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Eagle News - December 18, 2019
Important Information
NO BUSES .... NO EXTENDED CARE - Friday, December 20

Reminder that Christmas Holidays begin after 11:30 am dismissal
on Friday, December 20.

There will be NO BUS SERVICE on Friday, December 20.

There will be NO EXTENDED CARE on Friday, December 20.
Annual Fund Update

Our latest technological upgrade funded by Annual Fund proceeds is the acquisition of 27 Dell Latitude 3500 laptops, each equipped with Microsoft Office. These laptops will be used in classrooms to enhance student learning experiences in a variety of ways, including more effective utilization of classroom interactive boards. With this purchase of $20,703.33, we have now spent $74,942.36 of our Annual Fund current total of $ 124,480 .

We are very grateful to all participants, and we appreciate those who are still finalizing their donation plans. Since our last newsletter, we received gifts from Kamie and Corey Burns, Cherie and William Bailey, Sheryl and Daniel Richardson, Tessa and John Dempre, and Annabella and Ben Rawls . Thank you!
 
Please remember that the state tax credit for gifts of technology to schools will expire on December 31, 2019.

If you have any questions about the Annual Fund, please contact Dr. Greg Brandao ( greg@stmchurch.org ). Many thanks!
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
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  stmchurch.org  through Faith Direct at the following link,  STM CHURCH . If you have any questions please contact Kelly Forbes in the STM School Business Office .
2019 Tax Information

Please see the letters below for information on tax deductions for tuition and fees paid, for the 2019-2020 school year.

Home and School News

THANK YOU!
2019 has been a great volunteer year! 
Home & School officers send you our heartfelt thanks for making STM a priority.
 From Retreat Days, Mission Day and Enhanced Learning Days to serving lunch,
serving teachers and serving our students YOU have done it all! 
Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

Alicia Quebedeaux, Home & School President
Victoria Griffin, Vice President
Karen Saunders, Secretary

SAVE THE DATE for the first Home & School Meeting of 2020!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:30-6:30pm
This will be a great time to meet people and learn about Home and School Opportunities for the 2020-21 school year!

Home & School Adoration Hour
Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, we have had to release our Home & School Adoration hour. The Adoration Chapel is open daily from 7am-9pm. Stop by anytime during open hours to spend some time with our Lord.

For Your Consideration
When we return from Christmas break you will have the opportunity to nominate a STM volunteer for the Mother Seton Award. Nominees for this outstanding volunteer award must be, per diocesan requirements, a Catholic non-employee parent, grandparent or guardian who has been involved with STM school for at least three years. Look for more information in Eagle News 2020.  
Event Details
6th Grade Nine Weeks Tests

Wednesday, December 18 - Math and Religion Tests
Thursday, December 19 - English and Social Studies Tests
Friday, December 20 - Science Test

7th/8th Grade Exams

Tuesday, December 17 - Math and English Exams (11:00 Dismissal)
Wednesday, December 18 - Literature and Social Studies Exams (11:00 Dismissal)
Thursday, December 19 - Science Exam (11:30 Dismissal)
Friday, December 20 - Religion Exam (11:30 Dismissal)
STM Holiday Camp

STM Christmas Camp will operate December 26, 27, December 30,31 and January 2,3.

Camp is full of fun! Creative arts, Science Experiments, Games, Computers, Outside Fun, Talent Time and More!

To Register - go to  kidcamcamp.com . Log into your account if you have attended before or create a new account if this is your first time. 

Because STM is a "private camp" - it is only open to STM students - When you are in the camp store choose the Region "STM - Baton Rouge" rather than Baton Rouge to find the STM site.

If you have any questions, contact kidcam at  kidcambr@gmail.com  or 225 485-6633.
Re-Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

The re-registration process for next school year will occur in January following Christmas break. More information will be sent out soon.
Calendar
 Important Dates for December:

December 19 - Advent Mass / 6th Grade Nine Weeks Test / 7/8 Grade Exam
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 (No Buses and No Extended Care)
December 23 - January 3 - Christmas Holidays

Important Dates for January:

January 6 - Students return to school
January 8 - Wonderful Wednesday / Report cards distributed / Marian Devotion / PK Black and White Accessory Day
January 9 - School Mass (all school)
January 16 - Open House 5:00 pm
January 20 - No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
January 21 - Club Pictures and Make-up Pictures
January 24 - PK Snow Day
January 23 - 5-8 School Mass / 6th Grade Retreat
January 27-31 - Catholic Schools Week
January 29 - 5th Grade American History Day / STM Parishioner Eucharist Parent Meetings at 12:00 and 7:00 pm
January 30 - School Mass (all school)
January 31 - Preschool Pajama Day
Contact Us
11400 Sherbrook Drive / Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815 / (225) 275-2820