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Eagle News - April 1, 2020
Morning Assembly and Bedtime Stories
Each weekday morning, STM will post a "Morning Assembly" video to lead the students in prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, recognize birthdays, and share important information.

Each weekday evening, we will share a Bedtime Stories read-a-loud video from one of our faculty members.

You can view these videos on the  St. Thomas More School Facebook page  or the 

Please join us daily to stay connected with our STM school family!

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Important Information


Sunday, April 5 - Saturday, April 11


Good evening, STM families!

I hope this note finds you well as we move through our second full week of “Teacher Supported Online/At-Home Learning.” I want to express my gratitude to each one of you for the ways you have been supporting your students over the past two weeks. We are all navigating an unprecedented situation, and I appreciate your partnership in these unique circumstances.

Like many of you, my wife and I are continuing to work while also homeschooling our children and caring for them all day. I had no idea they could eat so much! Please know that I understand the challenges of this time, and I am praying for you daily. 

As you are likely aware, the Governor has extended the "stay at home" order until April 30. I received word from our superintendent that all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge will follow the order and will continue to provide "Teacher Supported Online/At-Home Learning" until that date. 

Our STM faculty and staff will be meeting this week to evaluate how things have gone so far, to determine how we can better serve our students and families, and to plan for the weeks following Easter. As a reminder, we will be on “Spring Break” next week, so students will not receive any assignments or communication from teachers during that time. 

I hope that you and your family have a blessed Holy Week and that you are able to enter into the spirit of these sacred days as we remember our Lord’s passion and death, and as we celebrate His resurrection. If I can be of support to you or your family in any way, please feel free to contact me. 

May God bless you abundantly as we continue our Lenten journey!

In Christ, 
Mr. Moscona
Meal Service Update

S everal EBR schools are still serving meals to go for students from anywhere. No school or parish restrictions. Please see the link below for information on locations.

Wonderful Wednesday - April 1

Today, April 1, is Wonderful Wednesday!

CLICK HERE to see your teachers wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!!

All students/parents/pets/faculty/staff are invited to wear spirit shirts or STM gear around your house and neighborhood. Please send us pictures of you and your family in your STM spirit shirt eating popcorn, at your computer or iPad, doing things around the house, helping in the yard, or whatever you want to send us. We welcome fun and creativity!

Pictures may be sent to Sara Wisdom via email at  wisdoms@stmbr.org .

We miss each of you so much, and we hope to celebrate our STM community on Wednesday by showcasing our STM gear wherever we are!
Counseling-Related Resources
Resources for Parents:

"Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus" - A great overview!

A more detailed resource for talking with children about the virus with suggestions based on your child's developmental age.
Resources for Elementary Students:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18zLZtu742VNjQ3swJ2zj-Jj0Fs2qF6g7 
This is a coloring book created by a counselor in New Orleans. It is an awesome, healthy way for students to process what is happening in the world right now! Younger children may benefit most by completing this activity alongside an adult. 

Coronavirus Storybook for Kids

"Cosmic Kids" Yoga and Meditation YouTube Channel - Great yoga resource for young children. Can be used for short "brain breaks"! 

Nice video that explains the virus to kids 
Resources for Teens:

How to talk to teens about the new Coronavirus- Harvard Health Publishing 

Advice for helping parents and teens handle life at home during social distancing 

Ways for teens (and everyone) to protect their mental health during coroanvirus
Spiritual Resources
Divine Mercy Novena

To pray the Divine Mercy Novena, CLICK HERE .
Stations of the Cross

To pray the Stations of the Cross with St. Thomas More Church, CLICK HERE .
Fr. Michael's Audio Homilies

These days will offer our families and individuals a tremendous opportunity to grow spiritually in our own homes. Prayer is powerful, take advantage of this time to grow your relationship with Christ. For those that don't currently follow Fr. Michael's social media pages, weekend homilies can be found posted online, along with other important information. 

Facebook Pages:  

Audio Homilies:
Family Resources for Mass Participation

Since families are unable to attend Mass, these free resources will be helpful aids in participation from home. 



Resources for Families

Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever:
 
Resources for fun Catholic crafts and activities at home:

Lent activities for families:
Washing of the Apostles' feet (John 13)
 
Paper plate Calvary Hill

Cross finger painting:

Resurrection Rolls:

Catholic Mom – Sunday Gospel Activities:
 
Catholic How to Draw from Catholic Icing:
 
Brother Francis Coloring Pages -  https://brotherfrancis.com/march-downloads/
 
links to various activities based on topics
 
Our Sunday Visitor online version of their  Take Out: Family Faith on the Go  publication

MagnifiKid - Complimentary access to MagnifiKid at www.magnifikid.com/free
W eekly booklet of Sunday missalette for children ages 6-12
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