From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

May is already upon us! We have a busy month ahead of us as we wrap up the school year. Please make sure and check your Principals Memos for schedules and details.

We start the month off with the May Crowning. At our school Mass on this Friday, we will Crown our Mother Mary as we honor her throughout the month of May. All students are invited to bring flowers to place on the Altar in honor of our Blessed Mother.

Thank you for all who joined us last week for our Gallery Night Art Show and our Fine Arts Performances. It was a lovely evening and so nice to see our students so confidently showcase their talents. A special thank you to Ms. Macfarlane who coordinated the evening. For those who were not able to make the event, and would like to purchase your child's piece of art, you have one last opportunity. Please send a check with your child to their homeroom teacher  tomorrow, Wednesday 5/2, and we will have the framed print delivered back to the school. Details attachedPlease note, we will not be able to accommodate any orders received after end of day on Wednesday. 

Please note that due to a conflict, the All Sports Banquet has been moved to Thursday May 10th from 6:00-8:00pm in Servant Hall.  Information will be sent home with all athletes tomorrow.  Please make sure and look for this flyer as tickets must be purchased in advance and RSVP's will be necessary.

One of the many talented members of our school community is Chef Francesco Casetta.  He has generously teamed up with the school to sell his delicious fresh pasta and sauces to benefit the school.  Please see the attached to learn more about Chef Casetta and information on how to order this delicious pasta.

Next week is Teacher's Appreciation Week. Please join me in acknowledging and thanking our wonderful teachers for their hard work. The PTO/PAWS groups are planning a wonderful week.  Please see below for opportunities to get involved.

Just in time for graduation gift buying season, SCRIPS are back. Order deadline is this Friday, May 4th, so please act quickly!

Yours in Christ,
 
Kristen Thome                                      
Principal                                                
8th Grade Graduation News...
8th Grade Graduation is quickly approaching.  The schedule for the rest of the year will be very busy for these students.  Please make sure and keep the attached close at hand to answer any questions.  
Student Council...
Student Council Members will be selling candy after school to raise money for Unbound Catholic Charity. The money raised will be used to sponsor the tuition of a student in need. At dismissal there will be two locations to buy candy, one by walk up and the other by Prinster Hall.

Candy will be sold on the following days:

Thursday, May 3rd
Friday, May 4th
Tuesday, May 8th
Thursday, May 10th
Friday, May 11th
Tuesday, May 15th
Thursday, May 17th
Friday, May 18th
This & That...
A request from our Art Teacher, Ms Mcfarlane,  she is in need of emptied and rinsed 2 little bottles. Our students are going to build rocket ships!  Please send in any 2 liters you may have!


Passion Play DVD's are on sale now for $8.00.  Order yours today and capture this special moment for your child.  Please see attached for the order form.


Summer Programs...
Once again, KidVenture will use our campus for their summer camps. This is a fun camp available at the convenience of our school campus. Please see  attached for more details and registration information. 

The University of Houston will also again hold Summer camps at our school. Please see the attached brochure for information regarding their programs offered.

St. Thomas High School offers a variety of COED Summer Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students.   This years programs include  expanded summer offerings  with an array of coed academic, enrichment and athletic camps that will captivate and challenge elementary and middle school students entering 4th - 8th grades. Please see flyer for details.  

The Strake Jesuit No Limits Debate Camp has been teaching kids from all over Texas how to debate for over 15 years now. This years camp will be held on June 4th-15th. P lease see the attached flyer  for details.  

St. Pius High School offers a variety of Summer Camps. Offerings and registration information can be found here.
Programs & Events...
Order your 2017-2018 yearbook now.  Please submit your order with the attached  order  form and your payment of $57.00.

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 
here.

Don't forget to celebrate your child's special day.  Click here for our   Birthday in Lights  order form!
Our PAWS Print...

Our STM PAWS Parents make an impact on our school and our students everyday. 


Field Day 2018 pictures are available!  

Our PAWS volunteers are hard at work planning, staffing and supporting all kinds of activities as we close out the 2017-2018 Academic Year! Here's a sampling of what is coming up:
* Friday, May 11th, Banner Hanging. Parent volunteers are needed to help hang First Communion Banners at this special mass celebration.
* Wednesday, May 16th, Parent Coffee . Please join us for a cup of coffee/tea after morning carpool.
* Friday, May 25th, 8th Grade Graduation. Numerous volunteers will be needed to assist with this celebration for our Class of 2018.

Please click here to review all the opportunities to donate your time and talents to our students. Dates, times and contact information is available in the attachment.

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!!
PTO News...
P lease join us as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 7th through May 11th.  
We'd like to invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to teachers and staff during the week. Simple thank you notes will surely brighten their day! If you would like to help us coordinate events planned for the week, please reach out to Susan Farrell (PAWS) at
stmpaws@comcast.net.

Thank you to all who came out to the Kendra Scott
Shopping Event.  This was a fun event that not only added to the beauty of many of the ladies in our community, but also raised some money for our STM School.  

Coming up at STM...
Virtue of the Month - Respect

Wednesday,  5/2
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice 
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Boys Summer League Basketball Practice
Thursday, 5/3
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 7th Grade Students
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Art Club
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice
Friday, 5/4  
  • May Crowning @ mass - please bring flowers
  • Scholarship Applications due - Current 7th grade students
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 8th Grade Students
  • Progress Reports emailed
Monday, 5/7
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 5th Grade Students
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Chess Club
Tuesday, 5/8
  • Spirit Day
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 6th Grade Students
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Beta Club Tutoring
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Speech Team
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Spanish Club
  • 3:30pm -5:30pm - Softball Practice 
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice