Week of April 20, 2015
"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." ~Rudy Giuliani
St. Michael's was delighted to welcome over 120 grandparents to our School on Friday for a fun-filled morning of singing, poetry, food and conversation. This annual First Grade tradition has been a part of St. Michael's culture for decades and is a special time for children and grandparents to connect and spend time together. Most charming were the special Grandparent Portraits that our first graders created.
Many of our grandparents and guests travelled near and far to be a part of this day. Thank you so much for coming!  Be sure to check out the St M Facebook  page for more fun photos of the day!
 Important Announcements:
Transition to Middle School
We cordially invite our rising sixth grade parents to a Middle School Orientation on Tuesday, April 28th at 8:20 a.m. at the Lower School, Bon Air Campus, in Dundas Hatcher Hall.
Student orientation will be scheduled before school is out. 
Wednesday, May 20: SMPA Annual Spring Meeting and Celebration of Retiring Faculty- 6:30 p.m. (Singleton Campus) - Please note the new time.
Sharing Kindness 
As we near the halfway mark of our Kindness Initiative, wonderful stories of kindness keep coming to our attention. One of our Dragons decided that instead of getting birthday presents, she would ask all those coming to celebrate her special day to bring $10 for the Imagine No Malaria campaign. Every $10 saves a life and she was able to save 19 lives! What a wonderful act of of kindness and compassion towards others.
Remember to share any Acts of Kindness that you experience by: emailing it to kindness@stmschool.net, tweeting it to #kindSTM  or posting it on Facebook and sharing it to our page.
Bike Safety Month in the Lower School
May will be bike safety month in the gym.  Lower school students are encouraged to bring in their bike helmets on Fridays during the month of May so that they can be properly fitted for the summer months.  In addition, bike safety rules will be reviewed in class.
Magic Dragon Day is Two Weeks Away!
We are still accepting gently used spirit wear, blue blazers and stuffed animals for MDD. Please drop off any donations in the Middle Scholl office or in the SMPA room at the Lower School. Thank you to all of you who have already donated! More general questions? Contact Alison or Madeline .
Spirit Week Schedule for the Week of April 27-May 1:
Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28 
BLUE/WHITE Spirit Wear (St M T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.)
Wednesday, April 29
Crazy Hat Day (standard dress code applies)
Thursday, April 30
Wacky Tacky Day (Thank you for making good choices when choosing an outfit.)
Friday, May 1
Spirit Day AND Field Day 
Wear your MDD T-Shirt! (Shirts will be sent home with your youngest child the week before.) Athletic clothes allowed. Students may wish to bring a change of clothes, as some of the games include water fun.
Saturday, May 2
Magic Dragon Day!!  Wear your MDD T-shirt!

Reminder: No hair dye or face paint during Spirit Week.

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  Dates to Remember...
Middle School ERB Testing begins on Wednesday this week  (Test dates: 4/22-4/28).
  Lower School:   
  • Fifth Grade World Religions Field Trip, Monday 4/20, 8 a.m.-1:40 p.m.  
  • Go Fish Afterschool Program, Monday, 4/20, 3-5 p.m.
  • Chapel, Tuesday, 4/21, 8:30 p.m.
  • Championship Chess, Wednesday, 4/22, 2:40-3:40 p.m.
  • Go Fish Afterschool Program, Friday, 4/24, 3-5 p.m.
  Middle School
  • Spring Play Rehearsal (Speaking parts AND Zombies), Wednesday,  4/22 and Friday, 4/24, 1:03-1:52 p.m. (Club time) and 3-4:30 p.m. 
  • Coming Up:  Middle School Semi-Formal: Friday, May 15th, 7-9 p.m. $7.00 at the door. Attire: Girls: dresses or skirts; Boys: dress shirt, tie and pants (no jeans please).
  MS Sports: 
   Monday, 4/20:
  • Track: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Girls LAX practice: 3-4:30 p.m. 
  • Boys LAX HOME Game vs. St. Christopher's, 5:15 p.m.
   Tuesday, 4/21:
  • Track: 3:15-5:00 p.m.
  • Girls LAX Away Game (@ Collegiate), 4:30 p.m.
  • Boys LAX practice, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
   Wednesday, 422:
  • Girls LAX practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
   Thursday, 4/23: 
  • Girls LAX HOME game (vs. Tuckahoe), 4:30 p.m.
  • Boys LAX HOME Game (vs. Blackhawks): 6 p.m. 
   Friday, 4/24: 
  • Track: 3:15-5:00 p.m.

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