October 25, 2012
Strive to be more



Registration - 2013 - 2014

62% of students have re-registered and we have already closed one Kindergarten class, one 1st and one 2nd grade!! With the open house this weekend hopefully, we will have  a lot of interest from new families so that we can fill the two PK and the other 2 Kindergarten classes.  Registration for new families officially opens November 1st.




there are 14 sibling enrolled for pre k for next year and 10 application Nov 1 pending - 

If you have a child that will be age 4 by September 30th and you would like to register them for PK, please do so ASAP.  We will open enrollment to new Catholic families on November 1, but we want to make sure that our current families are enrolled. 

27 out  current  students new siblings and 11 sibling with 4 pending nov 1 deadline 
Please complete the attached form and return it to the office with your registration fee of $250.00.  If you have a hardship and cannot pay the $250.00 now, please contact the office and we will work with you.  
Registration Dates: 
October 1 -  Open to Current Families and Siblings
November 1 - Opens to New Catholic Families
December 1 - Opens to All Other Families  

Code of Conduct Update Additional Dates

8:00am October 31, 2012 


The next VIRTUS class hosted at STM will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in the gym.


There are only 4 out of 75 space available currently but we will expand that number to 100 in order accommodate the need. 


Please follow the link to register for the class.  You must include your first and last name. 


If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Neubauer at mneubauer@stmschool.org.  


Nurse's Note 
Lion's van here yesterday:

Thanks to Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Bickham, Mrs. MacPhail, Ms. Puscheck, Mrs. Rozzi and Mrs. Morengiello for the help in screening over 150 children's vision and hearing today.  Unfortunately, we did not complete 5th, 6th and 8th grades and they will be screened at a later date. Children with abnormal results will be rescreened by nurse and then a letter sent home if results are still not passing.  Passing tests will be noted but letters not sent home. 

Kindergarten Hearing and Vision November 5th 8:15-11.
Approximately 5 Virtus trained parents needed to help. Please call the clinic if you can help.

Nurse's hours 7:30-3:30 Mon-Wed and Friday.  On Thursdays, Mrs. Bauer staffs the clinic.
onna K Lorge, RN, BSN
STM School Nurse

Cross Country  
Cross country is underway and runners are invited to join.  We practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4pm once the parking lot is clear.  The release and participation form (1 form) can be found at 
www.nvjcyo.org under forms.  If your runner did not participate in track I will also need a medical release form which I am attaching.  The meet will be held on November 4, 2012 at Burke Lake Park.  Please contact Lanna Smith for any questions. lanna.track@gmail.com or 843-830-2761
.  The distances for cross country are as follows:  3-4th grade 1Kilometer, 5-6th grade 2Kilometer and 7-8 grade 3Kilometer.

Medical Release  

HOT LUNCH forms due on Monday
October 29! 

2013 STM Auction 


Six Degrees of Separation

Leaves may be falling, but the STM PTO is thinking Spring!  The Spring 2013 Festival del Sole Auction that is!  The planning is well underway and we have a great group of dedicated STM parents pounding the pavement and sending emails asking for donations from local businesses to ensure we have lots of great offerings for the auction.

Do you subscribe to the theory that everyone on the planet is six steps away from introduction to anyone else on the planet?  Well, we are hoping at least the theory holds true for the Northern Virginia!

Do you know someone, or know of someone who knows someone, that works for or frequents the following Arlington businesses?   They are located in our "back yard" and we'd love to secure a donation from them for our auction.  Businesses get great publicity from donating to our event, and they may even secure a new loyal customer!

ZPizza -  Mister Days -   Melting Pot -  Jay's Saloon - Outback Steakhouse - Thirsty Bernies -  Brick's Pizza

Whitlow's on Wilson -  Harry's Tap Room  - Cheesecake Factory -  Whole Foods - Border's

Starbuck's - Pacer's  -  Rabbit Grill -  Sweet Green -  Buzz's Bakery

Ray's the Steaks -  Guarapo -  Baja Fresh - La Tosca - Faccia Luna - Boulevard Woodgrill

Please email stmauction2013@gmail.com if you can pass along a contact name for these businesses or ANY OTHER BUSINESS! If you are feeling brave, ask them yourself to donate an item/service to the STM Spring Auction!  


