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(The newsletter formerly known as Family Flyer)
Enjoy your time on the long MEA weekend! See you all upon your return.



Please help others discover MORE:
Thursday, Oct. 20 - Friday, Oct. 21
No School
MEA

Friday, Oct. 28
7PM - 10PM
Middle School Dance (STM Auditorium)

Monday, Nov. 14
6:30PM - 8PM
(Volunteers needed - please contact Mr. Olsen - jolsen@morecommunity.org)

Prayer Service of Remembrance Wednesday, November 2

On November 1st and 2nd , All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, the church remembers those who have died. As a school community we will come together on Wednesday, November 2, to remember our loved ones who have died. Please join us at 8:30 as the fourth graders lead us in a prayer service of remembrance.

As a special memorial, we invite all students to bring pictures of loved ones who have
died. The pictures will be displayed during the prayer service.  We ask that they not be
larger than 8x10, and if possible, that they be in a frame that is able to stand on its own.

After the prayer service the pictures will be returned. Please write your child's name on
the back of the frame/picture. Thank you.
Many happy years to Ms. Denning on her wedding weekend!

We send out special good wishes to one of our first grade teachers pictured here with some of her students. Ms Amy Denning will be married to Blake Gillen this weekend at STM. Our best wishes and God's blessings on them!

Please slow down in the alleyway!

Some of our neighbors in the area have asked that we slow down when driving through the alleyways as there have been some close calls of late. Please be cautious for the sake of our kids safety as well as our neighbors. Thank you!
Earn CA$H for STM by collecting Box Tops!

Buy, Clip, Send and Earn!
 
We NEED your Box Tops!!!  Get busy clipping those Box Tops.  October is the month to turn them into cash for our school.  We collected almost $700 last 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 a  Box Tops Bonus 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, downstairs on the Preschool table and in the "Community Corner" at the Church.  
 
Thanks so much and keep clipping!!!


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LUNCH BUNCH 

Attention 3-5th grade parents:

If you have a son or daughter who has experienced divorce, and you feel s/he would benefit from taking part in a divorce support group, I would look forward to working with your child. The purpose of the group is to allow children to express their feelings in a supportive enviornment, realize they are not alone as children who have experienced or are experienceing divorce, and to help children learn problem-solving and coping skills in dealing with divorce.The group (called, "The Lunch Bunch") would meet in Ms. Livingston's office during lunch time on Thursdays. 

If you are interested in having your child participate in the group, please email Jenna Jovellana, the school counseling intern, to sign up by Monday, October 24.   

The Lunch Bunch will plan to meet for the first time on Thursday, October 27.

French Classes at STM

This class is available to 4 - 10 students.
 
Wednesdays @ 3:20PM-4:20PM pm
Oct. 26 | Nov.  2 | Nov. 9| Nov. 16| Nov. 30| 
Dec. 7 | Dec. 14  D c. 14

Cost is dependent on enrollment numbers.  It will be between $45 and $115 for the 7-week session.
Please turn your forms into  Ms. Breanna  no later than Oct. 24.  Class tuition will be billed through TADS.





Would you like to be an Altar Server?  We will be hosting a Training Session for new Altar Servers on Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 to 11:30am in the church.  This ministry is open to students in grades 5 and up who are baptized Roman Catholic, registered STM parishioners and a regular attendee at STM's weekend masses.  To register for this training or for more information, contact Dana at dmccarthy@morecommunity.org  or 651.227.7669.  Once you are fully trained, you can serve at School Masses in addition to Sunday liturgies.  

Adult Men's Morning Basketball

For those of you adult men (18+) who enjoy shooting hoops, there is interest in getting together for a weekly early morning men's basketball game on Friday mornings at 6:30AM. (Not this week due to MEA)

If interested, please email Mr. Pryor at mpryor@morecommunity.org
Calling all Adult Athletes...

It's time again for Adult Volleyball!  Don't let winter turn you into a couch potato.  Get a "work out" and enjoy some friendly competition.
We play Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM starting October 26th, 2016. 

All members of our community, 18 and older, are welcome to join us in the school gymnasium for exercise and some laughs!  

All athletes are welcome; from beginners to the well-conditioned!  Any questions can be directed to Carol Ney ( neyjc@comcast.net

Volunteers Needed

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