From your Principal...

Dear STM Families,

Coming up next week.... one of our favorite events of the school year is Grandparents Day. This year Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, November 17th.  Our day begins with Mass at 8:15 followed by a performance and light breakfast. School dismissal will be at 11:00.  Please see details here.   New this year, we would love to have pictures of our students grandparents to show throughout the day. It's not too late to send your pictures to jfelton@stmorenews.com or make a copy of your picture and send it to the school office. Please do not send any original pictures.  

Thank you for your support of the St. Thomas More Parish Food Pantry! Our Student Council was able to assemble over 30 bags for families in need.  Your generosity is very appreciated.  All students who participated by bringing in items to donate are allowed a jeans pass tomorrow, November 8th.  Students who bring in their item to homeroom first thing in the morning will be allowed a jeans pass on November 8th as well. 

Steps for Students will be here before you know it. We have many fun events planned until race day.  Check out our Steps For Students section below for details.   In the meantime, lace up your running/walking shoes and register today!  

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Have a good night.
Yours in Christ,
 
Kristen Thome                                      
Principal                                                
Steps For Students...
Steps for Students is a fun, family friendly way to support our school as we come together with Catholic Schools from the entire Archdiocese of Galveston Houston.  If you have not been able to attend a previous Steps for Students, please strongly consider registering this year.  The event is truly a family event.  Come spend the morning with friends and classmates from STM as well as from other Catholic Schools.

Steps is a fundraising event for our school.  Participating schools keep 100% of the funds they raised.  We have many fun activities planned from now until race day on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  First and foremost we need families to register.  You can register online, or if you would like the school to register you, see registration details  here.  Join the many people already registered, including  Fr. Hai, Mrs. Thome, Mrs. Izard, Mrs. Felton, Ms. Coltharp, Mrs. Vodehnal and many more .    All those registered by this Friday 11/10/17 will receive a visit and a special visit to their homeroom from Thomas The Tiger!

Join us for our Family Bingo Night benefiting the Steps for Students Program on December 15th.  Please make plans to join us!

Middle School Events...
Middle School Students, don't miss out on these upcoming High School Open Houses.  
Duchesne of the Sacred Heart - Thursday, Nov. 9th - 6 p.m.

Middle School Students, get a start on those service hours.  
Campus Clean up 
Saturday, November 11th - 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.   Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, November 9th
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
Events
Friday, December 8th - 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Family Movie Night - Sign up with Ms. Coltharp by Thursday, December 7th
Friday, December 15th - 3:30 - 10:00 p.m. Parish Bingo Night - Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, December 14th
Programs & Events...
Last week, sign up for the 5th Grade Developmental Girls & Boys Basketball Program.  See details  here

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 miss out on the fun!!!  This weekend is our 1st Annual Tiger Family Camp Out.  Check-in begins at 5:30pm on Friday, November 10th and the fun ends Saturday at 10:00am.  Early registration end tomorrow November 8th.  Price increase after 11/8!  This event is for all family members (no pets)No Tent, No Problem! You are welcome to join us for dinner and the movie and leave before the gates are locked at 10pm. There is no difference in price if not camping.  Check out all the details here!  
 
Our next PTO Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:15pm at Donovans Den.   All are welcome!

Calling all dads!  Our next Dad's Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 in Donovans Den.
 
Save the date and save the cooking for another night!  Please join us for our next STM Spirit Night, Tuesday, November 14th at Napoli's.  The attached  flyer needs to be presented to the server in order for STM to receive credit for the sale.

Need an excuse to go shopping?  Looking for that perfect Christmas gift?  We can help you with that and just in time for the holidays! S hop the Kendra Scott store in Rice Village on Thursday November 30th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and 20% of the proceeds will benefit St. Thomas More.   Buy yourself or your favorite lady a beautiful piece of Kendra Scott jewelry.  She will love the gift and it will benefit a great cause!   RSVP is necessary.  Please see all the beautiful details here.

PAWS News...
                                                                                                            The success of our programs and events at STM depend heavily on our parent volunteers.  Please consider volunteering when called upon by PAWS (Parents Active With STM). Our children are the beneficiaries of your volunteered time.

Come enjoy a warm cup of coffee and visit with others in our wonderful school community.  Join us for our Fall Coffee Social next Wednesday, November 15th at morning drop off in the new gym foyer.  See details here.

A special thank you to these moms who recently helped us with our 8th grade/1st grade buddy pictures.  

  
Coming up at STM...

Wednesday, 11/8
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Girls Developmental Basketball Practice (old gym)
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C/JV Girls Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Varsity Girls Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 4:30pm Boys Basketball Game vs. St. Laurence (home)
Thursday, 11/9
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm Art Club 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm V Boy's Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm  Pep Squad practice
  • 4:30pm Girl's Basketball Game vs. JP2 (home)
Friday, 11/10
  • Veterans Day
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Girls & Boys Developmental Basketball Practice 
  • 3:30pm - 5:30 pm C Girl's Basketball practice (new gym)
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm  Pep Squad practice
  • 5:30pm-10:00am Saturday ~ Family Campout
Saturday 11/11
  • JV Girls Basketball Jamboree  at The Rice School
  • 6:30 pm Parent Seminar -Forming the Minds & Hearts of our Children Series - STM Church Servant Hall  
Monday, 11/13  
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm Prayer Club 
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm Lego Club 
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Chess Club Grades 6-8 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Girls Developmental Basketball Practice 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Girl's Basketball Practice
  • 4:30pm Boy's Basketball Game vs. SVDP (away)
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm JV/V Girl's BB Practice
Tuesday, 11/14 
Spirit Day
  • Junior Librarians Club 
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm Spanish Club
  • 4:30pm Girl's BB Game vs. SVDP (away)
  • 4:30pm Boy's Basketball Game vs. HCYA (home)
  • STM Spirit Night at Napoli Italian Restaurant

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