From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,
We hope everyone had a fun time celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Thank you to all who participated in the events planned for the week.  Like always we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our STM families. Thank you for all the canned goods donated to the STM Church Food Pantry. Deacon Johnson received the donation from some of our school children and pointed out that at very moment, there were families in line awaiting the much needed donations to the Food Pantry. This was truly an opportunity to see good works in action.  

A very special thank you to the St. Thomas More Parish Endowment Foundation for its gift to the school. The Endowment is in place to insure the future of St. Thomas More School. You can support the Endowment by going to instead of Amazon and choosing "St. Thomas More Parish School Endowment Foundation".  It will only take a minute of your time and you will get the exact same Amazon experience, but the school will receive money directly because of your purchase.

Our STM Students continue to shine!  Congratulations to our students who placed in the Archdiocesan Middle School Science Fair, the St. Pius X Academic Rally as well as the HLSR Art Competition. We will acknowledge these accomplishments after our all school Mass on this Friday. Please join us! 

Next week we will celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 13th.  Wednesday, February 14th, is Ash Wednesday. We will have an all school Mass.  This is also Valentines Day. Students may bring a non-food valentine treat/card for their classmates. Remember that students must bring a treat/card for everyone in their homeroom.   

Uniform update:  My team and I have met with many uniform suppliers over the past months.  We are happy to announce that we have decided to proceed with Mills Uniform Co. as our new supplier. Although we will offer new items and colors to our uniform, our uniform plaid will remain the same. We will share specifics of our new pieces and timing of when our logo'd items will be available as soon as possible. We are excited about the changes that are coming and know our students will look very sharp!

Due this week...Reminder as we approach the application deadline date of February 9th, those families that will be applying for financial assistance for the 2018-2019 school year, please see the attached form for important information regarding the steps to apply and deadline dates. These dates must be followed in order to be considered for aid. 

Things to Know
Yours in Christ,
Kristen Thome                                      
Steps For Students...
Lace up your shoes....
Race day is just over 1 week away
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Steps for Students is 5K run/walk and is a fundraising event for our school. Participating schools keep 100% of the funds they raise.
As of today, we have raised $18,000.00 towards our goal of $25,000.00. 
We are rolling out our SPONSORSHIP DRIVE...and our goal is to reach $25,000.
Ms. Thome has agreed to host a Lights, Camera, Action Party during the school day for any grade that raises $1,000.00 in sponsorships,  excluding registration by Friday, February 16, 2018.  All monies coll ected will go directly to St. Thomas More Parish School.
Auction Gala ...

The Auction Committee is planning a spectacular PARTY that you won't want to miss! The money raised directly benefits EVERY CHILD at St. Thomas More. 
Please click here for more information and watch for more details to come.

This and That...
Last call for yearbook ads.    All ads must be in by Monday, February 12th in order to meet the yearbook deadline.  NO REFUNDS for late submissions that do not make it in time for the yearbook.

Order your 2017-2018 yearbook now.  Please submit your order with the attached order  form and your payment of $57.00.

Our 2018 track season will begin next week.  Look for information to come home from Coach Mouton.

Before the Christmas Break our student body was blessed by the performance of our 7th grade student as they performed the
Nativity of Our Lord play.  We now have DVD's available for those who would like to purchase. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Softball is coming back to STM!  The Developmental Girls Team fun is open to girls in grades 4th - 8th. Please let us know your child's interest by filling out and returning the attached   form .
Programs & Events...

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. What a great way to support our school by doing what you already plan to do! Please see details 

Cold weather is upon us! 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...
Please join us for our next PTO meeting tonight Tuesday, February 6th at 6:15pm in Donovan's Den.

Join us for Skeeters Family Night Out on Monday, February 12th. Details on the attached flyer.  Flyer must be presented to the cashier so Skeeters credits STM for a portion of the sale.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Avoid the crowds on Valentines Night and celebrate early!  Our high school Girl Scout Troop 21126 is offering Parents Night Out babysitting on Friday, February 9th so you and your loved one can spend some time together.  Please see attached flyer for details.
Our PAWS Print...

Our PAWS Volunteers Had a Busy Week across our Campus!

Our PAWS Print

The Lenten season is coming up quickly and STM students will be celebrating Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 13th. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with school decorations in the elementary and junior high hallways afterschool on Monday, February 12th and then again afterschool on Tuesday, February 13th . STM has a long Mardi Gras tradition with AMAZING decorations that the children love...please come and help support us to keep this tradition alive. You can sign up at the Sign-Up Genius link below:
Many thanks to the PAWS parents who came out to help our Librarian, Mrs. Fontenot put on a great Book Fair! We had over 20 parents from all different grades assist students with selections, run the cash registers and help with managing the stacks.

Have you had a chance to leave your PAWS print on our campus this year? We have several big school-wide events coming up this semester including Steps4Students on February 17th, our Annual Gala on March 5th and Field Day on April 20th. Check your email for information on signing up or contact the Office for more information.

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...
Virtue of the Month - Purity

Wednesday, 2/7 Prospective Family OPEN HOUSE
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Open House for Prospective Families
    • Spread the word and share with your neighbors and friends what a great School St. Thomas More is. 
  • COOZ JV Basketball Tournament 
    • Girls and Boys play @ home
Thursday, 2/8 
  • 3:10pm - 4:00pm  Art Club 
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm  Speech 
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Baseball Practice 
Friday, 2/9
  • 8:15am All School Mass
Monday, 2/12
  • Yearbook Ads Due 
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm  Chess Club
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm  Prayer Club
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm  Lego Club
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Baseball Practice 
  • Family Night Out - Skeeters
Tuesday, 2/13 - Spirit Day 
  • Mardi Gras Celebration
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm Beta Club Tutoring
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm Speech Team
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Spanish Club
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Baseball Practice