From your Principal...

Dear STM Families,

Please join us this Friday for  Grandparents Day. Our day begins with Mass at 8:15 followed by a performance and light breakfast. 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 or make a copy of your picture and send it to the school office. Please do not send any original pictures.    Please note school will be dismissed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 11:00am on Friday.

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!  

On behalf of the Fr. Hai, our faculty and staff, I wish you and your family a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.  

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Have a good night.
Yours in Christ,
Kristen Thome                                      
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 raise.  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 .  

Back by popular demand... the Parents Night Out - Kids Night In movie night, hosted by our Preschool and Primary Teachers for children Preschool - 3rd Grade.  Get some Christmas shopping done, enjoy a nice dinner out or just relax at home for the evening and send you child to this fun event.  Please see this flyer  for details and sign up information.  

Ho HO HO.... Santa is coming to STM for pictures!  Skip the lines at the mall and capture this special memory of your child with Santa at the convenience of school.  Pictures with Santa will be held on December 6th.  Another fun and cute Steps for Students fundraiser.  Check out the details here! 

Join us for our Family Bingo Night benefiting the Steps for Students Program on December 15th.  Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us!

Middle School Events...
Middle School Students, don't miss out on these upcoming events and opportunities.

Attn 8th students & parents Admissions Information Night on Tuesday, December 5th from 7 to 8 pm here at St. John XXIII

Middle School Students, get a start on those service hours.  
Campus Clean up 
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
Friday, December 15th - 3:30 - 10:00 p.m. Parish Bingo Night - Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, December 14th
Saturday, December 23rd 9:00a.m. - 
Loaves & Fishes 
2009Congress St., 77002; Students will be handing our socks & gloves. Teachers will be on hand to supervise, but parents are welcome to stay!

Programs & Events...
Our Lego Club met for the first time this week.  The students had a great time building community as they work with Legos!  We are in need of donations of materials.  If you have any Legos you can donate, please send them to the school office.  Legos do not need to be new or in complete sets.  Send what you have and our creative students will put them to good use! Thank you in advance!

Amazon Smile 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.  Although this program runs year round, please consider signing up for this program as we go into the holiday season.  What a great opportunity to support our school by doing what you already planned on doing!  Please see details  here.

Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 8:30am.  Join our Knights of Columbus in Servant Hall for this special event!

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...
Thank you to all those who joined us for our  1st Annual Tiger Family Camp Out.    The event was a great night of community and a huge success.  
Calling all dads!   Our next Dad's Club meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 in Donovans Den.
Don't forget to save the cooking for another night!  Please join us for our STM Spirit Night
, tonight 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.....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.  This lovely event will include light bites while you shop and socialize. 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.

Our PAWS Print...
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 tomorrow Wednesday, November 15th at morning drop off in the new gym foyer. See details here.

Calling all parents, we need your help to make Grandparents Day, this Friday 11/17, as wonderful as it should be for our special guests!  We are in need of breakfast items as well as people to make sure the day flows smoothly.   Opportunities are still available to help. Please visit the sign-up genius here. You can leave your PAWS print on a memorable day for our Grandparents! 
Coming up at STM...

Wednesday, 11/15
  • 7:30am - 8:30am - Parent Fall Coffee Social - New Gym Foyer 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Girls Developmental Basketball Practice (new gym)
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Girls Basketball practice (new gym)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm JV/Varsity Girls Basketball practice new gym)
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Boys Developmental Basketball Practice (old gym)
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Boys Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm JV/Varsity Boys Basketball practice (old gym) 
Thursday, 11/16
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm Art Club 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm V Boy's Basketball practice (old gym)
  • 4:00pm - C Team Boys Basketball Tournament (home)
Friday, 11/17
  • 8:00 am Grandparents Day 
  • Dismissal at 11:00 am
  • 4:00pm - C Team Boys Basketball Tournament (home)
Saturday 11/18
  • C Team Boys Basketball Tournament (time TBD) 
Monday, 11/20 
  • Thanksgiving School Holiday 
Tuesday, 11/21
  • Thanksgiving School Holiday 

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