From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

The Auction Gala on Saturday was truly a spectacular evening. Thank you to the Auction Gala committee for all your hard work. This evening simply could not be a success without those that planned the Gala, those that solicited donations, picked up donations, decorated Servant Hall or Rehkopf Center, were Underwriters, or attended the event. It takes the work of many to make this evening a success. A special Thank You to our Advancement Director, Kathy Prado for her leadership in this event.

Re-enrollment packets were emailed to parents on February 20th.  If you have not submitted your re-enrollment yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can have an accurate student count. We are sending letters to new student applicants this week and need to ensure we have accurate numbers for our returning students.  If you no longer have the email, you can simply log into your Renweb account and access the Enrollment/Reenrollment link under the Family Information Tab on the left hand side of your home page.  If you need any assistance to complete this process, please contact Judy Gentempo at jgentempo@stmorenews.com or by calling the school office at 713-729-3434.

This week is National Beta Club week. Our members have planned fun events for the student body for the week. Tomorrow, all students are invited to bring a small plant, seeds, or plant cutting for our Beta Club students to plant in our gardens. On Thursday, students who bring in $1.00 can wears jeans along with a black or yellow shirt. Black and yellow are Beta Club colors. These funds will benefit the good works of the Beta Club.  

This Friday our 7th &  8th grade students will present at out first ever STEM Wax Museum. All are invited to join us in Servant Hall and the Old Gym from 1:20pm - 2:35pm to learn about contributions made by prominent figures of the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  

On April 13th, we will hold our Talent Show.  This is open to all students in 3rd - 8th grade. Please see the attached for details. 

Lastly, we we informed that the STM Food Pantry is out of cereal.  If you are able to, please send a box of cereal to school by Friday so we can help replenish their stock and help those in need.  We appreciate your support. 
Yours in Christ,
 
Kristen Thome                                      
Principal                                                
Auction Gala ...
A Spectacular Evening!

Thank you to all who made Gala a success!  The evening was a fun time which benefits all students at St. Thomas More!

Thank you for your support!
Faith & Family ...
Please join us on Thursday, March 22 for our Faith and Family Evening.   Our presenter , Barbie Atkins, MS, LPC will present: "When to Worry about Worrying", an Introduction to Identifying and Addressing Stress and Anxiety in Children and Parents.

Refreshments will be provided. Babysitting and tutoring/homework help will be provided by Beta Club with RSVP.

You can find out more about Barbie Atkinson and her Calm Crusaders Program, coming soon to STM, at Calm Crusaders!
PTO News ...

Please join us for our the next PTO meeting which will be held tonight Tuesday, March 6th at 6:15p.m. in Donovan's Den.
Library News...
 
 Enjoy your Spring Break!  Relax and read a good book!  Please see the attached Library News for some suggestions!  
 
  Mini Librarians meeting Wednesday; March 21 , 2018 
after school until 3:45.
 
Junior Librarians meeting Thursday; March 22, 2018
after school until 3:45.
This and That...
SugarLand Skeeters Reading Program:
Students in PreK through 5th grade at St. Thomas More Parish School are participating in the Sugar Land Skeeters Reading Program.  On January 29, 2018, Swatson, the mascot for the Skeeters, came to St. Thomas More Parish School for an assembly promoting their reading program.   Each student received a bookmark from Swatson to log the required 4 books for the Skeeters Reading Challenge.  Each student who completes the required reading of 4 books and gets a parent/guardian or a teacher signature before March 9, 2018 will receive 2 free tickets to a Sugar Land Skeeters game.   
Do not forget to turn in your completed bookmarks to your homeroom teacher  no later than this Friday March 9, 2018!

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

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!
Our PAWS Print...

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


Recently the PAWS Leadership Team presented to our Principal and to our Parent-Teacher Organization a half-year report reviewing the strengths, challenges and plans for future development of our new structure.

Please take a look at the attached  infographic highlighting some of the activity that has occurred so far this year! Our organization is committed to continued improvement and growth. If you have an idea, suggestion, special talent, important piece of feedback or extra free time, please contact either Mrs. Susan Farrell, PAWS Director at stmpaws@comcast.net or Mary Gleason MSN, RN, Administrative Contact at mgleason@stmorenews.com.

The faculty and staff of STM are thankful for all the efforts of our PAWS Parent Volunteers!!

Please see the attached for ongoing volunteer opportunities with the school.

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, 3/7
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm - Track Practice (@ STM)
  • 4:15pm - Baseball Game vs St. Jerome @ home
Thursday, 3/8 
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Art Club
  • 3:30pm -5:30pm - Softball Practice 
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm Track Practice (@STM)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Baseball Practice 
Friday, 3/9
  • All School Mass
  • 1:20pm - 2:35pm STEM Wax Museum Presentations by our 7th & 8th grade students.  All are invited!
Monday, 3/12- 3/16 SPRING BREAK WEEK
  • ENJOY YOUR WEEK!