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Week of May 27, 2018

Honors Assembly Congratulations

On Wednesday, our community gathered for our annual Honors Assembly. Congratulations to ALL of our award recipients, and to Mrs. Wise to whom our 2018 yearbook is dedicated! 

2018 Literary Award Winners
At St. Michael’s we are proud to be a community of writers. Beginning in kindergarten and carrying through eighth grade and beyond, we nurture and celebrate all our writers’ efforts. So it is no surprise that the Literary Award is the oldest recognition given. Each student recognized has been selected because he or she has shown exceptional effort and ability in writing during the school year.
  • Kindergarten:    Callie Lewis, Mae Henderson
  • First Grade:       Brantley Patterson, Adeline Grossman
  • Second Grade:  Connor Strunk, Tabitha Johnson 
  • Third Grade:      Charlotte Chafin, William Roussy
  • Fourth Grade:    Henry Erda, Evie Nowery
  • Fifth Grade:       Magovern Rollins, Sarah Carter Nowery
  • Sixth Grade:      Ruby Goff, Cooper Knight
  • Seventh Grade: Sam O'Brien, Cameron Unice
  • Eighth Grade:    Ashleigh Pyle, Fisher Falls
2018 Mathematics Award Winners
St. Michael’s is committed to the development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the field of mathematics. This award recognizes students who have shown exceptional effort, enthusiasm and achievement in mathematics.
  • Kindergarten:     Max Nedeff, Sam Bayler
  • First Grade:       James Wesley, Ethan Herndon
  • Second Grade:  Audrey Zuffuto, Amy Phillips
  • Third Grade:      Ryan Herndon, Sam Adelaar
  • Fourth Grade:   Samuel Schuster, Thomas Gregory
  • Fifth Grade:       Jack Norman, Ryan Lewis
  • Sixth Grade:      Jackson Baese, Finley McCashin
  • Seventh Grade: Henry Caudle, Sophia Isaacs
  • Eighth Grade:    Audrey Price, Taylor Sibley
Important Announcements:

Support the Annual Fund

As we wrap-up another fabulous School year with programs, activities and closing ceremonies, we celebrate our students' accomplishments and achievements and thank our teachers for their dedication. It is the Annual Fund and tuition, working together, that provide the resources to make all these good things happen. Let's wrap up this year with increased parent participation and meeting the $175,000 goal!

60 Gifts in 60 Hours launches Tuesday, May 29, 6 p.m. and concludes Friday, June 1, 6 a.m. Gifts may be made online HERE or by mail.

Parent Participation to date: 55%

Extended Day End of Year 

  • June 4 and 5: Lower School Extended Day is open noon-6 p.m.   
  • June 6: Lower School Extended Day is open following K-2 closing until 3 p.m.   
  • June 7 and 8: Extended Day is CLOSED.
There is NO MIDDLE SCHOOL Afternoon Extended Day the week of June 4.

Thank you!

Thank you to our artists and performers and to all who attended out first annual Celebration of the Arts! It was a wonderful evening of community and creativity!

Middle School Lego Robotics Results

We are still beaming with pride with how well our Robotics Team performed at the World Championship in Detroit!  Our team scored in the top 25 in the world for Robot Performance and received high marks for their research project and core values.  More importantly, their trip to Detroit was an opportunity to share ideas and problem-solve with robotics teams from around the globe. Special bonds were formed with the teams from Spain, London and Scotland. 
Next year's FLL Robotics competition theme is SPACE. St M has already made arrangements for a fall field trip to meet with two experts at the Air and Space Museum (Dulles location) in order brainstorm research project ideas.

8th Grade Pizza Party/Class Photo

The Development Office invites all of our 8th graders to a Class of 2018 pizza party and graduation celebration on Friday, June 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall.
Come wearing a shirt announcing your high school decision as we will take a class photo! 

8th Grade Exams

Eighth Grade exams continue this week.  Please note that eighth graders dismiss at 11:30 a.m. on exam days. 
Wishing our students much success!. Click HERE for the exam schedule.

8th Grade End of Year Information

It is hard to believe that we are days away from eighth grade graduation.
To help navigate this busy time of year, please find an ATTACHED one-stop guide to the exciting culmination of the Class of 2018’s time at St. Michael’s, including the exams and graduation day schedule, baccalaureate service, class gift and more. Congratulations and best wishes to the wonderful Class of 2018! 

Transition to Middle School Programs

Rising sixth grade parents, please join us on Monday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the Singleton Campus Allen Library to learn more about Middle School and what to expect as your child transitions to a new campus.  Please RSVP to Laurel Nelson.

Please Return Library Books

With the end of school in sight, this is a reminder that we need families to help their children look for library books that need to be returned. Also, families are welcome to contact the Mrs. Wise or Mrs. Carpenter by email if they want to know whether or not their child has any books outstanding.

It's Graduation Season!

We want to celebrate ALL of our graduates because whether Blue or White, once a Dragon, ALWAYS a Dragon!
During upcoming eighth grade, high school and college graduations, please share your graduation photos and next steps with us at ‪#‎alwaysaSTMdragon‬

LAST CALL: Extended Programs Survey

As we finish up an exciting first year of our St M Extended Day Program, we seek parent input via this QUICK SURVEY on your experiences, ideas and requests as we plan for the coming school year.  Thank you for your feedback! 

Summer is Right Around the Corner. Sign Up Today for St M Camps!

Explore your creative side. Take to the stage. Embrace the outdoors. Learn coding and video game making. Get active with sports. Be an adventurous chef.

We have an spectacular summer planned at St. Michael's with a variety of fun camps for ages 4-ninth grade!  

  • Click HERE to register! 
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Summer Programs, with any questions. 

Around the Halls...

Check out our Media Gallery for photos of events and learning that took place this week at St M!

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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 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.
Click HERE for key dates for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
Never miss an update! Subscribe to our School calendars and receive automatic updates! (Families should download the Academic Calendar as well as a Lower School or Middle School calendar.)

This Week: 

Monday, May 28:
Tuesday, May 29:
  • 5th Gr Field Trip to Pamplin Park 
Wednesday, May 30:
  • 4th Grade International Day
  • 5th Grade Civil War Day
Thursday, May 31:
  • 5th Grade Chorus Concert, 2 p.m., St. Michael's Church
Friday, June 1:
  • 8th Grade Class Picture (in high school shirts) and Pizza Party, 10:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Grade Scoops and Stories, 1 p.m.
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
REGISTER NOW for the Summer Mission Trip - IMPACT Richmond ( 
* Who: Open to all rising 7th grade students and above
* What: A local mission to repair homes in the Richmond area. For more details, please visit the site listed above for a breakdown of a typical day. 
* When: Sunday, July 15 - Saturday, July 21
* Cost: $325 / person  ($275 for each additional child in your family)
*Registration NOW OPEN:
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