From your Principal...

Dear STM Families,

Welcome back! It is my hope and prayer that you and your families had a Blessed and restful Thanksgiving Break. We will have a busy couple of weeks before we break again for the Christmas holiday.

Thank you to everyone who made our Grandparents Day such a wonderful event. This day was made so special due to the hard work of our faculty & staff, our students, our parents and of course our Grandparents who were able to attend. This is by far one of our favorite days on the school calendar! Please view our Grandparents Day Pictures by visiting our website at  You will see the Grandparents Pictures section to the right, under the scrolling pictures.  

Please check the Steps-for-Students section below for information regarding upcoming events that your child can participate in. Both the movie night and bingo are such fun events ~ you won't want to miss them!

As the safety of our entire STM community is our top priority, a decision has been made to lock the doors to the main church when we are at an all school Mass. Please know that parents and parishioners are always welcome to join us in our Liturgical Celebration. Once Mass begins, we will lock the back doors and have them monitored for late arriving students and family members. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we implement this new policy.  

Things to Know

Have a good night.
Yours in Christ,
Kristen Thome                                      
Steps For Students...
Steps for Students is 5K run/walk and is a fundraising event for our school.  Participating schools keep 100% of the funds they raise.  We have many fun activities planned from now until race day on Saturday, February 17, 2018 . Please register and join us for this fun, community event.   If you would like the school to register you, see registration details  here .  Join the many people already registered.  

Our wonderful faculty leaders are working hard to offer a variety of ways to support this fundraiser, in addition to joining us on race day! On display in the school foyer are items that will be included in the Steps for Students raffle.  In addition to buying raffle tickets, students can earn raffle tickets by participating in the fun activities planned.  Please see this brochure for details.  

Don't forget to get family and friends to sponsor you at the walk.  We have many incentives in place for a variety of sponsorship levels. Check out all the fun and exciting details here.   Sponsorship Forms will be sent home with your student.

Back by popular demand... 
hosted by our Preschool and Primary Teachers for children Preschool - 3rd Grade.  Get some Christmas shopping done, enjoy a nice dinner out or just relax at home for the evening and send you child to this fun event.  Please see this flyer  for details and sign up information.  

HO HO HO.... Santa is coming to STM for pictures!  Skip the lines at the mall and capture this special memory of your child with Santa at the convenience of school.  Pictures with Santa will be held on December 6th.  Another fun and jolly  Steps for Students fundraiser.  Check out the flyer here! 

Join us for our  Family Bingo Night benefiting Steps
for Students Program on December 15th from 5:30pm - 9:30pm in Servant Hall. Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us!
Middle School Events...
Middle School Students, don't miss out on these upcoming events and opportunities.

Strake Jesuit will host their open house this Thursday, November 30th at 7:00pm.

St. John XXIII will host their admissions information night on Tuesday, December 5th from 7 to 8 pm 

St. Thomas High School will host their open house on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

Middle School Students, get a start on those service hours.  
Campus Clean up 
Saturday, December 9th - 8:00 - 11:00 a.m .   Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, December 7th
Saturday, January 13th - 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, January 11th
Friday, December 15th - 3:30 - 10:00 p.m. Parish Bingo Night - Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, December 14th
Saturday, December 23rd 9:00a.m. - 
Loaves & Fishes 
2009Congress St., 77002; Students will be handing our socks & gloves. Teachers will be on hand to supervise, but parents are welcome to stay!

Programs & Events...
Our students had a great time building community as they worked together at the Lego Club!  However, we are in need of donations of materials.  If you have any Legos you can donate, please send them to the school office.  They do not need to be new or in complete sets.  Send what you have and our creative students will
put them to good use! Thank you in advance!

is a great and easy way to support STM!  Simply by visiting Smile.Amazon and shopping like you usually would, STM will receive a portion of your eligible purchases when you select ST. Thomas More as your charity.  Although this program runs year round, please consider signing up for this program as we go into the holiday season.  What a great opportunity to support our school by doing what you already planned on doing!  Please see details 

Br eakfast with Santa wil l be held on Saturday December 2nd at 8:30am.  Join  our Knights of Columbus in Servant Hall for this special event!

Be prepared for the cold weather, order your new STM hoodie and gear  here .

Don't forget to celebrate your child's special day.  Click here for our   Birthday in Lights  order form!
PTO News...
Don't forget about our beautiful fundraiser this week, all while taking care of your Christmas shopping for that special lady in your life!  S
hop the Kendra Scott store in Rice Village this Thursday November 30th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and 20% of the proceeds will benefit St. Thomas More.  This lovely event will include wine and light bites while you shop and socialize.  She will love the gift and it will benefit a great cause!  Please see all the beautiful details here.  RSVP is NOT necessary for this event, just come join us!  If you are not able to shop in store with us, Kendra Scott will take phone orders on this day and still credit STM.  

Our PAWS Print...
Our STM PAWS volunteers have been busy all over campus this month! They hosted and enjoyed our Fall Parent Coffee on November 15th. Held in the foyer of the new gym, parent coffees are a great time to
connect with old friends and meet some new ones. Keep looking in the Principal's Memo for future dates and take a minute to join us!

Our PAW prints were all over the Grandparents Day Event held on Friday, November 17th! STM held a wonderful
morning of Mass, performance and family photos with our honored 
grandparent guests. Many thanks to all our PAWS volunteers for the
planning, coordinating and staffing of the event!

All STM parents are members of the PAWS community, check your email for announcements and information on how to get involved and support our school!!

Coming up at STM...

Wednesday, 11/29
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Girls Developmental Basketball Practice (old gym)
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Girls Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm JV/Varsity Girls Basketball practice (new gym)
  • 4:30  C, JV, V  Boys Basketball Games vs SJPII (home)
Thursday, 11/30
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm Art Club 
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm Pep Squad Practice 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm V Boy's Basketball practice (new gym)
  • 4:30pm -  V Girls Game vs St. Anne (away)
  • C Team Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Laurence (time TBD)
Friday, 12/1
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm Pep Squad Practice  
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Team Practice (new gym) 
  • 4:45pm - V- STHS Basketball Tournament 
  • 4:00pm - C Team Boys Basketball Tournament (home)
Saturday 12/2
  • C Team Boys Basketball St. Laurence Tournament (time TBD) 
  • Varsity Boys STHS Basketball Tournament (time TBD)
Monday, 12/4  
  • 3:20pm - 4:15pm The Ace Scrabblers Club
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm - Chess Club Grades 3-5
  • 3:30pm -5:00pm Girls Developmental Basketball Practice
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Girls Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm JV/Varsity Girls Basketball practice (old gym) 
  • 4:30pm - Boys Basketball Games vs SFDS (home)

Tuesday, 12/5
  • 3:30pm -5:00pm Boys Developmental Basketball Practice 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Boys C/JV Basketball Practice (old gym)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Practice (old gym)
  • 4:30 Girls Basketball Games vs St. Cecilia (home)

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