St. Thomas School
Newsletter
March 6, 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,   
 
Each Monday of Lent and for the next six weeks, a weekly Lenten practice will be a reading for that week. On March 11, our students in the first week of Lent will lead the Prayerful practice on our way to the cross. Let us try this week to be more reverent in church, say our classroom prayers respectfully, and pray for each other every day.
 
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10th.   Time to spring forward and set the clock one hour ahead. 
 
Scholarship Tax Credits - Time to Contact our Senators!   The Senate is moving on the State Budget and Revenue bills following the House's proposed budget.  We need to mobilize as soon as possible. Please contact your legislators even if you have already done so.  The KY  Senate is now reviewing the budget and revenue bills passed by the House of Representatives. Email your State Senator  today by calling 1-800-372-7181  and tell your  State Senator that Scholarship Tax Credits must be included in the budget and revenue bills so that more Kentucky families can choose the school that best fits their children's needs.
 
A separate email will be sent to our school families with details about St. Thomas School Walk-a-Thon! 
 
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is well on its way.   Would like to thank the families who have completed and submitted their registration.   We are excited about the new Kindergarten families who have selected St. Thomas School for their child. The registration form can be located on our school website: www.sttschool.org
 
Proud of our Tomcats!
Jill Bricking, 8th grade has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee held on Friday, March 29, 2019. Congratulations and best of luck, Jill!
 
St. Thomas School was represented in this past weekend's Regional Governors Cup Competition by Adeline Bredwell and Caroline Reid.  Adeline finished in fourth place in her event. We are so proud of our Tomcats!
 
Jill Bricking, Maura Eckerle and Madeline Bruns are recognized after the all school mass on Friday, March 1.  
Jill's service learning project of writing a short story for a resident at Carmel Manor touched the hearts of all who read her story.
Maura and Madeline were recognized for their success in surpassing the goals of the i-Ready Reading program.  Congratulations!
   
Enjoy this beautiful sunny day and have a blessed week.
 
Deborah Flamm
Principal 
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 8 - Grade 4
 2:15pm
 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)

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 FOR PARENTS TO SIGN UP FOR FACTS:    https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3WJ4C    
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.
Mark the Dates
FISH FRY IS COMING
 
The dates of the Fish Fry are as follows:
 
March 8 - Mother's Club
March 15 - Boosters
March 22 - Boy Scouts
March 29 - 8th Grade
 
W e can use your help to make this event a success. Please follow the link below and sign up today!!!!!!
 
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.
In 4H class this month, the 3rd graders dissected seeds and flowers 
to study their parts.




 
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