November 7, 2012
Strive to be more
8th Grade Confirmation
Walk for Military Veterans

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 7th and 8th*
Please use door 13 (Extended Day door after 3:15 to enter building)

* or your mutually agreed upon time.
STM Night at  
Silver Diner 
3200 Wilson Blvd

November 7, 2012
5:00 - 8:00pm  
Looking for a few good people to help with the event.  Please contact Tina Lyons at if you can help. 
Nurse's Note 
Thanks to Mrs. Moringello, Mrs. Rozzi and Mrs. Pellegrino for helping check the Kindergartener's hearing and vision in room 18 and 19 on November 5th.  Any questionable results will be rechecked by nurse, and then letters sent home regarding the outcome to those who failed the tests in the next few weeks. Students who passed both vision and hearing will not receive a letter. Students in K-20 will be checked in small groups by the school nurse beginning today.  

Lion's Van will be here November 19th for a final time from 8-11 a.m. for students we did not screen in grades 5-8.  We have a volunteer to run the audiometer, but could use three to run the vision machines or be the class walkers.  This is a fun way to earn your volunteer hours!  Please call the clinic to sign up for this important screening. 


Donna K Lorge, RN, BSN
STM School Nurse


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 a few spots remaining. 


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  

Box Top Wars!

To increase our participation in the Box Tops and Labels for Education programs, we are conducting a contest among the classes to see which class can contribute the most BT4E and L4E points labels (per student average per class).  The class that contributes the most label points/per student will win a popcorn or cupcake party*.


For example:  A class with 20 students that contributes 200 label points has a per student average of 10 label points; a class with 15 students that contributes 200 label points has a per student average of 13 label points.  The class with 15 students would win the competition for class with the most point labels per student average.


The contest includes the collection of both Box Tops for Education (BT4E)

and Labels for Education (L4E).



The contest runs now through November 27, 2012.


Attached is a contest flyer - it will be sent out via Wednesday Blast and the Room Parents.

Also attached are instructions on how the points are tallied and sheets that the students may prefer to use over bundling their labels in plastic bags.


Your class does not have to participate.  Of course, participation is greatly appreciated.  Especially since the proceeds benefit STM - the earnings fund the purchase of additional equipment and supplies. 


With previous years' earnings, the PTO bought the school playground items such as soccer and footballs, lemon twists balls, jump ropes, cones, etc.  Our wish list is long and our goals are high, so please help us in earning more for our school.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cristina Farias-Gomez and Mickey Grammatica Fletcher.


We appreciate your attention to this matter and thank you in advance for your kindness with this activity.  More Information.



Mickey and Cristina


2013 STM Auction 


Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!  
Enter to win UP TO a year of tuition for one child 
for the 2013-2014 school year. 
Ticket Sales Will Determine Winning Value  
$25 for 1 ticket $100 for 5 tickets  
Early Bird Special ~ $100 for 6 Tickets ~ 
If Purchased by Dec 21st 

Drawing will be held on March 2, 2013  
at the Auction  
(Purchaser does NOT need to be present to win!) 

Tickets can be purchased VIA school mail  
Send your check (payable to STM PTO) to 


Tuition Raffle Flyer  

Cold Weather Wear
It seems our winter has started abruptly.  Please make sure your student has a warm jacket or overcoat for recess and time spent outside.  Hat and gloves kept in their backpacks are also useful for those especially windy days.  We are not allowed by Diocesan rules to let the children go outside with a jacket, coat, or some type of garment to wear over their school uniform when the temperature dips in the 30s and below. Thanks for the help.
Issue: 11
In This Issue
Nurse's Note
Box Top Wars
STM Auction 2013
Cold Weather Wear

Looking Ahead:


November 8

11:30am Dismissal

Extended Day Available


November 9

11:30am Dismissal

No Extended Day


November 12

No School 

Veteran's Day


November 21

No School 

Thanksgiving Holiday 


November 22

No School




November 23 

No School




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:


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