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Eagle News -January 22, 2020
Important Information
Re-Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

CLICK HERE for re-registration information.

Re-registration ends January 31 . Please note that fees will increase after January 31.
STM Spirit Shop Open - Parent and Parishioner Fan Gear

A new online Spirit Shop for STM is now open! These items are for parents and parishioners. If you are interested in purchasing polo shirts, t-shirts and/or other outer wear products with our new logo, just go online at   and place your order.

Use the access code ONESTM20 (all caps for ONESTM), and your order will be sent to the School Office.

The ordering window for this STM Spirit Shop will close on Monday, January 27 .

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Greg Brandao ( ). Many thanks!
STM Campus Master Plan Reveal

After months of surveys, forums, and community meetings, the new STM Campus Master Plan is complete. Representatives from Grace Hebert Curtis Architects will set up in the Activity Center to "reveal" the new Campus Master Plan after each of the Masses on the weekend of February 1-2.  

All school families are invited to attend one of the sessions to see our vision for the future of the STM campus. Please plan to join us for this exciting time in the history of St. Thomas More. God bless! 
Mother Seton Nomination

It’s time to submit nominations for the Mother Seton Award. Each year the Diocese of Baton Rouge recognizes one volunteer from each Catholic school in the diocese as a volunteer deserving of the Mother Seton Award. 

The Mother Seton Award was created to honor those individuals whose volunteer service and dedication to home, school, and church have been exemplary. Each year, St Thomas More Catholic School, in coordination with the efforts of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, seeks to recognize a deserving candidate from our school family to be the recipient of the Mother Seton Award. The Diocese recognizes parent volunteers from schools throughout the Diocese every year with this incredible award. If you know someone who fits this description and you would like to see him or her honored for their commitment to St Thomas More church and school, please send nominations to the Home & School Association at . The deadline for accepting nominates is February 7, 2020. 

The criteria set by the Diocesan Home and School Association:
- The person nominated may be a man or woman and must be a parent, grandparent or guardian. 
- Be recognized as a volunteer, not an employee of the local school. 
- At least three years involvement within the local Home and School organization. 
- Dependable, hard working, self-sacrificing, attuned to the needs of the children and the school. 
- Enthusiastic, generous, supportive of the educators and the administration. 
- Concerned and ready to go the extra mile for Catholic education. 
- A model of living Gospel values. 

Please email your nominations to  before February 7, 2020 .
January Service Project

The January service project for the Diocese of Baton Rouge is a collection of "New Kitchen Items" for Catholic Charities. Suggested items include: measuring cups, baking pans, kitchen utensils, etc.

If you would like to contribute, you may send items to our school office by Monday, January 27 . Thank you in advance for your support!
St. Thomas More Catholic School 60th Anniversary Celebration

St. Thomas More Catholic Elementary School was founded in 1960; therefore, in 2020, we will mark the school’s 60th anniversary. We would like to schedule a celebration to recognize this significant milestone, and we are seeking assistance in planning an appropriate way to do so.

If you are interested in serving on a committee to determine the type of event we should have, when it could be scheduled, and how to best contact former students, parents, faculty and staff members and other friends of STM School, please send an email to Dr. Greg Brandao (

We want to make a special effort to reach out to our “founders,” those men and women who were associated with the school in 1960, and to all of the people who have followed in their footsteps.

We are looking forward to this celebration! Thanks for your consideration of this request! 
Volleyball Registration

Registration for girls volleyball is now open at the following link,  VOLLEYBALL . All girls in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate. Registration will close next Friday, January 3 1. Players must complete a physical to participate, and the form can be found on the school website at the following link,  ATHLETICS .

Please contact Athletic Director Marc Fournet via e-mail at  if you need assistance.  
Catholic High School Cheerleading Clinic

The Catholic High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleader clinic on  Sunday, March 8  from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The clinic is open to all girls in first through fifth grades. The cost to attend the clinic is $25 per girl and includes a t-shirt and snack.

Please register at  or you may contact Jennifer Thibodeaux at  or 383-0397.  

The registration deadline is February 13, 2020.
Event Details
Catholic Schools Week
Nation Appreciation Day - January 31

On Friday, January 31 of Catholic Schools Week,
we invite all Emergency Response, Active Duty Military, and all Veterans
to join us at morning assembly.
Dad & Daughter Dance for K-8 students - February 8th 

We are pleased to open registration for the Annual Dad & Daughter Dance. This is a sweet event for our K-8 girls students and their dad, godfather, grandfather, or special friend.

Dance will be held on Saturday, February 8 in the STM Gym.

If you would like to attend, please click on the link below to register.

We look forward to a night full of sweet memories!
Wednesday, January 22

2020 STM Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament - January 23-26

Saturday, January 25

Monday, January 27
3rd BB @ St. Jude(B) 5:45 PM
6th BB vs. St. George(G) 5:45 PM
7th BB vs. St. George 6:30 PM
8th BB vs. St. George 7:30 PM

Tuesday, January 28

Wednesday, January 29

Thursday, January 30
Important Dates for January

January 23 - School Mass (5-8) / 6th Grade Retreat
 January 23-26 - Boys Basketball Tournament
January 24 - PK Snow Day
January 27-31 - Catholic Schools Week
January 28 - CSW: Student Alternate Dress
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 / K-8 Red, White, and Blue Accessory Day / CSW: Nation Appreciation Day at Morning Assembly

Important Dates for February

February 5 - Wonderful Wednesday / PK Pink Accessory Day / Marian Devotion 3:15pm
February 6 - School Mass (all school)
February 7 - Homeroom Picture Day
February 8 - Dad & Daughter Dance
February 11 - 1st Grade Conference Day
February 12-13 - 7th/8th Youth Legislature
February 13 - School Mass (K-4) / 3rd Grade Grandparent's Day
February 14 - Red, Pink and White Accessory Day
February 18 - Home and School Meeting
February 19 - 6th Grade Field Trip
February 20 - School Mass (all school) / 5th Grade Retreat / 6th Grade Cajun Day
February 21 - Green, Purple and Gold Accessory Day / Preschool Mardi Gras Parade
February 24-28 - Mardi Gras Holidays (No School)
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