January 2: Happy New Year!
We hope all of our Dragons had a wonderful holiday break!
A New Year Prayer 
Thank you, Lord, for giving me the brand new year ahead.
Help me live the way I should as each new day I tread.
Give me gentle wisdom that I might help a friend.
Give me strength and courage so a shoulder I might lend.
The year ahead is empty, help me fill it with good things,
Each new day filled with joy and the happiness it brings.
(-Author Unknown)
Kindergarten Readiness Testing

The kindergarten admissions process is well underway at St. Michael’s. Readiness testing for Kindergarten will take place on Monday, January 11 and Saturday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the Middle School Singleton Campus.

Middle School Tours for our current St M Families with a  Fifth Grade Child
For those families of current St M fifth graders who would like more information about our Middle School program, we cordially invite you to tour our Singleton Campus on Friday, January 15 or Friday, January 22 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.  If you would like to attend this optional program, please RSVP to Laurel Nelson at lnelson@stschool.net and confirm which date you will be attending.
More details on these tours will be sent to our current fifth grade families the first week in January.
All of our current fifth grade students will go to the Singleton Campus on February 25th to visit the Middle School and attend the drama production.
Calling all Bookworms!
Join us for the St M Book Fair to be held January 26-28.  Click here for more info!  15% of sales come back to the SMPA!
Middle School Outreach
The Middle School candy cane sale raised $424 to be used to help fund our new sixth, seventh and eighth grade service initiatives. Also, the students collected 508 lbs. of food during their holiday food drive which was donated to the Central Virginia Foodbank. This food donation will feed 423 people in RVA. Thanks to all for your support!
Magic Dragon Day 
Please be sure to keep the following items for Magic Dragon Day, May 7, 2016:
Stuffed Animals - Please set aside your child's gently used stuffed animals to be "won" at the Pet Palace on Magic Dragon Day. Please hold onto your animals at home. 
Used Spirit Wear/ Blue Blazers - Donate gently used St M Spirit Wear and navy blue blazers that your child has outgrown.
We will put out a call for stuffed animals and clothing items to come to School for collection at a later date. 
Show your DRAGON PRIDE with St M Spiritwear!
Visit our Spiritwear website at stmschool.net/community/school-spiritwear/.  Questions? Please contact Logan Vetrovec.
Extending the Day: St. Michael's Church Aftercare
Extended Day will resume our regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 4th. 

Monday, Jan. 18th, is the Martin Luther King holiday, and School will be closed. We would like to offer care for that day, assuming we have 10 or more children signed up.  Please email Interim Director, Colby Nauth, to sign up.

Let's Be Friends! 
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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
  • A New Year Prayer
  • K Readiness Testing
  • Middle School Tours for StM 5th Gr. Families
  • Book Fair
  • Middle School Outreach
  • Magic Dragon Day Items
  • Spiritwear 
  • Extending the Day
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.
Click here for 2016-2017 School Year key planning dates 
Classes resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.
  • Co-curriculars and After-School activities resume this week. Click here for the detailed calendar.
Looking ahead:
  • Save the dates for the Book Fair: January 26-28!
  • Week of January 25: CONFERENCE WEEK.

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