2022 Back to School Planning- Update #2
Additional Back to School Forms: Parent Signatures Due By August 25
We have just posted several additional forms that families are required to complete by logging into their PowerSchool accounts by August 25.  These include:
  •  St M Parent Partnership Agreement 2022-23 Academic Year (regarding COVID-19/infectious disease protocols); This form requires administrative approval upon receipt by the School
  •  Concussion Information and Policy Acknowledgment 
The initial Back-to-School health forms were due August 1 and as we have a lot of families that have incomplete files, please complete all forms ASAP and no later than August 25. Thank you for your help.
Back to School Forms Info HERE
Pre-Season Middle School Sports Workouts: August 26
Middle Schoolers are invited to OPTIONAL pre-season August workouts. Pre-season workouts are a great way to try the sport and to meet new and returning students! All sports will meet at the Singleton Campus GYM. 
Please contact Athletic Director Wally Kern with any questions.
Pre-Season Workout Schedule:
- Field Hockey, Soccer, and Cross Country: FRIDAY, August 26, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 
Directory Updates Needed by September 2
Did you move this summer? Has your email or phone number changed? Do you want School communications to go to a new email address?
Please send any changes by Friday, September 2, as we are finalizing the School directory. Returning families need only to review their current listing (in last year's directory) and forward all new/corrected information via the form in the button below. Thank you! 
2022-23 Directory/Contact Info Updates
Mrs. Betsy Tyson

Faculty Update 

Our Fifth Grade Team is Changing! This summer we bade a sad farewell to Mrs. Cheryl Munro who has set off to explore new opportunities. Mrs. Munro joined us in 2020 and in her two years at St. Michael’s she gave us a number of gifts. The “Best of Me” project allowed fifth graders to find their voices as poets, and her lively classroom discussions around literature and history enriched her students’ critical thinking abilities. Mrs. Munro seamlessly integrated technology in ways that sparked excitement and creativity in her students. Who would have thought it possible to build a colonial settlement in Minecraft? Thank you, Cheryl!

Though we will miss Mrs. Munro, we have been very fortunate to find Mrs. Betsy Tyson to take over the humanities side of the fifth grade curriculum, namely language arts and social studies. Mrs. Tyson comes to us from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church where she has spent the last two years as chaplain, coordinating with families and youth in many of the church’s programs. Before that, she was a classroom teacher at St. Christopher’s School, and she has been an active volunteer at both Fairfield Court Elementary School and at Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School. Mrs. Tyson was the recipient of the Hawkins Hideaway Prize for Loyalty and Service at St. Christopher’s. As a member of the strategic planning committee for the Center for the Study of Boys, she researched the social/emotional needs of boys, and she participated in the Central Virginia Writing project through the University of Virginia. We are so pleased that Mrs.Tyson will be sharing her experience and her love of teaching with us!

We also are bidding farewell to Ashley Buffey, Director of Extended Programs. Under Ashley’s leadership, St M’s Extended Programs (Morning Gym, Extended Day, After-School Enrichment, Summer Spectacular Camps) grew significantly.  In pursuing opportunities to strengthen these programs, Ashley developed curriculum and budgets, recruited and trained staff, maintained an increasingly vibrant program, and met all regulatory requirements.  Through modifying and adapting programs (i.e. Camp-in-a-Box, and the Color Pods), St M’s Extended Programs have blossomed and thrived - - even through the pandemic.  Voluntarily stepping forward to lead our Equity Committee, Ashley also stewarded the drafting of St M’s diversity statement and our efforts to be a safe and welcoming community for our students, families, and faculty/staff.  Needless to say, in three years Ashley has accomplished a lot! Please join me in thanking Ashley and wishing her much joy in her next adventures. (We also thank Ashley for her conscientious efforts to ensure that everything is in place for a good start to our 22-23 Extended Day program.)

As we move forward to secure a new Director of Extended Programs, please be sure to send any experienced, qualified candidate ideas our way. 
Back to School Basics
Be sure to visit and bookmark stmschool.net/community/summerback-to-school as your comprehensive home for supply lists, summer assignments, dress code information, campus maps, carpool maps, and more.        
August Student Orientation Dates 
It's THE MOST wonderful time of the year! We are excited to welcome our Dragons back to campus for orientation and the start of the school year!
Below please find the orientation schedules for Lower School (August 25) And Middle School (August 29.)  Please note specific instructions per event for students and families.
Back to School Orientation Schedules

Back to School Movie Night: August 28

The St. Michael's Parents' Association (SMPA) and the Development Office Present:
How to Train Your Dragon, Sunday, August 28
Field Opens, 7 p.m. |  Movie Begins, 7:30 p.m. | St M Athletic Field

We invite all of our kindergarten-eighth grade families to visit and reconnect with new and old friends before the movie and celebrate the exciting new school year!  Click below for important details.
Back to School Movie Night Info
Dragon Pride: Visit Our Back to School Pop-Up Shop!
We are planning an exciting BACK TO SCHOOL Spiritwear Pop-Up Shop in the Perkinson Arts Center during the following dates and times:
  • Thursday, August 25, 8-11 a.m.  (Lower School "Meet Your Teacher" Day)
  • Monday, August 29, 8 a.m.-Noon  (Middle School Orientation) 
We have LOTS of exciting new items. Show your DRAGON PRIDE and come ready to shop! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! 
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