From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

Tomorrow is the last day of our IOWA testing. The students have done a great job coming prepared and respecting the time and space of fellow classmates during the test. I am so proud of them!  

Building on that, what a great way to end the week after IOWA testing,
with  FIELD DAY ! Field day will be held this Friday, 4/20.  Dismissal will be at noon (no Kidventure available). Please note that the students can wear jeans or school shorts with an appropriate shirt, socks, and tennis shoes. All students in K-8th will be attending Mass prior to the start of field day. Help is still needed . Field day cannot be run without the help and support of many. Please see the Field Day section below for additional details and to sign up for a shift.  

Make plans now to join us for our Art Show on Tuesday, April 24th from 5:00-7:00pm. The talent of our students will be on display in Servant Hall. All student K-5th grade will have a piece in the show. Middle School Students will have a piece if they chose to enter. New this year, we will be showcasing the Fine Arts talents of our French & Spanish Poetry Clubs, Speech team, as well as the musical talents of some of our students.

Please note tomorrows deadline to submit your name to run for the PTO Board. Our school community relies heavily on the involvement of our parents. Each year, parents are invited to become involved with this valuable organization by joining the board. Please click here  for details from this years PTO Board President Aimee Taylor.  

On Thursday, April 26th we will be hosting our Middle School Preview for our current 4th & 5th grade parents. This informal meeting will take place at 8:15am in the Library and will provide an overview of our Middle School Program.  

Yours in Christ,
 
Kristen Thome                                      
Principal                                                
Field Day 2018...

Field Day is THIS FRIDAY!! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help! We still have some great spots available. Check out this map for more information about the exciting events we have planned. Please see our latest Field Day flyer for additional information on volunteering.
See you on Friday !
Gallery Night...
Tuesday, April 24th, we will host our Gallery Night.  The event will be held in Servant Hall from 5:00pm - 7:00pm and will feature artwork from our students K-5th. Middle School Students had the option to participate and we are happy to say we had a large number of participants. Please check with your child to see if they will have an entry.

New this year, we will also have presentations  from students in our French Poetry Club, Spanish Poetry Club, Speech Team, as well as the musical talents of some students.  

Details can be found on Ms. Macfarlanes website as well as the attached.  Please make plans to join us for this special evening as we celebrate our Fine Arts!
PTO News...

Please consider serving on the PTO Board for the 2018-2019 school year.  Deadline for applying is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18th.  See attached for details and contact Aimee Taylor at  aalley_00@yahoo.com .
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.

Just in time for Mothers Day, our Kendra Scott Shopping Event is this Thursday! Please join us for a Sip, Mingle, and Shop. Cheese, crackers, dessert, and wine will be served as you shop for that special someone or spoil yourself! If you cannot make it for the in-store festivities, orders can be phoned in all day and Kendra Scott will ship for free! Remember that if this is your birthday month, you receive 50% off any one piece of jewelry. Don't miss this opportunity to buy that special piece of jewelry and support our school as 20% of the proceeds will come back to STM! Check out all the details here.  

Congratulations to our 6th grade student Remy Roth who competed in the IRONKIDS Mile Run in Galveston earlier this month.  Remy placed 7th out of all the kids running the mile with a time of just over 6 minutes.  Congratulations Remy .... keep running!  
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 hold Summer camps at our school this summer. Please see the attached brochure for information regarding their programs offered.

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. Please 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. 


Thank you to everyone who came to mass last Friday for the Parent Volunteer blessing. If you were unable to attend, please stop by the front office to pick up a special Thank You gift.

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, April 27th, First Communion. Please join us to assist with activities for this special sacrament for our First Communicants.
* Friday, May 11th, Banner Hanging and May Crowning Mass. Parent volunteers are needed to help with various duties at this special mass celebration.
* Friday, May 25th, 8th Grade Graduation. Numerous volunteers will be needed to pull of 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!!
Coming up at STM...
Virtue of the Month - Fidelity

Wednesday,  4/18
  • ITBS Testing Grade K-8
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm - Track Practice (@ STM)
  • Baseball - TBD
Thursday, 4/19
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Junior Librarians Club
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Art Club
  • 3:45pm- 5:00pm Track Practice (@ STM) (Throwers and Sprinters) 
  • 6:00pm- 7:30pm Track Practice @ Baines Middle School (Sprinters) 
  • Baseball - TBD 
Friday, 4/20
FIELD DAY! 
  • NOON DISMISSAL  
  • 5:30pm- 6:45pm at TBD (4x100 relay team members only)
  • Baseball - TBD
Monday, 4/23
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Chess Club
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm - Prayer Club
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm - Lego CLub
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Track Practice - location TBD
Tuesday, 4/24 
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Gallery Night - Servant Hall 
  • 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 
  • 3:45pm- 5:00pm - Track Practice (Throwers and Sprinters) location TBD
  • 6:00pm- 7:30pm - Track Practice (Sprinters) location TBD