMPA Next Year!
Be a partner in the education of your child next year!  Please click HERE to indicate your interest in being an executive officer, committee chair or committee member.
Know anyone who you think would be great in a role? Nominate a friend!
The survey site will be active until Monday, May 1.  Don’t miss this chance to be more involved! Questions? Contact Ashley Dobzyniak.
Dress Code for 2017-2018
Based on faculty and parent input, we made some small changes to the Dress Code for the next school year, specifically:
Modified Rule 5
-Garments with hoods are not allowed. The only exception is the St M hooded spiritwear which is allowed.

Clarification on Rule 6

-Tunics and dresses, along with shorts and skirts, should be neatly hemmed and at least fingertip length;
-Leggings may not be worn as pants, but may be worn under tunics, dresses or skirts. 
Modified Rule 9 for grades K-2
-While writing and large (>2 inches) logos/images on clothing are not permissible inside School for grades 3-8 (except for “Dragon Days and approved holidays), students in grades K-2 may wear tops with images (not writing or logos) larger than 2 inches.

Dragon Days

-On the last Monday of each month, any above-the-waist St. Michael’s spiritwear (excluding hats and sunglasses) may be worn in school. These dates will be published in the annual calendar.
Holidays
-Above-the-waist holiday-themed clothes which do not adhere to the dress code may be worn in School on designated holidays. These dates will be published annually.
Click HERE to view a complete copy of the 2017-2018 Dress Code.
LAX Fan Fest - Monday, April 24
Come out on Monday, April 24 for a great afternoon of lacrosse, when both our Middle School girls' and boys' teams take on local opponents. 
This FAN FEST doubleheader begins with the girls' team hosting Steward at 4 p.m. followed by the boys' team vs. the Rebels at 5:30 p.m. 
We will be grilling burgers and hot dogs and could use some extra hands to help with concessions. HERE is the volunteer sign-up link. Thank you!  
LET'S FILL THE STANDS! Show your DRAGON PRIDE and come cheer on our teams!
Birthday Books Deadline

April 27 is the deadline for submitting Lower School birthday books for the final program of the year on Thursday, May 11. If interested, please contact Mrs. Wise.

Register for Summer Camps TODAY! CLASSES ARE FILLING!
Welcome to summer camp, St. Michael’s-style! We are offering lots of exciting camps for children ages 3 through 13.
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs with any questions. 
Lower School STEM Need 
Our Lower School is in need of Tacky Glue for STEM projects. Thank you for any donations!
New Spring Spiritwear
Be sure to check out our Spiritwear website for NEW spring items including tie-dye and short sleeve tees, sports headbands, tank tops, and canvas totes. DRAGON PRIDE!

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!  
St M on Facebook
St M on Twitter
St M on Instagram
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:
  • Spirit Week
  • Blue and White Giving Tournament
  • Prayers for Cooper Abbott
  • Play a Role in the SMPA
  • '17-'18 Dress Code
  • Lacrosse Fan Fest
  • Register Now for Summer Camps! 
  • Order LS Birthday Books
  • STEM Tacky Glue Need
  • NEW Spring Spiritwear
  • Calendar
  • Chaplain's Corner
  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
CALENDAR
Lower School After-School Co-Curriculars: Click HERE for the schedule.
Middle School Sports Practices/Games: Click HERE for master calendar.
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Tuesday, 4/25
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, 4/27:
  • 2nd Grade to Morefield Mines
  • 3rd Grade Trip to Synogogue, 9 a.m.
  • 4th Grade MIM Dress Rehearsal, 9:45 a.m.
Friday, 4/21:
  • 1st Grade Greek Day
  • 4th grade Minds in Motion PREP and PERFORMANCES (Break a leg!), 1-8:30 p.m., Center Stage
  • MS Chapel, 1:40 p.m.
  • MS Clubs, 2:15 p.m., Great Hall
(formerly Stop Hunger Now)
Sunday, May 7, at 11:30 am
  
Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on May 7, we will be packing 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger in Dundas-Hatcher Hall.  Please contact Sandy Sanders at  jelloqn@gmail.com to sign up for this wonderful service opportunity. (Set-up volunteers are also needed).

IMPACT Richmond Mission Trip 2017 - Space Limited!
July 9-15, 2017
Open to Rising 7th-12th Graders. Cost: $300 /person 
If you are interested, please click 
HERE to access the appropriate forms and then submit them to the IMPACT Director (info on the forms) and 
Chaplain Hansen.

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