Wednesday, October 18, 2017

STM Newsletter for October 18, 2017

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Dear Friends,
The compassion and call to be Peacemakers and live the Gospel truly manifested in the impressive amounts and variety of items our STM families donated to the victims of the fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. There are so many people affected by the tragedy and devastation of the fires, please continue to keep them in your prayers. 
TOILETRY DONATIONS DELIVERED!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to the Toiletry Drive. Yesterday, my family and I delivered all of your donations to Graton Casino, a major employer in Sonoma County with over 2,000 employees. Many of their employees were affected by the wild fires and  displaced from their homes. Graton employees were overwhelmed by your generosity.
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!
Please join us this Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am-9pm for the Halloween SPOOKtacular. Everyone will be there! It'll be a FANG-tastic festival!! Are you ready for a new challenge?! Grab some friends and head on over to Carroll Hall for LASER TAG! The festival committee will continue to accept ticket and bracelet pre-sales up until dismissal on Friday! Click here to download an order form.  Tickets and bracelets will be available to pick up at the Info Booth on Saturday. Have you signed up to volunteer? Start earning your parent hours now!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL and BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
On Monday, October 23 we will be having an ice-cream social to raise funds for the local organization, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Three Twins ice cream has generously donated three delicious organic ice cream flavors of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate to help us with this cause. Check out the flyer you are receiving in your envelope today to place your order!
Chipotle YUMraiser for Outdoor Ed!
Thursday, October 26 is the Outdoor Ed YUMraiser night at Chipotle in Stonestown. This event is a fundraiser to support the fifth and sixth grade Outdoor Education program. The program will receive 50% of all the money spent between 4pm-8pm at the Stonestown location. Check out the flyer in today's envelope – you'll need to hand it over when you pay for your order. In case you left the flyer at home, you can show it on your smartphone and/or tell the cashier you're supporting STM! Don't forget to order your Chipotle scrip!
SHOP WITH SCRIP - 24-HOUR FLASH BONUSES
Dedicated organizations and scrip shoppers have helped Great Lakes Scrip Center (Shopwithscrip.com) grow over the last twenty-three years, and they want to show their appreciation by partnering with some of your favorite retailers to run their annual anniversary promotion! For 11 days, from October 21-31, they'll be offering a new set of 24-hour flash bonuses from different retailers each day.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
You will be receiving your Parent-Teacher conference appointments today. Should you have a need to reschedule your appointment, please contact the school office. Just a reminder that Monday through Friday, October 30-November 3 are all minimum days with 12:15/12:30 dismissal. Yes, there is extended care each of those days. Students not signed in to extended care will not be allowed to remain in the yard during conferences.
HALLOWEEN PARADE
Our K-8 Halloween parade, will begin at 10:45 in the schoolyard on Tuesday, October 31. All are welcome to attend! When purchasing costumes for wearing to school for the parade, please consider the following: 
  • Age appropriate
  • Bathroom accessible
  • Make up must be applied at home
  • Shoes must be comfortable for walking
  • No weapons of any kind
Also remember that Tuesday, October 31 is a minimum day with a 12:15/12:30pm dismissal.
APPLICATION FORMS and SCHOOL TOURS
We held our first school tour today and were happy to have many new families join us. Thank you to our 8th grade student ambassadors who shared a wealth of information with those families. We have another three tours scheduled for November 8, November 29 and December 13. If you know anyone interested in learning more about our school, please encourage them to use this link to reserve a space on one of our tours. Applications for students new to the school for the 2017-18 school year are available from the office or can be completed online. Please share this information with your family and friends. Students currently enrolled in grades K-7 need not reapply. You will be receiving re-registration information in the spring.

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)
This year we were happy to accept our first Transitional Kindergarten students. We are now accepting applications for students eligible for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. This program is open to children turning five years old between September 2 and December 2. For more information about this program or to submit an application, click here.
See you at the Halloween SPOOKtacular on Saturday!

