The Phoenix Flyer: St. Thomas More School Newsletter
May 30-June 2, 2023
Dates to Remember
6/1 Parents Club – Volunteer Appreciation
6/1 Spring Concert, 7pm
6/4 Baccalaureate Mass, 10:30am
6/8 8th Grade Graduation Breakfast, 10am
6/8 8th Grade Graduation, 7pm
6/14 Scrub Day, Knights of Columbus BBQ
6/15 Field Day
6/16 Moving Up Ceremony; Last Day of School
LAST TEACHER EXPERIENCE FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR STILL AVAILABLE! Last day to purchase is Friday, June 2.
Open to all ages!
End the school year with some new moves!
Cheer Camp – (June 10, 1:30-4:30pm, Dalton Hall)
“Cheer your heart out with Ms. Chambers and Mrs. Tupou! Learn the basics of cheerleading or take your skills to the next level. This will take place in Dalton Hall.”
Summer STEMP Programs
iCode, the company we have been partnering with for our afterschool STEM workshops this year, have summer camp programs in STEM. Please see the flyer below for more information as well as a promo code for all STMS families.
Local Area Events
AMHS Wildcat Buddies
Archbishop Murphy High School’s Wildcat Buddy Program matches elementary school students with AMHS athletes. Please see the link to the flyer below for more information.
AMHS Junior Summer Strength & Conditioning Camp
Archbishop Murphy High School will have a summer strength and conditioning camp from July 11th-August 10th. The cost is $50 for all 5 weeks and is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Dear Parents & Families,
We have accomplished so many things this year in light of all the challenges we have faced. We are so grateful to all of you for your dedication, your tenacity, and resilience throughout the transitions we have undergone in these past couple of years. We can’t thank you enough for all your contributions!
In celebration, please join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, June 1st at the Renggli Room after drop off at 8:30am. All are welcome! Let’s gather as a community to celebrate all that we have accomplished together as a village that supports our school, children and families!
Hang in there through this last stretch! We have a couple more weeks to go!
Thank you to all the parents and families for all your support throughout this entire year!
With love and gratitude,
Francesca and Suzi
In the ’22-’23 School Year, STM School & Parish families earned a total of $16,251.41 in Rebates for our school! 👏👏👏
Several families earned their fundraising commitment shopping with Scrip gift cards! See what they said:”Scrip is the easiest way to help hit your yearly fundraising goal because you earn fundraising dollars at stores that you may already shop at. For example: Nike, Gap/Old Navy, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Fred Meyer, Amazon and even restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks, and IXTAPA!”-Michael Hequibal (Grade 6)”Honestly, the RaiseRight app has been a miracle! I use it for online shopping all the time (Amazon, Target, etc.), and it’s even fast enough that I can approximate how much I need while I’m in line at a store and order it while I’m waiting to then immediately use! It’s SO easy!! ” – Ellie Ford (Grade 7)
– The Corujo Family WON the raffle for showing LOVE for our LOCAL vendors In February!
– The Ellis Family WON with highest rebate earned, and the 6th grade Class wins a Popsicle Party for earning the MOST rebates in the April Spring Fling!
– Sunday Scrip sellers this Summer & Next year… and a team of Coordinators to start shadowing.
– See Volunteer Descriptions for more info: 2023 Scrip Volunteer Position
In Person Gift Card Sales: Wednesday 8-9am, Friday 2:30-2:30pm and every other Sunday 9:30-10:30am (THIS SUNDAY).
*Last School Day sale will be Wednesday, June 14th. Start planning for summer!😎
Contact us at: email@example.com
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 : June 2 Pizza
June 5th Last day for AR tests (3-8)
Annual Catholic Appeal
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2023 BEGINS
“Give, and it will be given to you.” Luke 6:23 is the theme of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal, and last weekend kicks off the 2023 Campaign. The Annual Catholic Appeal funds ministries and services for our local Catholic community across Western Washington. This combined effort of parishes and missions ensures the availability of outreach ministries, education, faith formation, administration services for parishes and much more! You should have received Archbishop Etienne’s in-depth letter this week highlighting the ministries that support our communities.
This year, our parish has set a goal of $ $94,911 ___________. All gifts received over our goal will be returned to the parish for our parish project which is_the upgrading of Dalton Hall and Renggli Room. Please prayerfully consider how you can participate in helping our
parish be a light to others.
It’s easy to give to the ACA:
· Online at archseattle.org/GiveACA
· Scan the QR Code
Vacation Bible School
Please see the flyer linked below for more information about St. Thomas More Parish’s vacation bible school.
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.
CYO Track and Field
The CYO Track and Field Championship Meet is this Saturday, June 3rd.
All Comers Meet 10:00 AM
Championship Meet 12:00 PM
(Individual and team awards)
Location: Renton Memorial Stadium
Most of our team qualified for events. Please come out and cheer them on.
CYO Soccer and Cross Country
It’s time to start planning for fall soccer and cross country. I could use some help with coordinating and coaching these programs. Please let me know if you would like to help. This is a fun and rewarding way to complete your volunteer commitment. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. 😊
– Karen Pena
Guidelines for COVID, Flu and RSV
Updated May 2023
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 May 15, STMS had 22 reported cases of COVID-19 positive test results since September 2022.
The Snohomish Health District has recently revised their guidelines. The link to the guidelines can be found below:
Important Updates to STMS Guidelines
- If your child tests positive, the quarantine period is 5-10 days. If after 5 days, your child is symptom free and has not had a fever within the last 24 hours, he/she may return to school and will need to remain masked through day 10.
- Day 0 is the first day of the onset of symptoms, or if asymptomatic, the first day of the positive test.
- If your child was previously asymptomatic before testing positive, but starts to exhibit symptoms after testing, day 0 is the first day of symptoms (the 5-day count starts over).
- 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 and remain masked through day 10 of exposure of anyone in the household testing positive for COVID.
- If your child exhibits symptoms of illness at school, they will be asked to wear a mask, and we will call home. We have COVID-19 testing available at school – please email or call the office if you would like your child tested.
If students have active symptoms from any respiratory infections and/or have a fever, they should not come to school.
*If you have any questions regarding STMS guidelines, please contact the school office at (425) 743-4242. Please note that although STMS guidelines are based on the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish County Health District, we reserve the right to add extra precautions.
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.