Principal's Memo 10-24-2017
From your Principal...

Dear STM Families,

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for this Friday, November 3rd. Dismissal will be at noon that day with conferences from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. All teacher requested conference times have been sent home with the students. If you have received one, please send the bottom portion of that form back to school as confirmation of your attendance or request to reschedule. If you have not received a conference time but would like to meet with your child's teacher, please call or email Judy Gentempo in the office at
 j gentempo@stmorenews.com.
  
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. Please see details here.   New this year, we would love to have pictures of our students and their grandparents to show throughout the day. Please 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.  

Please support the St. Thomas More Parish Food Pantry! Our Student Council will be collecting items for the SVdP Thanksgiving Project. Please see attached flyer for grade level donations. In order to meet the needs of our families who will benefit from your generosity, please have all donations into the students homeroom by November 7th.

Reminder, tomorrow is All Saints Day and we will celebrate with an All School Mass at 8:15am.  Students must be in dress uniform.

Have a good night.
Yours in Christ,
 
Kristen Thome                                      
Principal                                                
Middle School Events...
Middle School Students, don't miss out on these upcoming High School Open Houses.  All of these are taking place within the next 3 weeks so mark your calendars!
High School Open Houses:
St. John XXIII - Sunday, Nov. 5th - 1-3 p.m.
Incarnate Word Academy - Sunday, Nov. 5th - 1:30 -4:30 p.m.
Frassati Catholic HS- Sunday, Nov. 5th - 2-4
Duchesne of the Sacred Heart - Thursday, Nov. 9th - 6 p.m.

Middle School Girls:   Mark Your Calendars! Incarnate Word Academy will host an OpenHouse on Sunday, November 5th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All middle school students and their parents/guardians are cordially invited to attend. There will be a keynote speech at 1:45 p.m. followed by guided tours where you can see our beautiful downtown campus and interact with faculty, staff, and students who love IWA! Visit  www.incarnateword.org  to register today!

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...
One of our former students, Ian Novak, is working on his Eagle Scout Project.  Please see this  flyer   to see how you can help him in this important endeavor.

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.

Ms. Macfarlane is now offering Private Painting Lessons.  Please see attached  flyer for more information.

Don't forget to celebrate your child's special day.  Click here for our  Birthday in Lights  order form!
PTO News...

Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Tiger Family Camp Out on Friday November 10th.  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!

 

Save the date and save the cooking for another night!  Please join us for our next STM Spirit Night, November 14th at Napoli's.  Flyer to be presented to the server will follow in next weeks memo. 

 

Renweb
As Renweb will continue to be an important resource and form of communication in regards to your child's academic performance, lunch menu and ordering, family directory, etc.  Please make sure your information is updated in the system.  Inaccurate information could delay you receiving such.   If you have not already done so, please make sure you have set-up your account.  If you have any problems, please contact Judy Gentempo  at jgentempo@stmorenews.com or by calling the office.   Please follow the links below for Renweb tutorials:
Coming up at STM...

Wednesday, 11/1 - All Saints Day -  Virtue of the Month: Gratitude
  • 8:15am-  All School Mass
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C Team Girl's Basketball Practice
  • 4:30pm - JV/V Boy's Basketball Scrimmage vs Trafton (home)
  • 5:00pm- 7:00pm JV/V grade Girl's Basketball Practice
Thursday, 11/2 - All Souls Day 
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm  Art Club
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C/JV Boy's Basketball Practice 
  • SVdP Jamboree Varsity Girls - time TBD 
  • SVdP Jamboree JV/V Boys Basketball - time TBD
Friday, 11/3
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - NOON DISMISSAL 
  • 12:30 8th grade Girls Visit Duchesne
  • 4:30pm - SVdP Jamboree JV/V Boys Basketball

Saturday, 11/4

  • SVdP Jamboree JV/V Boys Basketball 
  • SVdP Jamboree V Girls 
Sunday, 11/5 Daylight Savings Time Ends  

Monday, 11/6
  • 3:20pm - 4:15pm Ace Scrabblers Club
  • 3:30pm - 4;30pm Chess Club 3rd - 5th Grade
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Girls Basketball Practice 
  • 4:30pm - JV/V Boys Basketball Game vs St. Anne Houston (away)
Tuesday, 11/7 - Spirit Day
  • 4:30pm - Girls Basketball Games vs St. Laurence (away)
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C & JV Boy's Basketball Practice 
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm JV/V Boy's Basketball Practice 

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