Week of March 28, 2017


The PTSA has many open positions for the 2017-18 school year including Executive Board and committee chair positions. All PTSA parent members for current and incoming MLWGS students are eligible to volunteer for these positions.  If interested, please contact one of the newly elected nominating committee members noted below, preferably by March 27:

Anthony Taylor:  anthony.l.taylor82@gmail.com
Kathryn Gammino: kgammino@icloud.com
Yvette Conte:  contefamily5@msn.com


The Poetry Out Loud State Competition will be aired on WCVE-PBS, Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. Tune in to watch MLWGS’s Sarah Law (’17, Chesterfield) compete with the top 12 students from all over the state.


Please click here for the registration form, which is due April 20, 2017.


The Foundation is excited to announce its annual Grandparents Day on Friday, April 21! This is an afternoon event where we invite current students' grandparents (or other special family members and friends) to learn a little about our school, take a brief tour, and have a reception with their grandchildren. It's a popular event and a lot of fun!

The only way we can invite these special family members is if you provide their contact information! If you've provided this information in a previous school year, we already have that and can use it to contact your child's grandparents. If that information has changed and needs to be updated in any way, please email the changes.

Most importantly, if your child is a freshman and you’ve never sent any grandparent contact information from you, please email events@mlwgsfoundation.org with the following:

  • Name and graduation year of your current student(s) 
  • Name(s) of all grandparents or special family members to invite 
  • Full street address with city, state, and ZIP code 
  • Current email address (if they routinely use email)

Printed invitations will be mailed to all invitees in a few weeks and followed up with an email reminder. If you're in touch with those family members soon, please ask them to save the date of April 21 for this special event!


Want to step away from the rush and rumble of your busy day?  There are now two designated comfy spaces at MLWGS to take a break from noise and chatter....

·       The Mindfulness and Calm space for students (located in the Counseling suite) has groovy bean bag chairs, mindfulness coloring books, and more.  As an added touch, you’ll find a thoughtful quote on the board that a student writes there at the beginning of each day.

·       The Mindfulness and Calm space for teachers (236) has soft armchairs, mindfulness coloring books, and more.  There’s also a bookcase for a teacher book exchange. Just like the Little Free Libraries that have popped up around RVA, this is a free exchange: give one, take one.  Consider contributing a recently published book in great condition that you’d like to share.

To nurture calm, these rooms are intended as silent spaces, so please choose a different location for conversations. With quiet in mind, if you’d like to listen to music or audio recordings, please use earbuds or headphones (each room is equipped with headphones that you can borrow for this purpose).

If you’re interested in mindfulness-related recordings, you might choose a track from the library’s Mindfulness and Calm playlist on Soundcloud from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or check out one of the apps listed on the library’s Mindfulness and Calm page.

The Mindfulness Committee would like to thank Lisa Williams for her assistance in designing the teacher space and Troy Mitchell for painting two of the walls a serene blue.  Advanced thanks to the Art Honor Society who may be adding a mural to the student space by the end of the school year.


The Night of the Dragon Auction Committee would like to thank the generous sponsors and donors!

Vendor Sponsors ($5000 or more)
Shamin Hotels: Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa

Monetary Donations ($1000)
Apple Spice Junction

Monetary Donations ($500)
Nyfeler Assocaites
Natural Awakenings
Anne and Henry Savedge: In honor of Katie and Emily Page

Corporate and Group Donors
Andrew Carney Photography
Athletic Boosters
Azzurro Restaurant  
Belmont Butchery
Branch & Vine
Chris Chase Studios
Cliff Bruce Studio
Dairy Bar
Detail X Perts  
Drama Boosters
East Coast Provisions  
Fox and Hound
Fresh Market  
Friends of MLWGS
James River Transportation
Joe's Inn Bon Air
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Alumni
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School PTSA
Maggie Walker Guidance Department
Men's Warehouse
Metzger Bar and Butchery
MLWGS Dragon's Lair
MLWGS parents - past and present - who love to cook!
MLWGS Student Parking
Montana Gold Bread Company
Music Boosters
Myrna's Boots 'n' Bits
Olive Garden
P.F. Chang
Parents of the Freshman Class
Parents of the Junior Class
Parents of the Senior Class
Parents of the Sophomore Class
Penelope Midlothian
Post & Beam Design Co.
PTSA, Alumni and Alumni Parents
Puritan Cleaners
QuickFix Golf
Rachel Loving/Maggie Walker Guidance Department
Richmond Country Club
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
RVA Trolley
School of Rock
School of the Performing Arts
Segway of Richmond  
Sheetz Inc.
Short Pump Dental
Strangeways Brewing
The 3rd Street Diner
The Boathouse
The C.F. Sauer Company
The Garden Club of Virginia
The Olive Oil Taproom, LLC  
The Omni Richmond Hotel
The Science Museum of Virginia
Trapezium Brewing Co.
Triple Crossing Brewing Company
Union Electric Contracting Company
Virginia Museum of Arts
Visual Art Boosters  
Wendell Powell Studios
Williams & Sherrill

