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Hello STM Families,

This week's More News highlights some outstanding students and their successes as well as some great events coming up. 

Don't forget, today is the last day to sign up for Spring Sports. Tonight is also STM Movie Night! We hope to see you there!

And now for some Great Gatsby Gala updates - 

Early Bird Special ends Today! Ticket prices go up by $25 tomorrow.

Be sure to snag your tickets to the greatest event of the Spring at today.

Seeking Volunteers: 

The volunteer sign-up for helping at The Great Gatsby Gala can be found here. We need all hands on deck!


Personal donations, classroom donations, and party donations are all due with a  hard  deadline of April 21st. Please get yours in soon! 

Need to know more about these? Please contact Kara Fairbairn at

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (to the greater glory of God), 

Mr. Olsen


Please Remember - 
STM is a charitable organization for tax purposes. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to St. Thomas More Catholic School in your yearly giving and estate planning. Each gift helps ignite a lifetime of learning.

Keegan takes 2nd Place at State Science Fair!

Congratulations to Keegan Bersie-Mize on winning an Optics and Photonics Special Award in the State Science Fair Competition! He took 2nd place and received a cash prize as well. 

Well done!
History Day Teams Make State!

Congratulations to our 8th Grade participants who made it to State in History Day!
Everett Ries, Becca Skewers, Maddie Maher, Norah Brotman, Maguire Murphy, and Maren Johnson will be participating at State at the  University of Minnesota on Saturday April 29.
Bravo teams!

Our Twenty-Third Annual BIRTHDAY BAGS Service Project was a success!

The generosity of the STM families was amazing and 35 bags were delivered to the Neighborhood House Food Shelf on St Paul's West Side.  Extra cake mixes and frosting were also added to the donation to the Neighborhood House Food Shelf.  Their donations team was very excited about the beautiful bags filled with toys, books, cake mix, frosting, and candles.  The bags will definitely bring a little extra birthday joy to their recipients.

Thank you to everyone who donated!

The Kinders, First, and Second graders had a great time decorating bags and packing them with the help of an amazing team of volunteers: Jessica Nelson, Stacy Sullivan, Anna Swenson, Ann Weber, and Aaron Wachlarowicz.

Thanks to all for making this a successful service project year after year!

Rachael Wachlarowicz and our Wonderful K-2 Teachers - Sister Sara, Ms. Bierschbach, Ms. Koenig, Mrs. Gillen, and Mr Lund.
Calling all Softball Players!

It's time to pull those bats and mitts from storage and get them ready for summer softball!
For those of you who may not know, St. Thomas More sponsors 5 softball teams (4 men's and 1 ladies),  and we play games on Wednesday evenings from mid April to early August. 

These teams have been around for a long time, as have many of the participants, so we are looking for fresh players!  If you are interested in meeting some amiable community members and getting exercise to boot, please contact  Chad McCauley ( for the Men's team or Carol Ney ( for the Women's team. We can answer questions and distribute information. 

We look forward to hearing from you!
Movie Night - TONIGHT!

Our eighth graders are sponsoring Movie Night at the TONIGHT!  

As the final fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Washington DC.  

Plan to arrive at  6:30 pm .  Cost is $5.  All children fourth grade and younger must be accompanied by a parent, however, supervision will be provided for you from  7 to 7:30  if you are attending Stations of the Cross.  

Parent admission is free with a paying student!  You have two movies from which to choose that evening -- the anticipated movies are Princess Bride and The Bee Movie.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  We look forward to seeing you, and to sending our 8th graders off on a wonderful trip!

Friday, Mar. 31
St. Thomas More Movie Night - School Auditorium

Saturday, April 29
The Great Gatsby Gala - School Auditorium

Spring Sports Sign-up deadline is Friday, March 31!
Get Your Spring Flowers

Spring is coming - get your flowers and help next year's 8th grade class get on their way to D.C.!

Deadline for ordering is April 11th. Delivery is May 18th. Catalog can be found here.

Order Today! (form in link)
One way you can help St. Thomas More out is by seeing if your employer has a  matching gift program . This helps you double any charitable dollars given to STM. To find out if your employer matches, please follow this link . If interested in pursuing this, please let Mr. Olsen know.

Tuition pays for the ordinary, philanthropy pays for the extraordinary - help us be extraordinary!
Linwood Intramural Baseball

Registration is OPEN at Linwood Community Center for ages 12 and under baseball players.

Cost: $45 - 4 teams, coed

League Commissioner is Joe Seidel, a graduate of St. Luke's and current parishioner.
Volunteers Needed

Our Advancement office needs volunteers with knowledge in the following areas:
                • Marketing
                • Branding
                • Development/Fundraising
                • Video Production
                • Print/Publishing
                • Graphic Design
                • Database Management
                • Archiving (Photos/Docs)
                • Events (Auction/MoreFest)
If you are willing to help or know of others with skills and interests in these areas, please reach out to James Olsen at - thank you!
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