Principal's Memo 08-12-2017
From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you last Wednesday! The teachers have been working hard and are ready for your children to kick-off the school year on Monday. You will be receiving this bulletin each Tuesday, but there are a few items I want to make sure you are aware of before the first day of school.

Renweb: Our new parent communication system is up and running. This is the site you will access to view grades, order lunches, and much more. Please be patient, as we are all learning its many features. Directions on how to create your Renweb account can be found in the Parent Toolkit on the STM website. You will also see a link for a short video tutorial on how to use some of the features of Renweb.
Early Birds Before School Care (BSC): Students enrolled in BSC may be dropped off in the carpool line at the Preschool building beginning at 7:00am.
Morning Carpool:  PK3-PK4 students may be dropped off in the Pre-school carpool line beginning at 7:45am. Parents with students in K-8 may drop off their students at the gym beginning at 7:30 am. In addition, parents with students in PK3- 5th grade may walk their children to their classrooms on the first day of school. Students in K-8th will be returning to the new gym at 8:00 am for a Prayer Service. Parents are welcome to join us and may be seated on the bleachers.
Uniform: We are aware of the fact that our Parker uniforms are on back-order. If your child(ren) are missing pieces, they may wear a current Oktoberfest shirt, STM spirit shirt or solid polo or t-shirt with any school bottom or navy/black shorts or pants.
Lunch: We will begin cafeteria service on Monday. If you have created your Renweb account, you may order for your child(ren) online. Students may also place their orders in homeroom. Click  here for the PK-K menu and here for the 1st-8th menu. Menus can also be found on the school website under the Parent Information tab. We ask that you send cash for lunches until we are able to update our online system.
Afternoon Carpool: All students must use the carpool line on the first day of school. Students will be able to utilize other forms of pick-up once we have received signed parent permission forms.
Kidventure: If you have signed up for after school care with Kidventure, staff members will pick-them up and walk them to the cafeteria where they will begin with snack. You can still sign up for this service online (STM website, under Quick Links). Kidventure staff will also be available on Monday in the cafeteria immediately following dismissal if you wish to sign up then.
Mass: All school Masses are scheduled on Fridays, unless there is a Holy Day of Obligation. This Tuesday is the Feast of the Assumption, so our first school Mass will be held that morning. For our new families, students are dropped off as usual and travel with their homeroom to the church after attendance and lunch count have been taken.

Finally, school supplies, PE uniforms, and Oktoberfest shirts are available for purchase in the front office. 

Have a peaceful weekend, and I look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.
Yours in Christ,
Kristen Thome                                      
Coming up at STM...
Monday, August 14
- First day of school
- Football tryouts

Tuesday, August 15
- All school Mass
Football tryouts
- Volleyball tryouts - 7th-8th

Wednesday, August 16
- Welcome Back to School Parent Coffee
- Football tryouts
- Volleyball tryouts (TBA)

Thursday, August 17
- Football tryouts
- Volleyball tryouts (TBA)

Monday, August 21
- Soccer tryouts
- Volleyball tryouts - 6th

Wednesday, August 23
- Individual and homeroom pictures (may be rescheduled due to Parker issues)

*For details and a complete list of events, please refer to the Family Calendar & Sports Calendar

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