January 22, 2017
Growing Up Digital
Thanks to all who came on Thursday night for the special presentation of Screenagers. As there are both benefits and pitfalls of digital engagement,  finding balance is key.  We hope our families found the film informative and thought-provoking.
The Screenagers website posts ideas each Tuesday to help guide families in the use of technology and setting guidelines/boundaries.
Click HERE to register to receive the Tech Talk Tuesday emails. 
 Important Announcements:
Re-Enrollment Contracts
Re-enrollment contracts for the 2017/2018 School year were mailed on Friday to our current families. Thanks for returning them to us by Monday, February 17.
Please contact Anne Bridgforth if you did not receive yours by mid-week.
Calendar News:
  • A friendly reminder that this Wednesday, January 25 is a Lower School NOON DISMISSAL day.

  • The date of the SMBA Basketball Finals has been moved to Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. (from Feb. 2) in the Middle School Singleton Campus Gym.
Admissions Events This Week: Help Us Spread the Word
St. M will be hosting Coffee and Campus Tour Admissions Events for prospective parents as follows:
  • Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 a.m., Bon Air Campus for Gr. K-5
  • Thursday, January 26, 8:30 a.m., Singleton Campus for Gr. 6-8.
Thank you for encouraging your friends and neighbors to come learn more about the benefits of a St M education! Interested families may RSVP here.
Coming Soon: Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars Registration
Be on the lookout this week for an email with registration information for our Spring sports and after-school co-curriculars.  We have some exciting new offerings!
Gearing Up for Magic Dragon Day: T-Shirt Art Contest!
Calling all St M artists!  Your dragon artwork could be chosen to appear on the 2017 Magic Dragon Day T-Shirts! 
Contest Rules:
1. All entries must be submitted on a piece of white paper (8.5 x 11 inches). The drawing must include a picture of a dragon. 
2. Please use a black marker or black ink pen (no colors or pencil) so that the design can be copied easily onto a shirt. 
3. Write your name and grade in pencil on the back of the drawing.  
4. Submit your entry to the office (Bon Air or Singleton) by the end of the school day on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Click here for a printable copy of the contest rules.
Questions? Contact Kim Dobzyniak or Ashley Mackey!
Basketball Double Header!
Show your Dragon Pride and join us for a Middle School Boys' and Girls' Basketball double header this 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!
Shop and Dine: Make the SMPA Book Fair a Family Night!
The Book Fair will take place Tuesday-Thursday, January 31-February 2 at the Bon Air Campus. 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. 
  • Blooks for all grades K-8 will be offered. Books will be provided by bbgb bookshop. 15% of book sales come back to the SMPA!
  • Make the Book Fair Open House a family night activity including DINNER!  The Chipotle at the Stony Point Fashion Park has generously offered to give back 50% of all sales to St M from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2nd! Take this flyer to Chipotle after the book fair and enjoy a great night!"
Please contact Lauren Golliday with Q’s.
SignUp for 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
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:
  • Screenagers/Tech Talk Tuesdays
  • Re-enrollment Contracts Mailed
  • Calendar News/Updates
  • Spring Sports/Co-Curricular Signups Coming Soon
  • Admissions Events
  • Magic Dragon Day T-Shirt Art Contest
  • Spring Sports/Co-Curriculars SignUp
  • Basketball Double Header
  • Book Fair Open House/Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Parents' Night Out
  • Spring Break Childcare
  • 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, 1/22:
  • MS Swim Team Practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, 1/24
  • LS Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 1/25
  • Lower School Admissions Coffee/ Tours for Prospective Parents, 9:30 a.m.
  • Lower School NOON Dismissal
Thursday, 1/26:
  • Middle School Admissions Coffee/ Tours for Prospective Parents, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, 1/27:
  • MS Chapel, 1:40 p.m.
  • MS Clubs: 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, 1/28
  • SMBA Playoffs
  • MS Swim Team: DC Area MS Swim Championships @ Holton Arms, time TBA
Looking Ahead:
  • Teacher Conference Week, week of Jan. 30
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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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