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Join us for March Madness for the next two weeks.
 
All students (Preschool - 8th Grade) with completed tuition contracts through TADS by Friday, March 24 will be entered into our March Madness Mixer Drawing. Enroll online today at http://mytads.com/a/stm to have your child entered into drawings for these great prizes:
  • Timberwolves tickets
  • $25 gift card to Can Can Wonderland
  • $50 gift certificate to Donald's Uniform Store
  • St. Thomas More Spirit Wear

Don't forget to wear your green for St. Patty's Day tomorrow!

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

Mr. Olsen

 

 
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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.
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EXTENDED DAY PARENTS: 
Please help us with one small request!  When picking up your child in the afternoon from Extended Day, it would be so helpful if you could identify yourself and/or the child on the intercom.  While we recognize most of your voices and have video feeds in the office, we want to be 100% sure who is entering the building.  Safety is our number one priority and we don't always know who is coming in if the only word we have to go by is 'pickup!'
Thank you so much for your attention to this!

"Birthday Bags" is in its Twenty-Third Year!
This K-2 grade service project supports our local food shelf.
Now through  March 24th in the K-2 hallway, we are collecting:

Cake Mixes
Canned Frosting
Boxes of Candles
Cash Donations
New or Gently Used books age 3-12
Small gifts for boys and girls age 3 -12

The K-2 team also needs parent volunteers to help on packing day,  Friday March 24, from  1:45 to 3:15.  This is a fun project to assist with, as you get to witness your kids in the act of helping others - don't miss out!

Thanks in advance for supporting this wonderful service project.

The K-2 Team

Movie Night

Our eighth graders are sponsoring Movie Night at the school o Friday, March 31  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!

Thursday, Mar. 16
5:30PM
7th Grade Wolf Ridge Information Night - Rm 209 (Halverson)

Wednesday, Mar. 29
8:45AM-10:45AM
Celebrate Calm Morning Workship for Parents - School Auditorium
7PM - 9PM
Celebrate Calm Evening Workshop for Parents - School Auditorium

Thursday, Mar. 30
7PM
St. Thomas More Catholic Community at the Timberwolves - Target Center

Friday, Mar. 31
7PM
St. Thomas More Movie Night - School Auditorium

Tuesday, May 23
Time TBD
Spring K-5 Concert - School Auditorium



St. Thomas More Catholic Community at the Timberwolves 

Join us on  March 30th as the T-Wolves play the Los Angeles Lakers. We will have an event at the game for all who attend. Tickets are $22 and you can order them at  timberwolves.com/groupoffers  and enter code:  StThomasMore

Questions? Contact the parish office: 651-227-7669 or contact Ross Uhler (Account Associate for Timberwolves Group Events) for help with buying tickets and using FlashSeats: 612-673-8473.

10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Yelling Workshop
2 FREE Workshops. No Need to Register. 

Wednesday, March 29      8:45am - 10:45am
St. Thomas More Catholic School (Auditorium) / 1065 Summit Ave. / St. Paul, MN 55105
 
Wednesday, March 29      7:00pm - 9:00pm
St. Thomas More Catholic School (Auditorium) / 1065 Summit Ave. / St. Paul, MN 55105
 
Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies that will eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that characterize our homes and classrooms. 
Kirk provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations to:

* Get your kids to listen the first time.
* Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling.
* Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights.
* Get kids off video games/screens without a fight.  
* Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime .
 
Visit http://www.celebratecalm.com/attend-live-events/  for a sneak peak of what you will experience Arrive early for the special Q&A with Kirk (that begins 10 minutes prior to the workshop beginning).

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.

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.
Keep on clipping those Box Tops!

Earn Cash for STM with Box Tops.  Buy, Clip, Send and Earn!

We NEED your Box Tops!!!  Get busy clipping those Box Tops.  February is the month to turn them into cash for our school.  We have collected almost $300 so far this year for our school.  

A few places to look for boxtops.....
1.  Check your kitchen cupboards, the pantry, and even the refrigerator.
2.  Do not forget your tissue boxes and office supplies. 
3.  Ask your family, friends, and even your neighbors! 

Do you have a Smart Phone?  Box Tops for Education has launched an App to help schools earn even more.  Download the App, find offers, buy products and scan your receipts.  And you can still clip the boxtop for cash for our school!

Do you want to send your kids on a scavenger hunt to find boxtops?  Print a collection sheet and have fun finding those boxtops.  Each one is worth 10 cents.

Collection boxes are located outside of the School Office and downstairs on the Preschool table 

Thanks so much and keep clipping!!!

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 jolsen@morecommunity.org - thank you!
St. Thomas More Catholic School | 1065 Summit Avenue  St. Paul, MN 55105 
651.224.4836 | info@morecommunity.org 
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