The Phoenix Flyer: St. Thomas More School Newsletter
April 24-28, 2023
Dates to Remember
4/26 Confirmation, 6:00pm
4/26 Dr. James Knight, 6:30pm, Renggli Room
4/29 Family Auction
5/4 Parent Club Meeting, 8:30am, Renggli Room
5/12 Track Meet, K-3
5/16 Track Meet, 4-8
The Family Auction is this Saturday! Stop by and grab a quick bite to eat or stay the whole time! There will be teacher experiences to bid on that your kids will not want to miss. Experiences like Karaoke Night, Cheer Camp, Phoenix Cup Tournament, and Parent’s Night Out! You can even win the Pasta-Making Class or Principal for a Day with Ms. Glaze! All you need to do is register for a bid number and we’ll explain the rest! Heads up, purchase your dunk tank tickets right away because they will sell out! $20 for 5 chances to dunk our beloved dads and teachers! See you Saturday, April 29th from 12:00-4:00pm!
The Family Auction Team
Barajas, Hardi, and Golla Families
Our Jog-A-Thon is Friday, May 5th
Let’s get out there and make pledges! Please make sure to share your donation links via email and on social media. We currently have 37/184 students that have raised money. Please remember funds raised for our Jog-A-Thon go towards our general operating budget and help our school do fun things like field trips, buying new books, and keeping our tuition costs low. Every dollar makes a difference in supporting our kid’s learning experience! The classroom with the highest fundraising amount will earn a free dress day/pizza party. All students who reach $100 in fundraising will earn a free dress pass.
Our St. Thomas More goal is to raise $20,000 or $120 per student.
As of this morning (4/26) our school has raised $3,213!
Classrooms by dollars raised:
Camila, 2nd grade
Local Area Events
Bunco at St. Thomas More
Bunco is coming to STMSon Thursday, May 18, from 6:30-8:30pm
This is an event for all – the cost is $10 per person ($30 max for family). We will use the money to buy pizza, salad, drinks, cookies and snacks. Doors open at 6pm for food and then we’ll start the game at 6:30pm with wrap up by 8:30pm. Please see the link to the flyer below and let Brandy Corujo know if you can volunteer!
Flag Football at AMHS
The Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County is hosting a Flag Football program at AMHS for students in Grades 1-8. The program runs from Sunday, April 23 through May 28, 2023. Please see the link to the flyer below for more information.
St. Brendan Middle School Dance
Our Middle School students are invited to attend another dance at St. Brendan’s Middle School. on Friday, April 28th from 6:30-9:00 PM. The dress is casual. The cost of the dance is ten dollars per student. Students will need to bring their student ID and a signed permission form (attached). Additionally, St. Brendan’s will be selling concessions, so students are welcome to bring extra spending money for that.
Please see the flyer for more information.
Several upcoming events we wanted to remind you of.
Family Auction April 29th come and enjoy the fun the amazing team planned.
May 1st through the 5th is teacher appreciation week. Multiple activities are planned for our wonderful teachers. Look for communications from your room parents.
Friday the 5th is Jogathon. Support your students by cheering them on and pledging. If you can help with the fun festivities see the signup genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DABAE22A1F85-jogathon1
Congrats to the Confirmation class on their Confirmation on 4/26/23!
Have a great rest of your week.
Francesca and Suzi
Have a great week!
Francesca & Suzi
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO FUNDRAISE FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!
Shopping with SCRIP Gift Cards is FUNDRAISING while you SHOP! Buy Gift Cards and Rebates go towards fundraising!
Get started on Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day, Summer Plans, Home Improvement, Meal Planning etc using SCRIP Gift cards.
Buy in Person: Wed 8-9am, Fri 2:30-3:15p and THIS Sun 9:30-10:30a.
Take advantage of Bonus Rebates on the RaiseRight App! Email email@example.com for the enrollment code.
