From your Principal...

Dear STM Families,

We have extended our Advent Giving Tree donation drive until tomorrow, Wednesday December 13th.  All students who have brought in donations or will bring in donations tomorrow will be allowed to wear a Christmas themed shirt with their uniform bottoms on Monday December 18th.  We will have our Christmas Pep Rally that day as well.  Please bring in some much needed items for our brothers and sisters in Christ at the Star of Hope Mission.

Don't miss out on our Family Bingo Night this Friday, December 15th. Doors will open at 5:30 for hot dogs with games starting at 6:30.  RSVP by 3:00pm on Thursday using the attached form and students will receive an extra 5 Steps for Students Raffle Tickets.

Please note for those families that will be applying for financial assistance for the 2018-2019 school year, the attached form has important information regarding the steps to apply and deadline dates. These dates must be followed in order to be considered for aid. 

In preparation for the Christmas break, all club meetings and tutoring will be cancelled next week, December 18th - 20th.  We will dismiss for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 20th at 11:00am.  Please be prompt in picking up you child as there will be no adult supervision after 11:00am.  

Things to Know

Have a good day.
Yours in Christ,
Kristen Thome                                      
Steps For Students...
Steps for Students is 5K run/walk and is a fundraising event for our school.  Participating schools keep 100% of the funds they raise.  We have many fun activities planned from now until race day on Saturday, February 17, 2018 . Please register and join us for this fun, community event.   If you would like the school to register you, see registration details  here .  Join the many people already registered.  

Our wonderful faculty leaders are working hard to offer a variety of ways to support this fundraiser, in addition to joining us on race day! On display in the school foyer are items that will be included in the Steps for Students raffle.  In addition to buying raffle tickets, students can earn raffle tickets by participating in the fun activities planned. 
 Please see this brochure for details.  

Make it a 
Family Game Night this Friday and join us for our Family Bingo Night benefiting Steps for Students Program on December 15th from 5:30pm - 9:30pm in Servant Hall. Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us!

Don't forget to get family and friends to sponsor 
you at the walk.  We have many incentives in place for a variety of sponsorship levels. Check out all the fun and exciting details  here.   Sponsorship Forms will be sent home with your student.
Christmas is coming...
Dear Parents, 

Over the years, the following programs have become a tradition at St. Thomas More Parish School during the holidays.  Please see below for your "one stop" Christmas shopping and giving opportunity!
Once again this year the PTO is organizing the Teachers' Christmas Gift Fund.  Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

We appreciate your consideration and support.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.  
Middle School Events...
Middle School Students, don't miss out on these upcoming events and opportunities.

St. Thomas High School will host their open house on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

Middle School Students, get a start on those service hours.  
Campus Clean up 
Saturday, January 13th - 8:00 - 11:00 a.m . Sign up with Mrs. Izard by Thursday, January 11th
Friday, December 15th - 3:30 - 10:00 p.m. Parish Bingo Night - Sign up with Mrs. Felton by Thursday, December 14th
Saturday, December 23rd 9:00a.m. - 
Loaves & Fishes 
2009Congress St., 77002; Sign up by December 19th with Mrs. Izard to attend.  Students will be handing our socks & gloves. Teachers will be on hand to supervise, but parents are welcome to stay!
Programs & Events...

is a great and easy way to support STM!  Simply by visiting Smile.Amazon and shopping like you usually would, STM will receive a portion of your eligible purchases when you select ST. Thomas More as your charity.  Although this program runs year round, please consider signing up for this program as we go into the holiday season.  What a great opportunity to support our school by doing what you already planned on doing!  Please see details 

Be prepared for the cold weather, order your new STM hoodie and gear  here .

Don't forget to celebrate your child's special day.  Click here for our   Birthday in Lights  order form!
PTO News...
Calling all dads, please join us tonight Dec. 12th for our Dad's Club Christmas Meeting to be held at 7:00pm at Little Woodrow's on Bellaire (just inside 610) 
Our PAWS Print...
Parents are leaving their PAWS Prints all over STM! Many thanks to our wonderful parent volunteers who support the office in so many ways - Kate Alvarado and Charli Carnes. And, thank you to Leah Gaines for packaging our 1st & 8th grader picture frames!

Next up: class Christmas parties on 12/20. Please keep your eyes open for emails from your Grade Level Lead with information on how to get involved.  For a list of your 2017-2018 PAWS Team members, please click  here.

All STM parents are members of the PAWS community, check your email for announcements and information on how to get involved and support our school!!
Coming up at STM...
Wednesday, 12/13
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip- Main St. Theatre
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm Mini Librarians
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Boys C Team Basketball Practice
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Boys JV Team Basketball Practice 
  • IWA JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament (time TBD) 
  • 6:30pm Band & Choir Christmas Concert (Servant Hall)
Thursday, 12/14
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm Pep Squad Practice 
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm Art Club 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm 7th grade Nativity Play Practice (all) 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm C/D Girls Basketball Practice 
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm JV/V Girls Basketball Practice 
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Varsity Boys Basketball practice (old gym) 
Friday, 12/15
  • 8:15am All School Mass 
  • 3:20pm - 4:30pm Pep Squad Practice  
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - C/D Girls Basketball Practice (new gym)
  • 5:45 V Boys Basketball Game vs St. Cecilia @ STHS 
  • 5:30pm - Steps for Students Family Bingo Night - Servant Hall 
  • IWA Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament (time TBD)
Saturday 12/16
  • IWA Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament (time TBD)
Monday, 12/18
  • 2:30pm - Pep Rally 
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm 7th grade Nativity Play Practice (all) 
Tuesday, 12/19 - Spirit Day
  • Students can wear purple accessories as we celebrate the colors of Advent, such as socks, hair bows, barrettes, jewelry, etc, may be worn with spirit shirts and uniform bottoms.
  • 1:30pm Nativity Play (church)
Wednesday, 12/20
  • 8:15am - All School Mass - wear Sunday Best - no jeans (see handbook for dress guidelines)
  • 11:00am - Dismissal for Christmas Holiday
    • return to school on January 3, 2018
Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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