Wednesday, September 19, 2018

STM Newsletter for September 19, 2018

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Dear Friends,

The SVdP Society is a network of charity in 142 countries. Today the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul helps the needy on a one-to-one basis working to break the cycles of homelessness, substance abuse and domestic violence. The SVdP Society of San Francisco now serves over 1,000 people in need every day. The volunteers and employees of SVdP are often called to "Be Courageous" on a daily basis, just as we teach our students to also do.

Next Thursday is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581–27 September 1660). He was a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is a saint regarded in great respect. Vincent de Paul was canonized (officially declared a saint) in 1737. Please take a moment to read and reflect on the Prayer of Saint Vincent de Paul. Think about ways you can show a little kindness while making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. 
Dear Saint Vincent,
the mere mention of your name suggests a litany of your virtues: humility, zeal, mercy, self-sacrifice. It also recalls your many foundations: Works of Mercy, Congregations, Societies. And the Church gratefully remembers your promotion of the priesthood. Inspire all Charitable Workers, especially those who minister to the poor - both the spiritually and the materially poor.
Amen.
Thank you to everyone who shopped at out first book fair for the school year. In total, we generated $4,349.64 in sales of which $1,118.96 goes directly back to the school for the purchase of new library books.

A BIG thank you to Maria Kagehiro, Rose Lee, Alma Samatra and their bookfair crew for all the enthusiasm and energy they put into this event. It's a win for the school, the library, the classrooms and most of all for the children who benefit from our ever growing supply of new books. Keep an eye out for our next book fair to be held during Catholic Schools Week (January 2019).
FUN RUN
What a fantastic start to our Fun Run Fundraiser! With 3 days left, we almost have $45,000 pledged! Congratulations to 4th grader, Brian Tin, who is currently the top fundraiser with over $1,000! All pledge forms are due back to the classroom teachers by Monday, September 24. Pledges can also be made online! Funds raised will be used to purchase new laptops.
INFO FOR FRIDAY
All students and staff should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All students will be receiving a Fun Run T-shirt to wear during the event. Thank you to those who have offered to volunteer. We still need some additional help! If you are available from 8:30-12:30, please let the office know. As a reward for all the hard work the students have done to make this such a successful fundraiser, we will host a dance party Friday afternoon and students will receive some treats.
The Bridges Program (formally The Master's Program) under the direction of Mrs. Kapovich, began this week and is serving students in 1st through 5th grades this year. Based on feedback from teachers, students and parents we have made some modifications in how the program operates in an effort to meet the needs of all learners. Some students will work 3 days a week on a pull-out basis. On the other two days, Mrs. Kapovich will work with specific groups of students in the classrooms. These groupings are fluid and are subject to change as the year progresses.
AMAZON SMILE
Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1665274 and Amazon will donate a percentage back to St. Thomas More School. To register, visit smile.amazon.com, log in with your regular Amazon user and password, and select "St. Thomas More School" as the organization you'd like to support. Remember that purchases must originate from smile.amazon.com to be counted.
SCHOOL TOURS/APPLICATION FORMS
We ask your help in encouraging prospective parents to consider St. Thomas More School for their child for the 2019-2020 school year. You, our current families, are our best advertising! Please invite friends and relatives interested in St. Thomas More School to come to one of our "Wednesday Walkthrough" school tours for prospective parents. Click HERE to reserve a place on one of the tours listed below:
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24      
  • November 7, 14
  • December 5, 12
TK-8 new student application forms for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in the front office and for download online beginning on Monday, October 1, 2018. Students currently attending Utopia Preschool and/or with siblings currently attending St. Thomas More School will be given preference in the TK/Kindergarten class of 2019-2020 if the application is submitted in a timely manner.

2019-2020 PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS
Utopia, our preschool, has begun accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note that preschool spots fill up very fast. If you have a child who is of preschool age (3 years old by September 1st) and you would like them to attend Utopia next Fall, please arrange a tour with Utopia's Director, Rachelle Frantz, rfrantz@stmsf.org.
Sincerely,

Marie Fitzpatrick
Principal


"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." 
- Nelson Mandela
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

STM Newsletter for September 12, 2018

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Dear Friends,

Thank you to all who joined us for our Family Mass this past Sunday. The Student Council, along with their moderators, Miss Zoe Balmy and Miss Jordan Pas, prepared a lovely service. Thank you also to our wonderful choir for gracing us with their beautiful voices. It was a great opportunity to commission and bless our Student Council members. Father Marvin also took this opportunity to welcome all our students and families back for the new school year. Thank you also for your generous support of the second collection of $441, which goes to support the school and its programs. Please consider joining us for our next Family Mass on October 14 when our 5th graders take the lead.
Congratulations to the school choir!
They were lucky enough to be chosen to sing
The National Anthem with other school choirs at today's Giants game.
If you haven't already done so, please visit our Book Fair in the library.
There's only one day left!
Thursday; September 13
7:30-8:30 AM; and 2:45-3:30 PM
Can't make it to the Book Fair? Shop online!
FUN RUN
What a fantastic start to our Fun Run Fundraiser! With 12 days left, we already have over $25,000 pledged! Congratulations to preschooler, Sydney, who is currently the top fundraiser! All pledge forms are due back to the classroom teachers by Monday, September 24. Pledges can also be made online! Funds raised will be used to purchase new laptops.
COME AND CHEER ON YOUR CHILD!
The Fun Run will be held on Friday, September 21 in the school yard. Here are the times your child will be running. We are also looking for several volunteers to help on the day. Please let the office know if you are available - office@stmsf.org 
 

BINGO 'NITE'
Family Bingo 'Nite' is set for Saturday, September 22. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other families and get the new school year off to a great beginning. Check out the flyer you are receiving again today. We hope to see you there!
AMAZON SMILE
Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1665274 and Amazon will donate a percentage back to St. Thomas More School. To register, visit smile.amazon.com, log in with your regular Amazon user and password, and select "St. Thomas More School" as the organization you'd like to support. Remember that purchases must originate from smile.amazon.com to be counted.
Get ready to do your happy dance. Thank-Scrip-ing Day is coming on Monday, September 17, bringing big bonus rebates on eGift cards and reloads to your physical gift cards. Mark your calendars: participating partners and bonus rebates will be announced at 12:00 a.m. EST on the 17th. www.shopwithscrip.com
SCHOOL TOURS/APPLICATION FORMS
We ask your help in encouraging prospective parents to consider St. Thomas More School for their child for the 2019-2020 school year. You, our current families, are our best advertising! 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 listed below:
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24      
  • November 7, 14
  • December 5, 12
TK-8 new student application forms for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in the front office and for download online beginning on Monday, October 1, 2018. Students currently attending Utopia Preschool and/or with siblings currently attending St. Thomas More School will be given preference in the TK/Kindergarten class of 2019-2020 if the application is submitted in a timely manner.

2019-2020 PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS: Utopia, our preschool, has begun accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note that preschool spots fill up very fast. If you have a child who is of preschool age (3 years old by September 1st) and you would like them to attend Utopia next Fall, please arrange a tour with Utopia's Director, Rachelle Frantz, rfrantz@stmsf.org.
Sincerely,

Marie Fitzpatrick
Principal

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, "Don't be afraid; just believe.
Mark 5:36
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