November 20, 2016
Check out our Media Gallery page for photos of this week's first grade play, the Middle School's service day with Meals on Wheels, numerous STEM projects and more from around the halls at St M. 
 Important Announcements:
A friendly reminder that School will be closed Wednesday, 11/23-Friday, 11/25 for the Thanksgiving Break.
We wish all of our Dragons a blessed holiday!
Last call to order hot lunch for the month of December! 
Orders must be placed by midnight tonight, November 20. Click here for the online ordering link. 
Join us for Meetings with Michael: November 30 at 7p.m.
At the start of the school year, we kicked off a community conversation at the VMFA about how cultural identity informs students' experiences at St. Michael's. 
Cultural literacy is essential to a 21st-century definition of "superior academic instruction." So our hope with this next Meeting with Michael gathering is:
  • to offer some insights on the role cultural literacy plays within students' social-emotional development as well as the St. Michael's curriculum;  
  • to hear about your experiences and those of your children around matters of cultural identity.
Please join us on November 30 at 6:45 p.m. at the Middle School Singleton Campus Library.   
Got Milk Jugs? 
We need to collect 200-400 gallon empty milk jugs for an exciting STEM project and we would be most appreciative if families could send them in.
Please wash jugs thoroughly so that we don’t end up with stinky classrooms! Students may drop them off in the libraries at either campus. Thanks!
Need Childcare for Winter Break?
St M will be hosting camps for grades K-8 during the winter holiday break (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30.)
Click on each link below for information, pricing and to register. (Minimum number of registrants needed for camps to occur.)
Please contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with any questions.
Thanksgiving Food Drives
The Lower School and Middle School non-perishable food drives conclude on Monday, November 21.
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 and Whole Grain Snacks.
Fifth graders will deliver all items to the St. Michael's Church food pantry following the Thanksgiving chapel service. Thank you for your support!
Spiritwear Makes Great Holiday Gifts!
Be sure to visit our spiritwear site for Holiday gifts!  December 7 is the order deadline to receive items before the Christmas break.
We also offer St M Tervis Tumblers. Please contact Kim Cronheim with any questions or to order the Tervis Tumblers directly!
Let's Be Friends! 
Get connected to keep abreast of St M news, events, calendar changes and information.  We also have a NEW Media Gallery page on our website under News and Events so you can follow all of our St M social media in one place!  

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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."
 In This Issue:
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • LAST CALL to Order Hot Lunch for December
  • Winter Break Camps/ Childcare
  • LS Food Drive
  • Spiritwear: Fleece!
  • LS After-school Enrichment/Intramural Sports Schedules
  • Chaplain's Corner
  Dates to Remember...(Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates. You now can subscribe to St M calendars so they automaticaly download to your personal calendar!)
Click HERE for the '16-'17 Academic Calendar
Sunday, 11/20:
  • LS Admissions Play, 2 p.m., Dundas-Hatcher Hall
  • MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m., St. Catherine's Pool
  • SMBA Team 3 WHITE First Practice, 2 p.m., LS Gym
  • SMBA Team 2 BLUE First Practice, 5 p.m., LS Gym
  • SMBA Team 1 RED Practice, 6 p.m., LS Gym
Monday, 11/21: 
  • MS Boys JV Basketball practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • MS Girls JV Basketball Practice, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • SMBA Team 4 GREEN First Practice, 5:30 p.m., LS Gym
Tuesday, 11/22:
  • LS Thankgiving Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • 5th Graders Stock St M Church Food Pantry
  • Boys Varsity A/B Basketball Practice, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Girls Varsity A/B Basketball Practice, 4:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/23- Friday, 11/25 
  • No School/Thanksgiving Holiday
Sunday, 11/26:
  • MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m., St. Catherine's
Mark your Calendar for Saturday, May 6!
Field Day is now part of a fun-filled Magic Dragon Day! (This day is also a designated school day.) Go Blue! Go White! Go Dragons!
Lower School FALL After-School Enrichment and Intramural Sports Schedule
Click here for remaining schedule of FALL session start dates, times and student pickup information. (Scroll down on on web page to view this calendar.)
Lower School WINTER After-School Enrichment and Intramural Sports Schedule 
Click here for a full schedule of WINTER session start dates, times and student pickup information.

Youth Group - Grades 6-12
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Open to all youth grades 6-12 
Join us at St. Matthias Episcopal Church for lots of fun, games, and fellowship! RSVP to Chaplain Christian Hansen

Advent Wreath Workshop - All ages
Sunday, November 27  
Join us after the 10:30 a.m. service to make your family’s advent wreath to use all throughout the Christmas season! RSVP to Chaplain Christian Hansen.  
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