Individual Donors
Alan Crawford
Alison Kent
Amy Jasper
Andy Brower and Peggy Feldmann
Angie Quintero
Anne Hayes
Anne O'Byrne and David Fisk
Barbara Haas
Becky and Dave Henderson
Becky Premock
Beth Thomas
Brick and Tammy Brickley
Cara O'Connell
Carl Stromberg
Carrie Reed
Chris Chase
Cindy Ortiz
Cindy Seeley
Coach Jeff Hall
Coach Jim Holdren
Coach Paige Hawkins
Cynthia Losen
Dana Hawkins
David and Beth Bortz
Donna Bennington
Dr. Randy Mortimer
Ekaterina Singletary
Eliza Askin
Eliza Bellamy
Ellis Bell
Frankie James
Frederick Ochsenhirt
Gaela Stromberg
George and Jane Hastings
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Greg Butler
Grid+ Love Designs
Jacqueline O'Neil
James Guy
Jamey Steigmaier
Jennie Eckert
Jenny Han
Jeremy Graboyes
John and Jonah Holland
John and Rebecca Piersol
John Herzog
Joyce and Aslam Handy
Julie May
Karen Miller
Kate Cooper
Katherine and Brian Baird
Kathleen and Paul Kostandin
Keith Burns
Kimberly Lee
Kori Mosley
Kristin and Chris Lyons
Leslie Kimball Franck
Lisa Marshall
Lisa Specter-Dunaway
Lucy Dacus
Lynn and Hal Greer
Lynn Foshee Reed
Mary Jane Darville
Mary Michael Schweiker
MaryAnn Easterling
Meaco Coffey
Melissa Simmons
Molly Farrar
Monica Lewis
Parker Alter
Rob Galgano
Robyn Smith
Sam and Helen Adams
Sarah and John Datovech
Sarah Saunders
Sean and Debbie McDonald
Sher Lahvic
Sue Chaplin
Susan Creasey
Susan Davenport
Susan Hefty and Steve Ross
Tanya O'Sickey
The Graham Family
The Gruenhagen Family
Tom Williamson
Tommy Miller
Vanessa McFadden
W. Baxter Perkinson Jr., DDS
Weissend Family
Wendy DeGroat
Yu-Wen Chiou
Yvette Conte

Thank you Volunteers!
The Night of the Dragon would not have been a huge success without all the hard work by our many wonderful volunteers!

Volunteers (*alumni / alumni parents)
Administrative Chair: Peggy Feldmann
Data Management Chair: Norm Hill
Venue Chair: Megan Colson
Data Management:  Craig Goble-Garratt
Communications: Debbie Taminger
Invitations and Postal: Catherine Nicholas/Jennifer Law
Ticket Sales and Check-in: Amy Patina
Item Assembly: Leslie Hausser
Live Auction & Heads/Tails: David Henderson*
Silent Auction Set-up: Emily Goodman
Invitations/Cover Artwork: Diann Liptak*
Auction Management Software: Norm Hill
Online Catalog/Website: Norm Hill
Buy It Now: Barbara Haas
Gift Certificates: Laura Carr and Ginger O’Neil
Decorations: Megan Colson
Corporate Sponsorships: Suzannah Stora
Alumni Donors: Catherine Nicholas*

No auction is possible without the patience and persistence of the donation solicitors.  Recently, the auction was changed from Booster-centric to MLWGS-centric and these parents are commended for their hard work, dedication, and schmoozing for getting tonight’s donations. We could not have done it without them!

Debbie Taminger; JD Beam; Robyn Smith; Megan Colson Yvette Conte Sarah Saunders; Mary Michael Schweiker; David Henderson*; Sandra Shelly;Kris Lyons; Jennifer Gillette; Misty Clark*; Parent Class Reps; Joyce Handy; Catherine Nicholas*

We would like to extend our thanks to the many parents and students who have volunteered their time today and this evening. If you enjoyed this evening and would like to help in the planning process for the 2018 auction, please contact one of the Chairs.