Week of March 23, 2015: Spread Kindness
"As you grow up, the differences or things that make you unique become what makes you cool. They are your superpowers!" (Cece Bell)
This past week, St. Michael's was honored and delighted to welcome best-selling author and 2015 Newbery Honor Award winner Cece Bell to our School!  Ms. Bell captivated our students with the stories behind her acclaimed book, EL DEAFO.  This graphic novel about a young girl who must wear a Phonic Ear (a bulky hearing aid), and her discovery of how it makes her wonderfully special, has been a student favorite at St M all year! 
 Important Announcements:
We’ve got SPIRIT, How About YOU? Order SPIRITWEAR!
Showcase your DRAGON PRIDE with St. Michael’s Spiritwear! From hats, apparel and jewelry, to key fobs, flags, umbrellas and even dragon stuffed animals, we have something for everyone.

Spring orders for Spiritwear are now being taken. Click here for the order form or visit  Orders and payment must be submitted to either School office no later than MARCH 30, 2015. Please make checks payable to SMPA. Thanks! 

Magic Dragon Day - Sponsorships Still Available!

Thank you to those families and businesses who have already generously committed to sponsoring Magic Dragon Day! Sponsors are vital to the success of Magic Dragon Day, as they offset the cost of the event and increase the amount that the SMPA provides to the school!

If you have been thinking about sponsoring, please act today!  Sponsorship commitments are due by this Monday, March 23. Download a copy of the Sponsorship Form here
Magic Dragon Day Order Forms

Order form packets for Magic Dragon Day 2015 went home with your youngest child last week. Included are order forms for Tickets & Wristbands, T-Shirts, Dragon-Grams & Q-BBQ/Pies to Go!

Completed forms are due to your child's homeroom teacher or either School office by Friday, March 27.

Magic Dragon Day Questions? Please contact either
Madeline Gorman: 929-1290 or  Alison Roussy: 855-9090.
"A Barnyard Moosical"
Between the gourmet goats that refuse to eat garbage, a chorus line of hoofing cows, neatnik pigs and funky dancing chickens, our kindergarteners sure put on a hilarious and imaginative mini-musical on Friday about a unique and talented group of animals living in the barnyard. A BIG thank you to all the family volunteers who helped with costumes, set building and preparations, as well as to Mrs. Adams and Mr. Tickle for all their efforts to bring this production to the stage! What a fun MOOsical! (Check out our St. Michael's Facebook page for more photos and videos of the production!)
Help Pack 10,000 Meals on Palm Sunday!
Stop Hunger Now: Sunday, March 29, 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jesus' life and ministry showed God's care for the poor, and so St. Michael's Church is bringing the community together on a mission to end hunger.  They are partnering with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency, to pack nutritious meals that will be distributed to people in the world that need it most. The fun, hands-on, inter-generational, food packing mission will take place on Palm Sunday, March 29, between the services, 9:15-10:20 a.m., in Dundas-Hatcher and finish after the 10:30 service.  At least 100 volunteers are needed to pack 10,000 meals. Register for this event here online. (This is a great community service project opportunity for our students and families.)
To learn more about Stop Hunger Now visit their website.  For more details on this event, contact Mrs. Flemming or the outreach coordinator at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.
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  Dates to Remember...
  Lower School:   
  • Barter Players Performance of "The Velveteen Rabbit", Monday, 3/23, 8:45 a.m. (followed by Teambuilding through Theatrics workshop for our fifth graders)
  • Fourth grade plants outdoor salad garden (as part of study on plants), Monday, 3/23 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Go Fish Afterschool Program, Monday, 3/23, 3-5 p.m.
  • Chapel, Tuesday, 8/24, 9 a.m. (with special guest Patience Salgado, "Kindness Girl")
  • Afterschool "Fun and Games," Tuesday, 3/24, 3-4 p.m.
  • Championship Chess, Wednesday, 3/25, 2:40-3:40 p.m.
  • Birthday Book Assembly, Thursday, 3/16, 8:30 a.m.
  • Go Fish Afterschool Program, Friday, 3/27, 3-5 p.m.
  Middle School
  • Morning Meeting, Tuesday, 8/24, 8 a.m. (with special guest Patience Salgado, "Kindness Girl")
  • Eighth Grade to Poe Museum, Wednesday, 3/25, 9:30 a.m.
  • Spring Play Rehearsal (Speaking parts AND Zombies), Wednesday, 3/25 and Friday, 3/27, 3-4:30 p.m. (note extended time)
  • Chapel, Friday, 3/27, 2 p.m.
  MS Sports: 
   Monday, 3/23:
  • Track: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Girls LAX practice: 3-4:30 p.m. 
   Tuesday, 3/24:
  • Track: 3:15-5:00 p.m.
  • Girls LAX home game vs. St. Catherine's, 4 p.m.
  • Boys LAX practice: 5:30-7:00 p.m. *immediately following girls game
   Wednesday, 3/25:
  • Track Meet @ Collegiate, 3:30 p.m.
  • Girls LAX practice, 3-4:30 p.m. 
   Thursday, 3/26: 
  • Girls LAX home game vs. Tuckahoe, 4:30 p.m.
  • Boys LAX: 5:30-7:00 p.m. * immediately following girls game
   Friday, 3/27:
  • Track: 3:15- 5:00 p.m.
   Saturday, 3/28:
  • Track Meet – Manchester Relays, 11:00 a.m.
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