Sincerely,
Marie Fitzpatrick
Principal
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

STM Newsletter for October 11, 2017

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Dear Friends,

As we watch the wildfire tragedy in the area quickly unfold so close to home, we feel compelled to reach out to those who are in need of our help. In an effort to answer that calling we are conducting a week long toiletry drive. Please take a look at the items on the list. The generous and compassionate spirit of our school will truly help those who are in a terrible and devastating circumstance. Thank you, as always, for your kind and giving hearts.
We highly encourage our STM families to attend this reverent event to gather and come together in prayer. Homework will not be given that night so students and families can join others at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 6pm on Tuesday, October 17th.
Please join us on Friday, October 13, 2017 as the Archbishop Cordelione will be the Celebrant for our weekly Friday Mass at 8:30 am. We also look forward to your attendance at the Family Mass this Sunday, October 15 with Archbishop Cordelione presiding and our 3rd grade class taking the lead.
Check out the new additions to Shop with Scrip!

Yes that's right! Starbucks and Uber are now available for purchase! Just in time for the holidays, Starbucks cards make great thank you's and Uber gift cards will be very appreciated by those who frequently utilize the ride service.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Thank you for all who supported our Book Fair. We sold $3498.64, of which we will receive $1749.32 in scholastic dollars which can be used to buy more books for our library. We also purchased $1,300 of new books for the library, with existing Scholastic dollars, and we raised $60 dollars in All for Books through the raffle and lollipop donations during the fair. A BIG thank you to Maria Kand Rose for their tireless work and enthusiasm that made 
There are still a few pledges out there that need to be collected, and those people are being notified today. Once everything is collected, we will report our total funds raised. Families who chose not to participate or did not meet the $100 per child donation will be charged a buyout fee of $150 per child on Tuesday, October 17.
AFTER SCHOOL BALLET PROGRAM - Kinder-5th grade
There are still some spaces available for this fun program. Please click here to view Shan-Yee Poon's portfolio. Classes for kindergarten through 5th grade students will be held on Mondays, in Carroll Hall, beginning on October 16. Please check out this registration flyer if you wish for your child to participate. Information regarding the Ballet Uniform Dress Code can be found here.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL and BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
On Monday, October 23 we will be having an ice-cream social to raise funds for the local organization, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Three Twins ice cream has generously donated three delicious organic ice cream flavors of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate to help us with this cause. Flyers will be coming to pre-order your favorite flavor and number of scoops!
CHOICE LUNCH CHANGES
Choice Lunch will not be offering pizza as an option for lunch on Mondays but will continue to offer pizza on Fridays.  If you have already ordered pizza on a Monday, Choice Lunch has switched their order to a peanut butter sammy. You may log in and change your order. Want to order Jamba Juice too? Check out this flyer for more information on how to order.
APPLICATION FORMS and SCHOOL TOURS
K-8 new student application forms for the 2018-2019 school year are now available in the front office and online. Students currently attending Utopia Preschool and/or with siblings currently attending St. Thomas More School will be given preference in the Kindergarten class of 2018-2019.

Please invite friends and relatives interested in St. Thomas More School to come to one of our school tours for prospective parents. Click HERE to reserve a place on one of the tours.
FALL FESTIVAL/HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Please join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am-9pm for the Fall Festival/Halloween Carnival. Everyone will be there! Thank you to all who have donated items from the wish list. We still need more! We still need some more volunteers!
HALLOWEEN PARADE
Our K-8 Halloween parade, will begin at 10:45 in the schoolyard on Tuesday, October 31. All are welcome to attend! When purchasing costumes for wearing to school for the parade, please consider the following: 
  • Age appropriate
  • Bathroom accessible
  • Make up must be applied at home
  • Shoes must be comfortable for walking
  • No weapons of any kind
Also remember that Tuesday, October 31 is a minimum day with a 12:15/12:30pm dismissal.
See you Sunday at the 10 am Family Mass,

Sincerely,
Marie Fitzpatrick
Principal
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