November 20, 2012
Strive to be more
The Faculty and Staff wish you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

Library News

 

The STM library is happy to announce three great events for the children of St. Thomas More coming up in the next four weeks.

 

Monday, December 3 Children's author Michael Keane will be coming to read his Christmas book The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas to the children in grades K-3. This modern version of "The Night before Christmas" is a heartwarming tale that honors the U.S. Military and incorporates NORAD's Santa Tracking tradition. Thank you to Ava in Ms. Mullan's homeroom and her mother for arranging this wonderful opportunity.

 

Wednesday, December 5 Author Adam Gidwitz will be coming for grades 5-8 to read excerpts from his award winning novel A Tale Dark and Grimm. Two children all alone in a dark and grim world run away from their own story and into eight other scary fairy tales. Both 5th grade book club members and the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) in 7th and 8th grade have read this book and give it wonderful reviews!

 

Both of these authors will be signing books while they are here. You may purchase the books yourselves and have your children bring them to school, or use the attached order forms.

 

Shhhh! Please let us know if this is a gift about which you wouldn't want your child to know.

 

Book Order Form

 

Saturday December 8 Once again, our annual Barnes and Noble book sale will take place at the Barnes and Noble store at 7 Corners between 9am and 10pm . This year I am delighted to announce that the STM Youth Choir will be performing in the store at 10 a.m. Besides the choir, we will have teachers reading their favorite books for students, starting at 9:30 a.m. If you can't make it on Saturday, you have another way to order. Please order on-line between December 8 and 15 using our school code 10914273.  Each time you use the code, a portion of the sale will come back to our school for the purchase of more books for the library. Feel free to pass out the code to all your friends and relatives as they get ready for the Christmas holidays. It is good nationwide.  

 

B and N Flyer 

 

We are delighted to offer these wonderful opportunities to the great readers of St. Thomas More Cathedral School. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me using the email address morourke@stmschool.org.

 

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs. O'Rourke


  

 

 

STM's Breakfast with Santa is just around the corner!

Please join us on Saturday, 

December 1st  

9:30 to Noon

Get ready for Food, Fun, Prizes, Photos and More!

 

To make your reservation for this event & to reserve your photo timeslot, CLICK HERE

 

SANTA Needs LOTS of ELVES!

We need your help to make this event a success. Please consider these great volunteer opportunities and contact STM.BreakfastWithSanta@gmail.com to indicate how you are willing to help out.  Thank you!

 

Donations:

Kids' Secret Shop - bring your "NEW & LIKE NEW" items to the cafeteria - box in corner near the stairs

 

Muffins - contact Jennifer Kerr at jenniferkerr999@gmail.com

 

Gift Baskets for Raffle - contact Adrienne Vincent at adriennemv@gmail.com

(Every $10 spent on donations counts as 1 volunteer hour.)

 

Volunteers:

 

Contact:  STM.BreakfastWithSanta@gmail.com

 

Set-up - Starting at 5pm on Friday, 11/30 

 

During the Event - Saturday 9:00am to noon

 

Clean-up - Starting at 11:30 on Saturday

 

Even if you can help for part of the time (come late/leave early), your time will be MUCH appreciated!  

2013 STM Auction 

  

TUITION RAFFLE  
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  
MAXIMUM VALUE $5,500 
$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 
STM AUCTION TUITION RAFFLE or email  
stmauction2013@gmail.com
  

 

Tuition Raffle Flyer  

Box Tops and Labels for Education Contest

 

A quick update of how the Box Tops and Labels for Education contest is coming - reminder, we haven't calculated the per student average, which is going to be the determiner for the winner.  Below are the class totals to date only:

 

Grade

Class

Total #

 

 

Class

Total #

Student Average

 

Class

Total #

 

Pre-Kindergarten

PK-21

 

 

 

PK-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten

K-18

 

 

 

K-19

 

 

 

K-20

 

 

1st Grade

1-15

618

 

 

1-16

 

 

 

1-17

76

 

2nd Grade

2-13

336

 

 

2-14

367

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Grade

3-1

62

 

 

3-3

78

 

 

 

 

 

4th Grade

4-2

 

 

 

4-4

22

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade

5-8

 

 

 

5-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Grade

6-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Grade

7-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Grade

8-7

671

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Fall Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education contest is on!

 

Turn in your BTFE and LFE Coupons by Tuesday, November 27!

 

The class with the most* BTFE and LFE labels will win a classroom popcorn party or cupcake party - the choice is yours (and the teacher's)!

 

Attach Coupons to the appropriate flyer sheets or submit in plastic bags marked with your child's and teacher's names. Please try to trim your labels as closely to the coupon outline as possible.

 

Completed flyers and bags can be dropped off in the classroom, the front office and to Cristina Farias-Gomez or Mickey Grammatica Fletcher.

 

For more information please feel free to contact Cristina Farias-Gomez

(mario2cristina@hotmail.com) and Mickey Grammatica Fletcher (MickeyInVa@gmail.com)

 

 
Royal Roar
Don't forget to read the 
November Edition of STM's own newspaper!
 
Nurse's Note
Lion's Van Screening
Thanks to Mrs. Moringiello, Mrs. Rozzi and Mrs. Johnson for screening 62   5th-8th graders for hearing and vision today.  Results that were abnormal will be rechecked individually by nurse and then will be sent home to parent by letter, if a referral to a vision or hearing specialist is needed.

Donna K Lorge, RN, BSN
ST Thomas More Cathedral
School Nurse

Issue: 13
In This Issue
Library News
Breakfast with Santa
STM Auction 2013
Box Tops and Labels for Education Contest
Royal Roar
Nurse's Note

Looking Ahead:

 

November 21

No School 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

 

November 22

No School

Thanksgiving 

Holiday

 

November 23 

No School

Thanksgiving 

Holiday

 

November 27

Open House 

Prospective Families

6:00 to 7:30pm

 

December 1, 2012

Breakfast with Santa

 

December 8, 2012

Barnes and Noble Book Fair at Seven Corners

 

December 10, 2012

11:30 Dismissal

All School 

Nativity

EBlast

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

Eblast@stmschool.org

Thanks!  

HOT Lunch orders are due in office on 
November 28, 2012.
STM teaches faith!