Teacher Appreciation Volunteers Needed!

Please volunteer to help show our wonderful teachers how much we
appreciate them. 

BONUS: You can earn volunteer hours while working from home.

WHAT WE DO: We host approx 4 teacher luncheons, an afternoon tea, and other special treats throughout the year.

WHAT YOU DO: When I contact you, you will choose whether you'd like to provide a food/drink item, which can be homemade or store bought, or make a monetary donation. I will send you a detailed email once you sign up. 

IF INTERESTED: Please email me -
Cheryl Cirenza at: bcirenza@mac.com

provide your name, phone number, and the preferred method of contact. I use email a lot but am happy to call if that's preferred!

Thank You,
Cheryl Cirenza
Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair

Chick Fil A

STM just kicked off the Chick Fil A fundraiser for our school that now runs through December 31, 2012.  If you have any questions, contact Cindy Kaul.  

CYO Basketball

Attention 8th grade boys looking to play CYO basketball -- Corpus Christi is seeking 8th grade boys to play basketball, please reach out to Adrian, Stephen atSAdrian@WHDA.COM as soon as possible if you are interested in playing. 

The 8th grade girls basketball team is in desperate need of a coach and assistant coach.  Please contact Evan Tracey as soon as possible at stmcyo@live.com if you can coach or have any questions about coaching.  


Registration for the 12'-13' St. Thomas More CYO Basketball season is now open!


Please complete the attached 4 forms and send into school, with the necessary payment, addressed to:

STM CYO - Grade and Team (boys/girls). Ex. STMCYO 6 Girls

Registration for all teams closes October 15th. So don't delay. 

Teams must have a minimum of 8 players to form a team.  Please don't delay sign-up NOW!

During registration, if you have any questions about the process or about our CYO program, please contact: Evan Tracey 703.299.9461 or at stmcyo@live.com.


STM Walk for Military Veterans is on! 

Next Wednesday, Oct 31st


Help make this day a success!

First, be sure your child's permission form is in.

Make a donation!  Cash is good! Or checks made out to STM will also be accepted.

Come and join us!  The walk is all paved so strollers are welcomed.

Look for more information to come home with you student next week.

We will be walking on Oct.31st at 9:00am and returning by 11:00am. Permission Forms and more information will be sent home on Thurs. Oct. 11th.


CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual

workplace charity campaign, with more than
300 CFC campaigns throughout the country and
internationally to help to raise millions of dollars
each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal
and military donors during the campaign season
(thru December 15th) support eligible nonprofit
organizations that provide health and human
service benefits throughout the world. The
Director of OPM has designated to the Office of
CFC Operations responsibility for day-to-day

management of the CFC.  See flyer for more info.


Give to STM using our designated United Way number:  8976 or the Combined Federal Campaign number:  58640.


Mark Your Calendar

Women's Council Spaghetti Dinner
 Saturday, November 3, 2012
4:00 to 8:00pm

See the flyer for more details!

Issue: 9
In This Issue
2013 - 2014 Registration
Code of Conduct
Nurse's Note
Cross Country
Hot Lunch
STM Auction 2013
Teacher Appreciation
Chick Fil A
CYO Basketball
STM Walk for Military Veterans
United Way/ Combined Federal Campaign
Women's Spaghetti Dinner

Looking Ahead: 

October 21, 2012

Open House

Prospective Pre-K and K


October 31, 2012

Charity Walk 

2:00pm Dismissal



December 8, 2012

Barnes and Noble Book Fair at Seven Corners


Submissions for the EBlast are due on the Tuesday before the Wednesday Eblast.  Send articles to:



Please join us at 

Mass on 


October 19

at 10:00 am in the Cathedral.  

STM Night at  
Silver Diner 
  in Claredon

November 7, 2012

5:00 - 8:00pm  

STM teaches faith!