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Eagle News - November 27, 2019
 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
December 10 - 3rd Grade Colonial Day
December 12 - 5-8 School Mass / 6th Grade Grandparent's Day
December 17 - 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
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  ashleym@stmbr.org .  
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 .
Angel Tree

If you are interested in helping someone in need this Christmas season, our Angel Tree will remain in the back of Church until Sunday, December 1.
Uniform Sweatshirts and Sweatpants

If you would like to order sweatshirts, sweatpants, and spirit shirts, the STM Spirit Store will open again on Monday, December 2 and close on Thursday, December 5.
Event Details
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! 
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.
Reminders
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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