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Eagle News - December 11, 2019
 Important Dates for December:

December 12 - 5-8 School Mass / 6th Grade Grandparent's Day
December 17 - 7/8 Grade Exams
December 18 - PK 4/5 Christmas Concert 9:00 am / PK 3/4 Sing-A-Long 10:15 am / 6th Grade Nine Weeks Tests / 7/8 Grade Exams
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
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
Important Information
Annual Fund Update

Using our Annual Fund proceeds, we have made additional acquisitions for STM technology. In order to provide more resources for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms, we have obtained:
  • 5 iPads, cases, and Apple pencils
  • 5 Apple TVs
  • 5 mounts
  • 5 TVs
We are grateful to the STM Men’s Club who installed this equipment last weekend, saving us installation costs.

The total expended for these purchases was $6,285.99, so our current total of technology expenditures from Annual Fund proceeds is $54,239.03. We’ll keep you posted as we make additional purchases.

We are very grateful to all participants, and we appreciate those who are still finalizing their donation plans. 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 .
Event Details
Blessing of the Bambinelli
December 14-15

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the festivities of Christmastime, the shopping, the baking, the cleaning, but a great way to slow down and remember the focus of Christmas comes in the form of a little baby. A little Baby Jesus, of course.

St. Thomas More Parish will join in the Vatican tradition of blessing the figurines of Baby Jesus, called Bambinelli in Italian, on Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent. Everyone (young and old alike) is invited to bring their figure of the Christ Child from their crèche for a special blessing at all Masses the weekend of Dec. 14-15. Fellowship Sunday hosted by the Women’s Ministry in the activity center will follow the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses on Bambinelli Sunday the 15th. Parishioners will enjoy light refreshments, a creche scene photo op, and there will be an Advent craft for children.

Please make plans to join us for this beautiful Advent tradition. A suggestion is, upon returning home from the blessing, put your Bambinelli in a box, wrap it, and place it under the tree. Let this be the first gift your family receives Christmas morning, when together you place your baby Jesus figure in the crib. It is sure to be a blessing for your entire family and a wonderful tradition for years to come.
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)
Christmas Holidays

Reminder that Christmas Holidays begin after 11:30am 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!
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.
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