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September 10: Happy 60th Birthday!
St M 60th Celebration

Celebrating 60 Years!  

Sixty years ago today, St. Michael's opened its doors to 63 first, second and third grade students with subsequent grades added each year. While St M has grown to meet the changing needs of our students, what has stayed constant is our strong values, the love of learning that is instilled and the sense of belonging that our students, families and faculty feel here. The spirit of St M will live in generations of Dragons for years to come! 

On Friday, we gathered for a full School chapel service to celebrate St M's lasting legacy. Special thanks to St M alum and past parent, Matthew Steilberg '78, who gave the Chapel sermon. Matthew shared that while students have many goals here during their school years, at St M, students are truly taught to care for our communities and each other. Thus, our number ONE shared goal as Dragons is treating others with kindness. 

Lastly, magic happens when you gather 375 Dragons together! Be sure to check out the above video and our Media Gallery.

Happy 60th Anniversary to St M! 

Middle School Camping Trip/Challenge Discovery Forms Due ASAP


Sixth and Seventh Grade Families: release/medical forms must be submitted by Monday, September 11 for the Challenge Discovery field trip on Thursday. Click HERE for info and forms.
Eighth Grade Families: release forms must be submitted NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 13 for the camping trip on Thursday/Friday. Click HERE for info and forms.

Time to Order October Hot Lunch


Now is the time to order Hot Lunch for OCTOBER. Lunch ordering opens September 10 and closes September 20. 
Click HERE to order. Please contact Allyson Steele with questions.

Extended Day: New LS Drop-In Pricing


Families in need of a single day of Lower School after-school childcare from time to time may take advantage of new daily rate options:  $15 drop-in rate from 3-4:30 p.m. and $30 drop-in rate from 3-6 p.m. 
Please contact Allyson Steele with 24-hours notice to reserve your spot.

Lower School Birthday Books

The Birthday Book Assembly, a long-standing St M tradition, offer students a way to present a favorite book to the library in honor of their birthdays, in honor of someone special such as a teacher or sibling, or in memory of a loved one. There are three different Birthday Book programs during the school year.

The deadline for submitting Birthday Books for the October 19 program is September 28.
Mrs. Wise has a selection of new books in the Lower School library from which to choose.  Please feel free to email her (cwise@stmschool.net)  if you have any questions. 

Baseball Anyone? 

We are excited to announce that St. Michael's will offer Middle School fall baseball clinics on Fridays starting September 15.

Who:      6th-8th graders
What:     Fall baseball
When:    Fridays, 3-4:30 p.m., 9/15- 10/20, (no clinic on 9/22)
Where:  Trinity softball field 
Equipment: glove, helmet, bat and any other baseball protection you wear.

Please contact Wally Kern with questions. Thanks! 

Updated Allergy Protocol

If a student has severe life-threatening allergies and uses an epi-pen or rescue inhaler for severe asthma or breathing issues, we are asking that families complete the FARE Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan with their healthcare provider and return a signed copy to School.
The FARE form is located in the School offices. (This form and a parent instruction letter has been sent home with children with known allergies.) Again, the plan must be completed by a health care professional with any accommodations that are to be implemented in the classroom. 

Last Call to Signup For Fall Sports/Co-Curriculars

Don't miss out! Be sure to sign up for after-school sports and co-curriculars today! Click HERE for online registration.
Lower School and Middle School Co-Curriculars start THIS WEEK!
New Middle School Offering: Middle School Group Ukulele Lessons have just been added to Fall activities. Register HERE today!

Say Cheese! Picture Day Plan

  • Middle School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12. 
  • Lower School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
All Students will have a picture taken for the yearbook.
If you have not already done so, please complete the photo order form that came home with your child and return it to your child's teacher in the Lower School or to Erbie Godwin in the Middle School office NO LATER THAN MONDAY IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO ORDER PICTURES, PLEASE CHECK NO ORDER, AND RETURN THE FORM TO SCHOOL - EVERY CHILD NEEDS TO TURN IN AN ORDER FORM.
Eighth Grade Class Pictures-Special Instructions
  • HERE is the link for special instructions for 8th grade parents/students regarding school pictures.  Parents and students should pay special attention to the information, and sign and return the signature portion of the form to Erbie Godwin no later than MONDAY.
Questions? Please contact Tracy Ward.

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 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 UPDATED 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.
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This Week:

(LS: Lower School, MS: Middle School)
NOTE: Lower School fall after-school co-curriculars START THIS WEEK! Click HERE for the schedule.
Sunday, Sept 10:
  • St M opened 60 years ago on this day! Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sept. 11:
  • MS Field Hockey Game (Blue Team) @ Steward, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 12:
  • MS Picture Day
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Soccer HOME Game vs. New Community, 5 p.m.
  • MS Back to School Night:
    • 6 p.m. - 8th Grade Camping Trip Meeting
    • 7 p.m. - Meeting in the Great Hall (All grades 6-8)
    • 7:25 p.m. - Class Meeting (Breakout by grade)
    • 8:05 p.m. - Class Rotation
Wednesday, Sept. 13:
  • Speech Sceening by TALK
  • LS Picture Day
  • MS Honor Chapel-Signing of Honor Code, 8 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Back to School Night, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 14:
  • 8th Grade Camping Trip
  • 6th/7th Grade Trip to Challenge Discovery
  • NO MS Cross-Country or Field Hockey Practice (as coaches at 8th Grade camping trip)
  • 5th Grade Back to School Night: 6:30-8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15:
  • 8th Grade Camping Trip
  • MS Soccer Game @ Steward (7th), 4:30 p.m.
  • MS Baseball Clinic, 3-4:30 p.m., Trinity Softball Field
Coming Up:
  • Monday, Sept 18, 1st Grade Back to School night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept 19, 2nd Grade Back to School Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6th Grade Calendar Mtg, 6:30 p.m.
Note: Due to the volume of sports practices, please consult the online School calendar for practice dates and times.
Chapel Committee

If your child is interested in helping organize and lead our Middle School chapels throughout this year, please contact Chaplain Hansen at chansen@stmschool.net and also indicate if your child has any particular preferred focus (reading/prayers/ music). 

Hurricane Harvey Support

Looking to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey? 
We are all praying for the victims of Hurricane Harvey as it continues to inundate TX and LA with destructive weather and rain. If you'd like to donate, one good option is through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund at  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response

Spiritwear

Show your DRAGON PRIDE with St M Spiritwear!
Visit our spiritwear website HERE to place online orders for St M apparel. From shirts and string bags to belts and hats, we have lots of exciting items!
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