From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

St. Thomas More is very blessed to have Fr. Hai as our Pastor.  He is very supportive of the school and loves our students.  On May 22, 2018, Fr. Hai will celebrate the 19th Anniversary of his Ordination.  As a sign of our love and support, we would like to present him with a new Censer.  All students are invited to bring in $3.00 by next Wednesday, May 16th that will be used to purchase this special gift.  We are excited about this gift and look forward to presenting it to Fr. at the all school mass on May 18th from our school families.   Please see details here .

As many of you may have heard by now, we will be running our Before and After School Care (BASC) Program again for the 2018-2019 school year.  We thank Kid Venture for running the after school program this year.  Please see the attached for details on our BASC Program.  If you have any questions, please contact Nina Coltharp in the Preschool office at  713-729-9062.   

We are very excited about our Barnes & Noble Bookfair to be held on May 22nd at the Buffalo Speedway and Holcombe store location. Barnes & Nobel will have our required Summer Reading Books available for purchase.  I am so excited as I will be reading a story to the children that evening.  Please see the details below.

As the school year wraps up, so do our clubs and after school activities.  Today was the last Beta Club Tutoring session and next week will wrap up the last of our club meetings.  Please plan accordingly for your child's after school pickup.  

Extended one more week and just in time for graduation gift buying season, SCRIPS are back. Order deadline is this Friday, May 11th, so please act quickly!

Yours in Christ,
Kristen Thome                                      
8th Grade Graduation News...
8th Grade Graduation is quickly approaching.  The schedule for the rest of the year will be very busy for these students.  Please make sure and keep the attached close at hand to answer any questions.  
Student Council...
Student Council Members will be selling candy after school to raise money for Unbound Catholic Charity. The money raised will be used to sponsor the tuition of a student in need. At dismissal there will be two locations to buy candy, one by walk up and the other by Prinster Hall.

Candy will be sold on the following days:

Tuesday, May 8th
Thursday, May 10th
Friday, May 11th
Tuesday, May 15th
Thursday, May 17th
Friday, May 18th
This & That...

A request from our Art Teacher, Ms Mcfarlane,  she is in need of emptied and rinsed 2 little bottles. Our students are going to build rocket ships!  Please send in any 2 liters you may have!

One more chance to enjoy the delicacies of ne of the many talented members of our school community, Chef Francesco Casetta.  He has generously teamed up with the school to sell his delicious fresh pasta and sauces to benefit the school.  Please see the
 attached  to learn more about Chef Casetta and information on how to  order this delicious pasta.

Make plans to join us for our Barnes & Noble Book Fair to be held next week.  They will display our Summer Reading Books.  Additionally, Ms. Thome will join us to read to the children on the evening of May 22nd.  Please see the attached for your child's Summer Reading Book List.

Summer Programs...
Once again, KidVenture will use our campus for their summer camps. This is a fun camp available at the convenience of our school campus. Please see  attached for more details and registration information. 

The University of Houston will also again hold Summer camps at our school. Please see the attached brochure for information regarding their programs offered.

St. Thomas High School offers a variety of COED Summer Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students.   This years programs include  expanded summer offerings  with an array of coed academic, enrichment and athletic camps that will captivate and challenge elementary and middle school students entering 4th - 8th grades. Please see flyer for details.  

The Strake Jesuit No Limits Debate Camp has been teaching kids from all over Texas how to debate for over 15 years now. This years camp will be held on June 4th-15th. P lease see the attached flyer  for details.  

St. Pius High School offers a variety of Summer Camps. Offerings and registration information can be found here.
Programs & Events...
Order your 2017-2018 yearbook now.  Please submit your order with the attached  order  form and your payment of $57.00.

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. What a great way to support our school by doing what you already plan to do! Please see details 

Don't forget to celebrate your child's special day.  Click here for our   Birthday in Lights  order form!
Our PAWS Print...

Our STM PAWS Parents make an impact on our school and our students everyday. 

Our PAWS volunteers are hard at work planning, staffing and supporting all kinds of activities as we close out the 2017-2018 Academic Year! Here's a sampling of what is coming up:
* Wednesday, May 16th, Parent Coffee . Please join us for a cup of coffee/tea after morning carpool.
* Thursday, May 24th & Friday, May 25th, 8th Grade Graduation Activities.   Numerous volunteers will be needed to assist with this celebration for our Class of 2018.

Please click here to review all the opportunities to donate your time and talents to our students. Dates, times and contact information is available in the attachment.

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!!
PTO News...
P lease join us as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 7th through May 11th.  
We'd like to invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to teachers and staff during the week. Simple thank you notes will surely brighten their day!  

Calling all 2017-2018 Parent Volunteers ~ Please join PTO and PAWS for a Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrating YOU! On Thursday, May 17th beginning at 6:30 p.m. we will have some libations and lite bites to say THANK YOU for all you've done this year. Cassetta Catering will be there to indulge us in delicious samples. The event is planned for the outdoor area between the Old Gym and the rectory (weather permitting). RSVP here.

We are pleased to announce the 
2018-2019 St. Thomas More PTO Board

President  - Aimee Taylor
President - Elect Jennifer McCarty
Vice President - Corey Morgan
Secretary  - Jenni LaBeth
Treasurer -  Katherine Powell
PAWS Parents Active with STM - Susan Farrell
Event Coordinator - Stephanie Lester
Volunteer Coordinator  -Mary Marten
Dad's Club President  - Greg Taylor
Faculty Representatives
Theresa Orsburn
Open Position
Staff Advisor/Liaison
Mary Gleason

Coming up at STM...
Virtue of the Month - Respect

Wednesday,  5/9
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice 
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Boys Summer League Basketball Practice
Thursday, 5/10
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 7th Grade Students
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Art Club
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm - Sports Banquet - Servant Hall -RSVP required 
Friday, 5/11
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 8th Grade Students
Monday, 5/14
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 5th Grade Students
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm - Lego Club - Last Meeting
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm - Prayer Club - Last Meeting 
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Chess Club - Last Meeting
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice  
Tuesday, 5/15
  • Spirit Day
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 6th Grade Students
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Spanish Club
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice