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(The newsletter formerly known as Family Flyer)
Hello STM Community - 

Thank you all for helping make our Open House a great success! In particular, I'd like to thank our Parent Ambassadors who gave prospective families personalized tours, our fantastic teachers, and our dedicated staff for making the school look so good! If you are interested in being a Parent Ambassador and helping me give tours throughout the year, I would love to have your help as parents. For further information, please email me at, or speak to one of these current parents who participated on Monday:

Danielle Becker-Rosenbaum
Emily Brennan
Jennifer Budd
Annie Davini-Johnson
Mike Dockry
Patty Houser
Dwight Rueter

Thank you again for the exceptional help!

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,

James Olsen
Advancement Director

Monday, Nov. 28
Plant Sale Delivery (afternoon - Auditorium)

Friday, Dec. 2
8:15AM - 9AM

Monday, Dec. 12
Band/Choir Christmas Concert (Auditorium)

Thursday, Dec. 15
Preschool Christmas Concert (Auditorium)
K-5 Christmas Concert (Auditorium)

Our Billboard is up!

Make sure to stop by Selby and Snelling to check out our billboard. Thanks again to Peter Hill Design for the work on this!
A "Thank You" to STM Students from Bishop Cozzens

Bishop Cozzens was thoroughly impressed with our students' generosity and creativity with their "Thank You" notes sent to him and Archbishop Hebda after the Mass of the Holy Spirit in October.

Operation Decoration Highlights

Operation Decoration for our troops both here and abroad produced some great art and team building opportunities amongs the Houses.

The Catholic Spirit even came to do a piece on it, so keep your eyes peeled for STM to be featured in the next issue! (Interesting fact: the Catholic Spirit's photographer, Dave Hrbacek, photographed Mr. Olsen's wedding.)

STM Preschool/Kindergarten Feast

Our preschoolers and kindergartners broke bread together to give thanks and donate food to those in need. Attitudes of gratitude were in abundance!

Interested in the Swim Team?

The STM swim team will begin practice January 3rd.  Please fill out a yellow registration form and return it to the office if your child is interested in being on the swim team.

Click  here  to download a registration form

Usborne Book Fair

Our Usborne Book Fair will return in December!

We will once again host Read and Feed on  TUESDAY, Dec. 6 and THURSDAY, Dec. 8.

Or shop on-line at and choose St. Thomas More book fair at check out!

Give to the Max 2016!

Join us on November 17, 2016 for Give to the Max Day and you could help turn a $10 donation into an additional $1,000 donation for STM! Every hour, there will be a drawing for $1,000 Golden Ticket where your gift of $10 or more could be boosted by $1,000 and two will be boosted by $10,000.

Please consider STM your cause to support on Give to the Max Day this November 17th! Donations can be made directly on our Give to the Max page, or if you'd rather give directly, please contact Mr. Olsen at or 651-224-4836 Ext. 302 to find out where money is needed most. 

Coming Soon - Toy Drive 2016!

Dear STM Toy Give-Away Volunteers,
Please save the date for the Annual Toy Give Away Event - December 10th.  We need your help, energy, and toys!!
More the link above for more details from the STM Women's group.
Thank you for  supporting this community event that brings together the church and the school to provide toys and some joy to the less fortunate.

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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. First game should be this Friday morning, so get on Mr. Pryor's list if interested!

If interested, please email Mr. Pryor at
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 (

Volunteers Needed

Our Advancement Director, James Olsen, needs volunteers with knowledge in the following areas:
                • Marketing
                • Branding
                • Development/Fundraising
                • 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 Olsen at - thank you!
St. Thomas More Catholic School | 1065 Summit Avenue  St. Paul, MN 55105 
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