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Vol. 1 November 2017 | Staying Connected

Staying Connected to St. Margaret's School

Greetings fellow Alumnae!

October proved to be a busy month for St. Margaret's. Thank you to the alumnae volunteers, runners, and walkers who joined in the fun over Fall Family Weekend. We loved seeing alumnae of all ages back on campus to support the Fortson 5k. We had more than 120 participants at the event.

A record number of Golden Thistle alumnae attended the luncheon at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond in October. This event is always a fun opportunity to connect with each other and hear updates on the school. We were especially excited to welcome the Class of 1968 as our our newest Golden Thistle Society members!

Other exciting activities in October included two Open House events on campus for prospective students and their families, and we hosted a tour where 14 international consultants spent the afternoon with faculty, staff, and students. SMS also welcomed six Heads of Schools from the Virginia, D.C, and Maryland areas to help boost student recruitment.

Finally, thanks to our class agents and everyone who submitted class notes. We can't wait to share the news with everyone in a new version of the Bridge later in January 2018.


Mary Anne Townsend Hopkins '69, P '97 '03
Alumnae Association President 2017-2019

Fortson 5K namesake, Martha Frances Fortson '65 (right), and great-niece Ann Bowdre Fortson '08 (left), Race Chair for 2017.

Blue and Grey we stand together as our SMS sisters sing at the conclusion of the Golden Thistle Society luncheon.

DC Region Alumnae & Friends | November 12

To all alumnae in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area, please join us for brunch on Sunday, November 12. Natasha Kollaros Laster '93 has generously opened her home to alumnae and friends of St. Margaret's to gather for fun, socializing, and updates from the school. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to

Christmas Open House | December 6

For the second year, St. Margaret's is inviting alumnae and friends in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck Regions to join us for our Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 6. We look forward to welcoming everyone at the Chinn House on campus, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., for festive libations and hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to Brittany Jenkins at by November 29.

Young Alumnae Day | January 3

Save the date for Young Alumnae Day, January 3, 2018. We hope alumnae from Classes 2013-2017 will join us to connect with your teachers, advisors, coaches, and friends who are all looking forward to seeing you back on campus. This is always a great opportunity for our Junior and Senior students to hear about your experiences in college, graduate school, and beyond. To register for Young Alumnae Day, please email

Remember the Legacy Scholarship

The new Legacy Scholarship was created to honor and share our traditions by providing grant opportunities to daughters, granddaughters and nieces of St. Margaret's alumnae. Legacy Scholarship applicants who demonstrate commitment to growth in every area of their lives have the chance to earn up to a 25% renewable discount on tuition.

For details visit

Alumnae Weekend 2018

Mark your calendars for June 8-10, 2018 to celebrate alumnae who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8.


Join fellow alumnae on a 10-day tour of Italy to include Campania, Florence and Rome, June 10-20.

The trip will be hosted by WorldStrides, Inc., and led by classics expert and head of our Foreign Languages Department, Marshall Lloyd. Please direct all questions to