From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

I hope everyone had a Blessed Easter weekend. 

As you may have heard from your children, we had a warm day in our buildings. One of the compressors for our HVAC system broke down. The facilities manager has already procured a new engine and is looking for a compressor. If one is found tonight, it will be repaired for tomorrow morning. If not, one will be found first thing in the morning and installed ASAP. I will send an update as soon as possible.

Recently your family should have received information regarding the Circle of Grace program that the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston asked all schools to implement. 

Circle of Grace  is the approved safe environment training program for elementary students enrolled in any religious education in the Archdiocese. The goal of the Circle of Grace program is to educate and empower children and young people to actively participate in a safe environment for themselves and others.  

Circle of Grace  is the love and goodness of God that surrounds us and all others. It is the recognition that God is with us always and is there to help us in difficult situations. Through the Circle of Grace Program, adults assist children and youth to recognize God's love by understanding that each of us lives and moves within a Circle of Grace.

The Circle of Grace  program teachers children and young people to seek help, when needed, from a trusted adult, reinforcing God's presence in their real life struggles.  

If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to reach out to your child's religion teacher. 

Report Cards will be emailed this Friday to all families in good financial standing with the school. 

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

The initial meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on School Safety will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM in the STM School Library. This committee will be reviewing research and best practices, soliciting input from school, parish and community members and delivering a report to the Principal outlining recommendations for implementation and action.

All interested STM parents are welcome to participate. Membership on the committee is a 2 month commitment, with approximately 4-6 evening meetings. Please note that this is an "adults-only" meeting, child care will not be available. If you have further questions or would like to RSVP your attendance, please email Mary Gleason MSN, RN at mgleason@stmorenews.com.

Food Allergies...
Did you know that STM has a parent committee that works to provide a safe and inclusive campus for all students including those that have severe and life-threatening food allergies? Did you know that the FoodSafe guidelines that started on our campus have served as a model for several other Catholic Schools in our Archdiocese?

If you are interested in hearing what is new in the area of food allergy management, want to connect with other parents with similar concerns, or want to work to improve our campus response to health issues like food allergies, please plan to attend the annual meeting of the Parent Advisory Committee on Food Allergies (PACA). The meeting will be held in the STM School Library on Wednesday, April 11th at 5:30PM. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Mary Gleason MSN, RN at mgleason@stmorenews.com.
School Spirit...
Calling all 6th and 7th grade girls, the 2018-2019
school year Cheerleader Tryouts will be held April 4th & 5th from 3:20pm - 4:30pm.  
Save the date!!

Field Day 2018...
Field Day 2018 is just around the corner. Please click  here to sign up!
Many thanks to our generous underwriters

But....we still need some help. We are looking for the following:
  • A Giant Outdoor Chess Set for outdoor board games area
  • Would like to borrow a total of (3) Wii Game Consoles for Gaming Stations (Wii Tournament)
  • Pop-Up Tents or Shade Structures for parent volunteers in the field (day of the event)
Thank you in advance for your support of this exciting day for our students!
Please contact Susan Farrell ( stmpaws@comcast.net) or 713-446-2629 if you can help with any of the items above. Thank you!

See you on April 20th!
PTO News...
Please join us tonight for the April PTO meeting at 6:15pm in Donovan's Den - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please join us for our Fuddruckers Spirit Day this Sunday, April 8th. Order anyway you like, anytime you like from 11:00am - 9:00pm from the location on S. Post Oak Rd and show the attached flyer or mention STM and 20% of the sale comes back to STM.  Another delicious way to support our school! 

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...
All are welcome to join the St. Pius Lacrosse Girls and Boys teams on Saturday, April 14th for LAX-n-BBQ.  Details can be found here.

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. 


Our PAWS volunteers are already at work planning, staffing and supporting all kinds of activities that support our school in this last semester of the 2018-2019 Academic Year! Here's a sampling of what is coming up:
  • Friday, April 13th @ 8:15am, All-school Mass with Blessing of our PAWS Volunteers. Please join us for Mass and receive the blessing and thanks of our community for all you do as a parent to support our school!
  • Friday, April 20th, Field Day. Come and spend the day on campus facilitating fun, outdoor activities for our students! An event enjoyed by adults and students alike, you won't want to miss this chance to get to know other STM parents.
Please click on the attached link to review all the opportunities to donate your time and talents to our students. Dates, times and contact information is available in the link.

* ********************REQUEST FOR PHOTOS************************

We are looking for photos of parents and students volunteering at PAWS events this year to put into a slideshow, please take a minute to scroll through your pics from this year and forward some shots to Susan Farrell at stmpaws@comcast.net by Wednesday, April 11th. Thank you, your students will love seeing your family represented!

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,  4/4
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm - Track Practice (@ STM)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Baseball Practice 
Thursday, 4/5
  • 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) 
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Baseball Practice 
Friday, 4/6
  • Report Cards Emailed
  • 5:30pm- 6:45pm at TBD (4x100 relay team members only)
Sunday, 4/8
  • Fuddruckers Spirit Night - see flyer 
Monday, 4/9
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Chess Club
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm Prayer Club
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm Lego Club
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Track Practice @ Strake Jesuit (All)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Baseball Practice 
Tuesday, 4/10 
  • 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 @ STM (Throwers and Sprinters) 
  • 6:00pm- 7:30pm Track Practice@ Baines Middle School (Sprinters)
  • 4:15pm - Baseball Game @ St. JPII