St. Thomas School Newsletter
October 19, 2016
Dear St. Thomas Families,
The first quarter ends today, Wednesday, October 19, with report cards being distributed on Wednesday, October 26. Our goal this year is to discontinue the distribution of a paper report card since the information can be viewed by parents online through ASCEND. We are still working out the glitches, but we will inform you when we discontinue the use of paper report cards.
Please note that if there is a past due amount on your tuition, you will not receive a report card.
If you have questions regarding your account, please contact Mrs. Osburg in the parish office.
: On Friday, October 21, 2016 there is no school for a faculty/staff professional development day.
It's the end of the 1st quarter, so that means students may not wear shorts again until the 4th quarter. However, as a reward for improved respectful behavior on the playground, we are giving the students one extra day of wearing shorts!! Therefore, beginning on Monday, October 24th,
shorts cannot be worn to school. Please review the
, which can be located on the school website.
The Feast of our Lady of the Rosary was on October 7th. The 8th grade class delivered Rosaries to all of the students who were so excited to receive their own Rosary!
Join the Global Education/ISSE meeting on Monday, October 24, 4:00 p.m. in the Library to learn more about St. Thomas School Global Education Initiative. Detailed information will be available for our school families who are interested in sending a student to Mexico, plus much more.
Congratulations to our Cross Country Boys and Girls teams who came in 1st Place in the 2016 St. Henry DHS Invitational and Jr. High Academic Team for winning the following meets:
- St. Peter and Paul: 6th grade won; JV lost, and Varsity won.
- St. Therese: No 6th grade match; JV won, and Varsity won.
The location and time of the Student Council bake sale fundraiser, scheduled for Thursday, October 20th has been changed due to the weather forecast. The bake sale will take place in the cafeteria after each scheduled lunch period for students to purchase "goodies"! All proceeds will be donated to the IHM chaperone/teacher injuried during a field trip.
Have a bless week.
ST. THOMAS SCHOOL
Offering a Catholic education in an academically-accelerated environment with other extracurricular activities. Our school has a long-standing tradition of excellence in service for students from Preschool through 8th grades.
At St. Thomas we strive to educate the whole student Academically, Physically, Socially
and Spiritually based on principles of Respect, Compassion and Love. We are educating children of all faiths and welcome your family to come visit.
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at (859) 572-4641. To learn more about St. Thomas Catholic School, please visit the website at www.sttschool.org.
NOW IS THE TIME TO 'SHARE'
OUR OPEN HOUSE DATE WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY,
INVITE THEM TO COME SEE
Family Fun Night at Barnes & Noble:
Mark your calendar for our 10th annual family night at Barnes & Noble on Friday, October 28 from 6:00-9:00. We will have a Halloween theme and invite all children to wear their Halloween costumes.
Once again Mr. Markey is planning a wonderful musical performance by our students.
Miss Osterhage is putting together a selection of student artwork for display.
Enjoy building with Legos and Halloween crafts.
We are in still need of face painters for the evening. If you are able to help please email Mrs. Bailey.
If you have not attended our family night before I really encourage you to attend. It is a fun night for the children, but also a great opportunity to meet and talk with other parents as well.
This is one of the two big fund raisers that are held for our library each year. With your support last year we earned a Barnes & Noble gift card for $462. This enables us to keep up with the latest and best books for our library.
Hope to see you at Barnes & Noble on October 28.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Day is Friday, November 11
. St. Thomas school will hold a special ceremony to honor our veterans. Veterans are invited to attend the all school mass at 8:15 a.m., followed by a program in the school gym and a Continental Breakfast in the cafeteria. All are welcome to attend. We are looking for memorabilia to add to the display cases. If you have items to lend, please mark with your contact information and send to the office or directly to Mrs. Arnett.
MOTHERS' CLUB - Thursday, October 20th
The next the meeting - third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Mothers' Club has been making a wonderful push to support the school's technology needs. As the school year continues to move along, get with the Mothers' Club to see how you can help in their many important and fun activities.
Don't miss the next meeting - second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Upcoming events TURKEY FEST, come get involved! Boosters do many wonderful things to support the school sports team, coaching, fundraising...again, come to the meeting and get involved.
There's a lot going on at St. Thomas!
Junior High Students Are Very Connected
We have a wonderful 8th grade class.
Before fall arrives, preschool children
search the grounds for things that nature has left.
Please mark your calendars
for Turkey Festival on
Saturday, November 19
Dinner will be served in the cafeteria from 4-8pm. The festival will be in the gym from 5-10:30pm. This is a fun event and a very important fundraiser for the parish. Please plan on attending and help spread the word to family, friends and neighbors. We are currently seeking donations for the Silent Auction. We are looking for exciting items that will generate interest and revenue. It could be as simple as a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, tickets to a sporting or cultural event, or the use of your out of town condo for a weekend. We are also seeking festival sponsors. For Silent Auction donations or if you are interested in sponsoring the festival (or know of a business that might be interested), please contact Elmer Grosser (
). We are once again doing a $5,000 Major Raffle. To obtain tickets for yourself and/or to sell to friends and family, please contact Daniel Mitchell (
) or Christian Naberhaus (
). The Boosters use proceeds from this event to support the school's athletic programs and facilities as well as educational initiatives.
This is our largest fundraiser of the year and
we appreciate your support!
Central Catholic High School
Newport Central Catholic High School invites you to attend Open House on Sunday
, November 13, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
. NCC offers you this opportunity to become more familiar with our religious education program, expanded curriculum, advanced placement courses and dual credit program, academic enhancement program, athletics, extracurricular activities and our campus improvements.
The Open House will feature academic department exhibits along with Fine Arts, athletic and extracurricular activity displays.
A presentation in the gymnasium will begin at 2:00 PM followed by student-led tours.
For more details, contact the NCC Development Office
at (859) 292-0001.
Act with Justice
Serving One Another
Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of our minds. Give us a right faith, a firm hope, and a perfect charity, so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will.