Dress Like A Famer

Thursday, October 13, 2022



*There will be a Cross Country Pep Rally tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.  All are invited to join the students for this pep rally in the Robert H. Trost Gym.


*Reminders for this Upcoming Week

   -Friday…Cross Country Pep Rally at 11:00 a.m. (tomorrow Friday, October 14th)

   -Monday…Dress Like a Farmer…if you would like to make a donation to Ag in the Classroom go to http://www.ccfbfoundation.com/StThomas.  See attachment.

   -Monday…Hot Lunch (K-8th) Mini Corn Dogs

   -Tuesday…Picture Day (PK-8th)…Wear your favorite (school appropriate) outfit for Picture Day.

   -Wednesday…PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the John Schumacher Gym   

   -Thursday…Wear a Sports Shirt for a Donation to Cup of Joe for a Joe.  See attachment.

   -Thursday…Hot Dog Luncheon (K-8th) if participating

   -Thursday…No Dismissal Bus Service

   -Friday…No Bus Service

   -Friday…Wear Mass Day Attire for Children’s Mass at 8:30 a.m.


*Remember the uncarved pumpkin decorating categories are:  Sports, Animals, Religious, Books/Movie Character, and S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M.  Bring in your pumpkins on October 25th & 26th before 3 p.m. each day.  See attachment.


*Show your STS Spirit by purchasing a blank calendar square for only $25 on the 2023 School Raffle Calendar.  The new calendar will be going to print soon.  Order your family’s square today by emailing Tracy Cain at tcain@stthomasphilo.org indicating which STS logo you would like to purchase.  She will put your logo of choice along with your family name on an empty calendar square for only $25.  Join in on the fun! See attachment. 


*Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to St. Thomas School in November.  This is a great time to Christmas shop for your family.  Watch for dates and shopping times in Tiger Tales.


*St. Thomas Spirit Wear Winter Store is now OPEN!!!!  Go to this link to shop until Monday, October 31st.  If you have any questions regarding ordering, please contact Tracy Cain at tcain@stthomasphilo.org.  This is open to all of our friends reading this email…not just for students!  https://bodynsolesports.printavo.com/merch/stthomas_philo_winter22


*PTO would like to provide childcare for our upcoming meetings.  If you are interested in babysitting during our next meeting, please contact Ray Zumbahlen at rayzumbahlen@gmail.com letting him know which dates you would be available to help.  This is a great opportunity to volunteer!


WHERE:  The Aftercare Room

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 19th

TIME:  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately 1.5 hours.  Babysitters will need to arrive at 5:45 p.m.

DETAILS:  All children will be potty trained.  Parents will be in the John Schumacher Gym and available if needed.  Toys/Games/Activities will be available. 

Thank you for your consideration!


*Calendar/Raffle Tickets….our winner for Friday, October 7th was Beth Reinhart.  She won $100.  It was sold by the school office.  Congratulations!


*Calendar/Raffle Tickets….our winner for Monday, October 10th was Diane Ruedi.  She won $50.  It was sold by the Lane Family.  Congratulations!


 Friday, October 14th

*4th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*Wear Mass Day Attire

*End of 1st Quarter

*Last Day to Wear Shorts

*7:30 a.m.—Bucket Drumming

*8:30 a.m.—Children’s Mass (K-8th)/St. Thomas Church/All are Welcome/The Mass will be Live Streamed through our school website/This Mass will be prepared by the 7th Graders

*11:00 a.m.—Cross Country Pep Rally/Robert H. Trost Gym


Monday, October 17th

*Dress Like a Farmer Day

*No Shorts Starting today

*Hot Lunch (K-8th)—Mini Corn Dogs

*8:30 a.m.—Scrip Orders Due

*Calendar Drawing ($50)


Tuesday, October 18th

*4th Grade Band

*5th Grade Band

*Picture Day (PK-8th)…order online or bring order form to school.  Order online at mylifetouch.com with Picture Day ID:  EVT8K9K3P

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*8:30 a.m.—Devotions (K-8th)/St. Thomas Church

*5:30 p.m.—Girls Basketball Game/Next Generation


Wednesday, October 19th

*6:00 p.m.—PTO Meeting/John Schumacher Gym


Thursday, October 20th

*No Dismissal Bus

*5th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*Hot Dog Luncheon (K-8th) if participating in Athletic Fundraiser

*Sports Day/Wear a Sports Team Jersey or Shirt with Dress Code Pants/Shirts/Donation for Cup of Joe for a Joe

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*6:00 p.m.—Girls Home Basketball Game/Robert H. Trost Gym


Friday, October 21st

*No Bus Service

*4th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*Wear Mass Day Attire

*7:30 a.m.—Bucket Drumming

*8:30 a.m.—Children’s Mass (K-8th)/St. Thomas Church/All are Welcome/The Mass will be Live Streamed through our school website/This Mass will be prepared by the 6th Graders


**On Friday mornings when school is in session, there will be an All-School (K-8th) Children’s Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Church.  Students should wear their Mass Day Attire to school on Mass days.  The public is welcome to attend our school Masses this year. 


**PTO is in the process of compiling a list/database of subject matter experts willing to assist our teachers in the classroom with various topics. Teachers will be able to search and utilize these contacts to assist with curriculum planning and engage with family and community members as well. If you would be willing to share your talents as a guest speaker or subject matter expert, we invite you to complete the form via this link  https://forms.gle/tnEo97LxTYVHpucp7 . Please go to this website before Monday morning if possible. 


**St. Thomas School collects used printer cartridges all year to recycle for coupons to use towards the purchase of office/teacher supplies.  If you or your company have any to recycle, please leave them in the school office.  Thank you for your support.


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