January 15, 2017
 Important Announcements:
A friendly reminder that Monday, Jan. 16 is a
SCHOOL HOLIDAY for Martin Luther King Day.
 See you on Tuesday! 
RSVP for a Special Showing of Screenagers
Join us Thursday, January 19 at 6:45 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Middle School Singleton Campus for a special parent viewing of Screenagers, a documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. 
Although this event is free and open to St M parents and prospective families, please register HERE to ensure adequate seating is available.
Love is in the Air at the 2017 Annual Auction! 
Invitations have been mailed for the 2017 Annual Auction on February 11 at the John Marshall Ballrooms. We hope you will join us for a fun and festive night!
If you have not received your invitation, please contact Anne Methven
Basketball Double Header!
Show your Dragon Pride and join us for a Middle School Boys' and Girls' Basketball double header on Tuesday, January 24th!
The Girls' Varsity team will play St. Edwards at 5:30 p.m. and the Boys' Varsity team will play St. Chris at 6:45 p.m. in the Middle School Singleton Campus Gym.
Wear your Blue and White and come cheer on our teams!
Mark Your Calendars for the SMPA Book Fair!
The Book Fair will take place Tuesday-Thursday, January 31-February 2 at the Bon Air Campus. Family Open House will take place from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, February 2.
  • Annual "Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes" in the Art Room. 
  • Select books for all grades K-8 will be offered. Books will be provided by bbgb bookshop. 15% of sales come back to the SMPA!
  • Please contact Lauren Golliday with Q’s.
Last Call to Order Hot Lunch for February
The Hot Lunch order period for FEBRUARY closes on January 20. Click here for the order link.
Parents’ Night Out!
Enjoy an evening on the town, and we'll watch the kids! 
  • Who: St M Students in grades K-8
  • When: Friday, February 3, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: St M Extended Programs in the Lower School Ticer Hall.
  • Cost: $25 for the first child, $15 for each additional child
  • Dinner (pizza), snacks, movies, crafts, activities will be provided.
Reservations Required. Please complete this Google Form to register.
Contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with questions.
Need Spring Break Childcare?
St. M is partnering with Challenge Island to offer an exciting week of ISLAND-inspired camp!  A minimum number of registrants is needed to hold the camp. Contact Allyson Steele, Director of Extended Programs, with questions.
  • When: March 6-10
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal School (Extended Programs Wing) 
  • Fee: $75 per day or $350 for full week (sign up for one day or all 5!) 
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 
Register HERE
Author Visit/Book Ordering Opportunity for Grades 3-5
R.A. Spratt, the award-winning Australian author of the Friday Barnes and Nanny Piggins series, is coming to St. Michael's on Thursday, January 19 to speak to our 3rd-5th graders.
You may purchase autographed books on bbgb's website at bbgbbooks.com/book-buzz and receive a 15% discount when you use coupon code: stm15. At check-out, choose school delivery, then select St. Michael's Episcopal School and indicate your child's name, teacher and to whom the book(s) should be signed. 
Get Outside this Winter with LS Mountain Biking!
We will visit James River Park and others over the course of the month. Participants will learn beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills. ALL Bikes and Helmets WILL BE provided. This five-week session in late Jan/Feb is open to boys and girls in Gr. 1-5 and is run by our partner, Virginia Outside. 
Click HERE for information and to register. 
Stay Warm with NEW Spiritwear Items
Be sure to visit our spiritwear site for new St M winter items like hats, a scarf and even a fleece vest! 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!  
St M on Facebook
St M on Twitter
St M on Instagram
St M on the Web
St M on YouTube   
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:
  • RSVP for Screenagers Documentary 
  • Auction Invitations Sent
  • Basketball Double Header
  • Last Call for February Lunch Orders
  • Book Fair Open House
  • Parents' Night Out
  • Spring Break Childcare
  • LS Book Signing/Author Visit Opportunity
  • Lower School Mountain Biking Registration
  • Spiritwear
  • LS After-school Enrichment/Intramural Sports Schedules
  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, 1/15:
  • MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Monday, 1/16: 
Thursday, 1/19:
  • End of 2nd Quarter
  • Tour of Middle School for interested Current 5th Grade Familes, 8:30 a.m.
  • Screenagers Movie Screening, 6:45 p.m., Middle School Singleton Campus Great Hall
Friday, 1/20:
  • Online Lunch Ordering Closes for February
  • MS Clubs: 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, Janary 21
  • Middle School Swim Meet at Norfolk Academy: Time TBD
NOTE: Given the volume of Middle School basketball and SMBA practices and games, please refer to the weekly schedules on the website calendar. You may also download individual sports team calendars to your own 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 Ski Trip to Massanutten
Saturday, February 24 - Sunday, February 25
Open to 5th grade and above; Click here for pricing and info. Please RSVP to Chaplain Hansen. 
IMPACT Richmond Mission Trip 2017 - Space Limited! July 9-15, 2017
Open to Rising 7th through 12th Graders. Cost: $300 /person - Early Bird Rate
We are now looking towards our summer mission trip where we are once again participating in IMPACT Richmond. If you are interested, please click HERE to access the appropriate forms and then submit them to the IMPACT Director (info on the forms) and Chaplain Hansen.

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