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

This week we honored the Saints and the Souls that have lived among us and blessed our lives. We gave thanks for their lives and examples and experienced how gratitude and memory can help heal and bring joy to sorrows. Thank you Mrs. Wynne and the 4th grade class for facilitating such a lovely Remembrance Day!

In this week's newsletter, you will see pictures from this past week's activities, learn about all that is going on in the school, and be reminded to help recruit for our  Open House  on Monday, Nov. 14th, so please help get the word out and invite your friends to come see for themselves why you and your child(ren) love STM - it is a family friendly event!

As, we approach Thanksgiving, we are reminded to keep gratitude at the forefront of our thoughts and actions. Thank you for choosing More for your child, we are blessed by their presence here at the school as well as yours!

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,

James Olsen
Advancement Director

A special congratulations to our graduates on their performance at DeLaSalle High School and for our parents, teachers, and staff for preparing them so well for success!

Friday, Nov. 4 
No School

Friday, Nov. 11
8:15AM - 9AM
First Friday Coffee with the Principal (School Cafeteria)

Monday, Nov. 14
6:30PM - 8PM

Thursday, Nov. 17
Blessing of the donated food for Franciscan Brothers of Peace (Auditorium)

Thank you STM parent Megan Junius and Peter Hill Design!

Current STM parent Megan Junius helped design the school postcard (front shown on left) for the school Open House. She also helped with the Billboard design that will be going up on Snelling (Across from O'Gara's) around Nov. 14th as well as a banner for the outside of our school. Thank you for all the hard work and support! You are making a mark and making things happen in the community with you and your team at Peter Hill Design - fantastic work! 

***If you or your company are able to assist either financially or with in-kind donations in meeting marketing, printing, IT, STEM programming, electrical, tech, or any other such skill-sets, please let James Olsen know at***
Operation Decoration

Help decorate our troops!

When: Tuesday, Nov ember 8th

What: Students may come out of uniform and bring a small monetary donation to help buy supplies to make ornaments for our troops serving both here and overseas. 

We will be making these ornaments for our next Houses' Activity
Prayer Service of Remembrance 

On November 1st and 2nd , All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, the church remembers those who have died. As a school community came together on Wednesday, November 2, to remember our loved ones who have died. Our fourth graders lead us in a prayer service of remembrance.

As a special memorial, we invited all students to bring pictures of loved ones who have
died. The pictures were displayed during the prayer service.  
Food Drive for the Poor

We kicked off our  food   drive  with a visit from Brother Pio, on Wednesday i n the auditorium. We will collect  food in the classrooms  for about two weeks and then conclude with a blessing of the food at on Thursday, November 18th, at 2:50pm  in the auditorium.


The holidays are approaching and that means it is poinsettia sale time!   Let the 8th  Grade Class of 2017 help you get a jump start on your holiday season!  

The Holiday Poinsettia Sale is an opportunity to buy great poinsettias from Gertens and support the 8th  Grade Class of 2017 for the trip to Washington DC.  

Photos of the plants available are shown on this Gertens brochure.   The deadline for orders is now MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7th , and plants will be available on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th .  Contact any 8th  Grader or Dwight Rueter at  for more information. 
Middle School Haunted House and Dance was a huge success!

Our middle schoolers had a blast at their Halloween bash/dance last Friday! 

A special thank you to all the parents who help set-up the haunted hallway with the kids, Emily Brennan for her help with make up, and staffer Ken Kozachok for going above and beyond the call of duty with set up and clean up!

Pre K - 2nd Grade Halloween Parade

In celebration of Halloween, our Pre-K - 2nd Graders had a little parade around the first floor of the school. They were dressed to the nines and brought much delight, fright, and character(s) to the school! Thank you for brightening everyone's day!

Preschoolers followed the event with their own festival in the auditorium which was a fantastic treat for all involved.

Earn MORE CA$H by collecting Box Tops!

Buy, Clip, Send and Earn!
We NEED your Box Tops!!!  Get busy clipping those Box Tops. We collected almost $700 last year for our school. That's nearly 7000 Box Tops!!!!!!

A few places to look for Box Tops.....
1.  Check food boxes and items in your kitchen cupboards,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 Box Top for cash for our school!
Do you want to send your kids on a scavenger hunt to find Box Tops?  Print a collection sheet and have fun finding those Box Tops.  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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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
                • 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!
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