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Eagle News - November 20, 2019
Important Dates for November:

November 20 - 2nd Grade Reconciliation 6:00 pm
November 21 - All School Mass / 1st Grade Field Trip / 4th Grade Retreat / Spotlight Performance 6:00 pm
November 22 - PreK Grandparent's Day / K Thanksgiving Feast 1:45 pm
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays

 Important Dates for December:

December 4 - PreK Green Accessory Day / Wonderful Wednesday / Marian Devotion
December 5 - All School Mass/ Band/Choir Concert 5:30 pm
December 6 - 1st Grade Retreat / 3rd Grade Field Trip / 4-8 Liturgy Choir Field Trip / KC Movie Night 5:00 pm
December 10 - 3rd Grade Colonial Day
December 12 - 5-8 School Mass / 6th Grade Grandparent's Day
December 17 - 6th Grade Nine Weeks Test/ 7/8 Grade Exam
December 18 - PK 4/5 Christmas Concert 9:00 am / PK 3/4 Sing-A-Long 10:15 am / 6th Grade Nine Weeks Test / 7/8 Grade Exams
December 19 - Advent Mass / 6th Grade Nine Weeks Test / 7/8 Grade Exams
December 20 - PK-8 Red and Green Accessory Day / 6th Grade Nine Weeks Test / 7/8 Grade Exam / PK-8 Dismissal at 11:30 am
December 23 - January 3 - Christmas Holidays
January 6 - Students return to school
Important Information
Annual Fund Update

Thanks again to all parents, grandparents, faculty and staff members, and friends of STM who contributed to this year’s Annual Fund. Since our newsletter last week, we have also received donations from:
Lyna and Robert Buckley
Megan and Steve Campagna
Ann and Daniel Farris
Margy and Ben Loup
John Mai and Helen Le
Veronica and Rick Rupp
Jamie and Blake Watts
Our current total of gifts and pledges is $119,015. 

We are very grateful to all participants, and we appreciate those who are still finalizing their donation plans. Later, we will provide specific information about the technological enhancements that Annual Fund proceeds will provide for STM students.

If you have any questions about the Annual Fund, please contact Dr. Greg Brandao ( ). Many thanks! 
Substitute Teachers

We are currently recruiting new substitute teachers to expand our sub list. If you, or someone you know, is interested in working as a sub, please contact Vice Principal, Ashley McDaniel via e-mail at .  
Athletic Director Position Available

STM is currently accepting applications for the position of Athletic Director. This is a part-time position, and the job description can be found on the STM website at the following link,  Athletic Director
STM Fan Shop

The STM Fan Shop is open. Check out the new items for parents, parishioners, faculty, staff, and fans. These items will make great Christmas presents, are a wonderful way to show STM pride at work or around town, and will look awesome when cheering on your kids from the bleachers.

Visit the STM Fan Shop at the following link,  FAN SHOP , and use the code STMFANSHOP to view items. Please contact the STM school office if you need assistance.  The deadline to order is November 27 .

* Please note that these items are not school uniform items and may not be worn by students at school.
In-Parish Tuition

In order to receive the In-Parish Catholic tuition rate next school year, 2020-2021, families must make a minimum contribution of $400 to St. Thomas More Catholic Church by December 31, 2019. Donations can be made online at  through Faith Direct at the following link,  STM CHURCH . If you have any questions please contact Kelly Forbes in the STM School Business Office .
Event Details
Angel Tree Selection

If your child signed up to help an angel in need during the Christmas Season, the selections have begun. Please note the following dates of angel tree selections.

Kindergarten - Monday, November 18
7/8 - Tuesday, November 19
5/6 - Wednesday, November 20
1/2 - Thursday, November 21
3/4 - Friday, November 22
Spotlight Performance: "The Mystery of the Missing Ring"
Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 pm

STM's Spotlight, Sr. Drama Club, will perform
"The Mystery of the Missing Ring ", a good old-fashioned "Who Dunnit".
Guaranteed lots of laughs!
Marian Devotion - December 4

When : First Wednesday of each month following afternoon dismissal until 3:40 pm

Location and Pickup : Mother Theresa Room (near Activity Center)

Who : All students, teachers, and parents/guardians are welcome

Mission : "By praying the Rosary together, we are able to better know Jesus through his mother, Mary. Although Jesus is the one true Mediator between us and God, we call upon Mary's motherly love to bring us closer to her Son."

Please join us as we pray the Rosary and grow closer to Jesus through Mary.

You are welcome to bring your own rosary,
but rosaries and prayer booklets will be available.
Band/Choir Concert - December 5

Come support our bands and Liturgy Choir on Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 pm in the STM gym for our annual Christmas concert!

You will hear many beautiful Christmas tunes from the talented students of STM! 
When Your Child is Sick

Students should be free of fever, vomiting, diarrhea or other symptoms for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Students diagnosed with strep throat are to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
Carpool Reminder

Morning assembly begins at 7:40 am for Kindergarten through 8th Grade students. Carpool runs from 7:15-7:40 am, and all students are encouraged to be on time. There is 7:00 am mass on Wednesday and Friday mornings that lets out in the middle of carpool. Please plan accordingly on these days, and thank you for your flexibility and patience. 
Cafeteria Reminder

Due to federal guidelines, no outside restaurant food is allowed in the cafeteria. Thank you in advance for adhering to this guideline.
Christmas Holidays

Reminder that Christmas Holidays begin after 11:30 am dismissal on Friday, December 20 **There will be NO Extended Care on Friday, December 20.**

We look forward to student's return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020!
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