From your Principal...
Dear STM Families,

A heartfelt Thank You to all our parents for a wonderful Teachers Appreciation Week.  The treats and personal attention were very much appreciated.  We are so blessed to have all of you as part of our STM Family.

As a reminder, all students are invited to bring in $3.00 to be used to purchase a special gift in recognition of Fr. Hai's 19th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood.  STM is very blessed to have Fr. Hai as our Pastor.  He is very supportive of the school and loves our students. As a sign of our love and support, we would like to present him with a new Censer.  Please see details here .

Mark your calendars to join us at our Barnes & Noble Bookfair 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.

Our Student Council is heading up a Fundraiser in support of Unbound Catholic Charities.  Students can wear a Hawaiian Shirt or Houston Rockets Shirt with uniform bottoms tomorrow, Wednesday 5/16/18,  if they bring in $1.00 to contribute to this fundraiser.  See details here

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.  Final Exam schedule is on the attached.   

Graduation paperwork and fee is past due.  If you have not turned this in, you need to get this turned into Mrs. Izard immediately. 
6th & 7th Grade Exams...
6th & 7th Grade Final Exams are scheduled for Friday May 25th, morning and afternoon, Tuesday May 29th  (2) finals in the morning & Wednesday May 30th, (1) final in the morning.  Students will receive a detailed schedule from their teachers.  Please do not schedule appointments during this time.  Makeup exams will be held on Monday June 4th.  Report cards will be held until exams are made up.
Please make every effort to be in attendance for the exam at the scheduled time.  
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:

Thursday, May 17th
Friday, May 18th
School Uniforms...
As many of you know, Parker Uniform filed bankruptcy this school year. After meeting with many vendors, we have decided to proceed with Mills Uniform as our supplier.  At this time, the decision has been made to update our look and return to our original school colors.  Starting next year, our uniform will be: red polo shirt, white dress uniform shirt, red cardigan and v-neck sweater, black fleece jackets, khaki shorts and pants, as well as a navy tie for the middle school boys.  All tops, sweaters and jackets will have out St. Thomas More School logo embroidered on them.  Our plaid will stay the same, however, short and skirt options have been updated to a more comfortable fit for our girls.   Please know that previous plaid items will still be allowed and we will transition out of our green polo shirts over the next (3) school years.  

Mills is working hard to get our items in their stores and anticipate availability mid-late June .  They will start sizing and taking orders for our items in June and will ship backordered items as they are available. Families will not be charged for backordered items until they ship.  

We will keep you updated as information and availability is provided to us.  We look forward to a clean fresh look on our students next year and appreciate your support of the new uniform program.

This & That...
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.  

One more chance to enjoy the delicacies of one 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...
Our own Ms. Macfarlane is offering a 1 week Summer Art Camp this summer. Please see attached for details.  Space is limited.  

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. 

Please stop by the New Gym Foyer tomorrow, Wednesday 5/16/18 anytime from 7:30-9:00 am after dropping off your children and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea to celebrate the end of the year! PAWS will have beverages, bites and door prizes to start your day off right!

Please click here for information on our last volunteering events of this year!! STM needs parent help to make our 8th grade graduation a memorable experience for our families. Please consider donating an hour or two to help with the festivities!

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...
Calling all 2017-2018 Parent Volunteers ~
Please join PTO and PAWS for a Volunteer Appreciation Event
celebrating YOU! On Thursday, May 17 th  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,  5/16
  • 7:30am - 9:00am - Parent Coffee - New Gym
  • 8:30am - First Grade Plays - Prinster Hall
  • 2:00pm - Pep Rally 
  • 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, 5/17
  • 8th Grade Exams
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 7th Grade Students
  • 3:20pm - 4:00pm - Art Club - Last one!
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice
Friday, 5/18
  • 8th Grade Exams 
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 8th Grade Students
Monday, 5/21
  • 8th Grade Exams
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 5th Grade Students
  • 3:30pm - Beta Club, Spanish Club & Student Council Pizza Party
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice  
Tuesday, 5/22
  • Spirit Day
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Family Life Series for 6th Grade Students
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League Basketball Practice