November 28, 2012
Strive to be more
Pizza Lunch This Friday 
Benefitting PreK 
This Friday's pizza lunch will benefit Pre-K.  If you are Virtus trained, please come and volunteer.  We need volunteers between 11:00 and 1:15.  It is fun and the kids love to see their parents.  Also, please send in with your student items for the market table.  We sell non-food items and healthy snacks for 25 cents per item.  See you there!


Laurie Purpuro



Breakfast with Santa 

 Please join us this 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 (42 families already reserved their Santa time!)  The LAST DAY to send in your reservation is THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29th.  Walk-ins will be accepted at the door.  Photo walk-ins begin at 11:40.


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


We Still Need:



Secret Santa Shop - bring your items to the cafeteria - box in corner near the stairs


Muffins - contact Jennifer Kerr at


Gift Baskets for Raffle - contact Adrienne Vincent at

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



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


Helpers During the Event (Saturday - 9:00am to noon)


Clean-Up Helpers (Starting at 11:30 on Saturday)



If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email:


Details About This Event:

SANTA arrives at 10:00 on the stage in the gym - Photos Begin!


Secret Santa Shop - Kids only!

Kids can purchase gifts for family & friends. Items are sold at low prices, usually $1-$5. Cash only - small bills are appreciated. The shop is in the Art classroom in the back of the cafeteria. 



The raffle is in the hall next to the gym. Ticket prices are: $1.00 per ticket; 6 tickets for $5.00; 13 tickets for $10.00. You do not need to be present to win.Cash only.


Spirit Wear!

Show your school spirit and order apparel with the STM name & logo!  Samples will be available and there is something fun for everyone.  Orders will arrive by the holiday - makes a great Christmas gift! 


Library News - Author Vistis


Next week, STM is delighted to welcome two outstanding authors to speak to our children. On Monday December 3rd Michael Kean will read his book The Night Santa Got Lost How NORAD saved Christmas to grades Kindergarten through 4. Adam Gidwitz will speak to grades 5 through 8 on Wednesday December 5th about his book A Tale Dark and Grimm.


We will make every effort to make books available for sale the day of the event, however, at this time, it would be best if your children brought their own copies of the books for authors signature. Any order placed on or before Wednesday November 28 will have their orders fulfilled.


Many, many thanks to the PTO for underwriting these events. Once again, STM parents shine!


Please don't forget the Barnes and Nobel sale coming up on December 8th. 

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. O'Rourke


Book Order Form

STM Auction  

2nd Annual Stock the Cellar Party


Please join the STM Community for our 2nd Annual Stock the Cellar Party!


Thursday, December 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Grateful Red Wine & Gift Shop , 2727 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201  (


The owners of Screwtop Wine Bar have opened a new wine and gift shop, Grateful Red, and want to host a tasting in support of the STM Auction.  Admission is a bottle donation to the Instant Wine Cellar, which will be raffled at the STM Festival del Sole auction on March 2, 2013.


Friends and family are welcome to come and support STM.  If we collect 100 bottles, we will split the cellar into two, so there will be TWO lucky winners!


Please RSVP via Evite, so the tasting can be appropriately stocked with tasty wines, cheeses and charcuterie!  Please contact Ali Chen to receive the Evite at


RJ Thacher and Ali Chen

STM Boy Scout Troop 2535
STM Boy Scout Troop, 2535 will be selling Advent calendars, wreaths and candles after morning masses and at Breakfast With Santa.

Cheers and Thanks,
Chris O'Connor
301-825-0014 - office
Royal Roar
Don't forget to read the 
November Edition of STM's own newspaper!
STM PTO adds Chick-fil-A Lunches to Friday Menu Options
PTO will be offering Chick-fil-A lunches on 5 Fridays during the year. Use the attached form to order a meal for your child. 

Chick-fil-A Order form
PreKindergarten Order Form 
Enrichment Classes 
New sessions of Enrichment classes will begin January 7, 2013.  New classes will be added in the Winter Session - such as Math Lab, Mad Science, Yoga and Mobile Robotics.  We are still working out the details and schedules.  As soon as all the classes are confirmed we will send out information. 
The Science Seed - is now registering for the Winter Session that runs from December 4, 2012 to February 5, 2013.  If you would like to register please click here
Issue: 14
In This Issue
Breakfast with Santa
Library News
STM Auction 2013
STM Boy Scout Troop 2535
Royal Roar
STM PTO Chick-fil-A Lunches
Enrichment Classes

Looking Ahead:


December 1, 2012

Breakfast with Santa


December 3, 2012

Author Visit 

Michael Kean

Grades K - 4 


December 5, 2012

Author Visit

Adam Gidwitz

Grades 5 - 8  


December 8, 2012

Barnes and Noble Book Fair at Seven Corners


December 9, 2012

Lessons and Carols


in the Cathedral


December 10, 2012

11:30 Dismissal


December 10, 2012

All School 


Miracle at Midnight

6:30 pm 

in the Cathedral


December 13, 2012

Beginner and Advanced Band Concert 


December 21, 2012

11:30 Dismissal

No Extended Day



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


HOT Lunch orders are due in office on 
November 28, 2012.
Advent Weekday Masses 
 7:00 am, 8:15 am, and 12:05 pm

STM teaches faith!