October 18, 2015
Making Global Connections
This week, as part of Global Read Aloud, both Kindergarten classes welcomed fellow kindergarteners from Toronto, Canada into our classrooms. Through the power of Skype technology, our students interacted virtually with their new Canadian friends to discuss the New York Times best-selling book "Duck! Rabbit!
In its fifth year, the Global Read Aloud project was created with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Teachers around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience with other participating classrooms. Since 2010, more than 500,000 global classroom connections have been made in 60 different countries.
This project allowed for our St M students to use technology in a meaningful way, to learn about other countries and cultures and to share the love of reading.
From Egypt Day and Monticello to STEM projects and Challenge Discovery, be sure to check out our St M FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages for this week's posts on St. Michael's culture, curriculum and community.
Installation of our Sixth Head of School
This Tuesday, October 20 at 8:30 a.m., the School is holding a chapel service to install Mr. Turner as the sixth Head of School.  As this is a special occasion and dress up day, the dress code for students (per page 12 in the School handbook) is as follows:
  • Grades K-3: a collared shirt (tucked in) and pants (no jeans); a dress; or a dress blouse with a dress skirt/pants.
  • Grades 4-8: dress shirt, tie and long pants (no jeans); a dress; or a dress blouse with a dress skirt/pants.
Middle School families: Students should be dropped off at the Church (in lieu of the Middle School) by 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Carpools have been arranged to transport students back to the Singleton Campus after the service. 

As this new chapter in our School's history officially begins, it is an exciting time to be at St. Michael's!
Help Make our Annual Auction a Success!
Our auction team is seeking items to be featured in both the Live and Silent Auctions at our 25th Annual Auction on November 21.
Tickets to sporting events, vacation homes, concert tickets, restaurant gift certificates and other experiential items are on the wish list.
Please contact Mary King Coleman with ideas or questions. Thank you for your willingness to donate! 
Admissions Open Houses: Help Us Spread the Word 
  • The Kindergarten Open Houses are this week on October 21 and October 22 at 9:30 a.m. Interested families can register here
  • The Middle School Open House is scheduled for Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. Interested families can register here
Friendly Reminder
During Lower School carpool, only St. Michael's staff are permitted to remove the car line poles. Thanks for your understanding.
Championship Chess Winter Program Signup (Gr K-5)
Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving skills. Sign up now for the winter session of Championship Chess. The program runs November 11-February 17 on Wednesdays from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Click here for the registration form. Forms are due in by November 6.
Swim Like Fish?
St. Michael's Middle School Swim Team season is just around the corner. The season runs from November to the end of January. Our team practices on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's School.  If your Middle School student is interested in swim team, please complete the registration form at http://tinyurl.com/stmswim2015.  Thank you!
Sign up for SMBA!
SMBA, our popular co-ed intramural basketball league for grades 4-8 is now accepting signups from interested players. Everyone will be placed on a team. Practices start the week of November 15. Signup forms are available here and are due to Mr. Kern by November 3.
Nothing But Net! Basketball Tryouts
Calling all 5th-8th graders for JV and Varsity basketball tryouts! The tryout schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 9th - all interested 5th-8th grade Boys and Girls will meet in the Singleton Campus gym from 3:-4:30 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, November 10th - Boys will be in the gym from 3-4:30 p.m. for a second day of half and full court games.  
  • Wednesday, November 11th - Girls will be in the gym from 4:30-6 p.m. for a second day of half and full court games.  
Please contact Wally Kern with any questions.
We've got SPIRIT, how about YOU? New Spiritwear Site!
Showcase your Dragon Pride with St. Michael's SPIRITWEAR! Be sure to check out our new online Spiritwear site at stmschool.net/community/school-spiritwear/. Great gifts ideas!
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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
  • Making Global Connections
  • Headmaster Installation
  • Auction Donations Needed
  • Admissions Open Houses
  • LS Car line Poles
  • LS Chess Signup
  • MS Swimming Signup
  • SMBA Signup
  • JV/Varsity BBall Tryouts
  • Spiritwear Site
Dates to Remember...
Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates, events and weekly activities/sports schedules.
Click here to download an updated Academic Calendar
Monday, 10/19
  • 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Stock Market Speaker, 10:05 a.m.
Tuesday, 10/20:  
  • Chapel Service/ Installation of our Head of School, 8:30 a.m. (MS Students- drop off at Church by 8:15 a.m.)
  • MS Cross Country Meet (St. Christopher's), 4-5:30 p.m.
  • MS Field Hockey Home Game (vs.Collegiate), 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/21:
  • Kindergarten Admissions Open House, 9:30 a.m.
  • MS Boys Intro Lacrosse Clinic, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Singleton Campus 
Thursday, 10/22:
  • Kindergarten Admissions Open House, 9:30 a.m.
  • LS Math Club, 3-4 p.m.
  • MS Field Hockey @HOME vs. Collegiate, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 10/23:
  • 3rd Grade Variety Show, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS "Open Mike," 1:05 p.m.
  • Baseball Clinic (Gr 5-8), 3:30-5:15 p.m, Trinity 
  • MS Halloween Dance, 7-9 p.m.
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 Healthy Snacking Tips:    Protein Bars
 Be careful when adding “healthy” protein bars to your diet.  All bars are not created equally.  Be sure to check the fat and sugar content of different bars to optimize nutrition.

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