From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing Spring Break!  Next week we celebrate Holy Week as we prepare for Easter. We will have Stations of the Cross next Monday at 2:30 in the church.  On Holy Thursday, our 8th graders will perform the Passion Play.   This is such a wonderful play as we enter into Easter.  All are welcome to join us for both of these special moments in the church.  

Tomorrow, Wednesday 3/21, we will have our Spring Pep-Rally at 2:30. As we prepare our Prayer Garden for the beauty of Spring, students are welcome to bring $1.00 for a bag of popcorn to enjoy during the pep-rally and these funds will be donated to beautification efforts of our garden.  

Join us for our Faith & Family presentation this Thursday.  See details below.

Save the date for this years Field Day.  Please see attached flyer for details and opportunities to get involved in this fun day! 

As a reminder, 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.  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.

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, before Spring Break, we had our first ever STEM Wax Museum. This was a wonderful presentation as our 7th & 8th graders taught their fellow students at STM about contributions made by prominent figures of the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Thank you to Ms. Jackson for her leadership in this project and to all the students who worked so hard on their presentations.


Yours in Christ,
 
Kristen Thome                                      
Principal                                                
School Safety...
STM Ad Hoc Committee on School Safety

Per the direction of the Principal, an Ad Hoc Committee on School Safety will be formed under the guidance of Mary Gleason MSN, RN effective March 28th. The purpose of this committee is to review current research, best practices and community input on the topic of school safety and to generate a report with recommendations for the school Administration.

All members of our STM community are invited to participate, submit information or submit comments to be included in the proceedings, please watch the Principals Memo for further information on meeting times and locations. If you have a specific interest in this topic or wish to volunteer your time and energy to this project through to its completion in May, 2018, please feel free to email Ms. Gleason at mgleason@stmorenews.com.
Faith & Family ...
Please join us this Thursday, March 22nd 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.  Please see flyer for details.

Refreshments will be provided. Babysitting and tutoring/homework help will be provided by Beta Club with RSVP.  Please see attached for details and permission slip that must be turned into the office by Thursday morning.  

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


This and That...
This weekend St. Thomas High School Drama Department will perform the musical Curtains.  Come see some STM Alumni showcase their talents - Carl Collins, Dante Segura, as they perform and working behind the scenes, Aidan Kelly, Benito Moreno-Garza, Avery Oswald
St. Thomas High School Theater:  Curtains School Edition has been adapted from the original Broadway Production. It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! S how dates are March 23, 24, 25.   T ickets are available at the door or online at     


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.  

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.

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. 


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, 3/21
  • 2:30pm - Pep Rally
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm - Track Practice (@ STM)
  • 4:15pm - Baseball Game vs St. Cecilia @ home
Thursday, 3/22
  • 8:15am - 9:15am - Kindergarten Preview for current families (Library)
  • 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 
  • 6:30pm - Faith and Family Parent Seminar - When to Worry about Worrying
Friday, 3/23
  • All School Mass
  • Track Practice - Time and location TBD

Saturday, 3/24 - Track Meet - Barnett Stadium
 

Monday, 3/26
  • 2:30pm Stations of the Cross
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm - Prayer Club 
  • 4:15pm - Baseball Game vs St. Laurence @ away (double header)
  • Track Practice - Time and location TBD
Tuesday, 3/27  
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Beta Club Tutoring
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Speech Team
  • :30pm - 4:15pm - Lego Club
  • 3:30pm -5:30pm - Softball Practice 
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm Track Practice (@STM)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Baseball Practice 
Wednesday, 3/28
  • Track Practice - Time and location TBD
Thursday, 3/28 - Holy Thursday
  • 2:00pm Passion Play - Church 
** Easter Holiday Good Friday 3/30 and Easter Monday 4/2 - no School **