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Week of September 8, 2014
A Community Commitment To Honor
At St. Michael's, we strive to treat others as we would like to be treated. Honor, integrity and accountability are an integral part of our core values. Our honor pledge below is signed each year by every Middle School student at the Honor Assembly, which took place this past Friday.
"I pledge to be honest in everything I do; therefore I will not lie, cheat or steal. I will not do things that might injure other people because I believe that I should treat others as I would like for them to treat me. I promise to prevent, discourage, and report all bullying while doing my best to treat others with respect. Because I respect myself, I will not do what I know to be wrong, and I will not abuse my privileges. If I break a rule, I will accept responsibility for my actions without arguing or excuses."

Important Dates and Announcements:
Lower School: 
  • Chess anyone? We are excited to announce a new chess program for Lower School students. Championship Chess of Greater Richmond will be running a weekly afterschool program on the Bon Air Campus, Wednesdays from 2:40 to 3:40 p.m., starting on September 24th.  Click here for further details and to register.   

  • Intramural Field Hockey: Friday, 3-5 p.m.
  • Intramural Soccer (grades 3-5): Tuesday, 9/9

  • Lower School Picture Day: Wednesday, 9/17.  (Picture forms are due in by Wednesday, 9/10.)

  • Lower School Back to School Night and SMPA Fall Meeting:  Wednesday, 9/17 at 7 p.m.

Middle School:
  • Off and Running! St. Michael’s Cross Country team had its first race of the season with a team scrimmage on the home course around the Singleton Campus.  It was Team Sword taking the victory in a very close race by scoring 25 points to Team Shield’s 31 points. There were many standout performances, with most of the returning runners completing the home course one minute faster from last year.  Congratulations to all racers for a fantastic start to the season! 

  • Can You Bowl a Turkey? Join us for an afternoon of Middle School Bowling and fun on Friday, September 19 from 3:30-5:00 p.m at King Pins Lanes in Midlothian. Students must provide their own transportation. Sign up in the MS Great Hall. Click here for more information.  (FYI: Three strikes bowled consecutively is known as a "turkey."

  • Boys (grades 5-8) Lacrosse Clinics will be begin on Wednesday, 9/17 from 5:50-6:45 p.m. If interested in participating, please sign up with Coach Wally Kern.

  • Cross Country Team Practice: Monday-Friday, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
  • Cross Country Race at Pole Green Park (Pole Green Invitational): Saturday, 9/13.
    • The girls’ 4-kilometer race is at noon.
    • The boys’ 4-kilometer race at 12:40 p.m.

  • Field Hockey Team Practice: Monday, Tuesday, and
    Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m. (No practice Thursday.)

  • 8th Grade Camping Trip: Thursday and Friday, 9/11-9/12 at Chanco on the James.

  • Middle School Picture Day: Thursday, 9/18. (Picture forms are due in by Wednesday, 9/10.)  
  • 8th Grade Class Pictures: Please see attached for important special instructions and requested early arrival time on 9/18.

  • Middle School Back to School Night and SMPA Fall Meeting:  Wednesday, 9/24 at 7 p.m.
SMPA Event: St. Michael's Tennis Social
Please join us for our annual St. Michael's Tennis Social on Friday, October 3rd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bon Air Community Center.  There will be light refreshments and raffles.  The cost is $30 per person.  Checks can be made payable to SMPA.  Cash is also acceptable.  Please indicate your USTA/Suburban ranking when turning in your payment to the front office.
ALL tennis levels are welcome.  Balls will be provided.
Please contact Carol Pfeiffer at (677-4312) or Bo Ewell at (513-3299) for any questions.  We hope that you bring your racket for some tennis fun while helping to raise funds for your children's School.  (Rain Date:  Friday, October 10th.)
School Directory Updates Needed
The new directory is just about ready to head to the printer!
If you are a new family to the School, you should have received an email from Laurel Nelson verifying all your information.  If you did not get this email, please contact Laurel at
If you are a returning family, please remember to let Laurel know if anything has changed from last year’s listing. (If you submitted a Directory form this summer, then you are all set.)  We need to hear from you by Wednesday, September 10.
Vote for St. Michael's for "Best Private School!
Help St. Michael's School be voted "Best Private School" by casting your vote here in Style Weekly's 2014 Annual Family Favorites poll!
Balloting is open from September 3-October 1st. Please encourage your friends and family to vote for us as well! Thanks so much for your support!
Have a little one going into his/her last year of preschool? Application time is NOW for the 2015 Kindergarten Class!
Applications can be submitted online or by calling Betty Issacs. We are excited about the amount of application interest we have received so far!
Our St M families are our best ambassadors! Please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors about the upcoming St M Kindergarten Open Houses for Prospective Parents.
Due to the volume of interest we have received, we have added a SECOND Open House date. Open Houses are now scheduled for Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Bon Air Campus. Interested parents can RSVP here.
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   Friendly Reminders
* Per the dress code, no writing or large logos on shirts are permissable. Thanks for your help on this.

* All students playing St. Michael's atheletics must have a completed sports physical form on file. Here is the form should you need one.

A big thank you to St. Michael's Alumnus and Trinity student, Andy Chess, for his very insightful words on Honor and Integrity. 
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