St. Thomas School
Newsletter
March 13, 2019
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Fostering Faith - Inspiring Excellence - Cultivating Leaders
Top   Saint Thomas School Mission Statement

Saint Thomas School partners with the family and community to live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ by educating each child using Christian values, superior academics, and loving discipline in a Catholic community.

St Thomas School is a 2006 National Blue Ribbon School
Blue Ribbon Seal
Dear St. Thomas Families,
 
On this 2nd week of Lent, we lead the RESPECTFUL practice on the way to the cross. Let us try this week to be more respectful to adults, such as your teachers, parents, staff, to each other, younger children, and to ourselves.
 
Diocesan Academic Showcase is tonight, March 13th. The students participating are:  Nate Arentsen and Mason Neff - Science; Madeline Bruns - Math and Storytelling; Megan Calme and Annalise Neurohr - Social Studies; Maura Eckerle - Oratory and Math; Zoe Kincaid, Jill Schneider, and Izzy Weise - Art.  Good luck Tomcats!  
 
As friendly reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 15 for teacher professional development day.
 
2019-2020 Registration
  Don't forget that now is the time to register your child(ren) to reserve their spot for the 2019-2020 school year.   We will continue to use FACTS Management Company to help manage our tuition payment plan.    St. Thomas school's specific payment plan link is the same as last year.
LINK TO FACTS:    https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3WJ4C    
 
The 3rd quarters ends Friday, March 15. Report cards will be available through Sycamore Education on Friday, March 22.
 
In 2018, St. Thomas School received two 3D printers through grant funds from GE.  The students in grades 3 through 8 are learning how to design objects with the new printers.  With a smile and their 3D design, four of our 4th grade students would like to share with our school families their creative designs.  


(L to R):  Sebastian Drury, Gracie Mumper, Addie Fisher and Emmie Sheets.
   
May the strength of God Pilot us , May the Wisdom of God Instruct us, May the hand of God protect us, May the word of God direct us. - St. Patrick.
 
Have a blessed week,
 
Deborah Flamm
Principal
UPCOMING EVENTS  
School Stations of the Cross
During the season of Lent, the school will be praying the Stations of the Cross.  All are welcome to pray with us.  Below is the list of additional dates and times:
 March 22 - Grade 6
 2:15pm
 April 5 - Grade 2
 2:15pm
 April 17 - Grade 8
 Living Stations 
 1:00pm  
 (early dismissal at 1:50)
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
March 13 -  Diocese Academic Showcase - Covington Catholic High School, 3:30 Registration
March 15   - This marks the end of the third quarter.
March 15 - No school for teacher Professional Development Day
March 18 - 29 - IOWA Standardized tests will be administered to students in 1st through 7th grades.
March 22 & 23 - This is the date of our annual 8th grade play. Ever wonder how the old west was really won? Well, come to the St. Thomas 8th grade performance of "How the West was Dun"!! Performances will be held at 7:00pm both evenings. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children/students (3 years and younger are free), $15 for a family.
March 20 -  Early dismissal at 1:50pm
March 22  -Third quarter report cards will be available on Sycamore Education parent portal.
 
St. John's Passion Play will begin April 6th. "The Passion makes every effort to add authenticity so as to create a greater spiritual impact, according to the Scripture of John 3:16."  For reservations or more information, call 859-392-0129 or visit their website for the performance dates and times at  www.stjohnpassionplay.org .   A great production.

Did you receive the link to fill out your addresses?
Please take the time to do this, any problems or questions email  walk@sttschool.org . We will help in any way possible!
 Thanks always for making the Walk-a-Thon a great success each year. 






Bracket Competition:
  May be purchased by Wednesday morning, March 20th.
Top 3 winners:
1st place - $20 AMC gift card
2nd place - $10 Chick Fil A gift card
3rd place - $5 Graeters gift card
1 teacher prize for first

3-Point or Free-Throw Contest: 
Open to K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grades, Friday, April 5th after lunch. Students will shoot for $1.00 for 1 minute. Winners of each age group will receive a sports snack basket!
Mark the Dates
FISH FRY IS COMING
 
The dates of the Fish Fry are:
 
March 15 - Boosters
March 22 - Boy Scouts
March 29 - 8th Grade
 
W e can use your help to make this event a success. 
 
Time: 4:00 to 8:00pm.
 
Please...
 
We will need desserts donated
for all of these dates.    
Please send to the office before end of the school day
or drop off in the cafeteria before and during the Fish Frys
NCC VOLLEYBALL
INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT FOR THE 2019 LADY BREDS VOLLEYBALL TEAM - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 - 6:00 PM. CONTACT COACH RECKERS AT 859-866-2371 WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Lost and Found
Make sure to check out the Lost and Found. We have a box and rack that is over flowing with clothing.  Many articles of clothing have been left in the gym during practices and/or tournaments.
   
With the 4th quarter coming, please consider utilizing Scrip gift cards for summer uniform purchases.  Our enrollment code is 44535AC31515.  Questions?  Contact Beth Griffith at 859.240.0503 or  stsscrip@gmail.com .  Visit  https.//shop.shopwithscrip.com/   for participating retailers.  Rebates for St. Thomas include:

Land's End - 15%
Old Navy/Gap - 14%
Childrens Place - 12%
Kohls - 4%
Dillarts - 9%
Target - 2.5%  

For closures and delays, information will be sent through Sycamore Education in a  form of a text, or voice message.
Announcements can also be heard on
Channels 5, 9, 12 and 19.
This week St. Thomas School 
2nd & 3rd graders
Performed at  Florence Mall

Leprechauns Clear a Path for
Extra Fun Just in Time
for St. Patrick's Day in the Gym





 
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Be the
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