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Week of April 1, 2018
Important Announcements:

Easter Monday Holiday

St. Michael's will be closed on Monday, April 2 for the Easter holiday. (Our Extended Day program is OPEN on April 2.) Classes resume on Tuesday, April 3. We hope everyone had a joyous long weekend!

Middle School Health and Wellness Day

Research has shown that the academic success of students is strongly linked to their health, with healthier students being better learners.
Our Middle Schoolers will participate in a Health and Wellness Day on Wednesday, April 4, exploring the topics of Mindfulness and Stress, Yoga and Relaxation, Nutrition and more. Students will be allowed to wear appropriate athletic clothes to school that day.

Magic Dragon Day: Online Orders Close April 4!

Countdown to Magic Dragon Day! St. Michael's annual spring fair, Magic Dragon Day, is Saturday, May 5 at the Lower School, Bon Air Campus. This time-honored tradition that began over 40 years ago begins at 9:30 a.m. with a blessing and the kindergarten's Maypole dance. Field games follow, with class booths and carnival games opening at 11 a.m. Mark your calendar for a true Blue and White experience!

The deadline is FAST APPROACHING to order your tickets, wristbands, Dragon-Grams, sponsorships and t-shirts. 
Click below to place an online order by the APRIL 4 deadline.
Magic Dragon Day Online Order Form

7th Grade Fieldtrip Update

The 7th grade will take a field trip to the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Tuesday, April 3. Students need to bring $13 (preferably cash) to Mrs. O'Dell for lunch at Bottom's Up Pizza. Field trip attire is expected.
Note: Students who ordered hot lunch for this day will receive a credit to their hot lunch account.

Middle School Morning Arrivals

A friendly reminder that the Middle School day begins at 8 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.  Students should NOT arrive at school before 7:45 a.m. The school day concludes at 2:53 p.m. every day.

We have noticed that some students are being dropped off as early as 7:15 a.m. and this is a safety concern as the School cannot provide adult supervision until 7:45 a.m.
Also, if you child arrives AFTER the 8 a.m. start time, parents MUST park and walk their child into the Front Office to sign-in for the day so we have a record of their presence in the building for safety reasons. 

Lego-Themed Parent's Night Out!

Who:   St M students in K-5th grade
When: Friday, April 13, 6-9 p.m.
Where: St M Extended Programs, Lower School Ticer Hall
Cost:   $25 for first child, $15 for each additional child

Enjoy an evening on the town and we'll watch the kids! The Middle School Blue Dragons LEGO Robotics Team will be there with LEGO-themed crafts, activities, and a movie. Dinner (pizza) and snacks will be provided.
Money raised from this event will go to the Middle School Robotics Team to offset their expenses to attend the FLL Robotics World Championship in Detroit. GO DRAGONS!
Click here to register!

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. 

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found boxes are overflowing! Please stop by the MS Front Office or the LS SMPA Room (across from the Front Office) to claim any belongings.  

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.
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This Week:

Monday, Apr 2:
  • No School/Holiday
Tuesday, Apr 3:
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m
  • 7th Grade Holocaust Museum Field Trip, 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. (FIELD TRIP ATTIRE REQUIRED)
Wednesday, Apr 4:
  • MS Health and Wellness Day, 12-4 p.m.
NOTE: Due to the volume of sports practices and games, please consult the online School calendar for practice/game dates and times. 
​Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration 
Sunday, April 1
​9:30 a.m. followed by 10:30 a.m. Service


​Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at St. Michael's Church! 
All ages are invited with the older children serving as helping hands to our younger friends. There will be special treat bags, tasty food, festi​ve crafts, and lots and lots of eggs. 

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 ($125 deposit to hold spot - scholarships available)
*Registration: Online Registration goes LIVE April 2.

*Additional Needs: Female Chaperone - Please contact Mr. Hansen at chansen@stmschool.net if you are interested (your costs will be covered).    
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