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Dear STM Family,

You won't want to miss being a part of this year's annual auction! On Saturday, April 29, 2017, St. Thomas More Catholic School will be hosting its annual spring auction event The Great Gatsby Gala where we can all help to raise money for our excellent school.  

St. Thomas More Catholic School has a rich tradition and we wish to honor its place within St. Paul's own historical traditions. So please join us on Saturday, April 29th as we cut loose and bring back the roaring 20's along Summit Avenue!

The funds raised help maintain and significantly enhance the learning experience for our students. Your generous donations allow us to update our school in order to meet the needs of 21st century learners, provide academic enrichment programs, and enhance vital classroom resources.

Please help us make this year's Auction a GRAND success. Here are some options for what you can do to help:
  • Volunteer your time and join a committee
  • Donate an item(s) to the Auction
  • Recruit donations from businesses where you have a personal contact, or pass contacts along to Mr. Olsen 
  • Buy advertising space in the Auction catalog for your business (full page $200; half page $100; quarter page $50)
  • Underwrite expenses (such as printing)
  • Sponsor the event (email jolsen@morecommunity.org for various sponsorship levels available)
  • Invite others and spread the word by mouth, social media, and morse code if necessary!
Tuition pays for the ordinary, philanthropy pays for the extraordinary!  Thank you for helping us be extraordinary through your time, consideration, and support of all of our children. We will see you at The Great Gatsby Gala in April! Please save the date and look forward to tickets going on sale soon.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (to the greater glory of God), 

Mr. Olsen



 
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Please Remember - 
STM is a charitable organization for tax purposes. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to St. Thomas More Catholic School in your yearly giving and estate planning. Each gift helps ignite a lifetime of learning.
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Friday, Feb. 10
3:15PM-9PM
Ski Club - Afton Alps

Thursday, Feb. 16
NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, Feb. 17
NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Feb. 21
6PM-7:30PM
Kinder Informational Night (Sr. Sara's room)

Thursday, Mar. 16
5:30PM
7th Grade Wolf Ridge Information Night - Rm 209 (Halverson)


'Tis the season for sickness, so please remember:

If your child has been ill, he or she needs to stay home 24 hours after the last "event" or fever.
 

Thank you to the Grady's for participating in CSCOE's outreach to Latino's through La Raza Radio on behalf of STM! 

The full interview starts at about the 5:00 min mark.
Parlez-vous Fran├žais? 

School-Age French Class is back by popular demand!  

Classes will be held on Thursdays @ 3:20 between February 23rd and May 11th.  Enrollment forms are here and in the main office.  

We need at least 4 students to ensure the class moves forward.  Cost is dependent on enrollment and will range from $75 - $190 for the 10-week session.  Class tuition will be billed through TADS.

Questions?  Check with Ms. Breanna at bwalrath@morecommunity.org
Please have forms turned in by February 15th.  
Don't forget to complete your registration in TADS!

Our online registration is live  for all grades (PreK-8) and ready for you to fill out. You should have received an email from TADS. Your information from last year should transfer over where appropriate to help streamline the process. Tuition Assistance will be communicated later this Spring once TADS enrollment forms are completed. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Barrett at  lbarrett@morecommunity.org  or 651.224.4836, for K-8 or Ms. Breanna at bwalrath@morecommunity.org or 651.224.9316 for preschool.  
 
Thank you for your continued support to St. Thomas More Catholic School and your commitment to Catholic education. You are the backbone of our school and we appreciate your continued partnership and loyalty over the years.

Keep on clipping those Box Tops!

Earn Cash for STM with Box Tops.  Buy, Clip, Send and Earn!

We NEED your Box Tops!!!  Get busy clipping those Box Tops.  February is the month to turn them into cash for our school.  We have collected almost $300 so far this year for our school.  

A few places to look for boxtops.....
1.  Check your kitchen cupboards, the pantry, and even the refrigerator.
2.  Do not forget your tissue boxes and office supplies. 
3.  Ask your family, friends, and even your neighbors! 

Do you have a Smart Phone?  Box Tops for Education has launched an App to help schools earn even more.  Download the App, find offers, buy products and scan your receipts.  And you can still clip the boxtop for cash for our school!

Do you want to send your kids on a scavenger hunt to find boxtops?  Print a collection sheet and have fun finding those boxtops.  Each one is worth 10 cents.

Collection boxes are located outside of the School Office and downstairs on the Preschool table 

Thanks so much and keep clipping!!!

Volunteers Needed

Our Advancement office needs volunteers with knowledge in the following areas:
                • Marketing
                • Branding
                • Development/Fundraising
                • Video Production
                • Print/Publishing
                • Graphic Design
                • Database Management
                • Archiving (Photos/Docs)
                • Events (Auction/MoreFest)
If you are willing to help or know of others with skills and interests in these areas, please reach out to James Olsen at jolsen@morecommunity.org - thank you!
St. Thomas More Catholic School | 1065 Summit Avenue  St. Paul, MN 55105 
651.224.4836 | info@morecommunity.org 
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