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Week of April 15, 2018

First Grade Grandparents' Day

"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 100 grandparents to our School on Friday for a fun-filled morning of singing, love notes and family tree activities. This annual First Grade tradition has been a part of St. Michael's for decades and is a special time for children and grandparents to connect and spend time together. 
Many of our grandparents and special guests traveled near and far to be a part of this day. Thank you so much for coming! (And many thanks to all of the first grade families who volunteered to make this event such a success!) Be sure to check out the School's Media Gallery for more fun photos and videos of the day! 
Important Announcements:

Early Dismissal On Wednesday!

A reminder that April 18 is an early dismissal day (11:45 a.m.-Middle School, noon- Lower School.)  Our Extended Day program will be open that day from noon-6 p.m. Please contact Allyson Steele to reserve your spot.

Calling All St M Alumni (Age 21+!)

Mark your calendars now for the best ever alumni event, April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Bon Air Campus to share in the School's 60th Anniversary celebration and to say goodbye to where it all began. Invitations have been mailed. SPOUSES are invited!

Current 7th Grade Parents: Spanish Info Session

Seventh grade parents are invited to meet with Sra. Whitaker and Sra. Corinna to discuss the eighth grade Spanish program on May 3 at 3 p.m. in Sra. Whitaker's room.
The discussion will outline the "hows and whys" of rising eighth graders taking either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 next year.

Got Lunch?

Now is the time to place lunch orders for May. Ordering closes April 20.
NEW ITEM! Ellwood Thompson's added a new item to our lunch menu for May.  It is their take on a Lunchable.  It is labeled on our May menu as the 4-compartment Lunch Pack and contains oven-roasted turkey slices, cheddar cheese, carrots and wheat crackers.

Countdown to Magic Dragon Day!

Spirit Week Schedule:
  • Monday & Tuesday, April 30/May 1:  Blue and White Days (wear STM spirit wear)
  • Wednesday, May 2:  Wacky Wednesday (mix-matched outfits, inside-out clothes, etc.)
  • Thursday, May 3:  Game Day (wear your favorite team jersey
  • Friday, May 4: Uncle Sam Day (show your USA pride)
  • Saturday, May 5: Magic Dragon Day!  Wear your MDD T-Shirt!

Reminder:  No hair dye or face paint during Spirit Week.  The Dress Code is relaxed this week for shirts only.  No athletic pants/shorts on Monday-Friday of Spirit Week, please.

Dragon Grams will be sent home to those who have placed an order for them on April 16.  Please return your completed Dragon Grams to school by Monday, April 23.

Questions?
Contact Kim Cronheim, Ashley Mackey or Jules Kearfott.

Magic Dragon Day Collections and Vendor Opportunity

St M Spirit Wear/Blue Blazers: Please donate your gently worn Spirit Wear and gently used blue blazers.  Drop off in the Lower School SMPA room or Middle School Office.
Stuffed Animals: The beloved Pet Palace returns to Magic Dragon Day this year!  Drop off your washed, gently used stuffed animals this week to the Lower School Carpool Line on Tuesday, April 17 or anytime in the designated box at the Middle School.
Vendor Opportunity: Want to be a vendor at Magic Dragon Day? Help support St. Michael's while promoting your business by securing a table for your business, craft or other items.
Click HERE for details. Contact Marnie Crane with questions.
Note: We will NOT be holding a used book sale this year so no need to send in books.
Questions? Contact Kim Cronheim.

Birthday Books

The presentation of Birthday Books to the Lower School library is a special tradition at St. Michael's. The final assembly for this year will be held on the Bon Air Campus on Thursday, May 3. The deadline to submit Birthday Books is April 19.  If you have questions, please contact Carol Wise.

Warm Weather Change of Clothes

NOW is the time to send in a warm weather change of clothes for all in grades K-8. Thanks for your help!

Spectacular Summer Camps: FILLING FAST!

Register TODAY! Don't wait as several St M camps have already sold out.
  • 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!

Lost and Found Overflowing

Missing anything? Our Lost and Found boxes are overflowing and will be donated soon. Please visit the Lower School SMPA Room or the Middle School front office to claim items.

Let's Be Friends! 

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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:

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!
Monday, Apr 16:
  • Dragon Dress Day (Grades 6-8)
  • 4th Grade MIM Rehearsal, 12:30-2 p.m. (Dundas Hatcher Hall)
Tuesday, Apr 17:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Apr 18:
  • EARLY DISMISSAL DAY!
  • 7th Grade Meals on Wheels, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, Apr 19:
  • 5th Grade Religion Field Trip, 8:30a.m.- 3p.m.
Friday, Apr 20:
  • Grade 7C Spanish Immersion Field Trip to Mexico Restaurant, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 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 (www.impactrichmond.org) 
*Who: Open to all rising 7th grade students and above
*What: This summer marks our third time partnering with this great 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:  https://www.impactrichmond.org/register-now
*Additional Needs: Female Chaperone - Please contact Mr. Hansen at chansen@stmschool.net if you are interested (your costs will be covered).    
Rise Against Hunger Service Sunday
Sunday, April 29
Following the 9:30 a.m. St M Church service
Join us in Dundas Hatcher to assemble 10,000 meals to help fight hunger across the globe!
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