SPRING FLING CONTEST: Family with HIGHEST Rebate WINS $25 Gift Card. Class with HIGHEST Rebates WINS a POPSICLE PARTY!
PLEASE NOTE: All earnings starting May 1st will go towards the 2023-2024 school year. Get a head start and use SCRIP!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need Volunteer hours? Join our team!
All pizza lunches will include choice of drink (water, soda, juice) and a treat.
Hot dog lunches will include choice of drink (water, soda, juice) bag of chips and treat.
Cost is $5 per lunch extra slice or hot dog is additional $1. Please see the link below for the order form.
If you volunteer to help with our Hot Lunch fundraisers, please use the Sign Up Genius below:
Hot Lunch Schedule
|April 28 Pizza||May 5 Hot Dog||May 12 Pizza|
|May 19 No Hot Lunch||May 26 Hamburger||June 2 Pizza|
School Mass & Assembly Schedule
This year each grade level will lead the 3rd Sunday Mass (or Saturday vigil Mass), which coincides with Coffee & Donuts (with the exceptions of December, April, and June). Please see the table below for Mass times and participating grade level . All participants and attendees in school uniform will get a free dress pass. Please note we have made revisions to the scheduled Masses.
|May 21, 10:30||5th and 1st Grades|
Parents who wish to volunteer will need to be current on their Virtus Training, Protecting God’s Children and complete the Volunteer Handbook acknowledgement form.
Here are some upcoming training dates that are nearby (register on Virtus):
6/11 Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Duvall
Online sessions are also available in English and Spanish. Visit Virtusonline.org and click on the Current Registration tab.
Trainings are good for 3 years. If you need to renew your status, you can do so online at Virtusonline.org.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 8th grade boys. They advanced to the CYO Volleyball semi-finals. They will play Our Lady of Fatima at St. Louise at 9:00 AM this Saturday, April 29th. Please come out and support the team!
Our track season has officially started. Thank you to all who have registered. And, a special thanks to Jerome Angeles and Mike Hequibal for coaching. We’re looking forward to fun track season. The first meet is Saturday, May 6th at Highline Stadium in Burien.
GO PHOENIX!!! 💙💙🏐🏃♀️🏃
Guidelines for COVID, Flu and RSV
Please continue to keep your child at home if they are ill. We will continue to follow the advice and recommendations of the Snohomish Health District as we navigate the cold and flu season. If students have active symptoms from any respiratory infections and/or have a fever, they should not come to school.
Please see the letter published from the Snohomish Health District from November 18, 2022.
St. Thomas More School is following the COVID guidelines published by the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District. As of the end of October, STMS had 7 reported cases of COVID-19 positive test results to date.
The Snohomish Health District has recently revised their guidelines. The link to the guidelines can be found below:
If your child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms at school, they will be asked to wear a mask, and we will call home. We have COVID-19 testing available and may require proof of a negative test prior to their return to school. The options for testing are:
- Testing is conducted at home by the parent, and a copy of the negative test is sent to the school.
- Testing is conducted by the parent at STMS with our testing supplies.
- Testing is conducted by one of the office staff at STMS.
If your child tests positive, the quarantine period is 5-10 days. If after 5 days, your child is symptom free he/she may return to school (wearing a mask) as long as you provide proof of a negative test result. Negative tests should be emailed to the STMS office staff. Siblings of a child who test positive, or if a child is exposed to someone else in the home who tests positive, may return to school as long as there are no COVID-19 symptoms with proof of a negative and remain masked.
Anyone looking for volunteer hours? We can always use your help in patrol!! You will receive 1 hour for every AM or PM day. Please contact me (Robert Trias) for which days you are available and either mornings (AM) or afternoons (PM) or both. You contact myself @ (206)353-2000 or TRIAS0175@yahoo.com , I will also be doing patrol every Monday (PM), so you can talk to me at school.
Coffee & Donuts
Please see the links below to sign up. We need more people to sign up for the 8:30 Mass.