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November 12, 2017

Early Release on Friday

This Friday, November 17, is an early release day (11:45 a.m. at Middle School and noon at Lower School) as School faculty and staff participate in our five-year VAIS Accreditation visit.

St M In The News

Thank you to "Virginia This Morning" (on CBS 6) for welcoming St. Michael's on the show on Friday to share news of our 60th anniversary, Lower School move and how St M does small in a BIG way!
Check out the interview HERE.  (You'll see some of our student and faculty faces in the clip as well!) 
It's an exciting time be at St. Michael's! 

Around the Halls....

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

Middle School Play

Save the dates! Auditions for the Middle School musical will take place November 28-29 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Callbacks are December 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Director Jan Guarino will be at our Middle School during lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to announce the musical, give details about auditions and introduce this year's musical director, Jason Marks

Middle School JV/Varsity Boys' & Girls' Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts begin the week of November 13 in the Middle School Singleton Campus Gym.
  • Monday, Nov. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. - JV and Varsity Boys And Girls  (ALL TOGETHER)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3-4:30 p.m. - JV and Varsity BOYS ONLY
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. - JV and Varsity GIRLS ONLY 


With the much-anticipated release of Wonder, the movie based on R.J. Palacio's award-winning book, Mrs. Flemming and Mrs. O'Dell invite all Middle Schoolers to come watch the movie with them! 

For planning purposes, please let us know via THIS FORM if you and your child plan to attend.

What: Watch the movie Wonder with the English teachers*
When: Monday, Nov. 20
Where: Bow Tie Cinemas, 1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh St.
Time: 4:30 p.m. showing

*Note: Parents are expected to remain as chaperones for children. 

Click HERE for info on the movie. #ChooseKind

Book Fair Gift Certificates 

Give the gift of reading this holiday season!  The SMPA (in partnership with bbgb bookshop) is selling Book Fair Gift Certificates that can be redeemed during the Lower School Book Fair. 
Click HERE for more information and ordering instructions. Click HERE to purchase from bbgb bookshop's website (scroll to bottom of page for gift certificates)

  • Lower School Book Fair: Tuesday-Thursday, January 30-February 1

Got Lunch?

Hot lunch ordering for DECEMBER closes on November 20. Click HERE to order.

Get Ready to Join the Crowd!

The sixth annual Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017. After the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a chance to embrace the spirit of giving and celebrate organizations you care about.
We invite you to join us on Giving Tuesday. Help us achieve 60 gifts in 24 hours by making your Annual Fund gift.
To make the day more interesting, we will track donations by Blue and White teams. Help your team come out on top and we all win!
The Challenge begins Tuesday, November 28 at 6 a.m. and runs 24 hours until Wednesday at 6 a.m.
Join the crowd! Keep an eye out for details as we get closer to the date. Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

A New Baby Dragon!

Congratulations to Middle School math teacher Jennifer Evans and her family as they celebrate the arrival of baby Elijah!
Elijah James Evans arrived at 1:26 p.m. on November 7, weighing 6 lbs 10 oz. Jennifer and Kevin are proud, happy, healthy and tired. :) Wishing the Evans family an abundance of blessings during this special time!

Registration CLOSES Soon for WINTER Afterschool Activities

Don't miss out! Co-curricular activities registration closes NOV. 17.
REGISTER HERE for Winter Co-Curriculars

Annual Auction

As we celebrate the School’s 60th anniversary, we also celebrate the time-honored tradition of the auction. Planning is well underway for this year’s event on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in The John Marshall Ballrooms. The solicitation committee is hard at work procuring an array of creative and interesting auction items.
You play a significant role in the auction.  Mark your calendars now to attend and please consider a donation for the silent or live auction.  Donate a service or item or solicit a donation from any business you frequent. Contact Nena Meurlin, Solicitations Chair, , with questions.
Donation forms are available HERE. 
We look forward to seeing you on February 10. Thank you for considering an auction donation.

Spiritwear Makes Great Gifts!

Show your DRAGON PRIDE with St M Spiritwear! Visit our spiritwear website HERE to place online orders for St M apparel.
**COMING SOON!** New items for the winter season PLUS a holiday pop-up shop in early December with NEW St M stocking stuffers, Christmas ornaments, Dragon socks and more! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Support St M When You Shop!

This holiday season, please use the link below when you shop at Amazon and St. Michael’s will receive 5% of Amazon Smile purchases! Thank you SO MUCH for your support!
Here is St. Michael’s unique link:
Also, we are bringing back the Box Tops for Education program.  Please clip box tops and stay tuned for information regarding collection.  Thank you! -The St M SMPA

STEM Supplies Needed

Our students have been completing so many STEM projects, we are in need of more supplies and recycled materials! See attached list. Thank for sending in any listed materials to your child's classroom.

Let's Be Friends! 

Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.
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St M on the Web
St M on Vimeo 
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.
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:

Middle School Winter Sports Practices Begin!
Sunday, Nov 12:
  • Middle School Open House, 2 p.m.
Monday, Nov 13:
  • Lower School and Middle Food Pantry Drive Begins (info under Chaplain's Corner)
  • MS Basketball Tryouts (All), 3-4:30 p.m.
  • ERB Info Session with Philippe Best for Parents of Grades 3-8, 7-8:30 p.m.. Middle School Allen Library
Tuesday, Nov 14:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Boys' Basketball Tryouts, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • MS Swim practice begins, 3:30-4:30 p.m. @ Downtown YMCA
Wednesday, Nov 15:
  • MS Chapel, 8 a.m.
  • MS Girls' Basketball Tryouts, 3-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov 17
  • First Grade Play (Mitchell), 8:30 a.m.
  • Early Dismissal Day
    (11:45 a.m. at Middle School and noon at Lower School)
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices, please consult the online School calendar for practice dates and times. 
LS FOOD PANTRY DRIVE November 13-21. Please bring donations in paper grocery bags to your homerooms. 
MS FEEDMORE DRIVE November 8- December 6. Donations can be deposited in the designated boxes in the hallway by the front office. 

Here is a list of most needed items for these organizations:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • Low Sodium Veggies
  • Fruits Packed in Juice
  • Spaghetti Sauce (No Glass)
  • Canned or Dry Beans
  • Hot & Cold Cereal
  • Whole Grain Snacks

If you, a family member, or friend needs prayers, please email Christian Hansen with the subject “Prayers of the Dragons.”  

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