St. Thomas School Newsletter
September 7, 2016
Dear St. Thomas Families,
This Friday is Grandparents Day and Day of Prayer for Peace. The main entrance to the school will open at 7:30 a.m. and after morning prayer, students will meet their Grandparents in the gym providing a tour of the school and their classrooms. At 8:50 a.m., Grandparents and the students will proceed to the church for Day of Prayer Service.
In addition to September 9th Day of Prayer Service, Bishop Foys will celebrate Solemn Vespers on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. "Local fire/police/first responders will be invited so that we may show our support for the services and gratitude for services they provide to our local communities".
I-Ready "kick-off" is scheduled to begin today, September 7th for grades 1-6. I-Ready is an online program that will help us assess your child's individual needs and monitor their progress throughout the school year. Past data shows that students who used I-Ready for 30 minutes per week grew 44% more in Reading than the average students. The Language Arts/Reading teachers will communicate with parents on their student(s) diagnostic results and progress.
Planning ahead, St. Thomas will be continuing their involvement with the Global Education Initiative. This program will provide our children an opportunity for first hand experiences with people from other countries and cultures teaching them to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action. We formed a committee to tackle the planning and logistics. The committee has decided to work with the International School to School Exchange (ISSE) because of the organization's well established program and experience. Our goal in March is to serve as a host school for a visiting delegation of students. To that end, the Global Education Committee is looking for families willing to open their homes and host a 5th or 6th grade student. The duration of the hosting will be approximately two weeks. A meeting for our school families to learn more about this program will be announced soon. You can also learn more about ISSE on their website at
As a continued fundraiser, we are collecting Box Tops, Tyson and Campbell Soup labels. In order to receive the full value for a Campbell Soup label, please include the UPC code and point value that's printed on the label. You can send with your student or drop them off in the school office.
Have a blessed week.
GRANDPARENTS' DAY CELEBRATION
(A SPECIAL DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS
OR SPECIAL SENIOR ONLY)
Friday, September 9th, 2016
8:05 am to 10:00 am
Saturday, September 10
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
St. Thomas Church Lot
St. Thomas' Eighth Grade Class
is having a HUGE
Trash-To-Treasure Yard Sale
(in case of rain the Sale will be held in the school gym).
Items for sale include: furniture, tool/home repair, books, pet supplies, toys/games, kitchen, small appliances, electronics,
home décor, sports/outdoor, crafts/hobby, accessories, and collectables.
All treasures priced to sell...
hope to see you there!
New Spirit Wear Store
Spirit Wear for St. Thomas has gotten a new look!
Have you checked out our Spirit Wear site?
Taking orders now until September 14th - Check it out!
Boosters "Kick-Off" Cookout
Thursday, September 8
Join in the fun at the Boosters' Annual "Kick-Off" Cookout scheduled for Thursday, September 8, in the school cafeteria. The Cookout begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Boosters meeting following at 7:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Boosters
3rd Annual Golf Outing
Saturday, September 17th
Registration and Lunch start at Noon
Shotgun start off at 1 o'clock
Get ALL the details - registration
can be found on the school website
or by clinking this link
Come out and have a great day!
Basketball Sign-Up NOW!
Basketball sign-ups for the 2016-17 season are underway!...See link below for both Player and Coach sign-ups!
The St. Thomas Booster organization is proud to provide opportunities for area students to participate in organized sports (e.g. soccer, basketball and volleyball) and related activities. The goal of our sports program is to develop the athletic ability of children and to build character through athletics.
Friday, September 30
Mark your calendar for picture day, we will welcome Lifetouch Photography this year to take care of creating memorable photos. Early in September information will be sent home about cost, payment, and reordering needs.
A Great Recycle Project!
Like last year only MORE! We will be collecting plastic caps with the goal of 1000 pounds this year! Plastic caps & lids, no baggies, spray bottle tops or anything containing metal is accepted. Check out this link to see more information of what is collectible and what is NOT...
~ Attention St. Thomas Students ~
You are invited to join the...
St. Thomas Rosary Club!
All students K-8
Join us each month to pray the rosary together, do an activity & have a snack.
Second Monday of each month September-May from 3:00-4:00 pm
Mrs. Simons's classroom (Sometimes we'll go to the Grotto or Adoration Chapel to pray, but we will meet parents in the plaza area afterwards.)
To pray together, to build a relationship with our Blessed Mother, to learn to pray the rosary, to encourage an active faith life... need we say more?!?
September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 15*
*(3rd Monday off due to May Crowning.)
**Any parents interested in joining us to pray are more than welcome!**
Act with Justice
Serving One Another
Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of our minds. Give us a right faith, a firm hope, and a perfect charity, so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will.